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Presented by Andrew McGregor.
Sibelius Tapiola
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Jukka-Pekka Saraste
6.25 Bizet Symphony in C Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.05 William Lawes Royall Consort Suite No 9 in F
Purcell Quartet
8.05 Beethoven Overture:
London Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Klaus Tennstedt
8.14 Purcell Portfolio:
A selection of songs


Presented By: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Unknown: William Lawes Royall
Conductor: Klaus Tennstedt

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Continuing a cycle of the songs of Henri Duparc.
Marin Marais Sonnerie de
Ste Genevieve du Mont-de-
Le Concert des Nations, director Jordi Savall
9.08 Duparc Au pays ou se fait la guerre
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) Richard Amner (piano)
9.14 Mozart Quintet in E flat (K452)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) London Wind Soloists
9.40 Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
London Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Discs


Unknown: Henri Duparc.
Director: Jordi Savall
Piano: Richard Amner
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Today, Bartok playing his own music, Jane Chapman playing harpsichord music from the Bauyn Manuscript, and music from medieval
Spain performed by Florata. Plus at approximately
10.05 Artist of the Week:
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)
Bach Suite No 2 in D minor
(BWV 1008)
10.25 Maxim Berezovsky Sacred Concerto: Cast Me
Not Off
Joyful Company of Singers, conductor Peter Broadbent
10.35 Alwyn Symphony No
London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor
Richard Hickox
11.10 Strauss Don Quixote Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra. conductor James Loughran


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Music: Jane Chapman
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Unknown: Maxim Berezovsky
Conductor: Peter Broadbent
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Strauss Don Quixote
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Conductor: James Loughran

: Composer of the Week: Chopin

Presented by Jeremy Siepmann.
2: Chopin the Traveller
Variations on "La ci darem"
Etude in A flat, Op 10 No 10 Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor
Scherzo in B minor, Op 20 Discs


Presented By: Jeremy Siepmann.

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 The Quest for Deirdre
J M Synge's play Deirdre of the Sorrows enjoyed a vogue amongst composers in the earlier part of this century, and many of them set it to music. Lewis
Foreman tells the story of Deirdre and introduces excerpts from operatic versions by Karl Rankl ,
Healey Wlllan. Fritz Hart and Cecil Gray.
Deirdre ALISON PEARCE (sop)
Conchubor ...JOHATHAN VEIRA (bar)
Naisi ........JEFFREY LAWTON (tenor) with Gordon Wilson (tenor),
Elizabeth Bainbridge (mezzo) and David Barrell (bar)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Repeated Friday 12 midnight
2.00 Schools
Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!
3.00 British Cities
Bristol in the 18th Century The West Country cathedral city and port was probably the venue for the first performances of Handel's music outside London, at a St Cecilia's Day concert in 1727. Tess Knighton sets the scene and introduces recordings of pieces which played a significant part in the musical life of the city, including that very first Handel performance, Te
Deum and Jubilate (Utrecht) (HWV278-9).
Producer Chris Masrshall


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Karl Rankl
Unknown: Healey Wlllan.
Unknown: Fritz Hart
Unknown: Cecil Gray.
Unknown: Deirdre Alison Pearce
Unknown: Anne-Marie Owens
Tenor: Jeffrey Lawton
Tenor: Gordon Wilson
Tenor: Elizabeth Bainbridge
Tenor: David Barrell
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Tess Knighton
Producer: Chris Masrshall

: The Music Machine

The Big Sing
2: Repertoire and Rehearsing
AN Carter eavesdrops on the terror of an audition and explains how to pick up a new piece quickly as the Bach Choir gets to grips with Kodaly's Te Deum and Janacek's Glagolitic Mass.


Unknown: Te Deum

: In Tune

From Glasgow with Geoffrey Baskerville.
Debussy Prelude a I'aprèsmidi d'un faune
6.03 Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor. Op 27 No 1
6.30 Faure Cinq Melodies Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Producer: Svend Brown

: Pebble Mill

From Studio One.
Cherubini Quartet
Eileen Hulse (soprano)
Schubert String Quartet in G (D887)
8.15 Air from Another
What was Schoenberg's attitude towards harmony at the time of his second string quartet?
8.35 Schoenberg String Quartet No 2 in F sharp minor, Op 10


Soprano: Eileen Hulse

: Reading Keats

Paul Bailey investigates
Keats's letter to Benjamin Bailey , dated 22 November 1817.
Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: Benjamin Bailey

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Alexander
Korndorf Hymn 111; Hymn II

: Night Waves

Nobel laureate Wole
Soyinka dramatises a day in the life of a Lagos protection racket in his new play The Beatification of Area Boy. Richard Coles reports from tonight's world premiere in Leeds. Plus why Paris still makes
Hollywood's heart beat faster in the light of Meg Ryan 's new film, French Kiss.
Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Meg Ryan
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Music Restored

Chris de Souza introduces the second in the current season of Early Music
Invitation Concerts from the Royal College of Music, London. Julia Gooding (soprano), Rufus Muller
(tenor), Frances Kelly (harp) and Timothy Roberts
(square piano) perform songs from late Georgian Britain, including a setting of Gray's Elegy by Stephen Storace and excerpts from Thomas Moore 's Irish
Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Soprano: Rufus Muller
Tenor: Frances Kelly
Tenor: Timothy Roberts
Unknown: Stephen Storace
Unknown: Thomas Moore
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Catch as Catch Can

Another selection of Purcell's bawdy catches, performed by the gentlemen of the BBC Singers.
Introduced by Bruce Wood. 2: True Englishmen drink a good health to the mitre


Introduced By: Bruce Wood.

: Night School

GNVQ 1.30 Primary
Geography 2.00 Libreria: Spanish Stories

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