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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
Glinka Divertimento Brillante on Themes from Bellini's "LaSonnambula"
Russian NSO Soloists Ensemble
6.45 Vaughan Williams Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus" Skaila Kanga (harp), LPO, conductor Bryden Thompson
7.00 Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro LPO, conductor Georg Solti
7.40 Vivaldi Concerto in RV97
The King's Consort, conductor Robert King
8.00 Beethoven Sextet in E flat, Op 81b Hermann Baumann and Vladimir Dshambasov (horns), Gewandhaus Quartet Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 1
Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Harp: Skaila Kanga
Conductor: Bryden Thompson
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Robert King
Unknown: Hermann Baumann
Horns: Vladimir Dshambasov

: Composer of the Week:Dmitri Shostakovich

(1906-75). Donald Macleod introduces the first of this week's five programmes in which he explores the life and works of Dmitri Shostakovich.
Symphony No 1 (1st mvfJLPO/Haitink
Two Pieces for string octet, Opll Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (excerpt) Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano),
LPO, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich Cello Sonata, Op 40 Steven Isserlis , Olli Mustonen (piano) Producer Lyndon Jones


Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Dmitri Shostakovich.
Soprano: Galina Vishnevskaya
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Work in Progress

Quentin Blake , the illustrator and Children's Laureate, describes how the characters for a new story book are taking shape. Producer Frances Byrne


Unknown: Quentin Blake
Producer: Frances Byrne

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain. This week featuring the Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras and recordings by Eduard van Beinum.
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
(Fingal's Cave) Vienna PO, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
10.16 Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Eduard van Beinum
10.34 Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras
No 1 French National Radio Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
10.55 Britten Psalm 150 Boys of Downside School, Purley, conducted by the Composer
11.02 Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No 2 Paris Orchestra, conductor Paul Capolongo Producer TonyCheevers


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Eduard van Beinum.
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum
Conductor: Paul Capolongo

: Morning Performance

West Cork Chamber Music Festival
In the first of this week's five programmes from last month's festival, Sean Rafferty meets the festival's honorary president Joanna MacGregor , its director Francis Humphrys , and composer Amy Rubin.
Bach Prelude and Fugue in F sharp minor,
BWV859 (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) Joanna MacGregor (pjano)
Mozart String Quartet in G, K387 Vanbrugh Quartet
Amy Rubin Hallelujah Games Joanna MacGregor (piano),
Hans-Kristian Sorensen (percussion)
Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364 (anonymous arrangement c 1807) Viviane Hagner and Keith Pascoe (violins), Tatjane Masurenko and Simon Aspell
(violas), Quirine Vierson and Christopher Marwood (cellos) Producer David Byers


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Joanna MacGregor
Director: Francis Humphrys
Unknown: Amy Rubin.
Unknown: Joanna MacGregor
Unknown: Amy Rubin
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Piano: Hans-Kristian Sorensen
Unknown: Viviane Hagner
Violins: Keith Pascoe
Violins: Tatjane Masurenko
Violins: Simon Aspell
Violas: Quirine Vierson
Violas: Christopher Marwood
Producer: David Byers

: BBC Proms Chamber Music 2000

From the Victoria and Albert Museum ,
London. Stephanie Hughes presents the fourth of this year's series of eight Proms ;hamber concerts.
I Fagiolini, director Robert Hollingworth. Janequin Cris de Paris Croce Triaca Musicale
Berio Cries of London


Unknown: Albert Museum
Director: Robert Hollingworth.

