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: On Air

Penny Gore with arts news and music, including at about 6.15
Hummel's Piano Concerto in A flat,
Op 113, played by Howard Shelley and the London Mozart Players; at about 7.10 Bach's Cantata No 106:
Actus Tragicus performed by the Monteverdi Choir with soloists Nancy Argenta (soprano), Michael Chance (alto), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) and Stephen Varcoe (bass) conducted by John Eliot Gardiner : and after the arts news at 8.30
Debussy's Violin Sonata in G minor played by Augustin Dumay and Maria Joao Pires (piano).


Played By: Howard Shelley
Soloists: Nancy Argenta
Soprano: Michael Chance
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Tenor: Stephen Varcoe
Conducted By: John Eliot Gardiner
Played By: Augustin Dumay
Played By: Maria Joao Pires

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Mendelssohn Trumpet Overture in C, Op 101 London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.10 Bach Oboe Concerto in D minor, BWV1059 Douglas Boyd , Chamber Orchestra of Europe
9.23 attrlb Haydn String Quartet in F. Op 3 No 5 Italian Quartet
9.38 Musorgsky Solemn March (Khovanshchina) Russian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
9.45 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 2 in G Elisabeth Leonskaja , Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Douglas Boyd
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Unknown: Elisabeth Leonskaja
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: Artist of the Week

Jessye Norman
With Joan Bakewell. Since attending the University of Michigan in the sixties, where she studied with French baritone Pierre Bernac ,
American soprano Jessye Norman has become widely admired as an interpreter of French repertoire.
Today she talks about her links with France, which include being a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, having an orchid named after her by the Natural History
Museum in Paris and singing the Marseillaise at the bicentenary celebrations of the French Revolution.


Unknown: Jessye Norman
Unknown: With Joan Bakewell.
Baritone: Pierre Bernac
Soprano: Jessye Norman

: Sound Stories

Five Great Collectors
With Donald Macleod.
3: Henry Clay Frick
Henry Clay Frick became one of America's richest men, even by that country's elevated standards, making his fortune in coal, steel and railways. As a child he had been sickly and his health remained poor. Tragically his only child died after swallowing a pin. But despite frequent business catastrophes his wealth grew, and today the magnificent Frick Collection in New York City remains an oasis of peace and calm reflection. Music includes:
Wagner Pilgrims' Chorus
(Tannhauser) Vienna State Opera and Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti
Saint-Saens Softly Awakes My Heart (Samson et Dalila)
Marion Anderson (contralto)
Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Collingwood
Saint-Saens Prelude: The Deluge
Gerard Jarry (violin), Orchestra of the lie de France, conductor Jacques Mercier
Ives The Anti-abolitionist Riots
(Studies for Piano)
Joanna MacGregor (piano)
Walton Cantico del Sole Finzi
Singers, conductor Paul Spicer
Plus pieces played on the house organ of the Frick Collection.


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Henry Clay Frick
Unknown: Henry Clay Frick
Conductor: Georg Solti
Contralto: Marion Anderson
Conducted By: Lawrence Collingwood
Violin: Gerard Jarry
Conductor: Jacques Mercier
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Piano: Walton Cantico
Conductor: Paul Spicer

: Proms Composer of the Week: Franck

Paul Guinery offers further proof of the great variety of the Belgian composer's output in orchestral, vocal and chamber music.
Variations Symphoniques Paul Lewis (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Mann
Psyche (part 2) Belgian Radio and TV Choir, Orchestre de Liege, conductor Paul Strauss
S'll Est un Charmant Gazon
Felicity Lott (soprano),
Graham Johnson (piano)
String Quartet in D (Larghetto) Fitzwilliam Quartet


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Piano: Symphoniques Paul Lewis
Conductor: Paul Mann
Conductor: Paul Strauss
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Graham Johnson

: 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, featuring the Bridge and Brodsky Quartets.
Quartet in B flat, Op 55 No 3
Sonata No 6 (Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross) Quartet in D, Op 76 No 5

