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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor, Op 1 No 3
Trio Ex Aequo
6.35 Delius Cello Concerto
Jacqueline du Pré , Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Malcolm Sargent
7.05 Debussy Feux d'artifice (Preludes) Jorge Bolet (piano)
7.42 Tippett Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
8.05 Handel Chaconne in G, HWV 435
Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)
8.35 Respighi Pines of Rome NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini.


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Jacqueline du Pré
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Piano: Jorge Bolet
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Harpsichord: Bob van Asperen
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Handel Suite in E, HWV 430
Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)
9.15 Beethoven Piano Sonata in F, Op 54
Artur Schnabel
9.26 Borodin Symphony No 2 in B minor
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anshel Brusilow


Unknown: Handel Suite
Harpsichord: Bob van Asperen
Unknown: Artur Schnabel
Conductor: Anshel Brusilow

: Composer of the Week: Haydn

Paul Guinery presents more music written by Haydn in his final years. Chorus of the Danes (Incidental music: Alfred, Konig der Angelsachen) Budapest Madrigal Choir, Hungarian State Orchestra, conductor Ferenc Szekeres
Piano Trio in E flat, H XV 29
Beaux Arts Trio
Die Harmonie in der Ehe; Die Wamung New York Vocal Arts Ensemble
String Quartet in E flat, Op 76 No 6 Takacs Quartet
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Ferenc Szekeres

: Cheltenham Festival 1996

From the Pittville Pump Room. Vladimir Ovchinikov (piano).
A recital by the distinguished Russian virtuoso who plays music by two great Russian composer pianists, including the original version of Rachmaninov's second sonata - the composer's response to the great second sonata (the Funeral March) by Chopin, to whom Rachmaninov also pays homage in the variations on Chopin's famous C minor prelude.
Scriabin Piano Sonata No 1
Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op 22
11.55 Discoveries from a Muddy Field British radio astronomy began 50 years ago at Jodrell Bank . Its telescope is a symbol of successful science, and it played a crucial role in the Cold War . The three men who have run Jodrell Bank talk to
Frank Close about the first half century and the future.
12.15 Ovchinikov Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No 2 in 6 flat minor (original version)


Piano: Vladimir Ovchinikov
Unknown: Jodrell Bank
Unknown: Cold War
Unknown: Jodrell Bank
Unknown: Frank Close

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Van Pascal Tortelier
Berlioz Overture: Les Francs-juges Richard Rodney Bennett Partita
Ravel, orch Tortelier Trio in A minor
2.10 Twilight of the Iguana
Three programmes combining music and poetry from Spain and Spanish America. 2: Of Love and Longing
Is there more to life than this fleeting moment? Is all love destined to escape our grasp and disappear?
These questions inspired poets like Neruda and Gabriela Mistral and composers like Rodrigo and Guastavino to works of passionate intensity.
FACTSHEET: send sae to [address removed]
3.10 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk , Evelyn Glennie (percussion)
Elgar Introduction and Allegro MacMillan Veni , veni,
Emmanuel Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Evelyn Glennie
Conductor: Allegro MacMillan Veni
Unknown: Emmanuel Dvorak

: Music Machine

With Tommy Pearson. Fantasy Festival
Pupils from Stanwell Comprehensive School, Penarth, design their own music festival for the city of Cardiff. Rpt


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.

: In Tune

Presented by Geoffrey Baskerville , who is joined after 7.00 by his guest Osmo Vanska , who begins his appointment as Chief Conductor of the BBC
Scottish Symphony Orchestra at the Proms on 25 August. Including
Massenet Reste au foyer (Cendrillon)
6.03 Prokofiev They Are Seven
6.13 Mozart Piano Sonata in D, K576 Producer David McGuinness


Presented By: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Osmo Vanska
Producer: David McGuinness

: Royal Opera Verdi Festival: Alzira

One of the least-known of Verdi's operas, Alzira was the composer's first collaboration with the renowned librettist Salvatore Camarano. They took as their subject a tragedy by Voltaire set in Peru, where one of the Spanish invaders and an Inca tribal chieftain are rivals for the love of the princess Alzira. This performance was given at Covent Garden last week. Sung in Italian. Presented by Piers Burton-Page with Michael Oliver.
Royal Opera Chorus, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Mark Elder
In association with the Patrons of the OAE and the Friends of Covent Garden


Unknown: Salvatore Camarano.
Presented By: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Michael Oliver.
Conductor: Mark Elder
Unknown: Covent Garden
Alvaro: Sorin Coliban (bass)
Gusmano: Alexandru Agache (bar)
Ovando: Toby Spence (tenor)
Zamoro: Keith Ikaia-Purdy (tenor)
Ataliba: Andrew Greenan (bass)
Alzira: Veronica Villaroel (sop)
Zuma: Susan Parry (mezzo)
Otumbo: John Daszak (tenor)

: 1996 Reith Lectures: The Language Web

2: A Web of Deceit. Humans have evolved a communication system that has more in common with birdsong than with the grunts of our ape cousins. Professor Jean Aitchison argues that the ultimate goal of language, and a clue to its origin, may be lying - the ability to manipulate and deceive.
First broadcast on Radio 4
Next lecture tomorrow 9.30pm


Unknown: Professor Jean Aitchison

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Haydn Piano Trio of Vienna.
Haydn Piano Trio in G minor, H XV 19 Mendelssohn Piano Trio in C minor,
Op 66 Rpt


Introduces: Penny Gore

: Night Waves

Lulu, beautiful and dangerous, leaves death and despair in her wake, until she meets her own destroyer. As
Graham Vick directs Glyndebourne's first ever performance of Berg's opera, Christopher Cook discusses this production and the myth of the femme fatale. And the unexpected sides of a more dour and solid icon are revealed in Adrienne Munich's account of Queen Victoria's Secrets. Night Waves reviews a groundbreaking study of fashion, manners and menopause. Producer Erica Wright


Unknown: Graham Vick
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Erica Wright

: Composers of the Week The English Madrigalists

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 bird6, The Silver Swanne
Repeated from last Tuesday


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

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. The Blue
Jersey All Stars, directed by Malcolm Creese , begin a three-part salute to Duke Ellington, continued in tomorrow's and Thursday's programmes. Recorded at this year's Jersey Jazz Festival, they play British and European arrangements of Ellington's music. The line-up is Tony Coe , Lee Konitz , Norma Winstone , Gary Kavanagh , Mark Nightingale , John Horler , John Halton and Allan Ganley. Plus a word with the band's local trumpeter, Gary Kavanagh. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Directed By: Malcolm Creese
Unknown: Tony Coe
Unknown: Lee Konitz
Unknown: Norma Winstone
Unknown: Gary Kavanagh
Unknown: Mark Nightingale
Unknown: John Horler
Unknown: John Halton
Unknown: Allan Ganley.
Unknown: Gary Kavanagh.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Radio Choir/Pierre Boulez Stravinsky Symphonies of Wind
Instruments Webem Five Pieces for orchestra Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements Berg Lyric Suite - three pieces for string orchestra Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
2.25 La Capella Rejal de Catalunya, conductor Jordi Savall. A programme of early music including Cabanilles, Hidalgo and Duron.
4.15 Saar Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Philippe Herreweghe
Brahms Tragic Overture Schumann Cello Concerto Truls Mork (cello)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Jordi Savall.
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe

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