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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Mozart Symphony No 35 in D, K385 (Haffner)
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
6.22 Schubert Piano Quintet in A, 0667 (Trout)
George Szell (piano), Budapest Quartet
7.05 Weber Overture: Der Freischutz
Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.32 Brahms Four Pieces, Op 119 Emanuel Ax (piano)
8.05 Rigatti Magnificat
Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
8.28 Strauss Metamorphosen
Berlin Philharmonic/James Levine


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Piano: George Szell
Piano: Emanuel Ax
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Director: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: James Levine

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Handel Sinfonia (Saul, Act 1)
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.13 Uszt Malédiction
Michel Beroff (piano)
9.27 Barber Agnus Dei
Joyful Company of Singers/Peter Broadbent
9.35 Faure Violin Sonata No 2 in E minor, Op 108
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) Discs


Unknown: Handel Sinfonia
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Piano: Michel Beroff

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Francesco Salieri Sinfonia in B flat
(La Tempesta di Mare)
I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone
10.12 Anon Los Set Goyts (Libre Vermeil)
New London Consort, director Philip Pickett
10.24 Jongen Scherzetto , Op 108 Thomas Trotter (organ)
10.28 Debussy Piano Trio in G (Premier) Joachim Trio
11.03 Prom Artist of the Week:
Daniel Barenboim (piano/director)
Beethoven Piano Concerto in D (arr from Violin Concerto)
English Chamber Orchestra


Unknown: Francesco Salieri Sinfonia
Director: Philip Pickett
Director: Jongen Scherzetto
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Unknown: Joachim Trio
Piano: Daniel Barenboim

: Composer of the Week: Bach

Historic recordings of Bach's instrumental music.
5: An Unknown Work Becomes a Best-Seller
Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV1043
David and Igor Oistrakh ,
RPO, conductor Eugene Goossens Goldberg Variations, BWV988 Glenn Gould (piano)
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Igor Oistrakh
Conductor: Eugene Goossens
Piano: Glenn Gould

: The Afternoon on Three

With Fiona Talkington.
1.00 Bristol Lunchtime Concert
Bartok Plus
Introduced by Chris de Souza .
David Campbell (clarinet),
Michael Thompson (horn), Madeleine Mitchell (violin), Roger Chase (viola),
Christopher Van Kampen (cello), Andrew Ball (piano)
Bartok Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
Kodaly Intermezzo for Violin, Viola and Cello
Dohnanyi Sextet Repeat
2.00 Preoccupations
Series in which leading musicians reveal matters close to their hearts.
This week, cellist Robert Cohen is under the bonnet. Followed by: 2.05 Dvorak
Rondo in G minor, Op 94 Robert Cohen (cello),
Anthya Rael (piano) Disc
2.15 Music Restored
George Pratt introduces the first of seven programmes from the 1996 York Early Music Festival.
Jacob Heringman plays lute music by Antony Holborne 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.
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm
3.00 Mining the Archive Time Regained
Bom in the Ukraine, Edith Vogel was one of the most distinguished of the many fine musicians who settled in this country during World War II. "I never knew I could play the piano. It took me years, in England, to wake up". In conversation with James Gibb , Stephen Plaistow presents recordings from a broadcasting career which started in Austria when Vogel was 15 and continued with the BBC for more than 40 years.
Schumann Allegro in B minor, Op 8; Davidsbundlertanze, Op 6
Brahms Two Ballades, Op 10 Nos 1 and 2 Schubert Variations in A flat for Piano
Duet, 0813 with James Gibb (piano)
Chopin Sonata in B minor, Op 58


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Introduced By: Chris de Souza
Clarinet: David Campbell
Clarinet: Michael Thompson
Horn: Madeleine Mitchell
Violin: Roger Chase
Cello: Christopher van Kampen
Piano: Andrew Ball
Unknown: Robert Cohen
Cello: Robert Cohen
Piano: Anthya Rael
Introduces: George Pratt
Unknown: Jacob Heringman
Music By: Antony Holborne
Unknown: Crispian Steele
Music By: John James
Unknown: Peter Seymour
Unknown: Edith Vogel
Unknown: James Gibb
Unknown: Stephen Plaistow
Piano: James Gibb

