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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Sibelius Lemminkainen 's
Return (Legends)
Los Angeles PO, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
6.40 Vaughan Williams Flos Campi
Philip Dukes (viola) Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
7.05 Vivaldi Concerto in G minor (RV310)
Lucerne Festival Strings/ Rudolf Baumgartner
7.32 Part Festina lente
Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Richard Studt
8.05 Moszkowski
Seta Tanyel (piano)
8.44 Fayrfax Maris plena virtute
The Cardinall's Musick, director Andrew Carwood


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Sibelius Lemminkainen
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Flos Campi
Viola: Philip Dukes
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Rudolf Baumgartner
Conductor: Richard Studt
Piano: Fayrfax Maris
Director: Andrew Carwood

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Boccherinl La ritirata di
Madrid (Guitar Quintet in C, G453)
Pepe Romero (guitar) Academy of St Martin Chamber Ensemble
9.07 Mozart Violin
Concerto No 5 in A (K219) Gidon Kremer (violin) Vienna PO, conductor
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
9.35 Weill Suite: The
Threepenny Opera London Sinfonietta, conductor David Atherton


Guitar: Pepe Romero
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: David Atherton

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Busoni Comedy Overture
10.09 Franz In meinem
Garten; Die Lotosblume
10.13 Artist of the Week:
Philip Fowke (piano)
Schubert Sonata in A (D664)
10.37 Verdi Te Deum
(Quattro pezzi sacri)
10.54 Casella Scarlattiana
11.24 Ramsey When David Heard
11.27 Tchaikovsky Fate
11.46 Joseph Marx Selige Nacht
11.48 Johann Strauss
(son), arr Schulz-Evler Concert Arabesque on Themes from "The Blue


Unknown: Verdi Te Deum
Unknown: Casella Scarlattiana
Unknown: Joseph Marx Selige
Unknown: Johann Strauss

: Composer of the Week: Janacek

5: Intimate Letters
The composer's last works, including his second quartet, the most passionate expression of his love for Kamila Stosslova. Letters read by Ronald Pickup .
Violin Concerto (Pilgrimage of the Soul)
Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
Philharmonia/Libor Pesek From the House of the Dead
Vienna PO, conductor
Charles Mackerras
String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters) Smetana Quartet


Unknown: Kamila Stosslova.
Read By: Ronald Pickup
Violin: Christian Tetzlaff

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
Chamber Music from
From the Concert
Hall, New
Broadcasting House, introduced by Rodney Slatford.
Mayumi Seiler (violin)
Caroline Palmer (piano) Prokofiev Five Melodies,
Op 35a Schubert Fantasia in C
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 Shura Cherkassky died on 27 December 1995 at the age of 86. Susan Sharpe introduces a wide range of recordings he made for the BBC and, in conversation with those who knew him, paints a picture of this highly individual virtuoso from the grand tradition of master pianists.
Producer Susan Kenyon
A Tribute to Shura Cherkassky is broadcast on Saturday 10 February
4.20 By the Waters of Babylon
In the fifth of nine programmes, the Rev Alan Walker enters a church just off Oxford Street named after the Holy Family in exile, and finds the Ukrainian Greek Catholic community singing the Lord's song in a strange land.
4.30 Brazil
The Roots of Samba
In Brazil they say everything ends up in samba. Veteran samba hero Paulinho da
Viola looks back at the development of samba in Rio at the beginning of the century and explores how the music and festivities of the marginalised African-Brazilians have become a source of national pride. An Angell Sound production


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Violin: Mayumi Seiler
Piano: Caroline Palmer
Unknown: Shura Cherkassky
Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Unknown: Shura Cherkassky
Unknown: Alan Walker

: The Music Machine in New Orleans

Between a course of jumabalaya, crawfish pie and gumbo, Sarah Walker samples the pleasures of good home-grown cajun music.


Unknown: Sarah Walker

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas.


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

: Orchestre de Paris

From the Barbican
Hall, London.
Conductor Semyon Bychkov Maxim Vengerov (violin)
Gilbert Amy Trois scenes pour orchestre (first UK performance)
Mendelssohn Violin
Concerto in E minor
8.20 Twentieth-Century Masterworks
Steve Martland talks about
Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Rpt
8.40 Stravinsky The Rite of Spring


Conductor: Semyon Bychkov
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Violin: Gilbert Amy Trois
Talks: Steve Martland

: Cultural Baggage

The 20-part series exploring the history, significance and connotations of 20 cultural phenomena. 10: Anorak
The most maligned garment since the chastity belt is tried on for size.
FACTSHEET: for details see
Cultural Baggage returns Monday 26 February

: Hear and Now

Michael Rnnissy
From the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, Sarah Walker introduces a concert marking the 50th birthday of composer and pianist Michael Finnissy. Nic Hodges performs a selection of Finnissy's piano music, including Gershwin transcriptions, the early Snowdrift and a revised version of Free Setting. And the Cambridge New Music Players are directed by Paul Hoskins in the first three
Obrecht Motets and two pieces with Aboriginal titles, Teangi and Ourra. John Tilbury
The work of John Tilbury , a British pianist from a complementary tradition, is considered by friends and colleagues as he reaches his 60th birthday. Producer Alan Hall


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Pianist: Michael Finnissy.
Pianist: Nic Hodges
Directed By: Paul Hoskins
Unknown: John Tilbury
Unknown: John Tilbury
Producer: Alan Hall

: Sekt, Smoke, Satire

The Latin Seducers
In the fifth of six programmes tracing the history of cabaret, Robert Ziegler visits the famously nocturnal city of Barcelona. It was here that the nationalist ardour and Parisian influence combined to create something inspirational. Spain also bequeathed a more passionate legacy, albeit by way of South America. The dance was called the tango, and the man who was to become the embodiment of the tango singer was Carlos Gardel.
A Heavy Entertainment production


Unknown: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Carlos Gardel.

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