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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Biber
Partita No 1 in D minor
7.21 Faure Madrigal , Op 35
7.32 Webem In Sommerwind
8.05 Gershwin, arr Gibbons Overture: Strike Up the Band
8.24 Schumann
Mein schoner Stern, Op
101 No 4; Unterm Fenster ,
Op 34 No 3
8.36 Stravinsky
Violin Concerto in D


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Faure Madrigal
Unknown: Unterm Fenster

: Composer of the Week: The Private World of Bach

Presented by Nick Morgan. 5: Bach Is Dead, Long Live Bach
Bach Mass in B minor
Bach Ensemble, conductor
Joshua Rifkin
Canons on the bass of the Goldberg Variations (BWV 1087)
Musica Antiqua Koln
J Adolf Scheibe Sinfonia in B flat
Concerto Copenhagen, conductor Andrew Manze
Palestrina, arr Bach Missa sine nomine (excerpt) Concerto Palatino
Bach Ricercar a 3 (Musical Offering, BWV 1079) Christopher Hogwood (fortepiano)
Fugue with three subjects (BWV 1080, incomplete) (The Art of Fugue)
Musica Antiqua Koln
Chorale Prelude: Vor deinen
Thron (BWV 668) Andre Isoir (organ) Discs


Presented By: Nick Morgan.
Conductor: Joshua Rifkin
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Andrew Manze
Unknown: Bach Missa
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Musica Antiqua
Unknown: Andre Isoir

: Musical Encounters

Piers Burton-Page includes the last of Purcell's odes for Queen Mary and Bax's swansong.
10.15 Purcell Birthday
Ode: Come ye sons of art away (Z323)
10.40 Artist of the Week:
Nobuko Imai (viola) Britten Lachrymae
11.05 Bax Symphony No 7


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Viola: Nobuko Imai
Viola: Britten Lachrymae

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Repeated from yesterday

: The Afternoon on Three

with Susan Sharpe.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: St David's Hall Lunchtime Recital

Presented by Nicola Heywood-Thomas . James Clark (violin)
Richard MacMahon (piano) Debussy Sonata in G minor Sally Beamish Winter Trees Brahms Sonata in G, Op 78


Presented By: Nicola Heywood-Thomas
Violin: James Clark
Piano: Richard MacMahon
Unknown: Sally Beamish
Unknown: Brahms Sonata

: Charpentier Psalms

Dixit Dominus (H197); Confitebor tibi Domine
(H220); Beatus Vir (H221); Credidi propter quod locutus sum (H209); De profundis clamavi (H211); De profundis clamavi
(H213); Lauda Jerusalem Dominum (H210)
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists/ Peter Seymour (organ)


Soloists: Peter Seymour

: Mining the Archive

Sir Malcolm Sargent (1895-1967)
5: "The eight weeks of the Proms are the most important work of my year. In the penultimate programme, Lyndon Jenkins remembers Sargent's 17-year reign at the Proms and introduces a concert he gave in the 1966 season with the RPO.
Smetana Overture: The
Bartered Bride
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
Uto Ughi (violin)
Bizet Suite: Jeux d'enfants
Dukas The Sorcerer's


Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Lyndon Jenkins

: Turns of the Century

A celebration of the great
English comedy performers. Russell Davies introduces the first in an audio lexicon:
Arthur Askey.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore


Introduces: Russell Davies
Unknown: Arthur Askey.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: Old Wine - New Bottles

Following the Eurovision success of Riverdance - contemporary music in a traditional idiom - Nicholas Carolan
explores the tensions between tradition and innovation in Ireland's traditional music scene.
Producer David Byers


Unknown: Nicholas Carolan
Producer: David Byers

: The Music Machine

The Drums
5: Learning Drums
To make it as a young professional drummer requires over five hours' practice a day. Many people just want to be part of a steel band or rehearsal orchestra. You don't have to be especially fit and can learn different rhythmic patterns on anything, even plastic drains from a DIY shop.
A Soundbite production

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
Mozart Sanctus (Mass in C minor, K427)
6.03 Dvorak Slavonic
Dances: No 7 in C minor:
No 11 in F
6.45 Delius Cello Sonata
Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Live from Covent Garden

Luciano Pavarotti heads the cast in Verdi's Un ballo in maschera. The story, based on historical fact, is about a king who is thought to be having an affair with the wife of a friend and consequently meets his death under cover of a masked ball. Sung in Italian. Introduced by Donald Macleod.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Covent Garden, conductor Edward Downes
8.20 Verdi in Maschera
Mary Jane Phillips Matz has spent years researching the life of Verdi and has written a massive biography of him. But, as she tells
Michael Oliver , her subject was a man who hated to reveal himself and whose life was full of contradictions and concealments.
8.45 Act 2
9.15 Interval
Barry Fantoni presents a radio picture of Milan, where Verdi died in 1901, and includes his own personal view of some of the city's culture.
9.40 Act 3


Unknown: Luciano Pavarotti
Introduced By: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: Mary Jane
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Barry Fantoni
Gustavus III: Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)
Amelia: Deborah Voigt (soprano)
Anckarstrom: Giorgio Zancanaro (bar)
Madame Arvidson: Florence Quivar (mezzo)
Oscar: Lillian Watson (sop)
Minister of Justice: John Dobson (tenor)
Christian: David Ellis (bar)
Count Ribbing: Mark Beesley (bass)
Count Horn: Michael Druiett (bass)
Servant: Rodney Gibson (bar)

: Oil

Alwynne Pritchard and Sarah Walker bring the series to an end with the second of two retrospectives drawing on studio recordings from the last three years, including Iranian music by Hossein Omoumi and Madjid Khaladj , Magna Sin by Gabriela Ortiz. Cambridge Codex by Michael Finnissy and Edges by Christian Wolff.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Music By: Hossein Omoumi
Music By: Madjid Khaladj
Unknown: Gabriela Ortiz.
Unknown: Michael Finnissy
Unknown: Christian Wolff.
Producer: Alan Hall

: How to Make a Musical

Lyricist Don Black presents a six-part series exploring the making of a musical. 1: Lyricists. Don explores the area closest to his heart
- the work of the lyricist. With Tim Rice ,
Richard Stilgoe and Charles Hart. A Heavy Entertainment production Rpt


Unknown: Don Black
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Charles Hart.

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