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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Brahms Viola Sonata in F minor,
Op 120 No I Yuri Bashmet , Vasili Lobanov (piano)
6.41 Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.05 Komgold Prelude and Serenade Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
7.32 Schumann Overture: Manfred
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell
8.05 Shostakovich The Street; How Good Life Will Be; Stay!; March (Film music: Alone)
Minsk Chamber Choir,
Byelorussian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, conductor Walter Mnatsakanov
8.31 Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor, K478 Leif Ove Andsnes ,
L'Archibudelli Trio


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Yuri Bashmet
Piano: Vasili Lobanov
Piano: Handel Music
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: George Szell
Conductor: Walter Mnatsakanov
Unknown: Leif Ove Andsnes

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Adams The Chairman Dances
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
9.14 Granados Escenas Romanticas
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
9.39 Grieg Holberg Suite
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Discs


Conductor: Edo de Waart
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman , including
10.05 Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
10.25 Artist of the Week:
Peter Pears (tenor) Tippett Songs for Ariel
Benjamin Britten (piano)
10.30 Wiren Serenade for Strings BBC Symphony Orchestra. conductor Thomas Dausgaard
11.00 Britten Les Illuminations
Peter Pears (tenor),
English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
11.25 Massenet Piano Concerto in E flat Stephen Coombs ,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce


Unknown: Edward Blakeman
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Wiren Serenade
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
Conductor: Britten Les Illuminations
Tenor: Peter Pears
Unknown: Stephen Coombs
Conductor: Jean-Yves Ossonce

: Composer of the Week: Haydn

The Haydn Revival, 1932-96
Richard Wigmore traces Haydn's steady comeback from a century of neglect. After the war, a young American officer founded the Haydn Society and produced many premiere recordings in Vienna. HC Robbins Landon remembers his pioneering days.
String Quartet in D minor, Op 103 (3rd mvt)
Busch Quartet
Missa Cellensis in Honorem BVM
(Missa Sanctae Ceciliae) (excerpt) Soloists, Vienna Academy Chamber Choir, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hans Gillesberger Symphony No 56 in C
Vienna State Opera Orchestra, conductor Anton Heiller
Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 51
Virginia Pleasants
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Richard Wigmore
Unknown: Robbins Landon
Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
Conductor: Anton Heiller

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Gaetano Delogu , Ulf Hoelscher (violin)
Dvorak Overture: Husitska
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 2
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor


Conductor: Gaetano Delogu
Violin: Ulf Hoelscher

: Voices

In another of his irreverent compilations of songs from all eras, lain Burnside takes a look at some songs of youth and adolescence. Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Vasili Sinaisky Szymanowski Concert Overture;
Symphony No 2

: Spirit of the Age

The third programme in the monthly series on the history of dance, with Jeremy Barlow and Michelene Wandor.
Musicians and Dancers
Until the 19th century, dance instructors were also musicians, playing the fiddle as they taught their pupils. Dancing and playing have since diverged, but dance can still tell us a great deal about musical performance.
Repeated from Sunday 3.05pm


Unknown: Jeremy Barlow
Unknown: Michelene Wandor.

: Music Machine Icons of the Decades

The Sixties
Verity Sharp talks to Elizabeth Thomson , editor of The Dylan
Companion, about the impact of Bob Dylan 's music in the sixties.


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Elizabeth Thomson
Unknown: Bob Dylan

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guests tonight are conductor Charles Hazlewood and composer Michael Alcom , who look forward to Friday evening's Ulster Orchestra concert from the Sonorities festival which is being broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
5.30 Faure Elegy in C minor, Op 24 Janos Starker, Philharmonia, conductor Walter Susskind
6.05 Handel, arr Harty Water Music Ulster Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
6.45 Roussel Suite in F
Paris Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
Producer David Byers


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Conductor: Charles Hazlewood
Unknown: Michael Alcom
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Conductor: Roussel Suite
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Producer: David Byers

: Live at Turner Sims

Paul Guinery introduces the first in a series of five recitals from the Turner Sims Hall , Southampton.
Artur Pizarro (piano)
Chopin Four Ballades: in G minor, Op 23; in F, Op 38; in A flat, Op 47; in F minor, Op 52
8.10 The Music
Five stories from James Hamilton -
Paterson's short-story collection The Music, a series of tales with a wide range of settings linked by the theme of music.
1: Knight
An American pilot captured in Vietnam is determined not to reveal any military secrets. Then he hears someone playing Bach on a piano. Read by Ron Berglas.
8.30 Scriabin 24 Preludes, Op 11 Stravinsky, transcr Agosti Three Pieces from "The Firebird"


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Turner Sims Hall
Unknown: James Hamilton
Read By: Ron Berglas.

: Icarus Rising

Five programmes exploring the impact on western imagination of the creation of the aeroplane.
2: Victory over the Sun. The canvas of the painter and the canvas wrapped around the first flimsy flying machines fused into a most extraordinary period of creativity. But why should the avant-garde find themselves inexorably drawn towards the rotating blades of the aeroplane?

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Takemitsu Dreamtime
Maw The World in the Evening


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Night Waves

Edmund White first won international acclaim for his autobiographical account of a young man coming to terms with homosexuality in A Boy's Own Story. He returned to the theme in The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and in a new novel, The Farewell
Symphony. Edmund White talks to Richard Coles about his fiction and the changing sexual climate which it charts. Charles Nicholl investigates the lost years of the young
Arthur Rimbaud. Why did the poet turn his back on Paris and fame in favour of a life wandering in East Africa? Plus a first-night review of Lorca's Donna Rosita , directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Edmund White
Talks: Edmund White
Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Charles Nicholl
Unknown: Arthur Rimbaud.
Unknown: Donna Rosita
Directed By: Phyllida Lloyd.
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: 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) Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19 Marcel Hubert ,
Shura Cherkassky (piano) (1935) Repeated from last Tuesday


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

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents the first of three programmes featuring Andy Sheppard 's Moving Image, recorded at Ronnie Scott 's, Birmingham. Part 2 tomorrow


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Andy Sheppard
Unknown: Ronnie Scott

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Haydn String Quartets A series in which leading ensembles perform Haydn's finest quartets. Lindsay
Quartet Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 50 No 6 (Frog) Bartok String Quartet No 6
1.55 Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor Rudolf Buchbinder ,
Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conductor Horst Stein
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: Rudolf Buchbinder
Conductor: Horst Stein

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