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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Sibelius Spring Song, Op 16
Scottish National
Orchestra, conductor
Alexander Gibson
7.22 Telemann Oboe
Concerto in D minor
Paul Goodwin (oboe)
King's Consort, director Robert King
7.37 Mozart Concerto in F for three pianos (K242) (Lodron)
Malcolm Bilson ,
Robert Levin and Melvyn Tan (fortepianos)
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
8.05 Mendelssohn Song without Words in B flat, Op 62 No 2 (The Departure)
Daniel Adni (piano)
8.24 Janacek Prelude:
The Makropulos Affair Pro Arte Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
8.42 Bizet L'Arlésienne
Suite No 2
Toronto Symphony
Orchestra, conductor
Andrew Davis. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Oboe: Paul Goodwin
Director: Robert King
Unknown: Malcolm Bilson
Unknown: Robert Levin
Unknown: Melvyn Tan
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Daniel Adni
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Andrew Davis.

: Composer of the Week: Chopin

Presented by Jeremy Siepmann.
2: Chopin the Traveller Variations on "La ci darem la mano"
Claudio Arrau (piano) London Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Eliahu Inbal
Etude in A flat, Op 10 No 10
Louis Lortie (piano)
Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor
Murray Perahia (piano) Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra/Zubin Mehta
Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20
Vladimir Horowitz (piano) Discs


Presented By: Jeremy Siepmann.
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Conductor: Eliahu Inbal
Piano: Louis Lortie
Piano: Murray Perahia
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz

: Musical Encounters

with Chris de Souza.
Beethoven Piano Sonata in G, Op 49 No 2
Claudio Arrau (piano)
10.10 Wilfred Josephs
Variations on a Theme of Beethoven, Op 68 Adelaide Symphony
Orchestra/David Measham
Beethoven Variations on "See the Conquering Hero Comes" Mischa Maisky (cello)
Martha Argerich (piano)
10.45 Saint-Saens
Symphony in F (UrbsRoma)
French National Radio
Orchestra/Jean Martinon
11.30 Artists of the Week: Beaux Arts Trio
Faure Piano Trio in D minor, Op 120


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Piano: Wilfred Josephs
Unknown: Beethoven Variations
Cello: Mischa Maisky
Piano: Martha Argerich

: Music Restored

: News

: Franz Schubert

Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) Interval Reading:
Tovey on Schubert.
Symphony No 9 in C (Great)
North German RSO/ Gunter Wand


Unknown: Gunter Wand

: Book, Music and Lyrics

Robert Cushman concludes his personal view of musicals, with songs from original cast recordings, some familiar, some less well known.
Dancing Ladies
A BML production


Unknown: Robert Cushman

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic conductor Yan Pascal
Marie-Ange Todorovitch (mezzo)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) John Tomlinson (bass) BBC Singers
Huddersfield Choral Society Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Choir
Berlioz Symphonie dramatique: Romeo et Juliette


Conductor: Yan Pascal
Unknown: Marie-Ange Todorovitch
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Bass: John Tomlinson

: The Music Machine

Seeing stars ... today Tommy Pearson lurks backstage in Leeds to find out about Opera North's preparations for a production of Chabrier's comic opera L'Etoile.
Among the people he talks to are music director
Paul Daniel , director
Phyllida Lloyd and lighting designer Rick Fisher.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Director: Paul Daniel
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Designer: Rick Fisher.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

with Sean Rafferty in Belfast, including at approximately
5.30 Rossini Le Rendezvous de chasse
6.00 Charles Theodore
Pachelbel Magnificat
6.30 Saint-Saens
Septet, Op 65
7.00 Elgar
Funeral March (Grania andDiarmid Producer David Byers


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Charles Theodore
Producer: David Byers

: Kullervo

Aulis Sallinen s opera, drawn from episodes in the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, in the production that inaugurated the new Finnish National Opera House in Helsinki last
December. Sung in Finnish. Presented by Clive Bennett. and Finnish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Ulf Soderblom
9.00 Sleepless Nights
A daily diary on the theme of anxiety with poet Hugo Williams.
2: Losing My Books
9.05 Before the second act, Clive Bennett discusses the "Finnishness" of Finnish opera with Erkki Toivanen , artistic director of the new opera house.
9.30 Act 2


Unknown: Aulis Sallinen
Presented By: Clive Bennett.
Conductor: Ulf Soderblom
Unknown: Hugo Williams.
Unknown: Clive Bennett
Artistic: Erkki Toivanen
Kullervo: Jorma Hynninen (bar)
His mother: Eeva-Liisa Saarinen (mezzo)
His father: Martti Wallen (bass)
Unto: Tapani Valtasaari (bar)
Kimmo: Jorma Silvasti (tenor)
Ainikki: Satu Vihavainen (sop)
Unto's 's wife: Paula Etelavuori (mezzo)
Wife of a smith: Anna-Usa Jakobsson (mezzo)
Hunter: Pertti Makela (bar)
Blind singer: Vessa-Matti Loiri (baritone)
Tiera: Marko Putkonen (bass)
Two strangers: Matti Heinikari (tenor) And
Two strangers: Esa Tuuttunen (baritone)

: Night Waves

Christopher Cook reviews
Scottish Opera's production of L'Elisir d'amore by Donizetti, and discusses the relationship between opera and television as Channel 4 launches a three-part series of specially composed operas. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Lionel Friend
Marat Bisangaliev (violin) Havergal Brian
Overture: The Jolly Miller
Violin Concerto No 2 in C minor
Symphony No 18


Conductor: Lionel Friend
Violin: Marat Bisangaliev
Violin: Havergal Brian

: News

: Night School

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

: Night School Extra

German 12-14: Der Besuch (Parts 5-8)

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