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: On Air

Penny Gore with arts news and music, including Beethoven's
Quintet in E flat, Op 16 for piano and wind played by Robert Levin
(fortepiano) and the Academy of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble; Chausson's Poeme for violin and orchestra with Joshua Bell and the Royal Philharmonic conducted by Andrew Litton ; and organist Simon Preston playing Bach.


Played By: Robert Levin
Unknown: Joshua Bell
Conducted By: Andrew Litton
Organist: Simon Preston

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Bizet, arr Guiraud Farandole (L 'Arlesienne, Suite No 2)
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, conductor Felix Slatkin
9.04 Mozart Violin Sonata in F. K377
Willi Boskovsky , Lili Kraus (piano)
9.24 Monteverdi Beatus Vir (Selva Morale e Spirituale)
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Rogers
Covey-Crump (tenor), David Thomas (bass), Taverner Consort and Players, director Andrew Parrott
9.33 Debussy Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane
Ann Mason Stockton (harp), Concert Arts Strings, conductor Felix Slatkin
9.44 Stravinsky Danses Concertantes English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
10.05 Bizet Variations Chromatiques de Concert Glenn Gould (piano)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Unknown: Guiraud Farandole
Conductor: Felix Slatkin
Unknown: Willi Boskovsky
Piano: Lili Kraus
Piano: Monteverdi Beatus Vir
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Tenor: David Thomas
Bass: Taverner Consort
Director: Andrew Parrott
Harp: Ann Mason Stockton
Conductor: Felix Slatkin
Conductor: Colin Davis
Piano: Glenn Gould

: Artist of the Week

Stuart Burrows
With Joan Bakewell. The vocal range of Welsh tenor Stuart Burrows embraces the bel canto repertoire of Bellini and Donizetti, as well as Mozart and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Today he talks to
Joan Bakewell about the highs and lows of his profession, and about his admiration for the late Sir Georg Solti , who got him singing
Beethoven's Symphony No 9 at the last minute.


Unknown: Stuart Burrows
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Tenor: Stuart Burrows
Unknown: Eugene Onegin.
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Sir Georg Solti

: Sound Stories

Brush Up Your Shakespeare With Peggy Reynolds.
4: Othello, or The Moor of Venice
Peggy Reynolds introduces music inspired by Shakespeare's powerful tragedy about the jealous Moor caught up in the lethal machinations of a resentful subordinate.
Khachaturian Vineyards; Venice (Nocturne) (Suite: Othello)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Adriano
Casteinuovo-Tedesco The Soldier
Drinks Anne Victoria Banks
(soprano), William Wellborn (piano) Rossini Nessun Maggior Dolore (Otello, Act 5)
Frederica von Stade (soprano), Nucci Condo (mezzo), Alfonso Leoz (tenor), Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Grainger Willow Song Sarah Walker (mezzo),
Graham Johnson (piano)
Verdi Ave Maria; Niun Mi Tema (Otello) Ramon Vinay (tenor), Herva Nelli (soprano), NBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Arturo Toscanini


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Soprano: William Wellborn
Soprano: Nucci Condo
Tenor: Alfonso Leoz
Song: Sarah Walker
Piano: Graham Johnson
Tenor: Ramon Vinay
Tenor: Herva Nelli
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini

: Composer of the Week: Schutz

Today, a single work - Schutz's extended German setting of the Gospel description of the events after the Crucifixion. The participants in the drama are all vividly characterised by the most economical of means, while the varied instrumental textures of the accompaniment both heighten the drama and underline its powerful pathos. With comments from Sir Roger Norrington. The Resurrection Story
Soloists, Heinrich Schutz Choir , London Cornett and Sackbutt
Ensemble, Elizabethan Consort of Viols, conductor Roger Norrington


Unknown: Sir Roger Norrington.
Soloists: Heinrich Schutz Choir
Unknown: Elizabethan Consort
Conductor: Roger Norrington

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Alban Gerhardt (cello), Steven Osborne (piano)
Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38
Britten Cello Sonata, Op 65
Granndos, arr Cassado Intermezzo (Goyescas) Repeat


Cello: Alban Gerhardt
Piano: Steven Osborne

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Conductor Thierry Fischer Stravinsky Jeu de Cartes Conductor Osmo Vanska
Mahler Kindertotenlieder
Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), conductor Thierry Fischer
Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor Conductor Thierry Fischer
See Performance on 3 at 7.30pm


Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Conductor: Stravinsky Jeu
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Conductor: Thierry Fischer

