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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Handel Concerto Grosso in A,
Op 6 No 11 Orpheus CO
6.20 Stravinsky Apollo (1947 version) BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
7.05 Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmila
Kirov Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
7.32 Bach Concerto in C minor for
Oboe and Violin, BWV1060
Frangois Leleux (oboe), Viktoria
Mullova (violin), Mullova Ensemble
8.05 Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos 5 and 6 LSO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.32 Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat, Op 47
Schubert Ensemble


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore .
Mozart Serenade in D, K185
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.35 Schumann, orch Shostakovich Violin Concerto in A minor
Gidon Kremer , Boston Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa Discs


Unknown: Penny Gore
Unknown: Mozart Serenade
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Gidon Kremer
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

: Musical Encounters

With Susan Sharpe.
Tchaikovsky Polonaise (Eugene Onegin )
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Zinman
10.06 Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor, Op 23
Kathryn Stott (piano)
10.16 Proms Artist of the Week:
Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
Haydn Violin Concerto in C Northern Sinfonia, conductor Heinrich Schiff
11.18 Mozart Adagio in E, K261 German Chamber Philharmonic, director Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
11.25 Berlioz Nuits cTEte
Ann Murray (mezzo), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Conductor: David Zinman
Conductor: Chopin Ballade
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Violin: Christian Tetzlaff
Conductor: Heinrich Schiff
Violin: Christian Tetzlaff
Unknown: Ann Murray
Conductor: Mark Elder

: Proms Composer of the Week: Bartok

With John Thornley.
2: The influence of Hungarian folk song and the sounds of the countryside.
Rhapsody No 1
Joseph Szigeti (violin), Bela Bartok (piano)
Three Village Scenes
Camerata Singers, New York Philharmonic, conductor Pierre Boulez
Piano Concerto No 2
Zoltan Kocsis ,
Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Adam Fischer
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: John Thornley.
Violin: Joseph Szigeti
Piano: Bela Bartok
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Zoltan Kocsis
Conductor: Adam Fischer

: Summer Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by Leland Chen (violin) and John Lenehan (piano).
Beethoven Violin Sonata in C minor,
Op 30 No 2
Basch Poeme
Wieniawski Variations on an Original Theme Repeat


Introduces: Penny Gore
Violin: Leland Chen
Violin: John Lenehan

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear last Friday's concert.
Michelle de Young (mezzo), Krzysztof Smietana (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Bartok Kossuth
Berio Folk Songs
Schubert Rondo in A, D438
Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G


Mezzo-Soprano: Michelle de Young
Violin: Krzysztof Smietana
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

: Andras Schiff

Schumann Davidsbundlertanze
Janacek Piano Sonata I X 1905
Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op 13 Repeat

: The Music Machine

MIT. Tommy Pearson talks to composer Tod Machover of the media laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston about the new type of musical instruments he has created, called hyperinstruments. Top international cellist Yo-Yo Ma talks about the hypercello that Machover designed especially for him. Repeat


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Tod MacHover

: In Tune

Edinburgh International Festival
Linda Ormiston and guests capture the flavour of this year's festival and play some music from the BBC archives. Including
Vivaldi Serenata (La Sena Festeggiante) English Baroque Soloists, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
6.05 Schubert Am Feierabend
Ian Bostridge (tenor),
Graham Johnson (piano)
6.30 Smetana Dalibor (excerpt) Vilem Pribble (tenor),
Czech National Orchestra, conductor Jaroslav Krombholc
Producer David McGuinness
See also tomorrow 10.15pm


Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Piano: Graham Johnson
Tenor: Vilem Pribble
Conductor: Jaroslav Krombholc
Producer: David McGuinness

