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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news and music, including after 6.00
Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours (La Gioconda); after 7.00 Mozart's
Concerto in F for three pianos, K242; and at about 8.10 Schumann's
Kinderszenen, Op 15 played by Radu Lupu.


Played By: Radu Lupu.

: Proms Composer of the Week: Beethoven

Beethoven Abroad
Presented by Misha Donat.
2: Russia (1). Music with a Russian connection, including a string quartet written at the request of Prince Nikolas Galitzin.
Overture: Die Weihe des Hauses, Op 124 Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Otto Klemperer Polonaise in C, Op 89 Emanuel Ax (piano)
String Quartet in E flat, Op 127 Amadeus Quartet


Presented By: Misha Donat.
Unknown: Nikolas Galitzin.
Conductor: Otto Klemperer

: Work in Progress: Lloyd Newson

Director Lloyd Newson continues his preparations for DV8 Physical Theatre's new production The Happiest Days of My Life.


Subject: Lloyd Newson

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Rachmaninov Three Preludes: Op 23 No 8; Op 32 No 8; Op 23 No 5 Eileen Joyce (piano)
10.15 Dvorak Serenade in D minor,
Op 44 ECO Wind Ensemble
10.41 Faure La Bonne Chanson, Op 61 Gerard Souzay (baritone), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
11.03 Revueltas Itinerarios
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gisele Ben-Dor
11.13 Purcell Welcome to All the Pleasure Taverner Consort, Choir and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Dvorak Serenade
Baritone: Gerard Souzay
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Conductor: Gisele Ben-Dor
Conductor: Andrew Parrott

: Morning Performance

Mozart 1784
Geoff Baskerville 's exploration of the music written by Mozart during 1784 includes the violin sonata which
Mozart is said to have played in concert without ever having written down the piano part.
Andras Schiff (piano/director), Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Marieke Blankestijn (violin),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Nicholas Kraemer
Piano Concerto No 15 in B flat,
K450: Violin Sonata in B flat, K454;
Symphony No 36 in C, K425 (Linz)


Unknown: Geoff Baskerville
Piano: Andras Schiff
Violin: Marieke Blankestijn
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Gilles Binchois Ensemble
Courtly Love
Chansons from the 15th-century courts of Burgundy, Savoy and northern Italy.
See also tomorrow 1pm Repeat


Unknown: Gilles Binchois

: BBC Proms 99

Another chance to hear the concert first broadcast on 27 August.
Beethoven invests the violin with all the bravura and poignancy of the human condition in his towering concerto, while Shostakovich turns his quirky and sardonic humour on the music of the past in his late symphony.
Christian Tetzlaff (violin), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D
Shostakovich Symphony No 15


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth

: Voices

Songs from the South of Spain
Flamenco's origins lie in the forges of Triana and on the salt flats of Cadiz bay. Its songs, known as the cante, are considered the most profound and authentic expression of the gypsy spirit. There is no language, as they say in Spain, as deeply communicative as the cantejondo. The flamenco guitarist Marcos introduces voices from across the century, including the young El Potito , the great Camaron, and some popular sevillanas and the songs of Lorca. Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: El Potito
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to
Ronald Harwood whose play Quartet is opening at the Albery Theatre in London. Music in the programme includes at about 5.35 Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez played by John Williams ; and at about 6.40
Allegri's setting of the Miserere sung by the Sixteen, directed by Harry Christophers.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Ronald Harwood
Played By: John Williams
Directed By: Harry Christophers.

: BBC Proms 99

In tonight's concert from the Royal Albert Hall , London, a brief and eloquent memorial piece by the contemporary Hungarian composer Gyorgy Kurtag prefaces Mahler's monumental symphony - an exploration of the aspirations of humanity for a better world, and the search for Utopia - which culminates in glorious heaven-storming optimism.
Juliane Banse (soprano), Birgit Remmert (mezzo),
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Gyorgy Kurtag Grabstein fur Stephan Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)
Repeated Tuesday 14 September 2pm


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Gyorgy Kurtag
Soprano: Juliane Banse
Soprano: Birgit Remmert
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Gyorgy Kurtag Grabstein

: Postscript

The Other Beckett
The second of four programmes celebrating the fiction and poetry of Samuel Beckett. Christopher Ricks assesses Beckett's early works and reads from Murphy and From an Abandoned Work.


