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: On Air

Penny Gore with arts news and music, including at 6.00 Delius's Caprice and Elegy played by cellist Janos Starker with the Philharmonia
Orchestra; after 7.30 Faure's Suite:
Pelleas and Melisande performed by the Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit ; and at 8.30 tenor Ian Bostridge and horn player Marie Luise Neunecker are the soloists in Britten's Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings.


Unknown: Janos Starker
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Unknown: Marie Luise Neunecker

: Proms Composer of the Week: Carl Nielsen

David Fanning explores Nielsen's early days, from his humble origins on the isle of Funen to the first of his six symphonies.
Polka in A Minstrel Quartet of Fyn
Scherzo (String Quartet in D minor) Carl Nielsen Quartet
Little Suite for Strings, Op 1 Beethoven Academie, conductor Jan Caeyers Symphony No 1, Op 7
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: David Fanning
Unknown: Carl Nielsen
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Work in Progress

Tom Paulin
A daily series in which artists talk about their current work. In five programmes this week poet
Tom Paulin discusses his new long poem about the Second World War.
Producer Hannah Andrassy


Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Producer: Hannah Andrassy

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes , featuring
Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, Op 87, plus recordings made by Fyodor Chaliapin.
Rossini String Sonata No 2 in A
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
10.18 Rossini La Calunnia e un
Venticello (The Barber of Seville) Fyodor Chaliapin (bass), orchestra and conductor unknown
10.22 Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, Op 87 Nos 1-6 Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano) Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Shostakovich Preludes
Unknown: Fyodor Chaliapin.
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Bass: Fyodor Chaliapin
Unknown: Shostakovich Preludes
Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Morning Performance

Edinburgh International Festival 1999
Linda Ormiston introduces another recital from the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. Today
Christopher Maltman , lieder prize winner at the 1997 Cardiff Singer of the World competition, tackles Eisler's mammoth and harrowing song cycle about war-torn Germany.
Christopher Maltman (baritone), Malcolm Martineau (piano) Eisler Hollywood Songbook


Introduces: Linda Ormiston
Unknown: Christopher Maltman
Piano: Malcolm Martineau

: Proms Chamber Music 99

Six by Six! Stephanie Hughes presents a concert from the Victoria and Albert Museum , which features a zany musical game that Poulenc and his friends might have played in the 1920s. Each composer contributes a work as the musical forces expand from solo to sextet. Britten Sinfonia Soloists:
Helen Crayford (piano), Kate Hill (flute), Debbie Davis (oboe), Joy Farrall (clarinet), Stephen Bell (horn), Julie Andrews (bassoon)
Durey Romance sans Paroles Tailleferre Arabesque Auric Trio (finale)
Honegger Rhapsodie
Milhaud La Cheminée du Roi Rene
Poulenc Sextet for piano and wind Repeated next Saturday lpm


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Albert Museum
Soloists: Helen Crayford
Piano: Kate Hill
Oboe: Debbie Davis
Clarinet: Stephen Bell
Bassoon: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Roi Rene

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear last
Monday's Prom in which violinist Pamela Frank and conductor Petr Altrichter
made their Proms debuts.
Pamela Frank (violin),
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic/Altrichter Suk Scherzo Fantastique
Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World)


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

: Opera in Action

Entrances and Deaths
Peter Porter draws pairs of scenes from operas by Beethoven, Britten, Handel and Stravinsky, focusing on characters' first and final appearances on the stage. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Peter Porter
Producer: Alan Hall

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to the young mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung , who is singing in tonight's Mahler Prom and in the Edinburgh Festival on Wednesday. Music includes
Tippett's Piano Sonata No 1 and Glinka's Viola Sonata in D minor.
Producer Elizabeth Funning E-MAIL: in.tune@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Mezzo-Soprano: Michelle Deyoung
Producer: Elizabeth Funning

: BBC Proms 99

Humankind's struggle to relate to nature is at the core of Mahler's great symphony which tellingly explores our response to the flowers of the meadow, the creatures of the forest, the morning bells and finally love, as "the world is aroused from unfathomable silence to sound and resonance".
Michelle DeYoung (mezzo),
City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus, BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink Mahler Symphony No 3
Repeated Thursday 2 September 2pm


Unknown: Michelle Deyoung
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Postscript

Fragments of a Great Confession The first of five programmes celebrating the 250th anniversary of Germany's greatest poet and writer, Goethe, leading up to Radio 3's
Weimar Weekend on 28 and 29 August. 1: A Man of His Times. Professor
Nicholas Boyle , author of the definitive biography of Goethe, sets Goethe's career in the context of the Germany in which he lived, beginning with his origins as a promising young lawyer in Frankfurt, before his defining move at the age of 26 to the autocratic duchy of Weimar.
Producer Martin Cotton


