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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Mozart String Quintet in C, K515
The Lindsays, Louise Williams (viola)
6.38 Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 2, Op 61
Lydia Mordkovitch , BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Ginaisky
7.05 Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue, Op 87 No 19
Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)
7.37 Delius Paris (The Song of a Great City) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Charles Mackerras
8.05 Verdi Overture: Nabucco
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
8.17 Building a Library - Michael Kennedy 's Top Ten:
One of Michael Kennedy 's all-time favourite recordings
8.36 Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 5
Yefim Bronfman , Israel Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Viola: Louise Williams
Unknown: Lydia Mordkovitch
Conductor: Vassily Ginaisky
Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Unknown: Yefim Bronfman
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Brahms Alto Rhapsody
Mariana Lipovsek, Ernst Senff Choir, Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.13 Beethoven Six Bagatelles,
Op 126 Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
9.33 Beethoven Der Kuss , Op 128 Peter Schreier (tenor), Andras Schiff (piano)
9.36 Berwald Violin Concerto in C sharp minor
Arve Tellefsen , Royal Philharmonic, conductor Ulf Bjorlin Discs


Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Piano: Beethoven Der Kuss
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Arve Tellefsen
Conductor: Ulf Bjorlin Discs

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Artist of the Week: Antony Pay (clarinet) Vivaldi Concerto in C, RV559
Stephen Hammer and Frank de Bruine (oboes), Eric Hoeprich
(clarinet), Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
10.12 Schubert Impromptu in C,
D946 No 3 Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
10.18 Tobias Hume Cease Leaden
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Labyrinto, director Paolo Pandolfo (tenor viol)
10.24 Vasks Voices
Riga Philharmonic, conductor Jonas Aleska
10.54 Dagincour Les Tourtorelles David Roblou (harpsichord)
11.00 Stravinsky The Rake's Progress (excerpts) with Sarah Walker (mezzo). Samuel Ramey (bass) London Sinfonietta and Chorus, conductor Riccardo Chailly
11.35 Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581 Antony Pay (basset clarinet), Gainsborough Quartet


Artist: Mary Miller.
Unknown: Stephen Hammer
Oboes: Eric Hoeprich
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Andreas Staier
Unknown: Tobias Hume
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Tenor: Paolo Pandolfo
Conductor: Jonas Aleska
Conductor: Dagincour Les Tourtorelles
Harpsichord: David Roblou
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Bass: Samuel Ramey
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Tom Rakewell: Philip Langridge (tenor)
Nick Shadow: Matthew Best (bass)
Anne: Cathryn Pope (soprano)
Trulove: Stafford Dean (bass)

: Composer of the Week: Sibelius

Jeremy Hayes ends his exploration of Sibelius's theatre music with the remarkable closing scenes of his score for Hofmannstahl's play
Everyman. Also The Oceanides,
Sibelius's only symphonic poem not to have been inspired by Finnish mythology, and Tapiola, a powerful evocation of dark gloomy forests, heard here in Karajan's last recording and preceded by a short recording of Sibelius speaking. The Oceanides
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle Incidental music: Everyman (excerpt) Lahti Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan Repeated next Friday 12.15am


Unknown: Jeremy Hayes
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Bristol Lunchtime Concert

French Connection
La Bande a Franck. Chris de Souza introduces a concert given in February at St George's, Brandon Hill , Bristol, by the Parisii Quartet. Franck String Quartet in D


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Brandon Hill

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is choreographer Siobhan Davies. Repeated from Saturday 12 noon


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Siobhan Davies.

: Mining the Archive

Annie Fischer
Hungarian-born pianist Annie Fischer died two years ago, aged 80. In conversation with Peter Frankl , Paul Guinery explores the recordings she made for the BBC. Including sonatas by Mozart and Beethoven as well as smaller pieces from her homeland by Bartok and Dohnanyl.
Mozart Sonata in C minor, K457
Beethoven Sonata in D, Op 10 No 3 Revised Repeat


Unknown: Annie Fischer
Pianist: Annie Fischer
Unknown: Peter Frankl
Unknown: Paul Guinery

: The Music Machine

The Organ
Verity Sharp visits Andrew Lumsden , organist and master of the choristers at Lichfield Cathedral.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Organist: Andrew Lumsden

