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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Kuhnau Biblical Sonata No 2 in G minor (Saul Cured by David through Music)
John Butt (clavichord)
6.15 Tchaikovsky Suite No 3 in G Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.05 Nielsen Overture: Helios
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.33 Schubert Piano Sonata in C, D840
Andras Schiff
8.05 Gershwin Summertime (Porgy and Bess)
Kathleen Battle (soprano), Margo Garrett (piano)
8.15 Stravinsky Ballet: The Fairy's Kiss
Hong Kong Philharmonic, conductor David Atherton


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Music: John Butt
Unknown: Andras Schiff
Soprano: Kathleen Battle
Piano: Margo Garrett
Conductor: David Atherton

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Haydn Piano Trio in C, H XV 27
Vera Beths (violin), Anner Bylsma (cello), Robert Levin (fortepiano)
9.20 Loewe Die Drei Lieder, Op 3 No 3 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Jorg Demus (piano)
9.24 Berlioz Romeo and Juliet
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Charles Munch Discs


Violin: Vera Beths
Violin: Anner Bylsma
Cello: Robert Levin
Piano: Jorg Demus
Conductor: Charles Munch

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza , including the second of Shostakovich's Five Satires with Galina Vishnevskaya and Artist of the Week Mstislav Rostropovich. Haydn Symphony No 83 in G minor (The Hen)
Oriol Ensemble, conductor Sebastian Gottschick
10.25 Brahms Three Motets, Op 110 BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly
10.35 Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor
Mstislav Rostropovich ,
Benjamin Britten (piano)
10.50 Bartok Romanian Folk
Oriol Ensemble, conductor Sebastian Gottschick
10.55 Howells Gloria (Missa Sabrinensis)
Janice Watson (soprano),
Delia Jones (mezzo), Martyn Hill (tenor), Donald Maxwell (baritone), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
11.15 David Monrad Johansen
Pictures from Northern Norway Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
11.25 Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini London Philharmonic, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Galina Vishnevskaya
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich.
Conductor: Sebastian Gottschick
Conductor: Simon Joly
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Sebastian Gottschick
Conductor: Howells Gloria
Soprano: Janice Watson
Soprano: Delia Jones
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Baritone: Donald Maxwell
Unknown: David Monrad Johansen
Piano: Tchaikovsky Francesca
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich

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

11 Caro Sassone
Johann Adolf Hasse was one of the 18th century's most widely admired masters of Italian serious opera, despite being a German.
Paul Guinery introduces highlights of his drama Cleofide, in a performance in which William Christie conducts
Capella Coloniensis , with Emma Kirkby in the title role, Derek Lee Ragin as the jealous King Poros, Randall K Wong as his friend
Gandartes, Agnes Mellon as his sister Eryxene, and Dominique Visse as Alexander the Great.
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Caro Sassone
Unknown: Johann Adolf Hasse
Introduces: Paul Guinery
Unknown: William Christie
Unknown: Capella Coloniensis
Unknown: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Derek Lee
Unknown: Randall K Wong
Unknown: Agnes Mellon
Unknown: Dominique Visse

: The BBC Orchestras

The Romantic Piano
The second of two programmes.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano) Liszt Prometheus
Strauss Don Juan
Rachmaninov Vocalise
Henselt Piano Concerto in F minor
Introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville.


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Piano: Liszt Prometheus
Piano: Strauss Don Juan
Introduced By: Geoffrey Baskerville.

: Voices

Bellini Songs
Dennis O'Neill (tenor) Ingrid Surgenor (piano)
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


Tenor: Dennis O'Neill
Piano: Ingrid Surgenor

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Owain Arwel Hughes
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 2 (A London Symphony)


Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page and Nicholas Rogers delve into the library of Sidney
Sussex College, Cambridge, and leaf through some unusual manuscripts, books of hours, and texts on law and the natural world, many of which contain amusing doodlings and annotations which bring the readers of these pages vividly to life. Repeated from Sunday 3.15pm


Unknown: Nicholas Rogers

: Music Machine

Will Menter goes to Zimbabwe in search of ngororombe panpipe music, a traditional African use of hocket technique.

