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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Haydn Symphony No 8 in G (Le Soir) English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
6.25 Stanford Symphony No 2 in D minor (Elegiac) Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
7.05 Bax Elegiac Trio Nash Ensemble
7.30 Liszt Orpheus
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
7.42 Alkan Sonatine , Op 61 Marc-Andre Hamelin
8.05 Eccles Suite (Made for the Queen's Coronation)
Mark Bennett (trumpet), Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
8.21 Building a Library - Best of the Bunch: Das Lied von
Mahler der Erde


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Conductor: Alkan Sonatine
Unknown: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Unknown: Mark Bennett
Director: Peter Holman
Unknown: Mahler Der Erde

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Bizet Scenes Bohémiennes
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.13 Chopin Nocturnes: in C sharp minor, Op Posth; in C minor (1837) Maria-Joao Pires (piano)
9.20 Copland Appalachian Spring St Louis Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Piano: Maria-Joao Pires
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Scarlatti Sonata in D, Kkl45
Kim Heindel (lute-harpsichord)
10.05 Caplet Conte Fantastique Laurence Cabel (harp),
Ensemble Musique Oblique
10.23 John Weldon Halcyon Days Catherine Bott (soprano), Anthony Robson (oboe), Pavlo Beznosiuk (violin), Mark Levy (bass viol), Paula Chateauneuf (guitar), Richard Egarr (harpsichord)
10.28 Rawsthorne Violin Concerto
Rebecca Hirsch , BBC Scottish SO, conductor Lionel Friend
10.53 Artists of the Week:
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
Haydn Symphony No 85 in B flat (La Reine) director Ton Koopman
11.23 Ysaye Prelude (Obsession) (Solo Violin Sonata No 2) Lydia Mordkovitch
11.27 Bach Symbolum Nicenum (Mass in B minor, BWV232) Barbara Schlick (soprano),
Kai Wessel (alto), Guy de Mey (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass),
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, director Ton Koopman


Unknown: Mary Miller.
Unknown: Kim Heindel
Harp: Laurence Cabel
Unknown: John Weldon
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Anthony Robson
Oboe: Pavlo Beznosiuk
Violin: Mark Levy
Guitar: Paula Chateauneuf
Harpsichord: Richard Egarr
Unknown: Rebecca Hirsch
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Unknown: Lydia Mordkovitch
Unknown: Bach Symbolum Nicenum
Soprano: Barbara Schlick
Soprano: Kai Wessel
Tenor: Guy de Mey
Tenor: Klaus Mertens
Director: Ton Koopman

: Composer of the Week: Pfitzner

5: Patience Is All
Leo Black looks at the music of Pfitzner's final years. Uber ein Standchen
John Shirley-Quirk (bass), Martin Isepp (piano)
Zum Abschied Meiner Tochter
Robert Titze (bass),
Paul Hamburger (piano) Hussens Kerker
Gerhard Hiisch (bass), the composer (piano)
Cello Concerto No 2, Op 52
David Geringas , Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/Werner Andreas Albert
Wenn Sich Liebes von Dir Losen Will
Julius Patzak (tenor), Hans Altmann (piano) Fantasy, Op 56
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Werner Andreas Albert
Wanderers Nachtlied
Julius Patzak (tenor), Hans Altmann (piano)
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Leo Black
Bass: John Shirley-Quirk
Piano: Martin Isepp
Bass: Robert Titze
Piano: Paul Hamburger
Piano: Hussens Kerker
Bass: Gerhard Hiisch
Unknown: David Geringas
Unknown: Andreas Albert
Unknown: Wenn Sich Liebes
Tenor: Julius Patzak
Piano: Hans Altmann
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
Conductor: Wanderers Nachtlied
Tenor: Julius Patzak
Piano: Hans Altmann

: Chamber Music from Manchester

With Rodney Slatford.
Stephen Varcoe (baritone),
Peter Seymour (fortepiano)
Haydn Das Strickende Madchen; Sympathy
Beethoven Ah! Grief: Plaisir d' Aimer;
Adelaide; La Partenza
Mozart Oiseau, Si Tous les Ans,
K307; Dans un Bois Solitaire, K308 Jadin Le Mort de Werther
Attwood He Is Gone on the Mountain
Samuel Wesley What Shaft of Fate Pinto Invocation to Nature
Reichardt Erlkonig Zelter Erlkonig
Schubert Erlkonig


Unknown: Rodney Slatford.
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Baritone: Peter Seymour
Unknown: Samuel Wesley

: Divertimento

Mozart Divertimento in B flat, K137
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner Disc


Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm

: Mining the Archive

Jascha Horenstein
The first of two programmes featuring the conductor's revelatory performance of the music of Mahler. A pupil of Franz Schreker , Horenstein was a leading figure in the revival of Mahler's music in Britain, and his interpretation of the Symphony of a Thousand was, for many years, held up as a benchmark performance.
Buson! Berceuse Elegaique; Nocturne Symphonique; Clarinet Concertino Thomas Kelly (clarinet), RPO Mahler Symphony No 8
Agnes Giebel , Joyce Barker , Beryl Hatt (sopranos), Kerstin Meyer ,
Helen Watts (contraltos),
Kenneth Neate (tenor), Alfred Orda (baritone), Arnold van Mill (bass), BBC Chorus and Choral Society, Goldsmith's Choral Union, Hampstead Choral
Society, Emanuel School Boys Choir, Orpington Junior Singers, LSO


Unknown: Jascha Horenstein
Unknown: Franz Schreker
Clarinet: Thomas Kelly
Unknown: Agnes Giebel
Unknown: Joyce Barker
Sopranos: Beryl Hatt
Sopranos: Kerstin Meyer
Contraltos: Helen Watts
Contraltos: Kenneth Neate
Tenor: Alfred Orda

: Music Machine

Music Therapy
5: An Art beyond Words
Tommy Pearson finds out about those who use music to form their most important link with the world. For details see Monday


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including
Bach Fantasia in C minor, BWV906
6.20 Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice
6.50 Verdi Laudi alia Vergine Maria (Four Sacred Pieces)
7.25 Poulenc Flute Sonata Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Verdi Laudi
Unknown: Vergine Maria
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Boulez and the Stravinsky Connection

From the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London, the long-awaited London premiere of Boulez's most substantial work of recent years, preceded by the music of two masters of the previous generation. Michael Collins (clarinet),
Sophie Cherrier , Sebastian Bell and Helen
Keen (flutes), Andrew Gerzso
(musical assistant), Franck Rossi
(sound engineer), London Sinfonietta, conductor George Benjamin Varese Octandre
Stravinsky Tango ; Praeludium; Ebony Concerto
8.15 ... explosante/fixe ...
Pierre Boulez tells George Benjamin about the genesis of his piece.
8.35 Boulez ... explosante/fixe ...


Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Clarinet: Sophie Cherrier
Clarinet: Sebastian Bell
Flutes: Andrew Gerzso
Unknown: Franck Rossi
Conductor: George Benjamin
Conductor: Varese Octandre
Conductor: Stravinsky Tango
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: George Benjamin

: You Is What You Eats

With Russell Davies.
5: All in the Family
The importance of food in a southern childhood, and why old family recipes and long-standing family restaurants offer their own history of the South.


Unknown: Russell Davies.

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker introduces highlights from the Oxford Festival of Contemporary Music and from the Birmingham Contemporary Music
Group's series, including the second performance of The Path of Devotion by Jonathan Harvey , a mystical work with words by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and the 12th-century saint Allama Prabhu. Wordless choral soundscapes reflect the transcendental states that lie beyond conceptual thought. The BBC Singers and Sinfonia 21 are conducted by Martyn Brabbins. Suarogate by Volker Staub is a group of pieces for solo instruments and small ensembles, written to be performed simultaneously or partly overlapping. This performance is of Staub's recent version, which includes parts for a vocal quartet, percussion, motor sirens and the monochord - something of a Staub speciality. Members of the New London
Chamber Choir and the Critical Band are conducted by the composer. Producer Jeremy Hayes


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Unknown: Maharishi Mahesh
Unknown: Allama Prabhu.
Conducted By: Martyn Brabbins.
Unknown: Volker Staub
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Composer of the Week Schumann

Christopher Marshall introduces the original versions of the Sonata No 2 in G minor and Kreisleriana.
Repeated from last Friday


Introduces: Christopher Marshall

: Through the Night

With John Shea.
1.00 Haydn The Creation
Neil Mackie (tenor), Krisztina Laki (soprano), Philippe Huttenlocher (baritone), La Petite Bande ,
Collegium Vocale/Sigiswald Kuijken
3.00 Marcus Schirmer (piano) Liszt Les Cloches de Geneve (Annees de
Pelerinage); Ballade No 2 in B minor; Consolation in D flat Musorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
4.15 Baroque Secular Cantatas
Gerard Lesne (countertenor) and II Seminario Musicale perform music from France and Italy, including works by Charpentier,
Francois Couperin , Monteverdi and Vivaldi
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: John Shea.
Tenor: Neil MacKie
Tenor: Krisztina Laki
Soprano: Philippe Huttenlocher
Baritone: La Petite Bande
Piano: Marcus Schirmer
Unknown: Gerard Lesne
Unknown: Seminario Musicale
Unknown: Francois Couperin

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