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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Telemann Concerto in D for three horns
7.16 Messiaen Le Chocard desAlpes (Catalogue d'oiseaux)
7.32 Moeran Overture for a Masque
8.05 Boyce Symphony No 7 in B flat
8.15 Strauss Malven
8.41 Mendelssohn
Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor, Op 25
Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Strauss Malven
Producer: Andrew Lyle Discs

: Composer of the Week: Cad Nielsen

Presented by Michael Oliver. 1: Music is life, and like life inextinguishable
Strangest breeze of twilight hours (A Score of Danish Songs) Kurt Westi (tenor)
Henrik Metz (piano) Chaconne, Op 32
Elizabeth Westenholz (piano) Symphony No 4
Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi My girl is fair as amber (Moderen: Incidental Music)
Ole Hildegaard (tenor) Southern Jutland SO/ John Frandsen
Producer Andrew Lyle. Discs


Presented By: Michael Oliver.
Tenor: Kurt Westi
Piano: Henrik Metz
Piano: Elizabeth Westenholz
Unknown: John Frandsen
Producer: Andrew Lyle.

: Musical Encounters

Chris de Souza introduces the first of this week's programmes, each featuring a British concerto and some British choral music.
10.05 German Prelude:
Romeo and Juliet
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Simon Joly
10.15 Artist of the Week: Gidon Kremer (violin)
Beethoven Violin Sonata in E flat, Op 12 No 3
Martha Argerich (piano)
10.35 Stanford Piano
Concerto No 2 in C minor, Op 126
Margaret Fingerhut (piano) Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Vernon Handley
11.15 Howells The House of the Mind
BBC Singers
Musicians of London/Joly Thomas Trotter (organ)
11.25 Schumann Violin
Concerto in D minor
Gidon Kremer (violin) Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti Producer Chris de Souza


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Conductor: Simon Joly
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Piano: Martha Argerich
Piano: Margaret Fingerhut
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Producer: Chris de Souza

: The Highest Form of Art

Jim Hiley presents a personal selection of songs in celebration of the musical. This first of six programmes includes songs of hope, defiance and excess from American and British musicals.
A Ladbroke production


Unknown: Jim Hiley

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Paolo Olmi
Rossini Overture: The
Siege of Corinth
Mendelssohn Symphony No 1 in C minor


Conductor: Paolo Olmi

: The Last Bachs

Chamber music by two generations of the Bach family, performed by London Baroque.
J C F Bach Trio Sonata in F (HW7 No 6)
W F E Bach Andante
(Sonata in F, Op 2 No 5) C P E Bach Trio Sonata in B flat (Wq 159)
W F E Bach Trio in E flat, Op 1 No 5


Unknown: Bach Andante
Unknown: Bach Trio

: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

conductor Claudio Abbado
Viktoria Mullova (violin) Elena Zaremba (mezzo)
Prague Philharmonic Chorus Beethoven Overture:
Coriolanus Berg Violin Concerto
Musorgsky The Destruction of Sennacherib; Chorus of Priestesses (Salambo); Chorus of People in the Temple (Oedipus in Athens); Joshua;
St John 's Night on the Bare Mountain


Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Violin: Elena Zaremba
Violin: Coriolanus Berg
Unknown: St John

: New English Organs

Jeremy Filsell plays the four-manual Rieger at St
Marylebone Parish Church. Peter Hurford talks to him and to composer Francis Pott about British organ music since Howells.
Arthur Wills Carillon on Orientis Partibus
Leighton Et resurrexit, Op 49
Philip Moore Fantasy Aria Francis Pott Toccata Series producer Tim Thome


Unknown: Jeremy Filsell
Talks: Peter Hurford
Unknown: Francis Pott
Unknown: Orientis Partibus
Unknown: Philip Moore
Producer: Tim Thome

: Norman's Conquest

In the second of the series on the influential American producer and promoter Norman Granz , Mel Hill concentrates on his creation in 1944 of the famous series of concerts known as "Jazz at the Philharmonic".
With recollections by Les Paul, Alice McGrath and Granz himself.


Unknown: Norman Granz
Unknown: Mel Hill
Unknown: Alice McGrath

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson finds out about the history, origins and repertoire of the piano, with the help of Robert Glazebrook of Steinway and pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin. Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Robert Glazebrook
Pianist: Marc-Andre Hamelin.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
5.15 Schubert Marche héroïque for piano duet
5.45 Delius Cello Sonata
6.15 Sibelius Pohjola 's Daughter, Op 49 Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Unknown: Sibelius Pohjola
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Der Rosenkavafier

by Richard Strauss
Jonathan Miller 's new production for English National Opera doesn't neglect the thorns on the silver rose in this bittersweet masterpiece.
Sung in the English version by Alfred Kalisch.
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Yakov Kreizberg Act
7.55 The James Naughtie Interview
James Naughtie talks to the Earl of Harewood,
Chairman of the ENO.
8.10 Act 2
9.15 First Philosophers: Greek Thinkers before
First of five short programmes compiled by Michel Petheram.
1: Heraclitus
Introduced by Dr Mary Margaret McCabe.
"The path up and down is one and the same."
Reader Harry Towb.
9.25 Act 3


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: Alfred Kalisch.
Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg
Unknown: James Naughtie
Talks: James Naughtie
Unknown: Michel Petheram.
Introduced By: Dr Mary Margaret McCabe.
Reader: Harry Towb.
Marschallin: Anne Evans (sop)
Octavian: Sally Burgess (mezzo)
Baron Ochs of Lerchenau: John Tomlinson (bass)
Sophie von Faninal: Rosemary Joshua (soprano)
Herr von Faninal: Christopher Booth-Jones (bar)
Valzacchi: Nicholas Buxton (tenor)
Annina: Claire Powell (mezzo)

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell.
Producer Philip Tagney


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

: Music Restored

Suzie Le Blanc (soprano) Lisa Beznosiuk (flute) Purcell Quartet
Clerambaurt Orphee
Couperin L'Apothéose de Lully


Flute: Lisa Beznosiuk

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