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: On Air

With Penny Gore. News, weather and music including
Copland Appalachian Spring London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer
6.28 Mozart Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat, K271
Malcolm Bilson (fortepiano), English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
7.05 Hoist Two Songs without Words, Op 22
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
7.32 Saint-Saens Sarabande et rigaudon
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Geoffrey Simon
8.05 Vivaldi Violin Concerto in C minor, Op 9 No 11
Simon Standage (violin),
Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
8.32 Debussy Estampes Zoltan Kocsis (piano)


Unknown: Malcolm Bilson
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Saint-Saens Sarabande
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
Violin: Simon Standage
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Johan Wagenaar Wiener Dreivierteltakt Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
9.10 John Adams The Wound Dresser
Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Orchestra of St Luke's, conducted by the composer
9.39 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 7
Artur Schnabel (piano)


Unknown: Johan Wagenaar
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: John Adams
Piano: Artur Schnabel

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Falla Siete canciones populares espanolas
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano). Gonzalo Sonano (piano)
10.30 Artist of the Week:
Pablo Casals (cello)
Bach Cello Suite No 3 in C,
BWV 1009
11.00 Norgard Whirl 's World Scandinavian Wind Quintet
11.15 Buxtehude Cantata: Der Herr ist mit mir
Soloists, Collegium Vocale , Orchestra Anima Eterna, conductor Jos van Immerseel
11.30 Berwald Symphony No 3 in C (Sinfonie singuliere) Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Mary Miller.
Unknown: Falla Siete
Piano: Gonzalo Sonano
Cello: Pablo Casals
Unknown: Norgard Whirl
Soloists: Collegium Vocale

: Composers of the Week: Dupre and Durufle

With Tim Thorne. At his home in the Paris suburbs, Dupre's studio had room for a pianist and an organist to make music together. Durufle chose to live across the road from the church of St Etienne du Mont, which had a strong tradition of plainsong.
Durufle Prelude, adagio et choral varie sur le theme du "Veni creator"
Olivier Latry (organ) Dupre Ballade
Mats Jansson (piano), Hans Fagius (organ)
Dupre Improvised Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Durufle Marcel Dupre (organ) Durufle Notre pere
Ensemble Vocale Michel Piquemal , conductor Michel Piquemal
Durufle Suite , Op 5 (Toccata) Olivier Latry (organ)
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Tim Thorne.
Unknown: Dupre Ballade
Piano: Mats Jansson
Piano: Hans Fagius
Unknown: Durufle Marcel Dupre
Conductor: Michel Piquemal
Conductor: Michel Piquemal
Conductor: Durufle Suite

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Parfums de l'Orient
Richard Langham Smith presents the last programme of a series tracing orientalism in French opera.
3: Courtesans and Christians
Four of the operatic femmes-fatales created by Jules Massenet : Salome
(from Herodiade), Thais, Esclarmonde and Cleopatre.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
2.00 Mikhail Pletnev
Scarlatti Sonatas: in A minor, Kk3; in D, Kk29; in G minor, Kk8; in C sharp minor, Kk247; in A, Kk24
Debussy Preludes, Bk I
3.10 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Horia Andreescu ,
Truls Mork (cello)
Tchaikovsky Marche slave
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
Rachmaninov Symphony No 1 in D minor


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Richard Langham Smith
Unknown: Jules Massenet
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor: Horia Andreescu
Cello: Truls Mork

: The Music Machine

Performing Arts Schools
Tommy Pearson dons his tutu and investigates the Ballet Rambert school in Twickenham.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including
Debussy Toccata (Pour le piano) Paul Crossley (piano)
5.45 Saint-Saens Havanaise in E
Maxim Venegerov (violin), Israel Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta
6.30 Hoist At the Boar's Head
Liverpool Philharmonic Chorus. Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor David Atherton
Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Andrew Green
Piano: Paul Crossley
Piano: Saint-Saens Havanaise
Violin: Maxim Venegerov
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Conductor: David Atherton
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Dmitri Kitaenko ,
Tabea Zimmermann (viola)
A concert given last March in the Royal Festival Hall, London, and including an interview with viola player Tabea Zimmermann who talks about the Schnittke concerto.
Schnittke Viola Concerto
Shostakovich Symphony No 5


