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: On Air

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


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Composer of the Week

Hugh Wood
Song-cycle: The Rider Victory, Op 1 1
Alison Wells (soprano) Martyn Parry (piano) String Quartet No 2, Op 13
Chilingirian Quartet
Quintet for clarinet, horn, violin, cello and piano, Op
Cello Concerto, Op 12 Moray Welsh (cello) Royal Liverpool PO/ David Atherton


Unknown: Hugh Wood
Soprano: Alison Wells
Piano: Martyn Parry
Unknown: David Atherton

: Morning Sequence Tippett Little Music for

English String Orchestra/ William Boughton
10.12 Beethoven
Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No (Moonlight)
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
10.30 Beethoven
String Quartet in F, Op 18 No
Endellion Quartet
11.01 Tippett
Piano Sonata No 2
Dennis Lee (piano)
11.13 Beethoven
Cello Sonata in A, Op 69 Jacqueline du Pre (cello)
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Tippett Fantasia Concertante on a tlieme ofCorelM
English String Orchestra/ William Boughton


Unknown: William Boughton
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: Dennis Lee
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: Tippett Fantasia Concertante
Unknown: William Boughton

: News

: Fishguard Festival 1992

BBC Welsh SO conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Martin Roscoe (piano)
Mathias In Arcadia
Suite: The Firebird (1919 version)
Piano Concerto No 2
Elgar Enigma Variations


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Martin Roscoe

: Classical Violin Sonatas

The first of two programmes.
Simon Standage (violin) Maggie Cole (fortepiano) G F Pinto
Sonata in G minor
Sonata in B flat (K454)


Violin: Simon Standage

: A Century of Brass and Wind

Paul Hindmarsh presents the first of three programmes of wind and brass music from the past 100 years.
1: The Young Sibelius and Strauss Sibelius
Overture in F minor for brass band (1890)
Strauss Serenade for wind. Op 7 Sibelius
Petite Suite for brass
Strauss Suite in B flat for 13 wind instruments. Op 4
Sibelius Tiera (1896) Brighouse and Rastrick Band/Roy Newsome Netherlands Wind
Ensemble/Edo de Waart


Unknown: Paul Hindmarsh
Unknown: Strauss Sibelius
Unknown: Strauss Serenade
Unknown: Strauss Suite

: Mysteries of the Hammond

The Hammond organ, first marketed in 1935, is a most misunderstood instrument, more likely to be associated with skating rinks than jazz. In the first of four programmes, Ben Watson compares it to the pipe organ as played by Fats Waller , and shows what it is capable of in the hands of exponents such as Wild Bill Davis and Milt Buckner.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Ben Watson
Played By: Fats Waller
Unknown: Bill Davis
Unknown: Milt Buckner.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

Anthony Burton 's choice of music with news, interviews and events from the arts world.
Producer Hugh Warwick


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Producer: Hugh Warwick

: Pebble Mill

live from Studio 1, Birmingham.
Peter Donohoe (piano)
Brahms Scherzo in Eflat minor, Op 4; Ballades, Op 10: No 1 in D minor: No 3 in B minor
Sonata No 2, Op 61
8.15 The Freezing Coachman
Professor Raymond Tallis of Manchester University questions the assertion that good art can influence public life and improve private morality.
8.35 Wagner, transcr Liszt Isolde 's Liebestod
Liszt Six Grandes Etudes de Paganini


Piano: Brahms Scherzo
Unknown: Professor Raymond Tallis
Unknown: Liszt Isolde

: Jazz Times

Night Visit of the White Goddess
When the mayor of New Orleans recently pulled down the Liberty monument at the end of Canal Street, he found himself in trouble.
George Schmidt explains.


Unknown: George Schmidt

: Douce Dame Jolie

Gothic Voices perform songs by Machaut. Record

: Finding the Key

The first of three programmes of music by Alexander Goehr , who was 60 earlier this year. The Deluge, Op 7
Fantasias for clarinet and piano, Op 3; Suite, Op 11 Alison Wells (soprano) Teresa Shaw (mezzo)
Neyire Ashworth (clarinet) Timothy Murray (piano) Music Projects London Richard Bemas


Music By: Alexander Goehr
Soprano: Alison Wells
Soprano: Teresa Shaw
Clarinet: Neyire Ashworth
Piano: Timothy Murray

: Night Waves

Humphrey Carpenter hosts a discussion on bringing music to young people and reviews Little Red Riding Hood, a new piece for children by Paul Patterson. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Paul Patterson.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Russian Connections

The third of four programmes of Russian orchestral music, including Tchaikovsky's fantasy overtures, presented by Gerard McBumey . Balakirev, orch
Lyapunov Islamey USSR Academic SO Yevgeny Svetlanov
Symphonic poem: Tamara Royal PO, Thomas Beecham Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: May Night Scottish National
Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Hamlet
Montreal SO/Charles Dutoif' Records


Presented By: Gerard McBumey
Unknown: Yevgeny Svetlanov
Unknown: Thomas Beecham

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
As broadcast this morning on R5

: Night School Extra

History Resources: The Romans (3 and 4)

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