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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Schubert, real Newbould Symphony No 10 in D Academy of St Martin , conductor Neville Marriner
7.05 Fayrfax Ave dei patris filia
Cardinall's Musick, conductor Andrew Carwood
7.32 Glazunov/Liadov/
Rimsky-Korsakov Birthday Shostakovich Quartet
8.05 Schumann
Novellettes Op 21, No2 in D, No 4 in D
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
8.32 Bellini Oboe Concerto in E flat
Nicholas Daniel (oboe) London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Leaper


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Andrew Carwood
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Conductor: Adrian Leaper

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Stravinsky Sonata for two pianos
Arthur Gold and Robert
Fizdale (pianos)
9.11 Schubert Sonata in A minor, D821 (Arpeggione) Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Emmanuel Ax (piano)
9.36 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D,
BWV 1050
Musica Antiqua Koln , conductor Reinhard Goebel


Unknown: Stravinsky Sonata
Piano: Bach Brandenburg
Conductor: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhard Goebel

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas. Artist of the Week:
Kathryn Stott (piano)
Chopin Fantasy in F minor, Op 49
10.15 Helnichen Concerto in F, S104
Musica Antiqua Koln, conductor Reinhard Goebel
10.30 Beethoven Violin
Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring) Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
11.15 Debussy Fantaisie Kathryn Stott (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka
11.55 Faure Romance in A
Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Kathryn Stott (piano)


Artist: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Debussy Fantaisie
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Piano: Kathryn Stott

: Composer of the Week: Rubbra

Roderic Dunnett introduces music from the 1960s and 1970s when, far from diminishing, Rubbra's output flowered, despite the growing fashion for more modern forms of musical expression. Resurgam
Philharmonia, conductor
Norman Del Mar
Veni creator spiritus
Jeremy Filsell (organ)
BBC Singers, conductor Jeremy Backhouse
Violin Sonata No 2 (2nd mvt) Vera Kantrovich (violin) The Composer (piano) The Jade Mountain
Tracey Chadwell (soprano) Danielle Perrett (harp) String Quartet No 4 Sterling Quartet
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Introduces: Roderic Dunnett
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Unknown: Jeremy Filsell
Violin: Jeremy Backhouse
Violin: Vera Kantrovich
Soprano: Tracey Chadwell
Harp: Danielle Perrett

: The Afternoon on Three

With Fiona Talkington.
1.00 Airs and Affections
Hamburg and Berlin The third of four programmes of highlights from late-Baroque opera features passion and duty, a surfeit of wives, a strange festival and too many philosophers. Nicholas Anderson introduces excerpts from Telemann's Dergeduldige Socrates and Graun's Cesare e Cleopatra. Discs
2.00 Schools
Radio Showcase 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About 2.40 Music
3.00 Bernstein
Prelude, Fugue and Riffs Benny Goodman (clarinet) Columbia Jazz Combo conducted by the Composer. Discs
3.10 Made for TV
The last of five landmark programmes of the fifties. Six-Five Special, the first of the teenage music shows, featured a jiving studio audience and guests such as Tommy Steele and Adam Faith.
3.15 The BBC Orchestras
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Kathryn Stott (piano)
Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)
Gershwin, orch Grofe Rhapsody in Blue
Rachmanlnov Symphony No 1 in D minor


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Introduces: Nicholas Anderson
Unknown: Dergeduldige Socrates
Clarinet: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Tommy Steele
Unknown: Adam Faith.
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Kathryn Stott

: The Music Machine: Young Musicians 96

Sarah Walker discovers what happens to the musicians who have been successful in the Young Musician of the Year competition. She talks to Tasmin Little, Nicholas Daniel, Anna Markland and Colin Currie.


Musicians: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Nicholas Daniel
Unknown: Anna Markland
Unknown: Colin Currie.

: In Tune

With Geoffrey Baskerville , including
5.15 Bach Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (excerpts)
6.30 Martinu Piano
Concerto No 4 (Incantations)
7.00 Sibelius Fafan onskang Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Bach Mass
Unknown: Sibelius Fafan
Producer: Svend Brown

: London Philharmonic

From the Royal Festival Hall, London, an all-Russian programme including a rarely heard Shostakovich symphony.
Conductor Mariss Jansons
Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
Rachmaninov Vocalise;
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
8.05 The Holy Virgin of Chernobyl
"It was Alexander who first saw the Holy Virgin coming up through the Reactors 1, 2 and 3..." Strange visions after a nuclear fallout in David Zane Mairowitz 's eerie short story. Reader Struan Rodger.
8.25 Shostakovich
Symphony No 12 (The Year 1917)


Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Piano: Dmitri Alexeev
Unknown: Zane Mairowitz
Reader: Struan Rodger.

: Young Poets

Scottish poet W N Herbert reads a selection of his poems, including Ode to Tesco's and Looking Up from Aeroplanes.

: Intersections

Estranged Lovers enlarges on John Woolrich 's s interest in early music. especially Monteverdi. In the last of four programmes, two new "recompositions" of Monteverdi works, commissioned by the Taverner players, and Woolrich's earlier Ulysses Awakes form this miniature triptych linking arias from three Monteverdi operas - Orfeo, Arianna and // ritomo d'Ulisse in Patria.
Charles Daniels (tenor)
Emily van Evera (soprano) Members of the Composers' Ensemble
Taverner Players, conductor Andrew Parrott
A Taverner Concerts production


Unknown: John Woolrich
Tenor: Charles Daniels
Conductor: Andrew Parrott

: Haydn

String Quartet in F. Op 77 No
Lindsay Quartet Rpt

: Night Waves

From Plato to Thatcher: Humphrey Carpenter investigates an ambitious new History of Western Political Thought. Plus the first-night review of English National Ballet's Giselle - choreographed by Derek Deane - which opens this evening in London. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Derek Deane

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Van Pascal
Mischa Maisky (cello)
Hindemith Ragtime; Suite: Nobilissima visione; Cello Concerto


Conductor: Van Pascal
Cello: Mischa Maisky

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