: In Tune

With Linda Ormiston , including
Prokofiev Montagues and Capulets (Romeo and Juliet)
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
6.05 Gavin Bryars The Sinking of the Titanic
Gavin Bryars Ensemble
7.00 Saint-Saens Mon Coeur Ouvre a Ta Voix
Marilyn Home (mezzo), Vienna Opera Orchestra, conductor Henry Lewis
Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Linda Ormiston
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Gavin Bryars
Unknown: Gavin Bryars
Conductor: Henry Lewis
Producer: Svend Brown

: Vienna Old and New

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces the second of three concerts given last year at the Point in Cardiff Bay. Gould Trio
Korngold Piano Trio, Op 1 Beat Furrer Retour an Dich
Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op
97 (Archduke)


Introduces: Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Cardiff Bay.

: Amours de Voyage

Tom Paulin introduces the second of five selections from Arthur Hugh Clough's satirical verse novel.
Tonight Claude sees a killing in the centre of Rome and tries to decide whether or not he is in love with Mary. Readers Nicholas Boulton , Samantha Bond and Maria Miles.


Introduces: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Arthur Hugh
Readers: Nicholas Boulton
Readers: Samantha Bond
Readers: Maria Miles.

: Six by Two

Works for flute by members of Les Six , including Honegger's Danse de la Chèvre for flute solo, and Pastorale by Tailleferre. lleana Ruhemann (flute) and Catherine Edwards (piano).


Unknown: Les Six
Piano: Catherine Edwards

: Rachmaninov

BBC Philharmonic conductor Vasili Sinaisky
Stravinsky Concerto in E flat (Dumbarton Oaks)
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances Repeat


Conductor: Vasili Sinaisky

: Night Waves

Richard Coles reassesses the work of Chester Himes on the first British publication of his posthumous story Plan B. Himes learned his craft behind bars - he was given a 20-year sentence in 1928 for armed robbery and began writing in prison. Though he later emigrated to Europe, it was his series of Harlem-based thrillers with black detective heroes Coffin Ed
Johnson and Grave Digger Jones that secured him a place among the world's great crime writers. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Chester Himes
Unknown: B. Himes
Unknown: Grave Digger Jones
Producer: Erika Wright

: 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 reveals,
Miklos Rozsa was at the forefront of this postwar flowering, writing imaginative scores for the likes of Billy Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock.
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 from last Tuesday


Unknown: Roderic Dunnett
Unknown: Miklos Rozsa
Unknown: Billy Wilder
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock.
Conductor: James Sedares
Conductor: Maurice H Skones
Piano: Leonard Pennario

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. Part one of a concert celebrating 20 years of Birmingham Jazz, featuring
Barbara Thompson , Dave O'Higgins , Albert Mangelsdorff and the Julian Joseph Trio.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: Barbara Thompson
Unknown: Dave O'Higgins
Unknown: Albert Mangelsdorff
Unknown: Julian Joseph Trio.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Haydn String Quartets Leading ensembles perform Haydn's finest quartets. Haydn String Quartet in F sharp minor, Op 50 No 4 Bartok String Quartet No 4
1.45 Barry Tuckwell (horn), Finnish
RSO/Oliver Knussen Musorgsky , arr Stokowski Interlude (Khovanshchina) Takemitsu Twill by Twilight Knussen Horn Concerto Bach, orch
Stokowski Fugue in G minor Busoni Berceuse Elegiaque:
Nocturne Symphonique Knussen Symphony No 3
3.00 Schools
3.00 Playtime 3.15 Time to Move
3.35 Let's Make a Story 3.50
History (9-11) 4.10 In the News
4.40 CSYS English (16-18)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Horn: Barry Tuckwell
Unknown: Knussen Musorgsky
Unknown: Takemitsu Twill

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