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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Bach Concerto in D minor for Two
Violins, BWV1043
Simon Standage and Micaela Comberti , Collegium Musicum 90
6.18 Beethoven Quartet Collection:
Beethoven String Quartet in A, Op 18 No 5 Hungarian Quartet
7.05 Sibelius Valse Triste
NYPO, conductor Leonard Bernstein
7.41 Wesley Violin Concerto No 2 in D Elizabeth Wallfisch , Parley of Instruments, conductor Peter Holman
8.05 Rossini Overture: The Silken
Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit
8.39 Gould Latin American Symphonette Utah Symphony Orchestra, conductor Maurice Abravanel


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Simon Standage
Unknown: Micaela Comberti
Unknown: Collegium Musicum
Unknown: Sibelius Valse Triste
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Conductor: Peter Holman
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Maurice Abravanel

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Wagner A Faust Overture Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
9.13 Britten Ode to St Cecilia London Symphony Chorus, conductor George Malcolm
9.24 Uadov Kikimora
Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
9.32 Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K478
Mieczyalaw Horszowski (piano), Joseph Roisman (violin), Boris Kroyt (viola),
Mischa Schneider (cello) Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Conductor: George Malcolm
Conductor: Uadov Kikimora
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Piano: Mieczyalaw Horszowski
Violin: Joseph Roisman
Viola: Boris Kroyt
Cello: Mischa Schneider

: Musical Encounters

With Geraint Lewis.
Artist of the Week:
David Atherton (conductor)
Hoddinott The Sun , the Great Luminary of the Universe
London Symphony Orchestra
10.10 Britten Songs and Proverbs of William Blake
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), the composer (piano)
10.35 Purcell 0 Sing unto the Lord, Z44 Choir of St John's College, Cambridge, conductor George Guest
10.50 Takemitsu Dream Time
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
11.05 Mozart Violin Concerto No 4 in D. K218
Raphael Oleg (violin)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox
11.30 Kosma Si Tu V Imagines Francois le Roux (baritone), Roger Vignoles (piano)
11.35 Weill Suite: The Threepenny Opera
London Sinfonietta, conductor David Atherton


Artist: Geraint Lewis.
Conductor: David Atherton
Conductor: Hoddinott The Sun
Unknown: William Blake
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Violin: Raphael Oleg
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Conductor: David Atherton

: Composer of the Week Steve Reich at 60

With William Mival.
Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organs (1973)
Amadinda Percussion Group Phase Patterns (1970)
Steve Reich and musicians (organs) Music for a Large Ensemble (1978) Steve Reich and musicians
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: William Mival.
Unknown: Steve Reich
Unknown: Steve Reich

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Recordings of two of Gerhard's finest works, performed by the orchestra under its guest and principal conductors Matthias Bamert and Andrew Davis.
Symphony No 1; Concerto for Orchestra


Conductors: Matthias Bamert
Conductors: Andrew Davis.

: Father Antonio Soler

Concerto in A for Two Organs
Tini Mathot and Ton Koopman Disc


Unknown: Tini Mathot

: Three Score Years and Ten

The first of five programmes taking an affectionate look at Choral Evensong, which has been broadcast weekly by the BBC since 7 October 1926.
Next programme Friday 2.00pm. Choral
Evensong is broadcast Wednesdays 4.00pm and repeated Thursdays 1.00am

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Kreutzer Quartet, continuing the celebrations of the Roberto Gerhard centenary.
Bartok String Quartet No 3 Gerhard String Quartet No 1 Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Unknown: Roberto Gerhard

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka ,
Paul Watkins (cello)
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (St Antoni Chorale)
Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations (original version)
Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Cello: Paul Watkins

: Music Machine

BBC Singers
Tommy Pearson spends the week with the BBC Singers. In the first of four programmes recorded at the Amadeus Centre in Maida Vale, he finds out how to go about composing for a group like this. Composer Robert Saxton is on hand to talk about his piece At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners, which is performed by the Singers and chief conductor Stephen Cleobury. Repeat


Singers: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Robert Saxton
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury.

: In Tune

With Brian Morton , including
Rameau Les Paladins (excerpts)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Gustav Leonhardt
6.15 Bach Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV852 ("Well-tempered Clavier", Bk 1) Wendy Carlos (Moog synthesiser)
6.50 12th-century Anon Chansons d'Etoile (excerpts)
Esther Lamandier (soprano) Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: Brian Morton
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Wendy Carlos
Soprano: Esther Lamandier
Producer: David McGuinness

: Pebble Mill

I Another recital from Studio 1,
Gould Trio
Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat, Op 1
Sally Beamish Piobaireachd
8.15 The Practice of Reading
Denis Donoghue , former Reith lecturer and now Henry James Chair of English and American Letters at New York
University, calls on the words of Matthew Arnold , Walter Pater and Oscar Wilde in his assessment of the critical and literary theories of our time.
8.35 Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor, Op 49 No 1


Unknown: Sally Beamish Piobaireachd
Unknown: Denis Donoghue
Unknown: Henry James Chair
Unknown: Matthew Arnold
Unknown: Walter Pater
Unknown: Oscar Wilde

: Reputations Nikolaus Pevsner

Pevsner was one of a remarkable generation of German Jewish art historians who fled from Hitler in the thirties and made Britain their home.
By the time he gave his Reith lectures for the BBC in 1955 on The
Englishness of English Art, he was a member of the Establishment: a professor at London University, Slade Professor at Cambridge, and a key figure in journalism and publishing. He was knighted in 1969, yet remained an outsider - a foreign, professional architectural historian at a time when the subject in England was controlled by gifted amateurs.
Pevsner is remembered for his books, particularly his ambitious series The Buildings of England. Joe Mordaunt
Crook follows Pevsner to some of the buildings he admired and some he disapproved of and discusses the man and his influence with sons Thomas and Dieter Pevsner , architectural historians Bridget Cherry , John Harris and Gavin Stamp , and writer Simon Jenkins.
Producer Judith Bumpus


Unknown: Dieter Pevsner
Unknown: Bridget Cherry
Unknown: John Harris
Unknown: Gavin Stamp
Unknown: Simon Jenkins.
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: The BBC Orchestras BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Martyn Brabbins , Piers Lane (piano)
Vasks Musica Dolorosa
Liszt Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat
Brahms Tragic Overture Repeat


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Night Waves

The century is coming to an end. Why worry? Richard Coles explores the nature and function of anxieties, whether from new technologies or old moralities, with contributors to a new collection of essays on the millennium edited by Sarah Dunant and Roy Porter. And there's some more immediate judgement and prediction as this year's Booker Prize shortlist is announced. Night Waves reviewers measure up the favourites against their own literary tips. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Richard Coles
Edited By: Sarah Dunant
Edited By: Roy Porter.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Composers of the Week: The Court of James VI

Repeated from last Tuesday

: The Road to Toledo

2: A Dance through France
The Archduke of Burgundy has reached Orleans on his historic journey to Toledo. Join the royal party to hear music for tambourin, organ and shawms, plus songs and dances from the Segovia Codex. Repeat

: Jazz Notes

With Gordon Cruickshank. More from -
James Morrison 's Hot Horn Happening at this year's Glasgow International Jazz Festival.


Unknown: Gordon Cruickshank.
Unknown: James Morrison

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Fou Ts'ong (piano) Chopin Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 45
Schumann Davidsbundlertanze , Op 6 Chopin 24 Preludes, Op 28
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: Schumann Davidsbundlertanze

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