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: On Air

Penny Gore with arts news and music, including Tallis's In Jejunio et Fletu, Debussy's Petite Suite, and Mendelssohn's Variations
Concertantes played by Richard Lester (cello) and Susan Tomes (piano).


Played By: Richard Lester
Played By: Susan Tomes

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnole RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kiril Kondrashin
9.16 Mozart Violin Sonata in C, K303 Itzhak Perlman ,
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
9.28 Bach Cantata No 170:
Vergnugte Ruh ', Beliebte Seelenlust Aafje Heynis (alto), Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, conductor Szymon Goldberg
9.53 Sibelius Kyllikki
Marita Viitasalo (piano)
10.05 Sibelius Symphony No 3 City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Kiril Kondrashin
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Vergnugte Ruh
Unknown: Beliebte Seelenlust
Unknown: Aafje Heynis
Conductor: Szymon Goldberg
Conductor: Sibelius Kyllikki
Piano: Marita Viitasalo
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Artist of the Week

Felicity Lott
With Joan Bakewell. Opera has always been an important part of Felicity Lott 's career. Well known for her interpretations of Mozart and Strauss, she has also sung a wide range of other roles, including the Governess in Britten's The Turn of the Screw and Ellen Orford in his opera Peter Grimes. With music by Mozart and Britten.


Unknown: Felicity Lott
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Unknown: Felicity Lott
Unknown: Ellen Orford
Unknown: Peter Grimes.

: Sound Stories

Five Publishers
With Richard Baker. Mitrofan Belaiev was an amateur pianist and string player with no experience of the music publishing business. He invested the family fortune (from the timber trade) in championing young Russian composers, especially
Glazunov and Scriabin. Music includes:
Glazunov Symphony No 1
USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Musorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
Rimsky-Korsakov Symphony No 2
(Antar) (excerpt) Bergen Philharmonic, conductor Dmitri Kitaenko
Scriabin Piano Sonata No 4
Gordon Fergus-Thompson (piano)


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Mitrofan Belaiev
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaenko

: Composer of the Week: Stravinsky

4: 1931-40
Anthony Burton continues his chronological survey with music written during Stravinsky's later years in France, including his only concerto for the violin and his most classically conceived symphony. Violin Concerto
Anne-Sophie Mutter,
Philharmonia, conductor Paul Sacher
Persephone (excerpt)
Anne Fournet (reciter), Anthony Rolfe -Johnson (tenor), London Philharmonic Choir, Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano Symphony in C
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Paul Sacher
Unknown: Anne Fournet
Unknown: Anthony Rolfe

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Christopher Maltman (baritone), Andrew Smith (piano)
Finzl Let Us Garlands Bring, Op 18 Wolf Sonne der Schlummerlosen;
Keine Gleicht von Allen Schonen
(Gedichte nach Heine, Shakespeare und Byron); Anakreons Grab (Goethe Lieder); Fussreise; Verborgenheit; Abschied (Morike Lieder)
Britten The Sally Gardens; The Foggy, Foggy Dew
Ireland Hope the Hornblower; Tutto e Sciolto; Sea Fever; Great Things Repeat


Piano: Andrew Smith

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky , Olivier Charlier (violin)
Balakirev Symphony No 2
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Rachmaninov Symphony No 3 in A minor
See tonight's Performance on 3 at 7.30pm


Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky

: Pushkin Windows

With Gerard McBurney.
4: Magical Pushkin. Pushkin conjures up a world of fantasy and magic in much of his writing - an atmosphere captured in music by Glinka,
Rimsky-Korsakov and Musorgsky.


Unknown: Gerard McBurney.

: The Piano

Nikolai Medtner (1880-1951) is proving increasingly popular with pianists and audiences alike. Piers Lane looks back on the life and career of this composer/pianist, with recordings by Medtner himself and by some of his more recent converts. Medtner Skazki , Op 34 Nos 2 and 3 Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op 57 (Appassionata)
Nikolai Medtner (piano) Medtner Danza Festiva
The Composer (piano)
Medtner Sonata Reminiscenza
Mark-Andre Hamelin (piano) Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Nikolai Medtner
Unknown: Piers Lane
Unknown: Medtner Skazki
Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Piano: Beethoven Sonata
Piano: Nikolai Medtner
Piano: Medtner Danza
Piano: Mark-Andre Hamelin

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty meets the charismatic conductor and director of the Mariinsky theatre, Valery Gergiev , on the eve of an international tour with the Kirov Opera. Plus music from Ernest Chausson , the French composer who died 100 years ago today, including Soir de Fete, Op 32 played by the BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Yan Pascal Tortelier.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Valery Gergiev
Unknown: Ernest Chausson
Conducted By: Yan Pascal

: Pushkin and St Petersburg: Performance on 3

From the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Geoffrey Baskerville introduces a concert performance of Tchaikovsky's opera "Mazeppa" based on Pushkin's tale of forbidden love, political intrigue and bloody execution.

