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: On Air

Penny Gore presents arts news and music, including after 6.00
Nicolas Chedeville 's Sonata in G minor, Op 13 No 6; after 7.00 Mozart's Symphony No 34 in C, K338; and following the
8.00 news Grieg's Symphonic Dance in A minor, Op 64 No 4, played by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky.


Unknown: Nicolas Chedeville
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Kuhlau Overture: Elverhoj, Op 100 Odense Symphony Orchestra, conductor Othmar Maga
9.11 Bach Toccata in G, BWV916 Glenn Gould (piano)
9.20 Buxtehude Herzlich Lieb Hab
Ich Dich , BuxWV41 Claron McFadden and Franciska Dukel (sopranos),
Jonathan Peter Kenny (alto), Marius van Altena (tenor), Stephan MacLeod (bass), Collegium Vocale , Anima Eterna Orchestra, Royal Consort, conductor Joos van Immerseel
9.40 Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466 Maria Yudina ,
USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sergei Gorchakov
10.14 Lekeu Méditation
Camerata Quartet


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Othmar Maga
Piano: Glenn Gould
Unknown: Ich Dich
Unknown: Claron McFadden
Sopranos: Franciska Dukel
Sopranos: Jonathan Peter Kenny
Tenor: Marius Van Altena
Tenor: Stephan MacLeod
Bass: Collegium Vocale
Conductor: Joos van Immerseel
Unknown: Maria Yudina
Conductor: Sergei Gorchakov

: Artist of the Week

Imogen Cooper
Pianist Imogen Cooper enjoys performing both as a soloist and in chamber ensembles. Today she talks to Joan Bakewell about the demands of both disciplines. With music by Beethoven and Schubert.


Pianist: Imogen Cooper
Pianist: Imogen Cooper
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Double Portraits
With Peggy Reynolds.
2: Cherubini and Ingres
When the great French painter Ingres painted Luigi Cherubini , he looked forward eagerly to the composer's reaction. It was an original composition showing Cherubini deep in thought, but much to Ingres's disappointment Cherubini said nothing, and it was only on the day of Cherubini's death that Ingres learned that Cherubini had written a canon in his honour to thank him for the picture. Music in the programme includes:
Gounod Six Mélodies pour le Cor a Pistons: No 3
Barry Tuckwell (French horn), Daniel Blumenthal (piano)
Mozart Violin Sonata in E minor, K304 Arthur Grumiaux ,
Walter Klien (piano)
Cherubini Overture: Les Deux
Journées (The Water Carrier)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Beethoven Overture: Rdelio
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler
Cherubini Overture: Lodo'iska City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lawrence Foster


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Luigi Cherubini
Unknown: Barry Tuckwell
Piano: Daniel Blumenthal
Unknown: Arthur Grumiaux
Piano: Walter Klien
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Conductor: Lawrence Foster

: Proms Composer of the Week: Prokofiev

2: Neoclassicism and Beyond
Gerard McBurney continues this week's survey of Prokofiev's music by examining two apparently opposing elements of his style.
Sinfonietta Ulster Orchestra, conductor Andrew Mogrelia
Suggestion Diabolique; Etude, Op 52 No 3: Gavotte, Op 32 No 3 The Composer (piano)
Betrothal in a Monastery (Overture; Acts 1 and 4, excerpts)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Kirov,
St Petersburg , conductor Valery Gergiev Five Melodies, Op 35: No 2
Carole Farley (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Conductor: St Petersburg
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Soprano: Carole Farley
Soprano: Roger Vignoles
Don Antonio: Yevgeni Akimov (tenor)
Louisa: Anna Netrebko (soprano)
Don Jerome: Nikolai Gassiev (tenor)
Chartreuse: Georgi Zastavny (baritone)
Benedictine: Fyodor Kuznetzov (bass)
Elustaf: Sergei Liadov (bass)

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Haydn in the City
Lucie Skeaping introduces the first of eight programmes, running
Tuesday-Fridays, of Haydn string quartets given in a variety of historic London venues as part of the 1999 City of London Festival. Today's performances feature the Sorrel and Brodsky Quartets.
Quartet in D minor, Op 42
Introduction and Sonata No 1 (Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross) Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (Lark)

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear Saturday's
Prom, in which Cecilia Bartoli made her
Proms debut. She appears with Vienna Concentus Musicus, also performing for the first time at the Proms.
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo),
Vienna Concentus Musicus , conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Haydn Symphony No 87 in A; Scena di Berenice
Mozart Parto , Parto (La Clemenza di Tito); Un Moto di Gioia , K579
Haydn Al Tuo Seno Fortunato (Orfeo et Euridice); Symphony No 86 in D


Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Conductor: Vienna Concentus Musicus
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Scena Di Berenice
Unknown: Mozart Parto
Unknown: Moto Di Gioia

: Voices

Barbara Bonney
Guest presenter American soprano Barbara Bonney considers what it means to be a singer. In trying to find an answer she talks about female singers who have influenced her and plays some of their greatest recordings. Her selection includes performances by Julie Andrews ,
Elisabeth Schumann , Emma Kirkby , Ella Fitzgerald and Enya... Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Barbara Bonney
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Elisabeth Schumann
Unknown: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: In Tune

Music and conversation with Sean
Rafferty, including Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre played by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under Lorin Maazel , and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor 's Symphonic
Variations on an African Air performed by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Grant Llewellyn.


Unknown: Danse MacAbre
Unknown: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn.

: BBC Proms 99

The music of Lili Boulanger returns to the Proms after many decades. A fascinating figure in French music who died tragically young in 1918, Nadia Boulanger 's younger composer sister poured the fervour of her rare inspiration into her psalm settings - dramatic studies in light and shade - complemented here by two famous orchestral showpieces. Ann Murray (mezzo),
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Lili Boulanger Psalm 24 Debussy La Mer
Lili Boulanger Psalm 130 (Du fond de I'Abime)
8.00 Balzac's Human Comedy
On the bicentenary of Balzac's birth, biographer Graham Robb explains how the son of an administrator from
Tours transformed himself into one of France's literary giants.
8.20 Sibelius Symphony No 2 Repeated Thursday 2pm


Unknown: Lili Boulanger
Unknown: Nadia Boulanger
Unknown: Ann Murray
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Lili Boulanger
Unknown: Graham Robb

: Postscript

Contemporary American Poets
Michael Schmidt introduces readings by contemporary poets from America. 2: Louise Gluck and Charles Simic
Gluck's style is delicate and slightly oblique. Serbian-born Simic's poetry is warm hearted and slightly surreal. Both are winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.


Introduces: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Louise Gluck
Unknown: Charles Simic

: Prokofiev

Boris Berman plays a selection from Prokofiev's piano arrangement of dances from his ballet Cinderella.


Unknown: Boris Berman

: BBC Proms 99

The first late-night Prom brings together two contrasting French works: Messiaen's sublime quartet written in a concentration camp, and Poulenc's inspiring hymn to freedom also written during the Second World War. Michael Collins (clarinet), Isabelle van Keulen (violin), Paul Watkins (cello), Lars Vogt (piano), BBC
Singers, conductor Stephen Layton. Poulenc Figure Humaine
Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time


Clarinet: Michael Collins
Clarinet: Isabelle van Keulen
Violin: Paul Watkins
Cello: Lars Vogt
Conductor: Stephen Layton.

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to
Orrin Keepnews , founder of Riverside Records. In the second of two conversations, Keepnews recalls legendary sessions with Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans.


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Orrin Keepnews
Unknown: Bill Evans.

: Through the Night

12.05am Beethoven Piano Sonata in G, Op 14 No 2
12.20 Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat
12.50 Diepenbrock Puisque I'Aube Grandit
1.00 Uccellini Sonata Seconda, Op 3; Toccata Quinta Tartini Solo Violin
Sonata No 6 Leclair Violin Sonata in G
Bach Cello Suite No 6 in D, BWV811 Castello Sonata in D minor
2.10 Dvorak Mass in D, Op 86
2.50 Gershwin Piano Preludes
3.00 Barber Adagio for Strings
3.05 Mendelssohn Organ Sonata in D minor, Op 65 No 6
3.25 Vierne Cello Sonata in B minor
3.50 Visee Suite in C minor
(Prelude); La Plainte au Tombeau de Mesdemoiselles de Visée
4.00 Couperin Rondeau (Les Barricades Mysterieuses)
4.05 Geminlani Concerto Grosso
No 12 in D minor (La Folia)
4.15 Martin, orch Ansermet Ballade
4.25 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No 2 in C minor
5.00 Gotovac Symphonic Dance
5.05 Brahms Zigeunerlieder , Op 103
5.25 Krek Inventiones Ferales
5.45 Dutch Overture: The Croatian Girl


Unknown: Diepenbrock Puisque
Unknown: Ansermet Ballade
Unknown: Brahms Zigeunerlieder

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