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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Delius The March of Spring (North Country Sketches)
6.10 Rachmaninov Piano
Trio No 2 in D minor
7.05 Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
7.32 Symphony Series:
Mozart Symphony No 30 in D
8.05 Gershwin, transcr
Gibbons Overture: Strike Up the Band
8.40 Bach Cantata No 210:
0 holder Tag, erwunschte Zeit (Wedding)
Editor Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Editor: Andrew Lyle Discs

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Suppe Overture: Poet and Peasant
Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit
9.11 Shostakovich
Preludes and Fugues, Op 87: No 1 in C; No 2 in A minor
Keith Jarrett (piano)
9.22 Beethoven Violin
Sonata in D, Op 12 No 1 Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.45 Falla The Three-
Cornered Hat (excerpts)
Philharmonia/Guido Cantelli A Mentorn Radio production Discs


Piano: Keith Jarrett
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller in Glasgow. Artist of the Week:
Catherine Bott (soprano)
Vivaldi Lungi dal vago volto (RV680)
10.18 Schoenberg
Accompaniment to a Film Scene
10.30 Debussy, orch Denisov Rodrigue et Chimene (excerpt)
10.43 Granados Piano
Quintet in G minor
11.00 Prokofiev
Sinfonietta, Op 48
11.36 Haydn Cello Concerto No 2 in D
Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: Mary Miller
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Denisov Rodrigue
Producer: David McGuinness

: Composer of the Week: Robert Schumann

Gillean McDougall explores Schumann's music in reorchestrations and arrangements. orch Rimsky-Korsakov/ Glazunov Carnaval
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Takuo Yuasa orch Mahler Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring)
BBC SO/David Atherton Rpt


Unknown: Gillean McDougall

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 BBC Lunchtime
From St John's, Smith Square,
Shura Cherkassky (piano) Debussy Estampes
Schumann Fantasiestucke ,
Op 111
Liszt Sonata in B minor
Repeated next Sunday at
2.00 The BBC
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor David Atherton
Peter Donohoe (piano) Chabrier Espana
Messiaen Un sourire
Ravel Piano Concerto for the left hand
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
Given earlier this year in the Newport Centre
3.40 An Outside View
This week, a voice from the archives: the forthright views of American composer, singer and guitarist Frank Zappa , who died two years ago today. Producer Susan Kenyon
3.45 National Trust
The final programme in our series recorded on historic keyboard instruments of the National Trust.
Paul Nicholson plays the 1789 Kirkman harpsichord in Tatton Park near
Manchester. Music by Gibbons, Purcell, Draghl, Handel, JC Bach and John Worgan.
Producer Graham Dixon
4.30 You Take Some
Skins ...
When jazz began about 100 years ago, it was black
Americans, some of whom had recently been slaves, who created it. But the first jazz record, made in 1917, was by whites, and some of the great jazz clubs like
Harlem's Cotton Club were white-only venues.
In this six-part series,
Russell Davies unravels the complex relationship between black and white jazz musicians from the earliest days to the present. 4: Why Don't You Do Right? Rpt


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Piano: Debussy Estampes
Piano: Schumann Fantasiestucke
Conductor: David Atherton
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Piano: Chabrier Espana
Guitarist: Frank Zappa
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Unknown: Paul Nicholson
Unknown: John Worgan.
Producer: Graham Dixon
Unknown: Russell Davies

: The Music Machine

Caroline Swinburne begins a week touring Australia with a visit to the Sydney Opera House.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Caroline Swinburne
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , and continuing the season of nocturnes after 6.00.
Offenbach Overture: La
Belle Helene
6.03 Chopin, transcr Milstein Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op posth
6.27 Schumann Piano
Concerto in A minor
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Milstein Nocturne
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Britten Plus

Another concert in the series featuring the songs of Britten and composers he admired, given last month in the Wigmore Hall, London.
Brittenand Dowland
Yvonne Kenny (soprano) Ian Partridge (tenor) Skaila Kanga (harp) Nichola Hall (guitar)
Dowland Come againe, sweet love doth now envite; I saw my lady weepe;
Awake sweet love, thou art retumd; Say love if ever thou didst find
Britten Songs from the Chinese, Op 58; Birthday Hansel, Op 92; Nocturnal after John Dowland , Op 70; Canticle V: The Death of Narcissus, Op 89


Soprano: Yvonne Kenny
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Harp: Skaila Kanga
Guitar: Nichola Hall
Unknown: John Dowland

: Alchemists of Light

What exactly do cinematographers do? What compromises have to be made? And how do they transform emotion into light? Colin Ford interviews leading exponents of the art. 1: Vilmos Zsigmond Close Encounters,
Deliverance, The Deer Hunter ...
"The question is, am I happier now as an artist?"
Producer Matt Thompson Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Colin Ford
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Ethel Smyth

Serenade in D (first broadcast)
Concerto for violin and horn
Sophie Langdon (violin) Richard Watkins (horn) BBC PO, conductor
Odaline de la Martinez


Violin: Sophie Langdon
Horn: Richard Watkins
Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall are joined by the prolific Techno prodigy
Aphex Twin to discuss his love of distortion, the influence of Stockhausen and getting orchestrated by Philip Glass.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces the second of two recitals by quartets celebrating anniversaries. This week, the Coull Quartet, now 21 years old.
Haydn String Quartet in G minor, Op 20 No 3
Borodin String Quartet No 2 in D
Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Introduces: Penny Gore
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

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