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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Vivaldi Rute Concerto in G, Op 10 No 6 Stephen Preston (flute), Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood
6.25 Raff Symphony No 4 in G minor Milton Keynes City Orchestra, conductor Hilary Davan Wetton
7.05 Mozart Fantasia in F minor, K608
Christopher Herrick (organ)
7.32 Chaminade Piano Trio No 2 in A minor, Op 34 Tzigane Trio
8.05 Britten The Crocodile
Philip Langridge (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)
8.38 Vaughan Williams The Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains
Linda Kitchen (soprano), John Mark
Ainsley and Adrian Thompson (tenors), Alan Opie and Bryn Terfel (baritones), Jonathan Best (bass), Corydon Singers, City of London Sinfonia/Matthew Best


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Flute: Stephen Preston

: Morning Collection

Catriona Young. Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
LSO/Colin Davis
9.09 Beethoven Piano Sonata in D, Op 28 (Pastoral)
Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
9.30 Bach Magnificat in D, BWV 243 Nancy Argenta and Patrizia Kwella
(sopranos), Charles Brett (alto), Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (tenor), David Thomas (bass), Monteverdi Choir, English
Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page .
Walmisley Music , all powerful Hilliard Ensemble
10.05 Algernon Ashton Piano Trio in A, Op 88
Trio Romantique
10.33 Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52
Hanover Band/Roy Goodman
10.53 J F Fasch Sonata in G
Musica Antiqua Koln/Reinhard Goebel
11.02 Trad Ei reka e
Tahitian Choir
11.06 Anon Spanish Song of the Sibyl Gisela Bellsola (soprano), Ensemble Obsidienne/Emmanuel Bonnardot
11.26 Verdi Di tale amor (II trovatore) Galina Gorchakova (soprano), Kirov Opera Orchestra/Valery Gergiev
11.33 Artists of the Week:
Endellion Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 71 No 1
11.56 Sullivan The long day closes Hilliard Ensemble


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Walmisley Music
Piano: Algernon Ashton

: Composer of the Week: Berwald

With David Byers. "You're a real original," wrote Liszt, "but you won't have any success in your own lifetime. And despite that, you must carry on in your own way".
Overture: The Queen of Golconda Swedish Radio SO/Roy Goodman Piano Quintet No 1 in C minor
Stefan Lindgren (piano), Berwald Quartet Piano Concerto in D
Marian Migdal (piano), RPO/Ulf Bjorlin Repeated next Friday 1.00am


Unknown: David Byers.
Piano: Stefan Lindgren

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Chamber Music: from York
From the Church of the Holy Redeemer, introduced by Rodney Slatford.
Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin),
Richard Tunnicliffe (cello),
Leo van Doeselaar (fortepiano)
Haydn Piano Trios: in C, H XV 27: in E, H XV 28; in E flat, H XV 30
TICKETS: phone (0161) [number removed]
2.00 The New Europe: City of London Sinfonia
The third of six concerts given by the City of London Sinfonia featuring music from three countries which recently joined the European Union - Austria, Finland and Sweden.
Introduced by Penny Gore .
City of London Sinfonia, director Andrew Watkinson (violin) Kraus Overture: Olympia
Gruber Violin Concerto No 2
Haydn Symphony No 103 in E flat (Drum Roll)
A concert given last December at the Church of St Bartholomew the Great in the City of London, and sponsored by HSBC Holdings pic
3.00 Mining the Archive Richard Lewis
Robert Tear recalls the life and performances of tenor Richard Lewis with a selection of music that ranges from Sullivan to Goldschmidt, including a complete performance of Britten's Les Illuminations from an ABC recording made in Melbourne in 1957. Producer Simon Heyworth
4.30 More from the Archive
A recording of the premiere performance of William Alwyn 's Lyra Angelica.
Sidonie Goossens (harp) and the BBC Symphony Orchestra are conducted by Malcolm Sargent in a recording made during the 1954 Proms season.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Cello: Richard Tunnicliffe
Introduced By: Penny Gore
Violin: Andrew Watkinson
Unknown: Richard Lewis
Unknown: Robert Tear
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Producer: Simon Heyworth
Unknown: William Alwyn
Unknown: Lyra Angelica.
Harp: Sidonie Goossens
Conducted By: Malcolm Sargent

