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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. News, weather and music including
Byrd Magnificat; Nunc dimittis (Great Service)
Tallis Scholars , director Peter Phillips
6.24 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
7.05 Leopold Mozart Horn Concerto in D Barry Tuckwell (horn), Academy of St Martin , conductor Neville Marriner
7.39 Schubert Fantasy in C, D760 (Wandererfantasie)
Alfred Brendel (piano)
8.05 Ives Psalm 135: Praise ye the Lord BBC Singers, Members of the New
London Orchestra/Stephen Cleobury
8.40 Weber Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Nikolai Demidenko (piano),
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Tallis Scholars
Director: Peter Phillips
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Horn: Barry Tuckwell
Conductor: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Beethoven Piano Sonata in D minor,
Op 31 No 2 (Tempest) Murray Perahia (piano)
9.23 Bernard Herrmann Aria for
Salammbo (Film music: Citizen Kane) Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), NPO, conductor Charles Gerhardt
9.28 Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)
Vienna PO/Christoph von Dohnanyi Discs


Piano: Murray Perahia
Piano: Bernard Herrmann
Soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa
Conductor: Charles Gerhardt

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines, including
Almador Ah, Pelyo que desmayo
Capella Reial de Catalunya/Jordi Savall
10.05 Soler Fandango in D minor Thomas Ades (piano)
10.18 Artist of the Week:
Sylvia McNair (soprano)
Brahms Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (Ein Deutsches Requiem)
New York Philharmonic/Kurt Masur
10.26 Smyth Concerto for violin and horn
Sophie Langdon (violin), Richard
Watkins (horn), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Odaline de la Martinez
10.55 Morley Laboravi in gemitu meo a6 Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips
11.01 Tippett String Quartet No 3 Lindsay Quartet
11.34 Scriabin Fantasy in A minor for two pianos
Philip Fowke and Hamish Milne (pianos)
11.43 Debussy La Chambre magique (Le Martyre de St Sebastien) Sylvia McNair (soprano), LSO, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Musical Encounters returns on Thursday

: Composers of the Week: The English Madrigalists

2: Of Byrds and Bees With Mark Rowlinson.
Vautor Sweet Suffolke owle
Weelkes Those sweet delightful lilies Ward Upon a bank with roses; Sweet
Philomel Bennet Venus ' Birds
Anon The Willow Song
Weelkes Lady, the birds right fairely Wilbye Flora gave me fairest flowers; Sweet honey sucking bees
Brown We cats when assembled at midnight
Ravenscroft New oysters
Bennet Lure, falconers, lure!
Morley Now is the Gentle Season; Those dainty daffadillies
Gibbons Dainty fine bird; The Silver Swanne
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm
Next programme tomorrow 10.00am


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson.
Unknown: Philomel Bennet Venus
Unknown: Wilbye Flora
Unknown: Gibbons Dainty

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: St Albans International

Organ Festival
A concert recorded last year at St Albans Cathedral.
Thomas Trotter (organ), BBC
Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier
Elgar Overture: Cockaigne (In London Town)
Tournemire Poeme
Elgar Sospiri
Sibelius Symphony No 5


Unknown: Thomas Trotter

: Twilight of the Iguana

Three programmes exploring the richness and complexity of Latin
America's music and poetry, much of which remains largely unknown in this country.
1: In the Wake of Vasco de Gama
When Portugal's ships sailed the great oceans towards America, her poets celebrated the epic journey, but the colonisation of Brazil dwarfed even their expectations. Here Africa, Indian America and Europe met; out of the encounter emerged an extraordinary new music and a new poetry. It was sometimes tragic, sometimes angry, sometimes full of hope, for it echoed with different memories and looked to a future that could embrace them all. Producers Mark Troop and Mike Gonzalez FACTSHEET: send sae to [address removed]

: Singers Plus ...

