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: That Was....

Ambient relaxing sound: dawn in the Lake District.

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: On Air

with Catriona Young.
7.05 Handel
Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op 6 No 3
Handel and Haydn Society/ Christopher Hogwood
7.30 Vaughan Williams Easter (Five Mystical Songs)
John Shirley-Quirk (baritone) Choir of King's College,
Cambridge/David Willcocks
7.50 Beethoven
Romance in G, Op 40 Mischa Elman (violin)
LSO/Lawrance Collingwood
8.05 Rlmsky-Korsakov
Russian Easter Festival
Philharmonia Orchestra/ Yevgeny Svetlanov
8.20 Gibbons
The Silver Swan
Cambridge Singers, conductor John Rutter
8.30 Mendelssohn
Concerto in E for two pianos and strings
John Ogdon and Brenda
Lucas (pianos), Academy of St Martin/Neville Marriner Producer Andrew Lyle. Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk

: Composer of the Week: Franz Schubert

This week's programmes focus on Schubert's chamber music involving his favourite instrument, the piano.
Presented by John Thornley. Two handler in E (D618) Duo Crommelynck (piano duet)
Adagio and Rondo concertante in F (D487) Arion Piano Trio
Claudio Veress (viola)
Sei mirgegrusst (D741)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bar) Gerald Moore (piano) Fantasy in C (D934) Adolf Busch (violin)
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
Rondo in A (D951)
Imre Rohmann and Andras
Schiff (piano duet) Producer John Thomley


Presented By: John Thornley.
Viola: Claudio Veress
Piano: Gerald Moore
Violin: Adolf Busch
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Unknown: Imre Rohmann
Producer: John Thomley

: Musical Encounters

with Piers Burton-Page . Haydn Piano Trio in C (HXV27)
Vera Beths (violin)
Anner Bylsma (cello) Robert Levin (piano)
10.20 Artists of the Week: Bournemouth SO
Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 1 conductor Paavo Berglund
10.35 Robin Holloway
Divertimento No 5, Op 67 Fine Arts Brass Ensemble
10.55 Debussy Images (Book I)
Dang Thai Son (piano)
11.25 Trad Salobre ; Mis veleros
Paco Pena (guitar)
11.37 Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Ronald Thomas


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Violin: Vera Beths
Cello: Anner Bylsma
Piano: Robert Levin
Conductor: Paavo Berglund
Conductor: Robin Holloway
Piano: Trad Salobre
Guitar: Paco Pena
Conductor: Frank Bridge
Conductor: Ronald Thomas

: Virtual Reality

I Four programmes in which
Roderick Swanston holds up a mirror to opera's relationship with the worlds it portrays. 1: History
Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Producer: David Gallagher

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

LIVE from St John 's, Smith -Square, London. Hausmusik
Crusell Clarinet Quartet in C minor, Op 4
Mendelssohn String Octet in E flat, Op 20


Unknown: St John

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Linda Finnie (mezzo)
Monmouth School Choir
Bath Festival Choir
(women's voices)
Mahler Symphony No 3 in D minor


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Linda Finnie

: The Italian Organ

Andrea Macinanti discovers three lesser-known small instruments in Bologna - in the Spanish College, SS Trinita and S Paolo Maggiore
- and explores 200 years of organ music associated with the city.


Unknown: Andrea MacInanti
Unknown: S Paolo Maggiore

: Unsquare Dances

Pianist and composer Dave Brubeck talks to Geoffrey Smith about projects from the early 1960s, including a musical with Louis Armstrong , a film score with bass player Charles Mingus and a recording with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein.


Talks: Dave Brubeck
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Charles Mingus
Conducted By: Leonard Bernstein.

: The Music Machine

Memory - how it works and what might help improve it. This week, Errollyn Wallen talks to musicians and psychologists. Producer Alan Hall


Talks: Errollyn Wallen
Producer: Alan Hall

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
5.15 Chausson Allegro for clarinet and piano
6.04 Britten Spring, the Sweet Spring; The Driving Boy (Spring Symphony)
6.36 Mozart Symphony
No 31 in D (K297) (Paris) Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: AMERICA Betty Carter

Geoffrey Smith introduces a recording of this American singer's highly acclaimed Royal Festival Hall concert last October when she was accompanied by the distinguished trio of Geri Allen (piano), Dave Holland (bass) and Jack DeJohnette (drums). The programme includes Betty Carter 's own compositions and standards like "Sometimes
I'm Happy", "Lover Man",
"Lullaby of the Leaves" and "If I should lose you". During the interval she talks to Geoffrey Smith about her long career, which began in the Detroit clubs in 1946. Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Piano: Geri Allen
Piano: Dave Holland
Piano: Jack Dejohnette
Unknown: Betty Carter
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Telling Stories

Over the next three evenings there's an opportunity to hear three tales from the BBC's latest annual collection of radio stories, published next week. The Wife of My Friend
Written and narrated by Frederic Raphael.


Unknown: Frederic Raphael.

: Northern Sinfonia

The cellist and conductor
Heinrich Schiff combines both roles in a programme including a Vivaldi concerto and a piece for strings written in memory of Bela Bartok by another giant of 20th-century music who died earlier this year. Wltold Lutoslawskl
Funeral Music
Vivaldi Cello Concerto in G (RV413)
Hlndemith Herodiade
(after Mallarme)


Conductor: Heinrich Schiff
Unknown: Bela Bartok

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present a mix of musical styles and influences. Producer Philip Tagney


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

: Music Restored

Andrew Manze introduces the first of six concerts from last year's early music festival in Utrecht.
In tonight's programme, the Ensemble Sonnerie perform early 17th-century sonatas by Fontana, Buonamente and Legrenzi


Introduces: Andrew Manze

: That Was ...

Ambient relaxing sound: wind and rain - indoors on a blustery night.

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