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: On Air

With Fiona Talkington. Walton Viola Concerto
Tabea Zimmermann (viola) Frankfurt RSO/ Andrew Litton
7.03 Cherubini Overture:
Academy of St Martin, conductor Neville Marriner
7.33 Ibert Divertissement
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Yan Pascal Tortelier
8.03 Geoffrey Bush Overture: Yorick
New Philharmonia, conductor Vernon Handley
8.33 Vivaldi Concerto in D, Op 4 No 11 (La Stravaganza)
Academy of St Martin , conductor Neville Marriner


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann
Unknown: Andrew Litton
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Geoffrey Bush
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Beethoven Overture:
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Joseph Keilberth
9.09 Tchaikovsky, arr
Pabst Concert Paraphrase on "Sleeping Beauty' Earl Wild (piano)
9.16 Schubert Death and the Maiden (D531)
Kathleen Ferrier (contralto) Bruno Walter (piano)
9.19 Schubert String
Quartet No 14 in D minor (D810) (Death and the Maiden)
Budapest Quartet Discs


Conductor: Joseph Keilberth
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Piano: Bruno Walter

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Honegger The Tempest BBC Scottish SO, conductor Thierry Fischer
10.17 George Benjamin A Mind of Winter
Penelope Walmsley-Clark (soprano)
London Sinfonietta, conducted by the Composer
10.27 Mendelssohn Psalm
La Chapelle Royale Collegium Vocale
Paris Orchestral Ensemble/ Philippe Herreweghe
10.45 Tippett Fantasia
Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
BBC SO/Andrew Davis
11.08 Artist of the Week:
Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
BBC Scottish SO, conductor
Pinchas Steinberg
11.26 Elgar Enigma Variations
BBC Scottish SO, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk


Unknown: Mary Miller.
Conductor: Thierry Fischer
Conductor: George Benjamin
Soprano: Penelope Walmsley-Clark
Unknown: Philippe Herreweghe
Unknown: Tippett Fantasia

: Composer of the Week: Machaut

Instead of Blue You Are
Wearing Green
What can it mean? Peronne may have been unfaithful, but Machaut continues to carve out the remainder of their story, intertwining her name with his for ever. With
Antony Pitts and Daniel Leech-Wilkinson .
Puis qu'en oubli; Dix et sept cinc; Quant
Theseus/Ne quier veoir; Se pour ce muir


Unknown: Antony Pitts
Unknown: Daniel Leech-Wilkinson

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 New series
Airs and Affections
Operas for the Venetian and Mantuan carnivals. In the first of four programmes featuring highlights from late-Baroque opera,
Nicholas Anderson goes in search of court intrigues, a palace coup, and love and honour - Latin style. 1: Italy
Including excerpts from Vivaldi's Tito Manlio and Handel's Agrippina.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
2.00 Schools
Radio Showcase 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About 2.40 Music
3.00 Telemann
"Give each instrument what it can sustain, so is the player well pleased and you well entertained.'
Concerto for recorder and flute in E minor
Musica Antiqua Koln , conductor Reinhard Goebel
3.15 The BBC
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor David Atherton
Kathryn Stott (piano)
Borodin Symphony No 2 in B minor
Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 2 in C minor
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Suite No 2


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Nicholas Anderson
Unknown: Tito Manlio
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine
Conductor: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
Conductor: David Atherton
Piano: Kathryn Stott

: The Music Machine

The String Family
Tommy Pearson continues his week in the company of stringed instruments and string experts large and small. Today, he finds out everything there is to know about the zither with the help of Andrew Cronshaw.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Andrew Cronshaw.

: In Tune

With David Owen Norris , including
5.30 Schumann Scenes from Goethe's "Faust"
6.03 Somervell A
Shropshire Lad
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Mozart and Bruckner

From the Barbican Centre, London, a concert from the London
Symphony Orchestra's series featuring the complete cycle of Bruckner symphonies.
Conductor Georg Solti Murray Perahia (piano)
Mozart Overture: Le Nozze di Figaro
Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor (K466)
8.10 Manhattan Serenade
John Guerrasio introduces the poems of Kenneth Fearing , whose work captures the essence of New York City with its undertones of paranoia, dread and despair.
8.30 Bruckner Symphony No 4 in E flat (Romantic)


Conductor: Georg Solti
Piano: Murray Perahia
Introduces: John Guerrasio
Unknown: Kenneth Fearing

: Fifties Writing

Myth and Reality
In 1954, one of the novels most closely associated with the decade - Kingsley Amis's Lucky Jim - was published. It was also the year that brought
Iris Murdoch 's Under the Net and William Golding 's Lord of the Flies to the bookshelves. Harry Ritchie explores the rise of an accessible poetic fiction and the beginnings of what were arguably the most important literary careers of the fifties.
Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Iris Murdoch
Unknown: William Golding
Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Producer: Sally Marmion

: CHIi Mustonen

Beethoven Six Bagatelles,
Op 126; Sonata in E, Op 109 Rpt

: Night Waves

Just before his death,
German writer and Nobel
Prize-winner Thomas Mann burnt many of his diaries and sealed the rest for 20 years. Ronald Hayman draws on such unpublished writing to reassess the whole of Mann's work, and Roy Porter discusses his magisterial biography. Plus painting the blues on camera: photographer
Val Wilmer recalls her meetings with blues musicians including Buddy Guy , B B
King and John Lee Hooker. Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan


Unknown: Thomas Mann
Unknown: Ronald Hayman
Unknown: Roy Porter
Unknown: Val Wilmer
Unknown: Buddy Guy
Unknown: John Lee Hooker.
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish SO
Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Yuzuko Horigome (violin) James MacMillan The
Confessions of Isobel
Bruch Scottish Fantasy Rpt


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Violin: Yuzuko Horigome
Violin: James MacMillan

: Night School

20th-century Soundbites
1.30 Dance Resources for

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