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: On Air

With Petroc Trelawny. Music includes after 6.00 Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV1050, played by the New London Consort directed by Philip Pickett ; at 7.05 Luigi Rossi 's Un Peccator Pentito with Les Arts Florissants; and after
8.00 Shostakovich's Ballet Suite No 1.


Directed By: Philip Pickett
Unknown: Luigi Rossi

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Nicolai Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor Columbia Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
9.09 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto
No 1 in G minor Rudolf Serkin , Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
9.30 Brahms Der Tod , Das 1st die Kuhle
Nacht, Op 96 No 1 Elisabeth Schumann , (soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)
9.34 Milhaud La Creation du Monde
Lyon SO, conductor Kent Nagano
9.52 Satle Choses Vues a Droite et a Gauche Gidon Kremer (violin), Elena Bashkirova (piano)
9.58 Brahms Horn Trio in E flat, Op 40 Aubrey Brain (horn), Adolf Busch (violin), Rudolf Serkin (piano)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Rudolf Serkin
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Conductor: Brahms Der Tod
Soprano: Elisabeth Schumann
Soprano: Gerald Moore
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Piano: Elena Bashkirova
Horn: Adolf Busch
Violin: Rudolf Serkin

: Artist of the Week

Bryn Terfel
Bryn Terfel won the lieder prize in the 1989 Cardiff Singer of the World competition, yet the start of his career was measured. Joan Bakewell talks to him about his Mozart roles.


Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Five Great Festivals
With Peggy Reynolds.
2: Midsummer. A time of magic and ritual. Music includes excerpts from: Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night's Dream LSO, conductor Andre Previn
Tippett The Midsummer Marriage Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, conductor Colin Davis
Britten A Midsummer Night's Dream Soloists, LSO, conducted by the Composer
Wagner Die Meistersinger Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of Deutsche
Oper, Berlin, conductor Eugen Jochum


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Conductor: Andre Previn
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Eugen Jochum

: Proms Composer of the Week: Bernstein

2: Bernstein and the Dance
Edward Seckerson presents music from some of Bernstein's ballet scores.
Three Dance Episodes (On the Town) New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Facsimile Rolf Hind (piano),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Eric Stern
Dybbuk: Suite No 2
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the Composer See also tonight 7.30pm


Piano: Facsimile Rolf Hind
Conductor: Eric Stern

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Chester Summer Music Festival Mark Rowlinson presents a recital given by the pianist Peter Donohoe at last month's Chester Festival.
Mozart Sonata in A, K331 Nicholas Maw Persona IV
Beethoven Sonata in C, Op 53 (Waldstein)


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson
Pianist: Peter Donohoe

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear last Friday's Prom concert.
Heinrich Schiff (cello),
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Brahms Tragic Overture
Friedrich Cerha Cello Concerto (first UK performance)
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor


Cello: Heinrich Schiff
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Cello: Friedrich Cerha

: Voices

A Voice in the Night: the Musical Exodus from Central Europe
By 1930, composers of almost every field of music had made Berlin the musical centre of Europe. Particularly lively were the fields of light entertainment and cabaret, with music by composers such as Wilhelm Grosz , Mischa Spoliansky , Allan Gray , Nicholas Brodsky and Hans May. This golden age ended with the advent of the Nazis when many of the composers moved to London and worked in the British film and light music industries. Thomas Gayda explores this neglected repertoire. Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Wilhelm Grosz
Unknown: Mischa Spoliansky
Unknown: Allan Gray
Unknown: Nicholas Brodsky
Unknown: Hans May.
Unknown: Thomas Gayda
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter. Music includes Falla's Harpsichord
Concerto played by John Constable and the London Sinfonietta conducted by Simon Rattle , and Scarlatti's
Sinfonia in G for Oboe and Strings.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Played By: John Constable
Conducted By: Simon Rattle

: BBC Proms 99

Bernstein's Wonderful Town epitomises the best of Broadway musicals in its witty story of two sisters from Ohio who come to New York in search of fame and fortune. Before the interval, works by Ives and Nancarrow demonstrate the pioneering spirit of the American genius. Thomas Hampson (baritone),
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, conductor Thomas Adès
Ives Over the Pavements; Set for
Small Orchestra No 1; General William Booth Enters into Heaven; Sunrise
Nancarrow Study for Orchestra (first performance)
8.20 Wonderful Town - NYC 1953
Russell Davies presents a snapshot of life in New York City in 1953.
8.40 Bernstein Wonderful Town
London Voices, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, conductor Simon Rattle


Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Unknown: Russell Davies
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Eileen: Audra McDonald (soprano)
Ruth: Kim Criswell (soprano)
Baker: Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Guide: Brent Barrett (baritone)
First Editor: Brent Barrett (baritone)
Frank: Brent Barrett (baritone)
The Wreck: Brent Barrett (baritone)
Solo Tenor: Timothy Robinson
Second Editor: Karl Daymond (baritone)
Chick: Karl Daymond (baritone)

: Postscript

Radio Poems
2: Michael Hofmann : Tea for My Father A sequence of poems written on the death of the poet's father, the novelist Gert Hofmann. Repeat


Unknown: Michael Hofmann
Unknown: Gert Hofmann.

