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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. News, weather and music including
Bruch String Quintet in A minor
Allegri Quartet, Patrick Ireland (viola)
6.35 Copland Appalachian Spring New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
7.05 Scarlatti Sonata in D, Kk23 Luc Beausejor (harpsichord)
7.38 Haydn Symphony No 50 in C Hanover Band, director Roy Goodman
8.05 Weber Overture: Abu Hassan
Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.24 Nielsen Symphony No 4 (Inextinguishable) BBC Philharmonic, conductor Bryden Thomson


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Viola: Patrick Ireland
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Director: Roy Goodman
Unknown: Abu Hassan
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Arriaga Overture: The Happy Slaves Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
9.08 Sibelius Incidental music:
Kuolema Gothenburg Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.29 Ernst Variations on "The Last
Rose of Summer"
Maxim Vengerov (violin)
9.38 Prokofiev Suite: Lieutenant Kije Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Musical Encounters

Stephanie Hughes continues her exploration of works published as Op 1. Honegger Pacific 231
Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
10.08 Eisler An die Kleinen
Radioapparat Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Aribert Reimann (piano)
10.15 Artists of the Week:
Brodsky Quartet
Weill String Quartet No 1
10.35 Sting The Secret Marriage The Composer (voice/piano)
10.38 Stephen Montague Snakebite Orchestra of St John 's, Smith
Square, conductor John Lubbock
10.54 Gade Elverskud (part 3) Eva Johansson (soprano), Anne Gjevang (contralto), Poul Elming (tenor), Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir, conductor Dmitri Kitaenko
11.11 Webem Passacaglia, Op 1 Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
11.22 Bach, orch Webem Ricercar a 6 (Musical Offering, BWV1079) Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
11.31 Bach Motet: Singet dem Herm Stockholm Bach Choir, director Nicholas Harnoncourt
11.45 Berg Die Nachtigall: Traumgekront: Leibesode;
Sommertage Jessye Norman (soprano), London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Radioapparat Dietrich
Baritone: Aribert Reimann
Piano: Stephen Montague
Unknown: St John
Conductor: John Lubbock
Conductor: Gade Elverskud
Soprano: Eva Johansson
Soprano: Anne Gjevang
Contralto: Poul Elming
Conductor: Dmitri Kitaenko
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Director: Nicholas Harnoncourt
Soprano: Sommertage Jessye Norman
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Composers of the Week: Paris 1750

Geoffrey Baskerville introduces works by composers who were in Paris in 1750. Today, music inspired by water, from a heavy rainshower and a naval battle to apocalyptic thunderclaps and a shipwreck.
Corrette Les Giboulées de Mars
Sandrine Pasquier (harpsichord)
Corette Concerto Comique No 25: Les Sauvages et la Furstemburg Musica Antiqua Koln, director Reinhard Goebel
Corette Divertimento No 2: Combat
Jukka Tiensuu (harpsichord) Duphly La du Buq
Mondonville Sonata No 5 in G
(Pieces de Clavecin)
Simon Standage (violin),
Lars-Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord) Corrette Grand Jeu avec Tonnerre
Sylvain Ciaravolo (organ)
Corrette Les Voyages d'Ulysse John Holloway (violin),
Davitt Moroney (harpsichord) Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Introduces: Geoffrey Baskerville
Harpsichord: Sandrine Pasquier
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Harpsichord: Jukka Tiensuu
Violin: Simon Standage
Harpsichord: Lars-Ulrik Mortensen
Harpsichord: Corrette Grand Jeu
Unknown: Sylvain Ciaravolo
Violin: John Holloway
Harpsichord: Davitt Moroney

: Vintage Verdi

The second of three programmes in which Pierluigi Petrobelli , director of Italy's National Institute of Verdi
Studies, plays a selection from the institute's uniquely rich collection of Verdi on disc and talks to Piers
Burton-Page about the performances. Today's programme includes recordings by Claudia Muzio and strange arrangements of the quartet from Rigoletto.


