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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor. Music, news and weather, and a look at the arts stories in the papers.


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Composers of the Week

The Mendelssohns -
Fanny and Felix
4: London and Berlin
Felix Mendelssohn
Overture: Die schone
LSO/Claudio Abbado
Fanny Mendelssohn Oratorio on scenes from the. Bible (extracts)
Hitoshi Hatano (tenor) Isabel Lippitz (soprano) Chorus and Orchestra of the Kolner Kurrende /
Elke Mascha Blankenburg Felix Mendelssohn Lied ohne Worte in E. Op 30 No 3 Daniel Barenboim (piano) Fanny Mendelssohn Lied für das Pianoforte, Op 8 No 2
Francoise Tillard (piano) Felix Mendelssohn
Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor
Andras Schiff (piano) Bavarian RSO/
Charles Dutoit. Records


Unknown: Felix Mendelssohn
Tenor: Hitoshi Hatano
Soprano: Isabel Lippitz
Unknown: Kolner Kurrende
Unknown: Elke Mascha Blankenburg
Unknown: Felix Mendelssohn
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: Felix Mendelssohn
Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Charles Dutoit.

: Morning Sequence

Schubert Overture: Des
Teufek Lutschloss English Sinfonia/ Charles Groves
10.09 Schubert
Introduction and Variations on 'Trock'ne Blumen'
William Bennett (flute) Clifford Benson (piano)
Hahn Le Bal de Beatrice d'Este
New London
Orchestra/Ronald Corp
10.45 Hahn Variations on a theme of Mozart William Bennett (flute) Clifford Benson (piano)
10.52 Taffanel
Allegretto grazioso;
Allegretto scherzando
William Bennett (flute) Clifford Benson (piano)
10.55 Debussy, arr Londeix Syrinx
John Harle (alto saxophone)
10.58 Richard Rodney
Bennett Concerto for alto saxophone and strings
John Harle (alto saxophone) Academy of St
Martin/Neville Marriner
11.15 Prokofiev
Sonata in D, Op 94
William Bennett (flute) Clifford Benson (piano)
11.39 Prokofiev
Ballet: Romeo andfuliet (excerpts)
Czech PO/Karel Ancerl


Flute: William Bennett
Piano: Clifford Benson
Piano: Hahn Le Bal
Flute: Mozart William Bennett
Piano: Clifford Benson
Flute: William Bennett
Piano: Clifford Benson
Unknown: John Harle
Unknown: Richard Rodney
Unknown: John Harle
Flute: William Bennett
Piano: Clifford Benson

: News

: Rossini - The Forgotten Romantic

Maometto Secondo
The third of four programmes marking Rossini's bicentenary with operas he wrote for Naples between 1816 and 1820. Possibly his most daring and ambitious opera in musical terms,
Maometto II is a story of love versus duty set against the exotic 15thcentury background of a Turkish-Venetian war.
Maometlo ..SAMUEL RAMEY (bass)
Ambrosian Opera Chorus Philharmonia Orchestra/
Claudio Scimone. Records


Bass: Samuel Ramey
Unknown: Claudio Scimone.
Anna Erisso: June Anderson (sop)
Calbo: Margarita Zimmermann (mezzo)
Paolo Erisso: Ernesto Palacio (tenor)
Selimo Condubniero: Laurence Dale (tenor)

: Kenneth Leighton

(piano) Haydn Piano Sonata in D
(HXVI 19) (Divertimento) Leighton Four Romantic Pieces

: In Tune

Michael Oliver presents music, news, weather and travel and interviews the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter.
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: BBC Philharmonic

conductor Yan Pascal
Tortelier Alexander Markov (violin) live from the Victoria Hall, Hanley. Berlioz
Le Carnaval romain
Ravel Pavane pour une infante defunte Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minor
8.50 Colette and Music
A four-part window on French musical life.
1: A Wei-Kept Secret (Part 2 next Tuesday)
9.10 Stravinsky
Ballet: The Rite of Spring


Conductor: Yan Pascal
Violin: Tortelier Alexander Markov

: Ulverton

Adam Thorpe reads the second half of "Return
1650", the opening chapter of his novel Ulverton.
A shepherd looks for the missing soldier.
Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Adam Thorpe
Producer: David Hunter

: Night Waves

Novelist Michele Roberts presents tonight's edition, which includes a review of the first night of Tony Harrison 's play Square Rounds at the National
Theatre, new poems read by James Kirkup , and a discussion of the role of artists as aid workers.
Producer Mike Greenwood


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Tony Harrison
Read By: James Kirkup
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Wolf's Goethe Lieder

The first of three programmes to include all 51 of the settings of Goethe texts composed by Hugo Wolf in 1888 and 89, presented by Gordon Stewart
Felicity Lott (soprano) Olaf Bar ,
Thomas Hampson and Andreas Schmidt (baritones)
Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt; Der Sdnger; Wer nie sein Brot; Kennst du das Land?; Spottlied; Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt; Philine; An die Türell;
Heiss mich nich reden; So lasst mich scheinen; Cnphtisches Lied I; Cnphtisches Leid II; Epiphanias


Composed By: Hugo Wolf
Presented By: Gordon Stewart
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Olaf Bar
Soprano: Thomas Hampson
Baritones: Andreas Schmidt
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland. As broadcast this morning on R5

: Night School Extra

English Study Texts:
The Friends, by Rosa Guy (3)


Unknown: Rosa Guy

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