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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Purcell Portfolio:
Purcell Chacony a 4 in G minor (Z730)
7.10 Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No 1
7.44 Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins
(BWV 1043)
8.05 Wagner Prelude: Die Meistersinger
8.23 Howells
Like as the hart
8.32 Mozart Piano Sonata in A minor (K310)
Editor Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Editor: Andrew Lyle Discs

: Composer of the Week: Paul Hindemith

Throughout his life,
Paul Hindemith was a performing musician as well as a teacher, writer and composer. As a prelude to the forthcoming BBC weekend, Hindemith the Rebel, Andrew Lyle presents five programmes of Hindemith's recordings of his own music - as conductor, viola player and pianist.
Concerto for orchestra,
Op 38
Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by The Composer Sonata for two pianos
Jesus Maria Sanroma and The Composer (pianos) Symphony: Mathis der Maler
BPO/The Composer
Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Paul Hindemith
Unknown: Andrew Lyle
Producer: Andrew Lyle Discs

: Musical Encounters

from Birmingham with Chris Wines.
10.00 Artist of the Week: Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor)
Nielsen Prelude (Saul and David, Act 2)
Swedish Radio SO
10.06 Handel Saul (Act 1)
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner
10.11 Beethoven Variations on 'See the conqu'ring hero comes"
Lowrie Blake (cello) Ian Brown (piano)
10.38 Stanford The Lord is my shepherd
Worcester Cathedral Choir
10.48 Schumann Davidsbundlertanze
Malcolm Binns (piano)
11.04 Honegger Le Roi David (excerpt)
Christiane Eda-Pierre (sop) Ensemble Instrumental, conductor Charles Dutoit
11.10 Beethoven Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 2
Lowrie Blake (cello) Ian Brown (piano)


Presenter/Producer: Chris Wines
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Musicians: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Singers: Monteverdi Choir
Musicians: English Baroque Soloists
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Cellist: Lowrie Blake
Pianist: Ian Brown
Singers: Worcester Cathedral Choir
Pianist: Malcolm Binns
Soprano: Christiane Eda-Pierre
Musicians: Ensemble Instrumental
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Saul: Alastair Miles (bar)
Michal: Lynne Dawson (sop)

: The Essential Guide to Plot Devices

With Rodney Milnes.
5: Conspiracies. One thing you can say for opera plots is that it's never a cock-up - it's always a conspiracy. Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Rodney Milnes.
Producer: David Gallagher

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's, Smith Square.
Britten The Prodigal Son A rare opportunity to hear Britten's third Church
Parable in a semi-staged performance by Kent Opera.
Boys of Sackville Children's Choir
Chorus and Instrumental
Ensemble of Kent Opera, director Timothy Dean Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated next Sunday 6.45pm


Unknown: St John
Director: Timothy Dean
Producer: Adam Gatehouse
Tempter: Howard Haskin (tenor)
Father: Alan Watt (bass Bar)
Elder Son: Gwion Thomas (bar)
Younger Son: James Oxley (tenor)

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Alexander Gibson
Bax Tintagel
Sibelius Lemminkainen and the Maidens ofSaari
(Lemminkainen Legends) Shostakovich Symphony No 10


Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Conductor: Bax Tintagel
Conductor: Sibelius Lemminkainen

: First English Sonatas

Timothy Roberts explores a little-known corner of the piano repertory on a recently restored Broadwood.
Samuel Wesley Sonata in D with Fugue
Pinto Rondo in E flat
Latrobe Sonata III in B flat


Unknown: Timothy Roberts
Unknown: Samuel Wesley Sonata
Unknown: Pinto Rondo

: Hot Keys

Ron Geesin looks at the work of the American pianist and composer
James P Johnson (1894-1955) - the father of jazz piano. In this second programme, he concentrates on Johnson's role as a sensitive accompanist. Repeated on Thursday at


Unknown: Ron Geesin
Unknown: James P Johnson

: The Music Machine

In the first programme of the new year,
Tommy Pearson ponders a few of the significant musical
"firsts" of years gone by. Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Richard Baker with arts news, interviews and music. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Music for a While

from Studio 1, Pebble Mill.
Michael Berkeley presents the second in a series of five invitation concerts to celebrate the 90th birthday of Sir Michael Tippett and to mark the 300th anniversary of the death of Henry Purcell.
Martyn Hill (tenor) Andrew Ball (piano) Fretwork
Purcell, an Tippett Music for a While; Sweeter than Roses
Purcell Fantasias for four viols: in C minor; in G Tippett Boyhood's End
Purcell Fantasias for four viols: in D minor; in F Tippett Songs for Ariel
8.10 The Isle Is Full of Noises
Composer Sally Beamish considers the joys and problems of setting the English language to music and in particular some of Tippett's distinctive settings of text.
8.30 Purcell Fantasia upon One Note for five viols in F
Sally Beamish in dreaming (BBC commission, first performance)
Purcell Fantasias for four viols: in D minor; in B flat minor
Tippett The Heart's Assurance


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Unknown: Henry Purcell.
Piano: Andrew Ball
Unknown: Tippett Music
Unknown: Purcell Fantasias
Unknown: Sally Beamish
Unknown: Sally Beamish

: A Splendid Science Called Musick

A contemporary of Wren, Dryden and Purcell, Roger North left a mass of writings about music - noting his own experiences and the trends of the day. 1: Notes of Me
A musical autobiography. With Simon Callow as Roger North.
Next programme tomorrow 9.25pm


Unknown: Roger North
Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: Roger North.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic conductor Adrian Leaper Michael Collins (clarinet) Holbrooke Ulalume
Gregson Clarinet Concerto (first performance)
Amell Symphony No 6 (first performance)


Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Clarinet: Holbrooke Ulalume

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Music Restored

Early Music Network
This week, the venue is
Dartington Great Hall, Devon, where Sinfonye perform ballads and polyphony from medieval England and France. Introduced by Helen Garrison. Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Introduced By: Helen Garrison.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

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