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: Morning on 3

With Penny Gore.
6.25 Ravel Don Quichotte a Dulcinée Stephen Roberts (baritone), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
6.35 Rachmaninov Suite No 2, Op 17 Martha Argerich and Alexandre Rabinovitch (pianos)
7.10 Myslivecek Octet No 3 in B flat Sabine MeyerWind Ensemble
7.35 Grieg Holberg Suite
Berlin PO, conductor Herbert von Karajan
8.00 Rimsky-Korsakov, arr Lindberg
Trombone Concerto Christian Lindberg ,
Tapiola Sinfonietta, conductorOsmo Vanska
8.40 Handel Suite in D; Suite in G (Water Music) The King's Consort, conductor Robert King


Baritone: Stephen Roberts
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Pianos: Alexandre Rabinovitch
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Christian Lindberg
Unknown: Handel Suite
Conductor: Robert King

: Composer of the Week: Shostakovich

The compositions of Shostakovich's last years are among his most profound and undermine the suggestion that
Shostakovich was a composerwho wrote facile music under pressure from propagandist politicians. Today Donald Macleod explores the last years of the composer's life and condsiders some of these powerful musical statements. Symphony No 15 (1st mvt)
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Maxim Shostakovich
String Quartet No 12, Op 133 (1st mvt) Fitzwilliam Quartet
Viola Sonata, Op 14 7 Feyedor Druzhinin, Mikhail Muntian (piano)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Maxim Shostakovich
Piano: Mikhail Muntian

: Work in Progress

Quentin Blake , the Children's Laureate, tells how his latest designs for story-book characters are taki ng shape.


Unknown: Quentin Blake

: Masterworks

With Jonathan Swain.
Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins, BWV1060 Rachel Podger , Academy of Ancient Music, director Andrew Manze (violin)
10.18 Mendelssohn Kinderstiicke , Op 72 Daniel Barenboim (piano)
10.28 Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras
No 8 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos
10.55 Franck Psyche
Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Eduard van Beinum
11.17 Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras
No 9 French National Radio Orchestra, conducted bythe Composer


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Rachel Podger
Violin: Andrew Manze
Violin: Mendelssohn Kinderstiicke
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Conductor: Eduard van Beinum

: Morning Performance

West Cork Chamber Music Festival
Sean Rafferty introduces the last of this week's programmes of music from last month's festival and talks to
Richard Watkins , Joanna MacGregor and the director of the Irish Arts Council, Patricia Quinn. JC Bach Quintet in D, Op 22 No 1 Limoges Baroque Ensemble
Ades Sonata da Caccia, Op 11 Christian Moreaux (oboe), Richard Watkins (horn),
David Adams (harpsichord)
Dvorak String Sextet in A, Op 48
Panocha Quartet, Simon Aspell (viola), Christopher Marwood (cello)
Judith Shatln 1492 Joanna MacGregor
(piano), Hans-Kristian Sorensen (percussion)


Introduces: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Richard Watkins
Unknown: Joanna MacGregor
Unknown: Patricia Quinn.
Horn: Richard Watkins
Harpsichord: David Adams
Viola: Simon Aspell
Cello: Christopher Marwood
Cello: Judith Shatln
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Piano: Hans-Kristian Sorensen

: Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

A recital given in January at Belfast's
Elmwood Hall by Angela Hewitt (piano). Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV903; Preludes and Fugues Nos 9-12 (The Well-Tempered Clavier,
Book 2); Concerto in Fin the Italian Style, BWV9 71 (R)


Piano: Angela Hewitt

: BBC Proms 2000

Another chance to hear Monday's Prom. Kim Criswell , Lori Ann Fuller and Orla Boylan (sopranos), Daniel Norman (tenor), Graham Bickley and Mark Richardson (basses), the Geoffrey Mitchell Choir,
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
Gershwin An American in Paris
Sondheim Songs from the Shows - a 70th Birthday Tribute
Weill, arr Lys Symonette/Kim Kowalke Suite: Street Scenes (R)


