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3 September 2004

Friday 3 September 2004 17:30-19:00 (Radio 3)

Sean Rafferty talks to Pierre Boulez who is in London to conduct the Ensemble Intercontemporain at the Proms tonight, and mezzo soprano Violeta Urmana will be talking about her forthcoming role in two concert performances of Ponchielli's La Gioconda at the Royal Opera House this month.

Plus, don't miss the chance to enter our last Proms competition. We have two pairs of tickets to give away for the Last Night of the Proms, including travel and accomodation. Details below:


1 hour 30 minutes


Drivetime Competition


2 Pairs of tickets for Prom 74, the Last Night, on Saturday 11th September + travel and accommodation from anywhere in the UK and each of the two winners will receive a Roberts digital radio.

Last Night of the Proms (Prom 74)
Sir Thomas Allen [baritone]
David Pyatt [horn]
Simon Preston [organ]

BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leonard Slatkin

Leonard Slatkin will give his last concert as Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Last Night of the Proms but he also currently holds a position as Music Director with another orchestra, which one?

You can give your answer -

by phone: the Radio 3 audience line 08700 100 300

or e-mail: in.tune@bbc.co.uk (please leave a contact number)

or text: type your name and your answer into a text message and send it to 83111.

Competition CLOSES next Wednesday September 8th during In Tune

Sonata « CuCu Â»
Andrew Manze (violin)
Nigel North (theorbo)
John Toll (keboards)
Harmonia Mundi HMU 907143
T 4
Moment 2 start (Sur Incises)
Soloists of the Ensemble Intercontemporain
Conducted by Pierre Boulez
DG 463 475-2
T 2
Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920 version)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Pierre Boulez
DG 457 616-2
T 1
Tomas Luis de Victoria
Ave Maria
Choir of Westminster Cathedral
Robert Quinney (organ continuo)
Martin Baker
Hyperion CDA 67479
T 8
Scherzo, Op. 4
Krystian Zimerman (piano)
DG 423 401-2
CD 1 T 9
Vaughan Williams
The Lark Ascending
Sarah Chang (violin)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Haitink
EMI CDC 555487 2
T 6

Von der Schonheit (Das Lied von der Erde)
Violeta Urmana (mezzo-soprano)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Pierre Boulez
DG 469 526-2
T 4
Suicidio! (La Gioconda)
Violeta Urmana (mezzo-soprano): La Gioconda
Munich Radio Orchestra
Marcello Viotti
EMI 557 451 2
CD 3 T
Stride la vampa (Act 1, Sc 2, Il Trovatore)
Violeta Urmana (mezzo-soprano) : Azucena
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Milan
Riccardo Muti
Sony Classical S2K 89533/A
T 13
Waltzes Op 39
Leon Fleisher (piano)
Sony MH2K 63225
Tracks 17-20



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