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: On Air

Penny Gore with arts news and music, including after 6.00
Schubert's Piano Sonata in A minor, D784, played by Vladimir Ashkenazy ; after 7.00 Finzi's Clarinet Concerto; and before 9.00 Prokofiev's
Symphonic Suite: Lieutenant Kije.


Played By: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday. Stravinsky Octet
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
9.15 Mozart String Quartet in C,
K465 (Dissonance) Italian Quartet
9.48 Dargomlzhsky / Skuchno I Grustno (It Is Boring and Sad) Sergei Leiferkus (baritone), Semion Skigin (piano) 9.51 Tchaikovsky, completed
Taneyev Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat Peter Jablonski , Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus
Piano: Semion Skigin
Unknown: Peter Jablonski
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Artist of the Week

Jessye Norman
Since 1990 the American soprano has been an honorary ambassador to the United Nations. In addition she is involved in the National Music
Foundation, Citymeals on Wheels and the Partnership for the Homeless. She talks to Joan Bakewell about the balance between these commitments and music, and about her future plans.


Unknown: Jessye Norman
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Rve Great Collectors
With Donald Macleod.
4: William Hesketh Lever
William Hesketh Lever became Lord
Leverhulme and was an art collector on a scale unmatched by anyone since his death in 1925. The founder of Lever Brothers acquired his wealth from a single product: soap. His success in its manufacture and marketing enabled him to set up an art collection in Liverpool, the Lady Lever Gallery, which today houses not just paintings but objets d'art acquired by Lever from all over the world. Music includes:
Grainger Country Gardens
Eastman-Rochester Pops Orchestra, conductor Frederick Fennell
Florent Schmitt The War Pact
(Salammbo) Choir of the French Army, Orchestra of the He de France, conductor Jacques Mercier
John Field Marche Triomphale Miceal O'Rourke (piano)
Handel Cara Pianta (Apollo e Dafne) Michael George (bass), Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
Oswald The Seasons (excerpts) Broadside Band, director Jeremy Barlow
Salnt-Saens Pha éton, Op 39
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
Mozart Masonic Funeral Music,
K477 Vienna Volksoper Orchestra, conductor Peter Maag


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: William Hesketh Lever
Unknown: William Hesketh Lever
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Conductor: Florent Schmitt
Piano: Handel Cara Pianta
Bass: Michael George
Bass: Collegium Musicum
Director: Simon Standage
Director: Jeremy Barlow
Director: Salnt-Saens Pha
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Conductor: Mozart Masonic
Conductor: Peter Maag

: Proms Composer of the Week: Franck

Today Paul Guinery includes a fine example of Franck's piano music and excerpts from an oratorio that the composer himself set great store by. Les Djinns BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce
Les Béatitudes (excerpts) Radio France Choirs, Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique, conductor Armin Jordan
Prelude, Aria et Finale
Stephen Hough (piano)


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce
Conductor: Armin Jordan
Piano: Stephen Hough

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Haydn In the City
Lucie Skeaping introduces more
Haydn string quartets from the 1999 City of London Festival.
Brodsky and Beicea Quartets Quartet in C, Op 64 No 1;
Sonata No 7 (The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross); Quartet in E flat, Op 76 No 6

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear Monday's Prom, in which the visionary orchestral music of one of Finland's leading composers was heard at the Proms for the first time.
Jean Yves Thibaudet (piano), Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Joseph Swensen Einojuhani Rautavaara Autumn Gardens (first performance)
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Piano: Jean Yves Thibaudet
Unknown: Swensen Einojuhani Rautavaara

: The Piano

In the second programme of the series, Andrew Green discusses the art of interpreting Schubert's piano music with the pianist
Stephen Hough , who has selected musical illustrations by some of the great
Schubert interpreters of the century. Moment Musical in F minor, D780
No 3 (arr Godowsky) Josef Hoffmann Impromptu in G flat, D899 No 3 Emil von Sauer
Sonata in A, D959 (2nd mvt) Arthur Schnabel
Selection of Dances Myra Hess Impromptu in E flat, D899 No 2 Clifford Curzon
Sonata in C minor, D958 (Finale) Alfred Brendel
Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Andrew Green
Pianist: Stephen Hough
Unknown: Josef Hoffmann
Unknown: Arthur Schnabel
Unknown: Myra Hess
Unknown: Alfred Brendel

