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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with music and arts news, including a review of last night's Prom featuring the violinist Kyung-
Wha Chung. Music includes at about
6.30 John Stanley 's Concerto for Strings, Op 2 No 5, with Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage : at about 7.10 Mendelssohn's Piano
Concerto No 2, in D minor; and at about 8.10 Stenhammar's Reverenza played by the Royal Stockholm
Philharmonic, conductor Paavo Jarvi.


Unknown: Wha Chung.
Unknown: John Stanley
Unknown: Collegium Musicum
Director: Simon Standage
Conductor: Paavo Jarvi.

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat, Op 61 William Kapell (piano)
9.14 Dvorak American Suite
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
9.37 Schubert Im Fruhling; Die Forelle Maria Stader (soprano), William Kapell (piano)
9.47 Copland Symphony No 3 London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Unknown: Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie
Piano: William Kapell
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Piano: William Kapell

: Artist of the Week

Philip Langridge
Joan Bakewell talks to tenor
Philip Langridge about more recent developments in his career. Music includes Monteverdi, songs by Schubert and Britten, and his characterisation of Prince Shuisky in Musorgsky's Boris Godunov.


Unknown: Philip Langridge
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Unknown: Boris Godunov.

: Sound Stories

Five Sailors
With Richard Baker.
5: Horatio Nelson. Richard Baker talks about a British admiral who made his country ruler of the waves and who led by example. The navy under
Nelson was a magnificent machine, winning famous victories such as the Battle of the Nile. And Nelson's own life was nothing if not colourful, culminating in a hero's death at Trafalgar. Music includes:
Braham The Death of Nelson
Robert Tear (tenor), Andre Previn (piano) Handel See the Conqu'ring Hero
Comes (Judas Maccabaeus ) Choir of New College, Oxford, King's Consort, director Robert King
Haydn Mass in D minor (Nelson) Felicity Lott (soprano),
Carolyn Watkinson (mezzo), Maldwyn Davies (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson
(baritone), English Concert and Choir, conductor Trevor Pinnock


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Horatio Nelson.
Talks: Richard Baker
Tenor: Andre Previn
Unknown: Judas MacCabaeus
Director: Robert King
Director: Haydn Mass
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Carolyn Watkinson
Tenor: Maldwyn Davies
Tenor: David Wilson-Johnson
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock

: Proms Composer of the Week: Elgar

Elgar and His Muses
With Michael Kennedy. After the death of his wife in 1920, Elgar feared that his musical powers had evaporated. In his later years, it was friends like Laurence Binyon , George Bernard Shaw and Vera Hockman - the last of his female muses - who encouraged him to keep composing. Banqueting Scene (King Arthur) Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor George Hurst Violin Sonata in E minor
Nigel Kennedy , Peter Pettinger (piano) Nursery Suite London Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Repeat


Unknown: Michael Kennedy.
Unknown: Laurence Binyon
Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Vera Hockman
Conductor: George Hurst
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Piano: Peter Pettinger

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

York Early Music Festival
Mark Rowlinson introduces a final concert from last month's festival.
Today's programme features the Italian vocal and instrumental ensemble Mala Punica making their British concert debut with a sequence of madrigals and dances by the early 15th-century Florentine abbot, diplomat and tenorista Paolo di Marco. Some 40 of his works survive - allegorical madrigals and ballatas, which tell many different stories and carry secret political, philosophical or emotional messages.


Introduces: Mark Rowlinson
Unknown: Mala Punica

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear Tuesday's
Prom, which featured a new work for vioin and viola by Piers Hellawell, a centenary performance of Elgar's Enigma Variations, and Rachmaninov's last symphony. Clio Gould (violin), Philip Dukes (viola), BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins Rachmaninov Symphony No 3 in A minor
Piers Hellawell Inside Story
Elgar Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma)


Violin: Philip Dukes

: Music Restored

Early Movers
In another of his conversations with leading figures in early music,
Christopher Cook talks to Monica Huggett , one of today's most respected performers on the Baroque violin.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Monica Huggett
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter introduces interviews, news and music, including Britten's Suite on English Folk Tunes: a Time There Was.... performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Simon Rattle. Plus virtuoso pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin in Alkan's
Concerto da Camera, Op 10 No 1, with the BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins.


