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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Purcell If Ever I More Riches Did
Z544 Red Byrd , Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
6.20 Dvorak Symphony No 3 in E flat Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
7.05 Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23
Murray Perahia (piano)
8.32 Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Julian Rachlin ,
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos
8.05 Handel Pene Tiranna (Amadigi) James Bowman (countertenor), The King's Consort, director Robert King
8.31 Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Oleg and Gabriel Prokofiev
(narrators), New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Z544 Red Byrd
Director: Peter Holman
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Piano: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Julian Rachlin
Unknown: James Bowman
Director: Robert King
Director: Prokofiev Peter
Conductor: Ronald Corp

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Gounod Ballet Music (Faust)
Boston SO, conductor Seiji Ozawa
9.17 Mendelssohn Rondo Brillant in E flat. Op 9
Peter Katin (piano),
LPO, conductor Jean Martinon
9.27 Balmont Cantata: Didon Jennifer Smith (soprano),
Les Musiciens du Louvre
9.44 Bach Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV903 Andras Schiff (piano) Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Piano: Peter Katin
Conductor: Jean Martinon
Piano: Andras Schiff

: Musical Encounters

Vaughan Williams Variations for Brass Band
BNFL Band, conductor Richard Evans
10.13 Artist of the Week:
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano) Gounod Jewel Song (Faust) Paris Opera Orchestra, conductor Andre Cluytens
10.20 Debussy Etudes Nos 7-12 Alexander Madzar (piano)
10.45 Messiaen Les Offrandes
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
10.56 Purcell My Heart Is Inditing Choir of New College, Oxford, The
King's Consort, director Robert King
11.15 Ravel Scarbo (Gaspard de la Nuit)
Sa Chen (piano)
11.25 Duparc L'Invitation au Voyage;
Phidyle Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre
11.34 Britten Suite: King Arthur BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox


Conductor: Richard Evans
Conductor: Andre Cluytens
Piano: Alexander Madzar
Piano: Messiaen Les Offrandes
Director: Robert King
Piano: Sa Chen
Unknown: Phidyle Victoria
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Composers of the Week: CPE Bach and Quantz

With Chris de Souza.
2: On Playing the Flute
As well as composing almost exclusively for the flute, Quantz was an expert player and wrote many concertos and trio sonatas for his patron, Frederick the Great. Frederick expected obedience from his staff in all matters, whether political or artistic, and Quantz, always reliable, was a favourite of the king and enjoyed special privileges. CPE Bach, on the other hand, would offend his patron with a quick wit and an independent mind. Today, a flute sonata by Frederick the Great,
Quantz's Trio Sonata in C with Franz Bruggen (flute), and his Flute
Concerto in G with soloist Joost
Tromp (flute), CPE Bach's Variations on "La Folia" played by Robert Woolley (harpsichord), and his Symphony in C, WQ182 No 3. Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Flute: Franz Bruggen
Played By: Robert Woolley

: Cleveland Orchestra

Conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi. Schumann Overture: Manfred;
Symphony No 2 in C
Paulus Concerto for String Quartet Cleveland Quartet

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces the first of two programmes of chamber music played by Fibonacci Sequence. Poulenc Sonata for Trumpet, Trombone and Horn
Mozart Quintet in E flat for Piano and Wind, K452
Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


Played By: Fibonacci Sequence.

: Tempest!

Incidental music to Shakespeare's play by Purcell and Sibelius, and between them Haflidi Hallgrimsson 's Cello Concerto.
William Conway (cello),
Julia Gooding , Susan Gritton and Deborah York (sopranos),
Michael George and Alan Ewing (basses), Scottish Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Ivor Bolton
Sibelius Suite No 2: The Tempest Hallgrimsson Cello Concerto Purcell The Tempest, Z631


Unknown: Haflidi Hallgrimsson
Cello: William Conway
Cello: Julia Gooding
Cello: Susan Gritton
Sopranos: Michael George
Sopranos: Alan Ewing
Conductor: Ivor Bolton

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson looks at the integration of vocal styles in jazz. He talks to Maria Pio del Vito from Italy and Marjorie Whylie from Jamaica.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Marjorie Whylie

: In Tune

With Linda Ormiston and her guests from Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival.
Verdi Otello (Act 1, opening) Placido Domingo (tenor),
Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala,
Milan, conductor Lorin Maazel
5.25 Schulz-Evler Concert Arabesque on Themes from "On the Beautiful
Blue Danube"
Frederic Chiu (piano)
5.50 Boyce Symphony No 1 in B flat Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
6.12 John Leifs Elegy
Iceland Symphony Orchestra, conductor Petri Sakari
6.35 Respighi Three Botticelli Pictures Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: Linda Ormiston
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Piano: Frederic Chiu
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Petri Sakari
Producer: David McGuinness

: Chamber Music from Belfast

Stephanie Hughes introduces a recital from the Assembly Hall given by the Vanbrugh Quartet and Louise Hopkins (cello)
Brahms String Quartet in C minor, Op 51 No 1
Janacek String Quartet No 1 (Kreutzer Sonata)
8.20 Irish Stories
Four stories by contemporary Irish writers.
3: Life on Mars
By Clare Boylan , read by Dervla Kirwan. When Anna's husband dies, she sees UFOs, then angels ... Could she be losing her mind? Or are the strange visitors helping her to rediscover life?
8.40 Schubert String Quintet in C, D956


Introduces: Stephanie Hughes
Cello: Louise Hopkins
Unknown: Clare Boylan
Read By: Dervla Kirwan.

: Material World

Susan Marling presents a week of sound-essays exploring the innovative, historical, unusual and poetic uses of materials in the built environment.
2: Wood
An examination of the British affection for oak, the story of Barbados chattel houses, and how architects are using this most versatile building material in innovative and exciting ways.


Unknown: Susan Marling

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Martyn Brabbins , Alexander Baillie (cello)
Minna Keal Cello Concerto


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Cello: Alexander Baillie
Cello: Minna Keal

: Night Waves

Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso changed the course of painting when they invented cubism in the early years of the 20th century. From January to April, London's Royal
Academy is holding an exhibition of 50 works from the last 20 years of Braque's life. Richard Coles assesses the poetic quality of late Braque. Plus a review of the long-awaited new novel from Caryl Philips , The Nature of Blood, which cuts between the death camps of the Holocaust, a 15th-century trial of Jews near Venice, and an African general hired in the 16th century to lead a Venetian army. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Georges Braque
Unknown: Pablo Picasso
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Caryl Philips

: Composer of the Week: Ravel

Introduced by Roger Nichols , with excerpts from Ravel's letters and contemporary correspondence read by Christian Rodska.
Quatre Chants Populaires; Deux
Melodies Hebraiques: Menuet Antique; Ballade de la Reine; Manteau de Reurs; Les Grands Vents; Tout Est Lumière; Introduction and Allegro Repeated from last Tuesday


Introduced By: Roger Nichols
Read By: Christian Rodska.

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton introduces the first of a two-part conversation with Jacques Loussier. Part 2 tomorrow


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Jacques Loussier.

: Through the Night

With Donald Mcleod.
1.00 Portuguese SO/ Charles Hazlewood
Bach, orch Eigar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV537 Brahms Double
Concerto in A minor Vasco Barbosa
(violin), Irene Limm (cello) Mahler, arr Britten What the Wild Rowers
Tell Me (Symphony No 3) Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50 Listen and Write 4.10 In the News 4.30
Hop, Skip and Jump
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald McLeod.
Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Violin: Vasco Barbosa
Violin: Irene Limm

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