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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in B flat, Op 9 No 9
Monica Huggett (violin), Raglan Baroque Players, conductor Nicholas Kraemer
6.30 Ravel String Quartet in F Italian Quartet
7.05 Arne Piano Concerto in B flat
Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra, director Paul Nicholson (piano)
7.32 Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Orchestra of St Luke's, conductor David Zinman
8.05 Dunstable Motet: Veni, sancte spiritus
Hilliard Ensemble
8.32 Finzi Clarinet Concerto
Janet Hilton (clarinet),
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Violin: Monica Huggett
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer
Piano: Paul Nicholson
Conductor: David Zinman
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Handel Tacete , ohime, tacete
Emma Kirkby (soprano), David Thomas (bass),
Susan Sheppard (cello),
Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)
9.07 Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (Symphony No 2)
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink Discs


Unknown: Handel Tacete
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Bass: David Thomas
Cello: Susan Sheppard
Harpsichord: Christopher Hogwood
Harpsichord: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Musical Encounters

With Patrick Lambert.
Artists of the Week:
Czech Philharmonic
Beethoven Overture: Egmont conductor Paul Kletzki
10.10 Suk Meditation on an Old
Czech Hymn (St Wenceslas) Czech Philharmonic, conductor Rafael Kubelik
10.19 Martinu Julietta
Rudolf Firkusny (piano)
10.22 Martinu Piano Concerto No 4
Rudolf Firkusny (piano). Czech Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
10.42 Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden
Dagmar Peckova (mezzo), Czech Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
11.01 Kubelik String Quartet No 2 Kocian Quartet
11.31 Smetana Tabor: Blanik (Ma vlast)
Czech Philharmonic. conductor Rafael Kubelik


Artists: Patrick Lambert.
Conductor: Paul Kletzki
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Conductor: Martinu Julietta
Piano: Rudolf Firkusny
Piano: Rudolf Firkusny
Unknown: Dagmar Peckova
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik

: Composer of the Week: Weber

Concluding the week exploring
Weber's works through the comments of composers who have both loved and learnt from his music.
"His music is the best treatise on orchestration. Even in our time. so rich in orchestral chemistry, he's hardly been surpassed. He reveals the secret soul of each instrument"
(Claude Debussy)
Debussy's recollections introduce highlights from Weber's dramatic swansong Oberon - the door to "that magic world with which Weber enriched our art" - and the Concertino for clarinet and orchestra.
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 St David 's Hall Lunchtime
Koh-I-Noor Saxophone Quartet Francaix Petit quatuor
Glazunov Saxophone Quartet Pijper Quartet No 5
Dubois Saxophone Quartet
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
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli : fighter pilot, resistance worker, racing driver and the most enigmatic of pianists died a year ago this week. In the first of two programmes, Susan Sharpe looks at the life and career of this elusive prince of the keyboard - a pianist famed alike for his mesmeric perfectionism, his doleful platform manner and his last-minute cancellations. The programme includes interviews with friends and colleagues of the pianist as well as BBC archive recordings dating back to the 1950s including music by Schumann and Chopin. Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: St David
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Producer: Peter Thresh

: The Music Machine

Tommy in at the Deep End
Tommy Pearson signs up with the drum section of an army band to learn how to play on the march.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including
Liszt Chapelle de Guillaume Tell (Album d'un voyageur, Bk 1) Alfred Brendel (piano)
6.03 John Woolrich String Quintet (Death of King Renaud)
Jane Atkins (viola), Brodsky Quartet
6.30 Tcherepnin Le Royaume enchante
Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
7.03 An interview with Andrew Manze , who was recently appointed associate director and concertmaster of the Academy of Ancient Music. Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Liszt Chapelle
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: John Woolrich
Viola: Jane Atkins
Unknown: Tcherepnin Le Royaume
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Andrew Manze
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Spitalfields Festival 1996

nAn all-Bach concert from
Christ Church, Spitalfields, introduced by English composer
Michael Berkeley , one of the three artistic directors of the annual international festival of music held in Christ Church in the City of London.
Catherine Bott (soprano). Christopher Robson (countertenor), Paul Agnew (tenor), Simon Grant (bass). New London Consort/Philip Pickett
Bach Cantata No 82: Ich habe genug: Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat
8.20 English Eccentrics
Californian Dennis Severs has had a lifelong passion for England fuelled by the belief that a monarchy fosters nonconformist lifestyles such as his own. In his house, he has re-created a shrine to the English past - is this just extreme Anglophilia or is Severs seriously eccentric?
8.40 Bach Cantata No 57: Selig ist der Mann
Cantata No 106: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Christopher Robson
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Tenor: Simon Grant
Unknown: Dennis Severs

: Are You Still Awake?

The last of five 15-minute plays by Russell Davies. set in bed starring real-life couples.
5: Diana Quick and Bill Nighy steal away from an overnight sitting in the House.


Unknown: Russell Davies.
Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: Bill Nighy

: Hear and Now

Andrew Sparling with a studio session and a new opera.
10.00 Oxford Festival of Contemporary Music
From last year's festival, an Anglo-Mediterranean selection.
Oscar Bettison Tarraga Preciosa, tira el pandero
Michael Zev Gordon Thirteen Ways Mauricio Sotelo L'Allegria II
Philip Cashian Dark Inventions Aldo Clementi For Colin Rose
Sarah Leonard (soprano). Oxford Festival Ensemble/Stefan Asbury
11.00 Jump into My Sack
A new opera based on a Corsican folk tale with music by Julian Grant and a libretto by Meredith Oakes. Adey Grummet (soprano),
Rebecca de Pont Davies (mezzo), Niall Morris (tenor),
Wyn Pencarreg (baritone), Mecklenburgh Ensemble , conductor Paul McGrath
Producer Philip Tagney
The opera was presented last week at the Cochrane Theatre. London, as part of the BOC Covent Garden Festival


Unknown: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: Michael Zev Gordon
Unknown: Mauricio Sotelo
Unknown: Aldo Clementi
Unknown: Colin Rose
Soprano: Sarah Leonard
Music By: Julian Grant
Unknown: Meredith Oakes.
Soprano: Adey Grummet
Soprano: Rebecca de Pont Davies
Tenor: Niall Morris
Baritone: Wyn Pencarreg
Conductor: Mecklenburgh Ensemble
Conductor: Paul McGrath
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composers of the Week: Bohm, Bruhns and Buxtehude

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


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Warsaw Philharmonic, conductor Kazimierz Kord Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
Mendelssohn Symphony No 2 (Hymn of Praise) with soloists and the Warsaw Philharmonic Choir
2.15 Tenor Christoph Pregardien and pianist Michael Gees perform songs by Schubert
3.50 Dang Thai Son (piano) Ravel Pavane pour une infant défunte; Valses nobles et sentimentales;
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Pianist: Michael Gees

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