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With Andrew McGregor. This week's programmes include Britten's five canticles.
Rossini Overture: The Barber of Seville
Monte Carlo Philharmonic , conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus
6.28 Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Yevgeni Kissin , Monte Carlo Philharmonic , conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus
7.05 Chabrier Joyeuse Marche Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
7.32 Britten Canticle No I:
My Beloved Is Mine
Philip Langridge (tenor), Steuart Bedford (piano)
8.05 Stanford For Lo, / Raise Up
Choir of St Paul 's Cathedral, Andrew Lucas (organ), director Simon Phipps
8.42 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet:
Suite No 1
Monte Carlo Philharmonic, conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Monte Carlo Philharmonic
Conductor: Jean-Claude Casadesus
Unknown: Yevgeni Kissin
Conductor: Monte Carlo Philharmonic
Conductor: Jean-Claude Casadesus
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: Steuart Bedford
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Andrew Lucas
Director: Simon Phipps
Conductor: Jean-Claude Casadesus
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Beginning a season of Schubert symphonies.
Mozart Piano Concerto No 6 in B flat,
Alfred Brendel , Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.21 Mozart Adagio and Fugue in G minor, K404a No 2
Grumiaux Trio
9.28 Schubert Symphony No 1 in D Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Karl Bohm
Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Karl Bohm

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowlinson.
Stanford Irish Rhapsody No 1 in D minor Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
10.14 Artists of the Week:
Leeds Piano Competition Winners
Mozart Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat,
Michael Roll , BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Pritchard
10.50 Anon Go from My Window; Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone
Dowland My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home
Paula Chateauneuf (lute)
10.55 Muffat Violin Sonata in D
Pavlo Beznosiuk , Paula Chateauneuf (archlute), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello)
11.07 Respighi La Sensitiva
Linda Finnie (mezzo), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox Producer Mark Rowlinson


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson.
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Michael Roll
Conductor: John Pritchard
Unknown: Paula Chateauneuf
Unknown: Pavlo Beznosiuk
Unknown: Paula Chateauneuf
Cello: Richard Tunnicliffe
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Composer of the Week: Antonin Dvorak

Dvorak, a viola player, was strongly drawn towards chamber music.
Susan Sharpe introduces some examples of the genre which formed a constant thread throughout his composing career. Theme and Variations, Op 36 Radoslav Kvapil (piano)
String Quartet in C, Op 61 Talich Quartet D/scs
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Piano: Radoslav Kvapil

: Nicolai Demidenko

Medtner Canzona Serenata , Op 38 No 6: Sonata Reminiscenza, Op 38 No
Rachmaninov Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 3 No 2; Elegie in E flat minor, Op 3 No 1; Mélodie in E, Op 3 No 3; Etudes-Tableaux: in F sharp minor, Op 39 No 3; in B minor, Op 39 No 4 Repeat


Piano: Medtner Canzona Serenata

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Andrew Davis ,
Patrick Gallois (flute), Artur Pizarro (piano), Patricia Rozario (soprano), BBC
Symphony Chorus Women's Voices
Takemitsu / Hear the Water Dreaming Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503
Vaughan Williams Sinfonia Antartica (Symphony No 7)


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Flute: Patrick Gallois
Flute: Artur Pizarro
Soprano: Patricia Rozario

: Voices

A programme of songs by Reynaldo Hahn.
L'Heure Exquise; Fetes Ga/antes; 12 Rondels; La Demiere Valse
Felicity Lott (soprano), Susan Bickley (mezzo), Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Graham Johnson , London Schubert Chorale, conductor Stephen Layton Repeated from last Wednesday Discs


Songs By: Reynaldo Hahn.
Soprano: Susan Bickley
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Baritone: Graham Johnson
Conductor: Stephen Layton

: Class of 86: a British Jazz Decade

Giant Steps
After the initial stampede of media interest, what happened to the new generation of British jazz musicians as the dust began to settle? In the second of four programmes, John Fordham charts their progress and their connections beyond our shores. Some, like Julian Joseph , decided to study jazz in America but returned to live and work here. Saxophonist Andy Sheppard expanded his usual group into a 15-strong international big band including an American trombonist and a Dutch cellist. In the studio, saxophonist Steve Williamson and pianist
Jason Rebello both called up American stars to produce their debut albums. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: John Fordham
Unknown: Julian Joseph
Unknown: Andy Sheppard
Unknown: Steve Williamson
Pianist: Jason Rebello
Producer: John Goudie

