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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sakari Oramo
7.05 Alessandro Scarlatti Cantata:
Filli, Che Esprime la Sua Fede a Fileno
Gerard Lesne (countertenor), II Seminario Musicale
7.32 Scharwenka Five Polish
Dances, Op 3
Seta Tanyel (piano)
8.05 Debussy Cello Sonata Olga Karisson (cello),
Lars-David Nilsson (piano)
8.20 Michael Haydn Symphony in E flat, P26
Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss , conductor Johannes Goritzki
8.43 Sibelius Karelia Suite
Helsinki Philharmonic, conductor Okko Kamu


Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Conductor: Alessandro Scarlatti
Unknown: Gerard Lesne
Unknown: Seminario Musicale
Cello: Olga Karisson
Piano: Lars-David Nilsson
Piano: Michael Haydn Symphony
Conductor: Kammerakademie Neuss
Conductor: Johannes Goritzki
Conductor: Okko Kamu

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young. Vivaldi Violin Concerto in F minor, Op
8 No 4 (Winter) (The Four Seasons) Simon Standage , English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.09 Verdi Laudi alia Vergine Maria (Four Sacred Pieces)
Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre
Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.15 Poulenc Improvisations Eric Parkin (piano)
9.39 Ravel Deux Epigrammes de Clement Marot
Felicity Lott (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
9.44 Larsson Violin Concertino
Leo Berlin , Stockholm Philharmonic , conductor Stig Westerberg Discs


Unknown: Simon Standage
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Verdi Laudi
Unknown: Vergine Maria
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Eric Parkin
Piano: Clement Marot
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Piano: Leo Berlin
Conductor: Stockholm Philharmonic
Conductor: Stig Westerberg

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Anon Ave Virgo Regia
Gilles Binchois Ensemble, director
Dominique Vellard
10.05 Artist of the Week:
Yvonne Loriod (piano)
Mozart Piano Sonata in A, K331
Messiaen Vingt Regards sur Enfant Jesus (excerpts)
10.30 Sibelius Lemminkainen in Tuonela (Legends)
Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson
10.45 Falla Harpsichord Concerto Ravel Trois Poemes de Stephane Mallarme
Sally Burgess (mezzo), Haffner Ensemble,
John Lenehan (harpsichord), director Nicholas Daniel
11.20 Debussy Etudes Nos 7-9 Yvonne Loriod (piano)
11.30 Haydn Symphony No 99 in E flat
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, conductor Mark Wigglesworth


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Artist: Dominique Vellard
Piano: Yvonne Loriod
Unknown: Sibelius Lemminkainen
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Unknown: Stephane Mallarme
Unknown: Sally Burgess
Harpsichord: John Lenehan
Director: Nicholas Daniel
Piano: Yvonne Loriod
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth

: Composer of the Week: Bernstein

Broadway Revisited
Humphrey Burton introduces excerpts from Mass (1971), the Jerome Robbins ballet The Dybbuk (1947), and 1600, Pennsylvania
Avenue (1976), Bernstein's ill-fated collaboration with Alan Jay Lerner. Among today's guests are the composer's daughter Jamie Bernstein Thomas, who has performed in Mass, and Patricia Routledge , who played the First Lady in the original production of 1600, Pennsylvania Avenue, which she described as "a diamond-studded dinosaur".
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Introduces: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Jerome Robbins
Unknown: Alan Jay Lerner.
Unknown: Jamie Bernstein
Unknown: Patricia Routledge

: Opera Matinee: Genoveva

Schumann's only completed opera, a tale of marital fidelity set in eighth-century Brabant, is consciously heroic and Germanic. Count Siegfried is summoned to fight in the Crusades and leaves his new young wife Genoveva at home. During his absence, Golo, a young knight, tries to win her over with the aid of a magic mirror belonging to his sorceress foster-mother. But
Genoveva stands firm and is rewarded with a happy reunion with Siegfried. Premiered two months before. Lohengrin, Schumann's opera contains some decidedly Wagnerian traits - a continuous flow of music and more than a hint of some leitmotifs. Sung in German.
Arnold Schoenberg Choir,
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt


Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Genoveva: Ruth Ziesak(soprano
Margaretha: Marjana Upovsek(mezzo)
Golo: Deon van Der Walt (tenor)
Siegfried: Oliver Widmer(bass)
Hidulfus: Rodney Gilfry(baritone)
Drago: Thomas Quasthoff(bass)
Balthasar: Ijichi Hiroyuki(bass/baritone)
Caspar: Josef Krenmair(bass/baritone)

