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Presented by Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Symphony Series:
Mozart Symphony No 5 in B flat (K22)
Prague Chamber Orchestra, conductor
Charles Mackerras
7.13 Weber Konzertstuck in F minor, Op 79
Melvyn Tan (fortepiano)
London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
7.40 Gershwin An
American in Paris
New York Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas
8.05 Bach, after Ernst
Concerto in G (BWV 592)
Christopher Herrick (organ)
8.13 Korngold Mein
Sehnen, mein Wahnen (Die Tote Stadt)
Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Munich Radio Orchestra. conductor Fabio Luisi
8.42 Stamitz Clarinet
Concerto No 10 in B flat
Sabine Meyer (clarinet) Academy of St Martin , conductor Ion Brown


Presented By: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Weber Konzertstuck
Unknown: Melvyn Tan
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: Christopher Herrick
Unknown: Korngold Mein
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Clarinet: Sabine Meyer
Conductor: St Martin
Conductor: Ion Brown

: FAIREST ISLE Composer of the Week: Parry

"I think it's quite superbo, really superbo. Dramatically and in every way I bet my hat on its success."
- Stanford on Guenever
Lewis Foreman rediscovers a forgotten Parry opera. Piano Quartet in A flat Deakin Piano Trio
Yuko Inone (viola) orch Dibble Guenever 's
Soliloquy (Guenever)
Shelley Everall (soprano) BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor
Barry Wordsworth
Wedding March (Incidental music: The Birds)
London Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Adrian Boult


Unknown: Lewis Foreman
Viola: Yuko Inone
Unknown: Dibble Guenever
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Adrian Boult

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Chris Wines in Birmingham, and including Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat, Op 61
Martin Roscoe (piano)
10.17 Artist of the Week:
Frans Bruggen (recorder)
Corelli Sonata in D minor,
Op 5 No 12 (La Follia) Anner Bylsma (cello) Gustav Leonhardt
10.28 Haydn String Quartet in F, Op 77 No 2 Takacs Quartet
10.57 Henze Serenade for solo cello
Dominic Seldis (double bass)
11.07 Szymanowski
Fantasy in C minor, Op 14 Martin Roscoe (piano)
11.19 Bigaglia Sonata in A minor, Op 1
Frans Bruggen (recorder) Anner Byisma (cello) Gustav Leonhardt
11.27 Lili Boulanger Hymne au soleil
New London Chamber
Choir, conductor James Wood
11.32 Strauss
Panathenaenzug for piano left hand, Op 74
Peter Rbsel (piano)
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Rudolf Kempe


Presented By: Chris Wines
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Unknown: Frans Bruggen
Unknown: Corelli Sonata
Cello: Anner Bylsma
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Henze Serenade
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Piano: Bigaglia Sonata
Unknown: Frans Bruggen
Cello: Anner Byisma
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Harpsichord: Lili Boulanger
Conductor: James Wood
Piano: Peter Rbsel
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday

: The Afternoon on Three

Presented by Susan Sharpe.


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Vernon Handley Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat


Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Schools

Playtime 2.15 Time to
Move 2.35 Listen!

: For Love, not money

Sarah Walker introduces music by amateur orchestras.
Bartok Suite: The
Miraculous Mandarin
Griffes The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan
Salomon Orchestra, conductor Philip Ellis Warlock Capriol Suite (excerpts)
East London Late Starters
Orchestra, conductors
James Harrison and Nick Coutte
Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat
John Wallace (trumpet) Bernstein Symphonic
Dances (West Side Story) City of York Guildhall Orchestra, conductor Simon Wright


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Kubla Khan
Conductor: Philip Ellis
Conductors: James Harrison
Conductors: Nick Coutte
Unknown: John Wallace
Conductor: Simon Wright

: Gather ye Rosebuds

The English composer
William Lawes died 350 years ago this week, on 24 September 1645. Two of his Fantasia-Suites are played by the Purcell
Quartet, and the Hilliard
Ensemble sings a selection of his songs, including his celebrated setting of Robert Herrick.
Producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: William Lawes
Unknown: Robert Herrick.
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: An Outside view

Leading musicians from around the world voice their opinions on British music. Today, Israeli-born viola player Rivka Golani. Producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Rivka Golani.
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: The Music Machine

A couple of wannabe writers have a crack at producing an article for two contrasting music magazines.

: In Tune

Music, interviews and the arts from Birmingham with Humphrey Carpenter , including at approximately
5.15 Sullivan Overture di ballo
6.03 Telemann Concerto in D minor for two chalumeaux
6.30 Puccini I Crisantemi
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Bartok Night

Michael Berkeley introduces Bartok's complete cycle of six String Quartets, one of the towering achievements of 20th-century chamber music, recorded live in London by the Emerson Quartet.
Plus music, conversation and features to mark the 50th anniversary of the composer's death with Anthony Payne ,
Barrie Gavin , Gyorgy Pauk , Kevin Jones , Laszlo Matzko and Eugene Drucker.
A Heavy Entertainment production


Introduces: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Anthony Payne
Unknown: Barrie Gavin
Unknown: Gyorgy Pauk
Unknown: Kevin Jones
Unknown: Laszlo Matzko
Unknown: Eugene Drucker.

: Night Waves

Judi Dench and Patricia
Hodge star in a new production of Sondheim's A Little Night Music.
Richard Coles reports from the National Theatre with the first review.
Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Judi Dench
Music: Richard Coles
Producer: Erika Wright

: FAIREST ISLE Music Restored

The Mantle of Orpheus
The last of seven concerts from this year's York Early Music Festival, introduced by George Pratt.
Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley (lute)
Purcell's last songs alongside songs written by other composers who were inspired by his genius: John Eccles , John Blow and John Weldon.
Concert sponsored by Intercity East Coast
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Introduced By: George Pratt.
Director: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: John Eccles
Unknown: John Blow
Unknown: John Weldon.

: Night School

Tales from Europe
1.30 Le Club

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