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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Grainger Molly on the Shore
Eastman-Rochester Pops
Orchestra/Frederick Fennell
7.11 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat
(BWV 1051)
Academy of St Martin, conductor Neville Marriner
7.32 Liszt La Campanella (Paganini Etudes)
Georges Cziffra (piano)
8.05 Beethoven Finale (The Creatures of Prometheus) Orpheus CO
8.23 Artists of the Week:
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Part The Beatitudes conductor Stephen Cleobury
8.32 Prokofiev Suite: The
Steel Dance, Op 41a Scottish NO/Neeme Jarvi Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Grainger Molly

: Composers of the Week: The Eton Choirbook

Today John Milsom carries out some detective work on the texts which the Eton composers set to music, using as a basis the works of Fayrfax ...
Robert Fayrfax Credo
(Missa Albanus); Magnificat "Regale": From stormy windes; Aeterne laudis lilium; Agnus Dei (Missa Albanus)
The Sixteen, director
Harry Christophers Discs


Unknown: John Milsom
Director: Harry Christophers

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Mairi Nicholson. Scarlatti Sonata in D minor
Alasdair Nicholson
Don't Explain
James Crabb (accordeon)
10.20 Purcell Abdelazar
Parley of Instruments, director Roy Goodman
10.30 Beethoven Sonata in D minor, Op 31 No 2 Ronan O'Hora (piano)
10.55 Artists of the Week:
Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Rossini Cum sancto spiritu (Petite Messe Solennelle)
Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)
David Briggs (harmonium) conductor Stephen Cleobury
11.05 Lutoslawskl
Concerto for Orchestra
BBC Philharmonic/ Van Pascal Tortelier
11.40 Vagn Holmboe Sonata No 1, Op 143a James Crabb (accordeon)
11.50 Rossini Agnus Dei (Petite Messe Solennelle
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo) Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)
David Briggs (harmonium) Choir of King's College,
Cambridge/Stephen Cleobury


Presented By: Mairi Nicholson.
Unknown: Alasdair Nicholson
Unknown: James Crabb
Unknown: Purcell Abdelazar
Director: Roy Goodman
Director: Beethoven Sonata
Pianos: David Briggs
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: James Crabb
Unknown: Rossini Agnus Dei
Pianos: David Briggs

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: Opera Matinee

Hansel und Gretel
Humperdinck's operatic version of the Grimm brothers' fairy tale, with text by Adelheid Wette.
This performance was given in De Bijloke Festival Hall, Ghent, as part of the 1994 Flanders Festival and is sung in German.
Children's Chorus of the Flanders Opera,
Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra of Flanders, conductor Grant Llewellyn


Unknown: Adelheid Wette.
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Hansel: Jeanne Piland (sop)
Gretel: Lena Lootens (sop)
Mother/Witch: Margaretha Hintermeier (mezzo)
Father: Waldemar Wild (bar)
Sandman/Dew Fairy: Marie Noelle de Callatay (sop)

: Leon McCawley

Soler Sonatas: in F sharp (R90); in 0 flat (R88)
Mozart Sonata in C minor
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie in A flat, Op 61
Faure Theme and variations in C sharp minor, Op 73 Barber Piano Sonata, Op 26
Rpt A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Chopin Polonaise-Fantasie

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Takuo Yuasa
Seiji Yokokawa (clarinet) Finzl Clarinet Concerto


Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Clarinet: Seiji Yokokawa

: The Music Machine

Dharambir Singh , a sitar player now living in Britain, reveals the role of memory in the training of Indian classical musicians.
Introduced by Errollyn Wallen. Rpt


Unknown: Dharambir Singh
Introduced By: Errollyn Wallen.

: The Shellac Show

Jeremy Nicholas introduces records from the 78rpm era including music by Weber, Corelli and Walford Davies and performances from Bruno Walter , Kathleen Ferrier and Walter
Final programme tomorrow


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Introduces: Walford Davies
Unknown: Bruno Walter
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier

: The Record Producers

Edward Greenfield presents examples of the work of the American producer Jack Pfeiffer including discs of Toscanini, Horowitz,
Landowska and Reiner, ending with Heifetz in Wieniawski Violin
Concerto No 2.
Final programme tomorrow


Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Producer: Jack Pfeiffer

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

conductor Denis Cohen
Christian Lindberg (trombone)
A concert in celebration of Lyell Cresswell 's 50th birthday, recorded in the Tramway Theatre, Glasgow. Cresswell "0"
Xenakis Trombone
Concerto (Troorkh)
Ives Central Park in the Dark
Cresswell Ylur


Conductor: Denis Cohen
Conductor: Christian Lindberg
Unknown: Lyell Cresswell
Unknown: Cresswell Ylur

: From Magic to Rationalism

Last of four talks by Ronald Hutton about changes of attitude that occurred in Henry Purcell's England. Killing Fields
"Few other generations in the history of these islands have left such a terrible legacy to those which followed."


Unknown: Ronald Hutton

: A Berio Premiere

Alban Berg Quartet
Berlo String Quartet No 3 (Notturno) (first UK performance)
Schubert String Quartet in D minor (D810) (Death and the Maiden)

: Hot Keys

Repeated from Holiday Monday at 4.30pm

: Book, Music and Lyrics

Robert Cushman presents a personal view of musicals, with songs from original cast recordings, some familiar, some less well known.
6: Fifty Million Frenchmen Rpt A BML production


Unknown: Robert Cushman

: Voices

In September last year
Dmitri Hvorostovsky gave an all-Russian concert at the Wigmore Hall which was a sell-out. lain Burnside presents a slightly shortened version of that occasion.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)
Mikhail Arkadiev (piano)
Rachmaninov How fair this spot: All things pass by; They answered: Sad night: Again I am alone; Spring Waters
Shostakovich Farewell
Granada; The first encounter (Spanish Songs); Fragment (Four Monologues) Musorgsky Songs and Dances of Death
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Baritone: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Piano: Mikhail Arkadiev
Unknown: Musorgsky Songs
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

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