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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
CPE Bach Harpsichord Concerto in D, Wql8
Miklos Spanyi , Concerto Armonico
6.26 attrib Mozart Sinfonia
Concertante in E flat, K297b. Sidney Sutcliffe (oboe), Bernard Walton
(clarinet), Dennis Brain (horn), Cecil James (bassoon), Philharmonia, conductor Herbert von Karajan
7.05 Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue, Op 87 No 5
Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)
7.37 Strauss Symphonic Fantasy: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli
8.05 Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso in B minor, Op 62. Peter Mainz
(cello), German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
8.38 Sibelius Symphony No 7 German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Miklos Spanyi
Oboe: Sidney Sutcliffe
Oboe: Bernard Walton
Clarinet: Dennis Brain
Horn: Cecil James
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Conductor: Tchaikovsky Pezzo Capriccioso
Cello: Peter Mainz
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

With Penny
Gore. Weber , orch Berlioz Invitation to the Dance. Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Hans Knappertsbusch
9.11 Haydn Piano Trio in G, H XV 32 Beaux Arts Trio
9.25 Loewe Die Wandelnde Glocke ;
Gottes 1st der Orient
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jorg Demus (piano)
9.32 Debussy Suite Bergamasque Claudio Arrau (piano)
Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Gore. Weber
Conductor: Hans Knappertsbusch
Unknown: Wandelnde Glocke
Piano: Jorg Demus
Piano: Claudio Arrau

: Musical Encounters

Piers Burton-Page introduces a new sequence of concertos for orchestra as part of Sounding the Century. Mozart Serenade in D, K239
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Elgar Howarth
10.14 Brahms Two Motets, Op 29 Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
10.27 Sounding the Century
Reger Concerto in the Olden Style, Op 123. Bamberg Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Horst Stein
10.48 Artist of the Week:
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Bach Italian Concerto in F, BWV971
11.00 Janacek Violin Sonata. Josef
Suk, Bohumila Jedlickova (piano)
11.25 Haydn Symphony No 48 in C (Maria Theresia). Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood Producer Piers Burton-Page


Introduces: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Mozart Serenade
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Conductor: Horst Stein
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Piano: Bohumila Jedlickova
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

: Composer of the Week: Miklos Rozsa

One of the last survivors of the golden age of Hollywood,
Miklos Rozsa was a spellbinding pioneer of film music. His double life took in every film genre from oriental fantasy to big-screen epic via whodunit, as well as works destined for the concert hall which were championed by conductors like Charles Munch and Bruno Walter. Roderic Dunnett follows Rozsa from his early years in Hungary via Leipzig and Paris (where he was befriended by Honegger and Dupre) to his first film triumphs in London for Alexander Korda.
The Four Feathers (excerpts) Film soundtrack
Hungarian Folk Song
Budapest Gypsy Orchestra
North Hungarian Peasant Songs and Dances. Isabella Lippi (violin), John Novacek (piano) Bagatelle No 1
Albert Dominguez (piano)
The Thief of Baghdad (excerpts) RPO, conductor Elmer Bernstein
Theme, Variations and Finale
New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Producer Tim Thome
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Miklos Rozsa
Unknown: Charles Munch
Unknown: Bruno Walter.
Unknown: Roderic Dunnett
Unknown: Alexander Korda.
Violin: Isabella Lippi
Piano: John Novacek
Piano: Albert Dominguez
Conductor: Elmer Bernstein
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: Rites of Spring

BBC Lunchtime Concert
From St John 's, Smith
Square, London.
BBC Singers, BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Alexander Titov Concerto in E flat (Dumbarton Oaks); Canticum Sacrum; Danses Concertantes
Repeated next Sunday 6.30pm


Unknown: St John
Conductor: Alexander Titov

: Visitors to the Proms

Alexander Toradze (piano), Rotterdam Philharmonic , conductor Valery Gergiev
Debussy The Martyrdom of St Sebastian (excerpts)
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 2
Stravinsky The Firebird Repeat


Piano: Alexander Toradze
Conductor: Rotterdam Philharmonic
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