Unknown: Pierluigi Petrobelli
Unknown: Claudia Muzio

: To Johannes Brahms

The fifth of eight programmes featuring music by Brahms and works dedicated to him by his friends and admirers.
Gould Trio: Lucy Gould (violin), Martin Storey (cello),
Gretel Dowdeswell (piano)
Fuchs Piano Trio in C, Op 22 Brahms Piano Trio in B, Op 8


Violin: Lucy Gould
Cello: Martin Storey
Piano: Gretel Dowdeswell

: Ulster Orchestra

Conductor Andrew Mogrelia
Dvorak Legend in G minor, Op 59 No 3 Bax Summer Music
Fibich Symphony No 1 in F


Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the young British pianist Viv McLean. Beethoven Piano Sonata in C minor, Op 13 (Pathetique)
Chopin Polonaise-Fantasy in A flat. Op 61
Ravel Sonatine
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Pianist: Viv McLean.
Unknown: Chopin Polonaise-Fantasy

: Music Machine

Electronics and Digits
Verity Sharp explores the world of music and machines.
Cultural Thieving. An interview with Greg Roberts , sampling expert and drummer with band Dreadzone. He shows Verity Sharp how sampling has changed contemporary music and gives her a quick lesson in drum loops.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Greg Roberts
Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter introduces a special
Aldeburgh Festival programme. broadcast live from the Jubilee Hall.
Among the guests are the Brindisi Quartet, who will be playing live. Including
5.45 Schubert Impromptu in F minor, D935 No 1
Imogen Cooper (piano)
6.15 Brahms String Quartet No 2 in A minor, Op 51 No 2 Brindisi Quartet
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Piano: Imogen Cooper
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Colin Davis , Radu Lupu
(piano), Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano), Karl Magnus Fredriksson (baritone), London Symphony Chorus
Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491
8.05 Layton on Kullervo Robert Layton discusses the background to the Kullervo Symphony.
8.20 Sibelius Kullervo Symphony


Conductor: Colin Davis
Piano: Radu Lupu
Piano: Hillevi Martinpelto
Baritone: Karl Magnus Fredriksson
Unknown: Kullervo Robert Layton
Unknown: Kullervo Symphony.
Unknown: Sibelius Kullervo

: Give a Dog a Bad Name

David Owen Norris rescues four much-maligned musical reputations from the slings and arrows of outrageous prejudice and snobbery. 3: Antonio Salieri. "The man who murdered Mozart!" ...Or the great teacher who inspired both Beethoven and Schubert and wrote some good and original music of his own. Next programme tomorrow 9.50pm


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Antonio Salieri.

: Music Restored

Andrew Manze introduces a rare period-instrument performance by the Revolutionary Drawing Room of Mendelssohn's Octet in E flat, Op 20.
Producer Lindsay Kemp
Repeated Monday 4.15pm


Introduces: Andrew Manze
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Tony Palmer reviews A Book of Memories, the latest novel by Hungarian writer Peter Nadas.
Ghosts, corpses and repressed nightmares of Europe's recent past find their way into this autobiographical work, which has already become a huge bestseller on the continent. Producer Fiona Bailey


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Peter Nadas.
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Composer of the Week: Paul Patterson

4: Sea Fever. The composer explores another of his creative obsessions.
Hornpipe (Comedy for Winds) Vega Wind Quintet
Blowing Blue (Diversions) The Fairer Sax
Recitative; Gloria (Mass of the Sea) Christopher Keyte (bass), Brighton Festival Chorus, Royal Philharmonic, conductor Geoffrey Simon The Tides of Mananan
Philip Dukes (viola)
Overture: Songs of the West BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Repeated from last Thursday


Bass: Christopher Keyte
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
Viola: Philip Dukes
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

: Jazz Notes

Campbell Burnap introduces more highlights from the 1997 EBU Jazz Festival held in Espoo, Finland.

: Through the Night

! With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Llandaff Cathedral
! Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Moscow Quartet Strauss Piano Quartet. Op 13 Nuno Leal To Mahler Eduard Napravnik Piano Quartet in A minor, Op 42
3.30 Bartok For Children (Bk 4) Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
3.50 Camerata Academica, conductor Franz Welser-Most .
Olli Mustonen and Raija Kerppo (pianos) Beethoven Overture: Coriolan
Mozart Concerto in E flat for Two
Pianos, K365; Symphony in E flat.
K543; Masonic Funeral Music, K477
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Quartet Strauss
Unknown: Nuno Leal
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Conductor: Franz Welser-Most
Conductor: Olli Mustonen

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