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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian) Rotterdam Philharmonic, conductor Valery Gergiev
7.05 Michael Haydn Symphony in G, P27
Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss , conductor Johannes Goritzki
7.13 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Norman Del Mar
7.32 Building a Library: Best of the Bunch
Part of David Nice's chosen recording of Mahler's Symphony No 7.
8.05 Turina La Oracion del Torero
Britten Quartet
8.39 Prokofiev Sinfonietta
Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Conductor: Michael Haydn Symphony
Conductor: Kammerakademie Neuss
Conductor: Johannes Goritzki
Conductor: Thomas Tallis
Conductor: Norman Del Mar

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Verdi Te Deum (Four Sacred Pieces) Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre
Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.15 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor
Oslo Philharmonic, conductor Mariss Jansons


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Mariss Jansons

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Artist of the Week:
Yvonne Loriod (piano)
Mozart Rondo in D, K485
Messiaen Visions de I 'Amen (excerpts) Olivier Messiaen (piano)
10.15 Sibelius Lemminkainen 's
Return (Legends) Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
10.30 Mendelssohn Piano Trio No 2 in C minor, Op 66 Gould Trio
11.00 Haydn Berenice Che Fai, H XXIVa 10
Ann Murray (mezzo), Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
11.15 Debussy Etudes Nos 10-12 Yvonne Loriod (piano)
11.30 Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Yvonne Loriod (piano), Paris Opera Orchestra, conductor Manuel Rosenthal


Artist: Edward Blakeman.
Piano: Yvonne Loriod
Piano: Mozart Rondo
Piano: Olivier Messiaen
Piano: Sibelius Lemminkainen
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Unknown: Ann Murray
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Piano: Yvonne Loriod
Piano: Yvonne Loriod
Conductor: Manuel Rosenthal

: Composer of the Week: Bernstein

Humphrey Burton concludes his week on Broadway with Bernstein's most popular work - West Side Story
(1957), choreographed by Jerome Robbins , with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim after the book by Arthur Laurents. Sondheim called the team
"a unique concatenation of people". With contributions from orchestrator
Sid Ramin , a friend of Bernstein since childhood, and Ruth Mitchell , the show's original assistant stage manager.
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Jerome Robbins
Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Book By: Arthur Laurents.
Unknown: Sid Ramin
Unknown: Ruth Mitchell

: Chopin by Arrangement

The third of four programmes in which Jeremy Nicholas explores Chopin compositions which have been reworked by others. Today's programme concludes with the Allegro de Concert, Op 46 orchestrated by Jean Louis Nicode. Next programme Sunday 6.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Jean Louis Nicode.

: Preoccupations

In this afternoon's programme, leading musicians including Felicity Lott , Graham Johnson and Paul McCreesh , tell of their hopes, fears and resolutions for the year ahead.


Unknown: Felicity Lott
Unknown: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Paul McCreesh

: 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)
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


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

: Mining the Archive

Time Remembered
Louis Kentner , the British pianist of Hungarian birth, gave the premieres of Bartok's Second and Third
Concertos, recorded Mozart with Beecham, and was a major influence on the revival of enthusiasm for Liszt in this country. Stephen Plaistow recalls a Beethoven broadcast from
1950 and discusses with Malcolm
Binns the catholic nature of Kentner's repertoire and the exceptional quality of his early recordings. Repeat


Unknown: Louis Kentner
Unknown: Stephen Plaistow

: Music Machine

Music for the Next Millennium
Sue Nelson avoids format fatigue and discovers how people will listen to music in the future. Technology journalist Bob Tomalski sifts through the digital options, Richy Adar wants us to subscribe to a global jukebox on the internet, and music author
Norman Lebrecht predicts the end of the classical tradition.


