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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Haydn Symphony No 45 in F sharp minor (Farewell)
Tafelmusik, director Bruno Weil
6.41 Mozart Violin Sonata in B flat,
Maxim Vengerov (violin), Itamar Golan (piano)
7.05 Webern Im Sommerwind
BBC SO, conductor Manfred Honeck
7.32 Thomas Malgré I'éclat qui m'environne (Le Songe d'une nuit d'ete) Sumi Jo (soprano), ECO, conductor Richard Bonynge
8.05 Dvorak Nocturne in B, Op 40 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
8.36 Crusell Clarinet Concerto No 3 in B flat
Karl Leister (clarinet), Lahti SO , conductor Osmo Vanska


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Bruno Weil
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Piano: Itamar Golan
Conductor: Manfred Honeck
Soprano: Sumi Jo
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Clarinet: Karl Leister
Clarinet: Lahti So
Conductor: Osmo Vanska

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer
9.11 Beethoven Bagatelles, Op 119 Rudolf Serkin (piano)
9.27 Stravinsky Suite No 1
Saint Paul CO , conductor Hugh Wolff
9.32 Mozart Symphony No 29 in A, K201
ECO, conductor Benjamin Britten Discs


Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Conductor: Paul Co
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Conductor: Benjamin Britten

: Musical Encounters

With Stephanie Hughes.
Grieg Funeral March for Richard Nordraak
London Brass Virtuosi, conductor David Honeyball
10.09 Ginastera Las horas de una estancia
Olivia Blackburn (soprano), Alberto Portugheis (piano)
10.29 Guilmant Organ Symphony No 1 in D minor
Ian Tracey (organ), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
10.52 Clementi Piano Sonata in D,
Op 40 No 3
Maria Tipo (piano)
11.15 Sculthorpe Irkanda IV Australian Chamber Orchestra
11.26 Charpentier Magnificat, H74 Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo), John Aler (tenor), Kurt Moll (bass), Chorus and Orchestra of the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
11.50 Proms Artist of the Week:
Gennadi Rozhdestvensky (conductor) Nielsen Pan and Syrinx
Danish National Radio SO


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: David Honeyball
Conductor: Ginastera Las
Soprano: Olivia Blackburn
Piano: Alberto Portugheis
Unknown: Ian Tracey
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Maria Tipo
Soprano: Dawn Upshaw
Soprano: Ann Murray
Tenor: John Aler
Tenor: Kurt Moll
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

: Composer of the Week: Handel

Anthony Burton and guests explore aspects of Handel's operas - works which spanned the whole range of his composing career and are now re-emerging on to the operatic stage. 4: Conductor Nicholas McGegan - responsible for many Handel revivals - talks about sounds, harmonies and the performing of Handel operas today. Including excerpts from
Orlando, Giustino and Radamisto. Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan

: The Afternoon on Three

With Sandy Burnett.


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.

: Slava!

John Allison investigates the literary roots of Russian opera and explores how composers turned words into musical theatre.
2: Gogol's connections with the operatic stage, including excerpts from Christmas Eve, Sorochintsy Fair and The Nose.


Unknown: John Allison

: Bath Mozartfest

A concert recorded last year at a festival inspired by the music of Mozart, which takes place in one of Britain's most beautiful Georgian cities. Nash Ensemble,
Michael Collins (clarinet)
Weber Grand duo concertant, Op 48 Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581


Clarinet: Michael Collins
Clarinet: Weber Grand

: Ulster Orchestra

Smetana Ma vlast
The Ulster Orchestra plays Smetana's cycle of six symphonic poems chronicling the Czech nation's history and celebrating its land. Conductor Leos Svarovsky introduces each movement.


