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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of Absolute Zero - ice sculpture and dance at the Brighton Festival. Music includes at 6.15 Poulenc's Concert
Champetre with Maggie Cole
(harpsichord) and the City of London Sinfonia. conductor Richard Hickox ; at 7.10 Haydn's Symphony No 22 in E flat (Philosopher) played by the City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle ; and at 8.00 Handel's Minuet in G, HWV434 No 1, performed by pianist Wilhelm Kempff.


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conducted By: Simon Rattle
Pianist: Wilhelm Kempff.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et
Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.18 Vivaldi Cantata: Nulla in Mundo
Pax Sincera Emma Kirkby (soprano). Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.33 Chopin Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C, Op 3 Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Martha Argerich (piano)
9.43 Strauss Sinfonia Domestica Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Director: Polonaise Brillante
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Martha Argerich
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Artist of the Week

Richard Bonynge
Australian conductor
Richard Bonynge talks to Joan Bakewell about his operatic .specialism - the bel canto repertoire - and describes how he persuaded his wife
Joan Sutherland that her soprano voice was higher than she thought and that she should give up her preferred Wagnerian repertoire in favour of music by Bellini and Donizetti. Music includes:
Bellini Vien, Diletto (I Puritani) Verdi Santo di Patria
Donizetti Mad Scene (Lucia di Lammermoor)


Unknown: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Joan Sutherland

: Sound Stories

With Peggy Reynolds. In the 1780s, William Beckford scandalised
England when he had an affair with the young son of a viscount. He had already terrified the reading public with his gothic novel, and he went on to astonish all of Europe with the gothic tower he built at Fonthill Abbey. He also claimed to have written a march for Mozart. Music includes excerpts from:
Rimsky Korsakov Scheherazade Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly Massenet Werther
LondonPhilharmonic, conductor Michel Plasson
Seixas Sonata in G minor
Robert Woolley (harpsichord)
Haydn Sonata in E flat, H XVI 52 Alfred Brendel (piano)


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: William Beckford
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Seixas Sonata
Harpsichord: Robert Woolley
Harpsichord: Haydn Sonata
Piano: Alfred Brendel

: Composer of the Week: Weber

With Misha Donat.
Overture: The Ruler of the Spirits Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Gustav Kuhn
Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 39 Alfred Cortot
Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor
Sabine Meyer , Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Herbert Blomstedt


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Conductor: Gustav Kuhn
Clarinet: Alfred Cortot
Unknown: Sabine Meyer
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt

: 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. Raphael Wallfisch (cello), John York (piano) Bloch Nigun (Baal Shem) Barber Cello Sonata, Op 6
Copland Waltz; Celebration (Billy the Kid)
Gershwin, ed Dushkin/Piatigorsky Short Story
Lukas Foss Capriccio
Ernesto Halffter Pregon; Habanera Ginastera Pampeana No 2 Repeat


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Cello: Bristol. Raphael Wallfisch
Cello: John York
Piano: Bloch Nigun

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductors Andrew Davis and Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
Howard Shelley (piano), Louis Lortie (piano) Ravel Suite: Mother Goose
Mozart Piano Concerto No 17 in G,
Walton Crown Imperial
Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Ravel Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Elgar Enigma Variations


Conductors: Andrew Davis
Conductors: Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.
Piano: Howard Shelley
Piano: Louis Lortie

: Voices

Memory lain Burnside explores four centuries of songs linked by the theme of memory.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter with guests and news from the world of music. Music includes an oboe d'amore concerto by Bach and Britten's remarkable Quatre Chansons Frangaises, composed at the age of 14.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter

: Performance on 3

Kirsteen McCue introduces a piano recital by the formidable Russian virtuoso Mikhail Pletnev , given in March in the Queen's Hall,
Edinburgh. He plays a programme of music by composers and their idols - Mendelssohn's Preludes and Fugues paired with those of Bach, and Grieg's miniatures juxtaposed with one of Schumann's youthful masterworks.
Bach The Well-Tempered Klavier: Bk 2 No 5 in D; Bk 1 No 16 in G minor;
Bk 2 Nos 15 in G and 22 in B flat minor
Mendelssohn Preludes and Fugues, Op 35: No 1 in E minor; No 3 in B minor; No 5 in F minor; No 6 in B flat
Grieg Eight Lyric Piecs
Schumann Symphonic Studies, Op 13


Unknown: Mikhail Pletnev

: Postscript

Between Moving Air and Moving Ocean
Thorn Gunn reads from his early work and tells James Campbell about becoming a poet, his influences at
Cambridge and the publication of his first book. It was written while he was still an undergraduate, which marked him out as a bold and exciting voice on the British poetry scene of the fifties.