Kirov Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev

Act 1

8.35 Pushkinskaya
James Young creates a sound portrait of Moscow's Pushkin Square, including Ralph Fiennes reading from "Eugene Onegin".

8.55 Act 2

10.10 Postscript The Golden Gate: 4: A Quarrel is Initiated
by Vikram Seth.
(For details see Monday)

10.30 Act 3

Performance on 3 Radio 3: 7.30pm Tchaikovsky's opera Mazeppa, about a notorious Ukrainian separatist, has the makings of a historical spectacle but places heavy emphasis on romantic intrigue. It is performed by the Kirov Chorus and Orchestra, with Nikolai Putilin as Mazeppa and Tatiana Pavlovskaya as Maria, the woman he loves.


Presenter: Geoffrey Baskerville
Musicians: Kirov Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Reporter (Pushkinskaya): James Young
Reader: Ralph Fiennes
Author (The Golden Gate): Vikram Seth
Mazeppa: Nikolai Putilin (baritone)
Maria: Tatiana Pavlovskaya (soprano)
Lyubov: Lyudmila Shemchuk (mezzo)
Andrei: Viktor Lutsiuk (tenor)
Kochubei: Mikhail Kit (baritone)
Iskra: Leonid Lyubavin (tenor)
Orlik: Grigrory Karasev (bass)
Kosak: Vladimir Zhivopistsev (bass)

: Night Waves

As the polls close on today's European elections, Paul Allen discusses a decade of cultural and political change across the continent with journalist and historian Timothy Garton Ash , whose collection of essays Freedom and Its Discontents reflects on the shifting and contradictory aspirations and achievements of the last ten years. There is news from Italy, where artists and critics have gathered for the opening of the Venice Biennale, and the programme also includes a review of tonight's opening of Ubu and the Truth Commission, an unusual collaboration between South
African artist William Kentridge ,
Handspring Puppet Company and the spirit of Alfred Jarry. Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Timothy Garton Ash
Artist: William Kentridge
Unknown: Alfred Jarry.
Producer: Julian Hale

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton and Campbell Burnap review a selection of newly released jazz CDs.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Brahms Hungarian Dances Noel Lee and Christian Ivaldi (piano)
12.15 Mielck Finnish Suite, Op 10 Finnish RSO/Ari Rasilainen
12.40 Clerambault Apollon et Doris Isabelle Poulenard (soprano), Gilles Ragon (tenor), Ensemble Amalia
1.00 Brahms Symphony No 2 in D
Bergen Philharmonic/Heinz Wallberg
1.40 Zipoli Pastorale Peter van Dijk (organ)
1.45 Frumerie Pastoral Suite, Op 13b Kathleen Rudolph (flute), CBC
Vancouver Orchestra/Mario Bernardi
1.55 Zemzarts Pastorale for Summer
Flute Talivaldis Deknis (organ)
2.10 D Scarlatti Four sonatas Ton
Koopman (harpsichord)
2.25 Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto in C, K299
Nora Shulman , Judy Loman , CBC
Vancouver Orchestra/Mario Bernardi
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 Schumann Humoreske , Op 20 Ivetta Irkha (piano)
4.55 Ester Magi The Broken Oar Estonian National Male Choir
5.00 Schumann Three Romances,
Op 94 Carlos Alonso (oboe), Jorge Otero (piano)
5.10 Felix Nowowiejski Weihnacht in der Uralten Marienkirche zu
Krakau Waclaw Golonka (organ)
5.20 Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115 Bela Kovacs , Tatrai Quartet
5.50 Diepenbrock L'Invitation au Voyage Christa Pfeiler (mezzo), Rudolf Jansen (piano)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Noel Lee
Piano: Christian Ivaldi
Soprano: Doris Isabelle Poulenard
Soprano: Gilles Ragon
Flute: Kathleen Rudolph
Unknown: Nora Shulman
Unknown: Judy Loman
Unknown: Schumann Humoreske
Oboe: Carlos Alonso
Piano: Jorge Otero
Piano: Felix Nowowiejski Weihnacht
Unknown: Uralten Marienkirche
Unknown: Bela Kovacs
Unknown: Christa Pfeiler
Piano: Rudolf Jansen

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