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: On Air

With Petroc Trelawny. Music includes Handel's Organ Concerto in B flat, Op 7 No 1 after 8.00, the Andante and Variations for Two Pianos, Two Cellos and Horn, Op 46, by Schumann after 7.00, and Tallis's anthem Salvator Mundi at 6.30.


Unknown: Salvator Mundi

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in G, RV310
Monica Huggett , Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.07 Britten Winter Words
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
9.30 Vivaldi Rute Concerto in G, RV435
Stephen Preston , Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.38 Hoist Egdon Heath
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
9.53 Handel Concerto Grosso in G, Op 6 No 1 Handel and Haydn Society, director Christopher Hogwood
10.06 Bridge Enter Spring New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Unknown: Monica Huggett
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Stephen Preston
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Benjamin Britten

: Artist of the Week

Sherrill Milnes
The American baritone has always been best known for his interpretations of the great Verdi roles. But his repertoire is not restricted to Verdi, and today he talks to Joan Bakewell about his recital repertoire and other operatic roles. Music includes excerpts from Puccini's Tosca.


Unknown: Sherrill Milnes
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Cheltenham Festival 1999

Chris de Souza introduces today's concert direct from the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham. It is given by the Sorrel String Quartet and Louise Williams (viola).
Haydn Quartet in D minor, Op 42
Shostakovich Quartet No 13, Op 138 Geoffrey Palmer La Maesta (first broadcast performance)
11.50 Art Matters
The Concerto of the Future - Seeing Will Be Hearing
John Tusa , managing director of the Barbican, offers some proposals for enlivening the concert experience.
12.10 Mozart Quintet in D, K593


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Viola: Louise Williams
Unknown: John Tusa

: Composer of the Week Charpentier

With Lucie Skeaping. 3: Lully the Bully
Charpentier's arch rival Lully operated a closed shop. Not content with being Louis XIV's court composer, he decided to spoil everyone else's chances by restricting the number of musicians in all productions other than his own to a mere skeleton staff. Much to Charpentier's annoyance, these mean measures severely dampened the success of La Malade Imaginaire, Moliere's last stage collaboration with the composer. Today's programme also includes the passionate sacred drama The Denial of St Peter and more from the opera Medee, with the enchantress at her malevolent best slaving over a toxic cauldron.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Patricia Rozario (soprano), conductor Andrew Davis
Wagner Prelude: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg Elgar Falstaff
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Vaughan Williams A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No 3) Ravel La Valse


Soprano: Patricia Rozario
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: 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.
Repeated from yesterday at 10pm


Unknown: Dmitri Bashkirov
Pianist: Dmitri Bashkirov
Pianist: Piers Lane
Unknown: Arcadi Volodos.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with conversation, music and arts news. Music this afternoon includes Schubert's Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) and Debussy's setting of Rossetti's The Blessed
Damozel for soprano, mezzo, female chorus and orchestra.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Warwick and Leamington Festival
Humphrey Carpenter introduces a concert of the music of Bach from St Mary's Church, Warwick, given as part of this year's Warwick and Leamington festival.
The Hanover Band, director Richard Egarr , Catherine Bott (soprano)
Bach Cantata No 82: Ich Habe Genug Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D
8.20 An Ancient Castle, a Majestic Church
Jeremy Summerly explores the two famous landmarks of the historic town of Warwick: the Collegiate
Church of St Mary, which boasts one of the finest chantry chapels in the country, and the medieval Warwick Castle, home to the mighty earls of Warwick and to Richard III before his death on Bosworth Reid.
8.40 Bach Trio Sonata in F, BWV1040 Cantata No 202: Weichet Nur,
Betrubte Schatten


Director: Richard Egarr
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Unknown: Richard Iii
Unknown: Bosworth Reid.
Unknown: Betrubte Schatten

: Postscript

Situation: Comedy. Profession: Writer Christopher Cook talks to fiveAmerican television comedy writers. 4: Rob Long, a writer and producer on the hit American series Cheers, who is about to launch a new show.


