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With Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Arne Cantata: The
Emma Kirkby (soprano) Parley of Instruments
7.17 Brahms Piano
Pieces, Op 118 Nos 1-3
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
7.32 Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Hamlet
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti
8.05 Ravel La Valse
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
8.25 Grieg A Swan; With a Waterlily (Six Poems by Ibsen)
Anne Sofie von Otter
Bengt Forsberg (piano)
8.40 Mozart Flute
Concerto in D (K314) Judith Hall (flute)
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Peter Thomas


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Flute: Judith Hall
Conductor: Peter Thomas

: Composer of the Week: Gounod

Presented by Roger Nichols.
Vierge d'Athenes
Lotte Lehmann (soprano) Erno Balogh (piano) Sortie
Carlo Curley (organ) Aimons-nous
Reynaldo Hahn (tenor) Ave Maria
Rosa Ponselle (soprano) Faust (excerpts)
A selection of recordings sung by Nicolai Gedda ,
Fernand Ansseau , Marcel Journet , Boris Christoff ,
Liliane Berton , Victoria de los Angeles, Jussi Bjorling and Ninon Vallin.


Presented By: Roger Nichols.
Soprano: Lotte Lehmann
Piano: Erno Balogh
Unknown: Carlo Curley
Tenor: Reynaldo Hahn
Tenor: Ave Maria
Soprano: Rosa Ponselle
Sung By: Nicolai Gedda
Sung By: Fernand Ansseau
Sung By: Marcel Journet
Sung By: Boris Christoff
Unknown: Liliane Berton
Unknown: Jussi Bjorling
Unknown: Ninon Vallin.

: Musical Encounters

From Belfast with Stephanie Hughes , including
Pergolesi Overture: L'Olimpiade
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Richard Pittman
10.07 Stravinsky Suite : Pulcinella
Columbia Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by The Composer
10.29 Poulenc Concert
Robert Woolley (harpsichord)
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Richard Pittman
10.55 Mozart Horn
Quintet in E flat (K407)
Dennis Brain (horn) Griller Quartet
11.10 Stravinsky Symphony in C
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Richard Pittman
11.40 Artist of the Week:
Francis Poulenc (piano) plays his arrangement of his Suite Française


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Richard Pittman
Conductor: Stravinsky Suite
Harpsichord: Robert Woolley
Conductor: Richard Pittman
Horn: Dennis Brain
Unknown: Stravinsky Symphony
Artist: Richard Pittman
Piano: Francis Poulenc

: Music Restor'd

: News

: International Winds

Frank Renton presents his final selection of music from the 1993 Conference of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, held in Valencia.
Kiyoshigue Koyama Kobiki- Uta
Kinki University Band/ Kazayoshi Tanaka
Jose Maria Cervera Lloret Paisaje Levantino
Sociedad Instructiva Santa Cecilia de Cullera/Cristobal Soler Almudever
Yashuhide Ito Concerto
Nobuya Sugawa (saxophone) Hamamatsu Community Band/The Composer
Respighi Three Dances
(Belkis, Queen ofSheba) Kinki University Band/ Kazayoshi Tanaka


Unknown: Frank Renton
Unknown: Kiyoshigue Koyama
Unknown: Kazayoshi Tanaka
Unknown: Jose Maria Cervera Lloret

: Schnittke and Friends

Gerard McBurney introduces the second of two concerts featuring the music of Alfred Schnittke.
Gidon Kremer (violin) Veronika Hagen (viola) Clemens Hagen (cello)
Schubert String Trio in B flat (D471)
Schnittke Stille Music ; String Trio
Mozart Divertimento in E flat (K563)


Introduces: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Alfred Schnittke.
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Viola: Veronika Hagen
Cello: Clemens Hagen
Unknown: Schnittke Stille Music

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Takuo Yuasa
Christine Cairns (mezzo) Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
Wagner Wesendonk-Lieder
Schumann Symphony No 4 in D minor


Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Conductor: Christine Cairns

: In Tune

Rodney Slatford with music, news and arts events from
Manchester, with news of recent discoveries of British music. Including at 6.15 Percy Grainger Hill Song Nol
7.10 Frank Bridge The Pageant of London Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: London Philharmonic Orchestra

from the Royal Festival Hall,
London. conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Eva Urbanova (soprano) Dagmar Peckova (mezzo) Kim Begley (tenor)
Alexander Anisimov (bass) Thomas Trotter (organ) Dvorak
Symphony No 8 in G
8.10 The Excursions of Mr Janacek
Mirka Zemanova introduces readings from her translations of some of Janacek's travel writings. Reader Anthony Jackson.
8.30 Janacek Glagolitic Mass


Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Soprano: Eva Urbanova
Soprano: Dagmar Peckova
Tenor: Kim Begley
Bass: Alexander Anisimov
Bass: Thomas Trotter
Introduces: Mirka Zemanova
Reader: Anthony Jackson.

: The Marquesa's Memoirs

Tonight the Marquesa de Cadaval remembers the great Russian bass
Chaliapin in Serenade to a Balcony, with excerpts from his recordings.

: Between the Ears

Inferno Revisited by Peter Howell
This personal adaptation of Dante's Inferno was composed and produced at the BBC Radiophonic workshop, and first heard in 1983 on Radio 4.
Narrator Alec McCowan
Serenata Notturna , director
Kriss Rusmanis
Singcircle, director Gregory Rose
Presented by Mark Russell in conversation with Peter Howell.
Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Peter Howell
Narrator: Alec McCowan
Narrator: Serenata Notturna
Unknown: Kriss Rusmanis
Director: Gregory Rose
Presented By: Mark Russell
Unknown: Peter Howell.
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Hell and Heaven

Boccherini Symphony in D (La Casa de Diavolo) London Festival Orchestra, conductor Ross Pople Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Academy of St Martin, conductor Philip Ledger


Conductor: Ross Pople
Conductor: Gluck Dance

: Night Waves

Tony Palmer chairs a discussion on the life and music of Edward Elgar. Plus news of the Booker Prize judgement.
Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Edward Elgar.
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor Hilary Davan Wetton Malcolm Proud (organ)
Cherublni Demophodn : Overture and Act 1
Handel Organ Concerto in D minor, Op 7 No 4 Crotch Sinfonia in F


Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Conductor: Malcolm Proud
Unknown: Cherublni Demophodn

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