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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. News, weather and music including
Tye Mass: Western Wind Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips
6.30 Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44
Philippe Entremont (piano), Alban Berg Quartet
7.05 Beethoven, transcr Stokowski Moonlight Sonata (1st mvt) Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch See also 9.15am
7.32 Grieg Four Norwegian Dances, Op 35
Kjell Baekkelund and Robert Levin (piano)
8.05 John Adams Foxtrot: The
Chairman Dances
City of Birmingham SO, conductor Simon Rattle
8.40 Poulenc Aubade
New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Piano: Philippe Entremont
Piano: Alban Berg
Unknown: Kjell Baekkelund
Piano: Robert Levin
Piano: John Adams
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Ronald Corp

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young. Walton Varii capricci London Philharmonic, conductor Bryden Thomson
9.15 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) Alfred Brendel (piano)
9.31 Ravel Sheherazade
Janet Baker (mezzo), New Philharmonia, conductor John Barbirolli
9.48 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Accelerations
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Willi Boskovsky Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Unknown: Walton Varii
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky

: Musical Encounters

Piers Burton-Page continues a week featuring many types of vocal music, with cantatas from the Ansbach Bach
Week and English glees to open and close each programme. Goss List! for the breeze
Hilliard Ensemble
10.03 Arnold Fanfare for Louis
Dallas Symphony Wind, conductor Jerry Junkin
10.06 Artists of the Week:
Endellion Quartet
Barber Dover Beach
Thomas Allen (baritone)
10.15 Beethoven Variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu Op 121a Solomon Trio
10.32 Trad The Hills of Wannie
Kathryn Tickell Band
10.36 Bach Cantata No 173a: Durchlaucht'ster Leopold Sibylla Rubens (soprano), Markus Miiller (tenor), Musica Antiqua Köln, conductor Reinhard Goebel
10.53 Arnold Water Music
Dallas Symphony Wind, conductor Jerry Junkin
11.02 Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50 Trio Romantique
11.52 Samuel Webbe (father) Discord, dire sister
Hilliard Ensemble


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Ansbach Bach
Conductor: Jerry Junkin
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Schneider Kakadu
Unknown: Kathryn Tickell
Tenor: Markus Miiller
Tenor: Musica Antiqua
Conductor: Reinhard Goebel
Conductor: Jerry Junkin
Unknown: Samuel Webbe

: Composer of the Week: Berwald

David Byers explores the arresting and original music of composer
Franz Berwald. Today, guest Susan Tomes delivers a pianist's verdict on Berwald's piano writing, often deemed to be unidiomatic.
Piano Trio No 2 in F minor
Marieke Blankestijn (violin), Christoph Marks (cello), Susan Tomes (piano)
Symphony No 4 in E flat (Sinfonie naive)
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sixten Ehrling
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: David Byers
Unknown: Franz Berwald.
Unknown: Susan Tomes
Cello: Christoph Marks
Piano: Susan Tomes

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Opera Matinee: La Serva Padrona
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's famous intermezzo with a cast of two, about a determined servant girl who tricks her master into marrying her - a prototype for countless operatic heroines. First performed in 1733 between the acts of a serious opera, the work was an instant success and did much to influence the direction of musical comedy. Sung in Italian.
Serpina ISABEL MONAR (sop)
Uberto ANGELO ROMERO (bass)
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos
2.05 Andras Schiff
Janacek On an Overgrown Path (Book 1)
Schumann Davidsbundlertanze, Op 6 Janacek Sonata 1X1905
Schumann Etudes symphoniques, Op 13 Rpt
3.55 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Stewart Robertson
Harbison The Most Often Used Chords
Carlson Rhapsodies
Barber Adagio for strings
Ginastera Variaciones concertantes
See also 6.35pm


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Bass: Uberto Angelo Romero
Conductor: Jesus Lopez-Cobos
Piano: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Stewart Robertson

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson on one of the revolutions in music - the 12-tone technique. Suddenly all the notes are equal, but are some more equal than others?


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

From Glasgow, Brian Morton introduces a celebration of independence. The programme includes music by Sibelius, Alan Bush , Gesualdo, Barney Wilen.
Egberto Gismon ti, Dario Castello and a 17th-century English song with a Dutch accent about la mode de
6.10 Mozart Piano Sonata in C minor,
Glenn Gould (piano)
6.35 John Harbison Symphony No 3 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Zinman Producer David McGuinness


Introduces: Brian Morton
Unknown: Alan Bush
Unknown: Barney Wilen.
Unknown: Egberto Gismon
Unknown: Dario Castello
Piano: Glenn Gould
Piano: John Harbison
Conductor: David Zinman
Producer: David McGuinness

: BBC Symphony Orchestra American Tour

Conductor Andrew Davis , Gianna Rolandi (soprano) Tippett Symphony No 2
Verdi Willow Song: Ave Maria (Otello)
Puccini Sola , perduta, abbandonata (Manon Lescaut); Un bet di vedremo (Madama Butterfly)
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor A concert given last October at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford. Connecticut


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Soprano: Gianna Rolandi
Unknown: Puccini Sola

: In Translation

Five readings of contemporary fiction from around the world.
The Coral Reef
By Tran Vu, translated by Phan Huy Duong and Nina McPherson.
The safest boat in the region carries 400 refugees from Vietnam towards the Philippines, but it is no match for the jagged coral of the notorious
Paracel Islands. Reader David Yip. Producer Angela Dalton


Translated By: Phan Huy
Unknown: Nina McPherson.
Reader: David Yip.
Producer: Angela Dalton

: Music Restored

Recorded last week at the St Magnus Festival, the Orlando Consort perform the anonymous Missa rex virginum, a rarely heard mass from the Carver Choirbook.
Producer Svend Brown


Producer: Svend Brown

: Night Waves

From the scientific travellers in the grand Victorian tradition to philosophical travelling from modern France, Hermione Lee explores the psychology of exploration in a proverbially shrinking world. Also tonight, a discussion about
Illuminations - 150 years of women's writing on photography.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Hermione Lee
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Composer of the Week: 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. Tonight. Chris de Souza explores both sides of the composer's musical personality.
Mephistopheles Serenade and Dance BBC Concert Orchestra/Simon Joly String Trio No 2 Cummings Trio Symphony No 3
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Werner Andreas Albert
Repeated from last Thursday


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

: Jazz Notes

The final part of Campbell Burnap's four-part series about the musicial genius of Louis Armstrong and the cultural climate in which he blossomed.
4: A Touring Musician Needs Only Two Things: a Toothbrush and a Photograph of Louis


Unknown: Louis Armstrong

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Lincoln Cathedral
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Poznan Philharmonic SO, conductor Andrzej Borejko Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat Martha Argerich (piano) Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (St Antoni Chorale) Rabinovitch Musique populaire Rachmaninov Fantaisie-tableaux
(Suite No 1) Alexandre Rabinovitch and Martha Argerich (pianos)
3.30 15th- and 16th-century Spanish vocal music. Camerata Iberia, conductor Juan Carlos de Mulder
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Andrzej Borejko Beethoven
Piano: Martha Argerich
Unknown: Rabinovitch Musique
Unknown: Alexandre Rabinovitch
Pianos: Martha Argerich
Conductor: Juan Carlos

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