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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Boccherlnl Duet in D
7.14 Vivaldi Se in campo armato (Catone in Utica, Act 2)
7.32 Chopin Etudes, Op 10 Nos 1-4
8.05 Purcell Portfolio:
A selection of songs
8.25 Stravinsky Four
Russian Peasant Songs
8.32 Symphony Series:
Mozart Symphony in F (K Anh 223/K19a) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Composers of the Week: Brahms

Five Songs, Op 104 Monteverdi Choir/ John Eliot Gardiner
Violin Sonata in G, Op 78 Giaconda de Vito (violin) Edwin Fischer (piano)
Gesang der Parzen , Op 89 San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/ Herbert Blomstedt


Violin: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Edwin Fischer
Piano: Gesang Der Parzen
Unknown: Herbert Blomstedt

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Robert Morton Paracheve ton enterprise
Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor) Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin) Christopher Wilson (lute) Tom Finucane
(lute/viola de mano)
10.05 Mozart Oboe
Concerto in C (K314)
Hansjorg Schellenberger (oboe)
Berlin Philharmonic/Levine
10.25 Gelrr Tveltt Folk
Tunes from Hardanger
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
11.10 Artists of the Week:
Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Nielsen Wind Quintet
11.35 Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Vladimir Krainev (piano)
Frankfurt RSO/Carl St Clair


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Unknown: Robert Morton Paracheve
Violin: Pavlo Beznosiuk
Violin: Christopher Wilson
Unknown: Tom Finucane
Piano: Paganini Vladimir Krainev

: Celtic Horizons

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon

: The Afternoon on Three

With Paul Guinery.
1.00 Chamber Music from Manchester
I From Manchester
High School for
Girls, presented by Rodney Slatford . Brindisi Quartet
Maconchy String Quartet No 10
Janacek String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters)
2.00 Schools
Let's Make a Story 2.15 Music Box 2.30 Dance
Workshop 2.50 Poetry Corner
3.00 Mining the Archive Time Regained
In the first of three programmes celebrating three great soprano voices, Heather Harper talks to Gordon Stewart , who introduces recordings of music by Strauss, Mozart and Beethoven and Britten's Les Illuminations recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in 1978. A Cavendish production
4.20 Turns of the Century
This week in the audio lexicon of the great English comedy performers, Gillian Reynolds celebrates
Morecambe and Wise.
4.30 Music for the Lion
The second of two programmes exploring the continuing classical tradition of the royal courts of West Africa contrasts excerpts from the classical epic Sundiattia with contemporary works by composer/musician Tunde Jegede. With Paul Balmer. A Music on Earth production


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Presented By: Rodney Slatford
Talks: Heather Harper
Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Musician: Tunde Jegede.
Unknown: Paul Balmer.

: The Music Machine

As a grand finale to the education and community work undertaken at this year's Cheltenham Festival, there was a jamboree in the Pitville Pump Room. Tommy Pearson was there to hear and see the results of weeks of hard work, and he talks to the festival's artistic director
Michael Berkeley and to education officer Helen Phillips.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Pitville Pump Room.
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Director: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Helen Phillips.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Presented by Andrew Green.
5.15 Resplghl Primavera (Botticelli Pictures)
6.03 Telemann Concerto in F (Tafelmusik)
Producer Peter Thresh


Presented By: Andrew Green.

: Arianna

An evening of programmes introducing tomorrow's broadcast from the Royal Opera House of Alexander Goehr 's new opera, which sets the text of Monteverdi's lost Arianna.
7.00 L'Orfeo
Monteverdi's favola in musica, based on Alessandro Striggio 's interpretation of the myth of Orpheus. Introduced by Christopher Page.
Instrumentalists from the King's Noyse and Concerto Palatino, director
Andrew Parrott
Acts 1 and 2 7.50 Interval
Christopher Page talks to Patrick Boyde about
Monteverdi's realisation of Striggio's libretto and his treatment of other texts, including Combattimento and LArianna.
8.05 Acts 3-5
Recorded at the 1993 Boston
Early Music Festival
9.00 Opera in the Making
The first of four glimpses this evening behind the scenes at the Royal Opera House, tracing the progress of Goehr's Arianna, and its production on stage where it is receiving five performances, directed by American stage director Francesca Zambello.
9.05 Spirit of the Age George Pratt talks to lain
Fenlon about Monteverdi's famous Lamento darianna and its extraordinary influence both on the composer in his later life and on many of his contemporaries.
9.40 Opera in the Making
A second visit to the Royal Opera House, where Goehr's Arianna is in production.
9.45 Hear and Now
Monteverdi and I
Alexander Goehr retraces the thread that has led him from his early experience of Monteverdi's music to his opera Arianna.
He looks at how other composers have reappraised Monteverdi's music and introduces his triptych of music theatre. Performers include
Penelope Walmsley-Clark , Susan Kessler , Martyn Hill, Stephen Varcoe , Nicholas Delve , Manning Wilson and Laurence Payne , with the women's voices of Singcircle and the Nash Ensemble, conductor
Lionel Friend.
Including at 10.30 and U.35 Opera In the Making Two further glimpses behind the scenes of Goehr's Arianna.


Unknown: Alexander Goehr
Unknown: Alessandro Striggio
Introduced By: Christopher Page.
Director: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Patrick Boyde
Director: Francesca Zambello.
Talks: George Pratt
Unknown: Alexander Goehr
Unknown: Penelope Walmsley-Clark
Unknown: Susan Kessler
Unknown: Stephen Varcoe
Unknown: Nicholas Delve
Unknown: Manning Wilson
Unknown: Laurence Payne
Conductor: Lionel Friend.
Orfeo: Joseph Cornwell (tenor)
Euridice: Maria Jette (sop)
La Musica/Proserpina: Emily van Evera (sop)
Messaggiera: Daniele Forget (mezzo)
Ninfa/La Speranza: Ellen Hargis (sop)
Caronte: Jan Opalach (bass-Bar)
Plutone: Paul Guttry (bass-Bar)
Eco/Apollo: Mark Bleeke (tenor)

: The Land Where the Good Songs Go

A Journey In Search of Forgotten Musicals
Repeated from Monday 12 noon

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