: BBC Proms 97

A famous youth orchestra based in Vienna comes to the Proms and the Royal Albert Hall under the baton of one of the greatest composer-conductors, Pierre Boulez. His Notations, reworkings of four piano pieces, are mirrored by Bartok's rarely heard Four Pieces for Orchestra, and the concert is framed by orchestral showcases by Ravel and Stravinsky.
Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Bartok Four Pieces for Orchestra
Boulez Notations I-IV
8.00 Boulez's Lost Symphony
There is a perennial fascination in lost works. In 1947, Pierre Boulez composed his one and only symphony. It has never been heard, for shortly after completing a work he still regards as the summation of everything he knew up to that point, Boulez lost the manuscript. Half a century later, he talks to Brian Morton about the incident, describes his emotions and remembers how the work might have sounded.
8.20 Stravinsky The Rite of Spring Repeated next Monday 2pm


Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Talk: Brian Morton

: Hearts and Minds

Michael Rosen examines four very different historical attempts at moulding the minds of the young. 2: Russia: the Imagination at War Meet the man who never was and the cockroach who might be Stalin.
The early experiments of the first years of the Russian Revolution saw the folk tale elevated to a new status in the people's regime, the fairy tale attacked for its lack of reality, and the classics newly revered. As the new Communist ideology hardened, Kornei Chukovsky fought and won a lone battle for the fairy tale, while others found the forest of children's literature a place of refuge. Repeat


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Kornei Chukovsky

: Damon

Excerpts from Telemann's opera about rampaging satyrs and Arcadian nymphs. Soloists, La Stagione Frankfurt, director Michael Schneider Discs


Director: Michael Schneider

: BBC Proms 97

From the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Samuel Barber's timeless Adagio is the centre-point of a concert which links a new piano concerto by the American-born Stephen Montague , a suite by the 80-year-old pioneer Lou Harrison and a gamelan-inspired piece by the Canadian Colin McPhee.
Rolf Hind and Thomas Ades (pianos), Orchestra of St John 's Smith Square, conductor John Lubbock
Harrison New First Suite for Strings (first UK performance)
Montague Piano Concerto (BBC commission; first performance)
Barber Adagio for Strings
McPhee Tabuh-Tabuhan


Pianist: Rolf Hind
Pianist: Thomas Ades
Conductor: John Lubbock

: Proms Composer of the Week: Brahms

With Paul Guinery. Fahrwohl
BBC Singers/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 from last Tuesday


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Cleobury Trio
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

: Jazz Notes

Campbell Burnap continues his tribute to the influential jazz trombonists with a look at swing era stars like Jack Teagarden , Tommy Dorsey and Bill Harris.


Unknown: Jack Teagarden
Unknown: Tommy Dorsey
Unknown: Bill Harris.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Sinfonia Varsovia, conducted by Jerzy Maksymiuk , Krzysztof Szmyt (tenor), Maciej Grzybowski (piano) Szymanowski Mandragora Poulenc Aubade Hindemith Herodiade
2.05 Traditional music from Poland featuring the Janusz Prusinowski Band, Tadeusz Jedynak (violin),
Vladislav Kowalski (drums), Agata Sapiecha and the Jorgi Quartet
3.15 Dvorak Piano Trio No 4 in E minor, Op 90 (Dumky) Stuttgart Trio
3.45 BBC Concert Orchestra/Ashley Lawrence Honegger Pastorale d'Ete Martelli Suite: Outdoors
4.05 II Giardino Armonico/Giovanni
Antonini Vivaldi Sinfonia in G, RV149
Corelli Concerto Grosso in C minor,
Op 6 No 3 Handel Concerto Grosso in G, Op 6 No 1 Corelli Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No 1 Vivaldi
Concerto Grosso in G minor, RV153
Handel Concerto Grosso in A minor,
Op 6 No 4
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conducted By: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Tenor: Krzysztof Szmyt
Tenor: MacIej Grzybowski
Unknown: Janusz Prusinowski
Violin: Tadeusz Jedynak
Violin: Vladislav Kowalski
Unknown: Agata Sapiecha
Unknown: Antonini Vivaldi Sinfonia

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