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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Hildegard of Bingen Columba Aspexit Emma Kirkby (soprano), Gothic
Voices, director Christopher Page
6.08 Mozart Piano Quartet in E flat, K493 Elizabeth Wilcock (violin), Jan Schlapp (viola), Timothy Mason
(cello), Malcolm Bilson (fortepiano)
7.05 Strauss Verfuhrung , Op 33 No 1 Felicity Lott (soprano),
Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.40 Gershwin An American in Paris New York Philharmonic, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
8.05 Khachaturian Sabre Dance
Brno State Philharmonic, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
8.45 Bach Concerto in C for Two
Harpsichords, BWV1062 Tini Mathot (harpsichord),
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton Koopman (harpsichord)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Bingen Columba Aspexit
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Violin: Elizabeth Wilcock
Violin: Jan Schlapp
Viola: Timothy Mason
Cello: Malcolm Bilson
Unknown: Strauss Verfuhrung
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Harpsichord: Ton Koopman

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Musorgsky A Night on a Bare Mountain (original version) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado
9.13 Ravel Don Quichotte a Dulcinee Gerard Souzay (baritone),
Orchestre de la Societe des
Concerts du Conservatoire, conductor Andre Vandernoot
9.21 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No 2 in C minor
Yevgeni Kissin , LSO, conductor Valery Gergiev Discs


Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Ravel Don Quichotte
Baritone: Gerard Souzay
Conductor: Andre Vandernoot
Unknown: Yevgeni Kissin
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas. Rossini Overture: William Tell
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Brad Cohen
10.10 Proms Artist of the Week:
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in G, Op 31 No
10.35 Berlioz La Captive
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Torlief Thedeen (cello), Cord Garben (piano)
10.40 Bax Symphony No 5
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Paul Murphy
11.20 Sanz Canarios
Romanesca/Jose Miguel Moreno
11.25 Brahms Komm Herbei, Tod
Ludmilla Muster (harp),
Marie-Luise Neunecker and Georg Schreckenberger (horns),
South German Vocal Ensemble, director Rolf Beck
11.30 Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor Stephen Kovacevich, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Conductor: Brad Cohen
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Unknown: Anne Sofie
Conductor: Paul Murphy
Conductor: Sanz Canarios

: Proms Composer of the Week: John Adams

The main work in today's programme, Harmonielehre, came after a creative crisis, and its three movements were inspired by a dream of a flying ocean tanker, the Arthurian legend of King Anfortas, and the medieval theologian Meister Eckhardt. Alwynne Pritchard introduces the music in conversation with the composer.
A Short Ride in a Fast Machine
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
China Gates
Alan Feinberg (piano) Harmonielehre San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Meister Eckhardt.
Introduces: Alwynne Pritchard
Conductor: Edo de Waart

: Summer Ensemble

Graham Scott (piano)
Mozart Piano Sonata in E flat, K282 Schoenberg Three Pieces, Op 11
Debussy La Terrasse des Audiences; Ondine; General Lavine - Eccentric (Preludes, book 2)
Uszt Variations on a Theme of Bach
(Weinen, Klagen) Repeat


Piano: Graham Scott

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Saturday's concert. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Nicholas McGegan Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro; Chi Sa, Chi Sa, Qual Sia, K582; Ah, Lo Previdi, K272; Chaconne (Idomeneo)
Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano)
Schubert Die Verschworenen
Choir of the Enlightenment Repeat


Soprano: Hillevi Martinpelto
Countess Ludmilla: Hillevi Martinpelto (soprano)
Count Henbert von L�¼denstein: David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
Astolf: Jamie MacDougall (tenor)
Helene: Lisa Larsson (soprano)
Udolin: Susan Bickley (mezzo)
Isella: Judith Howarth (soprano)

: Fibonacci Sequence

In the first of four concerts, the Fibonacci Sequence, director Kathron Sturrock , performs 20th-century chamber music.
Takemrtsu And Then I Knew Twas Wind
Jolivet Serenade for Wind Quintet Holloway Serenade for Clarinet,
Bassoon, Horn and String Quartet Next programme Thursday 3.55pm


Director: Kathron Sturrock

: Music Machine

Equations and Creation. Verity Sharp talks to composer Peter Maxwell
Davies to find out the ways in which he uses numbers and she discovers why composers from Bach to Oasis have relied on mathematical patterns.


