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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor. Wagner Siegfried Idyll
London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
6.19 Bridge Enter Spring
BBCSO. conductor Charles Groves
7.05 Rachmaninov Great Doxology (Vespers) Corydon Singers, conductor Matthew Best
7.32 Sibelius Finlandia
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, conductor Andrew Davis
8.05 Dvorak Slavonic Dances , Op 72 Nos I and 2 Russian National
Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
8.36 Haydn Symphony No 90 in C Tafelmusik, director Jeanne Lamon Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Charles Groves
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Dvorak Slavonic Dances
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Director: Jeanne Lamon
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

Penny Gore begins a season of Nielsen orchestral music.
Nielsen Pan and Syrinx
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.11 Schumann Drei Phantasiestucke ,
Op 111 Shura Cherkassky (piano)
9.22 Purcell Funeral Sentences for the Death of Queen Mary
Taverner Consort and Choir, conductor Andrew Parrott
9.34 Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
Joshua Bell (violin), Steven Isserlis (cello), Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Producer Arthur Johnson Discs


Unknown: Schumann Drei Phantasiestucke
Piano: Shura Cherkassky
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Violin: Steven Isserlis
Cello: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Proms Artists of the Week:
The King's Singers Stanley Wilson Gibberish; To a Lady
Seen from a Train
10.05 Debussy Premier Trio in G Joachim Trio
10.30 Gervaise, arr Hultmark Pavane; Branle Gai; Branle de Bourgogne; Branle Simple; Allemande Chaconne Brass
10.36 Mozart Symphony No 39 in E flat, K543 Austrian RSO, conductor Heinrich Schiff
11.05 Josquin Benedicta Es, Regina Celorum The King's Singers
11.11 Duparc Aux Etoiles
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
11.18 Tormis Piispa Ja Pakana The King's Singers
11.28 Hindemlth Piano Sonata No 1
Bernard Roberts
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Conductor: Heinrich Schiff
Unknown: Regina Celorum
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Unknown: Bernard Roberts
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Proms Composer of the Week: Arthur Honegger

1: Honegger Discovers Paris
Graham Fawcett traces the musical life of the Swiss composer born in Le Havre who settled in Paris during the Great War and, as one of "Les Six", found himself part of the brave new world of painting, poetry, drama and music which took the French capital by storm after the Armistice.
Clarinet Sonatine Michel Arrignon , Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Pastorale d Ete Lausanne CO, conductor Jesus Lopez-Cobos Pâques a New York Fusako Kondo
(mezzo), Ludwig Quartet
Violin Sonata Dong-Suk Kang, Pascal Devoyon (piano)
Interlude (La Mort de Sainte Almeenne) RTL Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager Sept Pieces Breves
Annette Middelbeek (piano) Le Roi David (excerpts)
Henri Doublier (narrator), Elizabeth Brasseur Chorale , Paris Opera Orchestra, conductor Serge Baudo
Producer Alan Hall
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Clarinet: Sonatine Michel Arrignon
Piano: Pascal Devoyon
Piano: Pascal Devoyon
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Piano: Annette Middelbeek
Narrator: Henri Doublier
Narrator: Elizabeth Brasseur Chorale
Conductor: Serge Baudo
Producer: Alan Hall

: Proms Chamber Music 97

From the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Pianist Stephen Kovacevich marks Brahms's centenary and also gives the London premiere of a new work written for him by Stephen Montague which is based on an American folk ballad and a Negro spiritual. Introduced by Susan Sharpe.
Brahms Ballade in B, Op 10 No 4
Stephen Montague Southern Lament
Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel


Pianist: Stephen Kovacevich
Composer: Stephen Montague
Introduced By: Susan Sharpe.

: BBC Proms 97

Stephen Kovacevich (piano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vasili Sinaisky
Maxwell Davies Sails in St Magnus I (BBC commission; first performance) Conducted by the Composer
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C
Shostakovich Symphony No 8 Repeated from Friday


Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: Vasili Sinaisky
Conductor: Maxwell Davies Sails

: Gibbons's Solo Songs

Sara Stowe (soprano) and the Rose Consort of Viols perform a selection from Orlando Gibbons's First Set of Madrigals and Motetts of 1612.


