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: On Air

With Fiona Talkington. Beethoven, arr Sedlak Overture: Rdelio
London Wind Ensemble, conductor Jack Brymer
7.03 Frederick Corder
English Northern
Philharmonia, conductor
David Lloyd-Jones
7.33 Vivaldi Concerto in C minor, Op 4 No 10 (La Stravaganza) I Musici
8.03 Handel Let the bright seraphim (Samson)
Amanda Roocroft (soprano) LPO/Franz Welser-Most
8.32 Shostakovich Piano
Concerto No 2
Elisabeth Leonskaja (piano) St Paul CO/Hugh Wolff


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Conductor: Jack Brymer
Conductor: Frederick Corder
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Soprano: Amanda Roocroft
Piano: Elisabeth Leonskaja
Piano: St Paul

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Dvorak Carnival
Czech Philharmonic, conductor Karel Ancerl
9.10 Schubert String Quartet Movement in C minor (D703) Hagen Quartet
9.20 Debussy Premiere
Rapsodie Franklin Cohen (clarinet) Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
9.29 Gounod Symphony No 1 in D
St Paul CO, conductor
Christopher Hogwood Discs


Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Clarinet: Rapsodie Franklin Cohen
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Mary Miller. Mozart Overture: Die lauberflbte
Scottish CO, conductor
Charles Mackerras
10.16 Falla Psyche
Jennifer Smith (soprano) Nash Ensemble , conductor Lionel Friend
10.22 Zelenka Sonata
No 4 (Sonates pour deux hautbois et basson) Zefiro Ensemble
10.44 Artist of the Week:
Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone)
Busoni Arlecchino
Lyon Opera Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
11.11 Mendelssohn Psalm
La Chapelle Royale Collegium Vocale
Paris Orchestra Ensemble, conductor Philippe Herreweghe
11.47 Judith Weir The Ride across Lake Constance
BBC Scottish SO, conductor
Gunter Bauer-Schenk


Presented By: Mary Miller.
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Soprano: Jennifer Smith
Conductor: Nash Ensemble
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Baritone: Wolfgang Holzmair
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Conductor: Judith Weir
Conductor: Gunter Bauer-Schenk

: Composer of the Week: Machaut

Once upon a Time ... True love or a romantic fairytale? An old man, surrounded by war, plague and famine, begins corresponding with a young admirer called Peronne.
They send each other poems and music and one day they meet. Presented by Antony Pitts and Daniel Leech-Wilkinson .
Ploures dames; Dame, se vous n 'avez aperceu; Nes que on porroit; Sanz cuer


Presented By: Antony Pitts
Presented By: Daniel Leech-Wilkinson

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 International
The second of four programmes in which Frank Renton , former director of music at Kneller Hall , presents his choice of music for symphonic wind orchestra by composers around the world.
2: The United States
Ives, arr Sinclair Country Band March
Joseph Schwantner ... and the mountains rising nowhere
Eastman Wind Ensemble, conductor Donald
Hunsberger Clark McAlister A Summer
Air Combat Command
Heritage Band, conductor Lowell Graham
Warren Benson The Leaves
Are Falling
Eastman Wind Ensemble, conductor Donald
Hunsberger Adam Gorb Metropolis Royal Academy of Music Wind Ensemble, conductor Edward Gregson
2.00 Schools
Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!
3.00 Music in Europe
The fifties was a decade of bewildering musical variety across Europe: young composers tried to rebuild a musical language from scratch in the vacuum left by the Second World War, experimenting with quasi-scientific rigour on every parameter of musical experience. At the same time, older and more traditional composers continued to follow their more familiar course.
Ivan Hewett picks his way through the contradictions, pitting the old against the new, and introduces music from France by Poulenc and Boulez, from Germany by Hindemith and Henze and from Britain by Britten and Maxwell Davies.
Producer Chris Marshall


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Frank Renton
Unknown: Kneller Hall
Unknown: Joseph Schwantner
Unknown: Hunsberger Clark McAlister
Conductor: Lowell Graham
Conductor: Warren Benson
Unknown: Hunsberger Adam Gorb
Conductor: Edward Gregson
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Maxwell Davies.
Producer: Chris Marshall

: The Music Machine

The String Family
Tommy Pearson dallies with the string orchestra, enlisting the help of violinist Peter Thomas to find out why works for this ensemble are so popular. Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Violinist: Peter Thomas
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

With Nicola Heywood Thomas , including
Albinoni Concerto in A (San Marco)
5.40 Schubert Piano Trio
Movement in B flat (D28)
6.03 Gershwin An
American in Paris
6.35 Mozart String Quartet in A (K169)
Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Heywood Thomas
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: BBC Philharmonic

Conductor Gennadi
Howard Shelley (piano) Enescu Suite No 3 in D
Beethoven Piano Concerto
No 1 in C
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor


Piano: Howard Shelley

: Fifties Writing

The Movement
A notorious Spectator editorial of 1954 announced the arrival of a new poetic generation - including Philip Larkin and Kingsley Amis - which had set its face against modernism and romanticism in favour of rational, colloquial verse.
Valentine Cunningham asks survivors and critics whether The Movement ever really existed.
Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: University of Wales Recital

Delme Quartet
David Campbell (clarinet) Mathias String Quartet No 2
Bliss Clarinet Quintet


Clarinet: David Campbell

: Night Waves

Tonight. Aidan Foster Carter reviews Nixon,
Oliver Stone 's latest film. And the mystic late paintings of Jack B Yeats go on display in Manchester's first Irish
Festival of Arts and Music.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Aidan Foster Carter
Unknown: Oliver Stone
Unknown: Jack B Yeats
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Music Restored

Celestial Harmonies
Sinfonye and their director Stevie Wishart present music and writings of mystic Hildegard of Bingen. Reader Susan Sharpe. Rpt


Director: Stevie Wishart
Reader: Susan Sharpe.

: Night School

20th-century Soundbites
1.30 Dance Resources for
PE 2.10 Triple Bill: The Haunting

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