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: On Air

With Penny Gore. News, weather and music including
Berlioz Harold in Italy Nobuko Imai (viola),
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Atherton
7.05 Vivaldi Rute Concerto in G minor, Op 10 No 2 (La Notte)
Lisa Beznosiuk (transverse flute), English Concert, director Simon Standage
7.32 Delius In a Summer Garden
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
8.05 Haydn Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 37
Alfred Brendel (piano)
8.18 Meyerbeer Le Chant du berger Gilles Ragon (tenor),
Eric Hoeprich (clarinet),
Kenneth Weiss (fortepiano)
8.41 Beethoven Fantasia in C minor,
Op 80
Maurizio Pollini (piano),
Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic , conductor Claudio Abbado


Conductor: David Atherton
Unknown: Lisa Beznosiuk
Director: Simon Standage
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Tenor: Gilles Ragon
Clarinet: Eric Hoeprich
Clarinet: Kenneth Weiss
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Conductor: Vienna Philharmonic
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Bizet Incidental music: L'Arlésienne
St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor
Christopher Hogwood
9.21 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E, Op 14 No 1
Bernard Roberts (piano)
9.35 Gliere Concerto for coloratura soprano
Joan Sutherland (soprano),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Richard Bonynge
9.47 Strauss Dance of the Seven
Veils (Salome) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Karl Bohm


Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Bernard Roberts
Soprano: Joan Sutherland
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: Strauss Dance
Conductor: Karl Bohm

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Part Fratres
English Chamber Orchestra, director Stephanie Gonley (violin)
10.10 Artist of the Week:
William Bennett (flute)
Joseph Stalder Rute Concerto in B flat
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Howard Griffiths
10.30 Alessandro Scarlatti O magnum mysterium Schutz Choir, conductor Roger Norrington
11.05 Richard Rodney Bennett Winter Music
William Bennett (flute), Clifford Benson (piano)
11.15 Schumann Symphony No 2 in C Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Riccardo Muti


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Violin: Stephanie Gonley
Flute: William Bennett
Conductor: Howard Griffiths
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Flute: William Bennett
Piano: Clifford Benson
Conductor: Riccardo Muti

: Composer of the Week: Benjamin Frankel

The name Benjamin Frankel is not well known, though most people will have heard his music - he wrote scores to over 100 films including Curse of the Werewolf and Battle of the Bulge. Frankel also wrote a large and rich body of music for the concert platform.
In this week's programmes, Chris de Souza explores both sides of the composer's musical personality.
Mephistopheles Serenade and Dance BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Simon Joly String Trio No 2 Cummings Trio Symphony No 3
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Werner Andreas Albert
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Benjamin Frankel
Unknown: Chris de Souza
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Opera Matinee: Mitridate Eupatore
Alessandro Scarlatti 's rarely performed operatic masterpiece of political intrigue in Ancient Greece and Egypt, written for a premiere in Venice in 1707. This performance was given at last year's Early Music Festival in Innsbruck. Sung in Italian.
Pythagoras Ensemble, Freiburg, conductor Thomas Hengelbrock
3.30 Andrei Gavrilov
A recital given by the Russian pianist, introduced by Lucy Longhurst.
Schubert Impromptus, D935: No 3 in B flat; No 2 in A flat; No 4 in F minor Ravel Gaspard de la nuit
Prokofiev Sonata No 8, Op 84


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Mitridate Eupatore
Unknown: Alessandro Scarlatti
Conductor: Thomas Hengelbrock
Conductor: Andrei Gavrilov
Introduced By: Lucy Longhurst.
Unknown: Ravel Gaspard
Mitridate: Michael Chance (countertenor)
Nicomede: Rosemary Joshua (sop)
Laodice: Maria Petra Schnitzer (sop)
Stratonica: Lena Lootens (sop)
Pelopida: Jeffrey Gall (countertenor)
Farnace: Guy de Mey (tenor)

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson visits the headquarters of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, or AACM. From it grew contemporary jazz groups such as the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Eight Bold Souls. Rpt


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Jan Smaczny , who is the new Professor of Music at Queen's
University in Belfast. Pieces include Rameau Overture: Nais
English Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra, conductor Nicholas McGegan
6.03 Mozart Piano Sonata in C, K330
Glenn Gould (piano)
6.40 Martinu La Revue de cuisine
St Paul's Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood
7.00 Biber Rosary Sonata No 14 in D (The Assumption of the Virgin) John Holloway (violin), David Moroney (harp) Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Jan SmacZny
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Piano: Glenn Gould
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Violin: John Holloway
Harp: David Moroney
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Geoffrey Baskerville introduces a concert given last September in Marco's An Aird, Fort William. Conductor Ole Schmidt ,
Arto Noras (cello)
Svendsen Carnival in Paris
Sibelius Valse triste
Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor


Conductor: Fort William.
Conductor: Ole Schmidt

: The Landscapes of Man

Series examining the history of thought about landscape. 4: The Spiritual Landscape
Susan Marling explores monument and commemoration together with Eastern and Western notions of spirituality in the land.


Unknown: Susan Marling

: John Ireland

Piano works played by Eric Parkin. Sarnia : Le Catioroc; In a May Morning: Song of the Springtides and For Remembrance. Discs


Played By: Eric Parkin.

: Music Restored

Composer and singer Michel Lambert - who died 300 years ago on 29 June - was one of the most important French songwriters of the 17th century. In this special anniversary programme, soprano Sophie Daneman and tenor Paul Agnew perform a selection from his 300 airs de cours.
With Willliam Lyons and Katie Bircher (flutes), Richard Campbell (viola da gamba) and Laurence Cummings (harpsichord).
Producer Lindsay Kemp


Singer: Michel Lambert
Soprano: Sophie Daneman
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Unknown: Willliam Lyons
Flutes: Katie Bircher
Flutes: Richard Campbell
Flutes: Laurence Cummings
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Suffer the Little Children?
What is the value of childhood in nineties Britain? Hermione Lee investigates the changing experience and understanding of childhood today and examines the development of the notion of the child in art, religion and education from the 15th century to the present.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Hermione Lee

: 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 thème du "Veni creator"
Olivier Latry (organ) Dupre Ballade
Mats Jansson (piano), Hans Fagius (organ)
Dupre Improvised Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Durufle the composer (organ) Durufle Notre pare
Ensemble Vocale Michel Piquemal , conductor Michel Piquemal
Durufle Suite , Op 5 (Toccata) Olivier Latry (organ)
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Tim Thorne.
Unknown: St Etienne du Mont.
Unknown: Dupre Ballade
Piano: Mats Jansson
Piano: Hans Fagius
Conductor: Vocale Michel Piquemal
Conductor: Michel Piquemal
Conductor: Durufle Suite

: Jazz Notes

Annie Ross recorded in concert with the Colin Purbrook Trio at the UCS Theatre, London.


Unknown: Annie Ross
Unknown: Colin Purbrook Trio

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 South German Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Gielen Brahms Violin Concerto in D Christian Tetzlaff (violin) Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great)
2.30 Soprano Catherine Bott and the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet perform vocal and chamber music by Baldwin, Henry Lawes , Tallis and Dowland
4.00 French Radio Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Janos Furst
Webem Five Movements, Op 5 Haydn Symphony No 67 in F Webem Four Songs. Op 13 Gabriele Lechner
(soprano) Webem Five pieces for small orchestra, Op 10 Bartok
Divertimento for string orchestra
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Michael Gielen
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Henry Lawes
Conductor: Janos Furst
Soprano: Gabriele Lechner

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