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: On Air

Penny Gore with arts news and music, including after 6.00
Couperin's Troisième Lecon de Tenebres for two sopranos; after
7.00 Bach's Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV1067; and after
8.00 Ravel's Piano Concerto in D for the Left Hand.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.20 Dvorak Song to the Moon (Rusalka) Lucia Popp (soprano), Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Stefan Soltesz
9.26 Ravel String Quartet in F Italian Quartet
9.57 Tchaikovsky Concert Fantasia in G, Op 56 Mikhail Pletnev (piano), Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Conductor: Stefan Soltesz
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor: Vladimir Fedoseyev

: Artist of the Week

Jessye Norman
With Joan Bakewell. Jessye Norman talks about some of her favourite opera roles, which range from the 17th to the 20th century.


Unknown: Jessye Norman
Unknown: With Joan Bakewell.
Talks: Jessye Norman

: Sound Stories

Five Great Collectors
With Donald Macleod.
5: William Burrell
Sir William Burrell made his fortune by his boldness as a shipowner, building new vessels when recession seemed to indicate retrenchment.
The same skills that aided him in business were applied to obtaining the art treasures he sought for his sumptuous collection - with a strong preference for the medieval and the Oriental. His will laid down precise details for the building of a new gallery in Glasgow, and the result was hailed as a triumph. Today the Burrell Collection is one of Scotland's showpieces. Music includes:
Tallis Lamentations of Jeremiah (part 1) (excerpt) Theatre of Voices, conductor Paul Hillier
Charpentier Cantata: Judith and Holofernes (excerpt) Colette Alliot -Lugaz (soprano), John Tomlinson
(bass), English Bach Festival Baroque Orchestra, conductor Michel Corboz Anon Spring on the Tianshan Mountains He Shu-Feng (pipa)
Verdi Stride la Vampa (II Trovatore)
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo), Chorus and Orchestra of the St Cecilia
Academy, conductor Cart Maria Giulini Schumann Papillons Cecile Licad (piano)
Dufay Flos Florum Pro Cantione Antiqua , conductor Bruno Turner Delibes Prelude and Waltz (Act 1) (Coppelia) Paris Opera Orchestra, conductor Jean-Baptiste Mari Stravinsky Circus Polka
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: William Burrell
Unknown: Sir William Burrell
Conductor: Paul Hillier
Unknown: Colette Alliot
Soprano: John Tomlinson
Conductor: Michel Corboz
Conductor: Anon Spring
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Conductor: Cart Maria Giulini
Conductor: Schumann Papillons
Piano: Cecile Licad
Conductor: Cantione Antiqua
Conductor: Bruno Turner
Conductor: Jean-Baptiste Mari

: Proms Composer of the Week: Franck

Paul Guinery provides proof of Alfred Bruneau's dictum that Franck's symphonic works are "cathedrals in sound" and also introduces a vintage performance of a late chamber music masterpiece.
Danse Lente Stephen Hough (piano) Psyche (part 3) Belgian Radio and TV Choir, Orchestre de Liege, conductor Paul Strauss
Piano Quintet Jascha Heifetz and Israel Baker (violins),
William Primrose (viola), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello), Leonard Pennario (piano)


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Paul Strauss
Unknown: Jascha Heifetz
Violins: Israel Baker
Violins: William Primrose
Viola: Gregor Piatigorsky
Cello: Leonard Pennario

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Haydn In the City
Lucie Skeaping introduces the final programme of Haydn string quartets from the 1999 City of London Festival. Belcea Quartet
Quartet in B flat, Op 64 No 2; Quartet in G, Op 77 No 1;
Quartet in D minor, Op 103

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear Tuesday evening's Prom in which Saint-
Saens's popular Organ Symphony is set off by the wit of Poulenc and the seductive charm of Chausson.
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
Widor Symphony No 5 for Organ (1st mvt)
Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ Symphony)


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

: Music Restored

Early Movers
In the second of a series of conversations with leading figures in early music Christopher Cook talks to Philip Pickett , founder and director of the New London Consort and the Musicians of the Globe, about his own work and about the influence of the late David Munrow.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp
E-MAIL:[address removed]


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Philip Pickett
Unknown: David Munrow.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty is joined by Lord
Attenborough, who presents 100 Years of Film Music in tomorrow's
Prom. Music includes Satle,
Takemltsu and Mozart's Oboe
Quartet in F, K370.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: BBC Proms 99

