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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Monteverdi Vespers (1610) (excerpts)
7.17 Bliss
Introduction and Allegro
7.36 Haydn Symphony No 100 in G (Military)
8.05 Liadov Baba-Yaga
, Op 56
8.17 Mozart Adagio and Rondo in C minor (K61 7)
8.46 Webem Im
Producer Andrew McGregor Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Liadov Baba-Yaga
Producer: Andrew McGregor

: Composer of the Week: Christoph Willibald Gluck

Gluck saw himself as opera's great reformer - ridding it of stylised conventions, and replacing them with a new sense of drama. In this week's programmes Gwen Hughes looks at the various stages of his operatic revolution, beginning with early days in Vienna: Italian celebrations for the court and a French opera set in Turkey.
Producer Gwen Hughes Discs


Unknown: Gwen Hughes
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: Musical Encounters

from Cardiff with Michael
10.00 Artist of the Week:
Carlos Kleiber (conductor) J Strauss (son) Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Vienna PO
10.05 Bach English Suite No 1 in A (BWV 806) Glenn Gould (piano)
10.25 Herrmann Love
Music (Vertigo)
Sinfonia of London, conductor Muir Mathieson
10.35 Praetorius Aus tiefer
Not schrei ich zu dir
Huelgas Ensemble, conductor Paul van Nevel
10.45 Schubert Symphony No 3 in D
Vienna PO/Carlos Kleiber
11.10 Purcell
My Beloved Spake Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner
11.20 Falla Psyche
Victoria de los Angeles (sop) Chamber Orchestra of Teatre Lliure/Josep Pons
11.25 Berlioz
Le Chasseur danois
Thomas Allen (baritone) Carol Garber (piano)
11.35 Weber Der
Freischutz (excerpt)
Dresden State Orchestra, conductor Carlos Kleiber Producer Peter Thresh


Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Piano: Glenn Gould
Conductor: Muir Mathieson
Soloists: John Eliot Gardiner
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Piano: Carol Garber
Piano: Weber Der
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber

: Impresario!

This week,
Geoffrey Baskerville explores operatic wheeling and dealing in 19th-century Paris.
With music by Bizet, Gounod and Delibes.
Producer Simon Lord Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville
Producer: Simon Lord Discs

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's, Smith Square.
Cleveland Quartet: William Preucil and Peter Salaff (violins)
James Dunham (viola) Paul Katz (cello)
Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor (D703); Quartet in A minor (D804)
Repeated next Sunday 6.30pm


Unknown: St John
Unknown: William Preucil
Violins: Peter Salaff
Viola: James Dunham
Cello: Paul Katz
Cello: Schubert Quartettsatz

: Schools

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

: Vainberg

Symphony No 5
Moscow PO/Kirill Kondrashin Discs

: Calgary International Organ Festival 1994

In the first of three programmes William Robson introduces performances from the semi-final rounds.
Scheidemann Magnificat on the 8th tone
Sweelinck Mein junges Leben hat ein End'
Liszt Prelude and Fugue on BACH
Dupre Variations sur un Noël


Introduces: William Robson
Unknown: Sweelinck Mein

: Strange Arrangement

In the second of six programmes on Carla Bley , the American pianist tells Alan Plater about her first husband Paul Bley , who actively encouraged her to compose. Her second husband, trumpeter
Michael Mantler , was also helpful to her career, and together they formed the Jazz Composers' Orchestra and the record company Watt, through which they issued their performances. Repeated Thursday 10.15pm


Unknown: Carla Bley
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Paul Bley
Unknown: Michael Mantler

: The Music Machine

Anything you can do I can do better, with Steve Layton on the electric guitar and Malcolm MacFarlane on the acoustic.
Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Steve Layton
Unknown: Malcolm MacFarlane

: In Tune

with Andrew Green , including Brahms Ballade in G minor, Op 118 No 3
6.03 Berlioz Villanelle (Les Nuits d'ete)
6.30 Faure Elegie
7.03 Purcell Lost is my quiet for ever
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Brahms Ballade
Unknown: Faure Elegie
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: A Stravinsky and Poulenc Double-bill

Two operas in concert performances given at this year's Salzburg Festival.
Stravinsky The Nightingale Words by Stepan Mitusov , after the tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
Sung in Russian.
Austrian Radio Chorus
Poulenc La Voix humaine
Words by Jean Cocteau after his play of the same name. Sung in French.
Woman.....FRANÇOISE POLLET (sop)
Austrian Radio SO/ Pinchas Steinberg


Unknown: Stepan Mitusov
Unknown: Hans Christian Andersen.
Unknown: Jean Cocteau
Unknown: Françoise Pollet
Unknown: Pinchas Steinberg
Nightingale: Luba Orgonasova (soprano)
Cook: Bernarda Fink (soprano)
Death: Elzbieta Ardam (mezzo)
Bonze: Peter Koves(bass)
Fisherman: Roberto Sacca (tenor)
Emperor of China: Jean-Luc Chaignaud (bar)
Chamertain: Pavel Danilouk (bass)
Japanese envoys: Herwig Pecoraro (tenor),
Japanese envoys: Vytautas Juocapaitis (bass)

: Are You Still Awake?

In this series of 15-minute plays set in bed, real-life couples are cast as fictional couples. The dramas are written by Russell Davies who explains that they
"came from the idea that people talk differently in the dark, they reveal more, and talking lying down has a special sound!"
Episode 1, with Prunella Scales and Timothy West. A wartime civil servant and his wife fall asleep in their Morrison shelter.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore
Next programme, with Natasha Pyne and Paul Copley , tomorrow at 9.35pm
* See This Week: page 16


Written By: Russell Davies
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Timothy West.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Unknown: Natasha Pyne
Unknown: Paul Copley

: Magnificat

Lassus was one of the few composers to base
Magnificat settings on existing music: the basis of this one, "Erano capei d'oro", is a madrigal by Giovanni Maria Nanino.
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips Rpt
Next programme tomorrow 9.50pm


Unknown: Giovanni Maria Nanino.
Director: Peter Phillips Rpt

: Bernard d'Ascoli

Debussy Préludes Book 1 Faure Nocturne in D flat,
Op 63

: 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 introduces another early music invitation concert recorded at the Royal College of Music, London. This week
The Lute's Delight- the Dowland Consort, director
Jakob Lindberg , perform English and Italian music


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Director: Jakob Lindberg

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