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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Glazunov Symphony No 7 in F
7.05 Myslivecek Wind Octet No 2 in Eflat
7.32 Chopin Variations on "La Ci Darem la Mano", Op 2
8.05 Abel Symphony No 5 in B flat
8.19 Mendelssohn Songs without Words: No 7 in E flat; No 8 in B flat minor; No 9 in E
8.49 John Playford A Selection of Dances Discs


Unknown: John Playford

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
De Fesch Concerto in C minor, Op 5 No 5
Manfred Kraemer (violin), Musica ad Rhenum
9.10 Byrd Mass for Five Voices
Hilliard Ensemble, director Paul Hillier
9.37 Mozart Symphony No 24 in B flat, K182
Moscow Virtuosi, conductor Vladimir Spivakov
9.45 Janacek Violin Concerto
(Pilgrimage of the Soul) Thomas Zehetmair ,
Philharmonia, conductor Heinz Holliger


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Violin: Manfred Kraemer
Director: Paul Hillier
Conductor: Vladimir Spivakov
Unknown: Thomas Zehetmair
Conductor: Heinz Holliger

: Composer of the Week: Brahms

With Philip Brady.
5: The Death of Friends
Just when Brahms thought he had retired, he met a new friend in the gifted clarinettist Richard Muhlfeld. Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op 114 Michel Portal (clarinet),
Boris Pergamenschikow (cello), Mikhail Rudy (piano)
Four Serious Songs, Op 121
Dietrich Rscher-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano) intermezzo in E flat, Op 117 No 1 Wilhelm Kempff (piano)


Unknown: Philip Brady.
Clarinettist: Richard Muhlfeld.
Clarinet: Boris Pergamenschikow
Cello: Mikhail Rudy
Baritone: Dietrich Rscher-Dieskau
Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff

: Edinburgh International Festival

The last of Radio 3's morning broadcasts from the Queen's
Hall is a recital by Ann Murray (mezzo) and Graham Johnson (piano). Their programme includes Verlaine settings by Faure, Hahn, Poldowski and Bordes. Haydn The Spirit's Song; Five
Canzonettas: She Never Told Her
Love; Fidelity; Transport of Pleasure; Piercing Eyes; The Mermaid's Song Brahms Wie Melodien Zieht, Op 105 No 1; Nachtigall, Op 97 No 1;
Feldeinsamkeit, Op 86 No 2; Der Gang zum Liebchen, Op 48 No 1; Von Ewiger Liebe, Op 43 No 1; Meine Liebe 1st Grun, Op 63
11.50 Festival Stooshies
Colin Bell with a final collection of reminiscences of the shocking and controversial from 50 years of the Edinburgh Festival.
12.10 Faure Clair de Lune, Op 46 No 2; En Sourdine, Op 58 No 2; Green, Op 58 No 3
Hahn Offrande ; L 'Heure Exquise Poldowski En Sourdine
Bordes Streets
Trad The Last Rose of Summer


Unknown: Ann Murray
Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Meine Liebe
Unknown: Hahn Offrande

: The Afternoon on Three

With Fiona Talkington.
1.00 Bristol Lunchtime Concert
Bartok Plus
Introduced by Chris de Souza . Anthony Marwood (violin), Susan Tomes (piano)
Brahms, arr Joachim Two Hungarian Dances
Soproni Violin Sonata
Bartok Violin Sonata No 1
2.05 Music Restored
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm
3.00 Mining the Archive
Fiona Talkington celebrates the birthdays this month of two remarkable female keyboard players. Marie-Claire Alain
One of the pre-eminent organists of her generation, a 70-year-old whose reputation rests both on her performances of Baroque music and on her recordings of the music of her brother Jehan - a cycle which she made for the BBC. Including
Bach Schmucke Dich , 0 Liebe See/e, BWV654
Jehan Alain Suite for Organ
3.45 Moura Lympany
Sadly, illness has recently forced
Moura Lympany to give up the piano.
But in her 80th year she can look back on an extraordinarily life. Second only to Gilels in the 1938 Brussels competition, she later forged a remarkable career. She made her mark upon the great romantic repertoire and was bold in her championship of a whole generation of British composers. Including
Scriabin Sonata No 7 (White Mass) Rachmaninov Sonata No 2 in B flat minor
Rawsthome Piano Concerto No 1
Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Introduced By: Chris de Souza
Violin: Anthony Marwood
Piano: Susan Tomes
Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Marie-Claire Alain
Unknown: Bach Schmucke Dich
Unknown: Jehan Alain Suite
Unknown: Moura Lympany
Unknown: Moura Lympany
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Music Machine

The String Family
Lyn Fletcher , co-leader of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, considers the violin's role in an orchestra.


