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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Strauss Duett-Concertino
6.23 Paganini Violin Concerto No 3 in E
7.05 Godowsky Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes from Johann Strauss M's
7.32 Purcell My beloved spake (Z28)
8.05 Korngold Three Songs, Op 18
8.32 Amy Beach Piano
Quintet in F sharp, Op 67


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Strauss Duett-Concertino
Unknown: Johann Strauss

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Scarlatti Sonatas in E flat
(Kk474 and 475) 9.11 Mozart Bassoon
Concerto in B flat (K191)
9.27 Dvorak Serenade for strings, Op 22 Discs


Unknown: Scarlatti Sonatas
Unknown: Dvorak Serenade

: Musical Encounters

With Stephanie Hughes.
Thomas Overture: Mignon
10.07 Artist of the Week:
Benny Goodman (clarinet)
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A (K581)
10.34 Haydn Missa : Rorate coeli desuper
10.40 Francaix Symphony in 11.00 Britten Lachrymae
11.15 Bridge Capriccio No 2; A Sea Idyll
11.25 Mahler, arr Britten
What the wild flowers tell me
11.45 Bach, arr Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Clarinet: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Haydn Missa
Unknown: Britten Lachrymae

: Composer of the Week: Prokofiev

Presented by David Nice . Symphonic Song
Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Music for Children, Op 65 Boris Berman (piano)
Tampere Philharmonic , conductor Leonid Grin
Cantata: Zdravitsa (Hail to Stalin), Op 85
USSR Radio Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Yevgeni Svetlanov Discs


Presented By: David Nice
Piano: Boris Berman
Conductor: Tampere Philharmonic
Conductor: Leonid Grin
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov

: The Afternoon on Three

With Paul Guinery.
1.00 St David 's Hall
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello) John Lenehan (piano)
Britten Cello Sonata, Op 65 James MacMillan Kiss on Wood
William Lloyd Webber Nocturne
Delius Cello Sonata
2.00 Schools
Let's Make a Story 2.15 Music Box 2.30 Dance
Workshop 2.50 Poetry Corner
3.00 Mining the Archive
The Australian pianist and accompanist
Geoffrey Parsons died a year ago today, at the age of 65. Paul Guinery and Leslie Howard survey the many recordings he made for the BBC over the years, including recitals with Janet Baker , Nicolai Gedda , Barbara Bonney and Olaf Bar.
Producer Susan Kenyon
4.20 By the Waters of Babylon
In the fourth of nine programmes, the Rev Alan Walker visits the Polish
Roman Catholic community in Islington, London - here since the Second World
War but still very aware of their musical and liturgical heritage.
Brazil Samba on a Plate
Samba de roda means samba in a circle. It is the music of the plantation slaves in Bahia and is seen as the roots of modern-day samba. Slavery was only abolished in Brazil a hundred years ago, and this programmme features the Samba de Roda de
Sauerdick, a group formed in the German tobacco factory where they worked. They play the music inherited from their slave forefathers with whatever comes to hand, including the wooden blocks with which they roll cigars and a dinner plate scraped with a kitchen knife.
An Angell Sound production


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: St David
Cello: Julian Lloyd Webber
Piano: John Lenehan
Unknown: James MacMillan Kiss
Accompanist: Geoffrey Parsons
Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Leslie Howard
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Nicolai Gedda
Unknown: Barbara Bonney
Unknown: Olaf Bar.
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Unknown: Alan Walker
Unknown: Brazil Samba
Unknown: Samba de Roda

: The Music Machine

Tommy on Form 5: Fugue

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen.
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

From City Hall,
Glasgow. Geoffrey
Baskerville introduces a concert featuring Mikhail Pletnev as conductor, pianist and arranger. Michael Collins is the soloist in Pletnev's clarinet transcription of Beethoven's violin concerto.
Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat
Mozart Rondo in D (K382)
8.15 Commerical Necessity In the days before recordings, arrangements were often the only form in which great masterpieces were heard by most people. But why are they made now, in the CD age? Christopher Robson investigates.
8.35 Beethoven, arr
Pletnev Clarinet Concerto
(arr from the Violin Concerto)


Unknown: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Michael Collins
Unknown: Mozart Rondo
Unknown: Christopher Robson

: The Maxton Festival

The last of this week's nightly reports from
Britain's newest and most down-to-earth arts festival.
A rich crop of news, reviews and live performances from the event that reaps not just the fruits of local culture but also the vegetables.


Walter Glitzberg: David Horovitch
Flopsy Wandle: Sheila Steafel
Jim McMurty: Tyler Butterworth
Wendy Drage: Cathy Sara

: Hear and Now

Presented by Andrew Sparling. The second in the series of concerts from
London's Institute of Contemporary Arts is an Anglo-American programme. Adam Gorb Prelude ,
Interlude and Postlude
Jonathan Harvey Tombeau de Messiaen
Philip Mead (piano)
Steve Montague Silence: John, Yvar and Tim Philip Mead (piano) Smith Quartet
Adrian Jack String Quartet No 2
Michael Daugherty Paul Robeson Told Me
George Crumb Black Angels Smith Quartet
Plus a studio recording of a collaboration between composer Christopher Fox and poet Ian Duhig : In the Key of H is played by the Delta Saxophone Quartet and read by the poet.
And, to end the programme, a second broadcast of Michael Nyman 's new Trombone Concerto, performed by Christian Lindberg with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Hickox. Producer Philip Tagney


Presented By: Andrew Sparling.
Unknown: Adam Gorb Prelude
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey Tombeau
Piano: Philip Mead
Piano: Steve Montague
Piano: Tim Philip Mead
Unknown: Michael Daugherty Paul
Unknown: Christopher Fox
Unknown: Ian Duhig
Unknown: Michael Nyman
Unknown: Christian Lindberg
Conducted By: Richard Hickox.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Sekt, Smoke, Satire

4: A Revolutionary Performance
Robert Ziegler 's six-part series tracing the history of cabaret reaches Eastern
Europe and then heads for Russia. The political unrest was to have profound cultural consequences, not least in the establishment of the first Moscow cabaret club in 1908. One of its star turns was Alexander Vertinsky
- the Russian
Pierrot whose songs typify the obsessions of the cabaret stage.
A Heavy Entertainment production


Unknown: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Alexander Vertinsky

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