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with Andrew McGregor. Including
7.04 Torelli Concerto in E minor for four violins Musica Antiqua Koln / Reinhard Goebel
7.40 Schumann Funf
Stiicke irn Volkston , Op 102 Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) Benjamin Britten (piano)
8.00 Elgar Sospiri , Op 70 LSO/Jeffrey Tate
8.35 Vaughan
Williams Partita for double string orchestra London Philharmonic/ Adrian Boult. Records


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Violins: Musica Antiqua Koln
Violins: Reinhard Goebel
Violins: Schumann Funf
Unknown: Stiicke Irn Volkston
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Piano: Elgar Sospiri
Unknown: Adrian Boult.

: Composer of the Week

Robert Schumann at
Presented by Chris Wines . Der Schmidt, Op 145 No I Stuttgart Chamber
Choir/Frieder Bernius
Introduction and Allegro appassionato in G, Op 92 Sviatoslav Richter (piano) English CO/Benjamin Britten Genoveva: Overture and Act 2
Edda Moser (soprano) Gisela Schroter (mezzo) Peter Schreier (tenor) Siegfried Vogel (bass)
Karl-Heinz Stryczek (bass) Berlin Radio Chorus
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Kurt Masur


Unknown: Robert Schumann
Presented By: Chris Wines
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Soprano: Edda Moser
Soprano: Gisela Schroter
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Bass: Siegfried Vogel
Bass: Karl-Heinz Stryczek

: The Voice of Love

Rakastava (The Lover)
Finnish Radio Symphony Choir/IIkka Kuusisto
10.06 Nicholas Maw
Sonata for strings and two horns
Stephen Stirling and Mark Payne (horns)
Opus 20/Scott Stroman
10.28 Strauss
An den Baum Daphne BBC Singers
Boys of King's College Choir, Cambridge/ John Poole
10.44 Roger Steptoe Two Miniatures
Opus 20/Scott Stroman
10.51 Vaughan Williams Valiant-for-Truth
BBC Northern Singers/ Stephen Wilkinson
10.56 Maxwell Davies
Trumpet Concerto
Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet)
BBC Philharmonic/ Elgar Howarth
11.27 Nielsen Motet:
Afflictus sum. Op 55 No 1 Danish National Radio
Chamber Choir/ Stefan Parkman
11.34 John McCabe
Concertante Variations on a theme of Nicholas Maw Opus 20/Scott Stroman


Horns: Stephen Stirling
Horns: Mark Payne
Unknown: John Poole
Unknown: Roger Steptoe
Singers: Stephen Wilkinson
Singers: Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Hakan Hardenberger
Unknown: Elgar Howarth
Unknown: John McCabe

: News

: BBC Philharmonic in Bordeaux

conductor Andras Ligeti Lazar Berman (piano)
Brahms Variations on a theme by Haydn
Tchaikovsky Piano
Concerto No 1 in Bflat minor Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G


Conductor: Andras Ligeti
Piano: Lazar Berman

: Girolamo Frescobaldi

Toccata 9 (1637, Book 2); Capriccio sopra l'aria di Ruggiero; Canzon 6 (La
Pesenti); Canzon 8 (La Vincenti): Partite sopra I'aria della Romanesca;
Toccata 1 (1637, Book 2) Robert Woolley (h'chord)


Unknown: Capriccio Sopra
Unknown: Robert Woolley

: A Century of Brass and Wind

The last of three programmes of wind and brass music from the past 100 years features the Britannia Building Society Band, conductor
Howard Snell , who are the 1992 BBC Band of the Year, and the Guildhall School of Music
Symphonic Wind Ensemble conducted by Peter Gane. Percy Fletcher
An Epic Symphony
Tippett Festival Brass with Blues
Henze Ragtimes and Habaneras Philip Wilby
Paganini Variations
Presented and produced by Paul Hindmarsh


Conductor: Howard Snell
Conducted By: Peter Gane.
Conducted By: Percy Fletcher
Unknown: Henze Ragtimes
Unknown: Habaneras Philip Wilby
Produced By: Paul Hindmarsh

: Mysteries of the Hammond

In the third of four programmes, Ben Watson looks at the work of yet another Hammond organist from Philadelphia, Shirley Scott , who recorded with the saxophonists
Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Stanley Turrentine.
Also featured are Booker T
Jones and Larry Young.


Unknown: Ben Watson
Unknown: Shirley Scott
Unknown: Eddie Lockjaw Davis
Unknown: Larry Young.

: In Tune

Anthony Burton 's guest is the conductor Harry Christophers. Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Harry Christophers.
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Pebble Mill

live from Studio 1, Birmingham. Finzi Singers director Paul Spicer
Philippa Davies (flute) Howells Before me careless lying; In Youth is Pleasure David Matthews
The Ship of Death (first performance) PaulReade
Aspects of a Landscape Warlock As dew in Aprylle; The full heart, A Cornish Christmas Carol
8.20 Names Never Hurt You
Gunnar Pettersson discusses why some countries lay down the law when it comes to naming names.
8.40 Brahms
Three Motets, Op 109 Takemitsu Voice
Poulenc Quatre motets pour le temps de Noel Bozza Image
Casken The Land of Spices Bax I sing of a Maiden


Director: Paul Spicer
Flute: Philippa Davies
Unknown: David Matthews
Unknown: Gunnar Pettersson

: The Translators

In the second of six programmes about the art of translation, Adam Czerniawski talks to
Michael Hamburger about German poetry.


Talks: Adam Czerniawski
Unknown: Michael Hamburger

: Finding the Key

Alexander Goehr at 60 The last programme of the series is devoted to a performance of Goehr's Sing, Ariel, to a text by Frank Kermode.
Lucy Shelton (principal soprano)
Eileen Hulse and Sarah Leonard (sopranos)
John Wallace (trumpet) David White (tenor saxophone and bass clarinet) Marcia Crayford (violin and viola) Chi-Chi Nwanoku (double bass)
Ian Brown (piano) conductor Oliver Knussen Record
Series producer Stephen Plaistow


Unknown: Alexander Goehr
Unknown: Frank Kermode.
Unknown: Lucy Shelton
Soprano: Eileen Hulse
Soprano: Sarah Leonard
Sopranos: John Wallace
Tenor: David White
Violin: Marcia Crayford
Piano: Ian Brown
Conductor: Oliver Knussen

: Night Waves

Signs from the salerooms this season suggest that the art market might be back in big business.
Robert Hewison reviews the trends and discusses implications. Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Robert Hewison
Producer: Julian Hale

: Rameau's Orchestra

Suite: Dardanus
Suite: Les Boreades
Orchestra of the 18th Century conductor Frans Bruggen Records


Conductor: Frans Bruggen

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
As broadcast this morning on R5

: Night School Extra

French 16-18 (Parts 3 and 4)

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