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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Strauss's Serenade for Wind Instruments; Clementi's
Piano Sonata in G, Op 37 No 2, played by Jos van Immerseel; and Beethoven's Overture Coriolan, played by the Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Herbert von Karajan .


Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Corelli Concerto Grosso in G minor,
Op 6 No 8 (Christmas Concerto) Brandenburg Consort , director Roy Goodman (violin)
9.14 Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances Nicholas Economou and Martha Argerich (pianos)
9.47 Beethoven Adelaide
Peter Schreier (tenor), Andras Schiff (piano)
9.56 Bernstein Serenade after
Plato's "Symposium" Isaac Stern (violin),
New York Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Brandenburg Consort
Violin: Roy Goodman
Unknown: Nicholas Economou
Pianos: Martha Argerich
Pianos: Beethoven Adelaide
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Bernstein Serenade
Violin: Isaac Stern

: Artist of the Week

Emma Johnson
Clarinettist Emma Johnson talks to
Joan Bakewell about the breadth of repertoire written specially for the clarinet, and about some of her own musical influences. The programme includes a performance of Poulenc's Clarinet Sonata.


Clarinettist: Emma Johnson
Clarinettist: Emma Johnson
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

By Royal Appointment With Richard Baker.
2: The 18th Century. During the 18th century, there was a distinguished series of masters of the king's (and queen's) music, including Maurice Greene , William Boyce and John Stanley. Also, looming large as a provider of music for royal occasions, there was Handel. Music includes:
Blow Ah, Heav'n! What Is't I Hear?
James Bowman and Michael Chance
(countertenors), King's Consort, conductor Robert King
Handel Semele (excerpt) Sylvia McNair (soprano), Marilyn Home (mezzo),
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor John Nelson
Greene Lesson in D
Gerald Gifford (harpsichord) Boyce 0 Be Joyful
Worcester Cathedral Choir, conductor Donald Hunt
Boyce Organ Voluntary No 1 Gerald Gifford (organ)
Stanley String Concerto No 2 in B minor
Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
Handel He Shall Feed His Flock
Judith Nelson (soprano),
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Maurice Greene
Unknown: William Boyce
Unknown: John Stanley.
Unknown: James Bowman
Unknown: Michael Chance
Conductor: Robert King
Conductor: Handel Semele
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Conductor: John Nelson
Harpsichord: Gerald Gifford
Conductor: Donald Hunt
Director: Peter Holman
Soprano: Judith Nelson
Director: Christopher Hogwood

: Composer of the Week: Duke Ellington

With Geoffrey Smith. Throughout the thirties and early forties, the Duke
Ellington band reached a spectacular peak of excellence, thanks to star players like Johnny Hodges , Cootie Williams, Jimmy Bianton and Ben Webster. Ellington composed such three-minute masterpieces as Ko-Ko, Concert for Cootie and Main Stem, and his extended works included
Reminiscing in Tempo to Black, Brown and Beige, which was premiered at Carnegie Hall in 1943.


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Unknown: Johnny Hodges
Unknown: Jimmy Bianton
Unknown: Ben Webster.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the New World
Another in the series of recitals given last year at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, featuring music with a strong American bias. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Joanna MacGregor (piano)
Ives Bad Resolutions and Good
(Take-Offs); Three-Page Sonata
Cage Sonatas Nos 14 and 15 for Prepared Piano
Cowell Aeolian Harp; The Snows of Fujiyama
Cage Sonatas Nos 2 and 5 for Prepared Piano
Gershwin, arr Finnissy Nashville Nightingale (Shake Your Feet)
Cage Sonatas Nos 7 and 12 for Prepared Piano
Copland Piano Variations Repeat


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Piano: Joanna MacGregor

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Weber Overture: Oberon
Conductor Edward Downes
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor)
Conductor Rumon Gamba ,
Leon McCawley (piano)
Britten Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes )
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Conductor Edward Downes


Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Piano: Leon McCawley
Conductor: Peter Grimes
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Edward Downes

