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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , who begins a complete cycle of the Beethoven string quartets.
Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 18 Nol
Alban Berg Quartet
6.30 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Oleg Maisenberg , Vienna Chamber Orchestra, conductor Sandor Vegh
7.05 Arnold Brass Quintet No 1 Center City Quintet
7.32 Britten Canticle No II: Abraham and Isaac
Jean Rigby (contralto), Philip Langridge (tenor), Steuart Bedford (piano)
8.05 Paganini Caprice in A minor, Op I No 24
Midori (violin)
8.35 Victoria Missa Trahe Me, Post Te Westminster Cathedral Choir, director
James O'Donnell


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Alban Berg
Unknown: Oleg Maisenberg
Conductor: Sandor Vegh
Contralto: Jean Rigby
Contralto: Philip Langridge
Director: James O'Donnell

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Gershwin Variations on "I Got Rhythm" Earl Wild (piano),
Boston Pops Orchestra, conductor Arthur Fiedler
9.08 Copland Letter from Home St Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
9.15 Loewe Edward
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jorg Demus (piano)
9.21 Schubert Symphony No 2 in B flat Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt


Unknown: Gershwin Variations
Conductor: Arthur Fiedler
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Conductor: Loewe Edward
Piano: Jorg Demus
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowlinson.
Stanford Irish Rhapsody No 2 in F minor Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
10.16 Artists of the Week:
Leeds Piano Competition Winners Brahms Two Rhapsodies, Op 79 Radu Lupu
10.33 Schubert String Trio in B flat, D581
Beethoven Trio of London: Pavlo
Beznosiuk (violin), Jeremy Williams (viola), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello)
10.50 Respighi Nebbie Linda Finnie (mezzo), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
10.55 Mozart Andante and Variations in G, K501
Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu (pianos)
11.05 Roussel Bacchus and Ariadne
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
11.49 Piccinini Toccata XI
Castaidi Un Bocconcino di Fantasia
Kapsberger Ciaccona
Paula Chateauneuf (chitarrone)
11.56 Rachmaninov Etude-Tableau in A minor, Op 39 No 6
Murray Perahia (piano)


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson.
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Radu Lupu
Violin: Jeremy Williams
Viola: Richard Tunnicliffe
Cello: Respighi Nebbie
Cello: Linda Finnie
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Mozart Andante
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Pianos: Radu Lupu
Pianos: Roussel Bacchus
Unknown: Kapsberger Ciaccona
Unknown: Paula Chateauneuf
Unknown: Rachmaninov Etude-Tableau

: Composer of the Week: Dvorak

With Susan Sharpe. Dvorak composed a song-cycle for the first time in 1865 as a response to an unrequited love. Over 20 years later, he arranged a dozen of these songs for string quartet.
Cypresses, Nos 14-18 Philip Langridge (tenor), Radoslav Kvapil (piano) Cypresses, Nos 10-12 Prague Quartet
Piano Quintet in A, Op 5
Jan Panenka (piano), Panocha Quartet Discs
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: Radoslav Kvapil
Piano: Jan Panenka

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Yoav Talmi ,
Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano)
Mozart Overture: Don Giovanni
Strauss Standchen , Op 17 No 2;
Wiegenlied, Op 41 No 1; Ich WollV ein Strausslein Binden ; Sausle,
Liebe Myrthe ; Amor (Brentano Lieder, Op 68) Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor


Conductor: Yoav Talmi
Soprano: Inger Dam-Jensen
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Strauss Standchen
Unknown: Strausslein Binden
Unknown: Liebe Myrthe

: 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 Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Piano: Vanessa Latarche
Unknown: Schumann Arabeske

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Dong-Suk Kang (violin)
Bach, orch Elgar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV537
Conductor Edward Downes
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Conductor Sachio Fujioka
Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat Conductor Edward Downes


Conductor: Edward Downes
Conductor: Edward Downes

: Music Machine

Words for Music
Tommy Pearson considers how styles have developed in the last 40 years of British popular music song texts.


