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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.10 Handel's Organ Concerto in F, Op 4 No 4, played by Simon Preston ; after 7.00 Dvorak's symphonic poem The Water Goblin with the Bavarian Radio
Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rafael Kubelik ; and after the news at
8.00 Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.


Played By: Simon Preston
Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes , featuring Brahms trios and performances by i pianist Rudolf Serkin.
I Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances:
Suite No 1 Philharmonica Hungarica, conductor Antal Dorati
9.17 Martinu Le Jazz Lubomir Panek Singers
, Prague Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Zbynek Vostrak
9.22 Mozart Concerto in E flat for two pianos, K365
Rudolf Serkin , Peter Serkin ,
Marlboro Festival Orchestra/Schneider
9.48 Brahms Piano Trio No 1 in B, Op 8 Beaux Arts Trio Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Pianist: Rudolf Serkin.
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Singers: Panek Singers
Conductor: Zbynek Vostrak
Unknown: Rudolf Serkin
Unknown: Peter Serkin
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Bryn Terfel
The Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel is arguably one of the hottest properties in world opera. His debut at the New York Met created history by being reported on the front page of the New York Times - the first time this had happened since
Kirsten Flagstad had sung there. Joan Bakewell talks to him about his early life in the north Wales village of Pantglas. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Kirsten Flagstad
Talks: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Paul Evans

: Sound Stories

Five Great Festivals
In the last week of the series Peggy Reynolds investigates the music behind five great festivals.
1: Spring. A time of rebirth, renewed fertility and gratitude to Nature. Music includes excerpts from: Respighi Primavera (Botticelli
Pictures) Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Beethoven Violin Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring) Gidon Kremer , Martha Argerich (piano)
Britten Spring Symphony
Soloists, Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Rachmaninov Spring, Op 20
Soloists, Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, conductor Charles Dutoit Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Gidon Kremer
Piano: Martha Argerich
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Proms Composer of the Week: Leonard Bernstein

1: Bernstein on Broadway
Edward Seckerson presents a week of programmes celebrating the diversity of Leonard Bernstein 's compositions. With excerpts from his show scores taken mainly from their original cast recordings, including On the Town, Wonderful Town, Candide and West Side Story. Featured performers include Adolph Green and Betty Comden , Barbara Cook and Rosalind Russell.
Producer Mark Lowther
* See Music: page 36


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Betty Comden
Unknown: Barbara Cook
Unknown: Rosalind Russell.
Producer: Mark Lowther

: Proms Chamber Music 99

The High Summer of French Musical Genius
Stephanie Hughes presents another Proms concert of chamber music from the Victoria and Albert Museum ,
London, featuring Rameau's affecting use of the voice and Couperin's dazzling homage to the violinist/composer Lully. Plus works by Marais and La Barre which define uniquely expressive sound worlds for the gamba and flute.
David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Soloists: Catherine Mackintosh (violin), Lisa Beznosiuk (flute), Richard Tunnicliffe (viola da gamba), John Toll (harpsichord) Rameau Aquilon et Arithie Marais Les Voix Humaines
La Barre Suite in G (excerpts) Couperin L'Apotheose de Lully (excerpts)
Rameau Thetis
Repeated Saturday lpm


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Albert Museum
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Soloists: Catherine MacKintosh
Violin: Lisa Beznosiuk
Flute: Richard Tunnicliffe
Harpsichord: Rameau Aquilon

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear last
Thursday's Prom, which featured
Mahler's final, unfinished symphony, the concerto Berg dedicated "to the soul of an angel", and Beethoven's "apotheosis of the dance". Kyung-Wha Chung (violin), Halle Orchestra , conductor Kent Nagano
Mahler Adagio (Symphony No 10) Berg Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A


Violin: Kyung-Wha Chung
Conductor: Halle Orchestra

: Opera in Action

Peter Porter demonstrates the truth of the advertising slogan of Australian performers: "Australia sends its best to Britain!" With music featuring Nellie Melba , Joan Sutherland , Gregory Yurisich ,
Yvonne Kenny , Arnold Matters and Charles Mackerras.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Nellie Melba
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Gregory Yurisich
Unknown: Yvonne Kenny
Unknown: Charles MacKerras.
Producer: Alan Hall

