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With Penny Gore, including a chance to win tickets for a Mahler Prom.
7.05 Rossini String Sonata No 5 in E flat
7.21 Telemann Oboe
Concerto in F minor
7.32 Rlmsky-Korsakov Piano Concerto in C sharp minor
8.05 Kodaly Dances of Marosszek
8.32 Purcell Porfolio:
Purcell A selection of songs
8.43 Francaix Piano Trio Editor Andrew Lyle


Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Composers of the Week: the Court of Catherine the Great

In 18th-century Europe, Catherine's court in St Petersburg was renowned for its patronage of the arts, and many celebrated composers of the age worked there.
Donald Macleod presents this week's programmes which include excerpts from the writings of Catherine and of visitors to her court.
Readings by Tessa Worsley and John Turner.
1: Music at Court
Including capellmeisters Vincenzo Manfredinl and Giovanni Paisiello. Imperial court harpist Jean-Baptiste Cardon and Imperial court violinist Ivan Knandoshkln.
Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Donald MacLeod
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: John Turner.
Unknown: Vincenzo Manfredinl
Unknown: Giovanni Paisiello.
Harpist: Jean-Baptiste Cardon
Violinist: Ivan Knandoshkln.
Producer: Michael Emery

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas , including
10.00 Artist of the Week:
Mark Elder (conductor) Wagner Prelude: Act 3. Lohengrin
London Philharmonic
10.05 Mozart Piano Sonata in C (K545)
Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
10.15 Britten Sinfonietta ,
Vienna Octet
10.35 Verdi Now in the silent darkness; Once when you told me of your life in exile (Otello)
Rosalind Plowright (sop) Charles Craig (tenor) Orchestra of English
National Opera/Mark Elder
10.45 Shostakovich, arr McBumey Hypothetically Murdered (Act 1, part 1)
CBSO/Mark Elder
11.05 Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka
11.55 Verdi Sanctus
BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Welsh Chorus,
City of Birmingham Choir, CBSO/Mark Elder Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Heywood Thomas
Piano: Mitsuko Uchida
Piano: Britten Sinfonietta
Unknown: Rosalind Plowright
Tenor: Charles Craig
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Wink the Other Eye: 4: When the Bugle Calls

With Patrick O'Connor.
Lucie Skeaping and Tim Laycock, accompanied by Kevin Amos, Hilary Sturt and Robin Jeffrey, revive martial and nostalgic songs from the 19th-century; the last great star of the halls, Ida Barr, is heard on archive recordings; and jazz critic Keith Shadwick charts the death of the halls.
Repeated on Thursday 9.50pm


Presenter: Patrick O'Connor
Singer: Lucie Skeaping
Singer: Tim Laycock
Accompanist: Kevin Amos
Accompanist: Hilary Sturt
Accompanist: Robin Jeffrey
Speaker: Keith Shadwick
Series Producer: Nick Morgan

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: Beethoven and Mendelssohn

Gyorgy Pauk (violin)
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello) Peter Frankl (piano) Beethoven Piano Trio in D,
Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)
Mendelssohn Piano Trio
No 2 in C minor, Op 66 See also Wednesday 10.10pm


Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Piano: Peter Frankl

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic US Tour conductors Yan Pascal
Tortelier and Peter Maxwell Davies
Colin Carr (cello)
Maxwell Davies Cross
Lane Fair
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor
Maxwell Davies Foxtrot:
St Thomas Wake
Debussy La mer


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Cello: Colin Carr

: Music for Organ

Nicholas Kynaston (organ) Langlais Prelude on Kyrie (Hommage a Frescobaldi) de Grlgny Premier Kyrie en taille a 5; Fugue a 5 qui renferme le chant du Kyrie; Cromome en taille a deux parties; Trio en dialogue;
Dialogue sur les grands jeux Bach Kyrie (BWV 669);
Christe (BWV 670); Kyrie (BWV 671) (Clavierubung) Eben Fantasia 1 (Sunday Music)
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Unknown: Nicholas Kynaston
Unknown: Eben Fantasia
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: The Hi-de-ho Man

Presented by Alyn Shipton. Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie joined Cab Calloway 's band in 1939 at a time when bebop was being created.
Later, when Dizzy wanted to play this "Chinese music" with the band, there were disagreements - as Milt Hinton , Jonah Jones and Dizzy himself recall.


Presented By: Alyn Shipton.
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Cab Calloway
Unknown: Milt Hinton
Unknown: Jonah Jones

: The Music Machine

The Serial Detective
1: Somebody Had to Be, So I Took It On
In 1923, a composer claimed that his new form of composition would last for 100 years. Who said it, what was it and is it true?
Featuring Philip Hawthorn as the serial detective and Tommy Pearson as himself. A Soundscape production


Unknown: Philip Hawthorn
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Andrew Green.
Verdi Overture: La forza del destino
6.03 Chopin Nocturne in G minor, Op 37 No 1
6.30 Copland Suite: Billy the Kid
Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Peter Thresh

: BBC Proms 1995

From the Royal
Albert Hall , London.
Margaret Price (soprano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor
Tadaaki Otaka
Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)
Verdi Willow Song; Ave Maria (Otello)
8.15 Memories of Ravel
Composers, colleagues and friends recall Maurice
8.35 Ravel Sheherazade
Lutoslawski Symphony No 3


Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: The Real Thing

Another chance to hear
Iwan Russell-Jones as he looks at five pillars of Americana and asks if the west, far from becoming secular, is steeped in religious feeling - for the sacred icons of popular culture. 1: Coca-Cola
Next programme tomorrow 9.15pm


Unknown: Iwan Russell-Jones

: The Bach Family

Lisa Beznosiuk (flute)
Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin)
Richard Tunnicliffe (cello) Maggie Cole (harpsichord) JCBach Trio in C (T31 No 2)
W F Bach Harpsichord Sonata in D (F4)
J S Bach Trio Sonata in C minor (Musical Offering)


Flute: Lisa Beznosiuk
Cello: Richard Tunnicliffe
Harpsichord: Bach Harpsichord

: Mixing It

Presented by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall , including a studio session by unpredictable Japanese rock band the Boredoms. Producer Philip Tagney


Presented By: Mark Russell
Presented By: Robert Sandall
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Ensemble

The first of two recitals of American piano music played by Philip Martin. Introduced by Rodney Slatford.
Ruggles Evocations
Ives Sonata No 2 (Concord) Gottschalk Cuban Dance; Creole Eyes
Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon


Played By: Philip Martin.
Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.

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