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Peter Maxwell

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter 's guest is Gavin Henderson , artistic director of Dartington International Summer School. Including
Sibelius Overture in E
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
5.45 Buxtehude Herr , Wenn Ich nur
Dich Hab
Emma Kirkby (soprano),
John Holloway and Manfredo Kraemer (violins), Jaap ter Linden (viola da gamba), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (organ)
6.05 Uszt Festklange
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Artistic: Gavin Henderson
Unknown: Buxtehude Herr
Unknown: Wenn Ich
Soprano: John Holloway
Soprano: Manfredo Kraemer
Unknown: Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: BBC Proms 97

Bruckner's great unfinished symphony - one of his most powerful creations - is mirrored by the elegiac concerto which was the last major piece Elgar wrote before a decade of near silence. These two dark masterpieces are prefaced with a brilliant overture - a tribute to another of this year's anniversary composers.
Steven Isserlis (cello),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Mendelssohn Overture: Ruy Blas
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor
8.15 Bruckner Remembered
A Child of Nature? Stephen Johnson investigates the man behind the music, with recollections by Bruckner's friends and students. Repeat
8.35 Bruckner Symphony No 9 in D minor
Repeated Thursday 2pm


Cello: Steven Isserlis
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Talk: Stephen Johnson

: The Reith Lectures

The Pantomime of Race. In the second of five lectures, Professor Patricia J Williams explores what is distorted by the lens of colour blindness. First broadcast on Radio 4


Unknown: Professor Patricia J Williams

: Debussy at Dusk

The second 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).


Piano: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Piano: James Levine

: Alexandras

A second chance to hear John
Theocharis's Sony Award-winning visit to the city of his birth where he meets Constantine the poet,
Madame Rosa the clairvoyant, Mr George the philosopher, Gamal the leader and Mustapha the barber. Repeat


Unknown: Madame Rosa
Unknown: Mr George

: Proms Composer of the Week: Beethoven

Stephanie Hughes looks at some of the experiments that reflect the composer's maxim that "art demands of us that we shall not stand still".
Bagatelle in C, Op 119 No 7; Opferlied, Op 121b; Variations in F, Op 34;
Bundeslied, Op 122; Fantasia in G minor, Op 77: An die Feme Geliebte Anon, attrib Beethoven Malzel 's Canon, WoO 162
Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Feme Geliebte
Unknown: Beethoven Malzel

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. More from the concert given by the John Critchinson-Art Themen Quartet. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Unknown: John Critchinson-Art Themen

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Schubert Old and New A bicentenary celebration concert of Schubert's last two symphonies, and Anton Webem 's homage to Schubert in a recording made by the composer in 1932. Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) North German Radio Symphony Orchestra/Gunter Wand Schubert, arr Webem Six German Dances Frankfurt Radio
Orchestra/Anton Webern Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great) North German RSO/Gunter Wand
2.35 Les Chantres de la Chapelle/ Marcel Peres , Jean-Charles Ablitzer
(organ) Couperin Messe pour les
Couvents de Religieux et Religieuses Andre Raison Mass: Le Vive le Roy des Parisiens
3.35 Violin Sonatas Alexander
Rozhdestvensky, Victoria Postnikova (piano) Mozart Violin Sonata in G.
K301 Beethoven Violin Sonata in A,
Op 47 (Kreutzer) Franck Violin
Sonata in A Brahms Scherzo in C minor (FAE Sonata)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: Anton Webem
Unknown: Marcel Peres
Unknown: Jean-Charles Ablitzer
Unknown: Couperin Messe
Piano: Victoria Postnikova

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