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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Uszt Fantasy on Two Motifs from "The Marriage of Rgaro"
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
6.17 Brahms Piano Quartet No 2 in A, Op 26
Viktor Tretyakov (violin),
Yuri Bashmet (viola), Natalia Gutman (cello), Vasili Lobanov (piano)
7.05 Berlioz Overture: Les
London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
7.40 Mozart Wind Sextet in E flat, K183 Mozzafiato , director Charles Neidich (clarinet)
8.05 Bliss Toccata
Kathron Sturrock (piano)
8.23 Stanford Symphony No 2 in D minor (Elegiac)
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Violin: Viktor Tretyakov
Viola: Yuri Bashmet
Viola: Natalia Gutman
Cello: Vasili Lobanov
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: K183 Mozzafiato
Clarinet: Charles Neidich
Piano: Kathron Sturrock
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Seiji Ozawa
9.16 Uszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 8 in F sharp minor
Gyorgy Cziffra (piano)
9.22 Handel Dixit Dominus , HWV232
Felicity Palmer and Margaret Marshall (sopranos), Charles Brett and John Angelo Messana
(countertenors), Richard Morton and Alistair Thompson (tenors),
David Wilson-Johnson (bass),
Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, director John Eliot Gardiner Discs


Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Piano: Handel Dixit Dominus
Unknown: Felicity Palmer
Sopranos: Margaret Marshall
Sopranos: Charles Brett
Sopranos: John Angelo Messana
Unknown: Richard Morton
Tenors: Alistair Thompson
Bass: David Wilson-Johnson
Bass: Monteverdi Choir
Director: John Eliot Gardiner

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Dvorak The Golden Spinning Wheel BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
10.21 Offenbach Christopher Columbus (Act 2, opening)
Queen Isabella ANNE DAWSON (soprano) Columbus
London Mozart Players, conductor Alun Francis
10.31 Schulhoff Sextet
Raphael Ensemble
10.56 Scarlatti Sonata in D, Kk29
Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
11.10 Mercadante Flute Concerto in E minor
Jean-Pierre Rampal , I Solisti Veneti , conductor Claudio Scimone
11.32 Artist of the Week:
Antony Pay (clarinet)
Beethoven Quintet in E flat for Piano and Wind, Op 16 Nash Ensemble


Unknown: Mary Miller.
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Soprano: Queen Isabella Anne Dawson
Tenor: Maurice Arthur
Conductor: Alun Francis
Conductor: Schulhoff Sextet
Conductor: Raphael Ensemble
Conductor: Scarlatti Sonata
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Conductor: Solisti Veneti
Conductor: Claudio Scimone

: Composer of the Week: Sibelius

Jeremy Hayes continues his exploration of Sibelius's theatre music and symphonic poems with the last part of his ambitious pantomime-drama Scaramouche, in which a beautiful woman is seduced by a hunchbacked viola player.
There is also an excerpt from the unpublished music for The Lizard, an early recording conducted by a famous
Sibelian, and a tone poem which tells the story of the creation of the world according to Finnish mythology. Suite: Belshazzar's Feast
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Kajanus Scaramouche (final scene)
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Incidental music: The Lizard (excerpt) Ostrobothian Chamber Orchestra. conductor Juha Kangas Luonnotar
Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano), Philharmonia, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm See also tomorrow 7.30pm


Unknown: Jeremy Hayes
Conductor: Robert Kajanus
Conductor: Juha Kangas
Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Valerie Hartmann-Claverie (ondes martenot), Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Messiaen Turangalila-Symphony


Unknown: Valerie Hartmann-Claverie
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Piano: Messiaen Turangalila-Symphony

: Voices

lain Burnside presents the complete settings which Schubert made of texts from Sir Walter Scott 's The
Lady of the Lake.
Raste, Krieger: Jager; Ruhe von der Jagd; Bootsgesang; Coronach;
Normans Gesang; Ave Maria; Lied des Gefangenen Jagers
Repeated from yesterday 10.00pm


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Joseph Swensen
Mozart Overture: The Magic Flute
Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great)


Conductor: Joseph Swensen

: Spirit of the Age

Repeated from Sunday 2.50pm

: The Music Machine

The Organ
Verity Sharp travels to Germany in search of the organs that JS Bach played and for which he composed some of his greatest music.


