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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Rachmaninov Hail, 0 Virgin Mother of God; Glory to God in the Highest (Vespers)
6.10 Rebel Suite: Les
7.05 Dvorak Nocturne in B,
Op 40
7.40 Weber Symphony No 2 in C
8.05 Trad, arr Koutev Todora
Tchalkovsky Francesca da Rimini


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Koutev Todora
Unknown: Tchalkovsky Francesca

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Bach Orchestral Suite No 4 in D (BWV 1069) English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.19 Part Fratres
Kronos Quartet
9.29 Poulenc Gloria
Barbara Hendricks
French Radio Choir
French National Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre Discs


Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Poulenc Gloria
Soprano: Barbara Hendricks
Conductor: Georges Pretre

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Chris Wines in Birmingham.
Debussy Suite: Pour le piano
Angela Brownridge (piano)
10.14 Artist of the Week:
Andre Previn (conductor) Walton Improvisations on an Impromptu of Benjamin Britten
10.31 Britten The Salley Gardens; Little Sir William; The trees they grow so high; Come you not from Newcastle?
John Mark Ainsley (tenor) Julius Drake (piano)
10.41 Avlson Concerto
Grosso after Scarlatti No
10 in D
Brandenburg Consort, conductor Roy Goodman
10.49 Cabezon Diferencias sobre "La dama le demanda"
Sophie Yates (harpsichord)
10.52 Brahms Alto
Rhapsody Jessye Norman (soprano) Philadelphia Choral Arts Society
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti
11.05 Varese Density 21.5 Patrick Gallois (flute)
11.09 Haydn Symphony No 39 in G minor
English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
11.30 Mendelssohn String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 13
Carmina Quartet


Presented By: Chris Wines
Piano: Angela Brownridge
Conductor: Andre Previn
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Piano: Julius Drake
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Harpsichord: Sophie Yates
Harpsichord: Brahms Alto
Soprano: Rhapsody Jessye Norman
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Flute: Patrick Gallois
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock

: Composer of the Week: Elgar

With Penny Gore.
Moths and Butterflies
(Wand of Youth Suite No 2) Le drapeau beige
Piano Quintet in A minor (1st mvt)
The Wind at Dawn
Violin Sonata in E minor Discs Revised rpt

: The Afternoon on Three

With Paul Guinery.
1.00 Opera Matinee: Der Freischutz
Weber's singspiel in three acts, to a text by Kind, recorded at last year's
Florence Maggio Musicale. A huntsman sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for magic bullets but has to forfeit his life unless a substitute victim can be found. Sung in German.
Rorence Maggio Musicale Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
3.15 Brindisi Quartet Anthony Pleeth (cello)
Janacek String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata) Colin Matthews String Quartet No 3 (first performance)
Schubert String Quintet in C (D956)
Performance given in 1994, in association with Gerrard Vivian Gray Ltd


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Cello: Anthony Pleeth
Unknown: Colin Matthews
Ottakar: Boris Trajanov(baritone)
Cuno: Giorgio Surjan(bass)
Agathe: Charlotte Margiono(sop)
Annchen: Barbara Kilduf(sop)
Kaspar: Ekkehard Wlaschiha(bass)
Max: Peter Seiffert(tenor)
Hermit: Francesco Ellero D'Artegna(bass)
Kilian: Umberto Chiumm0(tenor)
Samiel: Christian Christiansen(spoken)
Le Damigelle: Mila Vilotijevic(sop)
Le Damigelle: Monica Marzini(sop)
Le Damigelle: Barbara Marcacci(sop)

: The Music Machine

See How the Fading Glories of the Year
Every note by Henry Purcell was broadcast in 1995, but Jeremy Summerly thinks that we'll have lost some of them by 2045.


Unknown: Henry Purcell
Unknown: Jeremy Summerly

: Fairest Isle Songbook

Four Weddings and No Funeral
Wedding bells are ringing in lain Burnside's selection of songs. Rpt

: A Land without Music?

Andrew Motion goes mystical in his continuing search for the Englishness of English music and poetry in the 20th century. In this programme, he looks at the Celtic twilight, the transcendental and occult, the lure of the East. and Christian mysticism, with music by Vaughan Williams , Bax, Ireland, Tippett,
Tavener, Foulds, Hoist and Delius and poetry from
Whitman to R S Thomas.


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Music By: Vaughan Williams

: Amsterdam Mahler Festival

The festival featuring all
Mahler's symphonies and songs ends in spectacular fashion with Mahler's most extravagant symphony, known as the Symphony of a Thousand.
Alessandra Marc ,
Julia Faulkner and Cyndia Sieden (sopranos)
Jard van Nes and Birgit Remmert (mezzos) Gary Lakes (tenor)
Andreas Schmidt (baritone) Robert Holl (bass)
Prague Philharmonic Choir Kiihn Mixed Choir
Boys' Chorus of St Bavo, Haarlem
Sacrement Chorus of Breda
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor
Riccardo Chailly
Mahler Symphony No 8
Series producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Alessandra Marc
Unknown: Julia Faulkner
Sopranos: Cyndia Sieden
Sopranos: Birgit Remmert
Baritone: Andreas Schmidt
Bass: Robert Holl
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Cultural Baggage

A 20-part exploration of the history, significance and connotations of 20 cultural phenomena. 4: Sofa
From the Ottoman Empire to the couch potato, class and the couch, the chat-show settee.

: Bingham Quartet

A recital given last year at the Lower Machen Festival.
Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor (D703)
Luminlta Spinu Isihie (first performance)
Bartok String Quartet No 2


Unknown: Luminlta Spinu Isihie

: The Shellac Show

Jeremy Nicholas introduces a final selection of music from the age of 78rpm records, including works by Bach, Senaille and Verdi, with performances by Walter Rummel ,
Archie Camden and Toscanini.
Series producer Andrew Mussett


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Walter Rummel
Unknown: Archie Camden
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Night Music

City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Mozart Serenata Notturna
Colin Matthews Night Music
Faure Nocturne (Shylock)
John Woolrich The Theatre
Represents a Garden (first broadcast)
Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Mozart Serenata Notturna
Unknown: Colin Matthews
Unknown: John Woolrich
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

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