Unknown: Lyn Fletcher

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including
Beethoven Bagatelle in B minor, Op 126 No 4
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
6.03 Vaughan Williams Concerto Grosso
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
6.45 Brahms Fest- und
Gedenkspruche, Op 109
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, conductor Richard Marlow
Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Beethoven Bagatelle
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Conductor: Richard Marlow
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: BBC Proms 1996

Tonight's concert celebrates a century of English music.
Eigar's overture depicts a confident London before the First World War, while the Vaughan Williams symphony poses deeper questions in the dark days of the Second. Nicholas Maw 's concerto is one of the most significant recent additions to the violin repertoire.
Joshua Bell (violin),
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Roger Norrington Elgar Overture: Cockaigne
Nicholas Maw Violin Concerto
7.55 An Unanswered Question
Vaughan Williams 's Symphony No 5 is usually lumped with his third and fourth, or with his opera The Pilgrim's Progress, with which it shares some music. But could it actually have more in common with his questing sixth and ninth symphonies? Byron Adams investigates.
8.15 Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Nicholas Maw
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Byron Adams

: I Was There

In the last of three recollections,
Richard Fawkes meets percussionist and nonagenarian James Blades , who talks about working with Benjamin Britten over a 40-year period. Repeat


Unknown: Richard Fawkes
Unknown: James Blades
Unknown: Benjamin Britten

: Summer Evening

Kodaly's evocative piece for orchestra played by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Disc

: BBC Proms 1996

In tonight's second Prom from the Royal Albert Hall , that great pioneer Charles Ives sets the tone for a kaleidoscope of musical originality: James Dillon 's new work - the last instalment of his Nine Rivers project; Gyorgy Kurtag 's unique setting of Samuel Beckett ; and a Proms debut for the Renaissance Scottish composer Robert Carver. lldiko Monyok (reciter), Csaba Kiraly (piano), Polyphony, Music Projects
London, conductors Richard Bernas ,
Stephen Layton
Ives From the Steeples and the Mountains; Set No 1 for small orchestra
Gyorgy Kurtag Samuel Beckett : What Is the Word?
Byrd Ad Dominum cum Tribularer Carver 0 Bone Jesu
James Dillon Oceanos (BBC commission; world premiere)


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Charles Ives
Unknown: James Dillon
Unknown: Gyorgy Kurtag
Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Unknown: Robert Carver.
Piano: Csaba Kiraly
Conductors: Richard Bernas
Conductors: Stephen Layton
Unknown: Gyorgy Kurtag
Unknown: Samuel Beckett

: Bartok

Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
Murray Perahia and Georg Solti
(pianos), David Corkhill and Evelyn Glennie (percussion) Disc


Unknown: Murray Perahia
Pianos: Georg Solti
Pianos: David Corkhill
Pianos: Evelyn Glennie

: Composer of the Week: Berg

With Jonathan Swain.
5: Last Words
Entartete Musik , the abrupt end, and a posthumous tribute. Suite: Lulu City of Birmingham SO, conductor Simon Rattle
Berg, transcr Schnittke Canon : Alban Berg an das Frankfurter Opemhaus Gidon Kremer (violin), Moscow
Soloists, conductor Yuri Bashmet Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Entartete Musik
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Schnittke Canon
Unknown: Alban Berg
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Conductor: Yuri Bashmet

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Hindemith Oratorio:
Das Unaufhorliche
Marianne Rorholm (mezzo), Wilfried Gahmlich (tenor), Klaus Hager
(baritone), Siegmund Nimsgern (bass-baritone), Frankfurt Cathedral Boys' Choir International Choral Forum,
Frankfurt Radio SO/Dmitri Kitaenko
2.30 Chamber Music
3.30 Warsaw Philharmonic/Kazimierz Kord Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C minor, K503 Fou Ts'ong (piano)
Chopin Fantasia on Polish Airs, Op 13; Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor
Nelson Goemer (piano)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: Das Unaufhorliche
Unknown: Marianne Rorholm
Tenor: Wilfried Gahmlich
Tenor: Klaus Hager
Piano: Nelson Goemer

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