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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Scarlatti keyboard sonatas played by Scott Ross
(harpsichord); Saint-Saens's Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs, Op 79 for piano, flute, oboe and clarinet; and Weber's Overture: Oberon played by the Bavarian Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik.


Played By: Scott Ross
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31 Solomon (piano)
9.10 Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 1, Op 80
Gidon Kremer , Martha Argerich (piano)
9.40 Hoist Ballet Music: The Perfect
London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult
9.51 Chopin Fantasy in F minor, Op 49
10.03 Sibelius The Tempest: Suite No 1 Helsinki Philharmonic, conductor Leif Segerstam


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Gidon Kremer
Piano: Martha Argerich
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Leif Segerstam

: Artist of the Week

Stephen Hough
Joan Bakewell talks to the English pianist Stephen Hough about his studies in New York and the beginning of his professional career. Music includes the last movement of Rolf Uebermann 's Piano Concerto and the first movement of Hummel's
Piano Concerto No 4 in A minor, with which he made his recording debut in 1986.


Unknown: Stephen Hough
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Pianist: Stephen Hough
Unknown: Rolf Uebermann

: Sound Stories

With Donald Macleod. The "eternal feminine" is the motivating force of life itself, claims Faust - but not before he has made a tragic victim of the woman known in the legends variously as Margerita, Margareta and Gretchen. She is the subject of today's portrait. Music includes: Wagner A Faust Overture
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
Schubert Gretchen am Spinnrade Kathleen Ferrier (contralto), Phyllis Spurr (piano)
Schubert Scene from Faust, D126b
Janet Baker (mezzo),
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
Liszt Concert Paraphrase on the Waltz from Gounod's "Faust"
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
Liszt A Faust Symphony (Part 2: Gretchen) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Simon Rattle


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Conductor: Schubert Gretchen
Contralto: Spinnrade Kathleen Ferrier
Piano: Phyllis Spurr
Unknown: Janet Baker
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Composer of the Week: Smetana

Disillusioned with life in Prague, Smetana sets off for Sweden in 1856, having accepted a teaching post in Gothenburg. While continuing his career as a pianist, he was soon to show - with the encouragement of his friend Franz Liszt - that he could rise to the challenge of orchestral and operatic drama. Presented by Fiona Talkington Wallenstein's Camp
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik
Memories of Bohemia, in the Form of Polkas
Andras Schiff (piano)
The Brandenburgers in Bohemia (Act 1, Scene 7)
Bohumil Vich (tenor), Prague National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Jan Hus Tichy The Three Riders
Czech Philharmonic Chorus, conductor Josef Veselka
Hakon Jarl
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, coductor Rafael Kubelik


Unknown: Franz Liszt
Presented By: Fiona Talkington
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Piano: Andras Schiff
Tenor: Bohumil Vich
Conductor: Jan Hus Tichy
Conductor: Josef Veselka
Unknown: Rafael Kubelik

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the New World
Chris de Souza introduces another in recital of music connected with America, given last year in St
George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol. Vanbrugh Quartet
Bartok String Quartet No 3
Dvorak String Quartet in F, Op 96 (American) Repeat


Unknown: Brandon Hill

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Rossini Overture: William Tell
Conductor Edward Downes
Mendelssohn Die Erst
Jean Rigby (mezzo), David Rendall (tenor), Gerald Finley (bass), Leeds Festival Chorus, conductor
Simon Wright
Haydn Cello Concerto No 2 in D Miklos Perenyi , conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Shostakovich Symphony No 15 Conductor Georg Solti


Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: Jean Rigby
Tenor: David Rendall
Tenor: Gerald Finley
Conductor: Simon Wright
Conductor: Miklos Perenyi
Conductor: Georg Solti

: Voices

lain Burnside presents a specially recorded recital by the American soprano Christine Brewer with Roger Vignoles (piano).
Wagner Wesendonck Lieder
Joseph Marx Selige Nacht; Der
Bescheidene Schafer; Marienlied;
Hat Dich die Liebe Beruhrt
Menotti Canti della Lontananza Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Soprano: Christine Brewer
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Piano: Wagner Wesendonck Lieder
Piano: Joseph Marx

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes Eigar's Cockaigne Overture (In
London Town) and Schubert's Violin Sonata in G minor, D408, played by Gidon Kremer and Oleg Maisenberg.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Played By: Gidon Kremer
Played By: Oleg Maisenberg.

