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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Boyce Overture No 9 in A
Cantilena/Adrian Shepherd
7.15 Bantock The Witch of Atlas
RPO/Vernon Handley
7.32 Faure Madrigal, Op 35 Sabine Vatin (piano)
Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
8.05 Khachaturian Adagio (Spartacus)
Kirov Orchestra, conductor
Valery Gergiev
8.23 Vivaldi Flute Concerto in F (RV433) (La tempesta di mare)
Stephen Preston (flute)
Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood
8.32 Quartet Collection: Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 33 No 4 Bingham Quartet Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Composers of the Week: The Eton Choirbook

Little is known of the lives of the Eton composers, but today John Milsom introduces William Comysh , who prophesied, ran a brew-house, devised and acted in pageants, as well as composing sublime church music.
Salve Regina
Tallis Scholars, director
Peter Phillips
Ave Maria , mater Dei
The Sixteen, director
Harry Christophers
Gaude virgo mater Christi; Woefully arrayed
Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips Stabat mater
The Sixteen, director
Harry Christophers Discs


Unknown: John Milsom
Unknown: William Comysh
Director: Peter Phillips
Director: Ave Maria
Director: Harry Christophers

: Midweek Choice

with Susan Sharpe including Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
Kyung Wha-Chung (violin) Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Charles Dutoit
10.20 Nielsen Violin
Concerto (first movement) Dong Suk-Kang (violin)
Gothenburg SO, conductor Myung Whun-Chung
10.35 Faure
Impromptu, Op 86 Susan Drake (harp)
11.00 Copland Suite: Appalachian Spring
Los Angeles Philharmonic/ Leonard Bernstein
11.25 Faure Pie Jesu
Jonathon Bond (treble)
Stephen Cleobury (organ)
Academy of St Martin , conductor George Guest
11.35 Strauss Till
Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche Berlin PO/Karl Bohm
11.55 Casals Sardana
The 40 cellos of the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras, conductor Geoffrey Simon Producer Chris de Souza Discs
REQUESTS: Midweek Choice. BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA; phone [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Violin: Kyung Wha-Chung
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Myung Whun-Chung
Harp: Susan Drake
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Jonathon Bond
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: Strauss Till
Unknown: Casals Sardana
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

from Studio 1.
] An Obsession with Schumann
Malcolm Binns (piano)
Schumann Carnaval , Op 9 Moscheles L'Enjouement; L 'Ambition (Methode des Methodes)
Herz Variations on "Vivi tu"


Piano: Malcolm Binns
Piano: Schumann Carnaval

: Early Risers

Luis Gago continues his exploration of the growing
Spanish early music scene. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Luis Gago
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Record Review

Critics' Choice 1994
Anthony Burton chairs a discussion between
Richard Osborne.
John Warrack , Tess Knighton and Rodney Milnes.
Revised rpt from New Year's Eve


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: John Warrack
Unknown: Tess Knighton
Unknown: Rodney Milnes.

: Choral Evensong

from Tewkesbury
Abbey, sung by the Exon Singers.
Introit: All this night (Finzi) Responses (Radcliffe) Psalms 22 and 23 (Camidge, Hylton Stewart ) First Lesson: Isaiah 63
Office hymn: A great and mighty wonder (Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen)
Canticles: Jackson in G
Second Lesson:
1 Corinthians 4
Anthem: Long, long ago (Howells)
Bethlehem Down (Warlock) Hymn: Of the Father's heart begotten (Divinum mysterium) (arr O'Donnell)
Organ voluntary: Les Mages (Messiaen)
Director Andrew Carwood
Organist Stephen Farr


Unknown: Hylton Stewart
Organist: Andrew Carwood
Organist: Stephen Farr

: The Music Machine

Psychologist Cynthia Jones describes to Errollyn Wallen the human memory and considers the memorability of Webern compared with Lloyd Webber. Rpt


Unknown: Cynthia Jones
Unknown: Errollyn Wallen
Unknown: Lloyd Webber.

: The Shellac Show

Jeremy Nicholas introduces records from the 78rpm era including music by Wagner, Mozart and Strauss and performances by Joan Hammond ,
Jacques Thibaud and Solomon.
Next programme tomorrow 5.15pm


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Joan Hammond
Unknown: Jacques Thibaud

: Rush Hour Concert

I from the Wigmore I Hall. Richard Baker presents the first in a new series of concerts for those eager to avoid the rigours of the rush hour. Today the British cellist Colin Carr , with pianist Francis Grier , plays music by Bach,
Rachmaninov, Janacek, and Faure s Elegie.
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Colin Carr
Pianist: Francis Grier
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: The Record Producers

Edward Greenfield presents examples of the work of the Indian-born producer
Suvi Raj Grubb including discs of Otto Klemperer , Janet Baker , Gerald Moore , Daniel Barenboim and Jacqueline du Pre , ending with Barenboim and the English Chamber Orchestra in Mozart's Piano Concerto
No 20 in D minor (K466).
Next programme tomorrow 6.00pm


Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Producer: Suvi Raj Grubb
Unknown: Otto Klemperer
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Gerald Moore
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Jacqueline du Pre

: BBC Philharmonic

conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Olivier Charlier (violin) Berlioz Overture: Le
Carnaval romain
Lalo Symphonie espagnole Franck Symphony in D minor


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Violin: Olivier Charlier
Unknown: Franck Symphony

: From Magic to Rationalism

Four talks by Ronald Hutton about changes of attitude in Henry Purcell's England. 3: Politics. "A nation which relies on the talents of hereditary monarchy is one which is always at the mercy of genes, sperms and germs."
Final programme tomorrow 8.50pm


Unknown: Ronald Hutton

: BBC Welsh Chorus

conductor John Hugh Thomas Robert Court (organ)
Flor Peeters Missa Festiva


Conductor: John Hugh Thomas
Conductor: Robert Court
Unknown: Flor Peeters

: Book, Music and Lyrics

with Robert Cushman.
5: Connecticut to Camelot Rpt Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Robert Cushman.

: Ensemble

Introduced by Jill Anderson. Ruth Waterman (violin) Arnaldo Cohen (piano)
Schumann Intermezzo (FAE Sonata); Sonata in A minor, Op 105
Beethoven Rondo in G (WoO 41); Sonata in G, Op 96 Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Introduced By: Jill Anderson.
Violin: Ruth Waterman
Piano: Arnaldo Cohen
Unknown: Beethoven Rondo

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