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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of Verdi's
Otello with Jose Cura singing the title role in Britain for the first time.
Music includes Bach's Italian
Concerto, BWV971 played by Tatiana Nikolaieva and Mendelssohn's
Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 49 played by the Chung Trio.


Unknown: Jose Cura
Played By: Tatiana Nikolaieva
Unknown: Chung Trio.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Walton Comedy Overture: Scapino London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
9.10 Brahms Piano Sonata No 2 in F sharp minor, Op 2 Julius Katchen
9.37 Faure String Quartet in E minor, Op 121 Parrenin Quartet
10.04 Uszt Tasso: Lamento e Trionfo
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Julius Katchen
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Artist of the Week

Ivo Pogorelich
In 1980, when he was still relatively unknown, Ivo Pogorelich entered the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw. His elimination after three rounds provoked the resignation of jury members including
Martha Argerich and made his name famous overnight. Today, Ivo Pogorelich talks to Joan Bakewell about his experiences at the competition and about its effect on his career. He reveals what he believes was behind the decision to eliminate him - laying the blame firmly at the door of the Soviet authorities.


Unknown: Ivo Pogorelich
Unknown: Ivo Pogorelich
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Talks: Ivo Pogorelich
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Rve Biblical Characters
With Richard Baker.
2: Daniel. Daniel served a number of rulers in exile in Babylon. His fellow Jews Shadrach , Meshach and Abednego were thrown into the burning fiery furnace by Nebuchadnezzar, whose descent into madness Daniel foretold from the king's dreams. Belshazzar asked him to interpret the mysterious inscription which appeared at a feast in the royal palace. And Darius the Mede was tricked into throwing him to the lions. Including excerpts from:
Boyce By the Waters of Babylon Choir of New College, Oxford, conductor Edward Higginbottom
Britten The Burning Fiery Furnace English Opera Group, conducted by the Composer Walton Belshazzar 's Feast
Thomas Hampson (baritone), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle Vaughan Williams A Vision of Aeroplanes Finzi Singers,
Henry Bickett (organ), conductor Paul Spicer


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Jews Shadrach
Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
Unknown: Walton Belshazzar
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Singers: Henry Bickett
Conductor: Paul Spicer

: Composer of the Week: Wolf

2: Landscape and Nature
Wolf was keenly aware of the natural world around him and of the passing seasons. In this programme, Jeremy Sams presents a selection of Wolf's songs which reflect the natural world. Gleich und Gleich
Peter Schreier (tenor),
Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano)
Lied vom Winde; Im Fruhling; In der Fruhe; Auf einer Wanderung (Morike Lieder) sung by baritones Benjamin Luxon , Olaf Bar and Dietrich Fischer -
Dieskau Wiegenlied im Sommer; Wiegenlied im Writer Tiana Lemnitz (soprano), Michael Raucheisen (piano)
Anakreons Grab; Kennst du das
Land? (Goethe Lieder) sung by Elly Ameling (soprano) and Mitsuko Shirai (soprano).


Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Piano: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Baritones: Benjamin Luxon
Baritones: Olaf Bar
Baritones: Dietrich Fischer
Unknown: Dieskau Wiegenlied
Soprano: Tiana Lemnitz
Piano: Michael Raucheisen
Sung By: Elly Ameling
Sung By: Mitsuko Shirai

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert From the New World

Another in the series of recitals given last year at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, featuring music connected with America, Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Susan Roberts (soprano), lain Burnside (piano)
Ives Memories ...Very Pleasant;
...Rather Sad; The Cage; A Night Song; Feldeinsamkeit; Serenity
Griffes Four Impressions (after Wilde) Carter Warble for Lilac Time
Barber Nuvoletta
Cage The Wonderful Widow of 18 Springs
Richard Hundley Come Ready and See Me; Sweet Suffolk Owl; Softly the Summer
Bernstein I Hate Music; Piccola Serenata
Celius Dougherty The Lady Who Loved a Pig Repeat


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Soprano: Susan Roberts
Unknown: Carter Warble
Music: Piccola Serenata
Music: Celius Dougherty

