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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Sviridov Incidental music:
Tsar Fedor loannovich
James Bowman (countertenor), Holst Singers, conductor Stephen Layton
6.39 Wagner Siegfried Idyll Berlin Philharmonic, conductor James Levine
7.05 Bach Trio Sonata in E flat,
The King's Consort, director Robert King
7.41 Verdi Te Deum
(Four Sacred Pieces)
Cheryl Studer (soprano),
Vienna State Opera Chorus and Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
8.05 Johann and Josef Strauss
Pizzicato Polka
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Carlos Kleiber
8.23 Nielsen Symphony No 5
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: James Bowman
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Conductor: James Levine
Director: Robert King
Director: Verdi Te Deum
Soprano: Cheryl Studer
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Schubert Rondo in A, D438 Gidon Kremer (violin), LSO, conductor Emil Tchakarov
9.15 Vaughan Williams Te Deum Corydon Singers, Thomas Trotter (organ), conductor Matthew Best
9.23 Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Singers: Thomas Trotter
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: Musical Encounters

With Susan Sharpe , including
Part 0 Adonai (Magnificat Antiphons) BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
10.06 Artists of the Week:
The Kuijken brothers
Giovanni Platti Flute Sonata in G
Barthold Kuijken (flute), Wieland Kuijken (cello),
Robert Kohnen (harpsichord)
10.21 Chabrier Chanson de I'Alouette
Felicity Lott (soprano),
Graham Johnson (piano)
11.33 Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Musique pour les Soupers du Roi Ubu French Radio Philharmonic, conductor Olivier Cuendet
11.56 Offenbach Couplets du Souper Felicity Lott (soprano),
Graham Johnson (piano)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Conductor: Bo Holten
Flute: Giovanni Platti
Cello: Wieland Kuijken
Harpsichord: Robert Kohnen
Harpsichord: Chabrier Chanson
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Graham Johnson
Conductor: Olivier Cuendet
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Graham Johnson

: Composers of the Week: Schola Cantorum

With Roger Nichols. d'lndy Suite in the Olden Style Harry Glantz (trumpet),
Julian Baker and Claude Monteux
(flutes), Guilet Quartet
Roussel Sarabande , Op 20 No 2 Claire Croiza (mezzo), The Composer (piano)
Roussel Petit Canon Perpétuel; Prelude and Fugue, Op 46 (Hommage a Bach) Jean Boguet (piano)
Satie En Habit de Cheval
Jean-Joel Barbier and Jean Wiener (pianos)
Guilmant Fuga "alia Handel" (L'Organiste Pratique, Book 5)
Charles Callahan (organ) Roussel Bourree ; Ronde
(Suite in F sharp minor, Op 14) Jean Boguet (piano)
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger Nichols.
Unknown: Harry Glantz
Unknown: Julian Baker
Flutes: Claude Monteux
Unknown: Roussel Sarabande
Unknown: Claire Croiza
Piano: Jean Boguet
Unknown: Jean-Joel Barbier
Pianos: Jean Wiener
Pianos: Guilmant Fuga
Unknown: Charles Callahan
Unknown: Roussel Bourree
Piano: Jean Boguet

: City of London Sinfonia

Penny Gore introduces the fifth of six concerts of French music, given by the City of London Sinfonia last June in the Church of St Giles,
Cripplegate, in the Barbican, London. City of London Sinfonia, director Graeme Jenkins
Debussy, orch Ravel Sarabande (Pour le Piano)
Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Defunte Francaix Pavane pour un Génie Vivant (first UK performance) Jolivet La Flèche du Temps
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin


Introduces: Penny Gore
Director: Graeme Jenkins

: Voices

Felicity Lott (soprano),
Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), Stuart Kale (tenor), Neal Davies (bass), Steuart Bedford (piano)
Liza Lehmann In a Persian Garden
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Soprano: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Tenor: Stuart Kale
Tenor: Neal Davies
Bass: Steuart Bedford
Piano: Liza Lehmann

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductor Mark Wigglesworth Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
Shostakovich Symphony No 5 Repeat


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt , Tess Knighton and Alvaro Torrente rediscover the repertoire of the Spanish Baroque, including the church villancicos of Galan, and music for court zarzuelas by Literes. Repeated from Sunday 2.40pm


