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: On Air

Penny Gore with music and arts news, including a review of the Thomas Adds opera Powder Her Face from the Aldeburgh Festival. Music includes at 6.15 Tavemer's Dum
Transisset Sabbatum, at 7.30
Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht for string sextet, and after 8.00
Tippett's celebratory Birthday Suite for Prince Charles.

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes , featuring Mozart violin sonatas and vintage performer Felix Slatkin.
Rozsa Love Theme from "El Cid"
Felix Slatkin 's Fantastic Strings, conductor Felix Slatkin
9.03 Mozart Violin Sonata in A, K305
Frank-Peter Zimmermann , i Alexander Lonquich (piano)
9.19 Brahms Serenade No 2 in A,
Op 16 Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
9.49 Zelenka Trio Sonata No 3 in B
Ensemble Zefiro
10.04 Borodin, arr Sargent Nocturne (String Quartet No 2)
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, conductor Felix Slatkin
10.12 Stenhammar Three Fantasies,
Op 11 Niklas Sivelov (piano)
Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Felix Slatkin.
Unknown: Felix Slatkin
Conductor: Felix Slatkin
Unknown: Frank-Peter Zimmermann
Piano: Alexander Lonquich
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Felix Slatkin
Piano: Niklas Sivelov
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Stuart Burrows
With Joan Bakewell. Celebrated Welsh tenor Stuart Burrows has enjoyed an international career that has taken him to all the leading opera houses, including 22 consecutive seasons at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Today, he talks to Joan Bakewell about his childhood in the Welsh valleys, his days as a teacher, and how he very nearly became a professional rugby player. With music by Handel, Mozart and Tchalkovsky.
Producer Brett Robinson


Unknown: Stuart Burrows
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Tenor: Stuart Burrows
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Brett Robinson

: Sound Stories

Brush Up Your Shakespeare With Peggy Reynolds.
1: The Taming of the Shrew
Music inspired by Shakespeare's comedy, including a neglected opera by Wolf-Ferrari named after the character of Sly, the tipsy tinker who watches as the play's story of husbands and wives is told by a group of strolling players. Cole Porter Brush Up Your
Shakespeare (Kiss Me Kate)
Robert Nichols and David Garrison (singers), London Sinfonietta, conductor John McGlinn
Wolf-Ferrari Un Oso in Musoliera (Sly) Francesco Merli (tenor) with unnamed orchestra
Henry Bishop Should He Upbraid Conchita Supervia (soprano), Ivor Newton (piano)
Goetz Die Kraft Versagt (The Taming of the Shrew, Act 4) Christel Goltz
(soprano), Bavarian State Orchestra, conductor Robert Heger
Wagenaar Overture: The Taming of the Shrew
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Robert Nichols
Singers: David Garrison
Conductor: John McGlinn
Tenor: Francesco Merli
Soprano: Conchita Supervia
Piano: Ivor Newton
Unknown: Kraft Versagt
Soprano: Christel Goltz
Conductor: Robert Heger
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Composer of the Week Heinrich Schutz (1585-1672)

This week's programmes feature substantial sacred compositions and smaller motets or church pieces, many in the pioneering recordings directed by Roger Norrington with the ensembles he formed specially to perform Schutz's music. With comments from Sir Roger Norrington.

Hodie Christus Natus Est, SWV456 Heinrich Schutz Choir, London String Players, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Camden Wind Ensemble, conductor Roger Norrington
The Christmas Story
String Ensemble, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, conductor Roger Norrington
Ach Herr, Du Schopfer Aller Ding, SWV450 Heinrich Schutz Choir, London String Players, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Camden Wind
Ensemble/Roger Norrington
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Directed By: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Sir Roger Norrington.
Unknown: Heinrich Schutz Choir
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Heinrich Schutz Choir
Evangelist: Ian Partridge (tenor)

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephanie Hughes presents another concert in the BBC
Wigmore Hall chamber series. Today American soprano Sylvia McNair sings some jazz songs, accompanied at the piano by Ted Taylor. Repeated Staurday lpm


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Unknown: Ted Taylor.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
This week featuring music by Stravinsky. BBC Singers, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Debussy Prélude a I'Apres-midi d'un Faune
Ravel Daphnis and Chloe Max d'Olonne Le Menetrier
Stravinsky Suite : The Firebird (1945)


