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: On Air

Presented by Andrew McGregor.
Biber Partita No 5 in G minor
6.13 Strauss Sinfonia
7.05 Ame Cantata: The
7.32 Symphony Series:
Mozart Symphony No 26 in E flat (K184)
8.05 Offenbach Overture:
La belle Helene
8.38 Prokofiev Violin
Concerto No 1


Presented By: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Handel Organ Concerto in F (HWV 295) (The Cuckoo and the Nightingale)
9.14 Dvorak Symphony No 6 in D

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Purcell Magician's Dance; Pluto Arise (Circe)
Christopher Keyte (bass)
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
10.05 Wagner Schmerzen (Wesendonck Lieder) Anne Evans (soprano) BBC NO of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
10.10 Artist of the Week:
John Lill (piano)
Prokofiev Piano Sonata
No 7
10.30 Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique)
BBC NO of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
11.15 Mathias Jubilate
John Scott (organ)
11.20 Verdi Willow Song; Ave Maria (Otello)
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) Chicago SO, conductor Georg Solti
11.30 Rachmanlnov
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini John Lill (piano)
BBC NO of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka


Unknown: Nicola Heywood
Bass: Christopher Keyte
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Director: Wagner Schmerzen
Soprano: Anne Evans
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: John Lill
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Mathias Jubilate
Conductor: John Scott
Soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa
Conductor: Georg Solti
Piano: Paganini John Lill
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Composer of the Week: Maw

Presented by Jonathan Cross in conversation with the composer. Shahnama
London Sinfonietta, conductor Sakari Oramo
String Quartet No 3 (first broadcast)
Coull Quartet


Presented By: Jonathan Cross

: The Afternoon on Three

Presented by Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Bristol Lunchtime
Bartok Plus
Introduced by Chris de Souza .
Catherine King (mezzo) Jacob Heringman and Jessica Gordon (lutes)
Susanna Pell (bass viol) Songs and instrumental music from 16th-century
Hungary, including works by Balint Bakfark and Sebestyen Tinodl and from the Cajoni manuscript, are contrasted with folk-influenced pieces by Bartok.
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 The Emigres
A new series featuring composers from the Continent who made
Britain their home. This week, Bernard Keeffe introduces s of two Viennese musicians:
Egon Wellesz and Hans Gal.
Producer Susan Kenyon
4.20 Turns of the Century
An audio lexicon of the great English comedy performers. Russell Davies celebrates Elsie and Doris
Waters: Gert and Daisy.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore
4.30 Two Indian
Girija Devi sings Raga Desh in the rapid tappa style, and the sarod player
Buddhadev Das Gupta performs the Raga Kedar, a night raga which is said to have healing and magical powers. Introduced by John Thomley. Rpt


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Introduced By: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Jacob Heringman
Unknown: Jessica Gordon
Bass: Susanna Pell
Unknown: Balint Bakfark
Unknown: Sebestyen Tinodl
Introduces: Bernard Keeffe
Musicians: Egon Wellesz
Musicians: Hans Gal.
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Unknown: Girija Devi
Unknown: Raga Desh
Unknown: Buddhadev Das Gupta
Introduced By: John Thomley.

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson follows two young students through the experiences of taking their Grade 6 Associated Board examinations. Adam Nash is taking bass guitar and Rebecca Firth piano. Will all the months of hard work payoff?


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Adam Nash
Piano: Rebecca Firth

: In Tune

Jeremy Nicholas presents an edition for Children in Need.
Quitter Children's Overture
6.03 Mozart Nottumo
6.30 Chopin Piano
Concerto No 2 in F minor
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Philharmonic

From the Free
Trade Hall,
Linda Finnie (mezzo) Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Choir
Manchester Boys' Choir conductor Bernhard Klee
Mahler Symphony No 3


Unknown: Linda Finnie
Conductor: Bernhard Klee

: Secret Theatres of the Mind

Michael Ignatieff ends the series by examining autism, an alien landscape divided from our world by a barrier of glass.
HELPLINE: [number removed]


Presenter: Michael Ignatieff
Producer: Clare McGinn
Sound Design: Rex Brough

: Hear and Now

In Memory of Luigi Nono
From the Town
Hall, Huddersfield.
The first of three editions from the Huddersfield
Contemporary Music
Festival focusing on the music of Luigi Nono.
Presented by Sarah Walker and Stephen Pratt.
Roberto Fabbriciani (bass flute)
Roger Heaton (contrabass clarinet)
Freiburg Soloists Choir Experimental Studio of South West German Radio, conductor Andre Richard
Nono A Pierre, Dell'azzuro silenzio, inquietum
(first UK performance) Brian Ferneyhough Mnemosyne
Nono Das atmende
Klarsein (first UK performance)
Plus a recording of part of a concert given yesterday by Ensemble Contrechamps, conductor Heinz Holliger , featuring music by Brian Ferneyhough. Elliott Carter and Heinz Holliger himself. Producer Paul Hindmarsh
See also next Monday 9.05pm.


Presented By: Sarah Walker
Presented By: Stephen Pratt.
Bass: Roberto Fabbriciani
Flute: Roger Heaton
Conductor: Andre Richard
Unknown: Brian Ferneyhough
Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Music By: Brian Ferneyhough.
Music By: Elliott Carter
Music By: Heinz Holliger
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Britannia at the Opera

Arthur Benjamin A Tale of Two Cities
Written in 1949, the opera was a prize-winner in the 1951 Festival of Britain opera competition. Roderic Dunnett introduces excerpts from this explosive opera after
Charles Dickens 's dramatic tale of the French Revolution.
Pross .ANN HETHERINGTON (mezzo) Scottish Opera Chorus
Chorus master David Jones
BBC Scottish SO
Leader Bernard Docherty conducted by Anne Manson Rpt


Introduces: Roderic Dunnett
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Conducted By: Anne Manson
Lucie/young Comtesse: Lisa Milne (sop)
Dr Manette: Justin Lavender (tenor)
Lorry/Jacques I and Il/Corporal: Paul Parfitt (barrtone)
Charles: Ian Storey (tenor)

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