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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat Orchestre Révolutionnaire et
Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
6.37 Grieg Violin Sonata No 2 in G, Op 13 Augustin Dumay , Maria-Joao Pires (piano)
7.05 Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue, Op 87 No 15
Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)
7.32 Schubert, arr Reimann Mignon Lieder
Tove Aamon (soprano), Oslo Quartet
8.05 Ponchielli Dance of the Hours
(La Gioconda) Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
8.35 Rautavaara Violin Concerto
Elmar Oliveira , Helsinki Philharmonic, conductor Leif Segerstam


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Augustin Dumay
Piano: Maria-Joao Pires
Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Elmar Oliveira
Conductor: Leif Segerstam

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 1 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.15 Sarasate Zigeunerweisen Itzhak Perlman (violin), Abbey Road Ensemble, conductor Lawrence Foster
9.25 Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Peter Jablonski , Royal Philharmonic, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy Discs


Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Conductor: Abbey Road
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Unknown: Peter Jablonski
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Artist of the Week:
Peter Pears (tenor)
Morley It Was a Lover and His Lass Rosseter What Then Is Love?
Dowland Wilt Thou Unkind Reave
Me Thus?
Julian Bream (lute)
10.05 Stravinsky Concerto in D BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thomas Dausgaard
10.20 Britten Winter Words
Peter Pears (tenor), the Composer (piano)
10.55 Jacques Hetu Ondes Martenot Concerto
Jean Laurendeau , French National
Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
11.35 Elgar The Dream of Gerontius (Part 1)
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten


Artist: Edward Blakeman.
Tenor: Peter Pears
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Jacques Hetu Ondes
Unknown: Jean Laurendeau
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Gerontius: Peter Pears (tenor)
Priest: John Shirley-Quirk (baritone)

: Composer of the Week: Haydn

The Haydn Revival, 1932-96
Richard Wigmore traces Haydn's steady comeback from a century of neglect. In the seventies, Hungarianbom conductor Antal Dorati added two huge continents to the Haydn globe with recordings of the complete symphonies and eight operas.
Symphony No 31 in D (Hornsignal) Philharmonia Hungarica, conductor Antal Dorati
La Fedelta Premiata (Act 1, Finale)
Radio Suisse Romande Chorus,
Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Richard Wigmore
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Celia (Fillide): Lucia Valentini Terrani (mezzo)
Fileno: Tonny Landy (tenor)
Amaranta: Frederica Von Stade (soprano)
Perrucchetto: Alan Titus (baritone)
Nerina: Ileana Cotrubas (soprano)
Undoro: Luigi Alva (tenor)
Melibea: Maurizio Mazzieri (bass)
Diana: Kari Lovaas (soprano)

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

A recital given last week in Studio One, Birmingham, by Alexander Rozhdestvensky (violin) and Walter Delahunt (piano).
Bartok Violin Sonata No 1
Stravinsky Suite Italienne


Violin: Alexander Rozhdestvensky
Piano: Walter Delahunt

: Midweek Choice: [number removed]

With Susan Sharpe.

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture - LSO, conductor Felix Weingartner
Mompou: Variations on a Theme of Chopin - Josep Colom (piano)
William Russo: Street Music - Corky Siegel (harmonica/piano), San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa



Presenter: Susan Sharpe
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Choral Evensong

From Worcester Cathedral.
Introit: 0 Hearken Thou (Elgar)
Psalm 139 (MacPherson)
First Lesson: Proverbs, 4 wlO-18 Canticles: Bullock in D
Second Lesson: John, 1 w43-end
Anthem: Rejoice in the Lamb (Britten) Hymn: All Hail the Power (Ladywell)
Organ Prelude: Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Victoria (Britten)
Master of the choristers Adrian Lucas.
Assistant organist Raymond Johnston. Repeated tomorrow 1.00am


Unknown: Adrian Lucas.
Organist: Raymond Johnston.

