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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Sor Fantasy on a Favourite Scottish Tune, Op 40
Goran Sollscher (guitar)
7.13 Handel Concerto grosso in B flat, Op 6 No 7
7.32 Ravel La Valse
8.05 Chabrier Scherzo-
Valse (Pieces pittoresques)
8.24 Loewe Two Goethe
Songs: Uber alien Gipfeln ist Ruh; Der du von dem
Himmel bist
8.30 Vivaldi Gloria (RV589) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Composer of the Week: Weber

Presented by William Mival. "Today is a day enough to kill one, a thick, dark, dank, yellow fog. It is almost impossible to see without candles. The sun has no rays; it is only a red patch amidst the fog. It is awful. My yearning for a bright day is indescribable. Patience!
Patience! Day crawls away after day" -Weber, in London for the premiere of Oberon in 1826, on the English weather. Overture: Oberon
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Raphael Kubelik
Piano Concerto No 2 in Eflat
Marek Drewnowski (piano) Polish Radio Orchestra, conductor Antoni Wit
Oberon (excerpts) Soloists
Bavarian Radio SO/ Raphael Kubelik


Presented By: William Mival.
Piano: Raphael Kubelik
Piano: Marek Drewnowski
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Unknown: Raphael Kubelik

: Musical Encounters

from Manchester with Mairi Nicolson.
10.00 Artist of the Week:
John Barbirolli (conductor) Suppe Overture: The Beautiful Galathea
Halle Orchestra
10.08 Grieg Peer Gynt (excerpt)
Halle Orchestra, conductor
John Barbirolli
10.28 Schmelzer Lamento sopra la morte Ferdinandi II; Sonata No 11
Purcell Simfony
10.45 Bennett The Four
RNCM Wind Orchestra/ Tim Reynish
11.15 Berlioz La Mort d'Ophelie
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo) Cord Garben (piano)
11.25 Elgar Falstaff , Op 68 Halle Orchestra, conductor
John Barbirolli


Artist: Mairi Nicolson.
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Schmelzer Lamento
Unknown: Tim Reynish
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Cord Garben
Piano: Elgar Falstaff
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday

: Mendelssohn Plus

Vanessa Latarche (piano) Lucy Longhurst presents the first in a series of lunchtime concerts from St
George's, Brandon Hill ,
Bristol, featuring the music of Felix Mendelssohn.
Mendelssohn Andante and Rondo Capriccioso , Op 14 Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue (BWV 903) Mendelssohn
Fantasy/Caprice in E minor, Op 16 No 2
Bach Capriccio on the departure of his most beloved brother (BWV 992) Mendelssohn Fantasia in F sharp minor, Op 28 A Classic Arts production


Piano: Lucy Longhurst
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Unknown: Felix Mendelssohn.
Unknown: Rondo Capriccioso

: French National Orchestra

conductor Charles Dutoit
Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)
Berlioz Overture: Le
Liszt Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique


Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Piano: Jean-Philippe Collard

: The Cambridge Medieval Music Festival

In the first of four concerts recorded in Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge, earlier this year, Ensemble Organum from Paris, directed by Marcel Peres , perform music from the Gradual of Eleanor of Brittany, dating from around 1300.
A Magenta Music production


Directed By: Marcel Peres

: The Mane of the Devil's Gelding

Jan Fairley presents traditional music from
Finland, with women's round dance songs, men's fiddle tunes, and the sound of the kantele: a box zither whose strings, according to legend, were made from the hairs of the devil's horse.


Unknown: Jan Fairley

: The Music Machine

Occupation? Composer! Working in the worlds of theatre, dance and concert music, Eleanor Alberga juggles piano playing with composing. Sarah Walker meets her at her publishers.


Music: Eleanor Alberga
Unknown: Sarah Walker

: In Tune

Richard Baker takes a look at events in the weekend ahead and plays a selection of music including Shakespeare/John
Dankworth The Compleat Works
6.03 Rameau Overture:
Castor et Pollux
6.30 Bloch From Jewish Life
7.03 Gounod Vincenette a votre age (Mireille)


Unknown: Richard Baker

: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

conductor Frans Bruggen
Jonathan Holland (trumpet) Lyn Fletcher (violin)
Haydn Symphony No 101 in D (Clock); Trumpet Concerto in E flat
Beethoven Romance in F for violin and orchestra,
Op 50; Symphony No 2 in D


Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Conductor: Jonathan Holland
Violin: Lyn Fletcher

: The Road to Volokolamsk

by Heiner Muller. 5: The Foundling
An old-guard socialist confronts his adopted son, who has rebelled against the system and intends to escape across the wall.
Director Michael Fox


Unknown: Heiner Muller.
Director: Michael Fox
Director: Deutsche Romantik
Father: Ian McDiarmid
Son: Mick Ford

: Ixion Ensemble

The Ixion Ensemble, recorded earlier this week at the Purcell Room in London, provides a contemporary dimension to the South Bank's festival of Romanticism. Featuring
Detlev Glanert Picture (first performance)
Michael Finnissy Traum des Sangers (first performance) and music by Andrew Toovey , Wolfgang von Schweinitz and Hans
Wemer Henze. With
Jacqueline Horner (soprano) and Charles Mutter (viola), conductor Michael Finnissy. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Detlev Glanert
Unknown: Michael Finnissy Traum
Music By: Andrew Toovey
Music By: Wolfgang Von
Unknown: Wemer Henze.
Soprano: Jacqueline Horner
Soprano: Charles Mutter
Conductor: Michael Finnissy.
Producer: Alan Hall
Producer: Deutsche Romantik

: Friday Feature: Caspar Hauser

A dramatised performance of David Constantine 's new poem about Caspar Hauser. the mysterious "wild child" who appeared in Nuremberg in 1828 and was murdered five years later.
Music by David Owen Norris Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: David Constantine
Unknown: Caspar Hauser.
Music By: David Owen Norris
Producer: Elizabeth Burke
Narrator: Jack Klaff
Professor Daumer: Malcolm Ward
Clara: Fiona Shaw
Lord Stanhope: Edward Petherbridge

: Midnight Oil

Gerald Barry 's Chevaux-defrise achieved notoriety at the 1988 Proms. Alwynne Pritchard presents another chance to hear what divided the audience so strongly. Also, music by an experimenter with sound featured this week in The
Music Machine,
Frank Denyer.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Gerald Barry
Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Unknown: Frank Denyer.
Producer: Alan Hall

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