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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Respighi Nocturne, Op 70 No
6.11 Schubert Piano Trio
No 2 in E flat (D929)
7.05 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in E (RV265)
7.32 Villa-Lobos Bachianas
Brasileiras No 5
8.05 Gottschalk Bamboula
8.32 Moeran Rhapsody in F sharp for piano and orchestra


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Gottschalk Bamboula
Unknown: Moeran Rhapsody

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Tchaikovsky February (The Seasons)
9.03 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
9.16 Vivaldi, air Bach Concerto in C (after Concerto, RV265)
9.27 Vivaldi Gloria in D
(RV589) Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: Vivaldi Gloria

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Mark Rowlinson.
Artist of the Week:
Christopher Herrick (organ) Mendelssohn Sonata in D minor, Op 65 No 6
10.15 Haydn Mass in C (Mass in Time of War - Paukenmesse)
11.00 Mason, arr Karg-Elert Improvisation on "Nearer my God to Thee"
11.10 Musorgsky, an Stokowski Pictures at an Exhibition
11.45 Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G minor (BWV 542)


Presented By: Mark Rowlinson.
Unknown: Christopher Herrick
Unknown: Bach Fantasia

: Composers of the Week: Scottish Romantics

Presented by John Purser. 5: The Literary Scot Hamish MacCunn 's musical realisation of The
Ship o' the Fiend is balanced by the tenderness of his opera Jeanie Deans , while William Wallace celebrates a murderous poet in his tone poem Villon. BBC Scottish
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins


Presented By: John Purser.
Unknown: Hamish MacCunn
Unknown: Jeanie Deans
Unknown: William Wallace
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Chamber Music from Manchester
From the Music Theatre, Manchester University, introduced by Rodney Slatford.
BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Lassus Motet: Aurora lucis
Jeffrey Lewis Carmen paschale
Robert Ramsey Inclina, domine; 0 vos omnes
Bernard Naylor Three Motets (1949)
Lassus Magnificat: Aurora lucis rutilat
2.00 Piano Duets
The second of two programmes in which Leo van Doeselaar and Wyneke Jordans play historic fortepianos in the Concertgebouw, Haarlem, the Netherlands.
Mendelssohn Allegro brillant in A; Songs without Words: Op 62 Nos 1-6; Op 67 No 1
Schumann Polonaises: Nos 1, 2 and 8 Brahms Hungarian Dances: Nos 1, 16, 11, 8, 13 and 5 3.00 Mining the Archive Time Remembered
In the first of four programmes recalling performances from the 60s, Canadian-bom cellist Zara Nelsova is portrayed in her recordings from the BBC Sound Archive. Gordon Stewart introduces the music and talks to Eleanor Warren, fellow cellist and long-time friend about Nelsova's career and her wide musical tastes. The programme includes Hugh Wood 's Cello Concerto, whose premiere she gave at the 1969 Proms, and the Chopin Cello Sonata with Artur Balsam.
A Cavendish production
4.20 By the Waters of Babylon
In the eighth of nine programmes, the Greek-speaking community at St Andrew 's, Kentish Town, London, tell their story of exile to the Rev Alan Walker.
4.30 New series
Songs of the Underworld John Thomley introduces vintage recordings of rembetika, the Greek
"blues": urban folk songs from the milieu of the rembetes and manges - the spivs, thieves, drug addicts and gamblers of Athens, Piraeus and Salonika at the beginning of the century. Including recordings by singers
Stellakis Perpiniades , Maria Papangika ,
Markos Vamvakaris and others. Producer John Thomley


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Unknown: Jeffrey Lewis Carmen
Unknown: Robert Ramsey Inclina
Unknown: Bernard Naylor
Unknown: Mendelssohn Allegro
Unknown: Zara Nelsova
Unknown: Hugh Wood
Unknown: Artur Balsam.
Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: Alan Walker.
Introduces: John Thomley
Singers: Stellakis Perpiniades
Singers: Maria Papangika
Singers: Markos Vamvakaris
Producer: John Thomley

: The Music Machine

Verity Sharp feels the sting of music criticism. What impact does it have on musicians, composers, audiences and record sales?


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Natalie Wheen with news, weather and travel, and including
Sarasate Introduction and Tarantella
6.03 Nielsen Rhapsody
Overture: An Imaginary Trip to the Faroe Islands
6.30 Debussy Première rapsodie for clarinet and orchestra
Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Spain

Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Margaret Price (soprano) Strauss Don Juan
Haydn Cantata: Berenice che fai (H XXIVa 10)
Mahler Symphony No 4
A concert given last October in the National Auditorium. Congress Hall, Zaragossa


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Soprano: Strauss Don Juan

: Mightier than the Sword

John Sessions and John Bird
present a final edition of the spoof arts magazine reassessing literary figures from the past. D H Lawrence
With Jacqueline Ashman , Rebecca Front,
Simon Greenall , Andrew Maclean and Peter Serafinowicz.
Written by John Morton


Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Jacqueline Ashman
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Andrew MacLean
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.
Written By: John Morton

: Hear and Now

BBC Invitation Concert
A concert given earlier this evening at the BBC's Maida Vale Studio One.
Stephen Bryant (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Porcelijn Tristan Keuris Three
Andrew Toovey Red Icon (BBC commission) Lutoslawski Partita
Ame Nordheim Symphony: Magma
Robert Ziegler introduces these performances and a recording of Eternity Junctions by Bernard Benollel , with Odaline de la Martinez conducting the BBC Singers and the Lontano ensemble.
Producer Alan Hall


Violin: Stephen Bryant
Conductor: David Porcelijn
Introduces: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Bernard Benollel
Unknown: Odaline de la Martinez
Producer: Alan Hall

: An American in London

In the second programme of the four-part series exploring musical shows composed for the West End stage, John McGlinn continues his look at shows by Jerome Kern which made it across the water.
The programme includes The Beauty Prize and The Three Sisters, a giant musical for the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, inspired by the author's visit to the Derby on Epsom Downs.
A Unique Broadcasting production


Presenter: John McGlinn

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