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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Rachmaninov Great
Doxology (Vespers) Corydon Singers, director Matthew Best
6.42 Liszt Piano Concerto
No 2 in A
John Ogdon (piano) BBC SO/Colin Davis
7.05 Clementi Sonata in B flat, Op 24 No 2
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
7.35 Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
LPO, conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
8.05 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz; Morning Papers Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Willi Boshovsky
8.32 Biber Sonata violino representativa in A
Musica Antiqua Koln, conductor Reinhard Geobel
8.45 A Series of Intervals
Adrian Jack tunes up to the perfect 5th.
Next programme 3.40pm


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Piano: John Ogdon

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Borodin Polovtsian Dances
(Prince Igor)
Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi
9.12 Scarlatti Sonatas: in E (Kk206 and Kk207)
Rafael Puyana (harpsichord)
9.25 Anon Ave Maria gratia plena; 0 Maria Stella maris Anonymous 4
9.31 Domenico Scarlatti
Stabat Mater
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Harpsichord: Rafael Puyana
Unknown: Maria Stella
Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti
Unknown: Stabat Mater
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Buonamente Canzona a 6 Guerrero Ave Maria;
Pater noster
BBC Singers
His Majesties Sagbutts and Cometts/Bo Holten
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Marisa Robles (harp)
Drttersdorf Harp Concerto Academy of St Martin, director Ion Brown
10.35 Debussy Ariettes oubliées
Veronique Dietschy (soprano)
Philippe Cassard (piano)
11.15 Bartok Divertimento
Lausanne CO, conductor Misha Rachlevsky
11.55 Vaughan Williams
Jolly Rutterkin (Five Tudor , Portraits)
Alan Opie (baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Gareth Morrell


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Harp: Marisa Robles
Director: Ion Brown
Soprano: Veronique Dietschy
Piano: Philippe Cassard
Conductor: Misha Rachlevsky
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Jolly Rutterkin
Baritone: Alan Opie
Conductor: Gareth Morrell

: Composer of the Week: Mozart

Help forward the German National Theatre
In 1781, Mozart settled in Vienna, where the new emperor, Joseph II, had recently founded a German national theatre and opera. Nicholas Till presents excerpts from Die
Entfuhrung aus dem Serail and works associated with the German circle in Vienna:
Prelude and Fugue in C (K394)
Luc Devos (piano)
String Quartet in D (K575) Amadeus Quartet
Nehmt meinem Dank
Rita Streich (soprano) Bavarian RSO, conductor Charles Mackerras


Unknown: Nicholas Till
Piano: Luc Devos
Soprano: Rita Streich
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: The Afternoon on Three

With Paul Guinery.
1.00 Opera Matinee: Beatrice di Tenda
Bellini's tragic opera about a wealthy widow, abandoned by her tyrannical second husband in favour of her lady-in-waiting. The opera caused a rift between the composer and his established librettist
Romani, who viewed the subject matter with distaste. Bellini, however, declared that Beatrice "was not unworthy of her sisters" - his operas La
Sonnambula and Norma. A concert performance given in Amsterdam as part of the Euroradio Opera Season.
Netherlands Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kees Bakels
3.40 A Series of Intervals
Adrian Jack yields to the minor 6th.
Next programme 10.35pm
Vladimir Ovchinnikov
A recital of Russian showpieces for the piano played at the Glories of the Keyboard festival in the Royal Northern College of Music. Manchester.
Scriabin Fantasy in B minor Medtner Sonata
Pfokofiev Sonata No 3
Stravinsky Three movements from
Performance given last
November, in association with the Broadwood Trust


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Kees Bakels
Unknown: Adrian Jack
Unknown: Vladimir Ovchinnikov
Beatrice di Tenda: Mariella Devia(sop)
Filippo Maria Visconti: Ettore Kim(baritone)
Agnese del Maino: Mika Shigematsu(mezzo)
Orombello: Luca Canonici(tenor)
Anichino: Frank van Aken(tenor)

: The Music Machine

1840 to 1900
What were Schubert,
Brahms, Wagner and Liszt other than a load of old
Romantics? They weren't the only ones - in art at least it was the sign of the times. With Tommy Pearson.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.

: In Tune

From Glasgow with Linda Ormiston.
Mendelssohn Overture: The
Hebrides (Fmgal's Cave)
6.15 Beethoven Violin
Sonata in A minor, Op 23
7.03 Ravel Rapsodie espagnole
Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: Linda Ormiston.
Producer: David McGuinness

: Music from Snape

Martin Jones and Gordon Fergus-Thompson (pianos)
Britten Sinfonia , conductor
Nicholas Cleobury
Britten Johnson over
Jordan Poulenc Concerto in D minor for two pianos Milhaud La Création du monde
Salnt-Saens Carnival of the Animals
Ravel Le Tombeau de
Given last October


Unknown: Martin Jones
Conductor: Britten Sinfonia
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Conductor: Britten Johnson
Unknown: Jordan Poulenc

: Celtic Soul

Is the great interest in Celtic spiritual roots a revival? With Sean Street.
4: St David 's
For details see Monday


Unknown: St David

: Bassoon and Piano

Gareth Newman (bassoon) Suzanne Cheetham (piano) Hindemlth Sonata
Willson Osbome Rhapsody for bassoon solo
Gilbert Vinter Reverie
John Pickard The Phagotus of Afranio
Salnt-Saens Sonata in G, Op 168 Rpt


Bassoon: Gareth Newman
Piano: Suzanne Cheetham
Piano: Hindemlth Sonata
Piano: Willson Osbome Rhapsody
Unknown: Gilbert Vinter Reverie
Unknown: John Pickard

: A Series of Intervals

Adrian Jack braces to the major 6th.
Next programme tomorrow 2.00pm


Unknown: Adrian Jack

: Night Waves

Vladimir Merta is the Czech hero of oppositional song. He stood beside Havel and played to an audience of millions in Wenceslas
Square in 1989. In conversation with Patrick
Wright, he looks back on an eventful career and performs songs recorded for Night Waves live at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature.
Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Vladimir Merta
Producer: John Goudie

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Strauss An Alpine Symphony


Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

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