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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.20 Beethoven's String Quintet in C, Op 29 with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Chamber Ensemble; at 7.00 Murray Perahia playing the second of Bach's English Suites; and at 8.00 baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky singing an aria fromTchaikovsky's opera The Queen of Spades with the Rotterdam Philharmonic conducted by Valery Gergiev.


Unknown: Murray Perahia
Baritone: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Conducted By: Valery Gergiev.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday. featuring Schumann symphonies and recordings by the Berlin Philharmonic.
Schumann Manfred Overture
Berlin Philharmonic conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler
9.15 Brahms Waltzes , Op 39
Michel Beroff and Jean-Philippe Collard (piano duet)
9.33 Britten Cello Sonata
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), the Composer (piano)
9.54 Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring) London Philharmonic, conductor Kurt Masur
Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Conductor: Brahms Waltzes
Unknown: Michel Beroff
Piano: Jean-Philippe Collard
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week Richard Bonynge

With Joan Bakewell. Richard Bonynge 's conducting career began in 1962 when, at the last minute and with no formal training, he stood in for a sick colleague. But even before the big break, he was already making his mark on the musical world as vocal coach to his wife, Joan Sutherland.
Today, he talks to Joan Bakewell about his earliest days as a young pianist in Australia and reveals why he gave up the piano to concentrate on the world of opera. Producer Kerry Chapman


Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Unknown: Richard Bonynge
Unknown: Joan Sutherland.
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Kerry Chapman

: Sound Stories Aesthetes

With Peggy Reynolds. Oscar Wilde 's style, his clothes and his epigrams made him the high priest of aesthetic doctrine, but his amusing plays also had their serious side, and Wilde's life-lived-as-art eventually led to his being condemned by society - he was prosecuted for gross indecency and sentenced to two years' hard labour. With excerpts from: Mozart The Magic Flute
London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington Sullivan Patience
Pro Arte Orchestra. conductor Malcolm Sargent
Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Benjamin An Ideal Husband National Philharmonic, conductor Bernard Hermann Producer Tony Sellors


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Bernard Hermann
Producer: Tony Sellors

: Composer of the Week: Carl Maria von Weber

With Misha Donat. On 12 April 1826, Weber wrote to his wife, "Through God's grace and help I have this evening had such a complete success as perhaps never before.
The thrill and emotion of such a complete and unqualified triumph can hardly be described." Oberon (excerpts)
Berlin Radio Chorus, German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marek Janowski Repeat


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Oberon: Deon van Der Walt (tenor)
Puck: Melinda Paulsen (alto)
Rezia: Inge Nielsen (soprano)
Huon von Bordeaux: Peter Seiffert (tenor)
Scherasmin: Bo Skovhus (baritone)
Fatime: Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo)

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

I Stephanie Hughes introduces a Schubert programme which continues the Wigmore Hall series of chamber music concerts. Hausmusik London, Ronald Brautigam (piano)
Schubert Notturno in E flat, D897; Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout) Producer Adam Gatehouse Repeated Saturday lpm


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Piano: Ronald Brautigam
Piano: Schubert Notturno

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andrew Davis ,
BBC Symphony Chorus, Pascal Roge (piano)
Berlioz Overture: Benvenuto Cellini
Dukas La Péri
Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor
Ravel Ballet: Daphnis and Chloe


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Pascal Roge

: Opera in Action

Graeme Kay continues his exploration of the mechanics of opera with a look at the supernatural, what it adds to opera and how composers bring it to life. Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Graeme Kay
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter with guests and news from the world of music.
Including Sibelius's tone poem The Oceanides and, at about 5.40,
Borodin's unfinished Symphony No 3 realised by Glazunov.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: Performance on 3

A concert continuing the Endless Parade series celebrating postwar British music. Robert Saxton talks about his teacher Elisabeth Lutyens. Julian Anderson has written a threnody to a young friend. Benedict Mason 's musical survey of lighthouses reflects his interest in film-making. BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Matthias Bamert ,
Nicole Tibbels (soprano), Jozic Koc (baritone)
Saxton In the Beginning Lutyens Quincunx
Julian Anderson The Crazed Moon
Benedict Mason Lighthouses of England and Wales


