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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Thomas Overture: Raymond
6.10 Schubert Mass in E flat (D950)
7.05 Frye Salve virgo
7.45 Alkan Concerto da camera in A minor,
Op 10 No 1
8.05 Purcell Portfolio:
A selection of songs
8.32 Symphony Series: Mozart Symphony in D (K320) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Sibelius Suite: Belshazzar's
Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi
9.15 Beethoven Violin
Sonata in G, Op 96
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) Clara Haskil (piano)
9.41 Tchalkovsky Capriccio Italien Berlin PO/Seiji Ozawa


Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Piano: Clara Haskil

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Artist of the Week:
Stephen Cleobury (conductor) Byrd Laudate pueri a 6 Choir of King's College, Cambridge
10.05 Purcell Suite No 8 in F (Z669)
Robert Woolley (harpsichord)
10.10 Chopin Fantaisie -
Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66
Piotr Paleczny (piano)
10.15 Britten Rejoice in the Lamb
Kevin Bowyer (organ)
BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
10.35 Prokofiev Symphony No 7
BBC SO/Alexander Lazarev
11.05 Bach Prelude and Fugue in C (BWV 547)
Stephen Cleobury (organ)
11.25 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 9 in E flat
Andreas Steier (piano) Concerto Koln


Artist: Chris de Souza.
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Byrd Laudate
Harpsichord: Robert Woolley
Harpsichord: Chopin Fantaisie
Piano: Piotr Paleczny
Unknown: Kevin Bowyer
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Bach Prelude
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Piano: Andreas Steier

: Composer of the Week: Copland

Presented by Anthony Burton.
Orchestral Variations
LSO, conducted by the Composer
Nonet for strings
Columbia String Ensemble, conducted by the Composer Proclamation
Leo Smit (piano) Inscape
French National Orchestra, conducted by the Composer


Presented By: Anthony Burton.
Piano: Leo Smit

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Bristol Lunchtime Concert
Bartok Plus
Presented by Chris de Souza. David Campbell (clarinet) Michael Thompson (horn) Madeleine Mitchell (violin) Roger Chase (viola)
Christopher van Kampen (cello)
Andrew Ball (piano)
Bartok Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano
Kodaly Intermezzo for string trio
Dohnanyl Sextet
A Classic Arts production
2.00 Songs from West and North
A selection of songs with and without words by Gustav Hoist: new and old, orchestral, vocal, pianistic and choral, including the complete set of his Welsh folk song arrangements and the wordless Songs of the West.
3.00 Mining the Archive This week, Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf celebrates her 80th birthday. To mark the occasion, Susan Sharpe talks to the soprano at her Zurich home and introduces a from 1968 in which Schwarzkopf is accompanied by Geoffrey Parsons in a recital of lieder by Woff, Schubert and Strauss.
Producer Brian Jackson
4.20 Turns of the Century
An audio lexicon of the great English comedy performers. Peter Nichols celebrates Robb Wilton.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore
4.30 By the Sacred River Jumna
Richard Widdess introduces
Dhrupad, the contemplative, highly ornamented classical style of North India, perfected at the court of the Mughal
Emperor Akbar, featuring the pakhavaj drum and the rudra vina, an ancestor of the sitar.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Presented By: Chris de Souza.
Clarinet: David Campbell
Horn: Michael Thompson
Violin: Madeleine Mitchell
Viola: Roger Chase
Piano: Andrew Ball
Unknown: Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Talks: Susan Sharpe
Accompanied By: Geoffrey Parsons
Producer: Brian Jackson
Unknown: Peter Nichols
Unknown: Robb Wilton.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Introduces: Richard Widdess

: The Music Machine in Chicago

Tommy ends the week by going "down town" to
Kingston Mines, centre for the Chicago Blues.

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen.
Schubert Impromptu in F minor (D935 No 4)
6.03 Barber Nocturne (Four Songs, Op 13)
6.30 Dvorak Romance in F minor for violin and orchestra
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in France

Tour of France 1995
Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Evelyn Glennie (percussion) Introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville.
Elgar Introduction and Allegro MacMillan Veni , veni,
Sibelius Symphony No 2
Given last month in the Arsenal, Metz


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Evelyn Glennie
Introduced By: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Introduced By: Allegro MacMillan Veni

: Lumiere's Children CINEMA 100

5: Milies's Children
Ever since Georges Melies startled audiences with his screen magic, film-makers and special effects artists have been devising ever more astonishing illusions. With Christopher Cook.


Unknown: Georges Melies
Unknown: Christopher Cook.

: Britannia at the Opera FAIREST ISLE

Peter Holman presents the second in the series reinterpreting British operas from 1710-1810.
John Frederick Lampe Pyramus and Thisbe
A 'mock opera" of 1745, edited and completed by Peter Holman. Lampe's version of Pyramus and Thisbe is a reworking of the playacted by the "rude mechanicals" in Act 1 of William Shakespeare 's A
Midsummer Night's Dream, with the satire directed away from playwrights and actors and towards Italian opera and opera singers.
Opera Restor'd, conductor Peter Holman


Unknown: Peter Holman
Unknown: John Frederick Lampe
Unknown: Peter Holman.
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Conductor: Peter Holman
Pyramus: Mark Padmore (tenor)
Thisbe: Susan Bisatt (sop)
Wall and Master: Michael Sanderson (tenor)
Moon and Prompter: Arwel Treharne (tenor)
Lion and Prologue: Andrew Knight (bass)
Mr Semibrief: Peter Milne (spoken)

: Hear and Now

With Robert Ziegler.
This week's programme includes the orchestral music Konx-om-pax and Hurqualia by free-thinking Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi, played by the Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hans Zender.
Henry Cowell in Music and Words is a portrait of the pioneering American and his innovative techniques by Chris Burn.
Plus works by Ian Wlllcock, Takls Veliarrtis and others, performed by John Kenny (trombones), Joanna Haratsaris (piano) and John Whiting (electronics).
Producer Alan Hall


Presenter: Robert Ziegler
Conductor: Hans Zender
Reporter: Chris Burn
Unknown: Ian Wlllcock
Trombonist: John Kenny
Piano: Joanna Haratsaris
Electronics: John Whiting
Producer: Alan Hall

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