Talks: Christopher Cook

: Music Restored

1999 Lufthansa Festival
Lucie Skeaping presents a recital of songs and music for viola da gamba by Caccini, d'india, Hume and Purcell given earlier this week in St John's, Smith Square, by American soprano Jill Feldman and Italian gamba player Paolo Pandolfo as part of this year's Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music.
Producer Lindsay Kemp Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Soprano: Jill Feldman
Unknown: Paolo Pandolfo
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

As the Bangladesh Festival of music, film and poetry opens in Britain,
Paul Allen explores the cultural life of Britain's 300,000-strong Bangladeshi community and their relationship to the two countries. And after nine years of acclaimed novel writing,
Adam Thorpe has returned to poetry with a new collection, From the Neanderthal. Paul Allen talks to him about his fascination with history and its impact on the present. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Adam Thorpe
Talks: Paul Allen
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton is joined by Campbell
Burnap to review new CDs by British musicians, including Jim Tomlinson , Alex Wilson and Sammy Rimmington , as well as by American stars Tommy Newson and Ken Peplowski. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Jim Tomlinson
Unknown: Alex Wilson
Unknown: Sammy Rimmington
Unknown: Tommy Newson
Unknown: Ken Peplowski.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
Britten Nocturne for Tenor, Seven Instruments and String Orchestra, Op 60 Benjamin Butterfield ,
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, conductor Simon Streatfield
12.30 Purcell King Arthur (excerpts) Nancy Argenta (soprano),
Vancouver Radio Orchestra, conductor Monica Huggett
12.50 Handel Solitudini Amate
(Alessandro) Sophie Boulin (soprano), La Petite Bande , director Sigswald Kuijken
1.00 A concert by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Alexander Lazarev , given in August 1996 in the Michael Fowler Center, Washington.
Britten, arr Steuart Bedford Suite: Death in Venice
Mahler Symphony No 5
2.45 Franck Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34 Imre Rohmann (piano), Bartok Quartet
3.20 Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals Festival Ensemble of the Festival of the Sound, conductor James Campbell
3.45 Busoni Two Finnish Folk Song Arrangements Erik Tawaststjerna , Hui-Ying Liu (pia nos)
3.55 Sibelius En Saga (original version, 1892)
Rnnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
4.20 CPE Bach Concerto in B flat for
Rute and Strings, H435
Robert Aitken , Vancouver Radio
Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernadi
4.50 Debussy Gigues (Images)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ludovic Rajter
5.00 Schubert Piano Trio in E flat, D897 (Notturno)
Tomaz Lorenz (violin), Andrej Petrac (cello), Alenka Scek-Lorenz (piano)
5.10 Brahms Four Songs for Women's 's Voices, Two Horns and Harp, Op 17 Danish National Radio Choir, Leif Lind and Per McClelland
Jacobsen (horns), Catriona Yeats
(harp), Stefan Parkman (conductor)
5.25 Uszt Tarantella (Venezia e Napoli) Janina Balkowska (piano)
5.35 Dohnanyl Symphonic Minutes, Op 36 Hungarian Radio Orchestra, conductor Tamas Vasary
5.50 Trad 1 7th-century Hungarian Dances Csaba Nagy (tarogato), Peter Ella (harpsichord)


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Benjamin Butterfield
Conductor: Simon Streatfield
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Conductor: Monica Huggett
Conductor: Handel Solitudini Amate
Soprano: Sophie Boulin
Soprano: La Petite Bande
Director: Sigswald Kuijken
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Unknown: Michael Fowler
Piano: Imre Rohmann
Conductor: James Campbell
Unknown: Erik Tawaststjerna
Unknown: Hui-Ying Liu
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Unknown: Robert Aitken
Conductor: Mario Bernadi
Conductor: Ludovic Rajter
Violin: Tomaz Lorenz
Violin: Andrej Petrac
Cello: Alenka Scek-Lorenz
Unknown: Leif Lind
Horns: Catriona Yeats
Harp: Stefan Parkman
Piano: Janina Balkowska
Conductor: Tamas Vasary
Unknown: Csaba Nagy
Harpsichord: Peter Ella

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