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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Debussy Images (Book 1) Livia Rev (piano)
6.19 Borodin, arr Drew String Quartet No 2 in D
I Musici de Montreal, conductor Yuli Turovsky
7.05 Nielsen Overture: Helios
Danish National RSO, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
7.32 Handel Pena Tirana (Amadigi) James Bowman (countertenor), The King's Consort, director Robert King
8.05 Paganini Moto Perpetuo Gil Shaham (violin),
Goran Sollscher (guitar)
8.37 Strauss Symphonic Fantasy: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Yuli Turovsky
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Unknown: James Bowman
Director: Robert King
Director: Paganini Moto Perpetuo
Violin: Gil Shaham
Guitar: Goran Sollscher
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Verdi Overture: Sicilian Vespers NPO, conductor Riccardo Chailly
9.09 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No 1 in F sharp minor
Mikhail Pletnev , Philharmonia, conductor Libor Pesek
9.36 Puccini Un Bel di Vedremo
(Madame Butterfly)
Mirella Freni (soprano), Philharmonia, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli
9.41 Boris Blacher Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Vienna PO, conductor Georg Solti Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Conductor: Boris Blacher
Conductor: Georg Solti
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas. BerliozOverture: Le Corsaire
BBC NOW, conductor David Atherton
10.10 Haydn The Mermaid's Song Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Melvyn Tan (fortepiano)
10.15 Goldmark Meeresstille
South German Vocal Ensemble, director Rolf Beck
10.20 Sibelius En Saga BBC NOW, conductor Thomas Dausgaard
10.40 Bach Violin Sonata in E,
Tasmin Little, Martin Roscoe (piano)
10.55 Proms Artist of the Week:
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor London Philharmonic, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
11.45 Uccellini Aria Quinta sopra "La Bergamasca", Op 3 No 5 Arcadian Academy, director Nicholas McGegan
11.50 Mozart Symphony No 1 in E flat, K16 BBC NOW, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Producers Gwawr Owen and Lyndon Jones


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Conductor: David Atherton
Song: Anne Sofie von Otter
Unknown: Melvyn Tan
Director: Rolf Beck
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Conductor: Uccellini Aria Quinta
Director: Nicholas McGegan
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Producers: Gwawr Owen
Producers: Lyndon Jones

: Proms Composer of the Week: John Mams

John Adams was 50 this year. Today he talks to Alwynne Pritchard about the influence of the minimalists
Reich and Glass on his early works and how he moved beyond that style in Harmonium.
Shaker Loops
Orchestra of St Luke's, conducted by the Composer
Christian Zeal and Activity
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
Negative Love (Harmonium, part 1)
San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart Producer Philip Tagney
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Proms Chamber Music 97

The Endellion Quartet and cellist Robert Cohen open the new season of lunchtime concerts in the Victoria and Albert Museum with the music of two Viennese masters, Introduced by Susan Sharpe. Endellion Quartet, Robert Cohen (cello) Webern Langsamer Satz
Schubert String Quintet in C, D956


Unknown: Robert Cohen
Unknown: Albert Museum
Introduced By: Susan Sharpe.
Cello: Robert Cohen
Cello: Webern Langsamer Satz

: BBC Proms 97

Beginning a weekday series of selected Prom repeats.
The Rrst Night of the Proms
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 Repeat


Soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Tenor: Herbert Lippert
Tenor: Anthony Michaels-Moore
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Beethoven Missa

: Konstantin Sherbakov

Bach, arr Busoni Chaconne in D minor, BWV1004
Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien Repeat

: Saxophone Colossus

In the final programme of the series, Sonny Rollins tells John Surman about his solo concerts and the role that his wife Lucille plays in his career. Producer Derek Drescher
Repeated Friday lam


Unknown: Sonny Rollins
Unknown: John Surman
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Music Machine

Music by Numbers, If it is not organised, it is not music. And if it is a note, it follows rules of the sort harnessed by the first instrument designers. Verity Sharp meets brass player Crispian Steele-Perkins . Producer Julian Gregory


Designers: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Crispian Steele-Perkins
Producer: Julian Gregory

