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: On Air

Penny Gore with arts news and music, including Schumann's String Quartet, Op 41 No 2 in F, Poulenc's Elegie for two pianos played by the Labeque sisters, and music by Purcell.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.

Rameau Suite: Anacreon
Capella Savaria, director Mary Terey-Smith
9.23 Poulenc Chansons Gaillardes
Pierre Bernac (baritone), the Composer (piano)
9.35 Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364 Jascha Heifetz (violin), William Primrose (viola), RCA Victor Symphony, conductor Izler Solomon
10.03 Gershwin Three Preludes
Jack Gibbons (piano)
10.09 Poulenc Le Bal Masque
Francois Le Roux (baritone), Pascal Roge (piano), Soloists of the French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Presenter: Peter Hobday
Musicians: Capella Savaria
Music Director: Mary Terey-Smith
Baritone: Pierre Bernac
Pianist: Francis Poulenc
Violinist: Jascha Heifetz
Viola player: William Primrose
Musicians: RCA Victor Symphony
Conductor: Izler Solomon
Pianist: Jack Gibbons
Baritone: Francois Le Roux
Pianist: Pascal Roge
Musicians: Soloists of the French National Radio Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Artist of the Week

Salvatore Accardo
When he won the Paganini competition at the age of 17, a glittering career beckoned for Accardo, but having his name linked with that of the most celebrated violinist in history brought its problems. Joan Bakewell talks to him about how he broke free from this association and created his own identity. With music by Poulenc, Vivaldi and Beethoven.


Unknown: Salvatore Accardo
Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Five Crusaders
With Donald Macleod.
According to the celebrated
Renaissance epic of the liberation of Jerusalem - Tasso's Gerusalemme
Liberata - Tancredi accompanied the First Crusade. He is only a minor character in Tasso, but a major one in a masterpiece by Monteverdi. Music includes:
Anon Luto Carens et Latere
Gothic Voices, director Christopher Page Campra Cessez Mes Yeux;
Sombre Forets; Chantons les
Douceurs de la Gloire (Tancrede) Catherine Dussaut (soprano), Jacques Bona (baritone), Avignon Vocal Ensemble,
Provence Instrumental Ensemble, conductor Clement Zaffini
Rossini Di Tanti Palpiti (Tancredi) Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo),
Vienna Volksoper Orchestra, conductor Giuseppe Patane
Donizetti // Crociato (excerpt)
Zehara Gal (mezzo), Jeff Cohen (piano) Monteverdi II Combattimento di
Tancredi e Clorinda
Francoise Semellaz (soprano),
Adrian Brand (tenor), Nicolas Rivenq (bass), Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Anon Luto Carens
Soprano: Catherine Dussaut
Baritone: Jacques Bona
Conductor: Clement Zaffini
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Conductor: Giuseppe Patane
Piano: Jeff Cohen
Soprano: Francoise Semellaz
Tenor: Adrian Brand
Tenor: Nicolas Rivenq
Director: William Christie

: Composer of the Week: Puccini

With Daniel Snowman.
Love and Art. "Women, wildfowl, and a good libretto" is how Puccini is said, only half in jest, to have characterised his lifelong preoccupations. He certainly created a vivid gallery of memorable women, among them Manon Lescaut , Mimi (in La Boheme) and Tosca. Perhaps it was Tosca herself who best expressed the composer's real obsessions when she sang Vissi d'Arte, Vissa d'Amore. Repeat


Unknown: Daniel Snowman.
Unknown: Manon Lescaut

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chris de Souza introduces a recital by Alexander Melnikov - widely regarded as one of the most astonishing young pianists to have emerged from Russia in the last decade. He played this programme last Thursday at the Guildhall, Bath, as part of the Bath International Music Festival.
Chopin Variations Brillantes on Herold's "Ludovic", Op 12 Prokofiev Visions Fugitives
Schumann Symphonic Studies, Op 13


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Alexander Melnikov

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Beethoven Overture: Coriolan
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth Kodaly Dances of Galanta Conductor David Stern
Bartok Violin Concerto No 2
Sarah Chang , conductor David Stern Sibelius Symphony No 2
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductor: Kodaly Dances
Conductor: David Stern
Violin: Bartok
Conductor: Sarah Chang
Conductor: David Stern
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth

: 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't 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 Sondheim, Gershwin and Ellington. Repeated from yesterday 10pm


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

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces news, interviews and music, including John Tavemer 's 0 Wilhelme, Pastor Bone, performed by the Sixteen, director Harry Christophers , and Hamilton Harty 's A Comedy Overture performed by the Ulster Orchestra conducted by Bryden Thomson.


