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with Catriona Young.
7.05 Purcell Suite: The
Gordian Knot Unty'd
7.20 Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
7.30 Strauss
Muttertdndelei, Op 43 No 2
7.50 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52
8.05 Dvorak Overture:
8.40 Britten Simple Symphony, Op 4


Unknown: Catriona Young.

: Composer of the Week: Poulenc

with Roger Nichols.
"The least contact with the keyboard unleashes the creative spirit within me." Concerto in D minor for two pianos and orchestra The Composer and Jacques Fevrier (pianos), Paris
Conservatoire Orchestra/ Georges Pretre
Improvisations Nos 7 and Pascal Roge (piano) Le bal masque
Maryse Charpentier (piano) Paris Conservatoire
Orchestra/Georges Pretre Intermezzo in D flat
Artur Rubinstein (piano) Improvisations Nos 9 and 10 The Composer (piano)
Nocturnes Nos 5 and 6 Gabriel Tacchino (piano), ascs


Unknown: Roger Nichols.
Pianos: Jacques Fevrier
Piano: Pascal Roge
Piano: Maryse Charpentier
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Piano: Gabriel Tacchino

: Midweek Choice

Susan Sharpe presents requests for Passiontide.
Wagner Prelude: Parsifal Philharmonia/Otto Klemperer
10.15 Victoria 0 Vos Omnes
Westminster Cathedral
Choir/David Hill
10.20 Busoni Fantasia after music by JS Bach Egon Petri (piano)
10.30 Bach St Matthew
Passion (excerpts)
Janet Baker (contralto) Peter Schreier (tenor) Matti Salminen (bass) Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra/Karl Richter
10.40 Parry Chorale
Prelude: Rockingham
Graham Matthews (organ)
10.45 Soler Miserere a 12 Brigitta Kovacs and Zsusa Denes (sopranos)
Idiko Komlosi (contralto) Jonas Bandi (tenor) Zsolt Bartha (cello)
Laszlo Novak (double bass)
Gabor Lehotka (organ)/ Ferenc Szekeres
11.05 Haydn Symphony No 26 in D minor
English Concert/Pinnock
11.20 Meine Seele ist erschuttert (Christus am Oelberge, Op 85)
James Anderson (tenor) Lyon National Orchestra/ Serge Baudo
11.40 Liszt Totentanz
Gyorgy Cziffra (piano)
Philharmonia Orchestra/
Andre Vandernoot.
Producer Chris de Souza. Discs


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Busoni Fantasia
Piano: Bach Egon Petri
Contralto: Janet Baker
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Bass: Matti Salminen

: News

: Alban Berg Quartet

Erich Urbanner String Quartet No 4
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op 132

: Record Review

(Revised repeat from Sat 9.00am)

: French Lute Suites

In the final programme,
Jakob Lindberg plays a pair of suites by one of the last of the 17th-century luthistes, Charles Mouton. Series producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Jakob Lindberg
Unknown: Charles Mouton.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Choral Evensong

from Ely Cathedral. Introit: Crucifixus a 8 (Lotti); Responses (Tallis); Psalm 88 (plainsong)
Lessons (REB): Isaiah 63, wl-9; John 16, wl6-end Office Hymn: The royal banners forward go (plainsong mode I)
Canticles: The Third Service
Anthem: Lamentations (Byrd) Litany (Tallis)
Hymn: Go to dark
Gethsemane (Nicht so traurig)
Director of Music Paul Trepte


Music: Paul Trepte

: The Music Machine

Errollyn Wallen visits the Premises, a rehearsal studio in east London, and eavesdrops on, among others, Elastica.


Unknown: Errollyn Wallen

: In Tune

Natalie Wheen presents music written for the big screen and talks to people involved in its creation.
5.15 Shostakovich Film music: Alone
5.45 Bernstein On the Waterfront (excerpts)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen

: Rush-Hour Concert: Avant le cinema

First of eight concerts live from the Wigmore Hall, London.
Richard Baker introduces a programme with a cinematic flavour, including music by Poulenc, Debussy, Auric and Boris Vian, performed by Francois Le Roux (baritone), Emma Johnson (clarinet) and Roger Vignoles (piano).


Presenter: Richard Baker
Baritone: Francois Le Roux
Clarinettist: Emma Johnson
Pianist: Roger Vignoles

: Bach: St Matthew Passion

In tonight's complete performance, part two comes live from the Chapel of King's College,
Cambridge. The first half was recorded there earlier this evening.
Emma Kirkby (soprano) Michael Chance
Martyn Hill (tenor)
David Thomas (bass)
Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor) (Evangelist)
Michael George (bass) (Christus)
King's College Choir
Boys of Jesus College Brandenburg Consort, director Stephen Cleobury (Sponsored by NFC pic and given in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Care Appeal)


Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Bass: David Thomas
Bass: Michael George
Director: Stephen Cleobury

: More Than Meets the Eye

How do we make sense of the world, and how far can our eyes be deceived by artifice? On the occasion of his 85th birthday, the distinguished art historian Prof Sir Ernst Gombrich talks about his interest in psychology to
Richard Gregory , Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology at the University of Bristol. They consider how far perception is influenced by expectation. Producer Judith Bumpus


Talks: Prof Sir Ernst Gombrich
Unknown: Richard Gregory
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: A Tribute to Vedaine

On the anniversary of the birth of the poet Paul Verlaine , music by his greatest devotee.
Debussy L'Isle joyeuse Cecile Ousset (piano) Ariettes oubliees
Nathalie Stutzmann (contralto) Catherine Collard (piano) Discs


Unknown: Paul Verlaine
Piano: Cecile Ousset
Contralto: Nathalie Stutzmann
Piano: Catherine Collard

: Night Waves

A report from Northern Ireland on the 15th
International Celtic Film and TV Festival taking place this week in Derry.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Producer: Nicki Paxman

: EnsemMe

Michael Roll (piano)
Chopin Scherzo No 1 in B minor, Op 20; Nocturne in F, Op 15 No 1; Scherzo No 4 in E, Op 54
Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op 13

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