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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Merbecke Domine Ihesu Christe
Cardinall's Musick, director Andrew Carwood
6.24 Nielsen Symphony No 6 (Sinfonia Semplice)
San Fransisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt
7.05 Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue, Op 87 No 22
Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)
7.32 Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488
Till Fellner, Camerata Academica
Salzburg, conductor Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli
8.05 Rossini, arr Lindberg/Pontinen Overture: The Barber of Seville
Christian Lindberg (trombone), Roland Pontinen (piano)
8.35 Janacek Sinfonietta
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Andrew Carwood
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt
Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Conductor: Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli
Unknown: Christian Lindberg
Piano: Roland Pontinen
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Bizet Carmen: Suite No 2
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.25 Poulenc Salve Regina RIAS Chamber Choir, director Marcus Creed
9.30 Berwaid Symphony No 3 in C (Sinfonie Singuliere)
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen


Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Director: Marcus Creed
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen

: Musical Encounters

With Fiona Talkington.
Trad Bulgar Cigany Horo
Kalman Balogh (cimbalom)
10.04 Bartok Romanian Folk Dances
Gyorgy Sandor (piano)
10.14 Artist of the Week:
Radovan Vlatkovic (horn) Strauss Alphorn
Ann Murray (mezzo), English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Tate
10.20 Haydn Symphony No 59 in A (Fire)
Vienna Chamber Orchestra, conductor Sandor Vegh
10.38 Ney Rosaura Marimba Concerto Evelyn Glennie , Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Paul Daniel
11.00 Oskar Merikanto Myrskylintu Jaakko Ryhanen (bass), Tapiola Sinfonietta, conductor Seppo Hovi
11.04 Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Sian Edwards
11.31 Brahms Horn Trio in E flat, Op 40 Radovan Vlatkovic (horn),
Mayumi Seiler (violin), Caroline Palmer (piano)


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: Cigany Horo
Unknown: Kalman Balogh
Piano: Gyorgy Sandor
Horn: Radovan Vlatkovic
Horn: Strauss Alphorn
Horn: Ann Murray
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Conductor: Sandor Vegh
Conductor: Ney Rosaura Marimba
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Conductor: Oskar Merikanto Myrskylintu
Bass: Jaakko Ryhanen
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Conductor: Brahms Horn
Horn: Radovan Vlatkovic
Horn: Mayumi Seiler
Violin: Caroline Palmer

: Composer of the Week Lehar

Rodney Milnes explores the life and music of the leading composer of 20th-century Viennese operetta.
3: Foreign Affairs. Today the perils of venturing abroad. With excerpts from The Land of Smiles, set in Austria and China, and Giuditta, which transports the programme to North Africa.
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Rodney Milnes

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

Priya Mitchell (violin) Andrew West (piano)
Debussy Violin Sonata Prokofiev Five Melodies
Chausson Poeme


Violin: Priya Mitchell

: Midweek Choice: [number removed]

Susan Sharpe introduces a programme with a Czech theme. Ring in with requests by lunchtime for a chance to hear them today. Including Dvorak, compl Burghauser Cello Concerto in A minor
Werner Thomas-Mifune (cello) Bamberg Symphony Orchestra conductor Rudolf Krecmer
Zelenka Memento Domine
Veronika Jensovska (soprano), Marie Filkova (contralto), Damiano Binetti (tenor), Ladislav Neshyba (baritone), Jiri Hansmann and Jiri Biba (basses), Prague Madrigal Singers and Orchestra, Ales Barta (positive organ), director Pavel Baxa Janacek Folk Nocturnes
Dagmar Peckova (mezzo), Ivan Kusnjer (baritone), Marian Lapsansky (piano) Producer Peter Thresh Discs


Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Conductor: Rudolf Krecmer
Conductor: Zelenka Memento Domine
Soprano: Veronika Jensovska
Soprano: Marie Filkova
Contralto: Damiano Binetti
Tenor: Ladislav Neshyba
Baritone: Jiri Hansmann
Baritone: Jiri Biba
Director: Pavel Baxa
Unknown: Dagmar Peckova
Baritone: Ivan Kusnjer
Baritone: Marian Lapsansky

: Choral Evensong

From Southwell Minster,
Introit: Holy Is the True Light (Harris) Responses (Smith)
Office Hymns: The Highest and the Holiest Place (St James)
Psalms 73 and 74 (Flintoff, Roseingrave, Macfarren)
First Lesson: 1 Samuel, 16 wl-13a Canticles: The Southwell Service
(John Rushby-Smith ) (first broadcast) Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians, 4, wl-7
Anthem: Blessed City, Heavenly Salem (Bairstow)
Hymn: When All the World to Life is Waking (Rendez a Dieu)
Organ Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in C minor (Healey Willan )
Rector chori Paul Hale. Assistant organist Philip Rushforth. Repeated tomorrow lam


Unknown: John Rushby-Smith
Unknown: Healey Willan
Unknown: Paul Hale.
Organist: Philip Rushforth.

