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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Chopin Nocturne in F sharp, Op 15 No 2
Artur Rubinstein (piano)
7.09 Chant for Advent
Conditor alme siderum;
Rorate caeli
Pro Cantione Antiqua , director James O'Donnell
7.41 Wagner Siegfried Idyll Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Bruno Walter
8.05 lbert Bacchanale
CBSO, conductor Louis Fremaux
8.24 Poulenc Le Bestiaire;
La Souris
Gilles Cachemaille
Pascal Roge (piano)
8.32 Quartet Collection:
Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 17 No 5
Dekany Quartet Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Unknown: Cantione Antiqua
Director: James O'Donnell
Conductor: Bruno Walter
Conductor: Louis Fremaux
Piano: Pascal Roge

: Composer of the Week: Gluck

In 1773 Gluck's reforming zeal took him to Paris where Iphigenie en Aulide and a magic opera, Armide, contributed to his quest to "produce a music fit for all nations".
Presented by Gwen Hughes. Discs


Presented By: Gwen Hughes.

: Musical Encounters

from Cardiff with Michael
Gabrieli Canzona a 5 London Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble, director Andrew Parrott
10.05 Bach
English Suite No 4 in F (BWV 809)
Andras Schiff (piano)
10.25 Artist of the Week:
Carlos Kleiber (conductor)
Nicolai Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Vienna Philharmonic
10.35 Bach Chorale
Prelude: An Wasserflussen
Jean Guillou (organ)
10.40 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor
Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra/Carlos Kleiber
11.05 Mozart Quintet in E flat for horn and strings (K407)
11.25 Weber
Overture: Euryanthe
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Jerzy Maksymiuk
11.40 Bairstow Thou hast been our refuge
Canterbury Cathedral Choir, conductor Allan Wicks
11.50 Johann Strauss
Waltz: An die schonen blauen Donau
Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Carlos Kleiber


Director: Andrew Parrott
Piano: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Unknown: Jean Guillou
Unknown: Bairstow Thou
Conductor: Allan Wicks
Conductor: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber

: Ensemble

Rptd from yesterday 11.30pm

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Martyn Brabbins Paul Crossley (piano) Sibelius
The Swan of Tuonela
Concerto for piano and orchestra (1960) Dvorak
Symphonic Variations, Op 78 Rpt


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Paul Crossley

: Schools

Radio Q and A (Rpt from
Monday) 2.05 In the News
2.25 Something to Think About: Infant Assemblies
2.40 Music Workshop:
Music Course 3 - Sherlock Holmes
and the Rogues Gallery

: Music from Canada

BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Andrew Davis
Judy Loman (harp)
Alexina Louie 0 Magnum Mysterium (first UK performance)
R Murray Schafer Harp Concerto (first UK performance)
Glenn Buhr The Lure of the Fallen Seraphim (first UK performance)


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Harp: Judy Loman
Harp: Alexina Louie
Unknown: Glenn Buhr

: Beethoven's Opus 5

The second of two programmes featuring Beethoven's earliest sonatas for cello and piano. Sebastian Comberti (cello) Carole Cerasi (fortepiano) Boieldieu Sonata in E flat
Beethoven Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 2


Cello: Sebastian Comberti
Cello: Carole Cerasi

: The Music Machine

Cylinders, tin-foil, magnets, wax, square records....
Tommy Pearson delves into the intriguing and often bizarre history of sound recording with help from Peter Copeland of the National Sound Archive.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Peter Copeland

: In Tune

Music, news, interviews and arts stories from
Birmingham with David Owen Norris. Including at approximately
6.00 Purcell Overture and incidental music (Abdelazer)
6.30 Suk Prague, Op 26 Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: David Owen Norris.
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Roald Dahl Concert from the Royal
Festival Hall, London. conductor Franz Welser-Most
Leila Josefowicz (violin) Malcolm Arnold English Dances (Set 1)
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
8.15 Interval
Eleanor Alberga anticipates the world premiere of Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs, her orchestral work with narrators, commissioned by the Roald Dahl Foundation for an exciting and stimulating work for children.
8.35 Eleanor Alberga Snow White and the Seven
Dwarfs (first performance)


Conductor: Franz Welser-Most
Violin: Leila Josefowicz
Violin: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Eleanor Alberga
Unknown: Eleanor Alberga Snow

: Are You Still Awake?

A series of 15-minute plays by Russell Davies.
Episode 4, with Judi Dench and Michael Williams.
Journeying on the sleeper from Edinburgh.
Final programme, with Diana Quick and Bill Nighy. tomorrow 9.35pm


Unknown: Russell Davies.
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Michael Williams.
Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: Bill Nighy.

: Magnificat

Lassus's Magnificat setting based on his own chanson
"Beau le cristal".
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Philips Rpt
Final programme tomorrow 9.50pm


Director: Peter Philips

: All the Music's a Stage

Graham Fawcett introduces a selection of music on Shakespearean themes.


Introduces: Graham Fawcett

: Strange Arrangement

In the second of six programmes, the American pianist Carla Bley talks about her first husband
Paul Bley , who 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 from Monday 4.30pm


Pianist: Carla Bley
Unknown: Paul Bley
Unknown: Michael Mantler

: Night Waves

The highly praised company Theatre de Complicité returns to the National
Theatre with a new production, Out of a House Walked a Man ...
Humphrey Carpenter reports from the opening night. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Voices

Heaven and Hell lain Burnside travels between the angels and the demons across several centuries of celestial and infernal song.
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon

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