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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore. Duparc, orch Stokowski Extase
David Gray (horn),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
6.30 Smetana String Quartet No 1 in E minor (From My Life) Talich Quartet
7.00 Balakirev Islamey Olli Mustonen (piano)
7.45 Beethoven Romance in F, Op 50 David Oistrakh (violin), Royal Philharmonic, conductor Eugene Goosens
8.00 Buffardin Concerto a 5 in Fminor
Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
8.45 Saint-Saens Africa Fantasy in G minor Jean-Philippe Collard (piano), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn


Unknown: Stokowski Extase
Horn: David Gray
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Violin: David Oistrakh
Conductor: Eugene Goosens
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Conductor: Andre Previn

: Composer of the Week: Jean Sibelius

(1865-1957) Donald Macleod begins his week of five programmes with a look at
Sibelius's early years and examines how the composer became so inextricably linked to the rise of Finnish nationalism.
Piano Trio (Loviisa) Tapiola Trio Finlandia
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Tiera for brass septet and percussion
Members of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
En Saga Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lorin Maazel
Producer Lyndon Jones


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Work in Progress

Actor, director and writer Steven Berkoff talks about writing, directing and casting his new play. Producer Anne Bristow


Talks: Steven Berkoff
Producer: Anne Bristow

: Masterworks

With Stephanie Hughes. This week featuring orchestral music by Bizet and recordings by Janet Baker. Bizet Symphony in C
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
10.34 Elgar Sea Pictures Janet Baker (mezzo),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
11.00 Smetana Two Salon Polkas;
Polka in Fminor Andras Schiff (piano)
11.08 Dukas Poeme Danse en un Tableau
(Ballet: La Peri)
French National Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Unknown: Janet Baker.
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Dukas Poeme Danse
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Morning Performance

Pianoworks 99
The first of five programmes this week in which Piers Lane meets fellow pianists and introduces recordings made at the five-day festival of piano music Pianoworks 99.
Copland Danzon Cubano ArturPizarro and Stephen Coombs (pianos)
Ravel La Valse Stephen Coombs and Frederic Chiu (piano duet)
Kenneth Leighton Fantasia on the Name BACH Yuko Inoue (viola),
Jonathan Plowright (piano)
Lecuona La Habanera (Piezas
Caracteristicas); Danza Negra ; La Conga de Media Noche (Danzas Afro-Cubanas) Kathryn Stott (piano)
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor
Vladimir Ovchinikov ,
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Piers Lane
Pianos: Stephen Coombs
Unknown: Stephen Coombs
Piano: Frederic Chiu
Unknown: Kenneth Leighton Fantasia
Viola: Yuko Inoue
Piano: Jonathan Plowright
Unknown: Danza Negra
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Vladimir Ovchinikov
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Stephanie Hughes introduces this week's B recital from the Wigmore Hall, London.
Juanita Lascarro (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano) A programme of songs by Strauss, Ravel and Duparc. Repeated Saturday lpm


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: The BBC Orchestras

Ulster Orchestra
Prokofiev Symphony No 1 (Classical) Conductor Alexander Anissimov
Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K46 7 Barry Douglas (piano), conductor Alexander Anissimov
Frank Martin Passacaglia ; Pavane Couleurdu Temps Conductor Thierry Fischer
John Adams Chamber Symphony Conductor Thierry Fischer Ravel Suite: Ma Mère f'Oye
Conductor Proinnsias 0 Duinn


Conductor: Alexander Anissimov
Piano: Barry Douglas
Conductor: Alexander Anissimov
Conductor: Frank Martin Passacaglia
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Conductor: John Adams
Conductor: Thierry Fischer

: Opera in Action

Underthe Weather. Michael White explores operas which feature weather as part of their dramatic scheme. Many a storm rages across the operatic stage, reflecting the inner turmoil of the characters. But how does opera depict the weather? Producer Chris Marshall


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Chris Marshall

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes at 5.35 Gershwin's Three Preludes played by Wayne Marshall (piano); at 6.00 Lully's Chaconne in G performed by Musica Antiqua Koln under Reinhard Goebel ; and at 6.45 Borodin's Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor) (arr
Rimsky-Korsakov) played by the Toronto
Symphony Orchestra under Andrew Davis.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Played By: Wayne Marshall
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Unknown: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Andrew Davis.

: Performance on 3

The second of the BBC Symphony
Orchestra's explorations of the music of Viennese Romantic Alexander Zemlinsky turns to his choral writing, in a concert given last night in the Royal Fesival Hall, London. Alfred Brendel (piano), BBC Symphony
Chorus and Orchestra/Jiri Belohlavek Zemlinsky Psalm 23
Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466
Haydn Symphony No 96 in D (Miracle) Zemlinsky Psalm 13


Unknown: Alexander Zemlinsky

: Sea Pictures

Uuno Klami Sea Pictures
Finnish RSO, conductor Leif Segerstam


Conductor: Leif Segerstam

: Night Waves

Will this century prove to be the African century? Throughout this week Night
Waves hears from cultural figures across the continent about the development and change in different areas of African life. And Isobel Hilton reports on Modern
Greeks in Glasgow, as three of Scotland's leading writers present new versions of plays by Sophocles and Euripides.


Unknown: Isobel Hilton

: Late Junction

With Verity Sharp. L Shankar plays his specially designed ten-string double violin in Ragam-Tanam-Pallavi with Zakir Hussain (tabla) and Umayalpuram K Sivaraman (mridangam). Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Verity Sharp.
Unknown: Zakir Hussain
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton talks to guitarist Pat Metheny about his new acoustic jazz album Trio 99-00 ontheeveofhisUKtourwith bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Bill Stewart. And Dave Gelly presents this month'sjazz news. Producer Terry Carter


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Guitarist: Pat Metheny
Bassist: Larry Grenadier
Unknown: Bill Stewart.
Unknown: Dave Gelly
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe. 12.05am Van Hoof
Overture: Willem deZwijger 12.10 Lassus Motet: Aurora Lucis Rutilat 12.15 Doppler Souvenir de Prague 12.30 Mozart Symphony No 38 in D (Prague) 1.00 Rachmaninov Preludes and Morceaux de Fantaisie
(excerpts) Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No
12 in C sharp minorl.50 Albrecht Quintet
2.00 Copland Ballet Suite: Billy the Kid
2.40 Glick Divertimento for strings
3.00-5.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree 3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Tales from Europe 4.30 Hopscotch 4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.00 Schumann Konzertstuck in F, Op 86 5.20
Dobrzynski Monbar 5.35 Strauss Suite: Der Rosenkavalier


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Aurora Lucis Rutilat
Unknown: Glick Divertimento
Unknown: Schumann Konzertstuck
Unknown: Dobrzynski Monbar

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