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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Weber Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op 34 Archibudelli,
Charles Neidich (clarinet)
6.30 Respighl Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No 3
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.05 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat, BWV1051
New London Consort, director Philip Pickett
7.32 Gabriel! Dulcis Jesu
Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
8.05 Mozart Non Piu Andrai (Le
Nozze di Figaro) Bryn Terfel (baritone), Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, conductor James Levine
8.47 Stravinsky Scherzo Fantastique Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Clarinet: Charles Neidich
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Director: Philip Pickett
Unknown: Dulcis Jesu
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Director: Paul McCreesh
Conductor: James Levine
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Chabrier Overture: Gwendoline
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.11 Dowland Lachrimae Antiquae Julian Bream (lute)
9.18 Rossini, arr Respighi La Boutique Fantasque
National Philharmonic, conductor Richard Bonynge Discs


Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Richard Bonynge

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Proms Artists of the Week:
The King's Singers
Wlllaert Vecchie Letrose
10.02 Sibelius Night-Ride and Sunrise Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
10.16 Buxton Orr Piano Trio No 2
York Trio
10.35 Haydn Symphony No 77 in B flat Concerto Koln
10.51 Gorecki Totus Tuus
The King's Singers
11.00 Hlndemfth Sonata for Piano Duet
Bruno Canino and Antonio Ballista
11.15 Lassus Te Deum
The King's Singers
11.32 Wlklund Summer Night and Sunrise
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jorma Panula
11.45 Paul Reade The Match Girl and the Flame
The Composer (piano)


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Singers: Wlllaert Vecchie Letrose
Singers: Sibelius Night-Ride
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Piano: Buxton Orr
Singers: Hlndemfth Sonata
Unknown: Bruno Canino
Unknown: Antonio Ballista
Conductor: Jorma Panula
Conductor: Paul Reade

: Proms Composer of the Week: Honegger

2: Like a Steam Engine. In the golden age of the train, Honegger writes a famous symphonic movement about a locomotive, finds his feet as a composer of incidental music and develops an ear for jazz and a gift for dramatic oratorio. Presented by Graham Fawcett.
Pacific 231
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
Danse de la Chèvre
Irena Grafenauer (flute)
Concertino for Piano and Orchestra
Jean-Yves Thibaudet ,
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
La Tempête
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
Trois Contrepoints
Alain Marion (flute),
Christian Moreaux (oboe), Dong-Suk Kang (violin), Raphael Wallfisch (cello) Judith (excerpts)
Liliana Bizineche (mezzo), Brigitte Baileys (contralto), Michel Brodard (baritone), Oers Kisfaludy (narrator), Lisbon Gulbenkian Choir and Orchestra, conductor Michel Corboz Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Presented By: Graham Fawcett.
Flute: Irena Grafenauer
Unknown: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Trois Contrepoints
Flute: Alain Marion
Flute: Christian Moreaux
Oboe: Dong-Suk Kang
Violin: Raphael Wallfisch
Unknown: Liliana Bizineche
Contralto: Brigitte Baileys
Contralto: Michel Brodard
Baritone: Oers Kisfaludy
Conductor: Michel Corboz

: Summer Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by Per Enoksson (violin) and Kathryn Stott (piano).
Faure Berceuse, Op 16
Ysaye Rêve d'Enfant, Op 14; Berceuse, Op 20
Busoni Violin Sonata No 2 in E minor,
Op 36a Saint-Saens Havanaise


Introduces: Penny Gore
Violin: Per Enoksson
Violin: Kathryn Stott

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear last Saturday's concert.
Evelyn Glennie (percussion), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
Grainger The Warriors
Jonathan Harvey Percussion Concerto (BBC commission; first performance)
Elgar Enigma Variations


Percussion: Evelyn Glennie
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Fibonacci Sequence

The third of four concerts given by the Fibonacci Sequence, director
Kathron Sturrock , with Christine Cairns (mezzo) and Nicholas Sears (tenor). Berlo Folk Songs
Ravel Chansons Madecasses
Jolivet Suite Liturgique
Final programme Thursday 3.55pm


Director: Kathron Sturrock
Unknown: Christine Cairns

: Music Machine

Words for Music
Tommy Pearson considers how styles have developed in the last 40 years of British pop-music song texts. Repeat


Music: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty , including
5.45 Beethoven Twelve Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes", WoO 45
Raphael Wallfisch (cello), John York (piano)
6.05 Mozart Symphony No 34 in C, K338
Orchestra of the 18th Century,
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Frans Bruggen
6.45 Parry Elegy for Brahms LPO, conductor Adrian Boult Producer David Byers


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Piano: John York
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Conductor: Adrian Boult
Producer: David Byers

: BBC Proms 97

A shared passion for the music of our time links the conductor and soloist in tonight's concert, which introduces to this country the latest concerto by the Russian Sofia Gubaidulina and contrasts it with Shostakovich's symphony and Debussy's enigmatic symphonic fragments - both landmarks of 20th-century music. Yuri Bashmet (viola),
Halle Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
Debussy Le Martyre de St Sebastien (symphonic fragments)
Gubaidulina Viola Concerto (first UK performance)
8.20 What's In a Name?
Gerard McBurney investigates some of the network of ciphers, initials and allusions in Shostakovich's tenth.
8.40 Shostakovich Symphony No 10 Repeated Tuesday 2pm


Viola: Yuri Bashmet
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Talk: Gerard McBurney

: Flavours of Eden

Joan Morgan presents an unusual slice of history by telling the story of four fruits.
1: Oranges and Lemons. Readers
Julie Higginson and Stephen Lyons. Repeat


Unknown: Joan Morgan
Readers: Julie Higginson
Readers: Stephen Lyons.

: Russian Studies

Piers Lane plays a selection of Russian piano music, including Scriabin Eight Studies, Op 42
Schnittke Variations on a Chord


Unknown: Piers Lane

: Fame and Gerard Manley Hopkins

Hopkins the poet wanted his verse - like The Wreck of the Deutschland and Hoorahing for Harvest - published and praised, but Hopkins the Jesuit priest was wary of worldly success. This conflict remained unresolved to the end of his life.
Pamela Gravett tells the story of Hopkins's lifelong struggle with a desire for fame. With Paul Scofield as Hopkins. Repeat


Unknown: Pamela Gravett
Unknown: Paul Scofield

: 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 from last Tuesday


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

: Jan Notes

With Digby Fairweather. More music from the Don Weller Big Band.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Schubert Piano Trio in B flat,
D898 Isaac Stern (violin),
Paul Tortelier (cello), Artur Rubinstein (piano) Piano Sonata in C, D840 (Relique); Impromptus: in E flat,
D899 No 2; in A flat, D899 No 4; in A flat, D935 No 2; 17 Landler, D366 Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
3.00 Prague Chamber Philharmonic, conductor Jiri Belohlavek , Zbynek Muller (oboe), Zuzana Ruzickova (harpsichord), Jaroslav Saroun (piano), Petr Holub (timpani) Martlnu Oboe Concerto; Harpsichord
Concerto; Double Concerto
4.00 Dvorak Miniatures, Op 75a Howard Davies and Peter Pople (violins), Roger Best (viola)
4.15 Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World) BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Violin: Isaac Stern
Violin: Paul Tortelier
Cello: Artur Rubinstein
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Oboe: Zbynek Muller
Oboe: Zuzana Ruzickova
Harpsichord: Jaroslav Saroun
Piano: Petr Holub
Unknown: Howard Davies
Violins: Peter Pople
Violins: Roger Best
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk

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