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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Handel Concerto Grosso in F, Op 6 No 2 Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
6.15 Liszt Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat
Jean-Yves Thibaudet ,
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
7.05 Satie Gnossienne No 1
Pascal Roge (piano)
7.32 Tallis Spem in Alium
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips
8.05 Rossini Overture: The Thieving Magpie
Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
8.35 Schubert Sonata in A, 0821
Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Emanuel Ax (piano)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Director: Simon Standage
Unknown: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Piano: Tallis Spem
Director: Peter Phillips
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Cello: Emanuel Ax (piano)

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Handel Concerto Grosso in D minor,
Op 6 No 1
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
9.16 Villa-Lobos Five Preludes
Julian Bream (guitar)
9.37 Poulenc Bute Sonata
Wolfgang Schulz ,
James Levine (piano)
9.50 Nielsen Saga-Drom
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi Discs


Director: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Wolfgang Schulz
Piano: James Levine

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowlinson.
Artist of the Week:
Luba Orgonasova (soprano)
Haydn Auf Starkem Rttiche (Die Schopfung)
Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Briiggen
10.05 Beethoven Piano Sonata in F sharp, Op 78 David Golub
11.00 Bach Trio Sonata in G,
Locke Consort
11.35 Haydn Piano Trio in G, H XV 25 (Gypsy Trio) (2nd and 3rd mvts) Guarneri Trio
11.45 Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV542
David Sanger (organ)


Artist: Mark Rowlinson.
Soprano: Luba Orgonasova
Conductor: Frans Briiggen
Unknown: David Golub
Unknown: Bach Fantasia
Unknown: David Sanger

: Proms Composer of the Week: Brahms

With Paul Guinery. Fahrwohl
BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury Trio in E flat, Op 40
Arthur Grumiaux (violin), Francis Orval (horn), Gyorgy Sebok (piano)
Liebeslieder Waltzes (excerpts) Edith Mathis (soprano),
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo), Peter Schreier (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(baritone), Karl Engel and Wolfgang Sawallisch (pianos)
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Violin: Francis Orval
Horn: Gyorgy Sebok
Soprano: Edith Mathis
Soprano: Brigitte Fassbaender
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Tenor: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Baritone: Karl Engel
Baritone: Wolfgang Sawallisch

: Summer Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Brindisi Quartet.
Beethoven String Quartet in E flat, Op 74 (Harp)
Bartok String Quartet No 2 Repeat


Introduces: Penny Gore

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear last Friday's concert.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano), Rosa Mannion (soprano), Stella Doufexis (mezzo), Toby Spence (tenor), Nathan Berg (bass),
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Brahms Gesang der Parzen
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
Schubert Mass in A flat, D678


Piano: Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Soprano: Rosa Mannion
Mezzo-soprano: Stella Doufexis
Tenor: Toby Spence
Bass: Nathan Berg
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

: Violin and Piano

Isabelle van Keuien (violin), Ronald Brautigam (piano)
Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F minor, Op 4
Schumann Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op 105
Clara Schumann Three Romances,
Op 22
Brahms Violin Sonata No 1 in G, Op 78 Repeat


Violin: Isabelle van Keuien
Piano: Ronald Brautigam

: The Music Machine

Dance Rhythm
Tommy Pearson continues his week-long examination of dance.
Today he joins Baroque dance expert Lucy Graham and looks at the minuet, bourree, sarabande, galliard and gigue. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Lucy Graham

: In Tune

Petroc Trelawny with news, weather, travel and music including Walton Overture: Scapino London Philharmonic, conductor Jan Latham-Koenig
5.50 Copland El Salon Mexico Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
6.30 Dvorak Serenade in E for
London Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christopher Warren-Green
7.00 Sullivan Overture: The Yeoman of the Guard
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Mariner Producer Julian Gregory


Conductor: Jan Latham-Koenig
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Conductor: Dvorak Serenade
Conductor: Christopher Warren-Green
Producer: Julian Gregory

