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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including // Pastor Fido by Handel at about 6.10; Rimsky-
Korsakov's arrangement for violin and orchestra of the third movement of Borodin's second string quartet: Nocturne after the arts news at
7.30; and Eric Coates 's
Knightsbridge march at 8.03.


Unknown: Eric Coates

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Debussy Prélude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
9.10 Schumann Five Pieces in Folk
Style, Op 102 Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Benjamin Britten (piano)
9.30 Britten The Holy Sonnets of John Donne
Philip Langridge (tenor), Steuart Bedford (piano)
9.55 Tchaikovsky Serenade for
Strings English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Cello: Benjamin Britten
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: Steuart Bedford
Conductor: Benjamin Britten

: Artist of the Week

Sherrill Milnes
For 30 years Sherrill Milnes has been singing a wide operatic repertoire all over the world, but he has always been primarily a Verdi baritone. Today he discusses some of the great Verdi roles with Joan Bakewell and reveals the secrets of operatic acting. Music includes excerpts from Verdi's Rigoletto.


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

: 1999 Cheltenham Festival

Chris de Souza introduces the a series of weekday morning concerts from the Pittville
Pump Room in Cheltenham. Today's concert is given by the violinist Daniel Bell and the pianist Huw Watkins.
Beethoven Sonata in A, Op 30 No 1 Huw Watkins Coruscation and Reflection (first broadcast performance) Debussy Sonata in G minor
11.50 Art Matters
Art for Art's Sake - Art! For Heaven's
As the arts continue to fight for survival in an increasingly competitive world, John Tusa looks at the role of marketing and research in the provision of arts and culture.
12.10 Schumann Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op 105 Carter Duo


Violinist: Daniel Bell
Pianist: Huw Watkins.
Unknown: Huw Watkins Coruscation
Unknown: John Tusa

: Composer of the Week: Charpentier

With Lucie Skeaping.
2: The Descent of Orpheus, the Rise of Charpentier. Nymphs, shepherds and all things pastoral were all the rage in late 17th-century French culture. They skipped among the heroes of most operas and plays, commenting on the action and filling the stage with smocks and straw hats. Today's programme features Charpentier's chamber opera La
Descente d'Orphee aux Enters, his one and only surviving instrumental sonata, and the mass Salve Regina , written for his wealthy patron. Plus another visit to Corinth, where things are hotting up at the court of King Creon, in a further excerpt from Charpentier's opera Medee.


Unknown: Salve Regina

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
A performance of Elgar's oratorio given in the sixth-century St Irene's Church as part of the 1997 Istanbul International Music Festival.
Elgar The Dream of Gerontius
BBC Symphony Chorus, conductor Leonard Slatkin


Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Angel: Jean Rigby (mezzo)
Gerontius: John Aler (tenor)
Priest: Alan Opie (baritone)
Angel of the Agony: Alan Opie (baritone)

: Choral Evensong

From Worcester Cathedral.
Introit: Open Thy Gates
(Julian Harrison )
Responses (Leighton) Psalm 31 (Crotch)
First Lesson: Ezra 10, wl-9
Canticles: St John's Service (Andrew Gant )
Second Lesson: Romans 9, wl4-29
Anthem: What Are These That Glow from Afar? (Gray)
Hymn: King of Glory (Ballards) Organ Voluntary: Fantasia and Toccata in D minor (Stanford)
Master of the choristers Adrian Lucas.
Assistant organist Daniel Phillips.


Unknown: Julian Harrison
Unknown: Andrew Gant
Unknown: Adrian Lucas.
Organist: Daniel Phillips.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with guests, arts news and music including at 5.50 Barber's Dover Beach sung by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and after 6.30
Miaskovsky Symphony No 21 in F sharp minor performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Morton Gould.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Sung By: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor: Morton Gould.

: Performance on 3

1999 Cheltenham Festival
Chris de Souza introduces a concert given last Saturday in Cheltenham Town Hall.
Margaret Jane Wray (soprano)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Mark Elder
Britten Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes)
Wagner Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde)
Wagner Prelude, Act 1: Parsifal Elgar Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma)


Unknown: Town Hall.
Soprano: Margaret Jane Wray

: Postscript

Situation: Comedy. Profession: Writer Christopher Cook talks to five
American television comedy writers. 3: Larry David , who created Seinfeld, the most successful show in the history of television.


