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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Schubert Symphony No 2 in B flat
6.34 Delius Paris (The Song of a Great City)
7.05 attrib Monteverdi
Confitebor tibi, domine
7.30 Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 1 in D, Op 11
8.05 Grainger Colonial Song (original version)
8.32 Debussy Rhapsody for alto saxophone and orchestra


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Johann Strauss (son) Wine, Women and Song
Vienna PO/Willi Boskovsky
9.10 Liszt Le Mal du pays (Annees de pelerinage) Lazar Berman (piano)
9.19 Victor Herbert Cello
Concerto No 2
Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
New York PO/Kurt Masur
9.40 Beethoven Sonata in E flat. Op 81a (Les Adieux) Richard Goode (piano) Discs


Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Liszt Le Mal
Piano: Lazar Berman
Cello: Victor Herbert

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Ciconia Gloria suscipe trinitas
Orlando Consort
10.08 Prokofiev Piano
Sonata No 5 (revised version)
Barbara Nissman (piano)
10.22 Artist of the Week:
Nancy Argenta (soprano) Strauss Four songs Eugene Asti (piano)
10.32 Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G
BBC SO/Giinther Herbig
11.09 Reicha Variations
Eckhart Hubner (bassoon) Nomos Quartet
11.21 Sor Two minuets
Martin Plackett (guitar)
11.27 Mozart Concert Rondo in D (K386)
Robert Levin (fortepiano)
Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
11.37 Martin Ballade
Peter Dixon (cello)
London Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Piano: Barbara Nissman
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Piano: Eugene Asti
Bassoon: Eckhart Hubner
Guitar: Martin Plackett
Unknown: Robert Levin
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Martin Ballade
Cello: Peter Dixon
Conductor: Matthias Bamert

: Composers of the Week: Les Six

Introduced by Geraint Lewis.
Heyday of Les Six
Auric Marie Laurencin
Stephen Varcoe (baritone) Graham Johnson (piano) Poulenc Le Bestiaire
Pierre Bernac (baritone) The Composer (piano)
Milhaud Saudades do
Brasil (excerpts)
Capella Cracoviensis , conductor Karl Anton
Le Six Les Maries de la tour Eiffel
Philharmonia, conductor
Geoffrey Simon


Introduced By: Geraint Lewis.
Unknown: Marie Laurencin
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Piano: Graham Johnson
Piano: Milhaud Saudades
Conductor: Capella Cracoviensis
Conductor: Karl Anton
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 City of London Sinfonia
Director Andrew Watkinson
Paul Silverthorne (viola)
Vaughan Williams Concerto for violin and string orchestra in D minor
Robin Orr Rhapsody for string orchestra
John Woolrich Ulysses
Awakes for viola and string ensemble
Britten Simple Symphony Rpt
2.00 Schools
Radio Showcase 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About 2.40 Music
3.00 The Road to
Coronation Street
The last of four programmes tracing Philip the Fair's historic journey from Brussels to Toledo. As
Philip arrives in Toledo to be crowned heir to the throne of Aragon, there is much rejoicing, but also worrying evidence of 16th-century yob culture.
Including Burgundian and Spanish music from the Segovia Codex performed and presented by Sirinu, with Robert Langdon-Lloyd as Antonio de Lalaing. A Heavy Entertainment production
3.30 The BBC
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Jun'ichi Hirokami
Boris Belkin (violin)
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini
Glazunov Violin Concerto in A minor
Brahms Symphony No 2 in D


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Violin: Andrew Watkinson
Viola: Paul Silverthorne
Unknown: Robin Orr Rhapsody
Unknown: Robert Langdon-Lloyd
Violin: Boris Belkin
Violin: Tchaikovsky Francesca

: The Music Machine

Composer Jim Parker is on hand to hear the Albion
Ensemble play compositions by young composers in a workshop recorded at the Adrian
Boult Hall , Birmingham. Presented by Tommy Pearson.


Unknown: Jim Parker
Unknown: Boult Hall
Presented By: Tommy Pearson.

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter , whose guest is pianist Jack Gibbons. Including
6.00 Ravel, arr Grainger La Vallee des cloches
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Pianist: Jack Gibbons.
Unknown: Grainger La Vallee
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Live from Covent Garden: The Midsummer Marriage

Michael Tippett 's richest, most lyrical opera, in Graham Vick 's new production for the Royal Opera. The action centres on two pairs of lovers - Jenifer and Mark and the much more down-to-earth Bella and Jack - and their search for an understanding of themselves and each other: possibly a 20th-century counterpart to Mozart's Die Zauberflote.
Introduced by Natalie Wheen.
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal
Opera House, conductor Bernard Haitink
8.05 Interval
Natalie Wheen unravels the mythical and psychological threads from which Tippett wove his opera. With contributions from Graham
Vick and the composer himself.
8.25 Act 2
9.05 History Now and Then The fourth of five discussions chaired by Roy Porter exploring how present-day concerns influence our view of the past and vice versa. Witches
How was it possible for people in the past to believe in witches, and why is it that today most of us don't? Lyndal Roper and Jim Sharpe investigate.
9.35 Act 3
Supported by the Foundation for Sport and the Arts


Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Graham Vick
Introduced By: Natalie Wheen.
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Roy Porter
Unknown: Lyndal Roper
Unknown: Jim Sharpe
Mark: Stephen O'Mara (tenor)
Jenifer: Cheryl Barker (sop)
King Fisher, her father: John Tomlinson (bass)
Bella, his secretary: Lillian Watson (sop)
Jack, a mechanic: Christopher Ventris (tenor)
Sosostris, a clairvoyant: Catherine Wywflogers(mezzo)
He-Ancient: Peter Rose (bass)
She Ancient: Eiddwen Harrhy (mezzo)

: Night Waves

In tonight's annual Arts
Council of England lecture, Sir Ernest Hall speaks In Defence of Genius.
Christopher Cook talks to Sir Ernest about his theme and chairs a discussion about the nature of genius before an audience at
Dean Clough , Halifax.
Producer Edwina Wofstencroft


Unknown: Sir Ernest Hall
Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Dean Clough
Producer: Edwina Wofstencroft

: Ulster Orchestra

Conductor Sachio Fujioka
Othmar Schoeck Serenade for small orchestra
Bruckner Symphony No 1 in C minor (Linz version)


Conductor: Sachio Fujioka
Conductor: Othmar Schoeck Serenade

: Night School

Together Stories 1.30 Music for Dance

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