Introduces: Leos Svarovsky

: Music Machine

Music Exams
4: Royal School of Church Music Tommy Pearson finds out what qualifications can be gained in the field of English church music. Repeat


Music: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Jan Smaczny , including
Araujo Hola, Hala, que vienen gitanas Cordoba Children's Choir, conductor
Gabriel Garrido
5.30 Shostakovich The Assault on Beautiful Gorky
Dmitri Alexeev (piano), ECO. conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
6.03 Mozart, arr Triebensee Don Giovanni (excerpts)
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
6.30 Charpentier Le Malade imaginaire (excerpts)
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marc Minkowski
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Jan SmacZny
Conductor: Gabriel Garrido
Piano: Dmitri Alexeev
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: BBC Proms 1996

Bruckner's lyrical and rarely heard second symphony opens the Proms celebration of the composer's centenary from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Gennadi
Rozhdestvensky, former chief conductor of the BBC Symphony
Orchestra, is joined by his wife for a performance of Stravinsky's ebullient piano concerto, and introduces the Proms to a colourful and quirky suite he has drawn from film music by Alfred Schnittke.
Victoria Postnikova (piano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Bruckner, ed Haas Symphony No 2 in C minor
8.35 Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
David Huckvale investigates the career of the famous conductor whose professional musical life has spanned five decades and five continents, from the Bolshoi Theatre to the leading concert halls of the West.
8.55 Stravinsky Capriccio
Schnittke, arr Rozhdestvensky Suite: Dead Souls (first London performance)


Unknown: Albert Hall
Music By: Alfred Schnittke.
Piano: Victoria Postnikova
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Unknown: David Huckvale
Unknown: Stravinsky Capriccio

: Lost in London

Andrew Green uncovers the history of London concert venues.
4: Hanover Square Rooms
A Japanese store now occupies the site of this venue, where
Joseph Haydn directed his own music, the cadaverous Paganini thrilled his audience with the "wild and half-distraught strains from his violin", and coachmen were instructed to park carriages "with their horses' heads towards Grosvenor Square". Followed by:


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Joseph Haydn

: German Entrepreneurs in London

Emma Kirkby (soprano),
Lars-Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord), London Baroque
Carl Friedrich Abel and J C Bach began the Hanover Square Rooms' musical associations with their public concerts held there in the 1770s. London
Baroque perform two works written while the composers resided in London. J C Bach Concerto in E flat, Op 7 No 5 Abel Frena le belle lagrime


Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Harpsichord: Lars-Ulrik Mortensen
Unknown: Carl Friedrich Abel
Unknown: Abel Frena

: Great British Contributions

The last of three programmes. Landscapes of the Mind
At times, it seems the English think of nothing but gardens and landscapes. But our image of the ideal garden - the ideal landscape - changes from eye to eye and from generation to generation. Joe Mordaunt Cook ,
Professor of Architectural history at the University of London, takes a trip with Sir Roy Strong through some of the spectacular gardens and landscapes of the Lake District. They admire the picturesque villas around Lake Windermere and discuss a quintessentially English contribution to design: the landscape garden. Reader Tessa Worsley. Repeat


Unknown: Joe Mordaunt Cook
Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Reader: Tessa Worsley.

: Composer of the Week: Kurt Weill

With Brian Morton.
4: Weill and Lotte Lenya Denn wie man sich bettet
(Mahagonny); The Seven Deadly Sins (excerpts); Surabaya-Johnny (Happy End); Bilbao Song (Happy End);
Matrosen-Tango (Was die Herren Matrosen sagen, Happy End); Complainte de la Seine Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Brian Morton.
Unknown: Lotte Lenya
Unknown: Herren Matrosen

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather.
A week of music from the all-British
Appleby Jazz Festival 1996. Tonight, the conclusion of a two-part concert featuring the Dick Pearce Quartet.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Dick Pearce

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Harmony Group Chamber
Ensemble Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor, Op 49 Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44
2.55 Soprano Oxana Arkaeva and pianist Riccardo Zadra perform arias by Marcello, Alessandro Scarlatti , Parissotti and Rossini
3.40 Prague RSO/Chosei Komatsu
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Asako
Urushihara (violin) Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Oxana Arkaeva
Pianist: Riccardo Zadra
Unknown: Alessandro Scarlatti

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