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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31 Mikhail Pletnev (piano)
6.14 Tippett Fantasia on a Theme of Corelli
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, conductor lona Brown
7.05 Verdi Tacea la Notte (II Trovatore, Act 4)
Inessa Galante (soprano), Latvian Opera Orchestra, conductor Alexander Vilumanis
7.32 Howells Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra
Alexander Baillie ,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Norman Del Mar
8.05 Monteverdi Laetatus Sum
Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
8.46 Mozart Serenade in D, K239
(Serenata Notturna) Berlin PO, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Piano: Tippett Fantasia
Conductor: Lona Brown
Conductor: Verdi Tacea La Notte
Soprano: Inessa Galante
Conductor: Alexander Vilumanis
Conductor: Howells Fantasia
Unknown: Alexander Baillie
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Director: Paul McCreesh
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Vivaldi Concerto in G, RV575
Taverner Players, director Andrew Parrott
9.11 Mozart Adagio and Rondo in C minor, X61 7 Nash Ensemble
9.22 Poulenc Quatre Petites Prières de Saint Francois d'Assise The Sixteen, director Harry Christophers
9.30 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto
No 4 in G minor
The Composer, Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy


Director: Andrew Parrott
Director: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas. Mozart Der Zauberer , K472
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Melvyn Tan (fortepiano)
Berlioz Overture: Beatrice et Benedict
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Paul Murphy
10.10 Proms Artist of the Week:
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
Beethoven Cello Sonata in D,
Op 102 No 2
Jacqueline du Pre (cello)
10.45 Nielsen Symphony No 1
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Thomas Dausgaard
11.20 Schubert Nachtgesang im Walde South German Vocal Ensemble, Marie-Luise Neunecker Horn
Ensemble, director Rolf Beck
11.25 Bartok Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
Stephen Kovacevich and Martha Argerich (pianos), Willy Goudswaard and Michael de Roo (percussion)
11.55 Nava Notturnino pour Harpe et Flute Harmonique Marielle Nordmann (harp),
Simion Stanciu (panpipes)


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Unknown: Mozart Der Zauberer
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Unknown: Melvyn Tan
Conductor: Paul Murphy
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
Conductor: Schubert Nachtgesang
Unknown: Marie-Luise Neunecker Horn
Director: Rolf Beck
Director: Bartok Sonata
Unknown: Stephen Kovacevich
Pianos: Martha Argerich
Pianos: Willy Goudswaard
Pianos: Michael de Roo
Unknown: Nava Notturnino
Panpipes: Simion Stanciu

: Proms Composer of the Week: John Adams

Presented by Alwynne Pritchard in conversation with John Adams.
Today's music includes a symphony inspired by Schoenberg and cartoon music and a sombre setting of a war poem by Walt Whitman.
Day Chorus (The Death of Klinghoffer, Act 2)
London Opera Chorus, Lyon Opera Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano Chamber Symphony London Sinfonietta, conducted by the Composer The Wound-Dresser
Sanford Sylvan (baritone), Orchestra of St Luke's, conducted by the Composer Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Presented By: Alwynne Pritchard
Unknown: John Adams.
Unknown: Walt Whitman.
Baritone: Sanford Sylvan

: Wandering Minstrels

For well over a century. Gilbert and Sullivan have been synonymous with a perfect blend of good humour and good tunes - satirical fun in an operatic setting. In this three-part series of programmes,
Geoffrey Smith investigates some of the ways the composer responded to the librettist, building on and sometimes parodying music from Purcell and Handel to Verdi and Wagner. The first programme examines Sullivan's use of operatic imitations. Repeat


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Tuesday's concert.
Steven Isserlis (cello), BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Mendelssohn Overture: Ruy Blas
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor
Bruckner Symphony No 9 in D minor Repeat


Cello: Steven Isserlis
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Fibonacci Sequence

The second of four concerts given by the Fibonacci Sequence, director Kathron Sturrock.
Michael Haydn Divertimento in C Bottesini, arr McTier Capriccio Bravura
Michael Berkeley For the Savage Messiah
Next programme Tuesday 3.55pm


Director: Kathron Sturrock.
Director: Michael Haydn Divertimento

: Poul Ruders

Capriccio Pian ' e Forte BBC Philharmonic, conductor Oliver Knussen Repeat


Unknown: Capriccio Pian
Conductor: Oliver Knussen

: Music Machine

Sounds in Sequence. Martin Russ shows Verity Sharp how a sequencer can help musicians to organise their thoughts without the need for traditional composing skills.


