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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E flat,
Op 120 No 2
Sabine Meyer , Oleg Maisenberg (piano)
7.05 Handel Concerto Grosso in D,
Op 6 No 5
Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
7.32 Turina Rapsodia Sinfonica Jean-Francois Heisser (piano), Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos
7.43 Verdi 11 Trovatore (Act 4, scene 1) Carol Vaness (soprano),
Dennis O'Neill and Anton Rosner
(tenors), Bavarian Radio Choir,
Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Roberto Abbado
8.05 Borodin Overture: Prince Igor Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
8.38 Bach Triple Concerto in A minor, BWV1044
Wilbert Hazelzet (recorder), Andrew Manze (violin),
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton Koopman (harpsichord)


Unknown: Sabine Meyer
Piano: Oleg Maisenberg
Director: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Director: Turina Rapsodia Sinfonica
Piano: Jean-Francois Heisser
Soprano: Carol Vaness
Soprano: Dennis O'Neill
Soprano: Anton Rosner
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Wilbert Hazelzet
Violin: Andrew Manze
Harpsichord: Ton Koopman

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Heinichen Concerto in G
Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
9.16 Prokofiev Cello Concertino
Lynn Harrell , Royal Philharmonic, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
9.36 Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Défunte
Paris Orchestra, conductor Charles Munch
9.43 Milhaud Suite Provençale Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Lynn Harrell
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Charles Munch
Conductor: Michel Plasson

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Artists of the Week:
St Paul Chamber Orchestra
Ravel Ballet: Mother Goose
Conductor Hugh Wolff
10.35 Gorecki Amen
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
11.00 Kodaly Dances of Galanta St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
11.15 Bach, compi Carolan Flute Sonata in A, BWV1032
Nancy Hadden (Baroque flute), Lucy Carolan (harpsichord),
Vanessa Coode (viola da gamba)
11.30 Strauss Capriccio (final scene) Felicity Lott (soprano), Jonathan Veira (bass), BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis


Artists: Edward Blakeman.
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Conductor: Bo Holten
Conductor: Kodaly Dances
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Unknown: Nancy Hadden
Harpsichord: Lucy Carolan
Viola: Vanessa Coode
Unknown: Strauss Capriccio
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Jonathan Veira
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Composer of the Week:Mozart

A Bid for Freedom, 1777-82
With Richard Wigmore.
In this year, Mozart left the Archbishop of Salzburg for good, helped by a kick up the backside, and set up as a freelance composer in Vienna. A Questo Seno deh Vieni, K374 Edith Mathis (soprano),
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager
An die Einsamkeit, K391:
Verdankt Sei Es dem Glanz, K392
Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Violin Sonata in F, K384
Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Walter Klien (piano)
Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail (excerpts) Soloists, Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Karl Bohm Discs
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Richard Wigmore.
Soprano: Edith Mathis
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Soprano: Elly Ameling
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Piano: Walter Klien
Conductor: Karl Bohm

: Chamber Musicfrom Manchester

Introduced by Rodney Slatford. London Baroque: Ingrid Seifert and Richard Gwilt (violins),
Charles Medlam (cello),
Terence Charlston (harpsichord) Corelli Sonata in G. Op 3 No 11
Handel Trio Sonata in G. Op 2 No 3 Telemann Concerto a 4 Leclair Sonata in G, Op 13 No 3


Introduced By: Rodney Slatford.
Unknown: Ingrid Seifert
Violins: Richard Gwilt
Cello: Charles Medlam
Harpsichord: Terence Charlston
Harpsichord: Corelli Sonata

: Membra Jesu Nostri

The last 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. Today's excerpt is Ad Faciem, and the programme opens with Alan Howard reading George Herbert 's Easter-Wings.


Unknown: Alan Howard
Unknown: George Herbert

: Music Restored

Andrew Manze introduces the first of two programmes in which the New London Consort, director
Philip Pickett , perform chamber cantatas by Georg Philipp Telemann. With Catherine Bott (soprano),
Christopher Robson (countertenor) and Michael George (bass-baritone). Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


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

: Mining the Archive

Time Regained
Norbert Brainin intended to be a solo violinist with chamber music as a spare-time activity. The debut of the Amadeus Quartet in 1948 changed the course of his professional life, almost completely reversing his plans. Stephen Plaistow talks to
Norbert Brainin and introduces BBC archive recordings of the Bach Sonata in G minor, BWV1001, the Mozart Duo in B flat for Violin and Viola, K424, and sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert with two of the pianists closely associated with him - Lili Kraus and Lamar Crowson. Repeat


Unknown: Norbert Brainin
Unknown: Norbert Brainin
Unknown: Lili Kraus
Unknown: Lamar Crowson.

