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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Rachmaninov Praise ye the name of the Lord (Vespers)
6.41 Strauss Macbeth
7.05 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No
7.32 Smetana From
Bohemia's Woods and Fields (Ma Vlast)
8.05 Paganini Caprice in A minor, Op 1 No 24
8.35 Bach Cantata
No 211: Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht (Coffee Cantata)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Strauss MacBeth

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Schubert Impromptus : in C minor; in E flat (D899 Nos 1 and 2) 9.14 Bach Harpsichord
Concerto in F (BWV 105 7)
9.31 Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
9.37 Ravel Violin Sonata in G


Unknown: Schubert Impromptus
Unknown: Faure Cantique
Unknown: Jean Racine

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Piazzola Four Tango Etudes
10.04 Haydn Symphony No 47 in G
10.35 Ockeghem Alma Redemptoris Mater
10.42 Britten Seven
Sonnets of Michelangelo
11.00 Mozart Fantasia in C minor (K475)
11.21 Artist of the Week:
Andre Previn (piano)
Schumann Piano Quartet in C minor (1829)


Unknown: Ockeghem Alma
Unknown: Redemptoris Mater
Unknown: Mozart Fantasia
Piano: Andre Previn

: Composer of the Week: Elgar

With Penny Gore.
Wild Bears (Wand of Youth Suite No 2)
Cello Concerto in E minor lutl lutl lutl
Soliloquy (orch Gordon Jacob ) Arthur's Passage to Avalon (Incidental music: King Arthur)
Discs Revised rpt


Unknown: Gordon Jacob

: The Afternoon on Three

With Paul Guinery.
1.00 St David 's Hall
Contemporary Music Ensemble of Wales, conductor Gordon Downie
Istvan Lang Rhymes for flute and piano
Gyorgy Kurtag Homage to Robert Schumann for clarinet, viola and piano
Bartok Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano Balassa Xenia
2.00 Irina Arkhipova The Russian mezzo is accompanied by llya Ivary
(piano) in a recital of songs by Rimsky-Korsakov.
Performance given in 1994 at the Wigmore Hall, London
3.00 Mining the Archive Hungarian pianist
Annie Fischer died last year at the age of 80. Paul Guinery surveys the recordings she made for the BBC. Producer Susan kehyon
4.20 New series
By the Waters of Babylon The story of exile is a familiar one to communities in London, amid the turbulence of the 20th century. In the first of nine programmes, the Rev Alan Walker visits the Italian
Roman Catholic community in Clerkenwell Road to hear their story.
Producer Antony Pitts
New series
4.30 Brazil
Jo Shinner opens a series of musical travels in Brazil, exploring the indigenous music of the Amazon, the accordion-led forro of the north east, the roots of samba, and African slave and Portuguese baroque legacies.
1: The Cowboy's Choice
From the wild-west interior of Brazil. Midwife, healer, washer woman, cook and prostitute Helena Mireilles is still a guitarist who inspires every cowboy who hears her to shoot his gun in the air.
An Angell Sound production


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: St David
Conductor: Gordon Downie
Conductor: Istvan Lang Rhymes
Piano: Gyorgy Kurtag
Unknown: Robert Schumann
Piano: Balassa Xenia
Piano: Irina Arkhipova
Accompanied By: Llya Ivary
Pianist: Annie Fischer
Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Alan Walker
Producer: Antony Pitts
Unknown: Jo Shinner
Unknown: Helena Mireilles

: The Music Machine

Quantum Radio j-summerly@ram.ac.uk faces the future of radio on this fairest isle by asking you to tell him what to put into it and what you thought of it.

: Fairest Isle Songbook

Parody lain Burnside uncovers some songs which set out to take the mickey (in the nicest British way of course). Rpt

: A Land without Music?

Andrew Motion concludes his investigation into
Englishness in English music and poetry in the 20th century by looking at the influence of jazz, the Russian ballet, World War II, politics, refugees, popular culture and modernism, with music by Lambert, Walton, Bliss, Bridge. Rawsthorne, Britten. Tippett.
Ferneyhough, Seiber and Dankworth,
Maxwell Davies and Martland and poetry from Noel Coward to Jo Shapcott. Rpt


Unknown: Andrew Motion
Unknown: Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Jo Shapcott.

: Sinfonia 21

Conductor Martyn Brabbins Thomas Randle (tenor) Julian Rolton (piano) Introduced by Fiona Talkington.
John Casken Darting the Skiff
Lutoslawski Paroles Tissées
Purcell, arr Britten If music be the food of love; There's not a swain
Purcell, arr Tippett What shall I do?
Purcell, arr Britten Sweeter than roses
Beethoven, arr Bernstein String Quartet, Op 131
Performance given last February


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Tenor: Thomas Randle
Piano: Julian Rolton
Introduced By: Fiona Talkington.
Introduced By: John Casken

: Cultural Baggage

5: Bible
Beast fable, the Word, family tree for a people, archaeological guide book. poetic source book, guide to ethics, book of spells.
Any or all of these: the Bible is the postmodern bible.
The series continues on 29 January

: Hear and Now

Presented by Sarah Walker. From Belfast, a percussion concert by Ensemble Bash: Howard Skempton Shiftwork
Peter Garland Apple Blossom
Stewart Copeland The Gene Pool
Michael Daugherty Shaken, Not Stirred
From the 1995 LMC
Festival, music for instruments and live electronics:
Lutz Glandien Es lebe;
Tuba mortale; Aus verstreutem ein ganzes Michael Vogt (tuba)
Chris Cutler (percussion) And new vocal works from
Sven-David Sandstrom Ave
Bo Holten The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (BBC commission, first broadcast)
Bernhard Levkovitch
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten Producer Philip Tagney


Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Unknown: Michael Daugherty
Unknown: Lutz Glandien
Unknown: Michael Vogt
Unknown: Chris Cutler
Unknown: Sven-David Sandstrom Ave
Unknown: Bo Holten
Conductor: Bo Holten
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Sekt, Smoke, Satire New series

Robert Ziegler traces the origins of the songs of the smoky, often sexy and slightly sleazy world of cabaret.
1: Tables Waiting
Introducing the form and its history, with a brief look back to the cabaret's predecessors: the songs of the troubadours and trouveres. Plus the era of cabaret songs as satirical protests, and a world made famous by Christopher Isherwood ... or was it
Liza Minnelli ?
A Heavy Entertainment production


Unknown: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Christopher Isherwood
Unknown: Liza Minnelli

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