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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C, K467 Barry Douglas , Ulster Orchestra, conductor Alexander Anisimov
6.35 Rossini Overture: William Tell
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
7.05 Strauss Morgen
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), LSO, conductor Colin Davis
7.32 Prokofiev Symphony No 1 in D (Classical)
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Alexander Anisimov
8.05 Beethoven Overture: King Stephen LSO, conductor Pierre Monteux
8.42 Hovhaness Symphony No 2 (Mysterious Mountain)
LSO, conductor John Williams Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Barry Douglas
Conductor: Alexander Anisimov
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Alexander Anisimov
Conductor: King Stephen
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Conductor: John Williams
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

Penny Gore begins a season of Mozart's orchestral serenades.
Mozart Serenade in D, K100
Vienna Mozart Ensemble, conductor Willi Boskovsky
9.27 Dowland If My Complaints Could Passions Move; Can She
Excuse My Wrongs?
Martyn Hill (tenor), Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley
9.34 Scarlatti Sonata in D, Kk491
Murray Perahia (piano)
9.40 Khachaturian Suite: Gayaneh
Vienna PO, conducted by the Composer Producer Arthur Johnson Discs


Unknown: Mozart Serenade
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Director: Anthony Rooley
Piano: Murray Perahia
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Musical Encounters

With Susan Sharpe , including Lyadov Polonaise
USSR Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
10.09 Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu Kathryn Stott (piano)
10.15 Proms Artist of the Week:
Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
Bach Partita No 3 in E, BWV 1006
10.33 English A selection of Tudor and Jacobean Anthems
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
11.40 Mahler Five Ruckert Lieder
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo), German Symphony Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly Producer Susan Sharpe


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Lyadov Polonaise
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Conductor: Chopin Fantaisie-Impromptu
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Bo Holten
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Producer: Susan Sharpe

: Proms Composer of the Week: Bela Bartok

John Thornley presents a portrait of one of the most powerful and complex personalities of the century. Bartok's music encompasses extremes of romantic fervour, folksong-like simplicity, atmospheric impressionism and provocative discord. The programmes feature recordings by the composer himself.
1: In 1908, Bartok composed a tender violin concerto for his friend
Stefi Geyer. Sonatina
The Composer (piano roll) In Prison, SzlOl No 1
Julia Hamari (mezzo), Hungarian State Orchestra, conductor Janos Kovacs
Bagatelles (selection) Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
Violin Concerto No 1
Kyung-Wha Chung , Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti Portrait No 2 (Grotesque)
LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado
Suite, Op 14 Zoltan Kocsis (piano) Producer John Thornley
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: John Thornley
Unknown: Stefi Geyer.
Unknown: Julia Hamari
Conductor: Janos Kovacs
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Unknown: Kyung-Wha Chung
Conductor: Georg Solti
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Producer: John Thornley

: Proms Chamber Music 97

From the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The Henschel Quartet from Germany, prizewinners at competitions all over the world, bring together two Proms-featured composers. Britten is in autumnal mood with his last quartet, and Bartok brings his unique blend of bracing dissonance and lyricism. Introduced by Susan Sharpe.
Britten String Quartet No 3
Bartok String Quartet No 5


Introduced By: Susan Sharpe.

: BBC Proms 97

Continuing the weekday series of selected Prom repeats. This concert was given last Thursday.
Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins Bartok Dance Suite
Strauss Standchen: Ich Wollf ein Strausslein Binden; Sausle, Liebe Myrthe ; Als Mir Dein Lied Erklang: Amor
Mahler Symphony No 4


Soprano: Inger Dam-Jensen
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Unknown: Liebe Myrthe

: Gould Trio

Shostakovich Piano Trio No 2, Op 67 Repeat

: Hard Bop, Soft Focus

A six-part series in which
Alyn Shipton looks at the history of the Blue Note record label.
The Blue Note label's sponsorship of what came to be known as hard bop began in earnest with recordings of artists like Lee Morgan and Art Blakey. Alyn Shipton considers the consolidation of what was to become a house style and a marketable product.
Repeated Friday 12.30am


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: The Music Machine

MIT. Tommy Pearson begins a week exploring the work of composer Tod Machover , who is based at the media laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston. Today they talk about the musical activities that go on at the media lab. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Tod MacHover

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including Wesley Choral Song and Fugue Carlo Curley (organ)
6.05 Tchaikovsky, arr Feinberg Scherzo (Symphony No 6) Arcadi Volodos (piano)
6.30 Weber Clarinet Quintet in B flat, Op 34 Melos Ensemble Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Carlo Curley
Piano: Arcadi Volodos
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: BBC Proms 97

The visiting Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra premieres a new work by one of Finland's most admired composers - Magnus Lindberg. Proms Artist of the Week Christian Tetzlaff plays a classic violin concerto from this century. And a grand finale at the Royal Albert Hall is provided by Beethoven's mighty Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica).
Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Lindberg Feria (first performance)
Sibelius Violin Concerto
8.25 Christian's Convictions
Ivan Hewett meets Christian Tetzlaff at the Ansbach Bach Festival.
8.45 Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)
Repeated Friday 2pm


Violin and Talk: Christian Tetzlaff
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Talk: Ivan Hewett

: Hearts and Minds

Can we really control children through their books, and can the state capture and chain the imagination of the child?
Michael Rosen examines four very different historical attempts at moulding the minds of the young.
1: Behold the Child. The Puritans of the 17th century were the first to write books for children. Inventing new and novel ways to save the souls of their young, they wrote what now seem to be terrifying tales of children on their death beds, or books filled with images and graphic descriptions of brutally tortured Protestant martyrs. Repeat


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: Edinburgh International Festival

I The first of two late-night concerts from the Usher
Hall. Andras Schiff performs the first 12 preludes and fugues from book 1 of Bach's inventive sequence The
Well-Tempered Clavier. Introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville.
Second concert Wednesday 10.30pm See also tomorrow 5.15pm


Unknown: Andras Schiff
Introduced By: Geoffrey Baskerville.

: 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 Susser Mai
BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115 The Lindsays, Janet Hilton (clarinet) Repeated from last Monday


Introduced By: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Bucklichte Fiedler
Unknown: Das Madchen
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Clarinet: Janet Hilton

: Jazz Notes

Campbell Burnap begins a week-long examination of the trombone in jazz, looking at classic early recordings by pioneers such as Kid Ory , Miff Mole and JC Higginbotham. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Kid Ory
Unknown: Miff Mole
Unknown: Jc Higginbotham.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Great Pianists The seventh of 12 programmes of piano roll recordings. Tonight a selection of pieces performed by women pianists including Cecile Chaminade and Wanda Landowska
1.50 Rotterdam Philharmonic, conductor Valery Gergiev
Tchaikovsky Serenade in C for
Strings; Symphony No 5 in E minor
3.10 Martin Jones and Richard MacMahon (pianos) Schubert
Variations on an Original Theme, D813 Ravel Rapsodie Espagnole
3.45 Slavia Quartet Boccherini
String Quartet in B flat, Op 39 No 1 Blanco Cuarteto Cromatico
Gomez Cuarteto Plateresco
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Wanda Landowska
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Unknown: Martin Jones
Pianos: Richard MacMahon

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