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With Andrew McGregor. Sibelius En Saga
6.25 Dvorak Violin
Concerto in A minor
7.05 Symphony Series:
Mozart Symphony No 20 in D (K133)
8.05 Weber Overture:
8.31 Hanson Symphony No 1 (Nordic)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Ravel Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs)
9.08 Duparc Romance de Mignon; La Fuite
9.16 Poulenc Hymne
9.20 Faure Requiem Discs


Unknown: Ravel Alborada

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page.
Harold Shapiro Nine-Minute Overture
10.09 Brahms Cello
Sonata in F minor, Op 99
10.50 Dejan Despic Nocturne, Op 5
Dusan Stular Romantic
11.05 Artist of the Week:
Gwydion Brooke (bassoon) Reicha Duo in B flat 11.25 Walton Violin


Unknown: Harold Shapiro
Unknown: Dejan Despic

: Composer of the Week: Bridge

"Now I know the distance I have travelled during these 13 years. It is difficult to explain why I feel so elated. It just happens that way." - Bridge on Oration. String Quartet No 4 Brindisi Quartet
Oration (Concerto Elegiaco) Steven Isserlis (cello)
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox


Cello: Steven Isserlis
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Bristol Lunchtime
Bartok Plus
With Chris de Souza
Louise Hopkins (cello) Carole Presland (piano) Kodaly Sonatina
Bartok Rhapsody No 1 Dohnanyi Sonata in B flat minor, Op 8
A Classic Arts production
2.00 Schools
Let's Make a Story 2.15 Music Box 2.30 Dance
Workshop 2.50 Poetry Corner
3.00 Mining the Archive German pianist
Walter Gieseking was born on 5 November 1895. To mark his centenary,
Susan Sharpe introduces excerpts from his two surviving BBC recordings: Schumann's Kreisleriana, recorded in 1953, and a 1956 recital of music by Debussy and Ravel.
Producer Susan Kenyon
4.20 Turns of the Century
An audio lexicon of the great English comedy performers. This week,
Gillian Reynolds celebrates Bobby Thompson.
4.30 Dreamsongs In part two of his introduction to the songs of Aboriginal Australia, Les Murray reveals the universal themes that can be found in this seemingly remote and exotic music.
A Heavy Entertainment production


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Piano: Carole Presland
Pianist: Walter Gieseking
Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Unknown: Bobby Thompson.

: The Music Machine

Back Home
Tommy Pearson returns to base, only to find African music has got there before him. Composers
Kevin Volans and James Wood explain how to combine music from two cultures.
Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Kevin Volans
Unknown: James Wood
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen.
Rameau Pieces de clavecin
6.03 Poulenc Nocturne
No 6 in G
6.30 Saint-Saens Cello
Concerto No 1 in A minor Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: BBC Invitation Concert

rFrom St
Church, London, a celebration of the Lincolnshire musician John
Taverner, the first director of music at Cardinal
Wolsey's college in Oxford, now known as Christ
Church. The programme of church music performed by the Sixteen, director Harry Christophers , is interspersed with settings of the In Nomine played on the organ by Paul Nicholson. These settings kept Tavemer's name alive until the period of Purcell. Kyrie le Roy; Alleluia (Veni electa mea); Gloria (Missa Corona Spinea); Credo (Missa Sancti Wilhelmi)
8.20 The Cardinal's
In conversation with John Milsom and Stephen Darlington , Michael Oliver explores the foundation of Wolsey's college and the institution Tavemer would have known.
8.40 Taverner Ex eius tumba; Sanctus (Missa Western Wynde);
Benedictus (Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas); Agnus Dei (Missa 0 Michael)


Director: Harry Christophers
Unknown: Paul Nicholson.
Unknown: John Milsom
Unknown: Stephen Darlington
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Agnus Dei

: Hope and Glory

5:The Modem Age: Heirs and Rebels
Presented by Lewis Foreman. Series producer Michael Emery


Presented By: Lewis Foreman.
Producer: Michael Emery

: Hear and Now

Ian McQueen 's tough new opera East and West was premiered last July at
London's Almeida theatre.
Dealing with the racial tensions between a Muslim family in exile from Bosnia and a hostile fascist community in Germany, the opera is also a love story set in a brutal world of hatred and enmity.
Recorded specially for this programme, the opera is introduced by Paul Driver in conversation with Ian McQueen
and co-librettist Jonathan Moore.
Almeida Ensemble, conductor David Parry


Unknown: Ian McQueen
Introduced By: Paul Driver
Unknown: Ian McQueen
Unknown: Jonathan Moore.
Conductor: David Parry
lolanda Hallim: Fiona Kimm(mezzo)
Ilac Hallim: Richard Suart(baritone)
Amira Hallim, their daughter: Lynne Davies(sop)
Dieter Brandt: Philip Doghan(tenor)
Benno Brandt his son: Quinten Hayes(bass)
Suzi, a gang member: Teresa Shaw(mezzo)
Stinky, a gang member: Garry Magee(baritone)

: Britannia at the Opera

Another chance to hear the series of excerpts from
British operas of the first half of the 20th century, introduced by Roderic Dunnett.
Cyril Scott The Alchemist Scott created his libretto from an Indian folk tale.
Using a vast orchestra, he retells the story of the sorcerer's apprentice who summons up the all-powerful Elemental.
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor James Lockhart


Introduced By: Roderic Dunnett.
Introduced By: Cyril Scott
Conductor: James Lockhart
The Maid: Anna-Clare Monk(sop)
The Young Man: Peter Bronder(tenor)
The Sage: Alan Opie(baritone)
The Elemental: Nicholas Folwell(bassoaritone)
The Jester: Harry Nicholl(tenor)

: Catch as Catch Can

Continuing the 15-part selection of Purcell's catches.
He that drinks is immortal
Producer Donald Macleod


Producer: Donald MacLeod

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