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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Byrd Mass for Three Voices
6.23 Beethoven Triple Concerto in C
7.05 Vivaldi Oboe Concerto in B flat, Op 7 No 7
7.32 Schubert Piano Sonata in F minor, D625
8.05 Maks Goldlns Zamele
(18 Jewish Folk Songs)
8.36 Milhaud Suite: The
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Gershwin Cuban Overture
9.11 Chopin Two Polonaises, Op 71 Nos 1 and 2 9.24 Bruch Kol Nidrei
9.34 Mozart Symphony
No 35 in D, K385 (Haffner) A Menton Radio production Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.

: Musical Encounters

Piers Burton-Page 's selection includes revenge and murder in ancient
Corinth, rarities from
Sibelius, a Delius survey by the Artist of the Week and Russian music from the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Artist of the Week:
Charles Groves (conductor) Delius Lebenstanz
10.16 Charpentier Medee (Act 1)
10.51 Muffat Sonata No 2 in G minor
11.05 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in C, Op 2 No 3
11.32 Schubert Symphony No 3 in D
Producer Piers BurtorvPage


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Delius Lebenstanz

: Composer of the Week: Claude Debussy

Debussy was one of the most influential composers of the 20th century. This week's programmes trace the development of his music and give insights into Debussy's character through his letters. Writing about his own music to his fellow musicians and circle of painters, he touches on issues in art, literature, theatre and music leading up to the First World War.
Letters read by Derek Jacobi. Suite: Printemps; Harmonie du soir, La Damoiselle elue; Prélude a I'apres-midi d'un faune
Producer Jessica Isaacs
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Read By: Derek Jacobi.
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 BBC Lunchtime
From St John's, Smith Square,
Peter Jablonski (piano) Liszt Funérailles
(Harmonies poétiques et religieuses)
Debussy Preludes: Feux d'artifice (Bk II, No 12); La Cathédrale engloutie (Bk I, No 10)
Grieg Sonata in E minor Repeated next Sunday at
2.00 Schools
The Song Tree 2.15
Storybox 2.25 Let's Move
2.45 First Steps in Drama
3.00 The BBC
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Alexander Titov
Gerard McChrystal (saxophone)
Ravel Suite: Mother Goose lbert Concertino da camera
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique
4.30 Blue Angels, Blue Devils
In the last programme of the series, Brian Morton investigates Trimmer Jazz-a style of music that arose following the Nazi defeat in 1945. Rpt


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Piano: Peter Jablonski
Conductor: Alexander Titov
Conductor: Gerard McChrystal
Unknown: Brian Morton

: The Music Machine

Janice Forsyth with the first of five daily programmes about how operas tell their stories.
Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Janice Forsyth
Producer: Svend Brown

: In Tune

Natalie Wheen with news, travel, weather and a selection of music including
Morley Aprill is in my mistris face
6.03 Haydn Piano Trio in G, H XV 15
6.30 Rachmanlnov Spring Waters, Op 14 No 11 Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Morley Aprill
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Cav and Pag

From the New
Theatre, Cardiff, opera's popular double-bill in a new production for
Welsh National Opera. This evening celebrates the 50th anniversary of WNO's first-ever performance on 15 April 1946, when Cav and Pagwere performed. Introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Mascagnl Cavalleria


Introduced By: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Turiddu: Dennis O'Neill (tenor)
Santuzza: Anne-Marie Owens (mezzo)
Mamma Lucia: Menai Davies (mezzo)
Alfio: Peter Sidhom (baritone)
Lola: Leah-Marian Jones (mezzo)

: Until the Fat Lady Sings

How can drama be realistic when the characters are singing? Michael Oliver takes a look at the claims of verismo and explores why some composers found it such a ridiculous idea.
8.55 Leoncavallo
I pagliacci
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, conductor Carlo Rizzi
Performance sponsored by the Friends of WNO


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Tonio: Peter Sidhom (baritone)
Canio DENNIS: O'Neill (tenor)
Beppe: Anthony Mee (tenor)
Nedda: Rosalind Sutherland (sop)
Silvio: Jason Howard (baritone)

: Emotion Pictures

Five nightly tributes to
German film director Wim
Wenders, dramatised by Neil Cargill.
1: Despising What You Sell Wenders admits he learned more from writing reviews than from his studies at film school in Munich. He watched four films a day, elements of which were to give his own work its unmistakable identity. His essays provide a route as the director sets out on the road to meet an old film hero.
A KDMH production


Dramatised By: Neil Cargill.
Wenders: Peter Capaldi
Last: James Cosmo
Ladwig: David Ryall
Hanna: Gina McKee

: Mixing K

With Mark Russell and Robert Sandall , including an interview with celebrated
Hungarian folk singer Marta Sebestyen , whose new album Kismet includes
Russian, Irish, Indian and Bulgarian songs.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Singer: Marta Sebestyen
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week: Georg Muffat

Muffat the Internationalist
With David McGuinness.
Suite: Nobilis Juventus
(Florilegium II); Sonata No 1 in D (Armonico tributo); Toccata No 7 in C
(Apparatus musicoorganisticus); Concerto
Grosso No 12 in G (Propitia sydera) (Chaconne)
Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: David McGuinness.

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. Gene Lees is one of the most respected jazz commentators: as writer and lyricist, his work has brought him international recognition. He talks tonight about his new biography of Woody Herman , and his Latin connections.
Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Woody Herman
Producer: Terry Carter

: Night School

Letterbox 1.20 Singing Together

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