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: On Air

With Penny Gore. Ravel La Valse
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Mariss Jansons
7.05 Telemann Sonata in F for Two
Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
7.21 Mendelssohn Konzertstuck in F, Op 113
Thea King (clarinet), Georgina Dobree (basset horn), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alun Francis
7.32 Parry Violin Sonata in D Erich Gruenberg ,
Roger Vignoles (piano)
7.52 Marschner Die Sieben Freier;
Der Konig von Thule; Der Betrogene Teufel
Olaf Bar (baritone),
Helmut Deutsch (piano)
8.05 Vivaldi Overture: Giustino
I Soloisti Veneti , director Claudio Scimone
8.35 Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No
2 in G minor
Pascal Roge , Royal Philharmonic, conductor Charles Dutoit


Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Director: Simon Standage
Director: Mendelssohn Konzertstuck
Clarinet: Georgina Dobree
Conductor: Alun Francis
Unknown: Erich Gruenberg
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Baritone: Olaf Bar
Piano: Helmut Deutsch
Unknown: Soloisti Veneti
Director: Claudio Scimone
Unknown: Pascal Roge
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Morning Collection

Peter Hobday. Telemann Suite: Don Quichotte
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.15 Mozart Variations on "Unser
Dummer Pobel Meint", K455
Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
9.28 Walton The Globe Playhouse and Passacaglia; The Death of Falstaff (Suite: Henry V)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton
9.34 Walton Viola Concerto
William Primrose , Philharmonia, conducted by the composer Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday. Telemann
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Piano: Mitsuko Uchida
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Unknown: William Primrose

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Bach Sonata in G, BWV1027
Ulrich Heinen (cello), Frank Wibaut (piano)
10.14 Honegger Prelude, Arioso and Fugue on BACH
Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Tamas Vasary
10.23 Sibelius Songs, Op 13 Jorma Hynninen (baritone), Ilkka Paananen (piano)
10.31 Artist of the Week:
Vladimir Horowitz (piano) Barber Piano Sonata
10.57 Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 38
Ulrich Heinen (cello), Frank Wibaut (piano)
11.30 Honegger Symphony No 2 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan


Unknown: Chris Wines.
Cello: Ulrich Heinen
Piano: Frank Wibaut
Conductor: Tamas Vasary
Baritone: Jorma Hynninen
Piano: Ilkka Paananen
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Cello: Ulrich Heinen
Piano: Frank Wibaut
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Composer of the Week: Webern

2: Study with Schoenberg String Quartet (1905) Quartette Italiano
Helle Nacht (Five Dehmel Songs) Dorothy Dorow (soprano), Rudolf Jansen (piano) Passacaglia, Op 1
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi Schreker Sie Sind So Schon die
Milden, Sonnenreichen Lucia Popp (soprano), Irwin Gage (piano)
Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht (excerpt) Vienna String Sextet
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Soprano: Dorothy Dorow
Piano: Rudolf Jansen
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Conductor: Schreker Sie
Soprano: Sonnenreichen Lucia Popp
Piano: Irwin Gage

: Beethoven Variations

Six Variations on an Original Theme in F, Op 34
Olli Mustonen (piano) Discs


Piano: Olli Mustonen

: La Stagione, Frankfurt

Conductor Michael Schneider ,
Rainer Zipperling (cello)
Haydn Symphony No 47 in G;
Cello Concerto No 1 in C, H Vllb 1; Overture: La Vera Costanza :
Symphony No 49 in F minor (La Passione)


Conductor: Michael Schneider
Cello: Rainer Zipperling
Unknown: Vera Costanza

: Smart to Be Smart

A ten-part series in which well-known professional people look back at their student days in the sixties.
1: Anna Ford was a singer of protest songs at Manchester University. Producer Viv Beeby
Next programme tomorrow 9.35pm


Unknown: Anna Ford
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Peter Donohoe (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor.
Op 111
Mahler, compl Cooke Symphony No 10


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Piano: Peter Donohoe

: Music Machine

Music and Drama
Tommy Pearson meets
Richard Mitchell , who wrote the music for
BBC TV's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Richard Mitchell

: In Tune

Mairi Nicolson 's guest is composer Peter Maxwell Davies.
Wagner Overture: Das Liebesverbot Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
6.05 Beethoven Variations on Dittersdorf's "Fs WarEinmal",
WOO 66
Alfred Brendel (piano)
6.30 Musorgsky, arr Stokowski A Night on the Bare Mountain BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies.
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Pebble Mill

From Studio One, the first of four concerts. Introduced by Chris Wines .
Raphael Oleg (violin),
Richard Watkins (horn), Barry Douglas (piano) Schubert Violin Sonata in A, D574
Ugeti Trio (1982)
8.20 The Curves of Clio
Four short plays by David Pownall. 1: Churchill's Nose
Why does the great wartime leader's proboscis excite the imagination of Salvador Dali ?
Director Martin Jenkins
8.40 Berg Piano Sonata, Op 1 Brahms Trio in E flat, Op 40


Introduced By: Chris Wines
Violin: Raphael Oleg
Violin: Richard Watkins
Horn: Barry Douglas
Unknown: David Pownall.
Unknown: Salvador Dali
Director: Martin Jenkins
Churchill: Timothy West
Dali: Trader Faulkner

: Little England, Big World: 2: Heroes

An international, satirical magazine.
Presenter Alistair Beaton talks to contributors from the USA and Russia, with Jo Brand representing Little England and talking about her heroes and the time she went to tea with Michael Foot. Poet Mark Kelly adds some thoughts about Robin Hood.


Talks: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Michael Foot.
Unknown: Mark Kelly
Unknown: Robin Hood.

: Sounding the Century: Steps in Time

Diaghilev Russian Ballet
Sir John Drummond introduces the first of five programmes of music associated with Diaghilev ballets, played by the BBC Concert
Orchestra. Diaghilev is often remembered for his collaborations with Stravinsky, but his Ballets
Russes also commissioned works from other young composers and breathed life into older scores.
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Producer Tim Thorne


Introduces: Sir John Drummond
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Night Waves

William Hogarth impressed his personality on a generation of British painters. He made his mark with a new kind of painting and also became famed as a social critic. An exhibition at the Tate Gallery makes the case for Hogarth as one of the leading painters of his age. Richard Coles discusses the paintings and their influence. Plus, a first night review of The Positive Hour, April de Angelis's new comedy which asks if liberal values are still relevant in the modern world.
Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: William Hogarth
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Sounding the Century: Composer of the Week: Koechlin

With Jonathan Swain.
En Nageant (The Portrait of Daisy
Hamilton, No 29) (first performance); La Course de Printemps (The Jungle Book); Accompagnement (first UK performance); La Méditation de Purun Bhagat (The Jungle Book) Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.

: Jan Notes

With Richard Niles. The BBC Big Band and conductor Barry Forgie are joined by guest vocalist Tina May.


Unknown: Richard Niles.
Conductor: Barry Forgie
Unknown: Tina May.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Young Artists' Forum. Nyman Songs for Tony (1st mvt)
Claude Pascal Quartet Malarky Saxophone
Quartet Purcell Not All My Torments; If Music Be the Food of Love; Sweeter than Roses Handel Cantata: Vedendo
Amor William Missin (countertenor), Anna Holmes (baroque cello), Steven Devine (harpsichord) Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 (Serioso) Belcea Quartet Repeat
2.30 Monteverdi Mass for 4 Voices; Laudate Dominum Pecs Chamber Choir
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: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Claude Pascal
Unknown: William Missin
Unknown: Anna Holmes
Cello: Steven Devine

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