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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Boyce
Overture No 12 in G
Cantilena/ Adrian Shepherd
7.11 Glinka
Valse fantaisie in B minor
Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi
7.32 Quartet Collection: Haydn
String Quartet in D, Op 42 Lindsay Quartet
8.05 Berlioz
Overture: Le Corsaire
LSO/Colin Davis
8.23 Brahms Ruhe,
Sussliebchen, Op 33 No 9 Elly Ameling (soprano) Rudolf Jansen (piano)
8.35 Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op 43
Van Cliburn (piano)
Moscow Philharmonic/ Kiril Kondrashin Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Adrian Shepherd

: Composers of the Week: The Eton Choirbook

After hearing a week of music from the most important pre-Reformation source of English church music, John Milsom answers some basic questions: who compiled it? how has it been preserved? The programme ends with a vision of angels. John Browne Salve Regina Walter Lambe
Stella Caeli Richard Hygons Salve Regina Robert Wylkinson Jesus autem transiens; Salve Regina
The Sixteen, director
Harry Christophers Discs


Music: John Milsom
Unknown: John Browne
Unknown: Salve Regina
Unknown: Walter Lambe
Unknown: Stella Caeli
Unknown: Richard Hygons
Unknown: Robert Wylkinson

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Main Nicholson. Debussy Iberia (Images)
10.25 Scarlatti
Sonata in C (Kkl59)
Per Norgard Anatomic Safari
10.40 Handel Dixit
Dominus (first movement)
10.48 Satle Parade
11.05 Tallis Spem in Alium
11.20 Gordon MacPherson
Lame God
11.38 Berlioz The Right into Egypt (L 'Enfance du Christ)


Presented By: Main Nicholson.
Unknown: Handel Dixit
Unknown: Tallis Spem

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: St David's Hall Lunchtime Recital

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas. Joachim Piano Trio
Clara Schumann Trio in G minor, Op 17
Fanny Mendelssohn Trio in D minor, Op 11


Presented By: Nicola Heywood Thomas.

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Espinho Music School Chamber Orchestra conductor Kamen Goleminov , at the 1994 Aberdeen
International Youth Festival.
Kirsteen McCue meets this young Portuguese orchestra as it makes its debut in Aberdeen with music by Purcell, Marin Goleminov and Joly Braga Santos. And, as a climax to the celebrations, the Festival
Orchestra, conductor
Kenneth Jean , performs
Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G. Producer Simon Lord


Conductor: Kamen Goleminov
Unknown: Kirsteen McCue
Unknown: Marin Goleminov
Unknown: Joly Braga Santos.
Conductor: Kenneth Jean
Producer: Simon Lord

: Joanna MacGregor

Berg Sonata , Op 1
Schoenberg Six Little Pieces, Op 19
Four Broadway Arrangements: Harold Arlen , arr
DJango Bates It's only a paper moon Cole Porter , arr
Gary Carpenter Love for sale
Jerome Kern , arr Michael Finnissy
Can't help lovin' dat man Al Dubin , arr
Alasdalr Nicholson 42nd Street


Piano: Berg Sonata
Unknown: Harold Arlen
Unknown: Django Bates
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Gary Carpenter Love
Unknown: Jerome Kern
Unknown: Michael Finnissy
Unknown: Al Dubin
Unknown: Alasdalr Nicholson

: The Sailor's Piano

First of two programmes in which Janet Topp Fargion plays African and Latin American music for the accordion, developed in the 19th century, and taken all round the world by European sailors. 1: Africa
Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Janet Topp Fargion
Producer: John Thornley

: The Music Machine

Errollyn Wallen seeks explanations for the superhuman feats of memory of musicians like Mozart and Glenn Gould , and also the failures of memory that threaten less elevated beings. Revised


Unknown: Errollyn Wallen
Unknown: Glenn Gould

: The Shellac Show

Jeremy Nicholas introduces records from the 78rpm era including music by Beethoven, Puccini and Handei, and performances from Artur Schnabel , Gerard Souzay and Arturo Toscanini.


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Artur Schnabel
Unknown: Gerard Souzay
Unknown: Arturo Toscanini.

: The Record Producers

Edward Greenfield presents examples of the work of the British producer
Ray Minshull , including discs of Joan Sutherland ,
Luciano Pavarotti , Kyung-Wha Chung and Sviatoslav Richter , ending with excerpts from Berlioz's opera Les Troyens, with Charles Dutoit and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.


Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Producer: Ray Minshull
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Kyung-Wha Chung
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Charles Dutoit

: Berlin Philharmonic

conductor Riccardo Muti
Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish)
Faure Suite: Pelleas et
Debussy La Mer


Conductor: Riccardo Muti

: Curtain Up: Madam Butterfly

Aled Jones talks to
Charles Osborne (author of The Complete Operas of Puccini), and Susan Bullock (the ENO's Butterfly) tells the story of the opera and plays some of the highlights. Producer Daniel Snowman
Madama Butterfly live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York: tomorrow at 6.30pm:


Talks: Aled Jones
Unknown: Charles Osborne
Unknown: Susan Bullock

: York Early Music Festival

Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh
Plainchant Choir, director Peter Seymour
Mass for the Dedication of St Peter 's, Rome
A reconstruction of the grand mass to celebrate the completion of St Peter 's, Rome.
Frescobaldi Canzon
Palestrlna, arr Soriano Kyrie ; Gloria
Frescobaldi Canzon la
Palestrina, arr Soriano
Credo; Tu es Petrus; Sanctus Frescobaldi Elevation
Toccata per la elevatione; 0 Jesu mi dulcissime
Palestrina, arr Soriano Agnus Dei
Frescobaldi La Lucchesina
0 domine Jesu Christe
Frescobaldi Canzon la
Soriano In dedicatione templi Recorded last year at York Minster


Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Director: Peter Seymour
Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: Soriano Kyrie
Unknown: Jesu Christe

: Friday Feature: The Thing of the World That I Love Most

Samuel Pepys and the Music of Restoration England Pepys was passionate about two subjects: women and music. Lucie Skeaping and the City Waites follow his diary as it chronicles the immense changes that took place in music as society moved from the Commonwealth back to the monarchy.
A Partners in Sound production


Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Music: Lucie Skeaping

: Midnight Oil

Sirinu with soprano
Sara Stowe recorded at the ICA, London, last November.
Alwynne Pritchard introduces new music for ancient instruments, including
Adrian Jack Sara and Her
Mauricio Kagel Music for Renaissance Instruments
Ian Willcock The Book of Shadows
Producer Alan Hall


Soprano: Sara Stowe
Introduces: Alwynne Pritchard
Unknown: Adrian Jack Sara
Unknown: Mauricio Kagel Music
Unknown: Ian Willcock
Producer: Alan Hall

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