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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Heinichen Concerto in F
(Serenata die Moritzburg) Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
6.17 Franck Symphony in D minor Rotterdam Philharmonic, conductor Claus Peter Flor
7.05 Wagner 0! Du Mein Holder Abendstern (Tannhauser) Bryn Terfel (baritone), Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
7.38 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D, BWV1050
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton Koopman
8.05 Tallis Spem in Alium
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips
8.40 Stanford Clarinet Concerto in A minor
Janet Hilton , Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Director: Franck Symphony
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Baritone: Bryn Terfel
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Bach Brandenburg
Director: Ton Koopman
Director: Tallis Spem
Director: Peter Phillips
Unknown: Janet Hilton
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Rameau Le Turc Genereux; Les Incas de Perou (Les Indes Galantes) Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Bruggen
9.13 Haydn Piano Trio in B flat, HXV20
Beaux Arts Trio
9.27 Ravel Sheherazade
Heather Harper (soprano), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
9.43 Rimsky-Korsakov Piano Concerto in C sharp minor
Geoffrey Tozer , Bergen Philharmonic, conductor Dmitri Kitaenko Discs


Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Soprano: Heather Harper
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Geoffrey Tozer
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaenko

: Musical Encounters

With Stephanie Hughes.
Mozart, arr Busoni Overture: The Magic
Rute Anthony and Joseph Paratore (pianos)
10.07 Artist of the Week:
Yo-Yo Ma (cello)
Beethoven Variations on "Ein
Madchen Oder Weibchen" from
Mozart's "The Magic Bute" Emanuel Ax (piano)
10.19 Villa-Lobos Bachiana
Brasileira No 4
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Jan Latham-Koenig
10.46 Telemann Der Abend (Die Tageszeiten, Part 3)
Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor), Freiburg Vocal Ensemble,
Freiburg Collegium Musicum, conductor Wolfgang Schafer
11.00 Kabalevsky Cello Concerto Yo-Yo Ma, Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
11.25 Glazunov Symphony No 4 in E flat. Ulster Orchestra, conductor Jan Latham-Koenig


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Unknown: Rute Anthony
Pianos: Joseph Paratore
Conductor: Jan Latham-Koenig
Tenor: Hans Peter Blochwitz
Conductor: Wolfgang Schafer
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Conductor: Jan Latham-Koenig

: Composer of the Week Amy Beach

With Chris Wines.
4: A Musical Nature Tinged with Genius
After the death of her husband in 1910, Amy Beach resumed her career as a concert pianist, touring parts of Europe for the first time.
There, she was regarded not only as a great virtuoso but also as America's leading composer. Ballad, Op 6
Alan Feinberg (piano) Three Pieces, Op 40 Pamela Frame (cello), Robert Weirich (piano)
Flute Quintet, Op 80 (Theme and Variations)
Doriot Anthony Dwyer (flute), Manhattan Quartet
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Piano: Alan Feinberg
Piano: Robert Weirich
Flute: Doriot Anthony Dwyer

: Opera Matinee: Hamlet

French composer Ambroise Thomas (1811-96) is best known for just two of his many operas - Mignon and Hamlet. A pupil of Le Sueur at the Paris Conservatoire (of which he was later to become director), Thomas won the Prix de Rome in 1832, and in 1894 was the first composer to receive the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour. Hamlet was premiered in 1868, and the huge task of condensing Shakespeare's play into a five-act opera libretto was skilfully achieved by Michel Carre and Jules Barbier , although they had to omit some characters and scenes.
This performance was given last year at the Grand Theatre, Geneva.
Geneva Grand Theatre Chorus, Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Louis Langree


Unknown: Ambroise Thomas
Unknown: Michel Carre
Unknown: Jules Barbier
Conductor: Louis Langree
Hamlet: Simon Keenlyside (baritone)
Ophelia: Natalie Dessay (soprano)
Laertes: Kenn Chester (tenor)
Queen Gertrude: Marine Dupuy (mezzo)
Claudius: Alain Vernhes (bass)
Ghost: Markus Hollop (bass)
Marcellus: Alain Gabrie (tenor)
Polonius LOUIS: Landuyt (bass)
1st Gravedigger: Alexandre Diakoff (baritone)
2nd Gravedigger: Jean-Louis Maunier (tenor)

