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Respighi Poema Autunnale Lydia Mordkovitch (violin), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
6.35 Beethoven Quartet Collection:
Beethoven String Quartet in G, Op 18 No 2
7.05 Monteverdi, compl Parrott Magnificat a 8 Taverner Consort, Choir and Players, director Andrew Parrott
7.32 Britten Canticle No IV: Journey of the Magi Derek Lee Ragin (countertenor),
Philip Langridge (tenor), Gerald Finley (baritone), Steuart Bedford (piano)
8.05 Veracini Overture No 6 in B flat
Musica Antiqua Kbln , director Reinhard Goebel
8.38 Berwald Septet in B flat Gaudier Ensemble
Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Voices of Spring
Vienna Philharmonic , conductor Willi Boskovsky
9.06 Loewe Archibald Douglas
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jorg Demus (piano)
9.18 Khachaturian Violin Concerto
Ruggiero Ricci , London Philharmonic, conductor Anatola Fistoulari
With Mark Rowlinson.
Stanford Irish Rhapsody No 4 in A minor Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
10.20 Clementi Sonata in F minor,
Op 13 No 6
Ian Hobson (piano)
10.35 Zambon! Sonata No 5
Paula Chateauneuf (archlute)
10.45 Roussel The Spider's Banquet BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
11.25 Mozart Duo in G, K423
Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin), Jeremy Williams (viola)
11.50 Chopin Scherzo in B flat minor. Op 31
Jon Kimura Parker (piano)
Susan Sharpe continues her survey of Dvorak's chamber music.
Poetic Tone Pictures, Op 83 Nos 3-7 Radoslav Kvapil (piano)
String Quintet in E flat, Op 97 Raphael Ensemble Discs
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm
The second of three selections of music for operatic ensembles of all shapes and sizes presented by Gordon Stewart. Today, a band of barbers, doctors, tourists, servants, bourgeois and aristocrats are heard in music from Figaro to Falstaff. Repeat
Laurence Dreyfus introduces music for viols performed on period instruments by Phantasm:
Jonathan Manson (viola da gamba),
Ketil Haugsand (harpsichord), director Laurence Dreyfus (viola da gamba)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
A sacred and profane mixture, recorded at the Royal Festival Hall earlier this year. The Schnittke piece was inspired by St Florian, an Augustinian monastery near Linz in Austria. The inspiration for Bruckner's Te Deum comes from the same monastery, where the composer is buried. In contrast, the Scriabin piece is a hymn to the joy of creation, embued with a pagan and voluptuous spirit.
Conductor Dmitri Kitaenko , Christine Brewer (soprano), Hilary Summers (contralto), Keith Lewis (tenor), Robert Lloyd (bass), Polyphony, London Symphony Chorus Schnittke Symphony No 2 Bruckner Te Deum
Scriabin Poeme de I'Extase
Words for Music
With Tommy Pearson. How is a text written for a spoken drama different from one written for an opera?
Leeds International Piano Competition
From Leeds Town Hall. What is it like to win "the Leeds"?
Presenter Mairi Nicolson meets
Michael Roll , a past winner of the competition. Between 6.00 and 7.00, lain Burnside introduces a selection of highlights from the four pianists who took part in yesterday's third round of semi-final recitals. The programme also includes a look forward to the concerto finals tomorrow and on Saturday, contested by the six successful pianists. Producer Paul Hindmarsh
See also tomorrow 6.30pm
Mairi Nicolson introduces a concert from the newly opened Bridgewater
Hall in Manchester, featuring the Halle Orchestra in its new home. This concert, recorded last week, includes first performances of works by Thomes Ades and John Adams , whose arrangement of Debussy's Baudelaire settings is also featured. Conductor Kent Nagano
John Adams Slonimsky 's Earbox (first performance)
Thomas Ades These Premises Are
Alarmed (first performance)
Debussy, arr Adams Le Livre de Baudelaire
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
See also tomorrow 10.00am and 1.00pm
Rachel Cusk introduces and reads from The Country Life. This story of a young woman, who takes a post as companion to a disabled teenager, turns a searchlight on the almost thirty-something generation's attitude to marriage and family.
Settings of poems by Paul Verlaine , including songs by Faure Debussy , and Delius.
George Pratt introduces the second of seven programmes from the 1996 York Early Music Festival. In a performance recorded last July at the Chapter House, York Minster, Gothic
Voices sing music from the time of the Crusades.
Catherine King (mezzo), Stephen Harrold , Leigh Nixon and Julian Podger (tenors) Anon Mundus Vergens in Defectum; Pange Melos Lacrimosum; Purgator Criminum ; A Deserto Veniens; Doleo super Te
Hildegard of Bingen 0 Rubor Sanguinis Anon Hac in Anni Janua ; Luto Carens et Latere; Crucifigat Omnes
Hildegard 0 Jerusalem, Aurea Civitas Anon Latex Silice
Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated tomorrow 2.15pm
Innocent victim or femme fatale? The cold-blooded murder of Thomas
Kinnear and his lover was one of the most notorious crimes of 19th-century Canada, and the 16-year-old girl imprisoned for it remains one of the most enigmatic figures.
Margaret Atwood talks to Michele Roberts about her fictional exploration of the story in her new novel Alias Grace. The programme also includes the first review of tonight's world premiere of Ashes to Ashes, a new play written and directed by Harold Pinter. Producer Nicki Paxman
Another selection of 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 from last Thursday
With Digby Fairweather. A studio set from the Vie Ash Quartet.
With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Vespers from the Brompton Oratory, London, including: Deus in Adjutorium (Padilla)
Hymn: Caeli Deus Sanctissime (plainsong)
Magnificat: tone 8 (de Cristo)
Antiphon: Salve Regina (Victoria)
Organ Voluntary: Choral Alleluiatique No 4 (Tournemire)
Director of music Andrew Carwood.
Organist Patrick Russill.
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Auvergne Orchestra, conductor Jean-Bernard Pommier Mozart
Divertimento in B flat, K137; Piano Concerto No 14 in E flat, K449 Francois-Rene Duchable (piano), Mozart Divertimento in F, K138 Continues at 5.00am
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's Move 3.40 Words Alive 3.55 First
Steps in Drama 4.10 Drama
Workshop 4.30 Infant History 4.40 Standard Grade English
5.00 Mozart Concerto in E flat for Two
Pianos in E flat, K365
Jean-Claude Pennetier and Francois-Rene Duchable (pianos)
For other performers see 2.00am
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