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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music, news and views from the arts world. Music includes Schubert's String Quartet in B flat, D36 after 6.00, the orchestral version of Ravel's Menuet Antique after 7.00, and the suite from
Korngold's music for Much Ado about Nothing before 9.00.

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Beethoven Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
9.08 Mozart Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat, K482 Sviatoslav Richter , English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
9.43 Britten Songs and Proverbs of William Blake Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(baritone), Benjamin Britten (piano)
10.08 Georges Onslow String Quartet in B flat, Op 4 No 1 Mandelring Quartet


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Baritone: Benjamin Britten

: Artist of the Week

Sherrill Milnes
For 30 years baritone Sherrill Milnes has been singing on the opera stages of the world alongside the likes of Dame Joan Sutherland ,
Luciano Pavarotti , Placido Domingo and Leontyne Price. Today he talks to Joan Bakewell about his operatic partnerships and the rewards of ensemble singing. Music includes excerpts from Mozart's Cosi Fan
Tutte and from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.


Unknown: Sherrill Milnes
Baritone: Sherrill Milnes
Unknown: Dame Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Placido Domingo
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Cheltenham Festival

Chris de Souza introduces another concert relay direct from this year's festival - a piano recital given in the Pittville Pump Room by Frangois-Frederic Guy.
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E, Op 109 Stockhausen Piano Piece IX
11.35 Art Matters
When I Hear the Word Culture, I Reach for My Identity
In the last of five talks based on a new collection of essays, John Tusa , managing director of the Barbican Centre in London, reflects on the place of the arts and culture in Europe and considers how they can contribute to the more general European debate.
11.55 Brahms Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor, Op 5


Unknown: Frangois-Frederic Guy.
Unknown: John Tusa

: Composer of the Week: Charpentier

4: From the Sublime to the Ridiculous
Charpentier composed one of his most elevated and intense Tenebrae settings for the nuns of the convent of Abbay-aux-Bois. In the same year he also provided the music for one of Paris's great box-office hits, Les
Fous Divertissants - a play set in a lunatic asylum. One wonders what the nuns would have made of this commedia-style romp, in which the inmates sing nonsense songs, swear hysterically and create pandemonium. Plus the denouement of the opera Medee, which sees the murderous enchantress exit stage right on a fire-breathing dragon.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Elgar Overture: Cockaigne Conductor Richard Hickox
Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor Kyoko Takezawa (violin), conductor Vassily Sinaisky ,
Bach, orch Elgar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV537
Conductor Edward Downes
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 9 Conductor Owain Arwel Hughes


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Violin: Kyoko Takezawa
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes

: Music Restored

1999 Lufthansa Festival
Lucie Skeaping presents a recital of songs and music for viola da gamba by Caccini, d'lndia, 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.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Soprano: Jill Feldman
Unknown: Paolo Pandolfo

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music and arts news, including the 20th St Albans
International Organ Festival, which is currently under way. Music on disc includes the second set of Copland's Old American Songs performed by bass Willard White , and movements from Albenlz's Iberia arranged for guitar and orchestra.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Bass: Willard White

: Performance on 3 1999 Cheltenham Festival

A concert given in the Town Hall, Cheltenham, last weekend. Paul Daniel conducts the BBC
Philharmonic in a programme including a piece by Mark-Anthony Turnage subtitled Variants Surrounding a Tune by John Schofield , and soprano Joan Rodgers joins the orchestra in Richard Strauss 's radiant Four Last Songs. Mark-Anthony Tumage Silent Cities Strauss Four Last Songs
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat


Unknown: Paul Daniel
Unknown: Mark-Anthony Turnage
Unknown: John Schofield
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Unknown: Richard Strauss

: Postscript

Situation: Comedy. Profession: Writer Christopher Cook talks to five
American television comedy writers. 5: In the last of his conversations, he is joined by Dava Savel , a writer on Ellen, who recalls how she wrote one of the most dramatic storylines in television history.


