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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Martucci Notturno , Op 70 No 1
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Alfredo Bonavera
7.15 C P E Bach Quartet in D (Wq94)
Nicholas McGegan (flute)
Catherine Mackintosh (viola) Anthony Pleeth (cello) Christopher Hogwood (fortepiano)
7.32 Debussy Two Arabesques
Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
8.05 Anon Li debonnaires
Sinfonye/Stevie Wishart
8.25 Strauss Alphorn Ann Murray (mezzo)
Radovan Vlatkovic (horn)
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Tate
8.32 Mozart, reconstr Levin Symphonie Concertante
Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute) Pierre Pierlot (oboe) Ab Koster (horn)
Marcel Allard (bassoon) Franz Liszt Chamber
Orchestra. discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Martucci Notturno
Conductor: Alfredo Bonavera
Flute: Nicholas McGegan
Viola: Catherine MacKintosh
Cello: Anthony Pleeth
Cello: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Piano: Anon Li Debonnaires

: Composer of the Week: Gounod

Presented by Roger Nichols.
String Quartet
Tonhalle-Quartet Zurich Romeo et Juliette
A selection of recordings sung by Eide Norena , Jose Carreras , Catherine Malfitano , Jose van Dam , Georges Thill and Germaine Feraldy.


Presented By: Roger Nichols.
Sung By: Eide Norena
Sung By: Jose Carreras
Sung By: Catherine Malfitano
Sung By: Jose van Dam
Sung By: Georges Thill
Sung By: Germaine Feraldy.

: Musical Encounters

With Stephanie Hughes in Belfast.
Tchalkovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
10.22 Stravinsky The Fairy's Kiss
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Peter Hirsch
10.50 Artist of the Week:
Francis Poulenc (piano) plays music by Satle
10.55 Mozart Oboe
Quartet in F (K370) Gordon Hunt (oboe) Chilingirian Quartet
11.14 Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos
David Nettle and Richard
Markham (pianos)
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
Ulster Orchestra/Peter Hirsch


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Artist: Peter Hirsch
Piano: Francis Poulenc
Pianos: David Nettle
Pianos: Stravinsky Symphony

: Voices

: News

: Bristol Lunchtime Concert

from St George's, Brandon Hill.
Weber Trio in G minor, Op63
Brahms Piano Trio No 2 in C, Op 87


Unknown: Brandon Hill.

: Sir Eugene Goossens

In the first of four programmes, Andrew Green presents a centenary profile of one of the most versatile of conductor-composers of the first half of the century. 1: Bow Bells to Ballet Russe
Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op 36
Philharmonia Orchestra
Beethoven Symphony No 2inD
Sydney Symphony Orchestra Bruch Violin Concerto No
1 (Finale)
Fritz Kreisler (violin)
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra (1925 recording)
Ravel Rapsodie Espagnol Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Gounod Mephistopheles' Serenade (Faust) Musorgsky Boris ' Monologue (Boris Godunov )
Feodor Chaliapin (bass) Royal Opera House Orchestra
(1923 recording)
Rossini, arr Respighi La Boutique Fantasque (excerpts)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Series producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Andrew Green
Violin: Fritz Kreisler
Unknown: Albert Hall Orchestra
Unknown: Musorgsky Boris
Unknown: Boris Godunov
Bass: Feodor Chaliapin
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Sarah Vivien

Sarah Vivian (soprano)
Adrian Hobbs (piano)
Faure: Apres un reve; Notre amour
Lennox Berkeley: Ode du premier jour de mai; D'un vanneur de ble aux vents
Poulenc: Trois chansons de F Garcia Lorca
Bliss: Nocturne (Angels of the Mind)


Soprano: Sarah Vivian
Piano: Adrian Hobbs

: Songs of the Grand Duchy

The New Music Ensemble of Vilnius sing and play Lithuanian marriage and calendar songs, and polyphonic "sutartines", using an array of traditional instruments. Presented by Violetta Tovianskaite.


Presented By: Violetta Tovianskaite.

: In Tune

Charles Hazelwood introduces music including
5.03 Bach Prelude and Fugue in C(BWV 846)
6.03 Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia
6.31 Strauss
Metamorphosen Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Charles Hazelwood
Unknown: Central Asia
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Great Orchestras oftheWortd

from the Barbican I Hall, London. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi.
Peer Gynt
This complete performance combines orchestra, solo voices, choir, actors and narrator in an evocation of the spirit of Grieg and Ibsen's masterpiece.
Solveig Kringelborn (sop) Der-Shin Hwang (mezzo) Karl Magnus Fredriksson (baritone)
Knut Buen (hardanger fiddle) Tallis Chamber Choir Part
8.45 Grieg at Troldhaugen Richard Baker visits the composer's house.
9.05 Part 2


Unknown: Solveig Kringelborn
Baritone: Karl Magnus Fredriksson
Baritone: Knut Buen
Unknown: Richard Baker
Peer Gynt: Alex Jennings
Ase: Janet Suzman
Boyg/Narrator: Gerard Murphy
Anita: Joanna Pearce

: The Marquesa's Memoirs

Many young musicians have stayed at the Marquesa de Cadaval's house in Sintra, Portugal, but none made a greater impression than a brilliant string player called
Jacqueline Du Pre. The
Marquesa remembers her in The Cellist in the Early
Morning. With excerpts from her recordings.
Interviewer Tom Eastwood


Unknown: Jacqueline du Pre.
Interviewer: Tom Eastwood

: Beethoven

Variations in F, Op 34
Piano Sonata in E, Op Joaquin Achucarro (piano)

: Blue Skies

This month on Repetition.
Steve Jones starts over and over and over....
Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Midnight Oil

Alwynne Pritchard presents musical time travellers Sara Stowe
and Matthew Spring , who put hurdy-gurdy, oud, lute, percussion and voice to use in Trummermusik
(A Berlin Diary, 1947) by Christopher Fox , Songs from Skopehs by Michael Parsons , and a radio version of Andrew Hugill 's
Brisset Rhymes. Also, sensual electro-acoustic sounds by Francois Barriere. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Unknown: Sara Stowe
Unknown: Matthew Spring
Unknown: Christopher Fox
Unknown: Michael Parsons
Unknown: Andrew Hugill
Unknown: Francois Barriere.
Producer: Alan Hall

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