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: On Air

Penny Gore with arts news and music, including after 6.00 Saint-Saens's Septet for Trumpet, Piano and Strings, Op 65 in E flat; after
7.00 the overture to Verdi's opera The Force of Destiny performed by the NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Toscanini; and after
8.00 Chopin's Tarantella in A flat, Op 43, played by Artur Rubinstein.


Played By: Artur Rubinstein.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Dowland The King of Denmark's Galiard; M Bucton His Galiard
(Lachrimae) Fretwork,
Christopher Wilson (lute)
9.03 Schumann Fantasy in C, Op 131 (original version) Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra , conductor Christoph Eschenbach
9.18 Buxtehude Dialogus inter Christum et Animam Fidelem ,
BuxWV111 Greta de Reyghere
(soprano), Max von Egmond (bass), Ricercar Consort
9.28 Nielsen Saga-Drom , Op 39 Danish National Radio SO, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
9.42 Beethoven Diabelli Variations in C, Op 120 Maria Yudina (piano)


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Christopher Wilson
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair
Violin: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Unknown: Animam Fidelem
Soprano: Max von Egmond
Unknown: Nielsen Saga-Drom
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Piano: Maria Yudina

: Artist of the Week

Imogen Cooper
In the final programme this week
British pianist Imogen Cooper talks to Joan Bakewell about her current projects and interests.
See tonight's BBC Proms 99 7.30pm


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

: Sound Stories

Double Portraits
With Peggy Reynolds.
5: Suggia and Augustus John
There is a portrait in the Tate Gallery that always attracts admirers. It shows a woman in a dramatic red dress playing a cello - the Portuguese cellist
Guilhermina Suggia , painted by Augustus John. It was to make both of them famous, and today, if few people know her music, many will recognise Suggia's picture. Music includes:
Leone Singaglla Humoresque
Guilhermina Suggia (cello) with piano Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
(3rd mvt) Pablo Casals , Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
George Szell
Beethoven Trio in B flat, Op 97
(Archduke) Jacques Thibaud (violin), Pablo Casals (cello), Alfred Cortot (piano)
Haydn Cello Concerto in D
Guilhermina Suggia with orchestra conducted by John Barbirolli


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Guilhermina Suggia
Unknown: Augustus John.
Unknown: Pablo Casals
Conductor: George Szell
Conductor: Beethoven Trio
Violin: Jacques Thibaud
Cello: Pablo Casals
Cello: Alfred Cortot
Unknown: Guilhermina Suggia
Conducted By: John Barbirolli

: Proms Composer of the Week: Prokofiev

5. War and Peace
Gerard McBurney concludes this week's programmes with a look at the monumental opera War and Peace. This work is a mixture of Prokofiev's ma'ny styles, from neoclassical waltzes, Russian folk songs and expressionist outbursts to passages of tenderness and intimacy. Sonata for Unison Violins, Op 115 Ulster Orchestra, conductor Andrew Mogrelia
Paysage, Op 59 No 2; Sonatine Pastorale, Op 59 No 3 The Composer (piano)
War and Peace (final scene)
Kirov Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
Five Melodies, Op 35: No 5
Carole Farley (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano) Gavotte (Symphony No 1) (Classical) The Composer (piano)


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Soprano: Carole Farley
Soprano: Roger Vignoles
Bezoukhov: Gegam Gregorian (tenor)
Denisov: Mikhail Kit (bass)
Kutuzov: Nikolai Okhotnikov (bass)

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Haydn in the City
Lucie Skeaping introduces another programme of Haydn string quartets from the 1999 City of London Festival. Brodsky Quartet
Quartet in F, Op 50 No 5 (Dream);
Sonata No 4 (The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross); Quartet in C, Op 74 No 1

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear Wednesday evening's Prom including a new work by Peter Maxwell Davies which colourfully evokes the Manchester mills of his youth.
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Maxwell Davies Spinning Jenny (BBC commission; first performance) Conducted by the Composer
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Ralph Kirshbaum (cello), conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Prokofiev Romeo
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier

: Music Restored

Early Movers
In the first of a special summer series of conversations with leading figures in early music Christopher Cook talks to Paul McCreesh , founder and director of the Gabrieli
Consort and Players. Producer: Lindsay Kemp
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Paul McCreesh
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with arts news and music, including Haydn's Piano
Sonata in E flat, H XVI 49. played by Andras Schiff and Copland's Clarinet Concerto performed by Martin Frost with the Malmo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Lan Shui .


