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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including at 6.10 Poulenc's Harpsichord Concerto with soloist
Maggie Cole ; at 7.00 Fritz Kreisler 's Tambourin Chinois with Joshua Bell
(violin); and at 8.00 soprano Maria Callas singing Dei Tuo Rgli from Cherubini's opera Medea.


Soloist: Maggie Cole
Unknown: Fritz Kreisler
Soprano: Maria Callas
Unknown: Dei Tuo Rgli

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture:
Romeo and Juliet Israel Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
9.21 Bach Violin Sonata in G,
BWV1021 Adolf Busch ,
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
9.30 Brahms Piano Trio No 3 in C minor, Op 101 Beaux Arts Trio
9.50 Bach Capriccio in B flat, BWV992 (Sopra la Lontananza del Suo Fratello Dilettissimo) Rudolf Serkin (piano)
10.03 Bernstein Symphonic Dances (West Side Story) Los Angeles PO, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Adolf Busch
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Unknown: Bach Capriccio
Piano: Rudolf Serkin

: Artist of the Week

Bryn Terfel
When Bryn Terfel was a student, he considered Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau to be a god. Today he is taking his own place in the firmament, yet his views on the master are unchanged. Joan Bakewell talks to the baritone about communicating with an audience through lieder.


Unknown: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Talks: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Five Great Festivals
With Peggy Reynolds. 4: Hallowmas
A time of All Souls and All Saints, of tricks and treats. Music includes excerpts from:
Scriabin Piano Sonata No 9 Vladimir Ashkenazy
Arnold Overture: Tam O'Shanter
Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson
Bruch Adagio on Celtic Themes Ofra Harnoy (cello),
LPO, conductor Charles Mackerras Maxwell Davies The Beltane Fire
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the Composer


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds.
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Conductor: Bruch Adagio
Cello: Ofra Harnoy
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Maxwell Davies

: Proms Composer of the Week: Bernstein

4: Bernstein and the Orchestra
Edward Seckerson introduces music from some of Leonard Bernstein 's major orchestral works, including music from his first two symphonies - Jeremiah and the Age of Anxiety - plus the Serenade for violin, strings, harp and percussion and the suite from On the Waterfront.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Eric Stern


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Eric Stern

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Buxton Festival
In the third of this week's festival recitals, the Emperor Quartet performs three quartets inspired by Italy. Presented by Mark Rowlinson from the Octagon Pavilion, Buxton. Mozart String Quartet in G, K156 Wolf Italian Serenade
Walton String Quartet in A minor


Presented By: Mark Rowlinson

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear Sunday's Prom. Donna Brown (soprano), Catherine Denley (mezzo), Mark LeBrocq
(tenor), Philip Ens (bass), Choir and Orchestra of the English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
Bach Motet : Singet dem Herrn
Haydn Symphony No 49 in F minor (La Passione); Non Nobis Domine ; Insanae et Vanae Curae
Mozart Requiem in D minor


Soprano: Donna Brown
Soprano: Catherine Denley
Tenor: Mark Lebrocq
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Bach Motet
Unknown: Nobis Domine

: The Piano

The fourth of eight programmes in which prominent pianists discuss the interpretation of a composer's solo piano music with reference to recordings by great interpreters of the past. Today Andrew Green talks to Canadian pianist Louis Lortie about playing Schumann. The programme includes recordings by Lortie himself, as well as performances by Wilhelm Kempff , Claudio Arrau , Alfred Cortot and Gyorgy Cziffra.


Talks: Andrew Green
Pianist: Louis Lortie
Unknown: Wilhelm Kempff
Unknown: Claudio Arrau
Unknown: Alfred Cortot
Unknown: Gyorgy Cziffra.

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter 's guests tonight include uilleann piper Liam O'Flynn. Other music includes Uszt's arrangement for piano and orchestra of Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy played by Jorge Bolet with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti , and Mendelssohn's great hymn Hear My Prayer.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Liam O'Flynn.
Played By: Jorge Bolet
Conductor: Georg Solti

: BBC Proms 1999

The first of this evening's
Proms from the Royal Albert
Hall celebrates the 50th anniversaries of the founding of the London Mozart Players and the death of Richard Strauss. The programme includes a flute concerto by Lowell Liebermann , one of the three great last symphonies by Mozart, and Strauss's elegiac
Metamorphosen, which surveys the ruins of postwar Europe.
James Galway (flute), London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert Strauss Metamorphosen
Mozart Flute Concerto in D, K314
7.50 Performing Art
In the fourth of eight postcards from the Victoria and Albert Museum exploring the shared worlds of art and music, Christopher Cook talks to Malcolm Baker about Fall of Phaeton, a sculpture by Lefevre.
8.10 Lowell Liebermann
Flute Concerto
Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor


Unknown: Richard Strauss.
Unknown: Lowell Liebermann
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Malcolm Baker
Flute: Lowell Liebermann

: Postscript

Radio Poems
Five poems blending words and sound commissioned by Radio 3. 4: Ken Smith: The Other Shadow
A poetic report recorded on location among the threatened Hungarians of Romanian Transylvania. Repeat

: The Adopted Blues

Following the birth of the blues in 19th-century America, many
"classical" composers, including Barber, Nancarrow, Copland and Bolcom, were inspired to write blues-influenced works. Pianist Joanna
MacGregor is among the featured artists who perform a selection of these blues-inspired pieces.

: BBC Proms 99

Tonight's late-night Prom celebrates the rich cultural tradition of Irish music. One of Ireland's leading instrumentalists, virtuoso Liam O'Flynn , brings the sound of the uilleann pipes to the Proms. Plus the atmospheric serenity and theatrical presentation of choral group Anuna, who shot to fame in the original Riverdance show. Liam O'Flynn (uilleann pipes), the Piper's Call Band,
Anuna, director Michael McGlynn


Unknown: Liam O'Flynn
Unknown: Liam O'Flynn
Director: Michael McGlynn

: Jazz Notes

Ellington at 100
Alyn Shipton introduces the final part of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra concert from the Barbican Centre. Plus the band's director Wynton Marsalis describing Ellington's compositions.


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Barbican Centre.
Director: Wynton Marsalis

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am Berlioz Overture: King Lear Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kazuyoshi Akiyama
12.25 Paganini Sonata Concertata in A Tamas Lorenz (violin), Jerko Novak (guitar)
12.50 Donizetti Edgar 's Aria (Lucia di Lammermoor) Denes Gulyas (tenor), Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, conductor Janos Ferencsik
1.00 Osmo Vanska conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in the second concert of the Nielsen symphony cycle. Nielsen Symphony No 2 (The Four Temperaments)
1.35 Prokofiev Sarcasms
Roger Woodward (piano)
1.45 Debussy Violin Sonata
Peter Oundjian (violin), William Tritt (piano)
1.55 Sweelinck Ballo del Granduca
Geert Bierling (organ)
2.05 Palestrina Missa sine Nomine
Silvia Piccollo (soprano), Annemieke Cantor (alto), Marco Beasley (tenor), Daniele Carnovich (bass), conductor Diego Fasolis
2.20 Haydn Cello Concerto in D Alexandra Gutu , Romanian RCO, director Radu Zvoriszeanu
2.45 Bach Partita No 5 in G. BWV829
Glenn Gould (piano)
3.00 Madetoja Symphonic Suite
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
3.30 Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 77 No 1 Australian Quartet
3.55 Mendelssohn Overture: Die
Schone Melusine
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, conductor Takuo Yuasa
4.10 lbert Petite Suite
Adam Fellegi (piano)
4.25 Debussy Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane Eva Maros (harp)
4.40 CPE Bach Quartet in G for flute, viola and continuo, Wq95 Wilbert Hazelzet (flute), Hajo Bass (viola),
Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
5.00 Sibelius Suite: Rakastava
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, conductor Hannu Koivula
5.20 Avison Concerto Grosso No 2 in G Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, conductor Jeanne Lamon
5.30 Mozart Sonata in A, K331
Young-Lan Han (piano)
5.55 Offenbach Bacarolle (The Tales of Hoffmann) Calgary Philharmonic, conductor Mario Bernardi


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Kazuyoshi Akiyama
Violin: Tamas Lorenz
Guitar: Jerko Novak
Guitar: Donizetti Edgar
Tenor: Denes Gulyas
Conductor: Janos Ferencsik
Piano: Roger Woodward
Violin: Peter Oundjian
Violin: William Tritt
Unknown: Geert Bierling
Soprano: Silvia Piccollo
Soprano: Annemieke Cantor
Tenor: Marco Beasley
Bass: Daniele Carnovich
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Unknown: Alexandra Gutu
Director: Radu Zvoriszeanu
Piano: Glenn Gould
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Piano: Adam Fellegi
Flute: Wilbert Hazelzet
Viola: Hajo Bass
Viola: Andreas Staier
Conductor: Hannu Koivula
Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
Piano: Young-Lan Han
Conductor: Mario Bernardi

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