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: On Air

Penny Gore with arts news and music, including the Violin Concerto in C by Mozart's contemporary Josef Myslivecek played by Ivan Zenaty and the Virtuosi di Praga, and Stravinsky's Danses Concertantes performed by the English Chamber Orchestra under Alexander Gibson.


Unknown: Josef Myslivecek
Played By: Ivan Zenaty
Unknown: Alexander Gibson.

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes , featuring Mozart violin sonatas and vintage performer Szymon Goldberg.
Mendelssohn Overture: Ruy Bias Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.08 Mozart Violin Sonata in C, K296 Szymon Goldberg , Lili Kraus (piano)
9.24 Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor Emanuel Ax (piano),
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Charles Mackerras
10.05 Karlowicz Stanislaw and Anna
Oswiecim Warsaw National
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stanislaw Wislocki
Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Szymon Goldberg.
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Szymon Goldberg
Piano: Lili Kraus
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Karlowicz Stanislaw
Conductor: Stanislaw Wislocki
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Felicity Lott
With Joan Bakewell. Soprano Felicity Lott never intended to become a professional singer. Her original ambition was to be an interpreter, but after graduating from university with a degree in French, she won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music, where she was taught by Flora Neilsen. It was at the Academy that she met pianist
Graham Johnson , a fellow student, and they have been working together regularly ever since. With music by Schubert, Poulenc, Lehar and Mozart. Producer Johannah Smith


Unknown: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Joan Bakewell.
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Pianist: Graham Johnson
Producer: Johannah Smith

: Sound Stories

Five Publishers
With Richard Baker. Estienne Roger was a Huguenot refugee who set up a publishing business in Amsterdam. The quality and accuracy of his editions won wide respect, particularly among Italian composers. The business was continued by his son-in-law after Estienne and his two daughters all died within a year. Alblnoni Violin Concerto in B flat,
Op 9 No 1 Felix Ayo , I
Musici Vivaldi Concerto Grosso in D, Op 3 No 1 (L'Estro Armonico) I Musici Corelll Concerti Grossi from Op 6
Fabio Biondi (violin), Europa Galante Producer Andrew Lyle
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Estienne Roger
Unknown: Felix Ayo
Unknown: Musici Vivaldi
Violin: Fabio Biondi
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Composer of the Week: Igor Stravinsky

Anthony Burton introduces a chronological survey of the music of Stravinsky, focusing on his works bearing the traditional titles of symphony and concerto. 1: 1905-10
The first programme traces his astonishingly rapid development towards his first great success - the ballet The Firebird - and includes the student symphony which he dedicated to his teacher Rimsky-Korsakov.
The Faun and Shepherdess (excerpt) Lucy Shelton (soprano), Cleveland
Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen Symphony in E flat Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev Pastorale Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano), Ensemble InterContemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez
Berceuse; Tableau II (The Firebird) Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Soprano: Lucy Shelton
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Soprano: Pastorale Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephanie Hughes presents another concert in the BBC
Wigmore Hall chamber series. Olaf Bar (baritone),
Melvyn Tan (fortepiano)
Schubert Schwanengesang , D957


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Baritone: Melvyn Tan
Unknown: Schubert Schwanengesang

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier, Kathryn Stott (piano)
Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition
Rachmanlnov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor See tonight's Performance on 3 at 8pm


Piano: Kathryn Stott

: Pushkin Windows

Five glimpses through words and music into the imagination of Russia's greatest poet, with Gerard McBurney. 1: Pushkin and Folk Tales
With music by Rimsky-Korsakov and Prokofiev.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Gerard McBurney.
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Opera in Action

Martin Handley continues his exploration of opera from the conductor's perspective with a look at the role of the chorus. It is one of the foundation stones of any company, and its morale is a good barometer of the company's health. Producer Kerry Chapman


Unknown: Martin Handley
Producer: Kerry Chapman

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guests include saxophonist John Harle , who performs live in the studio. Plus
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F, BWV 1046 and music by Faure. After 7.00, music from Radio 3's Disc of the Week, which couples clarinet quintets by Mozart and Brahms.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: John Harle

: Performance on 3

Chris de Souza introduces the first of four concerts that the St Petersburg Philharmonic is giving this week. In tonight's programme from the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, the conductor is Yuri Temirkanov , with violinist Sergei Girshenko.
Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: The Golden Cockerel
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1
8.45 Journey into the Mind's Eye Lesley Blanch 's passion for Russia began in her childhood and inspired a life of travel. Alison Sterling reads from Blanch's autobiographical account of her childhood introduction to a romance with Russia.
9.05 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor
* Brian Kay 's Concert of the Week: p50


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Yuri Temirkanov
Violinist: Sergei Girshenko.
Unknown: Lesley Blanch
Unknown: Alison Sterling
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Postscript

The Golden Gate
Vikram Seth 's epic poem - a homage to Pushkin's Eugene Onegin -was published in 1986. His dazzling poetry focuses on a group of twentysomethings in eighties San Francisco and their experiences of love and loss.
1: The World's Discussed While
Friends Are Eating
Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Vikram Seth
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Producer: Ekene Akalawu
John: Mark Leake
Liz: Barbara Barnes
Jan: Laurel Lefkow
Phil: Michael Neil

: Shostakovich

Jazz Suite No 2
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly


Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Night Waves

Alice Rawsthorne examines the evolution of the family house in the light of the social changes and industrial innovations of the 20th century. She also talks to French historian Alain Corbain about his highly original investigation into French history through a study of church bells and their role in the ordering and meaning of country life. Plus first-night news from the Royal National Theatre, where
Terry Johnson directs Sparkleshark, a new play for young people by Philip Ridley about a boy who writes stories from the roof of a tower block to save himself from bullies.
Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Alice Rawsthorne
Unknown: Alain Corbain
Unknown: Terry Johnson
Unknown: Philip Ridley
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton is joined by Colin Larkin , editor of the Virgin Encyclopaedia of Jazz. Jacques Loussier talks about his reworking of Ravel. Plus jazz news with Dave Gelly. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Colin Larkin
Talks: Jacques Loussier
Unknown: Dave Gelly.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Mozart Flute Quartet in C, K298
12.15 Handel Ballet Music (Alcina)
12.45 Ives, arr Bon Scherzo
12.55 Noel Coward I'll Follow My Secret Heart (Conversation Piece)
1.00 John Lill (piano) Beethoven Sonata in C, Op 53 (Waldstein)
Prokofiev Sonata No 7 Schumann
Romance in F sharp. Op 28 No 2
1.50 Tchaikovsky Waltz (Sleeping Beauty); Polonaise (Eugene Onegin )
2.00 Scarlatti Leandro , Anima Mea (Ero e Leandro)
2.15 Bach Orchestral Suite No 3 in D
2.35 Beethoven Choral Fantasia, Op 80
2.55 Mozart Pamina 's Aria (The Magic Flute)
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 Malcolm Arnold Little Suite No 1
4.35 Byrd The Galliard Jig
4.40 Locke Fantazie and Suite in A minor
4.55 Anon, arr Grainger Old Irish Tune
5.00 Sibelius Sigh, Sedges. Sigh
5.05 Strauss Befreit , Op 39 No 4
5.30 J Strauss (son) Spanish March
5.35 Moreno-Torroba La Chalupona (excerpts)
5.50 Chabrier Espana


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Noel Coward
Piano: John Lill
Piano: Beethoven Sonata
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Scarlatti Leandro
Unknown: Mozart Pamina
Unknown: Locke Fantazie
Unknown: Strauss Befreit
Unknown: Chabrier Espana

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