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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Suk About Mother, Op 28 Niel Immerman (piano)
7.05 Rachmaninov Capriccio Bohemian Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.32 Saint-Saens Melodies Persanes
Francois Le Roux (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)
8.05 Schumann Overture: Manfred
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor James Levine
8.21 Purcell Suite: Abdelazer
Purcell Quartet
8.41 Britten Simple Symphony Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. conductor lona Brown


Piano: Niel Immerman
Piano: Rachmaninov Capriccio Bohemian
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
Baritone: Francois Le Roux
Piano: Graham Johnson
Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: Lona Brown

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C sharp minor
Gyorgy Cziffra (piano)
9.09 Chausson Chanson Perpétuelle Jessye Norman (soprano), Ronald Patterson and Salvatore Sansalone (violins), Jean-Pierre Pigarre (viola), Lane Anderson (cello), Michel Dalberto (piano)
9.17 Prokofiev Sinfonia Concertante
Mischa Maisky (cello),
Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Soprano: Ronald Patterson
Violins: Salvatore Sansalone
Viola: Jean-Pierre Pigarre
Cello: Lane Anderson
Piano: Michel Dalberto
Cello: Mischa Maisky
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Eyck Courante Mars
Nancy Hadden (Renaissance flute)
10.05 Artists of the Week:
St Paul Chamber Orchestra
Mozart Violin Concerto No 1 in B flat,
Director Pinchas Zukerman (violin)
10.30 Gorecki Euntes Ibant et
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
10.40 Schubert Sonata in A minor,
D821 (Arpeggione)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Benjamin Britten (piano)
11.30 Gounod Symphony No 1 in D St Paul Chamber Orchestra. conductor Christopher Hogwood


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Unknown: Eyck Courante Mars
Unknown: Nancy Hadden
Violin: Pinchas Zukerman
Violin: Gorecki Euntes Ibant
Conductor: Bo Holten
Conductor: Schubert Sonata
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

: Composer of the Week:Mozart

A Bid for Freedom, 1777-82 With Richard Wigmore. 4: 1780-1781
Mozart's first operatic masterpiece stunned Munich, but it still did not get him a steady job.
Misera, Dove Son !, K369 Edith Mathis (soprano),
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager Oboe Quartet in F, K370 Neil Black (oboe),
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Idomeneo (excerpts)
Soloists, Monteverdi Choir , English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Ballet Music: Idomeneo (excerpts) Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood Discs Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Richard Wigmore.
Unknown: Dove Son
Soprano: Edith Mathis
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Oboe: Neil Black
Unknown: St Martin
Soloists: Monteverdi Choir
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Director: Christopher Hogwood

: Opera Matinee:Les Troyens

An extended edition presenting
Berlioz's huge operatic masterpiece The Trojans complete in a recording from La Scala, Milan, conducted by celebrated Berlioz interpreter Colin Davis. In part one, The Fall of Troy,
Jane Henschel leads the cast as the prophet of doom, Cassandra. The Trojans, rejoicing in their enemies' gift of the wooden horse, ridicule
Cassandra's gloomy warnings of the city's destruction. But the warnings prove all too accurate, and Cassandra and the Trojan women kill themselves. As she had also prophesied, however, the heroic prince Aeneas escapes with his army to found a new Troy in Italy. Part two, The Trojans at Carthage, finds Aeneas dallying en route with Dido, queen of Carthage. But can Aeneas deny his destiny? Sung in French.
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, conductor Colin Davis


Unknown: Colin Davis.
Unknown: Jane Henschel
Conductor: Colin Davis
Cassandra: Jane Henschel (mezzo)
Aeneas V: Ladimir Bogachov (tenor)
Dido: Markella Hatziano (mezzo)
Anna: Maria Poposcu (contralto)
Ascanius: Laura Polverelli(soprano)
Choroebus: Manuel Lanza (baritone)
Panthous: Giorgio Giuseppini (bass)
lopas: Stanford Olsen (tenor)
Hylas FRANCESCO: Piccoli (tenor)
Narbal: Miguel Angel Zapater (bass)

: Music Machine

Zambia and Zimbabwe
Caroline Swinburne meets women musicians in Zimbabwe and learns the problems of making it to the top in a country where sexist attitudes are widespread.
Next programme tomorrow 5.00pm


