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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Vivaldi Concerto in E minor,
Op 3 No 4 (RV550)
6.09 Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor
7.05 Weber, orch Berlioz Invitation to the Dance
7.39 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F
8.05 Arne Overture:
8.32 Beethoven Quintet in E flat, for piano and wind, Op 16
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Verdi Overture: Nabucco
9.08 Liszt Chapelle de Guillaume Tell; Au lac de
Wallenstadt (Annees de pelerinage)
9.18 Puccini Viene la sera
(Madama Butterfly)
9.34 Barber Violin Concerto
A Mentorn Radio production Discs * See This Week: page 6


Unknown: Puccini Viene

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Dufay Ecclesie militantis
10.07 Schubert Allegro in A minor (D947)
10.24 Mozart Ave verum corpus (K618)
10.29 Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
11.03 Artist of the Week:
Nancy Argenta (soprano)
Handel Crudel tiranno amor
11.22 Martin Ballade for flute, strings and piano 11.31 Brahms Violin
Sonata in G, Op 78
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Schubert Allegro
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Soprano: Handel Crudel
Unknown: Martin Ballade
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Composers of the Week: Les Six

Introduced by Geraint Lewis. Winds of Change
The group of composers named Les Six, spurred on by Erik Satie and Jean Cocteau , swept away the fogs of impressionism, buried once and for all the ghost of Richard Wagner and drew upon the Parisian entertainment world for their inspiration.
Poulenc Assez modéré
(Mouvements perpétuels) Auric Three Interludes
Tailleferre Impromptu; Romance
Honegger Chant dejoie Durey Neige
Milhaud Alissa
Poulenc Rapsodie negre Producer Gwawr Owen


Introduced By: Geraint Lewis.
Unknown: Erik Satie
Unknown: Jean Cocteau
Unknown: Richard Wagner
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 BBC Lunchtime
From St John's, Smith Square,
Gyorgy Pauk (violin)
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello) Peter Frankl (piano)
Mozart Trio in C (K548)
Beethoven Trio in C minor,
Op 1 No 3
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
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal
Olivier Charlier (violin)
Berlioz Overture: Roman
Lalo Symphonie espagnole Rpt
3.45 The Organ:
Musical Instrument or Agent of God?
In the last of three programmes exploring religious and secular music for the organ,
Christopher Bowers-Broadbent conducts a survey of early 20th-century German music, including works by Reger, Karg-Elert, Hindemith,
Schmidt and Schoenberg, performed by John Scott. A Magenta Music International production
4.30 Misterioso
Pianist and composer
Thelonious Monk came out of obscurity in the mid-50s into the glare of the public arena. In the fourth of six programmes, Ian Carr introduces recordings by Monk which received enthusiastic reviews. Monk also recorded as a sidesman with Art Blakey 's Jazz Messengers and took the saxophonist
John Coltrane under his wing.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Piano: Peter Frankl
Unknown: Beethoven Trio
Unknown: Christopher Bowers-Broadbent
Unknown: John Scott.
Introduces: Ian Carr
Unknown: Art Blakey
Unknown: John Coltrane

: The Music Machine

This week, Tommy Pearson finds out everything there is to know about the wind quintet with the help of the Albion Ensemble and local students in the Adrian Boult
Hall. Today, he looks at the history of the wind quintet and its repertoire.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Adrian Boult
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including
Wolf Auf einer Wanderung (Morike Lieder)
6.03 Chopin Etude in C minor, Op 10 No 12 (Revolutionary)
6.25 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (St Antoni Chorale)
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Wolf Auf
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Britten Plus

Another concert in the series featuring the songs of Britten and composers he admired, given last month in the Wigmore Hall, London.
Britten and Russia
Joan Rodgers (soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano) Purcell, real Britten Mad Bess (From Silent Shades) Tchaikovsky It was in the early spring; Amid the din of the ball; Behind the window; Was I not a little blade of grass?; The Cuckoo
Britten The Poet's Echo
Musorgsky The Nursery Shostakovich Satires


Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Piano: Malcolm Martineau

: History Now and Then

Five daily discussions chaired by eminent social historian Roy Porter exploring how present-day concerns influence our view of the past and vice versa.
Mega-History Jeremy Black and Asa Briggs have both written books covering several hundred years of English or British history. What do you include and what do you leave out - and why? Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Roy Porter
Unknown: Mega-History Jeremy Black
Unknown: Asa Briggs
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: European Community Baroque Orchestra

Director Roy Goodman
Purcell Suite : Dioclesian
Muffat Florilegium Primum Suite No 1 in D (Eusebia) Handel Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 5
Telemann Concerto in B flat for three oboes, three violins and basso continuo
Fischer Suite No 6 in F (Le Journal du printemps)
Bach Orchestral Suite No 4 in D (BWV 1069)
Concert sponsored by Panasonic Europe


Director: Roy Goodman
Director: Purcell Suite

: Mixing It

Presented by Robert Sandall and Mark Russell with a unique mix of musical styles, plus studio guest Simon Fisher Turner , film score composer for Derek Jarman and David Lynch.
Producer Philip Tagney


Presented By: Robert Sandall
Presented By: Mark Russell
Unknown: Simon Fisher Turner
Unknown: Derek Jarman
Unknown: David Lynch.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by Margaret Fingerhut (piano).
Schumann Fantasy in C. Op 17
Chopin Mazurkas. Op 6:
No 1 in F sharp minor; No 2 in C sharp minor
Debussy Pour le piano Producer Misha Donat


Introduces: Penny Gore
Producer: Misha Donat

: Night School

Letterbox 1.20 Singing Together

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