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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Vivaldi Concerto in G minor, Op 10 No 2 (La Notte)
Frans Briiggen (recorder),
Orchestra of the 18th Century
6.13 Liszt Les Preludes
Berlin PO, conductor Zubin Mehta
7.05 Beethoven Overture: Fidelio
Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer
7.32 Bach Concerto in A minor for
Four Harpsichords, BWV1065
Kenneth Gilbert , Lars Ulrik Mortensen ,
Nicholas Kraemer and Trevor Pinnock
(harpsichords), English Concert
8.05 Building a Library - Best of the Bunch: Excerpts from Nicholas Anderson 's chosen recording of Handel's Coronation Anthems
8.35 Musorgsky, arr
Stokowski Boris Godunov : Symphonic Synthesis BBCPO, conductor Matthias Bamert


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Unknown: Kenneth Gilbert
Unknown: Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Unknown: Nicholas Kraemer
Harpsichords: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Nicholas Anderson
Unknown: Stokowski Boris Godunov
Conductor: Matthias Bamert

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Ravel Valses Nobles et
Sentimentales Pascal Roge (piano)
9.16 Faure Les Djinns Monteverdi Choir ,
Sabine Vatin (piano), conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.21 Stravinsky Symphony in E flat Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev discs


Piano: Pascal Roge
Piano: Faure Les Djinns
Piano: Monteverdi Choir
Piano: Sabine Vatin
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Stravinsky Symphony
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev

: Musical Encounters Cheltenham Festival

From the Town Hall,
Cheltenham, with Chris Wines.
Bliss Hymn to Apollo
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
10.12 Dowland In Darkness Let Me
Dwell Alfred Deller (countertenor), Desmond Dupre (guitar)
10.18 Thomas Ades Darknesse Visible
The Composer (piano)
10.27 Beethoven Clarinet Trio in B flat, Op 11 London Music Group
10.48 Hoist Come to Me, Op 12 No 5 City of Birmingham Symphony
Chorus, conductor Simon Halsey
10.53 Hoddinott Passaggio
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
11.09 Proms Artist of the Week:
Nicholas McGegan (conductor)
Humfrey 0 Give Thanks unto the Lord Drew Minter (alto), Rogers Covey -Crump and John Potter (tenors),
David Thomas (bass), Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, Romanesca
11.20 Rubbra Eight Preludes The Composer (piano)
11.37 Arnold Symphony for Brass Philip Jones Brass Ensemble


Unknown: Chris Wines.
Unknown: Bliss Hymn
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Guitar: Desmond Dupre
Guitar: Thomas Ades Darknesse
Conductor: Simon Halsey
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Nicholas McGegan
Unknown: Rogers Covey
Tenors: John Potter
Bass: David Thomas

: Proms Composer of the Week: Beethoven

With Stephanie Hughes.
Jehova, Hear, 0 Hear Me; Oh My
Heart Is Sore (Christ on the Mount of Olives) Keith Lewis (tenor), Stuttgart Gachinger Kantorei, Stuttgart Bach
Collegium, conductor Helmuth Rilling Der Wachtelschlag
Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Hubert Giesen (piano)
Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral) (2nd mvt) Orchestre Révolutionnaire et
Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Abendlied unterm Gestirnten Himmel
Hans Hotter (baritone),
Michael Raucheisen (piano)
String Quartet in A minor, Op 132 (2nd mvt) Vegh Quartet
Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Tenor: Keith Lewis
Conductor: Helmuth Rilling
Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich
Piano: Hubert Giesen
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Gestirnten Himmel
Baritone: Hans Hotter
Piano: Michael Raucheisen

: St David's Hall Lunchtime Recital

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents the first of six recitals from Cardiff.
This concert was given last February. Sahan Arzruni (piano)
Khachaturian Poem; Toccata
Komitas Seven Dances; The Shoror of Mush
Terzian Ode to Vahan
Khachaturian Sonatina


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Piano: Sahan Arzruni
Unknown: Khachaturian Sonatina

