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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including after 6.00 Handel's Harp Concerto, Op 4 No 6 played by Marisa Robles ; at 7.03 Elgar's Overture: Cockaigne (In London Town); and shortly after 8.30
Berwald's Piano Quintet No 1, Op 5.


Played By: Marisa Robles

: Proms Composer of the Week: Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven Abroad
Misha Donat looks at Beethoven's dealings with foreign publishers, patrons and performers.
1: Hungary. An overture for the opening of a new theatre in Pest, and music for the wife of Haydn's former employer Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy. Overture: The Ruins of Athens, Op
113 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
Marches, Op 45 Jorg Demus and Norman Shetler (piano duet) Mass in C, Op 86
Charlotte Margiono (soprano), Catherine Robbin (mezzo), William Kendall (tenor), Alastair Miles (bass),
Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre
Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner.
Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Misha Donat
Unknown: Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy.
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Jorg Demus
Piano: Norman Shetler
Soprano: Catherine Robbin
Tenor: William Kendall
Bass: Alastair Miles
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Work in Progress

Lloyd Newson
In five programmes this week Lloyd Newson , founder of DV8 Physical
Theatre Company, charts his and his dancers' progress as they prepare for the London opening of a new work, The Happiest Days of My Life. Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Lloyd Newson
Unknown: Lloyd Newson
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring songs by Faure and vintage recordings by the pianist Eileen Joyce.
Faure Poeme d'un Jour, Op 21 Frangois Le Roux (baritone), Jeff Cohen (piano)
10.13 Prokofiev Symphonic Tableau: Dreams BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
10.23 Franck Symphonic Variations Eileen Joyce (piano),
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Charles Munch
10.46 Faure Cinq Mélodies "De
Venise", Op 58 Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto), Catherine Collard (piano)
10.59 Dvorak String Sextet in A, Op 48 Raphael Ensemble Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Pianist: Eileen Joyce.
Piano: Jeff Cohen
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Piano: Eileen Joyce
Conductor: Charles Munch
Contralto: Nathalie Stutzmann
Contralto: Catherine Collard
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Morning Performance

Mozart 1784
The year 1784 was one of the most successful of Mozart's life. Geoff
Baskerville introduces all of the music that Mozart wrote during that year, in performances given last week at the Edinburgh International Festival.
Andras Schiff (piano/director), Chamber Orchestra of Europe,
COE soloists: Marieke Blankestijn and Vesna Stankovic Moffat (violins), Jane Atkins (viola), Richard Lester (cello)
Piano Concerto No 17 in G, K453;
String Quartet in B flat, K458 (Hunt); Piano Concerto No 16 in D, K451


Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Vesna Stankovic Moffat
Viola: Jane Atkins
Viola: Richard Lester

: Proms Chamber Music 99

Stephanie Hughes presents a concert from the Victoria and Albert Museum , celebrating the artistry of Richard Strauss , who died 50 years ago this week.
Inger Dam Jensen (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
Strauss Standchen ; Meinem Kinde ;
Du Meines Herzens Kronelein;
Schlagende Herzen ; Herr Lenz
Plus songs by Poulenc, Nielsen and Mozart.
Repeated Saturday lpm


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Albert Museum
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Soprano: Inger Dam Jensen
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Piano: Strauss Standchen
Piano: Meinem Kinde
Unknown: Schlagende Herzen
Unknown: Herr Lenz

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear the concert first broadcast on 25 August. The Proms Ascent of Man theme was vividly played out in Beethoven's joyous celebration of human rights and freedom, and Strauss's bold portrait of a hero's life.
By way of contrast, Mahler's songs explored a more personal aspect of the indomitable human spirit. Jane Irwin (mezzo-soprano)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mariss Jansons
Beethoven Overture: Leonore No 3
Mahler Lieder eines Fahrenden
Strauss Ein Heldenleben


Mezzo-Soprano: Jane Irwin
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Unknown: Strauss Ein Heldenleben

: Opera in Action

Peter Porter concludes his series by unearthing operatic treasures he would hope to find on a desert island. Music includes precious moments from operas by Mozart, Puccini, Tippett and Strauss. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Peter Porter
Producer: Alan Hall

