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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including Elgar Enigma Variations
7.05 Tchalkovsky Waltz and Polonaise (Eugene Onegin )
7.15 Building a Library: Best of the Bunch
An excerpt from the version of Alban Berg 's Wozzeck recommended in last Saturday's Record Review
7.32 Hummel Rondo Brilliant in G,
Op 126
8.05 Veracini Overture No 6 in B flat
8.10 Gottschalk Minuit a Seville;
Le Deuxième Banjo
8.30 Boccherini String Quartet in G, G234


Unknown: Tchalkovsky Waltz
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Alban Berg
Unknown: Gottschalk Minuit

: An Advent Calendar

With Malcolm Bruno.
Madras College Senior Choir. Janice Nisbet (piano), conductor Alan McGeoch
Vaughan Williams Withers Rocking Hymn
Trinidadian trad The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy


Unknown: Malcolm Bruno.
Piano: Janice Nisbet
Conductor: Alan McGeoch
Conductor: Vaughan Williams

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Cherubini Overture: Anacreon
Berlin Staatskapelle, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.09 Dvorak Silent Woods
Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Lorin Maazel
9.17 Janacek Mladi
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.35 Rachmaninov Suite No 2
Martha Argerich and Alexandre Rabinovitch (pianos) Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Pianos: Alexandre Rabinovitch

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Wagner Prelude, Act 3: Lohengrin
NBC SO, conductor Arturo Toscanini
10.05 Wolkenstein Der Mal mit
Lieber Zal New London Consort, director Philip Pickett
10.10 Brahms Four Pieces, Op 119 Paul Berkowitz (piano)
10.21 Sibelius Symphony No 4
Boston SO. conductor Colin Davis
10.55 Artist of the Week:
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo)
Haydn Cantata: Arianna a Naxos Andras Schiff (piano)
11.15 Saint-Saens Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 92 Joachim Trio


Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Director: Philip Pickett
Piano: Paul Berkowitz
Conductor: Colin Davis
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Piano: Andras Schiff

: Composer of the Week: Robert Simpson

With Stephen Johnson. 5: Storm and Calm
Explosive energy and contemplative stillness have often balanced each other in Robert Simpson 's work, chamber and orchestral music alike.
Stephen Johnson explores the extremes in four highly contrasted works, including two of his finest quartets and an intriguing and a rare example of Simpson the miniaturist. String Quartet No 7 Delme Quartet Energy
Desford Colliery Caterpillar Band. conductor James Watson
Michael Tippett , His Mystery Raymond Clarke (piano) String Quartet No 15 Vanbrugh Quartet
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Stephen Johnson.
Unknown: Robert Simpson
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Conductor: James Watson
Conductor: Michael Tippett
Piano: Raymond Clarke

: Bristol Lunchtime Concerts

Haydn Plus
Continuing the series of concerts from St George's. Brandon Hill , Bristol, featuring the music of Joseph Haydn.
Anya Alexeev (piano)
Haydn Piano Sonata in G, H XVI 6
Ravel Menuet sur le Nom de Haydn Schubert Piano Sonata in C minor,


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Unknown: Joseph Haydn.
Piano: Anya Alexeev

: Preoccupations

Conductor Nicholas McGegan describes his magical garden in Berkeley, California.
2.05 Monteverdi Su Pastorelli
Vezzosi; Zefiro Torna
Guy de Mey and Martin Klietmann (tenors). Jozsef Gregor (bass). Capella Savaria, conductor Nicholas McGegan Discs


Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Unknown: Monteverdi Su Pastorelli
Unknown: Zefiro Torna
Unknown: Guy de Mey
Tenors: Martin Klietmann
Tenors: Jozsef Gregor
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan

: Music Restored

Martin Luther Anniversary
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


Unknown: Martin Luther

: Mining the Archive

Berthold Goldschmidt (1903-96) Bernard Keeffe explores the life of the late composer and conductor Berthold Goldschmidt. A pupil of Franz Schreker in the Berlin Hochschule of the twenties,
Goldschmidt was one of the last in a distinguished line of German composer/conductors. This tribute charts the course of a career which took Goldschmidt from his days as a repetiteur to his lucky escape from Nazi Germany and his struggles to gain recognition for his compositions from the British establishment.
Known in Britain as a conductor, notably for his performances with the BBC orchestras, he lived to see a resurgence of interest in his music over the last decade. As he remarked with good humour, "I'm glad old hats have come into fashion." The programme includes unbroadcast interviews with the composer, plus recordings from the BBC and the Berlin Philharmonic and radio archives.
Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Bernard Keeffe
Conductor: Berthold Goldschmidt.
Unknown: Franz Schreker
Producer: Peter Thresh

: The Music Machine

Celebrity Interview
Today, Tommy Pearson talks to
Daniel Barenboim. music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim.