: Samuel Scheidt

The life of composer Samuel Scheidt was centred around the town and court at Halle. Unlike Handel - born there a century later - Scheidt did not travel far, but his music was widely recognised as some of the finest produced by his generation.
Vater Unser ; Bergamasca; Toccata: In Te Domine Speravi John Scott (organ)
See also next Monday at 4.15pm


Unknown: Samuel Scheidt
Unknown: Vater Unser
Unknown: John Scott

: Music Machine

Stately Homes
Sarah Walker visits Clarke Hall in Wakefield, where she meets the director of the hall, Sue Morton , and musicians Alan and Pamela Radford.
They take her on a musical tour of the house as it may have been in the time of Priscilla and Benjamin Clarke in the late 17th century.


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Clarke Hall
Unknown: Sue Morton
Unknown: Pamela Radford.
Unknown: Benjamin Clarke

: In Tune

After 7.00, presenter Brian Morton is joined by James MacMillan and clarinettist John Cushing to talk about the composer's new clarinet concerto Ninian, premiered tomorrow by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Also including Liszt Csardas Obstine
Alfred Brendel (piano)
6.05 Beethoven Variations on "God
Save the King", WoO 78 Olli Mustonen (piano)
6.39 Brahms Alto Rhapsody
Christa Ludwig (mezzo), Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer Producer Svend Brown
See also tomorrow 7.30pm


Presenter: Brian Morton
Unknown: James MacMillan
Clarinettist: John Cushing
Unknown: Liszt Csardas Obstine
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Unknown: Christa Ludwig
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Producer: Svend Brown

: Rachmaninov

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
From the Guildhall,
Southampton. Yakov
Kreizberg conducts three 20th-century masterworks. Lynn Harrell (cello)
Ravel Une Barque sur I'OcGan
Dutilleux Tout un Monde Lointain
8.15 Rachmaninov Revisited
Geoffrey Norris reflects on the composer's standing in the light of developments in Russia over the last decade.
8.35 Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor


Cello: Lynn Harrell
Unknown: Geoffrey Norris

: The Sound of Masks

The third of four programmes in which Sir Peter Hall explores the fascinating world of masks. The use of masks in comedy has changed dramatically over the centuries. Peter Hall relates his experiences of the mask and explores its influence on the actor.
Final programme tomorrow 9.30pm


Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Unknown: Peter Hall

: Music Restored

Andrew Manze introduces the second of two programmes in which the New London Consort, director
Philip Pickett , perform chamber cantatas for Eastertide by 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
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Christopher Robson
Soprano: Michael George
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Bill Buford , literary and fiction editor of The New Yorker, delivers his regular letter from New York: personal and provocative comment on cultural life across the Atlantic.
On this side of the ocean, Humphrey Carpenter investigates political commitment to the arts and the promises being made by the political parties in advance of the forthcoming election.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Bill Buford
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Composer of the Week: Mozart

A Bid for Freedom, 1777-82 With
Richard Wigmore. Misera, Dove Son !, K369; Oboe Quartet in F, K370; Idomeneo (excerpts) Discs Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Richard Wigmore.
Unknown: Dove Son

: Jazz Notes

Campbell Burnap presents a selection of new releases, including two tributes to composer, pianist and arranger Tadd Dameron.


Unknown: Tadd Dameron.

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Choral Evensong from All Saints Church, Margaret Street , London Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 II Tempo Ensemble, director Simon Standage (violin) Corelll
Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 4
Tartini Violin Concerto in A Locatelll
Concerto in F for Four Violins, Op 4 No 12 Baculewski Antitheton II
Locatelll Concerto Grosso in D, Op I No 5 Leclair Sonata in C minor, Op 5 No 6; Violin Concerto in D, Op 10 No 3
3.25 Bemd Alois Zimmennann Ich
Wandte Mich Mahler Symphony No 1 Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra/Gary Bertini
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: Margaret Street
Violin: Simon Standage
Unknown: Baculewski Antitheton
Unknown: Bemd Alois Zimmennann

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