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with Catriona Young.
7.05 Wagner Prelude (Die Meistersinger)
Berlin PO/Klaus Tennstedt
7.15 Lennox Berkeley Polka, Op 5a Christopher Headington (piano)
7.20 Cui Prelude (The Buccaneer)
Czechoslovak Radio SO/ Robert Stankovsky
7.30 Quartet Collection:
Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 9 No 3
Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet
8.05 Handel Overture:
Music for the Royal
ECO/Raymond Leppard
8.35 Mahler Suite from works by Bach
Berlin Radio SO/
Jesus Lopez-Cobos Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Piano: Christopher Headington
Unknown: Robert Stankovsky
Unknown: Vienna Konzerthaus Quartet
Unknown: Raymond Leppard
Unknown: Jesus Lopez-Cobos

: Composer of the Week: Sibelius

Roderick Swanston talks to
Sir Colin Davis , a conductor renowned for his interpretation of Sibelius's orchestral works.
Tapiola: Symphony No 7 Boston SO/Colin Davis Andante Festivo
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by The Composer Discs


Talks: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Sir Colin Davis

: Musical Encounters

with Andrew Lyle
. Smetana Concert Study in C
Jitka Cechova (piano)
10.10 Mozart Overture: Der
Salzburg Mozarteum, conductor Sandor Vegh
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Jascha Heifetz (violin) Walton Violin Concerto
Philharmonia Orchestra/ The Composer
10.45 Debussy Beau Soir; Fleur
Penelope Walmsley-Clark (soprano)
Terence Allbright (piano)
10.50 Francois Couperln Trio Sonata (La Steinquerque)
John Holloway (violin) L'Ecole d'Orphee
11.00 Krommer Octet
Partita in F, Op 57 London Winds
11.40 Panufnlk
Sinfonia Sacra
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka


Unknown: Andrew Lyle
Piano: Jitka Cechova
Conductor: Sandor Vegh
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Soprano: Penelope Walmsley-Clark
Piano: Terence Allbright
Piano: Francois Couperln
Violin: John Holloway
Unknown: Tadaaki Otaka

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday

: Mendelssohn Plus

Lynsey Marsh (clarinet) Zoe Solomon (piano)
The second in a series of lunchtime concerts from St George's, Brandon Hill ,
Bristol, featuring the music of Mendelssohn. Presented by Lucy Longhurst.
Weber Grand Duo Concertant
Sonata in E flat
Fantasiestucke, Op 111 A Classic Arts production


Clarinet: Lynsey Marsh
Piano: Zoe Solomon
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Presented By: Lucy Longhurst.

: Schools

The Song Tree: Music
Course 1. The Starcatcher
2.15 Together Stories 2.30 Dance Workshop 2.50 Poetry Corner

: The Cambridge Medieval Music Festival

In the second of four concerts recorded in Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge, earlier this year. the Hilliard Ensemble perform music from the 15th-century Prague manuscript The
Codex Specialnik. During the interval, John Potter of the Hilliard Ensemble discusses the repertoire with fellow festival artist Benjamin Bagby of Sequentia.
A Magenta Music International production


Unknown: John Potter
Artist: Benjamin Bagby

: The Bronze Horse and the Belfflowers

Keith Howard presents traditional music from North
Korea. The "Dearly Beloved and Sagacious Leader", the late Kim II Sung, promoted a heroic, contemporary view of folk culture, but today many North Korean musicians have rediscovered their pastoral past, building updated versions of the old instruments, many of which had fallen into disuse: harps, zithers, folk-fiddles, the taegum and tanso flutes, and the oboe known as chang soenap - which was originally the ancient shawn imported in the Middle Ages along the trade routes from Central Asia. Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Keith Howard
Producer: John Thornley

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson travels around the musical world of Dorset on his flying semi-quaver.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

with Richard Baker.
Elgar Overture: Froissart
6.03 Debussy Feux d'artifice (Preludes. Book 2)
6.30 Tchaikovsky Waltz: Czardas (Swan Lake)
7.03 Brttten Three Early Songs: Beware: 0 that I ne 'er had married; The Clerk Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: German Symphony Orchestra of Berlin

from the Royal
Festival Hall, London.
Vladimir Ashkenazy Cristina Ortiz (piano) Schumann Overture:
Hermann und Dorothea
Introduction and Allegro Appassionata
8.00 Adolph Menzel : A Late Romantic
In the early 1900s Adolph Menzel was the most famous if least known artist in Germany. A reclusive dwarf with a large head. he was nicknamed "the poisonous mushroom". Yet his paintings won him success and public honours. John Leighton. curator of 19th-century paintings in the National
Gallery, London, reconsiders his career and achievement.
8.20 Mahler Symphony No 5


Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Cristina Ortiz
Unknown: Adolph Menzel
Unknown: Adolph Menzel
Unknown: John Leighton.

: Quad Wrangles

In the last of his excursions into the dogma-eats-dogma world of academe.
Russell Davies feels the bracing breeze of the New
Economic Realism.
5: Uneasy Chairs


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Schubert Ensemble of London

Schnittke Piano Quartet (1989)
Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat. Op 44

: Friday Feature: More Sunlight in a Single Song

The musical achievements of the composer, transcriber and journalist
Philip Heseltine (alias Peter Warlock ) vie for attention with his image as a womaniser who dabbled in the occult and was over-fond of drink. To mark the centenary of his birth,
Andrew Green attempts the daunting task of summing up one of the great characters of English music in the 20th century and assesses how far the compositions are the key to understanding the complexities of the man. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Philip Heseltine
Unknown: Peter Warlock
Unknown: Andrew Green
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Midnight Oil

Alwynne Pritchard introduces Gyorgy Ligetl 's two string quartets, the first. called Metamorphoses nocturnes, completed in 1954 and the second from
15 years later. Played by the Arditti Quartet.
Also tonight, avant-garde Romanian music by lancu
Dumitrescu: Pierres Sacrees
(1991) for prepared pianos and metal objects. Producer Alan Hall


Introduces: Alwynne Pritchard
Unknown: Gyorgy Ligetl
Producer: Alan Hall

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