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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including
Schumann Fantasiestucke in A minor, Op 88 Borodin Trio
7.05 Tchaikovsky June; November; October (The Seasons) Lars Vogt (piano)
7.32 Abel Symphony in C, Op 17 No 4 Hanover Band, director Anthony Halstead
8.05 Mozart Violin Sonata in E flat,
Isaac Stern , Yefim Bronfman (piano)
8.20 Walton Capriccio Burlesco Florida PO, conductor James Judd
8.41 Resplghl Suite: The Birds St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Schumann Fantasiestucke
Piano: Lars Vogt
Piano: Abel Symphony
Director: Anthony Halstead
Unknown: Isaac Stern
Piano: Yefim Bronfman
Conductor: James Judd
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Mozart Serenade in D, K250 (Haffner) lona Brown (violin),
Academy of St Martin in the Reids, conductor Neville Marriner
Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Unknown: Mozart Serenade
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Proms Composer of the Week: Benjamin Britten

Michael Oliver focuses on Britten's instrumental and orchestral music and suggests that, although Britten wrote more vocal than non-vocal works, he turned to instrumental music when he felt the need to experiment in matters of form and technique. 1: The Early Years: the 1930s
Elegy Lars Anders Tomter (viola) Sinfonietta, Op 1 Vienna Octet Sailing (Holiday Diary)
Michael Dussek (piano)
Suite, Op 6 Alexander Barantschik (violin), John Alley (piano)
Alla Marcia Gabrieli Quartet Producer Peter Tanner
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Viola: Lars Anders Tomter
Piano: Michael Dussek
Violin: Alexander Barantschik
Violin: John Alley
Piano: Alla Marcia Gabrieli
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Edinburgh International Festival

From the Queen's Hall. Brian Morton introduces music from the Baroque to the present day. Mezzo Jennifer Larmore is accompanied by pianist
Antoine Palloc in songs of love and life by Handel, Purcell, Rossini, Nin,
Obradors, Gustavino, Mozart, Faure, Gounod, Copland, Heggie, Niles, Duke and Hundley.
11.35 Northern Lights
In the first of five programmes capturing some of the highlights of the Edinburgh Festival on its 50th anniversary, Colin Bell talks to those who recall the first festival. In 1947,
Bruno Walter was reunited with his beloved Vienna Philharmonic.
11.55 Concert, part 2


Introduces: Brian Morton
Unknown: Jennifer Larmore
Pianist: Antoine Palloc
Talks: Colin Bell
Unknown: Bruno Walter

: Proms Chamber Music 97

From the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The vocal and instrumental ensembles the Orlando Consort and Fretwork combine in a pageant of music spanning the centuries, from a medieval Alleluia (the oldest music ever performed at the Proms) through Elizabethan In Nomines to a thrilling contemporary piece for voices and viols by the British composer Christopher Fox.
Introduced by Susan Sharpe.
Anon Alleluia: Indicabunt Sancti Nationes
Fox Alleluia
Anon Apparuerunt Apostolis
Ockeghem Ut Heremita Solus
Josquin Nymphes des Bois
Tye In Nomine a 5 (Trust)
Ivan Moody In Nomine
Gibbons In Nomine a 5
Fox A Glimpse of Sion's Glory (first London performance)


Unknown: Christopher Fox.
Introduced By: Susan Sharpe.

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear last Tuesday's concert.
Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Bartok Four Pieces for Orchestra
Boulez Notations I-IV
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring


Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Castalian Band

Mhairi Lawson (soprano), Richard Gwilt (violin), Imogen Seth-Smith
(cello), Lucy Carolan (harpsichord) Alessandro Scarlatti Dove Fuggo;
Cantata: Amanti, Anch'io Son
Preso Domenico Scarlatti Keyboard Sonatas in C, Kkl32 and 133 Vivaldi Violin Sonata in A, Op 2 No 2 Repeat


Soprano: Mhairi Lawson
Soprano: Richard Gwilt
Violin: Imogen Seth-Smith
Cello: Lucy Carolan
Unknown: Preso Domenico Scarlatti

: Hard Bop, Soft Focus

A six-part series in which
Alyn Shipton looks at the history of the Blue Note record label.
4: Though the Blue Note catalogue has some of the greatest names in modem jazz, there are others who have more or less disappeared from view. Repeated Friday 12.30am


