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: On Air

Presented by Andrew McGregor.
Bantock A Hebridean
Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra/Vernon Handley
6.35 Weber Clarinet
Concerto No 1 in F minor
Sabine Meyer (clarinet) Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Herbert
7.05 Symphony Series: Mozart Symphony in D (K204)
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
7.36 Ireland Cello Sonata
Karine Georgian (cello) Ian Brown (piano)
8.05 Part The Beatitudes
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, director Stephen Cleobury
8.32 Symphony Series: Mozart Symphony in C (K208) (II re pastore) Academy of St Martin , conductor Neville Marriner


Presented By: Andrew McGregor.
Clarinet: Sabine Meyer
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Ian Brown
Director: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Mozart, arr Grieg Sonata in C (K545)
Elisabeth Leonskaja and Sviatoslav Richter (pianos)
9.15 Barber Knoxville:
Summer of 1915 Kathleen Battle (soprano) Orchestra of St Luke's, conductor Andre Previn
9.30 Beethoven Violin
Sonata in A minor, Op 23 Gidon Kremer (violin)
Martha Argerich (piano) Discs


Unknown: Elisabeth Leonskaja
Pianos: Sviatoslav Richter
Soprano: Kathleen Battle
Conductor: Andre Previn
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Piano: Martha Argerich

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Artist of the Week:
Catherine Bott (soprano) Byrd Consort Songs
10.06 Dussek Piano
Concerto in G minor
10.43 Winter Concertino in C minor
11.00 Schoenberg Weihnachtsmusik
11.10 Schumann Five
Songs. Op 40
11.28 Sibelius Symphony No


Artist: Mary Miller.
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Schoenberg Weihnachtsmusik

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

Presented by Gillean McDougall. arr Kreisler Romance in A, Op 94 No 2
Fritz Kreisler (violin) Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conductor
Leo Blech orch Mahler Symphony No 4 in D minor
BBC Scottish SO, conductor Takyo Yuasa arr Kreisler Fantasy in C, Op 131
Gidon Kremer (violin) Vienna SO , conductor Heinz Wallberg Rpr


Presented By: Gillean McDougall.
Violin: Fritz Kreisler
Conductor: Leo Blech
Conductor: Takyo Yuasa
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Conductor: Vienna So
Conductor: Heinz Wallberg

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 British Opera
Matinee: The Rape of Lucretia
By Benjamin Britten. Britten's first chamber opera followed the composition of Peter Grimes. Lucretia, the most faithful woman in Rome, is raped by Tarquinius Sextus , arrogant son of the despotic Etruscan king. Introduced by Humphrey Carpenter.
English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Discs
3.20 New series
Brief Lives
The first of three programmes featuring music by talented but short-lived English composers of the 18th century. Today, the Revolutionary Drawing Room with soprano Julia Gooding and fortepianist Timothy Roberts perform music by Stephen Storace (1762-1796).
Producer Lindsay Kemp
4.05 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Martyn Brabbins Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps
Ravel Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs)
Walton Variations on a Theme by Hindemith See also 7.30pm


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Unknown: Peter Grimes.
Unknown: Tarquinius Sextus
Introduced By: Humphrey Carpenter.
Soprano: Julia Gooding
Unknown: Timothy Roberts
Music By: Stephen Storace
Producer: Lindsay Kemp
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Lucretia: Janet Baker (contralto)
Collatinus her husband: John Shirley-Quirk (bass)
Junius his friend: Bryan Drake (baritone)
Tarquinius: Benjamin Luxon (baritone)
Bianca Lucretia's nurse: Elizabeth Bainbridge (mezzo)
Lucia, Lucretia's maid: Jenny Hill (sop)
Male Chorus: Peter Pears (tenor)
Female Chorus: Heather Harper (soprano)

: The Music Machine

Caroline Swinburne meets
Aboriginal rock band Yothu Yindi. With lyrics addressing issues such as land tenure and personal identity, and music combining the sounds of western rock with traditional material, the band's music has become a worldwide symbol in the fight for Aboriginal rights.


Unknown: Caroline Swinburne
Unknown: Yothu Yindi.

: In Tune

Warming up for the BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra's 60th birthday concert. Brian Morton presents a special celebratory In Tune from Glasgow.
Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Brian Morton
Producer: Svend Brown

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

The 60th Birthday Gala Concert
From the Royal Concert Hall,
Glasgow, introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville. Jerzy Maksymiuk
(Conductor Laureate)
Martyn Brabbins (Associate Conductor)
Evelyn Glennie (marimba) Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
Berlioz Overture: Roman
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
8.05 John Purser looks back at 60 years in the life of the BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra, with the help of past conductors, members of the orchestra, and archive recordings.
8.25 lain Hamilton The
Transit of Jupiter (BBC commission; first broadcast)
Thea Musgrave Journey through a Japanese Landscape
Elgar Enigma Variations


Introduced By: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Unknown: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Evelyn Glennie
Piano: Dmitri Alexeev
Unknown: John Purser
Unknown: Thea Musgrave

: Alchemists of Light

4: Freddie Young
Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor
Zhivago, You Only Live Twice.... What's it like working with a master director like David Lean ?
Final programme tomorrow


Unknown: David Lean

: Bach Cello Suites

Suite No 3 in C (BWV 1009) Introduced and played by Yo-Yo Ma.
Next programme Saturday


Played By: Yo-Yo Ma.

: Night Waves

How united is the United
Kingdom? Roy Porter traces the roots of the modem UK, asks whether the nations within it can be said to share a common purpose, and discusses its future in the face of devolution and Europe.
Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Roy Porter
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor Barry Wordsworth
Rawsthome Cortege (Fantasy Overture); Rhapsody
Searle Poem
Leighton Dance Suite No 3


Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

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