: Private Passions

Repeated from Saturday 12 noon

: Mining the Archive

Proms Preview
Fiona Talkington introduces performances from the BBC archive by people who will be appearing in this year's Proms season.
Bartok Rondos on Slovak Folk Tunes
Andras Schiff (piano)
Maxwell Davies Fantasia No 1 on an "In Nomine" by John Tavener BBCSO, conducted by the Composer Brahms Four Songs, Op 46 Thomas Allen (baritone), Paul Hamburger (piano)
Imogen Hoist String Quintet Endellion Quartet,
Steven Isserlis (cello)
Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra BBCSO, conductor Andrew Davis
Producer Vicky Whitaker


Introduces: Fiona Talkington
Unknown: Bartok Rondos
Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: John Tavener
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Piano: Paul Hamburger
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: Music Machine

Ceremonial Music
Tommy Pearson looks at the use of music in politics.


Music: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Jeremy Nicholas presents a programme of music played at the very first
Promenade concert on 10 August 1895 at the Queen's Hall, London. Including Wagner Overture: Rienzi
Saint-Saens Softly Awakes My Heart Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in D minor
6.05 Bizet Carmen (selection)
6.30 Godfrey Variations on "Lucy Long" Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Godfrey Variations
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: BBC Proms 97 First Night of the Proms

From the Royal Albert Hall ,
London. The 103rd season of the Proms begins with a heaven-storming Mass - an intimately personal statement of Beethoven's beliefs.
Karita Mattila (soprano),
Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), Herbert Lippert
(tenor), Anthony Michaels-Moore (baritone), BBC Singers, BBC
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
♦ The music maestro: page 6
♦ Brian Kay 's Prom of the Week: page 35


Soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Tenor: Herbert Lippert
Tenor: Anthony Michaels-Moore
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Beethoven the Titan

Professor George Steiner talks about the titanic aspects of Beethoven's genius. Was he, as music writer Hans Keller claimed, "possibly humanity's greatest mind altogether", and how has his reputation survived annexation by artists, demagogues and the Beethoven industry? Producer Richard Bannerman


Talks: Professor George Steiner
Unknown: Hans Keller
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Role Play

The last of five programmes in which Michael Billington talks to actors about key roles in the repertoire. Simon Russell Beale and David
Troughton discuss Richard 1/1.


Talks: Michael Billington
Unknown: Simon Russell Beale

: Hear and Now

The 1997 Bath International Music
Festival celebrated the 75th birthday of lannis Xenakis with a contemporary music weekend including 13 of his works. Andrew Sparling introduces highlights from the concerts and talks to the performers and to Xenakis himself. Rebonds; EROD (first performance); S-709 (first UK performance) Roland Auzet (percussion)
Palimpsest; Kai (first UK performance) Reservoir, director Mikel Toms
Serment; Medea
New London Chamber Choir,
Critical Band, director James Wood Producer Martin Cotton


Introduces: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: Roland Auzet
Director: Mikel Toms

: Composers of the Week: Early Spanish Music

With Catherine Bott. 5: Madrid
Francisco de la Torre Danza Alta
Mena La Bella Malmaridada
Anon Dalu si le Das
Juan del Enzina Triste Espana sin Ventura
Anon Tres Moricas ; Una Sanosa
Porfla; Levanta,
Pascual Enzina Mortal Tristura
Medina No Ay Plazer en Esta Vida Enzina Mi Libertad en Sosiego Anon Al Alva Venid
Enzina Hoy Comamos y Bevamos Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Catherine Bott.
Unknown: Tres Moricas
Unknown: Pascual Enzina

: Saxophone Colossus

Repeated from Monday 3.45pm

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Rossini Ricciardo e Zoraide
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir, Academy of St Martin in the Fields/David Parry
4.10 Gulbenkian Orchestra/Muhai Tang, Paul Crossley (piano) John
Adams Eros Piano Gershwin Piano
Concerto in F
4.40 Schubert Der Hirt auf dem
Felsen; Impromptu in C minor, Op 90 No 1; Sonnets 1, 2 and 3; Piano Sonata in A, D664; Hymnen von Novalis; Licht und Liebe Ellen van
Lier (soprano), Peter Schmidl (clarinet), Robert Holl (bass), Oleg Maisenberg (piano)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: Rossini Ricciardo
Ricciardo: William Matteuzzi(tenor)
Zoraide: Nelly Miricioiu(soprano)
Agorante: Bruce Ford(tenor)

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