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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Bach Trio Sonata in C, BWV529 The King's Consort, director Robert King
6.21 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Gil Shaham , Philharmonia, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli
7.05 Baguer Symphony No 18 in B flat
London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert
7.32 Bach Trio Sonata in G, BWV530 The King's Consort, director Robert King
8.05 Beethoven Overture: The
Creatures of Prometheus
Vienna PO, conductor Claudio Abbado
8.57 Bruckner Psalm 150
Juliet Booth (soprano),
Corydon Singers and Orchestra, conductor Matthew Best


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Robert King
Unknown: Gil Shaham
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Director: Robert King
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Matthew Best

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Haydn Symphony No 39 in G minor English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.18 Verdi Pan Siamo ... Figlia! Mio Padre! (Rigoletto, Act 1 Sc 2)
Daniela Dessi (soprano), Giorgio Zancanaro (baritone), La Scala
Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti
9.34 Janacek Sinfonietta
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Soprano: Daniela Dessi
Soprano: Giorgio Zancanaro
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
J C Bach Symphony in E flat, Op 6 No 5
Hanover Band, conductor Antony Halstead
10.10 Proms Artist of the Week:
Alfred Brendel (piano)
Beethoven Sonata in A flat, Op 110
10.25 Ives The Unanswered Question BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
10.35 Brahms Ballades , Op 10: Nos 2, 3 and 4 Alfred Brendel (piano)
10.50 Beethoven Incidental music:
Leonore Prohaska
Berlin Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher
11.05 Uszt Après une Lecture du Dante (Annees de Pelehnage) Alfred Brendel (piano)
11.25 Pfitzner Violin Concerto
Sashko Gavrilov , Bamberg SO, conductor Werner Andreas Albert


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Conductor: Antony Halstead
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Brahms Ballades
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Sashko Gavrilov
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert

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

With Calum MacDonald.
5: Homage to Catalonia
Falla Hymn to Barcelona; Hymn to
Atlantis; Salve at Sea; The Supreme Night (Atlantida)
University Choir of the Balearic Islands, Laguna University Polyphonic Choir, Navarro Reverter Choral Society, Simon Bolivar University Choral Society, Spanish National Youth
Orchestra, conductor Edmon Colomer
Gerhard Sardana No 1
London Collegiate Brass, conductor Edward Gregson
Gerhard Symphony No 4 (New York) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Calum MacDonald.
Conductor: Edmon Colomer
Conductor: Gerhard Sardana
Conductor: Edward Gregson
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: The Afternoon on Three

With Fiona Talkington.
1.00pm Bristol Lunchtime Concert Bartok Plus
Introduced by Chris de Souza . William Dazeley (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Dvorak Seven Gypsy Melodies, Op 55 Bartok Five Songs, Op 16
Kurtag Three Old Inscriptions, Op 25 Bartok Three Hungarian Folk Songs Repeat
1.55 Preoccupations
Series in which leading musicians reveal matters close to their hearts.
This week, "read all about it" with oboist Douglas Boyd. Followed by: 2.00 Telemann
Trio Sonata in E flat
Douglas Boyd (oboe),
Harold Lester (chamber organ), Richard Lester (cello) Disc
2.15 Music Restored
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm
3.00 Mining the Archive Thurston Dart
English musicologist Thurston Dart died in 1971 at the age of 49. In what would have been his 75th birthday week, Fiona Talkington talks to friend and fellow musician Sir Neville
Marriner about Dart's versatility as a continuo and solo keyboard performer, an influential scholar and a dynamic teacher. Recordings from the BBC archives include excerpts from the 1959 Purcell tercentenary concert, in which Dart directed the Philomusica of London, and Couperin's Ordre No 6 in B flat, which he plays on the harpsichord. Plus Bach, ed Dart Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G performed by the Academy of St
Martin-in-the-Fields and Philip Ledger
(harpsichord), director Neville Marriner. Producer Vicky Whitaker