: The Piano

The Piano Down Under
Piers Lane explores the contribution to pianism made by players from the antipodes, including:
Byrd Carmen 's Whistle Percy Grainger
Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op 13 (Pathetique) (2nd mvt) William Murdoch
Schubert Moment Musical in C,
D780 No 1 Nancy Weir
Liszt Concert Study in F minor (La Leggierezza) Eileen Joyce
Busoni Giga , Bolero e Variazione Geoffrey Tozer
Rossini Little Caprice in the Style of Offenbach Leslie Howard
Williamson Piano Concerto No 2
Gwenneth Pryor, English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Yuval Zaliouk
Part Fur/Vina Tamara Anna Cislowska
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Piers Lane
Unknown: Byrd Carmen
Unknown: Percy Grainger
Unknown: Beethoven Sonata
Unknown: William Murdoch
Unknown: Nancy Weir
Unknown: Eileen Joyce
Unknown: Busoni Giga
Unknown: Variazione Geoffrey Tozer
Conductor: Yuval Zaliouk

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes Tchaikovsky's Suite No 4 in G (Mozartiana) conducted by Antal Dorati , and Chopin's Nocturne in C minor, Op 48 No 1 played by pianist Maria Joao Pires.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Conducted By: Antal Dorati
Pianist: Maria Joao Pires.

: Performance on 3

Charles Hazlewood conducts the Ulster Orchestra in a colourful mix of 20th-century music, with soprano Mary Carewe in Cathy Berberian 's graphic score based on comic strips. Berberian herself is commemorated in Requies by her husband Luciano Berio. The Reich work is his first to be performable by a symphony orchestra. There is an orchestral rarity by Conlon Nancarrow , otherwise known for his player piano music, and finally Stravinsky's reinterpretation of Pergolesi. Steve Reich Variations
Cathy Berberian Stripsody Berio Requies
Nancarrow Piece No 2 for Chamber
Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite


Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Soprano: Mary Carewe
Unknown: Cathy Berberian
Unknown: Luciano Berio.
Unknown: Conlon Nancarrow
Unknown: Cathy Berberian Stripsody
Unknown: Berio Requies

: Arthur Grumiaux

Italian violin sonatas including
Tartini's Devil's Trill with Riccardo
Castagnone (piano).

: Postscript

Elizabeth Bowen
Fiona Shaw reads The Demon Lover, a short story exploring Bowen's preoccupations with suppressed emotion, dislocation and the supernatural.


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Unknown: Fiona Shaw

: Music Restored

Countertenor, Falsettist. Alto
Robert Hollingworth looks into phenomenon of the countertenor voice, its technique, reportoire and history, with music by Purcell, Handel, Bach and Britten. Producer Joanne Whitworth
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Robert Hollingworth
Producer: Joanne Whitworth

: Night Waves

Paul Allen reviews Trevor Nunn 's new production of The Merchant of Venice - its first staging at the Royal
National Theatre in almost 30 years. And, in the week that Woody Allen 's new film Celebrity opens, a look at contemporary culture's obsession with celebrity. Have we created a world in which people want to be someone, rather than do something? Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Trevor Nunn
Unknown: Woody Allen
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Jazz Notes

Vibraphonist and pianist Bill Le Sage joins Alyn Shipton to look back over his distinguished career in British jazz, including work with John Dankworth and the Bebop
Preservation Society. And leading jazz photographer David Redfern talks about his recently published collection The Unclosed Eye.


Pianist: Bill Le Sage
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: John Dankworth
Talks: David Redfern

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Gautier d'Espinal Touz Esforciez Avrai Chante Souvent
12.10 Saint-Saens Piano Concerto
No 5 in F (Egyptian)
12.40 Debussy Violin Sonata
12.55 Finger Recorder Sonata in G
1.00 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F
1.40 Beethoven Duo in E flat, Wo032
1.50 Albeniz Spanish Suite, Op 47
2.15 Sarasate Carmen Fantasy
2.30 Schumann Five Poems of Queen Mary Stuart , Op 135
2.40 Brahms Marienlieder , Op 22
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 CPE Bach Concerto in E flat for
Harpsichord and Fortepiano, Wq47
4.45 Srul Irving Glick Suite Hebraique, No 1
5.00 Moniuszko The Fairy Tale
5.10 Schumann Marchenbilder , Op 113
5.25 Mozart Piano Sonata in F, K280
5.45 Glinka Kamarinskaya
5.55 Debussy Beau Soir


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Touz Esforciez
Unknown: Avrai Chante Souvent
Unknown: Queen Mary Stuart
Unknown: Brahms Marienlieder
Unknown: Schumann Marchenbilder
Unknown: Glinka Kamarinskaya

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