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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Handel Suite: Water Music
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
6.27 Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition
French NO, conductor Charles Dutoit
7.05 Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues, Op 87 Nos 2 and 3 Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)
7.32 CPE Bach Organ Sonata in A, Wq70 No 1
Marie-Claire Alain
8.05 Croft Overture in D
Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
8.31 Bartok Piano Concerto No 3
Andras Schiff , Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Ivan Fischer


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Unknown: Marie-Claire Alain
Director: Peter Holman
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Ivan Fischer

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Haydn Piano Trio in E flat, H XV 22 Beaux Arts Trio
9.20 Loewe Kleiner Haushalt ; Heinrich der Vogler
Kurt Moll (bass), Cord Garben (piano)
9.28 Schubert Impromptus , D899 Krystian Zimerman (piano) Discs


Unknown: Loewe Kleiner Haushalt
Unknown: Heinrich Der Vogler
Bass: Kurt Moll
Bass: Cord Garben
Piano: Schubert Impromptus

: Musical Encounters

With Stephanie Hughes. Artist of the Week:
Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Schumann Drei Fantasiestucke , Op 73 Emanuel Ax (piano)
10.15 Martinu Concerto for Double
String Orchestra, Piano and Timpani Ulster Orchestra, conductor Kenneth Montgomery
10.38 Telemann Der Mittag (Die Tageszeiten, Part 2)
Mechthild Georg (contralto), Freiburg Vocal Ensemble, Freiburg Collegium Musicum, director Wolfgang Schafer
10.50 Turina Circulo. Beaux Arts Trio
11.01 Falla El Amor Brujo
Therese Feighan (contralto), Ulster Orchestra, conductor Kenneth Montgomery
11.37 Victor Herbert Cello Concerto
No 2 in E Minor
Yo-Yo Ma, New York Philharmonic, conductor Kurt Masur


Artist: Stephanie Hughes.
Cello: Schumann Drei Fantasiestucke
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Contralto: Mechthild Georg
Director: Wolfgang Schafer
Director: Turina Circulo.
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Cello: Victor Herbert
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: Composer of the Week Amy Beach

Chris Wines continues his exploration of the life and music of Amy Beach with her biographer Adrienne Fried Block.
3: The Senior Physician
Today Wines and Block look at the years of her marriage.
Hermit Thrush at Morn, Op 92 No 2 Virginia Eskin (piano) Piano Quintet
Martin Roscoe (piano), Endellion Quartet
Hermit Thrush at Eve, Op 92 No 1 Alan Feinberg (piano)
Plus a selection of vocal music.
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Adrienne Fried Block.
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Piano: Alan Feinberg

: Concert Hall

From the Wigmore Hall,
John Harle (saxophone), John Lenehan (piano)
Peter de Rose Deep Purple
Richard Rodney Bennett Samba Denisov Sonata
Trad Three Hungarian Folk Songs from Csik
Paul Mottram Moccasin Trail
Richard Rodney Bennett Sondheim Waltzes


Unknown: John Harle
Piano: John Lenehan
Unknown: Paul Mottram

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

With Susan Sharpe , including
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Boyd Neel String Orchestra, conductor Boyd Neel
Satie Gnossiennes (Set 1) Anne Queffelec (piano)
Berlioz La Mort de Cleopatre Jessye Norman (soprano), Paris Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
Producer Peter Thresh Discs


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Boyd Neel
Unknown: Satie Gnossiennes
Piano: Anne Queffelec
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Choral Evensong

From All Saints Church,
Margaret Street , London.
Introit: Away with Gloom,
Away with Doubt (Ferguson) Responses (Plainsong)
Psalms 113, 114 (Plainsong) First Lesson: Isaiah 61
Office Hymn: The Lamb's High Banquet We Await (Plainsong) Canticles: Howells in G
Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 4, wl3-end
Anthem: Sing Ye to the Lord (Bairstow) Te Deum: Collegium Regale (Howells) Hymn: Come Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain (St John Damascene)
Organ Voluntary: Sarabande for the Morning of Easter (Howells)
Director of music Harry Bramma. Organist Nicholas Luff. Repeated tomorrow 1.00am


Unknown: Margaret Street
Organist: Harry Bramma.
Organist: Nicholas Luff.