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter talks about music by Duke Ellington which has been adapted for a new production of Timon of Athens by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Music includes Schubert's Fantasia in F minor for piano duet, and Haydn's Symphony No 43 in E flat (Mercury) played by Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert.
Producer John Boundy


Talks: Humphrey Carpenter
Music By: Duke Ellington
Played By: Trevor Pinnock
Producer: John Boundy

: BBC Proms 99

A Tour de France! With the tongue-in-cheek games of his sparkling ballet and scintillating concerto, Poulenc sets the tone for music that is always elegant, sometimes frivolous, and often profound - from the Second Empire lushness of Bizet and Thomas to the lean clarity of Roussel's last symphony.
Annick Massis (soprano), Jean-
Philippe Collard (piano), Pascal Roge (piano), BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Poulenc Suite: Les Biches
Bizet Me Voila Seule dans la Nuit
(Pearl Fishers)
Thomas Ophelia 's Mad Scene (Hamlet)
8.15 Summer Pleasures
3: The Siesta. Novelist Michele
Roberts extols the virtues of summer afternoons in France: a long, lazy lunch followed by a gloriously indulgent hour sleeping in the shade.
8.35 Poulenc Concerto for two pianos
Roussel Symphony No 3 in G minor Repeated Friday 2pm


Soprano: Annick Massis
Piano: Philippe Collard
Piano: Pascal Roge
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Thomas Ophelia

: Postscript

Radio Poems
Five poems for radio commissioned by Radio 3. The poems incorporate specially recorded sound and music. 1: George Szirtes : Lullaby of Broadway Lines inspired by the remarkably extended dance sequence choreographed by Busby Berkeley in the film Gold Diggers of 1935. Repeat


Music: George Szirtes

: Bernard d'Ascoli

Chopin 24 Preludes, Op 28 See also Wednesday 10.20pm Repeat

: Inside the Wardrobe

Narrated by Denys Hawthorne. An exploration of CS Lewis's early years and how he was influenced by his family, in a programme first broadcast to mark his birth centenary last year. Producer Judith Elliott Repeat


Unknown: Denys Hawthorne.
Producer: Judith Elliott

: Jazz Notes

Seventy years ago last month, Alex Walsh , one of Britain's best-loved band leaders, was born in Edinburgh. Alyn Shipton looks back at the career of this leading figure in Dixieland and mainstream jazz, who died in 1982. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Alex Walsh
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Bach: Prelude (Fantasia) in A minor for keyboard, BWV922
12.10 Nikita Koshkin Alighting of Birds
12.20 Musorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain !
12.35 Grieg, arr Horovitz Double Bass Concerto, Op 36
1.00 Heinrich Neuhaus (piano)
Beethoven Sonata in F sharp, Op 78 Rachmaninov Etude-Tableau in A minor, Op 39 No 2 Scriabin
Preludes, Op 11: Nos 5. 8, 11, 12 Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat. Op 61
1.35 Poulenc Figure Humaine
1.55 Lefebure-Wely Sortie in E flat for organ
2.00 Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 76 No 1
2.15 Giaches de Wert Peccavi super Numerum: Ascendente Jesu in Naviculam
2.30 Jane Vignery Violin Sonata
3.05 Karlowicz Song of the Eternal Longing (Eternal Songs, Part 1)
3.15 Dvorak Song to the Moon (Rusalka)
3.20 Debussy Clair de Lune
3.25 Schubert, orch Webem Six German Dances, D820
3.35 Weber Four Songs
3.55 Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat (Romantic)
5.00 Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Lyudmila
5.05 Tchaikovsky Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin )
5.15 Chopin 10 Preludes from Op 28
5.30 Hummel Trio for two violins and cello
5.45 Durante Concerto No 6 in A


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Nikita Koshkin Alighting
Piano: Heinrich Neuhaus
Unknown: Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie
Unknown: Wert Peccavi
Unknown: Ascendente Jesu
Unknown: Dvorak Song
Unknown: Eugene Onegin

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