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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.10 Stanford's Clarinet Sonata played by Thea King and Clifford Benson (piano); after
7.00 Purcell's Rejoice in the Lord Alway (Bell Anthem) sung by the Choir of King's College, Cambridge; and at 8.10 Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op 56a, performed by the Vienna Philharmonic, conductor John Barbirolli.


Played By: Thea King
Played By: Clifford Benson
Conductor: John Barbirolli.

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Bach, after Vivaldi Concerto in A minor, BWV1065, for Four
Harpsichords Robert Woolley , Paul Nicholson , Laurence Cummings and John Toll , Purcell Quartet
9.10 Mozart Violin Sonata in E flat, K481 Arthur Grumiaux ,
Walter Klien (piano)
9.33 Brahms An eine Aolsharfe,
Op 19 No 5 Elisabeth Schumann (soprano), Leo Rosenek (piano)
9.40 Hindemlth Cello Concerto
Tibor de Machula , Royal
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Kiril Kondrashin
10.04 Walton Variations on a Theme of Hindemith Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Harpsichords: Robert Woolley
Harpsichords: Paul Nicholson
Harpsichords: Laurence Cummings
Harpsichords: John Toll
Unknown: Arthur Grumiaux
Piano: Walter Klien
Soprano: Leo Rosenek
Unknown: Tibor de MacHula
Conductor: George Szell

: Artist of the Week

Andreas Scholl
With Joan Bakewell. Andreas Scholl talks about the many Handel roles he has performed - and why Handel is a mainstay of the countertenor repertoire. Music includes arias from Rodelinda and Giulio Cesare.


Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Talks: Andreas Scholl
Talks: Giulio Cesare.

: Sound Stories

Five Instrument Makers
With Donald Macleod.
3: Theobald Boehm
Theobald Boehm combined his skills as goldsmith and flautist to revolutionise both the playing and the making of his chosen instrument. Music includes:
Mozart Flute Concerto in D, K314 (2nd mvt) Frans Vester (flute) Amsterdam Mozart Ensemble, conductor Frans Bruggen
Nicholson Variations on "Home
Sweet Home" Stephen Preston (flute), Lucy Carolan (fortepiano) Boehm Grand Polonaise Rachel
Brown (flute), Simon Nicholls (piano) Gounod Petite Symphonie (Andante cantabile) St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood
Mozart Flute Concerto in D, K314
(3rd mvt) Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute), Israel PO, conductor Zubin Mehta Schubert Am Meer (arr Boehm) Rachel Brown (flute),
Simon Nicholls (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Theobald Boehm
Unknown: Theobald Boehm
Flute: Frans Vester
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Flute: Stephen Preston
Flute: Lucy Carolan
Flute: Simon Nicholls
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Flute: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Flute: Rachel Brown
Piano: Simon Nicholls

: Composer of the Week: Rossini

With Graeme Kay.
A Tale of Four Cities
3: Naples
Overture: Elisabetta, regina d'lnghilterra, Ulster Orchestra, conductor John Lubbock
Armida: Act 3 (Finale) Renee Fleming (soprano) Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, conductor Daniele Gatti
Overture: Ermione
Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Claudio Simone
Otello: Act 3 (excerpts)
Frederica von Stade (mezzo) Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Jesus Lopez Cobos Messa di Gloria (Gloria)
Sumi Jo (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo), Raul Gimenez (tenor),
Samuel Ramey (bass), Academy and Chorus of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner.


Unknown: Graeme Kay.
Conductor: John Lubbock
Soprano: Renee Fleming
Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Conductor: Claudio Simone
Unknown: Frederica von Stade
Conductor: Jesus Lopez Cobos
Conductor: Messa Di Gloria
Soprano: Sumi Jo
Soprano: Ann Murray
Tenor: Raul Gimenez
Bass: Samuel Ramey
Conductor: Neville Marriner.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Aldeburgh Festival 1999
Between concert engagements in recent years, pianist Alfred Brendel has found time to write poems - wise, witty and often surreal. In the third of this week's lunchtime broadcasts from Aldeburgh, he takes a break from the piano to read from his collection One Finger Too Many. The poems are interspersed with piano music by Gyorgy Llgeti and Gyorgy Kurtag played by Pierre-
Laurent Aimard. Presented by Chris de Souza.


