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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Music, news, weather and including
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
Hungarian Quartet
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


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Respighi Poema Autunnale
Violin: Lydia Mordkovitch
Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: Parrott Magnificat
Director: Andrew Parrott
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Tenor: Gerald Finley
Baritone: Steuart Bedford
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Kbln
Director: Reinhard Goebel

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

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


Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Vienna Philharmonic
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Conductor: Loewe Archibald Douglas
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Jorg Demus
Unknown: Ruggiero Ricci
Conductor: Anatola Fistoulari

: Musical Encounters

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)


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson.
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Ian Hobson
Viola: Jeremy Williams
Piano: Jon Kimura Parker

: Composer of the Week: Dvorak

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


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Piano: Radoslav Kvapil

: We Must Get Together Some Time

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


Presented By: Gordon Stewart.

: Couperin and the Viol

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)


Viola: Jonathan Manson
Harpsichord: Ketil Haugsand
Viola: Laurence Dreyfus

: The BBC Orchestras

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


Conductor: Dmitri Kitaenko
Soprano: Christine Brewer
Soprano: Hilary Summers
Contralto: Keith Lewis
Bass: Robert Lloyd

: Music Machine

Words for Music
With Tommy Pearson. How is a text written for a spoken drama different from one written for an opera?


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.

: In Tune

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


Presenter: Mairi Nicolson
Unknown: Michael Roll
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Halle Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall

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


Unknown: Thomes Ades
Unknown: John Adams
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Conductor: John Adams Slonimsky

: Novelists

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.


Introduces: Rachel Cusk

: La Bonne Chanson

Settings of poems by Paul Verlaine , including songs by Faure Debussy , and Delius.


Unknown: Paul Verlaine
Songs By: Faure Debussy

: Music Restored

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


Introduces: George Pratt
Unknown: Stephen Harrold
Unknown: Leigh Nixon
Tenors: Julian Podger
Tenors: Anon Mundus Vergens
Unknown: Purgator Criminum
Unknown: Rubor Sanguinis
Unknown: Anon Hac
Unknown: Anni Janua
Unknown: Luto Carens
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Night Waves

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


Talks: Margaret Atwood
Unknown: Michele Roberts
Directed By: Harold Pinter.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Composer of the Week: Bach

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


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

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. A studio set from the Vie Ash Quartet.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.

: Through the Night

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 Schools
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


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Director of music: Andrew Carwood.
Organist: Patrick Russill.
Conductor: Jean-Bernard Pommier
Piano: Mozart Divertimento
Unknown: Jean-Claude Pennetier

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