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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Haydn Symphony No 89 in F
6.21 Brahms Symphony No 2 in D
7.05 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in G minor, Op 6 No 1
7.32 Elgar Froissart
8.05 Godowsky Two
Studies on Chopin's Etudes
8.40 Still Miss Sally's Party Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Elgar Wand of Youth: Suite No
9.18 Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag; The Entertainer
9.28 Schumann Symphony No 1 in B flat (Spring)
A Mentom Radio production Discs


Unknown: Elgar Wand
Unknown: Scott Joplin

: Musical Encounters

Chris de Souza begins a week of Martinu symphonies, Mozart string quintets and Messiaen's Cinq rechants. Froberger Lamentation sur ce que Fay été vole
(Allemande from Suite XIV); Canzona II
10.05 Artists of the Week:
Juilliard Quartet
Mozart String Quintet in C minor, K406
10.30 Messiaen Cinq rechants (No 1)
10.35 Alfven Swedish
Rhapsody No 1
(Midsummer Vigil)
10.50 Medtner
Erster Verlust ; Gefunden
11.00 Martinu Symphony No
11.40 Brahms
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Messiaen Cinq
Unknown: Erster Verlust
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Composers of the Week: The Court of Frederick the Great

For nearly half a century
(1740-1786), Frederick II of Prussia was at the centre of a key period in German literature, philosophy and the arts. His court encouraged composers of the day and built a new opera house on the Unter den Linden so that Berlin could take its place as a cultural capital. 1: The Opera
Peter Williams examines the operas of Hasse (1699-1783) and Graun (1703-
1759), showing Frederick's influence and skills as a librettist.
Producer William Robson


Producer: William Robson

: The Afternoon on Three

Presented by Susan Sharpe.


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

From St John 's,
Smith Square,
Richard Stoltzman (clarinet) Wayne Marshall (piano) Poulenc Clarinet Sonata Reich New York
Counterpoint for clarinet and tape
Gershwin, arr Gach Three Preludes
Repeated next Sunday at 6.30pm


Unknown: St John
Clarinet: Richard Stoltzman
Piano: Wayne Marshall

: Schools

The Song Tree 2.15
Storybox 2.25 Let's Move
2.45 First Steps in Drama

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Martyn Brabbins Sibelius Symphony No 1 in E minor

: Made for TV

A five-part series exploring landmark television programmes of the fifties. Today, The Grove Family - the first TV soap opera in Britain.
Producer Fiona McLean
Next programme Thursday 3.10pm


Producer: Fiona McLean

: Sophie Yates

The first of two programmes of music played on keyboard instruments housed at
Hatchlands Park in Surrey as part of the Cobbe Collection. In this programme, Sophie Yates performs pieces from the first half of the 16th century, including works by Hugh Ashton and Nicholas Strogers , on a pair of virginals thought to have belonged to Charles II. Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Sophie Yates
Unknown: Hugh Ashton
Unknown: Nicholas Strogers
Unknown: Charles Ii.
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Blue Angels, Blue Devils

Continuing the series in which Brian Morton examines the jazz scene in Nazi Germany and the ways in which it continued to flourish despite official condemnation. This week, an investigation into Nazi leaders' efforts to condemn jazz as non-Aryan and degenerate. Their policies had a swift and devastating effect on many jazz players, including one of Germany's most successful bandleaders, James Kok. In
1935, Kok was forbidden to perform or record, and soon afterwards was forced to flee the country. This programme features some of his recordings as well as performances by other early victims of Hitler's artistic doctrines.


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: James Kok.

: The Music Machine

BBC Singers
Tommy Pearson begins a week with the BBC Singers by finding out what makes them one of the finest choirs in the world. He talks to conductors Stephen Cleobury and Bo Holten , producer Michael Emery and some of the singers themselves.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Singers: Tommy Pearson
Conductors: Stephen Cleobury
Conductors: Bo Holten
Producer: Michael Emery
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including
Scriabin Fantasy in A minor for two pianos (1889)
6.03 Tchaikovsky Capriccio italien
6.30 Saint-Sains
Introduction and Rondo capriccioso
Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Pianos: Tchaikovsky Capriccio
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor Mariss Jansons
Cheryl Studer (soprano)
Brahms Symphony No 3 in F Strauss Four Last Songs Bartok Suite: The
Miraculous Mandarin


Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Soprano: Cheryl Studer

: The Sonnet

Simon Rae asks five poets to explain the 14 lines of the sonnet, one of the most popular forms in English. Paul Muldoon
The radical Northern Irish poet reads from his own work and talks about sonnets by Robert Frost and by Thomas Wyatt , who introduced the form to
Britain from Italy in the 16th century.
Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Paul Muldoon
Unknown: Robert Frost
Unknown: Thomas Wyatt
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Chilingirian Quartet

Bach String Quartet No 2 Part Fratres
Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op 132 Rpt

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present highlights from the second New Aura concert, given recently at the Conway Hall, London. Stock, Hausen and Walkman perform with Hong Kong soundsampler XPER.XR. Plus, from New York, mutantrumpeter Ben Neill with duo partner DJ Spooky.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Ben Neill
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by Kathryn Stott (piano).
Mendelssohn Variations sérieuses, Op 54
Brahms Sonata No 3 in F minor, Op 5
Lyapunov Lezghinka Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Piano: Kathryn Stott
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Night School

20th-century Soundbites

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