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with arts news and music, including Vaughan Williams's Norfolk Rhapsody No 1 played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink , and music by Tallis, Ireland and Bartok.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: BBC Proms 1999

Tonight's concert from the Royal Albert Hall, London, features a new work specially written for Hakan Hardenberger by HK Gruber , who promises "an artificial
Romanian dance with a touch of Fred Astaire .
" Featured composer Nielsen's exotic music for Aladdin is played at the Proms for the first time, together with his evocation of his childhood on the Danish island of Funen.
Lisa Milne (soprano), Toby Spence (tenor), Neal Davies (bass),
Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet),
Finchley Children's Music Group,
Philharmonia Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi Nielsen Springtime on Funen
HK Gruber Aerial (BBC commission; first performance)
7.40 The Hanoi Hug
Author Christopher Hope describes his experience of the vibrant but difficult and dangerous city of Hanoi.
8.00 Tobias Two Sacred Choruses
Nielsen Suite: Aladdin
Repeated next Tuesday


Unknown: Hakan Hardenberger
Unknown: Hk Gruber
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Soprano: Lisa Milne
Soprano: Toby Spence
Tenor: Neal Davies
Bass: Hakan Hardenberger
Unknown: Christopher Hope

: Postscript

Notes from India
Mark Tully meets Shubha Mudgal , a classical singer known outside India as the musician in the film Kama Sutra. She is currently reaching new audiences with a successful pop album.


Unknown: Mark Tully
Unknown: Shubha Mudgal

: Faure

Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 15 Graeme McNaught (piano),
James Clark and Ruth Crouch (violins), Catherine Marwood (viola), Ursula Smith (cello) Repeat


Piano: Graeme McNaught
Piano: James Clark
Piano: Ruth Crouch
Viola: Catherine Marwood
Cello: Ursula Smith

: BBC Proms 99

Tonight's late night Prom features the Birmingham-based ensemble Ex Cathedra. They perform music from the world of the Baroque. Charpentier's expressive oratorio and Lalande's Dies Irae bring together two of this year's
Proms themes - French music and the End of Time.
Carolyn Samson and Natalie Clifton -Griffith (sopranos), Paul Agnew and Steven Harrold (tenors), Jonathan Gunthorpe , James Mustard and Robert Clarke (basses), Ex Cathedra, Ex Cathedra Baroque Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Skidmore
Charpentier Extremum Dei Judicium Bouzignac Motets
De Lalande Dies Irae


Unknown: Carolyn Samson
Unknown: Natalie Clifton
Sopranos: Paul Agnew
Tenors: Steven Harrold
Tenors: Jonathan Gunthorpe
Tenors: James Mustard
Basses: Robert Clarke
Conductor: Jeffrey Skidmore
Unknown: Bouzignac Motets
Unknown: De Lalande

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces a celebration of band leader, multi-instrumentalist and entrepreneur Vic Lewis , on the occasion of his 80th birthday.


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Vic Lewis

: Through the Night

12.05 Mozart Contredanses , K609
12.10 Bersa Sunny Fields
12.25 Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op 9 No 3
1.00 A concert by the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Murry Sidlin , with Ronald Patterson
(violin) and Horacio Gutierrez (piano). Ravel Tzigane Ravel, orch Zygel Lullaby on the Name of Faure
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 2
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 3 in D (Polish)
2.30 Geminianl Concerto Grosso
No 4 in B minor
2.40 Lassus Aurora Lucis Rutilat
2.45 Dupre Versets on "Ave Maris Stella". Op 18 No 6
2.55 Widor Piano Concerto No 1
3.20 Moeschinger Three Songs after Christian Morgenstern
3.25 Goldmark String Quartet, Op 8
3.55 Vaughan Williams Variations for Brass Band
4.10 Glinka Mazurka in A minor
Schumann Three Romances, Op 94
4.25 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2 in C minor (Little Russian)
5.00 Mozart Sonata in D for Piano
Duet, K381
5.10 Grandjany Rhapsody
5.15 Daniel Dohl Mot Son Plan e
Prim; Lo Fera Voler Qu'el Cor M'lntra
5.25 Wolf Intermezzo in E flat
5.40 Mahler Ruckert Lieder


Unknown: Mozart Contredanses
Conductor: Murry Sidlin
Violin: Ronald Patterson
Violin: Horacio Gutierrez
Unknown: Zygel Lullaby

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