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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Brahms Serenade No 1 in D
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
7.05 Kodaly Dances of Galanta
Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
7.32 Verdi Overture: La Battaglia di Legnano
La Scala Philharmonic, conductor
Riccardo Muti
7.44 Schmelzer Sonata con Tribus
Tafelmusik, director Jeanne Lamon
8.05 Shostakovich Jazz Suite No 1
City of Birmingham SO, conductor Mark Elder
8.32 Berlioz Helene ; La Belle
Voyageuse (Irlande)
Frangoise Pollet (soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Cord Garben (piano)


Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Kodaly Dances
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Director: Jeanne Lamon
Conductor: Mark Elder
Conductor: Berlioz Helene
Soprano: Frangoise Pollet
Soprano: Anne Sofie

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Byrd Ave Verum Corpus
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips
9.04 Mozart Sonata in D for two pianos, K488
Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu
9.27 Janacek Cantata: Amarus
Kvetoslava Nemeckova (soprano), Leo Marian Vodicka (baritone), Czech
Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Director: Peter Phillips
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Radu Lupu
Soprano: Leo Marian Vodicka
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Composer of the Week: Brahms

With Philip Brady.
2: Brahms's Other Women
Although Brahms never married, his life included a series of unrequited or unlucky passions. A steady outpouring of music followed his various fancies.
Lieder, Op 19: No 1 Der Kuss; No 2 Scheiden und Meiden; No 3 In der Feme; No 5 An eine
Aolsharfe Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore and Wolfgang Sawallisch (pianos)
Two Rhapsodies, Op 79
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
Four Songs for Female Voices, Two Horns and Harp, Op 17 Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Liebe und Fruhling II, Op 3 No 3; An die Nachtigall, Op 46 No 4
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
Meine Liebe 1st Grun, Op 63 No 5; Der Tod, das 1st die Kuhle Nacht, Op 96
Margaret Price (soprano), James Lockhart (piano)
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Philip Brady.
Baritone: Aolsharfe Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Baritone: Gerald Moore
Baritone: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Meine Liebe
Soprano: James Lockhart

: Edinburgh International Festival

From the Queen's Hall. Brian Morton introduces a concert from Andras Schiff 's survey of Brahms's complete chamber music featuring the piano.
Andras Schiff (piano), Erich Hobarth and Yuuko Shiokawa (violins), Nobuko Imai (viola), Miklos Perenyi and Boris Pergamenschikow (cellos)
Brahms Viola Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No 2; Piano Trio in C minor, Op 101
11.45 Festival Stooshies
3: The Pilton Experiment
Colin Bell explores the issues of elitism and funding that have peppered the first 50 years of the Edinburgh International Festival.
12.05 Brahms Piano Quartet in A, Op 26


Introduces: Brian Morton
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Erich Hobarth
Piano: Yuuko Shiokawa
Violins: Nobuko Imai
Viola: Miklos Perenyi
Viola: Boris Pergamenschikow

: The Afternoon on Three

With Fiona Talkington.
1.00 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Peter Maxwell Davies
Maxwell Davies Chat Moss
Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)
Maxwell Davies Symphony No 1
2.40 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.
The Lindsays and friends contrast
Beethoven's so-called Serioso quartet with an early sonata by Clementi and a youthful jeu d'esprit by Donizetti. Presented by Paul Hindmarsh.
Clementi Sonata in E flat, Op 3 No 2 Donizetti Sonata in E
Peter Hill and Benjamin Frith (piano duet)
Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 (Serioso) Lindsay Quartet
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm See also Thursday 2.00pm
3.25 Guildhall String Ensemble Director Robert Salter (violin)
Rossini String Sonata No 1 in G
John Woolrich A Leap in the Dark (first broadcast performance)
Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 3
Puccini Crisantemi
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Maxwell Davies
Presented By: Paul Hindmarsh.
Presented By: Benjamin Frith
Violin: Robert Salter
Unknown: John Woolrich

