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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Rachmanlnov Blessed is the man (Vespers)
6.09 Brahms Cello Sonata in F, Op 99
7.05 Debussy Marche écossaise
7.32 Bach Toccata in G
(BWV 916)
8.05 Thomas Linley (son) Arise, ye spirits of the storm
8.40 Bantock Celtic


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Thomas Linley

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Bach Orchestral Suite No 2 in B minor (BWV 1067) Barthold Kuijken (flute)
La Petite Bande, director Sigiswald Kuijken
9.22 Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 2 in C minor
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) LSO/Andre Previn Discs


Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines in Birmingham.
Bach Motet: Sei Lob und
Preis mit Ehren (BWV 231) Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
10.05 Debussy Syrinx Patrick Gallois (flute)
10.08 Mozart Oboe
Concerto in C (K314) Paul Goodwin (oboe) English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
10.30 Schubert Nahe des
Geliebten (D612); Erster Verlust (D226)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor) Julius Drake (piano)
10.37 Artist of the Week:
Andre Previn (conductor) Prokofiev Violin Concerto
No 1 in D
Kyung-Wha Chung (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra
11.02 Schubert An den
Mond (D259); Auf dem See (D543b)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor) Julius Drake (piano)
11.09 Mozart Rondo in C
Simon Standage (violin) English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
11.17 Bach, transcr Brahms Chaconne in D minor (Partita, BWV 1004) Leon Fleisher (piano left hand)
11.35 Schumann
Symphony No 4 in D minor (original version)
CO of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Producer Chris Wines


Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Flute: Patrick Gallois
Oboe: Paul Goodwin
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Piano: Julius Drake
Conductor: Andre Previn
Violin: Kyung-Wha Chung
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Piano: Julius Drake
Piano: Mozart Rondo
Violin: Simon Standage
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Piano: Leon Fleisher
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: Composer of the Week: Elgar

With Penny Gore.
Serenade (Wand of Youth Suite No 1)
Orchestra of Welsh National
Opera/Charles Mackerras Oh, my warriors (Caractacus)
Peter Glossop (baritone), Liverpool Philharmonic Choir/Charles Groves
The Dream of Gerontius
Judas scene (The Apostles) Soloists,
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Richard Hickox
The sun goeth down (The Kingdom) Soloists,
LPO/Adrian Boult Discs Revised rpt

: The Afternoon on Three

With Paul Guinery.
1.00 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Pinchas
Steinberg Johann Strauss
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A
Given last February in the Town Hall, Ayr
2.15 French Songs Given last year in the Wigmore Hall, London, as part of the venue's French Season, presented in association with the French
Institute. John Aler (tenor) and Jeff Cohen (piano) perform songs by Bizet,
Saint-Saens, Duparc, Faure and Dupont.
A Floating Earth production
3.351be BBC Orchestras
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal
Howard Shelley (piano) Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: Christmas Eve
Rachmanlnov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Prokofiev Suite: Lieutenant
Kije Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Steinberg Johann Strauss
Tenor: John Aler
Tenor: Jeff Cohen
Unknown: Rachmanlnov Rhapsody
Unknown: Kije Tchaikovsky Capriccio

: The Music Machine

Children of Our Time
Ninety-one years after the birth of Sir Michael Tippett , Jeremy Summerly sums up the synthetic age so far and meets the music police in 2045.


Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Unknown: Jeremy Summerly

: Fairest Isle Songbook

Geoffrey Burgon lain Burnside talks to the English composer about his song cycle Almost Peace, specially commissioned for the programme. Rpt


Unknown: Geoffrey Burgon

: A Land without Music?

Poet and writer Andrew
Motion begins a daily investigation into what makes English music and poetry so quintessentially English. Today, he looks at romanticism, patriotism and the effects of the First
World War, with music by Parry, Elgar. Gumey, German. Butterworth,
Bridge. Vaughan Williams and Howells, plus poetry from Kipling to Betjeman by way of Hardy, Owen,
Sassoon, Chesterton and others.


Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Amsterdam Mahler Festival

The thirteenth concert in the festival featuring all
Mahler's symphonies and songs, recorded last May in Amsterdam.
Ben Heppner (tenor) Thomas Hampson (baritone)
Gustav Mahler Youth
Orchestra, conductor
Bernard Haitink
Mahler Symphony No 10 (1st mvt)
Das Lied von der Erde Next programme tomorrow


Tenor: Ben Heppner
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Das Lied von Der Erde

: Cultural Baggage

A 20-part exploration of the history, significance and connotations of 20 cultural phenomena. 2: Guns
"When I hear anyone talk of culture, I reach for my revolver."
Hermann Goering 's famous remark must be haunting him now.


Unknown: Hermann Goering

: Paul Wranitzky

String Quartets: in C, Op 10 No 5; in B flat, Op 15 No 3; in E flat, Op 45
Salomon Quartet
An Arthur Johnson production


Unknown: Arthur Johnson

: The Shellac Show

Jeremy Nicholas introduces a selection of music from the age of 78rpm records, including works by Haydn, Chopin and Wagner, with performances by the Choir of the Temple Church,
Vladimir de Pachmann and Kirsten Flagstad.


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Introduces: Kirsten Flagstad.

: Music Restored

Jonathan Keates introduces the first of two concerts recorded at the Holywell Music Room in Oxford during last September's festival marking the 450th anniversary of the death of William Lawes. Fretwork play some of Lawes's 5-and 6-part consort setts, and Red Byrd perform some of his vocal music.
Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduces: Jonathan Keates
Unknown: William Lawes.
Unknown: Red Byrd
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

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