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: On Air

Andrew McGregor presents the first music of the day, with news, weather and travel.


Unknown: Andrew McGregor

: Composers of the Week

Festival Coronation March
SNO/Neeme Jarvi
Suite No 2 in C, Op 53 Philharmonia/
Michael Tilson Thomas
Elegy in G
RPO/Vladimir Ashkenazy Cherubic Hymn
Moscow Chamber Choir/ Yuri Oukhov. Records


Unknown: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: Yuri Oukhov.

: Morning Sequence

Joplin, arr Perlman The Rag-time Dance
Itzhak Perlman (violin) Andre Previn (piano)
10.05 Prokofiev
Incidental music: Eugene Onegin (excerpt)
Maly Moscow Symphonic Orchestra/Vladimir Ponkin
10.16 Joplin, arr Perlman Elite Syncopations
Itzhak Perlman (violin) Andre Previn (piano)
10.20 Mozart Cosa mi narri? ... Che soave zeffiretto (Nozze di Figaro) Kiri Te Kanawa and Lucia Popp (sopranos)
London PO/Georg Solti
10.26 Janacek String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters)
Lindsay Quartet
10.53 Menotti La Lettera
(Canti della lontananza) Karen Armstrong (sop)
Homero Francesch (piano)
10.58 Joplin, arr Perlman Pineapple Rag
Itzhak Perlman (violin) Andre Previn (piano)
Tchaikovsky Tatyana 's Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin )
Mirella Freni (soprano) Dresden Staatskapelle/ James Levine


Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Andre Previn
Music: Eugene Onegin
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Andre Previn
Unknown: Kiri Te Kanawa
Sopranos: Lucia Popp
Unknown: Menotti La Lettera
Unknown: Karen Armstrong
Piano: Homero Francesch
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Andre Previn
Piano: Tchaikovsky Tatyana
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: James Levine

: BBC Welsh SO

conductor Alexander Rahbari Howard Shelley (piano)
Mozart Divertimento in D
(K136); Piano Concerto No 24 in minor (K491) Rimsky-Korsakov Slieherazade


Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Piano: Howard Shelley

: News

: Tippett Plus

The third of four programmes including the first four string quartets by Tippett.
Lindsay Quartet
Beethoven Quartet in C minor. Op 18 No 4
Tippett Quartet No 3 Haydn Quartet in F minor, Op 20 No 5

: Kindred Spirits

Piano music by Les Six, introduced and played by Penelope Thwaites.
Tailleferre Pastorale
Honegger Prelude, Arioso and Fughette on BACH
Durey Song without words Auric Foxtrot: Adieu,
New York; Moulin rouge Milhaud Sorocaba ; Leme (Saudades do Brazil)
Poulenc Hymne ; Toccata (Three Pieces, 1928)


Played By: Penelope Thwaites.
Unknown: Milhaud Sorocaba
Unknown: Poulenc Hymne

: Late Baroque Violin Sonatas

The seventh of nine programmes.
Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin) Richard Tunnicliffe (cello) Paul Nicholson
Corelli Sonata in F, Op 5 No 10
Locatelli Sonata da camera in G, Op 6 No 10


Violin: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Cello: Richard Tunnicliffe
Harpsichord: Paul Nicholson
Unknown: Corelli Sonata

: Shostakovich

Svmphonv No 15 BBC Scottish SO/
Fedor Glushchenko


Unknown: Fedor Glushchenko

: Bright as Fire

In the sixth of eight programmes, composer and pianist Mike Westbrook tells Geoffrey Smith about the formation of his trio with Kate Westbrook and Chris Biscoe in 1982. Two years later, he wrote On
Duke's Birthday, dedicated to the memory of Duke Ellington.
Producer Derek Drescher


Pianist: Mike Westbrook
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Kate Westbrook
Unknown: Chris Biscoe
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
Including a conversation with Julian Fifer and Maureen Gallagher of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Unknown: Julian Fifer
Unknown: Maureen Gallagher
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Proms 1992

live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Boris Godunov
Opera in seven scenes by Musorgsky. Sung in English. (bass)(bass)(bass) (mezzo) (mezzo) (tenor) (bass) (bass) (bass) (tenor)(tenor) (sop)
Chorus of Opera North English Northern Philharmonia conductor Paul Daniel
Scenes 1 to 5
9.15 Which Boris?
Stephen Walsh picks his way through the different recorded versions of Musorgky's great chronicle opera.
9.35 Scenes 6 and 7 Opera North production staged for the Proms by Jonathan Alver.


Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Unknown: Stephen Walsh
Unknown: Jonathan Alver.
Boris: John T Omlinson
Shchelkalov: Stephen Gadd
Pimen: Matthew Best
Fyodor: Anne Taylor-Morley
Hostess of the Inn: Ann Howard
Grigory: Paul Charles Clarke
Varlaam: Brian Bannatyne-Scott
Nikitich: Graeme Broadbent
Policeman: Graeme Broadbent
Simpleton: Mark Curtis
Shuisky: Jeffrey Lawton
Xenia: Melanie Armitstead

: Young Americans

2: The Old Verities
In the second part of his literary journey across
America, novelist Timothy O'Grady travels to New Orleans to meet southern writer Nancy Lemann , once a protegee of Walter Percy 's, now a comedian of manners and a besieged upholder of "the old verities".


Unknown: Timothy O'Grady
Unknown: Nancy Lemann
Unknown: Walter Percy

: Utrecht Early Music Festival

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra director Ton Koopman
Mozart Symphony No 15 in G (K124): Symphony No 35 in D (K 385) (Haffner)

: News

: Composers of the Week

Milhaud Saudades do
Brasil.- Nos 7, 9, 8 and 11 Sonata for piano, oboe, flute and clarinet L'Automne
Le Boeuf sur le Toit


Unknown: Milhaud Saudades

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