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: On Air

Penny Gore with music and news from the arts world, including
Garsington Opera which is opening its tenth anniversary season with Mozart's Die Entfuhrung aus dem
Serail. Music includes Stravinsky's
Scherzo Fantastique before 7.00 and Strauss's tone poem Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks before 8.00. The programme ends with Siegfried's
Funeral March - the orchestral core of Wagner's Ring cycle.

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes. Waldteufel Espana
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, conductor Felix Slatkin
9.06 Beethoven Ah! Perfido, Op 65 Charlotte Margiono (soprano), Orchestre Révolutionnaire et
Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.19 Nielsen Humoresque Bagatelles, Op 11 Leif-Ove Andsnes (piano)
9.25 Anon Istampitta: Chominciamento di Gioia Ensemble Unicorn
9.30 Mozart Violin Sonata in D, K306
Arthur Grumiaux , Walter Klien (piano)
9.51 Dowland Semper Dowland ,
Semper Dolens ; The Frogg Galliard Jakob Lindberg (lute)
9.57 Hindemith The Four
Temperaments Victor Aller (piano), Concert Arts Orchestra, conductor Felix Slatkin


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Felix Slatkin
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Leif-Ove Andsnes
Unknown: Arthur Grumiaux
Piano: Walter Klien
Piano: Dowland Semper Dowland
Piano: Semper Dolens
Unknown: Jakob Lindberg
Piano: Victor Aller
Conductor: Felix Slatkin

: Artist of the Week

Stuart Burrows
With Joan Bakewell. Since his debuts as Tamino at Covent Garden in 1968 and as Don Ottavio at the New York
Met in 1971, tenor Stuart Burrows has been renowned as a leading
Mozartian of his generation. He talks about his close association with Mozart's music and recalls the impact on his career of being invited to sing the title role of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex in Athens at the composer's behest.


Unknown: Stuart Burrows
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Unknown: Don Ottavio
Tenor: Stuart Burrows

: Sound Stories

Bmsh Up Your Shakespeare With Peggy Reynolds.
2: Twelfth Night, or What You Will. Today's programme features music inspired by Shakespeare's comedy about twin brother and sister
Sebastian and Viola and the romantic entanglements that ensue when they are mistaken for each other after becoming separated in a shipwreck. Clifton If Music Be the Food of Love
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Haydn She Never Told Her Love
April Cantelo (soprano), Raymond Leppard (harpsichord)
Addison 0 Mistress Mine
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
Henze Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Royal Winter Music II)
Dietmar Kres (guitar)
Sibelius Come Away, Death Jorma Hynninen (baritone),
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorma Panula
Heise When That I Was and a Little
Tiny Boy Lauritz Melchior (tenor), Ignace Strasfogel (piano)


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Piano: Graham Johnson
Soprano: Raymond Leppard
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Piano: Graham Johnson
Guitar: Dietmar Kres
Baritone: Jorma Hynninen
Conductor: Jorma Panula
Piano: Ignace Strasfogel

: Composer of the Week: Schutz

Today's programme includes three versions of the Magnificat and a longer setting of words from the story of the Crucifixion. With comments from Sir Roger Norrington. Cantate Domino, SWV436
Heinrich Schutz Choir , Symphoniae Sacrae Chamber Ensemble, conductor Roger Norrington
Magnificat, SWV344 (Symphoniae Sacrae, Op 10)
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Purcell Quartet Magnificat, SWV494
Heinrich Schutz Choir , Symphoniae Sacrae Chamber Ensemble, conductor Roger Norrington Magnificat, SWV468 London Bach Society, conductor Paul Steinitz
The Seven Last Words, SWV478
Bach Collegium Japan, conductor Masaaki Suzuki


Unknown: Sir Roger Norrington.
Unknown: Heinrich Schutz Choir
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Heinrich Schutz Choir
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Paul Steinitz
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Vienna Piano Trio
Beethoven Allegretto in B flat, Wo039 Shostakovlch Trio No 1, Op 8
Smetana Trio in G minor, Op 15 Repeat

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Stravinsky Petrushka (1911) Conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Martin Roscoe (piano), conductor Nicolae Moldoveanu
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica) Conductor Mark Wigglesworth


