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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Paganini Violin Concerto in B minor, Op 7 No 2
6.33 Symphony series: Mozart Symphony
No 40 in G minor (K550)
7.05 Rossini Overture: La
7.32 Ravenscroft The
Three Ravens
8.05 Haydn Piano Sonata in G minor (H XVI 44)
8.32 Gounod Petite
Symphonie in B flat

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Tchaikovsky, orch Stravinsky Bluebird Pas de Deux (The Sleeping Beauty) Columbia SO, conducted by the Composer

9.06 Rossini La Cenerentola (excerpts) Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo)
Arnold Schoenberg Choir Vienna Volksoper Orchestra, conductor Giuseppe Patane

9.14 Mozart Piano Sonata in A minor (K310)
Murray Perahia (piano)

9.33 Prokofiev Cinderella (Act 3)
Russian NO, conductor Mikhail Pletnev



Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Conductor: Giuseppe Patane
Piano: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev

: MusicalEncounters

Presented by Piers Burton -Page.
Hoist This have I done for my true love
10.05 Artist of the Week:
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) Ravel Sheherazade
10.20 Beethoven Sonata in A flat, Op 110
10.40 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G
10.55 Hadley La belle dame sans merci
11.05 Frank Martin Petite
Symphonie Concertante
11.55 Hoist Masters in this hall


Presented By: Piers Burton
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Hadley La Belle
Unknown: Frank Martin

: Composer of the Week: Saint-Saens

Years at the Madeleine
4: Poetry, Proust and the Madeleine
Richard Langham Smith unravels a literary connection and discusses Saint-Saens' activities as scene painter, transcriber and innovator with Jean-Michel Nectoux.
Le Rouet d'Omphale Violin Sonata No 1 in D minor
Le Deluge (excerpts)


Unknown: Richard Langham Smith
Unknown: Michel Nectoux.

: The Afternoon on Three

Presented by Susan Sharpe.
1.00 British Opera Matinee: Tom Jones
A French opera comique by Francois-Andre Phllidor , a man equally famous as a grandmaster of the game of chess. Based on Henry
Fielding's novel, Tom Jones follows the progress of the hero's love for Sophia, daughter of the local squire. Obstacles appear but are eventually removed, provoking a happy conclusion to the love story.
Recorded this summer at the Drottningholm Festival in Sweden and sung in English.
Drottningholm Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Nicholas


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Tom Jones
Unknown: Francois-Andre Phllidor
Unknown: Tom Jones
Sophia: Judith Howarth (sop)
Mrs Honour: Ann Archibald (sop)
Mrs Western: Sarah Walker (mezzo)
Mr Western: Brian Burrows (tenor)
Tom Jones: Greg Fedderly (tenor)
Blifil: Gordon Wilson (tenor)
Allworthy: David Aler (baritone)
Dowling: Peter Taggert-Holland (spoken)
Solo Quartet (chorus of huntsmen and drunkards): Lars-Erik Jonsson (tenor)
Solo Quartet (chorus of huntsmen and drunkards): Mathias Ermedahl (tenor)
Solo Quartet (chorus of huntsmen and drunkards): Nils Spangenberg (bass)
Solo Quartet (chorus of huntsmen and drunkards): Bengt Lindberger (bass)

: Opus 20

Scott Stroman introduces and conducts this young chamber orchestra in a concert recorded at Christ
Church, Highbury Grove, London.
Copland Nonet Ives Hymn
Jolivet Yin Yang
Copland Quiet City
Honegger Symphony No 2


Introduces: Scott Stroman
Unknown: Ives Hymn
Unknown: Jolivet Yin Yang

: The MusicMachine

The art of playing Indian classical music is passed down from one generation to the next. Tommy Pearson investigates. Rpt


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: Fairest IsleSongbook

The Good Life lain Burnside uncovers songs depicting a variety of ideal lifestyles. Rpt

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Grant Llewellyn Tasmin Little (violin)
Alun Hoddinott Lanterne des morts
Moeran Violin Concerto


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Violin: Tasmin Little
Violin: Alun Hoddinott Lanterne

: MusicaBrittanica

Music in the Purcell tradition from this monumental publication of our national musical heritage. Recorded at
Stationer's Hall, London, a venue known to Purcell, where the Blow anthem was first heard in 1701. Blow 0 sing unto the Lord a new song
Boyce Overture: Ode for the New Year
Greene Ode on St Cecilia's
Day Rpt

: AmsterdamMahler Festival

The ninth concert in the series featuring Mahler's symphonies and songs, given last May in Amsterdam and introduced by Humphrey Burton. Marjana Lipovsek (contralto)
Berlin PO/Bernard Haitink Kindertotenlieder
Symphony No 6
Next programme tomorrow 7.30pm


Introduced By: Humphrey Burton.

: The FortunateCat

Five evening exchanges between poet and jazzman Roy Fisher and Mel Hill. 4: What the Left Hand's
A powerful left hand is a great asset for a jazz pianist. Does it help a poet?


Unknown: Roy Fisher
Unknown: Mel Hill.

: Byrd andPurcell

Phantasm perform a selection of Byrd In Nomines and Purcell
Fantasies on period instruments, introduced by their director
Laurence Dreyfus.
Laurence Dreyfus and Catherine Mackintosh
(treble viols)
Jonathan Manson (tenor viol) Markku Luolajan-Mikkola and Shigeru Sakurai (bass viols) Rpt


Director: Laurence Dreyfus.
Director: Catherine MacKintosh
Tenor: Jonathan Manson
Unknown: Markku Luolajan-Mikkola
Bass: Shigeru Sakurai

: The ShellacShow

Jeremy Nicholas introduces a selection of music from the age of 78rpm records, including works by Balfe, Ireland and Brahms and performances by Kathleen Ferrier , John Ireland and Clemens Krauss.


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier
Unknown: Clemens Krauss.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andrew Davis
Purcell, arr
Britten Chaconny in G minor
Fricker Litany for Double String Orchestra
Conductor John Nelson
Kancheli Symphony No 6


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Britten Chaconny
Conductor: John Nelson

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