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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Telemann Overture-Suite in E minor (Tafelmusik)
Harty Ode to a Nightingale
7.05 Medtner Danza festiva, Op 38 No 3
7.38 Pleyel Sextet in E flat
8.05 Walton, arr Wright Crown Imperial
8.32 Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2 (Fifths) Discs


Unknown: Medtner Danza

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Mendelssohn Scherzo
(A Midsummer Night's Dream)
9.05 Tchalkovsky Andante cantabile, Op 11
St Paul CO/Bobby McFerrin
9.12 Haydn Piano Sonatas: Sonata in C minor (H XVI 20) Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
9.31 Borodin String Quartet No 2 in D
Borodin Quartet Discs


Unknown: Mendelssohn Scherzo
Unknown: Tchalkovsky Andante
Unknown: St Paul

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman , including
Artist of the Week:
Anne Queffelec (piano)
Scarlatti Sonatas: in C (Kk 159); in F minor (Kk 69); in D (Kk 33)
10.10 Britten Phantasy , Op 2
11.00 Mudarra Isabel , perdiste la tu faxa
Valderrabano Discantar sobre un punto
11.05 Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
11.40 lbert Escales


Unknown: Edward Blakeman
Piano: Anne Queffelec
Unknown: Britten Phantasy
Unknown: Mudarra Isabel
Unknown: Valderrabano Discantar

: Composer of the Week: Stanford

La Belle dame sans merci
Janet Baker (mezzo) Gerald Moore (piano)
The rain it raineth every day (Clown's Songs from Twelth Night")
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Graham Johnson (piano) Drake's Drum
(Songs of the Sea)
Benjamin Luxon (baritone) Bournemouth SO and Chorus, conductor Norman Del Mar
The Bluebird
Cambridge Singers, conductor John Rutter
The Fairy Lough (An Irish Idyll); A Soft Day (A Sheaf of Songs from Leinster)
Kathleen Ferrier (contralto) Frederick Stone (piano) Songs of the Fleet
Benjamin Luxon (baritone) Bournemouth
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/Norman Del Mar Producer David Byers Discs


Unknown: Janet Baker
Piano: Gerald Moore
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Piano: Graham Johnson
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Conductor: John Rutter
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Piano: Frederick Stone
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 The Boston
In the last of the series, Margaret Juntwait introduces music by Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, a child prodigy and the last Boston romantic, with her biographer Adrienne Fried Block and contributions from Steven Ledbetter and Alan Feinberg. Romance
Joseph Silverstein (violin) Virginia Eskin (piano) Symphony in E minor (Gaelic) (3rd mvt)
Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi
Plus piano pieces played by Alan Feinberg and songs sung by D'Anna Fortunate. Rpt
2.00 Schools
Radio Showcase 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About 2.40 Music
3.00 The Shepherd's Wedding
Music for the marriage of King George III.
John Stanley Arcadia
Gillian Fisher, Nancy Argenta and Bronwen Mills (sopranos) John Potter and Simon
Davies (tenors)
Andrew Knight (baritone) Paul Nicholson (organ) Parley of Instruments, director Roy Goodman Rpt
3.45 Orchestra of St John 's, Smith Square Conductor John Lubbock
Cathryn Pope (soprano) With John Woolrich.
Busoni, arr Schoenberg Berceuse élégiaque
Woolrich Ariadne Laments
Dallaplccola Piccola Musica Notturna
Mozart Adagio and Rondo in C minor (K61 7)
Brahms, arr Woolrich Ophelia Song
J Strauss (son), arr
Schoenberg Emperor Waltz Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Introduces: Margaret Juntwait
Unknown: Adrienne Fried
Unknown: Steven Ledbetter
Unknown: Alan Feinberg.
Violin: Joseph Silverstein
Played By: Alan Feinberg
Sung By: D'Anna Fortunate.
Unknown: King George Iii.
Unknown: Nancy Argenta
Sopranos: John Potter
Baritone: Paul Nicholson
Director: Roy Goodman
Unknown: St John
Conductor: John Lubbock
Soprano: Cathryn Pope
Unknown: John Woolrich.
Unknown: Dallaplccola Piccola
Unknown: Musica Notturna
Unknown: Mozart Adagio
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: The Music Machine

What sort of things are cracking off in South Wales? The pupils of Stanwell Comprehensive in Penarth present their view of musical things to do.

: In Tune

Music, news, interviews and arts stories from
Birmingham with David Owen Norris.
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: David Owen Norris.
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor David Atherton
Peter Donohoe (piano) Grace Williams Sea
Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 3 in C minor
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Suite No 2


Conductor: David Atherton
Piano: Peter Donohoe

: The Instrument-Makers

4: Small Is Beautiful
Flute-makers like Albert
Cooper and oboes by Howarth's can still hold their own against the mass-production giants. With flautist Jonathan Snowden and oboist Malcolm Messiter. Final programme tomorrow 9.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Snowden
Unknown: Malcolm Messiter.

: Dvorak

Scherzo Capriccioso
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor David Measham


Conductor: David Measham

: New Waves

A further series of concerts recorded at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, in which contemporary composers work with young artists and talk to Chris de Souza
about their music.
Tonight's programme features
Mark-Anthony Tumage and Gavin Bryars. Martin Robertson (sax) Tony Gray (piano) Bryars Allegrasco
Tumage Two Elegies Framing a Shout
(first performance)
John Anthony Lennon Distances within Me
A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Mark-Anthony Tumage
Unknown: Gavin Bryars.
Unknown: Martin Robertson
Unknown: John Anthony Lennon

: Night Waves

A busy night of stage openings, including Fiona Shaw in The Way of the World at the National,
Amanda Donohoe in Miss
Julie in Manchester, and a new production of Purcell's The Fairy Queen by the English National Opera. Humphrey Carpenter presents all the first-night reviews and news. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Amanda Donohoe
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: John Goudie

: The Cheltenham Symphonists

The first of four programmes in which the BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra performs British symphonies of the early 1950s.
Conductor Martyn Brabbins Philip Fowke (piano)
Rawsthome Piano Concerto
Fricker Symphony No 1


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Philip Fowke

: Night School

Together Stories
1.30 Music for Dance 2.00
Look and Read: Spacewarp

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