Introduces: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: John Tavemer
Director: Harry Christophers
Director: Hamilton Harty
Conducted By: Bryden Thomson.

: Performance on 3

Mozart's last opera, La
Clemenza di Tito, direct from
Glyndebourne. Composed to a commission - and with a bit of help from his friends - during the final months of his life, Mozart's stage swansong returns to his roots in the 18th-century opera seria, with a libretto by the godfather of the genre - Metastasio - and a traditional setting in ancient Rome. But the emotions that drive the characters are as much Enlightenment as Imperial - even the title gives a hint of the happy ending brought about by Tito's clemency to his traitorous friends. Presented by James Naughtie .
Glyndebourne Chorus,
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Graeme Jenkins
8.05 Glyndebourne Virgins
In tonight's opera, all the cast are making their Glyndebourne debuts. lain Burnside follows Hans-Peter
Blochwitz and Monica Groop through their first Glyndeboume, from initial impressions of the Sussex countryside to the nitty-gritty of the production.


Presented By: James Naughtie
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Conductor: Monica Groop
Tito: Hans-Peter Blochwitz (tenor)
Vitellia: Patricia Schuman (soprano)
Sesto: Monica Groop (mezzo)
Servilia: Lisa Larsson (soprano)
Annio: Paula Rasmussen (mezzo)
Publio: Markus Hollop (bass)

: Postscript

Ruslan and Lyudmila Part 2.
For details see yesterday 9.10pm

: Music for Organ

David Goode plays music by Brahms, Reger and Liszt on the organ of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Repeat


Unknown: David Goode

: Night Waves

By the end of the 19th century a host of intellectuals, writers and artists had abandoned Christianity. Advances in science are usually blamed, but what made the spread of doubt so powerful and pervasive? Richard Coles talks to AN Wilson about his account of God's Funeral.
He'll also be discussing food, families, national identity and fridge freezers with Anita Desai , whose new novel Fasting, Feasting uses food to explore cultual difference. Plus first-night news from the UK premiere of Odessa Stories, adapted from the writings of Isaak Babel and performed in Hebrew. Producer Zahid Warley


Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: An Wilson
Unknown: Anita Desai
Unknown: Isaak Babel
Producer: Zahid Warley

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces a second set by singer Tina May and her quartet, recorded at Ronnie Scott 's in London.


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Singer: Tina May
Unknown: Ronnie Scott

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Haydn Symphony No 31 in D (Homsignal)
12.25 Purcell Chaconne: Two in One upon a Ground (Dioclesian)
12.30 Handel Perche Viva il Caro
Sposo (Rodrigo)
12.35 Bach Sonata in G minor, BWV1030b
12.50 Kreisler Praeludium and Allegro in the Style of Pugnani
1.00 Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38 Britten Sonata, Op 65 Granados, arr Cassado Intermezzo (Goyescas)
1.50 Strauss Don Juan
2.10 Villa-Lobos Introduction to Choros
2.25 Daniel-Lesur Le Cantique des Colonnes
2.40 William Kroll Banjo and Fiddle
2.45 Bloch Trombone Concerto
3.00 Sutermeister Sonatine in E flat
3.15 Janacek The Wolf's Trail
3.25 Bruckner Symphony No 3 in D minor (1889 version)
4.20 Goidmark An die Georgina; Befreit, Op 46
4.30 Farkas La Cour du Roi Mathias
4.45 Handel Terpsichore (Ballet Music)
5.00 Stravinsky Eight Instrumental Miniatures
5.05 Dohnanyi Symphonic Minutes
5.20 Mozart Divertimento in E flat, K166
5.30 Heinichen Se Mai, Tirsi, Mio Bene (Clori e Tirsi)
5.50 Mozart Rondo in D, K485


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Handel Perche Viva
Unknown: Bach Sonata
Unknown: Kreisler Praeludium
Unknown: Strauss Don Juan
Unknown: William Kroll Banjo
Unknown: Farkas La Cour
Unknown: Mio Bene
Unknown: Mozart Rondo

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