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Conductor: Nicolae Moldoveanu
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth

: 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 picks some of his recordings. Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guest this evening is pianist Murray Perahia. Music includes the Oboe Concerto arranged by Sir John Barbirolli from violin sonata movements by Corelll, played by Barbirolli's wife Evelyn Rothwell , and Grofe's Mississippi Suite.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Pianist: Murray Perahia.
Arranged By: Sir John Barbirolli
Unknown: Evelyn Rothwell

: Performance on 3

Aldeburgh Festival
Radio 3's coverage of this year's Aldeburgh Festival begins with a recital given last night in the Snape Maltings concert hall by pianist Alfred Brendel.
Haydn Sonata in E minor, H XVI 34 Schubert Sonata in A, D959
Mozart Fantasia in C minor, K475; Rondo in A minor, K511; Sonata in A, K331


Pianist: Alfred Brendel.

: Postscript

Elizabeth Bowen
Neil Corcoran introduces the second 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 from The Last September, Bowen's great novel of political struggle and snobbery set in County Cork during the Irish war of independence.


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Introduces: Neil Corcoran
Unknown: Fiona Shaw

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Andrew Davis.
The two great influences in Messiaen's life were his Catholic faith and a fascination with birdsong. Chronochromie is suffused with birdsong; Et Exspecto.... is a meditation on death and resurrection.
Messiaen Chronochromie ; Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum


Conductor: Andrew Davis.
Unknown: Messiaen Chronochromie

: Night Waves

Francis Fukuyama 's The End of History- an account of the triumph of liberal democracy - proved to be one of the most controversial books of recent decades. Now he looks set to provoke international debate again with his new work The Great
Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order.
Richard Coles talks to him about his analysis of the effects of the shift to an information society, from rising crime rates and family breakdown to diminishing trust and cultural individualism. Plus a discussion of the re-edited version of the classic
Orson Welles thriller A Touch of Evil.
Producer Tony O'Shaughnessy


Unknown: Francis Fukuyama
Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: Orson Welles
Producer: Tony O'Shaughnessy

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces the second set by British drummer Martin Drew and his quartet, recorded in the Watermill, Dorking. Plus an interview with Martin Drew , who talks about his career, including working with top American jazz musicians like Dizzy Gillespie , and Oscar Peterson.


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Martin Drew
Unknown: Martin Drew
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Oscar Peterson.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat Hungarian Radio Orchestra, director Andras Ligeti (trumpet)
12.20 Eckhard Sonata in F minor,
Op 1 No
Arthur Schoonderwoerd (fortepiano)
12.40 Faure Suite: Pelleas et
Melisande Hungarian Radio
Orchestra, conductor Charles Munch
1.00 Haydn Sonata in D, H XVI 19 Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit Chopin
Mazurka in A minor; Ballade No 2 in F, Op 38 Constantin Lifschitz (piano)
1.55 Emesaks The Christmas Coat
Estonian National Male Choir
2.00 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique) Slovenian RSO, conductor Marko Munih
2.45 Dowland, arr Kain Fortune My Foe Guitar Trek
2.50 Grazioll Pastorale
Angela Tomanic (organ)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Drama Workshop 4.10 In the News Special Edition
4.30 CPE Bach Flute Concerto in D minor, Wq22 Martin Michael Koffer , Slovenicum Chamber Orchestra, conductor Uros Lajovic
4.50 Folquet de Marseille Si Tot me Sui a Tart Aperceubutz
Annemieke Cantor (voice)
5.05 Pekiel Missa Senza le Cerimonie
Julian Gembalski (positive organ), Camerata Silesia, conductor Anna Szostak
5.20 Mozart Symphony No 41 in C (Jupiter) CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Director: Andras Ligeti
Unknown: Eckhard Sonata
Unknown: Arthur Schoonderwoerd
Conductor: Charles Munch
Piano: Constantin Lifschitz
Conductor: Marko Munih
Unknown: Angela Tomanic
Unknown: Martin Michael Koffer
Conductor: Uros Lajovic
Unknown: Julian Gembalski
Conductor: Anna Szostak
Conductor: Mario Bernardi

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