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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Handel Concerto Grosso in G,
Op 6 No 1
Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
6.15 Elgar Violin Sonata in E minor, Op 82
Nigel Kennedy ,
Peter Pettinger (piano)
7.05 Johann Strauss (son) Emperor Waltz
New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
7.32 Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Columbia Jazz Combo, conducted by the Composer
8.05 Purcell Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Z49
James Bowman (countertenor), Charles Daniels (tenor),
Michael George (bass), Choir of New College, Oxford, The King's Consort, director Robert King
8.40 Grieg Holberg Suite
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Simon Standage
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Piano: Peter Pettinger
Piano: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: James Bowman
Tenor: Charles Daniels
Tenor: Michael George
Director: Robert King
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Nielsen Overture: An Imaginary Journey to the Faroe Islands
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.09 Byrd Ave Verum Corpus Christ Church Cathedral Choir, conductor Stephen Darlington
9.14 Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Artur Rubinstein (piano),
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Enrique Jorda
9.37 Mozart Ave Verum Corpus, K618 Westminster Cathedral Choir, lain Simcock (organ), conductor James 0'Donnell
9.41 Walton Suite: Henry V Royal Philharmonic, conductor Andre Previn
Producer Arthur Johnson Discs


Conductor: Stephen Darlington
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Conductor: Enrique Jorda
Conductor: James 0'Donnell
Conductor: Andre Previn
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowlinson.
Artist of the Week:
Luba Orgonasova (soprano) Haydn NunBeut die Bur (Die Schopfung)
Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Bruggen
10.05 Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 97 (Archduke) (3rd mvt) Guarneri Trio
10.25 Schmelzer
Pollnische Sackpfeiffen Locke Consort
10.35 Chopin Barcarolle in F sharp, Op 60: Nocturne in F sharp,
Op 15 No 2; Scherzo in B flat minor, Op 31 No 2; Waltz in C sharp minor, Op 64 No 2
David Golub (piano)
11.10 Mozart Fantasia in F minor, K608
David Sanger (organ)
11.25 Prokofiev Suite: Romeo and Juliet
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Artist: Mark Rowlinson.
Soprano: Luba Orgonasova
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Piano: David Golub
Piano: Mozart Fantasia
Unknown: David Sanger
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Proms Composer of the Week: Johannes Brahms

A broad survey of Brahms's vocal and choral output, including a specially recorded version of the Six Songs and Romances plus works for a variety of chamber-music ensembles. Introduced by Paul Guinery. Der Bucklichte Fiedler; Das Madchen ; 0 Siisser Mai
BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115 The Lindsays, Janet Hilton (clarinet) Producer Ray Abbott
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Introduced By: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Das Madchen
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Clarinet: Janet Hilton
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Proms Chamber Music 97

From the Victoria Museum and Albert Museum
, London. The vocal ensemble Polyphony and conductor Stephen Layton explore the sacred and secular worlds of love and devotion in a sequence of antiphons and folk song arrangements. Introduced by Susan Sharpe.
Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton Anon Magnificat (Tonus Peregrinus) Part Seven Magnificat Antiphons Grainger Song of Vermland; My Love's in Germanie; Brigg Fair: Shenandoah; 0 Mistress Mine


Unknown: Victoria Museum
Unknown: Albert Museum
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Introduced By: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Unknown: Grainger Song

: BBC Proms 97

Continuing the weekday series of selected Prom repeats. This concert was given last Thursday. 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
Sibelius Symphony No 2


Piano: Stephen Hough
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth

: Bach and Beethoven

Steven Osborne (piano)
Bach Partita No 1 in B flat, BWV825 Beethoven Piano Sonata in D, Op 10 No 3 Repeat


Piano: Steven Osborne

: Hard Bop, Soft Focus

A six-part series in which Alyn Shipton looks at the history of the Blue Note record label. 2: In the late 1940s, the dominant style in American jazz was bebop. The Blue Note label took up the challenge enthusiastically with artists such as Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell and also began to reshape the music.
Repeated Friday 12.30am


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Bud Powell

: Music Machine Dance Rhythm

Tommy Pearson begins a week in which he investigates dance. He starts with popular dance styles of the last 50 years. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including
Brahms Klavierstuck in G minor,
Op 118 No 3 Radu Lupu (piano)
6.05 Elgar Pomp and Circumstance No 4 in G LPO, conductor Georg Solti
6.35 Monteverdi Questi Vaghi Concenti Concerto Italiano
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Brahms Klavierstuck
Piano: Radu Lupu
Conductor: Georg Solti
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: BBC Proms 97

Tonight's performance at the Royal Albert Hall includes "a renewal of the spirit" from American composer Roger Reynolds, a new commission which combines live sound with recordings of orchestra and singers to surround the audience. Mahler's titanic Symphony No 1 quotes the folk melody Frere Jacques and, with its extra Blumine movement, frames the piece.
BBC Singers and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Mahler Blumine
Reynolds The Red Act Arias (BBC commission; first performance)
8.15 Albertopolis
The last of four interval programmes exploring the area in London around the Royal Albert Hall. Professor Steve Jones looks to the future and finds that the world-class institutions in South Kensington have grand plans to bridge the barrier between the two cultures.
8.35 Mahler Symphony No 1


Composer: Roger Reynolds
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Talk: Steve Jones

: Five Poems for 50 Years

A week of poems from five of the best voices in poetry today, first transmitted as part of the Third at 50 last autumn.
1: Three by Peter Reading. An elegy for those who have died in the last 50 years, particularly the poets George Macbeth and Gavin Ewart. Repeat


Unknown: George MacBeth
Unknown: Gavin Ewart.

: Music for Organ

Robert Gower plays music by Percy Whitlock.
Allegretto; Paean (Five Short Pieces); Air (Prelude, Air and Fugue, arr Riley); Plymouth Suite
See also tomorrow 10.10pm


Unknown: Robert Gower
Music By: Percy Whitlock.

: Iconoclassics

The third of 11 programmes inviting musicians to introduce their favourite pieces. In the first of a four-part mini-series on electronic music,
Peter Nelson discusses the pioneers of the 1950s with Luciano Berio. With music by Pierre Henry ,
Pierre Schaeffer , Cage and Berio's own
Visage - an electronic drama featuring the voice of Cathy Berberian.


Music: Peter Nelson
Unknown: Luciano Berio.
Music By: Pierre Henry
Music By: Pierre Schaeffer
Unknown: Cathy Berberian.

: Proms Composer of the Week: Arthur Honegger

With Graham Fawcett.
1: Honegger Discovers Paris. Clarinet Sonatine; Pastorale d'Ete; Paques a New York; Violin Sonata; Interlude (La Mort de Sainte Almeennef, Sept
Pièces Breves; Le Roi David (excerpts) Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Graham Fawcett.

: Jazz Notes

Clifford Brown and Frankie Newton feature in this week-long survey of trumpeters by Digby Fairweather. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Clifford Brown
Unknown: Frankie Newton
Unknown: Digby Fairweather.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Great Pianists The sixth of 12 programmes of piano roll recordings. Artur Rubinstein plays Debussy, Albeniz, Chopin and Schumann
1.50 Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly,
Maxim Vengerov (violin) Wagenaar Overture: The Taming of the Shrew Sibelius Violin Concerto Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor
3.30 Dutilleux Timbres , Espace, Mouvement (La Nuit Etoilee) BBCSO/Alexander Lazarev
3.50 Assai Quartet Toldra String Quartet No 1 (Per I 'Art)
Guridi String Quartet No 2
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Artur Rubinstein
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Unknown: Dutilleux Timbres

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