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: On Air

with Andrew Lyle.
Music, news, weather and arts news, including a visit to Sotheby's for an auction of musical instruments.
7.04 Serocki
Trombone Sonatina
Christian Lindberg (trombone)
Roland Pontinen
Beethoven Meerestille und
Gluckliche Fahrt , Op 112
Monteverdi Choir
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/
John Eliot Gardiner
8.40 Mozart
Violin Sonata in A (K526) Arthur Grumiaux
Walter Klien (piano) Records


Unknown: Andrew Lyle.
Piano: Roland Pontinen
Piano: Beethoven Meerestille
Unknown: Gluckliche Fahrt
Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner
Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Piano: Walter Klien

: Composer of the Week

Purcell - The Theatre
Timon of Athens:
Overture and Curtain
The Parley of Instruments/Peter Holman Incantation scene
(Bonduca) Soloists
Academy of Ancient Music/
Christopher Hogwood The Indian Queen (Acts 2 and 3) Soloists
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner Records


Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Soloists: John Eliot Gardiner

: Morning Sequence

Overture: Der Freischutz
Philharmonia Orchestra/ Wolfgang Sawallisch
Novak Trio quasi una ballatta Nash Ensemble
10.28 Elgar
Introduction and Allegro English Chamber Orchestra/
Benjamin Britten
10.44 Malcolm Hawkins
Oboe Concerto
Simon Dent (oboe)
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Lionel Friend
11.01 Dvorak
Piano Quartet in Eflat, Op 87
Nash Ensemble
11.40 Bax
A Legend
London Philharmonic/ Bryden Thomson


Unknown: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Unknown: Novak Trio
Oboe: Malcolm Hawkins
Unknown: Bryden Thomson

: News

: Bristol Lunchtime Concert

English Brass Ensemble: Paul Archibald and Richard Martin
James Handy (hom) David Whitson
James Gourlay (tuba) J Strauss (son), arr Gourlay
Overture: Die Fledermaus
Variations on a theme of Paganini
H Gattermeyer Suite
S Scheidt, arr Stephen Wick
Ludorum Musicorum


Unknown: Paul Archibald
Unknown: Richard Martin
Unknown: David Whitson
Unknown: James Gourlay
Unknown: J Strauss
Unknown: Stephen Wick
Unknown: Ludorum Musicorum

: Mining the Archive

In the last programme of the current series surveying British music festivals in the 1960s, Stephen Johnson introduces a 1964 Prom featuring
Leopold Stokowski conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.
Musorgsky, arr Stokowski
A Night on the Bare Mountain
Novacek Perpetuum mobile
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini
2.35 Leopold Stokowski talks about conducting in an interview from 1965.
2.45 Shostakovich
Symphony No 5


Introduces: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Leopold Stokowski
Unknown: Novacek Perpetuum
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Francesca
Talks: Leopold Stokowski

: Tatiana Nikolaeva

Schubert Sonata in Bflat (D 960)
Impromptu in Gflat (D899 No 3)

: Song is the Lightest Baggage

In the second of two programmes,
David Hughes introduces dances and work-songs from the Japanese archipelago.


Introduces: David Hughes

: In Tune

Music, news and a look forward to the weekend with Michael Oliver , whose guest is the recorder player Michala Petri.
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Michala Petri.
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Tender is the North

live from the Scandinavian festival at the Barbican
Hall, London.
BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Andrew Davis
Christian Lindberg (trombone) Nielsen
Maskarade Magnus Lindberg Corrente II (BBC commission first performance)
Jan Sandstrom
Trombone Concerto (first UK performance)
8.35 Holy Europe
Gunnar Pettersson on the effect of a federal Europe on religious feeling.
8.55 Stenhammar


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Christian Lindberg
Unknown: Maskarade Magnus Lindberg
Unknown: Jan Sandstrom

: Words

A final reflection by historian Conrad Russell on some of the things we say and write.
Series producer Louise Purslow


Unknown: Conrad Russell
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Emerson Quartet

Quartet in E, Op 54 No 3 Bartok
Quartet No 1

: Arthur Honegger

Roger Nichols examines the life and music of a complex personality and a dedicated craftsman, whose lot has been to be celebrated as the composer of a steam engine.
With Pascale and Jean-Claude Honegger , Harry Halbreich ,
Madeleine Milhaud and Paul Sacher.
Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Unknown: Claude Honegger
Unknown: Harry Halbreich
Unknown: Madeleine Milhaud
Unknown: Paul Sacher.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Midnight Oil

with Alan Hall.
Atmospheric sounds for the late-night listener. The Ixion Ensemble has made special recordings of two recent works, Andrew Toovey 's Shining Forth and Michael Finnissy 's In Stille Nacht, and these are paired with two contemporary classics by Gyorgy Ligeti his Atmosphères and the Chamber Concerto.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Alan Hall.
Unknown: Andrew Toovey
Unknown: Michael Finnissy
Unknown: Gyorgy Ligeti
Producer: Philip Tagney

: News

: Night School

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