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: On Air

Andrew McGregor with news, weather, travel and music including
Mozart Trio in E flat, K498 (Kegelstatt) Karl Leister (clarinet), Wolfram Christ (viola), James Levine (piano)
6.24 Delius Violin Concerto
Tasmin Little ,
Welsh National Opera Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
7.05 Liszt Paraphrase on "Gaudeamus Igitur"
Leslie Howard (piano)
7.32 John Sheppard Spiritus Sanctus I
The Magdalen Collection, director Harry Christophers
8.05 Gounod Ah! Je Veux Vivre
(Romeo and Juliet)
Maria Callas (soprano),
French NRO, conductor Georges Pretre
8.24 Stravinsky Petrushka (1911 version)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Clarinet: Karl Leister
Viola: Wolfram Christ
Piano: James Levine
Unknown: Tasmin Little
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Piano: Leslie Howard
Piano: John Sheppard Spiritus
Director: Harry Christophers
Soprano: Maria Callas
Conductor: Georges Pretre
Conductor: Stravinsky Petrushka
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth

: Morning Collection

Penny Gore continues the season of Mozart's orchestral serenades.
Soler Concerto No 3 in G
Kenneth Gilbert and Trevor Pinnock
9.12 Dowland Unquiet Thoughts; Who Ever Thinks or Hopes of Love Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley
9.19 Mozart Serenade in D, K203 Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner


Unknown: Kenneth Gilbert
Harpsichords: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Anthony Rooley
Director: Mozart Serenade
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Musical Encounters

Susan Sharpe continues her sequence of Chopin ballades.
Glinka Polonaise (A Life for the Tsar) USSR Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
10.06 Chopin Ballade No 2 in F minor, Op 38
Kathryn Stott (piano)
10.20 Proms Artist of the Week:
Christian Tetzlaff (violin) Janacek Violin Sonata
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
10.56 Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit Kathryn Stott (piano)
11.19 Szymanowski Songs of the Infatuated Muezzin
Ryszard Minkiewicz (tenor), Polish State Philharmonic, conductor Karol Strja
11.31 Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219 (Turkish)
German Chamber Philharmonic, director Christian Tetzlaff (violin)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Violin: Christian Tetzlaff
Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Tenor: Ryszard Minkiewicz
Conductor: Karol Strja
Violin: Christian Tetzlaff

: Proms Composer of the Week: Bartok

With John Thornley.
3: Bartok drew an image of creative and personal freedom from the tale of the king's nine sons who turn into stags and choose to remain in the forest, roaming free. Cantata Profana
John Aler (tenor),
John Tomlinson (baritone),
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: John Thornley.
Tenor: John Aler
Baritone: John Tomlinson
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Fritz Reiner

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

Kathryn Stott (piano)
Rossini La Pesarese; Un Espoir; Un Regret (Peches de Vieillesse)
Satie Trois Gymnopedies; Waltz: Je Te Veux
Rachmaninov Variations on a Theme of Corelli
Chopin Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47 Repeat


Piano: Kathryn Stott

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Saturday's concert.
The National Youth Orchestra comes to the Proms in its 50th anniversary year with one of the foremost British conductors and three strongly nationalistic works. Tippett and Vaughan Williams have their roots in this country's folk consciousness, while Sibelius - a composer championed by Colin Davis - draws deeply from Finnish tradition.
National Youth Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
Tippett Ritual Dances (The Midsummer Marriage)
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 6
Sibelius Symphony No 1


Conductor: Colin Davis

: Choral Evensong

From the Chapel of St John's
College, Cambridge, with the BBC Philharmonic.
Introit: Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart) Responses (Radcliffe)
Psalm 84, wl-2: How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings (Brahms)
First Lesson: Job 16, 17, wl-2
Canticles: Stanford in A
Second Lesson: Mark 4, wl-20
Anthem: Greater Love Hath No Man
Te Deum: Stanford in B flat
Voluntary: Sursum Corda (Elgar) Director of music
Christopher Robinson. Organ scholar Peter Davis. Repeated tomorrow lam


Music: Christopher Robinson.
Unknown: Peter Davis.

