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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Music, news, weather and including
Brahms Three Intermezzi, Op 117 Bella Davidovich (piano)
6.28 Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Peter Donohoe , City of Birmingham SO, conductor Simon Rattle
7.05 Bach Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV541
David Briggs (organ)
7.32 Britten Canticle No V: The Death of St Narcissus
Philip Langridge (tenor), Osian Ellis (harp)
8.05 Building a Library - Best of the Bunch
Verdi Overture; Caro Nome (Rigoletto) John Steane 's chosen version
See Saturday 9.00am
8.24 Bantock Pagan Symphony Royal Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Piano: Bella Davidovich
Unknown: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: David Briggs
Harp: Osian Ellis
Unknown: John Steane
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Gershwin Second Rhapsody
Los Angeles Philharmonic, director Michael Tilson Thomas (piano)
9.15 Loewe Erlkonig; Tom der Reimer Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jb'rg Demus (piano)
9.24 Schubert Symphony No 4 in C minor (Tragic)
Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, conductor Neville Marriner


Piano: Michael Tilson Thomas
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Musical Encounters

From the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, with Mark Rowlinson.
Stanford Irish Rhapsody No 5 in G minor Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
10.15 Artists of the Week: Leeds
Piano Competition Winners Uszt Transcendental Study No 4: Mazeppa
Vladimir Ovchinikov (piano)
10.23 Mozart Oboe Quartet in F, K370
Anthony Robson (oboe), Beethoven String Trio of London
10.50 Giuliani Divertissements , Op 29 Paula Chateauneuf (19th-century guitar)
11.30 Vorisek Variations in B flat.
Op 19
Artur Pizarro (piano)


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson.
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Vladimir Ovchinikov
Oboe: Anthony Robson
Unknown: Giuliani Divertissements
Unknown: Paula Chateauneuf
Piano: Artur Pizarro

: Composer of the Week: Dvorak

Susan Sharpe concludes her survey of Dvorak's chamber music.
Violin Sonatina in G. Op 100 Josef Suk , Josef Hala (piano)
String Quartet in A flat, Op 105 Smetana Quartet Discs
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Josef Suk
Piano: Josef Hala

: Chamber Music from Manchester

From the Bridgewater Hall, introduced by Rodney Slatford.
Dufay Collective
Playford Indian Queen; Of Noble Race Was Shinkin
Simpson Bonny Sweet
Robin Famaby A Maske; The Old Spagnoletta
Dowland My Lord Willoughby's Welcome Home
Ravenscroft New Oysters
Playford Godesses; Jamaica Anon Fortune My Foe
Playford The Waits; Half Hannikin ; Ham House
Ravenscroft Of All the Birds
Playford On the Cold Ground; Glory of the Sun; Kettledrum; Paul's Wharf; Saturday Night and Sunday Morn; Johnny Cock Thy Beaver Producer Julian Gregory


Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Unknown: Robin Famaby
Unknown: Half Hannikin
Unknown: Johnny Cock
Producer: Julian Gregory

: Preoccupations

Series in which leading musicians reveal matters close to their hearts.
This week, pianist Kathryn Stott reveals her fear of things that flutter in the night. Followed by:


Pianist: Kathryn Stott

: Faure

Nocturne in D flat, Op 74 Kathryn Stott (piano) Discs


Piano: Kathryn Stott

: 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
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


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

: Mining the Archive

Time Remembered
The Frankl-Pauk-Kirshbaum Trio celebrates its silver jubilee next year. While retaining their strong individual musical personalities in the ensemble. the three players also create a powerful musical identity as one of the finest piano trios of the last 25 years. Using recordings from the BBC archives made in the early seventies, this programme begins with Schumann's Piano Trio in F, Op 80 and ends with Dvorak's Trio in F minor, Op 65.
Between them, the Notturno in E flat,
D897, a work Schubert discarded from his great Trio in B flat but which is too beautiful to lose.

: Music Machine

Words for Music
Tommy Pearson finds out why some composers choose words such as "tra-la-la" and "shoobeedoo" or any others they care to invent.


Music: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including
Debussy Dr Gradus ad Pamassum (Childrens' Corner)
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
6.15 Handel I Will Sing unto the Lord (Israel in Egypt)
The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, conductor Harry Christophers Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green
Piano: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Leeds International Piano Competition

rhe Finals: part 1
Six young pianists have progressed to the concerto finals, which take place this evening and tomorrow in the Town Hall, Leeds. Tonight, the first three finalists join Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra to perform their concertos.
Howard Goodall introduces the concert and is joined by lain Burnside, who has been listening to the semi-final recitals. SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST with BBC2
Next programme tomorrow 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Rattle
Introduces: Howard Goodall

: Novelists

Louis de Bernieres introduces and reads from his work-in-progress, Birds without Wings. The novel, inspired by some lines from Kazantzakis, is another example of the author's empathy with the past. It is set in the 1920s when Christians were being expelled from Turkey and Muslims from Greece.


Introduces: Louis de Bernieres

: Arthur Miss

Clarinet Quintet Delme Quartet,
David Campbell (clarinet) Repeat


Clarinet: David Campbell

: Hear and Now

A two-part programme.
10.00 Sarah Walker talks to
Colin Matthews , whose BBC Symphony
Orchestra commission Renewal will be broadcast live on Radio 3 on 29 September from the Royal Festival Hall. They introduce some of his recent works:
Hidden Variables
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Five Concertinos
Haffner Wind Ensemble
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
11.05 An Anglo-American studio recital by pianist Anthony de Mare. Elliott Carter 90+
Christopher Fox IIiK
Rodney Sharman Three Puccini Transcriptions
Christopher Fox relliK John Zom Carny
Producer Philip Tagney


Talks: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Colin Matthews
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Pianist: Anthony de Mare.
Pianist: Elliott Carter
Pianist: Christopher Fox Iiik
Pianist: Rodney Sharman
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week-Bach

5: An Unknown Work Becomes a Best
Concerto in D minor for Two Violins,
David and Igor Oistrakh ,
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Eugene Goossens Goldberg Variations, BWV988 Glenn Gould (piano)
Repeated from last Friday


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert Eine Kleine
Trauermusik, D79 Chamber Orchestra of Europe Wind Soloists, conductor Nikolaus Hamoncourt Schubert Mass in E flat, D950 Luba Orgonasowa (soprano), Birgit Remmert (mezzo), Deon van der Walt (tenor), Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone), Anton Scharinger (bass), Arnold Schoenberg Choir , CO of Europe/Nikolaus Hamoncourt
2.10 Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians Final: the competitors are accompanied by the Portuguese SO/Luis Izquierdo
3.15 Leon Reisher (piano) and the Keller Quartet perform music by Bach, Tackas, Mozart and Saxton
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Schubert Eine Kleine
Soprano: Luba Orgonasowa
Soprano: Birgit Remmert
Tenor: Deon van Der Walt
Tenor: Wolfgang Holzmair
Baritone: Anton Scharinger
Bass: Arnold Schoenberg Choir

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