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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Vaughan Williams 's Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus', Mozart's String Quartet in F, K168 played by the Brandis Quartet , and Debussy's Masques played by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Brandis Quartet
Pianist: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Kirnberger Symphony in D
Hanover Band, director Roy Goodman
9.08 Ravel Tzigane
Ginette Neveu (violin), Jean Neveu (piano)
9.19 Graun Sulle Sponde del Torbido Lete (Artaserse) Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto), Hanover Band, director Roy Goodman (harpsichord)
9.25 Uszt Hamlet Berlin Phlharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta
9.41 Berlioz Les Nuits d'Ete
Susan Graham (mezzo),
Royal Opera House Orchestra, conductor John Nelson
10.12 Beethoven Grosse Fuge in B flat, Op 133 Talich Quartet


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Director: Roy Goodman
Violin: Ginette Neveu
Piano: Jean Neveu
Contralto: Nathalie Stutzmann
Harpsichord: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Unknown: Susan Graham
Conductor: John Nelson

: Artist of the Week

Janet Baker
Janet Baker was born in Yorkshire into the oratorio tradition. Today she talks to Joan Bakewell about the importance to her of this part of the repertoire and explains its connection with her work on the operatic stage. With music by Handel and Verdi.


Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Five Poets
With Peggy Reynolds.
3: Keats. John Keats was in many ways the picture of the Romantic poet. He was ardent and sensitive; he wrote intensively over a very short period, producing a series of masterpieces; and he died young, even by the standards of the day. Music includes excerpts from: Bridge The Devon Maid
Jamie MacDougall (tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano) Hoist Choral Symphony
Felicity Palmer (soprano), London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult
Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture
(Fingal's Cave) Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Walter Weller
Stanford La Belle Dame sans Merci
Janet Baker (mezzo), Gerald Moore (piano)


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: John Keats
Tenor: Jamie MacDougall
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Walter Weller
Unknown: Janet Baker
Piano: Gerald Moore

: Composer of the Week: Lully

3: Dies Irae. Lully was a dissolute character, so his 30 or so settings of sacred texts for the church come as something of a surprise. Perhaps the judgement of history obscures a man who held deeper beliefs than he is usually credited with. Robert King explores another side of the composer. Miserere La Chapelle Royale, director Philippe Herreweghe Omnes Gentes
Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie
Dies Irae La Chapelle Royale, director Philippe Herreweghe


Unknown: Robert King
Director: Philippe Herreweghe
Director: William Christie
Director: Philippe Herreweghe

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A concert given on Sunday in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, by Maya Homburger (violin) and Malcolm Proud (harpsichord).
Corelll Sonata in D, Op 5 No 1
Biber Mystery Sonata in G minor for Solo Violin (Rosary)
Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV903, for keyboard Bach Violin Sonata in E, BWV1016


Violin: Maya Homburger

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
An all-Elgar programme.
Elgar Overture: Alassio (In the South) Conductor Edward Downes
Cello Concerto in E minor
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello), conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Symphony No 2 in E flat
Conductor Edward Downes
Elgar's Symphony No 3 Friday 2pm


Conductor: Edward Downes
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Conductor: Edward Downes

: Choral Evensong

From Canterbury Cathedral. Introit: Sacerdotes Eius
Induam (Gregorian)
Responses (Ayleward)
Psalm 119, wl45-end (Matthews, Foster, Elvey)
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 31, v30 - 32, vl4
Canticles: Blair in B minor
Second Lesson: 1 John 1 - 2, v6
Anthem: Aveto Augustine (
Patrick Gowers ) (first broadcast performance) Hymn: God, Whose City's Sure
Foundation (Westminster Abbey)
Organ Voluntary: Toccata (Symphony No 2) (Dupre)
Organist and master of the choristers David Flood.
Assistant organist Timothy Noon.


Unknown: Patrick Gowers
Unknown: David Flood.
Organist: Timothy Noon.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty is in Princess Square Shopping Centre in Buchanan Street, Glasgow, to explore the rich cultural life of the city and look forward to Radio 3's coverage of the six-day Music Live festival celebrating the diversity of live music-making in Glasgow. Guests include writer Bernard
MacLaverty, and there is music from the BT Scottish Ensemble, the Keller Quartet from Budapest, and Scottish Gaelic group the Whistlebinkies.
+ Brian Kay 's Pick of the Week: p40


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Performance on 3

In Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall, the BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor Osmo Vanska are joined by pianist Peter Donohoe to raise the curtain on Radio 3's series of concerts from Glasgow's wide-ranging music festival Music Live.
Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor
8.20 In Our Neighbourhood
From the bay window of his tenement flat, poet, writer and broadcaster Donnie O'Rourke looks out over
Glasgow's bohemian West End and reflects on the variety of lifestyles to be found in his neighbourhood.
8.40 Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor


Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Pianist: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: Donnie O'Rourke

: Postscript

A Century of Science
John Durant. professor of the public understanding of science at Imperial College, explores the scientific discoveries that have had a major cultural impact and have changed our way of looking at the world. 3: What Is Life?


Unknown: John Durant.

: Elliott Carter

David Starobin (guitar)


Guitar: David Starobin

: The Piano

Mystery and Adventure
"Every concert is an adventure, and how its programme comes about is often a mystery." So says the winner of the 1997 Umberto Micheli piano competition, Aleksandar Madzar. He certainly presents a dazzling and unusual programme tonight, including one of the peaks of the virtuoso piano repertoire in Ravel's dark and incandescent triptych Gaspard de la Nuit. Piers Lane meets the young Yugoslavian pianist and introduces a recital he gave last month in the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London's South Bank, in which he plays Gaspard alongside music by Berg, Scarlatti and Berio. Producer Chris Wines
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Aleksandar Madzar.
Unknown: Piers Lane
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall

: Night Waves

Much of the steel and glass of American urban life was built and worked on by the native Americans it displaced. It is this paradox at the heart of modern America that David
Treuer, himself Ojibwa, explores in his new novel Hiawatha. Laura
Cumming talks to him about his fictional archaeology of the city and its dark history. Plus the last of three specially commissioned letters to the new Welsh Assembly. Producer Abigail Appleton


Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents the second half of the concert by the Marcus Roberts Trio , given last week in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London.


Unknown: Marcus Roberts Trio
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Merikanto Scherzo
12.15 Corelli Sonata in D minor, Op 5 No 12 (La Follia) for organ
12.25 Schubert Incidental music:
1.00 Historic organs of Bohemia.
Music by Unek, Nauss, Bronnemuller, Seger, Brlxl, Raas and Speth.
2.00 Segerstam Songs of Experience
2.30 Chopin Nocturnes , Mazurkas and Waltzes played by Mijoo Lee (piano)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 EAL Playtime 4.20 Counting Time
4.30 Respighi Trittico Botticelliano
4.50 Cavalll Sonata a 8 5.00 Dvorak Song to the Moon (Rusalka)
5.05 Muffat Toccata Undecima in C minor (Apparatus Musico-Organisticus)
5.15 Beethoven Horn Sonata in F, Op 17
5.25 Mozart Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague)
5.55 Dvorak Slavonic Dance in A, Op 46 No 5


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Corelli Sonata
Unknown: Chopin Nocturnes
Played By: Mijoo Lee

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