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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Vivaldi Concerto in B minor for four violins (RV580)
6.18 Amy Beach Symphony in E minor (Gaelic)
7.05 Lully Le Carrousel du Roy
7.32 Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 18 No 1
8.05 Schubert Gesang der Geister uber den Wassen
8.33 Berg Violin Concerto Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young. Bach, arr Brahms Chaconne in D minor for piano left hand (from Violin Partita, BWV 1004) Michel Beroff (piano)
9.15 Warlock Capriol Suite RPO/Malcolm Sargent
9.25 Liszt Angelus!
(Annees de pelerinage) Lazar Berman (piano)
9.36 Sibelius Symphony No 7 in C
Boston SO/Colin Davis A Mentorn Radio production Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Piano: Michel Beroff
Piano: Lazar Berman

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowlinson.
Artist of the Week:
Christopher Herrick (organ) Mendelssohn Sonata in F minor, Op 65 No 1
10.15 Musorgsky, orch
Stokowski A Night on the Bare Mountain
BBC PO, conductor Matthias Bamert
11.00 Vaughan Williams Symphony No 3 (Pastoral) Alison Barlow (soprano) BBC PO/Vernon Handley
11.45 Bach Fantasia in G
(BWV 572)
Christopher Herrick (organ) Producer Mark Rowlinson


Artist: Mark Rowlinson.
Unknown: Christopher Herrick
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Soprano: Alison Barlow
Unknown: Christopher Herrick
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Composers of the Week: Scottish Romantics

John Purser presents music by Alexander Mackenzie (1847-1935),
Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916) and William Wallace (186a 1940) in Italian, German,
Scottish and literary mood. 1: The German Scot
Today's programme includes a powerful overture, Hermann, by John Thomson (1805-41). And
Murray McLachlan gives the first broadcast of Donaldson's ambitious
Piano Sonata of 1820. Producer Simon Lord


Unknown: John Purser
Music By: Alexander MacKenzie
Music By: Hamish MacCunn
Music By: William Wallace
Unknown: John Thomson
Unknown: Murray McLachlan
Producer: Simon Lord

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.

1.00 BBC Lunchtime Concert
From St John's, Smith Square, London.
Felicity Lott (soprano) Roger Vignoles (piano) Britten On This Island
Poulenc Airs chantes; La Grenouillere; La Courte paille Britten Oft in the stilly night; The last rose of summer; Le Roi s'en vat'en chasse; La Belle est aujardin d'amour: Fileuse; Quand j'etais chez mon pere
Repeated next Sunday at 6.30pm

2.00 The BBC Orchestras
BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Spain
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Margaret Price (soprano) Mathias In Arcadia
Strauss Freundliche Vision; Standchen; Morgen; Heimliche Aufforderung; Ruhe, meine Seele; Cacilie Walton Symphony No 1
A concert given last October in Palau de la Musica. Barcelona, in association with WDA
Next concert Friday 7.30pm

3.45 A Prelude to Bach
German composer Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer died 250 years ago. His keyboard preludes and fugues were an important influence on Bach and anticipated his Well-Tempered Clavier in their arrangement by key. In the first of two programmes, harpsichordist Davitt Moroney plays and compares pieces by both composers.
Producer Lindsay Kemp

4.30 Misterioso
In the sixth of eight programmes exploring the life of pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, Ian Carr concentrates on 1958, the year in which Monk formed a new quartet and recorded a live album at the Five Spot Cafe. His saxophonist Johnny Griffin vividly recalls the period. Monk also recorded as a sideman with trumpeter Clark Terry.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Harpsichordist: Davitt Moroney
Producer: Lindsay Kemp
Unknown: Ian Carr
Unknown: Johnny Griffin

: The Music Machine

Verity Sharp spends a week in the company of music critics, from the scholarly analysts of Early Music to the swaggering iconoclasts of Melody Maker.
Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including
Weber, arr Best Jubel-Ouverture in E
6.03 Grofe Albany Night Boat, New York
6.30 Verdi Hymn of the Nations
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: 1 Like to Be in America!

The second of three concerts from the Festival of American Music and Arts in Glasgow.
Roberta Alexander (soprano) Scottish Chamber
Orchestra, conductor
Andrew Litton (piano)
Copland Fanfare for the Common Man
Ives Symphony No 3 (The Camp Meeting)
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Adagio for strings Copland Old American Songs (Set 1)
Gershwin, orch Grofe Rhapsody in Blue
Final concert Wednesday 7.30pm


Soprano: Roberta Alexander
Piano: Andrew Litton

: Mightier than the Sword

A challenging new arts magazine programme broadcast every day this week in which
Hugh Pankhurst examines the literary figures of the past. Thomas Hardy
With special guest
Professor Beardsley Tweed. Or, on the other hand, the whole thing might just be a huge spoof starring John Sessions and John Wells. Written by John Morton
Producer Harry Thompson
# See This Week: page 10


Unknown: Hugh Pankhurst
Unknown: Professor Beardsley Tweed.
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: John Wells.
Written By: John Morton
Producer: Harry Thompson

: Britten Plus

The last of the concerts featuring Britten's songs, given last month at the Wigmore Hall, London. Britten and Purcell
Michael Chance
Adrian Thompson (tenor)
Richard Jackson (baritone) Julius Drake (piano)
Purcell, real Britten When Myra sings; Sweeter than roses; Dulcibella; I'll sail upon the Dog Star; When the cock begins to crow Britten Canticle II:
Abraham and Isaac
Wolf Two Morike lieder: An eine Aolsharfe; An die Geliebte
Britten Canticle IV:
Journey of the Magi
Schirtz Die Seele Christi heilige mich
Series producer Adam Gatehouse


Tenor: Adrian Thompson
Baritone: Richard Jackson
Piano: Julius Drake
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall are joined by Frank Black , formerly of the Pixies, to discuss his new album. Producer Philip Tagney


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

: Ensemble

John Thornley introduces the second of two programmes featuring the Audubon Quartet in works by Erno Dohnanyi.
Dohnanyi String Quartet No 3 in A minor
Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 135
Producer John Thomley


Introduces: John Thornley
Unknown: Erno Dohnanyi.
Producer: John Thomley

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