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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Carver 0 bone Jesu
6.23 Schubert, compl
Newbould Symphony No 7 in 7.05 Wagner Siegfried Idyll
7.36 Beethoven String
Quartet in D, Op 18 No 3
8.05 Bach The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 (excerpt)
8.33 Mozart Quintet in E flat for piano and wind, K452


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Schumann Overture,
Scherzo and Finale, Op 52
9.19 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 21 in C, K467
9.48 Debussy orch Caplet Le Magasin dejouets (La Bofte ajoujoux) Discs

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Froberger Lamentation faite sur la mort très doloureuse de Sa Majesté
Imperiale Ferdinand III ; Toccata XVIII John Toll (harpsichord)
10.05 Artists of the Week:
Juilliard Quartet
Mozart String Quintet in C, K515
John Graham (viola)
10.35 Messlaen Cinq rechants (No 2)
BBC Singers/Simon Joly
10.45 Martinu Symphony No
Royal Scottish Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
11.10 Schubert String Quartet Movement in C minor with incomplete Andante, D703
Juilliard Quartet
11.25 Schumann Piano
Concerto in A minor
Viktoria Postnikova (piano) BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Gennadi Rozhdestvensky


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: Imperiale Ferdinand Iii
Viola: Messlaen Cinq
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

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

2: A Chamber Soirée
"The evening at court is devoted to music. The
Prince holds concert in his salon and usually plays the flute, which he handles with complete authority." And, what's more, he also composed for his instrument. Peter Williams introduces some of Frederick's own pieces, and some by contemporaries and court visitors like
C P E Bach (1714-1788). J J Quantz (1697-1773) and F Benda (1722-1795).


Introduces: Peter Williams

: The Afternoon on Three

Presented by Susan Sharpe.
1.00 International
The third part of Frank Renton 's exploration of music for symphonic wind orchestra from around the world reaches the Far East.
T MaJIma Rainbow over the Sea
Hamamatsu Community Band, conductor Takeo Fukamachi
M Tanaka Methuselah I
Hamamatsu Community Band, conductor
Toshiaki Morita
Yashuhide Ito Concerto fantastique
Nobuya Sugawa (alto saxophone)
Hamamatsu Community Band, conducted by the Composer
Kiyoshige Koyama Dai-Kangura
Tokyo Kosei Wind
Orchestra, conductor
Frederick Fennell
Nigel Clarke Samurai
Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, conductor Timothy Reynish
2.00 Schools
Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!
3.00 Music in the Soviet
The fifties saw the Soviet
Union move from the terror of Stalin's final years to the first euphoria of Khrushchev's reforms, from
Prokofiev's elegiac and little-known late works, through the grandeur and satire of middle-period
Shostakovich to the early careers of contrasting figures of modem musical life such as Galina
Ustvolskaya and Alfred Schnlttke. Gerard
McBurney is the guide, and the programme includes recollections from Soviet musicians.
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Frank Renton
Conductor: Takeo FukamacHi
Conductor: M Tanaka Methuselah
Conductor: Toshiaki Morita
Conductor: Yashuhide Ito
Unknown: Nobuya Sugawa
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Conductor: Nigel Clarke
Conductor: Timothy Reynish
Conductor: Alfred Schnlttke.
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: The Music Machine

BBC Singers
Tommy Pearson continues his week in the company of the BBC Singers, In the first of four sessions recorded specially for the programme at the Amadeus Centre in Maida Vale,
Tommy Pearson finds out how to go about composing for a group like the BBC Singers. Composer Robert Saxton is at hand to talk about his piece At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners, which is performed by the Singers and their chief conductor
Stephen Cleobury.


Singers: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Robert Saxton
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.

: In Tune

Main Nicolson with news, weather, travel and music to guide you into early evening. Tonight, she is joined by Australian guitarist Craig Ogden. Including
5.50 Bach Organ Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906
6.04 lbert Bostoniana
7.03 Gershwin Overture:
Girl Crazy
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Guitarist: Craig Ogden.
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Pebble Mill

From Studio One.
Joachim Piano Trio
Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)
Rlhm Fremde Szene No 3
8.10 BerthoM Goldschmidt
Chris Wines meets Berthold
Goldschmidt, known before 1933 as one of the great hopes of German music but until recently largely ignored. He reflects on his years in prewar Germany, his meeting with Busoni and his participation in the first performance of Berg's Wozzeck.
8.30 Goldschmidt Piano
Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat, Op 70 No 2

: The Sonnet

Don Paterson
More than any other writer of his generation, Scottish poet Don Paterson has made the sonnet form his own. He reads and talks about two of his own sonnets and others by Sir Walter Raleigh and Alastair Reid.


Unknown: Don Paterson
Unknown: Sir Walter Raleigh
Unknown: Alastair Reid.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Horia Andreescu
Rachmanlnov Symphony No 3 in A minor

: Night Waves

Livingstone may have failed as a missionary and only partially succeeded in exploration, but his story was central to the mythology of Empire. Tony Palmer discusses his legacy with the curator of a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and Christopher Hope , whose latest novel satirically turns the tables on Darkest England. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Christopher Hope
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Music Restored

Viejo Mundo Nuevo
Renaissance and baroque music from Spain and Latin America performed by the Venezuelan group
Camerata de Caracas.

: Night School

German 16-18:

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