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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Prokofiev's orchestration of the Andante from his
Piano Sonata No 4, Haydn's
Symphony No 55 in E flat (The
Schoolmaster), and Monteverdi's
Beatus Mr sung by the Choir of New College, Oxford.


Unknown: Petroc Trelawny

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring more Liszt symphonic poems and vintage recordings by violinist Ginette Neveu. CPE Bach Oboe Concerto in E flat,
Wql85 Frank de Bruine , Hanover Band, director Roy Goodman (harpsichord)
9.21 Mozart Piano Trio in B flat, K502
Augustin Dumay (violin), Jian Wang (cello), Maria Joao Pires (piano)
9.45 Chausson Poeme
Ginette Neveu (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Issay Dobrowen
10.01 Monteverdi Confitebor Tibi,
Domine (Mass and Psalms, 1651)
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Ian Partridge (tenor), Parley of Instruments, directors Roy Goodman and Peter Holman
10.10 Uszt Mazeppa
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Producer Arthur Johnson Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Violinist: Ginette Neveu.
Unknown: Frank de Bruine
Harpsichord: Roy Goodman
Violin: Augustin Dumay
Violin: Jian Wang
Cello: Maria Joao Pires
Violin: Ginette Neveu
Conductor: Issay Dobrowen
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Ian Partridge
Directors: Roy Goodman
Directors: Peter Holman
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Artist of the Week

Janet Baker
Dame Janet Baker first appeared on the concert platform in 1956 and quickly became established as one of the finest singers Britain has ever produced, enjoying success both in opera and on the recital stage. Today she talks to Joan Bakewell about her
Yorkshire childhood and the beginnings of her career, and the programme explores qualities of artistry and integrity that have been the hallmarks of her work. With music by Gluck, Purcell and Bach. Producer Lyndon Jones


Unknown: Dame Janet Baker
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Sound Stories

Five Poets
With Peggy Reynolds.
1: Tennyson. Alfred Tennyson was Queen Victoria's favourite poet and the grand old man of English poetry, who was made Poet Laureate at the age of 50. His career spanned the greater part of the 19th century and, in his old age, he received an endless stream of visitors - sometimes composers, sometimes tourists who would turn up at his house just to stare. By the time he died in 1892, there was a whole Tennyson industry. Music includes excerpts from: Hoist The Princess
Hoist Singers, conductor Stephen Layton
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings Martyn Hill (tenor),
Frank Lloyd (horn), City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Strauss Enoch Arden
Claude Rains (speaker), Glenn Gould (piano) Parry Lotus Eaters
Delia Jones (soprano), London
Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Matthias Bamert
Producer Tony Sellors
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Alfred Tennyson
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Tenor: Frank Lloyd
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Claude Rains
Piano: Glenn Gould
Soprano: Delia Jones
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Producer: Tony Sellors

: Composer of the Week: Jean-Baptiste Lully

1: Un Vrai Petit Monsieur
He was a vain, social-climbing megalomaniac, and the most important composer of his generation. He revolutionised the tradition of French staged spectacle and invented French Baroque opera. Robert King begins a week in residence at the court of Lully's employer, Louis XIV, by tracing the composer's rise from humble Italian roots to an official position with power to control music performance throughout France.
Marche pour la Cérémonie des Turcs Le Concert des Nations, director Jordi Savall
Si IAmour Vous Soumet
Guillemette Laurens (mezzo), Capriccio Stravagante , director Skip Sempe
Dances from "Le Bourgeois
Gentilhomme" and "Les Noces de
Village" La Petite Bande, director
Gustav Leonhardt , and London Oboe Band, director Paul Goodwin
Music from "Alceste" and "Phaeton"
La Grande Ecurie, director Jean-
Claude Malgoire , and Les Musiciens du Louvre, director Marc Minkowski Producer Joanne Whitworth


Unknown: Vrai Petit Monsieur
Unknown: Robert King
Director: Jordi Savall
Unknown: Guillemette Laurens
Unknown: Capriccio Stravagante
Director: Skip Sempe
Director: Gustav Leonhardt
Director: Paul Goodwin
Unknown: Claude Malgoire
Director: Marc Minkowski
Producer: Joanne Whitworth

