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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Borodin Symphony No 2 in B minor RPO, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
6.35 Grieg Violin Sonata No 3 in C minor, Op 45 Augustin Dumay , Maria-Joao Pires (piano)
7.05 Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue, Op 87 No 16
Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)
8.05 Mosolov Iron Foundry
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
8.09 Building a Library - Best of the Bunch:
Weber Der Freischutz (excerpts)
Recording chosen by John Deathridge
8.22 Schubert Piano Sonata in D, D850 Andras Schiff


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Augustin Dumay
Piano: Maria-Joao Pires
Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: John Deathridge
Unknown: Andras Schiff

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 2 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.20 Delius Idylle de Printemps English Northern Philharmonia, conductor David Lloyd-Jones
9.29 Bernstein Serenade after
Plato's "Symposium" Gidon Kremer (violin), Israel Philharmonic , conducted by the Composer Discs


Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Delius Idylle
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Conductor: Bernstein Serenade
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Violin: Israel Philharmonic

: Musical Encounters

With Edward Blakeman.
Artist of the Week:
Peter Pears (tenor)
Schubert Lachen und Weinen;
Der Einsame
Benjamin Britten (piano)
10.25 Walton Facade 2
Peter Pears , Members of the English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Steuart Bedford
10.35 Massenet Papillons Noirs; Papillons Blancs; Pieces de Genre (excerpts)
Stephen Coombs (piano)
11.10 Honegger Pacific 231 French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
11.20 Britten Death in Venice
(Act 2, excerpts)
Members of the English Opera Group, conductor Steuart Bedford


Artist: Edward Blakeman.
Tenor: Peter Pears
Tenor: Schubert Lachen
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Peter Pears
Piano: Stephen Coombs
Piano: Honegger Pacific
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Von Aschenbach: Peter Pears (tenor)
Voice of Dionysus/Hotel manager/Barber: John Shirley-Quirk (baritone)
Voice of Apollo: James Bowman (countertenor)

: Composer of the Week Haydn

The Haydn Revival, 1932-96
Richard Wigmore traces Haydn's steady comeback from a century of neglect. As the enthusiasm for period instruments marched onwards, Haydn still remained a charming sideroad for many.
HC Robbins Landon explains that to speak authentic Haydn, you need to understand his language, not just have the right accent.
Symphony No 44 in E minor (Trauer) Tafelmusik, director Bruno Weil String Quartet in D, Op 33 No 6 Mosaiques Quartet
Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 51
Andreas Staier (fortepiano) Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Richard Wigmore
Director: Bruno Weil
Unknown: Andreas Staier

: Bristol Lunchtime Concert

French Connection
Les Six and Satie. Chris de Souza introduces a concert given in February at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, by Capricorn.
Milhaud Suite d'apres Corrette for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon
Satie Ragtime Parade for Piano
Durey Sonatine for Flute and Piano Auric Adieu New York for Piano
Tailleferre Arabesque for Clarinet and Piano
Honegger Danse de la Chèvre for Flute
Poulenc Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano


Unknown: Brandon Hill

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is writer and psychotherapist Adam Phillips. Repeated from Saturday 12 noon


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Adam Phillips.

: Mining the Archive Janet Craxton

The oboist Janet Craxton performed on BBC radio as principal, chamber musician and soloist, and in works ranging from Baroque to contemporary. Susan Sharpe explores this diverse recorded legacy with recollections from Craxton's former colleagues and friends. Music includes quartets by Mozart, Martinu and Lennox Berkeley , Milhaud's Oboe Sonata and a trio sonata by Handel as well as concertos by Michael Berkeley and Bach. Repeat


Unknown: Janet Craxton
Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Lennox Berkeley
Unknown: Michael Berkeley

: Music Machine Icons of the Decades

The Nineties. Tommy Pearson and James Doheney investigate who will be the icons of the nineties.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: James Doheney

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including
Vivaldi Cello Concerto in G, RV413
Peter Wispelwey , Florilegium
5.47 Lalo Overture: Le Roi d'Ys
Radio France Philharmonic, conductor Armin Jordan
6.05 Scarlatti Sonata in B flat, Kkll2
Dubravka Tomsic (piano)
6.30 Martinu Brigand Songs (Series 1) Prague Radio Choir, conductor Pavel Kuhn
Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Peter Wispelwey
Conductor: Armin Jordan
Piano: Dubravka Tomsic
Conductor: Pavel Kuhn
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Sonorities

