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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Kodaly Variations on a Hungarian Folk Song (Peacock) Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti
7.05 Pierne Ramuntcho: Suite No 2
Lorraine Philharmonic , conductor Jacques Houtmann
7.32 Monteverdi L'Orfeo (excerpts)
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque
Soloists, director John Eliot Gardiner
8.05 Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps
London Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
8.18 Weber Was Zieht zu Deinem
Zauberkreise, Op 15 No 4; Er an Sie, Op 15 No 6;
Ich Sah ein Roschen, Op 15 No 5 Olaf Bar (baritone),
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
8.30 Beck Symphony in E flat, Op 3 No 4
La Stagione, Frankfurt, conductor Michael Schneider


Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Lorraine Philharmonic
Conductor: Jacques Houtmann
Director: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Conductor: Michael Schneider
Orfeo: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson
First Shepherd: Lawrence Dale
Third Shepherd: Alan Woodrow

: An Advent Calendar

Introduced by Bishop Jack Spong. Oxford Pro Musica, conductor Michael Smedley
William Gifford Rejoice, Ye Tenants Anon Rouse , Rouse from Your
Slumbers; Angels from the Realms of Glory
Next programme tomorrow 8.50am


Unknown: Jack Spong.
Conductor: Michael Smedley
Conductor: William Gifford
Unknown: Anon Rouse

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Rossini String Sonata No 3 in C
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.14 Mascagni Voi Lo Sapete (Cavalleria Rusticana)
Claudia Muzio (soprano), orchestra, conductor Lorenzo Molajoli
9.18 Dvorak Piano Concerto in G minor (original version) Radoslav Kvapil ,
Brno State Philharmonic, conductor Frantisek Jilek Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Soprano: Claudia Muzio
Conductor: Lorenzo Molajoli
Unknown: Radoslav Kvapil
Conductor: Frantisek Jilek

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Artist of the Week:
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo)
Mozart Voi , Che Sapete (Le Nozze di Figaro) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Daniel Barenboim
10.23 Brahms Seven Pieces, Op 116 Yevgeni Kissin (piano)
10.33 Mozart Parto , Parto, Ma Tu,
Ben Moi (La Clemenza di Tito) Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo),
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
10.40 Schubert Eine Kleine
London Sinfonietta, conductor David Atherton
10.48 Britten Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Stephen Bell (horn), Julius Drake (piano)
11.00 Biber Battalia a 10 in D
Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
11.15 Mozart Pupille Amati (Lucio Silla )
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo),
Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
11.22 Spohr Potpourri on Themes of Mozart
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
11.47 Biber Sonata a 6 in B (Die Pauem Kirchfahrt Genandt) Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
11.56 Mozart Non So Piu Cosa Son, Cosa Faccio (Le Nozze di Figaro) Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Daniel Barenboim


Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Unknown: Mozart Voi
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: Yevgeni Kissin
Piano: Mozart Parto
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: David Atherton
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Stephen Bell
Horn: Julius Drake
Piano: Biber Battalia
Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Director: Mozart Pupille Amati
Director: Lucio Silla
Director: Cecilia Bartoli
Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Director: Spohr Potpourri
Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim

: Composer of the Week: Robert Simpson

With Stephen Johnson.
2: Confronting the Classics
For many composers, the immense shadow of Beethoven has been an object of dread. "You have no idea how difficult it is with such a giant marching behind you," wrote Brahms. Stephen Johnson introduces Robert Simpson 's most outwardly classical symphony, which boldly confronts Beethoven and in doing so enters new musical realms. The programme also includes a tiny tone-poem about the life of a mosquito.
String Quartet No 8 (Eretmapodites Gilletti)
Delme Quartet Symphony No 4
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Johnson.
Introduces: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Robert Simpson
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Martyn Brabbins
Piers Hellawell Memorial Cairns
Haydn Symphony No 99 in E flat

: William Billings

To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of William Billings, the choir
Northern Harmony performs music by this 18th-century American composer, described in his day as both the rival of Handel and the father of New England music.

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Lars Vogt (piano)
Haydn Symphony No 1 in D
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C (Jupiter)


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Piano: Lars Vogt

: The Music Machine

Celebrity Interview
Tommy Pearson talks to singer, actress and TV presenter Toyah Willcox about her career and her philosophy on music.


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Presenter: Toyah Willcox

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter , including 5.30 Poulenc Sinfonietta City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
6.05 Stravinsky Circus Polka CBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer
6.09 Vivaldi Cello Concerto in F, RV410 Raphael Wallfisch , City of London
Sinfonia, director Nicholas Kraemer Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Raphael Wallfisch
Director: Nicholas Kraemer
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Chamber Music from Manchester

From Studio 7, New Broadcasting House.
Rodney Slatford introduces a recital of music for two pianos given by Martin Roscoe and Ronan O'Hora.
Schumann Andante and Variations in B flat, Op 46
Britten Mazurka Elegiaca, Op 33 No 2 Mozart Sonata in D, K448
8.20 A Bushman in the King's Road Sir Laurens van der Post, explorer, novelist and philosopher, is 90 this week. He talks to Joan Bakewell in his Chelsea flat about God, dreams, and the Kalahari desert.
8.40 Britten Introduction and Rondo
Burlesque, Op 23 No 1
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn (St Antoni Chorale)
TICKETS: telephone (0161) [number removed], or write to Samantha Swallow,
Concerts Promotions. BBC, Oxford Road. Manchester M60 1SJ


Introduces: Rodney Slatford
Unknown: Martin Roscoe
Unknown: Ronan O'Hora.
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Present Tense

The Enduring World of the Innu
James WiJson follows Pien Penashue and his family as they hunt and fish across the sub-Arctic reaches of the Labrador peninsula. The region is so remote that their ceremonies, stories and habits show the way of life at the moment of European contact.
2: Hunting the Barrens and the Man Who Married a Caribou


Unknown: Pien Penashue
Innu Voices: Tyler Butterworth
1634 Missionary: Keith Drinkel

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Gorecki Kelines Requiem fur eine Polka Haydn Symphony No 84 in E flat conductor Jerry Maksymiuk


Conductor: Jerry Maksymiuk

: Night Waves

In the Royal Society of Arts lecture series Arts Matter, Nigerian theatre director Chuck Mike , psychologist Adam Phillips and sculptor Richard Wentworth debate their views with presenter Richard Coles. What is the function of art in contemporary society, and does its value need to be better defined and measured in order to defend public support? Producer Julian May


Director: Chuck Mike
Unknown: Adam Phillips
Unknown: Richard Wentworth
Presenter: Richard Coles.

: Composer of the Week Lully

Music for the Stage - 1650s-1680s With Roger Savage.
2: Operatic Triumphs and Reversals Including scenes from Phaeton, Alceste, Armide and Atys. Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Roger Savage.

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather meets George Avakian , one of the world's most innovative record producers. Revised repeat


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: George Avakian

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Angela Gheorghiu (soprano), Sergei Larine (bass), Bryn Terfel (baritone), Berlin Philharmonic
Chorus and Orchestra/Claudio Abbado. Overtures, choruses and operatic arias by Verdi, Bellini and Rossini
2.30 The Eesti Project Chamber
Choir and director Anne-Liis Triemann perform choral music by Rudolf Tobias
3.15 Le Nouveau Concert and director
Frederick de Roos perform cantatas from the 16th and 17th centuries
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Angela Gheorghiu
Bass: Sergei Larine
Bass: Bryn Terfel
Music By: Rudolf Tobias

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