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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Schumann's Arabeske, Op 18 for piano,
Stravinsky's concerto
Dumbarton Oaks and Lotti's Crucifixus for eight voices performed by the Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers.


Unknown: Dumbarton Oaks
Directed By: Harry Christophers.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Kodaly Dances of Marosszek Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
9.15 Strauss Violin Sonata in E flat, Op 18
Ginette Neveu , Gustaf Beck (piano)
9.45 Uszt The Battle with the Huns
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta
10.01 Mondonville In Exitu Israel
Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Unknown: Ginette Neveu
Piano: Gustaf Beck
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Conductor: William Christie

: Artist of the Week

Janet Baker
It was once said of Janet Baker that
"she can do about anything vocally and dramatically, in a variety of contexts." In addition to her many successes on the operatic stage, she was a regular recitalist, and today she talks to Joan Bakewell about her work as a lieder singer.


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

: Sound Stories

Five Poets
With Peggy Reynolds.
4: Kipling. Even as a very young man, Rudyard Kipling acquired a reputation as a poet specialising in the glories of war, the camaraderie of the barracks, and the rituals of the officers' mess. Yet when real war came close, his attitude changed. Music includes excerpts from: Elgar Suite: Crown of India London Philharmonic, conductor Daniel Barenboim
Grainger Danny Deever
Joyful Company of Singers, City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Elgar Fringes of the Fleet Rutland Sinfonia, conductor Barry Collett


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Barry Collett

: Composer of the Week: Lully

4: Acis et Galatee
Lully's last theatrical masterpiece was written at a time when people's attitudes to moral standards were changing and Parisians were becoming almost pious. This left
Lully and his frequently scandalous private life out in the cold. Robert King recounts the story of the shepherd Acis, whose love for the sea-nymph Galatea is theatened only by that of a jealous rival - Poiyphemos, the Cyclops. Acis et Galatee (excerpts) Les Musiciens du Louvre, director Marc Minkowski


Unknown: Robert King
Director: Marc Minkowski

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Linda Ormiston introduces a recital given in the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, by Louise Winter , one of the new generation of British singers currently taking the world by storm. She is accompanied by Nancy Cooley (piano). Haydn Arianna a Naxos
Duparc Romance de Mignon; Elegie; Au Pays Ou Se Fait la Guerre Poulenc Metamorphoses
Wolf Er Ist's; Im Fruhling;
Das Verlassene Magdlein ; Nimmersatte Liebe; Verborgenheit; Begegnung (Morike Lieder)


Introduces: Linda Ormiston
Unknown: Louise Winter
Accompanied By: Nancy Cooley
Piano: Haydn Arianna
Unknown: Das Verlassene Magdlein

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Bax Spring Fire
Conductor Vernon Handley Delius Violin Concerto
Stephen Bryant (violin), conductor Vernon Handley
Walton Sinfonia Concertante
Piers Lane (piano), conductor Vernon Handley Bliss A Colour Symphony Conductor Richard Hickox


Conductor: Vernon Handley
Violin: Stephen Bryant
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: 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 an unusual programme, 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 also plays music by Berg, Scarlatti and Berio.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


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

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty is joined by cellist
Anner Bylsma , who is renowned for his Bach playing. Music includes Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite, and Uszt's Hungarian Fantasy for piano and orchestra.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Anner Bylsma

: Performance on 3

Hesperion XX and their director Jordi Savall have long been delighting audiences the world over as one of the most brilliant and inventive of early music ensembles. This Music Live concert comes direct from the Piping centre in Glasgow.
Anon Canto Llano de la Inmaculada
Francisco Correa de Arauxo Tres
Glasas sobre el Canto Llano
Anon Ensalada : Corten Espadas
Bemabe Fantasia
Juan Bias de Castro Romance No 4:
Desde las Torres del Alma
Juan Cabanilles Tiento Lleno
Francisco Guerrero Villancico: Si la
Noche Haze Escura
8.15 Poems on the Pavement
The poems on the pavement outside the city halls in Glasgow, not published in any anthology, describe a bygone age of the merchant city. Poet Edwin Morgan talks about his work and the inspiration the city gives him. The poetry is read by Adam McNaughtan and Liz Lochhead.
8.35 Juan Cabanilles Fantasia
Anon Elix: Lament de la Verge:
Ternari: 0 Poder del Alt Imperi Sebastian Aquilera de Heredia Tiento de Salve Regina
Anon Pange Lingua Gloriosi "More Hispano
Juan Cabanilles Tiento XVII de
"Pange Lingua"; Corrente Italianna Juan Cererols Villancico No 8:
Serafin Que con Dulce Harmonia
Anon Jaracas: No Hay Que Dezirle el Primor


Director: Jordi Savall
Unknown: Arauxo Tres
Unknown: Canto Llano
Unknown: Anon Ensalada
Unknown: Corten Espadas
Unknown: Bemabe Fantasia
Unknown: Juan Cabanilles
Talks: Edwin Morgan
Read By: Adam McNaughtan
Read By: Liz Lochhead.
Unknown: Sebastian Aquilera
Unknown: Heredia Tiento
Unknown: Corrente Italianna
Unknown: Juan Cererols Villancico
Unknown: Serafin Que

: 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.
4: Exploring the World and beyond


Unknown: John Durant

: Domenico Scarlatti

Sonatas: in D, Kkll9; in D minor, Kkl20
Scott Ross (harpsichord)


Harpsichord: Scott Ross

: Mozart's Grand Partita

Mozart's sublime Serenade in B flat, K361 for 13 wind instruments is played in St Aloysius's Church, Glasgow, by members of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra directed by Osmo Vanska (clarinet). Presented by Kirsteen McCue.


Directed By: Osmo Vanska
Presented By: Kirsteen McCue.

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces the first broadcast for over 40 years of Duke Ellington's Shakespeare-inspired suite Such Sweet Thunder. The
Scottish National Jazz Orchestra is directed by Tommy Smith in this performance given earlier this evening in the Strathclyde Suite in Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall.


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Directed By: Tommy Smith

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Glazunov Song of the Troubadour Susan Rolston (cello),
Calgary PO, conductor Mario Bernardi
12.15 Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat Geoffrey Payne , Melbourne SO, conductor Michael Halasz
12.35 Rossini String Sonata No 5 in E flat Camerata Bern
12.45 Telemann Sonata in D minor
Hannan/Tilney/Thielmann Trio
1.00 Schubert Symphony No 6 in C Schumann Introduction and Allegro Appassionato; Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish) Endre Hegedus (piano), Hungarian RSO/Tamas Vasary
2.20 Pierre de la Rue Kyrie (Missa Sancto Job) Orlando Consort
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 Tchalkovsky Francesca da Rimini Quebec Conservatoire
Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian
4.50 Zipoli Quattro Versetti and Canzona in C Peter van Dijk (organ)
5.00 Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conductor Uri Mayer
5.50 Schumann Dichterliebe , Op 48 Kevin McMillan (baritone), Michael McMahon (piano)
5.50 Jean Barriere Sonata No 10 in G Duo Fouquet (cellos)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Cello: Susan Rolston
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Unknown: Geoffrey Payne
Conductor: Michael Halasz
Unknown: Camerata Bern
Piano: Endre Hegedus
Unknown: Peter van Dijk
Conductor: Uri Mayer
Conductor: Schumann Dichterliebe
Baritone: Kevin McMillan
Baritone: Michael McMahon

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