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: On Air

! Penny Gore with arts news and music, including after 6.00 Mozart's
String Quartet in G, K387 performed by the Salomon Quartet; at 7.00 Murray Perahia plays Schubert's
Impromptu in E flat, D899 No 2 and after 8.00 Prokofiev's Suite: The Love for Three Oranges.


Unknown: Murray Perahia

: Proms Composer of the Week: Johannes Brahms

Brahms erupted on to the German musical scene in 1853, and to
Robert Schumann he seemed destined to be Beethoven's successor. Chris de Souza takes a closer look at the astonishing early works, including:
Piano Sonata No 2 in F sharp minor François-Frédéric Guy
Sacred Choruses, Op 37
BBC Singers, conductor Joseph Cullen
Producer Jenny Bild


Unknown: Robert Schumann
Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: François-Frédéric Guy
Conductor: Joseph Cullen
Producer: Jenny Bild

: Work in Progress

i Maggi Hambling
A week of programmes in the studio of painter Maggi Hambling launches a new daily series which takes a look at artists at work in a wide range of disciplines, including poetry, fiction, film, theatre and dance. Each set of programmes will offer an insight into
; how artists create and will assess their motivations, their ambitions for their work, and their thought processes. In five programmes this week, Maggi Hambling talks about two recent series of paintings of her late father. The paintings began during her father's illness and continue, from memory, after his death. Producer Hannah Andrassy


Unknown: Maggi Hambling
Unknown: Maggi Hambling
Talks: Maggi Hambling
Producer: Hannah Andrassy

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes , featuring
Byrd masses and motets. i Purcell Suite in A minor, Z663
Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
10.14 Byrd Mass for four voices Deller Consort , conductor Alfred Deller
10.39 Tippett Divertimento on Sellinger's Round
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
' Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Harpsichord: Davitt Moroney
Harpsichord: Byrd Mass
Conductor: Deller Consort
Conductor: Alfred Deller
Conductor: Tippett Divertimento
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Morning Performance

Edinburgh International Festival 1999
Linda urmiston introduces the first recital in this year's Bank of Scotland Queen's Hall series, launching Radio 3's new strand of morning concerts. Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo), Helmut Deutsch (piano)
Schubert Namenstaglied ; Am Bach j im Friihling, Frijhlingsglaube; Der j Zwerg; Abschiedslied; Der Liebliche Stern; Rastlose Liebe i Mahler Fruhlingsmorgen; Erinnerung;
Hans und Grethe; Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz; Ablosung im Sommer; Nicht Wiedersehen; Aus! Aus!
11.50 Catalunya Caledonia
In the first of three programmes Joe Farrell takes a look at the cultural similarities between Scotland and Catalonia, and reflects on whether it is now time to pay homage to Scotland as well as Catalonia.
12.10 Komgold FunfLieder , Op 38 Berg Vier Lieder, Op 2
Dvorak Seven Gypsy Melodies, Op 55


Piano: Helmut Deutsch
Piano: Schubert Namenstaglied
Unknown: Rastlose Liebe
Unknown: Zu Strassburg
Unknown: Joe Farrell
Unknown: Komgold Funflieder

: Proms Chamber Music 99

Songs My Mother Taught Me Charles Ives declared music should be transcendental "in the most extravagant sense". Stephanie Hughes presents a concert of chamber music which ranges from the domestic fireside of the Alcotts to the great beyond.
Emily Van Evera (soprano),
Composers Ensemble: David Le Page (violin), Duncan Prescott
(clarinet), Catherine Edwards (piano) Ives At the River and other songs; The Alcotts (Concord Sonata); Transcription from Emerson
Martin Butler Suzanne's River Song (first performance)
Plus works by Ruggles, Cowell, Cage and Copland.
Repeated next Saturday 1pm


Unknown: Charles Ives
Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Soprano: Emily van Evera
Violin: David Le Page
Violin: Duncan Prescott
Clarinet: Catherine Edwards
Unknown: Martin Butler

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear last
Wednesday's Prom.
Valdine Anderson (soprano), Jeremy Huw Williams (bass), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Sibelius Night Ride and Sunrise
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Ruders Gong
Nielsen Symphony No 3 (Sinfonia Espansiva)


Soprano: Valdine Anderson
Soprano: Jeremy Huw Williams
Bass: Leif Ove Andsnes
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste

: Opera in Action

Marches, Dances and Rituals
Peter Porter presents a selection of marches, dances and rituals from a range of operas, including Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera, Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice and Birtwistle's Gawain.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Peter Porter
Producer: Alan Hall

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter talks to the conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi before his Prom concert tomorrow, and asks why the town of Lewes is trying to compete with Granada as it embarks on its Guitar Festival. Music includes
Faure's Dolly Suite and Stravinsky conducting his own Firebird Suite. Producer Helen Garrison


Talks: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Producer: Helen Garrison

: BBC Proms 99

Making their Proms debuts this evening are the violinist
Pamela Frank and the conductor Petr
Altrichter in his new partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
They play a folk-inspired curtain-raiser by Suk, Brahms's lyrical concerto, and Dvorak's salute to the New World in his last symphony.
Pamela Frank (violin),
RLPO, conductor Petr Altrichter Suk Scherzo Fantastique
Brahms Violin Concerto in D
8.25 Adultery and Other Diversions Tim Parks reads three more essays from his best-selling collection.
1: The Last Season. Relegations from the Italian premier league and other heartbreaks.
8.45 Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World) Repeated next Monday 2pm


Violinist: Pamela Frank
Violin: Pamela Frank
Conductor: Petr Altrichter

: Postscript

Picturing the Word
"An intruder upon the timeless," was Flannery O'Connor 's description of the true artist. This definition appears particularly apt when applied to those artists who, inspired by the stories that underpin the Christian tradition, created images dealing with the eternal themes raised by our relationships with each other and with God. This week, five writers reflect on their selection of images inspired by Christianity.
1: Ronan Bennett on Caravaggio's Judith Beheading Holofernes. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Flannery O'Connor
Unknown: Ronan Bennett
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Joachim Piano Trio

Dvorak Trio No 4 for piano and strings, Op 90 (Dumky) Repeat

: Viewing the Century

Seamus Heaney
Seamus Heaney challenges WH Auden's statement that "Poetry makes nothing happen" in order to assert the key role that poetry has played throughout the 20th century.
He illustrates his talk with references to Osip Mandelstam , Dylan Thomas , WB Yeats, TS Eliot , Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath , and draws extensively on BBC archives. Seamus Heaney concludes with a rendering of his own poem written after the death of his friend and fellow-poet Joseph Brodsky. Repeat


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Osip Mandelstam
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Ts Eliot
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Joseph Brodsky.

: Jazz Notes

Appleby Jazz Festival
Alyn Shipton begins a two-week visit to the recent all-British jazz festival at Appleby-in-Westmorland and talks to director Neil Ferber about the growth of this very unusual and atmospheric event. Pianist Gordon Beck is featured in a solo set from the main stage.
Producer Terry Carter


Director: Neil Ferber
Pianist: Gordon Beck
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

12.05am Falla El Sombrero de Tres
Picos (Suite No 2)
12.20 Franck Violin Sonata in A
12.50 Erkki Melartin Songs (Lake Ladoga Suite)
1.00 A concert of songs and gamba solos, including works by Tobias Hume and Giulio Cacclni.
1.45 Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364
2.15 Johann Rosenmuller
Gloria 2.35 Wolf Italian Serenade
2.45 Wagner Tatest Du's Wirklich (Tristan und Isolde)
3.00 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C, Op 53 (Waldstein)
3.25 Martinu Clarinet Sonatina
3.35 Dohnanyl Symphonic Minutes
3.55 Glinka Where Is Our Rose?; I
Recall a Wondrous Moment
4.00 Crusell Bassoon Concertino in B
4.20 Donizetti Trio in B flat
4.30 Mendelssohn Incidental Music:
A Midsummer Night's Dream
4.55 Mendelssohn Etude in F minor for piano, Op 104b No 2
5.00 Schubert Marche Militaire No 1 in D, D733
5.05 Mozart Violin Sonata in C
5.15 Strauss Four Symphonic Interludes (Intermezzo)
5.35 Franck Eleven Miniatures for piano
5.50 Biber Sonata No 1 a 8 (Sonatae Tam Aris Quam Aulis Servientes)


Unknown: Erkki Melartin
Unknown: Tobias Hume
Unknown: Giulio Cacclni.
Unknown: Johann Rosenmuller

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