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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Boccherini
Sinfonia in F, Op 35 No 4
7.22 Chopin Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47
7.43 Tchaikovsky Overture: 1812
8.05 Handel Handbook:
Trio Sonata in A, Op 5 No 1
8.26 Puccini Humming
Chorus (Madama Butterfly)
8.32 Bach Partita No 3 in E
(BWV 1006)
Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Producer: Andrew Lyle Discs

: Composers of the Week: Charles Widor and Louis Vieme

(1844-1937) and (1870-1937) 1: Beyond the Organ Loft Best known for their organ favourites, both Widor and Vierne - teacher and pupil - had in fact a lot more to offer. Richard Langham Smith investigates.
Widor Toccata (Symphony No 5)
Daniel Roth (organ)
Andante (Piano Trio in B flat, Op 19)
Andras Kiss (violin) Karoly Botvay (cello) Ilona Prunyi (piano)
L'aurore; Nuit d'étoiles
Anne-Marie Rodde
Noël Lee (piano)
La korrigane (excerpts) Orchestra, conducted by The Composer
Vierne Largo ; Canzonetta Christian Moreaux (oboe) Olivier Gardon (piano)
Finale (Symphony No 1) Olivier Latry (organ) Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Richard Langham
Unknown: Daniel Roth
Violin: Andras Kiss
Cello: Karoly Botvay
Piano: Ilona Prunyi
Soprano: Anne-Marie Rodde
Unknown: Vierne Largo
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Musical Encounters

from Birmingham with Chris Wines , including
Berlioz Chorus of Soldiers and Students (La
Damnation de Faust)
10.06 Paganini Cantabile in D
10.11 Vivaldi Violin
Concerto in G, Op 4 No 3
10.29 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in D, Op 28 (Pastoral)
11.16 Warlock Songs
11.27 Artists of the Week:
City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra
Bizet Symphony: Roma Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Chris Wines
Unknown: Paganini Cantabile

: The Highest Form of Art

Jim Hiley concludes his celebration of musical theatre with a selection of songs from audacious and experimental musicals.


Unknown: Jim Hiley

: The Afternoon on Three

with Susan Sharpe.
1.00 BBC Lunchtime
Concert from St John 's,
Smith Square.
Stephen Kovacevich (piano) Schumann Novellette in F,
Op 21 No 1; Kinderszenen, Op 15
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E, Op 109
Repeated next Sunday 6.30pm
2.00 Schools
Lifeskills 2.15 Storybox
2.25 Let's Move 2.45 First
Steps in Drama
3.00 Paris Orchestra conductor Pierre Boulez
Schoenberg Pelleas und Melisande, Op 5
3.45 The Classical Organ Richard Coulson plays the 18th-century organ of St Giles', Cripplegate, in the second of two programmes exploring the vast repertoire of English organ music written in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Boyce Voluntary in D
Handel Voluntary in G minor Camidge Concerto No 2 in G minor
Samuel Wesley Air and Gavotte;
Introduction and Fugue William Walond
Voluntary in G Henry Smart
Postlude in E flat
4.30 Sinatra's Jazz
Mel Hill presents the final programme in his series exploring how jazz influenced the vocal style of Frank Sinatra. In 1960,
Sinatra left Capitol to form his own record company, Reprise, which left him, in the words of his own publicity, "untrammelled, unfettered, unconfined" to make music with heroes such as Sy Oliver , Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Series producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: St John
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Piano: Schumann Novellette
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Schoenberg Pelleas
Unknown: Richard Coulson
Unknown: Samuel Wesley
Unknown: Frank Sinatra.
Unknown: Sy Oliver
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson begins a week of programmes leading up to Music Live 95, which takes place in Birmingham over the coming weekend. Today, he talks to the Controllers of the three BBC music networks - Matthew
Bannister of Radio 1,
Frances Line of Radio 2 and Nicholas Kenyon of Radio 3 - to find out about the policies behind their live coverage of music on radio. Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Nicholas Kenyon
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
5.25 Rachmaninov
Polka de W
6.03 Chopin Allegro de concert, Op 46
6.25 Schumann Overture,
Scherzo and Finale, Op 52 Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Unknown: Chopin Allegro
Producer: Peter Thresh

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

from the Royal Festival Hall,
Conductor Libor Pesek
Debussy Images
8.10 A Cosmic Symphony Two talks in which
American music critic Jamie
James traces the evolution of the concept of celestial harmony from its beginnings to the 20th century.
1: The Music of the Spheres Second programme next Monday
8.30 Suk A Summer Tale

: The Golden Demon - Adolphe Sax

The first of this week's five plays by writer/director Neil Cargill finds inventor
Adolphe Sax barricaded with the saxophone in a garret while enemies plot his assassination. Original Sax instruments feature in the music composed and performed by John Harle.
The Saxophone SASKIA REEVES A KDMH production
Next play tomorrow 9.55pm


Director: Neil Cargill
Unknown: Adolphe Sax
Unknown: John Harle.
Unknown: Adolphe Sax Michael
Unknown: Saskia Reeves

: Early English Saints

Matins for St Dunstan
In the final programme, Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, director Mary Berry , sing some of the chants of the night prayers for the feast of this 10th-century Archbishop of Canterbury.
Senes producer Graham Dixon


Unknown: Schola Gregoriana
Director: Mary Berry
Producer: Graham Dixon

: Music for These Distracted Times

Matthew Locke 's Flatt
Consort in D minor for viols and violins, performed by Concordia.


Unknown: Matthew Locke

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell.
Producer Philip Tagney


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

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Emperor Quartet.
Haydn String Quartet in B minor, Op 33 No 1
Britten String Quartet No 3 Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon


Introduces: Penny Gore

: Night School

Letterbox 1.20 Singing Together

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