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: On Air

With Fiona Talkington.
Stravinsky The Fairy's Kiss
7.03 Vivaldi Concerto in A, Op 4 No 5 (La Stravaganza)
7.32 Beethoven Overture:
Leonore No 2
8.03 Lyatoshynsky March and Pavane (Romeo and Juliet)
8.35 Massenet Méditation
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Schubert, arr Godowsky Moment musical No 3 in F minor
9.02 Schubert String
Quartet No 6 in D (D74)
9.25 Barber Cello Concerto
9.52 Chaminade Autrefois
A Mentorn Radio production Discs

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Artist of the Week:
Janet Baker (mezzo) Gurney Sleep
10.04 Tchaikovsky Overture: 1812
10.20 Saint-Saens Piano
Concerto No 2 in G minor
10.46 Schumann
Frauenliebe und -leben
11.08 Vivaldi Cello Sonata in E flat (RV39)
11.18 Trad Scandinavian chorale tunes
11.29 Sallinen String Quartet No 1
11.45 Brahms Denn es gehet dem Menschen, Op 121 No 1
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Artist: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Brahms Denn
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Composers of the Week: Delibes and Massenet

When the Paris Opera opened in 1875, it set the tone for exotic stagings of opera and ballet. Edward Blakeman explores what
Leo Delibes (1836-91) and Jules Massenet (1842-1912) had to offer audiences.
1: Empire versus Republic Delibes Overture; Valse (Coppelia)
Delibes L'Omelette a la
Follembuche (excerpts) Massenet Pastorale et
Fugue (Suite No 1)
Delibes Le Serpent a plumes (excerpts) Massenet Marie-
Magdeleine (excerpts) Delibes Le Roi f'a dit
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Edward Blakeman
Unknown: Leo Delibes
Unknown: Delibes Le Roi
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 BBC Lunchtime Concert
From St John's, Smith Square,
Michala Petri (recorder)
Lars Hannibal (guitar/lute) attrib Bach Sonata in F
(BWV 1033)
Telemann Two Fantasies
(TWV 40)
Koppel Nele 's Dances
Schelndlenst Variations on an Austrian Folk Tune
Grieg Stumping Dance; Peasant's Song; Elves'
Dance; Lullaby; Humorous Dance (Lyric Pieces)
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 Orchestras
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Thomas
Tchaikovsky Suite No 1 in D, Op 43 Rpt
3.45 Music for Organ Jonathan Bielby (organ)
Bach Prelude and Fugue in B minor (BWV 544) (Great) Howells Sing unto
Him Leighton Veni creator spiritus Bielby Nine Variations on a Well-Known Tune
Producer Mark Rowlinson
4.30 Misterioso
In the last of the series
Ian Carr talks to drummers Billy Higgins and Ben Riley about their experience of working with Thelonious Monk in the sixties.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Guitar: Lars Hannibal
Unknown: Koppel Nele
Unknown: Jonathan Bielby
Unknown: Him Leighton Veni
Producer: Mark Rowlinson
Talks: Ian Carr
Unknown: Billy Higgins
Unknown: Ben Riley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine in Nashville

Sarah Walker begins her exploration of Nashville by talking to music critic and writer Bob German.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Bob German.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including
Tchaikovsky Serenade , Op 42 No 2
6.03 Musorgsky Coronation Scene (Boris Godunov )
6.30 Beethoven Fantasy in C minor, Op 80
Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Serenade
Unknown: Boris Godunov
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Towards the Millennium

From the Queen
Elizabeth Hall ,
Jazz in the 50s
John Wallace (trumpet)
Joanna MacGregor (piano) Guy Barker and Lew Soloff (jazz trumpets)
London Sinfonietta, conductor Markus Stenz
Nancarrow, arr Mikhashoff Player Piano Study No 7
Bernd-Alois Zimmermann
Trumpet Concerto: Nobody Knows de Trouble I See
John Cage Concerto for prepared piano
8.35 In the Fifties
1: Youth
Ronald Pickup reads the first of three extracts from
Peter Vansittart 's memoir of the decade.
8.55 Thelonious Monk A selection of works for solo piano
Gil Evans /Miles Davis Suite: Miles Ahead
The Pan Piper; Solea (Sketches of Spain)
See also Wednesday 7.30pm


Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: John Wallace
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Piano: Guy Barker
Piano: Lew Soloff
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Unknown: Bernd-Alois Zimmermann
Unknown: John Cage
Unknown: Peter Vansittart
Piano: Gil Evans

: The Quatermass Memoirs: Part 1

The Quatermass adventures scared a generation witless. In this five-part drama-documentary, Quatermass creator Nigel Kneale reflects on the fearful fifties atmosphere by which he was inspired, and creates a further adventure for Professor Bernard Quatermass. Having saved the Earth from alien invasion three times, Quatermass looks forward to a peaceful retirement.
(See This Week: page 8)


Writer: Nigel Kneale
Producer: Paul Quinn
Quartermass: Andrew Keir
Mandy: Emma Gregory
Maire: Zulema Dene

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Nigel Kneale 18 December 2016

: Sci-Fi Sounds

Including excerpts from
Bernard Herrmann 's score for the film The Day the Earth Stood Still using the theremin, an early electronic instrument. Discs


Unknown: Bernard Herrmann

: Five from the Fifties

With Colin McLaren.
2: The Eagle


Unknown: Colin McLaren.

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present highlights from the first of three New
Aura concerts from the Conway Hall in London. Free saxophonist
Evan Parker joins avant-rockers Zoviet France, and New
Yorker David Shea creates sound collages with CDs and samplers.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Evan Parker
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Ensemble

With Penny Gore. Endellion Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 71 No 2
Tchaikovsky String Quartet Movement in B flat
Haydn String Quartet in E flat. Op 71 No 3 Rpt
See also Wednesday 9.20pm

: Night School

Triple Bill: Comfort Herself

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