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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Rossini Overture: II Signor Bruschino
6.07 Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat
7.05 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D minor, Op 6 No 6
7.32 Nielsen An Imaginary Trip to the Faroe Islands
8.05 Strauss Die erwachte
8.28 Mozart Piano Concerto
No 9 in E flat, K271


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV 1051
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
9.19 Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)
Vienna Philharmonic/Christoph von Dohnanyi Discs


Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Christoph von Dohnanyi

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Artist of the Week:
Kathryn Stott (piano) Ravel Sonatine
10.10 Veracinl Overture
No 5 in B flat
Musica Antiqua Koln , conductor Reinhard Goebel
10.45 Schumann
Fantasiestucke, Op 73
Michael Collins (clarinet) Kathryn Stott (piano)
11.00 Britten A Spring Symphony Soloists
BBC Symphony Chorus Monmouth School Choir
BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox
11.50 Faure Ballade in F sharp
Kathryn Stott (piano)


Unknown: Nicola Heywood
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Musica Antiqua Koln
Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Faure Ballade
Piano: Kathryn Stott

: Composer of the Week: Rubbra

Rubbra took a decade to write the finest of his 11 symphonies: the magnificent, choral ninth symphony which tells the story of Christ's resurrection. Introduced by Roderic Dunnett.
Pezzo ostinato
Danielle Perrett (harp)
Symphony No 9 (Sinfonia sacra)
Lynne Dawson (soprano) Delia Jones (alto)
Stephen Roberts (baritone) BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox
Repeated next Friday 12midnight


Introduced By: Roderic Dunnett.
Harp: Danielle Perrett
Soprano: Lynne Dawson
Soprano: Delia Jones
Baritone: Stephen Roberts
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: The Afternoon on Three

With Fiona Talkington.
1.00 Bristol Lunchtime Concert
Stravinsky Plus
Continuing the series of concerts recorded at St
George's, Brandon Hill. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Vladimir Ovchinikov (piano) Scrlabin Sonata No 3 in F sharp minor,
Rachmanlnov Sonata No 2 in B flat minor (original version)
Stravinsky Dance russe (Petrushka)
A Classic Arts production
2.00 Schools
Let's Make a Story 2.15 Music Box 2.30 Dance
Workshop 2.50 Poetry Corner
3.00 Mining the Archive Ralph Vaughan Williams : the Final Harvest
By the 1950s,
Vaughan Williams had become the grand old man of British music, representing tradition and continuity in a rapidly changing world.
Fiona Talkington explores the music and the final years of the composer who remained active until his death in 1958. The programme includes extracts from talks he gave for the BBC and what was the first performance of his Symphony No 9 in E minor. Producer Brian Jackson
4.20 Hits of the Fifties
A final memory of fifties music. In 1956, life among Ankara's diplomatic set for Sir Anthony Parsons and his wife involved long hot nights dancing to Elvis with expert tuition from a Ghanaian friend.
Producer Bella Bannerman
4.30 Africa Past and Present
Janet Topp-Fargion , curator of the International Music
Collection at the National
Sound Archive, introduces field recordings of African traditional music, including some made at the beginning of the century on wax cylinders.
Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: Brandon Hill.
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Piano: Vladimir Ovchinikov
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Producer: Brian Jackson
Unknown: Sir Anthony Parsons
Producer: Bella Bannerman
Unknown: Janet Topp-Fargion
Producer: John Thornley

: The Music Machine

Young Musicians 96
Sarah Walker goes behind the scenes of the string final, which can be seen at
7.30pm tonight on BBC2.


Musicians: Sarah Walker

: In Tune

With Andrew Green.
Rubinstein Valse Caprice in E flat
6.03 Glazunov Vesna , Op 34
6.45 Monteverdi Lauda
Jerusalem (1610 Vespers) Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Unknown: Glazunov Vesna
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Towards the Millennium

From Studio One, Pebble Mill, the last of four recitals of chamber music from the fifties.
Nash Ensemble
Martinu Nonet
Messiaen Le Merle noir
Stravinsky Septet
8.10 Focus on the Fifties
Humphrey Burton talks to Pierre Boulez about the fifties and his ground-breaking song cycle Le Marteau sans mailre.
8.30 Dallapiccola Piccola musica nottuma
Lutoslawskl Dance Preludes
Hindemith Octet


Talks: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Pierre Boulez

: Young Poets

W.N. Herbert reads Lament for Burt Lancaster and An Address to the Scottish Constipation.

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker presents an edition focusing on two British composers and music of the future.
Peter Paul Nash
The composer talks about his new commission for the BBC Singers - Apollinaire Choruses - heard in full throughout the programme. Trevor Wishart
A profile including discussions of his recent book Audible Design and a performance of his tape piece Tongues of Rre. Music of the Future
A second instalment from the Hypersymposium held recently in London. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Peter Paul Nash
Unknown: Trevor Wishart
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Britannia at the Opera

Roderic Dunnett presents the last in this series of extracts from British operas from 1710-1810.
Stephen Storace No Song, No Supper
Storace was a friend of Mozart in Vienna in the 1780s. No Song, No Supper, premiered in London in 1790, was one of his most successful and funniest operas, with its story of shipwrecks, disguises, a Cornish inheritance and, of course, love.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Harry Bicket Rpt


Unknown: Roderic Dunnett
Unknown: Stephen Storace
Conductor: Harry Bicket
Frederick: Iain Paton (tenor)
Dorothy: Elizabeth McCormacK (sop)
Crop: Richard Suart (baritone)
Louisa: Anna-Clare Monk (sop)
Margaretta: Lisa Milne (sop)
Nelly: Ann Hetherington (mezzo)
Robin: David Stephenson (baritone)
William: Stephen Gadd (bass-Baritone)

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