: Music Machine

Icons of the Decades
The Seventies. Tommy Pearson looks at the glam rock era and the role David Bowie played in it.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: David Bowie

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including Sibelius Fmlandia New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
5.40 Franck Grand Caprice Stephen Hough (piano)
6.05 Bemers The Triumph of Neptune Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham
6.35 Reinecke Piano Concerto No 1 in F sharp minor
Klaus Hellwig , North West German
Philharmonic, conductor Alun Francis Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Klaus Hellwig
Conductor: Alun Francis
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Trouble in Tahiti

Sandy Burnett introduces a double bill of American opera from the forties and fifties, recorded in the Radio
Theatre in Broadcasting House with the BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins.
Trouble in Tahiti, Bernstein's first foray into opera, deals with love gone cold in a stale marriage. Rarely heard today, it is full of barbed wit and the composer's most boisterous music, despite the serious subject matter. The evening opens with Gian Carlo Menotti 's light-hearted menage a trois.
Menotti The Telephone
Bernstein On the Town:
Three Dance Episodes
8.05 The Road to Tahiti
Humphrey Burton , Bernstein's biographer, investigates the pathway that took the composer from musical to opera via Tahiti.
8.25 Bernstein Trouble in Tahiti


Presenter: Sandy Burnett
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
Composer: Gian Carlo Menotti
Composer: Leonard Bernstein
Speaker: Humphrey Burton
Tenor: Garth Bardsley
Lucy: Rebecca Caine (soprano)
Ben: David Barrell (bantone)
Dinah: Kim Criswell (mezzo)
Sam: David Barrell (baritone)
Chorus: Rebecca Caine (soprano)

: Icarus Rising

3: Let's Kill the Moonlight. Even before the invention of aircraft, writers like HG Wells conjured up visions of an aerial apocalypse. For the Futurists, the reality of flight offered the deadly possibilities of the machine age. For others, there was "the beautiful death" of aviators, inspiration for poets like Edmond Rostand and Romain Rolland. And what of the aviators themselves, forever pushing back the boundaries? Were they self-destructive young men addicted to their flying coffins?


Unknown: Edmond Rostand
Unknown: Romain Rolland.

: A Touch of Romance

A selection of romances, including Sibelius Romance for Strings Budapest Strings, conductor Karoly Botvay


Conductor: Karoly Botvay

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by Andrew Wilde (piano).
Beethoven Sonata in C sharp minor. Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight)
Schubert Fantasy in C, D760 (Wanderer)
Repeated tomorrow 4.15pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Piano: Andrew Wilde

: Night Waves

Precociously talented in youth, Cyril Connolly never really seemed to live up to his potential. Though a brilliant essayist and literary journalist, he was also notoriously lazy. Humphrey Carpenter explores Connolly's wit and weaknesses with his biographer Jeremy Lewis. Plus a review of tonight's premiere of a new Glen Tetley piece for the Royal Ballet. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Cyril Connolly
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Jeremy Lewis.
Unknown: Glen Tetley
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Composer of the Week: Rachmaninov

Etude-Tableau in D minor, Op 33
No 5; Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor Repeated from last Wednesday

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents the second of three programmes featuring Andy Sheppard 's Moving Image, recorded at Ronnie Scott 's, Birmingham. Part 3 tomorrow


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra Fourth of five weekly visits to Amsterdam. Conductor Riccardo Chailly
, Ronald Brautigam (piano) Debussy La Mer
Theo Loevendie Piano Concerto
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
2.15 Jehan Alain Variations on a Theme by Clement Jannequin ; La Jardin Suspendu; Trois Danses Beate Rux (organ)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Time and Tune 3.20 Together
3.40 Dance Workshop 4.00 Music for Dance 4.15 Listen and Write 4.40
Le Club 4.55 Come and Praise Special
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Piano: Ronald Brautigam
Unknown: Clement Jannequin
Unknown: Danses Beate Rux

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