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: On Air

Andrew McGregor 's selection of music. With news, arts news and weather, including: Delius
Air and Dance for Strings London Philharmonic
Orchestra/Vernon Handley
7.40 Haydn
Violin Concerto in A
Simon Standage (violin) The English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock
8.00 Beethoven
12 Variations on "Ein Madchen oder Weibchen" Anthony Pleeth (cello) Melvyn Tan (piano)
8.45 Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No 1 in Dflat
Vladimir Ashkenazy London Symphony
Orchestra/André Previn Records


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Ein Madchen
Cello: Anthony Pleeth
Piano: Melvyn Tan

: Composers of the Week

Alfven and Stenhammar
String Quartet No 2 in C minor
Copenhagen Quartet Fantasy, Op 11
Roland Pontinen (piano) Alfven
Suite: The Prodigal Son Stockholm PO/ Neemejarvi Records


Piano: Roland Pontinen

: Morning Sequence

Overture: La gazza ladra BBC Philharmonic/ Jansug Kakhidze
10.10 Howells
Three Dances
Malcolm Stewart (violin) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Orchestra/Vernon Handley
10.25 Chopin
Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor
Nikolai Demidenko (piano) BBC Philharmonic/ Jansug Kakhidze
11.07 Philip Wilby Paganini Variations Williams Fairey
Engineering Brass Band/Peter Parkes
11.23 Rachmaninov
Three Songs, Op 38 Nos 1-3
Elisabeth Soderstrom (sop) Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
11.32 Stravinsky Jeu de Cartes
BBC Philharmonic/ Jansug Kakhidze


Unknown: Jansug Kakhidze
Violin: Malcolm Stewart
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Unknown: Jansug Kakhidze
Unknown: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Stravinsky Jeu
Unknown: Jansug Kakhidze

: News

: Northern Sinfonia

conductor Heinrich Schiff
Mozart Symphony No 31 in D (Paris)
Shostakovich Cello
Concerto No 1 in Eflat
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)


Conductor: Heinrich Schiff

: Prokofiev and Strauss

Hu Kun (violin)
Norma Fisher (piano)
Prokofiev Sonata in D, Op 94a Strauss Sonata in Eflat, Op 18


Violin: Hu Kun
Piano: Norma Fisher
Unknown: Strauss Sonata

: Christopher Steel

The second of two programmes.
Six Turner Paintings BBC Scottish SO/ Andrew Litton
Symphony No 5 (Romantic)
BBC Philharmonic/ Bryden Thomson


Unknown: Bryden Thomson

: Stride by Stride

In the last of three programmes, American "stride" pianist
Ralph Sutton tells Alyn Shipton about his work with Bing Crosby , the formation of the World's Greatest Jazz Band in 1965, and his long friendship with trumpeter Wild Bill Davison.
Then there was "The last of the Whorehouse Piano
Producer Derek Drescher


Pianist: Ralph Sutton
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Bill Davison.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

David Owen Norris 's guest is the conductor, composer and musicologist
Raymond Leppard. With music, news and arts stories.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Raymond Leppard.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Tender Is the North

The opening concert of the Scandinavian festival, live from the Barbican Hall, London.
Oslo Philharmonic
Orchestra/Mariss Jansons Truls Mork (cello)
Carnival in Paris Nordheim
Tenebrae for cello and orchestra
8.30 Scandinavian
Peter Paul Nash surveys the scene of musical and cultural life in Scandinavia. With
Humphrey Burton , artistic director of Tender Is the North, and musicians and composers connected with the festival.
8.50 Rachmaninov
Symphony No 2 in E minor (In association with the Barbican Centre, Stat Oil, BP Exploration and Alliance Gas)


Cello: Jansons Truls Mork
Unknown: Peter Paul Nash
Artistic: Humphrey Burton

: In a Word ...

David Huckvale continues his exploration of musical terms.
2: The Appoggiatura


Unknown: David Huckvale

: The Music Master of Hamburg

The second of two programmes of sonatas by Telemann.
Trio Sonata in D minor Duetto Sonata in Bflat (Der Getreue Musikmeister)
Trio Sonata in A minor
Ross Winters (recorder) Catherine Mackintosh
Mark Caudle (cello)
Alan Wilson (harpsichord)


Unknown: Ross Winters
Violin: Catherine MacKintosh
Cello: Mark Caudle
Harpsichord: Alan Wilson

: Night Waves

Valentine Cunningham investigates the legacy and influence of Eric Gill, as a major retrospective of his sculpture opens in London, and discusses the controversial and bloody film Single White Female. And there's music from the jazz guitarist John Scofield on the eve of his British tour.


Presenter: Valentine Cunningham
Guitarist: John Scofield
Producer: John Goudie

: Russian Connections

The second of four programmes of Russian orchestral music including Tchaikovsky's fantasy overtures, presented by Gerard McBurney.
Dargomizhsky Bolero USSR Academic
SO/Yevgeny Svetlanov Kasatchok
USSR Academic SO
Musorgsky A Night on the Bare Mountain
Kirov Orchestra/ Valery Gergiev
Tchaikovsky Fantasy overture: Romeo and Juliet Philharmonia Orchestra/ Giuseppe Sinopoli Records


Presented By: Gerard McBurney.
Unknown: Svetlanov Kasatchok
Unknown: Valery Gergiev
Unknown: Giuseppe Sinopoli

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