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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Vivaldi Concerto in B flat (Conca) (RV163) I Musici
7.10 Humperdlnck Abends will ich schlafen gehen (Hansel und Gretel)
The Composer (piano roll)
7.32 Shostakovich Ballet
Suite No 4
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.05 Brahms
Academic Festival Overture
LSO, conductor Pierre Monteux
8.25 Grieg
En Svane, Op 25 No 2 Anne Sofie von Otter
Bengt Forsberg (piano)
8.30 Gibbons
The Silver Swan
The Cambridge Singers, director John Rutter
8.42 Bax The Tale the Pine
Trees Knew
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Humperdlnck Abends
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Soprano: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Director: John Rutter
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

: Composer of the Week: Ravel

Ravel and the Orchestra
Paul Guinery presents the spectacularly orchestrated ballet score.
Daphnis et Chloe
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Musical Encounters

with Chris de Souza.
More songs from
Winterreise with Dietrich
Fischer-Dieskau, and Liszt's transcriptions of them, and at approximately
10.00 Artist of the Week:
Tasmin Little (violin) Rubbra
Violin Concerto, Op 103 RPO, conductor Vernon Handley
10.35 Scarlatti Sonatas: in C minor (Kk4); in G minor (Kk22); in B flat (Kk392) Christopher Kite (harpsichord)
10.45 Dellus
Violin Sonata No 2
Tasmin Little (violin)
Martin Roscoe (piano)
11.00 Brahms Warum ist das Licht gegeben (Two Motets, Op 74 No 1)
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly
11.10 Mozart Symphony No 1 in C (K16) English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
11.30 George Lloyd Sonata
Tasmin Little (violin)
Martin Roscoe (piano)


Conductor: Vernon Handley
Harpsichord: Christopher Kite
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Piano: Brahms Warum
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: George Lloyd
Violin: Tasmin Little
Piano: Martin Roscoe

: Ensemble

This week, Jill Anderson presents the first of two recitals of French string music.
Poulenc Violin Sonata
Faure Berceuse, Op 16
Franck Violin Sonata in A
Krzysztof Smietana (violin) John Blakely (piano)
Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm


Unknown: Jill Anderson
Violin: Krzysztof Smietana
Piano: John Blakely

: Opera Matinee

Der Ring des Nlbelungen
This month, Opera Matinée presents the complete Ring cycle by Wagner, staged this summer at the Bayreuth Festival.
Today, Clive Bennett presents the first episode, Das Rheingold , the story of the theft of the legendary gold from the Rhinemaidens by Alberich, of Wotan's theft of it from him, and of its acquisition by the giants Fasolt and Fafner.
Bayreuth Festival
Orchestra, conductor James Levine


Unknown: Clive Bennett
Unknown: Das Rheingold
Conductor: James Levine
Woglinde: Joyce Guyer (soprano)
Wellgunde: Sarah Fryer (soprano)
Flosshilde: Jane Turner (mezzo)
Alberich: Ekkehard Wlaschiha (bass Bar)
Mime: Manfred Jung (tenor)
Wotan: John Tomunson (bass Bar)
Fricka: Hanna Schwarz (mezzo)
Freia: Nina Stemme (sopano)
Erda: Birgitta Svenden (contralto)
Donner: Falk Struckmann (bass Bar)
Froh: Richard Brunner (tenor)
Loge: Siegfried Jerusalem (tenor)
Fasolt: Rene Pape (bass)
Fafner: Eric Halfvarson (bass)

: Bach and Son

David Roblou (harpsichord) J S Bach Capriccio in B flat (Sopra la lontananza del suo fratello dilettissimo,
BWV 992)
Four two-part inventions; Four three-part inventions C P E Bach Variations on "La Folie d'Espagne" (Wqll8);
Minuet in C minor; Marche in D; Polonaise in G minor (Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook 2)
J S Bach Ricercare a 3 (Musical Offering, BWV 1079)


Harpsichord: David Roblou
Unknown: Bach Capriccio
Unknown: Anna Magdalena Bach
Unknown: Bach Ricercare

: The Music Machine

Jurassic Rock
Julian Gregory disinters that lumbering dinosaur of the 70s called progressive rock, and reveals some surprising parallels to it from musical history.


Unknown: Julian Gregory

: In Tune

from Birmingham with Humphrey Carpenter whose guest is the conductor Daniel Harding , talking about his association with the CBSO. Including
6.00 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat
(BWV 1051)
6.30 Bartok Rhapsody No 1 for violin and orchestra
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Mozart in Prague

from the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh.
Kaymond Leppard conducts the Scottish Chamber
Orchestra and soprano Lynne Dawson in a programme of the music Mozart wrote in or for the Czech capital. Mozart
Overture: Don Giovanni ;
Six German Dances (K509); Bella mia fiamma (K528); Ah fuggi il traditor; In quali eccessi ... Mi tradi (Don Giovanni );
Symphony No 38 in D (Prague)
During the interval
Raymond Leppard talks to Mary Miller.
Sponsored by Christian Salvesen pic


Soprano: Lynne Dawson
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Talks: Raymond Leppard
Unknown: Mary Miller.
Unknown: Christian Salvesen

: In a Word

Five programmes in which Jeremy J Beadle considers major artistic movements of the modern period. 4: Futurism
Rpt Last programme tomorrow


Unknown: Jeremy J Beadle

: Kantorow-Gifford Duo

Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)
Anthea Gifford (guitar) Giuliani
Sonata in E minor, Op 25 Pagan Inl
Sonata No 11 (Centone di sonate)


Violin: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Guitar: Anthea Gifford

: Strange Arrangement

In this third programme, composer, pianist and band-leader Carla Bley talks to Alan Plater about her large-scale opera Escalator over the Hill, with a libretto by poet Paul Haines , which she completed in 1973. Repeated from Monday 4.30pm


Talks: Carla Bley
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Paul Haines

: Night Waves

A new production of Oliver!, starring Jonathan Pryce , opens tonight at the Palladium in London -
Christopher Cook gets the very first verdict on this long-awaited, much publicised show. And he investigates the significance of the Saatchi Collection of modern art. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Jonathan Pryce
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Voices: French Cabaret Songs

The baritone Francois le Roux and pianist Roger Vignoles delve into the provocative and evocative world of the French cabaret.
(Repeated tomorrow 12 noon)


Baritone: Francois Le Roux
Pianist: Roger Vignoles

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