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With Andrew McGregor. This week the BBC Concert
Orchestra features between
6.00 and 7.00.
Balfour Gardiner Overture to a Comedy
6.10 Beethoven Violin
Concerto in D
7.05 Bach Cantata
No 140: Wachet auf
7.32 Symphony Series:
Mozart Symphony No 12 in G (K110)
8.05 Beethoven Overture:
8.38 Poulenc Sonata for 2 pianos
Producer Chris de Souza


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Balfour Gardiner
Producer: Chris de Souza

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

This week, the conclusion of the Haydn piano sonata series plus the music of Gustav Hoist.
Hoist Mars, the Bringer of War (The Planets)
LPO, conductor Georg Solti
9.07 Bernstein I am easily assimilated (Candide) Christa Ludwig (mezzo) LSO, conducted by the Composer
9.12 Haydn Piano Sonatas: Sonata in E flat (H XVI 41) Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
9.23 Holst Hammersmith
Prelude and Scherzo
LPO, conductor Adrian Boult
9.37 Hlndemlth Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell A Mentom Radio production Discs


Conductor: Georg Solti
Unknown: Christa Ludwig
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Conductor: Carl Maria von Weber Cleveland
Conductor: George Szell

: Musical Encounters

Stephanie Hughes presents a week of programmes from Belfast, including music inspired by Greek myths and legends, and five symphonies by the early 19th-century composer and pianist
Cipriani Potter. Handel Sinfonia ; Oh, the pleasure of the plain (Acis and Galatea)
10.10 Artist of the Week:
Maurice Bourgue (oboe) Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto
10.25 Cipriani Potter Symphony in C minor
11.05 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 12 in A (K414)
11.35 Bernstein Symphonic Dances (West
Side Story)
Producer Terry Black


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Pianist: Cipriani Potter.
Pianist: Handel Sinfonia
Oboe: Maurice Bourgue
Unknown: Cipriani Potter
Producer: Terry Black

: Composer of the Week: Luciano Berio

Graham Fawcett presents music by the composer who is 70 tomorrow.
Wasserklavier; Folk Songs; Concertino; Sequenza XI;
Duetti for two violins (Vol I) (excerpts) Sinfonia
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Graham Fawcett
Producer: Alan Hall

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 BBC Lunchtime Concert
From St John's, Smith Square,
Yuri Bashmet (viola)
Mikhail Muntian (piano) Bach Sonata No 3 in G minor (BWV 1029)
Brahms Sonata in F minor, Op 120 No 1; Scherzo in C minor (FAE Sonata)
Repeated next Sunday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Viola: Yuri Bashmet
Piano: Mikhail Muntian
Unknown: Brahms Sonata

: BBC Symphony Orchestra in the USA

Conductor Andrew Davis
John Lill (piano)
Berlioz Overture: Le Corsair
Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 4 in G
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat
Given earlier this month in the Singleton Center, Lexington, Kentucky
See also 5.15pm
3.45 Music for Organ
Played by Susan Landale in the Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban.
Vieme Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 59
4.30 Piano Man
Jazz pianist Earl Hines was also a bandleader of note.
In the fourth of six programmes, Alun Morgan recalls Hines's activities in the 50s, when he was involved mainly with the more traditional side of jazz, first with Louis Armstrong and the All-Stars Band, then with his own Dixieland Band at the Hanover Club in San Francisco. But Hines occasionally took time off from the club to tour. Producer Derek Drescher


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: John Lill
Played By: Susan Landale
Pianist: Earl Hines
Unknown: Alun Morgan
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine: The Technocrats

Dick Witts interviews Karlheinz Stockhausen on how technology has changed the role of the composer. Stockhausen's experiments helped give today's ambient techno composers a musical language, and today the tape produced by scientists that led him to begin work in their new electronic music studio is heard on radio for the first time.
A Soundbite production


Unknown: Dick Witts
Unknown: Karlheinz Stockhausen

: In Tune from New York

Humphrey Burton presents the first of three programmes to mark the BBC Symphony Orchestra's American tour, with guests from the city's musical life. Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue The Composer (piano roll) Columbia Jazz Band, conductor Michael Tilson
Thomas 6.00 Mahler Symphony
No 7 (2nd mvt)
New York PO, conductor Leonard Bernstein
6.30 Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 4 in G
(3rd mvt)
Glenn Gould (piano)
New York PO, conductor Leonard Bernstein Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Conductor: Michael Tilson
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Piano: Glenn Gould
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Let the Peoples Sing 1995

From Manchester, the finals of the 1995 Euroradio Choral
Competition, featuring choirs from Poland,
Germany, Belgium, Finland, Canada and Norway. Great Britain is represented by the St David's School Choir from Wrexham, conducted by Jean Stanley Jones. Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Norway. Great Britain
Conducted By: Jean Stanley Jones.
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: In Translation

Five readings from contemporary European fiction.
The Film Explainer By Gert Hofmann.
An autobiographical novel set in provincial Germany in the 1930s, during the rise of Nazism. An old man narrates silent movies for cinema audiences but loses his job with the advent of the "talkies".
Read by Jamie Glover.
Translated by Michael Hofmann Producer Julia Butt
Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Gert Hofmann.
Read By: Jamie Glover.
Translated By: Michael Hofmann
Producer: Julia Butt

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Paul Zukovsky Schnabel Symphony No 1


Conductor: Paul Zukovsky

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a unique mix of musical styles and influences.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Russian pianist Boris Borozovshky. Medtner Fairy Tales: Op 20 No 1; Op 34 Nos 2 and 3 Borodin Petite Suite
Scrlabln Six Preludes, Op 13 Rachmaninov Etudestableux, Op 39: in C minor, No 7; in B minor, No 4; in F sharp minor, No 3
Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Introduces: Penny Gore
Pianist: Boris Borozovshky.
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

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