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear Saturday's Prom in which the hopes and aspirations of humanity are dazzlingly portrayed by Mozart and Haydn.
Susan Gritton (soprano), Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo), Jeremy Ovenden (tenor), Stephen Varcoe (bass),
Collegium Musicum 90 Choir and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute;
Exsultate Jubilate; Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter)
Haydn Mass in D minor (Nelson)


Soprano: Pamela Helen
Tenor: Jeremy Ovenden
Tenor: Stephen Varcoe
Bass: Collegium Musicum
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Choral Evensong

From the Chapel of Eton
College, sung by the 1999 Eton Choral Course.
Introit: Libera Nos, Salva Nos (Sheppard)
Responses (Byrd)
Psalms 137, 138 (CS Lang, Turle) Hymn: 0 Quanta Qualia (Abelard) First Lesson: Zechariah 7
Magnificat in 12 parts (A Gabrieli)
Second Lesson: Ephesians 2, wl-10 Nunc Dimittis (Tertii Toni ) (Victoria) Anthem: The Twelve (Walton)
Hymn: How Shall I Sing That Majesty (Coe Fen)
Organ Voluntary: Moto Ostinato (Sunday Music) (Eben)
Director of music Ralph Allwood. Organist David Goode.


Unknown: Tertii Toni
Organist: Ralph Allwood.
Organist: David Goode.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty presents arts news and music, including Strauss's Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche with the Dresden Staatskapelle conducted by Rudolf Kempe , and Haydn's String Quartet in E flat, Op 33 No 2 (The Joke), played by the Lindsay Quartet.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Conducted By: Rudolf Kempe

: BBC Proms 99

Berlioz's ebullient overture raises the curtain for the dazzling virtuosity of a concerto by Chopin and the impassioned
Romanticism of the unique symphony by Franck. The orchestra also plays a 70th birthday tribute to its compatriot, the composer Alun Hoddinot. Louis Lortie (piano),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
8.15 The Ascent of Man
Jacob Bronowski 's television series
The Ascent of Man lends this year's Proms its main theme. In Bronowski's words the series was "a philosophy of nature", in which he not only traced man's development as a species but also affirmed his belief in humanity. This programme, the second of four, focuses on the man and his thoughts.
8.35 Alun Hoddinot The Sun, the Great Luminary of the Universe Franck Symphony in D minor Repeated next Monday


Unknown: Alun Hoddinot.
Piano: Louis Lortie
Unknown: Jacob Bronowski

: Postscript

Notes from India
Mark Tully visits Mehmoud Mirza , one of India's leading sitar players.


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Mehmoud Mirza

: Madeleine Mitchell

Andrew Ball (piano) joins the violinist in Franck's Sonata in A. Repeat


Piano: Andrew Ball

: William Forsythe

Christopher Cook interviews the choreographer who is rejuvenating ballet. With contributions from the architect Daniel Libeskind , dancer
Deborah Bull and dance writers
Roslyn Sulcas and Ann Nugent. Repeat


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Daniel Libeskind
Unknown: Deborah Bull
Unknown: Ann Nugent.

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton meets two female jazz musicians. American violinist Regina Carter recalls growing up in Detroit, first as a classical player and then a jazz player whose idol was Stephane Grappelli. Russian pianist Olga Konkova is one of the most original new talents, as her recent London season proved. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Violinist: Regina Carter
Pianist: Olga Konkova
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

12.05am Beethoven Diabelli
1.00 Bernstein Chichester Psalms; Schumann Symphony No 2 in C
2.00 Bach, arr Busoni Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565
2.05 Bach Sei Gegrusset, Jesu Gutig BWV768
2.20 Bartok Six Rumanian Dances
2.30 Bartok String Quartet No 6
3.00 Schubert Symphony No 9 in C 3.50 Palestrina Ad Te Levavi Oculos
4.00 CPE Bach Rute Concerto in D minor
4.20 Szymanowski Sheherazade (Masques)
4.30 Albrechtsberger Trombone Concerto
4.45 Vllla-Lobos Bachianas
Brasileiras No 6
5.00 Marais Caprice ou Sonate
5.05 Palestrina Beatus Laurentius
5.10 Corelli Sonata in E minor for
Violin and Guitar, Op 5 No 8
5.15 Bizet Symphony in C
5.50 Ambrosio Rostiboli Gioioso

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