: BBC Proms 97

Tonight's performance at the Royal Albert Hall includes a Mozart symphony and a Stravinsky ballet which owes much to Russian folk music. They frame Korngold's romantic Violin Concerto, played by the young American-Israeli soloist Gil Shaham , and a rarity by the individualist Igor Markevich , who was also an influential conductor and gave several Stravinsky premieres.
Gil Shaham (violin), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yakov Kreizberg
Mozart Symphony No 35 in D, K385 (Haffner)
Korngold Violin Concerto
8.20 Maria Tallchief : the American Firebird
The daughter of a full-blooded Osage Indian, raised in Oklahoma and taught ballet by Madame Nijinska, Maria Tallchief is one of the world's greatest dancers. Tallchief remembers the Balanchine and Stravinsky roles she created, so crucial to the achievements of dance in this century.
8.40 Markevich Rebus (first London performance)
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1919 version)
Repeated Thursday 2pm


Composer: Igor Markevich
Violin: Gil Shaham
Conductor: Yakov Kreizberg
Talk: Maria Tallchief

: Five Poems for 50 Years

A week of specially commissioned poems from five of the best voices in poetry today.
2: Ultrasound by Kathleen Jamie.
The Scottish poet charts her pregnancy and the birth of her first child.
Repeat See also 10.45pm


Unknown: Kathleen Jamie.

: Music for Organ

Susan Landale plays French music on the unrestored 1884 Cavaille-Coll organ in the Abbey of St Etienne in Caen. This fine instrument is so important that it has been declared a French monument historique.
Toumemire, ed Durufle Fantaisie -
Improvisation sur "L'Ave Maris Stella" Messiaen Meditation No 5 sur le
Mystere de la Sainte Trinité
Vieme Symphony No 1 in D minor (6th mvt)


Unknown: Susan Landale
Unknown: Durufle Fantaisie

: The Envy of the World

No Fixed Points. In the first of three documentaries charting the history of the Third Programme and Radio 3,
Humphrey Carpenter investigates the origins of the Third in the aftermath of the Second World War. In an interview from the BBC's own archives, Director
General William Haley outlines his vision of a network with no regular programmes, no news bulletins and no fixed points. Listeners including Peter Maxwell Davies and Harold Pinter remember how the Third changed their lives, Michael Tippett recalls programmes he presented, and former Controller Harman Grisewood reflects on an early complaint about "vulgarisation" - from EM Forster. And there are tales of coal shortages, atrocious reception, fan mail from Richard Strauss - who heard the Third in Switzerland - and a triumphant visit to London by the whole of the Vienna Opera. Repeat


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Director: General William Haley
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Em Forster.
Unknown: Richard Strauss

: Proms Composer of the Week: Honegger

Presented by Graham Fawcett. 2: Like a Steam Engine
Pacific 231; Danse de la Chèvre;
Concertino for Piano and Orchestra;
La Tempête; Trois Contrepoints; Judith (excerpts)
Repeated from last Tuesday


Presented By: Graham Fawcett.

: Jazz Notes

Miles Davis and Bobby Hackett feature tonight in Digby Fairweather 's survey of trumpeters.


Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Bobby Hackett
Unknown: Digby Fairweather

: Through the Night

With Donald Macieod.
1.00 Szymanowski and His Time
Polish National Philharmonic Chorus and Radio Symphony Orchestra/ Antoni Wit Myclelski Psalm 1
Martinu Field Mass Andrzej Hiolski (baritone) Szymanowski Stabat
Mater Sylvia Greenberg (soprano), Jadwiga Rappe (contralto), Adam Kruszewski (baritone)
2.05 Traditional Polish music, performed by the Ars Nova
Early-Music Ensemble with vocalist
Apolonia Nowak , the Zakopiany Band, the Bronislaw Dudek Band and the Jorgi Quartet
3.25 Berlin Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Gielen ,
Viktoria Mullova (violin) Berg Violin Concerto
Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacIeod.
Baritone: Andrzej Hiolski
Soprano: Mater Sylvia Greenberg
Contralto: Jadwiga Rappe
Baritone: Adam Kruszewski
Unknown: Apolonia Nowak
Conductor: Michael Gielen

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