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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Salieri's Piano Concerto in C played by Andreas Staier and Concerto Koln; Nielsen's Little Suite in A minor performed by the Bournemouth Sinfonietta; and Bax's symphonic tone poem On the Sea Shore with the Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley.


Played By: Andreas Staier
Conductor: Vernon Handley.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
CPE Bach Symphony in G, Wq 183 No 4
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman
9.13 Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D minor,
RV63 (La Folia)
9.21 Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503
Stephen Kovacevich London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
9.55 Schumann Symphony No 4 in D minor
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Ton Koopman
Conductor: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler

: Artist of the Week

Richard Bonynge
Although best known for his work as an opera conductor, especially working with his wife
Joan Sutherland , Richard Bonynge is also dedicated to the ballet repertoire. Today, he talks to Joan Bakewell about his love of ballet and about his interests outside his musical career.
Music includes excerpts from: Offenbach Le Papillon
Messager Les Deux Pigeons Bellini Beatrice di Tenda


Unknown: Richard Bonynge
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Richard Bonynge
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Beatrice Di Tenda

: Sound Stories

With Peggy Reynolds.
Gabriele D'Annunzio described himself as a frantic poet and an indefatigable narrator of dreams. He was also an aesthete, who carried about with him on his numerous travels a kit with rugs, drapes and cushions to make even the most austere hotel room into a home. D'Annunzio also called himself an ardent lover of beautiful women, so perhaps it is not too difficult to conjecture what went on among those soft furnishings. Music includes excerpts from: Tosti A Vucchella
Roberto Alagna (tenor),
Davie and Frederico Alagna (guitars) Wagner Tristan und
Isolde Jane Eagien (soprano), Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Mark Elder
Poulenc Quatre Petites Prières Respighi Quattro Liriche
Faridah Subrata (soprano),
Czechoslovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Adriano


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Gabriele D'Annunzio
Tenor: Roberto Alagna
Tenor: Frederico Alagna
Guitars: Wagner Tristan
Soprano: Isolde Jane Eagien

: Composer of the Week: Weber

With Misha Donat.
Der Freischutz (Overture; Act 2) "The music is wild but often beautiful. When the magic bullets are cast, they fill the stage with all sort of horrors - owls flapping their wings, toads jumping about, ghostly hunters in the clouds - while every now and again comes a crashing discord." (Mary Shelley)
Leipzig Radio Chorus,
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Carlos Kleiber


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Agathe: Gundula (janowitz Soprano)
Annchen: Edith Mathis (soprano)
Max: Peter Schreier (tenor)
Kaspar: Theo Adam (bass)
Samiel: Gerhard Paul (speaker)

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Barry Douglas (piano)
Beethoven Sonata in C, Op 53 (Waldstein)
Uszt Sonata in B minor


Piano: Barry Douglas
Piano: Beethoven Sonata

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Gillian Weir (organ), Yuri Torchinsky (violin), Peter Dixon (cello), David Poulter (organ)
Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ)
Massenet Méditation (Thais); Elegie Le Dernier Sommeil de la Vierge Poulenc Organ Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor


Unknown: Gillian Weir
Violin: Yuri Torchinsky
Violin: Peter Dixon
Cello: David Poulter

: 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, and uncovers some of their colourful musical protagonists, including Alessandro Stradella , Antonio Lotti , Francesco Mancini and Alessandro Scarlatti.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Alessandro Stradella
Unknown: Antonio Lotti
Unknown: Francesco Mancini
Unknown: Alessandro Scarlatti.

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter is joined in the studio by film director Tony Palmer , whose new documentary about
Rachmaninov traces the composer's traumatic flight from Ruussia in 1917. Music includes Itzhak Perlman playing Barber's Violin Concerto with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Director: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa.

: Performance on 3

BBC Philharmonic
The Endless Parade season of postwar British masterpieces tonight features
Britten's operatic swansong Death in Venice, from the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. Based on Thomas
Mann's novella, its central character, himself a novelist, leaves Munich for Venice in search of inspiration, which he finds in the form of a young boy, on whom he gazes from a distance. Michael Chance (countertenor), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Alan Opie (baritone), BBC Singers,
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
8.50 Thomas Mann
Philip Hensher explores Mann's status in Europe today. Does anyone willingly read his great tomes of high culture in the era of MTV, German reunification and the euro?
9.10 Part 2


Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Baritone: Alan Opie
Unknown: Thomas Mann
Unknown: Philip Hensher

: Postscript

Between Moving Air and Moving Ocean
In the last of their conversations, poet Thorn Gunn talks to
James Campbell about Aids, the death of friends, England, which he left in 1950 for the USA, mass murderers and retirement. He also reads from recent published and unpublished work.


Talks: Thorn Gunn
Unknown: James Campbell

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp talks to British composer Adrian Jack and introduces performances of some of his recent music, including piano works played by Noriko Kawai and the String Quartet No 3 played by the Arditti Quartet.
Producer Matthew Edgar


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Adrian Jack
Played By: Noriko Kawai
Producer: Matthew Edgar

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies presents a history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium.
18: The Death of the Jazz Age
The so-called Jazz Age more or less ended with the Wall Street Crash of 1929 and the onset of economic depression. Coinciding with the deaths of iconic pioneering musicians like Pinetop Smith, Bix Beiderbecke and Bubby Miley , it created a sense of loss which was echoed by a feeling that twenties chordal progressions were all played out. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Bubby Miley

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
12.05am Sibelius En Saga
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
12.30 Schumann Carnaval , Op 9 Eunsoo Son (piano)
1.05 A concert of laments played by London Baroque.
Schmelzer Lamento (Sonata a 3) Froberger Lamentation Schmelzer
Lamento sopra la Morte Ferdinandi III Richard Gwilt Lament for Rosie
Vivaldi Sinfonia in B minor (Sonata al Santo Sepolcro), RV169
1.50 Beethoven Wellingtons Sieg
Octophoros, conductor Paul Dombrecht
2.05 Beethoven Cello Sonata in A, Op 69 Jong-Young Lee , Keum-Bong Kim (piano)
2.40 Szymanowski String Quartet No 2, Op 56 Silesian Quartet
3.00 Rachmaninov Caprice Bohémien Vancouver SO, conductor Sergiu Comissiona
3.20 Chopin Polonaise in F sharp minor. Op 44 Erik Suler (piano)
3.30 Mozart Symphony No 29 in A, K201 Amsterdam Baroque Soloists
3.55 CPE Bach Violin Sonata in B minor, H512 Mary Utiger ,
Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
4.10 Hildegard of Bingen 0 Clarissima Sequentia
4.30 Kraus Symphony in C minor Concerto Koln
4.50 Granados Quejas o la Maya y el Ruisenor Angela Hewitt (piano)
5.05 Schumann Traumerei
(Kinderszenen); Vogel als Prophet (Waldszenen) Ralf Gothoni (piano)
5.15 Hildegard of Bingen 0 Virgo ac Diadema Purpurae Regis Sequentia
5.25 Schubert Symphony No 6 in C Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Schumann Carnaval
Conductor: Paul Dombrecht
Unknown: Jong-Young Lee
Piano: Keum-Bong Kim
Conductor: Sergiu Comissiona
Conductor: Chopin Polonaise
Piano: Erik Suler
Unknown: Mary Utiger
Harpsichord: Andreas Staier
Unknown: Kraus Symphony
Unknown: Granados Quejas
Piano: Ruisenor Angela Hewitt
Piano: Ralf Gothoni
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste

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