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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1
Melvyn Tan (fortepiano)
6.24 Tchaikovsky Suite No 2 in C New Philharmonia, conductor Antal Dorati
7.05 Machaut De Toutes Flours
Ensemble Organum, director Marcel Peres
7.40 Maxwell Davies Carolisima
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
8.05 Purcell, real Britten Sound the Trumpet; I Attempt from Love's Sickness to Ry
Felicity Lott (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo), Graham Johnson (piano)
8.30 Leclair Premiere Recréation de
Musique d'une Exécution Facile Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Director: Marcel Peres
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Ann Murray
Piano: Graham Johnson
Director: Simon Standage

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Haydn Piano Trio in D minor, H XV 23 Beaux Arts Trio
9.20 Loewe Hinkende Jamben ; Die Pfarrjungferchen Susses Begrabnis Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo), Cord Garben (piano)
9.26 Sibelius Incidental music:
Pelleas et Melisande
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan Discs


Unknown: Loewe Hinkende Jamben
Unknown: Pfarrjungferchen Susses Begrabnis
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page .
Haydn Symphony No 51 in B flat L'Estro Armonico, conductor Derek Solomons
10.29 Brahms Five Part-Songs, Op 104. Danish National Radio
Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
10.45 Janacek Pohadka
Nina Kotova (cello),
Bohumila Jedlickova (piano)
10.57 Betsy Jolas Day Music Bernard Foucroules (organ)
11.07 Artist of the Week:
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Liszt Piano Sonata in B minor
11.38 Pizzettl Due Composizioni Corali BBC Singers, conductor Stefan Parkman
11.46 Rimsky-Korsakov Sadko Bergen Philharmonic , conductor Dmitri Kitaenko


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Derek Solomons
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Conductor: Janacek Pohadka
Cello: Nina Kotova
Piano: Bohumila Jedlickova
Music: Bernard Foucroules
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Piano: Liszt Piano Sonata
Unknown: Composizioni Corali
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Conductor: Rimsky-Korsakov Sadko
Conductor: Bergen Philharmonic
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaenko

: Composer of the Week: Rozsa

Ben-Hur, King of Kings and El Cid were films that made Rozsa a househould name to a new generation of cinema-goers. His scores did not simply dazzle, they were brilliantly contrived to add atmosphere, emotion and intensity. Roderic Dunnett also investigates how Rozsa's inspired flair for colourful yet measured orchestration secured a career as a composer in the Romantic tradition. Ben-Hur
MGM Studio Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
King of Kings (excerpts)
City of Prague Philharmonic, Crouch End Festival Chorus, conductor Kenneth Alwyn
Sinfonia Concertante
Igor Gruppman (violin), Richard Bock (cello), New Zealand Symphony
Orchestra, conductor James Sedares Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: El Cid
Unknown: Roderic Dunnett
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Conductor: Sinfonia Concertante
Violin: Igor Gruppman
Violin: Richard Bock
Conductor: James Sedares

: Eastern Approaches

Four programmes in which Roderic Dunnett explores some of the operatic byways of Eastern Europe. 1: Patriotism, National Pride and Honour
Verdi and Wagner may have dominated mid-19th-century opera, but what about composers working further afield in Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic? As well as Smetana's dazzling Bartered Bride, today's programme includes excerpts from Dvorak's The Jacobin and operas by Moniuszko and Erkel. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Roderic Dunnett
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Borodin Quartet

Prokofiev String Quartet No 2
Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95
Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 2 in F, Op 22 Repeat

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Richard Bernas ,
Marco Rizzi (violin)
Verdi Overture: Luisa Miller
Busoni Violin Concerto
Verdi Overture: Nabucco


Conductor: Richard Bernas
Violin: Marco Rizzi
Unknown: Luisa Miller

: Ensemble

Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano).
Beethoven Violin Sonata in A, Op 30 No 1
Dohnanyl Violin Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 21
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm

: Music Machine

Junk Week
Luke Cresswell meets successful
Liverpool-based band the Urban
Strawberry Lunch , who recently hit the charts with Gat Decor.


