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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Bach Concerto in C minor for Two
Harpsichords, BWV1062
Christophe Rousset , Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
6.19 Schumann Symphony No 2 in C BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
7.05 Gabrieli In Ecclesiis a 14 Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
7.32 Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82
Nigel Kennedy , Peter Pettinger (piano)
8.05 Rossini Overture: William Tell
La Scala Philharmonic , conductor Riccardo Chailly
8.32 Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No
2 in B flat minor, Op 36 (original version)
Cecile Ousset


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Christophe Rousset
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski
Director: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Piano: Peter Pettinger
Unknown: William Tell
Conductor: La Scala Philharmonic
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: Cecile Ousset

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Haydn Symphony No 6 in D (Le Matin) English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.21 Brahms Theme and Variations in D minor (arr from String Sextet No 1) Alfred Brendel (piano)
9.32 Brahms String Quartet No 1 in F, Op 88
Amadeus Quartet,
Cecil Aronowitz (viola) Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page .
Vivaldi Cantata: In Furore
Justissimae Irae, RV626
Maria Zadori (soprano),
Capella Savaria, director Pal Nemeth
10.13 Artist of the Week:
Gyorgy Pauk (violin)
Schumann Violin Sonata in A minor, Op 105
Ian Brown (piano)
10.30 Brahms Rhapsody in B minor, Op 79 No 1
Artur Rubinstein (piano)
10.40 Faure, orch Koechlfn Suite: Pelleas et Melisande
Lorraine Hunt (soprano),
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
11.02 John Gardner A Latter-Day Athenian Speaks
John Alldis Choir , director John Alldis
11.18 Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Gyorgy Pauk , BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Paavo Berglund


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Soprano: Maria Zadori
Artist: Pal Nemeth
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Piano: Ian Brown
Piano: Brahms Rhapsody
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Soprano: Lorraine Hunt
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Conductor: John Gardner
Unknown: John Alldis Choir
Director: John Alldis
Unknown: Gyorgy Pauk
Conductor: Paavo Berglund

: Composer of the Week: Koechlin

With Jonathan Swain.
4: Reponse de I'Homme
An examination of Koechlin's response to human suffering, including only the second-ever performance of his "artistic testament", Le Docteur Fabricius.
Les Etoiles au-dessus des Pins (The Portrait of Daisy Hamilton, No 30) (first performance) Zoe Mather (piano)
Le Docteur Fabricius (first UK performance)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: In Repertory

The second of five programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles. Willard White talks about Porgy in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, with excerpts from both the recordings he has made. The first was with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Lorin Maazel , and the second with the Glyndebourne
Chorus and the London Philharmonic, conductor Simon Rattle.


Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Talks: Willard White
Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Conductor: Simon Rattle.

: Albion Ensemble

Two famous wind serenades.
Dvorak Serenade in D minor, Op 44 Mozart Serenade in B flat, K361


Unknown: Dvorak Serenade
Unknown: Mozart Serenade

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor David Atherton ,
Antony Pay (clarinet)
Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 1
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622
Rachmaninov Symphony No 1 in D minor


Conductor: David Atherton

: Music Machine

The Muzak Machine
Charles Hazlewood talks to composer Alan Broadbent about writing muzak.


Talks: Charles Hazlewood
Unknown: Alan Broadbent

: In Tune

With Nicola Heywood Thomas. Mathias Processional
John Scott (organ)
5.40 Grace Williams Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Groves
6.05 Beethoven Variations on "Si
Vuol Ballare" from Mozart's "Le
Nozze di Figaro", WoO 40 Cyprien Katsaris (piano)
6.30 Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550
Premiere Ensemble, conductor Mark Wigglesworth Producer James Webb


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Unknown: John Scott
Conductor: Charles Groves
Piano: Cyprien Katsaris
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Producer: James Webb

: Debussy - Painter of Dreams

From the Barbican Hall,
London, the second of three concerts given by the London Symphony Orchestra. conductor Michael Tilson Thomas ,
Bryn Lewis (harp)
Danse Sacree et Danse Profane:
La Boite a Joujoux
8.15 Monsieur Debussy, Otherwise Known as Monsieur Croche
Jonathan Swain examines the critical outpourings of this musical giant.
8.35 Images
Last concert in the series broadcast 7.30pm Monday 10 March


Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Harp: Bryn Lewis
Harp: Danse Sacree
Unknown: Jonathan Swain

: Noise

Stephen Connor presents a five-part exploration of the noises at the edges of our lives which make the soundtrack of the late 20th century. 4: Siren Sounds


Unknown: Stephen Connor

: Going It Alone

Pieces for solo cello, including
Henze's Capriccio played by Matt Haimovitz , and a selection of movements from Bach's Suite No 2 in D minor played by Mstislav Rostropovich.


Played By: Matt Haimovitz
Played By: Mstislav Rostropovich.

: Music Restored

Women in Early Music
Anthony Rooley introduces the first of four concerts given in the Royal Academy of Music, London. Vox Animae are directed by Michael Fields in Ordo Virtutum (The Rite of the Virtues), the earliest surviving music drama by the 12th-century abbess and mystic Hildegard of Bingen.
Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated tomorrow 2.15pm


Introduces: Anthony Rooley
Directed By: Michael Fields
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Hermione Lee discusses the origins and remarkable success of the Irish literary tradition in English, as identified in a new book by Seamus Deane. His novel Reading in the Dark was shortlisted for the Booker Prize last year and his new non-fiction work, Strange Country, considers relationships between works as apparently diverse as The Dubliners and Dracula. Lee also talks to art historian Marcia Pointon about her study of women in the visual cultures of 17th- and 18th-century England. Producer Fiona Bailey


Unknown: Hermione Lee
Book By: Seamus Deane.
Unknown: Marcia Pointon
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Composer of the Week: Pfitzner

With Leo Black.
Wandl' Ich in dem Morgentau Erna Berger (soprano),
Michael Raucheisen (piano) Violin Concerto, Op 34 Saschko Gawriloff ,
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Werner Andreas Albert
Herbstgefuhl Gerard Husch (baritone), the Composer (piano)
Cello Concerto No 1, Op 42 David Geringas ,
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Werner Andreas Albert
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Leo Black.
Soprano: Erna Berger
Piano: Michael Raucheisen
Unknown: Saschko Gawriloff
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
Baritone: Herbstgefuhl Gerard Husch
Unknown: David Geringas
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather reviews new releases, and Brian Priestley concludes his week-long survey of jazz and the movies.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Brian Priestley

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Wakefield Cathedral
Introit: The Lord Bless You and Keep You (Rutter)
Office Hymn: 0 Christ, Who Art the Light and Day (Christe Qui Lux)
Psalm 119, wl45-end (Rootham, Gray)
First Lesson: Jeremiah 20 w7-end
Canticles: Bairstow in G
Second Lesson: John 8, W12-20
Anthem: When David Heard (Tomkins) Intercession: Father Forgive (Duke Ellington)
Hymn: Jesu, Lover of My Soul (Aberystwyth)
Organ Voluntary: Cortege and Litanie (Dupre)
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Brahms Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat Rudolf Buchbinder , Vienna SO/Horst Stein
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's Move 3.40 Words Alive 3.55 First
Steps in Drama 4.10 Drama Workshop
4.30 Infant History 4.40 Check It Out
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Rudolf Buchbinder

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