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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including after 6.00 Ravel's Piano Trio; before 8.00 Beethoven's
Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 31 No 3 played by Stephen Kovacevich ; and after the news at 8.00 orchestral music from Nielsen's opera Maskarade.


Played By: Stephen Kovacevich

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes , featuring
Copland symphonies and recordings by pianist William Kapell. Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1 Wiliam Kapell (piano)
9.11 Monn, transcr Schoenberg Cello Concerto in D
Yo-Yo Ma, Boston Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
9.29 Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini William Kapell (piano),
Philharmonic Society of New York, conductor Arthur Rodzinksi
9.52 Revueltas Homage to Lorca
Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
10.06 Copland Organ Symphony
Simon Preston , Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Pianist: William Kapell.
Piano: Wiliam Kapell
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Piano: Paganini William Kapell
Conductor: Arthur Rodzinksi
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Unknown: Simon Preston
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Philip Langridge
Over the past 30 years
Philip Langridge has established himself as a singer of international renown. In the first of this week's conversations he talks to Joan Bakewell about his early years. Music includes Handel, Vaughan Williams and Rameau. Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Philip Langridge
Unknown: Philip Langridge
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Sound Stories

Rve Sailors
With Richard Baker.
1: Noah. Life at sea has always been a challenge, yet the romantic image of the sailor is an enduring one.
Richard Baker profiles five seafarers, beginning with the first of them all. Music includes:
Binge Sailing By New London
Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
Donizetti Overture: II Diluvio Universale
Belgian Radio and TV Orchestra, conductor Silvano Frontalini
Horovitz Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo (excerpt)
King's Singers and Ensemble
Britten Noye's Fludde (excerpt) English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Stravinsky Catalogue of the Animals (The Flood) Peter Hall (speaker), London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
Alan Ridout History of the Flood King's Singers
Montsalvatge Noah's Ark Benita Meshulam (piano)
Malipiero String Quartet No 6 (Noah's Ark) Venice Quartet Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Richard Baker
Conductor: Ronald Corp
Conductor: Silvano Frontalini
Conductor: Horovitz Captain Noah
Unknown: Stravinsky Catalogue
Unknown: Peter Hall
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Alan Ridout
Piano: Benita Meshulam
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Proms Composer of the Week: Edward Elgar

Elgar and His Muses
Michael Kennedy charts the course of Eigar's life and work through the circle of friends who encouraged him and the landscapes that inspired him. Today the focus is on Elgar in the 1890s and his wife Alice.
Imperial March, Op 32 London
Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult Contrasts, Op 10 No 3; Rosemary Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Serenade for Strings, Op 20 Sinfonia of London, conductor John Barbirolli Salut damour, Op 12 Nigel Kennedy (violin), Peter Pettinger (piano)
Sea Pictures, Op 36 Janet Baker
(mezzo), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli


Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Violin: Nigel Kennedy
Violin: Peter Pettinger
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: Proms Chamber Music 99

The Best and the Last
Stephanie Hughes presents another concert of Proms chamber music from the Victoria and Albert
Museum, London. Today the last quartets of Nielsen and Beethoven are played by the Endellion Quartet. Nielsen String Quartet in F, Op 44
Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 135 Repeated Saturday 1pm


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear last
Wednesday's Prom, which included a birthday tribute to Alun Hoddinott. Louis Lortie (piano),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor
Tadaaki Otaka Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor Alun Hoddinott The Sun, the Great
Luminary of the Universe
Franck Symphony in D minor


Unknown: Alun Hoddinott.
Piano: Louis Lortie
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka Berlioz

: Opera in Action

My Other Aria
Peter Porter presents familiar operatic characters in some of their less well known arias, with music from
Don Giovanni , Samson and Delilah, Turandot and The Marriage of Figaro. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Producer: Alan Hall

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter 's guests tonight include Osmo Vanska , who conducts tonight's Prom. After 5.30 Chausson's Poeme is performed by violinist Zino Francescatti , and after the 6.00 news pianist Nikolai Demidenko plays
Bach's chorale prelude Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland in the transcription by Busoni.
Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Osmo Vanska
Violinist: Zino Francescatti
Pianist: Nikolai Demidenko
Unknown: Heiden Heiland
Producer: Brian Jackson

