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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. News, weather and music including
Veraclnl Overture No 1 in B flat
Musica Antiqua Köln, director Reinhard Goebel
6.20 Dvorak Piano Quintet in A, Op 81
Rudolf Buchbinder (piano), Alban Berg Quartet
7.05 Brahms Tragic Overture BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Pritchard
7.32 Handel Harp Concerto in B flat, Op 4 No 6
Lily Laskine (harp),
Jean-Francois Paillard
CO 8.05 Cole Porter Overture: You Never
London Sinfonietta, conductor Roger McGlinn
8.32 Blow Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell
James Bowman and Michael Chance
(altos), The King's Consort, conductor Robert King


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Piano: Rudolf Buchbinder
Piano: Alban Berg
Conductor: John Pritchard
Harp: Jean-Francois Paillard
Conductor: Roger McGlinn
Unknown: Mr Henry Purcell
Unknown: James Bowman
Unknown: Michael Chance
Conductor: Robert King

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Strauss Till Eulenspiegel Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Rudolf Kempe
9.16 Tchaikovsky July (The Seasons) Victoria Postnikova (piano)
9.18 Walton Five Bagatelles Julian Bream (guitar)
9.33 Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 26
Daniel Barenboim (piano) Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Piano: Victoria Postnikova
Piano: Daniel Barenboim

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page .
Sterndale Bennett Come live with me
Hilliard Ensemble
10.04 Weir Blond Eckbert (Prelude to Act II)
English National Opera Orchestra, conductor Sian Edwards
10.12 Schubert Notturno in E flat,
Trio Romantique
10.24 Stricker Cantata: 0 tenero amor
Sibylla Rubens (soprano),
Musica Antiqua Koln/Reinhard Goebel
10.34 Trad Kadana
Marta Sebestyen (soprano), Andy Irvine and Musicians
10.41 Bach Goldberg Variations 1-15, BWV 988
Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)
11.18 Artists of the week:
Endellion Quartet
Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K589
11.41 Delius Arabesque
John Shirley-Quirk (baritone),
LPO, conductor Charles Groves
11.54 Horsley Come gentle zephyr Hilliard Ensemble


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Conductor: Schubert Notturno
Soprano: Sibylla Rubens
Soprano: Musica Antiqua

: Composer of the Week: Berwald

David Byers introduces a septet which guest Robert Layton describes as among Berwald's most delightful pieces and a symphony whose slow movement "has a distinctive eloquence, its chromaticism producing a specifically Scandinavian flavour".
Septet in B flat
Gaudier Ensemble
Symphony No 2 in D (Sinfonie capricieuse)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Introduces: David Byers
Unknown: Robert Layton

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Castalian Band
Music by two Scarlattis - two cantatas by Alessandro and two sonatas by Domenico.
Mhairi Lawson (soprano), Richard Gwilt (violin), Imogen Seth-Smith
(cello), Lucy Carolan (harpsichord) Alessandro Scarlatti Dove fuggo, a che penso; Amanti, anch'io son preso Domenico Scarlatti Sonatas in C,
Kkl32 and Kkl33
Vivaldi Violin Sonata in A, Op 2 No 2
1.50 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andrew Davis , Patrick Gallois (alto flute), Fabrice Pierre (harp), Lars Vogt (piano), Patricia Rozario (soprano)
Takemitsu Toward the Sea II
Mozart Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat, K595
Vaughan Williams Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No 3)
3.25 Singers Plus ...
The third of four concerts recorded earlier this year at St John's, Smith
Square, in which the BBC Singers are joined by guest performers to explore 400 years of music for voices and instruments.
Conductor Bo Holten , Timothy Roberts (organ), Raphael Mizraki (violone), His Majesties Sagbutts and Cornetts Palestrina , arr Soriano Missa Papae Marcelli
Buonamente Sonata a 6: Canzona a 6 (Sonate e canzoni, Bk 6)
Giovanni Gabrieli Jubilate Deo: 0 Jesu mi dulcissime
Castello Sonata duodecima
Gabrieli Canzona a 6 Monteverdi Adoramus te, Christe;
Cantate Domino: Christe, adoramus te
Gabrieli Exaudi me Domine: Magnificat