: Celebrity Recital

A concert given last year in Basingstoke's Anvil Theatre by a brilliant young French duo - clarinettist Paul Meyer and pianist Eric Le Sage. Introduced by Penny Gore .
Mendelssohn Clarinet Sonata in E flat
Schumann Vier Nachtstucke , Op 23, for Piano; Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70
Martinu Clarinet Sonatina
Debussy Premiere Rapsodie Poulenc Clarinet Sonata


Clarinettist: Paul Meyer
Pianist: Eric Le Sage.
Introduced By: Penny Gore
Unknown: Schumann Vier Nachtstucke

: Music Machine

Music for the Next Millennium
Composer Trevor Wishart and the director of City University's electroacoustic studios,
Simon Emerson , both create their own software to achieve the effects they want. One system, Koan, allows improvisation within more than 100 predetermined musical parameters. Sue Nelson meets the man who plans a never-ending composition into the next millennium.


Unknown: Trevor Wishart
Unknown: Simon Emerson

: Interpretations on Record

In the fourth of eight programmes,
Richard Lawrence compares over 50 recordings of Hoist's suite The
Planets, including performances by Karajan, Haitink, Stokowski, Solti,
Ozawa, Maazel, Dutoit and Svetlanov, as well as a host of British conductors from Hoist himself in 1923 to Andrew Davis 70 years later. Repeat


Unknown: Richard Lawrence
Unknown: Andrew Davis

: Private Passions

Personalities share their musical private passions with composer
Michael Berkeley. His guest today is John Peel. Britain's most iconoclastic
DJ and author of the Family Album column in Radio Times. Repeat


Unknown: Michael Berkeley.
Unknown: John Peel.

: London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Mstislav Rostropovich , Ian Bostridge (tenor), Hugh Seenan (horn) Richard Rodney Bennett Partita for Orchestra
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Shostakovich Symphony No 5


Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Tenor: Hugh Seenan
Horn: Richard Rodney
Horn: Bennett Partita

: Saki Short Stories

3: Louis Lena Strudwarden meets her match.
Reader Peter Howell. Repeat


Unknown: Lena Strudwarden
Reader: Peter Howell.

: Cecile Ousset

Debussy Images (Bk 1): L'lsle Joyeuse Ravel Jeux d'Eau; La Valse

: Music Restored

This year sees the tercentenary of the birth of Jean-Marie Leclair , the most important French violinist of the 18th century. Trio Sonnerie perform two of his sonatas, as well as one by a great Italian violinist of the preceding generation, Arcangelo Corelli.
Leclair Violin Sonata in A, Op 5 No 1 Corelli Violin Sonata in A, Op 5 No 6 Leclair Violin Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 9 No 10 Monica Huggett ,
Sarah Cunningham (viola da gamba), Gary Cooper (harpsichord) Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated tomorrow 2.15pm


Unknown: Jean-Marie Leclair
Unknown: Arcangelo Corelli.
Unknown: Monica Huggett
Viola: Sarah Cunningham
Harpsichord: Gary Cooper
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: The Shellac Show

Jeremy Nicholas introduces music from the age of 78rpm records, including listeners' requests: works by Uapunov, Gounod and Rachmaninov, and performances by Louis Kentner , Peter Dawson and Cyril Smith.


Introduces: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Louis Kentner
Unknown: Peter Dawson
Unknown: Cyril Smith.

: Composer of the Week: Tchaikovsky

With excerpts from the opening scenes of Sleeping Beauty played by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Mark Ermler
Repeated from Boxing Day

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather selects his favourite discs from 1996.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from the Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford, in memory of Bernard Rose. Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Portuguese SO/Leonardo de Barros, Dmitri Baeteman (oboe)
Brahms Academic Festival Overture
Strauss Oboe Concerto
Bruch Scottish Fantasy
3.05 Instrumental and choral
Spanish music performed by Isabel
Alvarez (soprano), Itziar Atutxa (cello), Javier Sarasua (organ) and Capilla Penaflorida, director Jon Bagues
4.00 Portuguese SO/Alvara Cassuto, Maria Zampieri (soprano) Wagner Overture: Rienzi; Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde) Strauss Till Eulenspiegel; Four Last Songs
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Bernard Rose.

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