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson discovers a whole array of notes lurking between the keys of the piano and adds to his catalogue of musical scales.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Anthony Burton , including
5.30 Striggio Ecce beatam lucem Huelgas Ensemble/Paul van Nevel
6.08 Kodaly Summer Evening Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
6.25 Tallis Spem in alium
Huelgas Ensemble/Paul van Nevel
6.35 Mozart Piano Sonata in F, K533/494
Murray Perahia (piano) Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Striggio Ecce

: Royal Opera Verdi Festival

From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Continuing the series of broadcasts from the ambitious, long-term festival in which the Royal Opera presents all of Verdi's operas, performed over the period leading up to the centenary of the composer's death in 2001. Tonight, Giovanna d'Arco, an opera in a prologue and three acts to a libretto by Temistocle Solera based on Schiller's version of the Joan of Arc story Die Jungfrau von Orleans. Sung in Italian, and introduced by Piers Burton-Page and Michael Oliver.
Verdi Giovanna d'Arco
Giovanna...........................JUNE ANDERSON (sop)
Carlo VII, King of France ...DENNIS O'NEILL (tenor) Giacomo ......VLADIMIR CHERNOV (baritone)
Delil......JOHN DOBSON (tenor)
Talbot JEREMY WHITE (bass) Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/Daniele Gatti Prologue; Acts 1 and 2
9.10 Staging History
No-one has more opportunity to practise transplanting history onto the stage than a director of Shakespeare. Hugh Walters asks Adrian Noble how it can be done effectively - do the very constraints of opera make this category of drama easier to bring off, and how should a production be dressed?
9.35 Act 3
A performance sponsored by the Friends of Covent Garden


Introduced By: Piers Burton-Page
Introduced By: Michael Oliver.
Unknown: Verdi Giovanna
Tenor: Dennis O'Neill
Tenor: John Dobson
Tenor: Talbot Jeremy
Unknown: Adrian Noble

: In Translation

Five readings of contemporary fiction from around the world.
By Etienne Van Heerden , translated by Catherine Knox.
"We had to collect my clothes, and I hoped Pa wouldn't be there with his blue stubble and the sour wine smell on his breath. I was ashamed and I prayed."
The tale of a poor Afrikaner boy who gets a taste of rich living when he goes to stay on a classmate's farm. Reader Roger May.
Producer Gemma Jenkins


Unknown: Etienne van Heerden
Translated By: Catherine Knox.
Producer: Gemma Jenkins

: Hear and Now

An all-Scandinavian edition. Presenter
Robert Ziegler is joined by Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg , director of the Meltdown Festival, currently running at London's South Bank Centre.
Magnus Lindberg Ritratto
Avanti! Chamber Orchestra, conductor
Esa-Pekka Salonen
The programme also includes a recording of a concert given last March at the Purcell Room:
Usko Merilainen Metamorfora per 7 Lindberg Clarinet Quintet
Seppo Pohjoia String Quartet No 2 Kaija Saariaho Nocturne
Kari Kriikku (clarinet), John Storgards (violin), Avanti! Chamber Orchestra Producer Philip Tagney


Presenter: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Magnus Lindberg
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Unknown: Usko Merilainen Metamorfora
Clarinet: Kari Kriikku
Clarinet: John Storgards
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week: Frankel

With Chris de Souza.
The Curse of the Werewolf
Westminster Philharmonic, conductor
Kenneth Alwyn
String Quartet No 5 Lansdowne Quartet Symphony No 5
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Werner Andreas Albert Repeated from last Friday


Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Barbara Bonney (soprano), Waltraud Meier (mezzo), Berlin Philharmonic Symphony
Orchestra/Claudio Abbado Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)
2.40 Magnificat and motets by Busnois, performed by Pomerium Musices , director Alexander Blachly
3.45 Poznan Philharmonic SO/Andrzej Borejko Prokofiev Cello Concertino
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme Boris Pergamenschikov (cello) Karlowicz Eternal Songs
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Soprano: Waltraud Meier
Unknown: Pomerium Musices
Director: Alexander Blachly
Cello: Boris Pergamenschikov

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