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: On Air

with Andrew Lyle.


Unknown: Andrew Lyle.

: Composers of the Week

The Mendelssohns -
Fanny and Felix 3: Italy-
Fanny Mendelssohn
Italien Brigitte Lafon (mezzo)
Francoise Tillard (piano) Lieder für das Pianoforte, Op 6Nos 3 and Liana Serbescu (piano)
Felix Mendelssohn Verleih tins Freiden gnadiglich La Chapelle Royale Collegium Vocale
Ensemble Orchestra] de
ParisWhilippe Herreweghe Gondellied, Op 19 No 6 (Lieder ohne Work)
Daniel Barenboim (piano) Symphony No 4 in A (Italian) Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch Kurt Masur. Records


Unknown: Fanny Mendelssohn
Unknown: Italien Brigitte Lafon
Piano: Francoise Tillard
Piano: Liana Serbescu
Piano: Felix Mendelssohn Verleih
Unknown: Pariswhilippe Herreweghe
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Kurt Masur.

: Midweek Choice

with Susan Sharpe.
Bliss Welcome to the Queen
10.07 Tallis Spem in alium
10.17 Maxwell Davies
Concert Suite:
Caroline Mathilde
10.43 Ireland
Amberley Wild Brooks
10.47 Stanford
The Bluebird
10.51 Cipriani Potter
Symphony No Win G minor
11.20 Vaughan Williams Romance for harmonica and strings
11.27 Purcell
When I am laid in earth
(Dido and Aeneas)
11.31 Britten Otacony (String Quartet No 2)
11.50 Walton
Spitfire Prelude and Fugue


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Tallis Spem
Unknown: Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Caroline Mathilde
Unknown: Cipriani Potter
Unknown: Britten Otacony

: News

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

live from Pebble Mill.
Timothy Hugh (cello)
Yonty Solomon (piano) Poulenc Sonata
Dutilleux Trois strophes sur le nom de
Sacher Beethoven Sonata in C. Op 102 No I


Unknown: Pebble Mill.
Cello: Timothy Hugh
Piano: Yonty Solomon
Unknown: Sacher Beethoven Sonata

: Record Review

: A Third Look Back

Peter Barker presents the last of three programmes tracing the history of some of the BBC's ensembles.
Tippett Steal Away (A Child of Our Time)
Jessye Norman (soprano) John Shirley-Quirk (bass) BBC Singers: BBC Choral Society: BBC Symphony Orchestra Colin Davis
Lambert Palindromic
Prelude (Horoscope)
BBC Concert Orchestra/
Barry Wordsworth Shostakovich
Festival Overture
BBC Welsh SO/ Mariss Yansons
Harty An Irish Symphony (2nd movement) Ulster Orchestra/ Bryden Thomson
Schoenberg Friede auf Erden
BBC Singers/Pierre Boulez Britten Four Sea Interludes:
Dawn (Peter Grimes ) BBC Symphony
Orchestra Andrew Davis Producer Sile O'Modhrain


Unknown: Peter Barker
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Bass: John Shirley-Quirk
Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Mariss Yansons
Unknown: Bryden Thomson
Unknown: Schoenberg Friede
Unknown: Boulez Britten
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Andrew Davis
Producer: Sile O'Modhrain

: Choral Evensong

live from Liverpool Cathedral.
Introit: Prayer of King
Henry VI (Ley); Responses: Rawsthorne: Psalms: 147-150 (Bamby; Attwood;
Pye: Stanford); Readings: Daniel 2, vv 25-end (RSV); John 10, vv 1-21 (RSV); Canticles: Stanford in A; Anthem: How lovely is Thy dwelling place
(Brahms); Hymn: Ye Holy Angels Bright (Darwalls 148th); Organ Voluntary: Carillon Sortie (Mulet). Organist Ian Tracey.
Choral Conductor Ian Wells.


Organist: Ian Tracey.
Conductor: Ian Wells.

: In Tune

with Jeremy Nicholas and his guest, the American writer and broadcaster Garrison Keillor.
Producer Hugh Warwick


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Garrison Keillor.
Producer: Hugh Warwick

: The British Line

live from the Royal
Festival Hall, London.
BBC SO Andrew Davis
Joshua Bell (violin).
Goehr Little Symplwny Prokofiev Violin
Concerto No 1 in D
8.30 Scenes from An
Immaculate Mistake
Paul Bailey reads from his autobiography.
8.50 Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (Symphony No 2)


Unknown: Andrew Davis
Violin: Joshua Bell
Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Ulverton

Adam Thorpe reads the first part of "Return 1650", the opening chapter of his novel Ulverton.
Producer David Hunter
(Part 2 tomorrow 9.55pm)


Unknown: Adam Thorpe
Producer: David Hunter

: Brazilian Impressions

Lontano Odaline
de la Martinez
Chamber Symphony No 1 (Le Printemps)
Chamber Symphony No 2 (Pastorale)
Villa-Lobos Choro No 7
Milhaud Ballet: L'Homme et son Desir


Unknown: Lontano Odaline

: Night Waves

Denis Healey talks to
Hermione Lee about the poetry and prose in his latest book. Tony Harrison discusses his new piece at the National Theatre. Producer Nigel Acheson


Talks: Denis Healey
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Tony Harrison
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Beethoven and Bartok Quartets

Kndellion Quartet.
Beethoven Quartet in C minor. Op 18 No 4 Bartok Quartet No 6

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland. As broadcast this morning on R5

: Night School Extra

English Study Texts:
The Friends, by Rosa Guy (2)


Unknown: Rosa Guy

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