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: On Air

Andrew McGregor with news, weather, information and music including Purcell From Hardy Climes and Dangerous Toils of War (Wedding Ode, Z325)
Gillian Fisher and Tessa Bonner
(sopranos), Rogers Covey-Crump and Charles Daniels (tenors), Michael George (bass), The King's Consort, director Robert King
6.20 Harty Piano Concerto in B minor Malcolm Binns ,
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
7.05 Albeniz La Torre Bermeja Slava Grigoryan (guitar)
7.32 Copland Ballet: Rodeo Baltimore SO, conductor David Zinman
8.05 Trad Jewish Der Heyser Bulgar Itzhak Perlman (violin),
Klezmer Conservatory Band
8.35 Rebel Les Siemens
Musica Antiqua Koln, director Reinhard Goebel


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Gillian Fisher
Sopranos: Tessa Bonner
Sopranos: Rogers Covey-Crump
Tenors: Charles Daniels
Bass: Michael George
Director: Robert King
Unknown: Malcolm Binns
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Guitar: Slava Grigoryan
Conductor: David Zinman
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Director: Reinhard Goebel

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Schubert, transcr Liszt Fantasy in C (Wandererfantasie)
Michel Beroff (piano),
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
9.20 Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ)
Simon Preston (organ), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor James Levine


Piano: Michel Beroff
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Unknown: Simon Preston
Conductor: James Levine

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in E flat, RV253 (La Tempesta di Mare) Alice Harnoncourt ,
Vienna Concentus Musicus , director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
10.10 Nielsen Commotio , Op 58 Thomas Trotter (organ)
10.31 Anon Splendens Ceprigera (Libre Vermeil)
New London Consort, director Philip Pickett
10.26 Boccherini Guitar Quintet in D, G449
Paganini Ensemble
11.13 Ran Mirage
Da Capo Chamber Players
11.30 Prom Artist of the Week:
Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
Mahler Abschied (Das Lied von der Erde) Waltraud Meier (mezzo),
Chicago Symphony Orchestra


Unknown: Alice Harnoncourt
Unknown: Vienna Concentus Musicus
Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Director: Nielsen Commotio
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Director: Philip Pickett
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Waltraud Meier

: Composer of the Week: Bach

Historic recordings of Bach's instrumental music.
4: Lipatti and the Postwar Years Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV825 Dinu Lipatti (piano)
Violin Concerto No 2 in E, BWV1042 Arthur Grumiaux ,
English Chamber Orchestra Suite No 1 in G, BWV1007
Pierre Fournier (cello)
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Piano: Dinu Lipatti
Unknown: Arthur Grumiaux
Cello: Pierre Fournier

: The Afternoon on Three

With Fiona Talkington.
1.00 We Must Get Together Some Time
Solo arias may account for many operatic highlights, but where would we be without ensembles? The action is in the interaction - or sometimes, just as in real life, the lack of it. Gordon Stewart introduces three programmes in which operatic characters get together to agree, disagree, further the plot or to hold it up with needless bickering.
1: All's fair in love and war as a formidable cahort of tarts, murderers, cobblers, gaolers, rakes and noblemen fight through life in music from Monteverdi and Mozart to
Wagner and Verdi. Repeat
2.00 Vanbnigh Quartet
Beethoven String Quartet in G, Op 18 No 2
Bartok String Quartet No 6
Beethoven String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131
3.45 The BBC Orchestras
BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Gunther Herbig
Mozart Overture: Le Nozze di Figaro: Symphony No 36 in C, K425 (Linz) Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral)


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Introduces: Gordon Stewart
Conductor: Gunther Herbig

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson on one of the revolutions in music - the 12-tone technique. Suddenly all the notes are equal, but are some more equal than others?


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

From the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester's new concert venue, which opens this week with a series of concerts by the Halle
Orchestra. Presenter Lynne Walker 's guests include principal architect Nicholas Thompson , some of the musicians who will perform in it, and some of the composers whose music will be heard during the week. There is also an opportunity to hear excerpts from the first recording made in the hall:
Hoist Mars, the Bringer of War (Suite: The Planets)
BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal Tortelier
6.45 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52
Murray Perahia (piano)
7.03 Vaughan Williams Two Songs of Travel
Bryn Terfel (baritone),
Malcolm Martineau (piano) Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Presenter: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Nicholas Thompson
Piano: Murray Perahia
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: BBC Proms 1996

Tonight, from the "Windy City", comes one of the world's most renowned orchestras, whose reputation is based on their performances of major 20th-century scores, such as the Schoenberg
Pieces (famously premiered at the Proms by Henry Wood), as well as the peaks of the Romantic repertoire, like Bruckner's eighth - continuing his centenary celebrations.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
Schoenberg Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op 16
7.50 Prom Artist of the Week Daniel
Barenboim is the ninth music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
This programme explores the different stages of his musical career, including his 26-year relationship with the orchestra. During the course of their collaboration, he has appeared as conductor, soloist and recitalist.
8.10 Bruckner Symphony No 8 in C minor


Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

: Each Morning Once More Seamless

Australian poet Les Murray introduces and reads a selection of poems including The Year of the Kiln Portraits and Australian Love Poem.

: Music Restored

George Pratt introduces the first of seven programmes from the 1996 York Early Music Festival.
Jacob Heringman plays lute music by Antony Holbome in the Chapel at
Bishopthorpe Palace. Crispian Steele-Perkins plays trumpet music by John James , Purcell and Handel - accompanied on the harpsichord by Peter Seymour - in the Tempest
Anderson Hall in Yorkshire Museum.
Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated tomorrow 2.15pm


Introduces: George Pratt
Unknown: Jacob Heringman
Music By: Antony Holbome
Music By: John James
Unknown: Peter Seymour
Unknown: Yorkshire Museum.
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: The D-D-Drunken P-P-Poet

Thomas Durfey was one of the most versatile musical personalities of the Restoration as a composer, player, singer, collector, writer, publisher and entrepreneur. Friendly with all the great figures of the time, Durfey is the model affectionately parodied as the drunken (and stammering) poet in Purcell's The Fairy Queen. Today, he is best known for the great collection of popular songs and ballads Pills to
Purge Melancholy that went on to feed The Beggar's Opera and its successors. With contributions from
Richard Luckett , Andrew Pinnock , Roger Savage , Don Taylor and Christopher Wheatley. Repeat


Unknown: Thomas Durfey
Unknown: Richard Luckett
Unknown: Andrew Pinnock
Unknown: Roger Savage
Unknown: Don Taylor
Unknown: Christopher Wheatley.

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

With Calum MacDonald.
4: Pasts and Futures
Falla Harpsichord Concerto Gerhard Concerto for Eight
Falla El Gran Teatro del Mundo
Gerhard Libra
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Calum MacDonald.

: Jan Notes

With Digby Fairweather. The conclusion of the concert featuring Kenny Davern , Ken Peplowski and Dave Cliff.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Kenny Davern
Unknown: Ken Peplowski
Unknown: Dave Cliff.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Maurice Hasson (violin), Michel Becquet (trombone),
Jean-Marc Luisada (piano), Toulouse Capitole
Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
Beethoven Violin Concerto in D Martin
Ballade Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
3.30 II Giardino Armonico play Italian and Austrian Baroque music
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Maurice Hasson
Violin: Michel Becquet
Piano: Jean-Marc Luisada
Conductor: Michel Plasson

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