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: On Air

Presented by Andrew McGregor.
Locke Curtain Tune
(The Tempest)
6.08 Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (Symphony No 2)
7.05 Boccherini Symphony in D minor, Op 12 No 4 (La casa del diavolo)
7.41 Hoist Suite de ballet,
Op 10
8.05 Purcell Portfolio:
A selection of songs
8.32 Martinu Sonata da camera


Presented By: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Bizet Carmen : Suite No 1
9.11 Nicola Porpora Alto Giove (Polifemo)
9.16 Duparc Lamento ; Testament
Tchaikovsky Serenade for strings, Op 48 Discs


Unknown: Bizet Carmen
Unknown: Duparc Lamento
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Serenade

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Piers Burton-Page .
Lampe Overture: Pyramus and Thisbe
10.10 Constant Lambert
Eight Songs of Li-Po
10.25 Brahms Cello
Sonata in E minor, Op 38
10.50 Artist of the Week:
Gwydion Brooke (bassoon) Devienne Bassoon Quartet in C, Op 73
11.05 Lampe The Lion's Aria (Pyramus and Thisbe)
11.15 Vasilije Mokranjac Study in E minor; Six Dances
11.30 Haydn Symphony No 86 in D


Presented By: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Vasilije Mokranjac

: Composer of the Week: Bridge

Presented by Paul Hindmarsh.
Love went a-riding Peter Pears (tenor)
Benjamin Britten (piano) Coronation March
BBC Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Adrian Leaper Summer
Royal Liverpool PO, conductor Charles Groves
Cello Sonata
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Benjamin Britten (piano) The Story of My Heart New Queen's Hall Light Orchestra, conducted by the Composer


Presented By: Paul Hindmarsh.
Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Charles Groves
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Benjamin Britten

: The Afternoon on Three

Presented by Susan Sharpe.
1.00 New series
Masque into Opera Bruce Wood begins a three-part series exploring the beginnings of the British operatic tradition. The first programme includes excerpts from court masques from the time of James I and Charles I and describes how extravagant entertainments of this kind developed in the years before the Civil War. Producer Gwen Hughes
2.00 Schools
Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!
3.00 British Cities
Dave Russell introduces a portrait of musical life in Bradford from the mid-19th century to the First World War. From a northern town with a population of 13,000 in 1800, Bradford had grown to a city of over
100,000 inhabitants by 1850. Civic pride ran high, and St George 's Hall was opened in 1853. The hall and the first Bradford festival opened with Mendelssohn's St Paul , and the subscription concerts there included the first Yorkshire performances of Wagner's Tannhauser overture. In 1907,
Sam Midgley began a series of chamber concerts for the working classes featuring a wide range of instrumental and vocal music including pieces by Bridge,
William Hurlstone , Quilter and Cyril Scott. Also included in the programme are operatic excerpts from
William Wallace 's Maritana and Balfe's The Bohemian Girl, as well as part songs by Bradford's famous musical son Frederick Delius.
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Bruce Wood
Producer: Gwen Hughes
Introduces: Dave Russell
Introduces: St George
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Sam Midgley
Unknown: William Hurlstone
Unknown: Cyril Scott.
Unknown: William Wallace
Unknown: Frederick Delius.
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson interlocks with Africa and counts his polyrhythms with assistance from Kiganda music.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Mairi Nicolson in Manchester, and continuing the season of nocturnes after 6.00.
5.40 Schubert Impromptu in B flat (D935 No 3)
6.04 Reid Nocturne No I in E flat
6.40 Faure Ballade in F sharp for piano and orchestra
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson
Unknown: Faure Ballade
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: A Bach Evening

Recorded at St John's,
Smith Square, London.
Sybilla Rubens (soprano) Andreas Scholl (alto) Christoph Pregardien (tenor)
Peter Kooy (bass)
Choir and Orchestra of the Ghent Collegium Vocale, conductor Philippe Herreweghe
Mass in A (BWV 234)
Cantata No 78: Jesu, der du meine Seele Mass in G minor (BWV 235)
Performance in association with the Flemish Ministry of Culture


Soprano: Andreas Scholl
Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Bass: Peter Kooy
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe

: Hope and Glory

Continuing this week's daily exploration of the cultural politics of British musical life.
2: The Renaissance Period:
Musica Transalpina
Presented by lain Fenlon . Next programme tomorrow


Presented By: Lain Fenlon

: William Walton

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Margaret Price (soprano) Strauss Don Juan ;
Freundliche Vision; Standchen; Morgen;
Heimliche Aufforderung ;
Ruhe, meine Seele; Cacilie Walton Symphony No 1
Next programme tomorrow. 7.30pm Given in the Brangwyn Hall,
Swansea, in association with Associated British Ports and Alcoa


Soprano: Strauss Don Juan
Unknown: Heimliche Aufforderung

: Night Waves

At the start of this year's Belfast Festival,
Tony Palmer discusses the new
Trevor Griffiths ' play Who Shall Be Happy? and examines the ongoing effects of the Great
Famine, as explored in a new exhibition.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Trevor Griffiths
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Music Restored

Chris de Souza introduces the third in the current season of Early Music
Invitation Concerts from the Royal College of Music, London. The Collegium Musicum 90 Chamber
Ensemble, directed by Simon Standage , are joined by soprano Lorna Anderson in cantatas by William Hayes and John Stanley and chamber music by Arne, Boyce, Daniel Purcell and John Baston.
Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Directed By: Simon Standage
Soprano: Lorna Anderson
Unknown: William Hayes
Unknown: John Stanley
Unknown: Daniel Purcell
Unknown: John Baston.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Catch as Catch Can

7: Down with Bacchus!

: Night School


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