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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade New York Philharmonic, conductor Yuri Temirkanov
7.05 Finzi Eclogue
Howard Shelley (piano), City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
7.32 Dvorak Overture: My Homeland Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Andre Previn
8.05 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 6 in E flat
Concerto Koln
8.18 Hahn La Jour; La Paix; Les Etoiles; Le Souvenir davoir Chante
Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Felicity Lott (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
8.32 Herschel Sonata in D, Op 4 No 4 Invocation, director Timothy Roberts (harpsichord) Editor Andrew Lyle


Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Andre Previn
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Baritone: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Graham Johnson
Piano: Herschel Sonata
Harpsichord: Timothy Roberts
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Featuring Chopin piano concertos and sonatas.
Tchaikovsky Polonaise; Waltz (Eugene Onegin )
London Philharmonic, conductor Leopold Stokowski
9.10 Mozart Ach Ich Fuhl's, Es 1st
Verschwunden (Die Zauberflote) Edith Mathis (soprano), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.15 Chopin Piano Sonata No 1 in C minor, Op 4
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.39 Haydn Horn Concerto No 1 in D Hermann Baumann (horn), Concerto Amsterdam, conductor Jaap Schroder Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Soprano: Edith Mathis
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Horn: Hermann Baumann
Conductor: Jaap Schroder
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Musical Encounters

Piers Burton-Page's selection this week includes some light music starters and curiosities from
Armstrong Gibbs Dusk (Fancy Dress Suite)
New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
10.07 Proms Artist of the Week:
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) Brahms Sonata in G, Op 76 Alexis Weissenberg (piano)
10.34 Handel Laudate Pueri, HWV 237
Sylvia McNair (soprano), Monteverdi Choir,
English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
10.53 Spohr Nonet in F, Op 31 Kerberos Ensemble
11.24 German A Gypsy Suite BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
11.41 A sequence of works by Tallis
Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, Robert Woolley (organ), conductor Christopher Robinson
11.52 Sibelius Serenade , Op 69 No 1 Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Dresden State Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Piano: Alexis Weissenberg
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Robert Woolley
Conductor: Christopher Robinson
Conductor: Sibelius Serenade
Conductor: Andre Previn
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Composer of the Week: Alban Berg

With Jonathan Swain.
1: Finding a Voice
From late romantic to early modernist. Seven Early Songs
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Bengt Forsberg (piano) Four Songs, Op 2
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Aribert Reimann (piano) Altenberg Lieder, Op 4
Juliane Banse (soprano), Vienna PO, conductor Claudio Abbado
Producer Alan Hall
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Songs: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Aribert Reimann
Soprano: Juliane Banse
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Producer: Alan Hall

: The Afternoon on Three

With Fiona Talkington.
1.00 Proms Chamber Music 1996
From the Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, introduced by Susan Sharpe. The classical wind ensemble was at the height of its popularity in Haydn's time. A century later, Dvorak also fell under the spell of writing for the ensemble. Oslo Philharmonic Wind Soloists
Haydn Divertimento in C, H II 7
Dvorak Serenade in D minor, Op 44 Haydn Divertimento in F, H 1123
2.00 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Gunther Herbig. Uto Ughi (violin)
Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphoses Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)
3.45 Voices lain Burnside introduces a recital on the theme of youth by Roderick Williams (baritone) and David Wickham (piano). Repeated from last Wednesday
4.30 First Bass
Bass player Ray Brown talks to Alyn Shipton about a career that has included collaborations with almost all the jazz giants. In the fourth of six programmes, Brown talks about his membership of Oscar Peterson 's classic trio of the fifties with guitarist Herb Ellis. The trio also accompanied such jazz greats as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.


Introduced By: Susan Sharpe.
Baritone: Roderick Williams
Baritone: David Wickham
Talks: Ray Brown
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Oscar Peterson
Guitarist: Herb Ellis.
Unknown: Billie Holiday
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald.

: Music Machine

Junk Week
To make music requires creativity enough, but what about those musicians who invent their own instruments as well? Luke Cresswell kicks off this week's programmes with a look at the world-famous group Bow Gamelan. Producer Graham Frost


Unknown: Luke Cresswell
Producer: Graham Frost

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including Byrd John Come Kiss Me Now Gary Cooper (virginals)
6.03 Thalberg Fantasy on Mozart's "Don Giovanni", Op 14 Cyprien Katsaris (piano)
6.30 Balakirev Tamara
Philharmonia, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov Producer Ekene Akalawu E MAIL: intune@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Byrd John
Unknown: Gary Cooper
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: BBC Proms 1996

From the Royal Albert Hall , London. In their second concert at this year's Proms, the Oslo Philharmonic introduce a work by Alfred Janson which is new to the Proms but a regular item in the orchestra's own repertoire. Janson comes from a background infused with jazz and classical music, and the threads of popular music - particularly folk music - are picked up again in Dvorak's most enduring symphony and in Bartok's symphonic study - a unique sound world of exotic and eerie effects.
Oslo PO, conductor Manfred Honeck
Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
8.00 Poetry Proms
Simon Armitage , Glyn Maxwell and Jon Stallworthy read new Icelandic poems and works by Louis MacNeice.
8.20 Janson Interlude (first UK performance)
Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World)


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Alfred Janson
Conductor: Manfred Honeck
Conductor: Bartok Music
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Glyn Maxwell
Unknown: Jon Stallworthy

: Reading Keats

A week-long Keats reassessment.
Marina Warner on La Belle Dame sans
Merci. Repeat

: Ensemble

Beethoven and His Contemporaries
Paul Hindmarsh introduces the third of four programmes given last May in the Crucible Theatre as part of the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival. The
Lindsays and friends perform two rarities: marches for piano duet by Beethoven and a string quartet by his friend (and pupil of Mozart) Johann Nepomuk
Hummel. Beethoven Three Marches, Op 45 Peter Hill and Benjamin Frith (piano duet)
Hummel String Quartet in G, Op 30 No 2 Lindsay Quartet
Repeated tomorrow 2.40pm


Introduces: Paul Hindmarsh
Unknown: Johann Nepomuk
Unknown: Peter Hill
Piano: Benjamin Frith

: Mixing It

A Week with Distended Record
Collections: Mixing It, the Diary
Edition. After last month's interview with Brian Eno , Mark Russell and Robert Sandall decide to generate some music of their own.
Producer Ekene Aklawu


Unknown: Brian Eno
Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Ekene Aklawu

: Composer of the Week: Ludwig van Beethoven

Paul Guinery introduces a week of programmes exploring Beethoven's ambivalent attitude to his aristocratic patrons, on whom he greatly depended for financial and artistic support.
Piano Sonata in E flat, WoO 47 No 1
Fliesse, Wonnezahre, Fliesse! (Cantata on the Accession of Emperor Leopold II) Variations on "Quant e Piu Bello" from Paisiello's "La Molinara", WoO 69 Piano Trio in C minor, Op 1 No 3 Repeated from last Monday


Introduces: Paul Guinery

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. Tonight, a reassessment of vocalese, the art of singing lyrics to an existing solo line. Producer Terry Carter


Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Barbara Hendricks (soprano), Jeunesses Musicales World
Orchestra/Antonio Pappano Dukas
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Berlioz Les Nuits d'Ete Sibelius Symphony No 2
2.30 Soprano Ana Camelia Stefanescu performs songs by Mozart, Schumann and Tchaikovsky, accompanied by Andreiana Rosca (piano)
3.45 The Daedalus Ensemble perform Venetian and Florentine sacred music from the 15th and 16th centuries
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Barbara Hendricks

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