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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Glenn Gould playing Bach after the 6.00 news;
Schumann's FunfStucke im Volkston with Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) and Benjamin Britten after 7.00; and Bartok's robust Romanian Dances played by I Musici after 8.00.


Unknown: Glenn Gould
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Cello: Benjamin Britten

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes , featuring orchestral music by Vaughan Williams and vintage performer Adrian Boult. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F, BWV1047
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
9.13 Vaughan Williams In the Fen
Country New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult
9.28 Hotteterre Suite No 1 in G minor
Philippe Alain-Dupre (flute), Philippe Pierlot (viola da gamba), Yasuko Uyama-Bouvard (harpsichord)
; 9.43 Stravinsky Three Movements from "Petrushka" Maurizm Pollini (piano)
10.00 Vaughan Williams
Aristophanic Suite: The Wasps London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Music By: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Adrian Boult.
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Flute: Philippe Alain-Dupre
Flute: Philippe Pierlot
Harpsichord: Yasuko Uyama-Bouvard
Piano: Maurizm Pollini
Piano: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Malcolm Martineau
The pianist Malcolm Martineau has shared concert platforms with many of the world's leading singers. The word "accompanist", however, is rarely an adequate job description - he needs to be a voice coach, mentor, interpreter and friend to his recital partner. Joan Bakewell talks to him about how he acquired these skills. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Malcolm Martineau
Pianist: Malcolm Martineau
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Paul Evans

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker.
Five Gardens
1: The Garden of Eden
Gardens are often thought of as an image of paradise. In the Garden of Eden mankind lived in harmony with the beasts, the plants, and with his
God. Such perfection did not last long, and the expulsion of Adam and Eve from their garden introduced the note of strife into human life. Music includes:
Purcell Sleep Adam and Take Thy Rest Susan Gritton (soprano),
King's Consort, director Robert King
Haydn Achieved Is the Glorious Work (Creation) Soloists, Choir of New
College, Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood
Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden
(A Village Romeo and Juliet) Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Richard Hickox
Jeremiah Clarke The Glory of the Arcadian Groves Alfred Deller (alto), Desmond Dupre (lute/viola da gamba), Robert Elliot (harpsichord) Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Soprano: Susan Gritton
Director: Robert King
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Jeremiah Clarke
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Desmond Dupre
Harpsichord: Robert Elliot
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Composer of the Week: John Adams

John Adams was 52 this year and is now established as a leading American composer. In today's programme
Adams talks about the influence of the minimalists Reich and Glass on his early works and about how he moved beyond that style in his work for chorus and orchestra, Harmonium. Shaker Loops
Orchestra of St Luke's, conducted by the Composer
Christian Zeal and Activity
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
Negative Love (Harmonium, Part 1)
San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: John Adams
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephanie Hughes presents another concert in the BBC
Wigmore Hall chamber series. Dmitri Sitkovetsky (violin), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Mozart Sonata in G. K301
Beethoven Sonata in A, Op 47 (Kreutzer)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Violin: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Piano: Mozart Sonata

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra This week featuring clarinet concertos. Stravinsky Scherzo a la Russe Conductor Rumon Gamba
Mozart Symphony No 29 in A, K201 Conductor Rumon Gamba
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622
Paul Meyer (clarinet), conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Mahler Symphony No 4
Inger Dam Jensen (soprano), conductor Martyn Brabbins


Unknown: Stravinsky Scherzo
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Conductor: Rumon Gamba
Clarinet: Paul Meyer
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Opera in Action

Martin Handley continues his exploration of opera with a look at the work of an offstage conductor, whose job it is to direct offstage singers and musicians who are involved in a performance. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Martin Handley
Producer: Paul Evans

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes Bartok's Dance Suite, Schubert's
Piano Sonata in A minor, D537, and at 7.00 orchestral music by Scriabin from Radio 3's Disc of the Week.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.

: Performance on 3

Aldeburgh Festival 1999
Chris de Souza presents the closing concert of this year's Aldeburgh Festival from the Snape Maltings concert hall, in which Vernon Handley conducts a distinguished line-up of performers in Michael Tippett 's great oratorio A Child of Our Time and Ian
Bostridge sings Benjamin Britten 's early and extrovert song cycle Our Hunting Fathers.
Susan Gritton (soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), Ian Bostridge
(tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), Britten-Pears Chamber Choir, Tallis
Chamber Choir, Britten-Pears
Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley Britten Our Hunting Fathers Tippett A Child of Our Time


Unknown: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Soprano: Susan Gritton
Soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: David Wilson-Johnson
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Postscript

Piers Plowman
Kevin Jackson presents an introduction to four new translations of William Langland's visionary allegorical poem Piers Plowman, which satirised church and state and contributed to the Peasants' Revolt of 1381. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Piers Plowman
Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Moor's Revenge

Purcell Incidental music: Abdelazer
(excerpts) Parley of Instruments

: Voices

Spotlight on Sylvia McNair
Leading American soprano
Sylvia McNair was in London recently for a BBC Wigmore Hall recital. She visited the Voices studio to talk to lain
Burnside about her distinguished career - which ranges from early music to opera and recital, cabaret and shows - and to play some of her favourite recordings.
Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Sylvia McNair
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Night Waves

Lord Macaulay's claim that
"Favourites have always been odious in this country" was not just a British sentiment. Across Europe from the 16th century onwards commentators have repeatedly voiced their concern at the influence of favourites who appear to usurp the powers of the monarch. In The World of the Favourite, an international team of scholars has delved into the world of court intrigue and rumour to consider the emergence of this much-derided figure. Alice Rawsthorne discusses ; their findings and asks whether fear of the favourite has left its mark on public life today.
Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Alice Rawsthorne
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Jazz Notes

Jazzpar Winners at the Barbican This week's concerts by recent winners of the prestigious Danish
Jazzpar Awards begin with the first of two sets by guitarist Jim Hall and his ; Quartet with Chris Potter (saxophones), Scott Colley (bass) and Terry Clarke (drums). Jim Hall also talks to Alyn Shipton about his recent career, including his current disc with fellow guitarist Pat Metheny. Producer Terry Carter


Guitarist: Jim Hall
Unknown: Chris Potter
Bass: Scott Colley
Bass: Terry Clarke
Unknown: Jim Hall
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Guitarist: Pat Metheny.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Beethoven Overture: King Stephen, Op 117
12.10 Clara Schumann Quatre Pièces Fugitives, Op 15
12.25 Bach, arr Stokowskl
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, (BWV582)
12.45 Nicolaus Bruhns Cantata:
Wohl Dem , Der den Herren Furchtet
12.55 John Ward Fantasia No 1 a 5 1.00 In a recital from the Utrecht
Early Music Festival, Paul Komen
(fortepiano) plays Schubert's Sonatas in A minor, D784, and B flat, D960.
1.55 Dohnanyl Symphonic Minutes, Op 36
2.10 Llgeti Lux Aeterna
2.25 Glinka Memories of a Summer
Night in Madrid (Spanish Overture No 2)
2.35 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
3.40 Beethoven Violin Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring)
4.05 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G, BWV1048
4.25 Petr Eben Hommage à Dietrich Buxtehude
4.35 Groneman Flute Sonata in G
4.45 Weber Clarinet Concertino in E flat. Op 26
5.00 Arriaga Symphony in D
5.30 Mozart Piano Sonata in B, K333
5.50 Cavalli Lauda Jerusalem
(Psalm 147)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Wohl Dem
Unknown: Paul Komen
Unknown: Llgeti Lux Aeterna
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg

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