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: On Air

Penny Gore with arts news and music, including after 6.00
Debussy's String Quartet played by the Quartetto Italiano; after the news at 7.00 Bach's Viola da Gamba
Sonata in D, BWV1028, played by Mischa Maisky (cello) and Martha Argerich (piano); and after 8.00 an excerpt from Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade performed by the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sergiu Celibidache.


Cello: Mischa Maisky
Cello: Martha Argerich
Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache.

: Proms Composer of the Week: Walton

With Humphrey Burton.
2: Walton the Symphonist
Walton wrote only two symphonies, separated by 25 years. The Symphony No I of 1935 has remained the most enduringly popular, but Humphrey Burton makes a case for the more neglected Symphony No 2, a work of cogent musical thought and brilliant orchestral devices.
Symphony No 1 (excerpt)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Symphony No 2
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins Sonata for Strings (Finale)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Jan Latham Koenig


Unknown: Humphrey Burton.
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Jan Latham Koenig

: Work in Progress

Martin Parr
In the second of this week's five programmes photographer Martin Parr visits the Women's Institute cake stall at the weekly pannier market in South Molton, north Devon.


Unknown: Martin Parr
Unknown: Martin Parr

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes.
Wagner Prelude, Act 1: Parsifal Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Karl Bohm
10.18 Byrd Kyrie ; Creed (The Great Service) King's College Choir,
Cambridge, conductor David Willcocks
10.25 Mozart Piano Concerto No 26 inD, K537 (Coronation) Wanda Landowska ,
Orchestra conducted by Walter Goehr


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Karl Bohm
Conductor: Byrd Kyrie
Conductor: David Willcocks
Unknown: Wanda Landowska
Conducted By: Walter Goehr

: Morning Performance

Edinburgh International Festival 1999
Linda Ormiston introduces another concert from the Queen's Hall,
Edinburgh. Today's recital features celebrated pianist Grigory Sokolov , who made his international debut at the festival several years ago and has since captivated audiences and critics across the globe. Grigory Sokolov (piano)
Byrd Pavane and Galliard in D minor; Alman in G; Prelude in A minor;
Clarifica Me, Pater, No 2; Qui Passe (For My Lady Nevell); The March before the Battle; The Battle; The Galliard for the Victory
Beethoven Sonata in C, Op 2 No 3
11.45 Festival Insights
Continuing the series of lively talks and public discussions involving some of the major figures appearing at this year's Edinburgh Festival.
12.05 Ravel Sonatine; Prelude; Le Tombeau de Couperin


Introduces: Linda Ormiston
Pianist: Grigory Sokolov
Piano: Grigory Sokolov
Piano: Byrd Pavane

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

The Lindsays
Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 76 No 3 (Emperor)
Britten String Quartet No 3, Op 94 Repeat

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear last
Saturday evening's Prom, in which the lively young chamber orchestra the Britten Sinfonia made their
Proms debut in a characteristically wide-ranging programme of music, including a new symphony by the orchestra's composer-in-association, David Matthews.
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Britten Sinfonia , conductor Nicholas Cleobury
Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
David Matthews Symphony No 5 Britten Les Illuminations
Mozart Symphony No 38 in D (Prague)


Unknown: Britten Sinfonia
Unknown: David Matthews.
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Conductor: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Unknown: David Matthews

: Voices

French Cabaret Songs
In the second of two programmes of French music baritone Francois Le Roux and pianist Roger Vignoles delve into the provocative and evocative world of French cabaret.


Baritone: Francois Le Roux
Pianist: Roger Vignoles

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to Rose Tremain about her new novel Music and Silence, a tale of lutes and passion set in the Danish court of the 17th century. Music includes Beethoven's Piano Sonata in C, Op 53 (Waldstein) played by Alfred Brendel , and Mendelssohn's String Symphony No 12 in G minor performed by the English String Orchestra, conductor William Boughton.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Rose Tremain
Played By: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: William Boughton.

