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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Beethoven Overture:
Leonore No 3
7.32 Anon Cypriot Advent antiphon: 0 radix Yesse splendida
8.05 Paganini Caprices, Op 1: No 10 in G minor; No 11 in C
8.22 Dvorak Rondo in G minor, Op 94
8.32 Vaughan Williams Piano Concerto
Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Dvorak Rondo
Producer: Andrew Lyle Discs

: Composers of the Week: E J Moeran and Peter Warlock

(1894-1950 and 1894-1930) Ernest "Jack" Moeran and Philip Heseltine , "Peter Warlock ", were great friends and musical allies in the 1920s. In this centenary tribute
Paul Hindmarsh explores this friendship through some of their best music.
Warlock Yarmouth Fair
Owen Brannigan (baritone) Ernest Lush (piano)
Moeran Rhapsody No 1
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
Moeran Stalham River
John York (piano)
Warlock Benedicamus Deo ; Corpus Christi
Finzi Singers/Paul Spicer Moeran Cello Sonata
Raphael Wallfisch (cello) John York (piano)
Warlock Mr Belloc's Fancy Benjamin Luxon (baritone) David Willison (piano) Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Philip Heseltine
Unknown: Peter Warlock
Unknown: Paul Hindmarsh
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Warlock Benedicamus Deo
Piano: Corpus Christi

: Musical Encounters

from Glasgow with Mary Miller , including some seasonal crackers.
10.05 Coates Cinderella
Czecho-Slovak Radio SO, conductor Adrian Leaper
10.25 Artist of the Week:
John Wallace (trumpet) Petr Eben Blue Window
(Windows, after Marc Chagall ) Simon Wright (organ)
10.35 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 21 in C (K467) Mikhail Rudy (piano)
BBC Scottish SO, conductor
Jerzy Maksymiuk
11.10 Arthur Butterworth
Gabriel Sonata
John Wallace (trumpet) Simon Wright (organ)
11.30 Faure Piano Quartet in G minor, Op 45 Pasquier Trio
Jean-Philippe Collard (piano) Producer Ann McKay


Unknown: Mary Miller
Unknown: Coates Cinderella
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Unknown: John Wallace
Unknown: Petr Eben Blue Window
Unknown: Marc Chagall
Unknown: Simon Wright
Piano: Mikhail Rudy
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Arthur Butterworth
Conductor: Gabriel Sonata
Conductor: John Wallace
Unknown: Simon Wright
Producer: Ann McKay

: The Essential Guide to Plot Devices

Rodney Milnes continues his series seeking out the time-honoured techniques which opera composers and librettists use to paper over the cracks in their creaking plots.
2: Long-lost Relatives Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Producer: David Gallagher

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's, I Smith Square. Raphael Trio
Wolf-Ferrari Trio in F sharp minor, Op 7 Mendelssohn Trio in D minor, Op 49
Repeated Sunday 6.30pm


Unknown: St John

: Christmas Concertos

Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin) Raglan Baroque Players, director Nicholas Kraemer , perform Italian concertos with a seasonal flavour by Corelli, Tartini and Locatelli. Including at
2.45 Interval Reading
Donald Macleod reads an account of an Italian shepherd's journey on foot from Italy to England.


Violin: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Director: Nicholas Kraemer
Unknown: Donald MacLeod

: Friday Afternoons

The Alberni Quartet play sequence of Russian miniatures from Les

: Songs without Words

Sophie Yates (harpsichord) The first of two programmes featuring songs from the early Renaissance, later arranged for the harpsichord; including pieces by Manuel Rodriguez Coelho , Gabriell and Cabezon.


Harpsichord: Sophie Yates
Unknown: Manuel Rodriguez Coelho

: Strange Arrangement

Composer, pianist and bandleader Carla Bley , like her legendary predecessors Duke Ellington,
Charles Mingus and Gil Evans , has made a speciality of supplying made-to-measure musical settings for a succession of brilliant soloists. In this fifth programme, she talks to Alan Plater about her association with, among others, trombonist Gary Valente , trumpeter Lew Soloff and tenor saxophonist Andy Sheppard. Repeated Thursday 10.15pm


Unknown: Carla Bley
Unknown: Charles Mingus
Unknown: Gil Evans
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Gary Valente
Unknown: Lew Soloff
Unknown: Andy Sheppard.

: The Music Machine

Byte the Music
Mike Edwards , from the pop group Jesus Jones , presents the first in a special series examining the impact of digital technology on music.


Music: Mike Edwards
Unknown: Jesus Jones

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Philharmonia Beethoven Cycle

Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts a British symphony orchestra for the first time, in a Beethoven symphony cycle. Presented by Anthony Sargent , with contributions from the players and conductor.
Philharmonia Orchestra/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C; Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)
Recorded last month in the Symphony Hall, Birmingham A Floating Earth production
Next programme Wednesday


Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Presented By: Anthony Sargent

: Utopia and Other Places

In four programmes this week, Richard Eyre , director of the Royal National
Theatre, reads excerpts from his recently published autobiography that concentrates on his childhood and career in the theatre.
Next programme Wed 8.55pm


Unknown: Richard Eyre

: Hummel Quartets

The first of three programmes played by the Salomon Quartet. Presented by Simon Standage.
Hummel String Quartet No 1 in C
An Arthur Johnson production
Next programme Friday 9.15pm


Presented By: Simon Standage.
Unknown: Arthur Johnson

: Harrison Birtwistle at 60

The Triumph of Time
Continuing a short series in which Stephen Plaistow introduces music by Birtwistle along with pieces which have had some influence on the composer's style.
Today, two symphonic funeral marches.
Mahler Todtenfeier
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Birtwistle The Triumph of Time
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Elgar Howarth Producer Christopher Marshall


Introduces: Stephen Plaistow
Conductor: Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Producer: Christopher Marshall

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell , including a studio session from post-pop trio Disco inferno. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Music Restored

Simon Heighes introduces the first of two programmes in which the New London Consort, director
Philip Pickett , performs chamber cantatas for the Christmas season by Telemann. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduces: Simon Heighes
Director: Philip Pickett
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

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