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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Mozart Rondo in A
7.15 Milhaud Suite
7.35 Wassenaer Concerto
No 3 in A
8.05 Sibelius Andante
8.25 Bartok Three
Dances (44 Duos)
8.40 Tchaikovsky Suite: The Nutcracker. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Mozart Rondo

: Composers of the Week: Byrd and Tallis

Presented by John Milsom. Byrd Sing Joyfully; 0
Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth
Tallis Hear the Voice and Prayer
Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips Lesson
Andrew Davis (organ) Byrd Venite (Short Service)
Worcester Cathedral Choir, conductor Donald Hunt
Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)
Kyrie; Gloria (Mass for Three Voices)
Hilliard Ensemble
Gaudeamus Omnes
William Byrd Choir , conductor Gavin Turner
Sanctus (Mass for Five Voices)
Hilliard Ensemble
Ave Verum Corpus Quink
Solve Jubente Deo
Cambridge Singers, conductor John Rutter
Agnus Dei (Mass for Four Voices)
Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips. Discs


Presented By: John Milsom.
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Unknown: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Byrd Venite
Conductor: Donald Hunt
Harpsichord: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: William Byrd Choir
Conductor: John Rutter
Conductor: Agnus Dei
Conductor: Peter Phillips.

: Musical Encounters

From Cardiff with Nicola
Heywood Thomas. Music of the Hours Including at
10.00 Ponchielli Dance of the Hours (La Gioconda)
11.00 Artist of the Week: Bryn Terfel (baritone) Monteverdi Vespers (excerpts)
London Oratory Junior
Choir, Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot
11.50 Schubert Standchen
Malcolm Martineau (piano)


Unknown: Heywood Thomas.
Conductor: John Eliot
Unknown: Schubert Standchen
Piano: Malcolm Martineau

: Voices

: News

: Bristol Lunchtime Concert

From St George 's, Brandon Hill , presented by Tony Staveacre.
Evzen Rattay (cello) Josef Hala (piano)
Martinu Cello Sonata No 2
Suk Balada and Serenada, Op 3
Janacek Pohadka
Martinu Variations on a Slovak Theme


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Presented By: Tony Staveacre.
Piano: Josef Hala
Unknown: Suk Balada

: Sir Eugene Goossens

A Harbour in Sydney
The third of four programmes, with Andrew Green.
In 1941, Goossens become Musical Director of the Sydney Symphony and Director of the Conservatoire. Butterworth A Shropshire Lad
Goossens Divertimento; Symphony No 1
Adelaide SO/Measham
John Anthill Procession of the Tokens and Fire
Ceremony (Corroboree)
Sydney Symphony Orchestra Goossens Oboe Concerto, 0p45
Leon Goossens (oboe) Philharmonia/Susskind
Britten Les illuminations
Peter Pears (tenor)
New Symphony Orchestra Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
LSO. Discs


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Oboe: Leon Goossens

: Chopin

Polonaise in B flat, Op 71 No 2; Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op 50 No 3
Angela Brownridge (piano)


Piano: Angela Brownridge

: The Land between the Rivers

Ruth Davis presents the second of two programmes of tradtional music from
Iraq, including the qasidimprovised story-songs of the desert Bedouin tribes; abudiyya - songs of the Marsh Arabs in the south; choobi - songs of the semi-nomadic communities who live along the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates; dances from the kawliyya gypsy musicians; and Kurdish and Turkman songs from the mountainous north.
Producer John Thomley


Unknown: Ruth Davis
Unknown: Marsh Arabs
Producer: John Thomley

: In Tune

with Richard Baker.
5.03 Massenet Fête Bohème
(Scènes pittoresques)
6.03 Telemann Viola
Concerto No 1 in G
6.30 Borodin Symphony No 2 in B minor
7.03 Lefebure-Wely Sortie in B flat
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Philharmonic

conductor Jane Glover
Peter Jablonski (piano)
Roussel Pour une fête de printemps
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Judith Bingham Chartres (first performance)


Conductor: Jane Glover
Piano: Peter Jablonski
Unknown: Judith Bingham Chartres

: Sleepless Nights

Last in the diary of everyday anxieties with travel writer
Alan Brown.
5: Fear of Flying


Unknown: Alan Brown.

: Simon Keentyside

Malcolm Martineau (piano) Wolf Heimweh ; Auf eine Christblume II; Lied vom Winde; Um Mitternacht; Wo find ich Trost?; Der Feuerreiter; Gesang
Weylas; In der Fruhe; An die Geliebte; Der Knabe und das Immlein;
Nimmersatte Liebe; Bei einer Trauung; Lied eines Verliebten; Der Jager (Mdrike Lieder)


Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Wolf Heimweh

: Musica Antiqua Cologne Campra Suite; Les fêtes

Gluck Suite: Alessandro

: Friday Feature: The Silver Knight

Although knighted for his services to literature,
Herbert Read (1893-1968) is best known throughout the world as a missionary for modern art and a writer of key books on art and industry, art and society, and art in education. Friend of many artists, he had a particularly close relationship with sculptor and fellow-Yorkshireman
Henry Moore. Professor Norbert Lynton assesses Read as poet, literary critic and art theorist, with contributions from Read's children - John, Tom,
Sophie, Piers Paul and Benedict, and from Sir
Stephen Spender , Sir Alan Bowness , painter Patrick Heron , art educationalist
Professor Tom Hudson , art historian Dr David
Thistlewood and Leone Cohn. Producer Judith Bumpus


Unknown: Herbert Read
Unknown: Henry Moore.
Unknown: Norbert Lynton
Unknown: Piers Paul
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: Sir Alan Bowness
Unknown: Patrick Heron
Unknown: Professor Tom Hudson
Unknown: Leone Cohn.
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Oil

Recorded at the ICA's recent season of US politicised art, ITSOFOMO is an apocalyptic multi-media event about the politics of Aids by artist and writer David Wojnarowicz and trumpeter and Totalist composer Ben Neill.
Introduced by Philip Tagney.


Unknown: David Wojnarowicz
Unknown: Ben Neill.
Introduced By: Philip Tagney.

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
As broadcast 9.00-10.25am on R5

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