: Music Machine

Zambia and Zimbabwe
Caroline Swinburne listens to the mbira and hears how this spiritual instrument is finding a controversial place in Zimbabwean pop.


Unknown: Caroline Swinburne

: In Tune

Jeremy Nicholas presents a musical mystery voice competition and prizes for the bank holiday. Including Hayman Pops Hoe-Down
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, conductor Erich Kunzel
6.05 Beethoven Variations on an Original Theme, WoO 77 Alfred Brendel (piano)
6.15 Mascagni Regina Coeli Laetare (Cavalleria Rusticana) Bruna Rasa (soprano),
Giulietta Simionato (mezzo),
La Scala Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
6.30 Punto Horn Concerto No 11 in E
Barry Tuckwell , Academy of St Martin in the Reids, conductor Neville Marriner
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Conductor: Erich Kunzel
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Soprano: Bruna Rasa
Soprano: Giulietta Simionato
Unknown: La Scala
Unknown: Barry Tuckwell
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Producer: Ray Abbott

: St John Passion

A rare chance to hear Bach's first great setting of the Passion story in the version he prepared for its second performance in 1725. The choir is that of St Thomas 's Church in Leipzig, and the performance was given in Westminster Abbey during the choir's historic first visit to this country for the 1994 London Bach Festival.
John Mark Ainsley (tenor),
Peter Robinson (bass), Ruth Holton (soprano), James Bowman (countertenor),
Mark Padmore (tenor), Peter Harvey (bass), Steinitz Bach Players , director Georg Christoph Biller Parti
8.10 The Sacrifice
Bob Peck reads from George Herbert 's Passiontide poem.
8.15 Part 2 Repeat


Unknown: St Thomas
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: Peter Robinson
Bass: Ruth Holton
Soprano: James Bowman
Tenor: Mark Padmore
Tenor: Peter Harvey
Bass: Steinitz Bach Players
Director: Georg Christoph Biller
Unknown: Bob Peck
Unknown: George Herbert

: Christopher Logue'sTrue Story

The conclusion of his autobiography. 5: War Music: a Version of Homer

: Hear and Now

Towards the Millennium: the Sixties
In the last of four programmes, Gavin Bryars is the composer looking back at the sixties. Tonight John Cage and the beginnings of minimalism, plus pieces influenced by the popular culture of the time.
Reich Come Out
Messiaen Chronochromie
Riley Rainbow in Curved Air
Harry Partch And on the Seventh Day Petals Fell on Petaluma
The programme includes part of Bryar's own Sinking of the Titanic, two piano sonatas by John White , part of Carla Bley 's Escalator over the Hill and tracks by the Beach Boys and Tiny Tim. Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Gavin Bryars
Unknown: John Cage
Unknown: John White
Unknown: Carla Bley
Unknown: Tiny Tim.
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Composer of the Week:Cowell

5: The Final Years
With David Nicholls.
String Quartet No 5 (mvts 1, 2 and 3); Ongaku; Trio in Nine Short Movements Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: David Nicholls.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Haydn Seven Last Words Ursula Fiedler (soprano), Lucia Megyesi-Schzartz (alto),
Helmut Wildhaber (tenor), Peter Koves (bass), Budapest Chamber Choir, Vienna Vocal Ensemble, Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic/Adam Fischer
2.00 Bartok Dance Suite BBC SO/
Ion Marin String Quintet No 6 Takacs Quartet Piano Concerto No 2 Kun Woo Paik, Polish National RSO/Antoni Wit
3.15 The Mandel Quartet perform medieval and Renaissance music
4.20 Christian Altenburger (violin), Thomas Larcher (piano), Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra/Paul Daniel
Mozart Symphony No 23 in G minor. K183 Haydn Violin Concerto in C
Mozart Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat,
K271 Haydn Symphony No 60 in C (II Distratto)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Ursula Fiedler
Soprano: Lucia Megyesi-Schzartz
Tenor: Helmut Wildhaber
Tenor: Peter Koves

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