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: On Air

Penny Gore with arts news and music, including Beethoven's Trio in B flat, Op 11 for clarinet, cello and piano, Dvorak's Scherzo Capriccioso and music by Tallis.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring songs by Poulenc and vintage performer William Primrose.
Britten American Overture
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
9.12 Poulenc Le Bestiaire
Gilles Cachemaille (baritone), Pascal Roge (piano)
9.18 Berlioz Harold in Italy William Primrose (viola),
Boston Symphony Orchestra , conductor Charles Munch
9.57 Poulenc Poemes de Ronsard
Michel Senechal (tenor), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
10.09 Offenbach Overture and Ballet des Flocons de Neige (Le Voyage dans la Lune) Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Antonio de Almeida
Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: William Primrose.
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Piano: Pascal Roge
Piano: Berlioz Harold
Viola: William Primrose
Conductor: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Munch
Tenor: Michel Senechal
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Conductor: Antonio de Almeida
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Salvatore Accardo
Celebrated Italian violinist Salvatore
Accardo was given his first violin at the age of three. Within two years, he was astounding his teacher at the Naples Conservatoire. He made his professional debut at the age of 13 and had already won international competitions at Vercelli and Geneva when at 17 he was awarded the prestigious Paganini International Violin Prize. Joan Bakewell talks to
Accardo about those formative years. With music by Paganini, Kreisler and Sarasate.
Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Salvatore Accardo
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Paul Evans

: Sound Stories

Five Crusaders
With Donald Macleod.
The First Crusade recaptured the Holy City of Jerusalem exactly 900 years ago and in so doing sent a shock wave across the Middle East.
An early Verdi opera adds a love interest to the story. Music includes: Anon La Ultime Estampie Royale Early Music Consort of London, director David Munrow
Anon Jerusalem Accipitur
Gothic Voices, director Christopher Page Verdi The Lombards on the First
Crusade (I Lombardi)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conductor James Levine
Hildegard of Bingen 0 Jerusalem Catherine King (alto)
Producer Piers Burton-Page
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Director: David Munrow
Conductor: James Levine
Producer: Piers Burton-Page
Giselda: June Anderson (soprano)
Arvino: Richard Leech (tenor)
Pagano: Samuel Ramey (bassi

: Composer of the Week: Giacomo Puccini

With Daniel Snowman.
Heir to Verdi. The Puccini family of Lucca, like the Bachs, were a musical dynasty, and Giacomo was expected to follow earlier generations by becoming a church musician. But as a teenager he was bowled over by a performance of Verdi's Aida and knew that he had to write operas.
Even his early music foreshadows the stage dramatist he was to become. Repeat


Unknown: Daniel Snowman.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chris de Souza presents a concert by the London City Brass Quintet, given last week at the Guildhall, Bath as part of the Bath International Music Festival.
Scheidt Battle Suite
Bach Little Fugue in G minor, BWV578 G Gabriell Canzona Seconda
Purcell Sonata for Two Trumpets and Brass
D Scarlatti Three Sonatas
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks Repeated Saturday lpm


Unknown: Chris de Souza

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Sibelius Suite: King Christian II Conductor Sakari Oramo
Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
John Lill , conductor Vassily Sinaisky Sibelius Symphony No 1 in E minor Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier


Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Conductor: John Lill
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier

: Opera in Action

Martin Handley continues his exploration of opera from the conductor's perspective with a look at how the orchestra works. Politics. seating plans and last-minute panics all play their part.
Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Martin Handley
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty explores the relationship between Beethoven's music and the little-known works of a composer in the late 1700s who wrote hymns to the French
Revolution. Music includes Richard
Strauss's Serenade in E flat, Op 7 for 13 wind instruments. And, after
7.00, a chance to hear something from Radio 3's Disc of the Week - music by Francisco Guerrero performed by Westminster Cathedral Choir and His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, under James O'Donnell.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Music By: Francisco Guerrero
Unknown: James O'Donnell.

