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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Boccherini Symphony No 7 in D London Festival Orchestra, conductor Ross Pople
6.17 Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
Yo-Yo Ma, Montreal Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
7.05 Haydn Symphony No 64 in A (Tempora Mutantur)
Tafelmusik, director Bruno Weil
7.30 Brahms Piano Trio in E flat, Op 40 Viktor Tretiakov (violin), Yuri Bashmet (viola), Vasili Lobanov (piano)
8.05 Langgaard Like Words for a Summer's Day Saga (Four Tone Pictures)
Gitta-Maria Sjoberg (soprano),
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
8.36 Pleyel Symphony in C London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Ross Pople
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Director: Bruno Weil
Violin: Viktor Tretiakov
Violin: Yuri Bashmet
Viola: Vasili Lobanov
Soprano: Gitta-Maria Sjoberg
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Conductor: Matthias Bamert

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Chabrier Fete Polonaise (Le Roi Malgre Lui)
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.08 Butterworth A Shropshire Lad
Bryn Terfel (baritone),
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
9.22 Mozart, arr Grieg Fantasia in C minor, K475
Elisabeth Leonskaja and Sviatoslav Richter (pianos)
9.40 Grieg Lyric Suite Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli


Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Baritone: Bryn Terfel
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Unknown: Grieg Fantasia
Unknown: Elisabeth Leonskaja
Pianos: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Barber Adagio for Strings
St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Peter Pears (tenor)
Lutoslawski Paroles Tissées
London Sinfonietta, conducted by the Composer
10.30 Ravel Tzigane Olivier Charlier (violin),
French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
11.00 Britten Serenade for Tenor,
Horn and Strings
Peter Pears , Barry Tuckwell , London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
11.25 Hahn Piano Concerto in E
Stephen Coombs ,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jean-Yves Ossonce


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Tenor: Peter Pears
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Britten Serenade
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Barry Tuckwell
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. By the sixties and seventies, complete Haydn cycles were all the rage in English-speaking countries, but, curiously, the neglect continued in Germany and Austria. With
Emanuel Hurwitz , leader of the Aeolian Quartet.
Kyrie (Nelson Mass)
Soloists, Choir of King's College, Cambridge, London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor David Willcocks String Quartet in C. Op 54 No 2 Aeolian Quartet
Piano Trio in E flat, H XV 30
Beaux Arts Trio
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Richard Wigmore
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conductor: David Willcocks

: Eastern Approaches

The last of four programmes in which Roderic Dunnett explores operatic byways of eastern Europe.
Psychological Thrillers and Unlikely Heroes. Darker hues predominate in the east European opera of the early 20th century, encouraged by the Symbolist movement, which inspired such composers as Bartok and Janacek. The series ends with a look at more recent curiosities of Czech,
Hungarian and Polish opera. Family against family, individual against the state, and a May Day twist of sharp political satire to sugar the pill. Including excerpts from Kodaly's
Hary Janos , Krasa's Brundibar and Szymanowski's King Roger. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Roderic Dunnett
Unknown: Hary Janos
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Quartet Trios

The last of three programmes in which the Hagen Quartet play
Schumann's three string quartets together with Mozart and Schubert's last three quartets.
Schumann String Quartet in A, Op 41 No 3
Mozart String Quartet in F, K590
Schubert String Quartet in G, D887

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
Shostakovich Symphony No 9 Repeat


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm

: Music Machine

Icons of the Decades
The Eighties. Verity Sharp talks to
Laura Lee-Davis about Madonna and women in the eighties.


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Laura Lee-Davis

: In Tune

With Brian Morton , including
Django Bates Candles Still Flicker Human Chain, London Sinfonietta, conductor Diego Masson
5.40 Mozart Andante in C, K315 Barthold Kuijken (flute), La Petite Bande
6.05 Glass Evening Song
(Satyagraha) Douglas Perry (tenor), New York City Opera Orchestra, conductor Philip Heene
6.30 Berlioz Nuits d'Ete
Vesselina Kasarova (soprano),
ORF SO, conductor Pinchas Steinberg
7.25 Byrd What Pleasure Have Great Princes Sara Stowe (soprano), Rose Consort of Viols
Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Django Bates
Conductor: Diego Masson
Tenor: Douglas Perry
Conductor: Philip Heene
Soprano: Vesselina Kasarova
Conductor: Pinchas Steinberg
Soprano: Sara Stowe
Producer: David McGuinness

: The Sibelius Experience

From Glasgow's City Hall, the first of six concerts in which the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their chief conductor
Osmo Vanska explore Sibelius's seven symphonies, starting with the grandeur of the Fifth. Also tonight, two UK premieres. First, a newly discovered tone poem by Sibelius
The Wood Nymph , and then
Christian Lindberg joins the orchestra for Jan Sandstrom 's Don Quixote.
Introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville. Christian Lindberg (trombone),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Sibelius The Wood Nymph Sandstrom Don Quixote
8.20 Sibelius in Person
Impressions of the great man seen through the eyes of Sir Thomas Beecham , Walter Legge and Dr Carlton Young.
8.40 Sibelius Symphony No 5
GUIDE: to accompany the series, a special guide is available for L3.00 including postage and packing. Phone (0141) [number removed]to order a copy
* Brian Kay 's Concert of the Week: page 36


Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Unknown: Wood Nymph
Unknown: Christian Lindberg
Unknown: Jan Sandstrom
Unknown: Don Quixote.
Introduced By: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Introduced By: Christian Lindberg
Unknown: Sandstrom Don Quixote
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Walter Legge
Unknown: Dr Carlton Young.
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Icarus Rising

Five programmes on the impact of the aeroplane on western imagination. 4: Ace. Why should the exploits of Manfred von Richtofen , the Red
Baron, still create such a frisson in our age of mass destruction? As the aviator changed from the genteel sportsman to the daring ace, a new mythology was created.


Unknown: Manfred von Richtofen

: Music Restored

Anthony Rooley introduces rarely heard sacred music by the 15th-century English composer John Benet performed by the Orlando Consort. Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated Monday 4.15pm


Introduces: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: John Benet
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Patrick Wright profiles innovative director and film-maker Luc Bondy. His Salome was recently revived at Covent Garden, while Playing with Fire, starring Emmanuelle Beart, opens tonight at the Nottingham Playhouse. And how much does a new exhibition that raids the photographic archives of museums across Europe and North Africa, reveal about the changing roles of such institutions? Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Luc Bondy.
Producer: Erika Wright

: Composer of the Week; Rachmaninov

Etudes-Tableaux: in B minor. Op 39: No 4: in C minor, Op 39 No 7; in E flat minor, Op 39 No 5; in D, Op 39 No 9; in C, Op 33 No 2; Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor Repeated from last Thursday

: Jazz Notes

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


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

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Worcester Cathedral
Repeated from yesterday 4.00pm
2.00 Chamber Recital
Mara Zampieri (soprano), Luigi Puxeddu
(cello), Eduardo Lanza (piano) Plattl 0 Fanciullo, Sai Perche: Ricordanza; La Sera Bottesini Bocca Amata
Ponchielli Eternally Donizetti L 'Amor Funesto Mercadante 11 Sogno Proch Riposta: Calma, 0 Caro
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's
Move 3.40 Words Alive 3.50 Radio
Showcase 3.55 First Steps in Drama
4.10 Drama Workshop 4.30 Ghostwriter
4.40 Scottish Resources (10-12)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Soprano: Mara Zampieri
Soprano: Luigi Puxeddu
Cello: Eduardo Lanza

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