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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Borodin String Quartet No 2 in D
6.31 Strauss Oboe
7.05 Purcell Portfolio:
A selection of songs
7.21 Pachelbel Partie a 4 in G
7.32 Balakirev Islamey
7.43 Lilburn Diversions for string orchestra
8.05 Beethoven Variations on "Bei Mannern , welche Liebe fuhlen" (WoO 46)
8.32 Dvorak Czech Suite


Unknown: Bei Mannern

: MorningCollection withPaul Gambaccini

Ravel, arr Sadlo Suite: Mother Goose
9.16 Anon Blessed Be
Thou, Queen of Heaven
9.23 Daquin Adam Was a Poor Man
9.29 Beethoven Cello
Sonata in A, Op 69 Discs


Unknown: Daquin Adam

: MusicalEncounters

With Mairi Nicolson ,
Hummel Trumpet Concerto in B flat
10.20 A selection of carols, including the American carol I wonder as / wander
10.30 Artist of the Week:
Martin Roscoe (piano)
Szymanowski Mazurkas, Op 50 (Excerpts)
10.40 Janacek Suite for strings
11.05 Hummel Mass in E flat. Op 80 (first UK performance)


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Unknown: Janacek Suite

: Composer of the Week: Zelenka

Presented by Karel Janovicky.
3: Travel and Teaching Today's programme includes music by a composer who taught Zelenka in Venice.
Zelenka Trio Sonata No 6 in C minor
Antonio Lotti La Vita
Zelenka Sinfonia a 8 in A minor


Presented By: Karel Janovicky.
Unknown: Antonio Lotti La Vita
Unknown: Zelenka Sinfonia

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Viola and Piano
Philip Dukes (viola) Sophia Rahman (piano)
Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70 Henze Sonata
Brahms Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No 2 Rpt
2.00 Britten's Radio Music
In the final programme,
Paul Hindmarsh introduces the first production since the 1930s of the third of Britten's radio anthologies, The World of the Spirit, which received a single broadcast on Whit Sunday in 1938. It's preceded by the music that opened the BBC's Third Programme on 29 September 1946. Occasional Overture
CBSO/Simon Rattle
The World of the Spirit
Hannah Gordon and Cormac Rigby (readers) Susan Chilcott (soprano) Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo) Martyn Hill (tenor) Stephen Varcoe (baritone) Britten Singers
BBC PO/Richard Hickox
Series producer Paul Hindmarsh
3.00 Midweek Choice
With Susan Sharpe. [number removed]
Ring in by lunchtime for a chance to hear your request today. Including
Rubinstein Staccato Etude
Schumann Konzertstuck , Op 86
Producer Susan Kenyon Discs
WRITTEN REQUESTS: Midweek Choice. [address removed]
FAX: [number removed]
4.00 Choral Evensong nFrom Guildford Cathedral.
Introit: Ecce concipies (Handl)
Responses (Tomkins)
Office Hymn: Come, Thou Redeemer (plainsong)
Psalm 104 (Hopkins, Goss, Vann)
First Lesson: Micah 4, wl-7
Canticles: Rubbra in A flat
Second Lesson: Colossians 1, w 3-14
Anthem: Laetentur caeli (Byrd)
Hymn: Wake, O wake, with tidings thrilling (Wachet auf) Organ Voluntary: Chorale Improvisation on "Wachet auf (Karg-Elert)
Organist and Master of the Choristers Andrew Millington.
Sub-organist Geoffrey Morgan.


Viola: Susan Sharpe.
Piano: Sophia Rahman
Introduces: Paul Hindmarsh
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Readers: Cormac Rigby
Soprano: Susan Chilcott
Soprano: Pamela Helen Stephen
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh
Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Rubinstein Staccato Etude
Unknown: Schumann Konzertstuck
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Unknown: Geoffrey Morgan.

: The MusicMachine

Most Musical, Most Melancholy!
Favourite and unfavourite music chosen by guests including soprano Susan Bullock and Paul Gambaccini


Soprano: Susan Bullock
Soprano: Paul Gambaccini

: In Tune

Jeremy Nicholas with a selection of music beginning with Handel, arr Eigar Overture in D minor
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Rush HourConcert

From the Wigmore Hall, London.
The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers Robin Jeffrey (lute)
Anon The Salutation Carol;
Sweet was the song (Ballet manuscript); Quem pastores laudavere; The
Old Year Now Passed Away (Greensleeves) (Playford manuscript)
Poulenc Un soir de neige Britten Hymn to the Virgin; A Shepherd's Carol; The Holly and the Ivy
Poulenc Quatre motets pour un temps de Noël Bennett Nowell , nowell tidings true (Salutation Carol)
Britten Sweet was the Song
Ridout What Child Is This?


Director: Harry Christophers
Director: Robin Jeffrey
Unknown: Bennett Nowell

: A Holst Evening

An interplanetary journey around the life and music of Gustav Hoist, guided by Piers Burton-Page.
Contributors include composer Colin Matthews , conductors Hilary Davan Wetton and Vernon Handley, Holst biographer Michael Short and Holst scholars Richard Greene, Raymond Head and Lowinger Maddison, friends, colleagues and pupils of the composer, and his daughter Imogen. Marking out the route from his birthplace in Cheltenham via India, Algeria, Hammersmith and Thaxted to Betelgeuse are Holst's own recordings of all seven Planets and a galaxy of his other music, from a masque for St Paul 's Girls' School to his visionary masterpiece Egdon Heath.
See also tomorrow 11.30pm Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductors: Colin Matthews
Conductors: Hilary Davan
Unknown: Michael Short
Unknown: Richard Greene
Unknown: Raymond Head
Unknown: Lowinger Maddison
Unknown: St Paul
Producer: David Gallagher

: Night Wavesin Las Vegas

No Business Like It
Las Vegas is now the theatrical capital of the world, argues
Tony Palmer. His all-star line up of witnesses includes Vegas veterans Mickey Rooney and Debbie Reynolds and new boy Michael Crawford , currently starring in the most expensive stage show in the world.
See also tomorrow 10.45pm


Unknown: Tony Palmer.
Unknown: Mickey Rooney
Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Unknown: Michael Crawford

: Voices

Not So Christmas Special Forget the holly and the ivy, stuff the nymphs and shepherds: lain Burnside takes a different look at
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Producer: Adam Gatehouse

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