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: On Air

With Penny Gore .
Schubert Sonata in A minor,
D821 (Arpeggione)
Mischa Maisky (cello), Martha Argerich (piano)
7.05 Howells Three Dances, Op 7 Malcolm Stewart (violin),
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
7.21 Mendelssohn Psalm 98: Singet den Herrn ein neues Lied
Gulbenkian Choir and Orchestra, conductor Michel Corboz
7.32 Lars-Erik Larsson A Winter's Tale
Stockholm Sinfonietta, conductor Jan-Olav Wedin
8.05 D'lndia Sovente all'hor
Consort of Musicke, conductor Anthony Rooley
8.32 Durante Concerto per quartetto No 8 in A (La pazzia) Concerto Koln


Unknown: Penny Gore
Cello: Mischa Maisky
Piano: Martha Argerich
Violin: Malcolm Stewart
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Michel Corboz
Conductor: Lars-Erik Larsson
Conductor: Jan-Olav Wedin
Conductor: Anthony Rooley

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Schumann Fantasiestucke , Op 12 Murray Perahia (piano)
9.26 Donizetti Una furtiva lagrima (L'elisir d'amore)
Placido Domingo (tenor),
Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Carlo Maria Giulini
9.31 Tchaikovsky String Quartet in D, Op 11
Hollywood Quartet Discs


Unknown: Schumann Fantasiestucke
Piano: Murray Perahia
Tenor: Placido Domingo
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

: Musical Encounters

With Paul Guinery.
Hahn Overture: Mozart
Radio-Lyrique Orchestra, conductor Pierre-Michel Leconte
10.05 Proms Artist of the Week:
Simon Preston (conductor)
Haydn Sinfonia Concertante in B flat Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Anthony Robson (oboe), Andrew Watts
(bassoon), David Watkin (cello),
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
10.26 Bach Prelude and Fugue in B flat minor, BWV 891 ("48") Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
10.38 Ireland Piano Trio No 2
Lydia Mordkovitch (violin), Karine Georgian (cello), Ian Brown (piano)
11.28 Sauer Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor
Stephen Hough (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lawrence Foster


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Pierre-Michel Leconte
Conductor: Simon Preston
Violin: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Violin: Anthony Robson
Oboe: Andrew Watts
Bassoon: David Watkin
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Violin: Karine Georgian
Cello: Ian Brown
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Lawrence Foster

: Composer of the Week: Stravinsky

The Paris Years
Stephen Walsh continues his exploration of how Stravinsky's new scores affected contemporary Parisian audiences, with one of the most notorious premieres and a work which inspired the young composer.
Today's programme features work presented during the 1913-14 season.
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (Tableau 1)
Musorgsky Khovanshchina (final chorus) Stravinsky Three Japanese Lyrics; The Nightingale; Three Pieces for string quartet
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Walsh

: The Afternoon on Three

With Sandy Burnett.
1.00 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk , Christine Cairns (mezzo)
Sibelius Night-Ride and Sunrise Elgar Sea Pictures
Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade
2.30 Ensemble
Beethoven and His Contemporaries
Paul Hindmarsh introduces the first of four programmes recorded last May at the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival.
In the intimate atmosphere of the Crucible studios, the Lindsay Quartet and friends perform familiar works by Beethoven and lesser-known pieces by some of his friends and contemporaries. Today, an early trio and a late sonata by Beethoven played by Janet Hilton (clarinet), Bernard Gregor-Smith (cello) and Yolande Wrigley (piano).
Beethoven Clarinet Trio in B flat, Op 11; Cello Sonata in D, Op 102 No 2
Producer Paul Hindmarsh
3.15 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier, David Golub (piano)
Bernstein Overture: Candide
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Gould American Salute
John Williams Film music: Raiders of the Lost Ark (Raiders' March)
Gershwin Suite: Catfish Row (Porgy and Bess)
Sousa March: Stars and Stripes Forever
4.35 Preoccupations
The series in which leading musicians reveal matters close to their hearts.
This week, clarinettist Michael Collins reports on his love for a bird called Basil. Followed by: 4.40 Poulenc and Messager Michael Collins (clarinet). Kathryn Stott (piano)
Poulenc Clarinet Sonata
Messager Solo de concours


