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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny presents arts news and music, including Haydn's
Symphony No 20 in C at about 6.15, the String Quartet in G minor by Debussy after the arts news at 7.30 and Khachaturian's second
Spartacus suite at about 8.10.

: Masterworks

Stephanie Hughes introduces a programme including a performance from a recently recorded disc of Rachmaninov's music played on the composer's own piano. Wolf Italian Serenade
Auryn Quartet
9.08 Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
9.28 Britten Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor),
Graham Johnson (piano)
9.47 Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Piano: Graham Johnson
Conductor: Benjamin Britten

: Artist of the Week

Sherrill Milnes
The big break for American baritone Sherrill Milnes came in 1964 when he won an American Opera Audition and the chance to sing the Barber of Seville in Florence. It was only a matter of time before his debut at the New York Met and the launch of his international career. He talks to
Joan Bakewell about his first steps on to the operatic stages of the world. Music includes excerpts from Verdi's Macbeth.


Unknown: Sherrill Milnes
Baritone: Sherrill Milnes
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: 1999 Cheltenham Festival

Chris de Souza introduces another concert direct from the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham. Today's recital is given by the Vanbrugh Quartet with the viola player Philip Dukes.
Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op 74 (Harp)
Ian Wilson String Quartet No 1 (Winter's Edge)
11.50 Art Matters
What Happened at Downing Street In June 1998 Tony Blair and Chris Smith hosted a seminar at Downing Street for selected arts figures to hear views on the crisis in the arts. In the second of five talks based on essays from his new collection, John Tusa , managing director of the Barbican Centre in London, recalls the meeting and describes its aftermath.
12.10 Mozart String Quintet in G minor, K516 See also 7.30pm


Unknown: Philip Dukes.
Harp: Ian Wilson
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Chris Smith
Unknown: John Tusa

: Composer of the Week: Marc-Antoine Charpentier

With Lucie Skeaping.
1: From the Princess to the Playhouse For over ten years Charpentier lived and worked at the sumptuous mini-court of the Duchess of Guise, one of Paris's most cultured aristocrats, staging operas in her Grand Cabinet for her coterie. Later, his collaboration with Moliere produced some delightful, foot-tapping dances, arias and comic songs. At the same time he was composing a wealth of exquisite church music. Today's programme includes theatre music, three little Noels, based on French carols, the Te Deum and the first part of his masterpiece, the dark and horrifying opera-tragique Medee.


Unknown: Te Deum

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Elgar Overture: Froissart
Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Elgar Sea Pictures
Christine Cairns (soprano), conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
Elgar The Wand of Youth: Suite No 2 conductor Osma Vanska
Hoist Invocation Timothy Hugh (cello), conductor Osma Vanska
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5 Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Soprano: Christine Cairns
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Cello: Timothy Hugh
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: Voices

lain Burnside presents a specially recorded recital by the soprano
Sophie Daneman , accompanied by pianist Eugene Asti. Their programme includes songs by Theodore Chanter ,
Celius Dougherty , Leonard Bernstein and Eugene Astl and the following pieces: Schubert Wiegenlied
Schumann Liederalbum fur die
Jugend, Op 79
Wolf Four Songs
Poulenc La Courte Paille
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Soprano: Sophie Daneman
Pianist: Eugene Asti.
Songs By: Theodore Chanter
Songs By: Celius Dougherty
Songs By: Leonard Bernstein
Songs By: Eugene Astl

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents arts news and music. He is joined by the Dante Quartet, who perform live in the studio. Music on disc includes
Strauss's tone poem Don Juan played by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan.

: Performance on 3

1999 Cheltenham Festival
Chris de Souza introduces tonight's concert from the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham, given by the cellist Julian Lloyd Webber with the pianist Rebecca Woolcock. Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor James MacMillan Kiss on Wood
Britten Suite No 1 for Solo Cello, Op 72
8.20 Book of the Month
An extended review of one of the month's most interesting new publications. The name of the Marquis de Sade may have become synonymous with perversion and cruelty but, in his new biography, Neil Schaeffer argues Sade should be credited for being capable of deep romantic love and for one of the great literary minds of the 18th century. Novelist Michele Roberts sees how well The Marquise de
Sade, a Life makes its case for a misunderstood man. 8.40 Faure Elegie, Op 24
Brahms Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor, Op 38

Performance on 3
Radio 3: 7.30pm Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) and Rebecca Woolcock (piano) open the second of the day's live concerts from the Cheltenham Festival with Debussy's Cello Sonata in D minor. The programme also features works by James MacMillan, Britten and Faure and concludes with Brahms's Cello Sonata No 1 in E minor.


Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Pianist: Rebecca Woolcock.
Unknown: James MacMillan
Unknown: Marquis de Sade
Unknown: Neil Schaeffer
Unknown: Michele Roberts

: Postscript

Situation: Comedy. Profession: Writer Christopher Cook talks to five
American television comedy writers. 2: Diane English , creator of the award-winning Murphy Brown , which was attacked by Dan Quayle for its stance on single parenting and gained in the ratings from the subsequent publicity.


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Diane English
Unknown: Murphy Brown
Unknown: Dan Quayle

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor Richard Hickox
Rubbra Symphony No 5; Symphony N08


Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Night Waves

The new Baltic Centre for
Contemporary Art is not due to open in Gateshead until 2001, but as demolition of the building's old interior comes to an end, the sculptor Anish Kupoor has been invited to take over this vast space. Richard Coles talks to him about the inspiration of emptiness. Plus a profile of mid-century photographer Edwin Smith. His documentary and landscape photographs may be scarcely known to the public at large, but professionals place him among the most influential British photographers of the century. Producer Lawrence Pollard


Unknown: Anish Kupoor
Talks: Richard Coles
Unknown: Edwin Smith.
Producer: Lawrence Pollard

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces the second of two sets by Stacey Kent from
Ronnie Scott 's club in Birmingham, featuring her current band with pianist David Newton and saxophonist Jim Tomlinson.


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Stacey Kent
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Pianist: David Newton
Unknown: Jim Tomlinson.

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Satie, orch Mllhaud Jack -in-the-Box CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
12.10 Ibert Trio for Violin, Cello and Harp Andras Ligeti , Idilko Radi , Eva Maros
12.25 Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks James Anagnonson and Leslie Kinton (pianos)
12.40 Dauvergne Ballet Capella
Coloniensis, director William Christie
1.00 Estampies from 14th-century Florence. A concert from last year's
York Early Music festival given by Stevie Wishart (medieval fiddle/hurdy-gurdy) and Jim Denly (percussion)
2.00 Musorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Aldo Ciccolini (piano)
2.30 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor Quebec Conservatoire
Orchestra, conductor Jacques Lacombe
3.15 Brahms Five Songs for Chorus Op 104 Danish National Radio
Chorus, conductor Stefan Parkman
3.30 Szymanowski String Quartet No 1 in C, Op 37 Silesian Quartet
3.45 Arensky Suite No 3, Op 33
(Variations) James Anagnonson and Leslie Kinton (pianos)
4.10 Clerambault Pirame et Tisbe
Ensemble Amalia
4.30 Robert de Visée Suite No 12 in E minor Yasunori Imamura (theorbo)
4.45 Frescobaldi Messa delta
Domenica Peter van Dijk (organ)
5.00 Monteverdi Altri Canti di Marte
(Madrigali Guerrieri et Amorosi) Prague Madrigalists
5.10 Bach Violin Sonata in F minor,
BWV1018 Benjamin Schmid (violin)
5.30 Schumann Marchenerzahlungen , Op 132 Robert Schumann Ensemble
5.45 Szymanowski The Fountain of Arethusa (Myths) Hyun-Mi Kim (violin), Seung-Hye Choi (piano)
5.50 Scrlabln Poeme Satanique Op 36 Pedja Muzijevic (piano)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Mllhaud Jack
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Harp: Andras Ligeti
Harp: Idilko Radi
Unknown: Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks
Unknown: James Anagnonson
Pianos: Leslie Kinton
Pianos: Dauvergne Ballet Capella
Harpsichord: William Christie
Unknown: Stevie Wishart
Unknown: Jim Denly
Piano: Aldo Ciccolini
Conductor: Jacques Lacombe
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Unknown: James Anagnonson
Pianos: Leslie Kinton
Unknown: Madrigali Guerrieri
Violin: Benjamin Schmid
Violin: Schumann Marchenerzahlungen
Violin: Hyun-Mi Kim
Violin: Seung-Hye Choi

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