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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Sibelius Piano Quintet Gabrieli Quartet,
Anthony Goldstone (piano)
6.43 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 3 in E flat
Peter Donohoe ,
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rudolf Barshai
7.05 Mozart Divertimento in F, K138 Strings of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Joseph Swensen
7.32 Building a Library - Best of the Bunch:
Debussy Violin Sonata
Performance chosen by Lionel Salter
8.05 Pachelbel Canon and Gigue in D Taverner Players, director Andrew Parrott
8.13 Beethoven Mass in C
Janice Watson (soprano), Jean Rigby (mezzo), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Gwynne Howell (bass),
Corydon Singers and Orchestra, director Matthew Best


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Piano: Anthony Goldstone
Unknown: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Rudolf Barshai
Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Unknown: Lionel Salter
Director: Andrew Parrott
Soprano: Janice Watson
Soprano: Jean Rigby
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Bass: Gwynne Howell

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Menotti Overture: Amelia al Ballo
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thomas Schippers
9.05 Mozart Flute Concerto No 1 in G, K313
Susan Palma ,
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.30 Brahms String Quintet No 2 in G, Op 111
Members of the Berlin Philharmonic


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Unknown: Susan Palma

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page .
Vivaldi Cantata: Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera, RV626
Maria Zadori (soprano),
Capella Savaria, director Pal Nemeth
10.13 Artist of the Week:
Gyorgy Pauk (violin)
Bartok Violin Sonata No 2
Jeno Jando (piano)
10.17 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op 35 (excerpts) Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)
10.47 Moeran Sinfonietta
BBC SO, conductor Richard Hickox
11.13 Schubert Der Musensohn ; Lied der Mignon; Heidenroslein
Jan De Gaetani (mezzo), Gilbert Kalish (piano)
11.20 John Gardner Symphony No 1 BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor David Lloyd-Jones


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Soprano: Maria Zadori
Artist: Pal Nemeth
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Piano: Jeno Jando
Piano: Wilhelm Backhaus
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Schubert Der Musensohn
Piano: Gilbert Kalish
Piano: John Gardner
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones

: Composer of the Week Koechlin

With Jonathan Swain.
5: Vers le Soleil - Towards the Sun
Retour de I'lnsouciance (Portrait of Daisy Hamilton) (first performance); Zoe Mather (piano)
Trois Mélodies. Op 44 (first performance); Le Paysage dans le
Cadre des Portières; Des Roses sur la Mer
Geraldine McGreevy (soprano), Christopher Gould (piano)
Choeur des Voleurs
BBC Singers, Malcolm Hicks (piano), conductor John Poole
Vers le Soleil (first UK performance) Christine Simonin (ondes martenot) Les Bandar-Log (The Jungle Book) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
Pièce pour Orgue (Koechlin's Last Piece) (first UK performance) Graham Barber (organ) Hymne au
Jour Cynthia Miller (ondes martenot), BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Gary Brain
Repeated next Friday 12.15am. More
Koechlin in Through the Night at 1.00am


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Soprano: Geraldine McGreevy
Piano: Christopher Gould
Singers: Malcolm Hicks
Conductor: John Poole
Unknown: Christine Simonin
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Unknown: Graham Barber
Unknown: Jour Cynthia Miller

: Chamber Music from Manchester

Introduced by Rodney Slatford.
Andrew Ball (piano)
Beethoven String Trio: Pavlo
Beznosiuk (violin), Jeremy Williams (viola), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello) Schubert Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F. D487
Mendelssohn Piano Quartet in B minor, Op 3


Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Piano: Andrew Ball
Violin: Jeremy Williams
Viola: Richard Tunnicliffe

: Rameau

La Poule and L 'Egyptienne from Rameau's Nouvelles Suites de
Pièces de Clavecin.
Christophe Rousset (harpsichord) Discs


Harpsichord: Christophe Rousset

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm

: Mining the Archive

Jascha Horenstein
The second of two programmes featuring the conductor performing the music of Mahler. Today, a chance to hear again one of his recordings that has long since become a collector's item, plus his reflections on how he came to Mahler's late song-symphony. A lifelong student of Eastern philosophy, Horenstein brings a special authenticity both to this work and to the music of Busoni, whom he knew during his youth. Busoni Suite: Das Brautwahl
Royal Philharmonic
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Alfreda Hodgson (contralto), John Mitchinson (tenor),
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra


Unknown: Jascha Horenstein
Contralto: Alfreda Hodgson
Tenor: John Mitchinson

: Music Machine

The Muzak Machine
Charles Hazlewood finds out about the psychological effects of muzak and talks to members of Pipedown, the organisation against piped music.


