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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny presents arts news and music, including sacred music by Sweelinck following the 6.00 news; pianist Radu Lupu playing
Brahms's Three Intermezzi, Op 117 7 before 7.00; and Mozart's Oboe
Concerto in C, K314, performed by Hansjorg Schellenberger with the Berlin Philharmonic, conductor James Levine after 8.00.


Pianist: Radu Lupu
Unknown: Hansjorg Schellenberger
Conductor: James Levine

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas TallisNew York Philharmonic/Dmitri Mitropoulos
9.14 Tallis Spem in Alium
Winchester Cathedral Choir,
Winchester Cathedral Quiristers,
Vocal Arts Chorus, director David Hill
9.26 Telemann Quartet in D minor (Tafelmusik, Part 3)
Edwina Smith and Felicity Bryson (flutes) Christopher Robson
(bassoon), Robert Glenton (cello), Bernard Robertson (harpsichord)
9.41 Vaughan Williams Norfolk
Rhapsody No 1 London Philharmonic, conductor Bernard Haitink
9.53 Shostakovich Symphony No 6 London Philharmonic/Adrian Boult


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Unknown: Thomas Tallisnew York

: Artist of the Week

Malcolm Martlneau
A recitalist will have painstakingly built his or her own repertoire from personal preference, whereas an accompanist needs to share the tastes of those with whom he shares the platform. Joan Bakewell talks to pianist and accompanist Malcolm Martineau about how his own musical passions are satisfied.


Unknown: Malcolm Martlneau
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Accompanist: Malcolm Martineau

: Sound Stories

Five Gardens
With Richard Baker.
2: The Gardens of the Villa d'Este
Water is the predominant feature of the gardens of the Villa d'Este at
Tivoli, near Rome. The gardens were the creation of a worldly 16th-century cardinal, who astounded visitors with his collection of fountains. Liszt was only one of a number of musicians who found inspiration in these water sculptures. Music includes:
Josquin Desprez Missa Hercules Dux Ferrariae Hilliard Ensemble
Palestrina Dum Complerentur Taverner Consort
Handel Hercules Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Uszt Aux Cypres de la Villa d'Este II (Annees de Pelerinage) Leslie Howard (piano)


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Uszt Aux Cypres de la Villa
Piano: Leslie Howard

: Composer of the Week John Adams

The main work in today's programme, Harmonielehre (1985), was composed after a creative crisis in the composer's life, and its three movements were inspired respectively by a dream about a flying ocean tanker, by the Arthurian legend of King Anfortas, and by the medieval theologian Meister Eckhardt. Alwynne Pritchard introduces the music in conversation with the composer.
Short Ride in a Fast Machine
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
China Gates
Alan Feinberg (piano) Harmonielehre San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart


Unknown: Meister Eckhardt.
Introduces: Alwynne Pritchard
Conductor: Edo de Waart

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

1999 Spltalfields Festival
Penny Gore presents a concert given last week by Gothic Voices, who are directed by Christopher Page in a programme of music by the 12th-century German abbess, composer and mystic Hildegard of Bingen.


Directed By: Christopher Page

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Mendelssohn Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Conductor Vernon Handley
Diana Burrell Clarinet Concerto
Robert Plane (clarinet), conductor Thierry Fischer
Mendelssohn Symphony No 1 in C minor Conductor Thierry Fischer Bruch Kol Nidrei Raphael Wallfisch (cello), conductor Vernon Handley Sullivan The Tempest
Conductor Vernon Handley


Conductor: Vernon Handley
Clarinet: Diana Burrell
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Cello: Kol Nidrei Raphael Wallfisch
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: 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.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Sylvia McNair
Soprano: Sylvia McNair

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music, conversation and arts news. This evening's programme includes
Bruch's Double Concerto for Clarinet and Viola, Op 88, in a version for violin and viola played by Viktor Tretiakov and Yuri Bashmet with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn. Plus lbert's Divertissement performed by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Played By: Viktor Tretiakov
Played By: Yuri Bashmet
Conducted By: Andre Previn.
Conducted By: Neville Marriner.

