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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Rossini Overture: The
Silken Ladder
6.10 Stravinsky Ballet: The Firebird
7.05 Purcell Sound the trumpet, beat the drum (Z335)
7.35 Dohnanyi Variations on a Nursery Song
8.05 Masse Ninette est jeune et belle (Camaval de Venise) (La Reine Topaza)
8.42 Monteverdi Magnificat a 7 (Vespers) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Honegger Rugby Toulouse Capitole
Orchestra/Michel Plasson
9.08 Beethoven Violin
Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring) Yehudi Menuhin (violin) Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
9.34 Gade Symphony No 4 in B flat
Stockholm Sinfonietta , conductor Neeme Jarvi


Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Conductor: Stockholm Sinfonietta

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Artist of the Week:
Catherine Bott (soprano)
John Clerk of Penicuik Dic mihi saeve puer
Concerto Caledonia
10.14 Dutilleux Myst ère de l'instant
BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
10.50 Strozzi Lagrime mie Catherine Bott (soprano) Paula Chateauneuf
11.00 Ravel L'Enfant et les sortilèges (excerpt) Soloists
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
11.30 Schoenberg String Quartet in D (1897) La Salle Quartet


Artist: Mary Miller.
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: John Clerk
Unknown: Dutilleux Myst
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Strozzi Lagrime Mie
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Paula Chateauneuf
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

Presented by Gillean McDougall. orch Salnt-Saens
Abendlied, Op 107 No 6 Detroit SO, conductor
Neeme Jarvi
Schumann Fantasiestucke ,
Op 88
Borodin Trio orch Shostakovich Cello
Concerto in A minor
Alexander Baillie (cello)
BBC Scottish SO, conductor
Markus Stenz


Presented By: Gillean McDougall.
Unknown: Schumann Fantasiestucke
Cello: Alexander Baillie
Conductor: Markus Stenz

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Bristol Lunchtime
Bartok Plus
With Chris de Souza.
William Dazeley (baritone) Julius Drake (piano)
Bartok Five Songs, Op 16 Uszt Die drei Zigeuner
Dvorak Gypsy Songs, Op 55 Kurtag Three Old
Inscriptions, Op 25
Bartok Three Hungarian Folk Songs
A Classic Arts production
2.00 The BBC
BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Alexander
Tchalkovsky Manfred Symphony Rpt
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 music by Matyas Seiber and Andrzej Panufnik.
Producer Susan Kenyon
4.20 Turns of the Century
An audio lexicon of the great English comedy performers. Peter Nichols celebrates Kenneth
Producer Jonathan James-Moore
4.30 Music for the Mughal Court
Imrat Khan (sitar) plays the traditional raga Bilaskhani Todi, attributed to Bilas Khan , a musician at the 16th-century court of the Moghul emperor.
Producer John Thomley


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Baritone: William Dazeley
Piano: Julius Drake
Unknown: Tchalkovsky Manfred
Unknown: Symphony Rpt
Introduces: Bernard Keeffe
Music By: Matyas Seiber
Music By: Andrzej Panufnik.
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Unknown: Peter Nichols
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Unknown: Bilas Khan
Producer: John Thomley

: The Music Machine

Caroline Swinburne travels to Bathurst Island, off Australia's northern coast, to meet the Tiwi people and hear about the central role played by music in contemporary Aboriginal life.


Unknown: Caroline Swinburne

: In Tune

With Andrew Green.
Hoist St Paul 's Suite
6.03 Berlioz Nocturne for two voices
6.30 Bach Cantata No
211: Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Coffee) Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Unknown: St Paul
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Philharmonic

From the Free Trade Hall, Manchester.
Conductor Libor Pesek
Howard Shelley (piano)
Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 3 in C minor
8.10 A Family Affair
Antonin Dvorak was Josef Suk's patron, adored teacher and father-in-law. Jonathan Swain examines how Suk, in his Asrael Symphony, came to terms with the death within 15 months of both his father-in-law and his beloved wife.
8.30 Suk Symphony in C minor (Asrael)


Unknown: Antonin Dvorak
Unknown: Jonathan Swain

: Cinema 100: 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 another leading exponent of the art.


Unknown: Colin Ford

: Fairest Isle: Britannia at the Opera

Peter Holman presents the first in a series reinterpreting British operas from 1710-1810.
Pepusch The Death of Dido
Pepusch wrote his opera in miniature in 1716, one of a series of all sung English masques which he composed for the Drury Lane theatre in London (at that time in direct competition with the Haymarket). The opera is heard in a new studio recording, made for Radio 3.
Orchestra of Opera Restor'd. conductor Peter Holman
Producers Fiona Shelmerdine and Kenneth Richardson


Unknown: Peter Holman
Unknown: Dido Pepusch
Conductor: Peter Holman
Producers: Fiona Shelmerdine
Producers: Kenneth Richardson
Dido: Susan Gritton (sop)
Aeneus: Robin Blaze (countertenor)
Cupid: Phiujpa Hyde (sop)
Mercury: Quentin Hayes (bass)

: Hear and Now

In Memory of Luigi Nono The final edition from this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Tonight's programme is a further tribute to Luigi Nono, a leading avant-garde composer and fervent socialist who died in 1990. Tonight, Irvine Arditti and the Arditti Quartet are centre-stage in Nono's Madrigal for Many Wayfarers and his introspective spiritual journey Fragments-Silence. Introduced by Stephen Pratt. Nono La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura Andre Richard (sound diffusion)
Mauriclo Kagel Quartet No 2
Wolfgang Rihm
Duomonolog James Dillon Quartet No 2 Nono Fragmente-Stille, an Diotima
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Introduced By: Stephen Pratt.
Unknown: Andre Richard
Unknown: Wolfgang Rihm
Unknown: Duomonolog James Dillon
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

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