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The Wigmore Hall series of chamber music concerts continues with a recital by Truls Mork (cello) and Harvard Gimse (piano). Beethoven Cello Sonata in F, Op 5 No 1; Variations on "Ein Madchen Oder Weibchen" from Mozart's "Die
Zaubeniote", Op 66; Cello Sonata in D, Op 102 No 2
Repeated Saturday 1pm


Cello: Truls Mork

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
This week featuring British music. Daniel Jones Dance Fantasy
Conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu
Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor
Tasmin Little, conductor Tadaaki Otaka Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat Conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu
An all-Elgar BBC Orchestras on Wednesday at 2pm includes the Symphony No 2


Conductor: Nicolae Moldoveanu
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Nicolae Moldoveanu

: Opera in Action

Martin Handley continues his exploration of opera from the conductor's perspective with a look at the musical preparation required. Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Martin Handley
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes Brahms's Three Intermezzi, Op 117 played by Stephen Kovacevich , an aria by Komgold, and at 7.05 one of the Mozart piano quartets recommended in Building a Library in CD Review. Plus live music from young violinist Mark Trusler.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Played By: Stephen Kovacevich
Violinist: Mark Trusler.

: Performance on 3

Saturday evening's concert in the current Tortelier Festival at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
Ann Murray (mezzo), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Ull Boulanger Psalm 24; D'un Soir Triste; D'un Matin de Printemps; Psalm 130
Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A

: Postscript

A Century of Science
John Durant , professor of the public understanding of science at Imperial College, explores the scientific discoveries that have changed our way of looking at the world. 1: The Atom
Producer Roland Pease


Unknown: John Durant
Producer: Roland Pease

: Charles Ives

Varied Air and Variations
Joanna MacGregor (piano)


Piano: Joanna MacGregor

: Voices

Goethe's Songs lain Burnside introduces a specially recorded programme to mark the 250th anniversary of Goethe's birth. Adele Eikenes (soprano), Stefan Loges (baritone),Alexander Schmalcz (piano) Beethoven Es War Einmal ein Konig, (Op 74)
Schubert Gretchen am Spinnrade; Wanderers Nachtlied /; Ganymed; Der Musensohn
Wolf Heiss Mich Nicht Reden; Nur
Wer die Sehnsucht Kennt; So Lasst
Mich Scheinen (Goethe-Lieder) Griffes Meeres Stille
Grieg Zur Rosenzeit, Op 48 Schubert Rastlose Liebe; Geheimes
Brahms Damm'rung Senkte Sich von Oben (Op 59); Trost in Tranen (Op 48) Wolf Kennst du das Land (GoetheHeder) Schubert Wanderers Nachtlied 11 Producer Adam Gatehouse Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Soprano: Adele Eikenes
Soprano: Stefan Loges
Baritone: Alexander Schmalcz

: Night Waves

Ten years on from Tiananmen Square, Isobel Hilton explores the cultural repercussions of the democracy movement and its suppression. Piers Plowright celebrates the reissue of Ewan MacColl 's Radio Ballads. And in the week that the new Welsh
Assembly is opened, the first of three specially commissioned letters from Welsh writers on cultural issues.
Producer Julian May


Unknown: Isobel Hilton
Unknown: Piers Plowright
Unknown: Ewan MacColl

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to Marcus Roberts about his love of ragtime and stride, about working with Wynton Marsalis , and about jazz-classical fusion.
Producer Terry Carter. Marcus Roberts Trio in concert tomorrow and Wednesday


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Marcus Roberts
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Producer: Terry Carter.
Producer: Marcus Roberts

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Schoeck Zwei
Klavierstucke, Op 29
12.10 Wagner Elisabeth's Prayer (Tannhauser, Act 3)
12.25 Strauss Suite: Der Rosenkavalier
12.50 Paul Muller-Ziirich Capriccio
1.00 Artur Pizarro (piano) plays
Rachmaninov, Chopin and Chasins.
1.55 Suk Fairy Tale Suite
2.30 Smetana Sonata for Piano in E minor for Eight Hands
2.40 Berlioz Overture: King Lear
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 Jan van Gilse String Quartet
4.45 Barbieri Pan y Toros (excerpts)
5.00 Franck Eleven Miniatures
5.15 Spohr Double Concerto, Op 88 in B minor
5.40 Abel Sonata No 6 in G
5.50 Mozart Overture: Die
Entfuhrung aus dem Serail


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Piano: Artur Pizarro

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