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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Tartini Trumpet Concerto in D John Wallace ,
Simon Wright (harpsichord)
6.12 Liszt Fantasy on Two Themes from "Le Nozze di Figaro"
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
7.05 Carver 0 Bone Jesu Capella Nova
7.32 Grieg Lyric Suite Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
8.05 Chabrier Espana London Philharmonic, conductor Thomas Beecham
8.43 Stravinsky Suite: Petrushka Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Leopold Stokowski


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: John Wallace
Harpsichord: Simon Wright
Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Unknown: Capella Nova
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Parry Lady Radnor's Suite City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
9.16 Brahms Four Ballades, Op 10 Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
9.36 Arnold Guitar Concerto
Julian Bream , City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle Discs


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Unknown: Julian Bream
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Proms Artists of the Week:
The King's Singers
Chilcott L'Habitant de St Barbe
10.02 Ireland Phantasie Trio
Holywell Ensemble
10.18 d'indy Souvenirs Monte Carlo Philharmonic, conductor James de Preist
10.42 Mozart Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat, K271
Concerto Koln, director Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
11.20 Hindemith Sonata for Two
Bruno Canino and Antonio Ballista
11.40 Saint-Saens Cypres et Lauriers
Philharmonia, Nicholas Kynaston (organ), director Djong Victorin Yu


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Conductor: James de Preist
Director: Andreas Staier
Pianos: Bruno Canino
Pianos: Antonio Ballista
Unknown: Nicholas Kynaston
Director: Djong Victorin Yu

: Proms Composer of the Week: Honegger

4: The French Symphony Wakes Up Again. Arthur Honegger makes his bid for a place alongside Roussel in the pantheon of French composers. His Symphony No 2 could not have been written had it not been for a night flight from behind enemy lines, a parachute drop and a telephone call to Broadcasting House.
Presented by Graham Fawcett. Semiramis (excerpts)
Brussels Polyphonia Choir, Namur Symphonic Chorus, Belgian-French Community Chorus, RTL Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager String Quartet No 3 Ludwig Quartet Symphony No 2
Seattle Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gerard Schwarz
Sonata for Solo Violin
Dong-Suk Kang
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Arthur Honegger
Presented By: Graham Fawcett.
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz

: Wandering Minstrels

In his second programme investigating the music behind the Savoy operas, Geoffrey Smith uncovers the pieces Gilbert and Sullivan poked fun at. He looks at Handel parodies in Princess Ida, spoofs of Verdi and Gounod in The Pirates of Penzance, and at The Mikado, in which just about everything is sent up.
Repeat See also Friday 4pm


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Tuesday's concert featuring a conductor and soloist who share a passion for the music of our time. Their programme included the UK premiere of the latest concerto by the Russian Sofia Gubaidulina.
Yuri Bashmet (viola), Halle Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
Debussy Le Martyre de St Sebastien (symphonic fragments)
Gubaidulina Viola Concerto (first UK performance)
Shostakovich Symphony No 10


Viola: Yuri Bashmet
Conductor: Kent Nagano

: Fibonacci Sequence

The last of four concerts given by the Fibonacci Sequence, director Kathron Sturrock.
Mozart Adagio in C, K580a Haydn Divertimento in G, H IV 9 Eberl Sextet in E flat, Op 47 Crusell Divertimento, Op 9


Director: Kathron Sturrock.

: Music Machine

Words for Music
With Tommy Pearson. How is a text written for a spoken drama different from one written for an opera? Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson.

: In Tune

With Geraint Lewis , including
Vaughan Williams The Water Mill Sarah Walker (soprano), Roger Vignoles (piano)
5.50 William Mathias Let the People Praise Thee, 0 Lord
St Paul's Cathedral Choir, director John Scott
6.05 Faure Les Roses d'lsapahan Felicity Lott (soprano),
Graham Johnson (piano) 6.20 Hoddinott Sinfonia Fidei Jill Gomez (soprano),
Stuart Burrows (tenor), Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Charles Groves
6.45 Mozart Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat, K417
David Pyatt , Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Geraint Lewis
Soprano: Sarah Walker
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Piano: William Mathias Let
Director: John Scott
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Graham Johnson
Soprano: Jill Gomez
Tenor: Stuart Burrows
Conductor: Charles Groves
Unknown: David Pyatt
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: BBC Proms 97

A transparent, light and airy new work from the young British composer David Sawer is paired tonight with the most lyrical of Bartok's three piano concertos, written by the dying composer for his wife, and followed by Sibelius's tumultuous Symphony No 2, a great Proms favourite. At the helm at the Royal Albert Hall is Mark Wigglesworth, who continues his fruitful partnership with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
Stephen Hough (piano),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Sawer The Greatest Happiness Principle (BBC commission; first London performance)
Bartok Piano Concerto No 3
7.50 A Portrait of My Father in an English Landscape
George Szirtes introduces a new sonnet sequence written as a tribute to his father in his 80th year.
8.10 Sibelius Symphony No 2


Composer: David Sawer
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Piano: Stephen Hough
Talk: George Szirtes

: Flavours of Eden

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


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

: Franz Schubert

Marches Caractéristiques in C, D968b
Andras Schiff and Bruno Canino
(piano duet) Repeat


Unknown: Andras Schiff
Piano: Bruno Canino

: BBC Proms 97

From the Royal Albert Hall , London, an all-embracing celebration of song. The virtuosic
King's Singers explore five centuries of music and cross musical boundaries from Janequin to Ligeti and the Beatles, whose songs they introduce to the Proms.
The King's Singers
Lassus Musica dei Donum Optimi
Janequin La Guerre
Maxwell Davies House of Winter
Weelkes Thule the Period of Cosmographie
Morley, after Marenzio Fyer, Fyer
Wilbye Weepe , Mine Eyes
Ligeti Nonsense Madrigals
Kodaly Evening Song
Lennon/McCartney Penny Lane; Eleanor Rigby; I'll Follow the Sun; Honey Pie


Singers: The King's Singers

: Proms Composer of the Week: John Adams

Presented by Alwynne Pritchard in conversation with John Adams.
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 from last Thursday


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

: Jazz Notes

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


Unknown: Digby Fairweather.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Eton College, Windsor
Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra, conductor
Mstislav Rostropovich , Gidon Kremer (violin) Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 2; Symphony No 8
3.45 Pianist Young-Bae Kim plays music by Grieg, Chopin, Respighi and Tchaikovsky
4.15 A reconstruction of a Friday-evening service at the Vienna synagogue in 1828, with music by Schubert, Salomon Sulzer and Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried. Eliahu Schleiffer (cantor), Sheerly Hecht (soprano),
Bracha Kol (contralto), Boaz Davidoff (tenor), Dan Ettinger (baritone), Upper Galilee Choir/Ron Zarchi
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Pianist: Young-Bae Kim
Unknown: Eliahu Schleiffer
Soprano: Sheerly Hecht
Contralto: Bracha Kol
Contralto: Boaz Davidoff
Tenor: Dan Ettinger

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