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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Rossini Overture: La gazza ladra
The Authentic Orchestra, conductor Derek Solomons
7.17 Hildegard of Bingen Columba Aspexit Sheila Chandra
(voice and drones)
7.46 Prokofiev The Battle on the Ice (Alexander Nevsky) Westminster Choir
New York Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Schippers
8.05 Ponchielli Dance of the Hours (La Giaconda) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Herbert von Karajan
8.21 Marais La Sonnerie de Ste Genevieve du Mont de Paris
Trio Sonnerie
8.32 Quartet Collection: Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 9 No 4 Festetics Quartet
Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Derek Solomons
Unknown: Sheila Chandra
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Composer of the Week: Jean Sibelius

In conversation with the poet Keith Bosley , Roderick Swanston looks at the Kalevala, the national heroic epic of the Finnish people, and introduces
Sibelius's suite based on these legends.
Lemminkainen Suite
Gothenburg SO, Neeme Jarvi
Producer Jessica Isaacs Discs


Unknown: Keith Bosley
Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Musical Encounters

with Andrew Lyle.
10.05 Handel
Suite No 5 in E
Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
10.20 Krommer Octet
Partita in B flat, Op 67 Nash Ensemble
10.40 Smetana Six
Characteristic Pieces:
Nos 1 and 2 jitka Cechova (piano)
10.50 Artist of the Week:
Jascha Heifetz (violin)
Bach Double Concerto in D minor (BWV 1043) RCA Victor Chamber
Orchestra/Franz Waxman
11.05 Spohr Octet in E, Op 32
Gaudier Ensemble
11.35 Debussy
Pierrot; Pantomime
Penelope Walmsley-Clark (soprano)
Terence Allbright (piano)
11.45 Panufnik Concerto in modo antico
John Wallace (trumpet) BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Ashley Lawrence Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew Lyle.
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Unknown: Victor Chamber

: Strictly for the Birds

Coloratura singing: what is it for, who does it and how? Gordon Stewart presents a two-part collection of much-fancied canaries turning out more notes at higher speed than anyone else to create "the good, the bad and the ugly" characters in opera. This week, "the Good":
Joan Sutherland ,
Teresa Berganza and others with laryngeal muscles present the acceptable face of coloratura, in operas from Mozart to Stravinsky via Rossin! and Bellini.
Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Teresa Berganza
Producer: David Gallagher

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's, Smith Square.
Dufay Collective
On the Banks of the River Seine
Music from the court and city of France during the 12th and 13th centuries. Repeated next Sunday 6.30pm


Unknown: St John

: Schools

Radio Q and A 2.05 Word
Games 2.15 Storybox 2.25 Let's Move 2.45 First Steps in Drama

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Fedor Glushchenko
Martin Roscoe (piano)
Dohnanyi Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor


Conductor: Fedor Glushchenko
Piano: Martin Roscoe

: Bach's Orgelbiichlein

Peter Hurford on the organs of Knox Grammar School and Woolongong Town Hall. Chorale Preludes (BWV 62544)


Unknown: Peter Hurford

: The Guitar in Jazz

In this week's programme, Charles Alexander examines the phenomenon of jazz-rock "fusion" and introduces music by two British guitarists who played a key role in its development - John McLaughlin and Allan Holdsworth.
A Gleneagle production
Repeated Thursday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Charles Alexander
Unknown: John McLaughlin
Unknown: Allan Holdsworth.

: The Music Machine

This week, Tommy Pearson takes up residency at Twynham School in Christchurch, Dorset. Today he talks to the students about their compositions under the guidance of Steve Martland. Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Steve Martland.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
Beethoven Nine Variations on Paisiello's "Quant'e piu bello"
6.03 Bellini Duet: Si, fino all 'ore estreme (Norma)
6.49 Ravel Tzigane
7.03 MacDowell In October
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Maschinist Hopkins

Max Brand's opera from 1929 had almost 150 performances in its first year, but the composer fled Germany in 1933 and his music was forgotten. The opera is about sex, murder, exploitation and capitalism, set in a blue-collar area of a modern industrial city. The music includes a black bottom, a tango, vaudeville and melodies that outdo
Puccini. Sung in German.
Hopkins HENK SMIT (baritone)
Nell ...SUZANNE MURPHY (soprano)
Nightclub singer....ROSEMARY ASHE and JACO HUIJPEN (bass). HENK VAN HEINJSBERGEN (bar) and FRIEDER LANG (tenor)
Dutch Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra/ Reinbert de Leeuw


Tenor: Bill Michael Meyers
Soprano: Suzanne Murphy
Singer: Rosemary Ashe
Bass: Henk Van Heinjsbergen

: Quad Wrangles

On the way up the greasy pole of university distinction, is it better to be the aspirant academic or the guy with the can of intellectual slippery stuff?
Russell Davies investigates the paths to contemporary superstar dondom. 1: Tutor Tango
Sex in the seminar room.
Producers Tom Alban and Simon Elmes
Next programme tomorrow 9.35pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producers: Tom Alban
Producers: Simon Elmes

: East Meets West

in Toru Takemltsu s 1981 essay for string quartet A Way a Lone
Tokyo Quartet Discs


Unknown: Toru Takemltsu

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell
present a unique mix of musical styles and influences.
Producer Philip Tagney


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

: Music Restored

Lufthansa 94
In the last concert recorded at this year's Festival of Baroque Music, the festival's "home team",
St James Baroque , are conducted by Ivor Bolton in two sacred masterpieces by Marc-Antoine Charpentier : his motet De Profundis and the mass Assumpta est Maria
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Unknown: St James Baroque
Conducted By: Ivor Bolton
Unknown: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Unknown: De Profundis

: Night School

Spanish 12 - 14 - El Fantasma

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