: The Music Machine

MIT. Tommy Pearson finds out more about hyperinstruments and discovers that Tod Machover and his team from the media laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston have created instruments that you can play even if you have no training at all. They look at instruments with fascinating names like the gesture wall and the rhythm tree. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Tod MacHover

: In Tune

Anthony Burton with news, weather, travel and music including
Bartok Dances of Transylvania Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Adam Fischer
5.40 Ravel Violin Sonata
Viktoria Mullova ,
Bruno Canino (piano)
6.05 Mozart Horn Concerto No 4 in E flat, K495
David Pyatt ,
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
6.40 Schubert, orch Mottl Fantasia in F minor, D940
American Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leon Botstein
Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Conductor: Adam Fischer
Unknown: Viktoria Mullova
Piano: Bruno Canino
Unknown: David Pyatt
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Leon Botstein
Producer: Nick Morgan

: BBC Proms 97

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor Andrew Davis are soon off to the Salzburg Festival with an atmospheric piece by George Benjamin, which opens this concert at the Royal Albert Hall. They also continue the Proms' Bartok theme with his fiery Violin Concerto No 2.
Viktoria Mullova (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Benjamin Ringed by the Flat Horizon
Bartok Violin Concerto No 2

8.30 Fantasy and Fury
Berlioz the man leaps off the page of his colourful and exaggerated Memoirs and boldly speaks his mind in his many letters to friends and colleagues. Roger Nichols explores the background to the Symphonie Fantastique, illuminated by Berlioz's Own words. Repeat

8.50 Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique Repeated Tuesday 2pm


Violin: Viktoria Mullova
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Talk: Roger Nichols

: Madrigals of War and Love

Excerpts from Monteverdi's Eighth Book of Madrigals performed by the Taverner Consort and Players, director Andrew Parrott. Discs


Director: Andrew Parrott.

: Edinburgh International Festival

The second of two late-night concerts from the Usher
Hall. Andras Schiff concludes his performance of Book 1 of Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier.
Introduced by Geoffrey Baskerville.


Unknown: Andras Schiff
Introduced By: Geoffrey Baskerville.

: Proms Composer of the Week: Brahms

With Paul Guinery.
Funf Gesange , Op 104 Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
Piano Quartet No 1 in G minor, Op 25 Amadeus Quartet,
Murray Perahia (piano)
Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Funf Gesange
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Piano: Murray Perahia

: Jazz Notes

JJ Johnson 's ability to produce complex bebop lines made him "the father of the modern jazz trombone" and inspired many star instrumentalists. Campbell Burnap looks at some of the great recordings from
Frank Rosolino , Urbie Green and others.


Unknown: Jj Johnson
Unknown: Frank Rosolino
Unknown: Urbie Green

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Orchestra of the 18th Century/ Frans Bruggen , Barbara Borden
(soprano), Kathrin Pfeiffer (contralto), Robert Coupe (tenor), Jeller Draijer
(bass), Stanley Hoogland (fortepiano) Haydn Symphony No 84 in E flat; Die Warnung; Die Harmonie in die Ehe; Der Augenblick; Abendlied zu Gott;
Symphony No 85 in B flat (La Reine)
2.00 Soprano Nathalie Dessay and pianist Barbara Moser perform songs by Mendelssohn, Debussy and Strauss, plus the song-cycles Alte Weisen by Pfltzner and Fian├žailles pour Rire by Poulenc
3.40 Pecs SO/Howard Williams, Gyorgy Forgo and Andras Kortesi
(pianos) Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals Mllhaud La Creation du
Monde Dvorak In Nature's Realm
Respighi Suite: The Birds
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Frans Bruggen
Soprano: Barbara Borden
Soprano: Kathrin Pfeiffer
Tenor: Robert Coupe
Tenor: Jeller Draijer
Soprano: Nathalie Dessay
Pianist: Barbara Moser

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