: Performance on 3

Humphrey Carpenter introduces a concert given last Friday in the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, by Emma Kirkby (soprano) and the Palladian Ensemble.
Ame Cantata: The Morning;
Harpsichord Concerto No 5 in G minor Handel Hush , Ye Pretty Warbling Quire (Acis and Galatea)
Maurice Green Ode to Beauty vivaldl Recorder Concerto in G, RV443
Abel Frena la Belle Lagrime
Purcell The Plaint (The Fairy Queen) Ame Where the Bee Sucks (The


Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Handel Hush
Unknown: Maurice Green Ode
Unknown: Abel Frena

: Postscript

Piers Plowman
Continuing the series of translations from the Middle English allegorical poem by William Langland , Ken Smith introduces and reads his version of the Confession of the Seven Deadly Sins.


Unknown: William Langland
Introduces: Ken Smith

: BBC Philharmonic

Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Valerie Hartmann-Claverie (ondes martenot), Howard Shelley (piano). Messiaen chose the Sanskrit title
Turangalila because it symbolised vitality and life. A monumental symphony in ten sections, its exuberant style and colourful orchestration contribute to the work's powerful impact and have made it one of the composer's most popular works, ever since
Leonard Bernstein gave the first performance in Boston in 1949. Messiaen Turangalila Symphony


Unknown: Valerie Hartmann-Claverie
Piano: Howard Shelley
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein

: Night Waves

The poet Ciaron Carson has "made his home city of Belfast the central subject of much of his work. But in his latest collection, a sequence of 70 sonnets, he takes the reader to revolutionary France, Ireland and imperial Japan. He talks to Richard Coles and reads extracts from the sonnet sequence. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Ciaron Carson
Unknown: Richard Coles

: Jazz Notes

Jazzpar Winners at the Barbican
Alyn Shipton introduces the second of two sets from London's Barbican
Centre by Jim Hall and his quartet.


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Jim Hall

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Vivaldi Gloria in D, RV588 Olga Gracelj (soprano), Eva Novsak
Homska (mezzo), Andrej Jare (organ), Choir of the Consortium Musicum, Slovenian Philharmonic, conductor Marko Munih
12.35 Tchaikovsky Suite: The
Nutcracker Danish National Radio
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Schonwandt
1.00 A Schubert song recital given in 1985 by Ude Reineman (bass) and Noel Lee (piano). They perform Im Abendrot, D799, and the song cycles Schwanengesang and Die Schone Mullerin.
2.30 Britten Lachrymae (Reflections on a Song by John Dowland ) Rivka Golani (viola), Toronto Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
2.50 Byrd Susanna Fair ; Browning a 5; In Fields Abroad Emma Kirkby (soprano), Rose Consort of Viols
3.05 Mozart Symphony No 29 in A, K201 Amsterdam Bach Soloists
3.25 Weber Grand Duo Concertant. Op 48 Joaquin Valdepenas (clarinet), Patricia Parr (piano)
3.45 Joannes Verhulst Four songs Annegeer Stumphius (soprano), Nico van der Meet (tenor),
Leo van Doeselaar (fortepiano)
3.55 Mahler Symphony No 4 Charlotte Margiono (soprano),
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
5.00 Nino Rota Eight and a Half Hungarian Brass Ensemble
5.05 George Shearing Music to Hear (Five Shakespeare Songs) Vancouver Chamber Choir, Peter Berring (piano), David Brown (bass), conductor Jon Washburn
5.15 Gershwin Symphonic Suite:
Porgy and Bess William Tritt (piano), Hamilton Philharmonic, conductor Boris Brott
5.45 Prokofiev Trois Pensées, Op 62 Roger Woodward (piano)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Vivaldi Gloria
Soprano: Olga Gracelj
Soprano: Eva Novsak
Unknown: Andrej Jare
Conductor: Marko Munih
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
Conductor: Noel Lee
Unknown: Schone Mullerin.
Unknown: Britten Lachrymae
Unknown: John Dowland
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Byrd Susanna Fair
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Piano: Patricia Parr
Soprano: Annegeer Stumphius
Piano: Peter Berring
Bass: David Brown
Conductor: Jon Washburn
Conductor: Bess William Tritt
Conductor: Boris Brott
Piano: Roger Woodward

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