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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
6.41 Fayrfax Maria Plena Virtute Cardinall's Musick, director Andrew Carwood
7.05 Verdi Overture: Oberto
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
7.43 Janacek Violin Sonata
Yuuko Shiokawa.
Andras Schiff (piano)
8.05 Trad The Three Ravens
Alfred Deller (countertenor), Desmond Dupre (lute)
8.28 Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et
Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Director: Andrew Carwood
Conductor: Edward Downes
Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Desmond Dupre
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Handel Organ Concerto in B flat, Op 4 No 6
Bob van Asperen ,
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
9.12 Chopin Three Nocturnes, Op 15 Claudio Arrau (piano)
9.26 Bellini Ah! Non Credea Mirarti
(La Sonnambula)
Claudia Muzio (soprano), orchestra conducted by Lorenzo Molajoli
9.30 Roussel Symphony No 3 in G minor
New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Bob van Asperen
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Soprano: Claudia Muzio
Conducted By: Lorenzo Molajoli
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Artist of the Week:
Philippe Herreweghe (conductor) Brahms Warum 1st das Licht?
La Chapelle Royale
10.10 Mozart, arr Grieg Fantasia in C minor, K475
Lutoslawski Variations on a Theme of Paganini Peter Donohoe and Martin Roscoe
10.30 Britten A Charm of Lullabies
Carolyn Watkinson (contralto), Tan Crone (piano)
11.00 Janacek On an Overgrown Path (Bk 1)
Rudolf Firkusny (piano)
11.25 Lully Armide (Act 2)
Renaud ........................HOWARD CROOK (tenor) Chorus and Orchestra of the Ghent
Collegium Vocale,
La Chapelle Royale, conductor Philippe Herreweghe


Artist: Edward Blakeman.
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Conductor: Brahms Warum
Unknown: Grieg Fantasia
Unknown: Paganini Peter Donohoe
Pianos: Martin Roscoe
Contralto: Carolyn Watkinson
Piano: Tan Crone
Piano: Rudolf Firkusny
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

With Christopher Marshall.
Schumann originally conceived his great song cycle Dichterliebe, Op 48, with four additional songs. These were removed before the cycle was finished and subsequently published in Op 127 and Op 142. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) and Christoph Eschenbach (piano) perform the cycle with the extra songs reinstated. Plus one of Schumann's best-loved works, the Piano Concerto, which began life as a single-movement Fantasie, only later acquiring the second and third movements.
Stephen Kovacevich , BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Marshall.
Piano: Christoph Eschenbach
Unknown: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: Colin Davis

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor David Atherton , Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)
Musorgsky, ed Rimsky-Korsakov A Night on the Bare Mountain Stravinsky Symphony in C
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor Repeat


Conductor: David Atherton
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Unknown: Stravinsky Symphony

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm

: Bosco Does the Samba

Brazilian musician Bosco de Oliveira chooses five key moments in the development of samba. 2: Two Faces
During the thirties and forties, songwriters portrayed two images of Brazil, exemplified on the one hand by the subversive songs of Noel Rosa and on the other by samba exaltacao, such as Aquarela do Brasil.
Next programme tomorrow 9.55pm


Musician: Bosco de Oliveira
Unknown: Noel Rosa

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Libor Pesek ,
Raphael Oleg (violin)
Novak About the Eternal Longing
Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 1 Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra Repeat


Conductor: Libor Pesek
Violin: Raphael Oleg

: Music Machine

Music and Work
Tommy Pearson and John Cowley explore the evolution of the music that was part of daily life for the plantation workers of America in the last century.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: John Cowley

: In Tune

Mairi Nicolson and her guests explore initiatives in music and the arts in Manchester and Tyneside. Including Chabrier Espana
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Paray
5.52 Rossini Una Voce Poco Fa
(The Barber of Seville)
Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo), Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Friedrich Haider
6.30 Komgold Cello Concerto Francisco Gabarro ,
National Philharmonic, conductor Charles Gerhardt
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson
Conductor: Paul Paray
Unknown: Vesselina Kasarova
Conductor: Friedrich Haider
Unknown: Francisco Gabarro
Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Chamber Music from Edinburgh

Linda Ormiston introduces a concert given by the Yggdrasil Quartet, one of the most distinguished young string quartets to come out of Scandinavia. Here they pair Mozart's last quartet with Beethoven's first, and between them they play a very Beethovenian work by Stenhammar.
Beethoven String Quartet in D, Op 18 No 3
Stenhammar String Quartet in F, Op 18
8.45 News from North Britain
A selection of five new short stories from Scotland.
2: The Husband's Story by Eliza
When a woman goes missing, her husband finds himself having to make a statement to the police - a statement describing the turbulent history of their marriage and the idyllic circumstances of their first encounter. Read by Alec Heggie.
9.05 Mozart String Quartet in F, K590


Introduces: Linda Ormiston
Read By: Alec Heggie.

: The Outline around the Shadow

Artist Deanna Petherbridge , professor of drawing at the Royal College of Art, examines the history, techniques and significance of drawing.
2: The Private Sketch and the Public
An investigation into how artists use drawing, from the first scribbled sketch to study drawings and elaborately finished pen paintings.


Artist: Deanna Petherbridge

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Ole Schmidt ,
Arto Noras (cello)
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1


Conductor: Ole Schmidt

: Night Waves

After Cigarettes Are Sublime, the acclaimed American writer Richard Klein
has turned his attention to another obsession of Western culture. He talks to Richard Coles about his iconoclastic and witty exploration of diet and weight, Eat Fat. The culture and mechanics of fashion are further discussed as the Imperial War Museum celebrates the 50th anniversary of Dior's unveiling of the "New Look".
Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Richard Klein
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Composer of the Week Ockeghem

With John Milsom.
Ockeghem Missa Fors Seulement Clerks' Group, conductor Edward Wickham
Ockeghem Fors Seulement
I'Actente; Fors Seulement contre Ce
Qu'ay Promis
Medieval Ensemble of London, conductors Peter Davies and Timothy Davies
Blnchois De Plus en Plus
Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips
Ockeghem Missa De Plus en Plus Tallis Scholars, conductor Peter Phillips Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: John Milsom.
Conductor: Edward Wickham
Conductors: Peter Davies
Conductors: Timothy Davies
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Conductor: Ockeghem Missa
Conductor: Peter Phillips

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces the second part of the concert featuring Jerry Gonzales and the Fort Apache Band at the 1996 Brecon Jazz


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Jerry Gonzales

: Through the Night

With John Shea.
1.00 Dilber (soprano), Slovenian
Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Neschling
Bizet Symphony in C Gliere Concerto for Coloratura Soprano Copland Suite: Appalachian Spring Golov Slovenian Rhapsody
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 4.45 Eadar Eisdeachd
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: John Shea.
Conductor: John Neschling
Conductor: Bizet Symphony
Unknown: Eadar Eisdeachd

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