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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Rachmaninov Suite No 1 for two pianos
6.27 Vorisek Symphony in D
7.05 Bach Concerto in C minor for two harpsichords (BWV 1062)
7.32 Mahler Wo die schonen Trompeten blasen; Das irdische Leben
(Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
8.05 Rossini Overture: The
Silken Ladder
8.37 Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Stravinsky Symphony

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Corrette Concerto comique No 25
Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
9.10 Berlioz Les Nuits d'ete
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo) Berlin PO/James Levine
9.39 Satie Je te veux
Pascal Roge (piano)
9.45 Bernstein Three Dance
Episodes (On the Town) New York PO, conducted by the Composer Discs


Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Piano: Pascal Roge

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines in Birmingham.
Artist of the Week:
David Munrow (recorder)
William Williams Sonata in Imitation of Birds
John Turner (recorder) George Malcolm (harpsichord) Oliver Brookes
(viola da gamba)
10.08 Haydn Piano Trio in C (H XV 27)
Stuttgart Piano Trio
10.26 Kodaly Hungarian Rondo
Christopher Warren-Green (violin)
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Yondani Butt
10.35 Debussy Images (Bk II) Pascal Roge (piano)
10.53 Purcell Welcome
Ode: From hardy climes and dangerous toils of war Gillian Fisher and Tessa
Bonner (sopranos)
Rogers Covey-Crump (countertenor)
Charles Daniels (tenor) Michael George (bass)
The King's Consort, director Robert King
11.12 Liszt Hungaria LPO/Bernard Haitink
11.35 Dohnanyi Serenade in C
Lisa Beznosiuk (flute)
Beethoven String Trio of London


Unknown: William Williams Sonata
Unknown: John Turner
Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Viola: Oliver Brookes
Unknown: Kodaly Hungarian
Violin: Christopher Warren-Green
Piano: Pascal Roge
Unknown: Gillian Fisher
Tenor: Charles Daniels
Bass: Michael George
Director: Robert King
Director: Liszt Hungaria

: Composers of the Week: Ellington, Evans and Wheeler

Ian Carr traces the course of jazz composition through the work of Duke Ellington, Gil Evans and Kenny Wheeler. By 1940
Ellington had found the perfect band, which included bassist Jimmy Blanton , his first major tenor saxophonist Ben Webster , and his amanuensis, pianist and composer Billy Strayhorn. The result was a string of masterpieces: Jack the Bear, Ko-Ko, Concerto for Cootie, Cotton Tail, Dusk , Bojangles, Portrait of Bert Williams , Warm Valley and I Got It Bad. In 1943,
Ellington produced the groundbreaking extended composition Black, Brown and Beige. Gil Evans was profoundly influenced by this great Ellington period, as can be detected in his reworking of Gershwin's My Man's Gone Now.


Unknown: Ian Carr
Unknown: Gil Evans
Unknown: Kenny Wheeler.
Bassist: Jimmy Blanton
Unknown: Ben Webster
Unknown: Billy Strayhorn.
Unknown: Bert Williams
Unknown: Gil Evans

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Masque into Opera The second of a three-part series exploring the beginnings of the British operatic tradition.
Bruce Wood introduces excerpts from operatic works belonging to the early years of the Restoration and explains how such works appropriated features of the pre-war court masque.
2.00 Schools
Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!
3.00 A la Mode
Anthony Payne presents music by Vaughan Williams and friends from Hadley to Howells, celebrating the diversity of the new world of expression opened up by the unique modal language they created in early 20th-century Britain.
Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Introduces: Bruce Wood
Unknown: Anthony Payne
Music By: Vaughan Williams
Producer: David Gallagher

: The Music Machine in New England

Tommy Pearson presents a programme made by the students of Coventry High School, Connecticut, about the musical activities in their school.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Geoffrey Baskerville in Glasgow.
Chopin Mazurka in G, Op 67 No 1
6.03 Messiaen Jardin au sommeil d'amour
(Turangalfla Symphony)
6.30 Poulenc Sextet for piano and wind quintet
7.03 Strauss Salome
Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Messiaen Jardin
Unknown: Strauss Salome
Producer: Svend Brown

: Pebble Mill

From Studio One.
London Winds
Boris Berezovsky (piano) Hindemith Kleine
Kammermusik, Op 24 No 2 Mozart Quintet in E flat (K452)
8.15 Beating Time
"He won't stand beating," said the Hatter. "Now, if you only kept on good terms with him, he'd do almost anything you liked." Peter Paul Nash talks about his work in progress, an Alice opera.
8.35 Ligetl Ten Pieces
Rimsky-Korsakov Quintet in B flat


Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Piano: Hindemith Kleine
Talks: Peter Paul Nash

: Lilliput

By Jonathan Swift. 2: The Lilliputians
Gulliver is transported to the capital of Lilliput and meets the Emperor. For cast see yesterday
Part 3 tomorrow 9.40pm


Unknown: Jonathan Swift.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Vasili Sinaisky Haydn The Representation of Chaos (The Creation)
Debussy Prélude a I'apresmidi d'un faune
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
See also Thursday 11.30pm


Conductor: Vasili Sinaisky

: Night Waves

Diana Rigg returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in a new version of Brecht's Mother
Courage. Night Waves has the very first review. And the critics confront the latest in contemporary art at the British Art Show, which has just opened in Manchester.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Diana Rigg
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Music Restored

Chris de Souza introduces another Early Music
Invitation Concert from the Royal College of Music, London. This week, fortepianist Melvyn Tan plays a fantasia by C P E Bach and sonatas by Haydn and Clementi. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Melvyn Tan
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Catch as Catch Can

Continuing the 15-part selection of Purcell's catches.
12: Then hey for brisk claret

: Night School

French 12-14: Contes mysterieux

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