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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 8 in C (K246) Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Tate
7.30 Rossini Wind
Quartet No 6 in F
Ensemble Wien-Berlin
7.45 Schumann Fantasy in C, Op
Thomas Zehetmair (violin) Philharmonia, conductor Christoph Eschenbach
8.05 Granados Allegro de concierto
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
8.25 Simpson Galliard , Almande and Canzon
Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
8.40 Debussy Jeux: Poème Dansé
City of Birmingham
SO/Simon Rattle. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Piano: Mitsuko Uchida
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Conductor: Granados Allegro
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha
Piano: Simpson Galliard
Director: Peter Holman

: Composer of the Week: Shostakovich

The War Years presented by David Fanning. String Quartet No 3 in F, Op 73
Borodin Quartet
Symphony No 9 in E flat Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Kiril Kondrashin. Discs


Presented By: David Fanning.
Conductor: Kiril Kondrashin.

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Chris Wines. Wagner Wachet Auf (Die Meistersinger von Niirnberg, Act 3)
Leipzig Radio Chorus
Dresden State Opera Chorus Dresden Staatskapelle/ Herbert von Karajan
10.09 Strauss Divertimento (3rd mvt)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
10.14 Berlioz L'Enfance du Christ (Part 2) Ann Murray (mezzo)
Thomas Allen (baritone) Choir of King's College, Cambridge
LPO/Stephen Cleobury
10.31 Faute Dolly Suite Martin Jones and Richard McMahon (piano duet)
10.42 Prokofiev Symphony No 7 in C sharp minor BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
11.18 Beethoven, orch Klemperer GrosseFuge Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Otto Klemperer
11.30 Artist of the Week:
Lindsay String Quartet Tippett
String Quartet No 5


Presented By: Chris Wines.
Unknown: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Ann Murray
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Martin Jones
Piano: Richard McMahon
Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Otto Klemperer

: News

: Chamber Music from Manchester

Joanna McGregor (piano) Bach Anna Magdalena Notebook (excerpts) Bartok Six Bulgarian
Dances (Mikrokosmos, Bk6)
Alasdair Nicolson
Lullabies for Madeleine
(first performance)
Schumann Kinderszenen , Op 15
Chick Corea Children's
Songs (excerpts)


Piano: Joanna McGregor
Piano: Bach Anna Magdalena
Unknown: Alasdair Nicolson
Unknown: Schumann Kinderszenen

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Goldsmiths' Sinfonia, conductor Edward Gregson Rhodri Huw (tuba)
Goldsmiths' Chorus
Delius Brigg Fair
Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto
Diana Burrell Scene with Birds (first broadcast)
Holst The Hymn of Jesus


Conductor: Edward Gregson
Conductor: Rhodri Huw
Unknown: Diana Burrell

: Maggie Cole

Purcell Ground in C minor (Z221) Louis Couperin
Passacaille in C
Haflidhi Hallgrimsson Strond
Soler Sonatas: No 85 in F sharp minor; No 90 in F sharp
Ligeti Hungarian Rock Bach English Suite No 2 in A minor (BWV807)


Unknown: Louis Couperin
Unknown: Haflidhi Hallgrimsson

: Music from Thailand

A version of the suite
Cherd Nai played by Fong Naam. The music comes from the Thai Royal Court, and was specially reconstructed for this performance.


Unknown: Cherd Nai
Played By: Fong Naam.

: In Tune

in tonight's edition Richard Baker looks ahead to the musical events of the coming weekend, talks to people in the musical news, and offers a personal selection of music, including at approximately
5.05 Mozart Overture:
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra/conductor Leopold Hager
5.30 Bortnyansky
Cherubic Hymn No 7 USSR Russian Chorus, conductor Alexander Yurlov
6.30 Haydn Symphony No 101 in D (Clock)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Claudio Abbado Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Conductor: Alexander Yurlov
Unknown: Claudio Abbado
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Messiaen Commemorative Concert

London Symphony
Boulez Frangoise Pollet (soprano) John Alley (piano)
Messiaen L'Ascension, quatre méditations symphoniques; Chronochromie
8.25 La Villed'enhaut; Poèmes pour Mi
(Given earlier this month in the Barbican Hall, London)


Soprano: Boulez Frangoise Pollet
Piano: John Alley

: The Big Thicket

The American writer Edward Swift tells the last story of his childhood in the Texan Big Thicket, a refuge for criminals, renegades and religious maniacs.
5: Uncle Frank 's Trouble with the Law


Unknown: Edward Swift

: Joachim Piano Trio

Haydn Piano Trio in A (HXV18)
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor

: Italian Songs

Martyn Hill (tenor)
Andrew Lawrence-King (harp)
Songs by the singer-composer Francesco Rasi , dating from 1608, the year after he created the title-role in Monteverdi's opera L'Orfeo.


Tenor: Martyn Hill
Tenor: Andrew Lawrence-King
Unknown: Francesco Rasi

: Music to Measure

Ever since the beginning of recording a century ago, musicians and listeners have been fascinated by the opportunities and dangers it offers. Today, more music is available to more people than ever before. But some feel that the development of ever-more sophisticated methods of recording and editing can lead performers to play safe.
Edward Seckerson considers the ways in which changing techniques of recording have influenced the way people perform and listen to music.
Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Oil

Two post-war serial classics by lannis Xenakis - Eonta from the early 60s and Metastaseis, an example of "formal music" - are offset by a studio session from the improvisation trio the Recedents. Introduced by Alywnne Pritchard. Producer Alan Hall


Introduced By: Alywnne Pritchard.
Producer: Alan Hall

: News

: Night School

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