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Played By: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Martin Frost
Conducted By: Lan Shui

: BBC Proms 99

Beethoven's powerful piano concerto is the centrepiece of a Prom rich in musical emotions.
Rachmaninov's rarely heard dramatic tale of Russian springtime infidelity contrasts with the fierce Soviet political realities of Shostakovich's symphony - thrilling music of the indomitable spirit of human struggle. Imogen Cooper (piano), Garry Magee (baritone), London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder Rachmaninov Cantata: Spring, Op 20 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37
8.25 Performing Art
The first of eight talks focusing on art objects in the Victoria and Albert museum which have a musical connection. Tonight
Christopher Cook talks to Paul Greenhaugh about Angel Flight by Michael Flynn.
8.45 Shostakovich Symphony No 10 Repeated Tuesday 2pm


Piano: Imogen Cooper
Piano: Garry Magee
Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Paul Greenhaugh
Unknown: Michael Flynn.

: Hear and Now

The Edge
With Verity Sharp. A recording of extreme music from Germany and Britain. Lore Lixenberg (soprano), Apartment House
Helmut Oehring Locked In James Clark Independence Christopher Fox Skin
James Clarke Isolation
Walter Zimmermann The Edge
Christopher Fox Chant Suspendu Producer Philip Tagmey


Unknown: Verity Sharp.
Unknown: James Clark Independence
Unknown: Christopher Fox Skin
Unknown: James Clarke
Unknown: Walter Zimmermann
Producer: Philip Tagmey

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies presents his continuing history of jazz.
29: Bebop Marches On. Pianists Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell contributed strongly to bebop.
Charlie Parker reigned supreme on the alto saxophone, leaving Wardell Gray and Sonny Rollins to find an independent voice on the tenor. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Bud Powell
Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: Sonny Rollins

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Klami Helsinki March Finnish
RSO, conductor George de Godzinsky
12.10 Beethoven Horn Sonata in F, Op 17 Arvids Klisans, Ventis Zilberts (piano)
12.20 Noskowski The Steppes, Op 66 Sinfonia Varsovia, conductor
Grzegorz Nowak
12.40 Karlowicz On the Snow;
I Think of Quiet Days: In the Quiet of the Night; The Bewitched Princess Jadwiga Rappe (alto), Ewa Poblocka (piano)
1.00 New Zealand SO, conductor
James Sedares ,
Konstantin Scherbakov (piano) Debussy, arr Busser Petite Suite Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
2.35 Sacchini Trio Sonata in G
Violetas Visinskas (flute), Algirdas Simenas (violin), Gediminas Derus (cello), Daumantas Slipkus (piano)
2.50 Mozart String Quartet in D minor, K421 Orford Quartet
3.20 Vivaldi Concerto in G minor, RV531 Latvian Philharmonic
Chamber Orchestra/Tovijs Lifsics
3.30 Chopin Mazurka , Op 50 No3;
Etudes: in F minor, Op posth; in A flat, Op posth; Fantasie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 Jane Coop (piano)
3.50 Pezel Overture in D minor for
Wind Hildebrand'sche Hoboisten
4.00 Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral) I Virtuosi di Santa Cecilia, conductor Salvatore Accardo
4.40 Selim Palmgren May Night, Op 27 No 4 Ralf Gothoni (piano)
4.45 Handel Care Selve (Atalanta) Kitchener Waterloo Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian
4.50 Evans, arr Goodman Idyll Melbourne SO/Patrick Thomas
5.00 Spohr Six German Songs, Op 103 Julia Paszthy (soprano), Laszlo Horvath (clarinet), Laszlo Baranyay (piano)
5.20 Grainger Hill Song No 2 Melbourne SO, conductor Geoffrey Simon
5.30 Bach Allein Gott in der Hoh' Sei
Ehr', BWV663 Bert Matter (organ)
5.40 Dukas Villanelle Peter Fuzes
(horn), Csilla Szentpeteri (piano)
5.45 Smetana Sonata Movement in E minor Else Krijgsman,
Mariken Zandliver , David Kuijken and Carlos Moerdijk (pianos)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Beethoven Horn Sonata
Piano: Ventis Zilberts
Conductor: Grzegorz Nowak
Unknown: Jadwiga Rappe
Piano: Ewa Poblocka
Conductor: James Sedares
Piano: Konstantin Scherbakov
Flute: Algirdas Simenas
Cello: Daumantas Slipkus
Unknown: Chopin Mazurka
Conductor: Salvatore Accardo
Conductor: Selim Palmgren
Piano: Ralf Gothoni
Soprano: Julia Paszthy
Soprano: Laszlo Horvath
Clarinet: Laszlo Baranyay
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
Conductor: Bach Allein Gott
Horn: Csilla Szentpeteri
Unknown: Mariken Zandliver
Unknown: David Kuijken
Pianos: Carlos Moerdijk

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