Unknown: Alyn Shipton

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson talks to
Roderick Swanston about the prelude and its many different forms. Repeat


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Roderick Swanston

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including
Granados Danzas Espanolas (excerpts) Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
6.05 Duparc L'Invitation au Voyage Frangoise Pollet (soprano),
Nancy Lyric Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jerome Kaltenbach
6.30 Franck Symphonic Variations Paul Crossley (piano), Vienna Philharmonic , conductor Carlo Maria Giulini
Producer Ekene Akalawu


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha
Soprano: Frangoise Pollet
Conductor: Jerome Kaltenbach
Piano: Paul Crossley
Conductor: Vienna Philharmonic
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: BBC Proms 97

The distinctive drone of the bagpipe characterises Scottish composer Edward McGuire 's turbulent and poignant tone poem. The rest of the programme is Russian, from the folk song inspiration of Glinka to Tchaikovsky's first concerto and Shostakovich's precocious first symphony.
Robert Wallace (highland bagpipe), Grigory Sokolov (piano), BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Glinka Kamarinskaya
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
8.15 The Flesh Made Word
The third of five interval talks on religion and language. Hanif Kureishi 's novels and screenplays such as My Beautiful Launderette and The Buddha of Suburbia offer rare insights into the identity crisis facing many Asians in today's Britain. He discusses the ambiguities of belief and belonging for young Muslims who feel forced to choose between conflicting Islamic and western cultures.
Next programme Tuesday 7.45pm
8.35 McGuire Calgacus (first London performance)
Shostakovich Symphony No 1 Repeated Friday 2pm


Unknown: Edward McGuire
Bagpipe: Robert Wallace
Piano: Grigory Sokolov
Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Talk: Hanif Kureishi

: Still Life with Kazin

At 82, New York writer and critic
Alfred Kazin is the grand old man of American letters. In the first of five conversations with Russell Davies , Kazin remembers Britain during the war, when he met TS Eliot and Edmund Wilson. Repeat


Unknown: Alfred Kazin
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Ts Eliot
Unknown: Edmund Wilson.

: A Restoration Organ

The first of three programmes of organ music played by Paul Nicholson on the 1670s organ at
Guimiliau. The Dallam family moved to Brittany during the Civil War period and continued their profession of organ building. The music of Thomas Tomkins recalls the events of this turbulent period.
Next programme Thursday 10.10pm


Played By: Paul Nicholson
Unknown: Thomas Tomkins

: Iconoclassics

The fourth of 11 programmes inviting musicians to introduce their favourite pieces. Andrew Sparling discusses the music of the reclusive Italian aristocrat Giaclnto Scelsi with cellist
Frances-Marie Uitti. Scelsi's music combines an intense concentration on single pitches with an un-European concern with subtle inflections of pitch. Largely ignored in Italy since his death in 1988, his music has become influential elsewhere.
Ttai Marianne Schroeder (piano) Anahit Carmen Fournier (violin)
Canti del Capricorno Nos 8 and 14 Michiko Hirayama (voice)
Yggur Frances-Marie Uitti (cello)


Unknown: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: Giaclnto Scelsi
Unknown: Frances-Marie Uitti.
Piano: Ttai Marianne Schroeder
Violin: Anahit Carmen Fournier
Violin: Michiko Hirayama
Cello: Yggur Frances-Marie Uitti

: Proms Composer of the Week: Bela Bartok

With John Thornley.
Piano Sonatina; In Prison; Bagatelles (excerpts): Violin Concerto No 1;
Portrait No 2: Grotesque; Suite, Op 14 Repeated from last Monday


Piano: John Thornley.

: Jazz Notes

Rent Party. Campbell Burnap begins a week-long survey of pianists with recordings of the legendary ragtime, boogie-woogie, stride and blues greats. Producer Terry Carter


Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Great Pianists The eighth of 12 programmes of piano-roll recordings. Tonight a selection of pieces performed by Vladimir Horowitz
1.50 Prague RSO/Vladimir Valek,
Ivan Klansky (piano) Jiri Jaroch The Old Man and the Sea Chopin Piano
Concerto No 2 in F minor Tchalkovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique)
3.35 Strauss Don Juan Sinfonia
Varsovia, conductor Jan Krenz
3.55 Degani Quartet Toldra String
Quartet No 2 (Vistas al Mar) Halffter Ocho Tientos Arriaga String Quartet No 3 in E flat
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Vladimir Horowitz

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