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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , who begins a two-month survey of Bach's non-organ keyboard works. Including at approximately
7.05 Guilmant March on a Theme of Handel
Carlo Curley (organ)
7.15 Heinichen Dresden
Concerto in G (S217) Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
7.47 Keyboard Compendium: Bach French Suite No 1 in D minor (BWV 812) Andras Schiff (piano)
8.05 Grieg Two Brown Eyes, Op 5 No 1; I Love Thee, Op 5 No 3
Anne Sofie von Otter
Bengt Forsberg (piano)
8.25 W H Harris
Faire is the heaven
Cambridge Singers, conductor John Rutter
8.32 Dvorak Serenade for strings, Op 22
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Carlo Curley
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Conductor: John Rutter
Conductor: Dvorak Serenade
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Composer of the Week: Antonio Vivaldi

1: The Most Serene Venetian
In between the music,
Martin Jarvis reads from the journal of Edward Wright 's visit to Venice in the 1720s.
Concertos, Op 3 (L'estro armonico): No 3 in C; No 8 in A minor; No 9 in D; No 10 in B minor; Noll in D minor; No 12 in E English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock


Music: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Edward Wright
Director: Trevor Pinnock

: Musical Encounters

with Edward Blakeman.
Marching in and out for the week of 4 July, celebrating the 70th birthday of a distinguished cellist and exploring the French Romantic symphony. Artist of the Week: Frederick Fennell
(conductor) Sousa
The Invincible Eagle
Eastman Wind Ensemble
10.30 Popper
Hungarian Rhapsody Janos Starker (cello) Alain Planes (piano)
11.00 Bizet
Symphony in C
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Jane Glover
11.55 Sousa
Golden Jubilee
Eastman Wind Ensemble, conductor Frederick Fennell


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Conductor: Jane Glover
Conductor: Frederick Fennell

: In Repertory

Joan Rodgers talks to
Rodney Milnes about the role of Susanna in Mozart's opera Le nozze di Figaro, with illustrations from her recording with conductor Daniel Barenboim.


Talks: Joan Rodgers
Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's, Smith Square,
London, the final concert of the season.
BBC Singers
Members of the BBC
Symphony Orchestra Christopher Bowers-Broadbent (organ), conductor Simon Joly Ives Cantata: The
Celestial Country
Variations on "America" for Organ


Unknown: St John
Conductor: Simon Joly

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Osmo Vanska
Grigory Zhislin (violin)
Haydn Symphony No 101 in D (Clock)
Khachaturian Violin Concerto in D minor
Symphony No 2 (The Four Temperaments)


Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Violin: Grigory Zhislin

: Parthenia

In the last of three programmes,
Robert Woolley plays
Orlando Gibbons 's contributions to this important collection of music for the virginals, published in 1612, and Richard Boothby (bass viol) joins him in a selection of dances from its sister volume
Parthenia In-violata. Series producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Robert Woolley
Unknown: Orlando Gibbons
Bass: Richard Boothby
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: The Trail-Blazer

George Russell has composed much radical and dynamic music. In the first of eight programmes, Ian Can-concentrates on Russell's early days in New York during the late 1940s, when he co-wrote Cubana Be
Cubana Bop with Dizzy Gillespie. Between periods in hospital, Russell also wrote music for Lee Konitz ,
Miles Davis and Buddy DeFranco. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: George Russell
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie.
Unknown: Lee Konitz
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Buddy Defranco.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson talks to conductor Daniel Harding who, aged 18, has already made his debut with the City of Birmingham SO. Producer Christina Pritchard


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Unknown: Birmingham So.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

For American Independence Day, with Andrew Green.
5.15 Bernstein
I Hate Music!
6.04 Offenbach Les Belles
6.30 Haydn Piano Trio No 27 in C (HXV27)
7.30 Howard Hanson
Merry Mount (excerpts) Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Cheltenham Festival 1994

from the Pittville
Pump Room,
Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) and Imogen Cooper (piano) perform Schubert's s Schwanengesang, interspersed with other songs from the last year of his life, including Der
Wanderer an den Mond and Irdisches Gluck.


Baritone: Wolfgang Holzmair
Baritone: Imogen Cooper
Unknown: Irdisches Gluck.

: In a Word

Gnomes, caves, nether worlds, mutations, absurd combinations, bizarre incongruities: in the first of five programmes,
Derek Alsop discusses the concept of the grotesque in the arts. Series producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Derek Alsop
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: The London Philharmonic

conductors George Benjamin and Franz Welser-Most
Metamorphosis/Dance Messiaen Un Sourire
George Benjamin Sudden Time
(first broadcast) conducted by The Composer Before the performance, George Benjamin talks to Brian Morton about his latest orchestral work.


Conductors: George Benjamin
Conductors: Franz Welser-Most
Unknown: George Benjamin
Unknown: Brian Morton

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell , including an interview with Andy Partridge , the man behind XTC who has now gone ambient on a new album with Harold Budd.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Andy Partridge
Unknown: Harold Budd.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Music Restored

Simon Heighes introduces chamber music by Marin Marais, played by Jay Bernfeld (viola da gamba) and Skip Sempe (h'chord), and excerpts from his most successful opera Alcyone.


Introduces: Simon Heighes
Played By: Jay Bernfeld
Played By: Skip Sempe

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