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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Music, news, weather and including
Mozart Sonata in D for Two Pianos, K448
Guher and Suher Pekinel
6.30 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Josef Suk , Czech Philharmonic, conductor Karel Ancerl
7.05 Fayrfax Ave Dei Patris Filia Cardinall's Musick, director Andrew Carwood
7.42 Moeran Rhapsody No 3 in F sharp
Margaret Fingerhut (piano), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
8.05 Mayerl The Harp of the Winds Philip Dyson (piano)
8.37 Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Suher Pekinel
Unknown: Josef Suk
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Unknown: Dei Patris Filia
Director: Andrew Carwood
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Philip Dyson
Piano: Stravinsky Symphony
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Ponchielli Dance of the Hours
(La Gioconda)
Accademica Santa Cecilia Orchestra, conductor Lamberto Gardelli
9.09 Tobias Hume The Lady of Sussex Delight; A Pollish Vilanell; The Spirit of Gambo; The Lord Dewys Favoret Labyrinto, director Paolo Pandolfo
9.16 Schmelzer, after Biber Sonata: The Victory of the Christians over the Turks
Romanesca: Andrew Manze (violin), Nigel North (theorbo),
John Toll (harpsichord/organ)
9.26 Schubert Symphony No 6 in C Royal Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham


Unknown: Ponchielli Dance
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Conductor: Tobias Hume
Unknown: Lord Dewys Favoret
Director: Paolo Pandolfo
Violin: Andrew Manze
Violin: Nigel North
Conductor: Thomas Beecham

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Locke Psyche (Act 2)
Soloists, New London Consort, conductor Philip Pickett
10.14 Bach Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV903 Andras Schiff (piano)
10.27 Artist of the Week:
Martyn Hill (tenor)
Tippett The Heart's Assurance Andrew Ball (piano)
10.47 Mozart String Quartet in E flat, K428
Busch Quartet
11.13 Brahms Missa Canonica
Saint Clement's Choir, conductor Peter Conte
11.26 Wagner Wotan 's Farewell (Die Walkure)
Hans Hotter (baritone), Philharmonia, conductor Leopold Ludwig
11.38 Gottfried von Einem Piano
Gerty Herzog ,
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ferenc Fricsay


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Philip Pickett
Piano: Andras Schiff
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Unknown: Brahms Missa Canonica
Conductor: Peter Conte
Conductor: Wagner Wotan
Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
Unknown: Gerty Herzog
Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay

: Composers of the Week The Court of James VI

A flavour of the courtly culture of the last Scottish king. Soprano
Mhairi Lawson and lutenist Jacob Heringman perform lute songs, the Baltimore
Consort perform instrumental music, and Tom Fleming reads the poetry. Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Soprano: Mhairi Lawson
Unknown: Jacob Heringman
Unknown: Tom Fleming

: Over the Borders

Music in Europe during the reign of James VI.
2: St Peter's and St Mark's
Palestrina Assumpta Est Maria Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips
Gabrieli Canzon Septimi Toni London Cornett and Sackbut
Ensemble, director Andrew Parrott Discs


Unknown: James Vi.
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Director: Andrew Parrott

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier, David Golub (piano)
Bernstein Overture: Candide
Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World)


Piano: David Golub

: Ensemble

Introduced by Penny Gore .
Robert Plane (clarinet), Philip Dukes (viola), Sophia Rahman (piano)
Bruch Eight Pieces, Op 83: Nos 6 and 7 Kurtag Hommage a R Sch ... Mozart Trio in E flat, K498 (Kegelstatt)
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


Introduced By: Penny Gore
Clarinet: Philip Dukes
Viola: Sophia Rahman

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka , Steven Isserlis (cello)
Atsutada Otaka Portrait
Eigar Cello Concerto in E minor; Symphony No 1 in A flat


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Cello: Atsutada Otaka

: Music Machine

Let's Make a Musical
With Tommy Pearson. With the help of Nick Brace and his team, a group of young people mount a musical production while in residence under canvas on a pig farm in the depths of Gloucestershire. Today, they find out how to go about deciding on a subject for their musical show and how to shape the drama and action.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.
Unknown: Nick Brace

: In Tune

With David Owen Norris , including Walton Johannesburg Festival Overture
Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
6.03 Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV847 ("Well-tempered Clavier")
Ton Koopman (harpsichord)
6.35 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto
No 1 in G minor
Christopher Kite (fortepiano),
Hanover Band, conductor Roy Goodman
7.03 Gibbons Fantasia in Six Parts
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Harpsichord: Ton Koopman
Unknown: Christopher Kite
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Gibbons Fantasia
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Pebble Mill

From Studio One, Birmingham. Chilingirian Quartet,
Martin Roscoe (piano)
Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K589 Mendelssohn String Quartet in F minor, Op 80
8.25 The Collaborative Pianist
Pianists talk about their differing attitudes to playing solo, with orchestras and in chamber music.
8.45 Dvorak Piano Quintet in A, Op 81


Piano: Martin Roscoe

: Further Shades of Gray

Four programmes in which "talking man" Spalding Gray answers questions from an audience in Vancouver, Canada. Tonight's subjects include his surname and his favourite writers.
Producer Jane Berthoud


Producer: Jane Berthoud

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Adrian Leaper
Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Summer Night on the River Nielsen Symphony No 1


Conductor: Adrian Leaper

: Night Waves

Irish-born playwright and novelist
Samuel Beckett remains one of the most distinctive and influential voices of postwar European theatre.
Sometime secretary to James Joyce , he shared Joyce's fascination with language and the inadequacies of verbal communication. But he was also influenced by his early visits to the Dublin music halls and the comic cross talk acts - the interaction of comedy and deep despair became a hallmark of his work. As new official and unofficial biographies compete for attention this autumn, Richard Coles reassesses the man, the work and the legacy. Also tonight, a live report from the opening in Liverpool of A Doll's House, which stars Janet McTeer , Owen Teale and John Carlisle.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Janet McTeer
Unknown: Owen Teale
Unknown: John Carlisle.
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Composer of the Week: Dvorak

Susan Sharpe continues her focus on the chamber music of Antonin Dvorak , which formed a constant thread through his working life. The composer wrote 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 from last Tuesday


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

: Jazz Notes

With Dave Gelly. An appreciation of tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley. Often overlooked in favour of his contemporary Sonny Rollins , Hank Mobley 's unique sound and style found its way into the output of the groups of Miles Davis , Horace Silver and Art Blakey - and his own.


Unknown: Dave Gelly.
Unknown: Hank Mobley.
Unknown: Sonny Rollins
Unknown: Hank Mobley
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Horace Silver
Unknown: Art Blakey

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Mabel Perelstein (mezzo), Madrid Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Friihbeck de Burgos Falla El Amor Brujo Wagner Prelude; Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde) Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
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.
Unknown: Mabel Perelstein
Conductor: Rafael Friihbeck

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