Unknown: Thorn Gunn
Unknown: James Campbell

: BBC Concert Orchestra

Conductor Barry Wordsworth Anthony Milner Variations for Orchestra
Hoist A Somerset Rhapsody
Anthony Milner Chamber Symphony


Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Anthony Milner

: Night Waves

How well have broadcasters met the demands of reporting a modern
European war? Stephen Poliakoff , whose play Talk of the City portrayed the BBC in the thirties, joins Richard Coles to discuss the corporation's present-day role. And in the week of the Scottish elections, Night Waves continues its series of specially commissioned letters to the new
Parliament in which writers are invited to reflect on their cultural concerns and wishes.
Producer Belinda Sample


Unknown: Stephen Poliakoff
Unknown: Richard Coles

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents the second part of a concert featuring the Julian Joseph Trio. For this their first broadcast performance, the group were recorded in St George 's. Brandon Hill ,
Bristol. Julian Joseph (piano). Adam Salkeld (guitar), Orlando Le Fleming (bass).


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Julian Joseph Trio.
Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Piano: Bristol. Julian Joseph
Piano: Adam Salkeld
Guitar: Orlando Le Fleming

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
12.05am Hildegard of Bingen Untitled instrumental piece; 0 Putchare Facies Sequentia Sweelinck Cantate Domino
Canticum Novum; Psalm 23 (Five Psalms of David) Netherlands
Chamber Choir, Bernard Winsemius (organ), conductor Peter Phillips
12.30 Corelli Violin Sonata in A, Op 5 No 6 Pierre Pitzel and Mary Jean Bolli (violas da gamba), Augusta Campagne (harpsichord)
12.45 Purcell King Arthur (excerpts) Nancy Argenta (soprano). CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Monica Huggett
1.05 Shostakovich Piano Trio No 1
Smetana Piano Trio in G minor
Haydn Piano Trio in C, HXV27 (Finale) Vienna Trio
1.55 Zygmunt Noskowskl
The Steppes Sinfonia Varsovia , conductor Grzegorz Nowak
2.15 Karlowlcz Three songs
Jadwiga Rappe (alto), Ewa Poblocka (piano)
2.25 Strauss Burleske
Arthur Ozolins (piano),
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
2.50 Villa-Lobos Bachiana Brasileira
No 6 llze Urbane (flute), Andris Arnicans (bassoon)
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 Special Edition
4.30 Hans Huber Cello Sonata No 4
Esther Nyffenegger ,
Desmond Wright (piano)
5.00 Boccherini Guitar Quintet No 3 in B flat Maria Esther Guzman ,
Martin y Soler Quartet
5.20 Haydn Sinfonia Concertante in B flat Spanish RSO, conductor Sergiu Comissiona
5.50 Johann Rosenmuller Sinfonia a 4 Tafelmusik Baroque Soloists


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Bernard Winsemius
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Unknown: Pierre Pitzel
Violas: Mary Jean Bolli
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Conductor: Monica Huggett
Unknown: Zygmunt Noskowskl
Conductor: Sinfonia Varsovia
Conductor: Grzegorz Nowak
Songs: Jadwiga Rappe
Piano: Ewa Poblocka
Piano: Strauss Burleske
Piano: Arthur Ozolins
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Flute: Andris Arnicans
Cello: Hans Huber
Unknown: Esther Nyffenegger
Piano: Desmond Wright
Unknown: Maria Esther Guzman
Conductor: Sergiu Comissiona
Conductor: Johann Rosenmuller Sinfonia

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