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: On Air

With Petroc Trelawny. Music includes at 6.00 Falla's Psyche sung by Dawn Upshaw ; after the news at 7.00
Bach's Orchestral Suite No 4 In D,
BWV1069, performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra under Otto
Klemperer; and after 8.00 violinist Vadim Repin playing La Ronde des Lutins by Antonio Bazzini.


Sung By: Dawn Upshaw
Violinist: Vadim Repin
Unknown: Antonio Bazzini.

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Rossini Overture: William Tell
La Scala Philharmonic , conductor Riccardo Chailly
9.12 Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello
Jean-Jacques Kantorow , Mari Fujiwara
9.28 Khachaturian Piano Concerto
William Kapell ,
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Serge Koussevitsky
10.10 Copland Dance Symphony Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Unknown: William Tell
Conductor: La Scala Philharmonic
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Cello: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Cello: Mari Fujiwara
Unknown: William Kapell
Conductor: Serge Koussevitsky
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Artist of the Week

Philip Langridge
In the 1980s tenor Philip Langridge began a fruitful association with English National Opera. He talks to Joan Bakewell about the unusual repertoire he has tackled and about being given three weeks to learn the title role in Janacek's Osud. Music also includes excerpts from Britten's The Turn of the Screw and Schoenberg's Moses und Aron.


Unknown: Philip Langridge
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Five Sailors
With Richard Baker.
3: Christopher Columbus
Controversy has dogged the reputation of Christopher Columbus ever since he sailed the ocean blue and "discovered" America in 1492. Even in his own lifetime this greatest of sailors was once brought home to Spain in chains. Music includes: Wagner Overture: Columbus
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Tate
Offenbach The Earth Is Round
(Christophe Colomb ) John Duxbury (tenor), Christian du Plessis
(baritone), London Mozart Players, conductor Alun Francis
Walton Romanza ; Fiesta; Gloria
(Columbus Suite) Linda Finnie
(mezzo), City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Anon Viva el Gran Rey Don Femando Catherine Bott (soprano), New
London Consort, director Philip Pickett Franchetti Christophoro Columbo
(excerpts) Renato Bruson (baritone)


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Unknown: Christophe Colomb
Tenor: John Duxbury
Conductor: Alun Francis
Conductor: Walton Romanza
Unknown: Linda Finnie
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Gran Rey Don Femando
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Director: Philip Pickett
Baritone: Renato Bruson

: Proms Composer of the Week Elgar

Elgar and His Muses
With Michael Kennedy. After his wife Alice, the most important woman in Elgar's life was Alice Stuart Wortley , the inspiration behind the Symphony No 2 and the Violin Concerto.
Angelus, Op 56 Worcester Cathedral Choir, conductor Donald Hunt
Violin Concerto in B minor, Op 61 (1st mvt) Yehudi Menuhin , London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Caractacus (Scene 3: The Forest
Near the Severn) Judith Howarth (soprano), Arthur Davies (tenor), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox Overture: Cockaigne (In London Town) Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli Repeat


Unknown: Michael Kennedy.
Unknown: Alice Stuart Wortley
Conductor: Donald Hunt
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Soprano: Judith Howarth
Soprano: Arthur Davies
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

York Early Music Festival
Mark Rowlinson presents a concert of dances and fantasias for viols and organ from the golden age of consort music - the reigns of the Stuart kings James I and Charles I. Timothy Roberts (organ), Rose Consort of Viols
Ferrabosco Pavan a 5; Three Almains
Byrd Fantasia a 5 Jenkins Fantasia 24 for Viols and Organ Bull Fantasia
Tomkins Fantasia a 5 (for the Vyolls) William Lawes Suite in C


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson
Unknown: Timothy Roberts
Unknown: Ferrabosco Pavan
Unknown: William Lawes

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear last Friday's Prom which included the premiere of a new symphony by Peteris Vasks. Cho-Liang Lin (violin),
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yakov Kreizberg
Peteris Vasks Symphony No 2
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G


Unknown: Peteris Vasks.
Violin: Cho-Liang Lin
Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg
Conductor: Peteris Vasks

