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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Dvorak
Overture: My Home BBC Philharmonic/
Stephen Gunzenhauser
7.16 Telemann Quartet in G for flute, two violins and continuo
Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
7.32 lbert
Bacchanale Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit
8.05 Strauss Wiegenlied, Op 41 No 1
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
8.09 Wieniawski Scherzotarantelle
Yehudi Menuhin (violin) Artur Balsam (piano)
8.32 Quartet Collection: Haydn String Quartet in B minor, Op 33 No 1 Weller Quartet Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Stephen Gunzenhauser
Director: Simon Standage
Unknown: Bacchanale Montreal
Unknown: Charles Dutoit
Piano: Artur Balsam

: Composer of the Week: Rimsky-Korsakov

The Tale of Tsar Saltan , of his son, the famed and mighty hero Prince Guidon Saltanovich , and of the beautiful Swan Princess
Excerpts from Rimsky-
Korsakov's opera, including The Right of the Bumble-bee, are introduced by Sean Arnold , narrating from the Pushkin verse tale which inspired it.


Unknown: Tsar Saltan
Unknown: Prince Guidon Saltanovich
Introduced By: Sean Arnold

: Musical Encounters

with Edward Blakeman , including
10.05 Artist of the Week:
George Malcolm (organ) Handel
Concerto in A, Op 7 No 2 Academy of St Martin, conductor Neville Marriner
10.15 Boesset Quittez , quittez vos compagne
La Barre Suite in G minor
Nancy Hadden (baroque flute) Emily van Evera (soprano) with ensemble
10.45 Haydn Cello Concerto No 2 in D
Miklos Perenyi (cello) Salzburg Mozarteum
Orchestra/Paul Daniel
11.25 George Malcolm Variations on a theme of Mozart
George Malcolm ,
Valda Aveling , Geoffrey Parsons and Simon Preston
11.35 Mozart Symphony No 33 in B flat
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra/Hans Graf


Unknown: Edward Blakeman
Unknown: George Malcolm
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Boesset Quittez
Unknown: Nancy Hadden
Cello: Miklos Perenyi
Unknown: George Malcolm
Unknown: George Malcolm
Unknown: Valda Aveling
Unknown: Geoffrey Parsons
Harpsichords: Simon Preston

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday

: Vienna Philharmonic

Christoph von Dohnanyi Rorin Croitoru (violin)
Karl Amadeus Hartmann
Symphony No 2 Prokofiev
Violin Concerto No 2
Tchalkovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique)


Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Violin: Rorin Croitoru
Violin: Karl Amadeus Hartmann

: Paris 1200

The Feast of St John the Evangelist
Mark Everist introduces the music that would have been heard on this day in Paris 800 years ago.
Performed by Red Byrd.
Last programme tomorrow 2.40pm


Unknown: St John
Introduces: Mark Everist

: Baa Baa Black Sheep

Michael Berkeley's opera, to a text by David Malouf after Rudyard Kipling , has its first broadcast, simultaneous with BBC2.
The opera is performed by Opera North and was recorded at the Grand
Theatre, Leeds.
Chorus of Opera North English Northern
Philharmonia, conductor Paul Daniel


Unknown: David Malouf
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Conductor: Paul Daniel
a child Punch/Mowgli: Malcolm Lorimer (treble)
a young man Mowgli: William Dazeley (baritone)
Judy/Grey Wolf: Anne Taylor Morley (mezzo)
: Father/father Wolf/messua'S
husband: George Mosley (bar)
Mother/Mother Wolf/Messua: Eileen Hulse (soprano)
The captain/Akela: Henry Newman (baritone)
Antirosa/Baldeo: Fiona Kimm (mezzo)
Harry/Sheer Khan: Phillp Sheffield (tenor)
Bhini-in-the-garden/Baloo: Mark Holland (baritone)
Meeta/Bagheera: Clive Bayley (bass)
Captain Sahib Snakeman/Ka: Paul McCann (tenor)
Priest: Brian Cookson (tenor)

: The Music Machine

Byte the Music
Live performance has been revolutionised by digital technology, and the majority of the biggest pop acts use samplers, sequencers and even vocal recordings live on stage. Tonight Mike Edwards takes us behind the scenes to explain how he does it with his group,
Jesus Jones , and asks whether it's fair to call the gigs live?


Unknown: Mike Edwards
Unknown: Jesus Jones

: The Changing Orchestra

Michael Hall introduces recordings made in the years 1929-92 by the New York Philharmonic
They play music by Brahms,
Saint-Saens, Dukas,
Beethoven, Respighi and Tchaikovsky under the direction of Willem
Arturo Toscanini , John Barbirolli ,
Dmitri Mitropoulos , Leonard Bernstein and Kurt Masur. Next programme tomorrow 5.30pm


Introduces: Michael Hall
Unknown: Arturo Toscanini
Unknown: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Dmitri Mitropoulos
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Kurt Masur.

: Speaking of Chopin.... a Pianist's View

A roll-call of distinguished pianists talk to Jeremy Siepmann about the challenges and rewards of playing Chopin, demonstrating their points at the keyboard and with a selection of their favourite recordings. 2: The Keyboard Revolutionary
A look at the technical challenges facing the Chopin interpreter.
Next programme tomorrow 7.00pm


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

conductor David Atherton
Margaret Field (soprano) Martin Roscoe (piano) Peter Sculthorpe Piano Concerto
Henry Gorecki Symphony No 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs)


Conductor: David Atherton
Soprano: Margaret Field
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Piano: Peter Sculthorpe
Unknown: Henry Gorecki

: Samuel Barber

String Quartet
Emerson Quartet Songs
Cheryl Studer (soprano) Thomas Hampson (bar)
John Browning (piano) Discs


Soprano: Cheryl Studer
Soprano: Thomas Hampson
Piano: John Browning

: Cari Maria von Weber

Jubilee Overture. Op 59 Symphony No 1 in C
Vienna Academy, director Martin Haselbock


Director: Martin Haselbock

: Melanie Armitstead

(soprano) and Scott Mitchell (piano) perform songs by Purcell, Britten,
Rachmaninov, Faure, Debussy and Poulenc. Rpt


Piano: Scott Mitchell

: Book, Music and Lyrics

Robert Cushman presents an eight-part personal view of musicals, with songs from original cast recordings, some familiar, some less well-known.
1: Sporting Lives
Rpt Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Robert Cushman

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Concert Orchestra conductor
Barry Wordsworth
Philip Fowke (piano)
Delius On the Mountains
Foulds Keltic Suite
Reginald King Fantasy for piano and orchestra
Delius American Rhapsody Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Piano: Philip Fowke

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