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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Corelli Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 8 (Christmas) English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
6.17 Tchaikovsky Suite No 1 in D minor
New Philharmonia, conductor Antal Dorati
7.05 Verdi Ballet music: Macbeth
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
7.29 Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A,
Karl-Heinz Steffens ,
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
8.05 Liszt Waltz on Two Motives from Donizetti's "Lucia et Parisina"
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
8.30 Palestrina Missa Assumpta Est Maria
Tallis Scholars , director Peter Phillips


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: Karl-Heinz Steffens
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Liszt Waltz
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Unknown: Tallis Scholars
Director: Peter Phillips

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G, BWV1048
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
9.11 Haydn Piano Trio in C, H XV 21 Beaux Arts Trio
9.24 Loewe Archibald Douglas
Kurt Moll (bass), Cord Garben (piano)
9.36 Copland Suite: The Tender Land Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Sedares


Unknown: Loewe Archibald Douglas
Bass: Kurt Moll
Conductor: James Sedares

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page .
Haydn Symphony No 49 in F minor (La Passione)
Northern Chamber Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Ward
10.21 Artist of the Week:
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Uszt Feux Follets (Transcendental Studies)
10.25 Janacek In the Mist
Bohumila Jedlickova (piano)
10.40 Poulenc Figure Humaine Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
11.00 Betsy Jolas E4 Eric Aubier (trumpet),
Didier Verite (vibraphone)
11.08 Beethoven Diabelli Variations,
Op 120
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Nicholas Ward
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Conductor: Betsy Jolas
Unknown: Eric Aubier
Unknown: Didier Verite
Unknown: Beethoven Diabelli
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter

: Composer of the Week: Rozsa

The seedy side of American life produced some of Hollywood's most striking achievements of the late forties. As Roderic Dunnett discovers, Rozsa was at the forefront of this postwar resurgence, writing imaginative and enduring scores for the likes of Billy Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock. Rozsa's more personal style is reflected today in a rare choral work and the concerto spin-off from his Oscar-winning music to the 1945 thriller Spellbound.
The Killers; The Naked City (excerpts) Royal Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
The Lost Weekend (excerpts)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Sedares
The Vanities of Life
Choir of the West, conductor Maurice H Skones
Spellbound Concerto
Leonard Pennario (piano), Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roderic Dunnett
Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock.
Conductor: James Sedares
Piano: Leonard Pennario

: The BBC Orchestras

The Romantic Piano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Martyn Brabbins Piers Lane (piano)
Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1
Eugen d'Albert Piano Concerto No 2 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E Minor
Introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville.


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Piers Lane
Introduced By: Geoffrey Baskerville.

: Voices

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)
La Ricordanza; La Farfalleta; Sogno d'lnfanzia; II Fervido Desiderio;
Dolente Imagine di Fille Mia; Vaga Luna , Che Inargenti ; Toma Vezzosa Fillide
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


Introduces: Dennis O'Neill
Songs By: Vincenzo Bellini.
Unknown: Vaga Luna
Unknown: Che Inargenti
Unknown: Toma Vezzosa

: Rachmaninov

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor David Atherton
Rachmaninov Symphony No 1 in D minor

: Spirit of the Age

Romantic Sarabandes
More than any previous composer, Brahms involved himself in researching and reviving early music. To mark the centenary of his death this month, Bayan Northcott and Michelene Wandor look at the influence of Renaissance and Baroque music on Brahms's own work, with examples from Bach's Cantatas No 4 and 150; the Psalmen Davids by Schutz; and Brahms's choral and chamber music.
Repeated from Sunday 3.25pm


Unknown: Bayan Northcott
Unknown: Michelene Wandor

: Music Machine

Junk Week
Luke Cresswell meets more musicians who make their own instruments out of what they find around them. Today international touring group Echo City. Repeat


Unknown: Luke Cresswell

: In Tune

With Mairi Nicolson , including Shostakovich A Spin through
Moscow (Moscow-Cheryomushki) Philadelphia Orchestra , conductor Riccardo Chailly
6.05 Beethoven Variations on an Original Theme, Op 76
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
6.30 Debussy Suite: Children's Comer Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano) Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson
Conductor: Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Piano: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Vienna Old and New

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces the first of three concerts given last year at The Point in Cardiff Bay. Firebird, conductor Barrie Webb
Kurt Schwertsik Serenade for Octet,
Op 30 (Twilight Music) Isang Yun Octet
Schubert Octet in F, D803


Introduces: Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Cardiff Bay.
Conductor: Barrie Webb
Conductor: Kurt Schwertsik Serenade

: The Undertaking

American poet Thomas Lynch talks about his work as an undertaker.
2: The Right Hand of the Father Thomas Lynch takes a humorous look at his relationship with his protective father. After years in the undertaking business, his father had "learned to fear".


Talks: Thomas Lynch
Unknown: Thomas Lynch

: Bach from Rotterdam

Ton Koopman directs the Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra in four of Bach's church cantatas in a concert given in Rotterdam's De Doelen Hall. Barbara Schlick (soprano), Kai Wessel (countertenor), Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass) Cantatas: No 152, Tritt auf die
Glaubensbahn; No 12, Weinen,
Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen; No 61, Nun Komm, der Heiden Heiland ; No 172, Erschallet, Ihr Lieder


Soprano: Barbara Schlick
Soprano: Kai Wessel
Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Tenor: Klaus Mertens
Unknown: Heiden Heiland

: Night Waves

Primo Levi is widely acknowledged as one of the finest writers and most humane commentators on the century. To mark the tenth anniversary of his death this week, Richard Coles chairs a discussion on Levi's life and writing, and talks to fellow writers and scientists about his fascination with the intersection of science and art.
Producer Abigail Appleton See also Friday 8.10pm


Unknown: Primo Levi
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: 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 from last Tuesday


Piano: Alan Feinberg
Unknown: D'Anna Fortunato
Piano: Virginia Eskin

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather talks to tenor saxophonist Bobby Wellins.


Talks: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Bobby Wellins.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 New series Haydn String Quartets The first in a series in which some of the leading quartets perform many of Haydn's greatest works in the genre. In the first four weeks, the Lindsay Quartet pair one of Haydn's Opus 50 quartets with one by Bartok. Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 50 No 2 Bartok String Quartet No 2
1.50 Thomas Murray (organ) plays arrangements of works by Rameau, Bach, Handel and Mozart.
3.00 Irina Plotnikova (piano),
Polish National Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Takao Ukigaya Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Faure Suite: Pelleas et Melisande
Debussy La Mer
4.30 Reger Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Bach, Op 81 Thomas Hell (piano)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Lindsay Quartet
Unknown: Thomas Murray
Piano: Irina Plotnikova
Conductor: Takao Ukigaya

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