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: On Air

Penny Gore presents arts news and music, including before 7.00
Mozart's String Quartet in F, K590; after 7.30 Krommer's Oboe Concerto
No 2; and following the 8.00 news Shostakovich's Festival Overture.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Glazunov Finnish Fantasy, Op 88 Russian TV and Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
9.14 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D David Oistrakh , Moscow Philharmonic, conductor Gennadi Rohzdestvensky
9.50 Chopin Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 Evgeny Kissin (piano)
10.02 Schubert Ave Maria, D839 Barbara Bonney (soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
10.09 Beethoven Grosse Fuge in B flat, Op 133 Italian Quartet


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Unknown: David Oistrakh
Conductor: Gennadi Rohzdestvensky
Piano: Evgeny Kissin
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons

: Artist of the Week

Jessye Norman
The American soprano's recitals and concert performances are always eagerly awaited and quickly sell out. Joan Bakewell talks to
Jessye Norman about this aspect of her career and the wide range of music she performs. Music includes works by Brahms and Schoenberg.


Unknown: Jessye Norman
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Jessye Norman

: Sound Stories

Five Great Collectors
With Donald Macleod.
2: Samuel Courtauld
Samuel Courtauld saw himself as the 20th-century equivalent of an 18th-century connoisseur. The Courtauld millions had been acquired through the family interest in the fabrics trade: crepe, viscose yarn and rayon. Courtauld saw it as his task to advance the spiritual welfare of the country by assembling a magnificent art collection, now on view in Somerset House, London; he also founded the world-famous establishment dedicated to art history: the Courtauld Institute. Music includes:
Corteccla Florentine Wedding Music Geneva Early Music Consort,
Studio di Palermo, Schola Jacopo da Bologna, conductor Gabriel Garrido Stravinsky Jeu de Cartes (3rd Deal) German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
Rands The Church at Auvers (Suite No 1: Le Tambourin) Philadelphia
Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti Humphries Trumpet Concerto in D, Op 2 No 12 Crispian Steele-Perkins, English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Anthony Halstead
Dallapicolla Il Coro delle Malmaritate New London Chamber Choir, conductor James Wood


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Schola Jacopo
Conductor: Gabriel Garrido
Conductor: Stravinsky Jeu
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Conductor: James Wood

: Proms Composer of the Week Franck

Paul Guinery introduces a dramatic orchestral work, a masterpiece for organ and a specially recorded rarity. Le Chasseur Maudit
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Mann
Chorale No 3 Michael Murray (organ) Ballet Music (Hulde) BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Paul Mann
Unknown: Michael Murray
Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Haydn In the City
Lucie Skeaping introduces the fifth of eight recitals of Haydn string quartets, running Tuesday-Friday, given in a variety of historic London venues as part of the 1999 City of London
Festival. Today's programme features the Bridgeand Brodsky Quartets. Quartet in C, Op 54 No 2
Sonata No 5 (The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross) Quartet in G, Op 76 No 1


Unknown: Bridgeand Brodsky

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear last Friday's Prom. 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 Rachmanlnov Cantata: Spring
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, Op 37
Shostakovich Symphony No 10


Piano: Imogen Cooper
Piano: Garry Magee
Conductor: Mark Elder

: Voices

Thomas Allen 's Voices
Guest presenter Thomas Allen introduces the first of two programmes in which he talks about singers past and present who have fired his imagination. In many cases they have been personal friends and colleagues, and he plays some of their greatest recordings. This week he focuses on classical singers, including Peter Pears , Charles Craig , Lisa Delia Casa , Martti Talvela and Victoria de los Angeles. Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Thomas Allen
Introduces: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Charles Craig
Unknown: Lisa Delia Casa
Unknown: Martti Talvela
Unknown: Victoria de Los Angeles.
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty is joined by tenor
Toby Spence and bass Neal Davies who sing duets live in the studio. Music includes Sibellus's Karelia
Suite played by the Pittsburgh
Symphony Orchestra under
Lorin Maazel , and John Adam 's Short Ride in a Fast Machine.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Tenor: Toby Spence
Bass: Neal Davies
Unknown: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: John Adam

