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With Andrew McGregor. Mozart Sinfonia
Concertante (K297b)
Prague Chamber Soloists, conductor Libor Pesek
Respighl The Pines of Rome BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka
7.05 Bach Chromatic
Fantasia and Fugue in D minor (BWV 903)
7.32 Martinu Five Madrigal Stanzas
8.05 Cherubini Overture:
8.32 Reger Three Choruses, Op 39 Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Ravel La Valse
LSO/Claudio Abbado
9.13 Haydn Piano Sonatas: Sonata in D (H XVI 51) Glenn Gould (piano)
9.19 Catalani Ebben ? ...
Ne andro lontana (La Wally) Wilhelmenia Fernandez
LSO/Vladimir Cosma
9.23 Tchalkovsky Violin Concerto in D
David Oistrakh (violin) Moscow PO, conductor
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Discs


Piano: Glenn Gould
Piano: Catalani Ebben
Soprano: Wilhelmenia Fernandez
Violin: David Oistrakh

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Artist of the Week:
Anne Queffelec (piano) Scarlatti Sonatas in D
(Kk 492); in E (Kk 531)
10.05 Imogen Hoist String Quintet
Academy of St Martin Chamber Ensemble
11.10 Encina Mas vale trocar
Morales Credo
Rufus Muller (tenor)
Christopher Wilson and Shirley Rumsey (lutes)
11.20 Beethoven Sonata in E flat, Op 31 No 3
Anne Queffelec (piano)
11.40 Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Jacques Delacote


Artist: Edward Blakeman.
Piano: Anne Queffelec
Piano: Scarlatti Sonatas
Tenor: Rufus Muller
Tenor: Christopher Wilson
Tenor: Shirley Rumsey
Unknown: Beethoven Sonata
Unknown: Jacques Delacote

: Composer of the Week: Stanford

Beati quorum via, Op 38 No
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, conductor Richard Marlow
Symphony No 5 in D
(L'Allegro ed il penseroso) (4th mvt)
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Vernon Handley
Magnificat in G, Op 81 Eternal Father, Op 135 Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, conductor Richard Marlow
For lo, I raise up, Op 145 Worcester Cathedral Choir, conductor Donald Hunt
Paul Trepte (organ)
Irish Rhapsody No 5 in G minor
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Vernon Handley Discs


Conductor: Richard Marlow
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Richard Marlow
Conductor: Donald Hunt
Conductor: Paul Trepte
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 The Land Where the Good Songs Go A Journey in Search of Forgotten Musicals
Presented by Mark Steyn. 5: Lerner after Loewe
Lyricist Alan J Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe wrote a string of hits. After Loewe's retirement in 1960, Lerner worked with a number of different composing partners, and it is some of this lesser known later work that Mark
Steyn explores with Lerner's collaborators.
John Barry remembers the ill-fated lolita, My Love, based on Nabokov's novel,
Burton Lane explains why Carmelina slipped away, Charles Strouse recalls
Lerner's very last show - Dance a Little Closer, and Arthur Laurents explains why he knew 1600
Pennsylvania Avenue was never going to work. A Cat's Whiskers/Rewind production
Repeated Friday at 12 midnight
2.00 Schools
Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!
3.00 Carnegie
Publication Scheme
Lewis Foreman introduces a selection of the music submitted in competitions organised by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie.
Norman Hay String Quartet in A
Gurney Ludlow and Teme Bliss Rhapsody for mezzo, tenor and ensemble
Warlock The
Curlew Walton Piano Quartet


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Presented By: Mark Steyn.
Unknown: Frederick Loewe
Unknown: John Barry
Unknown: Burton Lane
Unknown: Charles Strouse
Unknown: Arthur Laurents
Introduces: Lewis Foreman
Unknown: Andrew Carnegie.
Unknown: Norman Hay
Piano: Curlew Walton

: The Music Machine

The pupils of Stanwell
Comprehensive design their own music festival for the City of Cardiff.

: In Tune

From Cardiff with Nicola Heywood Thomas. Including Handel Dixit Dominus
5.40 Strauss Trio
(Der Rosenkavalier)
6.03 Debussy Nocturnes
6.45 Beethoven, transcr Liszt An die feme geliebte


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Unknown: Handel Dixit Dominus

: Pebble Mill

From Studio One.
James Wood
(percussion) Sirinu
Anon Cantigas de Santa Maria Frederic Rzewski To the Earth
Glacinto Scelsi Canti del
Capricomo (excerpts)
8.10 Fame
A short story by Arthur Miller , read by Henry Goodman on the American writer's 80th birthday.
A successful and wealthy
Broadway playwright reveals celebrity to be a gilded cage in which ordinary human contact is impossible.
8.30 James Wood Elanga
N'Kake Singing to His Craft Scelsi Ogloudoglou
Trad Music from the Andes


Unknown: James Wood
Unknown: Anon Cantigas de Santa
Unknown: Maria Frederic Rzewski
Story By: Arthur Miller
Read By: Henry Goodman
Unknown: James Wood Elanga
Unknown: Scelsi Ogloudoglou
Unknown: Trad Music

: The Instrument-Makers

2: The Brains behind the Hom
The instrument that virtuosos like Michael Thompson
use can only be called an Australian-designed English-German-French horn.
Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Michael Thompson

: Between the Ears

The Idea of North
The third of four radiogenic compositions enters the solitary world of Glenn Gould , evoking effects of isolation in a counterpoint of interviews and sounds from above the 60th
Parallel. Gould's pioneering sound documentary from the Canadian Broadcasting Company's archives was made for the country's
1967 centenary celebrations and is presented tonight by Mark Russell.
Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Glenn Gould
Unknown: Mark Russell.
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Night Waves

"Nelson was born in a fortunate hour for himself and his country, was always in his element and always on his element," claimed
George Macaulay Trevelyan. Roy Porter reassesses the life of the famous admiral in the light of a new exhibition in Greenwich. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: George MacAulay Trevelyan.
Unknown: Roy Porter
Producer: Erika Wright

: Music Restored

The Whim of the Moment
Songs and writings from the stormy career of actor, singer, writer and composer Charles Dibdin
(1745-1814), with John Potter (tenor) and David Roblou (square piano).
Compiled by Jeremy Barlow. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Charles Dibdin
Tenor: John Potter
Tenor: David Roblou
Unknown: Jeremy Barlow.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night School

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