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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Biber Violin Sonata No 6 in C minor
6.17 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 1 in G minor (Winter Daydreams)
Montreal SO, conductor Hans Graf
7.05 Francois Couperin Troisi ème Lecon de Tenebres
Patricia Petibon and Sophie Daneman (sopranos), Les Arts
Florissants, director William Christie
7.40 Brahms Variations on a Theme of Paganini Egon Petri (piano)
8.05 Saint-Saens Phaeton
Philharmonia, conductor Charles Dutoit
8.18 Building a Library - Best of the Bunch:
Richard Wigmore 's choice of recordings by baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau .


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Hans Graf
Conductor: Francois Couperin Troisi
Unknown: Lecon de Tenebres
Unknown: Patricia Petibon
Sopranos: Sophie Daneman
Director: William Christie
Piano: Paganini Egon Petri
Piano: Saint-Saens Phaeton
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Richard Wigmore
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Mendelssohn String Symphony No 13 in C Hanover Band, conductor Roy Goodman
9.08 Tallis Spem in Alium
Taverner Choir and Consort, director Andrew Parrott
9.19 Dvorak Piano Trio No 1 in B flat, Op 21 Borodin Trio Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Tallis Spem
Director: Andrew Parrott

: Musical Encounters

With Stephanie Hughes. The Ulster Orchestra contributes this week's concerto for orchestra.
Villa-Lobos The Little Train of the Caipira (Bachiana Brasileira No 2) Royal Philharmonic, conductor Enrique Batiz
10.05 Artists of the Week:
Brodsky Quartet
Alvarez Metro Chabacano
10.13 Chopin Rondo in C minor, Op 1 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
10.22 Hovhaness Concerto for
Orchestra No 7 Ulster Orchestra, conductor Richard Pittman
10.45 Vivaldi, arr Snell Summer (The Four Seasons) Howard Snell Brass
10.58 Artists of the Week:
Brodsky Quartet
Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K546
11.05 Brahms Piano Sonata No 1 in C, Op 1 Sviatoslav Richter
11.39 Revueltas Musica para Charlar Ulster Orchestra, conductor Richard Pittmann
11.53 Dudley Moore And the Same to You The Composer (piano)


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Enrique Batiz
Unknown: Chopin Rondo
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Richard Pittman
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Revueltas Musica
Conductor: Richard Pittmann
Conductor: Dudley Moore

: Composers of the Week: Paris 1750

Geoffrey Baskerville introduces works by composers who were in Paris in 1750. Today, an excerpt from Leclair's only opera, a solitary bassoonist, and La Marseillaise as arranged after the French Revolution by the 66-year-old Balbastre on the organ of the deconsecrated Notre Dame.
Duphly La Victoire
Mitzi Meyerson (harpsichord)
Corrette Sonata No 5 (Les Delices de la Solitude)
Danny Bond (bassoon),
Richte van der Meer (cello), Robert Kohnen (harpsichord)
Balbastre Overture: La de Caze; La d'Hericourt; La Lugeac (Pieces de Clavecin)
Sandrine Pasquier (harpsichord)
Leclair Scylla et Glaucus (Recitative and Passacaglia, Act 3, Scene 2) Rachel Yakar (soprano),
Monteverdi Choir , English Baroque
Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Mondonville Sonata No 4 in C
(Pieces de Clavecin, Op 3) John Holloway (violin),
Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Balbastre Le Chant des Marseillois
Guy Morangon (organ)
Repeated next Friday 12.15pm


Introduces: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: La Marseillaise
Harpsichord: Mitzi Meyerson
Bassoon: Danny Bond
Cello: Richte van Der Meer
Harpsichord: Robert Kohnen
Harpsichord: Sandrine Pasquier
Harpsichord: Leclair Scylla
Soprano: Rachel Yakar
Soprano: Monteverdi Choir
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Violin: John Holloway
Harpsichord: Davitt Moroney
Unknown: Guy Morangon

: Manchester Summer Recitals

From the Concert Hall of New Broadcasting House.
Rodney Slatford introduces the fourth of six concerts. Piers Lane (piano) plays a programme of virtuoso transformations: of Italian songs by Liszt, a famous Mozart aria by Chopin, and a celebrated ballet by Stravinsky. Uszt Three Petrarch Sonnets
Chopin Variations on "La Ci Darem la Mano ", Op 2
Stravinsky Three Movements from Petrushka


