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With Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Humperdlnck
Overture: Hansel and Gretel
7.17 Dvorak Scherzo
7.40 Mozart Flute
Concerto in G (K313)
8.05 Khachaturlan
Four Movements from
8.18 Beethoven 32
Variations in C minor
(WoO 80)
8.32 Rnzl The Fall of the Leaf
Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Producer: Andrew Lyle Discs

: Composer of the Week: Charles Gounod

"The true founder of song in France" - Maurice Ravel.
Roger Nichols introduces five programmes centred around the vocal and operatic music by Gounod. Bolero
Ann Murray (mezzo)
Graham Johnson (piano) L'absent
Gerard Souzay (baritone) Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Sonata in E flat (excerpt) Christian Ivaldi and Noel
Lee (piano duet) 0 riante nature
(Philémon et Baucis) Amelita Galli-Curci
Petit scherzo
Knut Guettler and Rodney Slatford (double basses) Sapho (excerpts)
A selection of recordings sung by Alain Vanzo ,
Katherine Ciesinski , Alain Meunier , Frederic Vassar ,
Eliane Lublin, Laurence Dale and Grace Bumbry. Producer Tim Thome


Unknown: Maurice Ravel.
Introduces: Roger Nichols
Unknown: Ann Murray
Piano: Graham Johnson
Baritone: Gerard Souzay
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Unknown: Christian Ivaldi
Unknown: Knut Guettler
Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Sung By: Alain Vanzo
Sung By: Katherine Ciesinski
Sung By: Alain Meunier
Sung By: Frederic Vassar
Unknown: Laurence Dale
Unknown: Grace Bumbry.

: Musical Encounters

Stephanie Hughes presents the first of the series to come from Belfast, including Bach, arr Grainger Toccata and Fugue in D minor Percy Grainger (piano)
10.10 Grieg Symphonic Dances, Op 64
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Kenneth Montgomery
10.35 Grainger To a Nordic Princess
Penelope Thwaites (piano)
10.44 Artist of the Week:
Francis Poulenc (piano) Poulenc Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
10.56 Debussy, arr Grainger Pagodes
Philharmonia/Geoffrey Simon
11.03 Poulenc Piano
Cristina Ortiz (piano) City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Louis Fremaux
11.25 Grainger Spoon
River; The Nightingale and the Two Sisters; Molly on the Shore
11.40 Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes (A time there was), Op 90
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Kenneth Montgomery


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Grainger Toccata
Piano: Percy Grainger
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Piano: Penelope Thwaites
Piano: Francis Poulenc
Unknown: Grainger Pagodes

: Verdi Voices

Roderick Swanston addresses some typically Verdian themes.
3: Victims and Vendettas
Extracts from Alzira,
Nabucco, B Trovatore and La Forza del Destino, sung by Ricciarelli, Tebaldi, Muzio, Cossotto, Stignani and Lauri-Volpi. Discs


Unknown: Roderick Swanston

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

I from St John 's,
Smith Square,
Carlos Bonell (guitar)
Villa-Lobos Study No 11; Preludes Nos 1 and 2 Ottavio Negro Prime Luci; Le Ore Ardenti del
Meriggio (first broadcast) Britten Nocturnal, Op 70 Brouwer Cuban
Landscape with Bells
Albeniz Leyenda; Asturias


Unknown: St John
Guitar: Carlos Bonell

: The BBC Orchestras BBC Philharmonic

conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Eirian Davies (soprano) Susan Bickley (mezzo) Martyn Hill (tenor)
Michael George (bass)
Sheffield Philharmonic Choir
Sheffield Chorale
Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C
Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral)


Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Soprano: Eirian Davies
Soprano: Susan Bickley
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Bass: Michael George

: Cesar Franck

Last in the series featuring his complete organ music played on the 1889 Cavaille-Coll organ at St Sernin, Toulouse, by Gillian Weir.
Choral No 3 in A minor; Prière; Final


Unknown: Gillian Weir.

: Keyboard a la King

In the last programme of the series, Max Harrison concentrates on Nat King Cole's sessions of 1955, and the quintet recordings of 1952.


Unknown: Max Harrison

: In Tune

Arts reports, interviews and music with Andrew Green , including at approximately
5.31 Mendelssohn
Overture: Ruy Bias
6.03 Vivaldi Concerto for
Two Trumpets in C (RV537)
6.31 Matyas Seiber Four Hungarian Folksongs Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Matyas Seiber
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Liszt and Tchaikovsky BBC Symphony Orchestra

conductor Raymond Leppard
Sarah Walker (mezzo) Robert Tear (tenor)
Benjamin Luxon (baritone) BBC Singers Liszt
Les Préludes; Psalm 13
8.10 Music and Morals
Tchalkovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet; Cantata: Moscow


Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Conductor: Sarah Walker
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon

: The Marquesa's Memoirs

The Marquesa de Cadaval was born in 1900, and her whole life has been spent among musicians and music.
Each evening this week she talks to composer
Tom Eastwood about some of her musical memories - brief encounters in a long life, framed with the music that belongs to them. Ducks and a Waltz - memories of Puccini and Ravel.
Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Tom Eastwood
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Double Bass and Piano

Duncan McTier (double bass) Kathron Sturrock (piano) Lennox Berkeley
Introduction and Allegro, Op 80
Mendelssohn Lied ohne
Worte, Op
Faure Elegie , Op 24 Barber Excursions
Bottesini Fantasy on "La Sonnambula" (Rot)


Piano: Kathron Sturrock
Unknown: Faure Elegie

: Jean Philippe Rameau

Suite: Les Indes Galantes
Orchestra of the 18th
Century/Frans Briiggen

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present a selection of music mixing styles.


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell

: Music Restor'd

York Early Music Festival
David Fallows introduces the eighth of ten programmes from this year's festival.
Bart van Oort (fortepiano) plays music by Haydn, Dussek, Field and Beethoven.


Introduces: David Fallows
Unknown: Bart van Oort

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