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: On Air

With Penny Gore.
Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor, K183 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.05 Malcolm Arnold Overture:
The Smoke London Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
7.32 Hovhaness Krimian Hairig Chris Gekker (trumpet),
Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, conductor Richard Auldon Clark
8.05 Smetana Overture: Libuse
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
8.17 Handel, arr Steele-Perkins Airs from Vauxhall Gardens
Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet), Tafelmusik, director Jeanne Lamon
8.46 Franz Reizenstein , real Martin Variations on "The Lambeth Walk"
Philip Martin (piano)


Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Hovhaness Krimian Hairig
Unknown: Chris Gekker
Conductor: Richard Auldon Clark
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Director: Jeanne Lamon
Director: Franz Reizenstein
Piano: Philip Martin

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Mozart Piano Sonata in F, K533
Maria-Joao Pires
9.27 Rachmaninov, orch Stokowski Prelude in C sharp minor Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
9.32 Debussy Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra Anne Queffelec , Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra, conductor Armin Jordan Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Maria-Joao Pires
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Unknown: Anne Queffelec
Conductor: Armin Jordan

: Musical Encounters

With Kirsteen McCue.
Artist of the Week:
Andrew Parrott (director)
Vivaldi Gloria in D, RV589
Emily van Evera (soprano), Alison Plac e (mezzo),
Margaret Cable (contralto), Taverner Choir and Players
10.40 Respighi Three Botticelli
Pictures Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
11.01 CPE Bach Flute Sonata in E minor, Wql24 Nancy Hadden , Lucy Carolan (harpsichord)
11.09 William Wallace The Passing of Beatrice
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins
11.28 Shostakovich Piano Quintet Schidlof Quartet, Ian Brown (piano)


Artist: Kirsteen McCue.
Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Director: Vivaldi Gloria
Soprano: Emily van Evera
Soprano: Alison Plac
Unknown: Nancy Hadden
Harpsichord: Lucy Carolan
Harpsichord: William Wallace
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Piano: Ian Brown

: Composer of the Week-Ravel

5: Shall We Dance ...? With
Chris de Souza. The famous Bolero ends this week's exploration of the music of Ravel, in a historic recording conducted by the composer.
Madeleine Milhaud describes the social and cultural milieu of Paris in the early part of the century, especially the receptions Ravel received at premieres of his music.
Manuel Rosenthal reveals Ravel's view on the music of Arnold Schoenberg. Also, a further selection of songs including the last of the Chants Populaires, the Chanson Ecossaise , and Les
Grands Vents Venus d'Outre-Mer sung by baritone Gerard Souzay , and Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) performs Miroirs.
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: Madeleine Milhaud
Music: Manuel Rosenthal
Unknown: Chanson Ecossaise
Baritone: Gerard Souzay
Baritone: Jean-Yves Thibaudet

: Manchester Summer Recitals

From the Concert Hall of New Broadcasting House. In the second of six concerts,
Mairi Nicolson introduces a celebration of the music of Percy Grainger. The programme includes choral settings of folk songs from the British Isles, songs and characteristic piano miniatures, including Country
Gardens, Irish Tune from County
Derry, British Waterside, Brigg Fair, A Bridal Lullaby and Shallow Brown. Stephen Varcoe (baritone), Martin Hindmarsh (tenor),
Penelope Thwaites (piano), Britten Singers, conductor Simon Wright


Introduces: Mairi Nicolson
Unknown: Percy Grainger.
Unknown: Shallow Brown.
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Baritone: Martin Hindmarsh
Tenor: Penelope Thwaites
Conductor: Simon Wright

: Private Passions

Michael Berkeley 's guest is Michael Grade , who will shortly be leaving his post as chief executive of Channel 4 to become executive chairman of First Leisure Corporation. Grade has chosen music including one of Strauss's orchestral songs, the climactic end of Wagner's Siegfried, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Sibelius's
Symphony No 2 and music by Stephen Sondheim and Billy Strayhorn. Repeated from Saturday 12 noon


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Michael Grade
Music By: Stephen Sondheim
Music By: Billy Strayhorn.

