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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 2 in C minor, Op 66
Gerard Poulet (violin),
Christoph Henkel (cello), Pascal Devoyon (piano)
7.05 Debussy, orch Caplet Suite: Children's Corner
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
7.32 Pasculli Omaggio a Bellini Heinz Holliger (cor anglais), Ursula Holliger (harp)
8.05 Beethoven Twelve Variations on a Theme from Handel's "Judas
Maccabaeus", WoO 45 Mischa Maisky (cello), Martha Argerich (piano)
8.20 Britten Folk Song Arrangements: La Noël Passe; Voici le Printemps; La Belle Est au Jardin damour
Jamie McDougall (tenor),
Lorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
8.30 Vanhal Symphony in A minor Concerto Koln


Violin: Gerard Poulet
Violin: Christoph Henkel
Cello: Pascal Devoyon
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Pasculli Omaggio
Unknown: Bellini Heinz Holliger
Harp: Ursula Holliger
Cello: Mischa Maisky
Piano: Martha Argerich
Tenor: Jamie McDougall
Soprano: Lorna Anderson
Piano: Malcolm Martineau

: An Advent Calendar

Malcolm Bruno introduces more
Christmas carols performed by British amateur choirs.
Finchley Chamber Choir, John Winter (organ), conductor David Lardi Anon Sweete Was the Song Irish trad Good People All
Various, arr Lardi While Shepherds Watched
Next programme tomorrow 8.50am


Introduces: Malcolm Bruno
Unknown: John Winter
Conductor: David Lardi
Conductor: Anon Sweete

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Avison Concerto No 8 in E minor
Brandenburg Consort , director Roy Goodman
9.10 Purcell Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Equale Brass Ensemble,
Monteverdi Chorus and Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.30 Haydn Symphony No 104 in D (London) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Brandenburg Consort
Director: Roy Goodman
Director: Purcell Music
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Musical Encounters

Chris de Souza. TelemannCantata: Endlich Wird die
Stunde Schlagen
Paul Agnew (tenor),
Catherine Latham (oboe), New London Consort, director Philip Pickett
10.15 Scarlatti Sonata in D, Kkl22 Alan Cuckston (harpsichord)
10.25 Janacek Violin Sonata
Christian Tetzlaff ,
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
10.50 Prokofiev Six Visions Fugitives from Op 22
Noemy Belinkaya (piano)
11.00 Scarlatti Sonata in A, Kkl81 Alan Cuckston (harpsichord)
11.05 Telemann Cantata: Des Wutenden Meres Betaubendes Brausen Christopher Robson (countertenor),
Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin),
Catherine Latham (oboe), New London Consort, director Philip Pickett
11.15 Bolcom Quintet for Brass American Brass Quintet
11.25 Artist of the Week:
David Zinman (conductor)
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor Vladimir Ashkenazy ,
London Symphony Orchestra


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: Stunde Schlagen
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Tenor: Catherine Latham
Director: Philip Pickett
Director: Scarlatti Sonata
Harpsichord: Alan Cuckston
Harpsichord: Janacek Violin Sonata
Harpsichord: Christian Tetzlaff
Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes
Piano: Scarlatti Sonata
Harpsichord: Alan Cuckston
Unknown: Christopher Robson
Violin: Pavlo Beznosiuk
Violin: Catherine Latham
Director: Philip Pickett
Conductor: David Zinman
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Composer of the Week: Lully

Music for the Stage - 1650s-16S0s With Roger Savage.
2: Operatic Triumphs and Reversals Including scenes from Phaeton directed by Marc Minkowski , Alceste (Jean-Claude Malgoire ), Armide (Philippe Herreweghe ) and Atys
(William Christie ), comprising the triumph of Louis XIV, the fatal journey of an ambitious charioteer, a battle and famous victory in ancient Greece, the rash invocation of a destructive spirit, and a sudden change of heart by a goddess who lures her beloved into a tree. With
Guillemette Laurens as Cybile in Atys and in the title role of Armide. Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger Savage.
Directed By: Marc Minkowski
Unknown: Jean-Claude Malgoire
Unknown: Philippe Herreweghe
Unknown: William Christie
Unknown: Guillemette Laurens

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce ,
Marco Rizzi (violin)
Berlioz Overture: Les Francs-Juges Barber Violin Concerto
Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor


Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce
Violin: Marco Rizzi

: Ensemble

Introduced by Penny Gore.
Lynsey Marsh (clarinet),
Louise Hopkins (cello), Thomas Ades (piano) Sibelius Malinconia
Stravinsky Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet
Brahms Trio in A minor, Op 114 Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


Clarinet: Lynsey Marsh
Clarinet: Louise Hopkins
Cello: Thomas Ades
Piano: Sibelius Malinconia

: Monteclair

Le Triomphe de I 'Amour (Deuxieme Livre de Cantates)
Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor), Les Arts Florissants, director William Christie Discs


Director: William Christie

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Grant Llewellyn , Ian Bostridge (tenor),
Michael Thompson (horn)
Faure Suite: Pelleas et Melisande Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat,
Haydn Symphony No 86 in D


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Horn: Michael Thompson

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson talks to composer Tod Machover of the media laboratory at Massachusetts
Institute of Technology in Boston about the new type of musical instruments he has created, called hyperinstruments. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma talks about the hypercello that
Machover designed especially for him.


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Tod MacHover
Talks: Yo-Yo Ma

: In Tune

With Mairi Nicolson.
5.20 Chopin Nocturne in B, Op 9 No 3 Maria-Joao Pires (piano)
6.05 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 in F
Maurice Andre (trumpet),
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra
6.30 Wagner Traume (Wesendonk Lieder)
Cheryl Studer (soprano), Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli Producer Julian Gregory


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson.
Piano: Maria-Joao Pires
Unknown: Maurice Andre
Unknown: Franz Liszt
Soprano: Cheryl Studer
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Producer: Julian Gregory

: Chamber Music from Manchester

From Studio 7, New
Broadcasting House.
Rodney Siatford introduces the recital debut in this country of French violinist Olivier Charlier , who is partnered by pianist Brigitte Engerer. Ravel Violin Sonata in G
Grieg Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, Op 45
8.15 Other Histories
Michael Schmidt introduces recent poems by poets who have emerged from the University of Manchester's distinguished writing school, including Sophie Hannah , Miies Champion and James Nunn. They are read by Melissa Sinden and Russell Dixon.
8.35 Beethoven Violin Sonata in A,
Op 47 (Kreutzer)


Introduces: Rodney Siatford
Violinist: Olivier Charlier
Pianist: Brigitte Engerer.
Introduces: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Sophie Hannah
Unknown: James Nunn.
Read By: Melissa Sinden
Read By: Russell Dixon.

: The Jesus Diary

With Angela Tilby , series producer of BBCl's Lives of Jesus.
2: Jesus in the Movies
Can you tell the truth with pictures?


Unknown: Angela Tilby

: Ulster Orchestra

Conductor Warwick Stengards Massenet Suite: Le Cid
Dello Jolo The Triumph of St Joan


Unknown: Dello Jolo
Unknown: St Joan

: Night Waves

During the week before his death in January, the Nobel Prize winner Joseph Brodsky completed a collection of poems entitled So Forth. Richard Coles discusses
Brodsky's writing and some of the arguments in his newly published collection of essays, On Grief and Reason. He also examines the destruction of art - from Leonardo's cartoons to statues of Soviet generals. In times of civil unrest, public monuments become the focus for antagonism - be it the French
Revolution or the former Yugoslavia. The historian Dario Gamboni 's new book explores the difference between vandalism and iconoclasm.
Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Joseph Brodsky
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Dario Gamboni

: Composers of the Week: American Symphonists

With Peter Paul Nash.
Ives, orch Schuman Variations on "America"
Seattle SO/Gerard Schwarz Copland Symphony No 3 New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash.
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. Tonight's programme includes a review of the new jazz film Kansas City, jazz news from Dave Gelly , and the first of Brian Priestley 's short series Jazz on the Screen.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Dave Gelly
Unknown: Brian Priestley

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Mikhail Rudy (piano), French
NO/Ion Marin Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor Shostakovich Symphony No 5
2.30 Marcella Crudeli plays piano sonatas by Galuppi
4.05 Madrigals by Sweellnck,
Stobaeus and Eccard, performed by Weser Renaissance, director Manfred Cordes
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Mikhail Rudy
Unknown: Marcella Crudeli
Director: Manfred Cordes

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