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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Ockeghem Missa De Plus en Plus
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips
6.38 Schubert String Quartet in D, D74
Cherubini Quartet
7.05 Ravel Sonatine
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
7.40 Delius Brigg Fair Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
8.05 Giovanni Gabrieli Magnificat a 33 Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
8.41 Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Dominic Martelli (treble),
Rachel Masters (harp), Gary Kettel (percussion), Corydon Singers, Thomas Trotter (organ), conductor Matthew Best


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Peter Phillips
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Giovanni Gabrieli Magnificat
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Director: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Dominic Martelli
Harp: Rachel Masters
Harp: Gary Kettel
Singers: Thomas Trotter
Conductor: Matthew Best

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Dvorak The Noonday Witch
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Kubelik
9.14 Schubert String Quartet Movement in C minor, 0703
Hagen Quartet
9.24 Mozart Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat, K271
Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, directed by Geza Anda (piano) Discs


Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Directed By: Geza Anda

: Musical Encounters

Chris Wines continues the survey of 20th-century concertos for orchestra. Vivaldi Violin Concerto in C, Op 8 No 6 (II Piacere)
Alice Harnoncourt ,
Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
10.09 Jean Huré Cello Sonata in F
Lowri Blake , John Lenehan (piano)
10.40 Artists of the Week:
Consort of Musicke
Gesualdo Occhi del Mio Cor Vita;
Languisce al Fin
10.48 Petrassi Invenzione Concertata
Italian Radio and Television
Orchestra, conductor Zoltan Pesko
11.04 Beethoven Piano Sonata in F,
Op 54
Richard Goode
11.15 Rore Mentre, Lumi Maggior Consort of Musicke
11.21 Dvorak Piano Quintet No 2 in A, Op 81
Steven de Groote , Chilingirian Quartet


Unknown: Chris Wines
Unknown: Alice Harnoncourt
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Jean Huré
Unknown: Lowri Blake
Piano: John Lenehan
Conductor: Zoltan Pesko
Unknown: Richard Goode
Unknown: Steven de Groote

: Composer of the Week Rachmaninov

After the morale-boosting success of the Second Piano Concerto,
Rachmaninov wrote some of his most successful compositions in quick succession, including his only major chamber work. Stephen Hough introduces a rare early recording by Shura Cherkassky , and Peter Donohoe discusses some of the Opus 32 Preludes and Rachmaninov's own approach to performance. Including Preludes: in F, Op 32 No 7; in E, Op 32 No 3
The Composer (piano) (1940)
Prelude in B minor, Op 32 No 10 Benno Moisewitsch (piano) (1940)
Prelude in E minor, Op 32 No 4 Peter Donohoe (piano)
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19 Marcel Hubert ,
Shura Cherkassky (piano) (1935) Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Introduces: Stephen Hough
Unknown: Shura Cherkassky
Unknown: Peter Donohoe
Piano: Benno Moisewitsch
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: Marcel Hubert
Piano: Shura Cherkassky

: II Giardino Armonico

A concert by the award-winning
Italian period instrument ensemble given at the 1996 Barocktage at Malk in Austria.
Biber Sonata a 6 in B flat (Die
Bauern Kirchfahrt); Battalia a 10 in D Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV1051
Telemann Trio Sonata in A minor for
Recorder, Violin and Continuo
Vivaldi Trio Sonata in D minor, RV63
(La Folia)
Telemann Concerto in A minor for
Recorder, Viola da Gamba and Strings

: Voices

Russell Braun lain Burnside presents a programme recorded by the young Canadian baritone Russell Braun.
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


Unknown: Russell Braun
Baritone: Russell Braun.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Director Stephen Kovacevich (piano) Mozart Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat,
K595; Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543 Repeat


Piano: Stephen Kovacevich

: Spirit of the Age

Wotan, Valkyries, Valhalla and the Twilight of the Gods - these words are the very stuff of Wagnerian opera, but their origin in ancient Germanic and Norse mythology is less familiar. Christopher Page looks at poems from the old Icelandic Edda - a collection of stories of giants and dwarves, prophecies and visions - with musical interpretation by the ensemble Sequentia. Repeated from Sunday 3.15pm

: Music Machine

The Freelance Musician
That Little Extra. Life as an orchestral
"extra" requires talent, a strong constitution and a good map. Tommy Pearson talks to a special breed of musician who prefer the excitement of the unknown to a permanent job.


Talks: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Mairi Nicolson 's guest is conductor Richard Hickox , who talks about the music of Percy Grainger , which can be heard in Manchester this weekend. Including
Grainger Green Bushes BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
6.05 Nigel Westlake Antarctica John Williams (guitar),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paul Daniel
6.30 Shostakovich Suite No 1 for
Jazz Band
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Percy Grainger
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Nigel Westlake
Guitar: John Williams
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Vienna Old and New

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces the last of three concerts given last year at the Point in Cardiff Bay . London Winds, director Michael Collins Strauss Serenade Op 7
Schoenberg Wind Quintet
Gottfried von Einem Wind Quintet Mozart Serenade in E flat, K375


Introduces: Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Cardiff Bay
Director: Michael Collins
Unknown: Gottfried von Einem

: Sicilian Voices

Five programmes exploring the life, history and literature of Sicily, presented by Joe Farrell. 2: The Family
The past and present of the Cosa Nostra in art and life.


Presented By: Joe Farrell.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra A concert given at the 1995 International Society of Contemporary Music Festival in Essen, Germany. Conductor Peter Eotvos ,
Marta Fabian (cimbalom) Debussy Jeux
Eotvos Psychokosmos Henze Symphony No 7


Conductor: Peter Eotvos
Conductor: Marta Fabian

: Night Waves

Renaissance scholar Stephen Greenblatt , one of the most influential literary critics of his generation, talks to Richard Coles on the British publication of The Norton Shakespeare , of which he is general editor. They discuss how a fuller historical understanding of life in early modern England can illuminate the best-known plays. And composer Orlando Gough talks about his role in Second Stride's new performance Hotel, which combines dance, theatre and music, Its London premiere is reviewed. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Stephen Greenblatt
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Norton Shakespeare
Talks: Orlando Gough
Producer: Matthew Dodd

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

// 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 from last Tuesday


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

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents a session by the new band, Septpiece, featuring Andrew Cleyndert (bass), John Donaldson (piano), Dave Mattacks (drums), Andy Panayl
(tenor sax/flute), Chris Garrick and Pragjote Osahn (violins), and Laura Fairhurst (cello).


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Bass: Andrew Cleyndert
Piano: John Donaldson
Piano: Dave Mattacks
Tenor: Andy Panayl
Flute: Chris Garrick
Violins: Pragjote Osahn
Violins: Laura Fairhurst

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Haydn String Quartets
Continuing the series in which leading ensembles perform Haydn's finest quartets. Lindsay Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in F, Op 50 No 5 (Dream) Bartok String Quartet No 5
1.50 La Sfera Armoniosa: Xenia
Meijer (mezzo), Paulina van
Laarhoven (viola da gamba/lirone), Mike Fentross (chitarrone/archlute). Renaissance cantatas, including works by Monteverdi, Grandi, Kapsburger and Strozzi
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
4.30 CSYS English
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Mike Fentross

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