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: On Air

with Andrew Lyle. Including:


Unknown: Andrew Lyle.

: Prokofiev Overture

on Hebrew Themes Borodin Trio

: Medtner

Tales, Op 14 Nos 1 and 2 Hamish Milne (piano)


Piano: Hamish Milne

: Zelenka

Camerata Bern

: Ravel

Concerto in G
Arturo Benedetti
Michelangeli (piano) Philharmonia/
Ettore Gracis. Records


Unknown: Arturo Benedetti
Unknown: Ettore Gracis.

: Composerof the Week

Richard Strauss
Soprano Felicity Lott talks to Stephen Johnson about the pleasures and difficulties of singing Strauss. Three Ophelia Songs
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (sop) Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Four Last Songs
Felicity Lott (soprano) Scottish National
Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi Arabella (Act 3, excerpt) Peter Seiffert (tenor)
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Jeffrey Tate
Plus lieder performed by Lisa Delia Casa ,
Julius Patzak , Edita Gruberova , Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Jessye Norman. Records


Soprano: Richard Strauss
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Songs: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Tenor: Peter Seiffert
Soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Lisa Delia Casa
Unknown: Julius Patzak
Unknown: Edita Gruberova
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: Jessye Norman.

: A ToughJob for the Postman

Geoffrey Bush / had a little nut-tree
Ian Partridge (tenor)
The Composer (piano)
Vaughan Williams The Turtle Dove
Lindsay Heather (baritone) Choir of King's College,
Cambridge/David Willcocks Rameau La Poule
Kenneth Gilbert (h'chord)


Unknown: Geoffrey Bush
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Piano: Vaughan Williams
Baritone: Lindsay Heather
Unknown: Rameau La Poule
Unknown: Kenneth Gilbert

: Einar Englund

Symphony No 2 (The Blackbird)
Helsinki PO/Pertti Pekkanen

: Faure/Messager

Souvenirs de Bayreuth

: Ravel

Suite: Ma mere l'oye Genevievejoy and Jacqueline Robin-Bonneau (piano duet)


Piano: Jacqueline Robin-Bonneau

: Sibelius

The Swan of Tuonela Gothenburg SO/ Neeme Jarvi

: Jacob van Eyck

Variations on 'PhiUs
Schoon Herderinne '
Michala Petri (recorder)


Unknown: Schoon Herderinne

: John Casken

Linn Richard Butler.
(Northumbrian pipes)


Unknown: Linn Richard Butler.

: Anthony Cirone

Wisconsin Youth SO
Percussion Ensemble/ Vicki Jenks


Unknown: Vicki Jenks

: Stravinsky

The Princesses' Round
(The Firebird)
LSO/Claudio Abbado

: Lord Berners

The Triumph of Neptune (excerpts) (Mono)
London Philharmonic/ Thomas Beecham


Unknown: Thomas Beecham

: News

: Two Firstsand a Wedding

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies conducts the first broadcasts of his Strathclyde Concertos Nos 5 and 6 in a programme which also includes his
Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise, a commission by the Boston Pops Orchestra. Jan Albert Ban Vanitas Haydn Overture: L'Isola Disabitata
Maxwell Davies
Strathclyde Concerto No 5 James Clark (violin)
Catherine Marwood (viola) Strathclyde Concerto No 6 David Nicholson (flute)
An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
George Macllwham (bagpipes)


Unknown: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Jan Albert Ban Vanitas
Violin: James Clark
Viola: Catherine Marwood
Flute: David Nicholson
Unknown: George MacLlwham

: James Bowman

A Twentieth-Century Voice
In the third of four programmes, the countertenor talks to Brian Kay about his work within the rich Baroque repertoire, with music by Purcell, Handel and Bach and comment from Robert King, Sir Charles Mackerras and Michael Chance.


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Sir Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Michael Chance.

: BeethovenCello Music

Alexander Baillie (cello) Martin Roscoe (piano)
The first of two recitals includes two sets of variations on music from Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. Variations on 'Bei Mannern welche Liebe fuhlen', Wo046;
Variations on 'Ein Madchen oder Weibchen', Op 66; Sonata in A, Op 69


Cello: Alexander Baillie
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Unknown: Bei Mannern
Unknown: Ein Madchen

: Bunk and Bill

In this final programme on the New Orleans trumpeter Bunk Johnson , Bill Russell tells
Michael Pointon about Bunk's friendship with pianist Don Ewell.
Series producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Bunk Johnson
Unknown: Bill Russell
Unknown: Michael Pointon
Pianist: Don Ewell.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

Anthony Burton 's guest is the pianist Robert Levin. Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Pianist: Robert Levin.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Pebble Mill

live from Studio 1, Birmingham.
David Owen Norris (piano) Walton Valse (Facade)
Debussy Etudes (Book 1) Haydn Fantasia in C (H XVII 4)


Piano: David Owen Norris
Piano: Walton Valse

: Imagining a Vain Thing

Peter Pulzer , Gladstone
Professor of Government and Public Administration at Oxford, asks whether racial violence is politically or ideologically motivated.


Unknown: Peter Pulzer

: Brahms Three

Intermezzi, Op 117
Messiaen Quatre Etudes de rhythme
Joni Mitchell , arr
Norris Conversation; Tin Angel; Big Yellow Taxi


Unknown: Joni Mitchell

: Seneca's Letters

Paul Scofield reads a second selection of excerpts from Seneca's letters to Lucilius. The Pleasures of Old Age


Unknown: Paul Scofield

: Alexander Goehr

Eve Dreams in Paradise
Ameral Gunson (mezzo) Philip Sheffield (tenor)
BBC Philharmonic/Downes


Tenor: Philip Sheffield

: BritanniaTriumphans

The consort music of Johann Hermann Schein is based on a skilful blend of English and Italian styles. The tenth of 12 programmes includes canzonas and dance suites from his collections Venus Krdntzlein and Banclietto musicale.
The Parley of Instruments/Peter Holman and Mark Caudle
New London
Consort/Philip Pickett


Unknown: Johann Hermann Schein
Unknown: Venus Krdntzlein

: Night Waves

Have historians invented the patriotic myth? Roy Porter sits in judgement. Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Roy Porter
Producer: Julian Hale

: Prokofiev:The Ballets

Scythian Suite, Op 20
Chicago SO/Claudio Abbado The Prodigal Son SNO/Neeme Jarvi Records

: News

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