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with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Locke
Curtain tune in C
Parley of Instruments
Renaissance Violin Band, conductor Peter Holman
7.10 Hoist Dances (The
Morning of the Year, Op 45 No 2)
LSO/David Atherton
7.40 Massenet Ballet
Music (Le Cid)
CBSO/Louis Fremaux
8.05 Chopin Bolero in A minor, Op 19
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
8.21 Delalande Concert de trompettes (Symphonies pour les soupers du roy) La Simphonie du Marais, conductor Hugo Reyne
8.32 Mendelssohn Violin
Concerto in E minor, Op 64 Maxim Vengerov (violin) Leipzig Gewandhaus
Orchestra/Kurt Masur Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Peter Holman

: Composers of the Week: The Eton Choirbook

John Milsom continues his series by looking at the role that the elaborate music of the Choirbook played in the life of the college.
Richard Davy 0 Domine caeli terraeque creator; Ah mine heart, remember it well
John Nesbitt Magnificat The Sixteen, director
Harry Christophers
John Taverner Kyrie Leroy Christ Church Cathedral
Choir/Stephen Darlington Richard Davy
Stabat mater dolorosa
The Sixteen, director
Harry Christophers Discs


Unknown: John Milsom
Unknown: Richard Davy
Unknown: John Nesbitt
Unknown: Richard Davy

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Mairi Nicholson. Bach, arr Stokowskl Sheep May Safely Graze BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert
Artists of the Week: Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis conductor Stephen Cleobury
10.10 Messlaen Jesus accepte la souffrance; Les anges (La Nativité du Seigneur)
James Crabb (accordeon)
10.20 Debussy Prelude a f'après-midi d'un faune
Wyneke Jordans and Leo van Doeselaar (pianos)
10.30 Howells Take Him ,
Earth, for Cherishing
Choir of King's College, conductor Stephen Cleobury
10.40 Arensky
Quartet in A minor Raphael Ensemble
11.05 Ravel Piano
Concerto in G
Jean Bernard Pommier (piano) BBC Philharmonic/ Yan Pascal Tortelier
11.30 Gubaidulina De
James Crabb (accordeon)
11.40 Chopin Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op 44 Ronan O'Hora (piano)


Presented By: Mairi Nicholson.
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: James Crabb
Pianos: Leo van Doeselaar
Pianos: Howells Take Him
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Piano: Jean Bernard Pommier
Unknown: James Crabb
Unknown: Chopin Polonaise
Piano: Ronan O'Hora

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic conductor
Stephen Kovacevich
Thomas Zehetmair (violin) Beethoven Violin Concerto in D; Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Conductor: Stephen Kovacevich
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair

: Britten Quartet

Iwan Llewelyn Jones (piano) Schumann Quintet in E flat, Op 44
Pickard String Quartet No 2 Brahms Quintet in F minor, Op 34
From the 1994 North Wales
Music Festival


Piano: Iwan Llewelyn Jones

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Beethoven Overture:
Leonore No 3
Symphony in E flat


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: The Music Machine

Errollyn Wallen visits the Premises, a rehearsal studio in east London, and eavesdrops on a jazz combo, a Celtic rock group and indie band Elastica, all practising to make perfect. Rpt


Unknown: Errollyn Wallen

: The Shellac Show

Jeremy Nicholas introduces records from the 78rpm era, including music by Beethoven, Gluck and Saint-Saens and performances from Frida Leider , John Barbirolli and Louis Kaufman.
Next programme tomorrow


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Frida Leider
Unknown: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Louis Kaufman.

: The Record Producers

Edward Greenfield presents examples of the work of the British producer
John Culshaw including discs of Ferrier, Curzon. Karajan and Soiti, ending with excerpts from Britten's own recording of the War Requiem.
Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Producer: John Culshaw

: Viennese Night at the Proms

A second chance to hear one of the memorable evenings from last summer's 100th Prom season, presented by Paul Guinery.
Franz Welser-Most conducts the London Philharmonic in works by Mozart, Johann Strauss and Suppe, and they are joined by Felicity Lott (soprano) for songs by Robert Stolz , Lehar and Heuberger.
The From the Proms series begins on Sunday at 1.45pm with Gurrelieder.


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Presented By: Franz Welser-Most
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Songs By: Robert Stolz

: From Magic to Rationalism

Four talks by Ronald Hutton about changes of attitude that occurred in Henry Purcell's England. 2: Monarchs
"The Restoration rake was simply the Restoration politician in bed."
Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Ronald Hutton

: Harrison Birtwistle at 60

Stephen Plaistow presents a concert by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group including two important Birtwistle pieces which have a connection with his opera The Mask of Orpheus, and discusses the composer with the conductor Simon Rattle.
Colin Matthews also introduces his new BCMG commission, and the concert ends with a staged performance of a unique music theatre piece. Mary King (mezzo)
Peter Hall and Nigel Robson (tenors)
Stephen Roberts (baritone) Terry Edwards (bass) BBC Singers
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Simon Rattle Birtwistle fie/ds of Sorrow:
Colin Matthews ... through the glass (first performance) Stravinsky Renard


Conductor: Simon Rattle.
Conductor: Colin Matthews
Unknown: Peter Hall
Tenors: Nigel Robson
Baritone: Stephen Roberts
Bass: Terry Edwards
Unknown: Colin Matthews
Unknown: Stravinsky Renard

: Book, Music and Lyrics

Robert Cushman presents a personal view of musicals, with songs from original cast recordings, some familiar, some less well-known.
4: Mid-Atlantic: Three
Sisters and Points Beyond. Rpt Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Robert Cushman

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Barry Wordsworth Martin Jones (piano)
Prokofiev Piano Concerto
No 1; Suite: Semyon Kotko Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Piano: Martin Jones

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