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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Mozart's Oboe Quartet in F, K370, played by Nicholas Daniel and the Lindsays, and piano music by Mendelssohn played by Murray Perahia.


Played By: Nicholas Daniel
Played By: Murray Perahia.

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes. Stravinsky Ragtime
St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
9.06 Mozart Violin Sonata in A, K526
Henryk Szeryng , Ingrid Haebler (piano)
9.32 Stravinsky Suite No 2 St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
9.39 Scrlabin Symphony No 3
(Divine Poem) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Kiril Kondrashin


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Unknown: Henryk Szeryng
Piano: Ingrid Haebler
Conductor: Hugh Wolff

: Artist of the Week

Andreas Scholl
With Joan Bakewell. The German countertenor talks about singing religious music and about his own religious beliefs. With music by Bach.


Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.

: Sound Stories

Five Instrument Makers
With Donald Macleod.
4: Adolphe Sax
A young inventor from Belgium takes on the might of the French military establisment and the united forces of the Parisian wind instrument makers and secures his immortality with the instrument that still bears his name: the saxophone. Music includes:
Gossec Symphonie pour Musique Militaire Orchestre de la Garde
Républicaine, conductor Roger Boutry Meyerbeer Les Huguenots (excerpt)
Montpellier Philharmonic, conductor Cyril Diederich
Berlioz Chant Sacree (Irish Melodies) Bruce Brewer (tenor), Noel Lee (piano), Choir of Lille National Orchestra, conductor Bernard Tetu
Weber, arr Parkes Overture: Oberon John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band, conductor Peter Parkes
Berlioz Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale (excerpt)
LSO, conductor Colin Davis
Bizet L'Arlesienne (Menuetto) St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood
Wiedoft Sax-O-Phun The Composer (saxophone), Oscar Levant (piano) lbert Concertino da Camera
John Harle (saxophone),
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Adolphe Sax
Conductor: Roger Boutry
Conductor: Cyril Diederich
Tenor: Bruce Brewer
Tenor: Noel Lee
Conductor: Bernard Tetu
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: John Harle
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Frangoise: Francoise Pollet (soprano)
Raoul: Richard Leech (tenor)
Marcel: Nikola Ghiuselev (bass)

: Composer of the Week: Rossini

With Graeme Kay.
A Tale of Four Cities
4: Paris - the Early Years Overture: William Tell
Ulster Orchestra, conductor John Lubbock lis S'Eloignent Enfin; Sombre Foret; Je Te Benis; Sois Immobile (William Tell) Montserrat Caballe (soprano), Gabriel Bacquier (tenor), Royal Philharmonic, conductor Lamberto Gardelli
Overture: The Siege of Corinth Hanover Band/Roy Goodman
Vedeste il Cavaliere; Fra Dolci e Can
Palpiti (II Viaggio a Reims) Soloists, Berlin Philharmonic/Claudio Abbado Ballet Music (William Tell) Ulster Orchestra, conductor John Lubbock


Unknown: Graeme Kay.
Conductor: John Lubbock
Tenor: Gabriel Bacquier
Conductor: John Lubbock

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Aldeburgh Festival 1999
In the fourth of this week's lunchtime concerts from Aideburgh, the Orlando Consort charts the flowering of English choral music from 1050 to 1450, including pieces by John Dunstable and music from the Winchester
Troper, the Worcester Fragments and the Fountains Abbey manuscripts. Presented by Chris de Souza.


Unknown: John Dunstable
Presented By: Chris de Souza.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Stravinsky Circus Polka Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Glazunov Symphony No 2 in F sharp minor
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D
Raphael Oleg , conductor Tadaaki Otaka Haydn Symphony No 27 in G Conductor Grant Llewellyn


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Raphael Oleg
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn

: 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) Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Piers Lane
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to the multi-talented expert in medieval music Belinda Sykes about research trips to the Middle East and her collection of exotic instruments. Music includes the overture to Wagner's opera
Rienzi, and Poulenc's Piano Concerto.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Music: Belinda Sykes

: Performance on 3

BBC Philharmonic
Mendelssohn's great sacred oratorio sung in English in Leeds Town Hall. Judith Howarth (soprano), Ruby
Philogene (mezzo), Mark Tucker (tenor), Michael George and Mark Rowlinson (basses), Leeds Philharmonic Chorus, conductor Matthias Bamert
Mendelssohn St Paul


Soprano: Judith Howarth
Tenor: Mark Tucker
Tenor: Michael George
Tenor: Mark Rowlinson
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Conductor: Mendelssohn St Paul

: Postscript

Between Sleeping and Waking Reflections on the great Spanish artist and court painter Velazquez, born 400 years ago.
4: Tonight writer Colm Toibin muses on the Waterseller.


