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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music, news and views from the arts world. Music includes at 6.15 Bach's Concerto in C for Three Harpsichords, BWV1064, at 7.05 the version of Beethoven's
Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 57
(Appassionata) recommended in CD Review's Building a Library, and after
8.00 Mozart's Horn Concerto in E flat, K417.

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Malcolm Sargent
9.06 Bach Partita in A minor, BWV1013 Frans Bruggen (flute)
9.20 Vaughan Williams Partita for Double String Orchestra London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult
9.42 Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Conductor: Bach Partita
Flute: Frans Bruggen
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Adrian Boult

: Artist of the Week

Malcolm Martineau
In the last of this week's conversations with Joan Bakewell , piano accompanist Malcolm Martineau talks about his association with French song and about a programme he devised to perform with soprano Delia Jones and bass-baritone Bryn Terfel.


Unknown: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Joan Bakewell
Accompanist: Malcolm Martineau
Soprano: Delia Jones
Bass-Baritone: Bryn Terfel.

: Sound Stories

Five Gardens
With Richard Baker.
5: Versailles
The magnificent gardens at Versailles were developed in the grounds of Louis XIV's great chateau and were the setting for a series of extremely elaborate and expensive entertainments, many of them with music provided by the king's favourite composer, Jean-Baptiste Lully. Music includes:
Boesset Ennuite , Désespoirs et Douleurs Nigel Rogers (tenor), Anthony Bailes (lute)
Lully Les Airs de Trompettes, Timbales et Hautbois
Ensemble de Cuivres de Paris, conductor Jean-François Paillard
Charpentier Amour, Viens Animer Ma Voix (Les Plaisirs de Versailles,
Scene 2) Sophie Daneman (soprano), Katalin Karolyi (mezzo), Les Arts
Florissants, director William Christie Delalande Symphonies pour les Soupers du Roy (Fifth Suite) La Simphonie du Marais, director Hugo Reyne


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Jean-Baptiste Lully.
Unknown: Boesset Ennuite
Tenor: Nigel Rogers
Tenor: Anthony Bailes
Soprano: Sophie Daneman
Soprano: Katalin Karolyi
Director: William Christie
Director: Delalande Symphonies
Unknown: Les Soupers
Unknown: La Simphonie
Director: Hugo Reyne

: Composer of the Week: John Adams

In the last of this week's programmes Alwynne Pritchard talks to American composer John Adams about two recent contrasting works: a musical landscape and a dazzling concerto.
Soledades (El Dorado Part 2)
Halle Orchestra , conductor Kent Nagano Violin Concerto
Gidon Kremer (violin),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano


Talks: Alwynne Pritchard
Unknown: John Adams
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Violin: Gidon Kremer

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

1999 Lufthansa Festival
Penny Gore presents a concert given last week at the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music by Concerto
Italiano, director Rinaldo Alessandri - a programme of cantatas by Handel and Vivaldi, plus vibrant and virtuosic instrumental music by Italian masters.


Director: Rinaldo Alessandri

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Britten, arr Colin Matthews Temporal Variations
Conductor Nicholas Braithwaite
Britten Symphony for Cello and Orchestra Louise Hopkins (cello), conductor Nicholas Braithwaite
Warlock Capriol Suite
Conductor Jacek Kaspszyk Stanford Clarinet Concerto
Emma Johnson (clarinet), conductor Nicholas Braithwaite
Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)
Conductor Nicholas Braithwaite


Unknown: Colin Matthews
Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
Conductor: Jacek Kaspszyk
Clarinet: Emma Johnson
Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite

: Music Restored

Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given last week as part of the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music by the Neapolitan group
Cappella della Pieta de Turchini, conductor Antonio Florio - a group which is fast achieving an international reputation for its outstanding performances. The group bring to light some of the forgotten treasures of Neapolitan Baroque music - arias and scenes from comic operas from a city renowned for the singing of its people. Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Conductor: Antonio Florio

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with arts news and music, including Lovreglio's Fantasy on Themes from Verdi's "La
Traviata" performed by Michael Collins (clarinet) and Kathryn Stott (piano), and Haydn's Te Deum in C.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Clarinet: Kathryn Stott

