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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
7.05 Poulenc Les Biches
7.32 Donizetti Oboe Sonata in F
8.05 Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546
8.16 Crusell Introduction and Variations on a Swedish Air
8.32 Handel Cantata: Crudel Tiranno


Unknown: Poulenc Les Biches

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet Israel Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
9.21 Schubert Fantasy in F minor, D940
Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu
9.41 Sibelius Valse Triste
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
9.46 Martinu Jazz Suite
Zdenek Jilek (piano),
Prague Symphony Orchestra, conductor Zbynek Vostrak Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Radu Lupu
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Piano: Zdenek Jilek
Conductor: Zbynek Vostrak

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Gluck Iphigenie en Tauride (Act 4)
Monteverdi Choir,
Lyon Opera Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
10.22 James MacMillan Untold
Members of the Scottish Chamber
10.30 Schubert Abendstandchen : an Una Ian Bostridge (tenor),
Graham Johnson (piano)
10.34 Proms Artist of the Week:
Claudio Abbado (conductor) Brahms Symphony No 3 in F Berlin Philharmonic
11.15 Rihm Sine Nomine
Ensemble 13, conductor Manfred Reichert
11.35 Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 77 No 1
Quatuor Mosaiques


Unknown: Mary Miller.
Unknown: Gluck Iphigenie
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: James MacMillan
Unknown: Schubert Abendstandchen
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Piano: Graham Johnson
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Manfred Reichert
Iphlgénie: Diana Montague(mezzo)
Pylade: John Aler(tenor)
Oreste: Thomas Allen(baritone)
Thoas: Rene Massis(bass-Baritone)

: Composer of the Week: Brahms

With Philip Brady.
4: Poets Great and Small
Brahms set texts by an astonishingly wide range of authors.
Ballade in D minor, Op 10 No I (Edward)
Julius Katchen (piano)
Nachtigall; Auf dem Schiffe (words Reinhold)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Wolfgang Sawallisch (piano) Immer Leiser (words Lingg) Margaret Price (soprano), James Lockhart (piano)
Salamander (words Lemcke) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau , Wolfgang Sawallisch Nanie (words Schiller)
San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt
Es Schauen die Blumen; Meerfahrt;
Sommerabend; Mondenschein (words Heine)
Margaret Price (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
Gesang der Parzen (Goethe)
San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/Herbert Blomstedt Next programme tomorrow 10.00am Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Philip Brady.
Piano: Julius Katchen
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Piano: Immer Leiser
Piano: James Lockhart
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Soprano: Graham Johnson

: The Afternoon on Three

With Fiona Talkington.
1.00 Wandering Minstrels
In the second of three programmes exploring the music behind the Savoy operas, Geoffrey Smith uncovers the pieces Gilbert and Sullivan poked fun at: Handel parodied in Princess Ida, spoof Verdi and Gounod and The
Pirates of Penzance, and just about everything sent up in The Mikado.
2.00 Sheffield Chamber Music
The Haffner Wind Ensemble, in a concert recorded last week in the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.
Beethoven Octet in E flat, Op 103
Krommer Octet-Partita in B flat, Op 69 Beethoven Symphony No 7
3.20 Preoccupations
Series in which leading musicians reveal matters close to their hearts.
This week, "Lights, Camera, Action!" with the pianist Barry Douglas.
3.25 20th Century Strings
The first of two programmes featuring Steven Stirling (horn), Vernon Kirk (tenor), Opus 20, conductor Scott Stroman ,
Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings
Kevin Malone Shangri-La for Orchestra (first performance)
Lutoslawski Paroles Tissees
Bartok Divertimento


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Krommer Octet-Partita
Pianist: Barry Douglas.
Horn: Steven Stirling
Horn: Vernon Kirk
Conductor: Scott Stroman
Conductor: Britten Serenade
Unknown: Kevin Malone

