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: On Air

Penny Gore with arts news and music, including after 6.00 Poulenc's Elegy performed by Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos); after 7.00
Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D821 with Misha Maisky (cello); and after 8.00
Jacques Aubert 's Concerto for Strings (Le Carillon) played by Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage.


Pianos: Marielle Labeque
Cello: Misha Maisky
Unknown: Jacques Aubert
Played By: Collegium Musicum
Director: Simon Standage.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring Buxtehude cantatas and vintage performances by the pianist Maria Yudina.
Buxtehude Sonata in G, BuxWV271 Musiqua Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel (violin)
9.08 Nielsen Overture: Helios, Op 17 Danish National Radio Symphony
Orchestra/Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
9.22 Stanford Fantasy No 2 in F
Thea King (clarinet), Britten Quartet
9.37 Buxtehude Mein Gemut Erfreuet
Sich, BuxWV72Amsterdam Baroque
Orchestra, director Ton Koopman (regal)
9.48 Stravinsky Serenade in A Maria Yudina (piano)
9.58 Shostakovich Symphony No 9 USSR SO, conductor David Oistrakh Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Pianist: Maria Yudina.
Unknown: Musiqua Antiqua Koln
Violin: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Stravinsky Serenade
Piano: Maria Yudina
Conductor: David Oistrakh
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Artist of the Week

Imogen Cooper
In the first of this week's conversations with Joan Bakewell , the British pianist Imogen Cooper discusses her early career. She began learning at the age of four, and by the time she was 12 she was studying with Jacques Fevrier and Yvonne Lefebure at the Paris Conservatoire.
Studies continued in Vienna with Jorg Demus and Alfred Brendel , with whom she recorded Mozart's concertos for two and three pianos. Producer David Jackson


Unknown: Imogen Cooper
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Pianist: Imogen Cooper
Unknown: Jacques Fevrier
Unknown: Yvonne Lefebure
Unknown: Jorg Demus
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Producer: David Jackson

: Sound Stories

Double Portraits
With Peggy Reynolds.
1: Gainsborough and the Linleys
In the Dulwich Picture Gallery there is a portrait of two young girls in a sunny landscape. The girls are both as charming today as they must have been in 1772 when Thomas
Gainsborough set out to paint this portrait of Elizabeth and Mary, the gifted daughters of his good friend the musician Thomas Linley. Music in today's programme includes:
JC Bach Oboe Concerto No 2 In F
Anthony Robson , Hanover Band, conductor Anthony Halstead
Herschel Sonata in D, Op 4 No 4
Invocation, director Timothy Roberts (harpsichord obbligato)
Handel Father of Heaven (Judas Maccabaeus) Kathleen Ferrier
(contralto), London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Adrian Boult
Thomas Linley In Thousand Thoughts of Love and Thee Invocation
Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Musician: Thomas Linley.
Unknown: Anthony Robson
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Conductor: Herschel Sonata
Harpsichord: Timothy Roberts
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Thomas Linley
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Proms Composer of the Week: Sergei Prokofiev

1: Other Worlds
In the first of this week's programmes
Gerard McBurney looks at how the strange Ukrainian idyll of Prokofiev's childhood provided the composer with inspiration and material throughout his life. From childhood memories to
Stalin's socialist propaganda, stories and myths run deep through his music. Symphony No 1 in D (Classical) Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
Visions Fugitives The Composer (piano) Semyon Koto (Acts 1 and 4 excerpts)
Chorus and Orchestra of All-Union
Radio, conductor Mikhail Zhukov
Five Melodies, Op 35: No 1
Carole Farley (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano) Producer Matthew Edgar


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Piano: Semyon Koto
Conductor: Mikhail Zhukov
Soprano: Carole Farley
Soprano: Roger Vignoles
Producer: Matthew Edgar
Mother: T Yanko
Remenyuk: G Troitsky

: Proms Chamber Music 99

Stephanie Hughes presents the first of eight lunchtime
Proms chamber music concerts given in the lecture hall of the Victoria and Albert Museum , London. Poems of Light
Drawing its inspiration from the Proms themes of late and last works and The Ascent of Man, this first concert explores the fantasies and premonitions of four great pianist/composers nearing the ends of their lives. Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)
Mozart Adagio in B minor, K540
Liszt En Reve; La Lugubre Gondola; Nuages Gris
Scriabln Sonata No 10
Debussy Etudes Nos 10, 11 and 5


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Albert Museum
Piano: Mozart Adagio

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear last Friday's broadcast of Tippett's original and visionary oratorio The Mask of Time. Claron McFadden (soprano), Felicity Palmer (mezzo), Robert Tear (tenor), Steven Page (bass), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Tippett The Mask of Time


