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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 1 in D, Op 11
Borodin Quartet
7.05 Respighi Fountains of Rome San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
7.32 Vaughan Williams Cantata: In Windsor Forest
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus and Sinfonietta, conductor Norman Del Mar
8.05 Liszt Jeux d'Eau a la Villa d'Este (Annees de Pelerinage) Stephen Hough (piano)
8.16 Rodrigo Con Que la Lavare?;
Vos Me Matasteis; De Donde Venis ,
Amore?; De Los Alamos Vengo, Madre Maria Bayo (soprano),
Juan Antonio Alvarez-Parejo (piano)
8.40 Dvorak Violin Sonatina in G,
Op 100 Josef Suk , Josef Hala (piano)


Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Conductor: Liszt Jeux
Piano: Stephen Hough
Unknown: Donde Venis
Piano: Juan Antonio Alvarez-Parejo
Unknown: Josef Suk
Piano: Josef Hala

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Voices of Spring Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Willi Boskovsky
9.06 Mozart Piano Sonata in D, K311 Dezso Ranki
9.23 Glazunov Novelettes, Op 15: Nos 4 and 5 Hollywood Quartet
9.40 Strauss Four Last Songs
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano),
Philharmonia, conductor Otto Ackerman Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Unknown: Dezso Ranki
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Conductor: Otto Ackerman

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Artist of the Week:
Leon Goossens (oboe)
Mozart Oboe Concerto in C, K314
Sinfonia of London, conductor Colin Davis
10.22 Leclair Sonata in D. Op 3 No 6 Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
10.35 Nielsen Saga-Drom
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
10.45 Gordon Crosse The New World
Meriel Dickinson (mezzo), Peter Dickinson (piano)
11.07 Wagner Siegfried Idyll Lancashire Sinfonietta, conductor Jacqueline Hartley
11.25 Lyapunov Transcendental
Study No 10 in B minor (Lezghinka) Louis Kentner (piano)
11.27 Strauss Oboe Concerto
Leon Goossens , Philharmonia, conductor Alceo Galliera


Artist: Piers Burton-Page
Oboe: Leon Goossens
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Leclair Sonata
Director: Simon Standage
Unknown: Gordon Crosse
Unknown: Meriel Dickinson
Piano: Peter Dickinson
Conductor: Jacqueline Hartley
Piano: Louis Kentner
Unknown: Leon Goossens
Conductor: Alceo Galliera

: Composer of the Week: Dvorak Abroad

With Susan Sharpe and David Holt. Dvorak and his family spend the summer of 1893 in America's Midwest and celebrate Czech Day in Chicago with a crowd of 30,000. String Quintet in E flat, Op 97 Raphael Ensemble
Slavonic Dances Nos 9 and 11 Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell
Foster, arr Dvorak Old Folks at Home Arthur Woodley (bass/baritone),
Collegiate Chorale, New York Harmonie Ensemble, conductor Steven Richman Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm Discs


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: David Holt.
Conductor: George Szell
Conductor: Steven Richman

: Verismo Voices

Grand Guignol or High Drama? Gordon Stewart presents four programmes which take the lid off Italian verismo - its seething passions, heart-throbbing emotions and lurid violence, as expressed through some of the hottest sets of vocal chords in the business.
3: Fatal Passions. This programme looks at those characters with their fingers on auto-destruct, with excerpts from La Gioconda, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, Mefistofele, L'Arlesiana and La Fanciulla del
West. The voices include Gina Cigna. Scotto, Caballe, Simionato, Ponselle, Gigli, Siepi and Ruffo.


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Gina Cigna.

: To Johannes Brahms

The second of eight programmes featuring music by Brahms and works dedicated to him by his friends and admirers.
Pro Arte Piano Quartet:
Kenneth Sillito (violin), Robert Smissen (viola), Stephen Orton (cello), Hamish Milne (piano)
Hermann Goetz Piano Quartet in E, Op 6
Brahms Piano Quartet in G minor, Op 25


Violin: Kenneth Sillito
Violin: Robert Smissen
Cello: Stephen Orton
Piano: Hamish Milne
Piano: Hermann Goetz

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Thomas Wilson Symphony No 4


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Vaughan Williams Fantasia
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: Thomas Wilson

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Marais Ensemble and narrator
Simon James , including Martin Butler 's settings of Roald Dahl. Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Narrator: Simon James
Unknown: Martin Butler
Unknown: Roald Dahl.

