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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Sibelius Scenes Historiques: Suite No 2
Rnnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
6.21 Haydn Symphony No 93 in D Salzburg Camerata Academia, conductor Sandor Vegh
7.05 Britten Folk Song
Arrangements: Sweet Polly Oliver ; 0 Waly, Waly; Come You Not from Newcastle?
Lorna Anderson (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
7.32 Bach Oboe Concerto in D minor, BWV1059a Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Anthony Robson (oboe)
8.05 Uszt Humoreske "Gaudeamus
Igitur", S509
Leslie Howard (piano)
8.30 Spohr Violin Concerto No 8 in A minor (In Modo de Scena Cantante) Elizabeth Wallfisch , Brandenburg Ensemble , director Roy Goodman


Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Sandor Vegh
Unknown: Polly Oliver
Soprano: Lorna Anderson
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Oboe: Anthony Robson
Oboe: Uszt Humoreske
Piano: Leslie Howard
Unknown: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Unknown: Brandenburg Ensemble
Director: Roy Goodman

: An Advent Calendar

Malcolm Bruno introduces more
Christmas carols performed by British amateur choirs.
National Youth Chamber Choir of Scotland, conductor Christopher Bell Henry Walford Davies 0 Little Town of Bethlehem Trad chant Nobis Nascitur
Anon Gaudete !
Next programme tomorrow 8.50am


Introduces: Malcolm Bruno
Unknown: Nobis Nascitur
Unknown: Anon Gaudete

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Avlson Concerto No 11 in G
Brandenburg Consort , director Roy Goodman
9.18 Dowland Fortome Hope Fancy; Mr Dowland 's Midnight Paul O'Dette (lute)
9.23 Howells Phantasy Quartet, Op 25 Britten Quartet
9.38 Schumann Piano Sonata No 2 in G minor, Op 22 Murray Perahia Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Brandenburg Consort
Director: Roy Goodman
Unknown: Mr Dowland
Unknown: Paul O'Dette

: Musical Encounters

Chris de Souza. Telemann Cantata: Gottlichs Kind, Lass Mit Entzucken
Christopher Robson (countertenor), Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin),
Catherine Latham (oboe), New London Consort, conductor Philip Pickett
10.10 Artist of the Week
David Zinman (conductor)
JC Bach Symphony in B flat, Op 18 No 2
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra
10.20 Honegger Violin Sonata No 1 Thomas Zehetmair ,
Silke Avenhaus (piano)
10.45 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Horacio Gutierrez ,
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
11.15 Scriabin Piano Sonata No 4
Noemy Belinkaya
11.25 JC Bach Symphony in D, Op 18 No 4
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
11.35 Telemann Cantata: Uber der Propheten Blut
Paul Agnew (tenor),
Catherine Latham and Mark Radcliffe (oboes), New London Consort, director Philip Pickett


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: Lass Mit Entzucken
Unknown: Christopher Robson
Violin: Pavlo Beznosiuk
Violin: Catherine Latham
Conductor: Philip Pickett
Conductor: David Zinman
Unknown: Thomas Zehetmair
Piano: Silke Avenhaus
Unknown: Horacio Gutierrez
Conductor: David Zinman
Conductor: David Zinman
Unknown: Propheten Blut
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Tenor: Catherine Latham
Tenor: Mark Radcliffe
Director: Philip Pickett

: Composer of the Week Lully

Music for the Stage - 1650s-1680s With Roger Savage. A feature of the Lullian opera is the sommeil scene, in which the hero is magically charmed to sleep and given pleasant or unpleasant dreams by a supernatural figure who has designs on him. The programme includes sommeils from Atys and Armide and, between them, lullabies, nocturnes and aubades from Les Amants
Magnifiques, La Princesse d'Elide, Le Divertissement de Chambord and Le
Triomphe de I Amour
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger Savage.

