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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including after 8.30 each morning a recording by a previous winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition.
Frye Agnus dei (Missa flos regalis)
6.10 Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat
7.05 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D, Op 6 No 4
7.35 Copland Appalachian Spring
8.05 Ravel Trois Chansons
8.32 Chausson Poeme
Editor Andrew Lyle
See also 5.00pm and 11.30pm


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Frye Agnus
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

This week, Bach's
Brandenburg concertos and Stravinsky piano music. Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F,
BWV 1046
Musica Antiqua Koln , conductor Reinhard Goebel
9.19 Massenet 11 faut nous separer (Werther, Act 1) Victoria de los Angeles (soprano)
Nicolai Gedda (tenor)
Jean-Christophe Benoit (baritone)
Paris Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre
9.31 Poulenc Concert champetre
Ton Koopman (harpsichord) Rotterdam Philharmonic, conductor James Conlon
A Mentom Radio production Discs


Conductor: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
Tenor: Nicolai Gedda
Baritone: Jean-Christophe Benoit
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Conductor: James Conlon

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Quantz Concerto in G Musica Antiqua Koln , conductor Reinhard Goebel
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Kathryn Stott (piano)
Liszt Concert Study No 1 (II lamento)
10.25 Byrd Anthem: Have mercy upon me, 0 God Red Byrd
Rose Consort of Viols
10.30 Debussy Suite: Printemps
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
10.40 Franck Cello Sonata in A
Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Kathryn Stott (piano)
11.10 Sibelius Symphony No 2
BBC NOW/Mariss Jansons Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Nicola Heywood
Conductor: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: God Red Byrd
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Composer of the Week: Edmund Rubbra

Rubbra's cycle of 11 symphonies ranks alongside that of Vaughan Williams , but he also turned his hand to many other musical forms with equal success. Presented by Roderic Dunnett. Soliloquy
Rohan de Saram (cello) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
Tempus est iocundum (Four Medieval Latin Lyrics) David Wilson-Johnson
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Hans-Hubert
And When the Builders
Michael Hoeg (organ)
Llandaff Cathedral Choir, conductor Michael Smith
Symphony No 4
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Producer Tim Thorne
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Presented By: Roderic Dunnett.
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Unknown: Michael Hoeg
Conductor: Michael Smith
Producer: Tim Thorne

: The Afternoon on Three

Presented by Fona Talkington.
1.00 BBC Lunchtime
From St John's, Smith Square,
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) Mozart Sonata in C, K330 Schumann Fantasy in C, Op 17
Repeated next Sunday at 6.30pm
2.00 Schools
The Song Tree 2.15
Storybox 2.25 Let's Move
2.45 First Steps in Drama
3.00 The BBC Orchestras
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Grant Llewellyn Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A
3.45 Sophie Yates A second selection of music played on keyboard instruments housed at
Hatchlands Park in Surrey as part of the Cobbe
Collection. Sophie Yates performs works by Jeremiah Clarke and Henry Purcell on a harpsichord made in 1636 by Andreas Ruckers.
4.30 Blue Angels, Blue Devils
Despite the Nazi regime's official opposition to jazz, the music was still played in Germany after the outbreak of war in 1939. In the third of six programmes, Brian Morton examines this paradox and introduces archive recordings by some of Germany's most popular jazz performers of the period. Rpt


Presented By: Fona Talkington.
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Unknown: Sophie Yates
Unknown: Sophie Yates
Unknown: Jeremiah Clarke
Unknown: Henry Purcell
Unknown: Andreas Ruckers.
Unknown: Brian Morton

: The Music Machine

Young Musicians 96 Sarah Walker begins a week-long examination of the BBC's Young Musician of the Year competition, presented in association with Lloyds Bank and now part of the Young Musicians 96 celebration. Today, she looks at the 18-year history of the competition.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Musicians: Sarah Walker
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas. Bach Fugue in G minor, BWV 578
6.03 Ireland A London
6.30 Macdowell Piano
Concerto No 2 in D minor Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: EBU International Concert Season

From Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, a selection of new Scottish music introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville.
James Crabb (accordion) John Wallace (trumpet) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Elgar Howarth Alasdair Nicolson
Breakdance (BBC commission: first performance)
Lyell Cresswell Dragspil
8.20 Vienna, Darmstadt, Manchester.... Glasgow? Is a Scots school of new music emerging? Brian Morton investigates.
8.40 Edward McGuire
James MacMillan Epiclesis Broadcast on R3 through the EBU


Introduced By: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Accordion: James Crabb
Accordion: John Wallace
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Conductor: Alasdair Nicolson
Unknown: Brian Morton

: Young Poets

Lavinia Greenlaw reads a selection of her poems including Akhmatova in Lambertville and Invention. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Goyescas

The colourful piano cycle by Granados, who died 80 years ago this week.
Alma Petchersky (piano) Rpt


Piano: Alma Petchersky

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall
present a unique mix of musical styles and influences.
Producer Philip Tagney


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

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by former Young
Musician of the Year Nicola
Loud (violin) with Julian Milford (piano).
Mozart Violin Sonata in A, K305
Beethoven Violin Sonata in G, Op 30 No 3
Brahms Scherzo in C minor
(F A E Sonata)
Sarasate Carmen Fantasy Rpt


Introduces: Penny Gore
Piano: Julian Milford
Unknown: Sarasate Carmen Fantasy

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