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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
6.03 Rachmaninov Blessed art Thou, 0 Lord (Vespers)
6.23 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F
7.05 Vivaldi Flute Concerto in G minor (RV 439)
7.32 Haydn Symphony No 11 in E flat
8.05 Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps
8.37 Strauss Duet
Concertino for clarinet and bassoon
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

This week, Scarlatti keyboard sonatas.
Arnold English Dances (Set 2)
9.10 Heinichen Concerto in 9.24 Scarlatti Sonatas in B flat (Kk544 and Kk545)
9.33 Copland Rodeo
A Mentom Radio production Discs

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
On the centenary of the death of the poet Verlaine. Including:
Monteverdi Magnificat
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Marisa Robles (harp)
Ravel Introduction and Allegro
10.25 Hahn Chansons grises
11.20 Mozart Symphony No 24 in B flat
11.45 Vaughan Williams The Tunning of Elinor Rumming (Five Tudor Portraits)
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Harp: Marisa Robles
Unknown: Hahn Chansons
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Composer of the Week: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Germany, my beloved fatherland
Throughout his life, Mozart wished to be recognised as a German musician, but he was brought up as a cosmopolitan composer. Nicholas Till explores the range of musical languages that the young Mozart absorbed.
Symphony in D (K19) Prague CO/
Charles Mackerras
Sonata in D (K7)
Gerard Poulet (violin) Blandine Verlet
Vesperae de Domenica (K321) (excerpts)
Barbara Bonney (soprano) Elisabeth von Magnus (contralto)
Uwe Heilmann (tenor)
Giles Cachemaille (bass) Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Vienna Concentus Musicus
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Plus excerpts from
Lucio Silla , La finta semplice and Bastien und Bastienne. Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Violin: Gerard Poulet
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Tenor: Uwe Heilmann
Bass: Giles Cachemaille
Unknown: Lucio Silla
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: The Afternoon on Three

With Paul Guinery.
1.00 BBC Lunchtime
Simon Keenlyside (baritone) Malcolm Martineau (piano) Songs by Schubert and Wolf. Repeated next Sunday at 6.30pm
2.00 Tempest!
Incidental music to
Shakespeare's play by two great composers and the premiere of a cello concerto. Presented by Linda Ormiston Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Ivor Bolton
William Conway (cello)
Julia Gooding , Susan Gritton and Deborah York (sopranos) Michael George and Alan Ewing (basses)
Sibelius Suite No 2: The
Hallgrlmsson Cello Concerto (first performance)
Purcell The Tempest
3.45 Oxbridge Organs 5: New College,
Oxford Thomas Trotter plays this striking instrument, considered radical when built by Grant, Degens and Bradbeer in 1969. Today, it is clear how influential this three-manual organ has been. Bach Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C (BWV 564) Grier Deo Gratias
William Harris Prelude
(Four Short Organ Pieces) Dupre Variations sur un vieux Noel
4.30 Words, Music and All That Jazz
Spontaneous improvisation is the lifeblood of jazz, so how does a jazz vocalist deal with the predetermined number of syllables in the lyric of a standard popular song? In the second of two programmes, Mel Hill considers a variety of strategies that jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald , Joe Turner and Nina Simone have employed to solve this problem.
Series producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Baritone: Simon Keenlyside
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Presented By: Linda Ormiston
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Cello: William Conway
Cello: Julia Gooding
Cello: Susan Gritton
Sopranos: Michael George
Sopranos: Alan Ewing
Unknown: Oxford Thomas Trotter
Unknown: Grier Deo Gratias
Unknown: William Harris
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Joe Turner
Unknown: Nina Simone
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine

Great music is timeless, but not this week! Tommy Pearson spins the discs with up-to-the-minute news, interviews and gossip from each major period in classical music. Today, 1100 to 1600.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen.
Monteverdi Lamento d'Arianna
6.15 Beethoven Violin
Sonata in D, Op 12 No 1
6.40 Tippett Ritual Dances (A Midsummer Marriage)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Unknown: Monteverdi Lamento

: Britten Plus

Another concert in the series featuring the songs of Britten and composers he admired, given last month in the Wigmore Hall, London.
Britten and Haydn Barbara Bonney (soprano) Julius Drake (piano)
Haydn Three songs to words by Anna Hunter
Britten Rsh in the unruffled lakes; On This Island
Mendelssohn Neue Liebe, Op 19 No 4; Der
Blumenstrauss, Op 47 No 5; Wenn sich zwei Herzen scheiden, Op 99 No 5;
Es weiss und rat es doch keiner, Op 99 No 6; Suleika, Op 34 No 4
Wolf Italian Songbook (excerpts)


Soprano: Haydn Barbara Bonney
Piano: Julius Drake
Unknown: Anna Hunter
Unknown: Britten Rsh
Unknown: Wenn Sich Zwei Herzen

: Celtic Soul

Is the great interest in Celtic spiritual roots a revival or are we lost in the mists of another twilight? Sean Street travels to the holy sites of the Celts to find out where history ends and fantasy begins. 1: lona
Producer Michael Roberts


Unknown: Sean Street
Producer: Michael Roberts

: A Series of Intervals

Adrian Jack gets in the mood of the minor 3rd.
Next programme tomorrow 3.20pm


Unknown: Adrian Jack

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Martyn Brabbins Stephanie Gonley (violin) Tim Hugh (cello)
Brahms Tragic Overture; Concerto in A minor for violin and cello
Hindemith Concert Music for strings and brass
Performance given last June before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House. Glasgow


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Violin: Stephanie Gonley
Cello: Tim Hugh

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall talk to David Toop about his new book, Ocean of Sound.


Presenter: Mark Russell
Presenter: Robert Sandall
Guest: David Toop
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Ensemble

Introduced by Penny Gore. Herzogenberg Waltzes , Op 53
Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (piano duet)
Brahms Piano Quartet in A, Op 26 No 2
Musicians of the Royal Exchange
Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Unknown: Gore. Herzogenberg Waltzes
Unknown: Anthony Goldstone
Piano: Caroline Clemmow
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

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