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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Purcell Incidental music: The Fairy Queen,
Z629 Tafelmusik , director Jeanne Lamon
6.30 Tchalkovsky String Quartet No 1 in D, Op 11 Borodin Quartet
7.05 Rossini Overture: Otello
National Philharmonic, conductor Riccardo Chailly
7.30 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Mirijam Contzen ,
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ion Marin
8.05 Uszt Waltz from Gounod's
Earl Wild (piano)
8.28 Glazunov Piano Concerto No 1 in F minor
Stephen Coombs ,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Z629 Tafelmusik
Director: Jeanne Lamon
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: Mirijam Contzen
Conductor: Ion Marin
Unknown: Stephen Coombs
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

Catriona Young begins a series of Mendelssohn piano concertos. Bridge Sir Roger de Coverley English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
9.05 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto in A minor (1822)
John Ogdon , Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.32 Villalobos Cor Dulce, Cor Amabile
Corydon Singers, conductor Matthew Best
9.38 Offenbach, arr Rosenthal Suite: Gaîté Parisienne
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: John Ogdon
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

: Musical Encounters

With Nick Morgan.
Stravinsky Pastorale
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
10.03 Artist of the Week:
Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in D, Op 28 (Pastoral)
10.25 Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello
Vera Beths (violin), Anner Bylsma (cello)
10.46 Kempff Arcadian Suite Munich Symphony Orchestra, conductor Werner Andreas Albert
10.58 Vivaldi Concerto in D, RV95
(La Pastorella)
Marion Verbruggen (recorder),
Paul Goodwin (oboe), John Holloway (violin), Dennis Godburn (bassoon), John Toll (harpsichord)
11.10 Poulenc Concert Champetre Ton Koopman (harpsicord),
BBC SO, conductor Serge Baudo
11.35 Schubert Piano Sonata in F minor, D625 Wilhelm Kempff
Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Nick Morgan.
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Violin: Vera Beths
Cello: Anner Bylsma
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
Oboe: Paul Goodwin
Oboe: John Holloway
Violin: Dennis Godburn
Conductor: Serge Baudo
Unknown: Wilhelm Kempff
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Composer of the Week: Maurice Ravel

Roger Nichols follows Ravel's quest for the perfect work through his early Prix de Rome cantatas, his songs and piano duets. Excerpts from
Ravel's letters and contemporary correspondence are read by Christian Rodska.
Cinq Mélodies Populaires Grecques Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre Sur I'Herbe
Gerard Souzay (baritone), Dalton Baldwin (piano) Noël des Jouets
Denise Duval (soprano), the composer (piano) Les Bayaderes
Chorus and Orchestra of the Sorbonne, conductor Jacques Grimbert Chansons Madecasses
Jennie Tourel (soprano) with ensemble Overture: Sheherazade
Ingryd Thorson and Julian Thurber (piano duet)
Producer Paul Hindmarsh
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Read By: Christian Rodska.
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Baritone: Gerard Souzay
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Soprano: Denise Duval
Conductor: Jacques Grimbert
Conductor: Chansons Madecasses
Soprano: Jennie Tourel
Unknown: Ingryd Thorson
Piano: Julian Thurber
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

From St John's, Smith
Square, London.
Catherine Wyn-Rogers (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano) Brahms Auf dem Kirchhofe;
Spanisches Lied: Unbewegte, Laue Luft : Dein Blaues Auge ; Der Jager; Von Ewiger Liebe
Berlioz La Mort d'Ophelie Berg Four Songs, Op 2
Quilter Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind Dunhlll The Cloths of Heaven
Find Fear No More the Heat of the Sun
Horder Under the Greenwood Tree
Howells King David
Repeated Sunday 6.30pm


Soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Unknown: Laue Luft
Unknown: Dein Blaues Auge

: From the Proms

The second of 13 programmes from the 1996 season.
Christine Brewer (soprano),
Trinity College of Music Chamber Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder
Wagner Overture; Venusberg Music (Tannhauser)
Strauss Four Last Songs Dvorak In Nature's Realm
Bax Spring Fire Repeat


Soprano: Christine Brewer
Conductor: Mark Elder

: Voices

Songs by Schubert.
Repeated from last Wednesday

: Lester Leaps In

Russell Davies examines the recording career of saxophonist Lester Young.
4: Detention Barrack Blues Repeat


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Lester Young.

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson talks to
Roderick Swanston about the prelude and its many different forms.
Producer Christina Pritchard WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/music_machine/


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including
Korngold Overture: Much Ado about Nothing
North West German Philharmonic, conductor Werner Andreas Albert
6.05 Vitali, arr Respighi Chaconne in G minor
Jascha Heifetz (violin),
Richard Elsasser (organ)
6.30 Reid Piano Concerto No 2 in A flat
Rena Kyriakou , Berlin Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Carl-August Bunte Producer Andrew Mussett
E-MAIL: intune@bh.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Violin: Richard Elsasser
Unknown: Rena Kyriakou
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: EBU Early Music Series

From the Cathedral of St
Laurence in Lugano,
Switzerland, this concert marks the beginning of a new European
Broadcasting Union initiative - an annual series of early music concerts from across Europe, In this performance, music by Monteverdi is set in the context of vespers for the feast of Saint Laurence as it would have been celebrated in Monteverdi's time. The Choir of Swiss Radio,
Lugano, the Sonatori della Gioiosa
Marca and the Concerto Palatino are directed by Diego Fasolis.


Directed By: Diego Fasolis.

: Money Matters

Five specially commissioned stories in which Frederic Raphael describes how we spend and lose money.
1: LSD. A fortune moves from Italy to Great Britain in a suitcase.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: January at the Fireside

An orchestration of Tchaikovsky's opening Season, plus winter warmers by Howells and Morley, and Sibelius's cantata The Origin of Rre.

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital of music for cello and piano played by Louise Hopkins and Alexander Mazdar. Mendelssohn Variations
Concertantes. Op 17; Cello Sonata No 2 in D. Op 58
Producer Nigel Wilkinson
Repeated tomorrow 2.30pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Played By: Louise Hopkins
Played By: Alexander Mazdar.
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Mixing It

Berlin Report
The second of two special editions in which Mark Russell and Robert Sandall
visit Berlin to check out the vibrant alternative music scene.
Tonight, they try out the scrap-metal percussion collection of Einsturzende Neubauten, get a Nubian drum demonstration from Mahmoud Fadl , and discuss improvisations with guitarist Caspar Brotzmann and Eastern bloc dub with Bad Phish.
Producer Philip Tagney
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mahmoud Fadl
Guitarist: Caspar Brotzmann
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week: Claudio Monteverdi

Orfeo (Act 1); Deus in Adjutorium; Dixit Dominus ; Nigra Sum (1610
Vespers); Ahi, Comm'a un Vago Sol Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Dixit Dominus

: Jazz Notes

This week, Dave Gelly traces the history of the saxophone, from its beginnings in music hall to its elevated status today. See tomorrow's radio choices for more details.
Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Dave Gelly
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Julian Rachlin (violin), Swiss-
Italian Radio Orchestra/Muhai Tang Salnt-Saens Violin Concerto No 3 in B minor Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Stories and Rhymes 3.55 Together Stories 4.10 Singing Together 4.30 Hopscotch 4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Violin: Julian Rachlin

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