Conductor: Dmitri Kitaenko
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann
Unknown: Tabea Zimmermann

: You're Just as English as You Feel

Four investigations into the current identity of the English. 4: Where Next?
Patrick Wright investigates the rhetoric of multiculturalism: can coherence be forged out of difference, or is the thinning out of an English identity an advantage? Is there a pleasure in being less well-defined?


Unknown: Patrick Wright

: Gould Trio

Lucy Gould (violin), Martin Storey (cello), Gretel Dowdeswell (piano)
Brahms Piano Trio in C minor, Op 101 Rpt


Violin: Lucy Gould
Violin: Martin Storey
Cello: Gretel Dowdeswell

: Music Restored

Andreas Scholl (countertenor) and Richard Egarr (harpsichord) perform in a concert recorded at The Purcell
Room in London. The programme features early German Lieder by Adam Krieger and Johann Nauwach. plus opera arias and Handel's cantata Vendendo amor. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Andreas Scholl
Harpsichord: Richard Egarr
Unknown: Adam Krieger
Unknown: Johann Nauwach.
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Night Waves

On the eve of the summer solstice, Night Waves retires to the sleepy seaside town of Bournemouth, Dorset, where Christopher Cook discovers the deck-chairs and windbreaks have something to hide. A bit like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde , which Stevenson proof-read in the town, Bournemouth has another identity and cultural history. Shelley's son buried the poet's heart in the centre of the town. After
Verlaine had shot Rimbaud, this is where he holed up - teaching in a boy's school. Rupert Brook was forced to take holidays here with his
Ibsenesque maiden aunts, Monet lived in and painted the town and Beardsley languished here in his last months. Radcliffe Hall , author of The Well of Loneliness, was born in Bournemouth, and this is where an irascible Tolkien was dragged into retirement by his wife.
Plus, a profile of the poet. short-story writer, novelist and chronicler of Orkney, George Mackay Brown , who died in April, by poets and friends. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Mr Hyde
Unknown: Rupert Brook
Unknown: Radcliffe Hall
Unknown: George MacKay Brown

: Composer of the Week: Weber

"Carried off before his time: who knows what and how much he might have achieved otherwise!"
(Gustav Mahler)
With highlights from Mahler's completion of Weber's unfinished opera Die Drei Pintos: "My imagination was so taken by the wonderful fragments that I devoted myself to becoming steeped in the spirit of Weber. It's been great fun: my pieces are highly praised by critics and public as pure Weber!" Plus Des Knaben
Wunderhom songs by Weber, who was the first composer to use the anthology: Mahler worked from
Weber's copy when writing some of his own famous Wunderhorn settings. Repeated from last Thursday

: Jazz Notes

Steve Voce introduces John Williams ' Baritone Band in session.


Baritone: John Williams

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bulgarian National Radio SO. conductor Milen Natchev Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet Strauss Don Juan Dvorak Symphony
No 9 in E minor (from the New World)
2.30 Dmitri Sitkovetsky and Leonid Sorokov (violins), Kim Kashkashian
(viola), David Geringas (cello),
Michel Dalberto (piano) Mahler String Quartet Movement Webem Piano Quintet Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor,
K4 78 Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat, Op 44 Faure Piano Quartet in C minor. Op 15 (Scherzo)
4.00 Bulgarian National Radio Mixed Chorus, conductor Andrei Andreev.
Choral music by Praetorius, Purcell, Pachelbel and Stravinsky.
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Milen Natchev Tchaikovsky
Unknown: Dmitri Sitkovetsky
Violins: Leonid Sorokov
Violins: Kim Kashkashian
Viola: David Geringas
Cello: Michel Dalberto
Conductor: Andrei Andreev.

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