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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Locatelli Concerto Grosso in D, Op 1 No 9. Raglan Baroque Players, director Nicholas Kraemer
6.15 Dvorak Symphony No 5 in F French National Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Tate
7.05 Mozart Violin Sonata in F, K547 Isaac Stern , Yefim Bronfman (piano)
7.34 Britten Diversions
Leon Fleisher (piano),
French National Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Tate
8.05 Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31
Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
8.35 Mozart Vesperae Solonnes de Confessore, K339
Barbara Bonney (soprano),
Catherine Wynn Rogers (alto), Jamie MacDougall (tenor), Stephen Gadd (bass), English Concert Choir and Orchestra, director Trevor Pinnock


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Nicholas Kraemer
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Unknown: Isaac Stern
Piano: Yefim Bronfman
Piano: Leon Fleisher
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Soprano: Catherine Wynn Rogers
Tenor: Jamie MacDougall
Tenor: Stephen Gadd
Director: Trevor Pinnock

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Rimsky-Korsakov Overture: Russian Easter Festival
Philharmonia, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
9.15 Haydn Piano Trio in G, H XV 19 Beaux Arts Trio
9.30 Maxwell Davies Farewell to
Stromness; Yesnaby Ground The Composer (piano)
9.38 Britten Four Sea Interludes
(Peter Grimes )
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein Discs


Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Musical Encounters

Stephanie Hughes Telemann Sinfonia; Die Morgen (Die Tageszeiten, Part 1)
Mechthild Bach (soprano), Freiburg Vocal Ensemble, Freiburg Collegium Musicum, conductor Wolfgang Schafer
10.24 York Bowen Horn Concerto
Michael Thompson , Ulster Orchestra, conductor Andrew Mogrelia
10.45 Colin Matthews Night Music Ulster Orchestra, conductor Andrew Mogrelia
11.00 York Bowen Toccata
Stephen Hough (piano)
11.05 Artist of the Week:
Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
Bavarian RSO, conductor Colin Davis
11.44 Eigar Overture: Froissart Ulster Orchestra, conductor Andrew Mogrelia


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Soprano: Mechthild Bach
Conductor: Wolfgang Schafer
Conductor: York Bowen Horn
Unknown: Michael Thompson
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Conductor: Colin Matthews
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Conductor: York Bowen Toccata
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia

: Composer of the Week: Amy Beach

Chris Wines explores the life and music of Amy Beach in conversation with her American biographer Adrienne Fried Block.
2: Ancestral Voices
Scottish Legend, Op 54 No 1 Alan Feinberg (piano)
Dark Is the Night, Op 11 No 11 D'Anna Fortunato (mezzo), Virginia Eskin (piano)
Symphony in E minor (Gaelic) Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Adrienne Fried Block.
Piano: Alan Feinberg
Unknown: D'Anna Fortunato
Piano: Virginia Eskin

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Osmo Vanska,
Mats Lidstrom (cello)
Beethoven Overture: Egmont Khachaturian Cello Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No 8 in F


Cello: Mats Lidstrom

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm

: Purcell and the Famed Italian Masters

Richard Boothby introduces the last of three programmes in which he traces the Italian music that Purcell might have known.
Vitall Capriccio on 12 Notes
Purcell Sonata a 4 in G minor
Vitali Three Passagalli; Ciaccona in C Purcell Sonata a 3 in D minor
Purcell Quartet
Producer Kate Bolton


Introduces: Richard Boothby
Unknown: Vitall Capriccio
Producer: Kate Bolton

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Jun'ichi Hirokami,
Peter Donohoe (piano), Jane Watts (organ) Debussy Prelude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Messiaen Les Offrandes Oubliées
Saint-Saens Symphony No 3 in C minor (Organ)


Piano: Peter Donohoe
Piano: Jane Watts

: Music Machine: Stately Homes

Sarah Walker visits Wollaton Hall. She is joined by curator John Cockcroft, and organist and musicologist John Morehen to talk about domestic music-making in the time of the Tudors.


Presenter: Sarah Walker
Guest: John Cockcroft
Guest: John Morehen

: In Tune

With Geraint Lewis , whose guest at
7.00 is Prof Peter Schickele who talks about his research into the music of PDQ Bach. Including
Haydn Overture: II Mondo delta Luna Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
5.30 George Benjamin Upon Silence Susan Bickley (mezzo-soprano)
London Sinfonietta/George Benjamin
6.35 Schumann Symphony No 4 in D minor The Hanover Band/Goodman
7.10 PDQ Bach Prelude and Fugue
No 5 (from the Short-tempered Clavier) Christopher O'Riley (piano)
7.20 Schickele "Unbegun" Symphony Royal PDQ Bach Festival Orch/Mester Producer James Webb


