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with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Biber Sonata a 3 7.25 Schubert 11
Ecossaises (D781)
7.32 Rossini Overture:
The Silken Ladder
8.05 Purcell Atvakeye dead 820 Grieg In Autumn, Op 11
8.35 Gershwin Symphonic Portrait (Porgy and Bess)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor

: Composer of the Week: Piotr llyich Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky is one of the most popular, yet also one of the least known of the great composers. In the week of the centenary of his death, John Warrack presents a chronological survey.
The Early Years
Dances (The Oprichnik) Royal Opera House
Orchestra/Colin Davis
Souvenir de Hapsal, Op 2 Viktoria Postnikova (piano) To sleep
USSR Chorus/Sveshnikov Scherzo a la Russe, Op 1 Nol
Michael Ponti (piano) My angel
Robert Tear (tenor) Philip Ledger (piano)
Do not believe; None but the lonely heart
Joan Rodgers (soprano) Roger Vignoles (piano)
Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet (1869 version) LSO/Geoffrey Simon. Discs


Unknown: John Warrack
Piano: Michael Ponti
Piano: Philip Ledger
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: Musical Encounters

with Edward Blakeman.
This week featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, some British chamber orchestras, Stokowski's
Bach arrangements played by the BBC Philharmonic, and the music of a recently rediscovered Italian baroque composer.
Bizet Overture: Doctor
BBC Concert Orchestra conductor Barry Wordsworth
10.05 Bach, arr Stokowski Siciliano
BBC Philharmonic/Bamert
10.10 Brahms Two Songs, Op 91
Janet Baker (contralto) Cecil Aronowitz (viola) Andre Previn (piano)
10.20 Artist of the Week:
James Dower (flute)
Thiriet Flute Concerto
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
10.40 Mozart Piano
Sonata in A minor (K310) Dinu Lipatti (piano)
10.55 Damase Ballet Suite: La croqueuse de diamants BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
11.10 Innocenzo Fede Sei pur dolce; Recorder Sonata
London Baroque/Medlam
11.20 Schubert
Symphony No 5 in B flat English Classical Players, conductor Jonathan Brett


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Stokowski Siciliano
Contralto: Janet Baker
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Piano: Andre Previn
Flute: James Dower
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Piano: Dinu Lipatti
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Innocenzo Fede Sei
Conductor: Jonathan Brett

: Verdi Voices

Roderick Swanston addresses some typically Verdian themes.
4: Fathers and Daughters
Extracts from Luisa Miller , Simone Boccanegra and Rigoletto, sung by Callas, de los Angeles, Galli-Curci, Tibbett, Gobbi and Kipnis. Discs


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Luisa Miller
Unknown: Simone Boccanegra

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's, Smith Square,
Bartok Quartet
Mozart String Quartet in G (K387)
Schumann String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1


Unknown: St John

: Music at Oxford

BBC Singers/Simon Joly Bach Singet dem Herrn Wolf Geistliche Lieder Messiaen 0 sacrum convivium
Llgetl Lux aeterna
Giles Swayne Magnificat Howells Requiem
Danlel-Lesur Le cantique de cantiques


Unknown: Giles Swayne Magnificat
Unknown: Howells Requiem

: A King's Concert

First of two programmes of courtly music by Lawes, Coprario and Ferrabosco played by Fretwork.

: Swing That Music

American trumpeter
- Doc Cheatham is the subject of this three-part series. Born in 1905, Cheatham is still playing at the age of 88, and the names of the musicians he has worked with constitute a veritable history of jazz.
This week Alyn Shipton talks to him about subbing for Louis Armstrong , accompanying singer Ma Rainey , and playing with Sam Wooding.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Doc Cheatham
Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Singer: Ma Rainey
Unknown: Sam Wooding.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including at approximately
5.15 Monteverdi Beatus Vir
6.32 Schubert, transcr
Liszt Aufdem Wasser zu Singen
7.03 Tchaikovsky Sleeping Beauty (excerpts) Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Liszt Aufdem Wasser
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic conductor Yan Pascal
Alexander Markov (violin) Messiaen Les Offrandes Oubliées
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor


Conductor: Yan Pascal
Violin: Alexander Markov

: Translations from the Natural World

First of the week's four programmes in which the Australian poet Les Murray introduces and reads from his own work.
Tonight he reads from his long sequence Presence, a series of poems about animals and birds and the inwardness of their lives... Producer Fiona McLean


Producer: Fiona McLean

: Margaret Price Sings Schubert

Margaret Price (soprano) Philip Moll (piano) Schubert An die untergehende Sonne; Der Wanderer an den Mond; Die Mainacht; Diejunge Nonne ; Im Freien; Der
Ungluckliche; Sehnsucht Schumann Leiderkreis , Op 39


Piano: Philip Moll
Unknown: Diejunge Nonne
Unknown: Sehnsucht Schumann Leiderkreis

: Bath International Festival

Arve Tellefsen (violin) Harvard Gimse (piano) Brahms Scherzo in C minor (FAE Sonata)
Grieg Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present a selection of music mixing styles and influences, and talk to Simon Jeffes about arranging the strings for Sid Vicious 's My Way, writing for the Royal Ballet, and about his long-standing Penguin Cafe Orchestra, which came to him in a dream 21 years ago.


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Simon Jeffes
Unknown: Sid Vicious

: Music Restor'd

York Early Music Festival David Fallows introduces the penultimate programme from this year's festival.
Musica Petropolitana play late 18th-century music from St Petersburg.


Introduces: David Fallows
Unknown: Musica Petropolitana

: News

: Night School

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