: Music Machine

Music for Spaces
Playing Space. The theremin was used in many fifties B-movies and featured on the Beach Boys hit Good Vibrations. Today bands like
Portishead and Blur make music out of the ether with this remarkable creation. Bruce Woolly of the Radio Science Orchestra demonstrates how to play any instrument with a wave of the hand on the Midi theremin. And Tod Machover of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been creating hyper-instruments which link human bodies to the composing power of a computer.


Unknown: Bruce Woolly
Unknown: Tod MacHover

: In Tune

Linda Ormiston presents the programme from a jute nun in Dundee, celebrating 75 years of the BBC on the banks of the Tay. Guests include countertenor
James Bowman , who reveals an unexpected enthusiasm. Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Linda Ormiston
Unknown: James Bowman
Producer: Svend Brown

: Ravel: through the Looking Glass

From the Barbican Centre,
London, the second of three concerts given by the London Symphony Orchestra.
Conductor Andre Previn ,
New London Children's Choir, London Symphony Chorus
Valses Nobles et Sentimentales; La Valse
8.00 La Belvedere
Penny Gore and Roger Nichols visit the house at Montfort I'Amaury where Ravel lived for the last 20 years Of his life. Revised repeat
8.20 L'Enfant et les Sortileges
Cup/White Cat JACQUELINE MIURA (mezzo)


Conductor: Andre Previn
Unknown: Roger Nichols
Unknown: Jacqueline Miura
Child: Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo)
Mother/Herdsman: Anne Marie Owens (contralto)
Fire/Princess/Nightingale: Elizabeth Futral (soprano)
Shepherdess/Owl: Juanita Lascarro (soprano)
Tree: Robert Lloyd (bass)
Clock/Black Cat/Armchair: David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
Teapot/Little Old Man/Frog: Mark Tucker (tenor)
Dragonfly/Squirrel: Rinat Shaham (mezzo)
Bat/Milkmaid: Mary Plazas (soprano)

: A Wet Handle

Continuing the selection of songs, stories and poems by Ivor Cutler. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ivor Cutler.

: Milhaud

Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Piano, Op 4 7 Capricorn Repeat

: Music Restored

Hieronymus Praetorius was the most distinguished member of a large family of musicians and one of the most important of all German composers of the early 17th century. Anthony Rooley introduces some of his motets performed by the Cardinall's Musick, director Andrew Carwood. Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated Monday 4.15pm


Unknown: Hieronymus Praetorius
Introduces: Anthony Rooley
Director: Andrew Carwood.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Michele Roberts discusses feminism for the nineties and the "feminisation" of society. Her guests include novelist Erica Jong. Plus a monthly comment on the cultural news from across the Atlantic from Bill Buford , literary and fiction editor of The New Yorker.
Producer Fiona Bailey


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Erica Jong.
Unknown: Bill Buford
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Composer of the Week: Korngold

Das Wunder der Heliane
(Prelude, Act 3)
Berlin Radio Orchestra, conductor John Mauceri
Man Glaubt so Gerne
(Das Lied der Liebe)
Richard Tauber (tenor), orchestra conducted by the Composer String Quartet No 2 Lyric Art Quartet
Ship in the Night (Captain Blood)
Suite: The Adventures of Robin Hood
National Philharmonic, conductor Charles Gerhardt Repeated from last Thursday


Conductor: John Mauceri
Conductor: Man Glaubt
Tenor: Richard Tauber
Conductor: Charles Gerhardt

: Jazz Notes

Playwright Alan Plater talks to Digby Fairweather about his love of jazz.


Talks: Alan Plater
Unknown: Digby Fairweather

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong
Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Messiaen Le Baiser de I'Enfant
Jesus: Par Lui, Tout a Ete Fait (Vingt Regards sur I'Enfant Jesus) Pierre-
Laurent Aimard (piano) Bartok Piano Sonata Florent Boffard
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's
Move 3.40 Words Alive 3.50 Radio
Showcase 3.55 First Steps in Drama
4.10 Drama Workshop 4.30
Ghostwriter 4.40 Scottish Resources
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Messiaen Le Baiser
Piano: Laurent Aimard

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