: Music Machine

The String Family
Tommy Pearson finds out all there is to know about the zither. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to conductor Kenneth Montgomery , who is in Belfast to conduct the last of this year's Ulster Orchestra BBC Summer Invitation Concerts.
Grainger Molly on the Shore
5.45 Saint-Saens Oboe Sonata in D
6.03 Danzi Fantasia on "La Ci Darem la Mano"
6.30 Balakirev Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor
7.03 Lalo Milio 's Recitative; Aubade
(Le Roi d'Ys)
Producer David Byers


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Unknown: Grainger Molly
Unknown: Danzi Fantasia
Unknown: Lalo Milio
Producer: David Byers

: BBC Proms 1996

"I feel like I'm riding a thoroughbred," says
Claudio Abbado of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Two years ago they thrilled
Proms audiences with a monumental performance of Mahler's Ninth.
Tonight, it's the Second Symphony - a towering vision of apocalypse and rebirth, from intimate moments of great beauty to a vast chorale finale.
Solveig Kringelborn (soprano), Marjana Lipovsek (mezzo), BBC Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Chorus, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)


Unknown: Claudio Abbado
Soprano: Solveig Kringelborn
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: I Was There

The second of three programmes recalling great musical events and celebrities of the past.
2: Richard Fawkes meets the conductor Vilem Tausky , the vocal coach for the first performance of From the House of the Dead, who recalls his experiences of Janacek and talks about conducting the bass
Chaliapin in Boris Godunov. Repeat


Unknown: Richard Fawkes
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: Boris Godunov.

: Chabrier

Kathryn Stott plays a selection of the Pieces Pittoresques for solo piano.


Unknown: Kathryn Stott

: Music Restored

Tomaso Albinoni is overshadowed by contemporary Venetians such as Antonio Vivaldi. Yet even though he never took up composition professionally, Albinoni wrote a wealth of stylish and colourful pieces. In the first of two programmes,
Andrew Manze presents a selection of trio sonatas, cantatas and concertos, including:
Trio Sonata in B minor, Op 4 No 6 Locatelli Trio
Cantata: Amor, Sorte, Destino Mark Tucker (tenor),
David Roblou (harpsichord) Concerto in F, Op 7 No 9
Anthony Robson (oboe),
Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage Producer Verity Sharp
Repeated tomorrow 2.05pm


Unknown: Tomaso Albinoni
Unknown: Antonio Vivaldi.
Unknown: Andrew Manze
Tenor: Destino Mark Tucker
Harpsichord: David Roblou
Oboe: Anthony Robson
Oboe: Collegium Musicum
Director: Simon Standage
Producer: Verity Sharp

: Bausch of Wuppertal

Pina Bausch is acknowledged as one of the leading influences on theatre this century. Her company Tanztheater Wuppertal was a smash hit at last year's Edinburgh Festival and returned this year. Bausch blends dance, singing and speech in startling sounds and images. She has filled the stage with chairs, earth, carnations and water. Faynia Williams visited her and her company at Wuppertal as they began work on a new piece. Repeat


Unknown: Pina Bausch
Unknown: Faynia Williams

: Composer of the Week: Berg

With Jonathan Swain.
4: Affairs and Angels
Lifestyle, the double life, secret codes and a saving commission. Three Pieces (Lyric Suite) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
Violin Concerto (To the Memory of an Angel)
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Levine Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: James Levine

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather.
Jazz Jamaica fuses reggae and jazz. Leader Gary Crosby once described it as "skazz". Here they perform at the 1996 Bath International Festival.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Leader: Gary Crosby

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Choral Evensong from St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Frankfurt Radio SO/Janos Furst. Mahler Symphony No 9
3.25 Chamber Music The Vienna
Piano Trio perform two Beethoven
Piano Trios: in G, Op 1 No 2; in B flat. Op 11. And Helmut Wildhaber (tenor) performs a selection of Scottish and Welsh folk songs by Haydn
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Tenor: Helmut Wildhaber

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