Music: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Leeds International Piano
Last week, 94 young pianists from all over the world arrived in Leeds to compete in the 12th triennial competition. In the first of three special editions, presenter
Mairi Nicolson is joined by Fanny Waterman , the co-founder and guiding force behind the competition for 33 years.
Between 6.00 and 7.00, lain Burnside presents his selection of highlights from the first round of semi-final recitals, which took place yesterday in the university's Great Hall. Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Presenter: Mairi Nicolson
Unknown: Fanny Waterman
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Hamelin and Lane

From the Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow.
Two accomplished pianists join forces for a recital of Romantic French and German piano music.
Marc-Andre Hamelin gives a rare performance of Dukas's sonata and is joined by Piers Lane after the interval for a Brahms sonata which may seem familiar: it is the composer's own arrangement of his piano quintet.
Marc-Andre Hamelin and Piers Lane
Dukas Sonata in E flat minor
8.20 The Cartography of Thought David Gascoyne on the Art of Verse Translation
David Gascoyne knew most of the great French poets of this century - including Paul Eluard , Andre Breton and Pierre-Jean Jouve - and introduced many of them to readers of English through his translations. He has been honoured by the French government and his Selected Verse Translations will be published on his
80th birthday. He talks to Sean Street about the aims and limitations of this art and reads some examples.
8.40 Brahms Sonata in F minor for two pianos, Op 34b


Music: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Unknown: Piers Lane
Unknown: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Pianos: Dukas Sonata
Unknown: David Gascoyne
Unknown: David Gascoyne
Unknown: Paul Eluard
Unknown: Andre Breton
Unknown: Pierre-Jean Jouve
Unknown: Sean Street

: Novelists

Tim Parks introduces and reads from his new novel Europa. A coach carries a group of foreign teachers from an Italian university to the European
Parliament in Strasbourg to lodge a petition. Thirty students have been encouraged to go along. The teachers are mostly men and the students mostly women.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor David Porcelijn
Keuris Symphonic Transformations Nordheim Magma

: Night Waves

Intrigue, incest and bloody revelation open the first of a new season of the late-night cultural magazine as Richard Coles reports on the first night of The Oedipus Plays, directed by Sir Peter Hall. After a summer of debate about the ethics of abortion and fertility treatment, Night Waves asks whether professional philosophers have anything useful to say when it comes to real-life decision making. And
William Mival reviews on this evening's premiere of Colin Matthews 's new cello concerto for Mstislav
Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Richard Coles
Directed By: Sir Peter Hall.
Directed By: William Mival
Unknown: Colin Matthews

: Composer of the Week: Bach

Historic recordings of Bach's instrumental music.
2: The Prewar Romantics
Leopold Stokowski talks about his Bach transcriptions.
Bach, arr Stokowski Prelude in B minor, BWV869 (Well-tempered Clavier) Philhadelphia Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
Bach Suite No 3 in C, BWV1009
Pablo Casais (cello)
Bach, arr Cortot Arioso (Concerto in F minor, BWV1056) Alfred Cortot (piano)
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D Alfred Cortot (piano), Roger Cortet (flute), Jacques Thibaud (violin), Paris Conservatoire Chamber
Repeated from last Tuesday


Talks: Leopold Stokowski
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Cello: Pablo Casais
Piano: Alfred Cortot
Piano: Bach Brandenburg
Piano: Alfred Cortot
Piano: Roger Cortet
Flute: Jacques Thibaud

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. A studio set from the Bill Le Sage Quintet.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Peter Serkin (piano), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Seiji Ozawa
Reger Piano Concerto in F minor Strauss An Alpine Symphony
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Listen and Write! 4.10 In the News 4.30
Hop, Skip and Jump 4.45 Anns a' Bhad
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Peter Serkin
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

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