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: On Air

With Fiona Talkington. Conforto Mandolin
Ugo Orlandi (mandolin)
I Solisti Aquilani , conductor Vittorio Antonellini
6.32 Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor (K478)
Instrumental ensemble
7.03 Ame Overture No 5 in D
Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood
7.35 Chopin Tarantelle in A flat, Op 43
Kathryn Stott (piano)
8.03 Haydn Insanae et vanae curae
St Paul 's Cathedral Choir/ Christopher Dearnley
8.32 Walton Suite: As You
Like It
Academy of St Martin , conductor Neville Marriner


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Conductor: Solisti Aquilani
Conductor: Vittorio Antonellini
Music: Christopher Hogwood
Music: Chopin Tarantelle
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Piano: Haydn Insanae
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Christopher Dearnley
Conductor: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Malcolm Arnold Four
Cornish Dances
LPO/the Composer
9.13 Haydn Piano Concerto in D (H XVIII 11) Arturo Benedetti
Michelangeli (piano)
Zurich CO/Edmond de Stoutz
9.34 Schubert String Quartet No 9 in G minor (D173) Melos Quartet Discs


Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Artist of the Week:
Janet Baker (mezzo)
Ireland Her Song (Three
Songs to Poems by Thomas Hardy )
Martin Isepp (piano)
10.04 Wagner Prelude: Parsifal
London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
10.15 Hoist King Estmere Guildford Choral Society Philharmonia, conductor
Hilary Davan Wetton
10.42 Fuchs Cello Sonata
No 2 in E flat, Op 83 Nancy Green (cello)
Caroline Palmer (piano)
11.04 Handel Cantata:
Janet Baker (mezzo)
ECO/Raymond Leppard
11.25 Werle Trees
BBC Singers, conductor Stefan Parkman
11.35 Sallinen String
Quartet No 4 (Quiet Songs) Sibelius Quartet
11.49 Brahms Wenn ich mit Menschen - und mit
Engelszungen, Op 121 No 4 Janet Baker (mezzo) Andre Previn (piano)


Artist: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Piano: Martin Isepp
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Piano: Caroline Palmer
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Unknown: Brahms Wenn
Unknown: Janet Baker
Piano: Andre Previn

: Composers of the Week: Delibes and Massenet

Presented by Edward Blakeman.
4: Anything You Can Do Massenet Toccata
Aldo Ciccolini (piano)
Delibes Lakme (excerpts) Mady Mesple (soprano) Charles Buries (tenor) Roger Soyer (bass)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Opera Comique, conductor Alain Lombard
Massenet Piano Concerto in E flat
Stephen Coombs (piano) BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp


Presented By: Edward Blakeman.
Piano: Aldo Ciccolini
Soprano: Mady Mesple
Bass: Roger Soyer
Piano: Stephen Coombs

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 The BBC
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Osmo Vanska
Sibelius En Saga
Nielsen Symphony No 2 (Four Temperaments) Rpt
2.00 Schools
Radio Showcase 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About 2.40 Music
3.00 Stevie Smith
On the 25th anniversary of Stevie Smith 's death,
Elisabeth Lutyens collection of ten songs, performed by Meriel Dickinson (mezzo) and Peter Dickinson (piano). Discs
3.20 Five from the Fifties
Presented by Colin McLaren.
3: The Comet
3.25 The BBC
BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Patrick Fournillier
Tasmin Little (violin)
Berlioz Overture: Roman
Lalo Symphonie espagnole Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No 2


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Stevie Smith
Unknown: Elisabeth Lutyens
Unknown: Meriel Dickinson
Piano: Peter Dickinson
Presented By: Colin McLaren.
Conductor: Patrick Fournillier
Violin: Tasmin Little
Unknown: Ravel Daphnis

: The Music Machine in Nashville

Sarah Walker looks at how to forge a career path in country music and finds that there's more than one road to the top. Singer Bryan White and the band BR549 tell her just how they've made it in Music City.


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Singer: Bryan White

: In Tune

With Geoffrey Baskerville , including
6.00 Tchaikovsky Marche Slave
7.00 Dvorak Slavonic
Dance in C, Op 46 No 1 Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville
Producer: Svend Brown

: The Rake's Progress

From the New
Theatre, Cardiff.
Igor Stravinsky's great neoclassical morality tale in a new production by Matthew Warchus for Welsh
National Opera. Based on a series of paintings by Hogarth and with a libretto by W H Auden and Chester Kallman , the opera portrays a young gentleman's gradual descent into madness. Watched over by his beloved Anne, and his sinister manservant Nick, Tom Rakewell comes into an inheritance, squanders his money on whores and gambling, and ends up in Bedlam. Introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, conductor Mark
Wigglesworth Parti
8.25 All the Best Tunes
Michael White investigates why the Devil always seems to come out on top in his various operatic summonings.
8.45 Part 2


Production By: Matthew Warchus
Unknown: H Auden
Unknown: Chester Kallman
Unknown: Tom Rakewell
Introduced By: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Tom Rakewell: Paul Nilon (tenor)
Nick Shadow: Bryn Terfel (baritone)
Anne Trulove: Alwyn Mellor (baritone)
Trulove: Jonathan Best (bass)
Mother Goose: Yvonne Lea (mezzo)
Baba the Turk: Claire Powell (mezzo)
Sellem: Neil Jenkins (tenor)

: The Quatermass Memoirs: Part 4

A five-part drama-documentary by Nigel Kneale, mixing interview, archive and adventure.
While revolution grips the world, Professor Bernard Quatermass faces a more ominous threat from outer space.


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

: Night Waves

In tonight's edition of the topical arts magazine,
Humphrey Carpenter reads Sylvia Plath 's previously unpublished writing for children, and Night Waves' critics report on opening nights across the country, from contemporary ballet in Glasgow to a plague play in Worcester.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Charles Mackerras
Ora Shiran (violin)
Beethoven Overture:
Namensfeier, Op 115
Romance No 2 in F, Op 50 Brahms Symphony No 2 in D


Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Violin: Ora Shiran

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