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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Smetana Tabor; Blanik (Ma Vlast)
6.29 Bach Fantasia and Fugue in C minor (BWV 537)
6.38 Copland Suite:Billy the Kid
7.05 Purcell Portfolio:
A selection of songs
7.17 Telemann Sonata prima in A
7.32 Vllla-Lobos Valsa da
7.47 Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: The Snow Maiden
8.05 Janacek, transcr
Talich Suite: The Cunning Little Vixen
8.30 Mozart Symphony No 29 in A (K201)


Unknown: Bach Fantasia
Unknown: Vllla-Lobos Valsa

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Myslivecek Sinfonia in B flat
9.11 Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World) Discs


Unknown: Myslivecek Sinfonia

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Artist of the Week:
Gil Shaham (violin) Vivaldi Concerto in F minor (Winter) (Four Seasons)
Orpheus CO
10.10 Haydn Concerto in F (H Vllh 4)
William Bennett (flute) Neil Black (oboe)
ECO/Nicholas Cleobury
10.40 Purcell From those serene and rapturous joys (Z326) Soloists
The King's Consort, director Robert King
11.10 Pleyel Wind Partita in B flat
Consortium Classicum
11.25 Sibelius Violin
Gil Shaham (violin)
Philharmonia Orchestra/ Giuseppe Sinopoli


Artist: Edward Blakeman.
Violin: Gil Shaham
Flute: William Bennett
Oboe: Neil Black

: Composer of the Week: Vivaldi

5: The Seasons
Lynne Walker and Michael Talbot introduce music
Vivaldi wrote for feast days and different seasons of the liturgical year.
Confitebor tibi Domine
In exitu Israel (RV604) Laudate pueri dominum (RV602)
Concerto in C for 2 clarinets and 2 oboes


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Michael Talbot

: The Afternoon on Three

Witt) Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Bristol Lunchtime
Bartok Plus
With Chris de Souza.
Anthony Marwood (violin) Susan Tomes (piano)
Brahms, arr Joachim Two Hungarian Dances
Soprani Violin Sonata
Bartok Violin Sonata Nol
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
Continuing the series featuring composers from the Continent who made
Britain their home. This week, Bernard Keeffe introduces s of two German-born musicians: Berthold
Goldschmidt and Franz
Producer Susan Kenyon
4.20 Turns of the Century
An audio lexicon of the great English comedy performers.
Gillian Reynolds celebrates the Western Brothers.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore
4.30 Krishna Arises
Continuing this strand of North Indian music,
Shruti Sadolikar sings the Raga Bibhas, a morning raga dedicated to Krishna, accompanied by Anand
Krishna Kunte (sarangi) and Anindo Chatterjee (tabla). Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Violin: Anthony Marwood
Introduces: Bernard Keeffe
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Music: Shruti Sadolikar
Music: Anindo Chatterjee
Producer: John Thornley

: The Music Machine

Tommy concludes his wanderings around the Web!
WEB PAGE: musicmacl.html

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen.
Debussy Feux dartifice
6.03 Field Nocturne No 5 in B flat
6.30 lbert Divertissement
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Bach and Stravinsky

From St Giles'
Cripplegate, the second of two concerts this week linking the music of the two composers.
Catherine Pierard (soprano) Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo)
Mark Tucker (tenor)
Stephen Roberts (bass) City of London Sinfonia BBC Singers, conductor Richard Hickox
Bach Brandenburg
Concerto No 3 in G: Singet dem Herrn (BWV 225)
Stravinsky Concerto for Chamber Orchestra
(Dumbarton Oaks)
8.15 Stravinsky and Eternity "We commit fewer musical sins in church" said Stravinsky - but which, asks Michael Oliver , are his religious works?
8.35 Bach, arr Stravinsky Concerto in D for strings (BWV 236)
Bach Mass in G (BWV 236)


Soprano: Catherine Pierard
Soprano: Pamela Helen Stephen
Tenor: Mark Tucker
Bass: Stephen Roberts
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Michael Oliver

: Readings from Cardus

Fritz Spiegl 's final selection from the musical criticisms of Sir Neville Cardus.


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Sir Neville Cardus.

: Hear and Now

In Memory of Luigi Nono The third tribute to Luigi
Nono includes three early works and the UK premiere of a work for six vocal and instrumental soloists and live electronics.
Ensemble Expose, conductor Roger Redgate Ingrid Ade-Jessemann ,
Monika Bair-lvenz and Lisa
Raye (sopranos)
Susanne Otto (mezzo)
Roberto Fabbriciani (flute) Christine Theus (cello) Experimental Studio of South West German Radio, director Andre Richard
Nono Canti per tredici; La fabbrica illuminata;
Polifonica-Monodia-Ritmica; Quando stanno morendo, Diario pollaco 2
(first UK performance)
To end the programme, the ensemble Accroche Note from Strasbourg give premieres of Redemption and L'evolution du vol by another featured composer, James Dillon.
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Conductor: Roger Redgate
Conductor: Ingrid Ade-Jessemann
Conductor: Monika Bair-Lvenz
Sopranos: Susanne Otto
Flute: Roberto Fabbriciani
Cello: Christine Theus
Director: Andre Richard
Director: Nono Canti
Unknown: James Dillon.
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Britannia at the Opera

Arthur Bliss : The Olympians Bliss's only stage opera, with a libretto by J B Priestley , has not been seen since it was the first premiere to be mounted at Covent Garden after the Second World War. An old-fashioned love story is aided and abetted by the gods of Olympus, now a group of travelling players, only able to regain their deity once every hundred years. Introduced by Roderic Dunnett.
Scottish Opera Chorus, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins Rpt


Unknown: Arthur Bliss
Unknown: J B Priestley
Introduced By: Roderic Dunnett.
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Lavatte: Gidon Saks (bass)
Mme Bardeau: Unda Ormiston (mezzo)
The Cure/Bacchus: Ryland Davies (tenor)
Hector: Ian Storey (tenor)

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