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Musical Style

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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Chopin
Nocturne, Op 32 No 2 Kathryn Stott (piano)
7.19 Vivaldi
Violin Concerto in G minor (RV315) (Summer)
Simon Standage (violin) English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.32 Gounod L'Absent
Felicity Lott (soprano)
Graham Johnson (piano)
8.05 Dupre
Prelude and Fugue in B, Op7
Jane Watts (organ)
8.18 Borodin
Polovtsian Dance;
Chorus (Prince Igor) Bolshoi Chorus and Symphony Orchestra/ Alexander Lazarev
8.35 Beethoven String
Quartet in F, Op 18 No 1 Alban Berg Quartet Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Violin: Simon Standage
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Jane Watts
Unknown: Alexander Lazarev
Unknown: Alban Berg

: Composer of the Week: Franck

5: Angels and Erotica
Despite his strait-laced image as the serene church organist, much of Franck's music is pierced by an underlying sensual current. Saint or sinner? Richard
Langham Smith investigates. Psyché
BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Joly
Chorale No 3 in A minor
Jacques Taddei (organ)
(Franck's oratorio The Beatitudes: Choir Works on Sunday 10.30pm)


Unknown: Langham Smith
Conductor: Simon Joly
Unknown: Jacques Taddei

: Musical Encounters

from Manchester with Mairi Nicolson.
Artists of the Week.
Grimethorpe Colliery Band
Wagner Grand March (Tannhauser) conductor Elgar Howarth
10.15 Mozart String Quartet in G (KI56) Brindisi Quartet
10.30 Dave Heath
Gerard McChrystal (soprano saxophone)
Kathryn Page (piano)
10.55 Robin Holloway
From Hills and Valleys
Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conductor Frank Renton
11.10 Sibelius
Symphony No 2
BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier


Artist: Mairi Nicolson
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Unknown: Dave Heath
Soprano: Gerard McChrystal
Piano: Robin Holloway
Piano: From Hills
Conductor: Frank Renton

: Voices

Family Values
Mums and dads, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, sons and daughters ... lain Burnside takes a look at how our nearest and dearest have been immortalised in song.

: Chamber Music from Manchester

I Lars Vogt (piano)
Haydn Piano Sonata in G (H XVI 40)
Musorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition


Piano: Lars Vogt

: Schools

2.00 Listen and Read 2.10
Music Box: Shapes and Colours 2.25 Playtime 2.40 Music Workshop: Music
Course 3 Down at the End of the Pier

: Mining the Archive

Roger Nichols chooses BBC archive recordings made over the years by the Hungarian-born pianist
Louis Kentner (1902-87), who settled in England in 1935. His wide repertoire included the music of his compatriots Bartok and Liszt.
Series producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Pianist: Louis Kentner
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Love, War and Exile

Ruth Davis presents traditional music of the Kurds, featuring the singers Aziz Sharoukh from Iran and Shivan Pairwair from eastern Turkey.


Unknown: Ruth Davis
Singers: Aziz Sharoukh
Singers: Shivan Pairwair

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson braves the whines, screams and squawks of EVT - extended vocal technique. Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Richard Baker presents this afternoon's programme of arts news, interviews and music. Including at:
5.15 Dvorak
The Noon Day Witch
6.03 Donizetti
Sulla tomba che rinserra
(Lucia di Lammermoor )
6.30 Lennox Berkeley Five Short Pieces for piano
7.03 Haydn
Overture: L'Infedelta delusa
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Lucia Di Lammermoor
Unknown: Lennox Berkeley
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Philharmonic

conductor Yan Pascal
Igor Oistrakh (violin)
Berlioz Overture: Le
Beethoven Violin
Concerto in D
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor


Conductor: Yan Pascal
Violin: Igor Oistrakh


Lucy Duran discovers the vibrant music of Angola, Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau in the clubs, restaurants and housing estates of Lisbon.
She explores the distinctive Creole culture shared by immigrants from Portugal's former colonies.
Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Lucy Duran
Producer: Tessa Watt

: PORTUGAL The Portuguese Salon

The soprano Maria Repas
Gonsalves and the guitarist Pedro Caldiera Cabral introduce the domestic repertory of Portuguese song, or modinhas, from about the year 1800.


Soprano: Maria Repas
Guitarist: Pedro Caldiera Cabral

: Friday Feature: New World

One hundred years ago this week. Dvorak's Symphony No 9 (From the New World) was given its London premiere. Dvorak's own words tell the story of his journey to New York, where he composed the symphony. Michael Beckerman explores its American qualities,
Graham Melville-Mason opens the sketch-books,
Libor Pesek and the players of the Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra and the Wakefield Youth
Symphony Orchestra discuss its performance. and listeners remember the way the symphony has touched their lives.


Unknown: Michael Beckerman
Unknown: Graham Melville-Mason
Unknown: Libor Pesek

: Midnight Oil

Sarah Walker introduces orchestral "happenings" within the score of Bruno Madema 's Quadrivium, played by the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Giuseppe Sinopoli , and Tan Dun 's Orchestral Theatre 1, played by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer.
Producer Alan Hall


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Bruno Madema
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Conductor: Tan Dun
Producer: Alan Hall

: Night School

1.00 As broadcast 2.0a3.00pm
2.00 Ghostwriter

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