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Larry David

: The Vision of William Make

Settings by Vaughan Williams of poems by Blake.
Ian Partridge (tenor), Janet Craxton (oboe)


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Oboe: Janet Craxton

: The Piano

Dmitri Bashkirov
The Russians enjoy a formidable reputation when it comes to teaching the piano. Their schools and conservatoires, especially those in Moscow, have produced some of the greatest pianists of the century. Today, the spirit of that teaching continues outside Russia, in the hands of pianist Dmitri Bashkirov. Piers Lane meets Bashkirov and introduces performances by some of his students - from
Nikolai Demidenko to Arcadi Volodos.
Producer Chris Wines
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Dmitri Bashkirov
Pianist: Dmitri Bashkirov.
Unknown: Nikolai Demidenko
Unknown: Arcadi Volodos.

: Night Waves

When her Autobiography of Red was published in America, Anne Carson was hailed as the most exciting poet writing in English. A classicist by profession, her epic work retells the story of Herakles and Geryon in contemporary terms. Laura Cumming and guests discuss an extraordinary fusion of mythic and modern. And what is the role of the radical architect in modern Britain? As Manifesto: 50
Years of British Radicals opens at the Royal Institute of British
Architects Night Waves explores what it means to be a radical in a culture of consensus and consumerism.
Producer Zahid Warley


Unknown: Anne Carson
Unknown: Laura Cumming
Producer: Zahid Warley

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton looks back 70 years to some classic recordings by Jelly Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers. He also remembers the late Mel Torme and arranger Ernie Wilkins , who died in June. Plus, Dave Gelly presents the month's Jazz news.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Mel Torme
Unknown: Ernie Wilkins
Unknown: Dave Gelly

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Glinka Overture in D
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ondrej Lenard
12.10 Chopin Rondo in C, Op 73
Cecile de Grijs and Tina Dispa (pianos)
12.20 Shostakovich Cello Concerto, Op 107 Wen-Sinn Yang (cello), Societe d'Orchestre de Bienne, conductor Grzegorz Nowak
12.50 Uthander Rondo for Flute and Keyboard, Op 8 Mikail Helasvna (flute), Tuija Hakkila (fortepiano)
1.00 A recital given by Kamiel D'Hooghe on the 1829 organ of Saint Peter's Church, Bertem (built by Lambert van Peterghem), interspersed with the ordinary of the Messe des
Solenelles Majeurs by Francois Joseph Fetls (with baritone Dirk Snellings ).
Music by Bach, Knecht, Cramer, van Landeghem, Oley and Kittel.
2.15 Butterworth Romanza Martin
Hackleman (horn), CBC Vancouver
Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
2.25 Vaughan Williams Variations for Brass Band Hannaford Street
Silver Band/Bramwell Tovey
2.35 Neuchatel Gewan Ich ze
Minnen le Guoten Wan Paul Gerhardt
Adam (voice/medieval fiddle)
2.45 Verdi Elizabeth 's Aria (
Don Carlos ) Branka Stilinovic (soprano), Croatian Radio and Television SO, conductor Pavle Despalj
3.00 Goldmark String Quartet, Op 6 Kodaly Quartet
3.35 CPE Bach Flute Concerto in D minor Robert Aitken , CBC Vancouver
Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi
4.00 Granados Twelve Spanish
Dances, Op 37 Angela Hewitt (piano)
5.00 Gluck Overture: Iphigenie en Tauride Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Stefan Robl
5.10 Szymanowski String Quartet No 2, Op 56 Silesian Quartet
5.30 Milton Barnes Papageno Variations Toronto Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Timothy Vernon
5.40 Bach Violin Sonata in G,
BWV1019 Benjamin Schmid (violin), Anthony Spiri (harpsichord)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Ondrej Lenard
Conductor: Chopin Rondo
Pianos: Tina Dispa
Cello: Wen-Sinn Yang
Conductor: Grzegorz Nowak
Conductor: Uthander Rondo
Unknown: Kamiel D'Hooghe
Unknown: Francois Joseph
Baritone: Dirk Snellings
Unknown: Butterworth Romanza Martin
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Unknown: Verdi Elizabeth
Unknown: Don Carlos
Soprano: Branka Stilinovic
Conductor: Pavle Despalj
Unknown: Robert Aitken
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Piano: Angela Hewitt
Conductor: Timothy Vernon
Violin: Benjamin Schmid
Harpsichord: Anthony Spiri

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