Unknown: Caroline Swinburne

: In Tune

With Linda Ormiston , including
5.30 JC Bach Overture: Catone in Utica New Philharmonia, conductor Raymond Leppard
6.05 Beethoven Variations on "Ich
Danke Dein ", WoO 74
Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (pianos)
6.30 Berwald String Quartet No 2 in A minor
Yggdrasil Quartet
7.00 Ginastera Malambo
Mexico Festival Orchestra, conductor Enrique Batiz Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Linda Ormiston
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Unknown: Danke Dein
Unknown: Anthony Goldstone
Pianos: Caroline Clemmow
Conductor: Enrique Batiz
Producer: Svend Brown

: BBC SymphonyOrchestra

WJTfn From Studio One, Maida Vale ULfcJ Conductor Martyn Brabbins Rolf Hind (piano). Varese Deserts
Lindberg Piano Concerto (UK premiere)
Alessandro Vinao Apocryphal Dances (BBC commission; first performance)


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Rolf Hind
Unknown: Alessandro Vinao

: Smart to Be Smart

Broadcaster and journalist Andrew Neil recalls his student days in the sixties.


Unknown: Andrew Neil

: Resounding theCenturies

Echoes down the years, from Pan and Echo by Sibelius to a Canzon in Echo by Gabrieli. Discs

: Membra Jesu Nostri

The sixth of seven programmes for
Holy Week in which Harry Christophers conducts soloists from the Sixteen and principals from the Symphony of Harmony and Invention in seven cantatas entitled Membra Jesu Nostri by Dietrich Buxtehude. Tonight's excerpt is Ad Cor. and the programme opens with Alan Howard reading John Donne 's Batter My Heart.
Next programme tomorrow 2.05pm


Unknown: Alan Howard
Unknown: John Donne

: Christopher Logue'sTrue Story

A five-part radio autobiography. 4: Politics and Poems

: Music Restored

Andrew Manze introduces the first of two programmes in which the New
London Consort, director Philip Pickett. perform chamber cantatas for
Eastertide by Georg Philipp Telemann. With Catherine Bott (soprano),
Christopher Robson (countertenor) and Michael George (bass-baritone). Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated tomorrow 2.15pm


Introduces: Andrew Manze
Director: Philip Pickett.
Unknown: Georg Philipp Telemann.
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Christopher Robson
Soprano: Michael George
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Robert Southey was expelled from Westminster School for founding a magazine called The Flagellant but went on to become one of the most prolific writers of his day. Though
Roderick, the Last of the Goths and The Curse of Kehama may be little read now, Southey's reputation has been perhaps unfairly eclipsed by more famous Romantic poets. Hermione Lee considers the claims of a new biography which attempts to restore his position in history. The programme also includes first-night news of Richard Eyre 's new production of King Lear.
Producer Fiona Bailey


Unknown: Robert Southey
Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Richard Eyre
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Composer of the Week:Cowell

4: San Quentin and Afterwards With David Nicholls.
Cowell Grinnell Fanfare
London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, conductor Christopher Bowers -Broadbent Hymn
and Fuguing Tune No 2
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, conductor Richard Auldon Clark
Lou Harrison String Trio New Music Consort
Cage Sonatas Nos 1 and 2 (Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano) Louie Goldstein
Cowell Daybreak : The Little Black Boy Robert Osborne (baritone), Mary Ann Hart (mezzo), Jeanne Golan (piano) Symphony No 4 (Short Symphony) Eastman Rochester , conductor Howard Hanson
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: David Nicholls.
Conductor: Christopher Bowers
Conductor: Broadbent Hymn
Conductor: Richard Auldon Clark
Conductor: Lou Harrison
Piano: Louie Goldstein
Piano: Cowell Daybreak
Baritone: Robert Osborne
Baritone: Mary Ann
Piano: Jeanne Golan
Conductor: Eastman Rochester
Conductor: Howard Hanson

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces the second part of the Ray Brown Trio concert recorded at the 1996 Glasgow International Jazz Festival.


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Ray Brown Trio

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Vespers from Westminster Cathedral
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Secular Baroque cantatas by Caldara, Rossi, Merula and Scarlatti, performed by Gloria Banditelli (mezzo) and Con Fusa
3.10 Martijn van den Hoek (piano) reconstructs a salon recital by Liszt
4.20 BBC Philharmonic/Yan Pascal
Tortelier Tchaikovsky Overture: Romeo and Juliet Respighi Pines of Rome
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Gloria Banditelli
Piano: Martijn van Den Hoek

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