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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Debussy Images (Set 2) Livia Rev (piano)
6.28 Rubbra Sinfonia Concertante
Howard Shelley (piano),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Richard Hickox
7.05 Guilmant Grand Choeur in G minor
Daniel Roth (organ)
7.32 Mozart Symphony No 21 in A, K134 English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
8.05 Wagner Lohengrin (Prelude to Act 3)
London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
8.46 Sarasate Carmen Fantasy Anne-Sophie Mutte r (violin), Vienna Philharmonic, conductor James Levine


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Daniel Roth
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Wagner Lohengrin
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Anne-Sophie Mutte
Conductor: James Levine

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Haydn Cello Concerto in C Mstislav Rostropovich ,
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
9.28 Elgar Sursum Corda BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
9.34 Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
The Composer (piano), Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski Discs


Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas. Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 1
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Brad Cohen
10.15 Berlioz Romeo and Juliet
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), RIAS Chamber Choir, Berlin Philharmonic, conductor James Levine
10.20 Proms Artist of the Week:
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
Brahms Eight Piano Pieces, Op 76
10.50 Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 50 No 2
Delme String Quartet
11.25 Schumann Zur Hohen Jagd, Op 137 No 1
South German Vocal Ensemble,
Marie-Luise Neunecker Horn
Ensemble, director Rolf Beck
11. 30 Hoddinott Concerto for
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Grant Llewellyn
11.50 Chopin Mazurkas , Op 63: No 2 in F minor: No 3 in C sharp minor Stephen Kovacevich (piano)


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Conductor: Brad Cohen
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Conductor: James Levine
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Unknown: Marie-Luise Neunecker Horn
Director: Rolf Beck
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Conductor: Chopin Mazurkas
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich

: Proms Composer of the Week: John Adams

Alwynne Pritchard , in conversation with John Adams , introduces two recent contrasting works - a musical landscape and a virtuosic concerto. Soledades (El Dorado, part 2) Halle Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano Violin Concerto
Gidon Kremer , London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Introduces: John Adams
Unknown: Gidon Kremer

: St David's Hall Lunchtime Recital

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents the second of six recitals from Cardiff.
Paul Whelan (baritone), Julius Drake (piano)
Purcell, real Britten Let the Dreadful Engines
Finzi Fear No More the Heat o' the Sun: It Was a Lover and His Lass:
Who Is Sylvia? (Let Us Garlands Bring) Ireland Sea Fever
Rachmaninov Let Us Rest, Op 26 No 3 Musorgsky Songs and Dances of Death


Unknown: Heywood Thomas
Baritone: Paul Whelan
Piano: Julius Drake

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear
Wednesday's concert.
John Lill (piano), BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Xenakis Sea-Change (BBC commission; first performance) Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3
Strauss Ein Heldenleben Repeat


Piano: John Lill
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: On the Town

Selections from Leonard Bernstein 's hit Broadway musical - a tale of three sailors hungry to make the most of 24 hours' shore leave in New York.


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein

: Mining the Archive

Percy Grainger
Paul Guinery selects music from the BBC archive by the antipodean composer Percy Grainger and also includes archive interviews with Grainger and his wife on their marriage at the Hollywood Bowl. Including: Jutish Medley
The Composer (piano roll) Lincolnshire Posy
Coldstream Guards, conductor Captain Trevor L Sharpe Tribute to Stephen Foster
BBC Chorus and Concert Orchestra, conductor Terence Lovett
Producer Vicky Whitaker


Unknown: Percy Grainger
Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Percy Grainger
Unknown: Stephen Foster
Conductor: Terence Lovett
Producer: Vicky Whitaker

: Music Machine

Filling the Blanks. Verity Sharp learns how a collection of terribly dry, silicon-stuffed boxes can be bullied into providing an abundance of fresh musical ideas and material using the minimum of physical force.
Martin Russ arrives on a white charger with some inspiringly creative stuff.


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Martin Russ

: In Tune

Anthony Burton looks ahead to this weekend's Proms. Including
5.25 Peter Maxwell Davies Lullaby for Lucy
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly
5.40 Jonathan Harvey Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco
Electronic tape recording
6.05 Smetana Vltava (Ma Vlast) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
6.30 Honegger Concerto da Camera Aurele Nicolet (flute),
Heinz Holliger (cor anglais),
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Jonathan Harvey Mortuos
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Flute: Heinz Holliger
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Producer: Nick Morgan

: BBC Proms 97

IJWJ Stephen Kovacevich returns live to the Proms and the Royal Albert Hall, London, with Beethoven's youthful and effervescent first concerto. The BBC Philharmonic's associate composer, Peter Maxwell Davies, begins a series of new works inspired by his friend, poet George Mackay Brown. And Vassily Sinaisky completes the programme with his much acclaimed interpretation of Shostakovich's searing eighth symphony.
Stephen Kovacevich (piano), BBC Philharmonic
Maxwell Davies Sails in St Magnus I (BBC commission; first performance) Conducted by the Composer
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Conductor Vassily Sinaisky
8.30 Stephen Kovacevich
Petroc Trelawney presents a profile of Proms Artist of the Week Stephen Kovacevich , with contributions from some of those who have worked with him during his 35-year career as an international soloist.
8.50 Shostakovich Symphony No 8 Conductor Vassily Sinaisky Repeated Monday 2pm


Pianist: Stephen Kovacevich
Composer & Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Talk: Petroc Trelawney

: The Reith Lectures

An Ordinary Brilliance: Parting the Waters, Closing the Wounds. In the concluding lecture, Professor Patricia J Williams attempts to point the way forward by drawing out solutions - which include developing the ability to resist racism's inevitability and reconciling tensions across the divide. First broadcast on Radio 4


Unknown: Professor Patricia J Williams

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker presents an edition recorded earlier this month at the Cheltenham Festival in which soprano Angela Tunstall and the Birmingham Contemporary Music
Group perform Berio's Folksongs and Vic Hoyland 's Crazy Rosa , a tragic and gripping tale which a mother tells about her dead child.
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Soprano: Angela Tunstall
Unknown: Vic Hoyland
Unknown: Crazy Rosa
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Proms Composer of the Week: Beethoven

Stephanie Hughes looks at the way the composer sought to universalise his own suffering.
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 untern Gestirnten Himmel
Hans Hotter (baritone),
Michael Raucheisen (piano)
String Quartet in A minor, Op 132 (2nd mvt) Vegh Quartet Repeated from last Friday


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

: Saxophone Colossus

Repeated from Monday 4.30pm

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.30 Fibich Sarka
Brno Janacek Opera Chorus and State Philharmonic/Jan Stych
3.50 Pianist Barbara Moser plays arrangements by Liszt of Schubert songs and the Wandererfantasie
4.55 Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste Sibelius En Saga
Stravinsky The Firebird (1910)
6.00 Sequence m


Unknown: David Cornet.
Sarka: Eva Depoltova (soprano)
Vlasta: Eva Randova (mezzo)
Ctirad: Vilem Pribyl (tenor)
Prince Premysl: Vaclav Zitek (baritone)

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