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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news, music and a review of the Concerto
Italiano concert at the Lufthansa
Festival. Music includes after 6.00
Rameau's Overture: Les Paladins, at
7.30 Mendelssohn's Overture for
Wind, and after 8.00 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen from Grieg's Lyric Pieces

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes. Wagner Overture: Rienzi
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult
9.11 Vaughan Williams Ros Campi Christopher Balmer (viola),
Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
9.34 Handel Recorder Sonata in B flat,
HWV377 Dan Laurin (recorder), Hidemi Suzuki (cello), Masaaki Suzuki (organ)
9.40 Mahler Lieder eines Fahrenden
Gesellen Kirsten Flagstad (soprano), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult
9.57 Vaughan Williams Five Variants of Dives and Lazarus New Queen's Hall Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
10.12 Bartok Suite: Out of Doors
Murray Perahia (piano)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Vaughan Williams Ros Campi
Viola: Christopher Balmer
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Dan Laurin
Cello: Hidemi Suzuki
Cello: Masaaki Suzuki
Soprano: Gesellen Kirsten Flagstad
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Piano: Murray Perahia

: Artist of the Week

Malcolm Martlneau
Schubert lieder are an essential part of any singer's repertoire. Joan Bakewell talks to pianist Malcolm Martineau about the different approaches taken by the many singers with whom he shares a stage.


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

: Sound Stories

Five Gardens
With Richard Baker.
4: The Alhambra
The graceful Moorish building of the Alhambra in Granada together with the neighbouring gardens of the Generalife have inspired a number of composers to express their impressions and memories of the place and its history in music. Music includes:
Tarrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra Narciso Yepes (guitar)
Cassado Lamento de Boabdil
Vivane Spanoghe (cello), Andre de Groote (piano)
Falla En el Generalife (Nights in the Gardens of Spain) Alicia de Larrocha (piano), London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos Debussy La Puerta del Vino (Preludes) Claudio Arrau (piano)


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Tarrega Recuerdos
Guitar: Alhambra Narciso Yepes
Piano: Andre de Groote
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha
Conductor: Rafael Fruhbeck
Piano: Claudio Arrau

: Composer of the Week: John Adams

Presented by Alwynne Pritchard in conversation with the composer.
Today's music includes a symphony inspired by Schoenberg, cartoon music, and a sombre setting of a war poem by Walt Whitman.
Day Chorus (Death of Klinghoffer, Act 2) London Opera Chorus, Lyon Opera Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
Chamber Symphony London Sinfonietta, conducted by the Composer
The Wound Dresser Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Orchestra of St Luke's, conducted by the Composer


Presented By: Alwynne Pritchard
Unknown: Walt Whitman.

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

1999 Lufthansa Festival
Penny Gore presents a programme of songs and consorts from
Renaissance Spain and France given last week at the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music by I Fagiolini, director Robert Hollingworth.


Director: Robert Hollingworth.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Slbellus Karelia Suite, Op 11 Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Nielsen Clarinet Concerto, Op 57 Robert Plane (clarinet), conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 1, Op 46 conductor David Atherton
Sibelius Symphony No 2 conductor Mark Wigglesworth


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: David Atherton
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth

: The Piano

Virtuoso Transcriptions
Piers Lane introduces a beanfeast of piano pyrotechnics from the likes of Josef Hofmann and Gyorgy Cziffra. The programme also includes a tribute to the great turn-of-the-century pianist Leopold Godowsky , including a recording of some of Godowsky's fiendishly difficult Studies after
Chopin, specially recorded by Marc-Andre Hamelin. Music includes:
Chopin, arr Hofmann Waltz in D flat, Op 64 No 1 (Minute) Josef Hofmann (piano)
J Strauss (son), arr Cziffra Der
Zigeunerbaron Gyorgy Cziffra (piano) Bach, arr Godowsky Aria (Violin Sonata No 3) Konstantin Sherbakov (piano) Schubert, arr Godowsky
Morgengruss Leopold Godowsky (piano) Godowsky Studies after Chopin for the Left Hand Nos 21 and 35 Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
Saint-Saens, arr Godowsky The Swan Stephen Hough (piano)
Saint-Sains, arr Uszt Danse
Macabre Arnaldo Cohen (piano)
Strauss, arr Gelseking Standchen Eileen Joyce (piano)
J Strauss (son), arr Friedman Voices of Spring Piers Lane (piano) Repeated from yesterday at 10pm


