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with Catriona Young.
7.05 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 6 in E flat
7.45 Bach French Suite
No 6 in E (BWV 817)
8.05 Richter Trumpet Concerto in D
8.25 Bruckner Ecce
8.35 Kodaly Suite: Hary Janos
Producer Andrew Lyte. Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Unknown: Hary Janos
Producer: Andrew Lyte.

: Composer of the Week: Francis Poulenc

Presented by Roger Nichols. "I feel, quite sincerely, that my piano music is neither as good as some virtuosi claim, nor as bad as some critics contend."
Rapsodie nègre (2nd mvt) Maryse Charpentier (piano) Paris Conservatoire
Orchestra/Georges Pretre Sonata for piano duet
Jacques Fevrier and Gabriel Tacchino (piano duet)
Mouvements perpétuels The Composer (piano) Le Bestiaire
Claire Croiza (mezzo) The Composer (piano) Cinq Impromptus Paul Crossley (piano)
Rondeau (Les Biches) The Composer (piano)
Napoli Jacques Fevrier (piano)
Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon
The Composer (piano) R Lamorlette (oboe) G Dherin (bassoon)
Producer Edward Blakeman. Discs


Presented By: Roger Nichols.
Unknown: Jacques Fevrier
Piano: Gabriel Tacchino
Piano: Cinq Impromptus
Piano: Paul Crossley
Piano: Napoli Jacques Fevrier
Producer: Edward Blakeman.

: Musical Encounters

with Mary Miller from
Glasgow. An exploration of Creation, including
Verdi Overture: La forza del destino
BBC Scottish SO/
Odaline de la Martinez
10.10 Haydn The Creation (Part 1)
Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) Michael George (bass)
New College Choir, Oxford Academy of Ancient Music Orchestra and Chorus/ Christopher Hogwood
11.05 John Lelfs Hekla
Icelandic Symphony
Orchestra/Paul Zukofsky
11.25 Artist of the Week:
Alexander Gibson (conductor) Sibelius Symphony No 4 Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Producer Ann McKay


Unknown: Mary Miller
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Bass: Michael George
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: John Lelfs Hekla
Unknown: Icelandic Symphony

: Modern Times

John Thornley presents the last in the series.
6: In Search of Lost Places Paris, London, Berlin,
Vienna, New York's Grand Central Station, Belsize
Park, Timbuctu and other points on the globe are explored by, among others, Germaine Montero ,
Betove. Nora Blaney ,
Mireille Mathieu , Joyce Grenfell and the Comedian Harmonists.
Series producer John Thomley


Unknown: John Thornley
Unknown: Germaine Montero
Unknown: Betove. Nora Blaney
Unknown: Mireille Mathieu
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Producer: John Thomley

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

n from St John 's, Smith Square, London. Talich Quartet Schulhoff
String Quartet No 1
Schubert String Quartet in D minor (D810)
(Death and the Maiden)


Unknown: St John

: A Dutch Retrospect

Last of 13 programmes.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Takashi Harada (ondes martenot)
Messiaen Turangalila-Symphonie


Musicians: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Ondes martenot: Takashi Harada
Series Producer: John Beckett

: The Italian Organ

Christopher Stembridge performs virtuoso music by Frescobaldl on two of the most important organs in Tuscany: in the Badia in Florence and the Town Hall , Siena.


Unknown: Christopher Stembridge
Unknown: Town Hall

: Unsquare Dances

In this fifth programme, pianist and composer Dave Brubeck talks to
Geoffrey Smith about the famous
Time Out album recorded in 1959 (for which Joan Miro provided the cover) with its polyrhythms and the all-time hit "Take Five". Following its success, the quartet began to record four albums a year.


Talks: Dave Brubeck
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Joan Miro

: The Music Machine

Composer and performer Errollyn Wallen presents a rough guide to practising.
With jazz guitarist Tony Remy and orchestral trombone player Chris Mowatt. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Errollyn Wallen
Guitarist: Tony Remy
Unknown: Chris Mowatt.
Producer: Alan Hall

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
5.15 Rachmaninov
Mazurka (Morceaux de Salon, Op 10)
6.15 Brahms How lovely are thy dwellings
(German Requiem)
6.32 Eigar Concert Overture: Froissart
7.04 FaurePoeme d'un jour, Op 21
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: THE 30s Towards the Millennium

Gyorgy Pauk (violin) Ian Brown (piano)
Britten Suite, Op 6
Schoenberg Piano Pieces, Op 33
Hindemrth Violin Sonata inE
Webem Variations, Op 27 Prokofiev Violin Sonata
No 1, Op 80
(Given last Friday in Studio One, Pebble Mill)


Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Piano: Ian Brown

: THE 30s Something in Linoleum

"Of course, since my father was in linoleum, there was lino throughout the house. Some of it was jaspe, with a kind of marble finish, but most of it was reproduction parquet." This week, Paul Vaughan reads four excerpts from his new book recalling a 30s childhood in the suburbs. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Martyn Brabbins Mi-Kyung Lee (violin)
Ian Whyte Tone poem: Edinburgh
A C Mackenzie Violin
Sally Beamish Symphony (first UK performance)


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Violin: Mi-Kyung Lee
Violin: Ian Whyte
Unknown: Sally Beamish Symphony

: Love Songs in Waltz-rime

Jane Glover conducts the BBC Singers in the Neue Liebeslieder, Op 65 by Brahms.
John Alley and Catherine Edwards (piano duet)


Unknown: Jane Glover
Unknown: John Alley
Piano: Catherine Edwards

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell including the Mick Karn Band in session. Producer Philip Tagney


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

: Music Restored

Helen Garrison introduces a recital given by the ensemble Sirinu during their recent Early Music Network tour that reflects the astonishing diversity of music in late 15th-century Italy.


Presenter: Helen Garrison

: News

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