Introduces: Rodney Slatford

: Private Passions

Repeated from Saturday 12 noon

: Mining the Archive Edith Vogel

Born in the Ukraine, Edith Vogel was one of the most distinguished musicians to settle in this country during the Second World War. In conversation with James Gibb , Stephen Plaistow presents recordings from a broadcasting career which started in Austria when
Vogel was 15 and continued with the BBC for more than 40 years.
Schumann Allegro in B minor, Op 8; Davidsbundlertanze, Op 6
Brahms Ballades , Op 10: No 1 in D minor (Edward); No 2 in 0 Schubert Variations in A flat for
Piano Duet. D813
James Gibb (piano)
Chopin Piano Sonata in B minor Op 58 Repeat


Unknown: Edith Vogel
Unknown: James Gibb
Unknown: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Schumann Allegro
Unknown: Brahms Ballades
Piano: James Gibb
Piano: Chopin Piano Sonata

: Music Machine

Electronics and Digits
Is Res Rocket Surfer a band with four thousand members spread across the globe or a computer in north
London? Verity Sharp meets founder members Tim Bran and Willie Henshall to find out and to listen to some music being made across the internet.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Tim Bran
Unknown: Willie Henshall

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including
John White Piano Sonata No 109
Roger Smalley
5.40 CPE Bach Symphony in G, Wql83 No 4
CPE Bach Orchestra, director Hartmut Haenchen
6.40 Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Producer Vicky Whitaker


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Piano: John White
Unknown: Roger Smalley
Director: Hartmut Haenchen
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

A concert given last year in the Tivoli Hall, Copenhagen. Conductor Andrew Davis , Amalie Mailing (piano) Ruders Concerto in Pieces
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Walton Symphony No 1


Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Give a Dog a Bad Name

David Owen Norris ends his series rescuing much-maligned musical reputations from the slings and arrows of outrageous prejudice and snobbery. 4:Amateur Musicians


Unknown: David Owen Norris

: Hear and Now

In the second of two special editions recorded before an invited audience in the Radio Theatre in London's
Broadcasting House, Sarah Walker is joined by Sophie Fuller , Ian Mitchell and Alwynne Pritchard to explore questions of gender in the composition of new music. Sara Stowe (soprano) and Kate Ryder (piano) perform a selection of works by composers including Elena Firsova.
Deirdre Gribbin , Karen Tanaka and Judith Weir. Ivan Hewett chairs a discussion about the perceived and actual differences in the way women approach composition and the musical worlds they evoke.
Diana Burrell untitled composition Music by Jonathan Harvey and Howard Skempton
Galina Ustvoiskaya Trio Gemini


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Sophie Fuller
Unknown: Ian Mitchell
Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Soprano: Sara Stowe
Unknown: Elena Firsova.
Unknown: Deirdre Gribbin
Unknown: Karen Tanaka
Unknown: Judith Weir.
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Diana Burrell
Music By: Jonathan Harvey
Music By: Howard Skempton
Unknown: Galina Ustvoiskaya Trio

: Composer of the Week; Paul Patterson

5: A Milestone Reached. The composer introduces some of his most recent music. The programme includes a performance of the Violin Concerto by Malcolm Layfield , the violinist who gave its premiere with the Goldberg Ensemble. Eurostar Fanfare (1994) London Brass Virtuosi, conductor David Honeyball
Roald Dahl 's Little Red Riding Hood (excerpt) (1992)
LPO, conductor Franz Welser-Most Duologue (1984)
Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Julius Drake (piano)
Violin Concerto (1992) Malcolm Layfield ,
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Brussels Fanfare (1994) London Brass Virtuosi, conductor David Honeyball
Benedictus; Osanna (Missa Brevis) London Philharmonic Choir, conductor Owain Arwel Hughes Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Malcolm Layfield
Conductor: David Honeyball
Conductor: Roald Dahl
Conductor: Franz Welser-Most
Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Piano: Julius Drake
Unknown: Malcolm Layfield
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth Brussels
Conductor: David Honeyball
Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes

: Saxophone Colossus

Repeated from Monday 3.45pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Verdi Attila
Hungarian Radio and Television
Chorus and SO/Lamberto Gardelli
2.50 Revital Hachamov (piano) Shchedrin Basso
Ostinato Debussy Reverie Ron Wiedberg Sonatina No 3 Chopin Ballades: No 1 in G minor, Op 23; No 4 in F minor, Op 52 Ginastera Piano Sonata No 1
3.55 Soler Miserere a 8; Miserere a 12 Budapest Madrigal Choir, Hungarian State Orchestra/Ferenc Szekeres
4.45 Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Bruggen
Haydn Symphony No 83 in G minor (Hen); Sinfonia Concertante in B flat; Symphony No 86 in D
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Revital Hachamov
Piano: Shchedrin Basso
Piano: Ostinato Debussy
Piano: Reverie Ron Wiedberg
Unknown: Soler Miserere
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Attilla: Yevgeni Nesterenko(bass)
Ezio: Lajos Miller(baritone)
Odabella: Sylvia Sass(soprano)

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