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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including after 6.00 Mozart's Piano Sonata in C, K330, played by Maria Joao Pires ; after the news at
7.00 Vivaldi's Concerto in F, RV544
(The World Turned Upside Down) performed by Chrisophe Coin (cello) and II Giardino Armonico, Milan, director Giovanni Antonini ; and after
8.00 Janacek's Suite: The Cunning
Little Vixen with the Prague Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Behlohlavek. Producer Paul Franki


Played By: Maria Joao Pires
Director: Giovanni Antonini
Conductor: Jiri Behlohlavek.
Producer: Paul Franki

: Proms Composer of the Week: William Walton

Walton leapt to fame in the twenties as the most precocious composer of his generation, but after the war his reputation languished, and critics said that the creative spark of his youth had dimmed. During this week's five programmes
Humphrey Burton seeks to prove the critics wrong. 1: Walton the Entertainer
Walton's first success was the entertainment Facade, which marked the beginning of a lifelong relationship with stage and screen. Music includes excerpts from Facade,
Troilus and Cressida, The First Shoot and his last opera, The Bear. Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Work in Progress

Martin Parr
A daily series in which artists talk about their current work. In five programmes this week photographer Martin Parr talks about the work he is doing capturing images of the English summer for a new book. Today he selects favourite recent photographs from the summer so far. Producer Hannah Andrassy


Unknown: Martin Parr
Talks: Martin Parr
Producer: Hannah Andrassy

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes , featuring
Byrd's The Great Service and English anthems. Plus recordings by harpsichordist Wanda Landowska. Musorgsky Dawn on the Moscow
River (Prelude, Act 1: Khovanshchina) Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky
10.11 Byrd Venite ; Te Deum (The Great Service) Tallis Scholars , director Peter Philips
10.26 Scarlatti Sonatas: in G, Kkl24; in D minor, Kkl41; in C, Kkl59; in G, Kk259
Wanda Landowska (harpsichord)
10.37 Byrd Benedictus (The Great Service) Tallis Scholars , director Peter Philips
10.47 Shostakovich A Spin through Moscow: Ballet (Moscow,
Cheryomushki) Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Harpsichordist: Wanda Landowska.
Harpsichordist: Musorgsky Dawn
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky
Conductor: Byrd Venite
Unknown: Tallis Scholars
Director: Peter Philips
Harpsichord: Wanda Landowska
Unknown: Tallis Scholars
Director: Peter Philips
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Morning Performance

Edinburgh International Festival 1999
Linda Ormiston introduces the last of three recitals from the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, featuring the complete Beethoven violin sonatas.
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Christian Zacharias (piano)
Beethoven Sonata in G, Op 30;
Sonata in A minor, Op 47 (Kreutzer)
11.55 Festival Insights
Continuing the series of lively conversations and public discussions involving some of the major figures appearing at this year's festival.
12.15 Beethoven Sonata in G, Op 96


Introduces: Linda Ormiston
Violin: Frank Peter Zimmermann
Piano: Christian Zacharias
Piano: Beethoven Sonata
Unknown: Beethoven Sonata

: Proms Chamber Music 99

Pierrot Angry with the Moon Stephanie Hughes presents a chamber concert from London's
Victoria and Albert Museum featuring Debussy's late sonatas and Faure's radiant late piano trio.
Philippe Graffin (violin), Paul Watkins (cello), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Debussy Cello Sonata; Violin Sonata Faure Piano Trio, Op 120 Repeated Saturday lpm


Unknown: Moon Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Albert Museum
Violin: Philippe Graffin
Violin: Paul Watkins
Cello: Pascal Devoyon

: BBC Proms 99

A chance to hear Sunday's afternoon Prom concert of French music.
Leon McCawley (piano), Emily Beynon (flute), New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
Offenbach Gaite Parisienne (excerpts) Faure Pavane
Honegger Pacific 231 (Three Symphonic Movements)
Franck Symphonic Variations
Chabrier Fete Polonaise (Le Roi malgré Lui)
Poulenc, orch Berkeley Flute Sonata Mllhaud Le Boeuf sur le Toit


Piano: Leon McCawley
Piano: Emily Beynon
Unknown: Faure Pavane
Unknown: Honegger Pacific

: Opera in Action

Peter Porter explores the dramatic device of the letter in opera. Including excerpts from Britten's The Turn of the Screw; Verdi's Macbeth, La Traviata and Falstaff; and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin , with the most famous letter scene of them all.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Producer: Alan Hall

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty is joined in the studio by the New York minimalists Bang on a Can All-Stars. Music includes
Andreas Scholl 's moving account of Vivaldi's Stabat Mater , and Strauss's Oboe Concerto performed by the former American GI for whom it was written, John de Lancie. Producer Tim Prosser
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Unknown: Stabat Mater
Unknown: John de Lancie.
Producer: Tim Prosser

