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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of Meryl Tankard's dance work Furioso at
Sadler's Wells in London. Music includes at 6.45 Mendelssohn's
String Symphony No 10 in B minor with the New Sinfonietta, Amsterdam, conductor Lev Markiz ; at 7.10
Prokofiev's Piano Sonata No 2 played by Mikhail Pletnev ; and at
8.00 Non Vi Turbate from Gluck's
Alceste sung by mezzo Anne Sofie von Otter with the English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock.


Conductor: Lev Markiz
Played By: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Vi Turbate
Director: Trevor Pinnock.

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday. Smetana Vltava (Ma Vlast) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.13 Poulenc Trio
Hansjorg Schellenberger (oboe), Milan Turkovic (bassoon), James Levine (piano)
9.28 Poulenc Montparnasse Pierre Bernac (baritone), the Composer (piano)
9.32 Britten Holiday Diary Stephen Hough (piano)
9.49 Schumann Symphony No 2 in C Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Riccardo Muti


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Piano: James Levine
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Riccardo Muti

: Artist of the Week

Richard Bonygne
Conductor Richard Bonynge talks to Joan Bakewell about his love of 19th-century French music and his passion for opera comique - a passion which has led to his rediscovering and reviving little-known works. With music from:
Massenet Le Roi de Lahore
Adam Le Toreador
Delibes Lakme


Conductor: Richard Bonygne
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Peggy Reynolds reflects on the life and times of Virginia Woolf. She was born during the reign of Queen
Victoria and died during the Second World War. Today, she is a feminist icon. In her lifetime, the world saw enormous changes, and she herself changed, from Victorian daughter to modern woman. Music includes:
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Wagner Lohengrin (excerpt)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti Ireland Spring Sorrow
Benjamin Luxon (baritone), Alan Rowlands (piano)
Stravinsky Pulcinella (excerpt) London Sinfonietta, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Virginia Woolf.
Conductor: Georg Solti
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Piano: Alan Rowlands
Piano: Stravinsky Pulcinella
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen

: Composer of the Week: Weber

With Misha Donat.
Euryanthe (excerpts)
Leipzig Radio Chorus,
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Marek Janowski


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Euryanthe: Jessye Norman (soprano)
Eglantine: Rita Hunter (soprano)
Adolar: Nicolai Gedda (tenor)
Lysiart: Tom Krause (baritone)

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert by the Dublin-based
National Chamber Choir of Ireland, conductor Colin Mawby , given on Sunday in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, as part of the current Sonorities festival.
Ravel Trois Chansons
Colin Mawby Divine Image
Eibhlis Farrell 0 Rubor Sanguinis
Poulenc Vinea Mea Electa (Four Motets) Kevin O'Connell All the Live Long Way Jonathan Harvey The Angels
Arvo Part Seven Magnificat Antiphons Poulenc Exultate Dec
See Thursday 7.30pm


Conductor: Colin Mawby
Unknown: Kevin O'Connell
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Yan Pascal Tortelier and Richard Hickox , Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Ravel, arr Tortelier Trio
Delius, arr Fenby Hassan Suite Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Gershwin An American in Paris


Unknown: Richard Hickox
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: Tortelier Trio

: Choral Evensong

From the Chapel of King's
College, Cambridge.
Introit: Locus Iste (Bruckner) Responses(Rose)
Psalms 27, 28, 29 (Cutler, Croft, Hopkins, Troutbeck)
Rrst Lesson: Isaiah 63, w7-9
Canticles (Rachmaninov)
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1, wl8-25
Anthem: Faire Is the Heaven (Harris) Hymn: The Day of Resurrection (Ellacombe)
Organ Voluntary: Toccata and Fugue, Op 59 Nos 5 and 6 (Reger)
Director of music Stephen Cleobury Organ scholar Benjamin Bayl
Executive producer James Whitbourn


Music: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Benjamin Bayl
Producer: James Whitbourn

