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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including Sibelius's
Luonnotar, Op 70, sung by soprano Gwyneth Jones with the London
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antal Dorati. After 7.00 pianist
Martha Argerich plays Ravel's Jeux d'Eau, and after the news at 8.00 Herbert von Karajan conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in one of his last recordings - the Emperor Waltz by Johann Strauss (son).


Soprano: Gwyneth Jones
Conducted By: Antal Dorati.
Pianist: Martha Argerich
Unknown: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Johann Strauss

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Grieg Violin Sonata No 2 in G, Op 13 Lydia Mordkovitch ,
Elena Mordkovitch (piano)
9.23 Rosetti Symphony in C London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert
9.39 Verdi Caro Nome (Rigoletto) Andrea Rosi (soprano),
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
9.47 Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
Mstislav Rostropovich ,
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, conductor Karel Ancerl


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Lydia Mordkovitch
Piano: Elena Mordkovitch
Piano: Rosetti Symphony
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Conductor: Verdi Caro
Soprano: Andrea Rosi
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Karel Ancerl

: Artist of the Week

Andrew Davis
Conductor Andrew Davis is at home in all parts of the repertoire. In today's programme he talks to Joan Bakewell about his commitment to British music, including his enthusiasm for Anthony Payne 's performing version of Elgar's Symphony No 3. He also talks about the special relationship he has formed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, of which he is the chief conductor. Featuring music by Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Tippett.


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Anthony Payne
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: 1999 Chettenham Festival

Chris de Souza introduces today's morning concert from the Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham in which the Vellinger Quartet is joined by the viola player Roger Chase.
Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 55 No 3
Bdtten String Quartet No 1 in D, Op 25
11.50 Two Degrees West
Samuel West reads five excerpts from Nicholas Crane 's new book charting his eventful walk along a line that runs through the heart of England. 3: The Leeds/Liverpool Canal to the J6
12.10 Huw Watkins String Quartet (first performance)
Mozart String Quintet in E flat, K614


Unknown: Roger Chase.
Unknown: Nicholas Crane
Unknown: Huw Watkins

: Composer of the Week: Tippett

William Mival continues his exploration of Tippett's music with a work written for the birthday of Prince Charles and a Tippett classic from the sixties.
Suite in D Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, conductor George Solti The Vision of Saint Augustine John Shirley-Quirk (baritone),
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra conducted by the Composer. Repeat


Unknown: William Mival
Conductor: George Solti
Baritone: Augustine John Shirley-Quirk

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Kathryn Stott (piano)
Prokofiev Suite: Romeo and Juliet
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
Tchalkovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Kathryn Stott

: Choral Evensong

From Winchester Cathedral.
Responses (Lloyd)
Psalms 149, 150 (Stanford)
First Lesson: Ecclesiasticus 44, wl-15
Office Hymn: Beyond All Mortal Praise (Darwall's 148th)
Canticles: St Paul's Service (Howells) Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 3, wl-14
Anthem: Greater Love Hath No Man
Ubi Caritas et Amor (Durufle) Hymn: All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael)
Organ Voluntary: Hymne d'Action de Graces (Te Deum) (Langlais)
Organist and master of music David Hill.
Assistant master of music Stephen Farr.


Music: David Hill.
Music: Stephen Farr.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guests today include the American opera star
Renee Fleming. Music includes Veraclni's Overture No 2 performed by Musica Antiqua Koln before the 6.00 news, and after 6.30 Vladimir Ashkenazy playing Schumann's Camaval.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Renee Fleming.
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Performance on 3

1999 City of London Festival
A Venetian Coronation
Four hundred years ago, the Basilica of San Marco in Venice resounded to the lavish music of Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli. Paul
McCreesh conducts the Gabrieli
Consort and Players in a sumptuous musical reconstruction of a spectacular service that took place there in 1595: the coronation of the Doge Marino Grimani. Tonight the pomp and pageantry of that occasion is brought to life again in London's equally magnificent St Paul's Cathedral.