Talks: Robert Saxton
Unknown: Elisabeth Lutyens.
Unknown: Julian Anderson
Unknown: Benedict Mason
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Soprano: Nicole Tibbels
Baritone: Jozic Koc
Unknown: Lutyens Quincunx
Unknown: Julian Anderson
Unknown: Benedict Mason

: Postscript

Between Moving Air and Moving Ocean
Poet Thorn Gunn , now approaching 70. talks to writer James Campbell , with readings of his poetry. Gunn left England for San Francisco 45 years ago. In the first of this week's five programmes, he talks about the development of his technique since he made his name with his first collections in the fifties. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Thorn Gunn
Unknown: James Campbell
Producer: Sara Davies

: Mozart

Violin Sonata in B flat, K454
Isaac Stern. Yefim Bronfman (piano)


Unknown: Isaac Stern.
Piano: Yefim Bronfman

: Voices

Memory lain Burnside explores four centuries of songs linked by the theme of memory.
Producer Tony Sellors
Repeated tomorrow 4pm

: Night Waves

Part autobiography, part theology and philosophy, Leon Wieseltier 's
Kaddish is a remarkable account of a year spent grieving after the death of his father. During this time, he performed daily the ancient Jewish prayer Kaddish and also studied its history. He talks to Richard Coles. And in the week of the Scottish elections, Night Waves commissions a series of letters to the new
Parliament, inviting writers to reflect on their cultural concerns and wishes. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Leon Wieseltier
Unknown: Richard Coles.
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to pianist Julian Joseph about his trio with Adam Salkeld (guitar) and Orlando Le Fleming (bass). The group's first broadcast performance comes from St George's. Brandon Hill , Bristol. Producer Terry Carter


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Pianist: Julian Joseph
Guitar: Adam Salkeld
Guitar: Orlando Le Fleming
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
12.05am Brahms Academic Festival
Overture Estonian RSO, conductor Peeter Lilje
12.25 Gesualdo Ave Dulcissima Maria
Monteverdi Choir. conductor John Eliot Gardiner
12.30 Respighi Feste Romane BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky
1.00 Beethoven Bagatelles , Op 126 Brahms Ballade in B, Op 10 No 4 Lars Vogt (piano)
1.55 Schubert Symphony No 1 in D Saarbrucken RSO, conductor Marcello Viotti
2.25 Shostakovich Cello Sonata, Op 40
Desmond Hoebig. Andrew Tunis (piano)
2.50 Strauss Intermezzo (Traumerei am Kamin) Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Tales from Europe 4.15 Music for Dance
4.30 Kokkonen Lintujen Tuonela
Taru Valjakka (soprano), Finnish RSO, conductor Okko Kamu
4.45 Devienne Bassoon Sonata in F, Op 24 No 3 Andris Arnicans , Ventis Zilberts (piano)
5.00 CPE Bach Flute Sonata in G, Wql33 Wilbert Hazelzet ,
Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
5.10 Beethoven Variations on "La Ci
Darem la Mano Aiva Zauberga (flute), Vilnis Pelnens (oboe), Uldis Urbans (cor anglais)
5.25 Massenet Vision Fugitive (Herodiade) Gaetan Laperriere (baritone), Three Rivers SO, conductor Gilles Bellemare
5.30 Strauss Suite: Der
Rosenkavalier Spanish RSO. conductor Sergiu Comissiona
5.50 Lutoslawski Paganini Variations Anna Klas and Bruno Lukk (pianos)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Peeter Lilje
Unknown: Dulcissima Maria
Conductor: Monteverdi Choir.
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductor: Beethoven Bagatelles
Unknown: Brahms Ballade
Piano: Lars Vogt
Conductor: Marcello Viotti
Unknown: Desmond Hoebig.
Piano: Andrew Tunis
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Soprano: Taru Valjakka
Conductor: Okko Kamu
Unknown: Andris Arnicans
Piano: Ventis Zilberts
Unknown: Wilbert Hazelzet
Unknown: Andreas Staier
Oboe: Vilnis Pelnens
Oboe: Uldis Urbans
Baritone: Gaetan Laperriere
Conductor: Gilles Bellemare
Conductor: Sergiu Comissiona
Unknown: Anna Klas
Pianos: Bruno Lukk

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