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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Lawes Royatl Consort No 7 in A minor
6.15 Schubert Piano
Sonata in B flat (D960)
7.05 Bruckner Libera me
7.32 Grieg Violin Sonata No 2 in G, Op 13
8.05 Purcell Portfolio:
A selection of pieces
8.32 Symphony Series: Mozart Symphony in D (K203) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Bruckner Libera

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Purcell Sonata No 2 in D
David Blackadder (trumpet) English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot
9.05 Honegger Pacific 231 Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
9.12 Beethoven Violin
Sonata in A, Op 12 No 2 Zino Francescatti (violin)
Robert Casadesus (piano)
9.28 Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: David Blackadder
Conductor: John Eliot
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Piano: Robert Casadesus
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Mary Miller. Artist of the Week:
Catherine Bott (soprano) Walton Incidental music:
As You Like It
Schoenberg Klavierstucke , Op 23
10.34 Mozart Ch'io mi scordi di te (K505)
11.12 Rossini String Sonata No 4 in B flat
11.25 Beethoven Triple Concerto in C


Presented By: Mary Miller.
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Walton Incidental
Unknown: Schoenberg Klavierstucke

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

Presented by Gillean McDougall.
Andante and Variations in B flat, Op 46
Anthony and Joseph Paratore (pianos) orch Mahler Symphony No 2 in C
Bergen PO/Aldo Ceccato arr Debussy Canonic Studies
Bracha Eden and Alexander
Tamir (pianos) Rpt


Presented By: Gillean McDougall.
Presented By: Joseph Paratore

: The BBC Orchestras

12.55-5.00pm The
Afternoon on Three Presented by Susan Sharpe.
BBC Philharmonic
Conductors Yan Pascal
Tortelier and Peter Maxwell Davies
Ravel Rapsodie espagnole
Maxwell Davies Cross
Lane Fair ; St Thomas Wake Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition Given last March at Lancaster


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Ravel Rapsodie
Unknown: Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Lane Fair
Unknown: St Thomas Wake
Unknown: Orch Ravel

: Music from the Austrian Courts

In the first of two programmes, Ensemble Sonnerie perform a selection of music by Schmelzer, Biber, Young and Muffat, directed by Monica Huggett (violin).
Introduced by Penny Gore . A Floating Earth production


Violin: Monica Huggett
Introduced By: Penny Gore

: Britten's Apprenticeship

3: 1930-1: At the Royal College of Music
Paul Hindmarsh and Philip Reed continue their four-part series with a selection of the music Benjamin Britten composed while studying with John Ireland at the Royal College of Music.
Sketch 1 (D Layton); Sketch 2 (EBB)
Piano Concerto (excerpt)
Three Characteristic Pieces
Christ's Nativity (Thy King's Birthday)
String Quartet in D Three Small Songs
See also tomorrow 2.00pm


Music: Paul Hindmarsh
Music: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: John Ireland

: The Music Machine

Caroline Swinburne meets members of the Australian
Youth Orchestra to hear how the next generation of performers sees the Australian musical scene.


Unknown: Caroline Swinburne

: In Tune

Presented by Nicola Heywood Thomas in Cardiff. Bizet Prelude (L'Ariesienne, Suite No 1)
5.40 Ravel Introduction and Allegro
6.03 Bedioz Nocturne:
Vous soupirez, madame? (Beatrice et Benedict)
6.30 Haydn Symphony No 8 in G (Le Soir) Producer Gwawr Owen


Presented By: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: A Celebration in Music for the Life of Alexander Gibson

From the Royal Concert Hall,
Glasgow, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Scottish Opera come together to pay tribute to Sir Alexander Gibson. The programme is introduced by Janice Forsyth and features music particularly associated with him from the opera house and the concert hall.
Sibelius Fmlandia
Royal Scottish NO, conductor Alexander
Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 4 in G (1st mvt) John Lill (piano)
Royal Scottish NO, conductor Walter Weller
Elgar In the South (Alassio) Royal Scottish NO, conductor Walter Weller
8.30 Sir Alex
Malcolm Hayes profiles the conductor who transformed musical life in Scotland.
With contributions from
John Drummond ,
Janet Baker , Peter Hemmings and Gibson's biographer Conrad Wilson.
8.50 A special tribute to Sir Alexander Gibson from
Dame Janet Baker , followed by: Berlioz Les Troyens (excerpts)
Kathryn Harries (mezzo) Jeffrey Lawton (tenor)
Scottish Opera Chorus, conductor Richard
Armstrong Wagner Die Meistersinger von Numberg (excerpts) Scottish Opera Chorus
Scottish Opera Orchestra, conductor Richard


Unknown: Sir Alexander Gibson.
Introduced By: Janice Forsyth
Piano: John Lill
Conductor: Walter Weller
Conductor: Walter Weller
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: John Drummond
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Peter Hemmings
Unknown: Conrad Wilson.
Unknown: Alexander Gibson
Unknown: Dame Janet Baker
Unknown: Kathryn Harries
Tenor: Jeffrey Lawton
Unknown: Armstrong Wagner

: Alchemists of Light: 2: Douglas Slocombe

What exactly do cinematographers do? What compromises have to be made? Colin Ford interviews another leading cinematographer.
Raiders of the Lost Ark, Dead of Night, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Servant and many more blockbusters, from Ealing to Spielberg.
Next programme tomorrow 9.45pm


Presenter/interviewer: Colin Ford
Subject/interviewee: Douglas Slocombe

: Bach Cello Suites

Suite No 2 in D minor
(BWV 1008)
Introduced and performed by Yo-Yo Ma.
Next programme Thursday


Unknown: Yo-Yo Ma.

: Night Waves

As the Cinema 100 season continues on Radios 3 and 4, Christopher Cook discovers how film can be transformed by other media.
Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Erika Wright

: Music Restored

Jonathan Keates introduces a mainly Vivaldi concert, given last month at the Wigmore Hall, London, by the chamber group
Florilegium with the Dutch cellist Pieter Wispelwey. Producer Lindsay Kempz


Introduces: Jonathan Keates
Unknown: Pieter Wispelwey.
Producer: Lindsay Kempz

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