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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 CPE Bach Twelve
Variations on "La Folia"
Purcell Quartet
7.14 Kabalevsky Violin Concerto
David Oistrakh (violin)
Russian National Orchestra/
The Composer
7.38 Dellus Paris (The Song of a Great City)
Royal Liverpool PO/Charles Mackerras
8.05 Francaix Marche triomphale
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ)
London Gabrieli Brass
Ensemble, conductor Christopher Larkin
8.20 Handel Cantata:
Alpestre monte
Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
8.45 Smetana Vltava (Ma Vlast)
Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi Producer Andrew Lyle. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Violin: David Oistrakh

: POLSKA! Composers of the Week: The Polish Romantics

Presented by Adrian Thomas.
Moniuszko Mazurka
(Halka, Act 1)
Warsaw State Opera Orchestra, conductor Zdzislaw Gorzynski
Wienlawskl Polonaise No
1 in D, Op 4
Konstanty Kulka (violin)
Jerzy Marchwinski (piano) Paderewskl Intermezzo
No 1; Legend No 1
Karol Radziwonowicz (piano) Karlowlcz Violin Concerto in A, Op
Konstanty Kulka (violin) Warsaw National
Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Witold Rowicki
Paderewski Burlesque; Intermezzo polacco;
Cracovienne fantastique (Humoresques de concert, Op 14, Bk 2)
Karol Radziwonowicz (piano) Producer Piers Burton-Page


Presented By: Adrian Thomas.
Conductor: Zdzislaw Gorzynski
Conductor: Wienlawskl Polonaise
Violin: Konstanty Kulka
Piano: Jerzy Marchwinski
Violin: Konstanty Kulka
Piano: Karol Radziwonowicz
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Musical Encounters

with Piers Burton-Page , including the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Byrd , the first broadcast of a Spanish string quartet and at approximately
10.10 Artist of the Week:
Krystian Zimerman (piano) Brahms Piano Sonata in C,Opl
11.05 Elgar Symphony No 2 in E minor
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: William Byrd

: The Beggar's Opera

Guy Woolfenden continues his exploration of different settings of the story.
Act 2. The highwayman
Macheath faces prison, but that's a minor hitch compared with his woman trouble.


Unknown: Guy Woolfenden

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's, Smith Square, London. bntten Quartet
Britten String Quartet No 3 Janacek String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters)


Unknown: St John

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor
Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)
Strauss Don Juan
Mozart Piano Concerto
No 27 in B flat (K595)
Beethoven Symphony No 7inA


Conductor: Jean-Bernard Pommier
Piano: Strauss Don Juan

: POLSKA! Polish Organ Music

played by Graham Barber in St Peter Mancroft , Norwich. Secular and sacred pieces from the Holy Ghost
Monastery tablature and the tablature of Johannes of Lublin as well as pieces with Polish connections by Sweelinck, Mendelssohn, Moniuszko and Freyer.


Played By: Graham Barber
Unknown: Peter Mancroft

: POLSKA! Time and Silence

Brian Morton continues his six-part survey of jazz in Poland since 1955.
2: Krzysztof Komeda
This pioneering composer and pianist produced his most significant album, Astigmatic, in 1956. His work is discussed by Pawel Brodowski , editor of Jazz Forum, and trumpeter Tomasz Stanko.


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Krzysztof Komeda
Unknown: Pawel Brodowski
Unknown: Tomasz Stanko.

: In Tune

with Andrew Green , including at approximately
5.15 Mendelssohn Allegro brillant in A for piano duet, Op 92
6.03 Vlerne Organ
Symphony No 1 (final mvt)
6.31 Saint-Saens Cello
Concerto No 1 in A minor
7.03 Flnzl The Phantom
(Earth and Air and Rain) Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Mendelssohn Allegro
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Beethoven

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Stephanie Gonley (violin) Overture: Egmont
Symphony No 2 in D
8.15 POLSKA!
The Survival of Poetry
First of four nightly programmes.
On the Edge of Darkness
Donald Pirie talks about the poetry of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, from its ritual beginnings to its idyllic decline before 1795.
8.35 Beethoven Violin
Concerto in D


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Violin: Stephanie Gonley
Talks: Donald Pirie

: POLSKA! Stories by Bruno Schulz

I First of this week's four readings by Simon McBurney.
In November 1942, the Polish writer and artist
Bruno Schulz was shot dead by the Gestapo. When his stories were published after the war, they revealed a lost world.
1: Cinnamon Shops
Series producer Michael Earley


Unknown: Simon McBurney.
Artist: Bruno Schulz
Producer: Michael Earley

: POLSKA! Lutoslawski

Partita; Interlude; Chain 2 Gyorgy Pauk (violin)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Grant Llewellyn


Violin: Gyorgy Pauk

: POLSKA! The Chopin Nocturnes

The fourth of six programmes in which
Kathryn Stott (piano) plays the complete nocturnes.
No 14 in F sharp minor, Op 48 No 2; No 18 in E,
Op 62 No 2; No 9 in B, Op 32 No


Piano: Kathryn Stott

: POLSKA! Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell
take a second look at the Polish scene.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Music Restored

The Hilliard Ensemble perform sacred works from the Polish Renaissance, based around the music of Nicholas of Radom and including motets by Petrus of Grudencz, Felsztyna and Nicholas of Krakow.
Interspersed with lute music by lacobus Reis and Diomedes Cato played by Jacob Heringman.


Played By: Jacob Heringman.

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
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