: BBC Proms 99

As part of the Proms season I of French music, tonight's concert commemorates the anniversaries of Poulenc's birth and Chausson's death. Both composers were influenced by Saint-Saens, and his popular Organ Symphony is preceded tonight by solo organ music on the glorious Royal Albert Hall organ. Paul Crossley (piano),
Amanda Roocroft (soprano), Simon Preston (organ), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor David Atherton Poulenc Aubade
Chausson Poeme de IAmour et de la
Mer, Op 19
8.25 1999 marks the centenary of the death of Aristide Cavaille-Coll, the most successful and influential organ maker of the 19th century. His instruments inspired composers such as Franck, Saint-Saens and Widor to a new symphonic style of composition, while his prowess as a performer scaled new heights.
Richard Langham Smith travels to France to discover something of the legacy of one of the greatest organ builders.
8.45 Widor Symphony No 5 for Organ (1st mvt)
Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ Symphony) Repeated Friday 2pm


Piano: Paul Crossley
Piano: Amanda Roocroft
Soprano: Simon Preston
Conductor: David Atherton
Conductor: Poulenc Aubade
Conductor: Chausson Poeme
Unknown: Richard Langham Smith

: Postscript

Notes from India
Tonight Mark Tully visits the Delhi home of Wasifuddin Dagar , a leading singer of drupad, the most ancient form of Indian music.


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Wasifuddin Dagar

: Lorraine McAsian

Nigel Clayton (piano) joins the pianist for Salnt-Saen's Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor Repeat


Piano: Nigel Clayton

: Everyone's Wicked Uncle

To mark the centenary of Alfred Hitchcock 's birth, Peter Conrad reassesses the impact of the director's 53 films. Interviews with Peter Bogdanovich , Psycho screenwriter Joseph Stefano and Hitchcock's daughter Patricia are blended with archive interviews with stars and colleagues. Repeat


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Peter Conrad
Unknown: Peter Bogdanovich
Unknown: Joseph Stefano

: Jazz Notes

British singer Claire Martin talks to Alyn Shipton about the singers and songs that have influenced her, and about her recent album Take My
Heart, which experiments with large band settings and lyrics about the inner-city world of today's urban girl.


Singer: Claire Martin
Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Through the Night

12.05am Rlmsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
12.25 Villa-Lobos Guitar Prelude No
1 in E minor
12.30 Tomasi Horn Concerto
12.45 Dowland Prelude: Mrs
Winter's Jump
12.50 Couperin Les Pastes de la
Grande et Ancienne Menestrandise
(Pieces de Clavecin: Ordre No 11)
1.00 A concert of secular and sacred music by Italian composers, including Caldara, Marenzio, Monteverdi,
Luzzaschi, Grandi, Donati, Cavalli and Zian!. Wren Baroque Soloists
2.05 Schubert Symphony No 4 in C minor (Tragic)
2.40 Schuncke Grand Sonata in G minor, Op 3
3.05 Schumann Konzertstuck in F, Op 86; Traumerei (Kinderszenen)
3.25 Strauss Traum durch die
Dammerung, Op 29 No 1
3.30 Prokofiev Cello Sonata, Op 119
3.50 Mendelssohn Overture: The
Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
4.05 Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467
4.35 Bach Cantata No 35: Geist und
Seele Wird Verwirret
5.00 Lassus Motets: Certa Fortiter;
Dulces Exuviae
5.05 CPE Bach Flute Concerto in A minor, Wql66
5.30 Handel, arr Ralf Gothon! for piano Ombra Mai Fu (Serse)
5.35 Handel Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op 3 No 1
5.45 Mendelssohn For He Shall Give
His Angels (Elijah)
5.50 Mozart, arr Grieg Sonata in C, K545 (Two-piano arrangement)

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