: Performance on 3

1999 Spitalflelds Festival
Fiona Talkington introduces a concert given in Christ Church, Spitalfields, earlier this week, in which leading
British Baroque ensemble Sonnerie are directed from the violin by Monica Huggett in music from the German High Baroque. Other soloists include Wilbert Hazelzet (flute), Pamela Thorby and Catherine Latham (recorders), and Gary Cooper (harpsichord).
Muffat Sonata No 2 in G (Armonico Tributo)
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV1050
Telemann Concerto in E minor for
Flute, Recorder and Strings,
Telemann Sonata Seconda in G minor
(Paris Quartets)
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G, BWV1049


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Monica Huggett
Flute: Wilbert Hazelzet
Flute: Pamela Thorby
Flute: Catherine Latham
Flute: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg

: Postscript

Piers Plowman
Concluding the series of translations from the Middle English allegorical poem by William Langland, David Constantine introduces and reads his version of Piers's meeting with Hope and Charity.


Introduces: David Constantine

: Bach and Joplin

Joshua Rifkin plays Bach and piano rags by Scott Joplin.


Unknown: Joshua Rifkin
Unknown: Scott Joplin.

: Hear and Now

Composer Portrait
Verity Sharp talks to Robin Holloway and presents performances of his music specially recorded by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins , with Richard Hosford (clarinet).
Holloway Clarinet Concerto; Scenes from Antwerp
Producer Philip Tagney


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Robin Holloway
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Clarinet: Richard Hosford
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies continues his 52-part history of jazz.
26: The Makings of Modernism
Although bebop was a phenomenon of the 1940s, some musicians were feeling their way towards modernism before that decade began, among them John Kirkby , Lester Young ,
Charlie Christian and Claude Thomhill.
Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: John Kirkby
Unknown: Lester Young
Unknown: Charlie Christian
Unknown: Claude Thomhill.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Offenbach Les Larmes de
Jacqueline Heesong Song (cello), Myungseon Kye (piano)
12.10 Poulenc Sept Chansons
Jutland Chamber Choir, conductor Mogens Dahl
12.25 Couperin Pieces de Clavecin
1.00 A concert performance of Wagner's opera Tannhauser
Saarbriicken Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Michael Stern
2.40 Messiaen Theme and Variations Peter Oundjian (piano)
2.50 Franck Prelude , Fugue and Variation Robert Silverman (piano)
3.00 Paule Maurice Tableaux de
Provence Julia Nolan (saxophone),
CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
3.15 Barbieri Pan y Toros (excerpts) Ensemble de Madrid
3.30 Brahms Four Chorale Preludes from Op 122 Kees van Houten (organ)
3.45 Bach Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042 La Petite Bande, director Sigiswaid Kujiken (violin)
4.00 Bach Cantata No 147: Herz und Mund The Sixteen,
Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tom Koopman
4.30 Rachmanlnov Suite No 2 Ruta
Ibelhauptiene and Zbignevas Ibelhauptas (pianos)
5.00 Wagner Prelude, Act 1: Die Meistersinger von Numberg
Quebec Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Jacques Lacombe
5.10 Handel Aria; Figlia Mia , Non
Pianger No (Tamerlano) Nigel Robson (tenor), English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
5.15 Donizetti Grande Offertorio in D
Aart Bergwerff (organ)
5.20 Rossini Quartet No 1 in F Canberra Wind Soloists
5.30 Chopin Ten Preludes, Op 28 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
5.50 Bach Harpsichord Concerto No 5 in F minor, BWV1056 Lembit Orgse
(harpsichord), Estonian Radio Chamber Orchestra, conductor Paul Magi


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Mogens Dahl
Conductor: Michael Stern
Piano: Peter Oundjian
Piano: Franck Prelude
Piano: Robert Silverman
Piano: Paule Maurice Tableaux
Unknown: Julia Nolan
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Violin: Sigiswaid Kujiken
Conductor: Tom Koopman
Conductor: Jacques Lacombe
Unknown: Figlia Mia
Tenor: Nigel Robson
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Paul Magi
Elisabeth: Angela Denoke (soprano)
Venus: Shirley Close (mezzo)
Tannhäuser: Wolfgang Neumann (tenor)
Wolfram: Motti Kaston (baritone)

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