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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including in the first hour the BBC orchestras.
Delius Paris (The Song of a Great City)
BBC SO/Andrew Davis
Beethoven Symphony No 8 in Danish RSO/Kurt Sanderling
7.05 Symphony Series:
Mozart Symphony No 9 in C (K73)
7.40 Dvorak The Water
8.05 Purcell Portfolio:
A selection of songs
8.35 Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Producer Chris de Souza Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

This week including live recordings by Sviatoslav Richter and David Oistrakh.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D
Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood
9.19 Haydn Piano Sonatas: Sonata in G (H XVI 40)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
9.30 Stravinsky Concerto in E flat (Dumbarton Oaks) St Paul CO, conductor
Christopher Hogwood
9.45 Adams The Chairman
San Francisco SO, conductor Edo de Waart
A Mentom Radio production Discs


Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: David Oistrakh.
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Music: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Edo de Waart

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Edward Blakeman. Including Artist of the Week:
Anne Queffelec (piano)
Scarlatti Sonatas: in D (Kk 96); in B minor (Kk 27)
10.10 Eugene Goossens Concertino for string octet
11.00 Anon Ay, Santa Maria; Ave, virgo gratia
11.05 Bach Partita in C minor (BWV 826)
11.30 Roussel Symphony No 3
Producer Edward Blakeman


Presented By: Edward Blakeman.
Piano: Anne Queffelec
Unknown: Eugene Goossens
Unknown: Bach Partita
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Composer of the Week: Charles Villiers Stanford

David Byers introduces music by the Irish-born composer whose talent Shaw described as "eccentric, violent, romantic, patriotic and held in check only by a mortal fear of being found deficient in what are called the manners and tone of good society."
Symphony No 3 in F minor (Irish) (2nd mvt)
Caoine (Clarinet Sonata, Op 129)
Serenade in F, Op 95 (2nd mvt)
Fantasy No 2 in F
Symphony No 3 in F minor (3rd mvt)
Producer David Byers Discs


Introduces: David Byers
Producer: David Byers

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 BBC Lunchtime
Concert fFrom St John's,
Smith Square,
London. London Winds, director
Michael Collins
Mozart Adagio in B flat (K411)
Strauss Sonatina No 2 in E flat (Fmhliche Werkstatt) Repeated next Sunday at 6.30pm
2.00 Schools
The Song Tree 2.15
Storybox 2.25 Let's Move
2.45 First Steps in Drama
3.00 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Victoria Soames (bass clarinet)
Elgar Serenade for Strings, Op 20
Thea Musgrave Autumn Sonata for bass clarinet and orchestra
Britten Passacaglia (Peter Grimes )
3.45 Music for Organ Played by James Lancelot in Durham Cathedral.
Vieme Symphony No 5 in A minor, Op 28
4.30 Piano Man
In the third of six programmes, Alun Morgan recalls Earl Hines 's activities in the forties, his performances with saxophonist Charlie Parker and his entry into the Louis Armstrong All-Stars Band.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Director: Michael Collins
Director: Mozart Adagio
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Bass: Victoria Soames
Clarinet: Elgar Serenade
Unknown: Thea Musgrave
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Played By: James Lancelot
Unknown: Alun Morgan
Unknown: Earl Hines
Unknown: Charlie Parker

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson spends a week with pupils from the Stanwell Comprehensive School in Penarth. Today, the art of making a pop record.
Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Andrew Green.
Rachmaninov Etude-
Tableau in E flat minor, Op 39 No 5
6.03 Martucci Nocturne in G flat
6.30 Vaughan Williams
Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus'
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Greek

Mark-Anthony Turnage 's award-winning 1988 opera to a libretto based on Steven Berkoff 's play.
The Greek Ensemble, conductor Richard Bemas
See also Friday 7.30pm


Unknown: Mark-Anthony Turnage
Unknown: Steven Berkoff
Conductor: Richard Bemas
Eddy: Quentin Hayes (bar)
Dad/Cafe manager/Chief of Police: Richard Suart (bar)
Wife/Doreen/Waitress I/Sphinx 1: Fiona Kimm (mezzo-Sop)
Mum/Waitress 2/Sphim 2: Helen Charnock (sop)

: The Instrument-Makers

Michael Oliver takes five instruments, five players, five makers and presents five snapshots of British music history.
1: Forte, Piano or Bust
Why was London such a draw for composers, players and makers of the usurper of the harpsichord? With Melvyn Tan and Derek Adlam.
Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Melvyn Tan
Unknown: Derek Adlam.

: Consorts, Arias and Divisions

Laurence Dreyfus introduces works from the English tradition of the viol consort by Orlando Gibbons , Matthew Locke and Thomas Tomkins , performed by the ensemble Phantasm.
A Floating Earth production


Introduces: Laurence Dreyfus
Unknown: Orlando Gibbons
Unknown: Matthew Locke
Unknown: Thomas Tomkins

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Concert Orchestra conductor Laurent Petitgirard
Harumi Hanafusa (piano)
Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain Rpt


Conductor: Laurent Petitgirard
Piano: Harumi Hanafusa
Piano: Falla Nights

: Mixing It

Presented by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall , with studio guest Lisa Gerrard , vocalist of Dead Can
Dance, talking about her new solo album The Mirror
Producer Philip Tagney


Presented By: Mark Russell
Presented By: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Lisa Gerrard
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a programme of French piano duets, played by Stephen Coombs and Ian Munro.
Ravel Fanfare (L'tventail de Jeanne)
Satie Trois morceaux en forme de poire
Chabrier Cortege burlesque Satle La Belle excentrique
Milhaud Le Boeuf sur le toit


Introduces: Penny Gore
Played By: Stephen Coombs
Played By: Ian Munro.
Unknown: Satie Trois

: Night School

Letter Box
1.20 Singing Together

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