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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great)
7.05 Richard Jones
Symphony or Overture in Wagner or Abericock
7.07 Reger Fruhlingsblick , Op 39 No 3
7.32 Bach, arr Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
8.05 Arnold Three Shanties
8.32 Weber Clarinet
Concerto No 2 in E flat
See also tomorrow 5.00pm


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Richard Jones
Unknown: Reger Fruhlingsblick

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F,
BWV 1047
ECO/Benjamin Britten
9.13 Stravinsky Serenade in Peter Serkin (piano)
9.26 Mahler Symphony No 5 (Adagietto)
New Philharmonia, conductor John Barbirolli
9.36 Bach Brandenburg
Concerto No 3, BWV 1048 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
9.47 Sibelius Fmlandia
Laulun Ystavat Male Choir
Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Stravinsky Serenade
Piano: Peter Serkin
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Bach Brandenburg

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Vivaldi Concerto in E, RV269 (Spring)
ECO, director Salvatore Accardo (violin)
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Kathryn Stott (piano) Debussy Images
10.35 Milhaud Le Printemps
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Elena Bashkirova (piano)
10.40 Faure Cello Sonata
No 2 in G minor
Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Kathryn Stott (piano)
11.00 Fasch Concerto in D minor
Musica Antiqua Koln , conductor Reinhard Goebel
11.20 Bridge Phantasm Kathryn Stott (piano) BBC NOW, conductor
Richard Hickox


Unknown: Nicola Heywood
Violin: Salvatore Accardo
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Piano: Elena Bashkirova
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Composer of the Week: Rubbra

Roderic Dunnett explores the diversity of Rubbra's music, including the first of his four string quartets, each marking a change in musical style. Plus a word or two from Rubbra himself.
Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Cyril Scott
The Composer (piano) Two Madrigals, Op 52
BBC Singers, conductor Jeremy Backhouse
Oboe Sonata in C, Op 100 Sarah Francis (oboe)
Peter Dickinson (piano) Hymn to the Virgin
Tracey Chadwell (soprano) Danielle Perrett (harp) String Quartet No 1 Sterling Quartet
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis in A flat
Scott Farrell (organ)
St Edmundsbury Cathedral Choir, conductor Mervyn Cousins
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roderic Dunnett
Oboe: Jeremy Backhouse
Oboe: Sarah Francis
Piano: Peter Dickinson
Soprano: Tracey Chadwell
Harp: Danielle Perrett
Unknown: Scott Farrell

: The Afternoon on Three

With Fiona Talkington.
1.00 International
Frank Renton concludes his exploration of music for symphonic wind orchestra. Europe
Sibelius Preludio
Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Emil Hartmann Serenade ,
Op 43
Banda Classica , conductor Christian Siegmann
Tristan Keuris Catena
Stockholm Symphonic Wind Orchestra/David Porcelijn Florent Schmitt
Dionysiaques, Op 62 No 1 Stockholm Symphonic Wind Ensemble/David Porcelijn Producer Paul Hindmarsh
2.00 Schools
Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!
3.00 Popular Music
The fifties was a decade of enormous change in popular music: for the first time, the culture of youth, with its fanatical obsession with change, became a powerful and unstoppable force, egged on to greater extremes by advances in technology. The musical was in its golden age, and then there was Elvis. Mike
Hurst attempts to unravel the fifties with contributions from key figures of the era and music ranging from Chuck Berry to Leonard Bernstein.
Producer Steve Portnoi


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: Frank Renton
Unknown: Emil Hartmann Serenade
Conductor: Banda Classica
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh
Unknown: Chuck Berry
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein.
Producer: Steve Portnoi

: The Music Machine

Young Musicians 96
Sarah Walker talks to Lucy Parham and Ronan O'Hora - members of the piano jury - and David Corkhill and Richard Benjafield of the percussion adjudicators.


Talks: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Lucy Parham
Unknown: Ronan O'Hora
Unknown: David Corkhill
Unknown: Richard Benjafield

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter , including
6.03 Duke Ellington Harlem Airshaft
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

From the Royal Festival Hall,
Conductor Andrew Davis
Patrick Gallois (flute) Fabrice Pierre (harp) Lars Vogt (piano)
Patricia Rozario (soprano) Takemitsu Toward the Sea II
Mozart Piano Concerto
No 27 in B flat, K595
8.15 During the interwar years, Roy Henderson was one of Britain's best-known singers and went on to have a distinguished career as a teacher. Now aged 96, he talks to Daniel Snowman. Rpt
8.35 Vaughan Williams
Pastoral Symphony (No 3) See also Friday 3.00pm


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Flute: Patrick Gallois
Harp: Fabrice Pierre
Piano: Lars Vogt
Soprano: Patricia Rozario
Unknown: Roy Henderson
Unknown: Daniel Snowman.

: Young Poets

Lavinia Greenlaw 's Will We
Sleep Again? and A World Where News Travelled
Slowly, read by the author. Next programme Thursday 9.20pm


Unknown: Lavinia Greenlaw

: Intersections

In the third of four programmes, Fretwork perform consort music by Purcell, Comyshe. Robert Parsons and John
Woolrich, and are joined by countertenor Michael
Chance for works by Tan Dun , Elvis Costello and Dmitri Smirnov. Introduced by Mark Russell.
Producer Lindsay Kemp
Next programme Thursday 9.30pm


Unknown: Robert Parsons
Unknown: Tan Dun
Unknown: Elvis Costello
Unknown: Dmitri Smirnov.
Introduced By: Mark Russell.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Made for TV

Five landmark television programmes of the fifties. 4: Armchair Theatre, ITV's long-running series of dramas, marked a high point in writing and production.

: Shostakovich it Bach

Bach Prelude and Fugue in C sharp, Book I No 3 Glenn Gould (piano)
Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue in D flat, Op 87 No 15 Hugh Tinney (piano)
See also tomorrow 10.30pm


Piano: Glenn Gould
Piano: Shostakovich Prelude
Piano: Hugh Tinney

: Night Waves

Sally Magnusson presents Night Waves from Glasgow on the eve of the opening of the new Gallery of Modem Art and investigates the image of Glasgow in new fiction and film.
Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

: Music Restored

Linda Nicholson and Hiro
Kurosaki perform some of the earliest sonatas for fortepiano and violin by Schobert and Frantlsek
Benda plus Beethoven's Violin Sonata in A, Op 47 (Kreutzer).


Unknown: Linda Nicholson

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