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: That Was....

Ambient relaxing sound: dawn at Oxleas Wood. (Binaural sound - listening will be enhanced by the use of headphones)

: Weather

: On Air

with Catriona Young , including at approximately
7.05 Rossini
String Sonata No 6 in D
Bologna Teatro Communale Orchestra, conductor
Riccardo Chailly
7.30 Handel Coronation
Anthem: Zadok the Priest
Choir of King's College, Cambridge,
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Philip Ledger
7.40 Rachmaninov
Variations on a Theme of Corelli Martin Jones (piano)
8.05 Mozart
Serenade in D (K239) (Serenata notturna) English Chamber
Orchestra/Jeffrey Tate
8.30 Strauss
Freundliche Vision, Op 48 No
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano) Berlin RSO, conductor
George Szell
8.40 Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn Berlin PO, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Catriona Young
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Piano: Martin Jones
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Conductor: George Szell
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Composer of the Week: Schubert

Presented by John Thornley. Allegro in A minor
(Lebenssturme) (D947) Imre Rohmann and Andras
Schiff (piano duet)
Auf dem Strom (D943) Peter Schreier (tenor) Peter Damm (horn)
Walter Olbertz (piano) Piano Trio in B flat
Beaux Arts Trio


Presented By: John Thornley.
Unknown: Imre Rohmann
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Horn: Peter Damm
Piano: Walter Olbertz

: Musical Encounters

with Piers Burton-Page . Haydn
Piano Trio in E
Vera Beths (violin)
Anner Bylsma (cello) Robert Levin (piano)
10.15 Scarlatti Sonatas in D (Kk397 and 18) Maggie Cole (harpsichord)
10.20 Artists of the Week: Bournemouth Sinfonietta
Honegger Concertino Tamas Vasary (director/piano)
10.30 Bartok
Five Songs, Op 16 Mary King (mezzo) Andrew Ball (piano)
10.50 Scariatti
Sonata in G (Kkl44)
Maggie Cole (harpsichord)
10.55 Tchaikovsky Fantasy: The Tempest
Bournemouth Symphony' Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton
11.30 Prokofiev
Piano Sonata No 6
Dang Thai Son (piano)


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Violin: Vera Beths
Cello: Anner Bylsma
Piano: Robert Levin
Unknown: Tamas Vasary
Piano: Andrew Ball
Conductor: Andrew Litton

: Music Restored

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Alexander
Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
Debussy Nuages; Fêtes (Nocturnes)
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition


Piano: Dmitri Alexeev

: Holloway and Britten

Robin Holloway , in conversation with Stephen Plaistow , introduces two of his own works and a favourite piece by Benjamin Britten.
Five Madrigals Britten
Hymn to St Cecilia Holloway
Hymn to the Senses
BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury


Unknown: Robin Holloway
Introduces: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra conductors Richard Bernas and Tan Dun
Clive Swansbourne (piano) Stravinsky Scènes de ballet
Ian McQueen Phaedrus
(BBC commission - first performance)
Tan Dun Symphony: Death and Fire
Bartok Dance Suite


Conductors: Richard Bernas
Conductors: Tan Dun
Piano: Clive Swansbourne
Unknown: Ian McQueen Phaedrus
Unknown: Tan Dun

: The Music Machine

The training of performers in the Indian classical tradition starts not with the instrument but with the memory.
Dharambir Singh reveals the secrets of a sitar player to Errollyn Wallen.


Unknown: Dharambir Singh
Unknown: Errollyn Wallen.

: In Tune

Music and arts events with Mairi Nicolson in Manchester, where her guest is the American conductor James DePreis t.
Including at approximately
5.15 John Foulds April-
6.03 Ravel Alborada del gracioso
6.35 Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio espagnol
7.10 Brahms Waltz in A minor, Op 39 No 14 Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson
Conductor: James Depreis
Unknown: John Foulds
Unknown: Ravel Alborada
Unknown: Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio
Unknown: Brahms Waltz
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Pebble Mill 1993/4

from Studio One.
Simon Keenlyside
Malcolm Martineau (piano) Debussy
Nuits d'étoiles; Les
Angelus; Mandoline Poulenc
Chansons gaillardes Mazurka; Un poeme;
Le disparu; A sa guitare; Montparnasse; Paganini Quatre Poemes de
Guillaume Apollinaire Deux Poèmes de Louis
8.15 Poulenc in His Own
A brief look at the life and music of Francis Poulenc as related in his correspondence and biographies.
Poulenc Teljour , telle nuit Faure Vocalise; Spleen;
Lydia; Le secret; Rive d'amour


Baritone: Simon Keenlyside
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Unknown: Francis Poulenc
Unknown: Poulenc Teljour

: Telling Stories

Another story from the BBC's latest annual collection of radio stories, which is published next week. The Pact by Joyce Carol Oates.
Read by Stuart Milligan.


Unknown: Joyce Carol Oates.
Read By: Stuart Milligan.

: Vellinger Quartet

Stephanie Gonley and Leo Phillips (violins) James Boyd (viola)
Sally Pendlebury (cello) Gubaldulina
String Quartet No 3 Mendelssohn
String Quartet in F minor, Op 80


Unknown: Stephanie Gonley
Violins: Leo Phillips
Viola: James Boyd
Cello: Sally Pendlebury

: Night Waves

Humphrey Carpenter assesses the new Oxford
Companion to the Bible. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Haydn and Francaix

Third of six programmes.
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Gregory Rose
Timothy Hugh (cello) Haydn
Symphony No 88 in G Francaix Fantaisie; La douce France


Conductor: Gregory Rose
Cello: Timothy Hugh

: That Was...

Ambient relaxing sound: heartbeat.

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