: BBC Proms 99

Tonight's Prom features one of the key works of the 20th century in a semi-staged performance. Debussy's great operatic masterpiece tells the story of two half-brothers, Golaud and Pelleas, who struggle to possess the mysterious Melisande, with tragic results.
Debussy Pelleas et Melisande
Glyndebourne Chorus, London
Philharmonic, conductor Andrew Davis Acts 1, 2 and 3 8.40 The Pelleas Phenomenon
Roger Nichols explores how the finde-siècle symbolism of Maeterlinck's play and Debussy's music struck a chord which has continued to resonate through 100 years.
9.00 Acts 4 and 5


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Roger Nichols
Pelleas: Richard Croft (tenor)
Melisande: Christiane Oelze (soprano)
Golaud: John Tomlinson (bass-Baritone)
Arkle: Gwvnne Howell (bass)
Genevieve: Jean Rigby (mezzo)
Yniold: Jake Arditti (tenor)

: Postscript

The first of five programmes this week in which Christopher Hitchens meets four great nonconformists. 1: Eugene McCarthy
Today the independent Democrat whose anti-Vietnam War stance during his 1968 presidential campaign came very close to unsettling America. In conversation with Christopher Hitchens , he remembers his battles with the Kennedys, his Communist-witch-hunting namesake and the brutal police assault on the Chicago Democrat convention. Repeat


Unknown: Christopher Hitchens
Unknown: Eugene McCarthy
Unknown: Christopher Hitchens

: Between the Ears: Out of the Blue

Winner of the Sony Award for Best Feature, this programme from the Between the Ears series focuses on the shock of sudden redundancy. People who have undergone this trauma talk about its impact on their lives. Most describe a similar pattern of surprise, anger, disorientation and humiliation. It is a moment when a relationship is summarily cut short, and it comes out of the blue.
Reporter Hannah Andrassy. Repeat


Reporter: Hannah Andrassy.

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces the first of two sets featuring the Annie Whitehead Experience recorded at the 1997 Kingston-upon-Hull International Jazz Festival.
Trombonist Annie Whitehead is joined by Dutch keyboard player
Jasper van't Hof, guitarist Ian Maidman and drummer Liam Genockey. Producer Terry Carter


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Annie Whitehead
Unknown: Annie Whitehead
Guitarist: Ian Maidman
Unknown: Liam Genockey.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

12.05am Mozart Overture: La
Clemenza di Tito
12.10 Strauss An dem Baum
Daphne (Daphne)
12.25 Weismann Horn Concertino
12.45 Avison Concerto Grosso No 2 in G (after Domenico Scarlatti )
1.00 A concert of 19th-century
Spanish dance music performed by the Ensemble de Madrid. Including music by Jose White ,
Valentin Zubiaurre , Sebastian de Iradier,
Frederico Chueca , Manuel Saumell , Ignacio Cervantes , Francisco Asenjo Barbieri and Juventino Rosas.
2.00 Gombert Motet: Tulerunt
Dominum Meum
2.15 Ravel Piano Concerto in G
2.45 Mozart Variations in C on "Ah, Vous Dirai-Je , Maman", K265
2.55 Kokkonen Taydellisyyden Maassa
3.10 Maasalo Chanson damour, Ricordanza
3.20 Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No
2 in B flat minor, Op 36
3.45 JCF Bach Trio in C for
Keyboard, Flute and Violin
3.55 Blister Variations on "Stort Tranen uyt, Schreyt Luyde , Weent en Treurt"
4.05 Jeney Bird Tempting
4.15 Faure Dolly Suite , Op 56
4.25 Stravinsky Petrushka
5.00 Tchaikovsky Polonaise (Eugene Onegin )
5.10 Haydn Piano Sonata in D, XVI 33
5.25 Handel Violin Sonata in A minor, Op 1 No 4
5.35 Francaix Happy Paris
5.45 Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice


Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti
Music By: Jose White
Music By: Valentin Zubiaurre
Unknown: Frederico Chueca
Unknown: Manuel Saumell
Unknown: Ignacio Cervantes
Unknown: Francisco Asenjo
Unknown: Juventino Rosas.
Unknown: Vous Dirai-Je
Unknown: Kokkonen Taydellisyyden Maassa
Unknown: Maasalo Chanson
Unknown: Bach Trio
Unknown: Schreyt Luyde
Unknown: Faure Dolly Suite
Unknown: Stravinsky Petrushka
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Polonaise
Unknown: Eugene Onegin

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