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with Catriona Young.
7.05 Mendelssohn
Overture: Die Schone
7.15 Holst Ave Maria
7.40 Quartet Collection: Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 9 No 2
8.05 Dubois Toccata
8.20 Quilter
Four Country Pieces
8.21 Tchaikovsky Symphonic Fantasy.' The Tempest Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Unknown: Dubois Toccata
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Composer of the Week: Alexander Borodin

Presented by David Byers. "Alexander was walking by an arbour in the grounds of an old castle when the middle section of the Andante of his First Symphony came into his head."
The Fisher-maiden
Boris Christoff (bass)
Maud-Martin Tortelier (cello) Alexander Tcherepnin (piano) Sextet in D minor (first movement)
Arienski Ensemble
Piano Quintet in C minor (first movement)
Monte Carlo Pro Arte Quintet Symphony No 1 in E flat
Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi Song of the Dark Forest Pyotr Gluboky (bass) llya Scheps (piano) The Sea Princess
Sarah Walker (mezzo) Roger Vignoles (piano)
The False Note: My songs are filled with poison Pyotr Gluboky (bass) llya Scheps (piano)
Producer David Byers Discs


Presented By: David Byers.
Bass: Boris Christoff
Piano: Alexander Tcherepnin
Bass: Pyotr Gluboky
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Bass: Pyotr Gluboky
Producer: David Byers

: Musical Encounters

from Birmingham with Chris Wines , including
10.01 Artists of the Week:
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Britten Russian Funeral
10.09 Tchaikovsky Dumka , Op 59
10.24 Quartet Collection: Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 33 No 2
10.53 Symphonic Steppes: Myaskovsky
Symphony No 5
11.31 Locke Music for His
Majesty's Sackbutts and Cornetts .
11.40 Ponchlelll Quartet for flute, oboe, two clarinets and piano
11.55 Musorgsky Boris Godunov (excerpt) Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Chris Wines
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Dumka
Unknown: Locke Music
Piano: Musorgsky Boris

: Strictly for the Birds

Coloratura singing: what is it for, who does it and how?
In the second of two programmes exploring the higher and more spectacular reaches of the operatic repertoire, Gordon Stewart turns from the Good to the Bad and the Ugly, spotlighting villains and other deviants from the paths of coloratura virtue, including Lady Macbeth, the Queen of the Night, Ophelia and Zerbinetta. Singers taking the backstreets of operatic behaviour are, among others,
Maria Callas , Leonie Rysanek and Edita Gruberova.
Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Maria Callas
Unknown: Leonie Rysanek
Unknown: Edita Gruberova.
Producer: David Gallagher

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's,
Smith Square.
Takacs Quartet
Schubert String Quartet in C (D32)
Bartok String Quartet No 6 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

: Lyatoshinsky

Symphony No I
Ukrainian Radio and Television Orchestra, conductor V Gnadesh Discs

: The Dutch Organ

Sweelinck and His pupils Gustav Leonhardt (organ)
Sweelinck Toccata in A minor
Scheidemann Praeludium in D minor; Herr Christ du einige Gottes Sohn
Strungk Lass mich dein sein und bleiben
Scheidemann In dir hab'ich gehoffet; Galliard ex D Sweelinck Engelsche Fortuyn M Schildt Gleich wie das teuer
Anon Win decken daer het bosch af drill
Van Noordt Psalm 50


Unknown: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Sweelinck Toccata
Unknown: Herr Christ
Unknown: Gottes Sohn
Unknown: Sweelinck Engelsche
Unknown: M Schildt Gleich

: The Guitar in Jazz

In this week's programme, Charles Alexander introduces records made by some of the leading jazz guitarists of the 1980s. A Gleneagle production
Repeated Thursday at 10.15pm


Introduces: Charles Alexander

: The Music Machine

From the seeds of old
French dance and African rhythms grows a whole new music -jazz.
Jazz trumpeter Guy Barker explains the history of jazz - in 15 minutes. Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Guy Barker

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: BBC Philharmonic 60th Birthday Concert

Yan Pascal Tortelier
Shura Cherkassky (piano) John McCabe
Fizzgig (first performance) Peter Maxwell Davies
Birthday Greeting (first performance)
John Casken Bougie -
Wougie (first performance) Dvorak Overture: Carnival
Rubinstein Piano Concerto
No 4 in D minor
Stravinsky Petrushka (1911) Given last month in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Shura Cherkassky
Piano: John McCabe
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: John Casken Bougie
Unknown: Stravinsky Petrushka

: Childhood and Social Truth

Each evening this week, psychoanalyst Dr Clifford Yorke , for many years psychiatrist-in-charge at the Anna Freud Centre in Hampstead, talks about the gap between what we know about the needs of children and the way we treat them. Producer Louise Greenberg
Next programme tomorrow 10.00pm


Unknown: Dr Clifford Yorke
Unknown: Anna Freud
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: Biber

The collection of partitas
Harmonia artificiosa-ariosa exploits a wide variety of violin tunings in its remarkably virtuoso writing. Partita No 6 in D; Partita No 5 in G minor
Purcell Quartet
Rpt Next programme Thursday

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Tomasz Bugaj
Bach, arr Webem Ricercar (The Musical Offering) Webem Passacaglia
Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)


Conductor: Tomasz Bugaj

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell.
Producer Philip Tagney


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

: Music Restored

Chris de Souza presents the first in a new series of Early Music Invitation Concerts at the Royal
College of Music in London. Dante's Quest
Words and music reflecting the life and work of the great medieval poet and of the Provencal troubadours who influenced him, performed by the Martin Best Medieval Ensemble with Libby Crabtree (sop) and John Shrapnel as Dante. Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Libby Crabtree
Unknown: John Shrapnel

: Night School

Spanish 16 18 - Ademas

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