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including Debussy Clair de Lune (Suite Bergamasque)
Walter Gieseking (piano)
6.05 Ysaye Poeme Nocturne
Gerard Jarry (violin), Frederic Lodeon (cello), Georges Pludermacher (piano)
6.30 Szymanowski Symphony No 3 (Song of the Night)
Stefania Woytowicz (soprano), Choir and Orchestra of Polish Radio and Television, conductor Tadeusz Strugala Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Piano: Walter Gieseking
Violin: Gerard Jarry
Violin: Frederic Lodeon
Cello: Georges PludermacHer
Soprano: Stefania Woytowicz
Conductor: Tadeusz Strugala
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: BBC Proms 97

Tonight at London's Royal Albert Hall , a portrait of Bach's genius from one of the leading Bach conductors of our time. Suzie LeBlanc (soprano),
Elisabeth von Magnus (contralto), Mark Padmore (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra, conductor Ton Koopman
Bach Cantata No 214: Tonet Ihr Pauken!; Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G. BWV1049
8.15 Ton Koopman
Conductor Ton Koopman talks to Nicholas Anderson about his highly individual approach to interpreting Bach and his current project to record the complete cantatas.
8.35 Motet: Jesu, Meine Freude : Cantata No 21: Ich Hatte Viel Bekummernis
Repeated Wednesday 2pm


Soprano: Suzie Leblanc
Contralto: Elisabeth von Magnus
Tenor: Mark Padmore
Bass: Klaus Mertens
Conductor: Ton Koopman
Talk: Nicholas Anderson

: The Reith Lectures

The Emperor's New Clothes. In the first of five lectures, Professor
Patricia J Williams examines how the issue of colour remains so powerfully determinative of everything from life circumstance to manner of death, in a world that is, by and large, officially "colour blind".
First broadcast on Radio 4


Unknown: Patricia J Williams

: Debussy at Dusk

The first of four short sequences this week of Debussy songs and piano music performed by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano), Dawn Upshaw (soprano) and James Levine (piano). Producer Kevin Bee SOUNDING THE CENTURY


Piano: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Piano: Dawn Upshaw
Piano: James Levine
Producer: Kevin Bee

: Iconoclassics

Some avant-garde works have stood the test of time and deserve to be heard more often. This 11-part series invites musicians to introduce their personal favourites. In the first programme, Andrew Sparling talks to composer Howard Skempton about the widely acclaimed yet still little-heard American composer John Cage. His choice includes:
Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano (1946-8) Maro Ajemian
Second Construction (1940) Ensemble Bash
Amores (1943)
The Composer (piano) Variations II (1961)
Eberhard Blum (flute)
Producer Philip Tagney Discs


Talks: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: Howard Skempton
Unknown: John Cage.
Flute: Eberhard Blum
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Proms Composer of the Week: Beethoven

With Stephanie Hughes.
Variations on "Rule Britannia", WoO
79; Variations on "Se Vuol Ballare" from "Le Nozze di Figaro", WoO 40; Opferlied, WoO 126; Horn Sonata in F, Op 17; Choral Fantasia in C minor Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.

: Jazz Notes

The Appleby Jazz Festival is a celebration of British jazz within the walls of Appleby Castle.
Digby Fairweather introduces the first of this year's concerts, given last
Wednesday by the John Critchinson -Art Themen Quartet. Producer Terry Carter


Introduces: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: John Critchinson
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Great Pianists The fourth of 12 programmes of piano roll recordings. William Backhaus , Shura Cherkassky , Ignaz Paderewski and Vladimir Horowitz perform opera transcriptions
1.50 Berlin RSO/Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos, Michael Sanderling (cello) Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)
3.10 Paganini Violin Sonatas: in D, Op 2 No 5; in E; in A (Centone di Sonate) Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Anthea Gifford (guitar)
3.40 Ensemble Micrologus perform sacred and secular music from 14th-century Spain
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: William Backhaus
Unknown: Shura Cherkassky
Unknown: Ignaz Paderewski
Unknown: Vladimir Horowitz

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