Unknown: Kim Criswell
Unknown: Lori Ann Fuller
Sopranos: Orla Boylan
Sopranos: Daniel Norman
Tenor: Graham Bickley
Tenor: Mark Richardson
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

: Jazz Legends

In the second of four programmes inviting British musicians to explore the BBC jazz archives Alyn Shipton talks to innovative vocalist Cleveland Watkiss, whose selections include recordings of Betty Carter , Norma Winstone , Art Blakey and Duke Ellington. Producer Felix Carey


Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Betty Carter
Unknown: Norma Winstone
Unknown: Art Blakey
Producer: Felix Carey

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty. Music includes at 5.00 Poulenc's Capriccio for two pianos (Le Bal Masquer played by Pascal Roge and Jean-Philippe Collard ; at 6.00 Vivaldi's
Concerto in B flat, RV362 (La Caccia), played by II Giardino Armonico under Giovanni Antonini ; and at 6.40 Saint-
Saens's Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor performed by Steven Isserlis with the LSO under Michael Tilson Thomas.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Played By: Pascal Roge
Unknown: Jean-Philippe Collard
Played By: Ii Giardino Armonico
Unknown: Giovanni Antonini
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Michael Tilson Thomas.

: BBC Proms 2000

From the Royal Albert Hall , London. This week's Russian theme continues with Tchaikovsky's final symphony, one of the most concentrated expressions of despair in the orchestral repertoire. Its passion is matched by Sibelius's Nordic drama, and there is a Proms anniversary celebration of the 75th birthday of maverick composer Luciano Berio with the UK premiere of his new trombone concerto.
Christian Lindberg (trombone),
BBCSO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste Sibelius En Saga
Berlo SOLO (first UK performance)
8.20 Twenty Minutes: The South
Nine talks in which writers immerse themselves in the idea of the south.
5: Writer and curator Amanda Hopkinson explores the vitality and historical significance of photography in Latin American culture and reflects on the debate currently raging in the British press over whether or not Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado is exploiting the southern hemisphere.
8.40 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique)
Repeated Thursday 17 August 2pm


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Luciano Berio
Unknown: Christian Lindberg
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Unknown: Amanda Hopkinson
Unknown: Sebastiao Salgado

: Secret Music

Music from the Court of Ferrara written for private performance known as musica secreta.

: Hear and Now

Verity Sharp takes a second look at Hoxton New Music Days 2000. The Composers Ensemble plays new works by Alison Kay and Richard Baker , and soprano Sarah Leonard talks about the challenge of performing Kurtag's SK Remembrance
Noise. And Oscar Bettison re-creates the spirit of Italian futurist Luigi Russolo in his After Russolo, scored for glass bottles, ocarinas and flowerpots. Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Alison Kay
Unknown: Richard Baker
Soprano: Sarah Leonard
Unknown: Oscar Bettison
Unknown: Luigi Russolo
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Through the Night

With Jill Anderson.
Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro
12.10 Durufle Quatre Motets surdes Thèmes Grégoriens, Op 10
12.25 Schubert Incidental Music:
Rosamunde 1.00 A complete performance of Paisiello's four-act opera // Barbiere di Siviglia 2.55 Wilms Sonata in C, Op 31
3.20 Mozart Symphony No 38 in D
(Prague) 3.55 Schubert 11 Landler, D366
4.10 Villa-Lobos Preludes Nos 1-3
4.20 Federico Chueca ElAno Pasado por Agua (excerpts) 4.35 Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia 4.50 Henry Eccles Sonata for double bass, continuo and strings
5.00 Hans Gal Serenade for Strings, Op 46
5.15 Corelli Sonata in D minor, Op 5 No 12 (La Folia) 5.35Geminlani Concerto Grosso No 12 in D minor (Follia)
5.45 Barber Adagio for Strings


Unknown: Jill Anderson.
Unknown: Federico Chueca
Unknown: Henry Eccles
Unknown: Hans Gal Serenade
Unknown: Corelli Sonata

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