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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Faure Suite: Pelleas and Melisande
Lorraine Hunt (soprano),
Boston SO, conductor Seiji Ozawa
6.23 Elgar Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84
David Owen Norris (piano), Mistry Quartet
7.05 Charpentier Amor Vince Ogni Cosa
Patricia Petibon and Sophie Daneman (sopranos), Paul Agnew and Francois Piolino (tenors), Olivier Lallouette (baritone), Les Arts
Florissants, director William Christie
7.32 Beethoven Sextet in E flat, Op 71
Mozzafiato, director Charles Neidich
8.05 Kfaus Overture: Olympie
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Anthony Halstead
8.16 Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet
English Quartet, Norbert Blume (viola)
8.38 Glazunov Piano Concerto No 2
Stephen Coombs , BBC Scottish SO, conductor Martyn Brabbins


Soprano: Lorraine Hunt
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Piano: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Patricia Petibon
Sopranos: Sophie Daneman
Sopranos: Paul Agnew
Sopranos: Francois Piolino
Tenors: Olivier Lallouette
Director: William Christie
Director: Beethoven Sextet
Director: Charles Neidich
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Viola: Norbert Blume
Unknown: Stephen Coombs
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Walton Overture: Portsmouth Point
LPO, conducted by the composer
9.07 Walton Cello Concerto
Gregor Piatigorsky , Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Munch
9.37 Tchaikovsky Suite: Sleeping Beauty
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Gregor Piatigorsky
Conductor: Charles Munch

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Walton Sonata for Strings Divertimenti, conductor Nicholas Cleobury
10.30 Artist of the Week:
Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
Scrlabin Vers la Flamme, Op 74
10.37 Musorgsky The Nursery Joan Rodgers (soprano),
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
10.56 Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19 (2nd mvt) Mstislav Rostropovich ,
Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
11.09 Harty John Field Suite Ulster Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
11.20 Chopin Nocturne in B, Op 62 No 1
Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
11.28 Arriaga String Quartet No 3 in E flat
Endellion Quartet


Unknown: Chris Wines.
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Conductor: Chopin Nocturne
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz

: Composer of the Week: Webem

5: Silver Bees Hovering around the Flowers of Love
With Malcolm Hayes. Three Songs, Op 25
Christiane Oeize (soprano), Eric Schneider (piano)
Concerto for Nine Instruments (2nd and 3rd mvts)
Members of the London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez Bach, orch Webem Ricercar a 6 (Musical Offering, BWV1079)
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi Webem Variations, Op 27 Maurizio Pollini (piano) Webern Cantata No 1
Halina Lukomska (soprano), John Alldis Choir , London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez Berg Violin Concerto (excerpt) Louis Krasner , BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Anton Webern
Josquin Motet: Gaude Virgo , Mater Christi
Taverner Choir , director Andrew Parrott
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Malcolm Hayes.
Soprano: Christiane Oeize
Piano: Eric Schneider
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Soprano: John Alldis Choir
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Louis Krasner
Unknown: Gaude Virgo
Unknown: Mater Christi
Unknown: Taverner Choir
Director: Andrew Parrott

: Bach

Preludes and Fugues: in F minor; in B flat minor ("48", Bk 1)
Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano) Discs


Piano: Mieczyslaw Horszowski

: Chamber Music from Manchester

With Rodney Slatford. Prague Guarneri Trio
Suk Elegie, Op 23
Dvorak Piano Trio in E minor, Op 90 (Dumky)


Unknown: Rodney Slatford.

: Metamorphoses

Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid
John Anderson (oboe)


Oboe: John Anderson

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm

: Mining the Archive: Thomas Igloi

Chris de Souza celebrates the career of the Hungarian-born cellist who would have been 50 this year. Aged just 29 at the time of his death, Igloi was one of the most remarkable musicians of his generation. He sprang to prominence with success at the 1967 BBC Cello Competition before becoming a professor at London's Royal Academy of Music. His sudden death robbed the musical world of a musician of rare insight who left behind just one commercial recording.

Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor (excerpt) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Loughran
Bach Cello Suite No 3 in C, BWV1009 (excerpts)
Janacek Pohadka
Clifford Benson (piano)
Bridge Oration (Concerto Elegiaco) ECO, conductor Frederick Prausnitz


Presenter: Chris de Souza
Cello: Thomas Igloi
Conductor: James Loughran
Piano: Clifford Benson
Conductor: Frederick Prausnitz
Producer: Bill Nicholls
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Music Machine

Music and Drama
What are the key dramatic ingredients in a good musical?
Tommy Pearson looks back on some of the greatest musicals of the last 50 years to find out whether there is a pattern to success.


Musical: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including
Wolf Italian Songbook (selection) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano), Gerald Moore (piano)
6.05 Beethoven Variations on Mozart's "Ein Madchen Oder
Weibchen" from "Die Zauberflote"
Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Emanuel Ax (piano)
6.35 Strauss Salome (closing scene) Catherine Malfitano (soprano), Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Piano: Gerald Moore
Cello: Emanuel Ax
Piano: Strauss Salome
Soprano: Catherine Malfitano
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Rites of Spring

From the Royal Festival Hall, London, a concert by the BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Davis , continuing the series devoted to the music of Igor Stravinsky. Persephone
8.30 Andriessen on Stravinsky Michael Berkeley talks to composer Louis Andriessen about his love of Stravinsky's music.
8.50 Stravinsky Oedipus Rex
New London Children's Choir


Conducted By: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Igor Stravinsky.
Talks: Stravinsky Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Louis Andriessen
Music: Stravinsky Oedipus Rex
Priest: Donald Kaasch
Oedipus: Jon Garrison (tenor)
Jocasta: Louise Winter (mezzo)
Creon/Messenger: Alan Opie (baritone)
Tiresias: Stephen Richardson (baritone)
Shepherd: Donald Kaasch
Speaker: Sam West

: Little England, Big World

Concluding the satirical series. 5: Electioneering
Sir Bernard Ingham joins Alistair Beaton in the studio with five lies you have to learn before you can even start electioneering. Poet Mark Kelly delivers his own party manifesto.


Unknown: Sir Bernard Ingham
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Mark Kelly

: Hear and Now

Towards the Millennium: the Sixties
Four programmes in which composers look back at that swinging decade and present a selection of music. Tonight's selection is introduced by Bayan Northcott.
Maxwell Davies Alma Redemptoris Mater
Gordon Crosse
Carol Birtwistle The World Is Discovered
Payne Phoenix Mass
Kagel Music for Renaissance Instruments
Foss Baroque Variations Producer Christopher Marshall


Introduced By: Bayan Northcott.
Introduced By: Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Gordon Crosse
Producer: Christopher Marshall

: Composer of the Week: Koechlin

With Jonathan Swain.
Retour de l'lnsouciance (Portrait of Daisy Hamilton, No 89) (first performance); Trois Mélodies, Op 44 (first performance); Le Paysage dans le Cadre des Portières; Des Roses sur la Mer; Choeur des Voleurs; Vers le Soleil (first UK performance); Les Bandar-Log (The Jungle Book); Pièce pour Orgue (Koechlin 's last piece)
(first UK performance); Hymne au Jour Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
Mikulas Skuta (piano), soloists,
Slovak Radio Children's and Youth
Choir, Slovakia Chamber Choir, Lucnica Chorus, Slovak Radio
Symphony Orchestra/Robert
Stankovsky Pergolesi Stabat Mater Bach Concerto in E, BWV1053 Verdi
Four Sacred Pieces
2.55 Improvisations for organ by Peter Bannister , Frederic Blanc ,
Martin Bambauer and Ulrich Knorr
4.20 Weekend Guitar Trio Music by Robert Jurjendal
4.40 Miriam Fried (violin), Polish National Radio SO/Antoni Wit Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Sibelius Symphony No 2
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Mikulas Skuta
Unknown: Peter Bannister
Unknown: Frederic Blanc
Unknown: Martin Bambauer
Unknown: Ulrich Knorr
Music By: Robert Jurjendal
Violin: Miriam Fried

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