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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. News, weather and music including
William Lawes Royall Consort Suite No 8 in C
Purcell Quartet
6.35 Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano), Phiiharmonia, conductor Ettore Gracis
See also Friday 3.00pm
7.05 Howells St Paul's Service
Choir of St Paul's Cathedral,
Christopher Deamley (organ), conductor John Scott
7.32 Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Pritchard
8.05 Rossini Overture: Tancredi
Orpheus CO
8.30 Glazunov String Quintet in A minor, Op 39
Academy of St Martin Chamber Ensemble


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: William Lawes Royall
Piano: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Conductor: Ettore Gracis
Unknown: Christopher Deamley
Conductor: John Scott
Conductor: John Pritchard

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Purcell Three Parts Upon A Ground, Z731
Tavemer Players, conductor Andrew Parrott
9.06 Handel Cantata: Splenda I'alba in Oriente
Gerard Lesne (alto), II Seminario Musicale
9.18 Faure Ballade in F sharp, Op 19 Jean-Philippe Collard (piano), Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
9.32 Copland Music for a Great City St Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin


Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Gerard Lesne
Unknown: Seminario Musicale
Unknown: Faure Ballade
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Musical Encounters

With Patrick Lambert.
Artists of the Week:
Czech Philharmonic
Dvorak Overture: Carnival
Conductor Frantisek Stupka
10.10 Mozart Divertimento in C, K188
Czech Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
10.20 Martinu Carol (Bouquet of Flowers)
Kuhn Children 's Chorus,
Czech Philharmonic, conductor Karel Ancerl
10.25 Martinu The Parables
Czech Philharmonic, conductor Karel Ancerl
10.46 Janacek String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata) Talich Quartet
11.04 Smetana From My Homeland Josef Suk (violin),
Jan Panenka (piano)
11-22 Fibich Symphony No 3 in E minor Czech Philharmonic, conductor Karel Sejna


Artists: Patrick Lambert.
Conductor: Frantisek Stupka
Conductor: Mozart Divertimento
Unknown: Martinu Carol
Unknown: Kuhn Children
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Violin: Josef Suk
Piano: Jan Panenka
Conductor: Karel Sejna

: Composer of the Week: Weber

Exploring Weber's works through the comments of composers who have both loved and leamt from his music.
"With the composition of Euryanthe, Weber was the first to set foot in a new land. It's a miraculous divination of the dramatic form of the future."
(Franz Liszt )
Liszt's recollections introduce highlights from Weber's neglected opera Euryanthe together with works for the keyboard including the Konzertstuck for piano and orchestra. "I fell in love with Weber's works at the age of 17". Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Franz Liszt

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 New series
Manchester International Cello
Rodney Slatford introduces the first of three programmes of highlights from this year's festival at the Royal
Northern College of Music, at which some of the world's leading cellists were present. Music includes
Bach Suite No 4 in E flat, BWV 1010
Thomas Demenga
Miaskovsky Sonata in D, Op 12 Truls Mork with Ian Brown (piano)
The programme also features encore pieces from the repertoire of Spanish cellist Pablo Casals.
Producer Paul Hindmarsh
2.00 Schools
2.00 Playtime
2.15 Time to Move
2.35 Listen!
3.00 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jean Yves Ossonce ,
Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Wagner Overture; Venusberg Music (Tannhauser)
Liszt Piano Concerto No 2 in A
Franck Symphony in D minor
4.25 Johannes Coenen
Wind Quintet in A Viotta Ensemble


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Thomas Demenga
Unknown: Miaskovsky Sonata
Unknown: Truls Mork
Piano: Ian Brown
Unknown: Pablo Casals.
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh
Conductor: Jean Yves Ossonce
Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Unknown: Johannes Coenen

: The Music Machine

Tommy in at the Deep End
Tommy Pearson tries his hand at writing a review of an orchestral concert for The Independent.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Mairi Nicholson , including
Verdi Overture: The Force of Destiny Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Herbert von Karajan
6.04 Mairi Mhor Nuair bha mi og
(When I Was Young)
7.04 Matteis Sett of Ayres in F The Palladian Ensemble
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Unknown: Mairi Nicholson
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Live at Turner Sims

