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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Telemann Quartet in D minor (Tafelmusik: Part 2)
Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
6.18 Schubert Piano
Sonata in B flat (D960) Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
7.05 Humperdinck
Overture: Hansel and Gretel
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor
Herbert von Karajan
7.42 Liszt Piano Concerto
No 1 in E flat
Emanuel Ax (piano)
Philharmonia, conductor
Esa-Pekka Salonen
8.05 Lutoslawski, arr
Harvey Paganini Variations London Brass
8.20 Monteverdi Olympia 's Lament
Emma Kirkby (soprano) Anthony Rooley (lute)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Unknown: Monteverdi Olympia
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Anthony Rooley

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Tchaikovsky January (The Seasons)
Viktoria Postnikova (piano)
9.06 Shostakovich Film music: Hamlet (excerpts) Belgian RSO , conductor Jose Serebrier
9.34 Scariatti Sonata in D
Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
9.37 Mozart Concerto in C for flute and harp (K299) Lisa Beznosiuk (flute) Frances Kelly (harp)
Academy of Ancient Music, conductor
Christopher Hogwood Discs


Piano: Viktoria Postnikova
Conductor: Belgian Rso
Conductor: Jose Serebrier
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Flute: Lisa Beznosiuk
Harp: Frances Kelly
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.
Haydn Overture: L'isola disabitata
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
James Lockhart
10.09 Francaix String Trio Jascha Heifetz (violin) Joseph de Pasquale (viola)
Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
10.20 Artist of the Week:
Benny Goodman (clarinet) Copland Clarinet Concerto Columbia Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
10.50 Haydn Symphony No 87 in A
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
James Lockhart
11.15 Telemann Paris
Quartet No 1 in G (1730) Wilbert Hazelzet (flute) Trio Sonnerie
11.25 Tchaikovsky Do you not hear the nightingale? (Romeo and Juliet)
Suzanne Murphy (soprano) Keith Lewis (tenor)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
11.40 Shostakovich Suite:
The Age of Gold
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Neeme Jarvi


Presented By: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: James Lockhart
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Viola: Joseph de Pasquale
Cello: Gregor Piatigorsky
Clarinet: Benny Goodman
Conductor: James Lockhart
Flute: Wilbert Hazelzet
Soprano: Suzanne Murphy
Tenor: Keith Lewis

: Composer of the Week: Prokofiev

Presented by David Nice . Piano Concerto No 5
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
Romance: Troika
(Lieutenant Kije)
Andreas Schmidt (baritone) Berlin PO, conductor Seiji Ozawa Tatyana's Letter Scene (Eugene Onegin )
Niamh Cusack (speaker) Sinfonia 21, conductor Edward Downes
Fountain scene with Polonaise (Boris Godunov ) Scottish NO, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Presented By: David Nice
Conductor: Andre Previn
Baritone: Andreas Schmidt
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Niamh Cusack
Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: Boris Godunov

: The Afternoon on Three

With Paul Guinery.
1.00 Saxophone Plus
John Harle and players from the Scottish Chamber
Orchestra perform an eclectic programme, including
Debussy Syrinx
Francaix, arr Harle Saxophone Quartet
Dvorak Wind Serenade in D minor
Corea, arr Harle Children's Songs
Introduced by Linda Ormiston.
2.00 Schools
Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!
3.00 Veracini Violinist
"He built his freaks on a good foundation" - historian Charles Bumey 's view of the compositions of this leading player on the 18th-century London scene. In the second of three programmes, John Holloway introduces Geminiani's
Sonata in D minor, Op 5 No 2 and Veracini's Sonata in D, Op 2 No 1, played by the Trio Veracini.
A Spiritus production
3.35 The BBC
BBC Philharmonic
Steven Hough (piano)
Chester Festival Chorus
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal
Handel, orch Elgar Overture in D minor
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Dukas The Sorcerer's
Faure Cantique de Jean Racine: Pavane
Britten Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell
Given last July in Chester Cathedral


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: John Harle
Introduced By: Linda Ormiston.
Unknown: Charles Bumey
Introduces: John Holloway
Piano: Steven Hough
Conductor: Yan Pascal
Unknown: Paganini Dukas
Unknown: Faure Cantique

: The Music Machine

Tommy on Form 2: Ternary Form

: In Tune

With Main Nicolson and her guest Joseph Alessi , principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic.
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Joseph Alessi
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Pebble Mill

From Studio One.
Arditti String Quartet
Stravinsky Three Pieces Webem Six Bagatelles, Op 9
Harvey String Quartet No 3 (BBC commission: first performance)
8.05 Interval
Sue Knussen introduces
Elliott Carter 's new quartet in conversation with the composer and Irvine Arditti.
8.25 Carter String Quartet No 5 (first UK performance) Dutilleux Ainsi la nuit


Introduces: Sue Knussen
Unknown: Elliott Carter
Unknown: Dutilleux Ainsi

: The Maxton Festival

Another report from
Britain's most down-to-earth arts festival.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor George Benjamin
Penelope Walmsley-Clark (soprano)
Berg's Altenberg Lieder are introduced in an illustrated talk by George Benjamin.
Berg: Altenberg Lieder
George Benjamin: A Mind of Winter
Tristan Murail: Sillages (first UK performance)


Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: George Benjamin
Soprano: Penelope Walmsley-Clark
Speaker: George Benjamin

: Night Waves

The arts after dark: the Night Waves reviewers dash straight from the stalls to offer their opening night reviews, with live studio debate.
Producer John Goudie


Producer: John Goudie

: Music Restored

Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin) Paula Chateauneuf
Richard Tunnicliffe (cello) Muffat Violin Sonata in D
Bach Partita in D minor for solo violin (BWV 1004) Corelli Trio Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 5
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Violin: Paula Chateauneuf
Cello: Richard Tunnicliffe
Cello: Muffat Violin Sonata
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Night School

Dance for PE

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