Soprano: Sara Stowe

: Hard Bop, Soft Focus

Asix-part series in which
Alyn Shipton traces the history of the Blue Note record label and talks to some of those who defined its sound, including reissues producer Michael Cuscuna and sound engineer Rudy Van Gelder. In the opening programme, he remembers the label's founder Alfred Lion and the Van Gelder home in Hackensack, where the first records were made.
Producer Brian Morton
Repeated Friday 12.30am


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Michael Cuscuna
Unknown: Rudy Van Gelder.
Unknown: Alfred Lion
Unknown: Van Gelder
Producer: Brian Morton

: Music Machine

Words for Music
Kyrie, Sanctus,
Magnificat Tommy Pearson asks why the Latin texts have been set to music more often than any other words. Repeat


Unknown: Magnificat Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including
Poulenc Sonata for Piano Duet
Pascal Roge and Jean-Philippe Collard
6.10 Vivaldi Nisi Dominus , RV608 Michael Chance (alto), English
Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
6.45 Bach Prelude and Fugue in E flat, BWV552 (St Anne) Ton Koopman (organ) Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Pascal Roge
Unknown: Jean-Philippe Collard
Unknown: Vivaldi Nisi Dominus
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: BBC Proms 97

A major Proms retrospective of the music of Bartok begins tonight with a rare chance to hear the full version of his ballet The Wooden Prince. From the same
Hungarian roots comes Haydn's skilful symphony, which incorporates stagecoach horn calls. The centrepiece is Mozart's evergreen Clarinet Concerto.
Paul Meyer (clarinet),
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Robertson
Haydn Symphony No 31 in D (Hornsignal)
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622
8.30 Will the Real Bela Bartok. ...
According to those who knew him, Bartok was both tall and short, warm and abrasive, amusing and humourless. Bartok the man is recalled by Yehudi Menuhin, Andor Foldes, Joseph Szigeti and Bartok's family and friends.
8.50 Bartok The Wooden Prince
Repeated Wednesday 2pm


Clarinet: Paul Meyer
Conductor: David Robertson
Composer: Bela Bartok.
Recalled By: Yehudi Menuhin
Recalled By: Andor Foldes
Recalled By: Joseph Szigeti

: The 1997 Reith Lecture Review

Dr Polly Rewt explores the issues raised by Professor Patricia J Williams in her lectures The
Geneology of Race - Towards a Theory of Grace.
Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Dr Polly Rewt
Unknown: Professor Patricia J Williams
Producer: Constance St Louis

: Hindemith

Horn Sonata Dennis Brain (horn), Noel Mewton-Wood (piano) Repeat


Piano: Noel Mewton-Wood

: Iconoclassics

Andrew Sparling talks to composer Richard Barrett , whose two favourite composers have suffered from being labelled "difficult". Now in their fifties,
Anthony Braxton and Brian Femeyhough are classic figures. One from free jazz, the other classically trained, both are inspired by Schoenberg and write music of real passion and sonic beauty. Femeyhough Carceri d'lnvenzione III Ensemble Contrechamps, conductor Emilio Pomarico
Braxton Composition No 156
The Composer (contrabass clarinet), Peter Niklas Wilson (double bass) Braxton Composition No 96
Ensemble, directed by the Composer Femeyhough Adagissimo Arditti Quartet


Talks: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: Richard Barrett
Unknown: Anthony Braxton
Unknown: Brian Femeyhough
Unknown: Femeyhough Carceri
Conductor: Emilio Pomarico
Clarinet: Peter Niklas Wilson

: Proms Composer of the Week: John Adams

Shaker Loops
Christian Zeal and Activity
Negative Love (Harmonium, part 1) Repeated from last Monday

: Jazz Notes

With Digby Fairweather. All this week, music from the Don Weller Big
Band's concert given last week at the Appleby Jazz Festival. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Great Pianists Piano roll recordings including Godowsky,
Hoffman, Paderewski and Cortot
1.50 Polish Radio Orchestra/
Wojciech Rajski , Eric Terwilliger (horn) Weber Overture: Oberon Strauss
Horn Concerto No 2 Tchalkovsky Symphony No 3 in D (Polish)
3.10 Pianist Young-Lan Han plays works by Paderewski, Prokoflev, Balaklrev and Albenlz
3.30 Menuhin Festival Piano Quartet Kahn Quartet in B minor, Op 14
Schumann Quartet in E flat, Op 47 Mozart Quartet in E flat, K493
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Wojciech Rajski
Horn: Eric Terwilliger
Horn: OBEron Strauss
Pianist: Young-Lan Han

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