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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Sibelius Lemminkainen in Tuonela (Legends)
6.17 Schumann
7.05 Purcell Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Z49 (Bell Anthem)
7.44 Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 1
8.05 A Thomas Malgré f'éclat qui m'environne
(Madame Chrysantheme)
8.32 Rossini String Sonata No 1 in G


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Sibelius Lemminkainen

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Rossini Overture: II signor Bruschino
9.05 Debussy Trois
Chansons de Charles d 'Orleans
9.11 Johann Strauss (son) Emperor Waltz
9.25 Faure Piano Quartet No 2 in G minor, Op 45 Discs


Unknown: Johann Strauss

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
10.10 Tippett Divertimento on Sellinger's Round
11.15 Charles Lefebvre
11.25 Merula Ruggiero
Buonamente Sonata a tre violini
11.35 Artist of the Week:
Paul Sacher (conductor) Martin Petite symphonie concertante


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Unknown: Tippett Divertimento
Unknown: Charles Lefebvre
Unknown: Merula Ruggiero
Unknown: Buonamente Sonata
Conductor: Paul Sacher
Conductor: Martin Petite

: Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

David Huckvale explores five facets of Mendelssohn's genius.
2: Mendelssohn at the Theatre
Overture: Die Hochzeit des
Bamberger SO, conductor Claus Peter Flor
Incidental music: A
Midsummer Night's Dream Bavarian RSO, conductor Rafael Kubelik
Overture: The Fair Melusine
LSO/Claudio Abbado Infelice
Janet Baker (mezzo)
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
Incidental music: Antigone (excerpts)
Carl Maria von Weber Chorus
Berlin Radio Chorus
Berlin RSO/Stefan Soltesz Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: David Huckvale
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Unknown: Abbado Infelice
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 BBC Festival of Brass 1996
The fifth concert of the series features the Sun Life
Band from Bristol, conducted by Roy Newsome with Steven Mead
(euphonium). Introduced by Paul Hindmarsh.
Arnold Fantasy, Op 114
Martin Ellerby Euphonium Concerto UK premiere
John Pickard Men of Stone
(first broadcast)
2.00 Schools
2.00 Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!
3.00 The BBC
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Dong-Suk Kang (violin) Wagner Overture: Tannhauser
Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Elgar Enigma Variations
4.35 French Lute Suites
In the third of four programmes exploring the repertory of the 17th-century luthistes, Jakob Lindberg plays music by Dubut and Robert de Visee.
Final programme Thursday 4.30pm


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Conducted By: Roy Newsome
Unknown: Steven Mead
Introduced By: Paul Hindmarsh.
Unknown: John Pickard
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Violin: Dong-Suk Kang
Unknown: Jakob Lindberg
Unknown: Robert de Visee.

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson continues his survey of the world of pop music. Today, he arrives in France, famous for protecting its culture from an excess of foreign influence. But just how
French is French pop music?


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

On the eve of the fifth
Manchester International
Cello Festival, Lynne Walker presents music and news from this five-day global celebration of the cello.
Tonight, her guest is Ralph Kirshbaum , the Festival's artistic director. Including
5.30 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet: Suite No 2 (excerpt)
5.50 Vllla-Lobos Bachianas
Brasileiras No 5
6.03 Haydn Piano Trio in F sharp minor, H XV 26 Producer Paul Hindmarsh
See also Thursday at 7.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Ralph Kirshbaum
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Pebble Mill

From Studio One.
Isabelle van Keulen
Ronald Brautigam (piano)
Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F minor, Op 4
Schumann Violin Sonata in A minor, Op 105
8.10 Writers in Search of Clara
Biographers of Clara
Schumann discuss her character, life and music and talk about why they were drawn to her as a subject for biography.
8.30 Clara Schumann
Three Romances, Op 22
Brahms Violin Sonata in G, Op 78


Violin: Isabelle van Keulen
Piano: Ronald Brautigam

: The Unknown Coleridge

Continuing the series championing neglected poetry by the Romantic writer Samuel Taylor
Coleridge. Presented by Coleridge biographer Richard Holmes with readings by Simon Callow. 2: In Limbo's Den


Unknown: Samuel Taylor
Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Simon Callow.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Rolf Hind (piano)
Gorecki Kleines Requiem fur eine Polka
Messiaen Oiseaux exotiques Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Piano: Rolf Hind
Unknown: Stravinsky Symphony

: Night Waves

Fifty Futures
This week, Night Waves explores the hopes and fears of people around the world as they look towards the millennium. To open the season, Richard Coles investigates how much is really known about the interpretation and celebration of the last millennium. Also in tonight's programme, a first-night review of Tolstoy, a new play by James Goldman in which
F Murray Abraham takes the lead role.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Richard Coles
Play By: James Goldman
Unknown: Murray Abraham
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Composer of the Week: Szymanowski

With Paul Guinery.
If Italy Didn't Exist, I Couldn't Exist Either
In the years before the outbreak of World War I, Szymanowski travelled widely. The cultures of Italy, Sicily and North Africa affected him deeply and had a great influence on his music.
Symphony No 2
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
Love Songs of Hafiz (excerpts)
Krystyna Rorbach (soprano) Polish National Opera Orchestra, conductor
Robert Satanowski
Isle of Sirens (Metopes) Dennis Lee (piano)
Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Soprano: Krystyna Rorbach
Conductor: Robert Satanowski
Piano: Dennis Lee

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather.
Tonight, the second part of Martin Taylor 's concert recorded at St George's, Brandon Hill.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Martin Taylor
Unknown: Brandon Hill.

: Night School

1.00 Ghostwriter 1.20
Primary RE: Islam

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