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Mairi Nicolson talks to Brendan Carroll
about Erich Wolfgang Korngold , whose centenary falls later this month. Dvorak Overture: Carnival
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
6.05 Janacek In the Mists
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
6.30 Wagner Traume (Wesendonck Lieder)
Cheryl Studer (soprano), Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Talks: Mairi Nicolson
Unknown: Brendan Carroll
Unknown: Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes
Soprano: Cheryl Studer
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Live at Turner Sims

UPaul Guinery introduces the second in a series of five recitals from the Turner Sims Hall , Southampton.
Leon McCawley (piano), Emperor Quartet
Haydn Piano Sonata in C minor, H XVI 20
Britten String Quartet No 1
8.20 The Music
Five stories from the collection by James Hamilton-Paterson .
2: Anxieties of Desire. A composer flees to Algiers after his controversial work fails to receive a major prize. Then he discovers that another musician of the same name has received critical acclaim in Europe. Read by Kim Wall.
8.40 Dvorak Piano Quintet No 2 in A


Unknown: Turner Sims Hall
Piano: Leon McCawley
Unknown: James Hamilton-Paterson
Read By: Kim Wall.

: Extravagant Strangers

The writer Caryl Phillips talks to five British writers who were bom beyond these shores. In the second programme, he talks to poet Linton Kwesi Johnson , who was born in rural Jamaica in 1952.


Talks: Caryl Phillips
Unknown: Linton Kwesi Johnson

: Ulster Orchestra

Conductor Kenneth Montgomery Mozart Overture: Don Giovanni
Dvorak Nocturne in B for Strings Martinu Toccata e Due Canzoni


Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Dvorak Nocturne

: Night Waves

Patti Lupone takes on the challenge of playing the greatest prima donna of her age, Maria Callas.
Richard Coles reports on her portrayal of the soprano as the Broadway hit Master Class opens tonight in London.
From Berlin, there is a preview of one of the year's most ambitious exhibitions. The Age of Modernism - Art in the 20th Century examines the revolutionary changes that have occurred in art this century. Its planned tour to London and New York proved logistical unmanageable. Night Waves investigates the financial wrangling and loan-bartering behind such blockbuster art shows.
Producer Fiona Bailey


Unknown: Patti Lupone
Unknown: Maria Callas.
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Composer of the Week Haydn

The Haydn Revival, 1932-96
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 from last Tuesday


Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
Conductor: Anton Heiller

: Jazz Notes

Buck Clayton first brought his
Kansas City jazz style to Britain in 1959. He met Humphrey Lyttelton , and the two became lifelong friends. In conversation with Steve Voce , the trumpeter recounts their musical and offstage partnerships.


Unknown: Buck Clayton
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Steve Voce

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Haydn String Quartets The Solomon Quartet perform an early quartet by Haydn and works by two of his contemporaries
Albrechtsberger String Quartet in G Holzbauer String Quartet in E flat
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 1 No 3
1.40 Sinfonia Varsovia/Jerzy
Maksymiuk, Mariusz Pedzialek
(oboe), Anna Sikorzak-Olek (harp), Tatiana Pozarska (soprano),
Agnieszka Grabowska (mezzo), National Philharmonic Women's
Chorus Debussy Prelude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune Lutoslawski
Concerto for Oboe and Harp
Mendelssohn Incidental music: A
Midsummer Night's Dream
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.
Oboe: Mariusz Pedzialek
Oboe: Anna Sikorzak-Olek
Soprano: Tatiana Pozarska
Soprano: Agnieszka Grabowska

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