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op 56a Conductor Osmo Vanska
Brail Piano Concerto No 2
Martin Roscoe (piano), conductor Martyn Brabbins
Bruckner Symphony No 6 in A Conductor Takuo Yuasa


Piano: Martin Roscoe
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa

: 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 signifiance for him. Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Song: Louis de Bernieres

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to
Nicholas Snowman as he prepares for his first season as general director of Glyndebourne. Music includes
Vaughan Williams 's Serenade to
Music and Sallerl's Piano Concerto in B flat.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Nicholas Snowman
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Performance on 3

The second of three recitals from this year's Brighton Festival, given on Friday in the Royal Pavilion by Stephen Isserlis (cello) and Ian Brown (piano).
Bach Solo Cello Suite No 5 in C minor, BWV1011
Saint-Saens Suite, Op 16 Dvorak Silent
Woods Janacek Pohadka (Fairy Tale) Martlnu Cello Sonata No 1


Cello: Stephen Isserlis
Cello: Ian Brown
Unknown: Woods Janacek Pohadka

: Postscript

Living Ideas
In the second programme of the series in which philosophers discuss the influence of great thinkers from the past, Onora O'Neill , principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, looks at the enduring philosophy of Immanuel Kant and argues for the continuing significance of his fundamental principle that humans should respect others' rights and interests as fiercely as their own.


Unknown: Onora O'Neill
Unknown: Immanuel Kant

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Jac van Steen.
David Matthews 's In Dark Time is an elegiac meditation on the winter landscape of an ancient battlefield, but an altogther darker world is inhabited by his piece Chaconne which opens the concert. In
Memento Vitae Thea Musgrave places extracts from Beethoven within her own sound world to startling effect.
David Matthews Chaconne (1984-5) Thea Musgrave Memento Vitae - Concerto in Homage to Beethoven (1969-70)
David Matthews In Dark Time (1986-7)


Conductor: Jac van Steen.
Conductor: David Matthews
Unknown: Vitae Thea Musgrave
Unknown: David Matthews
Unknown: David Matthews

: Night Waves

From virtual silence after the war to blockbuster Hollywood mythologising, public acknowledgement of the Holocaust has changed dramatically, and today ever increasing numbers of films, novels and memorials attempt to evoke and commemorate it. Richard Coles talks to historian
Tim Cole , whose provocative new book Images of the Holocaust explores modern perceptions of the Shoah and its transformation into a contemporary icon.
Producer Belinda Sample


Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: Tim Cole

: Jazz Notes

In San Francisco San Francisco traditional jazz was played in three famous clubs:
Hambone Kelly's, the Italian Village and Earthquake McGoon's.
Bob Helm , Charlie Campbell and Leon Oakley recall these venues in conversation with Alyn Shipton.


Unknown: Bob Helm
Unknown: Charlie Campbell
Unknown: Leon Oakley
Unknown: Alyn Shipton.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Rachmaninov Morceaux de
Salon, Op 10
12.15 Bloch Cello Suite No 1
12.25 Wieniawski Violin Concerto
No 2 in D minor
12.50 Mozart, arr Danzi Duos from "La Clemenza di Tito"
1.00 Songs by Schubert, Poulenc, Grieg and Britten
1.50 Schubert Symphony No 4 in C minor (Tragic)
2.20 Mozart Flute Quartet in G, K285a
2.30 Chausson Poeme, Op 25
2.45 Chaminade Automne (Etudes de Concert. Op 35)
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 Special Edition
4.30 Grieg Holberg Suite
4.50 Sibelius Kuin Virta Vuolas. Op 26 No 8; Hope, Hope, You Dreamer; Partsong: Bell Melody of Berghaill Church, Op 65 No 2
5.00 Otto Dutch Overture: The
Croatian Girl
5.15 Weber Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat
5.35 Paganini Fantasia on "Moses"
5.45 Sweelinck Courante (Edward Herbert Lute Book)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Danzi Duos
Unknown: Paganini Fantasia
Unknown: Sweelinck Courante

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