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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Sibelius Pan and Echo
Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi
6.07 Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (Symphony No 2)
BBC Welsh SO, conductor
Richard Hickox
7.05 Suk Fantastic Scherzo
Czech PO/Jiri Belohlavek
7.24 Ives A Night Song;
The Children's Hour; At the River
Samuel Ramey (bass) Warren Jones (piano)
7.32 Stradella Sonata a otto viole con una tromba
Crispian Steele Perkins (trumpet)
The Parley of Instruments
8.05 Tallis Spem in alium Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury
8.32 Symphony Series:
Mozart Symphony No 35 in D (Haffner)
Cleveland Orchestra/
Christoph von Dohnanyi


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Bass: Samuel Ramey
Piano: Warren Jones
Unknown: Crispian Steele Perkins
Unknown: Tallis Spem
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Christoph von Dohnanyi

: MorningCollection withPaul Gambaccini

Gershwin, orch Grofe Rhapsody in Blue
Gary Graffman (piano)
New York PO/Zubin Mehta
9.17 Debussy Petite Suite Jean-Philippe Collard and Michel Beroff (piano duet)
9.29 Beethoven Cello
Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 2
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Discs


Piano: Gary Graffman

: MusicalEncounters

Mairi Nicolson. Vivaldi Double Concerto in C for two trumpets and strings (RV 537)
Crispian Steele-Perkins and John Thiessen (trumpets) Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon
10.08 A selection of carols, including 11 est ne, le divin enfant
10.15 Faure Souvenir de
Kathryn Stott and Martin Roscoe (piano duet)
10.20 Purcell What, what shall be done in behalf of the man? (Z341)
The King's Consort, director Robert King
11.30 Artist of the Week:
Martin Roscoe (piano)
Dohnanyi Piano Concerto No 2 in B minor
BBC Scottish SO, conductor Fedor Glushchenko
Hoist The Golden Goose
Guildford Choral Society Philharmonia Orchestra/ Hilary Davan Wetton


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson.
Unknown: Crispian Steele-Perkins
Unknown: John Thiessen

: Composer of the Week: Zelenka

Presented by Karel Janovicky.
2: Zelenka's Czech Roots
Psalm 130: De profundis BBC Singers
St James's Baroque Players, conductor Ivor Bolton
Te Deum (excerpts) Soloists
Westminster Oratorio Choir
Zelenka Chamber
Orchestra, conductor John Eric Floreen
Hipocondrie a 7 Collegium 1704
Capriccio No 5 in G
Suk Chamber Orchestra, conductor Frantisek Vajnar


Presented By: Karel Janovicky.
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Conductor: Te Deum
Conductor: John Eric Floreen
Conductor: Frantisek Vajnar

: The Afternoon on Three

Presented by Susan Sharpe.
1.00 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Faure Prelude (Penelope) Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 2 in B flat
Saint-Sains Danse macabre
Faure Pavane
Debussy La Mer
Given last April in the Victoria Hall, Hanley
2.25 Best of Friends
Two poems by Walt Whitman, each set to music by both Ralph Vaughan Williams and Gustav Holst.
See also tomorrow 7.00pm
3.00 British Cities: Norwich
As a cathedral city since Norman times, a flourishing provincial centre in the 18th and 19th centuries and, for the last 30 years, the home of the University of East Anglia, Norwich has a long cultural history in which music has played a central role. Religious traditions are represented by church music from the Reformation to the present, and the Norfolk and Norwich music festivals, growing from 18th-century roots, have made commissions reflecting developments in orchestral and choral music across the decades. Peter Aston and Christopher Smith introduce a musical portrait of the city.
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Yan Pascal
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Unknown: Saint-Sains Danse
Unknown: Walt Whitman
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan
Unknown: Peter Aston
Unknown: Christopher Smith
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: The MusicMachine

Most Musical, Most Melancholyl
Favourite and unfavourite music chosen by guests including Radio 2 Choir Girl of the Year Tabitha Watling and Henry Kelly.


Unknown: Tabitha Watling
Unknown: Henry Kelly.

: In Tune

From Cardiff,
Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a special programme featuring live performances from Artist of the Week Martin Roscoe
(piano) and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Martyn Brabbins.
Sir Roger de Coverley ; Christmas Dance
5.45 Respighi Fantasia Slava
6.03 Bloch Night
6.07 Prokofiev Cinderella at the castle (Cinderella)
6.30 Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: Christmas Eve
7.03 Dohnanyi Pastorale
Producers Gwawr Owen and Mike George


Introduces: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
Unknown: Sir Roger De Coverley
Producers: Gwawr Owen
Producers: Mike George

: AmsterdamMahler Festival

Humphrey Burton introduces the second concert in the series featuring virtually every note Mahler wrote, recorded last
May in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
Hakan Hagegard (baritone) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly Lieder eines fahrenden
Symphony No 1
Next programme Thursday 7.30pm


Introduces: Humphrey Burton
Baritone: Hakan Hagegard
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: The DreamProject

Famous film directors talk about their ultimate fantasy film.
Next programme Thursday 9.20pm

: Stravinsky for Two Pianos

Peter Hill and Benjamin Frith (pianos)
Sonata; Concerto; The Rite of Spring Rpt


Unknown: Peter Hill
Pianos: Benjamin Frith

: Night Waves

"Of the many kinds of anti-Semite, T S Eliot was the rarest kind: one who was able to place his anti-
Semitism at the service of his art".
Christopher Cook chairs a special discussion recorded at Joseph's Bookshop,
London. And P J O'Rourke remembers 25 years as the scourge of American liberalism and looks forward to the 1996 presidential elections. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Music Restored

More discoveries drawn from the world of the 18thand early 19th-century accompanied keyboard sonata. This week, the Revolutionary Drawing
Room perform works by Clementi, Rles and Schobert.
Producer Lindsay Kemp


Producer: Lindsay Kemp

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