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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Bach Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV564. Franz Hauk (organ)
6.18 Faure Requiem
Catherine Bott (soprano), Gilles Cachemaille (baritone), Salisbury Cathedral Choristers, Monteverdi
Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/John Eliot Gardiner
7.05 Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue, Op 87 7 No 8
Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)
7.43 Kodaly Dances of Galanta German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
8.05 Moszkowski Caprice Espagnole Stephen Hough (piano)
8.25 Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Itzhak Perlman,
German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Franz Hauk
Unknown: Faure Requiem
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Gilles Cachemaille

: Morning Collection

Penny Gore continues the series of Haydn piano trios and Loewe songs. Bach Orchestral Suite No 4 in D, BWV1069. English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.19 Haydn Piano Trio in F sharp minor, H XV 26. Yuuko Shiokawa
(violin), Boris Pergamenschikov (cello), Andras Schiff (piano)
9.35 Loewe Der Totentanz
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jorg Demus (piano)
9.39 Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 26. Stephen Kovacevich Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Director: Trevor Pinnock
Violin: Yuuko Shiokawa
Violin: Boris Pergamenschikov
Cello: Andras Schiff
Piano: Loewe Der Totentanz
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Jorg Demus
Unknown: Stephen Kovacevich
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Musical Encounters

Each morning this week, Chris de Souza features a movement from
Herbert Howells 's Missa Sabrinensis, and one of Shostakovich's Satires with Galina Vishnevskaya and Artist of the Week Mstislav Rostropovich. Wagner Prelude: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
South German Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Yuri Ahronovich
10.10 Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso London Philharmonic, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich
10.25 Bach Sonata No 3 in C.
BWV1005 (Adagio)
Lars-Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord)
10.30 Howells Kyrie (Missa Sabrinensis)
Janice Watson (soprano),
Delia Jones (mezzo), Martyn Hill (tenor), Donald Maxwell (baritone), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
10.40 Bach, arr Mortensen Allegro Assai (Sonata in C, BWV1005)
Lars-Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord)
10.45 Sounding the Century
Petrassi Concerto for Orchestra
No 5. BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Diego Masson
11.10 Chopin Ballade No 2 in F, Op 38. Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
11.20 Haydn Cello Concerto No 2 in D Academy of St Martin in the Fields, director Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
11.45 Brahms Gesang der Parzen BBC Singers, BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Lothar Zagrosek Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Herbert Howells
Unknown: Galina Vishnevskaya
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich.
Conductor: Yuri Ahronovich
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Harpsichord: Lars-Ulrik Mortensen
Harpsichord: Howells Kyrie
Soprano: Janice Watson
Soprano: Delia Jones
Baritone: Donald Maxwell
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Unknown: Mortensen Allegro
Harpsichord: Lars-Ulrik Mortensen
Conductor: Diego Masson
Conductor: Chopin Ballade
Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Composers of the Week: Forgotten Giants of 18th-Century Opera

"Were I to name the living composers of Italy for the stage according to my idea of their merit, they would be in the following order: Hasse, Jommelli, Galuppi, Piccinni, Sacchini etc." (Charles Burney ,
1770). Burney's favourites were all internationally famous men in their time, yet performances of their operas are rare today. In the first programme devoted to the big-name opera composers of the 1700s, Paul Guinery introduces music by this top five, including excerpts from
Galuppi's // Filosofo di Campagna,
Jommelli's Didone Abbandonata and Sacchinl's La Contradina in Corte.
Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Charles Burney
Introduces: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Didone Abbandonata
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

From St John 's, Smith Square, London.
Robert Holl (baritone), Rudolf Jansen (piano)
Schubert Abendrote ; Die Berge; Der Fluss; Der Wanderer, D649; Die Sterne, D684; Die Gebusche Mendelssohn Auf Flugeln des Gesanges; Schiflied; Nachtlied Brahms Four Serious Songs Repeated Sunday 6.30pm


Unknown: St John
Baritone: Robert Holl
Piano: Rudolf Jansen
Piano: Schubert Abendrote

: Rachmaninov

BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vasili Sinaisky , Peter Donohoe (piano)
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 4 in G minor
Shostakovich Symphony No 4