Unknown: Nicholas Boyle
Producer: Martin Cotton

: Fibonacci Sequence

The second of three programmes of chamber music played by the ensemble Fibonacci Sequence.
Poulenc Sonata for two clarinets; Sonata for clarinet and bassoon;
Sonata for horn, trumpet and trombone; Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano Repeat Final programme tomorrow 10.05pm

: Edinburgh International Festival 1999

The first of two recitals from the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, in which pianist Andras Schiff performs Bach's keyboard partitas.
Bach Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV825; No 2 in C minor, BWV826; No 4 in D, BWV828
See also tomorrow 10.30pm


Pianist: Andras Schiff

: Jazz Notes

Appleby Jazz Festival
Alyn Shipton introduces the first in a second week of programmes from Appleby. Tonight's set features the new Gary Husband Trio. Producer Terry Carter


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain.
12.05am CPE Bach Rute Sonata in G, Wql33 (Hamburg) Robert Aitken , Colin Tilney (harpsichord), Margaret Gay (cello)
12.15 Rosenmuller Confitebor
(Psalm 110) Johanna Koslowsky (soprano), David Cordier
(countertenor), Gerd Turk (tenor), Stephan Schreckenberger (bass),
Carsten Lohff (organ), Cantus Colin , director Konrad Junghanel (lute)
12.40 Uszt Les Préludes
Hungarian State Orchestra, conductor Janos Ferencsik
1.00 Music from Renaissance Spain and France, including Banchleri's Barca di Venetia per Padova.
2.05 Madetoja Symphonic Suite, Op 4 Finnish RSO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
2.30 Prokofiev Four Etudes, Op 2 Roger Woodward (piano)
2.40 Copland Quiet City
Roger Cole (cor anglais),
Jerold Gerbrecht (trumpet), CBC Vancouver SO, conductor Mario Bernardi
2.50 Reger Motet: Ach Herr, Strafe Mich Nicht Danish National Radio
Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
3.05 Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV543
David MacDonald (organ)
3.15 Hellendaal Sonata for cello and continuo, Op 5 No 8 Jaap ter Linden, Ton Koopman (harpsichord), Ageet Zweistra (cello continuo)
3.25 Cavalll No Ho Piu Core (Giasone) Michael Chance (countertenor),
Instrumental Ensemble of Concerto
Vocale, conductor Rene Jacobs
3.35 Mozart Violin Concerto No 1 in B flat, K207 Ryo Terakado , La Petite Bande, director Sigiswald Kuijken
3.55 Schubert Friihlingsglaube ; Auf dem Wasserzu Singen Edith Wiens (soprano). Rudolf Jansen (piano)
4.05 Handel Suite in G: Water Music
Collegium Aureum
4.15 Beethoven Cello Sonata in C, Op 102 No 1 Jong-Young Lee , Keum-Bong Kim (piano)
4.35 Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
5.00 Grieg Erotik ; Troldtog; Noctume Juhani Lagerspetz (piano)
5.05 Suk Serenade in E flat for strings Prague RSO, conductor Alois Klima
5.35 Dvorak Slavonic Dance in E minor, Op 46 No 2
James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (piano)
5.40 Kodaly Pictures from Matra
Danish National Radio Choir/Parkman
5.50 Pingoud Prologue, Op 4 Finnish RSO. conductor Atso Almila


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Robert Aitken
Harpsichord: Colin Tilney
Soprano: Johanna Koslowsky
Soprano: David Cordier
Tenor: Gerd Turk
Bass: Stephan Schreckenberger
Bass: Carsten Lohff
Unknown: Cantus Colin
Director: Konrad Junghanel
Unknown: Uszt Les
Conductor: Janos Ferencsik
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Piano: Roger Woodward
Unknown: Jerold Gerbrecht
Conductor: Mario Bernardi
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Unknown: David MacDonald
Harpsichord: Ageet Zweistra
Conductor: Rene Jacobs
Unknown: Ryo Terakado
Unknown: La Petite
Unknown: Schubert Friihlingsglaube
Soprano: Rudolf Jansen
Unknown: Jong-Young Lee
Piano: Keum-Bong Kim
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Grieg Erotik
Piano: Noctume Juhani Lagerspetz
Conductor: Alois Klima
Unknown: James Anagnoson
Piano: Leslie Kinton
Conductor: Atso Almila

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