Unknown: Bob Tomalski
Unknown: Richy Adar
Unknown: Norman Lebrecht

: Interpretations on Record

George Pratt has been listening to
Bach's Six Suites for Unaccompanied Cello in recordings by over 40 performers from Casais to
Rostropovich. These stark solo lines, which appear so simple on paper, continue to evoke an amazing variety and range of artistic responses. Repeat


Unknown: George Pratt

: Private Passions

Another chance to hear the international hotelier, chef and restaurateur Albert Roux sharing his favourite music with Michael
Berkeley. Roux's menu includes an hors d'oeuvre from Hahn, a plat de resistance from Piaf, and a suite by Bach. Repeat


Unknown: Albert Roux

: L'Enfance du Christ

Berlioz's depiction of Christ's childhood is one of his most restrained and touching works. The three tableaux, set to Berlioz's own libretto, focus on three images of Epiphany: Herod's dream, the flight of the Holy Family to Egypt and their acceptance by the Ishmaelites.
BBC National Chorus and Orchestra of Wales. conductor David Atherton


Conductor: David Atherton
Mary: Anne Howells(mezzo)
Narrator ANTHONY: Rolfe Johnson(tenor)
Herod: Peter Rose(baritone)
Joseph: Stephen Roberts(baritone)
Centurion: John Bowen(tenor)
Polydorus: Lawrence Wallington(baritone)

: Saki Short Stories

4: Dusk
Norman Gortsby has gone to the park for a little repose, but a park bench can be more complicated than it appears. Read by Peter Howell. Repeat


Unknown: Norman Gortsby
Read By: Peter Howell.

: Schumann

The Musicians of the Royal Exchange play Schumann's Piano Quartet in E flat, Op 4 7. Repeat

: Hear and Now

Stephen Pratt introduces the latest repertoire of two Manchester-based ensembles. Psappha. directed by Paul MacAlindin , give the first broadcast of the original 1955 version of Peter Maxwell Davies 's
Stedman Doubles, Mexican composer Hilda Paredes 's Homenaje a Remedios Varo, and Moses, a tour de force for solo percussion by Scottish composer
Gordon McPherson. The Goldberg Ensemble, directed by Malcolm Layfield , give the world premiere of Crossing the Ohashi Bridge by Geoffrey Poole and revive Anthony Payne 's Songs and Seascapes.
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Introduces: Stephen Pratt
Directed By: Paul MacAlindin
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Hilda Paredes
Unknown: Gordon McPherson.
Directed By: Malcolm Layfield
Unknown: Geoffrey Poole
Unknown: Anthony Payne
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Composer of the Week: Tchaikovsky

The final programme featuring the correspondence between the composer and his patroness, read by Alex Jennings and Anna Massey. "My mind is with you," writes von Meck, as Tchaikovsky battles to regain control of his life. At the Moscow
Conservatoire he finds teaching a drudgery, rumours about his private life abound, and he feels like a criminal on the run. He yearns for freedom, for a lonely, nomadic life, for recognition and fame, and he muses on the origins of musical composition.
The Sleeping Beauty (excerpts)
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Mark Ermler. Repeated from Friday 27 December


Read By: Alex Jennings
Read By: Anna Massey.
Conductor: Mark Ermler.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Sigurd Brauns and Christof Keymer (pianos), Berlin Radio
Chorus/Robin Gritton. Choral music by Reger, Brahms, Berlioz, Faure and Poulenc
2.00 Cantus Colin perform sacred music by Rosenmuller
2.45 Antonio Rosado (piano),
Portuguese SO/George
Alexander Albrecht Mozart Piano Concerto No
21 in C, K467 Mahler Symphony No 7
4.30 Moscow Quartet, Miguel Trapaga (guitar) Arriaga String Quartet No 1 in D minor Canales String Quartet,
Op 3 No 1 Boccherini Guitar Quintet in C, G453 (La Ritrata di Madrid)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Sigurd Brauns
Pianos: Christof Keymer
Piano: Antonio Rosado
Piano: Alexander Albrecht Mozart
Guitar: Miguel Trapaga

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