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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Cherubini Overture: Anacreon. Berlin
PO, conductor Herbert von Karajan
6.14 Raff Symphony No 3 in F(ln the Forest). Milton Keynes City Orchestra, conductor Hilary Davan Wetton
7.05 Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue, Op 87 No 7
Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)
7.41 Sibelius Tapiola. German SO, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
8.05 Building a Library - Best of the Bunch:
Verdi Aida (excerpts)
Recording chosen by Michael Oliver
8.20 Takemitsu Water-Ways . Tashi
8.36 Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 135
Budapest Quartet


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Piano: Sibelius Tapiola.
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Verdi Aida
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Takemitsu Water-Ways

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Elgar Overture: Cockaigne (In London Town)
London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult
9.15 Haydn Piano Trio in G, H XV 25 Jacques Thibaud (violin),
Pablo Casals (cello), Alfred Cortot (piano)
9.28 Milhaud Symphony No 2 Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson


Conductor: Adrian Boult
Violin: Jacques Thibaud
Violin: Pablo Casals
Cello: Alfred Cortot
Conductor: Michel Plasson

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Artist of the Week:
Sviatoslav Richter
Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op 2
10.22 Hanne Orvad Komell (1992) Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
10.37 Smetana Piano Trio in G minor, Op 15
Josef Suk (violin),
Bohumila Jedlickova (cello), Nina Kotova (piano)
11.05 Weber Piano Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 49
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
11.31 Haydn Symphony No 52 in C minor
Tafelmusik, conductor Bruno Weil


Artist: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Hanne Orvad Komell
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Violin: Josef Suk
Violin: Bohumila Jedlickova
Cello: Nina Kotova
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Bruno Weil

: Composer of the Week: Rozsa

With Roderic Dunnett. In his 60s,
Rozsa scaled down his film commitments - though not before his refined score for Alain Resnais 's
Providence won the French equivalent of an Oscar. Yet there was a particular magic to his earliest films, like The Jungle Book. Providence (excerpts)
Albert Dominguez (piano)
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra , conductor Elmer Bernstein
Piano Concerto
Leonard Pennario , Bavarian Radio
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Wilfried Bottcher
Suite: The Jungle Book (excerpts) Sabu (narrator), NBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roderic Dunnett.
Unknown: Alain Resnais
Piano: Albert Dominguez
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Conductor: Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Elmer Bernstein
Unknown: Leonard Pennario
Conductor: Wilfried Bottcher

: Bristol Lunchtime Concert

French Connection
Given last month in St George 's,
Brandon Hill , Bristol. Introduced by Chris de Souza.
Beyond the Salon
Vanessa Latarche (piano)
Chopin Impromptu in F sharp, Op 36 Faure Barcarolle in A flat, Op 44; Valse-Caprice in A, Op 30
Chopin Nocturne in F, Op 15 No 1; Waltz in D flat, Op 64 No 1 (Minute) Faure Impromptu in E flat, Op 25; Nocturne in D flat, Op 63
Chopin Barcarolle in F sharp, Op 60


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill
Introduced By: Chris de Souza.

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley talks to writer and philosopher Roger Scruton.
Repeated from Saturday 12 midday


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Roger Scruton.

: Mining the Archive

Brahms 100 Years On
The second of two programmes in which Leo Black celebrates the music of Johannes Brahms by looking back at outstanding BBC recordings of his music. Today's principal works:
Nine Songs, Op 32
Barry McDaniel (baritone), Ernest Lush (piano)
Nachtwandler; Abendregen Janet Baker (mezzo),
Paul Hamburger (piano)
Wolf From the Songs of Hatem and Suleika
Elizabeth Gale (soprano),
Thomas Hemsley (baritone), Paul Hamburger (piano) Parry Song selection
Wendy Eathorne (soprano), Geoffrey Pratley (piano)
Finzi settings of Thomas Hardy and Brahms piano pieces spanning his entire career. David Wilson Johnson
(baritone), David Owen Norris (piano) Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Leo Black
Unknown: Johannes Brahms
Baritone: Barry McDaniel
Unknown: Abendregen Janet Baker
Piano: Paul Hamburger
Soprano: Elizabeth Gale
Baritone: Thomas Hemsley
Piano: Paul Hamburger
Soprano: Wendy Eathorne
Piano: Geoffrey Pratley
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Baritone: David Wilson Johnson
Baritone: David Owen Norris
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Music Machine

Junk Week
Luke Cresswell leads a workshop in some of the techniques used in his show Stomp, with guests
Philip Dukes , Clio Gould , Charles Hazlewood , Jane Haughton , Josephine Knight , Noel Langley , Tasmin Little , Wayne Marshall , Jeremy Peyton Jones and Dominic Seldis. Repeat


Unknown: Luke Cresswell
Unknown: Philip Dukes
Unknown: Clio Gould
Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Unknown: Jane Haughton
Unknown: Josephine Knight
Unknown: Noel Langley
Unknown: Tasmin Little
Unknown: Wayne Marshall
Unknown: Jeremy Peyton Jones
Unknown: Dominic Seldis.

