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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Mozart Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543 Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
7.05 Hoist A Fugal Overture
LSO, conductor Richard Hickox
7.12 Handel Concerto in F, HWV295
(The Cuckoo and the Nightingale) Simon Preston , English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.25 Glazunov Novelette, Op 15 No 2 Shostakovich Quartet
7.32 Brahms Marienlieder , Op 22 Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
7.49 Locatelli Sonata in G minor, Op 8 No 3 Locatelli Trio
8.05 Weber Overture; March
Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.14 Gombert Magnificat Secundi Toni Huelgas Ensemble , director Paul van Nevel
8.27 Lilly Three Dances (Thesee and Persee) Monique Zanetti and Isabelle Poulenard (sopranos), Les Talens Lyriques, director Christophe Rousset
8.37 Stravinsky Suite: Pulcinella Orpheus Chamber Orchestra


Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Simon Preston
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Brahms Marienlieder
Conductor: Colin Davis
Unknown: Secundi Toni
Unknown: Huelgas Ensemble
Director: Paul van Nevel
Unknown: Monique Zanetti
Sopranos: Isabelle Poulenard
Director: Christophe Rousset

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Sibelius Pohjola 's Daughter
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.13 Bach French Suite No 3 in B minor, BWV814 Andras Schiff (piano)
9.27 Mozart Piano Concerto No 13 in C, K415 Mitsuko Uchida , ECO, conductor Jeffrey Tate Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Sibelius Pohjola
Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Mitsuko Uchida
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate

: Musical Encounters

With Fiona Talkington.
Finnish trad The Bride's Farewell
Martti Pokela and Eeva-Leena
Pokela-Sariola (kanteles)
10.03 Finnish trad, arr Sari Kaasinen Travuska
10.08 Artist of the Week:
Jan Garbarek (saxophone)
Garbarek and Kjell Johnsen Linje Kjell Johnsen (pipe organ)
10.10 Anon (14ttH:entury Czech) Credo
Hilliard Ensemble
10.12 Garbarek The Survivor
Jan Garbarek (saxophone),
Rainer Bruninghaus (piano), Eberhard Weber (bass), Manu Katche (drums)
10.20 Dvorak Serenade for Strings BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Joseph Swensen
10.52 Oskar Nedbal Valse Triste
London Salon Ensemble
11.00 Kanchell Night Prayers Jan Garbarek (saxophone), Vasiko Tevdorashvili (voice), Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, conductor Dennis Russell Davies
11.30 Mozart Concerto in E flat for
Two Pianos, K365
Katia and Marielle Labeque ,
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
11.57 Olle Moraeus Kickis Brudvals
Orsa Spelman


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: Martti Pokela
Unknown: Sari Kaasinen Travuska
Unknown: Jan Garbarek
Unknown: Kjell Johnsen Linje
Unknown: Kjell Johnsen
Unknown: Jan Garbarek
Piano: Rainer Bruninghaus
Piano: Eberhard Weber
Unknown: Dvorak Serenade
Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Unknown: Jan Garbarek
Unknown: Vasiko Tevdorashvili
Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies
Conductor: Marielle Labeque
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Composers of the Week: Campra, Clerambault and Monteclair

With Graham Sadler.
3: Innocence Sacrificed
The stories of Idomeneus and Jephthah are closely related. Each warrior vows that, if successful in battle, he will sacrifice the first creature he meets on his return home. The tragic consequences for Idomeneus's son and Jephthah's daughter may be heard in Campra's Idomenee and Monteclair's Jephte, the first biblical work staged at the Paris Opera. Excerpts from both are performed by William Christie and Les Arts Florissants. Plus Monteclair's cantata Pyrame et Thisbe sung by Monique Zanetti (soprano), Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor) and Jean-Frangois Gardeil (baritone).
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Graham Sadler.
Unknown: William Christie
Soprano: Monique Zanetti

: Concert Hall

From the Wigmore Hall, London.
Raphael Wallfisch (cello), John York (piano)
Mendelssohn Variations Concertantes
Korngold, arr Wallfisch Suite: Much Ado about Nothing
Beethoven Cello Sonata in D, Op 102 No 2
TICKETS: phone (0171) [number removed]


Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Piano: John York

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

With Susan Sharpe , including
Walter Leigh Overture: Agincourt New Philharmonia, conductor Nicholas Braithwaite
John Lewis Little David 's Fugue
Swingle Singers, Modern Jazz Quartet Panufnik Sinfonia Sacra
Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra. conducted by the composer Producer Peter Thresh Discs


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Walter Leigh
Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
Conductor: John Lewis

: Choral Evensong

From the Chapel of Winchester College.
Introit: Timor et Tremor (Poulenc) Responses (Clucas)
Psalms 65, 66 and 67 (Garrett, Ashfield, Wesley)
First Lesson: Jeremiah 30, wl-11
Canticles: Noble in B minor
Second Lesson: John 11, w28-37 Anthem: Libera Me (Sisask)
Hymn: My Song Is Love Unknown (Love Unknown)
Organ Voluntary: Finale (Symphony No 3) (Vierne)
Director of chapel music Christopher Tolley
Assistant organist Christopher Monks Repeated tomorrow 1.00am


Music: Christopher Tolley

: Music Machine

From the Lake District
Pianist Martin Roscoe joins a trio of musicians from the Queen Katherine School in Kendal to learn some of the secrets of playing chamber music.


Pianist: Martin Roscoe

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including
Paisiello Overture: The Barber of Seville Haydn Philharmonia, conductor Ezio Rojatti
6.05 Beethoven Six Variations in G on "Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento" from
Paisiello's "La Molinara", WoO 70 Alfred Brendel (piano)
6.30 Tlppett Songs for Achilles
Martyn Hill (tenor), Craig Ogden (guitar) Producer Matias Tarnopolsky


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Conductor: Ezio Rojatti
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Tenor: Craig Ogden
Producer: Matias Tarnopolsky

: Towards the Millennium

From London's Royal Festival Hall.
Andrea Gruber (soprano), Robert Tear (tenor), Simon Keenlyside
(bass), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, City of Birmingham
Symphony Youth Chorus, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Penderecki Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
Britten War Requiem


Soprano: Andrea Gruber
Tenor: Simon Keenlyside
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: To Bahia and Beyond

3: Upstream without a Paddle A visit to the opera house in Manaus, and a two-day boat trip upstream which ends unexpectedly. For details see Monday

: An Italian Couple

Vivaldi Violin Concerto in G, RV310 Academy of Ancient
Music/Christopher Hogwood
Wolf Italian Serenade BBC Concert
Orchestra/Ashley Lawrence

: Voices

lain Burnside investigates the old adage which claims that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Producer Jeremy Hayes
Repeated Monday 3.45pm


Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Night Waves

If modern life can be defined by any single concept, it is perhaps a greater interconnection of cultures and economies. But how does such interconnection and interdependence affect notions of freedom? Humphrey Carpenter talks to Geoff Mulgan. Producer Abigail Appleton


Talks: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Geoff Mulgan.
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Composer of the Week Webem

With Malcolm Hayes.
Entflieht auf Leichten Kahnen ; Five Songs, Op 3; Five Movements for
String Quartet, Op 5; Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op 6
Plus excerpts from works by Debussy, Schoenberg and Mahler. Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Malcolm Hayes.
Unknown: Leichten Kahnen

: Ariel Who Sees Thee Now?

John Harle talks to Michael Nyman.


Talks: John Harle
Unknown: Michael Nyman.

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces the first part of a concert from Brecon 1996, featuring Scott Hamilton and Warren Vache with Colin Purbrook (piano), Phil Flannagan (double bass) and Duffy Jackson (drums).


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Scott Hamilton
Unknown: Warren Vache
Piano: Colin Purbrook
Piano: Phil Flannagan
Piano: Duffy Jackson

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Alicia Gabriela Martinez (piano) Beethoven Sonata in G, Op 14 No 2 Rachmaninov Elegy in E flat minor, Op 3 No 1 Chopin Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 4 7 Gershwin Three Preludes Copland Cat and the Mouse Bartok Allegro Barbaro Ginastera Three
Argentinian Dances Pena Mariella
1.50 Hindemith Overture: Neues vom
Tage; Noblissima Visione; Symphony in E flat BBC PO/Yan Pascal Tortelier
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 EAL: Dance Workshop 4.20 Scottish
Resources 10-12 4.40 Talking Points
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Alicia Gabriela Martinez
Unknown: Pena Mariella

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