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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 3 in E flat minor
6.42 Haydn Horn Concerto No 1 in D, H Vlld 3
7.05 Henry Lawes Ariadne's Lament
7.39 Prokofiev Suite:
Lieutenant Kije
8.05 Veracini Overture
No 6 in B flat
8.32 Franck Le Chasseur maudit


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Henry Lawes
Unknown: Franck Le Chasseur

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young. C P E Bach Double
Concerto in E flat, Wq47
9.17 Chopin Polonaises , op posth: in A flat (1821); in G sharp minor (1822)
9.25 Bruch Symphony No 3 in Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Unknown: Chopin Polonaises

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Artist of the Week:
Charles Groves (conductor) Delius A Song of Summer Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
10.11 Charpentier Medee (Act 4) Soloists
Les Arts Florissants, conductor William Christie
10.42 Griffes The Pleasure-
Dome of Kubla Khan
James Tocco (piano)
10.52 Morton Gould Fall
River Legend
New Zealand SO, conductor James Sedares
11.20 Sibelius Symphony No 5 (1915 version) Lahti Philharmonic , conductor Osmo Vanska


Artist: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: William Christie
Unknown: Kubla Khan
Piano: James Tocco
Piano: Morton Gould
Conductor: James Sedares
Conductor: Lahti Philharmonic
Conductor: Osmo Vanska

: Composer of the Week: Debussy

Nature was the inspiration for many of Debussy's works. Derek Jacobi reads extracts from the composer's letters to introduce some of his most atmospheric pieces. Nocturnes
Suisse Romande
Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
La Puerta del Vino ; Les Terrasses des audiences
(Preludes, Bk II) Arturo Benedetti
Michelangeli (piano)
Les Parfums de la nuit; Le
Matin d'un jour de fete (Images)
City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Conductor: La Puerta Del Vino
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 We Must Get
Together Some Time The second of three selections of music for operatic ensembles of all shapes, sizes, concords and discords, presented by Gordon Stewart. Today, barbers, doctors, gamblers, servants, bourgeois and aristocrats feature in music from Figaro to Falstaff.
2.00 Schools
Radio Showcase 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About 2.40 Music
3.00 The BBC
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor George Hurst Benjamin Frith (piano)
Tlppett Ritual Dances (The Midsummer Marriage); Piano Concerto
4.05 Beethoven at Gratz
Reminiscences of the composer's summer visit of 1806. 4.10 Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat
4.45 Muzio dementi
Sonata in D, Op 25 No 6 Peter Katin plays a square piano built by Clementi and Co.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Presented By: Gordon Stewart.
Conductor: George Hurst
Piano: Benjamin Frith
Unknown: Peter Katin

: The Music Machine

Continuing the debate on whether opera can ever really be political. Presented by Janice Forsyth.


Presented By: Janice Forsyth.

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty and guest, conductor and horn player Anthony Halstead. Including
Berwald Overture: The
Queen of Golconda
6.03 Haydn Piano Trio in A, H XV 18
6.45 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F, BWV
Producer David Byers


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Anthony Halstead.
Producer: David Byers

: The Sibelius Symphonies

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi
Michael Oliver introduces the second concert from x the Sibelius Symphony
Weekend at the Barbican
Hall in London.
The Oceanides; Symphony No 4; Symphony No 1 Concert given last Saturday
Next concert broadcast Sunday


Introduces: Michael Oliver

: Emotion Pictures

By Wim Wenders , dramatised by Neil Cargill. 4: The American Dream
"What happened to my own American Dream? And can it be separated from the dream that America dreams of itself - if it is still dreaming at all?"


Unknown: Wim Wenders
Dramatised By: Neil Cargill.
Wenders: Peter Capaldi
Harry: Harry Dean Stanton
Dennis: Dennis Hopper
Raphaels: Saskia Reeves
Therese: Katy Odey

: Master Strokes

A few lessons from The
Faithful Music Master by Telemann, performed by Camerata Köln.

: Music Restored

Early Music Network
Another concert from the 1995-6 series, introduced by Helen Garrison. This week, a concert recorded last November in the Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham, in which
Sinfonye performs 13thand 14th-century motets together with new works by their director Stevie Wishart.
Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduced By: Helen Garrison.
Director: Stevie Wishart.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Bertrand Russell is one of the few great philosophers to have reached a wide audience, but his private life was as tortured as his intellectual achievements were remarkable. Humphrey Carpenter talks to Russell's latest biographer Ray Monk about his intriguing subject and visits a new exhibition of the sculpture of Jasper Johns in Leeds.
Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Talks: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Ray Monk
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Composer of the Week: Muffat

With David McGuinness.
Muffat and Son Muffat 's son Gottlieb inherited his father's attention to musical detail and his ear for a good tune. Handel was to be grateful for this, for he borrowed several of Gottlieb's tunes to use himself!
Georg Muffat Suite in G (Laeta poesis)
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
Gottlieb Muffat Suite No 1 in C (Componimenti musicali)
Borbala Dobozy (harpsichord)
Toccata No 6 in F
Elisabeth Ullmann (organ) Georg Muffat Sonata No 4 in E minor (Armonico tributo)
Parley of Instruments, directors Roy Goodman and Peter Holman
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: David McGuinness.
Unknown: Son Muffat
Unknown: Georg Muffat Suite
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Elisabeth Ullmann
Unknown: Georg Muffat
Directors: Roy Goodman
Directors: Peter Holman

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather.
Tonight, Campbell Burnap selects some new swing CDs.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.

: Night School

Together Stories 1.30 Music for Dance

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