Conductor: Vasili Sinaisky
Piano: Peter Donohoe

: Everything but the Crazyhouse

Sidney Bechet was 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. In this six-part series, Russell Davies traces one of the most picaresque careers in jazz. 2: Wild Cat Blues
After being deported from London for assault, Bechet landed back in New
York where, in 1923, he made his first recording.
Repeated Friday 12.30am


Unknown: Sidney Bechet
Unknown: Ernest Ansermet
Unknown: Russell Davies

: Music Restored

Across the Alps to Italy
Anthony Rooley introduces a concert given by I Fagiolini, directed by Robert Hollingworth , in which they play music by native Italians and foreign visitors, including Hans Leo Hassler , Luca Marenzio , Monteverdi, Cipriano de Rore and Giaches de Wert. Repeated from Thursday 10.00pm


Introduces: Anthony Rooley
Directed By: Robert Hollingworth
Unknown: Hans Leo Hassler
Unknown: Luca Marenzio
Unknown: Cipriano De Rore
Unknown: Giaches de Wert.

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson is joined by composer and instrument maker Will Menter to discover and play hocketing - an ancient musical technique of overlapping lines. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Will Menter
Producer: Philip Tagney

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen, including
Schubert Auf dem Wasser zu Singen Elisabeth Schumann (soprano), Elisabeth Coleman (piano)

6.05 Liszt Les Jeux d'Eau a la Villa d'Este (Annees de Pelerinage) Stephen Hough (piano)

6.30 Bridge The Sea. Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley

Producer Andrew Lyle
E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Wasserzu Singen
Soprano: Elisabeth Schumann
Piano: Elisabeth Coleman
Piano: Liszt Les Jeux
Piano: Stephen Hough
Piano: Bridge The Sea.
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

A concert given last year at the Musikverein, Vienna. Conductor
Andrew Davis , Peter Donohoe (piano) Bax Tintagel
Tlppett Piano Concerto
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Peter Donohoe

: Amours de Voyage

Tom Paulin introduces the first part of Arthur Hugh Clough 's verse novel - a satirical portrait of the English intellectual abroad, set in the besieged Rome of 1849, and featuring the adventures of the pretentious Claude and the Trevellyn girls, Mary and Georgina. Readers Nicholas Boulton , Samantha Bond and Maria Miles.
Producer Fiona McLean


Introduces: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Arthur Hugh Clough
Readers: Nicholas Boulton
Readers: Samantha Bond
Readers: Maria Miles.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Voices

Bellini Songs
The second of two programmes. The Welsh tenor Dennis O'Neill introduces and sings all the surviving songs by Bellini. Ingrid Surgenor (piano)
Ma Rendi Pur Contento ; Malinconia, Ninfa Gentile ; Vanne, 0
Rosa Fortunata ; Bella Nice, Che d'Amore;
L'Abbandona; Almen Se Non
Poss'io; Per Pieta Bel Idol Mio;
L' Allegro Marinaro ; Quando Incise Su Quel Marmo
Repeated tomorrow 2.15pm


Tenor: Dennis O'Neill
Piano: Ma Rendi Pur Contento
Unknown: Ninfa Gentile
Unknown: Rosa Fortunata
Unknown: Allegro Marinaro
Unknown: Quando Incise
Unknown: Su Quel Marmo

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall introduce highlights from the third of this year's LMC/New Aura concerts at London's Purcell Room. Featuring Spaceheads (trumpet and drums), and free guitarist Derek Bailey playing with Japanese avant-rock duo Ruins. Producer Philip Tagney
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Guitarist: Derek Bailey
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week: Miklos Rozsa

With Roderic Dunnett.
The Four Feathers (excerpts); Hungarian Folk Song; North Hungarian Peasant Songs and Dances; Bagatelle No 1; The Thief of Baghdad (excerpts); Theme, Variations and Finale
Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Roderic Dunnett.

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather remembers Dick Wellstood.
Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Dick Wellstood.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great) Cologne RSO/George Szell
1.50 Dorota Anderszewska (violin) Piotr Anderszewski (piano) Janacek Violin Sonata Beethoven Violin
Sonata in G, Op 30 No 3 Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 1
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Stories and Rhymes 3.55 Together Stories 4.10 Singing
Together 4.30 Revised Higher History
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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