: Music Machine

Stately Homes
Sarah Walker travels to the Isle of Skye to meet John MacLeod of MacLeod, 29th Chief of MacLeod. At his home, Dunvegan Castle, they talk about the musical traditions there and particularly the famed hereditary pipers of the clan, the MacCrimmons.


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: John MacLeod

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including Curzon March of the Bowmen
New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
6.05 Beethoven Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme, Op 35 (Eroica)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
6.45 Tchaikovsky The Voyevoda
Dallas SO, conductor Andrew Litton Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Tavemer

A new studio recording of Peter Maxwell Davies 's opera, based on events in the life of the 16th-century English composer. John Taverner is on trial for heresy but is pardoned because of his value to the cardinal as a musician. Henry VIII , meanwhile, decides to break with Rome in order to obtain a divorce, and Taverner finds himself as accuser rather than accused. In this improbable version of history, he abandons music and becomes a parody of his former self. Since its
Covent Garden premiere in 1972, the opera has not been performed in this country - a fact due largely to the forces required, including a viol consort, shawms, recorders, regal and organ in addition to a large modem symphony orchestra. Presented by Piers Burton-Page , with contributions from Peter Maxwell Davies.
London Voices, Fretwork,
His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cometts, New London Children's Choir, BBC Symphony Orchestra, assistant conductor Stefan Asbury , conductor Oliver Knussen


Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: John Taverner
Musician: Henry Viii
Presented By: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies.
Conductor: Stefan Asbury
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Tavemer: Martyn Hill(tenor)
Jester: David Wilson-Johnson(baritone)
King/Archangel Michael/Captain: Stephen Richardson(bass)
Rose Parrowe/Virgin Mary: Fiona Kimm(mezzo)
Priest/God: Michael Chance(countertenor)
White Abbott: Quentin Hayes(baritone)
Richard Taverner: Peter Sidhom(bass)
Cardinal/Archbishop: Stuart Kale (tenor)
First monk/Archangel Gabriel: John Graham Hall (tenor)
Second monk/Antichrist: Peter Hall(tenor)
Boy: Tom Jackman(treble)

: The Sound of Masks

The second of four programmes exploring the world of masks. Sir Peter Hall assesses the ritual nature of masks, and Tony Ogogo , a Benin priest, explains why masks need to be seen and heard in masking rites. Next programme tomorrow 9.45pm


Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Unknown: Tony Ogogo

: Voices

lain Burnside presents songs with a sailing theme.
Repeated from Monday 3.45pm

: Night Waves

How British is British art? British artists have been internationally acclaimed, but how much do they have in common? As the Hayward Gallery in London opens its exhibition of 3-D work, Patrick Wright discusses the insight it offers into the artists' preoccupations and the values of contemporary society. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Composer of the Week: Mozart

A Bid for Freedom, 1777-82 With Richard Wigmore.
Ma che vi fece, o stelle ... Sperai vicino il lido, K368; Thamos, Konig in Agypten (excerpts); Sinfonia Concertante in A, K320e (reconstructed by Philip Wilby ); Zaide (excerpts) Discs Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Richard Wigmore.
Unknown: Philip Wilby

: Jazz Notes

At the age of 16, long before creating the first all-jazz radio station, Dave Lee won a Melody Maker prize for jazz pianists. His trio is in session tonight, presented by Campbell Burnap .


Unknown: Dave Lee
Presented By: Campbell Burnap

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Martin Haselbock (organ), Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra/
Hubert Soudant Mozart Symphony
No 7 in G, K45a; Church Sonatas: in C, K336; in C, K329; Symphony No 19 in E flat, K132 Haydn Concerto in C, H XVIII 1; Symphony No 49 in F (La Passione)
2.40 Consort of Musicke/Anthony Rooley. Music by Dowland Holbome and Anthony Holbome
3.30 Tedi Papavrami (violin), Polish Radio National SO/Antoni Wit Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1
Tchalkovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: Martin Haselbock
Music By: Dowland Holbome
Unknown: Anthony Holbome

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