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: On Air

With Martin Handley.
6.05 Vivaldi Concerto in G for Flute and Strings, RV437 Patrick Gallois , Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.10 Spohr, transcr Liszt Die Rose
(Zemire und Azor) Leslie Howard (piano)
7.45 Ravel La Valse Paris Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
8.40 Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 33 No 3 (The Bird) Coull Quartet


Unknown: Martin Handley.
Unknown: Patrick Gallois
Piano: Leslie Howard
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Wolf-Ferrari Overture: Susanna's
Secret Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.11 Bach Concerto for Oboe d'Amore, Strings and Continuo (reconstructed from BWV1055)
Stephen Hammer , Bach Ensemble , director Joshua Rifkin
9.26 Verdi Qual Mare ; Qui nel Bosco?; Lassu Risplendare (I Masnadieri)
Angela Gheorghiu (soprano), Roberto Alagna (tenor), Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado Composer of the Week:
9.34 Franck, arr Stokowski Panis Angelicus BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert
9.38 Schubert Introduction,
Variations and Finale Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano duet)
9.49 Handel Nisi Dominus , HWV238 Charles Brett (countertenor), Ian Partridge (tenor), Michael George (bass), the Sixteen Chorus and Orchestra/Harry Christophers
10.02 Grieg Holberg Suite
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
10.22 Trad, arr Grainger Mo Nighean Dubh/The Three Ravens Colin in Campbell (baritone), Monteverdi Choir, English Country Gardiner Orchestra , conductor John Eliot Gardiner
10.35 Haydn Scherzando No 1 in F Berlin Haydn Ensemble, conductor Hansjbrg Schellenberger
10.46 Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Stephen Hammer
Unknown: Bach Ensemble
Director: Joshua Rifkin
Director: Verdi Qual Mare
Unknown: Lassu Risplendare
Soprano: Angela Gheorghiu
Soprano: Roberto Alagna
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Piano: Andreas Groethuysen
Unknown: Handel Nisi Dominus
Unknown: Charles Brett
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Tenor: Michael George
Unknown: Grainger Mo Nighean
Conductor: Gardiner Orchestra
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Hansjbrg Schellenberger
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Artist of the Week Encore

Joan Bakewell talks to British pianist Imogen Cooper. Revised repeat


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Pianist: Imogen Cooper.

: Festival Music Matters

Graeme Kay with news from the music world. This week a rare chance to see Menotti's The Consul revived in Holland Park, and Carl Davis and George Fenton celebrate nearly 100 years of music in cinema. Plus a taste of Scandinavian music-making at the Kuhmo Festival of Music, featuring trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger and composer Magnus Lindberg. Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Graeme Kay
Unknown: Carl Davis
Unknown: George Fenton
Unknown: Hakan Hardenberger
Unknown: Magnus Lindberg.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Geoffrey Baskerville introduces a concert given in Edinburgh's Queen's Hall by the period-instrument ensemble Quatuor Mosaïques, playing three great string quartets, each written towards the end of the composers' lives.
Erich Hobart and Andrea Bischof
(violins), Anita Mitterer (viola), Christophe Coin (cello)
Haydn Quartet in D minor, Op 103 (incomplete)
Mozart Quartet in D, K575
Schubert Quartet in G, D887


Introduces: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Erich Hobart
Violins: Andrea Bischof
Cello: Christophe Coin

: Six Pieces of Britain

Michael Berkeley with a second chance to hear Walton's choral masterpiece Belshazzar's Feast in a performance broadcast last night on BBC2's series Masterworks.
Willard White (bass), Leeds Festival Chorus, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis.


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Bass: Willard White
Conductor: Andrew Davis.

: Cardiff Singer of the World - Masterclass

The last of three programmes recorded at this year's Cardiff Singer of the World competition. Humphrey Burton listens to a masterclass given by one of the greatest sopranos of the century - Joan Sutherland. Her pupils, Lisa Russell from Australia and Asako Tamura from Japan, tackle arias by Donizetti and Bizet. Producer Lyndon Jones


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Joan Sutherland.
Unknown: Lisa Russell
Unknown: Asako Tamura
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: 100 Great Singers

Today the pianist David Golub talks about baritone Hermann Prey.


Pianist: David Golub
Baritone: Hermann Prey.