Unknown: Geraint Lewis
Unknown: Prof Peter Schickele
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: George Benjamin
Mezzo-Soprano: Susan Bickley
Piano: Christopher O'Riley
Producer: James Webb

: Chamber Music from Edinburgh

From Studio 1, Edinburgh. Stephen Osborne plays piano works by Bach, Rachmaninov and Messiaen, and Adeline Ramage (soprano) and Gerald Martin Moore (piano) perform French songs.
Bach French Suite No 5 in G, BWV816
Debussy Nuits d'Etoiles; Romance; Les Cloches; Voici que le Printemps Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme ofCorelli, Op 42
8.20 Willemena's Metaphor By Beatrice Colin.
When young Robert's parents go to the Bahamas, he is left in the care of his great aunt Willemena, a woman he has never met. She turns out to look like a horse and to smell of old biscuits. Read by Kevin McKidd. Repeat
8.40 Koechlin Si Tu le Veux; La Lune Paladilhe Psyche
Chabrier Chanson pour Jeanne
Bizet Ouvre ton Coeur
Messiaen Noel ; Le Baiser de I'Enfant
Jesus; Regard de I'Esprit de Joie (Vingt Regards sur I'Enfant Jesus)


Soprano: Adeline Ramage
Soprano: Gerald Martin Moore
Unknown: Beatrice Colin.
Read By: Kevin McKidd.
Unknown: Messiaen Noel

: The Sound of Masks

Sir Peter Hall explores the fascinating world of masks, from ancient Greece to the present day. In the first of four programmes, he considers the powerful effect of the tragic mask, while in the open-air theatre of Epidaurus the celebrated mask-maker Thanos Vovolis demonstrates their sound.
Producers Michael Fox and Kirsten Lass Next programme tomorrow 9.45pm


Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Unknown: Thanos Vovolis
Producers: Michael Fox
Producers: Kirsten Lass

: Dream of Cherry Blossoms

By Keiko Abe , played on the marimba by Sylvie Zakarian.


Unknown: Keiko Abe
Unknown: Sylvie Zakarian.

: Steps in Time

Diaghilev's Russian Ballet
Sir John Drummond introduces the last of five programmes exploring lesser-known scores commissioned by Serge Diaghilev for his famous ballet company. Today's programme includes the complete version of Poulenc's Les Biches.
BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Producer Tim Thorne


Introduces: Sir John Drummond
Unknown: Serge Diaghilev
Unknown: Les Biches.
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Night Waves

Richard Coles discusses the impact of the Nazi occupation on French national identity in the light of the film A Self-Made Hero, winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes. Plus William Ian Miller 's The Anatomy of Disgust. Producer Miriam Newman


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: William Ian Miller
Producer: Miriam Newman

: Composer of the Week: Mozart

A Bid for Freedom, 1777-82
Ballet music: Les Petits Riens, K299b
(excerpts); Symphony No 31 in D,
K297 (Paris) (with the original slow movement); Violin Sonata in E minor, K304; Popoli di Tessaglia !... lo Non Chiedo, Eterni Dei , K316. Discs Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Popoli Di Tessaglia
Unknown: Eterni Dei

: Jazz Notes

Johnny Dankworth 's new Sextet makes its first broadcast in a studio set presented by Campbell Burnap . John Dankworth (alto), Tim Garland
(tenor), Mark Nightingale (trombone), John Horler (piano), Malcolm Creese (double bass) and Allan Ganley (drums).


Unknown: Johnny Dankworth
Presented By: Campbell Burnap
Presented By: John Dankworth
Tenor: Tim Garland
Tenor: Mark Nightingale
Piano: John Horler
Piano: Malcolm Creese
Piano: Allan Ganley

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Young Artists' Forum
Medtner Four Fairy Tales; Elegy in D minor, Op 11 No 2 Viv McLean (piano) Ravel Don Quichotte a Dulcinée Liszt Die Vatergruft; Uber Allen
Gipfeln 1st Ruhe; Die Drei Zigeuner Leigh Melrose (baritone), Dominic Harlan (piano) Mendelssohn Cello Sonata No 2 in D, Op 58
Yoo-Hong Lee , Connie Ying Zhang (piano) Repeat
2.30 Gabriele-Maria Ronge
(soprano). Zachos Terzakis (tenor), Berlin RSO, Latvian State Academy Chorus/Hans Drewanz Vasks Die
Boschaft Denisov Requiem Cherubini Requiem No 1 in C minor
4.10 Francaix Clarinet Quintet Eduard Brunner , Silesian Quartet Bartok
String Quartet No 4 Vertavo Quartet
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Piano: Viv McLean
Unknown: Uber Allen
Baritone: Drei Zigeuner Leigh Melrose
Baritone: Dominic Harlan
Unknown: Yoo-Hong Lee
Piano: Connie Ying Zhang
Soprano: Gabriele-Maria Ronge
Unknown: Eduard Brunner

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