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Introduced By: Chris de Souza
Baritone: William Dazeley
Piano: Julius Drake
Unknown: Douglas Boyd.
Oboe: Douglas Boyd
Oboe: Harold Lester
Cello: Richard Lester
Unknown: Thurston Dart
Talks: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Dart Brandenburg
Director: Neville Marriner.
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: Music Machine

In the last part of his global survey of pop music, Tommy Pearson takes the road to Rio to discover the Brazilian top ten. Repeat


Music: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including
German Three Dances (Henry VIII ) Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
6.03 Chopin Grand Duo Concertante on Themes from "Robert le Diable"
Maria Kliegel (cello),
Bemd Glemser (piano)
6.30 Scharwenka Piano Concerto
No 1 in B flat minor
Earl Wild,
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Erich Leinsdorf
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Henry Viii
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Cello: Maria Kliegel
Piano: Bemd Glemser
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Proms 1996

Tonight, the long-awaited
Proms debut of the renowned conductor of the Kirov Opera. Valery Gergiev is also music director of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, with whom he performs tonight.
Their programme features dramatic music composed in the heady period just before World War
I. Alexander Toradze (piano), Rotterdam Philharmonic, conductor Valery Gergiev
Debussy Le Martyre de St Sebastien (excerpts)
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 2


Unknown: Valery Gergiev
Piano: I. Alexander Toradze
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

: Firebird Memories

Monica Mason , a celebrated interpreter of the Firebird at the Royal Ballet, discusses her interpretation of this demanding role with Christine McDermott , one of today's younger dancers with the Royal Ballet.
8.40 Stravinsky Ballet: The Firebird


Unknown: Monica Mason
Unknown: Christine McDermott

: The Fortunate Cat

The last of five exchanges between poet and jazzman Roy Fisher and Mel Hill.
5: Taking the Pulse
Can poetry become music? Repeat


Unknown: Roy Fisher
Unknown: Mel Hill.

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker introduces a studio recording of Param Vir 's operatic double bill Snatched by the Gods and Broken Strings, originally produced by Almeida Opera in association with the London Sinfonietta.
London Sinfonietta, conductor Markus Stenz
Producer Anthony Sellors


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Param Vir
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Producer: Anthony Sellors
Maitra/Judge: Robert Poulton
Moksada: Susan Roberts
Rakhal: Jesse Gardiner-Smith
Annada: Fiona Kimm
Boatman/The King: Andrew Slater
Pilgrim 1/Rsh: Yvonne Barclay
Pilgrim 2/Elephant: Nuala Willis
Pilgrim 3/Musil: Stephen Rooke
Pilgrim 4/Guttil: Richard Suart
Pilgnm 5/Judge: Patrick Donnelly
Judge 2: Kevin West
Peacock: Wynne Evans

: Composer of the Week: Brahms With Philip Brady.

5: The Death of Friends
Brahms's final years were overshadowed by the death of all his closest friends. But just when he thought he had retired, Brahms 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 Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)
Intermezzo in E flat, Op 117 No 1 Wilhelm Kempff (piano) Repeated from last Friday


Clarinet: Richard Muhlfeld.
Cello: Boris Pergamenschikow
Piano: Mikhail Rudy
Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Handel Solomon
Vienna Singakademie, Akademie St Michel , conductor Herbert Bock
3.45 Simone Pedroni (piano) plays a selection of music by Prokofiev, Wagner, Rachmaninov and Musorgsky
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Conductor: St Michel
Conductor: Herbert Bock
Piano: Simone Pedroni
Solomon: Barbara Holzl (contralto)
Queen/Rrst Woman: Susan Gritton (sop)
Queen of Sheba/Second Woman: Cornelia Hosp (sop)
Zadok: John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Levite: Stephen Varcoe (baritone)
Attendant: Andreas Schagerl (tenor)

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