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: The Beethoven Experience

7.00 10.00 With Penny Gore. Including:
Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Wo047No 2 (Kurfiirsten) Emil Gilels
Six German Dances, Wo042
David Garrett (violin), Bruno Canino (piano) Romance in F Op 50 Gil Shaham (violin),
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Two Arias from Ignaz Umlaut 's Singspiel Die SchoneSchusterin, Wo091
Anneliese Rothenberger (soprano), Nicolai Gedda (tenor), Munich Convivium Musicum, conductor Erich Keller
Rondo in G, Wo041
Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Wilhelm Kempff (piano) String Trio in D, Op 9 No 2
Itzhak Perlman (violin), Pinchas Zukerman (viola), Lynn Harrell (cello)
Piano Concerto in E flat, Wo04
Eva Ander , Berlin Chamber Orchestra, conductor Peter Gulke
Sextet in E flat, Op 71
Charles Neidich (clarinet), Mozzafiato


Unknown: Emil Gilels
Violin: David Garrett
Violin: Bruno Canino
Violin: Gil Shaham
Unknown: Ignaz Umlaut
Soprano: Anneliese Rothenberger
Soprano: Nicolai Gedda
Conductor: Erich Keller
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Violin: Wilhelm Kempff
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Violin: Pinchas Zukerman
Viola: Lynn Harrell
Unknown: Eva Ander
Conductor: Peter Gulke
Clarinet: Charles Neidich

: With Rob Cowan. Including:

Beethoven Violin Sonata in E flat, Op 12 No 3 Adolf Busch , Rudolf Serkin (piano) No, Non Turbarti, WoO92a Hanne-Lore Kuhse (soprano), Berlin Staatskapelle, conductor Arthur Apelt
Triple Concerto in C, Op 56
Jaime Laredo (violin), Leslie Parnas (cello), Rudolf Serkin (piano), Marlboro Festival
Orchestra, conductor Alexander Schneider String Quartet in F, Op 59 No I (Razumovsky) The Lindsays
Introduced by violinist Peter Cropper , leader of the Lindsays.
Grosse Fuge in B flat, Op 133
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler
Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les Adieux) Rudolf Serkin


Unknown: Adolf Busch
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Violin: Leslie Parnas
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Conductor: Alexander Schneider
Violinist: Peter Cropper
Unknown: Grosse Fuge
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Unknown: Rudolf Serkin

: With Sarah Walker. Including:

Beethoven Preludes through All 12 Major Keys, Op 39 Simon Preston (organ) Variations in C minor, Woo80
Performed and introduced by Mitsuko Uchida. Violin Sonata in A, Op 47 (Kreutzer)
Itzhak Perlman , Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Variations on Tandeln und Scherzen from
Sussmayr's Soliman der Zweite, WoO76 Gianluca Cascioli (piano) Six Minuets, Wo09
Karl Suske and Klaus Peters (violins), Matthias Pfaender (cello)
Ten Variations on La Stessa , la Stessissima from Salieri's Opera Falstaff, Wo073 Gianluca Cascioli (piano)
Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No I (Ghost)
Henryk Szeryng (violin), Pierre Fournier (cello), Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
12 German Dances, WoO8
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
14 Variations in E flat, Op 44
Itzhak Perlman (violin), Lynn Harrell (cello), Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Six Variations in F on an Original Theme, Op 34 Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
Ballet music: The Creatures of Prometheus Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt


Unknown: Simon Preston
Introduced By: Mitsuko Uchida.
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Gianluca Cascioli
Unknown: Karl Suske
Violins: Klaus Peters
Cello: Matthias Pfaender
Unknown: La Stessa
Piano: Gianluca Cascioli
Violin: Henryk Szeryng
Violin: Pierre Fournier
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Violin: Lynn Harrell
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: With Sean Rafferty.

