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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Dvorak String Quartet in G, Op 106 Chilingirian Quartet
6.40 Haydn Divertimento in F, H II 20 Haydn Sinfonietta, director Manfred Huss
7.05 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52
Murray Perahia (piano)
7.40 Purcell Fly, Bold Rebellion, Z324 (Welcome Song for Charles II) Soloists, The King's Consort, director Robert King
8.05 Bernstein Overture: Candide
New York Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
8.25 Gershwin Piano Concerto in F
Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Wayne Marshall (piano)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Manfred Huss
Piano: Murray Perahia
Director: Robert King
Conductor: Wayne Marshall

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday .
Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
9.09 Gershwin Three Preludes
Jack Gibbons (piano)
9.15 Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 76 No 2 (Fifths) Tatrai Quartet
9.35 Haydn Symphony No 73 in D (La Chasse)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Colin Davis
Piano: Jack Gibbons

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Artists of the Week:
Nash Ensemble
Milhaud Machines Agricoles Stephen Roberts (baritone)
10.11 Lloyd A Litany (Part 3) Janice Watson (soprano),
Jeremy White (baritone), Guildford Choral Society, Philharmonia, conducted by the Composer
10.19 Smetana Piano Trio, Op 15 Nash Ensemble
10.47 Lloyd A Litany (Part 4) Janice Watson (soprano),
Jeremy White (baritone), Guildford Choral Society, Philharmonia, conducted by the Composer
11.19 Kodaly Concerto for Orchestra BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Brian Wright
11.35 Ligeti Horn Trio Nash Ensemble


Artists: Chris de Souza.
Baritone: Stephen Roberts
Soprano: Janice Watson
Baritone: Jeremy White
Soprano: Janice Watson
Baritone: Jeremy White
Conductor: Brian Wright

: Composers of the Week: Early Spanish Music

With Catherine Bott. 4: Granada/Seville Anon M'Saddar
Atrium Musicae de Madrid
El Rey de Francia Florata
Triana Querer Vieja Yo?; Quien Vos Dio Tal Senorio ?
Francisco de la Torre Dime, Triste
Hesperion XX
Anon Salve Regina (Canto Llano) Luiz Alves da Silva (voice) Escobar Ave Maris Stella
Medina Salve Regina
Orchestra of the Renaissance
Penalosa Agnus Dei (Missa Ave Maria Peregrina)
Choir of Westminster Cathedral, conductor James O'Donnell
Sancta Mater Istud Agas
Orchestra of the Renaissance
Anon Dindirindin
Gothic Voices
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Catherine Bott.
Unknown: Quien Vos
Unknown: Dio Tal Senorio
Unknown: Luiz Alves
Unknown: Maris Stella
Unknown: Medina Salve Regina
Unknown: Penalosa Agnus Dei
Conductor: James O'Donnell

: Opera Matinee: La Gioconda

Ponchielli's four-act opera has a libretto by Arrigo Boito , after
Victor Hugo , but its most famous section is not sung - the Dance of the Hours ballet music. This performance was given earlier this year at La Scala, and is sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala,
Milan, conductor Roberto Abbado


Unknown: Arrigo Boito
Unknown: Victor Hugo
Conductor: Roberto Abbado
La Gioconda: Eva Urbanova (soprano)
Laura Adorno: Luciana D'Intino (mezzo)
Alvise Badoero: Nicolai Ghiaurov (bass)
La Cieca: Larissa Diadkova (mezzo)
Enzo Grimaldo: Jose Cura (tenor)
Barnaba: Nicolai Putiun (baritone)
Zuane: Ernesto Panariello (bass)
Isepo: Ernesto Gavazzi (tenor)
Singer: Aldo Bramante (bass)
Pilot: Tino Nava (bass)

: Ensemble

Pianist Caroline Palmer plays the first and fifth of Bach's French
Suites and, in between, a group of pieces from book 2 of Debussy's Preludes.
Producer Christopher Marshall Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Pianist: Caroline Palmer
Producer: Christopher Marshall

: Music Machine

Dangerous Kitchen
A week of programmes from
Debenham High School, Suffolk, featuring the group Dangerous
Kitchen. Today, the pupils join the group for a workshop. Presented by Tommy Pearson.


Presented By: Tommy Pearson.

