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Maths: Complex Numbers and Cayley Tables

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: On Air

With Penny Gore. Including a chance to win tickets for a Mahler Prom, and at approximately
7.05 Charpentier Musique de theatre pour Andromede
7.20 Dargomizhsky Baba-Yaga
7.32 Elgar Three part-songs, Op 18
7.49 Schubert Polonaise in B flat (D580)
8.15 Bach Sonata No 3 in F (Wq 7013)
8.45 Chopin Concert rondo: Krakowiak


Unknown: Charpentier Musique
Unknown: Dargomizhsky Baba-Yaga
Unknown: Schubert Polonaise

: Composer of the Week: Shostakovich

Presented by William Mival. Symphonic poem: October, Op 131
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Neeme Jarvi
Four Verses by Captain
Lebyadkin Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Ballet Suite No 5
Royal National Scottish Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi


Presented By: William Mival.
Baritone: Lebyadkin Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Musical Encounters

From Glasgow with Mary Miller , including
J C Bach Grand Overture in B flat (Lucio Filla) Scottish Chamber
Orchestra, conductor
Nicholas McGegan
10.10 Wagner Mignonne Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
10.25 Artist of the Week:
Richard Stoltzman (clarinet) Beethoven Quintet in E flat for piano and wind, Op 16 Rudolph Vrbsky (oboe)
Alexander Heller (bassoon) Robert Routch (horn) Rudolf Serkin (piano)
11.00 Mozart Sonata in A minor (K310)
Maria-Joao Pires (piano)
11.37 Dvorak Czech Suite,
Op 39
Czech PO/Libor Pesek


Unknown: Mary Miller
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Conductor: Wagner Mignonne
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Clarinet: Richard Stoltzman
Oboe: Rudolph Vrbsky
Bassoon: Alexander Heller
Horn: Robert Routch
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Piano: Mozart Sonata
Piano: Maria-Joao Pires

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Repeated from yesterday

: The Afternoon on Three

with Susan Sharpe.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: An Obsession with Schumann

The Lyric Quartet
Berg String Quartet, Op 3
Schumann String Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1 Rpt

: City of London Sinfonia

From St Katherine Cree in Leadenhall Street, introduced by Penny Gore . Malcolm Arnold Three Sea
Diana Burrell Wind Quintet Robin Holloway Serenade in E flat
A Classic Arts production


Introduced By: Penny Gore
Introduced By: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Diana Burrell
Unknown: Robin Holloway

: The Prom Archive

This week, Susan Sharpe 's selection features two leading lights of British music this century. In 1967 Benjamin Britten conducted the English Chamber
Orchestra in a performance of Bach's St John Passion, with Peter Pears as the Evangelist. And in 1980 Michael Tippett 's Triple
Concerto received its world premiere, with Gyorgy Pauk (violin), Nobuko Imai (viola), Ralph Kirshbaum (cello), and the London Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Colin Davis.
Producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Violin: Nobuko Imai
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Conductor: Colin Davis.
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: Turns of the Century

An audio lexicon of the great English comedy performers. Russell Davies celebrates Frankie Howerd.


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Frankie Howerd.

: Traditional Music

Orkester Shqlponja de Tirana
Jo Shinner presents the first London recording by the group who name themselves after the national emblem of their native Albania: a doubleheaded eagle. They are led by the capital's accordion hero, Vladi Hasimi , and other members come from the State Opera House, the Radio/Television State Orchestra and the State
Folk Ensemble.
An Angell Sound production


Unknown: Orkester Shqlponja
Unknown: Jo Shinner
Unknown: Vladi Hasimi

: The Music Machine

Life as a member of the London Gabrieli Brass
A Partners in Sound production Rpt

: In Tune

With Richard Baker , including
Enescu Romanian
Rhapsody No 1
6.03 Beethoven The
Creatures of Prometheus
6.30 Dvorak Waltzes Op 54 Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Proms 1995

ftfn From the Royal llJM Albert Hall London. ,
Thomas Zehetmair (violin) BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Mark Wigglesworth Berg Violin Concerto
8.00 Buried Alive
Stephen Johnson explores the mystery surrounding Mahler's unfinished tenth symphony and the controversy surrounding its reconstruction. With contributions from Riccardo
Chailly, Mark Wigglesworth, Paul Banks, Colin Matthews and Berthold Goldschmidt.
8.20 Mahler Symphony No 10 (performing version by Deryck Cooke)


Unknown: Albert Hall
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair

: Letters from London

In the last of five programmes, Wagner takes up his appointment as conductor of the Philharmonic and has a word to say about London orchestras. Read by Stephen Moore.


Read By: Stephen Moore.

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker introduces a complete recording of Ian Gardiner 's British Museum, a set of variations on a theme found on a discarded piece of manuscript paper and presented in the manner of museum exhibits.
Performed by George W Welch under the direction of the composer. Plus works by Glaclnto Scelsi , James Dillon , Simon Umbrick and others, performed by the Roger
Heaton Group in a recent London apppearance. Producer Alan Hall


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Ian Gardiner
Unknown: George W Welch
Unknown: Glaclnto Scelsi
Unknown: James Dillon
Unknown: Simon Umbrick
Producer: Alan Hall

: Britannia at the Opera

Roderic Dunnett rediscovers another opera from the age of the empire. Julius Benedict The Lily of Killarney
Although he was German-born, Benedict's tale of true love conquering all, with its folk tunes and colourful Gaelic melodies is considered more Irish than those of home-grown composers.
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Rpt


Unknown: Roderic Dunnett
Unknown: Julius Benedict
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Mrs Cragan: Frances McCafferty (mezzo)
Hardress: Justin Lavender (tenor)
Corrigan/Father Tom: Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass)
Danny Man: Donald Maxwell (bar)
Myles: Jamie MacDougall (tenor)
Eily: Gillian Webster (sop)
Ann Chute: Patricia Bardon (mezzo)

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