: In Tune

Anthony Burton talks to Christopher Austin , conductor of the Bristol-based Brunei Ensemble. Also including
5.35 Sessions Suite: The Black
6.05 Alessandro Scarlatti Christmas
Cantata: 0 di Betlemme Altera Poverta
6.40 Martinu The Tale of Puss in Boots (Spalicek)
Producer Nick Morgan


Talks: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Christopher Austin
Unknown: Alessandro Scarlatti
Producer: Nick Morgan

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Two Advent works which employ hymns are played by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales at St David's Hall, Cardiff. Composer
James MacMillan conducts his Veni,
Veni Emmanuel with percussionist Evelyn Glennie , for whom it was written.
8.00 An Advent Anthology
A seasonal selection of classic favourites and published poetry.
Read by Janet Maw and Kim Wall.
8.30 Ian Bostridge (tenor) joins the orchestra, the BBC National Chorus of Wales and the Birmingham
Symphony Youth Chorus to perform Britten's St Nicholas in which the audience join in for the two final hymns. Conductor Simon Halsey.


Unknown: James MacMillan
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Read By: Janet Maw
Read By: Kim Wall.
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Conductor: Simon Halsey.

: Present Tense

The Enduring World of the Innu
James Wilson follows Pien Penashue and his family as they hunt and fish across the Labrador peninsula, so remote that their ceremonies, stories and habits are as they were at the moment of European contact.
5: The Ceremony of Shaking Tent
The Penashues resist the pressure to give up hunting and stay in the settlement.


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

: Hear and Now

Stephen Pratt introduces the last edition from this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.
The main work is the British premiere of Stockhausen's Libra, a theatre piece for bass clarinet and electronics. Suzanne Stephens plays the clarinet while the composer controls the electronic sound projection. The Ives Ensemble from the Netherlands mark their British debut with the world premiere of Gerald Barry 's Piano Quartet No 2 and with Christopher Fox 's Theme and Variations, which lasts 45 minutes and contains, as the composer says, "everything I know how to do".
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Introduces: Stephen Pratt
Unknown: Suzanne Stephens
Unknown: Gerald Barry
Unknown: Christopher Fox
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Composer of the Week: Lully

Music for the Stage - 1650s-1680s Roger Savage presents adaptations, reflections and homages, including excerpts from La Grotte de
Versailles, Cadmus, Alceste,
Marais's Tombeau Pour M de Lully, Couperin's Apothéose de Lulli,
Marais's Alcyone, Purcell's King Arthur, and Strauss's Suite: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Roger Savage

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nurnburg
Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Daniel Barenboim
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Hans Sachs: Robert Holl (bass)
Walther: Peter Seiffert (tenor)
Eva: Renee Fleming (soprano)
Sixtus Beckmesser: Andreas Schmidt (baritone)
Veit Pogner: Eric Halfvarson (bass-Baritone)
David: Endrik Wottrich (tenor)
Magdalena: Brigitta Svenden ( Mezzo)
KunzVogelgesang: Bernhard Schneider (tenor)
Konrad Nachtigall: Roman Trekel (baritone)
Fritz Kothner: Hans-Joachim Ketelson (baritone)
Balthasar Zorn: Tostern Kert (tenor)
Ulrich Eisslinger: Peter Maus (tenor)
Augustin Moser: Helmut Pampuch (tenor)
Hermann Ortel: Sandor Solyom-Nagy (baritone)
Hans Schwarz: Alfred Reiter (bass-Baritone)
Hans Foltz: Jon Pescevic (bass)
Nightwatctiman: Kwanchul Youn (baritone)

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