: Voices

lain Burnside introduces a concert given last month at the Wigmore Hall, London.
Nathan Gunn (baritone), Kevin Murphy (piano)
Schubert Viola; Abendstern; Die
Taubenpost (Schwanengesang); Nachtviolen; Nachtstuck; Des
Rosenband; Auf der Bruck
William Bolcom
Black MaxTrad Shenandoah
Ned Rorem Early in the Morning Ives Two Little Flowers
Jay Gorney Brother , Can You Spare a Dime?
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Baritone: Nathan Gunn
Piano: Kevin Murphy
Unknown: William Bolcom
Unknown: Trad Shenandoah
Unknown: Ned Rorem
Unknown: Jay Gorney Brother

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty celebrates 250 years of Handel's Music for the Royal
Fireworks, written to commemorate the armistice that ended war in Europe over the Austrian succession. Other music includes Scriabin's
Poem of Ecstasy performed by the New York Philharmonic, conductor
Pierre Boulez.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Conductor: Pierre Boulez.

: Performance on 3

Donald Macleod introduces a concert of piano trios given last week at the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London, including Tchaikovsky's ambitious work written "in memory of a great artist".
Jaime Laredo (violin),
Sharon Robinson (cello),
Joseph Kalichstein (piano)
Haydn Piano Trio in A, H XV 18 Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 2 in C minor. Op 66
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50
Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Violin: Jaime Laredo
Cello: Sharon Robinson
Piano: Joseph Kalichstein
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Postscript

The Ring of Words
Derek Alsop explores what makes a great musical setting through five case studies.
2: The Evening Watch
Henry Vaughan 's metaphysical poem as set for unaccompanied chorus by Gustav Hoist.


Unknown: Derek Alsop
Unknown: Henry Vaughan

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor Grant Llewellyn , Richard Morris (narrator),
Heinz Karl Gruber (chansonnier) Kurt Schwertsik Roald Dahl's
Gruber Frankenstein !!


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Narrator: Richard Morris
Narrator: Heinz Karl Gruber
Unknown: Gruber Frankenstein

: Night Waves

Joining the recent run of big-screen stars drawn to the London stage,
Bafta award-winning Cate Blanchett takes the lead in the first major revival of David Hare 's seminal play of the seventies, Plenty. In 12 scenes spaced over 20 years, it tells the story of Susan Traherne , from wartime work in occupied France to losing her sanity and being abandoned by her husband in sixties London. How does Hare's vision of postwar Britain look today?
Paul Allen discusses tonight's opening at the Almeida. And is France, dogged for a decade by political disillusionment, on the brink of a new epoch? Did last year's World Cup triumph symbolise a more profound social and cultural renaissance? Paul Allen discusses social change across the Channel. Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Cate Blanchett
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Susan Traherne
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Zahid Warley

: Jazz Notes

A Duk's Legacy
Continuing a week of programmes marking Duke Ellington's centenary, Alyn Shipton is joined by Gary Giddins and Steve Voce to discuss the essential Ellington library.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Gary Giddins
Unknown: Steve Voce

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
12.05am Karol Kurpinski Two Huts
12.15 Blow Venus and Adonis
12.25 Chopin 12 Etudes, Op 25 William Aide (piano)
1.00 Music by Hildegard of Bingen performed by Trio Alba:
Agnete Christensen (soprano), Poul Hoxbro (pipe and drums), Helen Davis (medieval harp)
1.55 Bruckner Symphony No 9 in D minor Saarbrucken RSO, conductor Hiroshi Wakasugi
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Topical Roundup
4.30 Fux Missa Pro Gratiarum
Actione Capella Nova , Graz/Otto Kargi
5.00 Debussy, orch Biisser Printemps
5.15 Arensky Suite No 2, Op 23 (Silhouettes)
5.30 Beethoven Grosse Fuge, Op 133 Bratislava RSO, conductor
Ludovic Rajter
5.50 Liszt Liebestraume


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Karol Kurpinski
Soprano: Agnete Christensen
Soprano: Poul Hoxbro
Unknown: Helen Davis
Conductor: Hiroshi Wakasugi
Unknown: Actione Capella Nova

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