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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 33 No 3 (The Bird)
7.05 Telemann Trio Sonata in G minor
(Essercizii Musici )
7.17 Brumel Lamentations
7.32 Chausson Le Colibri; Serenade Italienne; Le Charme
8.05 Falla, arr Samazeuilh Two Dances (La Vida Breve)
8.32 Bach, transcr Buson! Prelude and Fugue in D, BWV532 Editor Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Essercizii Musici
Editor: Andrew Lyle Discs

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young. This week featuring Byrd masses and Janacek. Bizet Carmen: Suite No 1
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
9.11 Byrd Mass for Three Voices
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, conductor David Willcocks
9.32 Janacek Taras Bulba
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik
Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: David Willcocks
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Composer of the Week: Johannes Brahms

Philip Brady explores Brahms's network of friends and the music he wrote for them and because of them.
1: Robert and Clara
When Brahms was 20, he met the Schumanns. A few years later, Robert was dead, but Clara remained a friend for the next 40 years.
Variations on a Theme of Schumann, Op 9
Mikhail Rudy (piano)
Geistliches Lied, Op 30
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, director Stephen Cleobury
Wenn urn den Holunder, Op 63 No 6; Versunken, Op 86 No 5 (words Felix Schumann )
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) Daniel Barenboim (piano) Alto Rhapsody
Jard van Nes (mezzo), San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt Producer Gautam Rangarajan
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Philip Brady
Unknown: When Brahms
Piano: Mikhail Rudy
Director: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Felix Schumann
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Billy Mayert

Peter Dickinson introduces recordings of Caprinella for violin and piano, a song, and two orchestral pieces - A
Lily Pond and Balearic Episode. Repeat


Introduces: Peter Dickinson

: BBC Proms 1996

A bank holiday family concert of popular works by Walton,
Prokofiev and Copland, and approachable new music by two living composers: internationally famous percussionist Evelyn Glennie performs a dramatic solo work by David Home inspired by Scottish landscapes and gives the world premiere of a showpiece with orchestra written by the composer of Brideshead Revisited. Evelyn Glennie (percussion), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
Walton Overture: Portsmouth Point "Prokofiev Suite: Lieutenant Kip David Home Reaching Out
12.10 Composed on the Body
Brian Beattie investigates the oldest percussion instrument of all: the body. With Sheila Chandra , Mike Whellan , Mhairi Macinnes and Howard Haig.
12.30 Geoffrey Burgon City Adventures (world premiere)
Copland Four Dance Episodes (Rodeo) * See This Week: page 11


Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Unknown: Lieutenant Kip David
Unknown: Brian Beattie
Unknown: Sheila Chandra
Unknown: Mike Whellan
Unknown: Mhairi MacInnes
Unknown: Howard Haig.
Unknown: Geoffrey Burgon

: Children's Corner

Piano rolls featuring Debussy performing some of his own piano music and virtuoso Eugen D'Albert playing a piano arrangement of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.


Unknown: Eugen D'Albert

: Proms Chamber Music 1996

From the Britten Theatre,
Royal College of Music. On the day of the 150th anniversary performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah, which makes up tonight's Prom, the Gould Piano Trio play a complementary chamber work composed a year earlier, in 1845. They pair it with a little-known trio of that same year by Clara Schumann.
Presented by Susan Sharpe.
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 2 in C minor, Op 66
Clara Schumann Piano Trio in G minor, Op 17


Unknown: Clara Schumann.
Presented By: Susan Sharpe.

: Voices

lain Burnside explores songs about song, with a few detours en route. Ives Memories; Songs My Mother Taught Me
Dvorak Songs My Mother Taught Me Schumann Mit Myrthen und Rosen Gurney The Singer
Randers and Swann A Word on My Ear
Faure Vocalise
Rachmaninov Oh, Do Not Sing to Me, Op 4 No 4
Cleo Laine Sing Me No Song Wilbye My Throat Is Sore
Dory Previn Twenty-Mile Song Frishberg My Swan Song


Unknown: Rosen Gurney
Unknown: Dory Previn

: First Bass

Bass player Ray Brown left
Oscar Peterson in 1966 and settled on the West Coast to pursue a career as a freelance and studio musician. In the fifth of six programmes, he tells Alyn Shipton about his studio sessions with Quincy Jones , his work in the LA Four (with Bud Shank ,
Laurindo Almeida and Shelley Manne). and about the band he led jointly with Milt Jackson.


