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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of a concert given last night by Mikhail Pletnev , Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia Orchestra which is tonight's Performance on 3. Music includes Beethoven's Serenade in D,
Op 25 for flute, violin and viola.


Unknown: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring Liszt symphonic poems and vintage performer Julius Katchen.
Walton Overture: Portsmouth Point
LPO, conducted by the Composer
9.07 Uszt Ce Qu'On Entend sur la Montagne
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
9.36 Verdi Ella Mi Fu Rapita. ... Parmi Veder le Lagrime (Rigoletto, Act 2) Tito Schipa (tenor)
9.41 Boccherini Guitar Quintet in D, G448 Pepe Romero , Academy of St
Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
10.00 Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3
Julius Katchen , London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Istvan Kertesz Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Julius Katchen.
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Conductor: Verdi Ella Mi Fu Rapita.
Conductor: Parmi Veder
Unknown: Pepe Romero
Unknown: Julius Katchen
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Ivo Pogorelich
As a boy in Belgrade, pianist
Ivo Pogorelich was talent-spotted by a visiting Russian professor. At the age of 11, he left home for the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire in Moscow and the opportunity of a lifetime - an intensive musical education in Soviet Russia.
Today, Pogorelich talks to
Joan Bakewell about his early years in Yugoslavia and Moscow.
Mozart Rondo alia Turca (Sonata in A, K311)
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 6
Brahms Rhapsody in G minor, Op 79 No
Producer Kerry Chapman


Unknown: Ivo Pogorelich
Pianist: Ivo Pogorelich
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Kerry Chapman

: Sound Stories Five Biblical Characters With Richard Baker.

1: Elijah. In the time of King Ahab, Elijah was God's messenger, announcing a drought as punishment for the King's idolatry. Elijah's was an eventful life, bringing a widow's son back to life, challenging the prophets of Baal to a contest on Mount Carmel, and being allowed a glimpse of the Almighty, before being taken up into heaven in a chariot. Including excerpts from: Mendelssohn Elijah
Thomas Allen (baritone), Soloists,
Academy and Chorus of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Berlin Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Mendelssohn Elijah
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Stravinsky Symphony
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Composer of the Week: Hugo Wolf (1860-1903): 1: Small Is Beautiful

Although Wolf entertained extravagant ambitions as a composer of orchestral, choral and chamber music and of operas, the musical world honours him as a great - some would say the greatest - master of the German art song: the lied. In the first of five programmes, Jeremy Sams traces the main events of Wolf's short and turbulent life:
Auch Kleine Dinge (Italian Songbook) Elisabeth Schumann (soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)
Early songs sung by Nico van der Meel (tenor) and Barbara Bonney (soprano) Adagio (String Quartet in D minor) Artis Quartet
Italian Serenade
Hollywood Quartet
Eichendorff and Morike settings sung by Alexander Kipnis (bass) and Barbara Bonney (soprano)
Spanish and Italian Songbooks (excerpts) sung by Gerhard Husch (baritone) and Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo)
Producer Peter Tanner


Presenter: Jeremy Sams
Soprano: Elisabeth Schumann
Tenor: Nico van der Meel
Piano: Gerald Moore
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Bass: Alexander Kipnis
Baritone: Gerhard Husch
Mezzo: Anne Sofie Von Otter
Producer: Peter Tanner

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The Wigmore Hall series of chamber music concerts continues with a recital by the Artis Quartet of Vienna, Introduced by Stephanie Hughes.
Mozart String Quartet in C, K157
Schubert String Quartet in D minor, D810 (Death and the Maiden) Repeated Saturday lpm


Introduced By: Stephanie Hughes.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Sibelius The Wood Nymph Conductor Osmo Vanska
Brull Piano Concerto No 1
Martin Roscoe , conductor Martyn Brabbins
Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat (Romantic)
Conductor Yoav Talmi
See also tomorrow 2pm