: Everything but the Crazyhouse

Russell Davies traces the career of Sidney Bechet , hailed as a genius by Ernest Ansermet in 1919 but later jailed in England and France, and deported from both countries. Yet this unique stylist of the soprano sax and clarinet ended his life a hero of France.
1: Blackstick. Bechet began his career in New Orleans with Freddy Keppard and King Oliver. Producer David Perry
Repeated Friday 12.30am


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Sidney Bechet
Unknown: Ernest Ansermet
Unknown: Freddy Keppard
Producer: David Perry

: The Praetorius Family

John Scott performs a programme of organ music by members of this musical dynasty, better known for their vocal and instrumental music.
Hieronymous Praetorius Magnificat Sexti Toni ; Vexilla Regis
Jacob Praetorius Praeambulum ex F:
Vater Unser
Michael Praetorius Ein Feste Burg


Unknown: John Scott
Music: Hieronymous Praetorius Magnificat
Music: Sexti Toni
Music: Vexilla Regis
Unknown: Jacob Praetorius Praeambulum
Unknown: Vater Unser

: Music Machine

Junk Week
Luke Cresswell meets musicians who invent their own musical instruments. Today he meets the group Bow Gamelan. Repeat


Unknown: Luke Cresswell

: In Tune

With Chris de Souza , including Balakirev The Spinner Nicholas Walker (piano)
6.05 Beethoven Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80 Benjamin Frith (piano)
6.30 Liszt Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in E flat (Op.posth)
Steven Mayer , London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Tamas Vasary Producer Edward Blakeman E-MAIL: intune@bh.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Piano: Nicholas Walker
Piano: Benjamin Frith
Unknown: Steven Mayer
Conductor: Tamas Vasary
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Anthony Halstead conducts the wind soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a concert given as part of their BBC residency at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol.
Mozart Serenade in E flat, K375
8.00 History and Heritage
The distinguished historian
Raphael Samuel died last year. In this his last broadcast he talks about how history has been presented down the years by the BBC. Repeat
8.20 Mozart Serenade in B flat for
13 Wind Instruments, K361


Unknown: Anthony Halstead
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Unknown: Raphael Samuel
Unknown: Mozart Serenade

: The Undertaking

American poet Thomas Lynch talks about his work as an undertaker in a small town in Michigan. 1: The Undertaking Producer Elizabeth Burke


Talks: Thomas Lynch
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: No Joke

A selection of 20th-century works for the viola, including
Bridge Allegro Appassionato
Paul Coletti , Leslie Howard (piano) Hindemith Trauermusik
Rusen Gunes ,
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Strings, conductor Andrew Davis


Unknown: Paul Coletti
Piano: Leslie Howard
Piano: Hindemith Trauermusik
Piano: Rusen Gunes
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Voices

Bellini Songs
The first of two programmes in which the distinguished Welsh tenor Dennis O'Neill introduces and sings all the surviving songs by Vincenzo Bellini. Ingrid Surgenor (piano) Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow 2.25pm


Tenor: Dennis O'Neill
Songs By: Vincenzo Bellini.

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall introduce highlights from the second of this year's LMC/New Aura concerts at London's Purcell Room.
From Scotland, Richard Youngs and Brian Lavelle play lo-fi drones and loops; and from New York and Tokyo come power trio Death Ambient. Producer Philip Tagney
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Richard Youngs
Unknown: Brian Lavelle
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week: Amy Beach

With Chris Wines. Fireflies (Four Sketches, Op 15); Kyrie Eleison
(Grand Mass in E flat); Piano Concerto Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Kyrie Eleison

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather surveys the work of arranger Gary McFarland. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Gary McFarland.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert Winterreise Max van Egmond (baritone), Jos van Immerseel (fortepiano)
2.10 Sibelius Symphony No 3 BBC Symphony Orchestra/Paavo Jarvi
2.40 17th-century music for viols, performed by Jaap ter Linden, Barbara Hoffman and Marcin Zalewski (viola da gambas), and Nicholas Parle (harpsichord).
Music by Francois Couperin , Sainte-Colombe, Purcell and Marais
3.50 Kocian Quartet Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 20 No 2 Schulhoff String Quartet No 1 Dvorak String Quartet in A flat, Op 105
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacIeod.
Unknown: Barbara Hoffman
Harpsichord: Nicholas Parle
Music By: Francois Couperin

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