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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor. Including
7.04 Vivaldi Concerto in G(RV575)
Taverner Players/ Andrew Parrott
8.00 Wsitonjohannesburg Festival Overture
London Philharmonic/ Bryden Thomson
8.35 Spohr Double Quartet No 1 in D minor, Op 65 Academy of St Martin
Chamber Ensemble. Records


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Bryden Thomson

: Composer of the Week

Purcell - The Theatre
Suite: The Gordian Knot
La Stravaganza, Cologne Thy Genius, lo!
(The Massacre of Paris) (two settings)
Judith Nelson (soprano) David Thomas (bass) Academy of Ancient Music/
Christopher Hogwood
Celia that I once was blest. For Iris I sigh; Fair Iris and her swain (Amphitryon) Judith Nelson (soprano) Martyn Hill (tenor)
Christopher Keyte (bass) Academy of Ancient Music/
Christopher Hogwood
Dioclesian: Overture and Act 2
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner Records


Soprano: Judith Nelson
Bass: David Thomas
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Soprano: Judith Nelson
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Bass: Christopher Keyte
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Soloists: John Eliot Gardiner

: Morning Sequence

including one of Nikolaus Hamoncourt 's award-winning performances of Beethoven. Schumann
Fantasiestucke, Op 12
Eliso Virsaladze (piano)
10.28 Beethoven
Symphony No 2 in D Chamber Orchestra of Europe/
Nikolaus Hamoncourt
Prokofiev Sarcasms , Op 17
Eliso Virsaladze (piano)
11.12 Schumann
Scenes from Goethe's Faust (Part 3) (tenor) (bass) (sop) (bar)
Wandsworth School Choir
Aldeburgh Festival Singers English CO/Benjamin Britten


Unknown: Nikolaus Hamoncourt
Unknown: Nikolaus Hamoncourt
Unknown: Prokofiev Sarcasms
Pater Ecslaticus: Peter Pears
Pater Profundus: Robert Lloyd
Angel: Jennifer Vywan
Doctor Marianus: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

: News

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor Adrian Leaper Richard Lester (cello) Stravinsky Four Norwegian Moods Roussel
Cello Concertino, Op 57
Poulenc Sinfonietta


Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Cello: Richard Lester
Cello: Moods Roussel

: BBC Singers

conductor Bo Holten
Wert Vox in Rama; Ascendente Jesu in naviculam; Egressus Iesus Holten Three Latin Motets


Conductor: Bo Holten
Conductor: Wert Vox
Unknown: Ascendente Jesu

: Classical Violin Sonatas

The last of two programmes. Simon Standage (violin) Maggie Cole (fortepiano) Kreutzer Sonata in A minor, Op 17 No 3
Beethoven Sonata in A, Op 47 (Kreutzer)


Violin: Simon Standage

: A Century of Brass and Wind

Paul Hindmarsh presents wind and brass music from the past 100 years. 2: Around the World
Alexander Owen
March: Around the World
Besses o' th' Barn Band/Roy Newsome Frank Bridge
The Pageant of London (first broadcast)
Grainger Hill Song No 1 (original version)
Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra/Clark Rundell
Percy Fletcher Labour and Love
John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band/Peter Parkes Vaughan Williams Toccata Marziale
Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra/ Clark Rundell


Unknown: Paul Hindmarsh
Unknown: Alexander Owen

: Mysteries of the Hammond

(Details on Thursday 10.15pm)

: In Tune

with Anthony Burton. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: South Bank Purcell Project

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment director Gustav Leonhardt
Julia Gooding and Donna Deam (sopranos)
Michael Chance and Christopher Robson (countertenors)
John Elwes (tenor)
David Wilson-Johnson (bar) Purcell Come ye sons of art away; Love's 's goddess sure was blind this day
English National Opera? Bruce Wood explores the professional relationship between Purcell and Dryden.
8.35 Purcell
Masque from Dioclesian


Director: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Julia Gooding
Sopranos: Donna Deam
Sopranos: Michael Chance
Sopranos: Christopher Robson
Tenor: John Elwes
Tenor: David Wilson-Johnson
Unknown: Bruce Wood

: Words

The historian
Conrad Russell reflects on some of the things we say and write.


Unknown: Conrad Russell

: Finding the Key

Alexander Goehr at 60
The second of three talks and programmes of his music.
Psalm IV
Alison Wells (soprano) Ruth Gleave (alto)
Paul Silverthorne (viola) Malcolm Hicks (organ) John Alldis Choir/ John Alldis
Alexander Goehr in conversation with Stephen Plaistow.
Fugue on the notes of Psalm IV
Romanza on the notes of Psalm IV
Goldberg Ensemble/ Malcolm Layfield


Unknown: Alexander Goehr
Soprano: Alison Wells
Soprano: Ruth Gleave
Viola: Paul Silverthorne
Viola: Malcolm Hicks
Unknown: John Alldis
Unknown: John Alldis
Unknown: Alexander Goehr
Unknown: Stephen Plaistow.

: Night Waves

Deep in Soho, next door to the Raymond Revue Bar, the 606 Theatre Company are staging a streetwise comedy from 1605 by Thomas Dekker called The Honest Whore. Kate McLuskie discusses the differences in approach to popular and elite culture between Dekker's day and our own.


Presenter: Kate McLuskie
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Russian Connections

Gerard McBurney presents the last of four programmes of Russian orchestral music including Tchaikovsky's fantasy overtures.
Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia: St Louis SO/ Leonard Slatkin
Overture: Prince Igor
Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor): LSO/Georg Solti Tchaikovsky The Tempest:
Bournemouth SO/
Andrew Litton. Records


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Solti Tchaikovsky
Unknown: Andrew Litton.

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
As broadcast this morning on R5

: Night School Extra

French 12 14 (Parts 5-8)

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