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson discovers a whole array of notes lurking between the keys of the piano and adds to his catalogue of musical scales. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including Torelli Sonata in D
Wynton Marsalis (trumpet), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Anthony Newman
6.03 Liszt Tarantelle de Bravoure sur des Thèmes de "La Muette de Portici"
Gyorgy Cziffra (piano)
6.30 Bernstein Three Dance Episodes (On the Town)
Israel Philharmonic, conducted by the composer Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Conductor: Anthony Newman
Piano: Gyorgy Cziffra
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Proms 1996

Bruckner's glorious choral music is performed in the Royal Albert Hall , where the composer played the organ in 1871. Then Sir Georg Solti returns to the Proms for Beethoven's last symphony and its revolutionary choral finale. Solti declares the ninth to be "a masterpiece with an enormous, broadening horizon, where the history of music turned a page". Bruckner Prelude and Fugue in C minor; Locus Iste; Os Justi ; Afferentur Regi; Aequalis No 1; Christus Factus Est; Aequalis No 2; Ave Maria; Ecce Sacerdos Magnus John Scott (organ), BBC Singers, conductor Jane Glover
7.20 Solti and Chicago
"An orchestra and a conductor is a strange chemistry ... Chicago and I worked immediately!"
George Solti , in conversation with James Naughtie , recalls his 22-year partnership with tonight's orchestra, and talks about Beethoven's Choral
7.40 Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral)
Deborah Voigt (soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Johan Botha (tenor), Rene Pape (bass), BBC Singers, London Voices,
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Georg Solti
Unknown: Os Justi
Unknown: John Scott
Conductor: Jane Glover
Unknown: George Solti
Unknown: James Naughtie
Soprano: Deborah Voigt
Soprano: Anne Sofie
Tenor: Johan Botha
Tenor: Rene Pape
Conductor: Georg Solti

: Each Morning Once More Seamless

Australian poet Les Murray introduces and reads a final selection of poems including Politics and Art and The Tin Wash Dish. Repeat

: Schumann

Bernard d'Ascoli (piano)
Kreisleriana, Op 16 Repeat

: Hear and Now

Robert Ziegler presents the weekly sample of life from the new music scene. Tonight, an all-British edition reflecting the diversity of modem talent. Martin Butler Fixed Doubles
BBC SO, conductor Martyn Brabbins Luke Stoneham 0 (Marinero) (BBC commission; first broadcast)
Cambridge New Music/ Paul Hoskins Jonathan Lloyd Balladfor the Evening of a Man
Bochmann Quartet, Judith Hall (flute) Howard Skempton Chamber Concerto Cambridge New Music/Paul Hoskins
George Nicholson String Quartet No 3 Bochmann Quartet
Michael Finnissy Red Earth
BBC SO, conductor Martyn Brabbins Producer Andrew Kurowski


Unknown: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Martin Butler
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Luke Stoneham
Music: Paul Hoskins
Music: Jonathan Lloyd
Flute: Judith Hall
Flute: Howard Skempton
Music: Paul Hoskins
Music: George Nicholson
Unknown: Bochmann Quartet
Unknown: Michael Finnissy
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: 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 SO, conductor Andrew Davis Repeated from last Friday


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Ernst Krenek Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah RIAS Chamber Choir, conductor Marcus Creed
2.15 Gabriela Demeterova (violin), Slovak RSO, conductor
Robert Stankovsky Shchedrin , after Bizet
Suite: Carmen Mozart Violin Concerto
No.5 in A, K219 Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World)
3.50 Marion Verbruggen and Peter van Heyghen (recorders), Flanders
Recorder Quartet. Recorder music by the Bassano brothers
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Marcus Creed
Conductor: Robert Stankovsky Shchedrin
Violin: Carmen Mozart
Unknown: Marion Verbruggen

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