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: Weather

: On Air

Andrew McGregor with music, news and weather.


Unknown: Andrew McGregor

: Composers of the Week

The Mendelssohns -
Fanny and Felix 2: European Travels Felix Mendelssohn
Trumpet Overture
LSO/Claudio Abbado
Fanny Mendelssohn Sonata in C minor
Liana Serbescu (piano) Nachtreigen Heidelberg Madrigal
Choir/Gerald Kegelmann Felix Mendelssohn
Ihr wollt uns hier mil List verwirren (Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde)
Hanna Schwarz (alto)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Benno Kusche (bass) Munich Radio
Orchestra/Heinz Wallberg Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Hanover Band/
Roy Goodman. Records


Piano: Liana Serbescu
Unknown: Felix Mendelssohn
Unknown: Hanna Schwarz
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Bass: Benno Kusche
Unknown: Roy Goodman.

: Favourite Things

Bach Brandenburg
Concerto No 5 in D (BWV 1050)
William Bennett (flute)
Stephanie Gonley (violin) English CO/Philip Ledger (harpsichord)
10.22 Debussy Syrinx David Heath (flute)
10.26 Milhaud La Creation du Monde
John Harle (saxophone) London Sinfonietta/ Simon Rattle
10.43 Heath Recall
The Composer (flute)
10.48 Honegger Danse de la chèvre
David Heath (flute)
10.52 Honegger Prelude,
Arioso and Fugue on BACH Bournemouth
Sinfonietta/Tamas Vasary
11.02 Bach Sonata in A minor (BWV 1013) David Heath (flute)
11.15 Rodgers My Favourite Things
John Coltrane (saxophone) and trio
Heath Coltrane for alto flute The Composer (flute)
11.36 Michael Nyman Where the Bee Dances
John Harle (saxophone) Bournemouth
Sinfonietta/Ivor Bolton


Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Flute: William Bennett
Violin: Stephanie Gonley
Flute: David Heath
Unknown: John Harle
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Flute: Honegger Danse
Flute: David Heath
Unknown: Bach Sonata
Flute: David Heath
Unknown: John Coltrane
Unknown: Heath Coltrane
Flute: Michael Nyman
Unknown: John Harle

: News

: The Company of Heaven

A performance celebrating the 55th anniversary of Britten's radio cantata, commissioned by the BBC to mark the Feast of St
Michael and All Angels and first broadcast on Michaelmas Day 1937. Helen Miles (soprano) Vernon Kirk (tenor) Samantha Bond and Robert Hardy (narrators) BBC Singers
BBC Concert Orchestra conductor Simon Joly


Soprano: Helen Miles
Tenor: Vernon Kirk
Tenor: Samantha Bond
Narrators: Robert Hardy
Conductor: Simon Joly

: Endymion Ensemble

Brahms Trio in E flat for horn, violin and piano. Op 40
Janacek Concertino for piano and six instruments Fibich Quintet in D, Op 42
Martinu La Revue de cuisine

: BBC Scottish SO

conductor En
Shao Franck Symphonic poem: Les Eolides John Hawkins Sea


Unknown: Shao Franck Symphonic
Unknown: John Hawkins

: Pop Goes the Jazz Star

Four programmes in which Mel Hill investigates jazz artists who dared to dabble in pop music. Did they sell out? Or make superior pop?
1: Louis Armstrong Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mel Hill
Producer: Philip Tagney

: In Tune

with Natalie Wheen.
Music, news, interviews and a look at what's on in the arts world.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Espana

live from the Queen
Elizabeth Hall , London, the first of two BBC concerts presenting a panorama of Spanish music, ancient and modem, to mark the Columbus anniversary.
Anon Cantigas de Santa Maria
The Dufay Collective
8.20 Profit or Loss?
Rodrigo de Zayas reflects on the transition from the cultural diversity and pluralism of late 13thcentury Spain at the time of Alfonso X to the monolithic autocracy of the reign of the Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella two centuries later.
Hidalgo Alegrias (first UK perfonnance) Gerhard Leo
Andrew West (piano) Matrix Ensemble/ Robert Ziegler
9.20 How a City Sings
Ian Gibson serarches out the voice of Granada, the city which inspired Spain's most celebrated poet and playwright, Federico Garcia Lorca.
9.40 Falla
El Retablo de Maese Pedro
El Trujanan SAM PAY (treble)
Maese Pedro
..............,ADRIAN THOMPSON (tenor)
Don Quixote
.......................MATTHEW BEST (bass) Maggie Cole (h'chord) Matrix Ensemble/ Robert Ziegler


Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: Rodrigo de Zayas
Unknown: Hidalgo Alegrias
Unknown: Gerhard Leo
Piano: Andrew West
Unknown: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Ian Gibson
Unknown: Federico Garcia Lorca.
Unknown: Maese Pedro
Tenor: Adrian Thompson
Tenor: Don Quixote
Unknown: Robert Ziegler

: Wesley, Father and Son

S Wesley
Symphony No 4 in D
Milton Keynes CO/Hilary Davan Wetton
S S Wesley Blessed be the God and Father
Andrew Lucas (organ) Choir of St Paul's
Cathedral/John Scott Records


Unknown: Milton Keynes

: Night Waves

with Humphrey Carpenter. Including an interview with Adam Mars Jones on writing fiction about Aids, news from Glasgow on the first night of Scottish
Opera's Il Trovatore , and live music from harpsichordist
Jane Chapman , jazz musician Django Bates and percussionist Martin French. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter.
Unknown: Adam Mars Jones
Unknown: Il Trovatore
Harpsichordist: Jane Chapman
Musician: Django Bates
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: South American Discoveries

The third of four programmes of colourful orchestral music from
South America, introduced by Odaline de la Martinez. BBC Welsh Symphony
Orchestra/Manuel Prestamo Alicia Terzian
Canto a mi misma (first UK perfonnance) Leo Brouwer
Concierto Elegiaco
Carlos Bonnell (guitar) Moncayo Huapango


Introduced By: Odaline de la Martinez.
Unknown: Prestamo Alicia Terzian
Unknown: Leo Brouwer
Unknown: Concierto Elegiaco
Guitar: Carlos Bonnell
Guitar: Moncayo Huapango

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland. As broadcast this morning on R5

: Night School Extra

English Study Texts:
The Friends, by Rosa Guy (1)


Unknown: Rosa Guy

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