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: On Air

Penny Gore with arts news and music, including after 6.00 Gounod's Little Symphony for Wind Instruments performed by the St Paul Chamber Orchestra directed by Christopher Hogwood ; after 7.00 Dvorak's Overture: In Nature's Realm played by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; and after 8.00 an arrangement for two harpsichords of the Fandango from Boccherini's Quintet in D,
G448, performed by Andreas Staier and Christine Schornsheim.


Directed By: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Andreas Staier
Unknown: Christine Schornsheim.

: Proms Composer of the Week: Brahms

Chris de Souza shows how Brahms's third symphony explains the paradox in his personal motto: "free but happy". Music includes:
Warum 1st das Licht Gegeben?, Op 74 No 1 BBC Singers, conductor Joseph Cullen
Symphony No 3 in F London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Conductor: Joseph Cullen
Conductor: Roger Norrington

: Work in Progress

Mage Hambling
Maggi Hambling talks about her paintings of her model and friend Henrietta Moraes. Hambling's portraits of Henrietta began soon after they met and she remains her main subject even after her death earlier this year.


Unknown: Mage Hambling
Talks: Maggi Hambling
Unknown: Henrietta Moraes.

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Elgar Sursum Corda BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
10.13 Byrd Ne Irascaris Domine (Cantiones Sacrae, 1589)
Pro Cantione Antiqua , directors Bruno Turner and Mark Brown
10.23 Tavener Eternal Memory Steven Isserlis (cello),
Moscow Virtuosi , conductor Vladimir Spivakov
10.35 Byrd Ave Verum Corpus
(Gradualia, 1605) Tallis Scholars , director Peter Phillips
10.39 Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Cantione Antiqua
Directors: Bruno Turner
Directors: Mark Brown
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Cello: Moscow Virtuosi
Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
Unknown: Tallis Scholars
Director: Peter Phillips
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Morning Performance

Edinburgh International Festival 1999
Linda Ormiston introduces a second concert of late string quartets by Beethoven and Mozart, given in the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. Quatuor Mosaïques
Mozart String Quartet in D, K575 (Prussian)
11.30 Festival Insights
The first in a series of lively conversations and public discussions involving some of the major figures at this year's Festival.
11.50 Beethoven String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131


Introduces: Linda Ormiston

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Rodney Slatford introduces a recital given last year as part of the Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival. The New London Consort perform a sequence of Chansons a la Vierge from the verse narrative Miracles de Nostre-Dame by the 13th-century French prior Gautier de Coincy . New London Consort, director Philip Pickett (symphony, recorder), Joanne Lunn and Hedwig Aberg (sopranos), Jacob Herringman (lute, gittern), Catherine Finis (fiddle),
Sharona Joshua (organ, clavicimbalum) Repeat


Introduces: Rodney Slatford
Unknown: Gautier de Coincy
Director: Philip Pickett
Unknown: Joanne Lunn
Sopranos: Hedwig Aberg
Sopranos: Jacob Herringman
Unknown: Catherine Finis
Unknown: Sharona Joshua

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear Saturday's Prom, which featured Nielsen's rhapsodic overture and his more serious tribute to the last moments of the Titanic.
Stephen Hough (piano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Nielsen A Fantasy Journey to the Faroe Islands
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor)
Nielsen Paraphrase on "Nearer My God to Thee"
Sibelius Symphony No 1 in E minor


Piano: Stephen Hough

: The Piano

The fifth 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 English pianist Paul Crossley about playing Debussy. The programme includes recordings by Crossley himself, as well as performances by Walter Gieseking , Alfred Cortot , Arturo Benedetti
Michelangeli and Robert Casadesus. Producer Chris Wines


Talks: Andrew Green
Pianist: Paul Crossley
Unknown: Walter Gieseking
Unknown: Alfred Cortot
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti
Unknown: Robert Casadesus.

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter. Music includes Glazunov's Saxophone
Concerto and Chopin's Introduction and Polonaise Brillante in C.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Unknown: Polonaise Brillante

: BBC Proms 1999

A contrast in late styles - from the concentrated lyricism of Wagner's last opera through the transparent textures of Mozart's expressive concerto to the intensity of Bruckner's final symphony. Charles Neidrich (clarinet),
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Daniele Gatti
Wagner Good Friday Music (Parsifal) Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622
7.40 Adultery and Other Diversions Tim Parks reads three more essays from his best-selling collection.
3: Europe. A coach trip to Strasbourg has the author thinking.
8.00 Bruckner Symphony No 9 in D minor
Repeated next Thursday 2pm.


Clarinet: Charles Neidrich
Conductor: Daniele Gatti

: Postscript

Picturing the Word
Five writers reflect on their selection of images inspired by Christianity. 4: The writer and broadcaster
Rana Kabbani on Millais's Christ in the House of His Parents.