Introduces: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Simon Rattle.
Pianist: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.

: BBC Proms 99

Tonight's concert from the Royal Albert Hall , London, includes Brahms's monumental last symphony, which looks forward to the future and back to Bach. Plus a new cello concerto by Friedrich Cerha , the composer who completed Berg's Lulu for the stage. Alive with rhythmic subtlety and nuances, the piece ventures beyond the European tradition to incorporate elements from Asian, African and Arabian music.
Heinrich Schiff (cello),
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Brahms Tragic Overture
Friedrich Cerha Cello Concerto (first UK performance)
8.20 Performing Art
In the series of postcards from the Victoria and Albert Museum exploring the shared worlds of art and music, Christopher Cook talks to Malcolm Baker about Lamentation, a bronze relief by Donatello.
8.40 Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Friedrich Cerha
Cello: Heinrich Schiff
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Cello: Friedrich Cerha
Cello: Albert Museum
Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Malcolm Baker

: Postscript

Sleeping on a Volcano
Five personal European views on the legacy of 1848. A new map of Europe was drawn up after the events of 1848, as independent regions became nation-states. A century-and-a-half later, it is regionalism, not nationalism, that is testing Europe's borders. As calls for regional independence in Italy grow louder, Dacia Maraini offers a timely review of the building of the state of Italy. Repeat


Unknown: Dacia Maraini

: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group

Jonathan Kelly (oboe), conductor Thomas Ades Lutoslawski Preludes and Fugues for
13 Solo Strings
John Adams Shaker Loops Isang Yun Piri
Knussen Cantata Repeat


Oboe: Jonathan Kelly

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies presents his continuing history of jazz.
31: The Traditional Jazz Revival Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Through the Night

12.05am Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 14 in F minor Vancouver SO, conductor Sergiu Comissiona
12.15 Dvorak Slavonic Dance, Op 46 No 1 James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (pianos)
12.20 Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings Danish Radio Concert
Orchestra, conductor Hannu Koivula
12.55 Trad, arr Grainger Colleen Dhas Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Simon
1.00 Antonio Florio directs the Cappella della Pieta de' Turchini in operatic music by Sarri, Grillo, Vinci, Cimarosa, Durante, Leo and Latilla.
2.20 Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, conductor Guido Ajmone Marsan
2.30 Tchaikovsky The Seasons Juhani Lagerspetz (piano)
3.15 Delius Sleigh Ride Symphony
Nova Scotia , conductor Georg Tintner
3.25 Frescobaidi, arr Kraus Aria Stefan Schlegel (trombone),
Paolo D'Angelo (accordion), Heinz della Torre (trumpet) Galuppi Sonata Seconda Angela Tomanic (organ)
3.35 Debussy La Mer
French National Youth Orchestra, conductor Marek Janowski
3.55 Various anonymous late 16th-century composers Queen Elisabeth and Her Master Mariners: Raleigh;
Drake and Gilbert New World Consort
4.20 CPE Bach Concerto in F for Two
Harpsichords, Wq46 Alan Curtis and Gustav Leonhardt , Collegium Aureum
4.40 Strauss An dem Baum Daphne (Daphne) Danish National Radio Choir, Copenhagen Boys Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
4.55 Marchetto Cara Se Non Fusse la Speranza Ensemble Claude-Gervaise (recorders)
5.10 Bach Violin Concerto in E,
BWV1042 La Petite Bande, conductor Sigiswaid Kuijken (violin)
5.30 Reger Ach Herr , Strafe Mich Nicht Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
5.45 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52 Valerie Tryon (piano)


Conductor: Sergiu Comissiona
Unknown: James Anagnoson
Pianos: Leslie Kinton
Pianos: Tchaikovsky Serenade
Conductor: Hannu Koivula
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
Conductor: Antonio Florio
Unknown: Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
Violin: Frank Peter Zimmermann
Conductor: Guido Ajmone Marsan
Piano: Juhani Lagerspetz
Conductor: Nova Scotia
Conductor: Georg Tintner
Unknown: Kraus Aria
Unknown: Stefan Schlegel
Accordion: Paolo D'Angelo
Unknown: Angela Tomanic
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Unknown: Alan Curtis
Unknown: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Baum Daphne
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Conductor: Sigiswaid Kuijken
Violin: Reger Ach Herr
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Piano: Valerie Tryon

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