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Changing Identities

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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Wagner Overture:
Der Fliegende Hollander
7.16 Uszt At the Grave of Richard Wagner
7.32 Handel Italian Duet
No 19: Fronda leggiera e mobile
8.05 Poulenc La
Baigneuse de Trouville
8.24 Barber Rain has fallen; Sleep now (Three Songs, Op 10)
8.45 Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins
Producer Andrew Lyle. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Richard Wagner
Producer: Andrew Lyle.

: Composer of the Week: Robert Schumann and ...

Presented by Gillean McDougall.
Schumann, orch various Carnaval, Op 9
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Takuo Yuasa Schumann Des Abends; Aufschwung (Fantasy Pieces, Op 12)
Claudio Arrau (piano) Schumann, orch Mahler
Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring)
BBC SO/David Atherton Producer Simon Lord


Presented By: Gillean McDougall.
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Producer: Simon Lord

: Musical Encounters

A Spanish piano masterpiece, an Icelandic celebration, historic Heifetz, a great conductor, all presented this week by Piers Burton-Page .
Mompou Musica callada (Vol 1) Josep Colom (piano)
10.18 Paganini Viola Sonata in C minor
Roger Chase (viola) Ian Brown (piano)
10.34 Artist of the Week Erich Kleiber (conductor) Beethoven
Symphony No 2 in D
Belgian National Orchestra
11.05 Jan Nordal
Systur i
Gardshorni Sigrun Edvaldsdottir (violin) Selma Gudmundsdottir
11.25 Steven Montague Prologue
BBC SO/Jan Latham-Koenig
11.35 Messiaen The
Golden Oriole (Catalogue d'oiseaux)
Peter Hill (piano)
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Mompou Musica
Piano: Josep Colom
Piano: Paganini Viola
Viola: Roger Chase
Piano: Ian Brown
Conductor: Erich Kleiber
Unknown: Jan Nordal
Violin: Gardshorni Sigrun Edvaldsdottir
Piano: Steven Montague
Piano: Peter Hill

: In Repertory

John Tomlinson talks to
Rodney Milnes about the role of Wotan in Wagner's Die Walkure, which he sang in the last Bayreuth production and sings there again next month. With musical illustrations from his 1992 recording.


Talks: John Tomlinson
Unknown: Rodney Milnes

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's, Smith Square, London
. Frank Peter Zimmermann
Alexander Lonquich (piano)
Faure Violin Sonata in A, Op 13 Ives Violin Sonata No 4
(Children 's Day at the Camp Meeting)
Schubert Rondo Brilliant in B minor (D895)


Unknown: St John
Violin: . Frank Peter Zimmermann
Piano: Alexander Lonquich
Piano: Faure Violin
Unknown: Schubert Rondo

: Schools

2.00 Tales from Europe
2.15 Storybox 2.25 Let's Move 2.45 The Song Tree: Music Course 1 Remember

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk David Rack and Shelagh Watson (horns) Sbordonl
"Durch die Lieb allein"
Rosetti Concerto in E flat for two horns
Tombeau de Couperin


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: David Rack
Horns: Shelagh Watson

: Parthenia

In the second of three programmes, Robert Woolley plays Bull's contributions to this important keyboard collection, published in 1612. He is joined by Richard Boothby (bass viol) in a selection of dances from its sister volume,
Parthenia In-violata.


Unknown: Robert Woolley
Bass: Richard Boothby

: Norman's Conquest

In this last programme on American impresario and record producer
Norman Granz , Mel Hill reflects on his achievements. "Granz was, above all else, a man who got things done, and it is our good fortune that so much of what he chose to do is a lasting joy for those of us who love their jazz as much as he does."
Series producer Derek Drescher


Producer: Norman Granz
Producer: Mel Hill
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine

With the help of an antique pot and some advice,
Tommy Pearson goes in search of the music of ancient Greece.
Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
5.30 Falia En el
Generalife (Nights in the Gardens of Spain)
6.04 Schubert Gloria
6.30 Beethoven Violin
Sonata in G, Op 30 No 3
7.04 Stanford Allegro for organ, Op 105 No 6 Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Unknown: Schubert Gloria
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Live from Covent Garden

Verdi's extravagant opera, with Cheryl Studer in the title role of the Ethiopian slave who falls in love with the Egyptian Captain of the Guard.
James Naughtie presents Elijah Moshinsky 's new production. Sung in Italian.
Messenger JOHN MARSDEN (tenor) Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Edward Downes
Acts 1 and 2 8.55 David Nice looks at the origins of Verdi's "final word on grand opera".
9.25 Acts 3 and 4 (Sponsored by P & 0)


Unknown: Cheryl Studer
Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Elijah Moshinsky
Tenor: John Marsden
Conductor: Edward Downes
Aida: Cheryl Studer(soprano)
Amneris: Luciana D'Intino (mezzo)
Radmes: Dennis O'Neill(tenor)
Amonasro: Alexandru Agache(baritone)
Ramphis: Robert Lloyd(bass)
King of Egypt: Mark Beesley(baritone)
Priestess: Yvonne Barclay(sop)

: Listening in the Dark

A four-part series on cinema music.
1: Mixing Emotion
Philip Dodd finds out why cinema can't work without music. He talks to
Lalo Schifrin , who describes the Bullitt car chase; to John Carpenter about the relationship between minimalism and narrative; and to David Lynch , who shoots his films with the music in his headphones. A Track Record production


Unknown: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Lalo Schifrin
Unknown: John Carpenter
Unknown: David Lynch

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell.
Producer Philip Tagney


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

: Music Restored

Viejo Mundo Nuevo
Helen Garrison introduces
Renaissance and baroque music from Latin America, performed by the Venezuelan ensemble
Camerata de Caracas at a recent Purcell Room concert.


Unknown: Viejo Mundo Nuevo
Introduces: Helen Garrison

: Night School

1.00 As broadcast 2.00-3.00pm
2.00 History 7-9
2.20 Maths 9-11

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