: In Tune

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a special edition from the Llangollen International
Musical Eisteddfod, which this year plays host to over 2,000 competitors from 51 countries. There is also live music and interviews.
Producer Gwawr Owen


Introduces: Heywood Thomas
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

A concert given in March in St David 's Hall, Cardiff.
Conductor Grant Llewellyn , Rebecca Evans (soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Neal Davies (bass), BBC National Chorus of Wales
Haydn The Creation


Unknown: St David
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Soprano: Rebecca Evans
Soprano: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: Neal Davies

: Edmund Burke

The Orpheus That Sailed with the Argonauts
Five programmes marking the 200th anniversary of Edmund Burke 's death. 4: The Rule of Gentlemen.
Harvey Mansfield , professor of government at Harvard University, considers whether, in a postfeminist, postmodernist age, Burke is democratically contemporary.


Unknown: Edmund Burke
Unknown: Harvey Mansfield

: Music Restored

In the Footsteps ofZiryab. George Pratt introduces a concert given in May at Beverley Minster,
Humberside, as part of this year's
Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival. The concert takes the form of a medieval musical journey from
Baghdad to Cordoba, featuring music from Persia, North Africa, and Europe, performed by Sara Stowe (voice) and Sirinew: Ahmed Abd al
Rhman Ahmed ('ud/rabab), Matthew Spring (tar/'ud/hurdy-gurdy),
Jon Banks (kanun/dulcimer) and Fariborz Kiani (tombak/def)
Persian anon Goftam Ghameh Toe
Duran; Bovad Aya Keh Dareh Maykadeh Ha Bogshayand ?; Chehkhosh Bime
Mosheh Arabic anon Kallili Ya
Suhbu: Lama Bada ; Ye Men Laibet
Behe Al Shomolo attrib Alfonso X (El Sabio) Prijon
Forte Nen Dultosa; Como Poden Per Sas Culpas
Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated Monday 4.15pm


Introduces: George Pratt
Unknown: Sara Stowe
Unknown: Matthew Spring
Unknown: Jon Banks
Unknown: Goftam Ghameh Toe
Unknown: Maykadeh Ha Bogshayand
Unknown: Chehkhosh Bime
Unknown: Lama Bada
Unknown: Al Shomolo
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Night Waves

After the collapse of the Berlin Wall, historian and writer Timothy Garton
Ash discovered that the East German secret service had kept a file on his activities for over ten years. His new book, The File, is a personal history of the Cold War years, and he talks to Humphrey Carpenter about how the knowledge that he was spied upon made him reassess his past-and who he thought his friends were. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Timothy Garton
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Composers of the Week: Schola Cantorum

With Roger Nichols.
Roussel Padmavati (Act 1: Prelude; Finale)
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
Satie Nocturnes Nos 1 and 2 Billy Eidi (piano) d'lndy Poeme des Rivages Monte Carlo Philharmonic, conductor Georges Pretre Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Roger Nichols.
Unknown: Roussel Padmavati
Piano: Billy Eidi
Conductor: Georges Pretre

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather is joined by journalist and broadcaster Steve Voce to review some new CDs.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Steve Voce

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Salisbury Cathedral.
Introit: View Me, Lord (Lloyd) Responses (Leighton)
Psalms 47, 48 and 49 (Barnby, Armstrong, Gray, Shephard, Walmisley)
First Lesson: Proverbs 11, v27 - 12, v3
Office Hymn: King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai)
Canticles: Rubbra in A flat
Second Lesson: Romans 8, w26-30
Anthem: An Admonition to Rulers
Hymn: Ye That Know the Lord Is Gracious (Rustington)
Organ Voluntary: Sonata No 6 in E flat minor (1st mvt) (Rheinberger) Director of music Richard Seal.
Organist David Halls.
Repeated from yesterday 4pm 2.00 Spanish National Orchestra, conductor Jose Collado ,
Guillermo Gonzalez (piano)
Falla Interlude; Dance (La Vida
Breve); Nights in the Gardens of Spain; Suite: El Amor Brujo Ravel Rapsodie Espagnol
3.30 Swedish Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Tuomas Ollila ,
Anita Soldh (soprano) Daniel Bortz Songs about Death Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Organist: Richard Seal.
Organist: David Halls.
Conductor: Jose Collado
Piano: Guillermo Gonzalez
Conductor: Tuomas Ollila
Soprano: Anita Soldh
Soprano: Daniel Bortz

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