: Performance on 3

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
BBC National Chorus of Wales,
Peter Donohoe (piano), conductor
Grant Llewelyn. Geraint Lewis introduces a concert of Americana given on Friday in St David 's Hall, Cardiff, including a tuneful ballet and one of the most popular works for piano and orchestra. Copland Billy the Kid
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue John Adams Harmonium PUSHKIN AND ST PETERSBURG


Piano: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Grant Llewelyn.
Introduces: Geraint Lewis
Unknown: St David
Unknown: John Adams Harmonium

: Postscript

Ruslan and Lyudmila
Translated and adapted in five parts by Gary Yershon. The prologue of Ruslan and Lyudmila is one of the most famous pieces of verse in the Russian language. Pushkin uses images from Russian folk tales to establish the atmosphere of a wild land of forests bordered by the sea. Full of knights, princesses, witches and wizards, it is the epitome of Romanticism.
Producer Susan Roberts
Pushkin evening Thursday 7.30pm


Unknown: Gary Yershon.
Producer: Susan Roberts
The Poet: Alex Jennings
King Vladimir: Donald Sinden
The Finn: David Ryall
Ruslan: Kevin McKidd
Lyudmila: Kate Fleetwood
Rogdai: Chris Langham
Farlaf: Toby Jones
Naina: Pam Ferris

: Shostakovich

String Quartet No 11 Shostakovich Quartet
See also Wednesday 9.35pm

: Voices

Songs from the Shows lain Burnside introduces a specially recorded recital by mezzo-soprano Melanie Marshall , baritone
Mike Henry and pianist Clement Ishmael. Featuring I Can Say No and People Will Say We're in Love from
Oklahoma!; What's the Use of Wondering from Carousel;
Somewhere and Tonight from West Side Story; My Ship from Lady in the Dark; and other favourites by Sondhelm, Gershwin and Ellington. Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Baritone: Melanie Marshall
Baritone: Mike Henry
Pianist: Clement Ishmael.

: Night Waves

Peter Brook 's is one of the most influential and inventive careers in contemporary theatre. Paul Allen talks to him about a life spent pushing out the boundaries of art and drama and about his own account of an extraordinary career - his new memoir Threads of Time. In the sixties and seventies, his work became increasingly radical and international, and he went on to stage one of the theatrical events of the century - the Indian religious epic The Mahabharata.
Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Peter Brook
Talks: Paul Allen
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces the first of two sets by English jazz siger Tina May and her quartet, recorded at
Ronnie Scott 's in London. The band includes pianist and composer Nikki lies, with Mark Hodgson on double bass and Tristan Maillot on drums. Producer Terry Carter


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Tina May
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Unknown: Mark Hodgson
Unknown: Tristan Maillot
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Schickhardt Concerto in G minor for Flute and Two Oboes
12.25 Rodolf Tobias Ascendit in Coelum
12.30 Pylkkanen Suite , Op 32
12.40 Pezel Tower Music from Leipzig
12.55 Purcell Let All Mankind the Pleasure Share (Dioclesian)
1.00 Mozart Sonata in E flat, K282, Chopin Impromptus Scriabin Five Preludes, Op 16
1.55 Haydn Symphony No 7 in C (Le Midi)
2.15 Hummel Piano Trio No 1 in E flat
2.35 Anthon van der Horst Choros II
(La Nuit)
2.50 Brahms Double Concerto in A minor
3.25 Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor
3.40 Ravel La Valse
3.55 Durante Concerto No 4 in E minor
4.05 Bach Aria Variata in A minor,
4.20 Bach Cantata No 21: Ich Hatte
Viel Bekummernis
5.00 Mendelssohn Overture: Calm
Sea and Prosperous Voyage
5.10 Parry / Was Glad
5.15 Handel Ballet Music (II Pastor Fido)
5.25 Mozart Clarinet Trio in E flat,
K498 (Kegelstatt)
5.45 Hurlebusch Concerto in A


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Oboes: Rodolf Tobias Ascendit
Unknown: Pylkkanen Suite
Unknown: Chopin Impromptus Scriabin

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