Unknown: Ray Brown
Unknown: Oscar Peterson
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Quincy Jones
Unknown: Bud Shank
Unknown: Laurindo Almeida
Unknown: Milt Jackson.

: Music Machine

The String Family
Tommy Pearson talks to fiddle players Peter Cropper , Andrew Manze and Aly Bain about the history of the violin. Repeat


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Peter Cropper
Unknown: Andrew Manze
Unknown: Aly Bain

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including Szymanowski The Fountain of Arethusa (Myths)
Tadeusz Cadzina (violin), Maciej Paderewski (piano)
6.03 Beethoven, arr Simeon Bellinson Variations on Mozart's "La Ci Darem la Mano"
Emma Johnson (clarinet), Julius Drake (piano)
6.45 Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV903
Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord) Producer Arthur Johnson E-MAIL: intune@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Violin: Tadeusz Cadzina
Piano: MacIej Paderewski
Unknown: Simeon Bellinson
Clarinet: Emma Johnson
Piano: Julius Drake
Harpsichord: Kenneth Gilbert
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: BBC Proms 1996

The Proms recreates the first performance of Mendelssohn's biblical oratorio Elijah, which took place 150 years ago today. Mendelssohn Elijah
Bryn Terfel (baritone), Janice Watson , Susan Gritton and Ingrid Attrot
(sopranos), Jean Rigby and Christine Cairns (mezzos), Anthony Rolfe
Johnson and Mark Tucker (tenors),
Roderick Williams (baritone), Stephen Richardson (bass), London Symphony Chorus, BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard
8.05 Mendelssohn in Britain
Roger Nichols explores
Mendelssohn's associations with Britain which culminated in Elijah. The composer visited Britain on ten occasions between 1829 and 1847. 8.25 Part 2


Baritone: Janice Watson
Baritone: Susan Gritton
Sopranos: Ingrid Attrot
Sopranos: Jean Rigby
Sopranos: Christine Cairns
Unknown: Anthony Rolfe
Tenors: Mark Tucker
Baritone: Roderick Williams
Baritone: Stephen Richardson
Unknown: Roger Nichols

: Ensemble

Beethoven and His Contemporaries The last of four programmes given in May at the Crucible Theatre as part of the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival.
Presented by Paul Hindmarsh.
Clementi Sonata in E flat, Op 3 No 2 Donizetti Sonata in E
Peter Hill , Benjamin Frith (piano duet) Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 (Serioso) Lindsay Quartet
Repeated tomorrow 2.40pm


Presented By: Paul Hindmarsh.
Unknown: Peter Hill
Piano: Benjamin Frith

: Mixing It

Presented by Mark Russell and Robert Sandall , including an interview with saxophonist and composer John Lurie - leader of the hard-riffing Lounge
Lizards and writer of scores for films such as Down by Law and Get Shorty. Producer Philip Tagney


Presented By: Mark Russell
Presented By: Robert Sandall
Leader: John Lurie
Producer: Philip Tagney

: 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 Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Songs: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Piano: Aribert Reimann
Piano: Altenberg Lieder
Soprano: Juliane Banse
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. Phil Seamen would have been 70 this week, had his premature death not robbed British jazz of one of its finest drummers. His recorded career is explored tonight. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Phil Seamen
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, composer
Christoph Eschenbach , Elisabeth Leonskaya (piano) Beethoven Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus; Piano
Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor) Dvorak Symphony No 9 in D minor (From the New World)
3.10 Chamber Music
3.30 Central German Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, composer Fabio Luisi Wagner Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan and Isolde) Brahms Song of Destiny
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: Christoph Eschenbach
Piano: Elisabeth Leonskaya
Unknown: Fabio Luisi Wagner
Unknown: Brahms Song

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