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: On Air

Penny Gore with music and arts news, including a review of a new production of Smetana's opera The Bartered Bride at Glyndebourne.
Music includes after 6.00 Durufle's
Quatre Motets sur des Themes
Grégoriens, Op 10; after 7.00 Brahms's Intermezzo in A, Op 118 No 2; and after
8.00 the waltz from Gounod's Faust.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring
Tchaikovsky concertos and performances by the Italian Quartet.
Dargomlzhsky Overture: Rusalka
1 Russian TV and Radio SO, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov j 9.07 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor Vladimir Horowitz ,
NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini jj 9.39 Mascagni Suzel Buon Di
(L'Amico Fritz) Angela Gheorghiu i (soprano), Roberto Alagna (tenor), Royal Opera House Orchestra, conductor Richard Armstrong
9.49 Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2 (Fifths) Italian Quartet
10.11 Mozart Bassoon Concerto in a B flat, K191 Danny Bond , Academy of Ancient Music, director
' Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)
Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Unknown: Vladimir Horowitz
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Unknown: Angela Gheorghiu
Soprano: Roberto Alagna
Conductor: Richard Armstrong
Unknown: Danny Bond
Harpsichord: Christopher Hogwood
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Jessye Norman
With Joan Bakewell. "This is an amazing voice, a catalogue of all that is virtuous in singing" -just one of the many accolades bestowed on the legendary American soprano Jessye Norman. As a child her ambition was to be a doctor or a nurse, but her exceptional musical talent soon became apparent. At the age of 16 she won a scholarship to study at
Howard University with voice teacher
I Carolyn Grant , who remained an important influence on her early i professional career. Music includes ' Jessye Norman singing the role in which she made her first opera recording - the Countess from
Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.
Producer Johannah Smith


Unknown: Jessye Norman
Unknown: With Joan Bakewell.
Soprano: Jessye Norman.
Unknown: Carolyn Grant
Unknown: Jessye Norman
Producer: Johannah Smith

: Sound Stories

Five Great Collectors
With Donald Macleod.
1: Richard Wallace
Richard Wallace was the illegitimate son of the fourth Marquess of Hertford, though the Marquess never acknowledged him as such. Even in the Marquess's will, though this bequeathed him a priceless treasury of art assembled in a London
: mansion, he is described merely as a companion. By another strange twist in the tale, the Wallace Collection bears his name rather than the Marquess's. Music includes:
! G Gabriel ! Canzon Duodecimi Toni
The Wallace Collection
Handel To Fleeting Pleasures (Samson) The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, conductor Harry Christophers
Warlock Yarmouth Fair John Mark Ainsley
(tenor), Roger Vignoles (piano) Michael Haydn Sinfonia (Andromeda e Perseo) Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Romeo Rimbu
Hotteterre Pourquoi Doux Rossignol; L 'Autre Jour Ma Cloris
Rachel Brown (flute), Mark Caudle
(viol), James Johnston (harpsichord) Gluck Dance of the Furies (Orfeo et Euridice) Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
Dussek La Mort de Marie-Antoinette
Jean-Patrice Brosse (harpsichord) Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Richard Wallace
Unknown: Richard Wallace
Unknown: G Gabriel
Unknown: Duodecimi Toni
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: Roger Vignoles
Conductor: Romeo Rimbu
Flute: Rachel Brown
Flute: Mark Caudle
Harpsichord: James Johnston
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Proms Composer of the Week César Franck

Paul Guinery presents a survey of one of the most distinctive voices of the 19th century and argues that Franck is a more wide-ranging composer than is often assumed.
Les Eolides BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce Prelude, Chorale and Fugue Murray Perahia (piano)
Psyché (part 1) Orchestre de Liege, conductor Paul Strauss
Les Plaintes d'une Poupée Stephen Hough (piano)
La Procession Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Bath Festival Orchestra, conductor Yehudi Menuhin Producer Felix Carey


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce
Conductor: Paul Strauss
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Producer: Felix Carey

: Proms Chamber Music 99

L Stephanie Hughes presents another concert of Proms chamber music from the Victoria and Albert Museum , London.
// Cerchio Secondo (The Second Circle) The vocal group Anonymous 4 make their Proms debut with a sequence of 14th-century love songs by Francesco Landlni illuminated by readings from Dante's // Vita Nuova. Passionate devotion wrestles with bitter disillusion as the young poet struggles with his ardent longing for the beautiful Beatrice.