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Tess Knighton
Unknown: Alvaro Torrente

: Music Machine

Cartoon Music
In the days of the silent movie, pianists were often employed to provide a musical accompaniment to the film. Tommy Pearson meets the movie pianist Andrew Youdell to find out what they did and how they did it.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Pianist: Andrew Youdell

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with news, weather and music including
5.45 Wassenaer, attrib Pergolesi Concerto Armonico No 1 in G
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton Koopman
6.05 Haydn Piano Sonata in D, H XVI 37
Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
6.25 Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Alexander Gibson
6.40 Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale
Hanover Band, conductor Roy Goodman Producer David Byers


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Director: Ton Koopman
Unknown: Andreas Staier
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Producer: David Byers

: Pebble Mill

Fifth of seven celebrity piano recitals from Studio One,
Birmingham, is given by Peter Donohoe. Debussy Estampes Ravel Miroirs
8.20 Lancashire Sol-Fa
Philip Brady explores the world of collier-bassoonists and weaver-trombonists in 19th-century Lancashire. Repeat
8.40 Schumann Kreisleriana
Liszt Venezia e Napoli (Annees de Pelerinage)
FREE TICKETS: (0121) [number removed]


Unknown: Peter Donohoe.
Unknown: Philip Brady
Unknown: Schumann Kreisleriana
Unknown: Liszt Venezia

: The Illuminati

Michael Ignatieff presents five programmes recounting the ups and downs of key groups in 20th-century intellectual history.
2: The Frankfurt School. After fleeing Hitler's Germany in the thirties, Marxist philosophers Theodore
Adorno and Max Horkheimer seek refuge in wartime Hollywood. Back in Germany after the war, and initially feted by the radical Frankfurt campus, Adorno is horrified to find his lecture disrupted by bare-breasted female demonstrators.
Producer William Catlin


Unknown: Michael Ignatieff
Producer: William Catlin

: BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Martyn Brabbins Andrew Toovey Red Icon


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Andrew Toovey

: Night Waves

Director and novelist Neil Bartlett talks to Richard Coles about his new one-man show based on Nicolas
Poussin's great suite of religious paintings, The Seven Sacraments. In their original setting, the pictures were only meant for contemplation by one person at a time, but Bartlett performs his interpretation in a more public setting - the lecture hall of a historic hospital. Plus a report from the opening of one of the leading showcases for contemporary opera: Almeida Opera 1997. Producer Matthew Dodd
+ Face behind the Voice: page 131


Talks: Neil Bartlett
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Composers of the Week: Paris 1750

Geoffrey Baskerville introduces music by composers who were in Paris in 1750. Today, music for the church and the salon composed during the reign of Louis XV.
Balbastre Sonate en Quatuor No 4 in D Concerto Rococo
Corrette Suite du Troisième et
Quatrième Ton (Pieces pour l'Orgue dans un Genre Nouveau) Sylvain Ciaravolo (organ)
Duphly Allemande; Courante;
Rondeau; La Cazamajor (Pieces de Clavecin)
Sandrine Pasquier (harpsichord) Corrette Organ Concerto in G, Op 26 No 2
Rene Saorgin , Nice Baroque
Ensemble, director Gilbert Bezzina Repeated from last Tuesday


Introduces: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Sylvain Ciaravolo
Harpsichord: Sandrine Pasquier
Unknown: Rene Saorgin
Director: Gilbert Bezzina

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces a week of highlights from the 1997 Cheltenham International Jazz
Festival. Tonight, the conclusion of pianist Monty Alexander's set.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 76 No 1 Wilfred Josephs String
Quartet No 4 Delme Quartet Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 76 No 3 (Emperor) Alberni Quartet
2.25 Wagner Parsifal (Prelude, Act 1; Good Friday Music) Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E (Adagio) Madrid SO/Cristobal Halffter
3.00 Schubert Winterreise Jon
Vickers (tenor), Peter Schaff (piano)
4.20 German SO/David Shallon Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice Debussy La Mer
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Tenor: Peter Schaff
Unknown: Shallon Dukas

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