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Christine Cairns
Unknown: Sibelius Night-Ride
Introduces: Paul Hindmarsh
Unknown: Lindsay Quartet
Played By: Janet Hilton
Cello: Bernard Gregor-Smith
Piano: Yolande Wrigley
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh
Piano: David Golub
Clarinettist: Michael Collins
Clarinettist: Messager Michael Collins
Piano: Kathryn Stott

: Music Machine

New Orleans
Sarah Walker learns how jazz began in New Orleans 100 years ago. Repeat

: In Tune

Lynne Walker 's guest is French pianist and conductor Jean-Bernard Pommier , recently appointed artistic director of the Northern Sinfonia.
Glinka Jota aragonesa
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
6.03 Chopin Variations in B flat on "La ci darem"
Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic, conductor Robert Stankovsky
6.40 Copland Clarinet Concerto Robert Plane (clarinet), Northern Sinfonia, conductor Steuart Bedford Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Conductor: Jean-Bernard Pommier
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Robert Stankovsky
Clarinet: Robert Plane
Conductor: Steuart Bedford
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: BBC Proms 1996

Peter Maxwell Davies 's eagerly awaited new symphony receives its Proms premiere at the Royal Albert Hall , London, under the composer's baton in a programme echoing his links with northern lands: an overture by Nielsen, a tone poem by Sibelius, and the latter's powerful violin concerto - tonight a vehicle for a popular Proms soloist. Tasmin Little (violin), Royal Philharmonic, conductor Peter Maxwell Davies
Nielsen Overture: Helios
Maxwell Davies Symphony No 6 (first London performance)
8.30 Poetry Proms
Scottish poet Robert Crawford reads from his work and his latest collection, Masculinity- in which he explores many aspects of that troubling concept. Recorded in St Machissi's College, Carnlargh.
8.50 Sibelius Violin Concerto;
Lemminkainen's Return (Legends)


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Robert Crawford

: The Colours of Music

Four programmes in which Philip Dodd explores the love affair between art and music in the 20th century. 2: Instruments
From Picasso's 1912 Guitar, artists have had an extraordinary preoccupation with musical instruments. Repeat
Next programme tomorrow 10.05pm


Unknown: Philip Dodd

: Haydn and Bartok

The first programme in an occasional series which juxtaposes Haydn's major sonatas with the piano music of Bartok.
Olga Dudnik (piano)
Haydn Sonatas: in A, H XVI 43; in D, H XVI 42
Bartok Three Studies, Op 18 Producer Misha Donat


Piano: Olga Dudnik
Producer: Misha Donat

: Station Island

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney reads his long poem set on the ancient island shrine of Lough Derg which follows a poet's pilgrimage towards wholeness and illumination. The whole narrative takes place within what Heaney describes as "the big acoustic" of Dante's Divine Comedy, of which it is a model in miniature.


Unknown: Seamus Heaney

: 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 onto the operatic stage. 2: Jonathan Keates considers how
Handel's operas fit in with the rest of his output and how his style developed over the four decades during which he composed them. With excerpts from Rodelinda, Floridante and Scipione.
Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Jonathan Keates

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces the Andy Hamilton Group in session.


Introduces: Digby Fairweather

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Dvorak Stabat mater Helena
Kaupova (soprano), Dagmar Peckova (contralto), Stefan Margita (tenor),
Peter Mikulas (bass), Central German Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
2.30 Michel Beroff (piano), Keller
Quartet Kodaly String Quartet No 2. Op 10 Bartok Piano Quintet
3.30 The Piffaro-Renaissance Band perform early music from Spain, Portugal and the New World
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Dvorak Stabat
Soprano: Dagmar Peckova
Contralto: Stefan Margita
Bass: Peter Mikulas
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Piano: Michel Beroff

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