A new symphony by the Latvian composer
Peteris Vasks , the result of a major Proms commission, receives its first performance tonight. Vasks observes that "beauty and harmony are perhaps rare in life, but in music they are possible" - a sentiment echoed in a concerto and a symphony by two masters of Romantic melody - Tchaikovsky and Dvorak. Cho-Liang Lin (violin),
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yakov Kreizberg
Peteris Vasks Symphony No 2
(BBC commission; first performance) Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
8.30 Performing Art
The second of eight talks focusing on art objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum which have a musical connection. Christopher Cook and Rowan Watson examine fragments from a 14th-century Venetian illuminated choir book.
8.50 Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G Repeated next Wednesday


Unknown: Peteris Vasks
Violin: Cho-Liang Lin
Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg
Conductor: Peteris Vasks
Conductor: Albert Museum
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Rowan Watson

: Postscript

Notes from India
Mark Tully visits the home of Bombay's legendary film singer Asha Bhosie - still singing at 65. She is best known in the UK from Brimful of Asha,
Cornershop's tribute to her last year.


Unknown: Mark Tully
Singer: Asha Bhosie

: Womad 99

Founded by Peter Gabriel in the eighties, Womad (World of Music and Dance) celebrates its tenth year at
Reading's Rivermead site. Highlights include La Bottine Souriante from
Quebec; the Jamaican jazz guitar of Ernest Ranglin ; gospel music from the Blind Boys of Alabama; Sufi music with Rizwan Qawwali ; Cuban son from
Colombian singer Toto La Momposina; and Afro-soul from Nigeria's Femi Kuti. The festival also plays host to the BBC Concert Orchestra performing a shakuhachi concerto with Japanese musician Joji Hirota. Lucy Duran and Andrew McGregor introduce the best of the music, meet the musicians and visit the workshops.
Producers Roger Short and Felix Carey


Unknown: Peter Gabriel
Unknown: Ernest Ranglin
Unknown: Rizwan Qawwali
Unknown: Femi Kuti.
Musician: Joji Hirota.
Musician: Lucy Duran
Musician: Andrew McGregor
Producers: Roger Short
Producers: Felix Carey

: Through the Night

12.05am Soliva Ferma , Taci 0 Ch'lo T'Ammazzo (La Testa di Bronzo)
Soloists, Orchestra of Swiss Italian
Radio, conductor Angelo Campori
12.10 Weisman Horn Concertino
Martin Hackleman , CBC Vancouver
Orchestra, conductor Mario Mernardi
12.25 Chopin Twelve Etudes, Op 25 William Aide (piano)
1.00 A performance of Carlo Evaslo Soliva's opera La Testa di Bronzo.
Chorus of Swiss Italian Radio and Television, Gruppo Vocale Cantemus , Orchestra of Swiss Italian Radio, conductor Angelo Campori
3.00 Toumler Sonatine , Op 30 Rita Constanzi (harp)
3.15 Weber Clarinet Concerto No 1 in F minor, Op 73 Kari Kriikku , Finnish RSO, conductor Sakari Oramo
3.40 Szymanowski Etudes, Op 33 Jerzy Godziszewski (piano)
3.55 Handel Sorge nel Petto (Rinaldo) Graham Pushee (countertenor),
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, director Paul Dyer
4.00 Segerstam Impressions of Nordic Nature No 4 Hannele
Segerstam (violin), Finnish RSO, conducted by the Composer
4.15 Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581 Bela Kovacs , Bartok Quartet
4.45 Goldmark Overture: Im Fruhling Hungarian RSO/Antal Jancsovics
5.05 Kapp The North Coast
Aleksander Sarapuu (bass), Estonian National Male Choir, Andres Paas
(organ), director Ants Soots
5.10 Haydn Symphony No 27 in G Hungarian CO/Vilmos Tatrai (violin)
5.25 Palestrlna Litaniae de Beata
Virgine Maria Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montreal, director Christopher Jackson
5.35 Britten Serenade for Tenor,
Horn and Strings Benjamin Butterfield (tenor), James Sommerville (horn), Manitoba CO/Simon Streatfield


Unknown: Soliva Ferma
Conductor: Angelo Campori
Unknown: Martin Hackleman
Conductor: Mario Mernardi
Unknown: Carlo Evaslo
Unknown: Gruppo Vocale Cantemus
Conductor: Angelo Campori
Conductor: Toumler Sonatine
Harp: Rita Constanzi
Unknown: Kari Kriikku
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Piano: Jerzy Godziszewski
Piano: Handel Sorge
Unknown: Graham Pushee
Director: Paul Dyer
Unknown: Bela Kovacs
Bass: Aleksander Sarapuu
Unknown: Andres Paas
Violin: Palestrlna Litaniae
Director: Christopher Jackson
Tenor: Benjamin Butterfield
Tenor: James Sommerville
Adolfo: Bruno Balmelli (baritone)
Floresca: Alessandra Ruffini (soprano)
Federico: Enrico Cossutta (tenor)
Ermanno: Thierry Feux (baritone)

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