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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Onslow String Quartet in B minor, Op 40
6.30 Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor
7.05 Britten Four Sea
Interludes (Peter Grimes )
7.32 Telemann Double
Chalumeaux Concerto No 1 in D minor
8.05 Cole Porter Snake in the Grass
8.32 Bach Cantata
No 140: Wachet Auf, ruft uns die Stimme


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Telemann Suite: Don
Quichotte auf der Hochzeit des Comacho
Academy of St Martin, conductor Neville Marriner
9.16 Musorgsky The Nursery (excerpts)
Boris Christoff (bass)
Alexandre Labinsky (piano)
9.22 Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von
Karajan Discs


Conductor: Neville Marriner
Bass: Boris Christoff
Piano: Alexandre Labinsky

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Chris de Souza.
Froberger Tombeau sur la mort de M Blancheroche;
Capriccio IV
10.05 Artists of the Week:
Juilliard Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 135
10.35 Messiaen Cinq rechants (No 4)
10.45 Mozart String Quintet in D, K593
11.25 Martlnu Symphony No 4


Presented By: Chris De Souza.
Unknown: Messiaen Cinq

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

4: Occasional Music
Royal birthdays, funeral services, successful battles and operas at carnival time: all occasions for music, not forgetting that a large proportion of Prussia's population served in the army and therefore had a constant demand for music for marching!
Peter Williams introduces what he considers to be the overlooked vernacular music of the court: by Frederick himself, and by C P E Bach, C H Graun , J A Hasse and Mozart


Introduces: Peter Williams
Unknown: H Graun

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Airs and Affections
The second of four programmes of highlights of late-Baroque opera features examples of the genre written for Paris and Versailles, employing gods, goddesses, monsters and marsh nymphs. Nicholas Anderson introduces excerpts from Campra's Idomenee, Rameau's
Platée and Mondonvllle's
Titon et I'Aurore.
2.00 Schools
Radio Showcase 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About 2.40 Music
3.00 Ragtime
Works by Debussy and Stravinsky. Discs
3.10 Made for TV
Five landmark television programmes of the fifties. Today, Monitor, the BBC arts programme introduced by Huw Wheldon. Melvyn Bragg looks back at an edition on Robert Graves in Majorca.
Next programme tonight 9.25pm
3.15 Vale of Glamorgan Festival 1995
Susan Sharpe introduces the opening concert from last year's festival, given in August at the Coal
Exchange in Cardiff, with contributions from composers and artists in the concert, and including the UK premiere of Michael Torke 's saxophone concerto.
John Harle (saxophone)
Richard McMahon (piano) BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Martyn Brabbins
Michael Torke Ash
Michael Nyman Suite: The Piano
Michael Torke Saxophone Concerto (first UK performance)
Martin Butler On the Rocks
Gavin Bryars The Green Ray


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Introduces: Nicholas Anderson
Introduced By: Huw Wheldon.
Introduced By: Melvyn Bragg
Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Michael Torke
Unknown: John Harle
Piano: Richard McMahon
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Michael Torke Ash
Conductor: Michael Nyman
Piano: Michael Torke
Unknown: Martin Butler
Unknown: Gavin Bryars

: The Music Machine

BBC Singers
The BBC Singers conducted by Stephen Cleobury perform pieces composed specially for the programme by students from London schools. Composer Robert Saxton talks to
Tommy Pearson and the students about their efforts.


Conducted By: Stephen Cleobury
Talks: Robert Saxton
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Linda Ormiston with news, weather, travel and music. Tonight, her guest is trumpeter John Wallace. Including
Verdi Overture: Luisa Miller
6.20 Johann Strauss (son), arr Berg Waltz : Wine, Women and Song
6.45 Berio Folk Songs Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: Linda Ormiston
Unknown: John Wallace.
Unknown: Luisa Miller
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Berg Waltz
Producer: David McGuinness

: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

From the Philharmonic Hall,
Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Rascher Saxophone Quartet Ian Tracey (organ)
Barber Adagio for strings Philip Glass Concerto for
Saxophone Quartet (first UK broadcast) THE FIFTIES
8.10 In the Fifties
By Peter Vansittart.
3: The youth clubs of London's East End, rock 'n' roll and Che Guevara.
Reader Ronald Pickup.
8.30 Saint-Saens
Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ)


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Unknown: Ian Tracey
Unknown: Peter Vansittart.

: Made for TV

Five landmark television programmes of the fifties. This Week was Thames
Television's public affairs series.

: The Sonnet

Simon Rae asks why contemporary poets still show allegiance to the sonnet.
Brendan Kennelly
The popular poet from
Ireland discusses his use of the form to present narrative and character and reads a sonnet by Ben Jonson.


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Brendan Kennelly
Unknown: Ben Jonson.

: Intersections

In the second of four programmes, Fretwork perform music for viols by Purcell, Picforth and Tye, together with works specially composed for the ensemble by Simon Bainbridge , Poul Ruders ,
Barry Guy and Gavin Bryars. With Mark Russell.
Producer Lindsay Kemp
Next programme Tuesday 9.40pm


Unknown: Simon Bainbridge
Unknown: Poul Ruders
Unknown: Barry Guy
Unknown: Gavin Bryars.
Unknown: Mark Russell.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

As well as a poet, Coleridge was also an influential cultural critic and theological thinker. Richard Holmes and Richard Coles discuss his complex genius and Ted Hughes 's essay A Choice 01 Coleridge's Verse. Plus the first review of Mary Stuart Howard Davis directs
Schiller's play in a new version by Jeremy Sams. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Mary Stuart
Unknown: Howard Davis
Unknown: Jeremy Sams.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Dvorak Wind Serenade in D minor, Op 44
Suk Serenade for strings in E flat, Op 6 Rpt


Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

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