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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Copland Ceremonial Fanfare LPO, conductor Jorge Mester
6.07 Strauss Don Quixote
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
7.05 Hovhaness Psalm and Fugue Manhattan CO, conductor Richard Auldon Clark
7.32 Grace Williams Fantasia on Welsh Nursery Tunes
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Groves
8.05 William Lawes Fantasia-Suite
No 2 in G London Baroque
8.19 Wolf-Ferrari Overture;
Intermezzo (II Segreto di Susanna) Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
8.32 Haydn Symphony No 104 in D (London) London Classical Players, director Roger Norrington


Conductor: Jorge Mester
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Richard Auldon Clark
Conductor: Charles Groves
Conductor: William Lawes
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Director: Roger Norrington

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.08 Mozart Piano Sonata in B flat,
K333 Maria-Joao Pires
9.37 Debussy La Damoiselle Elue Maria Ewing (soprano),
Brigitte Baileys (contralto),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Maria-Joao Pires
Contralto: Brigitte Baileys
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Musical Encounters

With Kirsteen McCue. Including
Machaut's Messe de Notre Dame performed by the Taverner Consort , directed by Artist of the Week Andrew Parrott.
10.00 Ockeghem, arr Birtwistle Ut Heremuta Solus
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
10.16 Thomas Wilson St Kentigem Suite Scottish Ensemble, director Jonathan Rees
10.40 Graham Fitkin Hook
Tambuco Percussion Ensemble
10.49 Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Sylvia McNair (soprano), Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yoel Levi
11.10 Ian Wilson Timelessly This Concorde, director Jane O'Leary
11.22 Villa-Lobos Harmonica Concerto
Tommy Reilly ,
South West German Radio Orchestra, conductor Emmerich Smola
11.56 anon, Italian 14th-century La Rotta Dufay Collective


Unknown: Kirsteen McCue.
Unknown: Taverner Consort
Unknown: Andrew Parrott.
Unknown: Thomas Wilson
Director: Jonathan Rees
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Conductor: Yoel Levi
Conductor: Ian Wilson
Director: Jane O'Leary
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Conductor: Emmerich Smola

: Composer of the Week: Ravel

With Chris de Souza.
3: Among Friends. Ravel's small circle of friends were an important part of his world. Manuel Rosenthal gives an insight into Ravel's very private life. The Violin Sonata is performed by Frank Peter Zimmermann and pianist Alexander Lonquich , and the Piano Trio by the Beaux Arts Trio. Also, the third of the Chants Populaires, the Chanson Italienne with soprano Victoria de los Angeles.
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Manuel Rosenthal
Unknown: Frank Peter Zimmermann
Pianist: Alexander Lonquich

: Voices at the Wigmore Hall

lain Burnside introduces the second of seven recitals featuring international vocalists at London's Wigmore Hall. This recital was given last year by Simon Keenlyside (baritone) and Malcolm Martineau (piano).
Strauss Standchen ; All' Mein Gedanken; Das Rosenabend ;
Hochzeitlich Lied; Traum durch die Dammerung; Befreit; Waldseligkeit Wolf Auf einer Wanderung; Auf eine Christblume II; Um Mitternacht; In der Fruhe; DerJager; Lied vom Winde; Lied eines Verliebten


Baritone: Simon Keenlyside
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Strauss Standchen
Unknown: Das Rosenabend

: Midweek Choice: (0171) [number removed]

With Susan Sharpe , including
Haydn Kyrie ; Benedictus (Nelson Mass) Felicity Lott (soprano),
English Consort Choir and Orchestra, conductor Trevor Pinnock
Harold Truscott Elegy for String Orchestra
Irish National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gary Brain
Tchaikovsky Piano Sonata in G, Op 37 Sviatoslav Richter
Producer Peter Thresh Discs


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Haydn Kyrie
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Harold Truscott
Conductor: Gary Brain
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter

: Choral Evensong

0 Columba, Most Holy of Saints
A special service from lona Abbey to commemorate the life of St Columba who died 1,400 years ago this week. 0 Columba Insignis Signifer Os Mutorum
Ave Sanctorum Columba Piisime
First Lesson: Isaiah 42, 1-13
Antiphon and Psalm 92
Second Lesson: John 2, 1-11 Altus Prosator
Salve Splendor Tuis Pater
Psalm 33
Mediae Noctis
0 Mira Regis
Readings from Adamnan's Vita Columbae
The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers Patsy Seddon (voice and clarsach) Hamish Moore (triple pipes), Rick Bamford (drums) Repeated tomorrow lam


Director: Harry Christophers
Director: Patsy Seddon
Unknown: Hamish Moore
Unknown: Rick Bamford

: Music Machine

Music at the Globe
The Globe education project Our Theatre involves schools in the Southwark area of London. Verity Sharp visits a school working on the entertainments that would have preceded plays at the Globe in Tudor times.

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including
5.15 Debussy General Lavine.... eccentric
Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
5.45 Satie Choses Vues a Droite et a Gauche (Sans Lunettes)
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin), Alexander Lonquich (piano) Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Piano: Satie Choses Vues
Violin: Frank Peter Zimmermann
Piano: Alexander Lonquich
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Rush Hour Concert

Fiona Talkington presents the third of eight concerts from the Wigmore Hall, London. Ilya Itin (piano)
Schubert Piano Sonata in A minor, 0531; Moment Musical in A flat, D780 No
Rachmaninov Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Piano: Ilya Itin

: Cocktails

Seven programmes of dance band recordings from 1920 to 1945.
3: Everything's in Rhythm with My Heart. From Buenos Aires, pre-war recordings of tango singer
Carlos Gardel ; from London, the orchestras of Jack Jackson and Billy Cotton , and the voices of Jessie Matthews and Vera Lynn ; and from Copenhagen,
Leon Abbey's Band, recorded at the Restaurant Hollaenderbyen in 1938. SOUNDING THE CENTURY


Singer: Carlos Gardel
Unknown: Jack Jackson
Unknown: Billy Cotton
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: Vera Lynn

: Early Korngold

Introduced by Mairi Nicolson from the Concert Hall of New
Broadcasting House, Manchester. BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert
Korngold Overture: Schauspiel; Suite: The Snowman
8.20 Fitting the Picture
David Huckvale examines the contrasting fortunes of Schoenberg and Korngold in Hollywood.
8.35 Korngold Fairy Pictures
(first performance); Prelude; Carnival (Violanta)


Introduced By: Mairi Nicolson
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Unknown: David Huckvale

: In Translation

Five readings of contemporary fiction. 3: An excerpt from The Lone Man by Bernardo Atxaga , translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa , and read by Jamie Glover. A reformed
Basque terrorist agrees to hide two Basque activists during the 1982 World Cup.
Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Bernardo Atxaga
Unknown: Margaret Jull Costa
Read By: Jamie Glover.
Producer: Julia Butt

: Variations and Notations

Piano music by Webem and Boulez played by Ingrid Karlen. Disc


Played By: Ingrid Karlen.

: Ensemble

For details see tomorrow 4.15pm

: Night Waves

A growing number of American universities are introducing "white studies". Is it simply the lunatic fringe of political correctness or a genuine advance in cultural understanding? Humphrey Carpenter investigates. Plus news from tonight's premiere of Lucinda Coxon 's new play, Wishbones, directed by Simon Usher. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Lucinda Coxon
Directed By: Simon Usher.
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Composer of the Week Dvorak Abroad

Presented by Susan Sharpe , with readings by David Holt.
Spiritual: Go Down Moses; Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World) Discs Repeated from last Wednesday


Presented By: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: David Holt.

: Jazz Notes

Dave Gelly continues his celebration of vocal recordings, tonight including Bing Crosby and the Boswell Sisters.


Unknown: Dave Gelly
Unknown: Bing Crosby

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Rotterdam Philharmonic The first of four weekly concerts by the orchestra. Conductor Christopher Seaman , Ilya Grubert (violin) Brahms Violin Concerto in D; Symphony No 4 in E minor
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 Special
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Christopher Seaman
Violin: Ilya Grubert

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