The last 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 Robert Ziegler , Matrix Ensemble
Copland In the Beginning for mezzo and chorus
Morton Feldman Christian Wolff in Cambridge for chorus
John Cage Amores for percussion trio and prepared piano
Steve Reich The Desert Music
(chamber version)


Conductor: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Morton Feldman
Unknown: John Cage
Piano: Steve Reich

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson investigates the string-quartet workshop taking place at the Boston University Tanglewood
Institute under the guidance of Bayla Keyes and Andres Diaz.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Bayla Keyes
Unknown: Andres Diaz.

: In Tune

From the Pittville Pump Room at the Cheltenham Festival with David Owen Norris , whose guests include performers from the Festival.
5.55 Grieg A Swan, Op 25 No 2 Barbara Bonney (soprano),
Gothenberg SO/Neeme Jarvi
6.20 Rachmaninov The Rock
Berlin Philharmonic/Lorin Maazel
7.25 Coates Overture: The Merrymakers BBC Concert Orchestra/Adrian Boult Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Soprano: Barbara Bonney

: Cheltenham Festival 1996

The first of three concerts in which the Borodin Quartet perform the late quartets of Beethoven and Shostakovich. Their programme in this concert - recorded yesterday at the Pittville Pump Room - also includes a short piece by one of their compatriots who is better known as a conductor.
Shostakovich String Quartets Nos 11 and 12 Yevgeni Svetlanov Valse
Beethoven String Quartet in B flat, Op 130 (1826 version)
A concert sponsored by Messier Dowty and Dowty Aerospace, members of the TI Group. Next Borodin Quartet concert Thursday
7.30pm. See also tonight 10.45pm and tomorrow 11.00am


Unknown: Yevgeni Svetlanov Valse

: Art and the Human Condition

Martin Kemp talks to artists about the way they treat the question of what it is to be alive today.
2: States of Consciousness
Antony Gormley is a sculptor who works with the human figure, the most traditional form of humanist art. He uses his own body to form empty lead cases, which he puts in iconic attitudes - standing, lying or tumbling. More recently, he has created a field of gazing faces, which draws spectators into its midst.
Next programme tomorrow 9.40pm


Talks: Martin Kemp
Unknown: Antony Gormley

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Dmitri Kitaenko ,
Michaela Paetsch Nefler (violin)
Siegfried Wagner Overture: Rainulf and Adelasia
Gubaidulina Offertorium (Violin Concerto)


Conductor: Dmitri Kitaenko
Violin: Michaela Paetsch Nefler
Violin: Siegfried Wagner

: Night Waves

Was C S Lewis really a "murderous misogynist" and a "blasphemer"? Richard Coles investigates John Goldthwaite's controversial accusations. Also tonight, a report on the world premiere of In the House of Crossed Desires. John Woolrich's new opera opened the Cheltenham Festival and has a libretto by Marina Warner based on the comic writings of Apuleius in The Golden Ass. Producer Helen Garrison


Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Helen Garrison

: Composer of the Week: Berwald

With David Byers and Robert Layton. Septet in B flat; Symphony No 2 in D (Sinfonie capricieuse)
Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: David Byers
Unknown: Robert Layton.

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. Tonight, new releases and jazz news as Dave Gelly browses the shelves.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Dave Gelly

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Guy Touvron (trumpet), Santa Cecilia Virtuosi , conductor Aurelio Canonici Leopold Mozart Trumpet Concerto in D W A Mozart Sinfonia
Concertante in E flat, K297b Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat
2.00 Songs by Lassus. Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini
3.10 Prokofiev Symphony-Concerto for cello and orchestra Jiri Hosek (cello), Prague RSO/Leos Svarovsky
4.30 Traditional music from Korea, performed by Ahn Suk-son (zang) and Chung Whayoung (puk)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Santa Cecilia Virtuosi
Conductor: Aurelio Canonici
Cello: Jiri Hosek
Unknown: Ahn Suk-Son
Unknown: Chung Whayoung

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