: Music Machine

Words for Music
Kyrie, Sanctus, Magnificat in the past, the standard Latin texts have been set to music more often than any other words. Is this still the case?
Producer Chris Wines

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen.
Purcell From Silent Shades, Z370
Nancy Argenta (soprano), Nigel North (archlute), Richard Boothby (viola da gamba), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord)
6.03 Liszt Valse de Concert sur Deux
Motifs de Lucia et Parisina (Donizetti) Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
6.40 Strauss Salome (closing section) Karen Huffstodt (soprano), Lyon Opera Orchestra , conductor Kent Nagano Producer Verity Sharp
E-MAIL: intune@bh.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Soprano: Nigel North
Viola: Richard Boothby
Harpsichord: Paul Nicholson
Harpsichord: Liszt Valse
Piano: Strauss Salome
Soprano: Karen Huffstodt
Soprano: Lyon Opera Orchestra
Producer: Verity Sharp

: In the House of Crossed Desires

John Woolrich's first opera is a dark, comic fairy story with a libretto by Marina Warner inspired by Apuleius's The Golden Ass. Aspects of surrealism, folklore and commedia dell'arte intermingle - and there is much cross-dressing as the members of the all-women cast switch gender.
Humphrey Carpenter introduces the first performance of the opera, given last July by Music Theatre Wales in Cheltenham's Everyman Theatre on the opening night of the Festival, and discusses it with the composer and Marina Warner.
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Introduces: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Jeremy Hayes
Cosmo and Greasy Joan: Susan Gorton (sop)
Corallina: Adey Grummet (sop)
Luca: Debra Stuart (mezzo)
Sloper and Hope: Buddug Verona James (mezzo)

: Novelists

Mordecai Richler reads from his work-in-progress Barney Like the Player Piano. It begins late at night when
Barney - a man in his late sixties who has been married three times and accused of scandal - contemplates the lives of his boyhood friends and struggles to remember the name of the thing used to strain spaghetti. Producer Louise Greenberg


Unknown: Mordecai Richler
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Conductor Sigiswald Kuijken
Weber Concerto No 2 in E flat for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op 74 Anthony Pay (clarinet)
Mozart Rondo for Horn and Orchestra, K371 Timothy Brown (horn) Discs


Conductor: Sigiswald Kuijken
Clarinet: Mozart Rondo
Horn: Timothy Brown

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by Vanessa Latarche (piano).
Mendelssohn Preludes and Fugues. Op 35: No 2 in D; No 3 in B minor Schumann Arabeske in C, Op 18 Grieg Sonata in E minor, Op 7 Producer Nigel Wilkinson
Repeated tomorrow 2.30pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Piano: Vanessa Latarche
Unknown: Schumann Arabeske
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: 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: Johann Sebastian Bach

1: The Early Years
Violin Sonata No 1 in G minor, BWV1001 (Adagio) Joseph Joachim
Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV1043 (2nd mvt)
Fritz Kreisler and Efrem Zimbalist , string quartet
Partita No 2 in C minor, BWV826
Harold Samuel (piano)
Violin Sonata No 6 in G, BWV1019 Adolf Busch , Rudolf Serkin (piano)
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041 Bronislav Huberman ,
Vienna Philharmonic/lssay Dobrowen Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Joseph Joachim
Unknown: Fritz Kreisler
Unknown: Efrem Zimbalist
Piano: Harold Samuel
Unknown: Adolf Busch
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Unknown: Bronislav Huberman

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. A look at the jazz career of the Four Freshmen. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Martin Spangenberg (clarinet), Artemis Quartet Zemlinsky String Quartet in A, Op 4 Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581 Schubert String Quartet in G, D887
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to
Think About 3.30 The Song Tree 3.45 Stories and Rhymes 3.55 Together Stories 4.10 Singing Together 4.30
Hopscotch 4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Clarinet: Martin Spangenberg

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