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With Andrew McGregor.
Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 2 in F, Op 22
6.45 Enescu Romanian
Rhapsody No 1
7.05 Vivaldi Lauda
Jerusalem (RV609)
7.39 Mozart Violin
Concerto No 2 in D (K211)
8.05 Purcell Portfolio:
A selection of songs
8.37 Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Songs: Rodrigo Concierto

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Vivaldi Violin Concerto in F
(Autumn) (Four Seasons) Gil Shaham (violin) Orpheus CO
9.11 Hoist Capriccio ECO/Imogen Holst
9.17 Villa-Lobos Bachianas
Brasileiras No 5
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano)
French National RO, conducted by the Composer
9.28 Haydn Piano Sonatas: Sonata in B flat (H XVI 2) Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
9.43 Hoist St Paul's Suite
ECO/Yehudi Menuhin Discs


Violin: Gil Shaham
Unknown: Hoist Capriccio

: Musical Encounters

With Stephanie Hughes in Belfast.
Mendelssohn Overture: The
Hebrides (Fmgal's Cave)
10.10 Artist of the Week:
Maurice Bourgue (oboe) Poulenc Oboe Sonata
10.25 Walton, arr Palmer Suite: Troilus and Cressida
11.00 Potter Symphony in C minor
11.40 Bizet Incidental music: L'Arlesienne


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Oboe: Maurice Bourgue
Unknown: Potter Symphony

: Composer of the Week: Berio

Duetti for two violins (Vol I) (excerpts)
Agnus; Lied; Recital I for Cathy, Corale; Chamber Music
Duetti for two violins (Vol I) (excerpts)

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Opera Matinee Falstaff
Antonio Salieri 's lesser known version of the story immortalised by Verdi is one of the very first operatic settings of a Shakespeare play. The opera presents a simplified version of The Merry Wives of Windsor, omitting complicated subplots and the lovers Anne and Fenton.
But the self-benefiting antics of the lovable buffoon
Falstaff remain the pivot of the action. A performance from the Schwetzingen Festival in Germany, recorded last April.
Ludwigshafen Theatre Chorus
South German Radio
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arnold Ostman
3.35 Murray Perahia Plays Chopin
Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op
47; Etudes: in E, Op 10 No 3; in C sharp minor, Op 10 No 4; Mazurkas: in D, Op
33 No 2; in A minor, Op 17 No 4; in F minor, Op 7 No 3; Berceuse in D flat, Op 57; Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23 Rpt
4.20 Olivier Messiaen
Trois petites liturgies de la Presence Divine
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) Jean Laurendeau (ondes martenot)
Women's voices of the Netherlands Radio Chorus
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
4.55 An Outside View
Performers and composers from around the world voice their opinions on British music. With Danish composer Poul Ruders. Producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Antonio Salieri
Conductor: Arnold Ostman
Conductor: Murray Perahia
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Piano: Jean Laurendeau
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Poul Ruders.
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Sir John Falstaff: John Del Carlo (bar)
Master Ford: Richard Croft (tenor)
Mistress Ford: Teresa Ringholz (sop)
Master Slender: Jake Gardner (bar)
Mistress Slender: Delores Ziegler (mezzo)
Bardolfo: Carlos Feller (bass)
Betty: Oarla Brooks (sop)

: The Music Machine: The Technocrats

Through the increasing use of modern technology, the rock music industry is having to re-examine the terms "composer", "producer" and "DJ". Four young ambient composers create a piece of music and invite comment from Stockhausen, who no longer teaches composition. Dick Witts asks him why.


Unknown: Dick Witts

: In Tune

From Cardiff with Geraint Lewis , including
Rameau Overture:
5.40 Francaix L'Horloge de Flore
6.03 Faure Nocturne No 6 in D flat, Op 63
6.30 Haydn Symphony No 88 in G (Letter V) Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Geraint Lewis
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Music for St Alban

Music in honour of England's first martyr, given in the Cathedral and Abbey church of St Alban dedicated in his honour. The works date from the years before the Reformation, at which period the shrine of the saint behind the high altar was a major place of pilgrimage.
Cardinall's Musick, director
Andrew Carwood
Fayrfax Missa Albanus and motets by Dunstable, Banaster and Benet.
8.20 The Life of St Alban
The Rev Alan Walker reads from William Caxton 's translation contained in The
Golden Legend.
8.35 Concert, part 2


Unknown: St Alban
Director: Andrew Carwood
Director: Fayrfax Missa Albanus
Unknown: Alan Walker
Unknown: William Caxton

: In Translation

The Fifth Comer of the Room
By Israel Metter.
A love affair between a maths teacher and the daughter of an eminent bacteriologist is thwarted by Stalinism. Read by David Horovitch.
Translated by Michael Duncan Producer Angela Dalton
Final programme tomorrow


Read By: David Horovitch.
Translated By: Michael Duncan
Producer: Angela Dalton

: New Waves

A series of chamber concerts in which contemporary composers talk to Chris de Souza about their music, played by leading young artists. Tonight's featured composer is Julian Anderson.
Robert Plane (clarinet) Clio Gould (violin)
Matthew Barley (cello) Sophia Rahman (piano) Janacek Violin Sonata Anderson The Bearded
Lady (revised version, first performance)
Alexander Goehr Piano Trio A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Julian Anderson.
Violin: Clio Gould
Piano: Sophia Rahman
Piano: Alexander Goehr

: Night Waves

Michele Roberts reports from the Pompidou Centre in Paris where the major autumn exhibition includes works by Picasso, Dali and Duchamp.
Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Producer: Erika Wright

: The Cheltenham Symphonists

The second of four programmes in which the BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra performs British symphonies of the early 1950s.
Conductor Alun Francis
Searle Symphony No 2
Rawsthome Improvisations on a Theme by Constant Lambert
Searle Symphony No 3


Conductor: Alun Francis

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