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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Music, news, weather and including
Mozart Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague)
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta
6.33 Mozart Flute Concerto in G,
Wolfgang Schulz ,
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta
7.05 Schumann Six Songs, Op 107 Christiane Schafer (soprano), Graham Johnson (piano)
7.32 Beethoven Quartet Collection: Beethoven String Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4
Tokyo Quartet
8.05 Anon, arr Roberts Canciones de Clarines
His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts
8.30 Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor
Maurizio Pollini


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Unknown: Wolfgang Schulz
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Soprano: Christiane Schafer
Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Roberts Canciones
Unknown: Maurizio Pollini

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Schmelzer Sonata IV (Sonatae Unarum Fidium)
Romanesca: Andrew Manze (violin), Nigel North (theorbo),
John Toll (organ/harpsichord)
9.10 Verdi Ballet Music: Macbeth
Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Roberto Abbado
9.21 Khachaturian Piano Concerto
Alicia de Larrocha , London
Philharmonic, conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos Discs


Violin: Andrew Manze
Violin: Nigel North
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Unknown: Alicia de Larrocha
Conductor: Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Locke Psyche (Act 4)
Soloists, New London Consort, conductor Philip Pickett
10.08 Handel Suite No 1 in B flat
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Handel
Andras Schiff (piano)
10.47 Wagner Love Duet (Siegfried, Act 3)
Briinnhilde KIRSTEN FLAGSTAD (sop)
Siegfried SET SVANHOLM (tenor) Philharmonia, conductor Georges Sebastian
11.00 Artist of the Week:
Martyn Hill (tenor)
Sauguet Plus Loin que la Nuit et le Jour
BBC Singers, conductor Guy Protheroe
11.28 Beethoven Quintet in E flat for Piano and Wind, Op 16
Robert Levin (fortepiano),
Members of the Academy of Ancient Music


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Philip Pickett
Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Briinnhilde Kirsten Flagstad
Conductor: Georges Sebastian
Conductor: Guy Protheroe
Unknown: Robert Levin

: Composers of the Week The Court of James VI

Continuing the focus on the works of Captain Alexander Montgomerie , a royal favourite who fell from grace. He hints at his own sad tale in the poem Lyk as the Dum Solsequim - read here by Tom Fleming and sung by Mhairi Lawson (soprano), with Jacob Heringman (lute).
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Captain Alexander Montgomerie
Unknown: Tom Fleming
Sung By: Mhairi Lawson
Unknown: Jacob Heringman

: Over the Borders

Music in Europe during the reign of James VI.
4: Flemish by Birth
Lassus Jam Non Dicam Vos
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, director Richard Marlow
Phillippe de Monte Super Flumina Babylonis
Versailles National Choir, New College Choir, Oxford, conductor Edward Higginbottom Lassus Chi Chilichi ?
Ensemble Clement Janequin Discs


Unknown: James Vi.
Director: Richard Marlow
Conductor: Edward Higginbottom
Conductor: Lassus Chi Chilichi
Unknown: Clement Janequin

: We Must Get Together Some Time

The last of three selections of music for operatic ensembles of all shapes, sizes, concords and discords, presented by Gordon Stewart. Today, every silver lining has a cloud, but you can find a funny side to the solemnest circumstance: artists, artistes, artisans, gypsies, gentry, bootlickers and birdcatchers learn to live together in works such as // Barbiere, Un Ballo and La Boheme.


Presented By: Gordon Stewart.

: New from Brighton

The Smith Quartet play a programme of contemporary works including a new piece by one of the featured composers at the 1994 Brighton Festival.
Graham Fitkin String Quartet No 1
Michael Nyman String Quartet No 2 Carl Vine String Quartet No 3 (first performance)
Steve Martland Patrol


Unknown: Michael Nyman
Unknown: Steve Martland

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Niklas Willen ,
Marat Bisengaliev (violin) Larsson Pastoral Suite
Haydn Symphony No 85 in B flat (La Reine)
Beethoven Romance No 2 in F
Ravel Tzigane
Kodaly Dances of Galanta


Conductor: Niklas Willen
Violin: Marat Bisengaliev

: Music Machine

Let's Make a Musical
Tommy Pearson joins Nick Brace and a team of young people in residence at Ashleworth Tithe Barn to see how they are going about learning all the material for their show. In addition to working hard rehearsing all their songs and dialogue, they get the chance to let their hair down in a cabaret night. How is a text written for a spoken drama different from one written for an opera?


Musical: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Nick Brace

: In Tune

With Nicola Heywood Thomas , including:
Weber Overture: Oberon
Hanover Band, conductor Roy Goodman
5.40 Barber Agnus Dei
The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
6.03 Bach Prelude and Fugue in C sharp minor, BWV849, ("Well-tempered Clavier")
Andras Schiff (piano)
6.30 Grieg Cello Sonata in A minor, Op 36
Steven Isserlis ,
Stephen Hough (piano)
7.03 Gurney I Will Go with My Father a-Ploughing
Janet Baker (mezzo), Martin Isepp (piano) Producer James Webb


Unknown: Heywood Thomas
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Barber Agnus Dei
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Stephen Hough
Unknown: Janet Baker
Piano: Martin Isepp
Producer: James Webb

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Giinther Herbig , Uto Ughi (violin)
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber Strauss Don Juan


Conductor: Giinther Herbig
Violin: Uto Ughi
Unknown: Carl Maria von Weber
Unknown: Strauss Don Juan

: Further Shades of Gray

Spalding Gray continues his question-and-answer session with a Vancouver audience and tells the story of the time his father mistook his gramophone for a toilet while sleepwalking.

: BBC Symphony Chorus

Conductor Stephen Jackson ,
Malcolm Hicks (organ), Lesley-Jane Rogers (soprano), Deborah Miles -Johnson (mezzo), Neil Mackenzie (tenor), Simon Birchall (bass)
Elgar Give unto the Lord (Psalm 29) Bingham The Darkness Is No Darkness (first performance)
Wesley Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace
Rutti Magnificat (first performance)


Conductor: Stephen Jackson
Conductor: Malcolm Hicks
Soprano: Deborah Miles
Tenor: Neil MacKenzie
Tenor: Simon Birchall

: Music Restored

George Pratt introduces the third of seven programmes from this year's York Early Music Festival. A performance recorded in July at Holy Trinity Church, Micklegate.
John Holloway (violin), Jaap ter Linden (viola da gamba), Lars-Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord)
Buxtehude Sonatas: in D minor, Op 1 No 6; in C minor, Op 2 No 4
Corelli, ed Roman/Corelli Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 5
Buxtehude Sonata in F, Op 1 No 1 Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated tomorrow 2.15pm


Introduces: George Pratt
Violin: John Holloway
Harpsichord: Lars-Ulrik Mortensen
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Night Waves

As the Labour Party Conference approaches, Patrick Wright debates the changing face of socialism and its place in British culture. And has the bridge taken over from the tower block as the end-of-the-century's most powerful architectural icon? Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Patrick Wright

: 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 from last Thursday


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Piano: Radoslav Kvapil

: Jazz Notes

Dave Gelly continues his conversation with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.


Unknown: Dave Gelly
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Peterborough Cathedral
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Jean-Claude van den Eynden
(piano), Orlando Quartet Beethoven String Quartet in D, Op 18 No 1 Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34
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 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Jean-Claude van Den Eynden

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