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with Andrew Lyle , including:
Howard Skempton Lento
BBC Symphony Orchestra/
Mark Wigglesworth
7.30 Chopin
Fantasie Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 Ivan Davis (piano)
8.00 Beethoven Ballet music: The
Creatures of Prometheus Boston Symphony
Orchestra/Erich Leinsdorf
Vivaldi Gloria in D (RV589) Emma Kirkby and Tessa Bonner (sopranos) Michael Chance (alto)
Collegium Musicum 90/ Richard Hickox Records


Unknown: Andrew Lyle
Unknown: Mark Wigglesworth
Piano: Ivan Davis
Unknown: Vivaldi Gloria
Unknown: Emma Kirkby
Sopranos: Tessa Bonner
Unknown: Collegium Musicum
Unknown: Richard Hickox

: Composer of the Week

Introduced by Susan Sharpe.
Sonata in Eflat, Op No
Richard Stoltzman (clarinet)
Richard Goode (piano)
String Sextet in G, Op 36 Isaac Stem and Cho-Liang Lin (violins)
Jaime Laredo and Michael Tree (violas)
Yo-Yo Ma and Sharon Robinson (cellos) Records


Introduced By: Susan Sharpe.
Clarinet: Richard Stoltzman
Piano: Richard Goode
Unknown: Isaac Stem
Violins: Cho-Liang Lin
Violins: Sharon Robinson

: Morning Sequence

Josef Schantl
Hunting Fanfare for Tsar Alexander III
Detmold Horn Ensemble
10.07 Wieniawski
Violin Concerto No 2 in D minor
Joshua Bell (violin)
Cleveland Orchestra/ Vladimir Ashkenazy
10.31 Bach
Peasant Cantata
Emma Kirkby (soprano) Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)
David Thomas (bass) Academy of Ancient Music/
Christopher Hogwood
11.00 Kodaly
Dances of Galanta BBC Philharmonic/ Andras Ligeti
11.17 Faure
Violin Sonata No 1 in A Joshua Bell (violin)
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
11.44 Schumann
Konzertstück for four horns
BBC Scottish SO/ Jun'ichi Hirokami


Unknown: Tsar Alexander
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Bass: David Thomas
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Andras Ligeti
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

: Airs and Dances

Martino Tirimo (piano) Schubert
Six Atzenbrugge Dances; Four Waltzes: in A flat (D365 No 2); B minor
(D145 No 6); B (D365 No 22); A (D 779 No 13) Respighi
Ancient Airs and Dances (Set 1) Chopin
Three Mazurkas: in C, Op 24 No 2; B flat minor, Op 24 No 4; C sharp minor,
Op 50 No 3; Two Waltzes: in A minor, Op 34 No 2; A flat, Op 34 No 1 Records


Piano: Martino Tirimo

: News

: La Caravane du Cairo

(The Caravan to Cairo) An opera-ballet in three acts from 1783 by Andre Modeste Gretry. Sung in French. Florestan
Namur Chamber Choir Ricercar Academy conductor
Marc Minkowski


Unknown: Andre Modeste Gretry.
Baritone: Philippe Huttenlocher
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Smnt-Phar: Guy De Mey (tenor)
Zélime: Isabelle Poulenard (soprano)
Pasha: Jules Bastin (bass)
Almaide: Greta de Reyghere (sop)
Tamorin: Gilles Ragon (tenor)
Husca: Vincent Letexier (bass)
Osmin: John Dur (bass)
An Italian slave: Catherine Napoli (sop)

: Academy of Ancient Music

John Holloway (violin) Mark Levy (viola da gamba)
John Toll (harpsichord) Couperin
Troisieme Concert Royal Francois Duval Sonata No 2
Rameau Pièces de clavecin en concert No 5


Violin: John Holloway
Viola: Mark Levy

: Brahms

Piano Concerto No 2 in Bflat Martin Roscoe (piano) BBC Welsh SO/
Jerzy Maksymiuk


Piano: Martin Roscoe
Unknown: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: In Tune

Peter Paul Nash in conversation with the composer
Louis Andriessen. With music, news and arts news. Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash
Unknown: Louis Andriessen.
Producer: Svend Brown

: English Chamber Orchestra

conductor Sian Edwards Emma Johnson (clarinet) David Matthews Introit, Op 28 Bartok
Divertimentoforstrings Michael Berkeley Clarinet Concerto
Howard Skempton
The Light Fantastic (first broadcast)
Weill Symphony No 2


Conductor: Sian Edwards
Clarinet: Emma Johnson
Clarinet: David Matthews

: The Man with Night Sweats

In the last of four readings of his work, Thom Gunn introduces four new, unpublished poems including The Butcher's Son and My Mother's Pride.
Series producer Fiona McLean


Introduces: Thom Gunn
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Gothic Voices

Christopher Page , director of Gothic Voices, presents a programme of French and English motets from the 12th and 13th centuries. They include a Romance of Tristan and a song by Blondel de Nesle, the musician who, according to legend, helped rescue Richard the Lionheart from captivity in his tower.


Unknown: Christopher Page

: The Myth Maker

: Night Waves

Lisa Jardine discusses the Royal Institute of British
Architects' Building of the Year award. The winner will be chosen this evening from a shortlist of four. Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Two Britten Song Cycles

performed by Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) Winter Words
Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Nocturne for tenor, seven obbligato instruments and string orchestra
London Mozart Players/ Jane Glover


Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Unknown: Jane Glover

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
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