: BBC Proms 2000

Another chance to hearWednesday's Prom. Martin Neary (organ), Susannah Glanville
(soprano), Robert Brubaker (tenor),
Joshua Bell (violin), Steven Isserlis (cello), New London Chamber Choir (women's voices), BBC Singers (women's voices), Ian Dearden (sound designer),
BBCSO, conductor Jac van Steen
Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV546 Jonathan Harvey Mothers Shall Not Cry
Brahms Concerto in A minorforviolin and cello
Bach, orch Schoenberg Prelude and FugueinEflat. BWV552 (St Anne) (R)


Unknown: Martin Neary
Soprano: Susannah Glanville
Soprano: Robert Brubaker
Violin: Joshua Bell
Violin: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Ian Dearden
Conductor: Jac van Steen
Conductor: Bach Prelude
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey

: Opera in Action

Burning Desires. Lynne Walker discusses favourite operatic moments with a series of guests. 2: Elaine Padmore. Covent
Garden'sdirector of opera selects excerpts from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde and Delius's The Magic Fountain. Producer Michael Surcombe


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Producer: Michael Surcombe

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes at
5.30 Godard's Suite de Trois Morceaux played by Susan Milan (flute) with the City of London Sinfonia under Richard Hickox : at 6.00 Playford's The Indian Queen and Of Noble Race Was Shankin played by the Dufay Collective; and at 6.35 Bridge's The Sea played by the Ulster Orchestra under Vernon Handley. Producer Jeremy Evans


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Played By: Susan Milan
Unknown: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Vernon Handley.
Producer: Jeremy Evans

: BBC Proms 2000

Live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Tonight's concert celebrates the centenary of Kurt Weill , who reinvented opera in America, and the 70th birthday of Stephen Sondheim , who rejuvenated the musical. The mood is set by the music of George Gershwin , who transports Broadway to the Champs Elysees.Kim Criswell
(vocalist), Lori Ann Fuller and Orla Boylan
(sopranos), Daniel Norman (tenor), Graham Bickley (baritone) and Mark Richardson (bass), the Geoffrey Mitchell Choir,
BBC Concert Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth Gershwin An American in Paris
Sondheim Songs from the Shows - a 70th Birthday Tribute: Everybody Says Don't, Not Getting Married Today, Lesson No 8, Move On, Not a Day Goes By and More.
8.20 Twenty Minutes
The third in a series of commissioned short stories on the theme of food and wine is by Leslie Forbes.
8.40 Weill, arr Lys Symonette/Kim
Kowalke Suite: Street Scenes (first UK performance)
Repeated Friday 2pm
Brian Kay 's Prom of the Week: page 45


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: George Gershwin
Unknown: Kim Criswell
Unknown: Lori Ann Fuller
Sopranos: Orla Boylan
Sopranos: Daniel Norman
Tenor: Graham Bickley
Tenor: Mark Richardson
Unknown: Wordsworth Gershwin
Unknown: Leslie Forbes.
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Proust's Way

A real and imaginary walk around some of the places which inspired the fictional settings of Marcel Proust 's A la Recherche du Temps Perdu. (R)


Unknown: Marcel Proust

: Late Junction

Verity Sharp presents versions of Fina
Estampa from Peru and Brazil, plus music from Weather by Michael Gordon played by Ensemble Resonanz. Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Michael Gordon
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson. CFE Homeman Overture:
Aladdin 12.15 Grieg Ase 's Death (Peer
Gynt: Suite No 1) 12.25Tauno Pylkkanen Ultima Thule, Op 46
12.35 Mahler Kindertotenlieder
1.00 Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 76 No 4 (Sunrise) Beethoven String Quartet in B flat, Op 18 No 6 Shostakovich String Quartet No 8, Op 110 2.10 Weber Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat 2.35 Busoni Sechs
Kurze Stucke zurPflege des Polyphonen
Spiels 2.55 Bach Partita in E, BWV1006a
3.10 Handel CaraSposaAmanteCara(Rinaldo)
3.20 Kraus Symphonie Funebre in C minor
3.50 Paganini Sonata Concertata in A 4.20 Albeniz Mallorca, Op 202 4.35Balakirev
Islamey 4.50 Satie, arr Milhaud Jack-in-the-Box 5.05 Haydn Symphony No 49 in F minor (La Passione) 5.20 Gassmann Stabat Mater
5.40 Handel, arr Halvorsen Passacaglia in G minor 5.50 Kurpinski Two Huts


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: Grieg Ase

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