Including the first recording of a movement for string guartet, discovered only last year.
Beethoven String Quartet in G, Op 18 No 2; Movement in B minor;
String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 Endellion Quartet
Folk Song Arrangements Sarah Walker (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano) Piano Sonata in F Op 10 No 2; Piano Sonata in Fsharp, Op 78 Nikolai Demidenko


Soprano: Sarah Walker
Soprano: Malcolm Martineau
Unknown: Nikolai Demidenko

: Fidelio

Beethoven's only opera, in which Leonore disguises herself as a boy, Fidelio, to rescue her husband, the political prisoner Florestan. A performance given at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, on Tuesday, presented by Petroc Trelawny .
Scottish Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Armstrong


Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Conductor: Richard Armstrong
Leonore Elizabeth: Byrne (soprano)
Florestan: Ian Storey (tenor)
Marzelline: Sarah Redqwick (soprano)
Rocco: Ulrich Diinnebach (bass)
Jaquino: Colin Judson (tenor)
DonPizarro: Peter Sidhom (baritone)
Don Fernando: Michael George (bass)

: Between the Ears: Beethoven's Fifth

Another chance to hear a multi-award-winning programme from 1996, featuring a specially mixed performance of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, reflecting its continuing impact on the aural landscape almost 200 years after it was composed. Including piano duo Dai-chi and Valentin, the training orchestra of the Central Music School, Oxford, Peter Schickele , the Vienna PO (conducted by Carlos Kleiber ), Walter Murphy , the Orchestra of the 18th Century
(conducted by Frans Bruggen ), Les Ouatre Barbus , the BBC SSO, Roaring Jelly, singing dogs and Leonard Bernstein. Presented by Mark Russell.


Unknown: Peter Schickele
Conducted By: Carlos Kleiber
Conducted By: Walter Murphy
Conducted By: Frans Bruggen
Conducted By: Les Ouatre Barbus
Conducted By: Leonard Bernstein.
Presented By: Mark Russell.

: With Verity Sharp.

Beethoven Sonata in D, Op 6
Louis Lortie and Helene Mercier (piano duet) String Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4
Amadeus Quartet; introduced by Peter Cropper. Piano Sonata in B flat, Op 106 (Hammerklavier) Performed and introduced by Alfred Brendel.


Unknown: Louis Lortie
Piano: Helene Mercier
Introduced By: Peter Cropper.
Introduced By: Alfred Brendel.

: With Susan Sharpe.

Music includes:
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica) Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, conductor David Zinman ; introduced by Roger Norrington. Violin Sonata in G, Op 30 No 3
Itzhak Perlman , Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Incidental music: Konig Stefan , Op 117 Ulrike Jackwerth (speaking role), Dietrich Fischer -
Dieskau (baritone) Santa Cecilia Academy Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung Gratulations Minuet in E flat, Wo03
Berlin PO, conductor Herbert von Karajan Christus am Oelberge, Op 85
Erna Spoorenberg (soprano), Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Hermann Schey (bass), Netherlands Radio Choir and PO, conductor Henk Spruit Two Pieces, Op 44 Erhard Fietz (mandolin), Amadeus Webersinke (piano)
Piano Sonata in D, Op 28 (Pastoral) Mieczyslaw Horszowski
String Quintet in C minor, Op 104 Philippe Honore and Maya Iwabuchi (violins), Rachel Roberts and Clive Howard (violas), Sally Pendlebury (cello)
String Quartet in B flat, Op 130 (version with Grosse Fuge in B flat, Op 133, as finale) Juilliard Quartet Symphony No 8 in FColumbia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bruno Walter
Full broadcast details are given on www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/beethoven


Conductor: David Zinman
Introduced By: Roger Norrington.
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Music: Konig Stefan
Unknown: Ulrike Jackwerth
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Conductor: Gratulations Minuet
Soprano: Erna Spoorenberg
Soprano: Fritz Wunderlich
Tenor: Hermann Schey
Conductor: Henk Spruit
Unknown: Mieczyslaw Horszowski
Unknown: Philippe Honore
Violins: Maya Iwabuchi
Violins: Rachel Roberts
Violas: Clive Howard
Violas: Sally Pendlebury
Unknown: Grosse Fuge
Conductor: Bruno Walter

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