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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Vaughan Williams A London
Symphony (Symphony No 2) London Philharmonic, conductor Bernard Haitink
7.05 Purcell My Heart Is Inditing, Z30 Tessa Bonner and Patrizia Kwella
(sopranos), Kai Wessel (alto), Paul Agnew and William Kendall (tenors), Peter Kooy (bass). Choir and Orchestra of Ghent Collegium
Vocale, director Philippe Herreweghe
7.32 Grieg Lyric Pieces, Op 43 Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
8.05 Nicolai Overture: Der Tempelritter Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher
8.17 Ravenscroft There Were Two
Ravens Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley
8.41 Janacek, arr Talich Suite: The Cunning Little Vixen Czech Philharmonic, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Penny Gore.
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Tessa Bonner
Sopranos: Patrizia Kwella
Sopranos: Kai Wessel
Unknown: Paul Agnew
Tenors: William Kendall
Bass: Peter Kooy
Director: Philippe Herreweghe
Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes
Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Director: Anthony Rooley
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Bach Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV1043 Rachel Podger
(violin), Academy of Ancient Music, director Andrew Manze (violin)
9.15 Mozart Piano Sonata in A, K331 Murray Perahia
9.39 Stravinsky Pastorale
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano), Ensemble Intercontemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez
9.41 Satie Parade
Paris Conservatoire Concerts Society Orchestra, conductor Louis Auriacombe Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Violin: Rachel Podger
Violin: Andrew Manze
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Stravinsky Pastorale
Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Louis Auriacombe
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Musical Encounters

With Kirsteen McCue.
Artist of the Week:
Andrew Parrott (director)
Trad, arr Greatorex Adeste Fideles Taverner Consort, Choir and Players
10.06 Britten Simple Symphony BBC Scottish SO, conductor Martyn Brabbins
10.26 Janacek From the House of the Dead (Pantomime; end of Act 2)
Chorus of Vienna State Opera, Vienna PO, conductor Charles Mackerras
10.41 Dvorak Romantic Piece, Op 75 No 1
Josef Suk (violin), Josef Hala (piano)
10.45 Stravinsky Mass
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Taverner Consort , conductor Andrew Parrott
11.03 Haydn Sonata in E flat, H XVI 52 Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
11.28 Robert Carver Mass a 3 (excerpts) Rowallan Consort
11.34 Bach Magnificat , BWV242 Emily van Evera and Evelyn Tubb
(sopranos). Caroline Trevor (mezzo), Howard Crook (tenor), Simon Grant (bass), Taverner Players, director Andrew Parrott
Producer Elizabeth Clark


Artist: Kirsteen McCue.
Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Violin: Josef Suk
Violin: Josef Hala
Conductor: Taverner Consort
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Conductor: Haydn Sonata
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Piano: Robert Carver
Unknown: Bach Magnificat
Sopranos: Evelyn Tubb
Sopranos: Caroline Trevor
Tenor: Howard Crook
Tenor: Simon Grant
Director: Andrew Parrott
Producer: Elizabeth Clark
Don Juan/Chekunov: Jaroslav Soucek (baritone)
Alyeya: Jaroslava Janska (soprano)
Wench: Eva Zigmundova (soprano)
Tall prisoner: Vladimir Krejcik (tenor)
Short prisoner: Richard Novak (bass)
Old prisoner: Beno Blachut (tenor)
Shapkin: Zdenek Sousek (tenor)
Goryanchikov: Dalibor Jedlicka (bass)

: Composer of the Week Maurice Ravel

Chris de Souza presents a week of programmes exploring the many faces of Maurice Ravel , with reminiscences from his student Manuel Rosenthal , and Madeleine Milhaud , widow of the composer Darius Milhaud. Introduced by George Benjamin , artistic consultant for Radio 3's Sounding the Century. 1: Painting Pictures. Iridescent colours are the hallmark of Ravel's music. Today's programme explores some of his most evocative works through historical recordings -
Tzigane, played by violinist
Ginette Neveu. and the Chansons Madecasses , with baritone Gerard Souzay. Other songs include the Chanson
Française and Sainte, and the week begins with the spectacular Fanfare. Producer Matias Tarnopolsky
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Maurice Ravel
Unknown: Manuel Rosenthal
Unknown: Madeleine Milhaud
Unknown: Darius Milhaud.
Introduced By: George Benjamin
Violinist: Ginette Neveu.
Unknown: Chansons Madecasses
Baritone: Gerard Souzay.
Producer: Matias Tarnopolsky

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

From St John 's, Smith Square, London.
Imogen Cooper (piano)
Haydn Sonata in C, H XVI 50 Schubert Sonata in D, D850 Repeated Sunday 6.30pm


