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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Bach Trio Sonata in E flat, BWV525
The King's Consort, director Robert King
6.14 Brahms Symphony No 2 in 0 New York Philharmonic, conductor Kurt Masur
7.05 Carlos Baguer Sinfonia No 12 in E flat
London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert
7.33 Strauss Suite in B flat for 13
Wind Instruments, Op 4 Minnesota Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
8.05 Poulenc Two Marches and an Interlude
8.39 Poulenc Piano Concerto
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor
Simon Phipps , Susan Tomes (piano) Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Conductor: Simon Phipps
Piano: Susan Tomes
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Mendelssohn Overture: Ruy Bias London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.09 Dvorak Slavonic Dances , Op 72 Nos 2-5
Michel Beroff and Jean-Philippe Collard (piano duet)
9.23 Janacek Otcenas (Our Father) Walter Coppola (tenor), Prague
Chamber Choir, Josef Ksica (organ), Lydie Hartelova (harp)
9.38 Haydn Symphony No 35 in B flat English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Dvorak Slavonic Dances
Unknown: Michel Beroff
Piano: Jean-Philippe Collard
Tenor: Walter Coppola
Unknown: Josef Ksica
Harp: Lydie Hartelova
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza , including at approximately
10.05 Proms Artist of the Week:
Alfred Brendel (piano)
Liszt Sposalizio (Annees de PSIerinage)
10.10 Copland Appalachian Spring Seattle Symphony, conductor Gerard Schwarz
10.35 Mendelssohn Variations
Sérieuses in D minor, Op 54 Alfred Brendel (piano)
10.50 Beethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Op 112
Berlin Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher
11.00 Haydn Sonata in C minor,
H XVI 20
Alfred Brendel (piano)
11.25 David Blake Violin Concerto lona Brown,
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Norman Del Mar
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Liszt Sposalizio
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Conductor: Haydn Sonata
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Violin: David Blake
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Composers of the Week: Falla, Gerhard and the Heritage of Spain

Calum MacDonald presents a week of programmes exploring the common ground shared by two Spanish composers, Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) and Roberto Gerhard (1896-1970), born 100 years ago this month. Although a generation apart, they shared the same teacher - Felipe Pedrell - and both found inspiration in their rich cultural heritage.
1: Homage to Pedrell
Falla, arr Halffter Seven Spanish Popular Songs
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Teatre Lliure Chamber Orchestra, conductor Josep Pons
Falla Pedrelliana (Homenajes)
Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edmon Colomer
Gerhard Pedrelliana
Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, conductor Victor Pablo Perez
Gerhard Cancionero de Pedrell
Benita Valente (soprano), Tan Crone (piano) Producer Philip Tagney
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Calum MacDonald
Unknown: Roberto Gerhard
Unknown: Felipe Pedrell
Conductor: Josep Pons
Conductor: Falla Pedrelliana
Conductor: Edmon Colomer
Conductor: Gerhard Pedrelliana
Conductor: Victor Pablo Perez
Soprano: Benita Valente
Producer: Philip Tagney

: The Afternoon on Three

With Fiona Talkington.


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.

: Proms Chamber Music 1996

The Raphael Ensemble celebrates the Bruckner centenary witn ms unique string quintet - a rich work composed between the fifth and sixth symphonies. Wolf's youthful Italian
Serenade reflects the composer's love of the South. From the Britten Theatre in the Royal College of Music. Presented by Susan Sharpe. Raphael Ensemble
Wolf Italian Serenade
Bruckner String Quintet in F
2.05 The BBC Orchestras
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor David Atherton ,
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)
Musorgsky, arr Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2 in C minor (Little Russian)
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
3.45 Voices
My Kind of Song
Baritone Stephen Varcoe introduces songs which have been important to him over the years. Including
Musorgsky Lullaby (Songs and Dances of Death)
Finzi Wonder (Dies Natalis) Grainger Shallow Brown
Elgar Where Corals Lie (Sea Pictures) - and a few surprises.
Repeated from last Wednesday
4.30 First Bass
In the last programme, bass player
Ray Brown talks to Alyn Shipton about his trio and about projects including Superbass, in which he is partnered by fellow bass player John Clayton , and Two Bass - with Pierre
Boussaquet (bass) and Jackie Terrasson (piano).
Producer Derek Drescher