Unknown: Samuel Beckett.
Unknown: Christopher Ricks

: Bach Harpsichord Concert!

The second of two programmes from a concert in which the New London
Consort performed all of Bach's concertos for two or more harpsichords and strings.
David Roblou , Richard Egarr , Paul Nicholson , Gary Cooper (harpsichords)
Concerto in C minor for two harpsichords, BWV1062; Concerto in C for three harpsichords, BWV1064; Concerto in A minor for four harpsichords, BWV1065


Unknown: David Roblou
Unknown: Richard Egarr
Unknown: Paul Nicholson
Harpsichords: Gary Cooper

: Beckett's Radio Plays

Martin Esslin introduces the second of three programmes dedicated to the radio plays of Samuel Beckett , tonight featuring two pieces that explore the relationships between the writer and his craft.
2: Cascando. Re-mastered from the original 1964 BBC production.
Director Donald McWhinnie
Rough for Radio. Originally broadcast in 1976 for Beckett's 70th birthday.
Director Martin Esslin
Another double bill of Samuel Beckett plays featuring A Piece of Monologue and Words and Music is on Thursday at 10.40pm


Introduces: Martin Esslin
Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Director: Donald McWhinnie
Director: Martin Esslin
Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Voice: Patrick Magee
Opener: Denys Hawthorne
Animator: Harold Pinter
Stenographer: Billie Whitelaw
Fox: Patrick Magee
Dick: Michael Deacon

: Jazz Notes

At Brecon
Alyn Shipton presents the second set given at last month's Brecon Jazz Festival by American cornettist Ruby Braff and his Quartet with special guest Scott Hamilton.


Unknown: Ruby Braff
Unknown: Scott Hamilton.

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
Schubert Nacht und Traume, D827
12.10am Beethoven String Quartet in G, Op 18 No 2 Bartok Quartet
12.35 Rachmaninov Corelli
Variations Duncan Gifford (piano)
1.00 A concert of Venetian chamber music for wind instruments given at the Wilanow Palace, Warsaw.
Vivaldi Oboe Sonata in C minor, RV53 Froberger Suite in G minor for solo harpsichord
Albinoni Flute Sonata in A minor
Galuppi Trio Sonata in G
1.50 Haydn Symphony No 44 in E minor (Trauer) Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
2.15 Beethoven Sonata in A flat, Op 26 Katalin Komlos (fortepiano)
2.35 Dukas Fanfare (La Peri)
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Jean Fournet
3.00 Ravel Alborada del Gracioso
(Miroirs, No 4) Valerie Tryon (piano)
3.05 Couperln Le Tic Toe Choc ou les Maillotins Rosalind Halton (harpsichord)
3.10 Ligeti Lux Aetema
Danish National Radio Choir
3.20 Bartok Two Pictures, Op 10
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leif Segerstam
3.45 Wassenaer Concerto No 1 in G
Combattimento Consort, Amsterdam
4.00 Bach, arr Busoni Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 Valerie Tryon (piano)
4.10 Haydn Trio in F for keyboard and strings, H XV 4 Moscow Trio
4.20 Boutmy Divertimento in A Jan Jansen (organ)
4.30 Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian) Hungarian State Orch
5.00 Rossini Overture: The Barber of Seville RTV Slovenia Symphony Orch
5.05 Schumann Cello Concerto in . A minor Milos Mlejnik
5.30 Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 3 in B flat Rian de Waal (piano)
5.35 Bartok Four Hungarian Folk Songs Hungarian Radio Chorus
5.50 Bloch Nigun (Baal-Shem) Moshe Hammer (violin), Valerie Tryon (piano)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Rachmaninov Corelli
Piano: Duncan Gifford
Conductor: Jean Fournet
Piano: Valerie Tryon
Harpsichord: Maillotins Rosalind Halton
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Piano: Valerie Tryon
Unknown: Jan Jansen
Unknown: Milos Mlejnik
Unknown: Bloch Nigun
Piano: Valerie Tryon

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