Unknown: Ravel Daphnis
Unknown: Chloe Max
Unknown: Stravinsky Suite

: Opera in Action

Martin Handley looks at the pros and cons for a singer with a long-term contract at an opera company. It can be a wonderful foundation for a young singer's career, but is the security of guaranteed work worth sacrificing the freedom to decide what, when and where to sing? Producer Kerry Chapman


Unknown: Martin Handley
Producer: Kerry Chapman

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty turns the spotlight on the Cardiff Singer of the World, after this weekend's final. Music includes
Mahler's orchestration of Beethoven's
String Quartet in F minor, Op 95, and Delius's A Late Lark. After 7.00, an excerpt from Radio 3's Disc of the Week - Gluck's Armide conducted by Marc Minkowski.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Conducted By: Marc Minkowski.

: Performance on 3

Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music A performance of Handel's La
Resurrezione given last week in St John's, Smith Square, London. By the time he wrote La Resurrezione
Handel had been in Italy some two years - feted wherever he went and affectionately nicknamed "the dear
Saxon". This sacred oratorio tells the story of the second and third days after Christ's crucifixion - from the defiant Lucifer to the tender, grief-stricken Mary Magdalene.
Emma Kirkby and Deborah York
(sopranos), Susan Bickley (mezzo), Paul Agnew (tenor), David Wilson -Johnson (baritone), St James 's
Baroque Players, director Ivor Bolton


Unknown: Mary Magdalene.
Unknown: Emma Kirkby
Sopranos: Susan Bickley
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Tenor: David Wilson
Baritone: St James
Director: Ivor Bolton

: Postscript

Elizabeth Bowen
Neil Corcoran introduces the first of five readings from the work of the Anglo-Irish novelist and short story writer in the year which marks the centenary of her birth. Fiona Shaw reads Out of a Book and The Roving Eye - two essays reflecting on childhood reading and how a writer discovers her subject. Producer Jane Greenwood


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Introduces: Neil Corcoran
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Producer: Jane Greenwood

: Voices

Spotlight on Olaf Bar
The German baritone talks to lain
Burnside about his progress from choirboy in Dresden to one of the great lieder singers of his generation and introduces some of his recordings. Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Night Waves

A new book of essays by Israeli novelist Amos Oz explores how some of the world's greatest writers have grabbed their readers. Isabel Hilton talks to him about the writer's craft and about the role of the writer amid
Israel's cultural and political conflicts. And, as the radical Italian director
Romeo Castelluci brings his explosive Giulio Cesare to the South Bank, a report from the opening of the London International Festival of Theatre.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Readers: Isabel Hilton
Director: Romeo Castelluci
Unknown: Giulio Cesare
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton presents the first part of a concert by British drummer Martin Drew and his quartet, recorded on their current UK tour at the Watermill, Dorking, Surrey. Drew is internationally famous as Oscar Peterson 's drummer. His own quartet features Mornington Lockett (saxophones), Gareth Williams (piano) and Laurence Cottle (bass guitar). Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Martin Drew
Unknown: Oscar Peterson
Unknown: Mornington Lockett
Piano: Gareth Williams
Piano: Laurence Cottle
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Toumier Au Matin, for Harp
12.10 Goossens Symphony No 2
12.45 Hanne Orvad Kornell
1.00 Piano recital by Boris Berezovsky Chopin Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47 Rachmanlnov Moments Musicaux,
Op 16 Ravel La Valse
1.50 John Carmichael A Country Fair
2.00 Du Caurroy Fantasias on 16th-Century Songs
2.30 Dupre Organ Concerto, Op 31
2.50 Corelli Sonata da Chiesa in E minor, Op 3 No 7
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 Scriabin Poems, Op 32; Three Etudes
4.45 Musorgsky, arr Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain
5.00 Loevenskjold Concert Overture: From the Wood by Lake Fure
5.05 Beethoven Songs with Piano Tno 520 Dohnanyi String Quartet No 2, Op 15
5.45 Richard Charlton Dances of the Rainbow Serpent


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Piano: Hanne Orvad Kornell
Unknown: Boris Berezovsky
Unknown: Chopin Ballade
Unknown: John Carmichael
Unknown: Richard Charlton Dances

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