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Soprano: Richard Gwilt
Violin: Imogen Seth-Smith
Cello: Lucy Carolan
Harpsichord: Alessandro Scarlatti
Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Patrick Gallois
Flute: Fabrice Pierre
Harp: Lars Vogt
Piano: Patricia Rozario
Conductor: Bo Holten
Conductor: Timothy Roberts
Unknown: Raphael Mizraki
Unknown: Cornetts Palestrina
Unknown: Soriano Missa Papae
Unknown: Buonamente Sonata
Unknown: Gabrieli Canzona
Unknown: Gabrieli Exaudi

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson continues his investigation into the importance of scales to music with a look at why some are major and some minor.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Nicola Heywood Thomas , including
Musorgsky Scherzo in B flat
BBC NO of Wales/Martyn Brabbins
5.40 Palestrina Nunc dimittis
Tallis Scholars
6.03 Mozart Sonata in B flat, K333 Christian Zacharias (piano)
6.45 Ravel La Valse Berlin Philharmonic/Pierre Boulez
Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Musorgsky Scherzo
Piano: Christian Zacharias
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: BBC Symphony Orchestra American Tour

Conductor Andrew Davis ,
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (violin) Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1
Delius Brigg Fair
Bartok Suite: The Miraculous Mandarin A concert given last October at the State Theater in New Brunswick, New Jersey See also Thursday 7.30pm


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Violin: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

: In Translation: A Sensitive Season

by Yuko Tsushima, translated by Geraldine Harcourt.

Five readings of contemporary fiction from around the world.

"One day, Yutaka's mother had turned up very pregnant: she had shut herself away at home for three years and then quite suddenly ran off leaving the child behind."
Sarah Lam reads a sharp and funny observation of a Japanese family who are deeply reliant on each other but deny it to the end.


Author: Yuko Tsushima
Translator: Geraldine Harcourt.
Reader: Sarah Lam
Producer: Tabitha Duncan

: Ensemble Gilles Binchois

Introduced by David Trendell. The Scholars of Paris
An exploration of the musical life of 13th-century Paris.


Introduced By: David Trendell.

: Night Waves

Atlanta, quintessential city of the new American South, has been promoting itself as a haven of racial harmony.
But plans to turn Margaret Mitchell 's (author of Gone With the Wind) house into a new museum and centre for dialogue have been frustrated by repeated arson attacks. As the Olympics approach and the heat rises, can the city sweep its history under the carpet? Richard Coles visits some of the city's spectacular new buildings and landscaping, and talks to the diferent communities about the impact of the Olympics and its likely legacy. Producer Ann Mane O'Callaghan


Unknown: Margaret Mitchell
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Ann Mane O'Callaghan

: Composer of the Week: Frankel

With Chris de Souza.
Film music: The Battle of the Bulge (excerpts)
New Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by the composer
Sonata for Violin Solo, Op 13 Max Rostal (violin)
Film music: Night of the Iguana (excerpt)
Studio orchestra, conducted by the composer
Clarinet Quintet, Op 28
Thea King (clarinet), Britten Quartet Repeated from last Tuesday


Violin: Max Rostal

: Jan Notes

Campbell Burnap's four-part series about Louis Armstrong and the cultural climate in which he blossomed.
2: Parades, Papa Joe and the Mighty Mississippi


Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Papa Joe

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 French National
Orchestra/Charles Dutoit Debussy , orch Ravel Sarabande; Tarantelle styrienne Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor Louis Lortie (piano) Satie, orch Debussy/Roland-Manuel
Gymnopedies Musorgsky , orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
2.30 Monique Page (soprano),
Sanguenay Lac St-Jean CO/Jean Francois Rivest. Instrumental and vocal music by Torelli, Bach and Mozart
3.30 Bulgarian National Radio
Symphony Orchestra/Nilen Natchev
Shostakovich Six Songs on Verses by British Poets Dimiter Petkov (bass) Cello Concerto No 1 Hristo Tanev
(cello) Prokofiev Symphony No 5
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Dutoit Debussy
Piano: Louis Lortie
Unknown: Gymnopedies Musorgsky
Unknown: Francois Rivest.
Cello: Hristo Tanev

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