: Opera Matinee

CD Pick of 1996 Michael Oliver presents the third of five programmes featuring some of the outstanding opera recordings issued this year, with comments from Hugh Canning and Andrew Clements. Handel Ariodante
Recorded last year following a stage production at the Gbttingen Handel Festival, this is the latest issue in Nicholas McGegan 's series of Handel operas on CD. Ariodante is betrothed to Ginevra, the daughter of the king of Scotland, but Polinesso is a rival for her love. Double-dealing and murder ensue. Sung in Italian.
Wilhelmshaven Vocal Ensemble, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, conductor Nicholas McGegan discs


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Hugh Canning
Unknown: Andrew Clements.
Unknown: Nicholas McGegan
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
The King of Scotland: Nicolas Cavallier(bass)
Ginevra: Juliana Gondek(soprano)
Ariodante: Lorraine Hunt(mezzo)
Lurcanio: Rufus Muller(tenor)
Polinesso: Jennifer Lane(mezzo)
Dalinda: Lisa Saffer(soprano)
Odoardo: Jorn Lindemann(tenor)

: Scottish Reconstructions

Maxwell Davies Renaissance
Scottish Dances
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Judith Weir The Bagpiper's String Trio Domus Maxwell Davies Kinloche, His
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Discs


Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Maxwell Davies

: The Music Machine

Tod Machover is a composer of operas with a difference. Tommy Pearson talks to him about about the future of the art form and finds out about his latest project, The Brain Opera.


Unknown: Tod MacHover
Talks: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Geoffrey Baskerville , including Helnichen Concerto in F
Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
5.52 Salnt-Saens Danse Macabre
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
6.30 Schubert Piano Sonata in A, D664
Vladimir Ashkenazy
7.25 Victoria Officium Defunctorum , 1605 (Lux Aeterna)
Magnificat, director Philip Cave Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Victoria Officium Defunctorum
Producer: David McGuinness

: BBC Philharmonic in Geneva

From the Victoria Hall, Geneva.
Mairi Nicolson introduces the last concert in the BBC Philharmonic's five-concert tour of Switzerland.
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier ,
Cecile Ousset (piano) Bridge Suite: The Sea
Salnt-Saens Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor
8.20 Letter from Geneva
From the cafes to the bookshops,
Swiss publisher Michele Stroum takes a look at what people are reading, enjoying and talking about in Geneva.
8.40 Britten Passacaglia (Peter Grimes )
Roussel Symphony No 3


Introduces: Mairi Nicolson
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Cecile Ousset
Unknown: Michele Stroum
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: The Jesus Diary

With Angela Tilby , series producer of BBCl's Lives of Jesus.
4: Principalities and Powers
Jesus's public life spanned three years, less than the making of the series. Both took place against a background of moving forces.


Unknown: Angela Tilby

: Music Restored

Martin Luther Anniversary
Chris de Souza introduces the third of four programmes recorded in October at the Royal Academy of Music, London, to mark the 450th anniversary of the death of the religious reformer. Paul McCreesh directs the Gabrieli Consort and Players - and the audience - in treatments of Luther's Advent chorale Nun Komm, der
Heiden Heiland , from its origins as a Latin hymn through settings by Schein and Praetorlus to Bach's Cantata No 62.
With Linda Perillo (soprano), Robin Blaze (alto), Joseph Cornwell (tenor) and George Moley (bass). Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated tomorrow 2.15pm


Unknown: Martin Luther Anniversary
Unknown: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Unknown: Heiden Heiland
Soprano: Linda Perillo
Soprano: Robin Blaze
Tenor: Joseph Cornwell
Tenor: George Moley
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Is new writing more healthy in Scotland than in England?
Sally Magnusson presents a discussion from Scotland with a new generation of Scottish urban writers.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Sally Magnusson
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Composers of the Week: American Symphonists

Copland Symphony No 2
William Schuman Symphony No 10 (American Muse)
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: William Schuman

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather celebrates the recording career of Jimmy Skidmore , who is now in his 80th year.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Jimmy Skidmore

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Magdalen College, Oxford
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Marie-Luise Neunecker (horn), Bamberg SO/lngo Metzmacher
Hartmann Symphony No 2 (Adagio) Strauss Horn Concerto No 2
Bruckner Symphony No 2 in C minor
3.40 Early music from countries around the Baltic. Mare Balticum
Ensemble, Tallinn Hortus Musicus, Cantus Coin, Musica Alta Ripa / Konrad Junghanel
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Horn: Marie-Luise Neunecker
Unknown: Musica Alta Ripa
Unknown: Konrad Junghanel

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