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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor. Music, news, weather and the arts stories in the papers, including Rossini
Overture: La Cenerentola
The Authentic Orchestra conductor Derek Solomons
8.00 Biber
Battalia a 10 in D
Musica Antiqua Koln conductor
Reinhard Goebel
8.35 Copland
Suite: Appalachian Spring Orpheus Chamber Orchestra


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Derek Solomons
Conductor: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhard Goebel

: Composer of the Week

Hugh Wood
String Quartet No 3, Op 20 Kreutzer Quartet Symphony, Op 21
BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Andrew Davis


Unknown: Hugh Wood
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Morning Sequence

Suite: The Veil of Pierrette BBC Concert Orchestra conductor
Barry Wordsworth
10.31 Haydn
Divertimento in Eflat (HII14) Consortium Classicum 10.45 Liszt
Liebestraume Daniel Barenboim (piano)
11.07 Haydn
Divertimento in Eflat (HII13)
Consortium Classicum
11.27 Franz Schmidt
Variations on a Hussar's
BBC Concert Orchestra conductor
Barry Wordsworth


Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Piano: Liebestraume Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Franz Schmidt
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

: Chopin - The Great Interpreters

Stephen Plaistow introduces the last of four programmes of music played by some of the great Chopin pianists past and present.
Krystian Zimerman
Grande Valse brillante in Eflat, Op 18; Waltz in A flat, Op 64 No 3; Waltz in F, Op 34 No 3; Ballade No 2 in F, Op 38; Mazurkas, Op 24: Nos 1, 2 and 4; Fantasy in F minor, Op 49; Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante, Op 22


Introduces: Stephen Plaistow

: News

: Rodelinda

Handel's three-act opera, to words by Nicola Haym after a libretto by Antonio Salvi , is widely regarded as one of the composer's supreme masterpieces. It tells of the passionate love of Rodelinda and Bertarido, who are deprived of each other and their throne by the tyrant Grimoaldo.
Sung in Italian.
La Stagione of Frankfurt conductor
Michael Schneider


Unknown: Nicola Haym
Unknown: Antonio Salvi
Conductor: Michael Schneider
Rodelinda, Queen o/Lombardy: Barbara Schlick (soprano)
Bertarido, deposed King of Lombardy: David Cordier (countertenor)
Grimoaldo, the usurper, betrthed to Eduige: Christoph Pregardien (tenor)
Eduige, Bertarido 's sister: Claude Schubert (mezzo)
Unulfo, Bertarido's friend: Kai Wessel (counter-Tenor)
Garibaldo, Duke of Turin, Grimoaldo 's accomplice: Gotthold Schwarz (bass)

: Schumann

Davidsbundlertdnze, Op 6 Paul Berkowitz (piano)


Piano: Paul Berkowitz

: In Tune

A special edition for the BBC Children in Need appeal presented by Richard Baker , with listeners' requests, competitions and surprise guests.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Lazarev
Sempre Tutti
Symphony No 15


Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Unknown: Sempre Tutti

: Jazz Times

The Battle of New
If only the British had listened to the Duke of Wellington, it wouldn't have been such a shambles.
The peace treaty had been already signed, anyway. but nobody told the generals. George Schmidt gets busy with his paintbrush.


Unknown: George Schmidt

: Alicia de Larrocha

Haydn Andante con variazioni in F minor (H XVII 6)
(Un piccolo divertimento)
Beethoven Sonata in D, Op 28 (Pastoral) Granados
Los Requiebros; Coloquio en la reja; El Fandango de Candil; Quejas, o la maja el ruisenor, Elpelele (Goyescas)


Piano: Haydn Andante
Unknown: Beethoven Sonata

: 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.


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

: Night Waves

Presented by Hermione Lee.
Including a first-night review from Manchester of The Odd Women, a new play adapted from George Gissing 's novel, which explores the impact of feminist ideas on women of the 1890s.
Producer Abigail Appleton


Presented By: Hermione Lee.
Unknown: George Gissing
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Schubert and Schumann Songs

Margaret Price (soprano)
Graham Johnson (piano)
An die untergehende
Sonne Der Mondabend
Die Mainacht
Im Freien
Der Morgenkuss Die junge Nonne Schumann
Liederkreis, Op 39


Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Sonne Der Mondabend
Unknown: Die Mainacht
Unknown: Nonne Schumann

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
As broadcast this morning on R5

: Night School Extra

English Resources: Drama in English (2 and 3)

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