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: That Was...

Ambient relaxing sound: dawn at Offa's Dyke.

: Weather

: On Air

with Catriona Young.
7.05 Boccherini
Oboe Quintet in D minor, Op 55 No
Strauss Waldseligkeit , Op 49 No 1
Tchaikovsky Andante and Finale, Op 79
8.05 J C Bach
Quartet in B flat, Op 8 No 6
8.30 Respighi
Ancient Airs and Dances
(Suite No 2)
8.50 Holst A Fugal Concerto. Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Unknown: Strauss Waldseligkeit
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Andante

: Composer of the Week: Schubert

Presented by John Thornley. Sonata in A (D574)
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) Riccardo Castagnone (piano)
Introduction and Variations on "Trock'ne
Blumen" (D802) Susan Milan (flute) Ian Brown (piano)
Polonaise in E (D599 No 3) Duo
Crommelynck Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
Margaret Price (soprano) Hans Schoneberger (clarinet)
Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano)


Presented By: John Thornley.
Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Piano: Riccardo Castagnone
Flute: Susan Milan
Piano: Ian Brown
Unknown: Crommelynck Der Hirt
Clarinet: Hans Schoneberger
Piano: Wolfgang Sawallisch

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Piers Burton -Page.
Haydn Piano Trio in E flat (H XV 30) Vera Beths (violin)
Anner Bylsma (cello) Robert Levin (piano)
10.20 Trad Acera del rio Paco Pena (guitar)
10.25 Frank Martin
Fantasy on Flamenco Rhythms
Christiane Mathe (piano)
10.35 Artists of the Week: Bournemouth SO
Overture: Candide conductor Andrew Litton
10.40 Robin Holloway Second Idyll, Op 54
Bournemouth Sinfonietta/ Nicholas Cleobury
11.00 Dvorak
Gypsy Melodies, Op 55 Mary King (mezzo) Andrew Ball (piano)
11.15 Chopin Scherzo
No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31 Dang Thai Son (piano)
11.30 Trad Flor de la Jara Paco Pena (guitar)


Presented By: Piers Burton
Violin: Vera Beths
Cello: Anner Bylsma
Piano: Robert Levin
Guitar: Paco Pena
Guitar: Frank Martin
Piano: Christiane Mathe
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Conductor: Robin Holloway
Unknown: Nicholas Cleobury
Piano: Andrew Ball
Guitar: Paco Pena

: Elgar Overture:

In the South (Alassio) Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Constantin Silvestri


Conductor: Constantin Silvestri

: Voices

: Gainsborough String Quartet

Elizabeth Wilcock and Margaret Faultless (violins) Nicholas Logie (viola) Timothy Mason (cello)
Haydn String Quartets: in G, Op 64 No 4; in D, Op 71 No 2


Unknown: Elizabeth Wilcock
Viola: Nicholas Logie
Cello: Timothy Mason

: The BBC Orchestras BBC Philharmonic

conductor Edward Downes
Gliere Suite: The Red
Symphony No 1 in E flat


Conductor: Edward Downes

: Mining the Archive

Baker Edward Greenfield introduces recordings from the early career of this
English mezzo, drawing on a 1966 interview and four broadcast recitals from
1961-5. Including:
Songs by Scarlatti, Caldara, Dowland and Brahms.
Ernest Lush (piano)
Beethoven Elegy , Op 118 Soloists
Martin String Quartet Schumann
Frauenliebe und leben
Peter Gould (piano)
Schubert songs, including Der Musensohn, An die Laute, Das Lied im Griinen, Nacht und
Paul Hamburger (piano)


Introduces: Baker Edward Greenfield
Piano: Beethoven Elegy
Piano: Peter Gould
Piano: Paul Hamburger

: Seoul Music

Samul Nori , the traditional farmers' music of Korea, with its drums, gongs and flamboyant dancing, is still played in the villages. But as Keith Howard discovered in Seoul, there are now several young modern groups presenting this music to urban audiences. Producer John Thomley


Unknown: Samul Nori
Unknown: Keith Howard
Producer: John Thomley

: The Music Machine

Is memorability the key to musical success? Errollyn Wallen asks composers and improvisers.


Unknown: Errollyn Wallen

: In Tune

Natalie Wheen 's guest is the American composer and conductor Lukas Foss who conducts the BBC
Symphony Orchestra in:
5.15 William Schuman
6.03 Morton Gould
6.35 Copland Suite: Billy the Kid
Producer Anthony Cheevers


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Conductor: Lukas Foss
Unknown: William Schuman
Unknown: Morton Gould
Producer: Anthony Cheevers

: America: Bolcom and Morris

Twentieth-Century Caf'-Con'
The singer Joan Morris and her pianist husband William Bolcom perform a programme of concert cabaret.
Including songs by Britten, Gershwin, Berlin, Porter, Kern, Harnick, Winkler, Sondheim and Bolcom.
Presented by Robert Ziegler in conversation with the performers.


Singer: Joan Morris
Unknown: William Bolcom
Presented By: Robert Ziegler

: Shakespeare's Sonnets An Introduction

Simon Callow introduces his readings of Shakespeare's Sonnets which begin tomorrow on Radio 3. Producer Ned Chaillet


Introduces: Simon Callow
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: Touches of Sweet Harmony Vaughan Williams's s

Serenade to Music, setting lines from
Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice.
Soloists, LPO/Adrian Boult Discs

: Messiaen

A complete cycle of his organ music specially recorded by Gillian Weir in Aarhus Cathedral in Denmark to mark the anniversary of his death. In the first programme
Le Banquet Céleste;
L'Ascension; Diptyque


Unknown: Gillian Weir

: Friday Feature: Ben Nicholson A Portrait with Landscapes

Born 100 years ago this month, Ben Nicholson is widely regarded as one of the greatest modern British artists. To mark the occasion, Frank Whitford traces
Nicholson's career, journeys in search of the places that inspired him and asks whether the artist's works reflect a quintessentially English sensibility.
With contributions from Sir
Alan and Lady Bowness,
Jake and Andrew Nicholson , Rachel Nicholson , Margaret Gardiner , Patrick Heron ,
Norbert Lynton , Angela Verren -Taunt and Felicitas Vogler. Producer Judith Bumpus


Unknown: Ben Nicholson
Unknown: Frank Whitford
Unknown: Andrew Nicholson
Unknown: Rachel Nicholson
Unknown: Margaret Gardiner
Unknown: Patrick Heron
Unknown: Norbert Lynton
Unknown: Angela Verren
Unknown: Felicitas Vogler.
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Oil

Sarah Walker presents a New York segue: 60 non-stop minutes featuring the bass trombone in Charles Wuorinen 's Archaeopteryx, Evan Ziporyn 's s bass clarinet in What She Saw
There and three solo flute pieces by Robert Dick. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Charles Wuorinen
Unknown: Evan Ziporyn
Unknown: Robert Dick.
Producer: Alan Hall

: That Was....

On the beach ... Durdle
Door, Dorset.

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