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: On Air

Andrew McGregor with news, weather, travel and music including Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
Helsinki Philharmonic , conductor Leif Segerstam
6.13 Bach English Suite No 3 in G minor, BWV808
Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
7.05 Pachelbel Canon and Gigue in D Taverner Players, director Andrew Parrott
7.32 Haydn Concerto in D for Horn and Two Oboes
Ab Koster (natural horn),
John Abberger and Alayne Leslie (oboes), L'Archibudelli
8.05 Stravinsky Fireworks
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Mark Wigglesworth
8.42 Monteverdi Magnificat (1610 Vespers)
Taverner Choir, Consort and Players, director Andrew Parrott


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Helsinki Philharmonic
Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Director: Andrew Parrott
Oboes: Ab Koster
Horn: John Abberger
Horn: Alayne Leslie
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Director: Andrew Parrott

: Morning Collection

Penny Gore . Mozart Serenade in D, K239
(Serenata Nottuma)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.14 Bloch Schelomo
Lynn Harrell (cello), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
9.36 Shostakovich Suite: The
Age of Gold
London Philharmonic, conductor Bernard Haitink


Unknown: Penny Gore
Cello: Lynn Harrell
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Musical Encounters

With Susan Sharpe.
Tchaikovsky Polonaise (Sleeping Beauty)
USSR Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov
10.05 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52
Kathryn Stott (piano)
10.25 Mahler Lieder eines
Fahrenden Gesellen
Ann Murray (mezzo), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder
11.15 Proms Artist of the Week:
Christian Tetzlaff (violin)
Lalo Symphonie Espagnole Czech Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
11.48 Saint-Saens Polonaise, Op 77 Philippe Entremont and Gaby Casadesus (pianos)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Ann Murray
Conductor: Mark Elder
Violin: Christian Tetzlaff
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Unknown: Philippe Entremont
Pianos: Gaby Casadesus

: Proms Composer of the Week: Bartok

With John Thornley.
5: To Bartok, ill and weary of the turmoil of war and emigration, his last years were like a term of exile. Contrasts
Joseph Szigeti (violin),
Benny Goodman (clarinet), the Composer (piano)
Fuga (Solo Violin Sonata)
Viktoria Mullova Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion
Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire (pianos), Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra, conductor David Zinman Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: John Thornley.
Violin: Joseph Szigeti
Clarinet: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Viktoria Mullova
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Pianos: Nelson Freire
Conductor: David Zinman

: St David's Hall Lunchtime Recital

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents the fifth of six recitals from Cardiff, given last April.
Sharon Morgan (narrator), Music-Theatre Wales, conductor Michael Rafferty
Stravinsky The Soldier's Tale


Unknown: Heywood Thomas
Narrator: Sharon Morgan
Conductor: Michael Rafferty

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Monday's concert. The visiting Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra premieres a new work by one of Finland's most admired composers -
Magnus Lindberg. And Proms Artist of the Week Christian Tetzlaff plays a classic violin concerto from this century.
Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Lindberg Feria
(first performance)
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Violin: Christian Tetzlaff
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste

: Mining the Archive: Edinburgh International Festival

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival, Sir John Drummond introduces the first of three outstanding recitals from the BBC archives.
Young Uck Kim (violin), Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Emanuel Ax (piano)
Mozart Piano Trio in G, K564
Brahms Piano Trio No 1 in B, Op 8 Producer Svend Brown


Introduces: Sir John Drummond
Violin: Uck Kim
Violin: Yo-Yo Ma
Cello: Emanuel Ax
Producer: Svend Brown

: The Music Machine MIT. Tommy Pearson completes his

week exploring the work of composer Tod Machover by taking part in performances of his ground-breaking piece The Brain Opera in Copenhagen and, via the internet, New York.


Unknown: Tod MacHover

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including Debussy Fetes (Nocturnes) New Philharmonia, conductor Pierre Boulez
6.05 Takemitsu Vers I'Arc-en-Ciel,
John Williams (guitar), Gareth Hulse (oboe d'amore), London Sinfonietta, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
6.40 Poulenc Sextet
André Previn and Friends
Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Guitar: John Williams
Guitar: Gareth Hulse
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Unknown: André Previn
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: BBC Proms 97

From the Royal Albert Hall , London. Tonight a lively young orchestra from Hungary which has helped to rebuild that country's musical fortunes, and a fascinating juxtaposition of Prom themes.
Featured composers Brahms and Bartok are united in their inspiration from Hungarian folk song and in the colour and drama of two of their major symphonic works. Andras Schiff (piano),
Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Ivan Fischer
Bartok Hungarian Sketches; Romanian Folk Dances; Piano Concerto No 1
7.50 A Pioneering Venture in Hungarian Cultural Life
Stephanie Hughes explores the development of the Budapest
Festival Orchestra since its foundation in 1983 by conductor Ivan Fischer and pianist Zoltan Kocsis. She also looks at the orchestra's position today both within and outside Hungary.
8.10 Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos 1 and 10: Symphony No 2 in D


Unknown: Albert Hall
Piano: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Conductor: Ivan Fischer
Pianist: Zoltan Kocsis.

: Hearts and Minds

Michael Rosen examines four very different historical attempts at moulding the minds of the young. 4: South Africa: Black and White?
The story of children's literature in apartheid South Africa is a tale of literary starvation for blacks, a solid diet of mother country classics and fake history for the whites, and bold tales of pioneering Vortrekkers for the Afrikaners. It looked as though it would be this way for ever. But in the heart of Soweto, a teacher closed the door, put his finger to his lips and told his black pupils the story of how it really was. Repeat


Unknown: Michael Rosen

: London Wind Trio

Neil Black (oboe), Keith Puddy
(clarinet), Roger Birnstingl (bassoon) Twentieth-century music for wind trio, including Milhaud's Pastorale. Discs


Oboe: Keith Puddy
Clarinet: Roger Birnstingl

: BBC Proms 97

The intricately expressive music of the English Renaissance is set against the ceremonial splendour of anthems by Purcell and Handel. This great tradition of British choral music heralds a special weekend at the Proms coinciding with a major conference of the world's leading music scholars.
BBC Singers, Brandenburg Consort , conductor Stephen Cleobury
Purcell My Heart Is Inditing, Z30
Fayrfax Magnificat Regale
Byrd Domine, Quis Habitabit
Sheppard Verbum Caro Factum Est
Handel Let God Arise


Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

: Proms Composer of the Week: Brahms

With Paul Guinery.
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 from last Friday


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

: Hard Bop, Soft Focus

Repeated from Monday 4.30pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Madras Mark Tully introduces a concert by Ms E Gaayathri who plays the vina, south India's most ancient and celebrated instrument.
2.30 Cestl LArgia
Concerto Vocale/René Jacobs
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Introduces: Mark Tully
Unknown: Ms E Gaayathri
Unknown: René Jacobs
Argia: Brigitte Balleys (mezzo)
Laurindi: Brigitte Balleys (mezzo)
Dorisbe: Dorothee Jansen (soprano)
Rlaura: Darina Takova (soprano)
Venere: Darina Takova (soprano)
Lucimoro: Jeffrey Gall (counter-Tenor)
Selina: Jeffrey Gall (counter-Tenor)
Atamante: David Pittsinger (bass)
Feraspe: Ricard Bordas (counter-Tenor)
Lurcano: Dominique Visse (counter-Tenor)
Dema: Bernard Loonen (tenor)
Alceo: Steven Cole(tenor)
Solimano: Charles Ossola (bass)
Soldate: Charles Ossola (bass)
Osmano: Antonio Abete (bass)
Alceste: Mathin Kronthalter (baritone)

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