From the Waterfront Hall,
Belfast, the opening concert of this year's Sonorities festival. Conductor Charles Hazlewood ,
Adilia Alieva (piano)
John Tavener Towards the Son
Schnlttke Concerto for Piano and Strings
8.15 Life on Mars
By Clare Boylan , read by Dervla Kirwan. When Anna's husband dies, she sees UFOs, then angels ...
Could she be losing her mind? Or are the strange visitors helping her to rediscover life? Repeat
8.35 Michael Alcorn Macha 's Curse
(BBC commission; first performance) Arvo Part Symphony No 3


Conductor: Charles Hazlewood
Piano: Adilia Alieva
Piano: John Tavener
Unknown: Clare Boylan
Read By: Dervla Kirwan.
Unknown: Michael Alcorn MacHa

: Icarus Rising

Five programmes on the impact of the aeroplane on western imagination. 5: A Song of Ascent. "The aeroplane, advance guard of the conquering armies of the new age, the aeroplane arouses our energies and our faith." So proclaimed Le Corbusier. Coming as the flying machine did on the heels of an apparently never-ending series of technological innovations, it seemed to confirm that the peoples of the west had subjugated nature to their will and it promised even greater victories.

: Hear and Now

Music as Utopia. Sarah Walker reports from Innsbruck on a family-run festival held each Easter to celebrate the music of religions. The Catholic churches of Tyrol host performances from Indian dancers, Oriental musicians and European new music ensembles. Among the composers featured in this sequence of praying, listening and performing are Dieter Schnebel , Klaus Huber ,
Morton Feldman and Younghi Pagh -Paan. And exploring the idea of music as Utopia are festival director Gerhard Crepaz and his family, members of Ensemble Recherche and Apartment House, British pianist John Tilbury , Jesuit priest
Pater Konig , and the people of Innsbruck. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Dieter Schnebel
Unknown: Klaus Huber
Unknown: Morton Feldman
Unknown: Younghi Pagh
Director: Gerhard Crepaz
Pianist: John Tilbury
Unknown: Pater Konig
Producer: Alan Hall

: Composer of the Week: Rachmaninov

Rachmaninov's last two piano works, both sets of variations, have enjoyed very different fortunes. With pianists Peter Donohoe and Stephen Hough. The composer's letters are read by David de Keyser.
Mendelssohn, transcr Rachmaninov Scherzo (A Midsummer Night's Dream) Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)
Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme ofCorelli
Shura Cherkassky (piano) (1986) Discs Repeated from last Friday


Pianists: Peter Donohoe
Pianists: Stephen Hough.
Read By: David de Keyser.
Piano: Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano: Shura Cherkassky

: Everything but the Crazyhouse

4: The Sheik of Araby
In the early forties, the jazz revival started to take off, and Bechet made a series of successful recordings, which included another session with Louis Armstrong.
Repeated from Monday 3.45pm


Unknown: Louis Armstrong.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Monteverdi Solemn Vespers for the Feast of St Lorenzo
Soloists and Chorus of the Italian Swiss
Radio, Gioiosa Marca Ensemble , Concerto Palatino/Diego Fasolis
2.30 Chamber Concert
James Ehnes and Scott St John
(violins), Hsin-Yun Huang (viola), Christopher Costanza (cello),
Stephen Prutsman , Angela Cheng and Anton Nel (pianos)
Mendelssohn String Quartet in A minor, Op 13 Murray Adaskin Thirds and Octaves Dvorak Piano Quartet
No 2 in E flat, Op 87 Murray Adaskin Sonata No 1 Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (version for 2 pianos)
4.30 Bavarian RSO, conductor
Rafael Friihbeck de Burgos Haydn Symphony No 100 in G (Military) Falla La Vida Breve
Bavarian Radio Chorus
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Gioiosa Marca Ensemble
Unknown: James Ehnes
Violins: Hsin-Yun Huang
Cello: Christopher Costanza
Cello: Stephen Prutsman
Cello: Angela Cheng
Pianos: Anton Nel
Unknown: Murray Adaskin
Conductor: Rafael Friihbeck
Salud: Maria Oran (soprano)
Grandmother: Gabriele Schreckenbach (alto)
Paco: Antonio Ordonez (tenor)
Uncle Sarvaor: Johann Werner Prein (baritone)
Carmela: Gabriele Weinfurter-Zwinck (alto)

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