Introduces: Piers Lane
Unknown: Josef Hofmann
Unknown: Gyorgy Cziffra.
Pianist: Leopold Godowsky
Unknown: Andre Hamelin.
Unknown: Hofmann Waltz
Piano: Josef Hofmann
Piano: J Strauss
Piano: Konstantin Sherbakov
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Piano: Stephen Hough
Piano: Arnaldo Cohen
Piano: Eileen Joyce
Piano: J Strauss

: In Tune

Arts, news and music with Sean Rafferty, whose guests include recorder player Piers Adams , who performs at this year's York Early Music Festival. Music includes Schumann's Adagio and Allegro In A flat, Op 70, played by Yo Yo Ma (cello), Emanuel Ax (piano), and Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges (Suite).


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Piers Adams
Cello: Emanuel Ax

: Performance on 3

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Linda Ormiston introduces a concert given at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt during the orchestra's recent tour of Germany. On the day that HM the Queen officially opens the new
Scottish Parliament, Performance on 3 features music by one of today's leading Scottish composers and a Scottish-inspired symphony from the Romantic era. Mischa Maisky (cello), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
James MacMillan The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
Haydn Cello Concerto in D, H Vllb 2 Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)


Cello: Mischa Maisky
Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Conductor: James MacMillan

: Postscript

Piers Plowman
Helen Dunmore introduces and reads her new version of The Confession and the Harrowing of Hell.


Unknown: Piers Plowman
Introduces: Helen Dunmore

: Faure

Oxford Camerata, conductor Jeremy Summerly , perform one of Faure's most beautiful choral pieces, the Cantique de Jean Racine.


Conductor: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Cantique de Jean Racine.

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given last week as part of the Lufthansa Festival by the Neapolitan group Cappella
della Pieta de Turchini , conductor
Antonio Florio - a group which is fast achieving an international reputation for its outstanding and characterful performances. The group bring to light some of the finest forgotten treasures of Neapolitan Baroque music - arias and scenes from comic operas from a city renowned for the singing of its people. Producer Lindsay Kemp Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Conductor: Della Pieta de Turchini
Conductor: Antonio Florio
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

For Joseph Beuys all creative thought was art and everybody potentially an artist. As a boy he ran away with the circus, at 19 he joined the Luftwaffe, and the disturbing events of these early years remained influential throughout his career. Paul Allen reassesses his profound impact on 20th-century art as an exhibition of Beuys's later work, the famous multiples or "editions", opens at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Plus the making of a modern subculture: Howard P Chudahoff 's historical study of The Age of the Bachelor is reviewed.
Producer Tony O'Shaughnessy


Unknown: Joseph Beuys
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Howard P Chudahoff
Producer: Tony O'Shaughnessy

: Jazz Notes

Jazzpar Winners at the Barbican Alyn Shipton presents the second part of prize-winning pianist Martial Solal's concert recorded in April at the Barbican Centre.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Pezel Overture in D minor
12.15 Gorczycki Missa Paschalis
12.35 Bfahms Violin Sonata No 2 in A, Op 100
12.55 Glinka Where Is Our Rose?;
The Fire of Longing Burns in My Heart
1.00 A concert given in 1998 by the Spanish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Garcia Navarro
Soler Prelude: El Mar de las Sirenas
Tharichen Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra Enrique Llopis (percussion) Rachmanlnov Symphony No 2 in E minor
2.30 Holmboe Benedic Domino
2.45 Rautavaara Cello Concerto, Op 41
3.05 Szymanowski Mazurkas, Op 50
4.15 Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
4.25 Franck La Procession
4.30 Burkhard Suite en Miniature, Op 71 No 2
4.40 Skeri Serenade for Strings
5.00 Kuula Prelude and Fugue, Op 10
5.05 Schumann Arabesque in C, Op 18
5.15 Hoffmann Flute Concerto in D
5.40 Guiot De Provins Mott Me
Men/oil de Ma Dame et Moi
5.45 Wassenaer Concerto No 2 in B flat (Sei Concerti Armonici)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Gorczycki Missa Paschalis
Conductor: Garcia Navarro
Unknown: El Mar
Unknown: Skeri Serenade

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