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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Frescobaldi Aria delta Romanesca
Sophie Yates (harpsichord)
6.14 Elgar Overture: Froissart RPO, conductor Charles Groves
7.05 JC Bach Symphony in D, Op 3 No 1 Hanover Band, conductor Anthony Halstead
7.32 Boccherini Flute Quintet No 1 in F Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute),
Regis Pasquier (violin),
Bruno Pasquier (viola), Roland Pidoux and Mathilde Sternat (cellos)
8.05 Verdi Overture: Nabucco
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
8.44 Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 1
Yefim Bronfman , Israel Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Conductor: Charles Groves
Conductor: Anthony Halstead
Flute: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Violin: Regis Pasquier
Violin: Bruno Pasquier
Viola: Roland Pidoux
Cellos: Mathilde Sternat
Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: Yefim Bronfman
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore .
Nielsen Maskarade (Overture;
Prelude to Act 2; Cockerels' Dance) Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.13 Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44
Beaux Arts Trio, Dorf Bettelheim (violin), Samuel Rhodes (viola)
9.44 Wiren Serenade for Strings Stockholm Sinfonietta, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen Discs


Unknown: Penny Gore
Violin: Dorf Bettelheim
Violin: Samuel Rhodes
Viola: Wiren Serenade
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Proms Artists of the Week:
The King's Singers
Alan Clare Alice in Wonderland
10.03 Hindemith Piano Sonata No 2
Glenn Gould
10.18 Paul Reade Ballet: Hobson's
Choice (excerpts) Birmingham Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conductor Barry Wordsworth
10.49 Lassus Hort Zu ein Newe Gedicht
The King's Singers
10.53 Moeran Piano Trio
11.16 Wilbye 0 Wretched Man The King's Singers
11.20 Mahler Totenfeier
Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Heinrich Schiff
11.44 Petrassi Nonsense
The King's Singers


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Singers: Alan Clare Alice
Unknown: Glenn Gould
Unknown: Paul Reade
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Heinrich Schiff

: Proms Composer of the Week: Honegger

3: The Desire for Adventure. Now settled in Paris, Arthur Honegger finds inspiration in ancient Greece, rugby, jazz and the versatility of Wilhelm Furtwangler , and confronts history in the making at a premiere in Rome. Presented by Graham Fawcett. Damnation of Theseus (Phoedre) USSR Chamber and Symphony Orchestras, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Rugby
New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Three Songs from "The Little Mermaid" Elly Ameling (soprano), Rudolf Jansen (piano)
Mouvement Symphonique No 3 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler
RTL Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager Cello Concerto
Mstislav Rostropovich ,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano Symphony No 1
French National Orchestra, conductor Charles Munch
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Arthur Honegger
Unknown: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Presented By: Graham Fawcett.
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Soprano: Elly Ameling
Piano: Rudolf Jansen
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Charles Munch

: Binningham Lunchtime Concert

Vanbrugh Quartet
Purcell Chacony in G minor, Z730 Michael Berkeley Magnetic Field
Beethoven String Quartet in F minor, Op 95 Repeat

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Monday's concert.
Paul Meyer (clarinet),
BBCSO, conductor David Robertson
Haydn Symphony No 31 in D (Hornsignal)
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, K622
Bartok The Wooden Prince


Clarinet: Paul Meyer
Conductor: David Robertson

: Choral Evensong

From the Chapel at Eton
College, sung by members of the 1997 Eton Choral Course.
Introit: Singet dem Herrn (Bach) Responses (Leighton)
Psalms 147-150 (Stanford,
Walmisley, Hanforth, Goodenough) First Lesson: Job 4
Office Hymn: From Glory to Glory Advancing (Sheen)
Canticles: St Paul's Service (Howells) Second Lesson: Ephesians 5, wl-14 Anthem: Ecce Beatam Lucem
(Jonathan Dove ) (first performance) Hymn: Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Abbots Leigh)
Organ Voluntary: Rnal, Op 27 No 7 (Dupre)
Director of music Ralph Allwood. Organist David Dunnett. Repeated tomorrow lam


Unknown: Jonathan Dove
Organist: Ralph Allwood.
Organist: David Dunnett.

: Music Machine

Words for Music
Composer Sally Beamish discusses how she works with poet
Janice Galloway to create a song, while lieder expert Roger Vignoles talks about the great song texts of the past. Repeat


Unknown: Sally Beamish
Unknown: Janice Galloway
Talks: Roger Vignoles

: In Tune

With Anthony Burton , including Borodin Overture: Prince Igor Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
5.35 Brahms Souvenir de la Russie,
Op 151 Josep Colom and Carmen Deleito (piano duet)
6.05 Bach Concerto in C minor for
Oboe and Violin, BWV1060
Anthony Robson (oboe), Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
6.30 Schubert, real Newbould Symphony No 10 in D Academy of St Martin in the Reids, conductor Neville Marriner
Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Josep Colom
Piano: Carmen Deleito
Oboe: Anthony Robson
Violin: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Producer: Nick Morgan

: BBC Proms 97

From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Tonight, two songs from the earth reflecting nature through all its seasons and in all its glory. Beethoven's sensitive portrait of the countryside integrates birdsong, peasant dancing and storms into a highly sophisticated symphony, while Mahler's song-cycle ventures deep into nature to reveal the fundamental issues of life and death.
Waltraud Meier (mezzo),
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral)
8.15 Albertopolis
The third of four interval programmes exploring the area in London around the Royal Albert Hall. In 1851, Prince Albert had the vision of bringing science and art together on one site around the hall. Through the history of the South Kensington museums and institutions, Professor Steve Jones finds that the vision has not been realised.
8.35 Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Repeated Friday 2pm


Mezzo-Soprano: Waltraud Meier
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Talk: Professor Steve Jones

: Flavours of Eden

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


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

: Gould Piano Trio

Mozart Piano Trio in E, K542 Repeat

: The Modern Moralist

Another chance to hear the programme broadcast last May to mark the tercentenary of William Hogarth's birth. Against a soundtrack of modern London, and with contributions from scholars, satirists and painters, Dr Judy Collins of the Tate Gallery considers the achievement of a very urban, very independent 18th-century artist. (Repeat)


Speaker: Dr Judy Collins

: Proms Composer of the Week: John Adams

Alwynne Pritchard and John Adams discuss the composer's first opera. about President Nixon's visit to China, and the "trickster" element in Adams's music, revealed in the manic humour of his Fearful Symmetries. The Chairman Dances
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
News Has a Kind of Mystery (Nixon in China, Act 1)
James Maddalena (baritone), Orchestra of St Luke's, conductor Edo de Waart
Fearful Symmetries
Orchestra of St Luke's, conducted by the Composer Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Unknown: John Adams
Baritone: James Maddalena

: Jazz Notes

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


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Berlin Philharmonic/Gunther Wand Bruckner Symphony No 8 in C minor
2.30 RIAS Chamber Choir/Marcus Creed, Alain Planes (piano) Brahms Three Songs, Op 42 Holllger The Seasons Brahms Sehnsucht:
Nachtens: Der Abend; Five Songs for Chorus, Op 104 Ugeti Three
Fantasies Brahms 0 Schone Nacht; Spatherbst; Abendlied
3.55 Slovak RSO/Kerry Stratton, Jiri Barta (cello) Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor
Schumann Symphony No 4 in D minor
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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