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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny presents arts news and music, including Mozart's Adagio in E, K251 for violin and orchestra played by Joshua Bell , the suite from Prokofiev's The Love of Three Oranges with the London
Philharmonic under Enrique Batiz , and piano music by a teenage
Richard Strauss played by Frank Baley.


Played By: Joshua Bell
Unknown: Enrique Batiz
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Played By: Frank Baley.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Beethoven Overture: Leonore No 3
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Joseph Keilberth
9.14 Handel Cantata: Clori, Mia Bella Clori Ann Murray (mezzo),
Symphony of Harmony and Invention, conductor Harry Christophers
9.30 J Strauss (son) Waltz: Wine,
Women and Song Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Erich Kleiber
9.39 Stravinsky Suite Italienne Itzhak Perlman (violin), Bruno Canino (piano)
9.57 Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish) Orchestre
Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Joseph Keilberth
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Erich Kleiber
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Bruno Canino
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Artist of the Week

Richard Bonynge
The conductor talks to Joan Bakewell about his 35-year career in the opera houses of the world and describes touring his native Australia with his wife Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti. Music includes excerpts from:
Meyerbeer Les Huguenots Verdi Rigoletto
Auber Le Domino Noir


Unknown: Richard Bonynge
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti.

: Sound Stories

With Peggy Reynolds. In the National Portrait Gallery, the third Earl of Burlington can be seen in the grounds of Chiswick House, which he designed and built. He was interested in art and music as well as architecture - Handel dedicated an opera to him, and the Royal
Academy of Art is housed in what was his London home. Music includes excerpts from:
Handel Acis and Galatea
King's Consort, conductor Robert King Stravinsky Apollon Musagete
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Purcell Dido and Aeneas
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
Bononcini Griselda
London Philharmonic, conductor Richard Bonynge


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Conductor: Robert King
Conductor: Stravinsky Apollon Musagete
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Purcell Dido
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Bononcini Griselda
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

: Composer of the Week: Weber

With Misha Donat.
Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op 34 Kalman Berkes , Eder Quartet
Was Zieht zu Deinen Zauberkreise ;
Klage; Das Veilchen im Thale; Er an Sie Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Hartmut Holl (piano)
Konzertstuck in F minor, Op 79 Alfred Brendel (piano),
LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado Repeat


Clarinet: Misha Donat.
Unknown: Kalman Berkes
Unknown: Deinen Zauberkreise
Unknown: Das Veilchen
Baritone: Sie Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Hartmut Holl
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a recital given last February in Bangor University by the Bingham Quartet.
Beethoven String Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4
Shostakovich String Quartet No 3 Repeat


Introduces: Nicola Heywood Thomas

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Van Pascal Tortelier,
Peter Donohoe and Martin Roscoe (pianos) Chausson Viviane
Poulenc Suite: Les Biches
Chausson Soir de Fete
Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos
Chausson La Tempête; Symphony in B flat


Unknown: Peter Donohoe
Pianos: Martin Roscoe
Pianos: Chausson Viviane

: The Piano

Rachmaninov - a Brief Encounter
Over the next few weeks, Radio 3 is broadcasting Rachmaninov'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 ofCorelli Shura Cherkassky Repeated from yesterday 10pm


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

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter with interviews, news and music, including The Chairman Dances from Nixon in China by John Adams and Mozart's Rondo in A, K386 played by Cho-Liang Lin (violin) and the English Chamber Orchestra, conductor
Raymond Leppard.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: John Adams
Violin: Liang Lin
Conductor: Raymond Leppard.

: Performance on 3

Ulster Orchestra
Conductor John Lubbock ,
Gerard McChrystal (saxophone)
John Toal introduces a concert given last week in the Whitia Hall of Queen's University, Belfast, as part of Northern Ireland's annual contemporary music festival
Sonorities. The programme includes the world premiere of an alto saxophone concerto by Ian Wilson and music with an American flavour.
Conlon Nancarrow Piece
Stravinsky Symphony in C
Ian Wilson Who's Afraid of Red,
Yellow and Blue? (BBC commission; first performance)
Stephen Montague From the White Edge of Phrygia


Conductor: John Lubbock
Conductor: Gerard McChrystal
Introduces: John Toal
Unknown: Ian Wilson
Unknown: Conlon Nancarrow
Unknown: Stravinsky Symphony
Unknown: Ian Wilson
Unknown: Stephen Montague

: Postscript

Between Moving Air and Moving Ocean
James Campbell continues his exploration of the impact and significance of poet Thorn Gunn , who has lived in San Francisco since leaving England in the fifties. Joining him tonight are poet Hugo Williams , editor and critic Karl Miller , critic Clive Wilmer , and Wendy Lesser , editor of San Francisco's
Threepenny Review.


Unknown: James Campbell
Unknown: Thorn Gunn
Unknown: Hugo Williams
Unknown: Karl Miller
Unknown: Clive Wilmer
Unknown: Wendy Lesser

: Beethoven

Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les Adieux) Artur Schnabel


Unknown: Artur Schnabel

: Music Restored

Venice, Rome and Naples
Lucie Skeaping introduces music from three cities which in their different ways dominated the musical world of Italy in the 17th and 18th centuries. She uncovers some of the colourful musical protagonists in each of these musical centres, including Alessandro Stradella ,
Antonio Lotti , Francesco Mancini and Alessandro Scarlatti.
Producer Lindsay Kemp
E-MAIL: [address removed]
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Alessandro Stradella
Unknown: Antonio Lotti
Unknown: Francesco Mancini
Unknown: Alessandro Scarlatti.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Paul Allen reports on the opening of the new galleries at the National
Maritime Museum in Greenwich and talks to historian Joanna Burke about her study of 20th-century warfare An Intimate History of Killing. And, in the week of the Scottish elections, another letter to the new parliament expressing the writer's cultural concerns.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Joanna Burke
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton is joined by Campbell Burnap to review some new CDs.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
12.05am Tanguay Pavane
12.15 Faure Nocturne in E flat minor.
Op 33 No 1
12.20 Haydn Violin Concerto in G, H Vila 4
12.50 Albicastro Concerto a 4, Op 7 No 2
1.10 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
1.45 Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great)
Stravinsky Concerto in E flat
(Dumbarton Oaks) (version for two pianos) Schools
3.00 Music Workshop
3.20 Let's Move! 3.40 Words Alive!
3.55 First Steps in Drama
4.10 Listen and Write
4.30 Purcell 0 Let Me Weep (King Arthur)
4.35 Boccherini Fortepiano Concerto in E flat, G487
4.55 Sweelinck Non Omnis Qui Dicit Mihi , Domine
5.05 Schubert, arr Prokofiev Waltzes for Two Pianos
5.20 Schubert Nun Wer die
Sehnsucht Kennt (Lied der Mignon), D877 No 4; An die Musik
5.25 Mozart Flute Concerto in D,
5.45 Hellendaal Cello Sonata, Op 5
No 7b


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Faure Nocturne
Unknown: Dicit Mihi

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