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Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Wagner Prelude: Lohengrin
Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa
7.20 Mendelssohn
Variations Concertantes Christophe Coin (cello) Patrick Cohen (piano)
7.48 Bax Saga Fragment Margaret Fingerhut (piano) London Philharmonic
Orchestra/Bryden Thomson
8.05 Mozart Oboe
Concerto in C (K314) Evelyn Rothwell (oboe)
Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
8.32 Chaminade
Automne, Op 35 No 2 Peter Jacobs (piano)
8.45 Strauss Till
Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche
Cleveland Orchestra/
Vladimir Ashkenazy. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Patrick Cohen
Piano: Margaret Fingerhut

: Composers of the Week: Arne, Boyce and Friends

Introduced by Simon Heighes.
The Georgian Concerto Corbett Bizzarie
Universali Avison
Concerto No 6 in D
Arne Concerto No 6 in B flat
Capel Bond Bassoon Concerto No 6
Stanley Concerto in G, Op 2No3
Baston Recorder
Concerto No 2 in D Discs


Introduced By: Simon Heighes.
Unknown: Corbett Bizzarie
Unknown: Universali Avison

: Musical Encounters

with Piers Burton-Page . Take Him, Earth
Variations on "La Folia" by Alessandro Scarlatti ; Wilhelm Kempff plays a Schubert sonata; and a Howells motet performed by Artists of the Week: Corydon Singers conductor Matthew Best
10.20 Saint-Saens
Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ) Ian Tracy (organ)
BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier
11.40 Bernstein
Chichester Psalms
Soloists, Instrumental Ensemble
Corydon Singers, conductor Matthew Best


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Alessandro Scarlatti
Unknown: Wilhelm Kempff
Unknown: Ian Tracy

: Ensemble

The second in a seven-part series coupling Dvorak's last seven string quartets with quartets by Haydn. Audubon Quartet Haydn
String Quartet in B flat, Op 76 No 4 (Sunrise)
Dvorak String Quartet in E flat, Op 51

: News

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Cecile Ousset (piano) Helen Field (soprano) David Rendall (tenor)
Donald Maxwell (baritone) BBC Welsh Chorus
BBC Symphony Chorus Glinka
Overture: A Life for the Tsar
Piano Concerto in A minor
The Bells, Op 35


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Cecile Ousset
Soprano: Helen Field
Tenor: David Rendall
Baritone: Donald Maxwell

: The Way Forward

String Quartet in D, Op 20 No
Mosaiques Quartet Discs

: Howard Ferguson at 85

The first of two programmes in which
Howard Ferguson and some of his friends and pupils talk to Paul Spicer about his varied and distinguished career as composer, pianist, scholar and cook, and introduce performances of his music, including: Octet
Nash Ensemble
Piano Sonata in F minor
Howard Shelley (piano) Violin Sonata No 2
Yfrah Neaman (violin) The Composer (piano) Discovery
Anne Dawson (soprano) Roderick Barrand (piano) The Dream of the Rood
Anne Dawson (soprano)
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox


Unknown: Howard Ferguson
Unknown: Paul Spicer
Piano: Howard Shelley
Soprano: Anne Dawson
Piano: Roderick Barrand
Soprano: Anne Dawson
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: In Tune

From Glasgow, with Geoffrey Baskerville.
Including at approximately
5.00 Corette
Flute Concerto
Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute) Jean-Frangois Paillard Chamber Orchestra
6.00 Schubert Stdndchen
Sarah Walker (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)
6.30 Beethoven
Symphony No 4 in B flat BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Markus Stenz
7.00 Carver 0 bone
Jesu Taverner Choir/Parrott Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Flute: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Unknown: Schubert Stdndchen
Soprano: Sarah Walker
Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Jesu Taverner
Producer: Svend Brown

: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

from Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Conductor Simon Rattle
Sibelius Tapiola
Mark Anthony Turnage Drowned Out
8.15 From Hell to Heaven:
Four Weeks in Afghanistan "In blinding white heat to the Hotel de Kandahar.
Three beds in a sweltering room. The Coca-Cola was a fake..."
In the week that sees the publication of the late Bruce Chatwin's notebooks and photographs, tonight's extract describes one of his three trips to Afghanistan - never before published. Reader Jeremy Northam.
8.35 Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Sibelius Tapiola
Conductor: Mark Anthony Turnage
Unknown: Bruce Chatwin
Reader: Jeremy Northam.

: In a Word

Ivan Hewett takes a personal look at some musical issues.
4: Virtuosity
(Final programme tomorrow 9.2opm)


Unknown: Ivan Hewett

: Keyboard a la King

In the fifth of six programmes, Max Harrison concentrates on Nat King Cole's work with his trio, now with Irving Ashby (guitar) and Joe Comfort (bass).


Unknown: Max Harrison

: Night Waves

Susan Marling tackles the controversy of how
Shakespeare should be taught in British schools. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Lieder and Followers

Mahler's Liebst du um Schõnheit?, and Strauss's Wiegenleid are among the best-known of Lieder. But what about
Clara Schumann 's Liebst du um Schonheit? and Max Reger 's Wiegenlied? In the second of two programmes,
Richard Wigmore presents eight German poems, each in one familiar and one unfamiliar setting.


Unknown: Clara Schumann
Unknown: Max Reger
Unknown: Richard Wigmore

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
As broadcast 9.00-10.05am on R5

: Night School Extra

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