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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Bizet Petite suite:
Jeux d'enfants
7.16 Handel Handbook:
Handel Recorder Sonata in D minor, Op 1 No 9
7.32 Mendelssohn
Overture: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
8.05 Steve Martland
8.08 Oswald Sonata on Scots Tunes
8.32 Mozart Divertimento in D (K136) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Steve Martland

: Composers of the Week: Widor and Vieme

2: Music for the Masses
In 19th-century Paris, the only true measure of success was in the opera house. Widor's operas went down well at the time, but today they await rediscovery. The organ loft at Notre Dame gave his pupil Vierne an opportunity to impress the upper echelons of Parisian society. Richard Langham
Smith discovers a museum where Vierne's achievements are displayed for all to see.
Widor Suite: Maitre Ambros
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Salve Regina (Symphony No 2)
Marcel Dupre (organ) Vierne Improvisation: Marche episcopale
The Composer (organ) Kyrie; Gloria (Mass)
Matrise de Notre Dame
MaitrTse de la Resurrection
Cathedral Choirs of Notre
Pierre Cochereau and Jacques Marichal (organs) director Jehan Revert


Unknown: Richard Langham
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Salve Regina
Unknown: Marcel Dupre
Unknown: Pierre Cochereau
Unknown: Jacques Marichal

: Musical Encounters

from Birmingham with Chris Wines , including
Bach Concerto in C for three harpsichords (BWV 1064)
Andrew Davis and Philip Ledger (harpsichords) Academy of St Martin , director Raymond Leppard (harpsichord)
10.18 Chopin Polish
Songs, Op 74 (excerpts)
Elisabeth Soderstrom (sop) Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
10.42 Wagner A Faust Overture
LPO/Adrian Boult
10.54 Artists of the Week:
City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra
Saint-Saens Le carnaval des animaux
John Ogdon and Brenda Lucas (pianos) conductor Louis Fremaux
11.17 Mozart Divertimento in B-flat (K137)
11.48 Michael Berkeley Coronach
Guildhall String Ensemble


Unknown: Chris Wines
Unknown: Andrew Davis
Unknown: St Martin
Harpsichord: Raymond Leppard
Unknown: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: John Ogdon
Pianos: Brenda Lucas
Conductor: Louis Fremaux
Conductor: Mozart Divertimento
Unknown: Michael Berkeley

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday

: The Afternoon on Three

with Susan Sharpe.
1.00 BBC Festival of Brass 1995
The third of eight concerts of British brass band music is given by European
Champions the Williams Fairey Band, conductor
Peter Parkes. Introduced by Paul Hindmarsh.
Eric Ball Song of Courage Adrian Cruft Chess Pieces
(first broadcast) Edward Gregson Connotations
Judith Bingham The Stars Above: the Earth Below
(first broadcast)
Philip Wilby Dragons Arise (first broadcast)
2.00 Schools
Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Ghostwriter
2.45 Le Club
3.00 British Cities
As a leading university and cathedral city, Oxford has a rich and well-documented musical tradition. The 18th century was a particularly active period, with the founding of the Holywell
Music Room, the visits of Handel and Haydn and an array of colourful personalities among local musicians. Susan
Wollenberg, University
Lecturer of Music at Oxford, presents a selection of music from the Oxford of this time.
Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Peter Parkes.
Introduced By: Paul Hindmarsh.
Unknown: Edward Gregson
Unknown: Judith Bingham
Unknown: Philip Wilby
Producer: Chris Wines

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson investigates the different ways in which traditional or "world" music is treated on the three BBC
Radio music networks.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

with Mairi Nicolson.
5.16 Mozart Overture:
Le nozze di Figaro
6.03 Chopin Ballade No 2 in F. Op 38
6.35 Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson.
Unknown: Le Nozze Di Figaro
Unknown: Chopin Ballade
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: The Gambler

Prokofiev's opera, with a libretto by the composer, after the novella by Dostoyevsky.
"While this cacophony of sounds, with its incredible intervals and enharmonic tones, may be very interesting to those who love powerful musical sensations, it is completely uninteresting to the singers, who in the course of a whole season have barely managed to learn their parts."
With these words the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg rejected
Prokofiev's opera in 1917. Chorus and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, conductor Valery Gergiev


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Alexei: Vladimir Galuzin (tenor)
Pauline: Lyuba Kazarkovskaya (soprano)
Babulenka: Ludmilla Filatova (mezzo)
General: Sergei Alexashkin (bass)
Marquis: Nikolai Gassiev (tenor)
Mr Astley: Valery Lebed (baritone)
Prince Nilsky/Croupier: Victor Vikhrov (tenor)
Baron Wurmerholm: Andrei Khramtsov (bass)
Potapitsch: Yuri Laptev (baritone)
Blanche: Marianna Tarassova (contralto)
Director: Yuri Chkliar (bass)

: The Golden Demon - Adolphe Sax

The second of five plays by Neil Cargill. The Champs de Mars is blasted by a musical duet between Sax and his adversaries. The victory is bloodless, but a revenging blade awaits the inventor of the saxophone. For details see yesterday
Next play tomorrow 9.05pm


Unknown: Neil Cargill.

: Beethoven

Trio in G (Wo037) Chinook Trio Discs

: Night Waves

Rossini's Ermione receives its first British production at Glyndebourne. Judi Dench stars in a revival of Absolute Hell by Rodney Ackland. Roy Porter gets the first-night verdicts and investigates images of health and sickness in conversation with American historian Sander Gilman. Producer Sarah Barnett


Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Rodney Ackland.
Unknown: Roy Porter
Unknown: Sander Gilman.
Producer: Sarah Barnett

: Music Restored

Royal College Concerts with Chris de Souza.
A High-Priz'd Noise
The Parley of Instruments Renaissance Violin Band, director Peter Holman , in a programme of dance music from the Court of Charles I, including works by Alfonso Ferrabosco.
Robert Johnson. William Lawes and Stephen Nau.
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Director: Peter Holman
Unknown: Alfonso Ferrabosco.
Unknown: Robert Johnson.
Unknown: William Lawes
Unknown: Stephen Nau.

: Night School

Contes mysterieux

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