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: David Atherton
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Unknown: Musorgsky Lullaby
Talks: Ray Brown
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: John Clayton
Piano: Jackie Terrasson
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Music Machine

This week, a global survey of popular music. Today, what makes a top 10 hit in Japan? Repeat

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including Miles Davis Blue in Green
Katia and Marielle Labeque (MIDI grand pianos and synthesizers)
6.03 Strauss Dance of the Seven
Veils (Salome)
The Composer (piano roll)
6.40 Schreker The Birthday of the Infanta
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Lothar Zagrosek Producer Ekene Akalawu E-MAIL: intune@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Miles Davis Blue
Unknown: Marielle Labeque
Unknown: Strauss Dance
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: BBC Proms 1996

The first of two concerts by the CBSO and Simon Rattle - who is celebrating 20 years at the Proms. Tonight, two very different composers who share a deep spirituality and intensity of vision - Messiaen with his exploration of "the colours of time" and Bruckner with one of the peaks of his symphonic output.
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Messiaen Chronochromie


Unknown: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Messiaen Chronochromie

: Bruckner Remembered

Two programmes in which Stephen Johnson explores the man behind Bruckner's music through the recollections of his friends and students.
1: The Child of Nature? See also Thursday 7.55pm
8.15 Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E


Unknown: Stephen Johnson

: The Fortunate Cat

Five evening exchanges between poet and jazzman Roy Fisher and Mel Hill. 1: Who's It For?
Does a poet who also plays the piano in public worry about the audience? Repeat


Unknown: Roy Fisher
Unknown: Mel Hill.

: Ensemble

Pianist Christodoulos Georgiades plays pieces inspired by ancient
Greece together with music by 20th-century Greek composers.
Constantinidis Children's Pieces
Rameau Les Cyclopes ; L'Entretien des Muses
Skalkottas Piano Suite No 3
Satie Gymnopedie No 2
Hadjidakis For a Little White Sea Shell (excerpts)
Repeated tomorrow 2.30pm


Pianist: Christodoulos Georgiades
Unknown: Rameau Les Cyclopes

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a unique mix of musical styles and influences.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week: Johannes Brahms

With Philip Brady.
1: Robert and Clara
Variations on a Theme of Schumann, Op 9: Geistliches Lied, Op 30; Wenn urn den Holunder, Op 63 No 6;
Versunken, Op 86 No 5 (words Felix Schumann ); Alto Rhapsody Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Philip Brady.
Unknown: Felix Schumann

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. Tonight, a selection of records with Louis Armstrong in mind. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Ana Bela Chaves (violin), Philippe Aiche (viola), Bruno Leonardo Gelber (piano), Paris Orchestra, conductor Claus Peter Flor Janacek Suite for strings Mozart Sinfonia Concertante in E flat, K364 Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor
2.45 Teresa Berganza (mezzo), Juan Antonio Alvarez-Parejo (piano). Songs by Rossini, Jesus Guridi , Rodrigo and Turlna
4.00 Lafayette Quartet Beethoven
String Quartet in E flat, Op 74 (Harp) Rebecca Clarke Poem Mozart String Quintet in E flat, K614 with Yarif Aloni (viola)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Violin: Bela Chaves
Violin: Philippe Aiche
Viola: Bruno Leonardo Gelber
Unknown: Teresa Berganza
Piano: Juan Antonio Alvarez-Parejo
Unknown: Jesus Guridi
Harp: Rebecca Clarke
Viola: Yarif Aloni

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