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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D, Op 7 No 12
Salvatore Accardo (violin) I Musici
6.38 Barber Symphony No 1 Detroit SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.05 Schubert Allegretto in C minor, D915
Alfred Brendel (piano)
7.32 Biber Battalia a 10 in D
New London Consort, director Philip Pickett
8.05 Mulet Carillon-Sortie
Christopher Herrick (organ)
8.36 Falla The Three-
Cornered Hat (Part 2)
New York Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Boulez


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Violin: Salvatore Accardo
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Biber Battalia
Director: Philip Pickett
Unknown: Christopher Herrick
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Grieg Four Norwegian Dances
Gothenberg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.18 Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 5 in E flat
Edwin Fischer (piano)
Philharmonia, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler Discs


Piano: Edwin Fischer
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Stephanie Hughes.
Bernstein, arr Penaforte America (West Side Story) Chee-Yun (violin)
Akira Eguchi (piano)
10.05 Artists of the Week:
The Sixteen, conductor
Harry Christophers
Bach Cantata No 147: Herz und Mund und Tat und
Gillian Fisher (soprano) David James (alto) Ian Partridge (tenor)
Michael George (bass)
10.50 Franck Symphonic Variations
Jorge Bolet (piano) Concertgebouw
Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly
11.10 Lill Boulanger Pie Jesu
Alain Fauquer (treble)
Jean-Jacques Grunenwald (organ)
Lamoureux Orchestra, conductor Igor Markevitch
11.15 Haydn The Seven
Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross (1st mvt) Juilliard Quartet
11.20 Weill Seven Deadly
Ute Lemper (mezzo) Rias Sinfonietta, conductor John Mauceri


Presented By: Stephanie Hughes.
Piano: Akira Eguchi
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Soprano: Gillian Fisher
Soprano: David James
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Bass: Michael George
Piano: Jorge Bolet
Unknown: Lill Boulanger
Unknown: Jean-Jacques Grunenwald
Conductor: Igor Markevitch
Conductor: John Mauceri

: Composer of the Week: Szymanowski

With Paul Guinery.
A National Composer
Szymanowski's final years were characterised by his struggle for recognition in his native Poland and the aim of creating a Polish national idiom in music.
Mazurkas, Op 50 Nos 1, 2 and 4 Artur Rubinstein (piano) Stabat mater
Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano) Florence Quivar (mezzo) John Connell (bass) City of Birmingham
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
String Quartet No 2 Silesian Quartet
Mazurka, Op 62 No 1 The Composer (piano)
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Bass: John Connell
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Bristol Lunchtime
Stravinsky Plus
Continuing the series of concerts recorded at St
George's, Brandon Hill , featuring the chamber music of Igor Stravinsky , who died 25 years ago. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Schumann Adagio and allegro in A flat
Stravinsky Elegy for solo viola
Shostakovich Viola Sonata,
Op 147
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 New series
The Bach Archive
Nicholas Anderson explores the vast array of Bach keyboard music recorded by the BBC since the 1930s and introduces some of the most interesting recordings in conversation with Susan Sharpe.
Producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Unknown: Igor Stravinsky
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: Stravinsky Elegy
Unknown: Nicholas Anderson
Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: The Music Machine

In the last programme with the BBC Big Band and their conductor Richard Niles ,
Tommy Pearson is joined by one of the best jazz saxophonists in the world - Courtney Pine.


Conductor: Richard Niles
Conductor: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Andrew Green with news, weather, travel reports and music including
5.30 Ravel Tzigane
6.25 Shostakovich Festive
7.03 Grainger Brigg Fair Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Andrew Green
Producer: Nick Morgan

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

From the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea.
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Dong-Suk Kang (violin)
Dvorak Carnival Overture
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor
8.20 50 Years Later
"I can honestly say that until the last few months, I have never been asked any direct questions about my former life."
An epilogue to Inherit the Truth, Anita Lasker -
Wallfisch's series about her experiences in Auschwitz and Belsen. What did she discover about the state of this generation's knowledge?
8.40 Smetana From
Bohemia's Woods and Fields; Vltava; Sarka
(Ma vlast)
Enescu Romanian
Rhapsody No 1 in A


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Violin: Dong-Suk Kang
Unknown: Anita Lasker

: Epics of Everyday Life

Susan Richards 's award-winning account of her travels in Russia during the break-up of the Soviet Union. Reader Elaine Claxton.


Unknown: Susan Richards
Reader: Elaine Claxton.

: Hear and Now

Harrison Birtwistle
Robert Ziegler introduces another concert focusing on the music and life of Harrison Birtwistle , recorded tonight at the Secret Theatres Festival on London's South Bank.
During the interval, he talks to critics and admirers about the continuing impact of the composer's music. Birtwistle Ritual Fragment Simon Holt Daedalus
Birtwistle Slow Frieze;
Verses for Ensembles
Flutes and Saxophones More performances by Nancy Ruffer (flutes) and John Butcher (saxophones) recorded following their recent London concert series.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Introduces: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Flutes: Nancy Ruffer
Producer: Alan Hall

: Composer of the Week: Debussy

Debussy was one of the most influential and enigmatic composers of the 20th century. Derek Jacobi concludes the week with music from the last years of Debussy's life and extracts from his letters.
City of Birmingham SO. conductor Simon Rattle
12 Etudes pour piano (Nos 4-7)
Mitsuko Uchida (piano) Violin Sonata
Pinchas Zukerman (violin) Marc Neikrug (piano) Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Piano: Mitsuko Uchida
Violin: Pinchas Zukerman
Piano: Marc Neikrug

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