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: Morning on

With Penny Gore.
Pergolesi Salve Regina in A minor
The King's Consort, director Robert King
6.45 Copland Old American Songs (Set 1) Willard White (bass),
Graeme McNaught (piano)
7.15 Schumann Introduction and Allegro Appassionato in G, Op 92
Rudolf Serkin (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
7.45 Stravinsky Scherzo Fantastique New York Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Boulez
8.05 Beethoven Overture: Egmont
Vienna PO, conductor Claudio Abbado
8.50 Weber Invitation to the Dance Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan


Director: Robert King
Bass: Willard White
Piano: Graeme McNaught
Piano: Allegro Appassionato
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Composer of the Week:Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

(1525/6-94) Palestrina remains a mysterious figure in manyways. It is still not clear in which year he was born, but what is beyond doubt is his greatness as a composer of sacred music. Donald Macieod begins his survey of the composer's life and work.
Tota Pulchra Es Hilliard Ensemble
Motet: Tribulationes Civitatum Westminster
Cathedral Choir, director James O'Donnell Motet: Dum ComplerenturChoir of New College, Oxford/Edward Higginbottom Missa pro Defunctis (Requiem Mass) Chanticleer. Producer Lyndon Jones


Music: Donald MacIeod
Director: James O'Donnell
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Work in Progress

The actress and director Janet Suzman prepares for a new production of The Cherry Orchard. Producer Fiona McLean


Director: Janet Suzman
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes , featuring
Beethoven piano concertos and recordings by the German tenor Fritz Wunderlich. Saint-Saens Le Rouet d'Omphale RPO, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.16 Schubert Die Forelle;
Fruhlingsglaube; Heidenroslein Fritz
Wunderlich (tenor), Hubert Giesen (piano)
10.24 Moeran String Quartet No 2 Vanbrugh Quartet
10.42 Haydn The First Day (The Creation)
Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Walter Berry (bass), Vienna Singverein, Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
10.51 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Stephen Kovacevic ,
BBCSO, conductor Colin Davis Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich.
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Heidenroslein Fritz
Tenor: Hubert Giesen
Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich
Tenor: Walter Berry
Unknown: Stephen Kovacevic
Conductor: Colin Davis
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Morning Performance

Artist in Focus: Imogen Cooper
This week the pianist Imogen Cooper talks to Humphrey Burton about the music she prefers to perform, and about some of her BBC archive recordings, including a treasured recital of Schubert given at the Cheltenham Festival with baritone
Wolfgang Holzmair.
Haydn Piano Sonata in C, H XVI 60
Schubert Piano Sonata in A minor, D 784 Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503 ECO, conductor Simon Rattle
Thomas Ades Traced Overhead
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Imogen Cooper
Pianist: Imogen Cooper
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Baritone: Wolfgang Holzmair.
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Thomas Ades

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephanie Hughes presents a concert from the Wigmore Hall, London. Bernarda Fink (mezzo), RogerVignoles (piano)
Schumann Mignon; DerNussbaum;
Auftrage; Die Lotosblume; Standchen;
Kartenlegerin Brahms Four Serious Songs, Op 121 Dvorak Gypsy Melodies, Op 55


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Kartenlegerin Brahms

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
This week featuring Haydn and Bruckner symphonies.
Berio Requies - in Memoriam
Cathy Berberian Conductor Charles Hazlewood Haydn Symphony No 43 in E flat (Mercury)
Conductor Charles Hazlewood
Schoenberg Cello Concerto i Robert Cohen , conductor Leos Svarovsky Nancarrow Piece No 2 for small orchestra
Conductor Charles Hazlewood
Bruch Kol Nidrei Robert Cohen (cello), conductor Leos Svarovsky
Bruckner Symphony in Fminor (Study Symphony) Conductor Leos Svarovsky


Conductor: Cathy Berberian
Conductor: Charles Hazlewood
Conductor: Charles Hazlewood
Conductor: Robert Cohen
Conductor: Leos Svarovsky
Conductor: Charles Hazlewood
Conductor: Leos Svarovsky
Conductor: Bruckner Symphony
Conductor: Leos Svarovsky

: Opera in Action

Orpheus's Offspring
How does a character sing in an opera, ' when they are singing already? ; Producer Chris Marshall


Producer: Chris Marshall

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes at
5.00 Saint-Saens's Danse Macabre played by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit ; at 5.35 Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No 2 played by Yefim Bronfman with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Esa-Pekka Salonen; and at 6.35 Haydn's Symphony No 77 in B flat performed by the Northern Chamber Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Ward. Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Conducted By: Charles Dutoit
Played By: Yefim Bronfman
Conducted By: Nicholas Ward.
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Performance on 3

A concert given earlierthis month in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast.
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano), Ulster
Orchestra, conductor Dmitri Sitkovetsky Strauss Don Juan
Bernstein Symphony No 2 for piano and orchestra (The Age of Anxiety) Stravinsky Petrushka


Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Conductor: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Conductor: Strauss Don Juan
Unknown: Stravinsky Petrushka

: Brahms Choral Music

RIAS Chamber Choir, director Marcus Reed : Brahms Five Songs, Op 104


Director: Marcus Reed

: Night Waves

Isabel Hilton discusses The Markofthe
Angel byAmericanwriterNancyHouston. Set in France (where the book has become a bestseller) the story revolves around a young German woman who falls in love with a Jewish instrument-maker in the 1950s.
Plus a review of Sam Mendes 's much anticipated first film American Beauty. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Isabel Hilton
Unknown: Sam Mendes

: Late Junction

Radio Tarifa does not exist - but if it did, ! this is the kind of music it would play. Verity Sharp plays tracks from the two Radio Tarifa albums where "Spanish meets Moorish meets contemporary African meets European medieval". Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Jazz Notes

Singer Ian Shawjoins celebrated American pianist and composer Cedar Walton forthe first part of their 1999 London Jazz Festival concert at the Purcell Room. The programme is introduced by Alyn Shipton , who also talks to Ian Shaw about this
Anglo-American collaboration. Producer Terry Carter


Singer: Ian Shawjoins
Unknown: Cedar Walton
Introduced By: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Ian Shaw
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Jonathan Swain. 12.05am Durrante
Harpsichord Concerto in B flatl2.20
Chopin Nocturne in D flat, Op 2 7 No 21.2.30 Bach Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV902a ;
12.45 Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
(Fingal's Cave) 1.00 A young performer recital, featuring works by Clarke,
Martinu, Bodorova, Taffanel, Kofron,
Jeanjean, Schumann and Francaix 2.05 Schubert String Quartet in G, D8872.50 De la Rue PourungJamais


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.

: Schools

3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think about 3.30 The Song Tree 3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Revisewise 4.30 Hopscotch
4.45 Scottish Resources

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