: Mining the Archive

Mendelssohn 1809-1847
In two programmes, Gordon Stewart mines a rich seam of performances of Mendelssohn's music given in the seventies and eighties, the beginning of the latest of the periodic cycles of enthusiasm for the composer's music. The first programme includes the Octet (performed by the Chilingirian and Lindsay quartets), songs sung by April Cantelo , pianist John Ogdon playing some of the Preludes and Fugues, and the D minor Piano Trio played by the Beaux Arts Trio. Producer Gordon Stewart


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Sung By: April Cantelo
Pianist: John Ogdon
Producer: Gordon Stewart

: Music Machine

Music at the Globe
From the 17th century to the 20th: this year's opening festival includes a production of A Winter's Tale with newly commissioned music. The composer, Claire van Kampen , talks about how she has tried to capture the spirit of the play, and musicians and actors explain how music works in performance.


Talks: Claire van Kampen

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including
Wagenaar Overture: The Taming of the Shrew
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
6.05 Kreisler Praeludium und Allegro Tasmin Little (violin), Piers Lane (piano)
6.20 Mendelssohn Abscheidslied
der Zugroge !
Janet Baker (mezzo),
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Daniel Barenboim (piano)
6.40 CPE Bach Symphony in B minor, Wql82 No 5
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, director Thomas Hengelbrock Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Andrew Green
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Kreisler Praeludium
Violin: Allegro Tasmin Little
Unknown: Der Zugroge
Unknown: Janet Baker
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Director: Thomas Hengelbrock
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Bath International Music Festival

Chris de Souza introduces a concert given last month at Wells Cathedral reflecting the Resurrection theme of this year's Festival. Penderecki's agonised response to suffering and death contrasts with Messiaen's confident vision of eternity and Mahler's child-like fantasy of heavenly life.
Judith Howarth (soprano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Penderecki Threnody for the Victims of Hiroshima
Messiaen Et Exspecto
Resurrectionem Mortuorum
Mahler Symphony No 4


Soprano: Judith Howarth
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: In Translation

Five readings of contemporary fiction 5: Texaco. By Patrick Chamoiseau , translated from the French and Creole by Rose-Myriam Rejouis and Val Vinokurow , and read by Aicho Kossoko. On the island of Martinique, the aged daughter of a freed slave recalls how her father came to be born into plantation slavery and how he learned the meaning of the word "emancipate". Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Patrick Chamoiseau
Unknown: Rose-Myriam Rejouis
Unknown: Val Vinokurow
Read By: Aicho Kossoko.
Producer: Jill Waters

: Hear and Now

Robert Ziegler presents a sequence of American pieces.
John Adams Road Movies
Copland Ukelele Serenade and Nocturne
George Crumb Four Nocturnes Clio Gould (violin),
John Constable (piano)
At about 10.45, George Crumb talks to Robert Ziegler about his relationship with the American pioneers, followed by Crumb Ancient Voices of Children
Veronika Schaaf (boy soprano), Marie-Louise Bourbeau (mezzo), Ensemble New Art, director Fuat Kent
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: George Crumb
Piano: John Constable
Talks: George Crumb
Unknown: Robert Ziegler
Unknown: Veronika Schaaf
Soprano: Marie-Louise Bourbeau
Producer: Alan Hall

: Composer of the Week: Dvorak Abroad

Presented by Susan Sharpe , with readings by David Holt. After three long years in New York, Dvorak longed for home and happily returned to his cottage in Vysoka. His final overseas visit was to England in 1896, where he conducted at the Queen's Hall, London.
Biblical Songs, Op 99 (excerpts) Philip Langridge (tenor), Radoslav Kvapil (piano)
Cello Concerto in B minor
Yo-Yo Ma, New York Philharmonic, conductor Kurt Masur Discs Repeated from last Friday


Presented By: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: David Holt.
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: Radoslav Kvapil
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: Jazz a la Lee

In the last of four programmes on the life and work of Peggy Lee , Mel Hill discusses the way she broke away from the stereotypical notion of a female singing star to work on equal terms with cultural figures as diverse as Duke Ellington and Walt Disney. Repeated from Monday 3.45pm


Unknown: Peggy Lee
Unknown: Mel Hill

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Wagner Tristan und Isolde
Bayreuth Festival Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim
5.30 Franck Sonata in A Ceciliu Isfan
(viola), Joao Paulo Santos (piano)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Wagner Tristan
Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
Conductor: Franck Sonata
Viola: Joao Paulo Santos
Tristan: Siegfried Jerusalem (tenor)
Isolde: Waltraud Meier (mezzo)
King Mark: Matthias Holle (bass)
Kurwenal: Falk Struckmann (baritone)
Melot: Poul Elming (tenor)
Brangane: Uta Priew (alto)

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