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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Brahms Cello Sonata in F. Op 99 No 2 Heinrich Schiff , Oleg Maisenberg (piano)
6.34 Poulenc Gloria
Janice Watson (soprano),
BBC Singers and Philharmonic, conductor Van Pascal Tortelier
7.05 Shostakovich Prelude and Fugue, Op 87 No 24
Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)
7.45 Rlgatti Dixit Dominus
Gabrieli Consort and Players, conductor Paul McCreesh
8.05 Britten Soirées Musicales
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
8.20 Building a Library - Best of the Bunch: Poulenc songs chosen by Gordon Stewart
8.32 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No 4 in G minor
Louis Lortie , Montreal Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Heinrich Schiff
Piano: Oleg Maisenberg
Piano: Poulenc Gloria
Soprano: Janice Watson
Conductor: van Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Piano: Rlgatti Dixit Dominus
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Louis Lortie
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Dukas La Péri Paris Opera Orchestra, conductor Pierre Dervaux
9.03 Debussy Printemps Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
9.21 Telemann Concerto in G for
Four Violins
Alice Harnoncourt , Walter Pfeiffer , Peter Schoberwalter and Kurt Theiner
, Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus Harnoncourt
9.29 Berwald Symphony No 4 in E flat (Sinfonie Naive)
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt Discs


Conductor: Pierre Dervaux
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Violins: Alice Harnoncourt
Violins: Walter Pfeiffer
Violins: Peter Schoberwalter
Violins: Kurt Theiner
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt

: Musical Encounters

With Fiona Talkington.
Trad Doina ; Hora; Batuta (Moldavie) Kalman Balogh (cimbalom)
10.06 Bartok Sonatine on Peasant
Themes from Transylvania Gyorgy Sandor (piano)
10.13 Artist of the Week:
Rodovan Vlatkovic (horn)
Saint-Saens Morceau de Concert, Op 94 Paris Orchestral Ensemble, conductor Jean-Jacques Kantorow
10.22 Haydn Symphony No 102 in B flat
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philharmonic, conductor Adam Fischer
10.47 Franck Allegretto Quasi Marcia; Offertoire in B
Joris Verdin (harmonium)
11.14 Willebrand Like the Glow of Evening Slowly Fading
Jaakko Ryhanen (bass), Tapiola
Sinfonietta, conductor Seppo Hovi
11.18 Stewart Copeland Gene Pool Ensemble Bash
11.28 Strauss Horn Concerto No 1
Radovan Vlatkovic, English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Tate
11.46 Trad Adamosi Csardas es Szoko
Gasza Band


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: Trad Doina
Unknown: Kalman Balogh
Horn: Rodovan Vlatkovic
Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Conductor: Adam Fischer
Conductor: Seppo Hovi
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate

: Composer of the Week: Lehar

Rodney Milnes concludes his exploration of the life and music of the leading composer of 20th-century Viennese operetta.
5: The Composer Offstage. Today the Gold and Silver Waltz, and some lesser-known pieces including two for violin (Lehar's own instrument) and orchestra, the polka Vergissmeinnicht, the symphonic poem Eine Vision , and his specially concocted Merry Widow Overture.
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Unknown: Eine Vision

: Bristol Lunchtime Concert

French Connection
Water Sprites. Chris de Souza introduces a concert given in March at St George's. Brandon Hill, Bristol, by pianist Gordon Fergus-Thompson . Debussy Estampes; Hommage a Haydn
Ravel Menuet sur le Nom d'Haydn; Une Barque sur I'Océan (Miroirs); Gaspard de la Nuit


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Pianist: Gordon Fergus-Thompson
Unknown: Gaspard de la Nuit

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is Sir Roy Strong , a writer on cultural history. Purcell's homage to this country, Fairest Isle, is just one of Strong's passions. He also mentions music by Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Johann (son) and Richard Strauss , Repeated from Saturday 12 noon