Unknown: Giovanni Gabrieli.
Unknown: Marino Grimani.

: Postscript

Branding the World
2: Aspirationals Unite
We are what we buy and what we are seen to buy. Kevin Jackson continues his examination of the power of branding by looking at how it affects our individuality. The clothing industry knows what it takes to make us feel good, which turns many of us into walking advertisements for Calvin Klein ,
Ralph Lauren , Tommy Hilfiger and a score of others. But the world at large is resisting becoming a giant advertising hoarding. Kevin Jackson finds places where even brown fizzy drinks go flat.
Producer Nicola Barranger


Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Unknown: Calvin Klein
Unknown: Ralph Lauren
Unknown: Tommy Hilfiger
Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Producer: Nicola Barranger

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Michael Stern
Two works by 20th-century American composers.
Barber Overture: The School for
Ives Three Places in New England


Conductor: Michael Stern

: The Piano

Piers Lane meets the young French pianist Jonathan Gilad and introduces a recital he recorded for the programme. Gilad made his
North American debut at the age of 15 when, on the recommendation of Daniel Barenboim , he was invited to replace an indisposed
Maurizio Pollini. Since then he has gone on to appear with many of the major orchestras of the world.
Mozart Sonata in D, K576
Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No
Prokofiev Sonata No 2 in D minor Producer Chris Wines
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Piers Lane
Pianist: Jonathan Gilad
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Maurizio Pollini.

: Night Waves

Ayub Khan-Din , whose acclaimed
East Is East is about to be released as a film, has set his new play in an old colonial house in Calcutta, where hatred and bigotry threaten the apparent order of a garden dance. Patrick Wright reports on tonight's opening of Last Dance at Dum Dum. Plus a discussion of new art from
Japan to Brazil as Abracadabra:
International Contemporary Art goes on show at the Tate Gallery in London. Producer Belinda Sample


Unknown: Ayub Khan-Din
Unknown: Patrick Wright

: Jazz Notes

It is 40 years this week since the death of singer Billie Holiday. In the first of two programmes Alyn Shipton is joined by Holiday biographer John Chilton to look back at her career and her extraordinary rise to fame. In rare archive recordings she is also remembered by her colleagues Teddy Wilson , Al Casey and Doc Cheatham , who recall her professionalism in the studio and her stand against racism.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: John Chilton
Unknown: Teddy Wilson
Unknown: Al Casey
Unknown: Doc Cheatham

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Bach Orchestral Suite
No 4 in 0, BWV1069
12.25 CPE Bach Quartet No 3 in G, Wq95
12.40 JCF Bach Sinfonia in D minor
12.50 JS Bach Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV535
1.00 In a recording from 1965, Aaron Copland and the RAI Orchestra of Turin perform Busonl's Rondo Arlecchinesco, Op 46, with Antonio Pirlino (tenor); Copland's Lincoln
Portrait with Alberto Pozzo (speaker), and Music for a Great City
1.50 Debussy Six Epigraphes Antiques
2.05 Poulenc, orch Lennox Berkeley Flute Sonata
2.20 Frano Parac Pastorale
2.35 Anon (13th century) Ad Laudes Marie
2.55 Vaughan Williams Romance for Viola and Piano
3.05 Ravel La Valse
3.15 Brahms String Quintet in G, Op 111
3.45 Haydn, arr Salomon Symphony No 90 in G minor
4.15 Britten Les Illuminations
4.35 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto
No 1 in G minor, Op 25
5.00 Godfrey Ridout George III, His Lament
5.25 Bartok Rhapsody No 1 for Cello and Piano
5.35 Schubert Allegretto in C minor, D915
5.45 Lars-Erik Larsson Pastoral Suite


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Aaron Copland
Tenor: Antonio Pirlino
Unknown: Alberto Pozzo
Unknown: Laudes Marie

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