: Mackenzie's Country

Pianists Murray McLachlan and Ronald Brautigam play pieces by Alexander Mackenzie , inspired by the landscape of his native Scotland.


Pianists: Murray McLachlan
Pianists: Ronald Brautigam
Unknown: Alexander MacKenzie

: The Art of Adventure

Alan Massie introduces a centenary re-evaluation of Scottish novelist Eric Linklater
. Repeat


Introduces: Alan Massie
Unknown: Eric Linklater

: Jazz Notes

Ellington at 100
Alyn Shipton introduces the first part of a three-part concert from the Barbican in London given by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The band plays music from all periods of Ellington's output, and Alyn Shipton talks to Ron Gibson , head of the jazz programme at Lincoln Center.


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis.
Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Ron Gibson

: Through the Night

12.05am Purcell Four Dances: Air;
Jig; Hornpipe; Air (Abdelazer)
Tafelmusik, director Jeanne Lamon
12.05 Bach Concerto in the Italian
Style, BWV971 Glenn Gould (piano)
12.20 Einojuhani Rautavaara
Requiem in Our Time for wind and percussion, Op 3 Finnish RSO, conductor Osmo Vanska
12.30 Oscar Merikanto
Improvisation Eero Heinonen (piano)
12.40 Beethoven Fantasia in C minor, Op 80 Anton Kuerti (piano), Toronto Mendelssohn Choir,
Toronto SO, conductor Andrew Davis
1.00 Music for the Queens of England. Marek Toporowski conducts the Sine Nomine Chamber Choir and the Concerto Polacco Baroque Orchestra, with Marta Boberska and Anna
Mikolajczyk (sopranos), Henning Voss and Robert Lawaty
(countertenors), Robert Pozarski
(tenor) and Miroslaw Borczynski (bass). Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art, Away; Rejoice in the Lord Alway (Bell Anthem); Te Deum in D
Handel Eternal Souce of Light Divine
2.15 Mozart Concerto in E flat for two pianos, K365 Daniel Wayenberg and Louis van Dyke, Utrecht SO, conductor Christopher Seaman
2.40 Mendelssohn Organ Sonata No 6 in D minor Martti Miettinen
2.55 Svendsen SymphonyNo 2 in B flat Norwegian Radio Orchestra, conductor Ari Rasilainen
3.30 Faure Fantasy
Lorant Kovacs (flute), Erika Lux (piano)
3.35 Chabrier Rhapsody: Espana
Toronto SO, conductor Andrew Davis
3.40 Liszt Rhapsodie Espagnole Richard Raymond (piano)
3.55 Cristobal de Morales Motet:
Andreas Christi Famulus Studio de
Musique Ancienne de Montreal, director Christopher Jackson
4.05 Vivaldi Sonata in C for oboe, violin and continuo, RV779 Camerata Koln
4.20 Mendelssohn Venetian
Gondolier's Song (Op 30 No 6) Jane Coop (piano)
4.25 Verdi Di Provenza il Mar (La
Traviata) Gaetan Laperriere (baritone), Orchestre Symphonique de Trois
Rivieres, conductor Gilles Bellemare
4.30 Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini Spanish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sergiu Comissiona
5.00 Haydn Piano Trio in A, H XV 18, Ensemble of the Classic Era
5.15 Chopin Ballade No 2 in F, Op 38 Valerie Tryon (piano)
5.25 Leo Smit Concertino
Pieter Wispelwey (cello), Netherlands RCO, conductor Ed Spanjaard
5.35 Wlllem de Fesch Concerto in D,
Op 5 No 1 Musica ad Rhenum
5.45 Francaix Eight Exotic Dances
Laszlo Baranyai and Jeno Jando (pianos)
5.55 Arnas Maasalo Adieu ,
Amie Arto Noras (cello), Tapani Vaista (piano)


Director: Jeanne Lamon
Piano: Glenn Gould
Piano: Einojuhani Rautavaara
Piano: Eero Heinonen
Piano: Beethoven Fantasia
Piano: Anton Kuerti
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Marta Boberska
Sopranos: Henning Voss
Sopranos: Robert Lawaty
Tenor: Robert Pozarski
Tenor: Miroslaw Borczynski
Unknown: Te Deum
Unknown: Daniel Wayenberg
Unknown: Martti Miettinen
Conductor: Ari Rasilainen
Flute: Lorant Kovacs
Flute: Erika Lux
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Richard Raymond
Director: Christopher Jackson
Piano: Verdi Di Provenza
Baritone: Gaetan Laperriere
Conductor: Gilles Bellemare
Conductor: Tchaikovsky Francesca
Conductor: Sergiu Comissiona
Piano: Leo Smit
Cello: Pieter Wispelwey
Conductor: Ed Spanjaard
Unknown: Laszlo Baranyai
Pianos: Jeno Jando
Pianos: Arnas Maasalo Adieu
Cello: Amie Arto Noras
Cello: Tapani Vaista

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