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: On Air

Andrew McGregor with news, weather, travel and music including Handel Concerto Grosso in D,
Op 6 No 5
Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
6.19 Strauss Oboe Concerto
Richard Woodhams ,
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch
7.05 Chaminade Trois Romances sans Paroles, Op 76 Eric Parkin (piano)
7.32Bantock The Witch of Atlas
Royal Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
8.05 Pachelbel Canon and Gigue in D English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Raymond Leppard
8.37 Respighi Pines of Rome Oslo Philharmonic, conductor Mariss Jansons


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Director: Simon Standage
Unknown: Richard Woodhams
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Piano: Eric Parkin
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Conductor: Mariss Jansons

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Nielsen Prelude: An Evening at Giske Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
9.09 Beethoven Six Bagatelles, Op 126
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
9.30 Nielsen Symphonic Rhapsody Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
9.38 Berlioz La Mort de Cleopatre Janet Baker (mezzo),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis Discs


Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowlinson.
Lou Harrison A Parade for Michael Tilson Thomas
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas
10.05 Dvorak Piano Trio No 4 in E minor, Op 90 (Dumky) (3rd and 6th mvts)
Guarneri Trio
10.30 Reger Fantasy and Fugue on BACH
David Sanger (organ)
11.10 Clamer Suite in E minor
Locke Consort
11.20 Artist of the Week:
Luba Orgonasova (soprano) Verdi Dies Irae (Requiem)
Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Luca Canonici (tenor), Alastair Miles
(bass), Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson.
Unknown: Lou Harrison
Unknown: Michael Tilson Thomas
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: David Sanger
Soprano: Luba Orgonasova
Soprano: Verdi Dies Irae
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Tenor: Luca Canonici
Tenor: Alastair Miles
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Proms Composer of the Week: Brahms

Paul Guinery continues the survey of Brahms's vocal and choral output. Der Falke; Beherzigung BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury Four Duets , Op 61
Felicity Lott (soprano), Ann Murray (mezzo), Graham Johnson (piano)
String Quartet in A minor, Op 51 No 2 Borodin Quartet
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Conductor: Four Duets
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Ann Murray
Piano: Graham Johnson

: St David's Hall Lunchtime Recital

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents the fourth of six recitals from Cardiff, given last February.
Julian Jacobson (piano)
Brahms Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor, Op 5; Four Pieces, Op 119


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Piano: Julian Jacobson

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Wednesday's concert.
Susan Chilcott (soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzo), John Mark
Ainsley (tenor), Gerald Finley (bass), Choir and Orchestra of the English Concert, conductor Trevor Pinnock
Bach Mass in B minor, BWV232


Soprano: Susan Chilcott
Mezzo-soprano: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Bass: Gerald Finley
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock

: Mining the Archive

Pierre Boulez
Pierre Boulez launched the Sounding the Century season earlier this year with an all-Stravinsky concert. Today, in anticipation of his appearance at the Proms, Peter Paul Nash looks back at Boulez's early career as a Proms conductor. The two stunning performances of 20th-century works featured in the programme helped to establish the enfant terrible of the avant-garde as a master of the podium as well as the pen. Stravinsky Les Noces
Anna Green (soprano).
Pamela Bowden (contralto), Alexander Young (tenor), Raimund Herincx (baritone), BBC Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra percussion section,
Margaret Kitchin , Malcolm Binns , Erika Haase and Carlina Carr
(pianos), conductor Pierre Boulez Debussy La Mer
National Youth Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
Producer Matthew Shorter


Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Peter Paul Nash
Unknown: Stravinsky Les Noces
Soprano: Anna Green
Soprano: Pamela Bowden
Contralto: Alexander Young
Tenor: Raimund Herincx
Unknown: Margaret Kitchin
Unknown: Malcolm Binns
Unknown: Erika Haase
Pianos: Carlina Carr
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Producer: Matthew Shorter

: The Music Machine

Dance Rhythm
Tommy Pearson rounds off the week with a look at the fusion of dance styles explored by Riverdance. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Anthony Burton , including Blber Sonata No 1 in C
Parley of Instruments, directors Roy Goodman and Peter Holman
5.45 Suk Fantastic Scherzo
Czech Philharmonic, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
6.05 Dvorak String Quartet No 12 in F, Op 96 (American) Panocha Quartet Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Directors: Roy Goodman
Directors: Peter Holman
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Proms 97

Elements of dance and folk music permeate this concert at the Royal Albert Hall , from
Schubert's lilting Rondo in A, D438, to Dvorak's transformation of folk melodies into a tightly knit symphony.
Michelle DeYoung (mezzo), Krzysztof Smietana (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Bartok Kossuth
Berio Folk Songs
7.45 Book of the Month
The fifth of 12 monthly programmes in which a leading writer or critic reviews a new publication. August sees the British publication of a new work from one of the masters of modern fiction - Saul Bellow.
Christopher Bigby discusses his novella The Actual and reflects on the literary career of a writer awarded the Nobel Prize for combining human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture.
8.05 Schubert Rondo in A, D438
Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G


Mezzo-soprano: Michelle Deyoung
Violin: Krzysztof Smietana
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Talk: Christopher Bigby

: Five Poems for 50 Years

A week of specially commissioned poems from five of the best voices in poetry today.
5: The Shadow of God by Ken Smith. Every Lent, the streets of Mohacs in southern Hungary go wild with noisy, hairy masked men as the Buso
Festival takes place - a vision of the ancient world in the 20th century.
Ken Smith 's poem records this and one of the triggers for the mayhem - the slaughter of 30,000 Hungarians in one day by the invading Turkish army of the Ottoman Empire in 1526. Repeat


Unknown: Ken Smith.
Unknown: Ken Smith

: Pletnev Plays Mozart and Scriabin

More from pianist Mikhail Pletnev -
Mozart's dramatic Adagio in B minor, K540, and Scriabin's Etude in D sharp minor, Op 8 No 12.


Pianist: Mikhail Pletnev

: BBC Proms 97

The haunting sounds of Georgian choral singing are among the most exciting traditions of Eastern Europe. At the Royal Albert Hall , the all-male Rustavi Choir, famed for its virtuosity and tonal beauty, performs a selection from its huge repertoire of traditional songs - by turns simple, sophisticated and downright earthy.
Rustavi Choir, director Anzor Erkomaishvili


Director: Anzor Erkomaishvili

: 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 Bûcher (excerpts) French Radio Chorus and National
Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa Symphony No 3 (Liturgique) Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan Repeated from last Friday


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

: Hard Bop, Soft Focus

Repeated from Monday 4.30pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
Auber Le Domino Noir
London Voices, ECO/Richard Bonynge
3.00 Bavarian RSO/Kurt Sanderling, Helen Huang (piano) Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488
Shostakovich Symphony No 15
4.25 Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra/Michael Stern, Stefan
Litwin (piano) Mozart Divertimento in B flat, K186 Strauss Serenade in E flat, Op 7 Schoenberg Piano
Concerto Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Angele d'Olivares: Sumi Jo (soprano)
Brigitte de San Lucar: Isabelle Vernet (soprano)
Horace de Massarena: Bruce Ford (tenor)
Count Juliano: Patrick Power (tenor)
Jacinthe: Martine Olmeda (soprano)
Gil Perez: Jules Bastin (bass)

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