Unknown: Martin Russ
Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

With Mairi Nicolson , including Grainger Green Bushes BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
5.48 Rachmaninov Symphonic Dance, Op 45 No 1
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy
6.50 Gershwin Variations on "I Got
Howard Shelley (piano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Howard Shelley
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: BBC Proms 97

The Venetian commedia del'arte links tonight's performances of Stravinsky's tragicomic ballet and Korngold's erotic opera at the Royal Albert Hall , London. Korngold, born 100 years ago, was a most gifted prodigy, and his gory tale of Violanta, presented here in a concert version by Opera North, was written when he was only 17.
English Northern Philharmonia, conductor Paul Daniel
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947 version)
8.05 Sex and Death In the City of Dreams
Graham Fawcett uncovers the dramatic world of art and life in Vienna earlier this century and follows the thread of Erich Korngold 's operatic imagination from the Austrian capital to a mysterious Bruges and a kingdom of darkness. He arrives finally in medieval Venice, the setting of Violanta and its strangely resonating tale of seduction, vengeance, passion and murder. Readers Joe Dunlop and Jane Wittenshaw.
8.25 Korngold Violanta (first London performance)
Chorus of Opera North


Conductor: Paul Daniel
Composer: Igor Stravinsky
Composer: Erich Korngold
Readers: Joe Dunlop, Jane Wittenshaw.
Simone Trovai: Jonathan Summers (baritone)
Violanta: Janice Cairns (soprano)
Alfonso: Hans Aschenbach (tenor)
Barbara: Liane Keegan (mezzo)
Bice: Elena Ferrari (soprano)
Giovanni Bracca: Stuart Kale (tenor)
Matteo: Jeffrey Stewart (tenor)

: The Reith Lectures

The War between the Worlds. In the fourth of five lectures, Professor Patricia J Williams examines the impact of racialised science on attitudes to race. She argues that scientific statements about black people, in terms of genetic attributes of. for example, athleticism or intelligence. nurture racial stereotyping; and she explains why it is so difficult to argue against what are supposedly scientific facts. First broadcast on Radio 4


Unknown: Patricia J Williams

: Debussy at Dusk

A final selection of Debussy songs and piano music.

: Trapped in the Present

Cairo is the publishing centre of the Arab world and the home of its greatest living novelist.
Naguib Mahfouz , winner of the 1988 Nobel
Prize for Literature. John Theocharis went there to talk to Mahfouz and to the two generations of novelists who have followed him. They discussed the freedoms and constraints, the dangers and delights and excitement of writing fiction in Egypt at the end of a remarkable century. Repeat


Unknown: Naguib Mahfouz
Unknown: John Theocharis

: Proms Composer of the Week: Beethoven

With Stephanie Hughes.
Contredanse No 7: Overture:
Coriolan; Cantata on the Death of Emperor Joseph 11
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Choral Evensong from the Guards' Chapel, Wellington Barracks. London Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Swedish RSO/Okko Kamu. Anna Larsson (contralto),
Peter Mattei (baritone) Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor
3.40 Amadeus Chamber Orchestra/ Agniesza Duczmal , Piotr Paleczny (piano) Grieg Holberg Suite
Chopin, arr Hoffman Piano Concerto in E minor Britten, arr Duczmal Soirees Musicales
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Contralto: Anna Larsson
Baritone: Peter Mattei
Unknown: Agniesza Duczmal
Piano: Piotr Paleczny
Piano: Grieg Holberg Suite

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