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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Locke Suite No 2 in D
(Consort of four parts) Hesperion XX
7.32 Sheppard Ave Maris Stella
The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
7.43 Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Louis Lortie (piano) Netherlands Wind Ensemble, conductor
Richard Dufallo
8.05 Dvorak Slavonic
Dances: No 1 in C; No 8 in G minor
Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
8.22 Vivaldi Concerto in C for two trumpets (RV537) English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Maris Stella
Director: Harry Christophers
Piano: Louis Lortie
Conductor: Richard Dufallo
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Director: Trevor Pinnock

: Composer of the Week: Telemann

Continuing the composer's autobiography of 1740, read by Simon Callow.
At the age of 30, Telemann accepts a major musical appointment in Frankfurt, but his prestige is such that he also manages to secure well-paid visiting contracts elsewhere, including one as a tax-collector.
The music features the Viola Concerto in G, the Quartet in D minor from
Tafelmusik and an excerpt from the Brockes Passion.


Read By: Simon Callow.

: Musical Encounters

with Piers Burton-Page , including
10.03 Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos 11-16
Yaara Tal and Andreas
Groethuysen (piano duet)
10.15 Mozart Violin Sonata in B flat (K378)
Carl Flesch (violin) Felix Dyck (piano)
10.35 Mateo Flecha
Ensalada: La Negrina
Huelgas Ensemble, director Paul van Nevel
11.05 Artist of the Week:
James Blades (percussion) Britten
The Burning Fiery Furnace (excerpt)
Peter Pears (tenor)
Bryan Drake (baritone) English Opera Group
Orchestra, conducted by The Composer
11.20 Hummel
Two Pieces, Op 107 lain Burnside (piano)
11.30 Brahms, orch
Rubbra Variations on a theme of Handel
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor
Vladimir Ashkenazy


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Yaara Tal
Violin: Carl Flesch
Piano: Felix Dyck
Piano: Mateo Flecha
Unknown: James Blades
Tenor: Peter Pears
Baritone: Bryan Drake
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday

: Opera Matinee

Der Ring des Nibelungen Die Walkure
The second part of Wagner's epic cycle from this year's Bayreuth
Festival, presented by Clive Bennett Sung in German
Bayreuth Festival
Orchestra, conductor
James Levine
2.15 Interval
Anthony Peattie considers the Bayreuth Festival in the light of two recent books: Wolfgang Wagner 's autobiography Acts and Frederic Spotts 's Bayreuth: A History of the Wagner Festival.
2.25 Acts 2 and 3


Presented By: Clive Bennett
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: Anthony Peattie
Unknown: Wolfgang Wagner
Unknown: Frederic Spotts
Siegmund: Poul Elming (tenor)
Sieglinde: Tina Kiberg (soprano)
Hunding: Hans Sotin (bass Bar)
Wotan: John Tomlinson (bass Bar)
Fricka: Hanna Schwarz (mezzo)
Briinnhilde: Deborah Polaski (sop)
Gerhilde: Anna Linden (soprano)
Ortlinde: Mary Lloyd-Davies (sop)
Waltraute: Violeta Urmana (sop)
Schwertleite: Mette Ejsing (sop)
Helmige: Frances Ginzer (sop)
Siegrune: Dalia Schaechter (mezzo)
Grimgerde: Brigitta Svenden (mezzo)
Rossweisse: Hebe Dukstra (mezzo)

: The Music Machine

Dark Voices
Why is it that tenors and sopranos are always the beautiful young things in opera, while baritones and mezzos wind up villainous or maternal? Brian Beattie talks to Linda Ormiston ,
Donald Maxwell and Roderick Swanston.


Talks: Brian Beattie
Unknown: Linda Ormiston
Unknown: Donald Maxwell
Unknown: Roderick Swanston.

: In Tune

from Glasgow with Geoffrey Baskerville.
Bartok Three Studies
Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
6.30 Bach Singet dem Herm ein neues Lied
Choir of Christ Church
Cathedral, Oxford, conductor Francis Grier
7.00 Tchaikovsky
Panorama (Sleeping Beauty) Kirov Theatre Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Conductor: Francis Grier
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Producer: Svend Brown

: London Philharmonic Orchestra

from the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Conductor Bernard Haitink
Berlioz Overture: Benvenuto Cellini
Ravel Ma mere I'oye
8.10 The Christian Agnostic
Stephen Johnson traces conflicting ideas of religious faith and doubt as expressed in Vaughan Williams's Fifth and Sixth Symphonies.
8.30 Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5 in D
See also next Saturday 3.00pm


Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Stephen Johnson

: Invisible Cities

4: Isadora, Leandra, Chloe,
Trude ... faraway places, or stops on the Central Line? We travel by tube, bus and taxi through the streets of Italo Calvino 's
Invisible Cities.
Final programme tomorrow


Unknown: Italo Calvino

: William Lloyd Webber

Pieces for cello and piano, played by Julian Lloyd Webber and John Lill , framing the composer's swansong, the Missa Sanctae Mariae
Magdalenae sung by the Richard Hickox Singers with the organist Ian Watson , conductor Richard Hickox.


Played By: Julian Lloyd
Unknown: John Lill
Singers: Richard Hickox
Organist: Ian Watson
Conductor: Richard Hickox.
Conductor: Robert Louis Stevenson

: Songs of Travel

Mike Maran celebrates the centenary of Robert Louis
Stevenson's death with five journeys through his life and work, including specially written songs performed by Rod Paterson. 4: In the South Seas Final programme tomorrow


Unknown: Mike Maran
Unknown: Robert Louis
Unknown: Rod Paterson.

: Strange Arrangement

Repeated from Monday 4.30pm

: Night Waves

Kurt Weill 's Threepenny Opera receives a major revival in the intimate setting of the Donmar Warehouse, London.
Humphrey Carpenter reports from the opening night.
Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Voices

lain Burnside introduces and accompanies the American soprano Christine Brewer in a recital recorded last month.
Marx Selige Nacht ; Hat dich die Liebe beruhrt; Und gestern hat mir Rosen gebracht; Traumgekront Strauss Zueignung ; Ich liebe dich; Befreit;
Wiegenlied Dougherty Waly , Waly; Shenendoah; Everyone Sang; The Review
Britten Tell me the truth about Love: Johnnie;
Producer Misha Donat


Soprano: Christine Brewer
Unknown: Marx Selige Nacht
Unknown: Traumgekront Strauss Zueignung
Unknown: Wiegenlied Dougherty Waly
Producer: Misha Donat

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