: Choral Evensong

From the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban.
Introit: Lift Thine Eyes (Mendelssohn) Responses (Walsh)
Psalms 92, 93 (Coward, Atkins) First Lesson: Proverbs 4, wl-13
Office Hymn: Thou Whose Almighty Word (Moscow)
Canticles (Jesus College Service) (Mathias)
Second Lesson: Ephesians 5, wl-2; 6-14
Anthem: 0 Thou, the Central Orb
Hymn: Saviour, Again to Thy Dear Name We Raise (Ellers) In Pace (Blitheman)
Organ Voluntary: Prelude in E flat, BWV552 (Bach)
Director of the Abbey Girls' Choir Andrew Parnell
Organ scholar Simon Bell


Unknown: Simon Bell

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter. Music includes Britten's canticle Abraham and Isaac sung by Anthony Rolfe
Johnson (tenor) and Michael Chance (countertenor), and Haydn's Symphony No 22 in E flat (Philosopher) played by the CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Sung By: Anthony Rolfe
Sung By: Michael Chance
Conductor: Simon Rattle.

: BBC Proms 99

Poulenc's extraordinary opera about a community of Carmelite nuns is set during the French Revolution. It charts the spiritual quest of the heroine,
Blanche, as she comes to terms with the will of God and the meaning of death - a struggle between sacred and secular mirrored in Poulenc's own life.
Poulenc Dialogues des Carmelites
Chorus of the Opera du Rhin, Strasbourg Philharmonic, conductor Jan Latham-Koenig Act
8.05 The Nuns' Tale
Jeremy Sams unravels the background to Poulenc's opera, and provides a listener's guide to the sisters of the order. Repeat
8.25 Acts 2 and 3


Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Blanche: Anne-Sophie Schmidt (soprano
Constance: Patricia Petibon (soprano)
Mere Marie: Hedwig Fassbender (mezzo)
Madame de Croissy: Nadine Denize (contralto)
Madame Lidoine: Valerie Millot (soprano)
Chevalier de la Force: Laurence Dale (tenor)
Marquis de la Force: Didier Henry (baritone)
The Chaplain LEONARD: Pezzino (tenor)
Un Geolier CHRISTOPHE: Fel (bass)
Mere Jeanne de I'Enfant Jesus: Michele Besse (soprano)

: Postscript

Sleeping on a Volcano
The state of Germany as a great modern power was built after 1848 upon ideals of democracy. Sabine Freitag chronicles the uses and abuses of these ideals by German governments of all political persuasions ever since. Repeat


Unknown: Sabine Freitag

: Schumann

Album for the Young (excerpts) Angela Brownridge (piano)


Piano: Angela Brownridge

: Kubla Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote his famous poem Kubla Khan in 1797 in a Somerset farmhouse after an opium-induced reverie. He claimed to have dreamt 300 lines of poetry, which he was transcribing when he was interrupted by a visitor from Porlock. The 54 lines he had completed remain one of the great texts of Romanticism. Coleridge's biographer Richard Holmes travels in the footsteps of the poet and searches for the origins of Kubla Khan. With contributions from Lewis Wolpert,
Stevie Smith , John Henry , Andrew Mackenzie and the children of St Dubricius School, Porlock. Repeat


Unknown: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Unknown: Kubla Khan
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Kubla Khan.
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert,
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: John Henry
Unknown: Andrew MacKenzie

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces the second part of a concert by Frank Tiberi and the Woody Herman Thundering Herd.


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Frank Tiberi
Unknown: Woody Herman

: Through the Night

12.05am Bruhns Cantata: Jauchzet dem Herrn alle Welt
12.15 Rolf Lieberrmann
Furioso 12.25 Reicha Trio, Op 82
12.35 Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 110
1.00 Bach Trio Sonatas for Organ: in E minor, BWV528a; in C. BWV529; in G, BWV530a 1.40 Kunzen Overture: Gyrithe
1.50 Moniuszko Folk Musician; Tear; The Spinner
2.00 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
2.20 De la Rue Missa de Sancto Job
3.00 Karlowicz Returning Waves
3.25 Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat, Op
3.55 Handel Entrée des Songes Agréables (Alcina)
4.00 Gershwin Symphonic Suite: Porgy and Bess
4.25 David Drury Improvisations on a Theme of Nigel Butterley
4.35 Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183
5.05 Buffardin Concerto in E minor
5.15 Jarzebski Venite Exultemus ; Cantate Johanis Gabrielis
5.25 Wienawski Violin Concerto No 2
5.50 Zoltan Jeney Bird Tempting


Unknown: Rolf Lieberrmann
Unknown: David Drury Improvisations
Unknown: Jarzebski Venite Exultemus
Unknown: Cantate Johanis Gabrielis
Unknown: Zoltan Jeney

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