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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in A, Op 9 No 6 Giulio Franzetti (violin), I Solisti Veneti
6.25 Brahms Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 60 Domus
7.05 Weber Overture: Oberon
Halle Orchestra/John Barbirolli
7.32 Bruch Kol Nidrei
Mischa Maisky (cello), Paris
Orchestra, conductor Semyon Bychkov
8.05 Ropek Toccata John Scott (organ)
8.41 Uszt Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat
John Ogdon (piano), BBC Scottish SO, conductor George Hurst


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Violin: Giulio Franzetti
Unknown: Solisti Veneti

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Sibelius The Tempest: Suite No 1
Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.20 Handel Cantata: Nell' Africane selve
David Thomas (bass),
Susan Sheppard (cello),
Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)
9.31 Haydn Symphony No 7 in C (Le Midi)
Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor
Nikolaus Harnoncourt


Bass: David Thomas
Cello: Susan Sheppard
Harpsichord: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: Musical Encounters

I Nicola Heywood Thomas is in I Tenby with the National
Chamber Ensemble of Wales and the Pembrokeshire Youth Choir.
10.10 lbert Trois pièces breves
National Chamber Ensemble of Wales
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Geraint Evans (baritone)
Mozart Madamina , il catalogo e questo (Don Giovanni )
10.25 Trad Swing low, sweet chariot; Ride the chariot
Pembrokeshire Youth Choir/ John S Davies
10.25 Sullivan Behold the Lord High Executioner! (Mikado) Geraint Evans
10.30 Danzi Quintet in A for piano and wind
National Chamber Ensemble of Wales
10.40 Mathias Angelus
BBC National Chorus of Wales/ Simon Halsey
10.45 Mendelssohn Lord God of Abraham (Elijah) Geraint Evans
10.50 Trad Ar hyd y nos; Suo Gan Pembrokeshire Youth Choir
11.00 Elgar Engima Variations BBC NOW/Tadaaki Otaka
11.25 Moon River; I Am Sailing Pembrokeshire Youth Choir
11.40 Verdi Ehi ! paggio! (Falstaff) Geraint Evans
11.45 Arnold Three Sea Shanties
National Chamber Ensemble of Wales


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Baritone: Geraint Evans
Baritone: Mozart Madamina
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Geraint Evans
Unknown: Mathias Angelus
Unknown: Simon Halsey
Unknown: Mendelssohn Lord God
Unknown: Geraint Evans
Unknown: Verdi Ehi
Unknown: Geraint Evans

: Composers of the Week: Bohm, Bruhns and Buxtehude

Bruhns Praeludium in G minor
Piet Kee (organ)
Buxtehude Sonata in B flat,
BuxWV 255
Sonnerie Bohm Christe , der du bist Tag und Licht
Graham Barber (organ)
Buxtehude Muss der Tod denn nun doch trennen, BuxWV 76
René Jacobs (countertenor), Kuijken Consort
Bohm Capriccio in D
Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
Buxtehude Heut triumphieret Gottes sohn, BuxWV 43
Concerto Vocale, director Rene Jacobs Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Sonnerie Bohm Christe
Unknown: Graham Barber
Unknown: Kuijken Consort
Unknown: Bohm Capriccio
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Director: Rene Jacobs

: The Afternoon on Three

With Fiona Talkington.
1.00 St David 's Hall Lunchtime
Richard McMahon (piano)
Introduced by Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E minor,
Op 90
Schumann Kreisleriana
2.00 Schools
2.00 Let's Make a Story 2.15 Music Box 2.30 Dance Workshop 2.50 Poetry Corner
3.00 Mining the Archive Time Regained
Max Rostal exerted a creative influence on the European world of violin playing from 1928 - when he became assistant to Carl Flesch in Berlin - until his death five years ago. Stephen Plaistow dips into the BBC archives to celebrate his career as a solo recitalist and in chamber music by Stravinsky, Schubert, Schumann, Dvorak, Debussy and Benjamin Frankel.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: St David
Piano: Richard McMahon
Introduced By: Nicola Heywood
Unknown: Carl Flesch
Unknown: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Benjamin Frankel.