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Unknown: Richard Strauss

: Mining the Archive

Philip Jones
Fiona Talkington talks to trumpeter Philip Jones and reviews the enormous range of recordings he has made for the BBC both as a soloist and with the world-famous
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble.
Including music by Monteverdi,
Gabrieli, Bach, Saint-Saens, Britten, Michael Berkeley and even ... Pink Floyd.
Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Philip Jones
Unknown: Philip Jones
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Pink Floyd.
Producer: Tim Thorne

: The Music Machine

Traditional Dance
Tommy Pearson visits the Austrian Tyrol and discovers that there is more to traditional dancing in this part of the world than leather trousers and hats with shaving brushes in the rim. He also talks to
Keith Harmon.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Keith Harmon.

: In Tune

From the Brighton Festival. Natalie Wheen presents a specially extended programme of music and interviews with artists appearing at the Festival. Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Brighton Festival

Piers Burton-Page introduces a concert from the Dome in Brighton, East Sussex, celebrating this year's anniversaries of Schubert's birth and Brahms's death.
Jean Rigby (mezzo),
Leonidas Kavakos (violin),
Robert Cohen (cello), Brighton
Festival Chorus, BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert
Brahms Nanie ; Double Concerto in A minor
8.50 The Last Straw
By Graeme Fife , read by Edward de Souza. Vienna, 1828: Franz Schubert's exquisite chamber pieces just cannot compete with the current box-office smash - a troupe of dancing camels. Something drastic is needed.
9.10 Schubert Incidental music:


Unknown: Jean Rigby
Violin: Leonidas Kavakos
Cello: Robert Cohen
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Conductor: Brahms Nanie
Unknown: Graeme Fife
Read By: Edward de Souza.

: Conversations with Charles Rosen

In the last of their five conversations.
Ivan Hewett talks to pianist and critic Charles Rosen about why the romantic composers' interest in landscape, madness and memory revolutionised the sound of music.


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Charles Rosen

: Hear and Now

Andrew Sparling introduces a concert given on Tuesday at St John's, Smith Square, London, celebrating
Lontano's 21st year on the new-music scene.
Conductor Odaline de la Martinez
Stefan Wolpe Piece for Trumpet and Seven Instruments (first UK performance)
Alastair Mackie (trumpet) Elliott Carter Triple Duo
Edgard Varese Density 21.5 Helen Keen (flute)
Bernard Benoliel Boanerges (first broadcast)
Producer Andrew Kurowski


Introduces: Andrew Sparling
Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez
Conductor: Stefan Wolpe
Unknown: Alastair MacKie
Flute: Bernard Benoliel Boanerges
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: Composer of the Week: Sibelius

Jeremy Hayes ends his exploration of Sibelius's theatre music with the remarkable closing scenes of the composer's 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 from last Friday


Unknown: Jeremy Hayes
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Everything but the Crazyhouse

The last of six programmes in which Russell Davies traces one of the most picaresque careers in jazz.
6: Petite Fleur. Spending more and more time in Europe. Sidney Bechet finally settled in Paris, where he spent the last decade of his life in relative peace and won the acclaim and love of the French public. Repeated from Monday 3.45pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Sidney Bechet

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.45 Bach Cantatas from
Amsterdam Cantatas Nos 22: Jesus
Namh zu Sich die Zwolfe; 155:
Mein Gott , Wie Lang ; 23: Du Wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn and 208: Was Mir
Behagt, 1st Nur die Muntre Jagd ! Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra/Ton Koopman
3.10 Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra/Oleg Gaetani, Antonio Meneses (cello) Wolfgang Rihm Fiinfte Abgesangsszene Bloch
Schelomo Schumann Symphony No 2in 4.30 Harpsichordist Pierre Hantai performs pieces from Tudor England, including works by Byrd, Bull, John Redford and Giles Famaby
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Mein Gott
Unknown: Wie Lang
Unknown: du Wahrer Gott
Unknown: Davids Sohn
Unknown: Muntre Jagd

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