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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Glazunov Lyric Poem, Op 12
6.15 Shostakovich Violin
Concerto No 1
7.05 Godowsky Etude after Chopin No 5 in D flat
7.32 Symphony Series:
Mozart Symphony No 23 in D (K181)
8.05 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat
8.37 Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Musorgsky St John's Night on the Bare Mountain Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado
9.13 Handel Sibillando, ululando (Teseo)
Della Jones (mezzo)
Les Musiciens du Louvre, director Marc Minkowski
9.17 Gershwin From Now On
The Composer (piano)
9.25 Mendelssohn String Octet in E flat, Op 20 Academy Chamber Ensemble


Unknown: Della Jones
Director: Marc Minkowski

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines in Birmingham.
Faure Nocturne in E flat minor, Op 33 No 1
10.09 Artist of the Week:
David Munrow (director)
Landini Ecco la primavera; Questa fanciull' amor
10.16 Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
10.46 Landini Giunta vaga bilta
10.51 Beethoven Serenade in D, Op 8
11.17 Landini La biondi trecca
11.29 Liszt Cequ'on entend sur la montagne


Unknown: David Munrow
Unknown: Beethoven Serenade

: Composers of the Week: Ellington, Evans and Wheeler

At the beginning of the sixties, Gil Evans made two highly original orchestral albums which were a perfect expression of his art. They were Out of the Cool and The Individualism of Gil Evans.
Kenny Wheeler , Canadian born but a British resident since
1952, is steeped in the work of Ellington and Evans, but is universally recognised as an original composer and trumpet stylist, a reputation confirmed by his debut album, Windmill Tilter.


Unknown: Gil Evans
Unknown: Gil Evans.
Unknown: Kenny Wheeler
Unknown: Windmill Tilter.

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Wartime at the National Gallery
Robert Philip recalls Myra Hess 's successful concert series of World War II
London. In 1942 many famous violinists appeared, including Ida Haendel , May Harrison, Max Rostal and Sidney Griller , and there were debuts by young singers such as Peter Pears and Kathleen Ferrier. Rpt
2.00 Schools
Radio Showcase 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About 2.40 Music
3.00 The Spirits of Shakespeare Thomas Llnley was one of the most promising of English composers until his death in a boating accident at the age of 32. His Ode on the Spirits of Shakespeare gives some indication of his youthful genius.
Lorna Anderson and Julia
Gooding (sopranos)
Richard Wistreich (bass) Parley of Instruments
Baroque Orchestra and Choir, conductor Paul Nicholson
4.10 Murray Perahia (piano)
Bach Partita No 2 in C minor (BWV 826)
Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1
Brahms Intermezzo in E flat minor, Op 118 No 6; Rhapsody in E flat, Op 119 No 4


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Myra Hess
Unknown: Ida Haendel
Unknown: Max Rostal
Unknown: Sidney Griller
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier.
Unknown: Shakespeare Thomas Llnley
Unknown: Lorna Anderson
Bass: Richard Wistreich
Conductor: Paul Nicholson
Piano: Murray Perahia

: The Music Machine in New England

Tommy Pearson and the music students of Coventry High School, Connecticut, quiz composer Paul Winter.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Paul Winter.

: In Tune

Music, news, interviews and arts stories from
Birmingham with David Owen Norris.
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: David Owen Norris.
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

From the Henry Wood Hall,
Glasgow, introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville. Conductors
Jerzy Maksymiuk and Tan Dun Rolf Hind (piano)
Bruce Gremo (xun)
Stephen Richardson (bass) Tan Dun Orchestral Theatre
I: Xun
Messiaen Oiseaux exotiques


Conductors: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Conductors: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductors: Tan Dun
Piano: Rolf Hind
Piano: Bruce Gremo
Bass: Stephen Richardson
Bass: Tan Dun
Unknown: Messiaen Oiseaux

: A Chinese in New York and Glasgow

A profile of the Chinese born, New York based composer Tan Dun , including a look at his special musical relationship with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
8.35 Tan Dun Orchestral
Theatre II: Re
(first UK performance)
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements


Unknown: Tan Dun
Unknown: Tan Dun

: Ulliput

By Jonathan Swift. 4: Blefuscu
Gulliver visits the island of Blefuscu and brings back a fleet of ships for the Emperor of Lilliput. For cast see Monday
Final part tomorrow 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Swift.

: New Waves

Chris de Souza is joined in St George's, Brandon Hill ,
Bristol, by composer Martin Butler , who gives the first performance of some new piano pieces, and the Bingham Quartet.
Stravinsky Three Pieces for string quartet
Butler Bluegrass Variations for solo violin; Three Little
Folk Games for solo piano (first performance)
Bartok Duos for two violins
Butler Songs and Dances from a Haunted Place
A Classic Arts production
Final programme Monday 9.50pm


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Unknown: Martin Butler

: Night Waves

After The Merchant of Venice set on Venice Beach, Peter Sellars brings his radical sense of theatre to the Royal Opera House with a new production of Hlndemrth's Mathis der Maler.
Christopher Cook reports from the opening night. Plus the story of how cinema first conquered the world, as captured in the letters of the Lumiere brothers.
Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Peter Sellars
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Erika Wright

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Debussy, orch Adams Le Livre de Baudelaire
Stravinsky Petrushka (orginal version, 1911)

: Catch as Catch Can

Another round of Purcell's catches, performed by the gentlemen of the BBC Singers. Introduced by Bruce Wood.
14: Great Apollo and Bacchus


Introduced By: Bruce Wood.

: Night School

French 14-16: Radio Relax

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