Conductor: Martin Roscoe
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Yoav Talmi

: Opera in Action

Martin Handley embarks on an exploration of opera from the conductor's perspective, beginning with a look at first nights - the mystique, the rituals, nerves and audience reaction.
Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Martin Handley
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes Schoenberg's romantic Chamber
Symphony No 1 and a gem from the legacy of the great Russian pianist
Emil Gilels - his recording of Grieg's Lyric Pieces.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Pianist: Emil Gilels

: Performance on 3

Yesterday evening's concert in the Rachmaninov series on London's
South Bank saw a distinguished line-up of soloists in the Royal Festival
Hall. They performed one of the most popular works for piano and orchestra in the repertoire and Rachmaninov's opera Francesca da Rimini, the tragic story of which is related in Dante's Inferno.
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor
Vladimir Ashkenazy , Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Francesca da Rimini
London Voices


Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Paganini Francesca
Francesca: Marina Shaguch (soprano)
Paolo: Vitali Taraschenko (tenor)
Dante: Ilya Levinsky (tenor)
Virgil: Barseg Tumanyan (bass)
Lanceotto: Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)

: Postscript: Living Ideas

A second series in which leading philosophers acknowledge our indebtedness to great thinkers from the past. David Papineau, professor of the philosophy of science at King's College, London, offers an appreciation of Descartes, usually remembered as the originator of the modem distinction between the mind and the body who Papineau argues should be celebrated as a pioneer materialist.


Speaker: David Papineau
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Poulenc

Andre Previn (piano), Elizabeth Mann (flute), Steve Taylor (oboe), David Shifrin (clarinet), Dennis Godburn (bassoon), Richard Todd (horn)


Piano: Andre Previn
Piano: Elizabeth Mann
Flute: Steve Taylor
Oboe: David Shifrin
Clarinet: Dennis Godburn
Bassoon: Richard Todd

: Voices

My Kind of Song - Louis de Bernieres The author of Captain Corelli's Mandolin talks to lain Burnside about the songs that have a particular significance for him. Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Song: Louis de Bernieres
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Night Waves

Philip Dodd explores the extraordinary story of David Rodinsky , who disappeared from his room above a synagogue in London's East End leaving books, records and clothes that lay undisturbed for twenty years. Then the artist Rachel Lichtenstein decided to find out what happened.... Bill Buford of The New Yorker files his regular letter on cultural life across the Atlantic. And a new book by anthropologist
Adam Kuper asks what exactly we mean by culture - a term now invoked to explain everything from civil wars to divorces. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Philip Dodd
Unknown: David Rodinsky
Artist: Rachel Lichtenstein
Unknown: Bill Buford
Unknown: Adam Kuper
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Jazz Notes

In San Francisco
The great jazz revival began at the Big Bear Tavern in San Francisco in the 1940s with Lu Watters 's Yerba
Buena Jazz band. Alyn Shipton meets the band's clarinettist Bob Helm to remember those pioneering days. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Lu Watters
Unknown: Buena Jazz
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Clarinettist: Bob Helm
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Willem de Fesch Concerto in G, Op 5 No 3
12.15 Buxtehude Magnificat Primi Toni , BuxWV203
12.25 Mozart Ch'io Mi Scordi di Te?
1.00 Chopin 24 Preludes, Op 28
1.55 Handel Water Music Suite No 1 in 2.35 Mozart Serenade in G, K525 (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Tales from Europe 4.15 Music for Dance
4.30 J Strauss (son) Die Fledermaus (Overture; Tik-Tak Polka; Czardas)
4.45 Lehar Meine Lippen , Sie Kussen So Heiss (Giuditta)
5.00 Rachmaninov, arr Cailliet
Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 3 No 2
5.10 Bloch Visions and Prophecies
5.25 Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Primi Toni
Unknown: Eine Kleine
Unknown: Lehar Meine Lippen
Unknown: Sie Kussen

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