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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Tallis Lamentations of Jeremiah (part 2)
Tallis Scholars, director
Peter Philips
7.32 Dvorak Walpurgis
Night (Bohemian Forest, Op 68 No 3)
Ingrid Thorson and Julian Thurber (pianos)
7.41 Milhaud Le Camaval d'Aix, Op 83b
Jack Gibbons (piano) New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
8.05 Paderewskl Menuet célèbre, Op 14 No 1
Shura Cherkassky (piano)
8.21 Bach flute Sonata in C (BWV 1033)
Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute) Trevor Pinnock
Roland Pidoux (cello)
8.32 Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 2 No 6 Aeolian Quartet Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Director: Peter Philips
Unknown: Ingrid Thorson
Pianos: Julian Thurber
Pianos: Milhaud Le Camaval
Piano: Jack Gibbons
Piano: Shura Cherkassky
Flute: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Cello: Roland Pidoux

: Composer of the Week: Weber

Presented by William Mival. "It was always the destiny of Weber, who arrived at a time of transition in the history of art in Germany, to see his works produced under the influence of excited party-spirit. He himself felt that his new venture must either raise him to a high pinnacle, and render an enormous service to the cause of German art, or be carried to the grave with scorn and mockery. There was no middle course. It was to be a battle for life or death"-
Max Maria Weber on Der
Overture: Der Freischutz
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Carlos Kleiber
Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op 34
Melos Ensemble
Der Freischutz (excerpts) Dresden Staatkspelle and Soloists, conductor Carlos Kleiber


Presented By: William Mival.
Unknown: Max Maria Weber
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber

: Musical Encounters

from Manchester with Main'
Nicolson featuring classic recordings by Sir John Barbirolli and the Halle
10.00 Artist of the Week:
John Barbirolli (conductor) Ireland Mai-Dun
Halle Orchestra
10.11 Biber Sonatas: No 6 in F; No 8 in G
Purcell Simfony
10.25 Beethoven
12 Variations on a Russian
Dance (WoO 71)
Olli Mustonen (piano)
10.37 Bax
The Garden ofFand
Halle Orchestra, conductor
John Barbirolli
10.52 Szymanowski Mythes
Lorraine McAslan (violin) Nigel Clayton (piano)
11.15 Bennett
The Flowers of the Forest
Desford Colliery Band, conductor James Watson
11.30 Schubert
Abendstem; Der Tod und das Madchen
Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Stephen Varcoe (baritone) Peter Seymour (piano)
11.40 Sibelius
Pohjola's Daughter
Halle Orchestra , conductor
John Barbirolli


Unknown: Sir John Barbirolli
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Szymanowski Mythes
Violin: Lorraine McAslan
Piano: Nigel Clayton
Conductor: James Watson
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Piano: Peter Seymour
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday

: Opera Matinee

L'Opera Seria by Florian Leopold Gassman Clive Bennett presents a chance to hear a rarely performed three-act opera by one of Mozart's contemporaries.
Concerto Koln, director
Rene Jacobs.


Unknown: Florian Leopold Gassman
Unknown: Clive Bennett
Director: Rene Jacobs.
Fallito: Renato Capecchi (bar)
Delirio: Klaus Hager (bass)
Sospiro: Robert Gambill (tenor)
Ritomello: Jeffrey Francis (tenor)
Stonatrilla: Laura Ajkin (sop)
Smorfiosa: Efrat Ben-Nun (sop)
Porporina: Janet Williams (sop)
Passagallo: Nicholas Rivenq (bar)
Bragherona: Curtis Rayam (tenor)
Befana: Dominique Visse (countertenor)
Caverna: Ralf Popken (countertenor)

: Bartok and Ravel

Rebecca Hirsch (violin) John Lenehan (piano) Bartok Sonata No 2
Ravel Tzigane Rpt


Violin: Rebecca Hirsch
Piano: John Lenehan

: The Music Machine

Occupation? Composer!
Sarah Walker continues her exploration of composers' working lives. Far from the madding crowd, experimental composer Frank Denyer seeks inspiration and instruments in the countryside surrounding his home in Devon.


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Frank Denyer

: In Tune

from Glasgow with Geoffrey Baskerville including at approximately
6.03 Dvorak Overture:
7.03 Juan Aranes Un sarao de la Chacona
Producer Simon Lord


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Juan Aranes
Producer: Simon Lord

: Olga Borodina in Concert

The young Russian mezzo-soprano in an all-Tchaikovsky programme live from the Wigmore Hall in London. Semion Skigin (piano) Tchaikovsky
My protector, my angel, my friend; Heed not, my love; Not a word, beloved; Why; None but the lonely heart; Acquiescence; The frightening moment; It happened in the early spring; Nights of delirium
8.20 If Pigs Could Fly
"Winston the pig fell into
Zita's life when he dropped on to my uncle's head and killed him dead.
'It's your uncle', she shouted. He's finally kicked buckets.' "
Rory MacLean 's trip to Budapest is waylaid; he must stop off in Potsdam to console Zita ...
Read by David Horovitch. Rpt
Tchaikovsky Gipsy girl's song; The stars looked tenderly on us; This, our first reunion;
Indoors, the lights were being put out; Serenade;
Night; The sun has slipped from sight; Once again, alone


Unknown: Rory MacLean
Read By: David Horovitch.
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Gipsy

: The Road to Volokolamsk

by Heiner Muller. 4: Centaurs
As the perfect society dawns and all crime is eliminated from the system, a secret policeman turns into his own desk.
Superior officer IAN MCDIARMID
Junior officer PAUL BROUGHTON
Final programme tomorrow


Unknown: Heiner Muller.
Unknown: Ian McDiarmid
Unknown: Paul Broughton

: Frank Bridge

String Quartet No 4 Brindisi Quartet

: The Guitar in Jazz

Repeated from Monday 4.30pm

: Night Waves

Michele Roberts discusses the arts and crimes of biography on the publication of The Silent Woman, Janet Malcolm 's controversial study of the "afterlife" of Sylvia Plath. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Janet Malcolm
Unknown: Sylvia Plath.
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Voices

A tribute to Peter Warlock
(born 30 October 1894). The pianist David Owen Norris presents and performs a selection of songs by Warlock, and some of his transcriptions of music by Dowland and Campion, with the baritone Peter Savidge.
Producer Susan Kenyon
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon
See Friday 4 November 10.45pm


Unknown: Peter Warlock
Pianist: David Owen
Baritone: Peter Savidge.
Producer: Susan Kenyon

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