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Dava Savel

: Love Songs

A selection of renaissance songs and dances by John Dowland. Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rooley (lute)


Unknown: John Dowland.
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Anthony Rooley

: Hear and Now

1999 Cheltenham Festival
Verity Sharp presents a recital given in the Town Hall,
Cheltenham, by one of the world's leading string quartets - the Arditti Quartet - who are joined by pianist Ian Pace in a programme of contemporary music written in a diverse range of styles.
Michael Berkeley Quartet Study
Jonathan Harvey String Quartet No 2 Harrison Birtwistle Nine Movements, for String Quartet
Beat Furrer Spur, for Piano Quintet (first UK performance) Producer Philip Tagney


Pianist: Ian Pace
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies continues with his history of jazz.
27: Bebop Takes Over. Neither the name bebop, which was taken from some scat vocalise of the twenties, nor its slightly neurotic musical character was unforeseen in jazz. It was the harmonic daring introduced by the first boppers in the forties that changed the face of the music. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Corelli Sonata in A, Op 5
No 6 Pierre Pitzel and Mary Jean Bolli (viola da gambas), Augusta Campagne (harpsichord)
12.15 Rachmaninov Corelli
Variations Natalia Pasichnyk (piano)
12.35 Telemann Missa Brevis
David Cordier (countertenor), Das Kleine Konzert , conductor Hermann Max
12.50 Saint-Saens Prelude and Fugue in C, Op 109 No 3 David Drury (organ)
1.00 Berlioz Romeo and Juliet
(excerpts) Bergen Philharmonic, conductor Yoav Talmi
1.50 Palestrina Tribulationes CMtatum
Paolo Crivellaro (organ), Alberto Rasi (viola da gamba),
Theatrum Instrumentorum , Swiss Radio Chorus,
Lugano, conductor Diego Fasolis
1.55 Busoni Elegies Nos 2 and 4 Valerie Tryon (piano)
2.10 Howard Cable The Banks of Newfoundland Hannaford Street
Silver Band, conductor Stephen Chenette
2.20 Boccherini Quintet (arr anon for guitars and string orchestra) Zagreb Guitar Quartet, Varazdin Chamber Orchestra
2.40 Granados Quejas o la Maja y el Ruisenor (Goyescas) Angela Hewitt (piano)
2.45 Hellendaal Cello Sonata No 2 in D Jaap ter Linden (cello), Ageet Zweistra (cello continuo),
Ton Koopman (harpsichord)
3.00 Beethoven Missa Solemnis
Rosamund Illing (soprano), Elizabeth Dunning (mezzo), Christopher Doig (tenor), Rodney McCann (bass),
Sydney Philharmonic Choir, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
4.10 Lithander Divertimento No 1
Mikael Helasvuo (flute), Tuija Hakkila (fortepiano)
4.20 Brade Consort Music in Five Parts
Hesperion XX, conductor Jordi Savall
4.45 Merikanto Scherzo Finnish
RSO, conductor lJjf Soderblom
5.00 Purcell Sound Fame (Song and Chorus) (Dioclesian) Paul Elliott
(tenor), Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conductor.John Eliot Gardiner
5.05 Prokofiev March (The Love for Three Oranges) Roger Woodward (piano) Various Four Renaissance Chansons
Vancouver Chamber Choir, conductor Jon Washburn
5.20 Nino Rota Bassoon Concerto
Christopher Millard , CBC Vancouver Orchestra, conductor Mario Bemardi
5.35 Samuel Scheidt Christe , Qui Lex Es Et Dies Bert Matter (organ)
5.50 Karol Kurpinski Two Huts Sinfonia Varsovia conductor Grzegorz Nowak


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Pierre Pitzel
Viola: Mary Jean Bolli
Harpsichord: Rachmaninov Corelli
Piano: Natalia Pasichnyk
Unknown: David Cordier
Conductor: Das Kleine Konzert
Conductor: Hermann Max
Unknown: David Drury
Conductor: Yoav Talmi
Conductor: Palestrina Tribulationes
Viola: Alberto Rasi
Unknown: Theatrum Instrumentorum
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Conductor: Stephen Chenette
Unknown: Granados Quejas
Piano: Angela Hewitt
Cello: Ageet Zweistra
Soprano: Elizabeth Dunning
Tenor: Christopher Doig
Tenor: Rodney McCann
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Jordi Savall
Tenor: Paul Elliott
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Roger Woodward
Conductor: Jon Washburn
Unknown: Christopher Millard
Conductor: Mario Bemardi
Conductor: Samuel Scheidt Christe
Conductor: Qui Lex
Unknown: Karol Kurpinski
Conductor: Grzegorz Nowak

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