Unknown: Rana Kabbani

: Spirit of England

Spirituals from Michael Tippett 's A Child of Our Time and sacred music by fellow Englishman Henry Purcell.


Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Henry Purcell.

: BBC Proms 99

Duke Ellington - a Centenary Celebration
I he Duke, an inspired composer and band leader, shot to fame in the mid-1920s and remained at the top for the rest of his long career. Clark Terry (trumpet),
Wayne Marshall (piano). Madeleine Bell (singer),
BBC Big Band, conductor Barry Forgie + See Brian Kay : page 38


Unknown: Clark Terry
Piano: Wayne Marshall
Conductor: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Jazz Notes

Appleby Jazz Festival
One highlight of this year's Appleby Jazz Festival was a series of piano duet concerts. Tonight pianists Pete Jacobsen and Mark Edwards are featured in their duo set, introduced by Alyn Shipton.


Pianists: Pete Jacobsen
Pianists: Mark Edwards
Introduced By: Alyn Shipton.

: Through the Night

12.05am Corelli Sonata da Chiesa in C, Op 1 No 7 London Baroque
12.10 Palestrina Magnificat Prima Toni Elmer Iseler Singers, conductor Elmer Iseler
12.15 attrib WF Bach 18 Pieces for
Mechanical Clock, BWV 133-50 Jautrite Putnina (piano)
12.45 Brahms Der Tod, Das ist die Kuhle Nacht Kevin McMillan
(baritone), Michael McMahon (piano)
12.50 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Wienerblut, Op 154
Danish Radio Concert Orchestra, conductor Borge Wagner
1.00 Nielsen Symphony No 3 (Sinfonia Espansiva)
Valdine Anderson (soprano), Nathaniel Webster (baritone),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
1.40 Bach Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV1004 Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)
2.05 Hindemith Trauermusik
Rivka Golani (viola), Toronto Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
2.10 Mozart Exsultate Jubilate, K165 Ellen van Lier (soprano),
Netherlands Radio Orchestra, conductor Roelof Van Driesten
2.25 Beethoven Trio for clarinet, cello and piano, Op 11 Israeli
Clarinet Trio: Ron Chen-zion (clarinet), Hillel Zori (cello), Roglit Ishay (piano)
2.45 Einojuhani Rautavaara Regular Sets of Elements, Op 60 Finnish
RSO, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
3.00 Pierre de la Rue Pour ung Jamais Orlando Consort
3.10 Traditional Lithuanian National
Hymn Jauna Musica , conductor Vaclovas Augustinas
3.15 Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor. Op 38 Ciril Skerjanec, Mojca Pucelj (piano)
3.40 Chopin Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op 22
Janina Fialkowska (piano), Kitchener-Waterloo SO , conductor Raffi Armenian
3.55 Liszt Coronation Mass
Etelka Csaviek (soprano), Marta Lukin (contralto), Boldizar Keonch
(tenor), Choir of St Matthias Church , Budapest Chorus, Hungarian Radio Orchestra, conductor Istvan Lantos
4.45 Kodaly Dances of Marosszek Kornel Zempleni (piano)
5.00 Von Suppe Overture: Poet and Peasant RTV Slovenia SO/Munih
5.15 Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Capriccio Diabolico , Op 85 Goran Listes (guitar)
5.25 Bernstein Clarinet Sonata
Georgetta van Aart ,
Reynard Maartense (piano)
5.35 Sairrt-Saens Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor. Op 33 Shauna Rolston , Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Mario Bernardi


Singers: Elmer Iseler
Conductor: Elmer Iseler
Piano: Jautrite Putnina
Baritone: Kevin McMillan
Baritone: Michael McMahon
Piano: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Borge Wagner
Soprano: Valdine Anderson
Baritone: Nathaniel Webster
Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Violin: Sigiswald Kuijken
Viola: Rivka Golani
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Soprano: Ellen van Lier
Conductor: Roelof van Driesten
Clarinet: Ron Chen-Zion
Cello: Hillel Zori
Cello: Roglit Ishay
Piano: Einojuhani Rautavaara
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor: Jauna Musica
Conductor: Vaclovas Augustinas
Piano: Mojca Pucelj
Piano: Janina Fialkowska
Piano: Kitchener-Waterloo So
Conductor: Raffi Armenian
Soprano: Etelka Csaviek
Soprano: Marta Lukin
Contralto: Boldizar Keonch
Unknown: St Matthias Church
Conductor: Istvan Lantos
Piano: Kornel Zempleni
Unknown: Capriccio Diabolico
Guitar: Goran Listes
Unknown: Georgetta van Aart
Piano: Reynard Maartense
Unknown: Shauna Rolston
Conductor: Mario Bernardi

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