: BBC Proms 99

Tonight's concert from the Royal Albert Hall, London, introduces a new work by Judith Weir , written for the American soprano
Dawn Upshaw. The work reflects on mankind's relationship to the natural world, and the piece is complemented with the portrayal of elephants in Stravinsky's polka and Delius's evocative picture of country life. Dawn Upshaw (soprano),
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder
Stravinsky Circus Polka
Judith Weir Natural History (first European performance) Delius Brigg Fair
7.45 Strauss Reconsidered
Mark Elder and James Naughtie discuss the life and work of Richard
Strauss, who died 50 years ago.
8.05 Strauss Symphonia Domestica ALSO BROADCAST: on BBC2
Repeated Thursday 9 September 2pm


Unknown: Judith Weir
Soprano: Dawn Upshaw.
Conductor: Mark Elder
Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Strauss Symphonia Domestica

: Postscript

The second of five programmes this week in which Christopher Hitchens meets four great nonconformists. 2: Bernard Knox (Part 1)
In the first of two conversations
Christopher Hitchens meets the American classicist Bernard Knox , who was once a combatant in the Spanish Civil War. Repeat


Unknown: Christopher Hitchens
Unknown: Bernard Knox
Unknown: Christopher Hitchens
Unknown: Bernard Knox

: Schubert

The first of two chamber concerts this week featuring the violinist
Lorraine McAslan , with the pianist Nigel Clayton.
Schubert Sonata in A, D574
See also tomorrow 10.15pm Repeat


Violinist: Lorraine McAslan
Pianist: Nigel Clayton.

: BBC Proms 99

Tonight's late Prom from the Royal Albert Hall , London, introduces the music of the unconventional New York minimalists
Bang on a Can All-Stars, whose famous Bang on a Can Festival burst on to the New York scene in the late
1980s. The festival has become celebrated for introducing a coherent, exciting new style of minimalist-inspired American music. Their programme tonight provides a tour of the contemporary cultural scene and also includes music by British contemporary composer Steve Martland.
David Lang Most Dangerous Room (first performance)
Julia Wolfe Believing (first UK performance)
Steve Martland Horses of Instruction
Glenn Branca Movement Within (first UK performance)
Brian Eno/Robert Wyatt/Rhett Davies Music for Airports 1:1


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Steve Martland.
Unknown: David Lang
Unknown: Julia Wolfe

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces the second of two sets this week featuring the Annie Whitehead Experience recorded at the 1997 Kingston-upon-Hull International Jazz Festival.


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Annie Whitehead

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Beethoven Overture:
12.15 Schubert Partsongs : Die Nachtigall, D724; Nachtmusik, D848; Fruhlingsgesang, D740
12.25 Franck Cantabile in B (Three Pieces for Organ)
12.35 Kodaly Adagio
12.45 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 1 in C sharp minor
1.00 A recital given by the ensemble Hausmusik, London, with Alexei Lyubimov (fortepiano).
Schubert Piano Trio in E flat, D897 (Nottumo); Piano Quintet in A (Trout)
1.50 Csiky Divertimento for wind
2.00 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No 1 in F sharp minor
2.30 Bach Trio Sonata in G,
BWV525; Chorale Preludes (Clavier-Ubung III)
3.00 Brahms Serenade No 1 in D, Op 11
3.45 Gaspar Sanz Spanish Suite
3.55 Mozart Piano Sonata in A, K331
4.15 Armas Jamefelt Korsholma
4.35 Szymanowski Variations,Op 3
4.50 Carlo Evasio Soliva Ferma, Taci
0 Ch'lo TAmmazzo (La Testa di Bronzo)
5.00 Scarlatti Sonata in E
5.15 Schubert An die Musik, D547;
Seligkeit, 0433
5.20 Grainger Hill Song No 1
5.35 Bartok For Children (Book 1) (excerpts)
5.40 Leonardo Leo Cello Concerto in D minor
5.55 Scarlatti Sonata in F minor, Kk365


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Schubert Partsongs
Unknown: Franck Cantabile
Unknown: Alexei Lyubimov
Unknown: Gaspar Sanz
Unknown: Armas Jamefelt Korsholma
Unknown: Scarlatti Sonata
Cello: Leonardo Leo

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