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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
7.32 Puccini Crisantemi
7.53 Bartok Six
Rumanian Folk Dances
8.05 Dvorak Prague Waltzes
8.25 Mozart Ach ich fuhl's, es ist verschwunden! (The Magic Flute)
8.44 Beethoven
Romances: No 1 in G, Op 40; No 2 in F, Op 50. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Puccini Crisantemi

: An Advent Calendar

Introduced by Hugh Keyte. Oxfordshire Youth Chamber Choir, conductor Peter Hunt Trad Good People All, this Christmastime
Trad, arr Keyte/Parrott Joy to the World


Introduced By: Hugh Keyte.

: Composer of the Week: Bizet

Presented by Penny Gore . My life has its secret
Funeral March in B minor Nocturne in D
The Fair Maid of Perth
Roma. Discs


Presented By: Penny Gore

: Midweek Choice

Presented by Susan Sharpe. Suppe Overture: Light Cavalry
10.18 Offenbach So gleam with desire (The Tales of Hoffmann)
10.22 Massenet
Meditation (Thais)
10.29 Bach, arr Busoni
Prelude and Fugue in D (BWV532)
10.43 Villa-Lobos Toccata (Bachianas Brasileiras No 3)
10.50 Bach Sinfonia
(Partita No 2 in C minor, BWV 826)
10.55 Elgar, arr Jacobs Sonata , Op 28
11.20 Pachelbel Ciacona in D minor
11.27 Mathias Festival Te Deum in C
11.35 Vaughan Williams Elihu's Dance of Youth and Beauty; Pavane of the Sons of the Morning
11.41 Godard Canzonetta (Concerto Romantique, Op 35)
11.45 Grieg Remembrances, Op 71 No 7
11.48 Grofe
Thunderstorm (Grand Canyon Suite). Discs Producer Chris de Souza


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Jacobs Sonata
Unknown: Pachelbel Ciacona
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: News

: Concert Hall

from Broadcasting House.London.
Leland Chen (violin)
Clare MacFarlane (viola) Caroline Dearnley (cello) Julius Drake (piano)
Debussy Cello Sonata Faure Berceuse; Piano
Quartet No 1 in C minor, Op 15


Violin: Leland Chen
Viola: Clare MacFarlane
Cello: Caroline Dearnley
Piano: Julius Drake

: Record Review

with Richard Osborne.
Building a Library. Haydn's Paris Symphonies by Richard Wigmore ;
Denis Stevens on new releases of late Renaissance and Baroque music; and Gerard McBurney on Russian Treasury reissues.
(Revised rpt from Saturday 9.00am)


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Richard Wigmore
Unknown: Denis Stevens
Unknown: Gerard McBurney

: Music in PeDvs's London

The first of four programmes of music for chamber and court from the time of Samuel Pepys , with readings from his diaries. Purcell Fantasias
London Baroque
Sonata in Four Parts No 7
Catherine Mackintosh and Monica Huggett (violins)
Christophe Coin (bass viol) Christopher Hogwood (organ/spinet)
William Lawes Charon , 0 gentle Charon; The Catts as other creatures do; Musicke, the Master of thy Art is dead
Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Unknown: Catherine MacKintosh
Violins: Monica Huggett
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: William Lawes Charon
Director: Anthony Rooley
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Choral Evensong

from Worcester
Introit: The Call (Hunt)
Responses: S S Wesley Psalms 41-43 (Parratt, Wesley, Anon) First Lesson:
Isaiah 8 vl6 - 9 v7
Canticles: Service in F minor (Gray)
Second Lesson: Matthew
16, wl-12
Anthem: Vox dicentis (Naylor) Hymn: People look East (Trad, arr Hemingway)
Organ voluntary: Fantaisie in E flat (Saint-Saens)
Director of Music Donald
Organist Raymond Johnston


Unknown: Wesley Psalms
Organist: Raymond Johnston

: In Tune

with Natalie Wheen , including at
Monteverdi Ciaccona : Zefiro torna
6.03 Berlioz
March of the Pilgrims (Harold in Italy)
6.30 Tippett Fantasia
Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
7.03 Steve Martland
Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Monteverdi Ciaccona
Unknown: Steve Martland
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Premiere Ensemble

The first of two concerts recorded at the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London. conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Douglas Boyd (oboe)
Mozart Symphony No 38 in D (Prague) (K504) Sally Beamish Oboe Concerto (Tam Lin) (world premiere)
Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor (K550)


Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Oboe: Douglas Boyd
Oboe: Sally Beamish

: The Rebirth of Nationalism

The second of four talks in which Robert Wistrich reflects on the origins of the tensions dividing
Europeans, east and west. 2: Thou Shalt Love the Stranger
"We need to rid ourselves of the complacent notion that fascism was some kind of traffic accident in history. It may not come again in its original form, but the social conditions which produced it are still there."


Unknown: Robert Wistrich

: Palestrina

Mass as it may have been celebrated at the Basilica of St Maria Maggiore in Rome on the Feast of Our
Lady of the Snows at the time when Palestrina directed the music there.
Palestrina Missa
Suscipe Verbum , Virgo Maria
Taverner Consort and Choir, conductor Andrew Parrott


Unknown: Suscipe Verbum
Unknown: Virgo Maria
Unknown: Taverner Consort
Conductor: Andrew Parrott

: Night Waves

Presented by Lisa Jardine. Producer Trevor Showier


Presented By: Lisa Jardine.
Producer: Trevor Showier

: Ensemble

South American Impressions Second of two programmes. Ginastera Twelve
American Preludes
Barbara Nissman (piano) Milhaud Chamber
Symphonies: No 1 and No 2; L 'homme et son désir Lontano, conductor Odaline de la Martinez
Piano Sonata No 2
Barbara Nissman (piano)


Piano: Barbara Nissman

: News

: Night School

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