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter. Music includes Chopin's Grand Fantasy on Polish Themes played by pianist Jon Nakamatsu , and Handel's Chandos anthem God Arise.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Pianist: Jon Nakamatsu

: Performance on 3

One of the world's great orchestras and one of the world's finest pianists join forces in a concert given yesterday evening in the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,
Amsterdam, conductor Riccardo Chailly , Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Mahler Symphony No 1


Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Piano: Maurizio Pollini

: Postscript

Between Moving Air and Moving Ocean
Continuing his conversations and readings with James Campbell , poet Thorn Gunn talks about his move to
San Francisco in the fifties, his relief at leaving England behind, the liberating effect of discovering
California in the sixties and the poetry this change of cultures produced.


Unknown: James Campbell
Talks: Thorn Gunn

: Hanns Eisler

Serious Songs
Gunther Leib (baritone), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gunther Herbig


Baritone: Gunther Leib
Conductor: Gunther Herbig

: The Piano

Rachmaninov - a Brief Encounter
Over the next few weeks, Radio 3 is broadcasting Rachmanlnov's works for piano and orchestra. To whet the appetite, Piers Lane explores the composer's solo piano music, including some less well known pieces, in recordings featuring some of his great interpreters.
Prelude in E flat, Op 23 No 6 Piers Lane
Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 3 No 2 The Composer
Moment Musical in B minor. Op 16 No 3 Vladimir Horowitz
Prelude in G, Op 32 No 5 Peter Donohoe
Etude-Tableau in D minor, Op 33 No 5 Sviatoslav Richter
Etude-Tableau in A minor, Op 39 No 6 Yevgeni Kissin
Etude-Tableau in D minor, Op 39 No 8 Vladimir Ashkenazy
Etude-Tableau in D, Op 39 No 9 Sviatoslav Richter
Mendelssohn, arr Rachmaninov
Scherzo (A Midsummer Night's Dream) The Composer
Bizet, arr Rachmaninov Minuet (L'Arlesienne) Idil Biret
Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli Shura Cherkassky Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Piers Lane
Unknown: Vladimir Horowitz
Unknown: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Yevgeni Kissin
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Corelli Shura Cherkassky

: Night Waves

Do claims of underfunding and neglect merely reflect an outdated understanding of culture, or are the arts in their broadest sense under real threat in the current cultural climate? Patrick Wright discusses the controversial role of state subsidy and patronage with John Tusa , managing director of London's Barbican Centre, whose new book
Art Matters argues that the arts need enlightened stewardship. Plus first-night news from Wallace Shawn 's comedy Aunt Dan and Lemon, which stars Miranda Richardson and Glenne Headly. And another specially commissioned letter to the new
Scottish Parliament reflecting a writer's cultural concerns.
Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Wallace Shawn
Unknown: Miranda Richardson
Producer: Zahid Warley

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton pays tribute to singer Joe Williams , band leader
Jesse Stone and vibes player Red Norvo.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Singer: Joe Williams
Leader: Jesse Stone

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
12.05am Uszt Ballade No 2 in B minor
12.15 Handel Water Music Suite in G
12.35 Haydn Symphony No 73 in D (La Chasse)
1.00 Organ music by Cemohorsky, Muffat, Pachelbel, Joszef Seger , Kuchar, Kozeluch, Schumann,
Brahms, Dvorak and Karg-Elert.
1.55 JE Bach Meine Seele Erhebt den Herrn
2.10 Shostakovich Symphony No 5 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 EAL Playtime 4.20 Counting Time
4.30 Saint-Saens Mon Coeur
S'Ouvre (Samson et Dalila)
4.45 JG Naumann Symphony from the Opera "Cora"
5.00 Dohnanyi Piano Quintet No 2
5.25 Mozart Overture: Don Giovanni
5.40 Bizet l 'Arlesienne Suite No 1


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Uszt Ballade
Unknown: Joszef Seger
Unknown: Saint-Saens Mon Coeur
Unknown: Naumann Symphony
Unknown: Don Giovanni

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