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Albert Museum
Songs By: Francesco Landlni
Unknown: Vita Nuova.

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear last Thursday's broadcast in which the seductive world of Ravel and the pyrotechnics of Boulez framed Messiaen's revelatory last orchestral work.
Jean Rigby (mezzo), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis Boulez Notations I-IV
Ravel ShGherazade
Messiaen Eclairs surl'Au-dela'


Unknown: Jean Rigby
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Opera in Action

In the series of programmes in which he shares his lifelong enthusiasm for opera, poet Peter Porter introduces operatic duets which reflect different types of relationship. With excerpts from Verdi's La Forza del Destino and Rigoletto, Britten's A
Midsummer Night's Dream, and Humperdlnck's Hansel and Gretel. Producer Alan Hall


Introduces: Peter Porter
Producer: Alan Hall

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty is joined by actor and director Simon Callow to talk about his new production of Menotti's opera The Consul, which opens tonight at London's Holland Park theatre. Music includes Nielsen's
Little Suite, Op 1, played by I Musici, plus Haydn's Piano Trio in G, H XV 25 (Gypsy Rondo), performed by the Vienna Piano Trio. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Director: Simon Callow
Producer: Erika Wright

: BBC Proms 99

The visionary orchestral music of one of Finland's leading composers is heard at the Proms for the first time and contrasted with Beethoven's glorification of human achievement, while Mendelssohn's concerto adds a dash of pure Romantic bravura. Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Joseph Swensen
Einojuhani Rautavaara Autumn Gardens (first performance)
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor
8.25 Summer Pleasures
In the first of a new series in which writers describe a summer pleasure, Brian Aldiss talks about stargazing.
8.45 Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)
Repeated Thursday 2pm


Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Conductor: Einojuhani Rautavaara
Talks: Brian Aldiss

: Postscript

Notes from India
Mark Tully seeks to get to the heart of Indian classical music through conversation and music-making with five leading Indian musicians. Today he visits the Bombay home of santoor player Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma. Producer Roger Short


Unknown: Mark Tully
Producer: Roger Short

: Ruth Waterman

Allan Schiller (piano) joins the violinist for Beethoven's Violin
Sonata in A, Op 12 No 2 Repeat


Piano: Allan Schiller

: The Life and Crimes of Lenny Bruce

In 1963 Lenny Bruce was the most notorious comedian in America. In
1965 he was bankrupt and a year later he was dead. Charles Shaar
Murray presents Lenny Bruce 's own performances with contributions from Steve Allen , satirist Paul Krassner and jazz musician Jack Sheldon. Repeat


Unknown: Charles Shaar
Unknown: Lenny Bruce
Unknown: Steve Allen
Unknown: Paul Krassner
Musician: Jack Sheldon.

: Jazz Notes

As veteran big band drummer Louis Bellson celebrates his 75th birthday, Alyn Shipton looks at his career.
Music includes recordings Bellson made with Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Louis Bellson
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

12.05am Debussy Petite Suite
12.15 Arriaga Symphony in D
12.45 Rameau Concerto No 3
1.00 A recital given by the Arcs Quartet. Beethoven String Quartet in D. Op
18 No 3 Shostakovich String Quartet No 7. Op 108 Dvorak String Quartet No 12 in F, Op 96 (American)
2.10 Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor
2.50 CPE Bach Sonata in A minor for Flute and Continuo, Wql28
3.05 Kuhlau Piano Sonata in C, Op 26 No 2
3.30 Foerster Viri Israelite (Juditha e Holofeme)
3.45 Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto in B flat for Trombone and Military Band
3.55 Gaultier Lute pieces in D minor
4.15 Llehmann Mass No I in D minor
5.00 Handel Quartet in G, Op 5 No 4
5.10 Mozart Piano Concerto No 17 in G, K453
5.40 Kuhlau Overture: The Magic Harp
5.55 Bach Cantata No 50: Nun 1st das Heil und die Kraft


Unknown: Gaultier Lute

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