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with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Strauss Wiegenlied, Op 41 No 1
Felicity Lott (soprano)
Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi
7.10 Bach Violin Concerto in G minor (BWV 1056) Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage (violin)
7.38 Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead
Philadelphia Orchestra, Charles Dutoit
8.05 Johann Strauss (son) Overture: Die Zigeunerbaron Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
8.32 Milhaud La Création du monde
John Harle (saxophone) London Sinfonietta, conductor Simon Rattle
8.53 Monteverdi Psalm:
Laetatus sum
Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Unknown: Neeme Jarvi
Unknown: Collegium Musicum
Violin: Simon Standage
Unknown: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: John Harle
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Unknown: Paul McCreesh

: Composer of the Week: Schnittke

Presented by Michael Hall. Mozart a la
Haydn Tatiana Grindenko (violin) Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Gidon Kremer (violin)
Cello Concerto No 2
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
LSO/Seiji Ozawa


Presented By: Michael Hall.
Violin: Haydn Tatiana Grindenko
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich

: Musical Encounters

from Belfast with Stephanie Hughes.
10.05 Britten Five Rower
The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
10.20 Artist of the Week:
Barry Douglas (piano) Prokofiev
Piano Sonata No 7
10.40 Debussy, orch Molinari L'lsle joyeuse
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
10.45 Mozart Ch'io mi scordi di te? (K505)
Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Steven Lubin (fortepiano)
Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood
11.00 Beethoven
Variations on "Ein Madchen oder Weibchen"
Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Emanuel Ax (piano)
11.10 Symphonic Steppes: Shostakovich
Symphony No 15
Moscow PO/Kirill Kondrashin


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Artist: Harry Christophers
Piano: Barry Douglas
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Steven Lubin
Music: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Ein Madchen

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: Mendelssohn Plus

The fifth in a series of lunchtime concerts from St
George's, Brandon Hill, Bristol, built around the music of Mendelssohn.
Lucy Longhurst presents an all-female programme, including piano pieces by Mendelssohn's talented sister, Fanny.
Marcia Crayford (violin) Ileana Ruhemann (flute) Melinda Maxwell (oboe)
Catherine Edwards (piano) Clara Schumann Three
Romances, Op 22
Melinda Maxwell Pibroch
Fanny Mendelssohn
Nocturne; Allegro molto
Ann Boyd Bali Moods No 1 Uli Boulanger
Nocturne; Cortege
Thea Musgrave Trio for flute, oboe and piano A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Lucy Longhurst
Flute: Ileana Ruhemann
Oboe: Melinda Maxwell
Piano: Catherine Edwards
Piano: Clara Schumann
Unknown: Uli Boulanger

: Schools

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

: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

conductor Lu Jia
Kurt Nikkanen (violin)
Weber Overture: Oberon
Violin Concerto in D minor
Symphony No 4 in E minor


Conductor: Lu Jia
Violin: Kurt Nikkanen

: Sunset Ragas from Benares

Richard Widdess presents ragas for late afternoon, sunset and early evening, sung by Ritwik Sanyal , recorded earlier this year in a private room overlooking the River Ganges before an invited audience of friends and colleagues.
Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Richard Widdess
Sung By: Ritwik Sanyal
Producer: John Thornley

: The Music Machine

Today, Tommy Pearson talks to singer
Sheila Chandra - the musician that reaches the parts other singers do not reach. Producer Helena Morrissey


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Singer: Sheila Chandra
Producer: Helena Morrissey

: In Tune

Richard Baker presents a special Children in Need edition. His guest is Ronald Corp , director of the New London Children's Choir.
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Ronald Corp
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Philharmonic

from the Free Trade
Hall, Manchester
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Conductor Martyn Brabbins Leon McCawley (piano)


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Leon McCawley

: Interval

David Fanning presents a portrait of Shostakovich's wartime tribute to the besieged city of Leningrad.


Unknown: David Fanning

: Shostakovich

Symphony No 7 (Leningrad) Conductor Edward Downes


Conductor: Edward Downes

: The Real Thing

Iwan Russell-Jones concludes his look at five pillars of Americana, asking if the West, far from becoming secular, is steeped in religious feeling - for the sacred icons of popular culture.
5: The Digital SuperHighway
Series producer Michael Roberts


Unknown: Iwan Russell-Jones
Producer: Michael Roberts

: Children's Corner

Music for Children in Need day, including Debussy's Children's Corner played by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano).


Piano: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

: Friday Feature: Orpheus Ascending

How Gaetano Meo walked from Laurenzano to London between spring 1864 and autumn 1865 armed only with a harp, was introduced to Dante Gabriel Rossetti by an Italian barber, became model and artist, fell in love and married, lost his favourite daughter to
Edward Gordon Craig , was reconciled to her with the help of Ellen Terry , and left a Byzantine mosaic in Kensington.
The story is told in his own words and those of his grandson Edward Anthony
Craig, with a little help from Lucio Sponza , Maria Teresa Benedetti and Gianfausto
Rosoli. With the voices of Jill Balcon , David Graham , Becky Hindley , Joshua Towb and Giusi Saija. Skaila Kanga (harp)
Producers Piers Plowright and Giuseppe Rocca


Unknown: Gaetano Meo
Unknown: Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Unknown: Edward Gordon Craig
Unknown: Ellen Terry
Unknown: Edward Anthony
Unknown: Lucio Sponza
Unknown: Maria Teresa
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: David Graham
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Joshua Towb
Unknown: Giusi Saija.
Harp: Skaila Kanga
Producers: Piers Plowright
Producers: Giuseppe Rocca

: Midnight Oil

Alwynne Pritchard presents contemporary sounds for late-night listening, including new recordings of music by Bemd Alois Zimmermann.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Music By: Bemd Alois
Producer: Alan Hall

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