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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a look at a new exhibition about waltz king Johann Strauss. Music includes in the first hour Sergei Nakariakov playing a flugelhorn arrangement of Haydn's Concerto in C with the Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jorg Faerber ; at 7.10 the Guidhall
String Ensemble directed by Robert Salter in the variations by several British composers on Sellinger's
Round; and at 8.00 Sterben Wollt ' Ich Oft from Komgold's opera
Violanta sung by tenor Siegfried Jerusalem with the Munich Radio
Orchestra, conductor Marek Janowski.


Unknown: Johann Strauss.
Unknown: Sergei Nakariakov
Conducted By: Jorg Faerber
Directed By: Robert Salter
Unknown: Sterben Wollt
Conductor: Marek Janowski.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Purcell The Fairy Queen (Act 4:
Symphony; Now the Night Is Chased Away) Helen Parker (soprano), Musicians of the Globe, conductor Philip Pickett
9.10 Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor Solomon, Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Herbert Menges
9.40 Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 2, Op 24 David Oistrakh , Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)
10.04 Sibelius The Tempest: Suite No 2 Helsinki Philharmonic, conductor Leif Segerstam
10.23 Chopin Waltz in A flat, Op 42 Solomon (piano)


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Soprano: Helen Parker
Conductor: Philip Pickett
Conductor: Herbert Menges
Unknown: David Oistrakh
Piano: Vladimir Yampolsky
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Conductor: Chopin Waltz

: Artist of the Week

Stephen Hough
Joan Bakewell talks to pianist
Stephen Hough about his crusade to promote unfamiliar music and about the enjoyment he takes in writing his own CD sleeve notes. He also discusses the strength he draws from his Roman Catholic faith. Music includes pieces by York Bowen , Schubert and Liszt.


Unknown: Stephen Hough
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Pianist: Stephen Hough
Unknown: York Bowen

: Sound Stories

With Donald Macleod. The towering greatness of Goethe's Faust tends to eclipse the many other treatments of the legend. Occasionally composers have drawn inspiration from sources other than Goethe, and today's programme encounters more than one highly exotic version. Music includes:
Smetana Doctor Faust
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Stankovsky Spohr Faust (Act 2: Blocksberg Scene)
Women's Voices of the Bielefeld
Opera Chorus, Bielefeld Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Moull Ginastera Overture to the Creole
Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, conductor Maximiano Valdes
Schnittke Faust Cantata (Night Scene) Inger Blom (mezzo),
Malmo Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor James DePriest
Henri Rabaud Procession Nocturne,
Op 6 Rheinland-Pfalz Philharmonic , conductor Leif Segerstam


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Robert Stankovsky
Conductor: Spohr Faust
Conductor: Geoffrey Moull
Conductor: Maximiano Valdes
Unknown: Inger Blom
Conductor: James Depriest
Conductor: Henri Rabaud
Conductor: Rheinland-Pfalz Philharmonic
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Faust: Michael Vier(baritone)
Mephistopheles: Eelco von Jordis(bass)
Sycorax: Maria Kowollik(soprano)

: Composer of the Week: Smetana

The sudden onset of deafness in 1874 struck Smetana a severe blow, but as Fiona Talkington discovers, the composer responded with some deeply moving chamber music.
String Quartet No 1 in E minor (From My Life) Talich Quartet
In Bohemia - Country Tate; In the Salon (Dreams)
Radoslav Kvapil (piano)
From Bohemia's Woods and Fields
(Ma Vlast) Czech Philharmonic, conductor Rafael Kubelik


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Piano: Radoslav Kvapil
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a recital by the Coull Quartet.
Mendelssohn Capriccio in E minor, Op 81 No 3
Schubert Quartet Movement in C minor, D703
Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op 74 (Harp) Repeat


Introduces: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Mendelssohn Capriccio

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Osmo Vanska,
Tim Hugh (cello)
Edward McGuire The Spirit of Wallace
Hoist Invocation
Shostakovich Symphony No 1 Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)


Cello: Tim Hugh
Cello: Edward McGuire

: The Piano

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with guests and news from the world of music, including Hummel's Bassoon Concerto in F played by Valery Popov and the Russian State Orchestra, and Hoist's Lyric Movement for viola and small orchestra.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Played By: Valery Popov