: Music Machine

The String Family
Tommy Pearson investigates the string orchestra and finds out why it is that many composers have written some of their most popular works for this ensemble. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Anthony Burton , including
J C Bach Overture: Catone in Utica New Philharmonia, conductor
Raymond Leppard
6.08 Maw Dance Scenes
Philharmonia, conductor
Daniel Harding
6.28 Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Conductor: Daniel Harding
Conductor: Tchaikovsky Serenade
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Producer: Nick Morgan

: BBC Proms 1996

The 70th birthday of the Hungarian composer
Gyorgy Kurtag is celebrated at London's Royal Albert Hall with a UK premiere, flanked by two classic orchestral works. Then one of this year's Proms themes - the Creation - is reflected in Ives's symphony, which vividly poses the ultimate questions of human existence.
BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andrew Davis
Beethoven Symphony No 8 in F Gyorgy Kurtag Stele (first UK performance)
8.15 Damn Woo Woo Machine....
Beach Boy Brian Wilson 's description of the theremin, the original electronic instrument and the inspiration for modern synthesizers. Mark Russell charts its history and considers its future, with contributors including
Lydia Kavina - grand-niece of inventor Leon Theremin - multimedia artist
Matt Black , and composer Bruce Wooley.
8.35 Debussy Prélude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune
Ives Symphony No 4


Unknown: Gyorgy Kurtag
Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Gyorgy Kurtag Stele
Unknown: Brian Wilson
Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Lydia Kavina
Unknown: Leon Theremin
Artist: Matt Black
Unknown: Bruce Wooley.

: I Was There

Three programmes recalling great musical events and celebrities of the past.
1: In conversation with Richard Fawkes
, Mary Ellis recalls her early career as an opera singer and her encounters with Geraldine Farrar and Enrico Caruso.


Unknown: Richard Fawkes
Unknown: Mary Ellis
Unknown: Geraldine Farrar
Unknown: Enrico Caruso.

: French Piano Duets

Performed by Stephen Coombs and Ian Munro.
Satie Trois Morceaux en Forme de
Chabrier Cortege Burlesque (Pas Redouble)
Satie La Belle Excentrique Repeat


Unknown: Stephen Coombs
Unknown: Ian Munro.

: Apollo: a Ballet for Radio

Suzanne Farrell and Edward Villella , dancers with the New York City Ballet in its heyday, recreate the roles of Terpsichore and Apollo in this invisible production of Stravinsky's ballet Apollo, choreography
George Balanchine. With commentary by Arlene Croce , dance critic of the New
Yorker, and the musicologist Stephen Walsh. Interviews by Christopher Cook.
Producer: Frances Byrnes
A critical history of British ballet tomorrow


Dancers: Edward Villella
Unknown: George Balanchine.
Commentary By: Arlene Croce
Musicologist: Stephen Walsh.
Unknown: Christopher Cook.

: Composer of the Week: Berg

With Jonathan Swain.
2: Aphorism and Atonality
Berg's close but complex relationship with his mentor, Schoenberg.
Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op 5
Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Oleg Maisenberg (piano) String Quartet, Op 3 Alban Berg Quartet
Adagio (arr from Chamber Concerto, 2nd mvt)
Gidon Kremer (violin), Sabine Meyer (clarinet), Oleg Maisenberg (piano) Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Clarinet: Sabine Meyer
Piano: Oleg Maisenberg
Unknown: Alban Berg
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Violin: Sabine Meyer
Clarinet: Oleg Maisenberg

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather.
Tonight. Helen Mayhew selects some new CDs.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Helen Mayhew

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Janet Williams (soprano), Konrad Graf (percussion), Frankfurt
RSO/Dmitri Kataenko Villa-Lobos Bachiana Brasileira No 5 Russell
Smith Concerto for percussion Strauss An Alpine Symphony
2.30 Chamber Music
3.45 Mayumi Fujikawa (violin), NHK Symphony Orchestra/David Atherton Eigar Violin Concerto in B minor
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1919 version)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Soprano: Janet Williams
Soprano: Konrad Graf
Violin: Mayumi Fujikawa

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