Unknown: Colm Toibin

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping talks about the art of improvisation with Baroque harpist
Andrew Lawrence-King , who plays music from Spain and the New World and some extemporised pieces. Producer Lindsay Kemp Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Talks: Lucie Skeaping
Harpist: Andrew Lawrence-King
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

From the buffalo-hunting peoples of the plains to the Inuit in the Arctic, the British Museum holds one of the most important North American collections outside the United States and Canada. Paul Allen reports on the opening of a new gallery devoted to the collection. Plus a review of new stories from Italian novelist and critic Claudio Magris. Producer Zahid Warley.


Unknown: Claudio Magris.
Producer: Zahid Warley.

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton and Campbell Burnap review new jazz CDs.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Rameau La Rappel des Oiseaux Ivetta Irkha (piano)
12.10 Sibelius Spring Song
Kaija Saarikettu (violin), Raija Kerppo (piano)
12.15 Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Barbara Jane Gilby (violin),
Tasmanian Symphony Chamber
Players, conductor Geoffrey Lancaster
1.00 Ion Marin conducts the Bergen Philharmonic in Brahms's Symphony No 4 in E minor
1.40 Schoenberg Suite , Op 25 Glenn Gould (piano)
1.55 Gesualdo 0 Vos Omnes
Copenhagen Boys' Choir, conductor Ebbe Munk
2.05 Haydn Symphony No 7 in C (Le Midi) National Arts Centre Orchestra, conductor Gabriel Chmura
2.25 Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 Helsinki Quartet
2.50 Caplet Divertissement No 2 (a I'Espagnole)
Mojka Slobko (harp)
2.55 Debussy, orch Ravel Danse (Tarantelle Styrienne)
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kazuhiro Koizumi
3.00 Ravel Sonata Dongho An (violin), Heesong Song (cello)
3.25 Grainger Four Folk Songs Camerata Chamber Choir, conductor Michael Bojesen
3.35 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No 1 in F sharp minor Arthur Ozolins , Toronto Symphony Orchestra
4.00 Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: Le Coq d'Or Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, conductor Uri Mayer
4.30 Szymanowski Piano Sonata No 2 Jerzy Godziszewski
5.00 Dvorak Polonaise in E flat
Slovak RSO, conductor Ludovit Rajter
5.05 Brahms Est 1st das He/7;
Schlafe in Mir, Gott Danish National
Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
5.15 Bach French Suite No 5 in G,
BWV816 Yevgeni Rivkin (piano)
5.35 Johann Mattheson Sonata , Op 1 No 4 Vladislav, Juraj and Milan Brunner (flutes)
5.40 Purcell Four Dances (Abdelazer) Tafelmusik, director Jeanne Lamon
5.45 Homeman Overture: Aladdin
Danish National RSO, conductor Michael Schonwandt


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Violin: Kaija Saarikettu
Violin: Raija Kerppo
Violin: Barbara Jane Gilby
Conductor: Geoffrey Lancaster
Unknown: Schoenberg Suite
Piano: Glenn Gould
Conductor: Ebbe Munk
Conductor: Gabriel Chmura
Harp: Mojka Slobko
Conductor: Kazuhiro Koizumi
Conductor: Michael Bojesen
Unknown: Arthur Ozolins
Conductor: Uri Mayer
Unknown: Jerzy Godziszewski
Unknown: Dvorak Polonaise
Conductor: Ludovit Rajter
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Piano: Yevgeni Rivkin
Piano: Johann Mattheson Sonata
Director: Jeanne Lamon
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt

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