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with Andrew McGregor. Balakirev Overture on Three Russian Themes
Yevgeny Svetlanov
7.40 Dvorak Czech Suite
Czech PO/Libor Pesek
8.35 Glazunov Violin
Concerto in A minor
Itzhak Perlman (violin) Israel PO/Zubin Mehta


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Yevgeny Svetlanov
Violin: Itzhak Perlman

: Composer of the Week

Stephen Sondheim Mark Steyn considers Sondheim as master pasticheur, whose catalogue from his earliest works to Assassins forms its own history of theatre and popular music. With excerpts from Company,
Follies and Pacific Overtures, the original London cast recording of Side by Side by Sondheim with Millicent Martin , and songs from the sound-track of Dick Tracy sung by Madonna. Records


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Millicent Martin
Unknown: Dick Tracy

: Music of a Feather

Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Pinchas Zukerman (violin) English CO/Barenboim
10.14 Chopin Waltz in A minor, Op 34 No 2
Tamas Vasary (piano)
10.20 Henry Lawes The Lark
Emma Kirkby (soprano) Anthony Rooley (lute) Dowland The
Robin Christopher Wilson (lute)
10.27 Janacek
The Barn Owl has not flown away (On an Overgrown Path, Bk 1)
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
10.32 Messiaen
Oiseaux exotiques
Yvonne Loriod (piano)
Ensemble InterContemporain conductor Pierre Boulez
10.48 Sibelius
Swanwhite Suite
Royal PO/Yondani Butt
11.13 Schumann
Prophet Bird (Waldscenen) Artur Rubinstein (piano) Schubert Die Vogel (D691)
Elly Ameling (soprano) Jorg Demus (piano)
11.19 Stravinsky
The Princesses Round
(The Firebird)
LSO/Claudio Abbado
11.24 Glazunov
The Nightingale, Op 4 No 2 Margaret Cable (soprano) Christopher Cox (piano) Saint-Saens The Rose and the Nightingale (Parysatis)
Renee Doria (soprano)
11.29 Respighi Suite: The Birds: Academy of St
Martin/Neville Marriner
11.49 Grieg
A Swan, Op 25 No 2
Ellen Westberg Andersen (soprano)
Jens Harald Bratlie (piano) Tchaikovsky Danse napolitaine (Swan Lake) Chicago SO/Georg Solti Records


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Violin: Pinchas Zukerman
Unknown: Chopin Waltz
Piano: Henry Lawes
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: Robin Christopher Wilson
Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes
Piano: Yvonne Loriod
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Soprano: Elly Ameling
Piano: Jorg Demus

: News

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Jane Watts (organ)
Honegger Pastorale d'eté Poulenc Organ Concerto Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor
(Concert given in St David 's
Cathedral, Dyfed, in association with British Telecom)


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Jane Watts
Unknown: Honegger Pastorale
Unknown: St David

: Raymond Clarke

Szymanowski Sonata No 3, Op 36
Panufnik Pentasonata

: Manchester Early Music Series

London Baroque with Robin Canter (oboe) Haydn Divertimento in B flat (H V 8)
Boccherini Trio in G, Op 34 No 2
J C Bach Oboe Quartet in E flat, Op 8 No 6
Richard Gwilt Lament for Rosie (1991)


Oboe: Robin Canter
Oboe: Haydn Divertimento

: Herbert Howells

(bom 17 October 1892) Merry-eye
Three Dances, Op
Corydon's Dance; Scherzo in Arden (Music for a Prince)
Martin Loveday (violin) BBC Concert Orchestra/ Barry Wordsworth


Violin: Martin Loveday
Unknown: Barry Wordsworth

: Pop Goes the Jazz Star

In the last programme about jazz artists who dabbled in pop, Mel Hill considers Ray Charles , who started off imitating Nat "King" Cole's style and went on to create his own blend of blues, gospel and even country music. Series producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mel Hill
Unknown: Ray Charles
Producer: Philip Tagney

: In Tune

with Natalie Wheen.
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Pebble Mill

live from Studio 1.
Philip Langridge (tenor) John Constable (piano)
Beethoven La Partenza ; T'intendo, si, mio cor,
Dimmi ben mio; L 'amante impaziente (Arietta assai seriosa); L'amante impaziente (Arietta buffa) Dvorak Four Songs from "Cypresses"
Liszt lhr Glocken von
Marling; Die Vatergruft, Die drei Zigeuner
8.10 Devotions by John Donne read by Alec McCowen.
8.30 Britten
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne , Op 35


Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: Beethoven La Partenza
Unknown: John Donne
Read By: Alec McCowen.
Unknown: John Donne

: John McGahem

The first of four I stories selected from his new collection. Swallows
A young Dubliner spends an evening at the home of a police sergeant in remote County Leitrim.
Reader Stephen Rea. Producer Pam Brighton


Reader: Stephen Rea.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: Messiaen: Catalogue d'Oiseaux

Peter Hill plays Book 4 of the Catalogue:
La rousserolle effarvatte (Books 5 and 6 tomorrow at 10.10pm)


Unknown: Peter Hill

: Munrow's Middle Ages

David Munrow directs music by Machaut,
Josquin and Hayne van Ghizeghem. Records


Unknown: David Munrow
Unknown: Hayne Van

: Night Waves

Humphrey Carpenter talks to award-winning novelist A S Byatt about her latest work, Angels and Insects.
Plus a first night review of Kiss of the Spiderwoman. Producer Mike Greenwood


Talks: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Brandenburgs Plus

The second of three programmes.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F
Musica Antiqua Koln / Reinhard Goebel
Schnittke Concerto
Grosso No 3
Stockholm CO/Lev Markiz Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D
Tavemer Players/ Andrew Parrott


Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Unknown: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Markiz Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Andrew Parrott

: News

: Night School

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