Unknown: St John
Piano: Imogen Cooper

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Martyn Brabbins , Janice Watson (soprano), Kate Carney
(mezzo), Leeds Philharmonic Chorus Berlioz Overture: Le Corsaire
Debussy Prélude a J'Après-Midi d'un Faune
Faure Cantique de Jean Racine Poulenc Gloria
Durufle Requiem


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Soprano: Janice Watson
Soprano: Kate Carney

: Jazz a la Lee

In the last of four programmes on the life and work of Peggy Lee. Mel Hill discusses the way in which she broke away from the stereotypical notion of a female singing star to collaborate on equal terms with figures as diverse as Duke Ellington and Walt Disney.
Producer Derek Drescher
Repeated Friday 12.30am


Unknown: Peggy Lee.
Unknown: Mel Hill
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Music Restored

Anthony Rooley introduces a programme of motets by Hieronymus Praetorius performed by the Cardinall's Musick under their director Andrew Carwood.
Repeated from Thursday


Introduces: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: Hieronymus Praetorius
Director: Andrew Carwood.

: Music Machine

Music at the Globe
The Globe Theatre of the 17th century was the birthplace of some of Shakespeare's finest plays. Now, in the 20th century, it has been reconstructed and its official opening by the Queen takes place this week. Verity Sharp goes behind the scenes at the Globe to find out about the place of music in the theatre. Producer Jessica Isaacs
WEB SITE: http://wvm.bbc.co. uk/music_machine/


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including
Borodin Overture: Prince Igor Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
6.05 CPE Bach Symphony in B flat, Wql82 No 2 Academy of Ancient
Music, director Christopher Hogwood
6.25 Sgambati Piano Concerto in G minor Jorge Bolet , Nuremberg SO. conductor Ainslee Cox Producer Andrew Mussett
E-MAIL: intune@bh.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Prince Igor Kirov
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Jorge Bolet
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Chamber Orchestra of Europe

From the Barbican. London. The opening concert of the orchestra's European tour, and conductor Bernard Haitink 's debut with them.
Michelle de Young (soprano)
Mozart Symphony No 35 in D, K385 (Haffner)
Wagner, orch Mottl Wesendonk Lieder
8.15 Wind of Change
European woodwind playing has always displayed distinctive national characteristics, but is this declining in an atmosphere of European uniformity? Repeat
8.35 Brahms Serenade No 1 in D


Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Mottl Wesendonk Lieder

: In Translation

Five readings of contemporary fiction. 1: Fragments. By Binjamin Wilkomirski , translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway and read by David Suchet. The author was a child when he was separated from his family and sent to a Nazi concentration camp. Released at around the age of ten and sent to an orphanage, he found it difficult to adapt to his new life. Producer Elaine Pickford


Unknown: Binjamin Wilkomirski
Unknown: Carol Brown Janeway
Read By: David Suchet.
Producer: Elaine Pickford

: Voices

A programme of Brahms songs to celebrate his centenary. Producer Adam Gatehouse
For details see tomorrow 2pm

: Mixing It

With Mark Russell and Robert Sandall, including an interview with Holger Czukay and Irmin Schmidt, of the legendary seventies German rock band Can, about their new album featuring remixes by Eno, A Guy Called Gerald and Bruce Gilbert. Producer Philip Tagney
MUSIC DETAILS: see BBC1 Ceefax page 652


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Holger Czukay
Unknown: Irmin Schmidt
Unknown: Bruce Gilbert.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Composer of the Week Dvorak Abroad

Presented by Susan Sharpe. with readings by David Holt.
Tui Nati Vulnerati (Stabat Mater );
Gypsy Melodies, Op 55: Nos 1 and 4: Symphony No 7 in D minor Repeated from last Monday


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: David Holt.
Unknown: Tui Nati Vulnerati
Unknown: Stabat Mater

: Jazz Notes

Dave Gelly begins a week-long celebration of vocal jazz recordings with songs by Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Dave Gelly
Songs By: Billie Holiday
Songs By: Louis Armstrong.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Celebrity Recital
Truls Mork (cello), Anne Kaasa
(piano) Beethoven Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 2 Prokofiev Cello
Sonata, Op 119 Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 19
2.30 Ravel Suite: Mother Goose
Irish National SO/Kasper de Roo
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to
Think About 3.30 The Song Tree 3.45 Stories and Rhymes 3.55 Together Stories 4.10 Singing Together 4.30 Standard Grade Geography 4.50 Standard Grade Modern Studies
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Cello: Truls Mork
Cello: Anne Kaasa

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