Soprano: Claron McFadden
Soprano: Felicity Palmer
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Opera in Action

Distinguished poet Peter Porter presents music and thoughts relating to the representation of poets on the operatic stage. He chooses excerpts from Puccini's La BOhème,
Wagner's The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte and Purcell's The Fairy Queen. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Peter Porter
Producer: Alan Hall

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty considers the work of WH Auden and Benjamin Britten at the GPO Film Unit in the thirties. Music includes the Courtly Dances from
Britten's Gloriana and Mozart's Piano
Concerto No 5 in D, K175, played by the English Chamber Orchestra, director Daniel Barenboim (piano). Producer Elizabeth Funning


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Producer: Elizabeth Funning

: BBC Proms 99

Rameau's last opera, never performed in his lifetime, begins this year's Proms focus on great French music. The work is a tale of love triumphant, and is told in a succession of dramatic and seductive arias and exuberant, alluring orchestral dances. Rameau Les Boreades
Acts 1 and 2 European Voices.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Simon Rattle
Andrew Duncan Interviews Simon Rattle: page 16; Brian Kay: page 34

8.00 Ill Winds
An exploration into the myths and legends surrounding the Sirocoa, the Mistral and the Marmattan - harbingers of chaos, illness and disruption. People from as far afield as New Zealand, Africa, North America and Europe recall their experiences of coming face to face with some of nature's ill winds.
8.20 Acts 3 And 4


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Brian Kay
Alphise: 8arbara Bonney (soprano)
Semire: Heidi Grant Murphy (soprano)
Nymphe: Heidi Grant Murphy (soprano)
Amor: Heidi Grant Murphy (soprano)
Polymnie: Heidi Grant Murphy (soprano)
Abaris: Charles Workman (tenor)
Calisis: Jeffrey Francis (tenor)
Borilee: Russell Braun (baritone)
Boree: David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
Adams: Lorenzo Regazzo (bass-Baritone)
Apollo: Lorenzo Regazzo (bass-Baritone)

: Postscript

Contemporary American Poets
Michael Schmidt introduces a series of readings by leading contemporary poets from America.
1: Rita Dove and Mark Doty
Dove was the first African-American poet laureate of the US. Her work is suffused with a quiet humanity. Doty, forceful and inventive, was the winner of the 1995 TS Eliot Prize.
Producer Pauline Hams


Introduces: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Rita Dove
Unknown: Mark Doty
Producer: Pauline Hams

: Yoko Ona a Life in Flux

Anna Chen examines the work of Yoko Ono and uncovers the myths and prejudices surrounding her work as artist, musician and performer. Producer Lance Dann Repeat


Unknown: Anna Chen
Unknown: Yoko Ono
Producer: Lance Dann

: Jazz Notes

Forty-five years ago in New York,
Riverside Records cut its first modern jazz session. Within a short time the independent label had transformed itself into one of the most significant of all jazz record companies. Producer and founder Orrin Keepnews looks back on his label's history in the first of two conversations with Alyn Shipton. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Orrin Keepnews
Unknown: Alyn Shipton.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

12.05am Wagner Siegfried Idyll
12.20 Mozart 0, Wie Will
Ich Triumphieren , K384 (Die Entfuhrung)
12.25 Stants String Quartet No 2
12.45 Mendelssohn Overture: Calm
Sea and Prosperous Voyage
1.00 Schubert Sonata in A, D664; 12 Grazer Waltzes, D924; Four
Impromptus, D899; Impromptu in A flat, D935 No 2
2.05 Cavalli Sonata a 8 2.15 Fux Missa pro
Gratiarum Actione 2.45 Beethoven Waltz in F,
Op posth 2.55 Ravel, arr Gillet Pièce en Forme de Habanera
3.00 Leoncavallo Prologue: I
Pagliacci 3.05 Mascagni Voi Lo Sapete. 0 Mama (Cavalleria Rusticana)
3.15 Enescu Violin Sonata No 2 in F minor
3.35 Norgard Wie ein Kind
3.50 Fesch Concerto in E, Op 5 No 6
4.10 Bartok Hungarian Folk Songs
4.15 Visee La Menetou de MF Couperin
4.25 Ravel String Quartet in F
5.00 Mozart Overture: The Impresario
5.05 Beethoven Die Schlacht bei
Vittoria, Op 91 (Battle Symphony)
5.20 Krek Piccolo Concertino
5.30 Bach Trio Sonata in D minor, BWV527
5.45 Stobaeus Two motets
5.50 Mozart Abendempfindung , K523


Unknown: Ich Triumphieren
Unknown: Gratiarum Actione
Unknown: Mozart Abendempfindung

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