: In Tune

With Chris de Souza, including Schubert Scherzo in B flat,
D593 No 1 Radu Lupu (piano)
6.05 Bloch Poems of the Sea
Malmo Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sakari Oramo
6.37 Liszt Tasso
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Producer Andrew Lyle


Piano: Radu Lupu
Conductor: Sakari Oramo
Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Choral Masterworks

nFrom St John's, Smith
Square, London. From the BBC Singers' Choral Masterworks series, a programme which includes Ligeti's atmospheric setting of words from the Latin requiem, together with a new piece by Tristan Murall which adds two synthesizers to the choral forces to conjure up a picture of medieval pilgrims on the road to
Compostela. Part two of the concert includes some of the most original and imaginative choral works written by British composers this century. Presented by Sandy Burnett.
BBC Singers, John Alley and Catherine Edwards (keyboards), conductor Simon Joly Ugeti Lux Aetema
Debussy Six Epigraphes Antiques Tristan Murail ... Amaris et
Dulcibus Aquis ... (first performance)


Unknown: Tristan Murall
Presented By: Sandy Burnett.
Singers: John Alley
Singers: Catherine Edwards
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Ugeti Lux Aetema

: Book of the Month

A monthly series in which a leading writer or critic reviews a new publication. In The Pleasures of the Imagination: English Culture in the 18th Century, the acclaimed historian John Brewer examines the way issues of taste and imagination exercised many of the leading minds of the Enlightenment. As commercial artists and producers increasingly took the artistic lead from royal courts, the modern idea of a high culture was shaped. Ludmilla Jordanova reflects on Brewer's view of the 18th century and its lasting influence.
8.45 Birtwistle Narration: a Description of the Passing of a Year Maxwell Davies A Hoy Calendar Bax The Poisoned Fountain
Maxwell Davies Westerlings


Unknown: John Brewer
Unknown: Ludmilla Jordanova
Unknown: Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Hoy Calendar
Unknown: Maxwell Davies Westerlings

: Extravagant Strangers

The last programme in which writer Caryl Phillips talks to five British writers born beyond these shores. He meets the novelist Romesh
Gunesekera, born in Sri Lanka.


Talks: Caryl Phillips

: Hear and Now

Hilary Bracefield introduces highlights from last weekend's Sonorities festival in Belfast -
Northern Ireland's annual festival of new music. This year's programme had a strong Swiss-Italian showing. Performers billed to appear included Ensemble Corrente, Accroche Note, pianist Rolf Hind and viola player Maurizio Barbetti.
Producer Bill Lloyd


Introduces: Hilary Bracefield
Pianist: Rolf Hind
Unknown: Maurizio Barbetti.
Producer: Bill Lloyd

: Composer of the Week: Haydn

The Haydn Revival, 1932-96
Symphony No 44 in E minor (Trauer) Tafelmusik, director Bruno Weil String Quartet in D. Op 33 No 6 Mosaïques Quartet
Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 51
Andreas Staier (fortepiano) Repeated from last Friday


Director: Bruno Weil
Unknown: Andreas Staier

: Everything but the Crazyhouse

In a six-part series, Russell Davies traces the career of jazz saxophonist and clarinettist Sidney Bechet. 5: Breathless Blues. Bechet pursued his revivalist project with Bunk Johnson , a player from New Orleans, and Mez Mezzrow , a clarinettist who profited from associating with him. Repeated from Monday 3.45pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Clarinettist: Sidney Bechet.
Unknown: Bunk Johnson
Unknown: Mez Mezzrow

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Bach Cantatas from
Amsterdam Cantatas Nos 161, 162,
163, 165 and 63 Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra/Ton Koopman
2.45 Finnish Radio Symphony
Orchestra/Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Janna Kirkkiinen (piano), Monica
Groop (soprano), Lars-Erik Jonsson
(tenor) Kimmo Hakola Piano Concerto Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
4.40 Marcus Groh (piano)
Beethoven Variations on "Tandeln und Scherzen ", WoO 76; Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 110 Chopin
Barcarolle in F, Op 60 Brahms Four Pieces, Op 119 Prokofiev Piano Sonata No 7
Schumann Piano Sonata No 1 in F sharp (2nd mvt)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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