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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
6.02 Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 1 in D, Op 11
6.33 Mozart Symphony No 39 in E flat (K543)
7.05 Hoist Wind Quintet
7.32 Telemann Festive
Suite in A
8.05 Strauss Second Waltz
Sequence (Der Rosenkavalier)
8.21 Handel Ombra cara
8.32 Hahn Le Bal de
Beatrice d'Este


Unknown: Handel Ombra

: MorningCollection withPaul Gambaccini

Tchaikovsky Suite: Swan Lake
9.26 Sacchini Dardanus
9.40 Wagner Siegfried Idyll Discs

: MusicalEncounters

With Piers Burton-Page .
Hoist Of one that is so fair and bright
10.05 Artist of the Week:
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne (selection)
10.15 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
10.50 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in B flat, Op 106 (Hammerklavier)
11.35 Hoist Scherzo
11.45 Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne (selection)
11.55 arr Hoist Personet hodie


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg

: Composer of the Week: Saint-Saens

Years at the Madeleine
2: Pianistes Extraordinaires
The virtuoso composer Saint-Saens wrote brilliantly for solo, two piano and chamber music. Presented by Richard Langham Smith in conversation with Jean-Michel Nectoux.
Romance in D flat. Op 37
Piano Trio No 1 in F, Op 18 Variations on a Theme of Beethoven, Op 35


Presented By: Richard Langham Smith
Unknown: Michel Nectoux.

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Garrick Ohlsson (piano) Weber Overture: Der Freischutz
Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
2.05 Oxbridge Organs
Six recitals from the chapels of Oxford and Cambridge colleges. 3: King's College, Cambridge
Stephen Cleobury, the resident organist, plays a festive programme on the romantic English organ in King's Chapel. Now in the care of builders Harrison and Harrison, this famous instrument boasts a fine 17th-century case.
Bach Canonic Variations on "Vom Himmel Hoch " (BWV 769)
Gibbons Fantasia of Four Parts in A minor
Howells Rhapsody in C sharp minor
Messiaen Dieu parmi nous (La Nativite du Seigneur)
2.50 Amsterdam Mahler Festival
Humphrey Burton introduces the sixth concert in the series featuring all Mahler's symphonies and songs, given last May in Amsterdam. Today, Thomas Hampson sings the second of two recitals featuring the songs for voice and piano. Thomas Hampson (baritone) Wolfgang Rieger (piano) Six early songs: Im Lenz;
Winterlied; Hans und Grete; Ich ging mit Lurst durch einen grunen Wald;
Serenade; Erinnerung Kindertotenlieder
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen;
Four Ruckert Lieder:
Blicke mir nicht in die
Lieder; Ich atmet' einem
Linden Duft ; Um Mitternacht; Ich bin der
Welt abhanden gekommen
Next programme at 7.30pm


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Yan Pascal
Piano: Garrick Ohlsson
Unknown: Vom Himmel Hoch
Unknown: Gibbons Fantasia
Unknown: Howells Rhapsody
Introduces: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Thomas Hampson
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: Wolfgang Rieger
Unknown: Linden Duft

: The MusicMachine

Jeremy Siepmann talks to Tommy Pearson about the tradition of performing Chopin's music. Rpt


Talks: Jeremy Siepmann
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: Fairest IsleSongbook

Food lain Burnside unveils a selection of culinary delights. Rpt

: The Light Brigade

In the first of two programmes, Stephen Banfield explores a neglected tradition in British orchestral music.
With musical contributions from Angela Morley, Balfour Gardiner, Arthur Sullivan, Edward German, Percy Grainger and Ronald Binge.


Unknown: Stephen Banfield
Unknown: Angela Morley
Unknown: Balfour Gardiner
Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Unknown: Edward German
Unknown: Percy Grainger
Unknown: Ronald Binge.

: Eton Choirbook

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge, directed by Stephen Cleobury , perform music from the greatest pre-Reformation manuscript of English church music, now in the library of the sister college in Eton.
Fayrfax Magnificat Regale Thomas Preston Felix namque II
Hacomplaynt Salve regina Preston Felix namque V Browne Stabat mater


Directed By: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Thomas Preston Felix
Unknown: Preston Felix
Unknown: Browne Stabat

: AmsterdamMahler Festival

The seventh concert in the series, introduced by Humphrey Burton.
Barbara Bonney (soprano) Jennifer Larmore (mezzo) Vienna PO, conductor Riccardo Muti
Five Ruckert Lieder: Ich atmet' einen Linden Duft ; Liebst du urn Schonheit;
Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder; Um Mitternacht; Ich bin der
Welt abhanden gekommen Symphony No 4


Introduced By: Humphrey Burton.
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Soprano: Jennifer Larmore
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Unknown: Linden Duft

: The FortunateCat

2: Home and Away
Is it easier to play a gig than write a poem? For details see yesterday

: Penguin CafeOrchestra

The cult status which the Penguin Cafe Orchestra currently enjoys is largely due to live performance.
This concert was recorded at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, earlier this year, and is introduced by Robert Sandall in conversation with the orchestra's founder, composer Simon Jeffes.
A Unique Broadcasting production


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Simon Jeffes.

: The ShellacShow

Jeremy Nicholas introduces a selection of music from the age of 78rpm records, including works by Dargomizhsky, Parry and D'Erlanger, and performances by Mary Jarred , Helen Guest and Antal Dorati.


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Mary Jarred
Unknown: Helen Guest
Unknown: Antal Dorati.

: Music Restored

Bruce Wood introduces some newly discovered theatre pieces by Louis Grabu , the composer
English opera enthusiasts of the 1680s hoped would revitalise the London musical stage, together with music by the one who did, Henry Purcell. The performers are the Purcell Quartet with tenors
Paul Agnew and Charles Daniels , and bass Simon Birchall.


Introduces: Bruce Wood
Unknown: Louis Grabu
Unknown: Henry Purcell.
Tenors: Paul Agnew
Tenors: Charles Daniels
Bass: Simon Birchall.

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