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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Prokofiev Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra, Op 125
6.40 Haydn Variations in F minor (H XVII 6)
7.05 Janacek The Lord's
7.31 Spohf Piano Trio No 4 in B flat, Op 133
8.05 Gabrleli Sonata XXI for 3 violins
8.32 Symphony Series:
Mozart Symphony No 33 in B flat (K319)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Larsson Winter 's Tale
9.11 Donizetti Tombe degli' avi miei (Lucia di Lammermoor)
9.19 Beethoven Sonata in A minor, Op 47 (Kreutzer) Discs


Unknown: Larsson Winter
Unknown: Donizetti Tombe

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Artist of the Week:
Stephen Cleobury (conductor) Byrd 0 Lux beata a 6 10.05 Purcell Suite No 7 in D minor (Z668)
10.10 McCabe Motet
(Poems of James Clarence Mangan)
10.20 Chopin Impromptu in G flat, Op 51
10.30 Holst King Estmere
10.55 Bach Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr
(BWV 663)
11.10 Flicker Litany
11.25 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 26 in D (K537)


Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: McCabe Motet
Unknown: James Clarence
Unknown: Chopin Impromptu
Unknown: Bach Allein Gott

: Composer of the Week: Copland

With Anthony Burton.
Preamble for a Solemn
Occasion; Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson ; Clarinet
Concerto; The Tender Land (Act 2, Scene 1)


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Clarinet: Emily Dickinson

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 British Opera Matinee: Gloriana
Britten's opera set in the England of Elizabeth I was composed to celebrate the coronation of Elizabeth II and premiered at Covent Garden in 1953. Tournaments, masques and a royal progress provide the backdrop for an evocation of the ceremony of Tudor England, with the story of Elizabeth's relationship with the Earl of Essex giving a key to the monarch's personal life and providing the opera's emotional core. Introduced by Humphrey Carpenter.
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, conductor Charles
3.45 Brief Lives
The second of three programmes featuring music by talented but short-lived English composers of the 18th century. Today, Timothy Roberts
(fortepiano) and members of the Revolutionary
Drawing Room perform music by George Frederick Pinto (1785-1806), including his Piano Sonata in E flat minor.
4.30 An Outside View
Performers and composers from around the world voice their opinions on British music. Today's guest is flamenco guitarist Paco Pena.
4.35 Albenlz, arr Halffter Spanish Rhapsody
Alicia de Larrocha (piano) LPO, conductor Rafael
Fruhbeck de Burgos Disc


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Introduced By: Humphrey Carpenter.
Unknown: Timothy Roberts
Music By: George Frederick
Guitarist: Paco Pena.
: Josephine Barstow (sop)
Earl of Essex: Philip Langridge (tenor)
Lady Essex: Della Jones (mezzo)
Lord Mountjoy: Jonathan Summers (baritone)
Penelope: Yvonne Kenny (sop)
Sir Robert Cecil: Alan Opie (baritone)
Sir Walter Raleigh: Richard van Allan (bass)
Henry Cuffe: Bryn Terfel (baritone)
Lady in waiting: Janice Watson (sop)
A blind singer: Willard White (bass)
The Recorder of Norwich: John Shirley Quirk (baritone)
A Housewife: Jenevora Williams (mezzo)
Spirit of the Masque: John Mark Ainsley(tenor)
The Master of Ceremonies: Peter Hoare (tenor)

: The Music Machine in Chicago

Tommy visits the headquarters of the Association for the Advancement of Creative
Musicians, out of which grew contemporary jazz groups such as the Art
Ensemble of Chicago and Eight Bold Souls.

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty in Belfast.
5.30 Handel Organ Concerto in B flat
(HWV 308)
6.03 Field
Nocturne No 6 in F
6.25 Charles Wood String Quartet in A minor Producer David Byers


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Producer: David Byers

: The Nash EnsemMe

From the Purcell
Room, London, a concert featuring a revised version of Michael
Tippett's Tempest Suite with some newly composed works being performed for the first time.
Susan Bickley (mezzo) Martyn Hill (tenor)
David Barrel ! (baritone) Craig Ogden (guitar) .
Conductor Andrew Parrott
Stravinsky Octet ; Three
Songs from Shakespeare Tippett , arr Bowen Suite: The Tempest (first UK performance of complete suite)
8.30 Christopher Cook examines the treatment of mythological themes in art, literature and music with guests John Carey and Peter Paul Nash.
8.50 Tippett Songs for Achilles
Stravinsky Suite: The Soldier's Tale


Unknown: Susan Bickley
Baritone: David Barrel
Guitar: Craig Ogden
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Conductor: Stravinsky Octet
Unknown: Shakespeare Tippett
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: John Carey
Unknown: Peter Paul Nash.

: CINEMA 100 Lumiere's Children

Exploring the way art and technology have intertwined over the past century on film.
4: Snakes, Funerals and
Film-makers have always sought to immerse their audiences in the total experience of cinema with new and improved screen processes, from widescreen to 3D. With
Christopher Cook.
Final programme tomorrow


Unknown: Christopher Cook.

: Bach Cello Suites

Suite No 6 in D
(BWV 1012)
Introduced and played by Yo-Yo Ma.
Series producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Played By: Yo-Yo Ma.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Night Waves

Tom Stoppard first found fame in 1967 with Rosencrantz and Guildenstem Are Dead, his view of Hamlet from the sidelines. A new production of the play opens tonight at the National Theatre.
Roy Porter has the first-night verdict and also investigates some of the more unusual reworkings of Shakespeare over the centuries.
Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Roy Porter
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Ulster Orchestra

Conductor Robert Houlihan
Rossini Overture: Cinderella
Resplghl Three Botticelli Pictures
Tchalkovsky Suite: The Nutcracker

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