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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Beethoven Symphony No 8 in 6.33 Relcha Clarinet
Quintet in B flat
7.05 Howells Magnificat (St Paul's Service)
7.26 Symphony Series: Mozart Symphony in D (K250) (Haffner)
8.05 Strauss Overture;
Dance Scene (Ariadne auf Naxos)
8.32 Poulenc Elegy for two pianos
Editor Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

This week, Scandinavian music and the conclusion of the Beethoven violin sonata cycle.
Nielsen Rhapsody Overture: An Imaginary Trip to the Faroe Islands
9.10 Beethoven Violin
Sonata in A, Op 30 No 1
9.31 Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C
A Mentom Radio production Discs

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Featuring throughout the week Purcell harpsichord suites and Mozart piano concertos.
Artist of the Week:
Stephen Cleobury (conductor) Byrd Laudate pueri a 6 10.05 Purcell Suite No 1 in G (Z770)
10.10 Mendelssohn Organ Sonata in A, Op 65 No 3
10.20 Foulds Three
10.45 Bach Schmucke dich, 0 liebe Seele (BWV 654)
10.55 Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs
11.00 Chopin Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58
11.25 Parry / was glad
11.30 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 23 in A (K488) Producer Chris de Souza


Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Byrd Laudate
Unknown: Bach Schmucke
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Composer of the Week: Aaron Copland

When Copland died in December 1990, he left a legacy of compositions and recordings, both as conductor and pianist.
Anthony Burton introduces a mixture of well known pieces and rarities, using many of the composer's own recordings.
Dance Symphony
LSO, conducted by the Composer Moods
Leo Smit (piano)
As it fell upon a day
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano) Patricia Spencer (flute) Laura Flax (clarinet) Piano Concerto
The Composer (piano)
New York PO, conductor
Leonard Bernstein Producer Gwawr Owen


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Piano: Leo Smit
Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Flute: Patricia Spencer
Clarinet: Laura Flax
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 BBC Lunchtime
From St John's, Smith Square,
Medici Quartet
Janacek String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters) Haydn Sting Quartet in E flat, Op 33 No 2 (Joke)
2.00 The BBC
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky Sophia Larson (soprano) Poul Elming (tenor) Arthur Korn (bass)
Wagner Die Walkure (Act 1) Gotterdammerung (excerpts)
3.45 New series
Oxbridge Organs
Six recitals from the chapels of Oxford and Cambridge colleges, featuring six very different musicians.
1: Trinity College, Cambridge Peter Hurford plays the chapel organ built in 1976 by the Swiss firm of Metzler. Vivaldi, arr Bach Concerto in D minor (BWV 596)
Couperin Offertoire sur les grands jeux (Messe des paroisses)
Stanley Voluntary in C Vaughan Williams
Rhosymedre; Hyfrydol
(Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes)
4.30 You Take Some Skins ...
Russell Davies 's six-part series unravelling the complex relationship between black and white jazz musicians from the earliest days to the present. 5: Freedom Now


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Soprano: Sophia Larson
Bass: Arthur Korn
Unknown: Couperin Offertoire
Unknown: Russell Davies

: The Music Machine in Chicago

Tommy Pearson begins a week in the "Windy City", exploring Chicago's rich musical heritage. Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Chris Wines

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas.
MacCunn Overture: The
Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Tchalkovsky Nocturne , Op 19 No 4
6.30 Mozart Horn Concerto
No 3 in E flat (K447) Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.
Unknown: Tchalkovsky Nocturne
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: London Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor Franz Welser -
Rolf Hind (piano) Sibelius Fmlandia
Ruders Piano Concerto
(first broadcast)
Sibelius Symphony No I


Conductor: Franz Welser
Piano: Rolf Hind
Piano: Sibelius Fmlandia

: Lumiere's Children CINEMA 100

Beginning a week exploring the way art and technology have intertwined over the past century on film, from the explosion of invention that accompanied cinema's first years to today's hi-tech world of film-making.
1: Man with a Movie
It all began with the movie camera - the world viewed through a new eye.
Christopher Cook examines how the camera and the language of film evolved from the first Lumiere shorts to the invention of the Steadicam. Including contributions from director
Michael Almereyda and animator Ken O'Connor. Producer Mark Burman
Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Michael Almereyda
Unknown: Ken O'Connor.
Producer: Mark Burman

: Edinburgh International Festival 1995

Nadine Denize (mezzo) Ensemble
Intercontemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez
Berg Four Pieces for clarinet and piano, Op 5 Webem Concerto for 9
Instruments; Five Pieces for small orchestra, Op 10 Mahler, arr Schoenberg Lieder eines fahrenden
Schoenberg Lied der
Waldtaube (Gurrelieder); Chamber Symphony No 1 (2nd version)


Unknown: Nadine Denize
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Mixing It

From Sheffield, presented by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall.
To mark the second anniversary of the innovative Disobey Club, local techno heroes
Autechre play live and DJ Beekeeper mixes undanceable soundscapes. Producer Philip Tagney


Presented By: Mark Russell
Presented By: Robert Sandall.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Ensemble

Lynsey Marsh (clarinet) Louise Hopkins (cello) Thomas Ades (piano) Introduced by Penny Gore.
Sibelius Malinconia
Blrtwistle Linoi
Stravinsky Three Pieces for solo clarinet
Brahms Trio in A minor, Op 114
Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Cello: Louise Hopkins
Piano: Thomas Ades
Unknown: Blrtwistle Linoi
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

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