: BBC Proms 99

James MacMillan 's concerto shares the bill with Sibelius's powerful tone poem and Nielsen's last symphony in a concert recalling the excitement of the orchestra's
Nielsen cycle earlier this year. Raphael Wallfisch , (cello),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. conductor Osmo Vanska
Sibelius Pohjola 's Daughter
James MacMillan Cello Concerto
8.30 The First Musical
"With this symphony, we've got the first postmodernistic piece." That was Danish scholar Jorgen I Jensen 's view of Nielsen's Symphony No 6.
Postmodernism may be the musical flavour of the 1990s, but where were its roots? Peter Paul Nash investigates.
8.50 Nielsen Symphony No 6 (Sinfonia Semplice)


Unknown: James MacMillan
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Conductor: Sibelius Pohjola
Cello: James MacMillan
Unknown: Jorgen I Jensen
Unknown: Peter Paul Nash

: Postscript

Sleeping on a Volcano
Five personal European views on the legacy of 1848. From the first stirrings of unrest in the spring of 1848 Europe realised it was in the throes of revolution. Jacques Darras contemplates the artistic legacy of the Parisian uprisings and considers the events which marked last year's 150th anniversary.
Repeat See also 10.45pm


Unknown: Jacques Darras

: London Winds

Strauss Serenade for 13 Wind
Instruments, Op 7
Mozart Serenade in E flat for Wind
Octet, K375 Repeat


Unknown: Strauss Serenade
Unknown: Mozart Serenade

: Revolutionary Year: 1848

The Sublimest of Poems
An exploration of revolutionary Europe in 1848. This was the revolution when artists really did man the barricades and helped to make what the French poet Lamartine called "the sublimest of poems". With contributions from Tom Nairn ,
John Deathridge , George Gomori ,
Christopher Prendergast , Laszlo Peter , Jonathan Sperber and Tim Blanning. Repeat


Unknown: Tom Nairn
Unknown: John Deathridge
Unknown: George Gomori
Unknown: Christopher Prendergast
Unknown: Laszlo Peter
Unknown: Jonathan Sperber
Unknown: Tim Blanning.

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton visits the New Orleans Jazz Festival in Ascona, Switzerland, and meets several of its stars, including Johnny Varro 's Swing
Seven and former Louis Armstrong vocalist Jewel Brown. Plus Dave Gelly's
jazz news. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Johnny Varro
Unknown: Jewel Brown.
Unknown: Dave Gelly'S
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

12.05am Franck Nocturne
12.10 Brahms Piano Pieces, Op 119
12.25 Matti Rautio Ballet Suite: The
Blue Heron Sibelius Fire on the Island; The Bells of Berhall Church
12.45 Heino Eller Three Pieces (Five Pieces for Strings)
1.00 Schubert played on a fortepiano: Six Moments Musicaux, D780; Three Pieces, D946
1.55 Mozart Durch Zartlichkeit und
Schmeicheln (Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail)
2.00 Franck Symphony in D minor
2.40 George Muffat Toccata
Undecima in C minor (Apparatus
Musico Organisticus)
2.50 Mozart Symphony No 23 in D
3.00 Ruth Watson Henderson Missa
3.15 Morawetz Clarinet Sonata
3.25 Mielck Concert Piece, Op 9
3.50 Giles Famaby , arr Howarth Fancies, Toyes and Dreames
4.00 Telemann Sonata in F minor
(Der Getreue Music-Meister)
4.15 Moeschinger Wind Quintet on Swiss Songs
4.40 Glinka Sing Not Thou Beauty; Adel
4.45 Glazunov Saxophone Concerto
5.00 Beethoven Overture: Egmont
5.05 Debussy L 'Isle Joyeuse
5.15 Diepenbrock En Sourdine
5.15 Sweelinck Variations on "Mein
Junges Leben Hat ein End"
5.25 Matteis and anon Passages in Imitation of the Trumpet
5.35 Wagner Overture and Venusberg Music (Tannhauser)


Unknown: Franck Nocturne
Unknown: Matti Rautio
Unknown: Heino Eller
Unknown: Mozart Durch Zartlichkeit
Unknown: Franck Symphony
Unknown: George Muffat Toccata
Unknown: Giles Famaby

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