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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
6.00 Mozart A Musical
Joke (K522)
6.25 Nielsen Symphony No 4 (Inextinguishable)
7.05 Satie Trois
7.47 Brahms Alto
Rhapsody, Op 53
8.05 Purcell Portfolio:
A selection of songs
8.43 Lambert Mr Bear
Squash-you-all-flat Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Songs: Lambert Mr Bear

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Handel Wedding Symphony (Saul, Act 2)
English Concert, director Trevor Pinock
9.05 Bach Cello Suite No 1 in G (BWV 1007)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
9.22 Duparc Elegie ; Extase Gerard Souzay (baritone) Dalton Baldwin (piano)
9.29 Beethoven Variations on a Fugue in E flat, Op 35 (Eroica)
Glenn Gould (piano) Discs


Director: Trevor Pinock
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Cello: Duparc Elegie
Baritone: Extase Gerard Souzay
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Piano: Glenn Gould

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
10.05 Artist of the Week:
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello) Barber Cello Sonata
10.25 Rachmaninov
Panteley the Healer
10.30 Alwyn Symphony No 4
11.10 Prokofiev Symphony-Concerto
11.55 Bartok Allegro barbaro


Artist: Chris de Souza.
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Unknown: Bartok Allegro

: Composer of the Week: Chopin

Presented by Jeremy Siepmann.
4: Chopin the Teacher
Introduction and Grande
Polonaise in C, Op 3 Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Martha Argerich (piano) 12 Etudes, Op 10
Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Fugue in A minor (1841)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Mazurkas: in C sharp minor, Op 63 No 3; in C, Op 33 No 3
Artur Rubinstein (piano) Etude in F minor, Op 25 No 2
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Nocturne in D flat, Op 27
No 2
Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano) Discs


Presented By: Jeremy Siepmann.
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Martha Argerich
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Artur Rubinstein

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Wartime at the National Gallery
A second chance to hear the five-part series in which Robert Philip traces the history of the daily chamber-music concerts founded by Myra Hess in October 1939 and given throughout the Second
World War. Including music by Beethoven and Brahms played by Hess and the Griller Quartet.
2.00 Schools
Radio Showcase 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About 2.40 Music
3.00 Cupid and Death
A masque by James Shirley with music by Matthew Locke and Christopher Gibbons.
Cupid and Death are fellow guests at a country inn. The host's chamberlain, thwarted in his plans to inherit a fortune, takes revenge by exchanging their arrows. Mother Nature is appalled to see her laws overturned and calls on higher gods to intervene.
Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley Rpt
4.30 An Outside View
Austrian violinist Ernst
Kovacic voices his opinion of British music.
Mozart Violin Concerto No
4 in (K218)
Scottish CO, director
Ernst Kovacic (violin)
Producer Susan Kenyon Discs


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Robert Philip
Unknown: Myra Hess
Unknown: James Shirley
Music By: Matthew Locke
Music By: Christopher Gibbons.
Unknown: Mother Nature
Director: Anthony Rooley Rpt
Violin: Ernst Kovacic
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Narrator: John Rye
Host: Alan Dudley
Chamberlin: Spoken By Mark Straker
Chamberlin: Sung By Andrew King (tenor)
Death: Spoken By Brian Sanders
Death: Sung By Joseph Cornwell (tenor)
Despair: Brian Sanders
Nature: Emma Kirkby (sop)
Lovers: Evelyn Tubb (sop)
Lovers: Richard Wistreich (bass)
Mercury: David Thomas (bass)
Cupid: Poppy Holden (sop)

: The Music Machine

The Big Sing
4: Staying in Tune
A cappella music can spell danger for choirs. Are there tips for staying in tune? Ali Carter seeks advice from
David Willcocks and close harmony group the Close Shaves.


Unknown: Ali Carter
Unknown: David Willcocks

: In Tune

With Mairi Nicolson in Manchester.
Rachmaninov Polka de W R
6.03 Hindemith Overture:
Neues vom Tage
6.30 Ravel Piano Concerto in Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
John Lill (piano)
Tchaikovsky Fantasy
Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 4 in G minor
Lutoslawski Symphony No 3
Given in in June in the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: John Lill
Unknown: John Keats

: Reading Keats

Richard Mabey investigates the Ode to a Nightingale.
How good a naturalist was Keats?
Final programme tomorrow


Unknown: Richard Mabey

: Holst

A Choral Fantasia
Janet Baker (soprano) Ralph Downes (organ) Purcell Singers
ECO/Imogen Holst Lyric Movement
Cecil Aronowitz (viola) ECO/Imogen Holst


Soprano: Janet Baker
Soprano: Ralph Downes
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz

: New Waves

Composer Nicola Lefanu talks to Chris de Souza about her new piece, featured in this programme and performed by the Lyric Quartet with countertenor Nicholas Clapton.
Byrd Ye Sacred Muses
Lefanu Cancion de la luna
(first performance)
Schubert String Quartet in A minor (D804)
A Classic Arts production


Talks: Nicola Lefanu
Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Nicholas Clapton.
Unknown: Lefanu Cancion

: Night Waves

Can philosophy provide us with answers to the big questions, or is it an arcane practice with nothing to say to the postmodern world? Roy Porter contemplates the meaning of life and joins the search for the philosopher's stone in Britain.
Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Roy Porter
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: The Cheltenham Symphonists

The third of four programmes in which the BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra performs British symphonies of the early 1950s.
Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Peter Lawson (piano)
Rawsthome Piano Concerto
Hamilton Symphony No 2


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Piano: Peter Lawson

: Catch as Catch Can

4: A Health to the King

: Night School

GNVQ 1.30 Primary
Geography 2.00 Libreria: Spanish Stories

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