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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Rachmaninov Prelude
No 2 in F sharp minor, Op 23 No 1
Peter Donohoe (piano)
7.09 Beethoven Romance
No 2 in F
Salvatore Accardo (violin) La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Carlo Maria Giulini
7.32 Handel Handbook:
Handel Sonata in D minor
(HWV 359a) L'Ecole d'Orphee
8.05 Walton, arr Wright Crown Imperial
Black Dyke Mills Band, conductor James Watson
8.11 Purcell Portfolio:
Purcell A selection of songs
8.32 Michael Torke
London Sinfonietta, conductor Lothar Zagrosek Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Violin: Salvatore Accardo
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Conductor: James Watson
Songs: Michael Torke
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek

: Composers of the Week: Sousa and Joplin

Sousa's band conducted by Sousa himself plays The
Stars and Stripes Forever in an American Independence Day celebration. His operetta The Glass Blowers has a strong patriotic flavour, too. John Wallace conducts the BBC Concert
Orchestra and Singers in Cleopatra's a Strawberry
Blonde; The Factory Scene; and My Love Is a Blower.
From the 1995 Scott Joplin Festival in Sedalia,
Missouri, Fiona Talkington has brought back recordings by San Francisco musicians Bo Grumpus , and the Ophelia Ragtime Orchestra from Norway.
Today's Maple Leaf Rag is played by Vess Ossman with the Prince's Band
(1907), and Andrew Branch reads from Sousa's adventure novel Pipetown Sandy.


Unknown: John Wallace
Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Musicians: Bo Grumpus
Played By: Vess Ossman
Played By: Andrew Branch
Unknown: Pipetown Sandy.

: Musical Encounters

from Birmingham with Chris Wines , including
Parry Blest Pair of Sirens Choir of Westminster
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor
David Hill
10.12 Bach Two- and Three-Part Inventions:
No 10 in G; No 13 in A minor; No 15 in B minor Jean-Louis Steuerman
10.22 Parry Symphony No 2 in F (Cambridge)
London Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Matthias Bamert


Unknown: Chris Wines
Conductor: David Hill
Piano: Jean-Louis Steuerman
Conductor: Matthias Bamert

: Cheltenham Festival 1995

from the Pittville
Pump Room,
Endellion Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in B flat. Op 71 No 1
Thomas Ades Arcadiana
(first broadcast)
11.50 Final Years
A portrait in words and music of Beethoven's remarkably fertile last few years. Rpt
12.10pm Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op 127
See also 5.15pm


Unknown: Thomas Ades Arcadiana

: The Afternoon on Three

Presented by Susan Sharpe.
1.00 The BBC
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Alun Francis
Brahms Serenade No I in D, Op 11
Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A
2.30 Leighton Choral Music
Sacred and secular choral music by Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988) who, as a Professor of Music at
Edinburgh University, inspired a generation of composers - including James MacMillan.
Leighton Awake my Glory;
London Town; Mass, Op 44 Jeremy Filsell (organ)
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly
3.30 The BBC
BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Barry Wordsworth Dong-Suk Kang (violin) Elgar Introduction and Allegro
Saint-Saens Violin Concerto
No 3 in B minor;
Introduction and Rondo
Elgar Enigma Variations


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Alun Francis
Music By: Kenneth Leighton
Unknown: James MacMillan.
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Violin: Dong-Suk Kang

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson sets out to explore the music of the Native American Indians, with the help of Nick Wood , assistant editor of Sacred
Hoop magazine, and musician Steve Ratty. Rpt


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Nick Wood
Musician: Steve Ratty.

: In Tune

David Owen Norris presents a special
Cheltenham Festival edition live from the Pittville Pump Room , with music and guests from this year's festival.
Producer Jeremy Hayes
FREE ADMISSION. No ticket required


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Pittville Pump Room
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Cheltenham Festival 1995

A recording of last Sunday's opening concert, given in Cheltenham Town Hall.
Paul Silverthorne (viola) BBC Philharmonic/ Yan Pascal Tortelier
Dukas The Sorcerer's
Faure Pavane
John Woolrich Viola
Concerto (first performance) Sibelius Symphony No 1
Next concert tomorrow 11.00am


Unknown: Town Hall.
Viola: Paul Silverthorne
Unknown: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Viola: John Woolrich

: Intellectual Islands

In the second of five programmes Professor
Roger Scruton examines whether there is a distinctively British approach to the study of philosophy.
Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Roger Scruton

: Alkan

John Lenehan (piano)
Etude in B, Op 35 No 11
Sonatina in A minor, Op 61 Etude in G flat, Op 35 No 10 Etude in F, Op 36 No 5 Rpt


Piano: John Lenehan

: Bartok

Piano Concerto No 3
Martha Argerich (piano) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor
Claus Peter Flor
See also tomorrow 10.00pm


Piano: Martha Argerich
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor

: Night Waves

Peter Maxwell Davies includes a rock band and television commercials in his opera Resurrection. He discusses its 20-year genesis and recent recording with Christopher Cook. And Chekhov's white blossom blooms again - the first-night verdict on Adrian Noble 's production of The Cherry Orchard in Stratford.
Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: Adrian Noble
Producer: Erika Wright

: Music Restored

In the second concert recorded at this year's Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music in London, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood introduces a programme of virtuoso Italian chamber music from the 17th and 18th centuries. The performers, making their UK debut, are Corelliana:
Fabio Biondi (violin), Maurizio Maddeo (cello) and Mitzi Meyerson (harpsichord).


Introduces: Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Violin: Fabio Biondi
Violin: Maurizio Maddeo
Violin: Mitzi Meyerson

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