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with music and news from the arts world. Works today include at about 5.45 Bach's Italian
Concerto, BWV971 played by harpsichordist Olivier Baumont ; and at about 6.40 Beethoven's Fantasy for piano, choir and orchestra, Op 80. Producer Helen Garrison
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Harpsichordist: Olivier Baumont
Producer: Helen Garrison

: BBC Proms 99

Simon Rattle and the Vienna Philharmonic make their first appearance together at the Proms. What better than the glittering music of Ravel - that magician of the orchestra - to show off the partnership of a great world orchestra and an inspired conductor. The concert concludes with Beethoven's joyous celebration of the sounds and feelings of the countryside. Tonight's performance ia also being broadcast on BBC2. Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Ravel Alborada del Gracioso
(Miroirs); Ballet: Mother Goose; La Valse
8.25 A Walk In the Country
James Naughtie explores the forces that have shaped the modern pastoral landscape.
8.45 Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral)
Repeated Monday 13 September 2pm # Brian Kay 's Pick of the Proms: page 40


Unknown: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Postscript The Other Beckett

The first of four programmes exploring the fiction and poetry of Samuel Beckett. Ten years after his death Beckett is chiefly remembered for his 19 stage plays, yet it was his fiction which he considered his finest work. Christopher Ricks introduces his personal selection from the early fiction and reads from Watt and the short story Dante and the Lobster. Producers Tim Dee and Tom Morris


Unknown: Samuel Beckett.
Introduces: Christopher Ricks
Producers: Tim Dee
Producers: Tom Morris

: Beethoven by Saint-Saens

Arthur Pizarro and Stephen Coombs (pianos)
Saint-Saens Variations on a Theme of Beethoven, Op 35 Repeat


Unknown: Arthur Pizarro
Pianos: Stephen Coombs

: Beckett's Radio Plays

Martin Esslin introduces the first of three programmes dedicated to the radio plays of Samuel Beckett.
1: Embers. Henry sits alone on a beach looking back on his life. He dwells on anything to shut out the sound of the sea.
Pianist Cicely Hoye. Directed by Donald McWhinnie. Re-mastered from the original 1959 BBC production. Repeat
A double bill featuring Cascando and Rough for Radio are on tomorrow at 10.40pm


Introduces: Martin Esslin
Unknown: Samuel Beckett.
Pianist: Cicely Hoye.
Directed By: Donald McWhinnie.
Henry: Jack MacGowran
Ada: Kathleen Michael
Addie: Kathleen Helme
Music master: Patrick Magee
Riding master: Patrick Magee

: Jazz Notes At Brecon

Alyn Shipton presents the first of two sets from last month's Brecon Jazz
Festival featuring American cornettist Ruby Braff and his Quartet with special guest Scott Hamilton on tenor sax.
Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Ruby Braff
Unknown: Scott Hamilton
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Brahms Academic Festival Overture,
12.15am Mozart Violin Concerto No
4 in D, K218
12.45 Bach Oboe Sonata in G minor, BWV1030b
1.00 Brahms String Sextets: No 1 in B flat; No 2 in G
2.25 Moniusko Goldfish; Tear
2.35 Wilms Sonata in C
3.00 Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat, Op 97 (Rhenish)
3.45 CPE Bach Symphony in B flat for strings, Wql82 No 2
3.55 Haydn Mass No 7 (Little Organ Mass)
4.20 Mozart Overture: Don Giovanni
4.35 Alschansky Trombone Concerto
4.50 Uszt Harp Study in D flat (arranged for piano)
5.00 Berlioz Overture: Le Camaval
5.05 Uszt Eroica (Etudes d'Execution Transcendente, No 7)
5.10 Martlnu Three Madrigals for violin and viola
5.25 Tchalkovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
5.45 Glazunov Song of the Troubadour
5.50 Weelkes Let Thy Merciful Ears
5.55 Purcell Hail! Bright Cecilia (Ode on St Cecilia's Day)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Don Giovanni

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