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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Brahms Three Intermezzos, Op 117 Radu Lupu (piano) 6.20 Handel Dixit Dominus, HWV232
Arleen Auger and Lynne Dawson (sopranos), Diana Montague
(contralto), Leigh Nixon (tenor), Simon Birchall (bass), Choir and Orchestra of Westminster Abbey, conductor Simon Preston
7.05 Hoist A Moorside Suite
London Brass Virtuosi, conductor David Honeyball
7.32 Mozart Violin Sonata in F, K377 Isaac Stern , Yefim Bronfman (piano)
8.05 Schubert Die Forelle
Barbara Bonney (soprano), Emanuel Ax (piano)
8.39 Copland Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Piano: Radu Lupu
Unknown: Arleen Auger
Sopranos: Lynne Dawson
Sopranos: Diana Montague
Contralto: Leigh Nixon
Bass: Simon Birchall
Conductor: Simon Preston
Conductor: David Honeyball
Unknown: Isaac Stern
Piano: Yefim Bronfman
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Soprano: Emanuel Ax
Conductor: Antal Dorati

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Debussy Prelude a I'Apres-Midi d'un Faune
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
9.12 Bach Cello Suite No 1 in G,
Mischa Maisky
9.35 Nielsen Suite: Aladdin
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi Discs


Conductor: Andre Previn
Unknown: Mischa Maisky

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Proms Artists of the Week:
The King's Singers
Runswick Mein Kleiner Gruner
10.03 Haydn Symphony No 68 in E flat Concerto Koln
10.22 Takemrtsu Handmade Proverbs
The King's Singers
10.28 Schubert Symphony No 3 in D Finnish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
10.50 Bridge Phantasie Trio in C minor
Dussek Trio
11.08 Duparc Lenore
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
11.22 Hlndemith Piano Sonata No 3
Bernard Roberts
11.39 Sounding the Century:
Sessions Concerto for Orchestra
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa


Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Unknown: Bernard Roberts
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

: Proms Composer of the Week: Honegger

5: The Heights of Oratorio. As the clouds gather over Europe, Arthur Honegger , in one of the finest and most original oratorios of the century, calls on Joan of Arc to deliver France again and produces a powerful Symphony No 3.
Presented by Graham Fawcett.
Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher (excerpts) French Radio Chorus and National
Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa Symphony No 3 (L-iturgique) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Arthur Honegger
Presented By: Graham Fawcett.
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

: St David's Hall Lunchtime Recital

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents the third of six recitals from Cardiff, given last March.
Gemini, director Ian Mitchell
Crusell Clarinet Quartet in C minor, Op 4
Hilary Tann From the Song of the Amergin Rebecca Clarke Prelude, Allegro and Pastorale
Ravel Introduction and Allegro


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Director: Ian Mitchell
Unknown: Hilary Tann
Unknown: Amergin Rebecca Clarke

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Wednesday's concert.
Waltraud Meier (mezzo),
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral)
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde


Mezzo-Soprano: Waltraud Meier
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth

: Mining the Archive

Gilbert and Sullivan
Geoffrey Smith introduces a diverse selection of music from the BBC archive by Gilbert and Sullivan. The programme includes orchestral arrangements made in the forties by Malcolm Sargent and Victor Hely -Hutchinson and an unusual performance of Three Little Maids from The Mikado. Plus excerpts from Princess Ida, one of their lesser-known operettas, performed by: BBC Singers and Concert Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
Producer Vicky Whitaker


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Victor Hely
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Producer: Vicky Whitaker
Princess Ida: Valerie Masterson (soprano)
Hilarion: Philip Langridge (tenor)
Cyril: Neil Jenkins (tenor)
Florian: Michael Wakeham (baritone)
Lady Psyche: Della Jones (mezzo)

: Music Machine

Words for Music
Tommy Pearson finds out why some composers choose words such as "tra-la-la" and "shoobeedoo" or any others they care to invent. Repeat


Music: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including
Dupre Prelude and Fugue in G minor, Op 7 No 3
Virgil Fox (organ)
6.05 Elgar Introduction and Allegro English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Benjamin Britten
6.30 Alkan Etude, Op 39 No 8 Marc-Andre Hamelin
Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Virgil Fox
Conductor: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: BBC Proms 97

Three Proms themes come together tonight at the Royal Albert Hall - the anniversaries of Brahms and Schubert, and folk-music inspiration which is found in Chopin's second piano concerto, played by French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Brahms's vigorous choral writing makes an effective contrast to the serenity and repose of Schubert's symphonic Mass - a worthy successor to Beethoven.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Rosa Mannion (soprano), Stella Doufexis (mezzo), Toby Spence (tenor), Nathan Berg (bass), BBC Symphony Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Brahms Gesang der Parzen
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
7.50 Schubert: Between Two Masses
Michael Berkeley traces the last six years of Schubert's life, with contributions from biographer Elizabeth Norman McKay and psychiatrist Dr Anthony Storr.
"Imagine ... a man whose most brilliant hopes have perished, to whom the felicity of love and friendship have nothing to offer but pain."
8.10 Schubert Mass in A flat, D678 SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST with BBC2


Pianist: Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
Soprano: Rosa Mannion
Soprano: Stella Doufexis
Tenor: Toby Spence
Tenor: Nathan Berg
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Talk: Michael Berkeley
Talk: Elizabeth Norman McKay
Talk: Dr Anthony Storr.

: Flavours of Eden

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


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

: The Lindsays Play Schubert

Schubert's String Quartet in E flat,
D87, written when the composer was 16 years old, is played by the Lindsays. Repeat

: Hear and Now

Roger Reynolds - by Himself. Next
Monday, the Proms will unveil one of its most ambitious commissions to date, The Red Act Arias, by American composer Roger Reynolds. In this special portrait edition, Reynolds talks to Andrew Sparling about the paths that have converged in this new and major undertaking. Four works, covering 20 years of composition, illuminate these influential routes.
Fiery Wind (1977)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lukas Foss
Eclipse (1979)
(Electroacoustic vocal piece) Odyssey (1993)
Ensemble Intercontemporain, conductor David Robertson
Ariadne's Thread for Quartet and Electronics (1994) Arditti Quartet
Producer Andrew Kurowski


Unknown: Roger Reynolds
Unknown: Roger Reynolds.
Unknown: Andrew Sparling
Conductor: Lukas Foss
Conductor: David Robertson
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: 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 from last Friday


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

: Hard Bop, Soft Focus

Repeated from Monday 4.30pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
Verdi Rigoletto
Geneva Grand Theatre Chorus, Bulgarian Grandes Voix Chorus, Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Marco Guidarini
3.10 Organ music by Cabezon and Arauxo, performed by Andres Cea Galan
4.05 BBC Philharmonic/Gunther
Herbig Brahms Tragic Overture Sibelius Symphony No 1
5.00 Vaughan Williams Job - a Masque for Dancing BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Pritchard
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Marco Guidarini
Unknown: Andres Cea Galan
Conductor: John Pritchard
Duke of Mantua: Tito Beltran (tenor)
Rigoletto: Stefan Piatnychko (baritone)
Gilda: Darina Takova (soprano)

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