: Performance on 3

La Princesse Jaune
The first of Saint-Saens's operas to hit the stage was created to satisfy the craze for Japan that was sweeping Paris in the 1870s. It cleverly conjures up the colourful sounds of the Orient for western ears. A young doctor falls in love with the picture of a Japanese girl and sets out to bring her to life with a magic potion. Sung in English, with dialogue adapted for radio by Richard Langham Smith.
Saint-Saens Suite Algérienne La Princesse Jaune
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Peter Robinson


Unknown: Richard Langham Smith.
Conductor: Peter Robinson
Komelis: John Graham-Hall (tenor)
LSria: Jams Kelly(soprano)

: Postscript

Sharp Focus
Don McCullin talks about his own work. Eamonn McCabe finds out what happened when this renowned war photographer decided to turn his attention to somewhere closer to home.


Talks: Don McCullin
Unknown: Eamonn McCabe

: Quatuor Mosaïques

Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 135
Haydn String Quartet in B minor, Op 33 No 1 Repeat

: Music Restored

On Saturday, BBC2 and Radio 3 broadcast a simultaneous live relay of Handel's rarely performed Semele from the London Coliseum. Robert
Hollingworth looks into the often bewildering worlds of Baroque opera on stage and in the recording studio, with the help of an expert in both fields - the conductor Rene Jacobs.
With excerpts from operas by Handel, Graun, Monteverdi and Cavalli. Producer Joanne Whitworth
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Conductor: Rene Jacobs.
Producer: Joanne Whitworth

: Night Waves

As Antwerp celebrates the 400th anniversary of the birth of Anthony van Dyck , Paul Allen visits the city to explore the life and work of one of the world's exceptional painters.
Recognised as a child prodigy and praised by Rubens, Van Dyck established his own workshop while still a teenager, producing religious works for Antwerp's churches as well as mythological paintings. But it is as a painter of portraits that he pushed back boundaries. Paul Allen discusses a major exhibition which opens this week in Amsterdam and comes to London in September. Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Anthony van Dyck
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Van Dyck
Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Zahid Warley

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces the second part of a concert given by the Matt Wates Sextet.


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Matt Wates Sextet.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
12.05am Tchaikovsky Autumn Song (The Seasons) Moshe Hammer
(violin), Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (cello), William Tritt (piano)
12.10 Weber Sonata No 4 in E minor, Op 70 Stanley Hoogland (fortepiano)
12.35 Bach Cantata No 69: Lobe den Herrn Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Elisabeth von Magnus (alto),
Paul Agnew (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman
1.00 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Dmitri Kitaienko
1.55 Eugene Goossens Fantasy for Nine Wind Instruments, Op 36 Instrumental ensemble
2.05 Debussy Prelude a I'apres-midi d'un faune Bratislava RSO, conductor Ludovic Rajter
2.15 Bartok The Miraculous
Mandarin Claire Ovellet and Sandra Murray (pianos)
2.50 Piazzolla Adios Nonino Musica
Camerata Montreal
3.00 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 MacDowell Suite, Op 42 Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, conductor Howard Hanson
4.50 A Gabrieli Two Ricercars
Hesperion XX, director Jordi Savall
5.00 Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture
Slovenian RSO, conductor Anton Nanut
5.20 Mozart Symphony No 26 in E flat, K184 New Zealand SO, conductor Franz-Paul Decker
5.30 Fernandez Brasileira Suite No 2
Cristina Ortiz (piano)
5.40 A Scarlatti, arr Verhoef
Sinfonia avanti l'Opera (excerpts) Henk Verhoef (carillon)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi
Piano: William Tritt
Soprano: Herrn Ruth Ziesak
Soprano: Elisabeth von Magnus
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Tenor: Klaus Mertens
Conductor: Ton Koopman
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaienko
Conductor: Eugene Goossens
Conductor: Ludovic Rajter
Unknown: Claire Ovellet
Pianos: Sandra Murray
Conductor: Howard Hanson
Director: Jordi Savall
Conductor: Anton Nanut
Piano: Cristina Ortiz
Unknown: Henk Verhoef

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