Paul Guinery introduces the - third of four chamber-music concerts from the Turner Sims Concert
Hall, Southampton.
Emma Johnson (clarinet),
Sigrun Edvaldsdottir (violin), Andrew Shulman (cello), Ian Brown (piano)
Brahms FAE E Sonata (3rd mvt); Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op 114
8.05 The Strange Case of the One-Novel Novelist
Ever thought of writing a novel?
Suppose that impossible dream were achieved ... what then - another novel? Richard Cohen investigates the strange literary phenomenon of the one-novel novelist by taking a journey along the tortuous path of early success, writer's block and early death.
8.25 Messiaen Quatuor pour la fin du temps


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Turner Sims
Clarinet: Emma Johnson
Violin: Sigrun Edvaldsdottir
Cello: Andrew Shulman
Piano: Ian Brown
Piano: Brahms Fae
Unknown: Richard Cohen

: Are You Still Awake?

Five 15-minute plays by Russell Davies , set in bed and starring real-life couples. 2: Natasha Pyne and Paul Copley endure a cold night under canvas on Snowdon.Rpt


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Natasha Pyne
Unknown: Paul Copley

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Alun Francis. Three symphonies by Humphrey Searle (1915-
1982), all written in the 1960s.They show the influence of his teacher,
Anton Webem , and the fifth was dedicated to his memory.Humphrey Searle Symphonies Nos 2, 3 and 5 Introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville.


Conductor: Alun Francis.
Unknown: Humphrey Searle
Unknown: Anton Webem
Introduced By: Geoffrey Baskerville.

: Night Waves

The story of Martin Luther 's nailing of his famous theses to the door at
Wittenberg has been told and retold to each generation as one of the turning points of European history. But this year's celebrations in Germany of the 450th anniversary of his death have reopened historical and religious debate. Richard Coles explores modern reinventions of Luther as feminist hero, political radical and arch-conservative.
Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Martin Luther
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Composers of the Week: Bohm, Bruhns and Buxtehude

Continuing a special focus on three composers who exerted a tremendous influence on the young Bach. This week's programmes explore the composers' keyboard, chamber and church music, and look at their relationships with each other, the musical world they lived in, and their more famous successor.
Buxtehude Gotthilfmir, BuxWV 34 BBC Singers, St James ' Baroque Players, conductor Ivor Bolton
Bohm Chorale: Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr Graham Barber (organ) Bohm Suite in F minor
Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
Buxtehude Trio Sonata in G minor, BuxWV 261 Trio Sonnerie
Bruhns Praeludium in E minor
Piet Kee (organ)
Repeated from last Tuesday


Singers: St James
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Unknown: Allein Gott
Unknown: Graham Barber
Unknown: Bohm Suite

: Jazz Notes

Campbell Burnap presents the first of two programmes recorded at a concert by Marian McPartland with Alec Dankworth (bass) and Ralph Salmins (drums) from the 1996 Bath Festival.


Unknown: Marian McPartland
Bass: Alec Dankworth
Bass: Ralph Salmins

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Slovak RSO/Nell Varon
Rossini Overture: Italian Girl in Algiers Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2
Sibylle Tschopp (violin)
Weber Clarinet concerto No 1 in F minor Katerina Vachova (clarinet)
Ravel Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No 2
2.30 Sine Nomine Quartet
Mozart String Quartet in D, K575 Mendelssohn String Quartet in E minor, Op 44 No 2
3.30 FNO/Jesus Lopez-Cobos Turina La Oracion del torero
Albeniz Evocation; Triana (Iberia) Montsalvatge Canciones negras
Maria-Jose Montiel (mezzo-soprano) Turina Danzas fantasticas
Falla Suite: The Three-Cornered Hat
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Clarinet: Katerina Vachova
Clarinet: Ravel Daphnis
Unknown: Montsalvatge Canciones
Mezzo-Soprano: Maria-Jose Montiel
Mezzo-Soprano: Turina Danzas

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