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With Andrew McGregor. Bach, orch Hoist Fugue in G (BWV 577)
6.10 Shostakovich
Symphony No 15
7.05 Gesualdo Tenebrae
Responses for Good Friday (excerpts)
7.32 Symphony Series: Mozart Symphony No 14 in A (K114)
8.05 Rachmaninov
8.44 Ravel Bolero


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Hoist Ballet music: The
Perfect Fool
London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
9.11 Haydn Piano Sonatas: Sonata in D (H XVI 37) Alfred Brendel (piano)
9.22 Elgar Falstaff LPO/Georg Solti Discs


Conductor: Andre Previn
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Elgar Falstaff

: Musical Encounters

With Stephanie Hughes in Belfast.
Haydn Overture to an English Opera
10.05 Artist of the Week:
Maurice Bourgue (oboe) Mozart, arr Heidenreich Suite: The Magic Flute
10.30 Cipriani Potter Symphony in E flat
10.55 Barber Piano Sonata
11.35 Bach Concerto in C minor (BWV 1060)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Oboe: Maurice Bourgue
Flute: Cipriani Potter

: Composer of the Week: Berio

Graham Fawcett introduces a final selection of works by the composer who celebrated his 70th birthday on Tuesday.
Due Pezzi; Chemins IV, Epifanie; Sequenza X; Continuo


Introduces: Graham Fawcett

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 New series
Bristol Lunchtime
The first in a new season of lunchtime concerts from St George's, Brandon Hill ,
Bristol, featuring the chamber music of Bela Bartok and other Hungarian composers.
Artur Pizarro (piano) Bartok Sonata
Kodaly Dances of the Marosszek
Uszt Sonata in B minor
A Classic Arts production
2.00 Medieval Music
Festival in Bristol
Joy d'Amor
In the last of three concerts recorded at St George's, Brandon Hill , earlier this year, Catherine Bott gives a solo recital devoted to love, including songs of the troubadors and trouveres.
A Magenta Music International production
3.00 Mining the Archive Alexander Gibson
In the third of four programmes surveying the life and work of conductor
Alexander Gibson , Malcolm Hayes documents his activities in the period
1969-75, with contributions from Janet Baker , John Drummond ,
Peter Hemmings and Conrad Wilson. Including
MacCunn The Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Thea Musgrave Concerto for Orchestra
Scottish National Orchestra
Strauss Der Rosenkavalier
(excerpts) Soloists
Scottish National Orchestra
4.20 Turns of the Century
An audio lexicon of the great English comedy performers. Russell Davies celebrates Ted Ray.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore
4.30 Lost Voices
The last of three programmes celebrating English folk song, introduced by Georgina Boyes.
3: Up to Date
Recent recordings prove that the traditions are alive and flourishing, in villages, school playgrounds and among young musicians. Producer John Thomley


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Unknown: Bela Bartok
Piano: Artur Pizarro
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Unknown: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Alexander Gibson
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Conductor: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: John Drummond
Unknown: Peter Hemmings
Unknown: Conrad Wilson.
Unknown: Thea Musgrave
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Ted Ray.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Introduced By: Georgina Boyes.
Producer: John Thomley

: The Music Machine: The Technocrats

Karlheinz Stockhausen tells Dick Witts what he thinks of the music of ambient composers Aphex Twin, Plastikman, Scanner and 17-year-old Daniel Pemberton. The programme also discovers that a few eminent electroacoustic composers have been taking their work to the chill-out rooms of clubs such as Megatripolis in London.
A Soundbite production


Unknown: Karlheinz Stockhausen
Unknown: Dick Witts
Unknown: Daniel Pemberton.

: In Tune from New York

Humphrey Burton presents the last of the week's three special editions from the BBC's Manhattan studio.
Sousa Manhattan Beach
Morton Gould and his symphonic band
6.00 Barber Dover Beach
Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Emerson Quartet
6.30 Mozart Sonata in E minor (K304)
Isaac Stern (violin)
Yefim Bronfman (piano)
7.00 Tchaikovsky The
Queen of Spades (excerpts) Soloists
Kirov Theatre Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Sousa Manhattan Beach
Unknown: Morton Gould
Unknown: Barber Dover Beach
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Baritone: Emerson Quartet
Violin: Isaac Stern
Piano: Yefim Bronfman
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Producer: Nick Morgan

: BBC Symphony Orchestra in the USA

Conductor Andrew Davis
Gianna Rolandi (soprano) Tippett Symphony No 2 Verdi Willow Song: Ave Maria (Otello)
Puccini Sola , perduta, abbandonata
(Manon Lescaut) Un bel di vedremo
(Madama Butterfly)
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor
Recorded last Monday at the Academy of Music, Philadelphia


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Soprano: Gianna Rolandi
Unknown: Puccini Sola

: In Translation

Concluding the week's readings from contemporary European fiction.
The Death of Napoleon By Simon Leys. After escaping imprisonment on St Helena island, Napoleon plans his glorious return to France. Along the way he finds himself once again on the battlefields of Waterloo - a strange and disturbing experience. Read by Ian Masters.
Translated by Patricia Clancy and Simon Leys
Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Simon Leys.
Read By: Ian Masters.
Translated By: Patricia Clancy
Translated By: Simon Leys
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Hear and Now

Robert Ziegler introduces the last in a series of concerts given in the Institute of Contemporary
Arts, London, and featuring the Arditti Quartet and soprano Sarah Leonard. Atwynne Prttchard
Nocturne (BBC commission, first performance)
Richard Barrett I Open and Close
Brian Ferneyhough Quartet No 4
Bent Sorenson Quartet No 4
The programme also includes another chance to hear Danish composer Poul Ruders ' Concerto in Pieces
(Purcell Variations), first performed in May this year during Music Live 95 in Birmingham.
Producer Alan Hall


Introduces: Robert Ziegler
Soprano: Sarah Leonard.
Unknown: Richard Barrett
Unknown: Poul Ruders
Producer: Alan Hall

: The Land Where the Good Songs Go

6: Rodgers after Hammerstein
Mark Steyn recalls the forgotten later works of composer Richard Rodgers , after the death of Oscar
Hammerstein II in 1960. Repeated from Tuesday 1.00pm


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Richard Rodgers

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