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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Rlmsky-Korsakov Overture: May Night
7.25 Jonathan Harvey Virgo virginum: This morning in the sweet month of May
7.30 Strauss Violin Sonata in E flat, Op 18
8.05 Benjamin Frankel Overture: May Day
8.22 Handel Handbook:
Handel Violin Sonata in D minor (HWV 359a) 8.45 Schubert Fantasy in C (D760) (Wanderer)
Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey Virgo
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Composers of the Week: The Golden Age of Hollywood

Presented by David Huckvale.
During the 40 years that followed the invention of the "talkie", composers produced highly expressive and original film music, much of which deserves a hearing in its own right. Today's programme features two composers with their roots in central
Europe: Viennese-born Max Steiner and Franz
Waxman, from Berlin. With excerpts from Steiner's music for Now Voyager,
King Kong, Gone with the Wind, Dark Victory and Casablanca and from
Waxman's scores for The
Bride of Frankenstein,
Rebecca, Sunset Boulevard and Taras Bulba.
Producer John Thomley
See also Listening in the Dark


Presented By: David Huckvale.
Unknown: Max Steiner
Producer: John Thomley

: Musical Encounters

with Edward Blakeman.
10.00 Artist of the Week:
Colin Davis (conductor) Berlioz
Overture: Benvenuto Cellini
10.10 Britten
Rejoice in the Lamb
10.45 Faure
Preludes: in D flat, Op 103 No 1; in C sharp minor, Op 103 No 2
10.50 Bach Cantata No
28: Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende
11.30 Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Conductor: Colin Davis
Unknown: Benvenuto Cellini
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: The Highest Form of Art

In the third of six programmes, Jim Hiley presents American musicals of the 50s, 60s and 70s, from West Side Story to Sweeney Todd. (Rpt)


Presenter: Jim Hiley

: The Afternoon on Three

with Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Simon Keenlyside (baritone)
Simon Over (piano) Schubert /m Walde
(Waldesnacht) (D708); Die Einsiedelei (D393); Der Einsame (D800);
Freiwilliges Versinken
(D700); Gruppe aus dem
Tartarus (D583); Wandrers Nachtlied (0768); Die Sterne (D939)
Mahler Des Antonius von
Padua Fischpredigt ;
Verlor'ne Muh; Wo die schonen Trompeten blasen; Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht? (Des Knaben Wunderhom) Rpt
2.00 Schools
Lifeskills 2.15 Storybox
2.25 Let's Move 2.45 First
Steps in Drama
3.00 The BBC
BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Mlaskovsky Symphony No 13
Sibelius The Dryad; Pan and Echo; Valse triste
3.45 Music for Organ played by Christopher Herrick. The first of two recordings made in Lindevangs Church, Copenhagen.
Bach Fantasia in G (BWV 572)
Karg-Elert Improvisation on "Nearer My God to Thee" Reubke Sonata in C minor on the 94th Psalm
4.30 New series
Sinatra's Jazz
Frank Sinatra , who is 80 in December, is the favourite singer of many jazz musicians. In this four-part series, Mel Hill traces the part played by jazz and jazz musicians in the evolution of Sinatra's highly distinctive style. In 1940, after a brief period with the Harry James band, the singer joined
Tommy Dorsey , one of the top band leaders in America. Dorsey's legato trombone playing provided the model for
Sinatra's early vocal style. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Baritone: Simon Keenlyside
Unknown: Padua Fischpredigt
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Played By: Christopher Herrick.
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Harry James
Unknown: Tommy Dorsey
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson visits music therapist Angela Fenwick.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Angela Fenwick.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Natalie Wheen talks to the soprano
Anne Evans .Vivaldi Concerto in C for strings (RV117)
6.03 Chopin Nocturne in B, Op 62 No 1
6.30 Saint-Saens Piano
Concerto No 1 in D
Producer Jessica Isaacs


Talks: Natalie Wheen
Soprano: Anne Evans
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Faure and the French Connection

with Rodney Slatford.
Augustin Dumay (violin)
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Debussy
Violin Sonata in G minor
Andante in B flat, Op 75; Romance in B flat, Op 28 Ravel Violin Sonata in G
Faure Violin Sonata in A, Op 13
Ravel Tzigane
Given yesterday in the Royal Northern College of Music. Manchester
Next programme Wed 7.30pm


Unknown: Rodney Slatford.
Violin: Augustin Dumay
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

: Listening in the Dark: 1: Mixing Emotion

Four programmes this week on cinema music.

Philip Dodd finds out why cinema cannot work without music.
A Track Record production
(Next programme tomorrow 9.30pm)


Presenter: Philip Dodd

: The Italian Connection

Geoffrey Baskerville introduces a concert of music by Italian composers and talks to one of them, Elisabeth Brusa.
Sarah Leonard (soprano) Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor)
BBC Scottish SO, conductor
Odaline de la Martinez
Verdi Overture: La forza del destino
Nono Canti di vita e d'amore
- sul ponte di Hiroshima Brusa La triade
Respighi Trittico Botticelliano


Introduces: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Elisabeth Brusa.
Soprano: Sarah Leonard
Tenor: Andrew Murgatroyd
Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez

: Mixing It

with Mark Russell and Robert Sandall , including an interview with singer/ songwriter Scott Walker whose first album for 11 years is released today. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Songwriter: Scott Walker
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Ensemble

Penny Gore presents a piano recital by Graham Scott.
Mozart Piano Sonata in E flat (K282)
Schoenberg Three Pieces, Op 11
Debussy Les terrasses des audiences; Ondine; General Lavine - eccentric
(Preludes, Bk II)
Uszt Variations on "Weinen,
Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen"
Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon


Unknown: Graham Scott.

: Night School

1.00 Letterbox

1.20 Singing Together

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