: In Tune

With Anthony Burton , including
5.35 Tormis Swing Songs (Estonian Calendar Songs)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber
Choir Women's Voices, conductor Tonu Kaljuste
6.05 Gade Spring Fantasy
Anne Margrethe Dahl (soprano), Kirsten Dolberg (contralto),
Gert Henning-Jensen (tenor), Sten Byriel
(bass), Elisabeth Westenholz (piano), Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Schonwandt
6.35 Grieg Holberg Suite
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, conductor lona Brown
Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Tonu Kaljuste
Soprano: Anne Margrethe Dahl
Contralto: Kirsten Dolberg
Contralto: Gert Henning-Jensen
Tenor: Sten Byriel
Bass: Elisabeth Westenholz
Conductor: Michael Schonwandt
Conductor: Lona Brown
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

From St David's Hall, Cardiff.
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth, Steven Isserlis (cello)
Prokofiev Symphony No 1 (Classical)
Prokofiev, compl/orch Biok Concertino (first performance)
8.10 Getting to Know Primo levi On the tenth anniversary of Italian author Primo Levi's death, David Mendel gives a personal account of his friendship with the author. This began when Mendel was sent to interview Levi for an obituary article, and ended when, anxious about his friend's state of health, he flew into Turin on 10 April 1987. It was the eve of Levi's death.
8.30 Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Primo Levi
Unknown: David Mendel

: The Undertaking

American poet Thomas Lynch talks about his work as an undertaker.
5: When the Saints ...


Talks: Thomas Lynch

: Sunshine and Shade

The variety and colour of Spain as described by Isaac Albeniz in a selection of his music for guitar duos. Including Castilla played by Miguel Garau and Fernando Millet.


Unknown: Isaac Albeniz
Played By: Miguel Garau
Played By: Fernando Millet.

: Hear and Now

Andrew Sparling introduces performances from the Nash Ensemble 's contemporary concerts series and speaks to composers whose music was premiered. With
Fiona Kimm (mezzo) and conductors Martyn Brabbins and Lionel Friend. Nicholas Maw Roman Canticle
Anders Nordentoft Hymne (first performance)
Julian Anderson Poetry Nearing Silence (first performance)
Sally Beamish Between Earth and Sea (first performance) Simon Holt Canciones
Producer Andrew Kurowski


Introduces: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: Nash Ensemble
Unknown: Fiona Kimm
Conductors: Martyn Brabbins
Conductors: Lionel Friend.
Unknown: Anders Nordentoft Hymne
Unknown: Julian Anderson
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: Composer of the Week: Amy Beach

With Chris Wines. Five Improvisations; Cabildo (excerpt); Pastorale Repeated from last Friday

: Everything but the Crazyhouse

Repeated from Monday 3.45pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 The Italian-Swiss Radio and Television Chorus and Orchestra and Concerto Palatino, conducted by Diego Fasolis , perform works by 16th-century Venetian composer
Giovanni Gabriel ! and contemporaries
2.00 Andras Schiff (piano)
Beethoven Six Bagatelles, Op 126
Scarlatti Sonatas: in A, Kk208; in G, Kk427; in D, Kk491 Bach English
Suite No 4 in F, BWV809 Beethoven Polonaise in C, Op 89
3.00 Chamber Recital. Strauss
Violin Sonata, Op 18 Scott St John, Stephen Prutsman (piano)
Mendelssohn Allegro Brillant , Op 92 Castelnuovo-Tedesco Quintet, Op 143 Beethoven String Quartet in A minor, Op 132 Martin Beaver and Timothy Haig (violins), Maria Lambros Kennen (viola), Christopher Costanza (cello), David Tanenbaum (guitar)
4.40 Yevgeni Kissin (piano), Berlin Philharmonic/Zubin Mehta Ives
Decoration Day (Holidays) Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 in 6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conducted By: Diego Fasolis
Unknown: Giovanni Gabriel
Piano: Andras Schiff
Piano: Stephen Prutsman
Piano: Mendelssohn Allegro Brillant
Unknown: Martin Beaver
Violins: Timothy Haig
Violins: Maria Lambros
Viola: Christopher Costanza
Cello: David Tanenbaum
Piano: Yevgeni Kissin

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