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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Composer of the Week: Rimsky-Korsakov

Joanna Myers tells the tales of two minstrels - from a 12th-century epic poem and a story by Gogol - to introduce the music they inspired in Rimsky-Korsakov: the orchestral Sadko and excerpts from the opera May Night.


Unknown: Joanna Myers

: Midweek Choice

Susan Sharpe presents a holiday edition of requests by students and young people, including:
10.55 Ravel Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs)
11.25 Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Producer Chris de Souza Discs


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Ravel Alborada
Producer: Chris de Souza

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Concert Orchestra
Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: Bach and Sons

Tessa Bonner (soprano) John Toll (harpsichord) Richard Boothby (viola da gamba)
J S Bach Gott lebet noch;
Dir, dir Jehovah will ich singen; Komm Sasser Tod ; Sonata in G minor for viola da gamba and keyboard (BWV 1029)
C P E Bach Trost der
Erlosung; Passionslied; Am neuen Jahre; Selma
J S Bach Allemande ; Bist du bei mir, Stolzen;
Courante; Aria di Giovannis;
Prelude and Fugue in B minor ("48", Bkll)
C P E Bach Der Bauer ;
Trinklied fur Freie; Tischlied; Fischerlied
See next Saturday 1.20pm


Soprano: Tessa Bonner
Viola: Richard Boothby
Unknown: Bach Gott
Unknown: Sasser Tod
Unknown: Bach Trost Der
Unknown: Bach Allemande
Unknown: Bach Der Bauer

: Early Risers

The first of two programmes in which Luis Gago offers his thoughts on the early music scene in Spain, with music from, among others,
Jordi Savall , Jose Miguel Moreno and Capella de Ministres. Producer Lindsay Kemp Second programme next Wednesday 2.00pm


Unknown: Luis Gago
Unknown: Jordi Savall
Unknown: Jose Miguel Moreno
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Paris 1200

The Feast of the Holy Innocents
Mark Everist introduces music that would have been heard as Gradual and Alleluia verses in Notre Dame in the late 12th century. Performed by Red Byrd
Series producer Graham Dixon


Introduces: Mark Everist
Producer: Graham Dixon

: Record Review

with Richard Osborne.
Building a Library:
Handel's Messiah by Nicholas Anderson.
Revised repeat from Saturday 9.00am


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Nicholas Anderson.

: Procession with Carols for Holy Innocents' Day

from Westminster
Introit: Freut euch und jubiliert (Bach)
Hymn: Of the Father's heart begotten (arr Willcocks)
Readings: John 1, w 1-5; Where shall the word be found? (T S Eliot)
0 magnum mysterium (A Scarlatti)
Hymn: Hark! the herald angels sing
Readings: Luke 2, w 8-14; The Angels' Song (U A Fanthorpe)
The Zither Carol (Czech, arr Sargent)
Sir Christemas (Mathias) Hymn: 0 little town of Bethlehem
Readings: Luke 2, w 15-16; Christmas (George Herbert ) Quern vidistis pastores (Poulenc)
Hymn: 0 worship the Lord Readings: Matthew 2, w 9-11; Words for the Magi (Elizabeth Jennings)
Videntes stellam (Poulenc) We three kings (arr Neary) Hymn: Where is this stupendous stranger?
Readings: Matthew 2, w 12, 16-18; On Another's
Sorrow (William Blake )
The Coventry Carol (trad) Vox in rama (Kirbye)
Hymn: Unto us is born a son (arr Willcocks) Balulalow (Warlock)
Organ Voluntary: Final (Franck) Organist and Master of the choristers Martin Neary
Sub-organist Martin Baker Assistant organist Stephen le Prevost


Unknown: Zither Carol
Unknown: George Herbert
Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: Martin Neary

: The Music Machine

Byte the Music
Samplers allow anyone to create music using the recorded sounds of instruments from around the world. Mike Edwards investigates.


Unknown: Mike Edwards

: The Changing Orchestra

Michael Hall introduces recordings by the London
Symphony Orchestra made in the period 1928-72.
They play music by Wagner. Elgar, Stravinsky, Schubert, Ravel and Berlioz under the direction of Edward Elgar ,
Albert Coates , Henry Wood , Josef Krips , Pierre Monteux , Colin Davis and Leopold Stowkowski.
Next programme tomorrow 6.30pm


Introduces: Michael Hall
Unknown: Edward Elgar
Unknown: Albert Coates
Unknown: Henry Wood
Unknown: Josef Krips
Unknown: Pierre Monteux
Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Leopold Stowkowski.

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

3: Bel Canto - the Chopin
Rubato and Other Mysteries An exploration of Chopin's "singing" style.
Next programme tomorrow

: Young Concert Artists' Trust 10th Anniversary Concert

Chris de Souza introduces a concert featuring present and past members of YCAT and looks at the organisation's achievements over the past decade.
EOS/Charles Haziewood Mozart Sinfonia
Concertante in E flat (K364) Priya Mitchell (violin) Philip Dukes (viola)
Andrew Toovey Concerto for two pianos (first performance)
Joanna MacGregor and Andrew West (pianos) Songs by Poulenc and Messiaen
Susan Gritton and Claire Rutter (sopranos)
Ian Bostridge (tenor) Andrew West (piano)
Chopin Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise , Op 22 Anya Alexeev (piano)
Ibert Concertino da camera
Simon Haram (alto saxophone)


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Violin: Priya Mitchell
Viola: Philip Dukes
Viola: Andrew Toovey
Unknown: Joanna MacGregor
Pianos: Andrew West
Unknown: Susan Gritton
Sopranos: Claire Rutter
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Grand Polonaise
Piano: Anya Alexeev
Unknown: Simon Haram

: John Updike

A previously unpublished story read by the author. 2: Scenes from the 50s
Last programme Friday 9.20pm

: Cello and Piano

Lowri Blake (cello)
Caroline Palmer (piano) Schumann, arr Gendron Three Romances, Op 94 Diana Burrell Heron
Busoni Serenata ; Kulta Selle (Variations on a Finnish Theme)


Cello: Lowri Blake
Piano: Caroline Palmer
Unknown: Diana Burrell Heron
Unknown: Busoni Serenata
Unknown: Kulta Selle

: Ringlets

4: Gotterdammerung
Siegfried gets the girl! Only it's the wrong one. How will Wagner's Ring end?
Composers: Rex Brough and Richard Wagner The Cast: David Holt
Written and produced by Matt Thompson
See tomorrow 1.00pm


Unknown: Richard Wagner
Unknown: David Holt
Produced By: Matt Thompson

: Book, Music and Lyrics

Robert Cushman presents a personal view of musicals. 2: More Sporting Lives: Pass the Football
Rpt Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Robert Cushman

: Ensemble

Jill Anderson introduces a recital of French piano music by Kathryn Stott , including music by Faure and a rare complete performance of Chabrier's Pieces pittoresques.
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Introduces: Jill Anderson
Music By: Kathryn Stott

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