Unknown: Muzak MacHine
Unknown: Charles Hazlewood

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including Chopin Fantasy-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66 Kathryn Stott (piano)
6.03 Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti
6.30 Bridge Phantasy in F sharp minor Dartington Trio, Patrick Ireland (viola) Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Chopin Fantasy-Impromptu
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Georg Solti
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Towards the Millennium

From the Royal Festival Hall, London, the first concert in the on-going annual series which concentrates each year on a specific decade of music. The sixties is the chosen decade for 1997.
Juliane Banse (soprano),
Deborah Miles-Johnson (mezzo), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), Franz Mazura (narrator), BBC Singers, City of Birmingham
Symphony Chorus, Youth Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Stravinsky Requiem Canticles
Henze The Raft of the Medusa (1st part)
8.25 The Raft of the Medusa
Henze based his oratorio on the same story as Gericault's famous painting - the wrecking of the French flagship Medusa during the Napoleonic Wars. Gericault painted his vivid and realistic picture while the story was still topical. Why was this wreck such a source of inspiration to him? And why is it still significant today?
8.45 Henze The Raft of the Medusa
(2nd part)


Soprano: Juliane Banse
Soprano: Deborah Miles-Johnson
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Narrator: Franz Mazura
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Noise

Stephen Connor explores the sounds of modern-day life. 5 Megaphonics


Unknown: Stephen Connor

: Hear and Now

With Andrew Sparling.
Philip Clark City Mosaic
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pascal Rophe
Michael Finnissy The Golden Sleep BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly Joseph Phibbs soirée
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Stefan Asbury
At approx 10.50, Philip Clark and Joseph Phibbs talk to
Andrew Sparling about composing for the modern orchestra.
Simon Bainbridge Herbsttag
Laurence Armstrong Hughes Three Pieces
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly
11.20 Andrew Glover Fractured
Vistas BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins Caroline Wilkins Loquela
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Andrew Sparling.
Conductor: Pascal Rophe
Conductor: Michael Finnissy
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Joseph Phibbs
Conductor: Stefan Asbury
Unknown: Philip Clark
Unknown: Joseph Phibbs
Unknown: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: Simon Bainbridge Herbsttag
Unknown: Laurence Armstrong Hughes
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Andrew Glover
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Caroline Wilkins Loquela
Conductor: Simon Joly
Producer: Alan Hall

: Composer of the Week: Pfitzner

With Leo Black.
Uber ein Standchen; Zum Abschied Meiner Tochter ; Hussens Kerker ; Cello Concerto, Op 52; Wenn Sich Liebes von dir Losen Will; Fantasy, Op 56; Wanderers Nachtlied Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Leo Black.
Unknown: Zum Abschied
Unknown: Meiner Tochter
Cello: Hussens Kerker

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Koechlin Offrande Musicale sur le Nom de Bach Frankfurt RSO, conductor Juan Pablo Izquierdo
2.15 Romain Guyot (clarinet), Claire Desert (piano) Lutoslawski Dance
Preludes Penderecki Three Miniatures
Stravinsky Ragtime; Three Pieces for Clarinet Martinu Sonatina Leo
Weiner Hungarian Dance
3.10 Mihaela Ursuleasa (piano), Lausanne CO/Milan Horvat
Schoenberg Accompaniment to a Film Scene Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 4 in G Brahms
Serenade No 1 in D, Op 11
4.45 Sibelius Kullervo Monica Groop (mezzo), Jorma Hynninen (baritone),
Polytech Choir, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Jukka-Pekka Saraste
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Koechlin Offrande Musicale
Conductor: Juan Pablo Izquierdo
Piano: Mihaela Ursuleasa
Baritone: Jorma Hynninen

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