: The Music Machine

Traditional Dance
The Bhavan Centre in London teaches
Indian dance. Tommy Pearson visits two classes to find out about classical styles Kathak and Bharatanatyam.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Andrew Green. Including
Faure Impromptu No 2 in F minor, Op 31 Kathryn Stott (piano)
5.45 Dvorak Silent Woods
Jacqueline du Pre (cello),
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
6.03 Boyce Trio Sonata No 5 in D Parley of Instruments
6.25 Wolf Auf eine Wanderung
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Daniel Barenboim (piano) Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Cello: Jacqueline du Pre
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Conductor Mark Wigglesworth , Catrin Wyn-Davies (soprano), Della Jones
(mezzo), Robert Tear (tenor), Gwynne Howell (bass), Philharmonia Chorus, BBC National Chorus of Wales
John Pickard The Flight of Icarus Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor (Choral)
# See Music: page 42


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Soprano: Catrin Wyn-Davies
Soprano: Della Jones
Tenor: Gwynne Howell

: Conversations with Charles Rosen

Ivan Hewett talks to Charles Rosen about his best-known book, The
Classical Style, which revolutionised the view of Haydn and Mozart.


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Charles Rosen

: Brahms Songs

Two sets of Brahms Lieder sung by the young baritone Christopher Maltman. The sombre, death-obsessed world of the Four Serious
Songs is contrasted with the gentle lullabies of Op 91.
Brahms Four Serious Songs, Op 121; Two Songs, Op 91
Christopher Maltman (baritone), Ursula Smith (cello),
Graeme McNaught (piano)


Baritone: Christopher Maltman.
Cello: Ursula Smith
Piano: Graeme McNaught

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Lyric Quartet.
Haydn String Quartet in 0 minor, Op 76 No 2
Kodaly String Quartet No 2 Repeated tomorrow 4.15pm


Introduces: Penny Gore

: Night Waves

In a programme recorded at the Birmingham Readers' and Writers' Festival, Humphrey Carpenter examines ways of writing about other cultures, from pieces in glossy magazines to the academic tome. Do men and women have different approaches to the art of travel writing? Is travel writing a form of amateur anthropology? Where do observation and anecdote blur with fiction? His guests include
Dea Birkett , whose Serpent in Paradise tells of her travels to Pitcairn Island, and Harrie Ritchie , author of The
Last Pink Bits, a journey through what remains of the British Empire. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Dea Birkett
Unknown: Harrie Ritchie
Producer: Erika Wright

: Composer of the Week Sibelius

Jeremy Hayes introduces a recent recording of the rarely heard complete incidental music for Strindberg's fairy-tale play about love, and two symphonic poems: one sounding rather like a Nordic relative of Debussy's faun, the other one of Sibelius's most evocative, visionary pieces. The Dryad; Swanwhite: Nightride and Sunrise
Repeated from last Wednesday


Introduces: Jeremy Hayes

: Jazz Notes

Presented by Richard Niles. The BBC Big Band feature the music of Oliver Nelson , conducted by Barry Forgie.


Presented By: Richard Niles.
Unknown: Oliver Nelson
Conducted By: Barry Forgie.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Berlin Philharmonic,
Tamas Daroczy (tenor), Alexandru Agache (baritone), Hungarian Radio and Television Chorus/Georg Solti
Leo Weiner Serenade for Orchestra
Kodaly Psalmus Hungaricus Bartok Cantata Profana
2.00 Ars Nova, conductor Bo Holten , perform music from the early
Baroque, including works by Dowland and Mogens Pederson
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
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Tenor: Tamas Daroczy
Tenor: Alexandru Agache
Conductor: Bo Holten
Conductor: Mogens Pederson

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