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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor
6.43 Sibelius
Lemminkainen and the Maidens of Saari (Legends)
7.05 Wldor Toccata (Organ Symphony No 6)
7.32 Vivaldi Concerto in D for four violins (RV549)
8.05 Musorgsky Scherzo in Bflat
8.37 Prokofiev Violin
Concerto No I in D
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Brahms Four Ballades ,
Op 10
9.19 Verdi, arr Muzio Three Arias (Luisa Miller , Act 1)
9.30 Weill Berlin Requiem (excerpts)
9.38 Mozart Violin Concerto
No 1 in B flat (K207)
A Mentorn Radio production Discs


Unknown: Brahms Four Ballades
Unknown: Luisa Miller

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Artist of the Week:
Philip Fowke (piano)
Rachmaninov Polka de W R
10.06 Tchaikovsky Hamlet BBC SO/Norman Del Mar
10.27 Gal Vergangliches; Der Wiesenbach
Penelope Chalmers (soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
10.31 Weber, arr Tausig Invitation to the Dance
Philip Fowke (piano)
10.44 J C Bach Organ Concerto No 5 in E flat
Stephen Farr (organ) London Bach Consort
11.00 Beethoven Sextet in E flat, Op 103
Wind Soloists of the CO of Europe
11.21 Franck Symphonic Varations
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
11.37 Weelkes When
David Heard
Choir of Trinity College, conductor Richard Marlow
11.41 Hans Gal Voglein Schwermut
Penelope Chalmers (soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
11.45 Trad Mirangula
Rustavi Choir, conductor Ansor Erkomaishvili
11.48 Rameau Pièces de clavecin (1724)
Christiane Jaccottet
Producer Ray Abbott


Artist: Chris de Souza.

: Composer of the Week: Leos Janacek

In 1917, Leos Janacek met and fell in love with Kamila
Stosslova, 38 years his junior. The result was the astonishing series of masterpieces that poured out of him during the last ten years of his life. This week's programmes feature the music influenced directly or indirectly by Janacek's love for Kamila, punctuated by readings from his letters, including some passionate love letters that he wrote to her, read by Ronald Pickup. 1: A Great Measureless
String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata) Diary of One Who
Disappeared (excerpt)
Katya Kabanova (Act 2, sc 2) Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Leos Janacek
Read By: Ronald Pickup.
Unknown: Katya Kabanova
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 BBC Lunchtime
Concert nFrom St John's,
Smith Square,
Chilingirian Quartet
Gunther Schuller String Quartet No 3
Mendelssohn String
Quartet in F minor, Op 80
Repeated next Sunday at 6.30pm
2.00 Schools
The Song Tree 2.15
Storybox 2.25 Let's Move
2.45 First Steps in Drama
3.00 The BBC Orchestras
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Barry Wordsworth Dong-Suk Kang (violin)
Saint-Sains Violin Concerto
No 3 in B minor;
Introduction and Rondo
Capriccioso Rpt
3.45 The Organ:
Musical Instrument or Agent of God?
In the second of three programmes exploring religious and secular music for the organ, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent introduces works by luminaries of 20th-century British music: Vaughan Williams, Howells,
Whitlock, Milner, McCabe, Bridge and Britten, performed by Kevin Bowyer. A Magenta Music international production
4.30 Misterioso
The third of six programmes about Thelonious Monk. Ian
Carr moves on to the early fifties: Monk is still ignored and desperately short of work, but he gets a new record contract with the independent label Prestige.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Gunther Schuller
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Violin: Dong-Suk Kang
Unknown: Capriccioso Rpt
Introduces: Christopher Bowers-Broadbent
Unknown: Kevin Bowyer.

: The Music Machine in New Orleans

Sarah Walker begins a week in the Crescent City by taking a buggy trip. She discovers music on every street corner and ends her morning with a traditional jazz brunch.
Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Sarah Walker

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.

: BBC Philharmonic

From Studio 7,
Broadcasting House, Manchester.
Bach, arr Elgar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor (BWV 537)
Conductor Edward Downes
Maxwell Davies Strathclyde Concerto No 6
Richard Davis (flute)
Conductor Sachio Fujioka
8.15 Into the Garden
Hugh Walters tours Rousham Park in Oxfordshire, one of the least altered of 18th-century landscape gardens, in the company of novelist Rachel Trickett , a frequent visitor to the gardens, who relfects on its secret and elegiac character.
8.35 Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat
Conductor Edward Downes


Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Maxwell Davies Strathclyde
Flute: Richard Davis
Conductor: Sachio Fujioka
Unknown: Hugh Walters
Unknown: Rachel Trickett
Conductor: Edward Downes

: Cultural Baggage

Return of the daily series exploring the history and significance of 20 cultural phenomena. 6: Cars
"Jesus Christ endorses the new Hillman Imp." The car as cultural icon and indicator of a nation's strength.
Producers Tim Dee and Christopher Cook
FACTSHEET: send sae to
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Unknown: Jesus Christ
Producers: Tim Dee
Producers: Christopher Cook

: A Call to the Gods

Ritual music from China played by the Tianjin
Buddhist Music Ensemble, introduced by Rowan Pease.


Introduced By: Rowan Pease.

: Mixing H

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall
present a unique mix of musical styles. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Ensemble

Kalichstein/Laredo/ Robinson Trio
Haydn Piano Trio in A (H XV 18)
Brahms Piano Trio in B, Op
Producer Misha Donat


Producer: Misha Donat

: Night School

Letterbox 1.20 Singing Together

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