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with Andrew MacGregor including at
7.00 Bach Suite No 3 in D
English Concert/Pinnock
8.00 Saint-Saëns Air;
Bacchonok (Samson et DAlila) Montreal Symphony
Orchestra/Charles Dutoit
8.35 Glinka Grand Sextet in Eflat
Capricorn Ensemble


Unknown: Andrew MacGregor

: Composer of the Week: Mozart

Presented by Penny Gore, with extracts from Mozart's letters read by John Webb. Duo in G (K423)
Itzhak Perlman (violin) Pinchas Zukerman (viola)
Fantasia in F minor (K608) Christoph Eschenbach and Justus Frantz (pianos)
Concerto in C for flute, harp and orchestra (K299) Susan Palma (flute) Nancy Allen (harp)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra


Read By: John Webb.
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Viola: Pinchas Zukerman
Unknown: Christoph Eschenbach
Pianos: Justus Frantz
Flute: Susan Palma
Harp: Nancy Allen

: Morning Sequence

Liszt Danse Macabre
10.11 Saint-Saens Cello
Concerto No 1 in A minor
10.30 Faure
Five Impromptus
10.50 Duparc Romance de Mignon; Serenade; La Fuite
11.00 D'Indy
Diptyque Méditerranéen
11.20 Berlioz Us Nuits d'été
11.50 Berlioz, transcr Liszt L 'Idee fixe

: Antoine Busnois

: News

: Mozart

Symphony No 35 in D (K385) (Haffner)
Piano Concerto in F (K459) Frankfurt RSO/
Christoph Eschenbach (piano)


Piano: Christoph Eschenbach

: Music for Guitar

John Mills (guitar) Sor Six Studies
Vinas Fantasia original Sor Fantasie in E minor, Op 30
Giuliani Sonata in C, Op 15

: Beethoven and Grieg

Ruth Waterman (violin)
Anthony Goldstone (piano) Beethoven Sonata in A, Op 30 No 1
Grieg Sonata in G, Op 13


Violin: Ruth Waterman
Piano: Anthony Goldstone
Piano: Beethoven Sonata

: Christopher Steel (1939-1992)

Cello Concerto (first performance)
Raphael Wallfisch (cello) BBC Philharmonic/ Mark Stephenson


Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Unknown: Mark Stephenson

: Stride by Stride

In the second of three programmes, American "stride" pianist
Ralph Sutton tells Alyn Shipton about his long residency at Eddie Condon's Club, which began in 1948, and recalls meeting fellow pianists Willie "the Lion" Smith and Joe Turner. Producer Derek Drescher


Pianist: Ralph Sutton
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Joe Turner.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

with Anthony Burton. Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Pebble Mill

live from Studio 1.
Britten Quartet
Purcell Fantasias: No 6 in F; No 11 in G
Stravinsky Three Pieces Ravel Quartet in F
8.15 Steve Martland talks to Natalie Wheen.
8.35 Webern
Quartet, Op 28 Martland
Patrol (BBC commission first performance)
Bach, arr Martland
Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV565)


Talks: Steve Martland
Unknown: Natalie Wheen.

: Four Score and Ten Remembered

Now 92,
Frances Partridge is the last surviving member of the Bloomsbury set. Over the next four evenings, she talks to Christopher Cook , beginning tonight with her early days at Bedales and Newnham College, Cambridge.
Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Frances Partridge
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Music from a Country Church

Salle, Norfolk The Sixteen with Paul Nicholson (organ) Robin Jeffrey (theorbo)
Michael Laird and Michael Harrison (comets)
Paul Beer , Paul Nieman , Noel Fraser and Stephen Saunders (sackbuts) conductor Harry Christophers A Gabrieli Intonationi del secondo tono
Gonzaga De spinis velut
Viadana Canzon francese in risposta
Monteverdi Domine , ne in furore Wert Beata Barbara
G Gabrieli Canzon terce a 6(1615) Palestrina Gaude, Barbara A Gabrieli Deus qui beatum Marcum;
Intonationi del settimo tono
9.41 G
Gabrieli Jubilemus singuh
Merulo Haec est domus
Dei G Gabrieli
Canzon prima a 5 Merulo Cumque beatissimus Marcus Evangehsta
G Gabrieli Virtute magna
Marini Sonata a quattro bassi G Gabrieli Deus qui beatum Marcum


Unknown: Paul Nicholson
Unknown: Robin Jeffrey
Unknown: Michael Laird
Unknown: Michael Harrison
Unknown: Paul Beer
Unknown: Paul Nieman
Unknown: Noel Fraser
Unknown: Stephen Saunders
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Unknown: Monteverdi Domine
Unknown: Wert Beata Barbara
Unknown: G Gabrieli Canzon
Unknown: Gabrieli Jubilemus
Unknown: Dei G Gabrieli
Unknown: Marcus Evangehsta
Unknown: G Gabrieli Virtute
Unknown: Marini Sonata
Bassi: G Gabrieli Deus

: Night Waves

Anthony Storr discusses with Lisa Jardine the relationship between music and mental state. And from Stratford there's a first night review of The Changeling, a Jacobean tragedy of death and retribution.
Producer Mike Greenwood


Unknown: Anthony Storr
Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Russian Connections

The first of four programmes of familiar and unfamiliar
Russian orchestral music, each including one of Tchaikovsky's fantasy overtures. Presented by Gerard McBumey.
Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla
Leningrad PO/
Yevgeny Mravinsky
Une Nuit d'été a Madrid
Yevgeny Svetlanov
Overture: A Life for the Tsar Sofia Festival
Orchestra/Emil Tchakarov Kamarinskaya
USSR SO/Svetlanov
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini Leningrad PO/
Yevgeny Mravinsky


Presented By: Gerard McBumey.
Unknown: Yevgeny Svetlanov
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Francesca
Unknown: Yevgeny Mravinsky

: News

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