: Centurions

79: George Orwell : Nineteen Eighty-Four Journalist Nick Cohen and writer Zinovy Zinik discuss Orwell's great novel. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Nick Cohen
Unknown: Zinovy Zinik
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: The Year

Natalie Wheen introduces music first performed in 1987. Carter A Celebration of Some 100 x
150 Notes (Three Occasions) London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
Reich Electric Counterpoint (3rd mvt) Pat Metheny (guitar)
James Dillon Helle Nacht
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Tamayo Kaija Saariaho to
Avanti Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Joan Tower Silver Ladders
St Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Producer Edward Blakeman


Introduces: Natalie Wheen
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Guitar: Pat Metheny
Conductor: Arturo Tamayo
Conductor: Kaija Saariaho
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Proms Feature: Cart Nielsen the Dane

The music of Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) is one of the central features of this year's Proms. In conversation with Nielsen enthusiasts, experts, performers and fellow-composers, Peter Paul Nash uncovers the source of the composer's highly individual musical vision.


Unknown: Carl Nielsen
Unknown: Peter Paul Nash

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: BBC Proms 99

Tonight's concert continues the Proms themes of late and last works. In their final years
Sibelius and Stravinsky were inspired by two great writers - Shakespeare and Aldous Huxley. Their valedictory thoughts are balanced by a completely new work by Magnus Lindberg and Oliver Knussen 's vibrantly lyrical concerto.
David Pyatt (horn), BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen
Sibelius The Tempest (Prelude; Suite No 1)
Oliver Knussen Horn Concerto
8.10 Within These Walls
The series in which leading artists discuss their studio and the way they work in it. Today Tim Marlow talks to Paula Rego , the Portuguese-born painter, in her north London studio.
8.30 Sibelius, arr Stravinsky Canzonetta
Stravinsky Variations: Aldous Huxley in Memoriam
Undberg Aura (first London peformance)


Unknown: Aldous Huxley.
Unknown: Magnus Lindberg
Unknown: Oliver Knussen
Horn: David Pyatt
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Horn: Oliver Knussen
Talks: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Paula Rego
Unknown: Stravinsky Canzonetta
Unknown: Aldous Huxley

: The Sunday Play: The Ceremony of Innocence

Martyn Wade 's play about the life of Benjamin Britten explores the composer's professional and personal passions. It focuses on the foundation of the Aldeburgh Festival 50 years ago and the nature of his interest in the young people who played roles in the first performances of some of his compositions. with Iwan Thomas. Brian Parr and Jenny Lee Stuart Hutchinson (piano)
Director Cherry Cookson Repeat


Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Iwan Thomas.
Unknown: Brian Parr
Unknown: Jenny Lee
Piano: Stuart Hutchinson
Benjamin Britten: Simon Russell Beale
Peter Pears: Julian Wadham
Imogen Holst: Anna Massey
WH Auden: John Wood
EM Forster: Alan MacNaughtan
Edward: Christopher Good
Young Edward: Peter England
Montagu Slater: John Rowe

: Cheltenham Festival 1999

BBC Symphony Chorus
Brindley Sherratt (bass), Deborah Miles-Johnson (mezzo),
Nicole Tibbels (soprano), Wallace Collection, conductor Stephen Jackson
Giovanni Gabriell In Eccelsiis
Bax Mater Ora Filium
Lodovico Viadana La Bergamasca Adriano Banchieri Canzon in Echo Giovanni Gabriell Canzon VII
Hoist Dirge for Two Veterans; The Evening Watch
Andrew Simpson The Earth's Embrace (BBC commission; first performance) Lodovico Viadana La Padovana
Andrea Gabrieli Ricercar del
Duodecima Tuono
Giovanni Gabrieli Canzon VIII
Rutti Alpha et Omega (first public performance)


Bass: Brindley Sherratt
Bass: Deborah Miles-Johnson
Soprano: Nicole Tibbels
Conductor: Stephen Jackson

: Through the Night

Beethoven Christus am Olberge, Op 85
1.55 Eckhard Sonata in F, Op 2 No 1
2.15 Strauss Suite in B flat for 13
Wind Instruments, Op 4
2.45 Durante Concerto No 4 in E minor
3.00 Moret Organ Concerto
3.30 Brahms Neue Liebeslieder , Op 65
3.55 Shostakovich Festival Overture
4.05 Bruckner Two Motets
4.10 Mozart Symphony No 36 in C, K425 (Linz)
4.40 Szymanowski Six Kurpian Songs
5.00 Beethoven Overture: Leonore
No 3
5.10 Gretry Le Jugement de Midas (excerpts)
5.50 Rossum Little Style Studies, Op 41


Unknown: Beethoven Christus
Unknown: Eckhard Sonata
Unknown: Strauss Suite
Unknown: Brahms Neue Liebeslieder

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