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: On Air

With Edward Seckerson.
Grieg Morning (Peer Gynt)
RPO, conductor Thomas Beecham
6.14 Dvorak From the Bohemian Forest, Op 68 Ingrid Thorson and John Thurber (pianos)
6.32 Messlaen Les Bergers (La
Nativité du Seigneur) Gillian Weir (organ)
6.38 Graupner Overture in G Kleine Konzert , conductor Hermann Max
7.02 Boyce Symphony No 3 in C
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.14 Honegger Pastorale d'Ete Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
7.23 Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2 (Fifths) Carmina Quartet
7.42 Brahms Intermezzi, Op 117 Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
8.02 Chabrier Prélude Pastoral
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
8.09 Couperin Troisième Leçon de Tenebres a Deux Voix Emma Kirkby and Judith Nelson (sopranos),
Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)
8.20 Beethoven Variations in E flat, Op 44 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano), Itzhak Perlman (violin), Lynn Harrell (cello)
8.37 Bridge Enter Spring
NPO, conductor Benjamin Britten Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Ingrid Thorson
Pianos: John Thurber
Unknown: Gillian Weir
Conductor: Kleine Konzert
Conductor: Hermann Max
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Sopranos: Judith Nelson
Harpsichord: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Itzhak Perlman
Violin: Lynn Harrell
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Summer CD Review

With Geoffrey Smith.
Kodaly Suite: Hary Janos (excerpts) Budapest FO, conductor Ivan Fischer
9.08 Mozart Fugue in C minor, K426 Andras Schiff and Peter Serkin (pianos)
9.13 Bach Concerto in D minor,
BWV1043 Jascha Heifetz and Eik
Friedman (violins), New Symphony Orchestra, conductor Malcolm Sargent
9.28 Ireland / Have 12 Oxen; Hope the Hornblower Lisa Milne (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
9.32 Britten Young Apollo Nikolai Lugansky (piano), Halle Orchestra , conductor Kent Nagano
9.40 Verdi Un Ballo in Maschera (excerpt) Amelia MARIA CALLAS (soprano) Riccardo
GIUSEPPE DI STEFANO (tenor) La Scala Orchestra/Antonino Votto
10.00 Schubert Gesang der Geister uber den Wassern Monteverdi Choir,
Vienna Phil/John Eliot Gardiner
10.12 Ellington Jubilee Stomp Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
10.15 Dvorak Song of the Moon
(Rusalka) Renee Fleming (soprano), Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
10.22 Schumann Kreisleriana
Murray Perahia (piano)
10.50 Schutz 0 Jesu, Nomen Dulce,
SWV308 Andreas Scholl (countertenor), Karl-Ernest Schroder (lute)
10.55 Poulenc Organ Concerto
Simon Preston, Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
11.20 Stravinsky Three Pieces for solo clarinet James Campbell
11.25 Mendelssohn Octet in E flat,
Op 20 Cleveland and Meliora Quartets Producer Clive Portbury
DISC DETAILS: call [number removed]0300


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Unknown: Hary Janos
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Pianos: Peter Serkin
Unknown: Jascha Heifetz
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Soprano: Hornblower Lisa Milne
Piano: Graham Johnson
Piano: Nikolai Lugansky
Piano: Halle Orchestra
Soprano: Amelia Maria Callas
Tenor: Giuseppe Di Stefano
Tenor: La Scala

: Private Passions

As a prelude to Radio 3's Weimar Weekend Michael Berkeley talks to Robert David MacDonald , who for many years has directed distinguished productions at the Citizens' theatre in Glasgow. His work there has included a new translation of Goethe's
Tasso and a new production of Faust. Music includes works by Bach, Liszt, Strauss, Verdi, Thomas, Bellini, Schubert and Prokofiev. Executive producer Wendy Thompson Repeated tomorrow 6.30pm


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Robert David MacDonald
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Proms Chamber Music 99

Introduced by Stephanie Hughes. Another chance to hear last
Monday's concert by the Britten Sinfonia Soloists.
Durey Romance sans Paroles Tailleferre Arabesque Auric Trio (Finale)
Honegger Rhapsodie
Milhaud La Cheminée du Roi Rene
Poulenc Sextet for Piano and Wind


Introduced By: Stephanie Hughes.
Unknown: Roi Rene

: A Walk through Weimar

From Heaven, through the World, to Hell. The first of this weekend's programmes celebrating the life and work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, born 250 years ago today. John Tusa goes in search of Goethe the man and the artist and uncovers the chequered history of Weimar, where Goethe lived and worked. Leading historians join Tusa in his search for the spirit which made Weimar a cultural magnet for Goethe and his contemporaries. But Weimar's history does not end with Goethe. Music flourished here in the later
19th century under Liszt, Wagner and Strauss before Weimar descended into a Faustian abyss under German nationalism in the earlier part of the present century. Tusa visits the Buchenwald concentration camp outside the town before returning to Weimar to take his leave of Goethe at the mausoleum where the poet and his friend Schiller lie side by side. Producer Martin Cotton.
Executive producer Wendy Thompson


Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Martin Cotton.
Producer: Wendy Thompson

: Jazz Record Requests

With Geoffrey Smith. Producer Felix Carey


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Felix Carey

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies presents a continuing history of jazz.
35: Hard Bop. If the defining saxophone voice of bebop was the alto, the symbolic sound of hard bop was the tenor, with Dexter Gordon ,
Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane leading the way. Brilliant trumpeters Clifford Brown and Lee Morgan summed up what the movement was about.
Producer David Perry. Repeated Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Dexter Gordon
Unknown: Sonny Rollins
Unknown: John Coltrane
Unknown: Clifford Brown
Unknown: Lee Morgan
Producer: David Perry.

: Faust

Goethe scholar Martin Swales tells the story of Faust -with excursions into the world of music. He traces the story's development from its medieval origins through Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to its more recent incarnations in Peter Cook and Dudley Moore 's film Bedazzled and Randy Newman 's album Faust. Producer Martin Cotton


Unknown: Martin Swales
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Unknown: Randy Newman
Producer: Martin Cotton

: BBC Proms 99

The Proms salutes the Goethe anniversary with Schumann's loftiest and most ambitious work, which occupied him during the final decade of his life.
Dietrich Henschel (baritone), Hillevi Martinpelto and Miah Persson
(sopranos), Catherine Denley (mezzo), Steve Davislim and Mark Beesley (tenors), City of Birmingham
Symphony Youth Chorus, Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/John Eliot Gardiner
Schumann Scenes from Goethe's
Faust, Parts 1 and 2 8.45 Monsters Unleashed
Canadian historian Alexandra Richie, author of Faust's Metropolis - a recent history of Berlin - relates Goethe's drama to Germany's own Faustian pact with the Nazis and asks if the country has finally reclaimed its soul.
9.05 Part 3
* Brian Kay's Pick of the Proms: p40


Baritone: Hillevi Martinpelto
Baritone: Miah Persson
Sopranos: Catherine Denley
Unknown: Steve Davislim
Tenors: Mark Beesley

: lronhand

John Arden 's adaptation of Goethe's epic drama Goetz von Berlichingen is the story of a robber knight who is a terror to the bad and a protector of the oppressed.
Part 1: Adelbert von Weislingen
Music by Conrad Nelson. Mark Keams (guitar) Director Jeremy Mortimer Part 2 tomorrow 9.55pm


Unknown: John Arden
Music By: Conrad Nelson.
Guitar: Mark Keams
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Adelheid von Walldorf: Kate Duchene
Goetz von Berlichingen: David Calder
Franz von Sickingen: Dave Hill
Franz (Weislingen's Squire): Darren Tighe
Karl (seven-year-old boy): Andrew Mawdesley
Maria: Julie Cox
Margaret: Tilly Gaunt
Elisabeth von Berlichingen: Margot Leicester
Adelbert von Weislingen: Stephen Critchlow
Hans von Selbitz: David Allister
Lerse: Ioan Meredith
Sievers: Harry Myers
Georg/Liebetraut: Jamie Bamber
Metzler: Conrad Nelson
Goetz Trooper: Ben Crowe
Kohl: Paul Copley

: Jazz on 3

With Jez Nelson. A concert from a specially formed supergroup reuniting John Scofield (electric guitar), Joe Lavano (saxophone), Dave Holland (bass) and Al Foster (drums). Producer Steve Shepherd


Unknown: Jez Nelson.
Unknown: John Scofield
Guitar: Joe Lavano
Bass: Dave Holland
Bass: Al Foster
Producer: Steve Shepherd

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. Debussy Jeux
Shostakovich Symphony No 10
2.25 Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 38
2.50 Tage Nielsen Nocturne
3.05 Ernest Plngoud Symphony No 2
3.25 Sibelius Three Songs for American Schools
3.30 Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
3.45 Durante Concerto per Quartetto for Strings No 3 in E flat
4.00 Debussy Etudes (Book 1)
4.20 Rudolphe Mathieu Trois Preludes
4.30 Musorgsky, arr Rlmsky-
Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain
4.50 Handel Prelude; Or la Tromba
5.00 Kodaly Dances of Marosszek
5.20 Prokofiev Aubade (Romeo and Juliet, Suite No 3)
5.50 Gluck Dance of the Blessed
Spirits (Orphee et Euridice)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Tage Nielsen
Unknown: Rudolphe Mathieu Trois
Unknown: Kodaly Dances
Unknown: Gluck Dance

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