: The Music Machine

The Serial Detective
The Serial Detective explores the effect of Schoenberg's serial ideas on composers today. With Paul Griffiths , Alexander Goehr , Judith Weir and Christopher Fox. Rpt


Unknown: Paul Griffiths
Unknown: Alexander Goehr
Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Christopher Fox.

: In Tune

With Anthony Burton , including
Rossini Overture: The Thieving Magpie La Scala Philharmonic , conductor Riccardo Chailly
6.03 Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras
No 5
Jill Gomez (soprano), Pleeth Cello Octet
6.30 Kodaly Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song (Peacock) LSO, conductor Istvan Kertesz Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Scala Philharmonic
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Soprano: Jill Gomez
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

LFrom St David 's Hall, Cardiff.
In the climax to this week of live broadcasts from Wales, two leading period ensembles join an international group of soloists in Beethoven's masterly setting of the Mass. The composer wrote at the top of the score "From the heart - may it go again to the heart", and this sublime work is one of his greatest artistic legacies. Introduced by Mark Lawson. Luba Orgonasova (soprano), Bernarda Fink (contralto), William Kendall (tenor), Matthew Best (bass), Monteverdi Choir, Orchestra
Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: St David
Introduced By: Mark Lawson.
Soprano: Luba Orgonasova
Soprano: Bernarda Fink
Contralto: William Kendall
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Flavours of Eden

Joan Morgan presents an unusual slice of history by telling the story of five fruits.
5: Dates
Readers Stephen Lyons and Julie Higginson.


Unknown: Joan Morgan
Readers: Stephen Lyons
Readers: Julie Higginson.

: Jazz Suite

By Bohuslav Martinu.
Zdenek Jilek (piano), Members of the Prague Symphony Orchestra, conductor Zbynek Vostrak Discs


Unknown: Bohuslav Martinu.
Piano: Zdenek Jilek
Conductor: Zbynek Vostrak

: Degas: His Ideas and His Art

A final selection from the painter's letters and notebooks chosen by Richard Kendall and read by David Haig.
5: Degas Recorded by His Friends The works of Degas's last, highly productive years are little known. By then an acknowledged master, he cultivated the image of a recluse.
Fortunately, his visitors recorded his opinions on a range of themes: education, art, women - and the stupidity of journalists.


Unknown: Richard Kendall
Read By: David Haig.

: Hear and Now

With Sarah Walker. Tonight, two sets from the LMC Festival of Experimental Music and a pair of performances by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
10.00 Martin Butler 0 Rio
Richard Barrett Vanity
Conductor Arturo Tamayo
10.55 Discussion
Georgina Born has written an ethnographic study of the Paris electronic music studio IRCAM. She discusses the book with composers
James Dillon and Julian Anderson and cultural historian Howard Caygill.
11.15 LMC Festival
Richard Barrett improvises with electronics in partnership with Mary Oliver (violin), plus highlights from the set by Austrian quintet Polwechsel. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Sarah Walker.
Unknown: Martin Butler
Unknown: Richard Barrett
Conductor: Arturo Tamayo
Unknown: Georgina Born
Unknown: James Dillon
Unknown: Julian Anderson
Unknown: Howard Caygill.
Violin: Mary Oliver
Producer: Alan Hall

: Composer of the Week: Richard Rodney Bennett

With Gerard McBurney and Charles Hart.
Let's go live in the country
The Composer (voice/piano) Partita for Orchestra
Britten Sinfonia, conductor Nicholas Cleobury Early to bed
The Composer (voice/piano) Concerto for Stan Getz
John Harle (tenor saxophone) BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Goodbye for now
The Composer (voice/piano) Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Charles Hart.
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Unknown: Stan Getz
Tenor: John Harle
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Mahler Symphony No 3
Florence Quivar (mezzo), Ernst Senff Chorus, Berlin Radio Children's Choir Berlin PO/Zubin Mehta
2.40 Instrumental and vocal music by Vitali, Caccinl, Locke, Blow and Purcell
3.30 Instrumental and vocal music by Rosenmuller and Krell
4.30 Pierre Hantai (harpsichord)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Ernst Senff
Harpsichord: Pierre Hantai

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