: Performance on 3

The first of three recitals from this year's Brighton Festival was given earlier this month in Glyndebourne Opera House by the Hagen Quartet.
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 76 No 5 Webern String Quartet (1905)
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op 132
The next broadcast from the Brighton
Festival will be on Tuesday 18 May, 7.30pm

: Postscript

Sharp Focus
The plight of farm labourers streaming into California desperate for work during the Depression was epitomised in Dorothea Lange 's picture of The Migrant Mother. In the second of this week's programmes about the power of photography,
Eamonn McCabe discovers why this photograph became an icon of the 1930s and explores its impact.


Unknown: Dorothea Lange
Unknown: Eamonn McCabe

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Sylvain Cambreling , Frangoise Pollet (soprano)
Trakl Lieder is a stunning and atmospheric song-cycle by a Belgian composer born in 1936 and sets poems by Austrian expressionist
Georg Trakl. Two very different faces of Stravinsky emerge in the early studies and the late ballet Agon, which marked his gradual immersion in 12-tone serialism. Dutilleux's orchestral showpiece completes the programme in glorious technicolour. Stravinsky Four Studies
Philippe Boesmans Trakl-Lieder (first UK broadcast)
Stravinsky Agon
Dutllleux Métaboles


Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
Soprano: Frangoise Pollet
Unknown: Georg Trakl.
Unknown: Philippe Boesmans Trakl-Lieder

: Night Waves

Lars Von Trier has been widely acclaimed as one of Europe's most iconoclastic and inventive contemporary directors.
Richard Coles discusses his latest film, The
Idiots, in which the residents of a middle-class commune tap into their "inner idiot". Plus a profile of Mies van der Rohe, whose impact on the development of modern architecture and design rivals that of Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier. Producer Lore Wlndemuth


Unknown: Lars von Trier
Directors: Richard Coles
Unknown: Frank Lloyd

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents studio sets from Tough Tenors and the Theo Travis Quartet.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
12.05am Diepenbrock De Klare Dag; Maanlicht Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Rudolf Jansen (piano)
12.10 Schumann Symphony No 2 in C Calgary PO, conductor Mario Bernardi
12.50 Brahms Rhapsody in G minor, Op 79 No 2 Robert Silverman (piano)
1.00 Haydn Quartet in D, Op 76 No 5 Britten Quartet No 3 Belcea Quartet
1.45 Musorgsky The Seminarist Patteri Salomaa (baritone), llmo Ranta (piano)
1.50 Prokofiev Aubade (Romeo and Juliet Suite No 3) Saarbriicken RSO , conductor Myung-Whun Chung
2.05 Suk Mass in B minor
(Krecovicka) Soloists, Czech Radio Choir, conductor Stanislaw Begunia
2.45 Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 14 in F minor Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sergiu Comissiona
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 Topical Roundup
4.30 Paganini Terzetto Concertante in FSusanne Mebes (guitar),
Members of the Amsterdam String Trio
5.05 Bruhns 0 Werter Heil'ger Geist Greta de Reyghere (soprano), James Bowman (countertenor), Guy de Mey (tenor), Max van Egmond (bass), Ricercar Consort
5.20 Henrik Anders , arr Verhoef
Symphonia Introductoria No 2 Henk Verhoef (carillon)
5.30 J M Kraus Symphony in D, VB143 Concerto Kbln
5.45 Federico Chueca
El Ano Pasado por Agua Ensemble de Madrid


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Tenor: Maanlicht Christoph Pregardien
Tenor: Rudolf Jansen
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Conductor: Brahms Rhapsody
Piano: Robert Silverman
Conductor: Saarbriicken Rso
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Conductor: Stanislaw Begunia
Conductor: Sergiu Comissiona
Unknown: Geist Greta
Soprano: James Bowman
Tenor: Guy de Mey
Tenor: Max van Egmond
Unknown: Henrik Anders
Unknown: Kraus Symphony
Unknown: Federico Chueca

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