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7.05 Balakirev Islamey Julius Katchen (piano)
7.20 BiberBalletti in C
Friedmann Immer Trumpet Consort
7.32 Dvorak Za stihlou gazelou (Armida) Lucia Popp (soprano)
Munich Radio Orchestra/ Stefan Soltesz
8.05 Verdi Overture:
La forza del destino
Philharmonia Orchestra/ Jacek Kaspszyk
8.32 Strauss Die Heiligen drei Konigen aus Morgenland, Op 56 No 6
Elisabeth Schumann (sop) Vienna State Opera Orchestra/Karl Alwin
Los Angeles PO/Michael Tilson Thomas (piano) Discs
The Last Romantic with Jeremy J Beadle. Violin Concerto
Anne Sofie Mutter (violin) Chicago SO/James Levine Five Symphonic Pieces from Lulu
Margaret Price (soprano) London Symphony
Orchestra/Claudio Abbado Discs
Presented by Mairi Nicolson. Gershwin
Howard Shelley (piano) BBC Philharmonic/ Yan Pascal Tortelier
10.37 Artist of the Week: Stephen Wilkinson (conductor) Finzi
Seven Partsongs, Op 17 BBC Northern Singers
Peter Lawson (piano)
11.27 Ravel, orch Tortelier Trio in A minor
BBC Philharmonic/ Yan Pascal Tortelier
Martinu String Sextet Tchaikovsky
Souvenir de Florence for string sextet, Op 70
The BBC Singers, conducted by Simon Joly , perform music associated with Manchester.
Gordon Crosse A May Song Birtwlstle
Because It's Spring John Casken
The Land of Spices John McCabe
Norman Del Mar (1919-94) Drawing on vintage broadcasts,
Edward Greenfield presents a tribute to the English conductor who died in February. The music is interspersed with excerpts from a talk about conducting and from a Christmas music quiz in which he took part. Including Strauss
John Anderson (oboe)
BBC Symphony Orchestra Britten
Symphonic Suite: Gloriana
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra
From the annual music festival held in the town of Vrindaban, 90 miles south of Delhi, Richard Widdess presents Dhrupad, the contemplative, highly ornamented classical style of northern India, perfected at the court of the Mogul emperor Akbar. Featuring the pakhavaj drum and the rudra vina - an ancestor of the sitar, with a duet addressed to the god
Krishna sung by members of the Mallik family, who were court musicians for generations.
Producer John Thornley
Last of the portraits of student musicians.
5: Martin Owen (horn).
Richard Baker looks forward to events this weekend and plays a selection of music.
Producer Ray Abbott
Tasmin Little (violin) Weber
Overture: Der Freischiitz
Violin Concerto No 3 in G (K216) Bruckner
Symphony No 6 in A (Concert recorded in the Victoria Hall, Hanley. and sponsored by Stoke Community Partnership and British Rail)
Last of the series of readings by Simon Callow.
Mystery Sonatas: No 3 in B minor (The Nativity); No 4 in D minor (The Presentation) performed by John Holloway (violin) Davitt Moroney (organ) Tragicomedia Discs
Gillian Weir continues her complete survey of Messiaen's organ music, recorded in Aarhus Cathedral, Denmark, for the anniversary of the composer's death, with the cycle of nine meditations on the birth of Christ, composed in 1935. La Nativite du Seigneur
"If you're a composer, bloody well sit down and compose!" - Elisabeth Lutyens was typically down-to-earth in her view of her own profession.
In conversation with her friends, family and colleagues,
Anthony Burton presents a portrait and assessment of this maverick composer who died in 1983. Producer Michael Emery
(Postponed from 10 Dec 1993)
Sarah Walker introduces recordings from last month's third In Tune?
Festival of Microtonal
Music at St Giles,
Cripplegate, featuring traditional music from
Iran performed by Hossein 'Omoumi and Madjid Khaladj; Head by Andrew Toovey - a new work for Judith Mitchell
(cello) and Richard
Benjafield (percussion); and a cello solo in a 19-note scale by Henri Pousseur.
Producer Alan Hall