Pianist: Alfred Brendel
Music By: Gyorgy Llgeti
Music By: Gyorgy Kurtag
Unknown: Laurent Aimard.
Presented By: Chris de Souza.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Haydn Symphony No 86 in D Conductor Grant Llewellyn
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Kathryn Stott (piano), conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor Conductor Tadaaki Otaka


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Choral Evensong

From Ely Cathedral.
Introit: Praise Our Lord (Byrd)
Responses (Amner)
Psalms 16, 150 (Randall, Trepte)
First Lesson: Isaiah 61, wlO - 62, v3 Office Hymn: Ely Sequence (plainsong) Canticle: Cesar's Service (Amner)
Second Lesson: Revelation 21, wl-7
Anthem: 0 Quam Gloriosum (Byrd) Te Deum (Cesar's Service) (Amner) Organ Voluntary: Variations on 0 Lord in Thee Is All My Trust (Amner) Director of music Paul Trepte.
Assistant organist Scott Farrell.


Music: Paul Trepte.
Organist: Scott Farrell.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with guests, arts news and music, including Mozart's Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K216, and Frank Bridge's Suite for Strings.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Stephanie Hughes presents a concert from the Royal
Festival Hall, London, given by the Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor
Kurt Sanderling , with Mitsuko Uchida (piano).
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
8.05 A Sound Read
Ivan Hewett is joined by Philip Dodd , director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, and Hilary Finch , music critic of The Times, to review recent books on music. This month's edition features Mozart in Revolt, which examines the young composer's relationship with his father through their letters; New World Symphonies, which traces American influences on European music; and The Pianist, the story of a Polish musician who survived the Holocaust.
8.25 Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Kurt Sanderling
Piano: Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Hilary Finch

: Postscript

Between Sleeping and Waking Reflections on the great Spanish artist Velazquez , born 400 years ago 3: Sculptor Anthony Caro examines form in Velazquez's Las Meninas.


Artist: Velazquez
Unknown: Anthony Caro

: The Piano

Piers Lane explores Schumann's association with Chopin, whose variations on La Ci Darem la Mano elicited Schumann's famous tribute
"Hats off, gentlemen, a genius". The programme examines Chopin's influence on Schumann, which led to the emergence of the "new music" of the 1830s, and includes the first broadcast of a set of variations by Schumann on a Chopin nocturne. Chopin Souvenir de Paganini Nikita Magaloff (piano)
Chopin Variations on Mozart's "La Ci Darem la Mano", Op 2
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
Schumann Variations on Chopin's
Nocturne Op 15 No 3 (first broadcast performance) Piers Lane (piano) Schumann Carnival, Op 12 Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) Producer Chris Wines
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin

: Night Waves

Laura Cumming reports on the reopening of the newly renovated Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam and discusses its first exhibition devoted to Vincent's younger brother Theo, whose wider influence on artists of the day, as a dealer and collector, has been largely overlooked. Plus first-night news from Stratford, where Alan Bates and Frances de la
Tour take on Anthony and Cleopatra. Producer Tony O'Shaunessy


Unknown: Laura Cumming
Unknown: Van Gogh
Unknown: Alan Bates
Producer: Tony O'Shaunessy

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to record producer Bruce Lundvall , president of Blue Note Records in New York, who reflects on the label's 60th birthday celebrations. He also recalls his earlier career and introduces some of his most famous recordings, including Herbie Hancock and Bud Powell.


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Bruce Lundvall
Unknown: Herbie Hancock
Unknown: Bud Powell.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Doppler Souvenir de Prague
12.15 Mozart Three Marches
12.30 Sibelius Rondino
12.40 Humperdinck Overture:
Dream Music (Hansel and Gretel)
1.00 Joris Verdin plays organ music by Franck in the Cathedral of St Etienne de Saint-Brieuc.
2.15 Haydn Symphony No 102 in B flat
2.45 Bach Keyboard Partita No 6 in E minor, BWV 830
3.15 Sweelinck Beati Pauperes Spiritu: Psalm 99
3.25 Klami Violin Concerto
3.50 Grieg Evening in the Mountains (Lyric Pieces, Op 68 No 4)
4.00 Kerll Sonata a 5 4.05 Telemann Suite in E minor
4.40 Sumera Symphony No 2
5.00 Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Rgaro
5.15 Couperin La Francoise
5.25 Debussy Rondes de Printemps (Images)
5.35 Handel Water Music Suite in G
5.45 Brahms Rve Choral Songs, Op 104


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Sibelius Rondino
Unknown: Joris Verdin
Unknown: Sweelinck Beati Pauperes

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