Unknown: Luke Cresswell
Unknown: Strawberry Lunch

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter , including Max Steiner Dodge City
National Philharmonic, conductor
Charles Gerhardt
6.05 Couperin Magnificat
Miecke van der Sluis (soprano),
Guillemette Laurens (mezzo), Pascal Monteilhet (lute), Marianne Muller (viola da gamba), Laurence Boulay (harpsichord/organ)
6.20 Berwald Symphony No 1 in G minor (Sinfonie Serieuse)
Gothenburg SO, conductor Neeme Jarvi Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Charles Gerhardt
Conductor: Couperin Magnificat
Soprano: Miecke van Der Sluis
Soprano: Guillemette Laurens
Unknown: Pascal Monteilhet
Viola: Marianne Muller
Harpsichord: Laurence Boulay
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Rachmaninov

Serge Koussevitzky first brought
Respighi and Rachmaninov together by inviting the Italian to orchestrate the Russian's Etudes-Tableaux.
Introduced by Kirsten McCue.
Maria Gavrilova (soprano), Arkady Mishenkin (tenor), Vladimir Redkin (bass), Royal Scottish National
Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Alexander Lazarev
Rachmaninov, orch Resplghl Five Etudes Tableaux
Respighi Trittico Botticelliano Rachmaninov The Bells


Unknown: Serge Koussevitzky
Introduced By: Kirsten McCue.
Soprano: Maria Gavrilova
Soprano: Arkady Mishenkin
Tenor: Vladimir Redkin
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev

: The Undertaking

American poet Thomas Lynch talks about his work as an undertaker.
4: All Hallow's Eve


Talks: Thomas Lynch

: From Renaissance to Jazz

Richard Rodney Bennett (piano), Dave Heath (flute), John Harle (saxophone), Ursula Leveaux (bassoon), David McGuinness (harpsichord)
Britten Pan (Metamorphoses) Harle Machaut Improvisations
Frescobaldl Variations on La Monica
Cima Sonata No 1
Schulhoff Hot Sonata
Cima Sonata No 2
Koechlin Epitaph for Jean Harlow
Aceman Getting Sentimental over You


Piano: Richard Rodney Bennett
Flute: Dave Heath
Flute: John Harle
Bassoon: Ursula Leveaux
Bassoon: David McGuinness

: Music Restored

Across the Alps to Italy
Italy acted like a magnet on Renaissance composers, many of whom travelled there to work and live, some even adopting Italian names. Anthony Rooley introduces a concert given by I Fagiolini, directed by Robert Hollingworth , of music written by foreign visitors and native Italians, including Hans Leo Hassler, Luca Marenzio , Claudio Monteverdi , Cipriano de Rore and Giaches de Wert.
Producer Kate Bolton
Repeated Monday 4.15pm


Introduces: Anthony Rooley
Directed By: Robert Hollingworth
Written By: Foreign Visitors
Unknown: Hans Leo
Unknown: Luca Marenzio
Unknown: Claudio Monteverdi
Unknown: Cipriano de Rore
Unknown: Giaches de Wert.
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Night Waves

Milos Forman 's film The People vs
Larry Flynt has caused controversy in America over its portrayal of pomographer Larry Flynt as a champion of freedom of speech. Tony Palmer and guests debate Forman's film and look at Jo Menell's documentary Mandela, which examines an undisputed hero's struggle against apartheid. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Milos Forman
Unknown: Larry Flynt
Unknown: Larry Flynt
Unknown: Tony Palmer
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Composer of the Week: Amy Beach

With Chris Wines.
4: A Musical Nature Tinged with Genius Ballad, Op 6; Three Pieces, Op 40; Flute Quintet, Op 80 (Theme and Variations)
Repeated from last Thursday

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces a solo piano set from Brian Priestley.


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Brian Priestley.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Blackburn Cathedral
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Kodaly Suite: HaryJanos Budapest Philharmonic/Janos Ferencsik
2.20 Oleg Maisenberg (piano)
Beethoven Andante Favori in F, WoO 57; Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 111 Chopin Berceuse in D flat, Op 57;
Four Mazurkas, Op 67; Barcarolle in F sharp, Op 60 Uszt Funérailles (Harmonies Poétiques et Religieuses); Mazeppa
(Transcendental Studies)
3.40 Alison Eldredge (cello),
Aleksander Romanski (clarinet), Warsaw Sinfonia/Krzysztof
Penderecki Prokofiev Symphony No 1 (Classical) Shostakovich Cello
Concerto No I Penderecki Sinfonietta
No 2 for Clarinet and Strings
Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Oleg Maisenberg
Piano: Beethoven Andante Favori
Unknown: Chopin Berceuse
Cello: Alison Eldredge
Clarinet: Aleksander Romanski

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