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: On Air

Penny Gore with news, travel, weather and music including:
Franck Les Eolides New York Philharmonic, conductor Kurt Masur

7.05 Schubert Ave Maria, D839
Barbara Bonney (soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

7.32 Wolf-Ferrari Festa Popolare; Intermezzo; Serenata; Danza Napolitana (Jewels of the Madonna) Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner

8.05 Bach Violin Sonata in E minor, BWV1023
Elizabeth Blumenstock, John Buck (harpsichord), Stephen Lehning (viola da gamba)

8.17 Delalande Concert de Trompettes (Sinfonies pour les Soupers du Roy)
Jean-Francois Paillard Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jean-Francois Paillard

8.43 Delius Brigg Fair
Welsh National Opera Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras


Presenter: Penny Gore

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Sibelius Serenade No 1 in D
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Andre Previn
9.08 Dowland Flow My Tears Emma Kirkby (soprano),
David Thomas (bass), Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley
9.13 Mozart Serenade in D, K320 (Posthorn)
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Conductor: Andre Previn
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: David Thomas
Director: Anthony Rooley
Director: Mozart Serenade
Director: Christopher Hogwood

: Proms Composer of the Week: Britten

With Michael Oliver.
3: Back from America: the 1940s and 1950s
An American Overture
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
Prelude and Fugue for 18-Part String Orchestra
English Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Lachrymae Lars Anders Tomter (viola),
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, conductor lona Brown
Occasional Overture
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
The Pagodas (The Prince of the Pagodas)
London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael Oliver.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Oliver Knussen

: Edinburgh International Festival

From the Queen's Hall, introduced by Brian Morton. vive or the hottest soloists come together for a morning of chamber music - a duo, a trio and a quartet. Pamela Frank and Joshua Bell
(violins), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Steven Isserlis (cello),
Alexander Lonqvich (piano)
Mozart Duo in G for Violin and Viola, K423
Schumann Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 63
11.55 Northern Lights
The second of five programmes capturing some of the highlights of the Edinburgh Festival on its 50th anniversary. Colin Bell remembers the excitement surrounding the visit of Shostakovich in 1962. 12.15 Mendelssohn String Quartet No 6 in F minor, Op 80


Introduced By: Brian Morton.
Unknown: Pamela Frank
Violins: Tabea Zimmermann
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Alexander Lonqvich
Unknown: Colin Bell

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

Martin Roscoe (piano)
Bach French Suite No 5 in G, BWV816
Schumann Kreisleriana


Piano: Martin Roscoe

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear last Friday's concert.
Andras Schiff (piano),
Budapest Festival Orchestra, conductor Ivan Fischer
Bartok Hungarian Sketches; Romanian Folk Dances; Piano Concerto No 1
Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos 1 and 10; Symphony No 2 in D


Piano: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Ivan Fischer

: Choral Evensong

From the Priory Church,
Edington, during the 1997 Festival of Music within the Liturgy. Introit: Lord, I Have Loved (Rose) Responses (Streeting)
Office Hymn: Iste Confessor Domini (plainsong)
Psalm 104 (Aldrich, Attwood) First Lesson: Job 23
Antiphon: 0 Doctor Optime (plainsong) Magnificat (Finzi)
Second Lesson: Mark 6, wl4-29
Nunc Dimittis (John Streeting - first performance)
Anthem: Evening Hymn (Harris)
Hymn: With This Our Godly Scholar (West Ashton - first performance) Organ Voluntary: Postlude in D (Stanford)
Conductors David Trendell ,
Jeremy Summerly and Peter McCrystal. Organist Peter Barley. Repeated tomorrow lam


Unknown: John Streeting
Conductors: David Trendell
Conductors: Jeremy Summerly
Organist: Peter McCrystal.
Organist: Peter Barley.

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson charts the history of the overture with the help of Roderick Swanston. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Roderick Swanston.

: In Tune

With Anthony Burton. After 7.00, he meets American conductor Andrew
Litton, who brings his Dallas
Symphony Orchestra to the Proms on Sunday. Including
5.45 Judith Bingham Where Light and Shade Repose
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly
6.05 Leclair Violin Concerto in D, Op 10 No 3 Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage (violin)
6.30 Donizetti Regnava Nel
Silenzio.... Quando, Rapito in Estati (Lucia di Lammermoor)
Ruth Ann Swenson (soprano), London Philharmonic, conductor Nicola Rescigno
6.45 Mendelssohn Serenade and Allegro Giocoso
Ronald Brautigam (piano),
New Amsterdam Sinfonietta, conductor Lev Markiz Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: Judith Bingham
Conductor: Simon Joly
Violin: Simon Standage
Violin: Donizetti Regnava Nel
Soprano: Ruth Ann Swenson
Conductor: Nicola Rescigno
Conductor: Allegro Giocoso
Piano: Ronald Brautigam
Conductor: Lev Markiz
Producer: Nick Morgan

: BBC Proms 97

Conductor Osmo Vanska established himself as a major Sibelius interpreter with a symphonic cycle earlier this year with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Now, they bring Sibelius's choral epic Kullervo to the Proms and the Royal Albert Hall, along with the dramatic Luonnotar and a newly rediscovered tone poem - all inspired by Finnish storytelling traditions.
Kirsi Tiihonen (soprano), Jukka Rasilainen (baritone), Helsinki University Male Chorus,
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Sibelius The Wood Nymph (first London performance); Luonnotar
8.05 Sibelius in Person
Impressions of Sibelius from Sir Thomas Beecham, Walter Legge and Dr Carlton Young. Repeat
8.25 Sibelius Kullervo-Symphony


Conductor: Osmo Vanska
Soprano: Kirsi Tiihonen
Baritone: Jukka Rasilainen
Unknown: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Walter Legge
Unknown: Dr Carlton Young.

: Still Life with Kazin

Russell Davies talks to Alfred Kazin about American writers and poets from the South. Repeat


Talks: Russell Davies
Unknown: Alfred Kazin

: Weber

Grand Duo Concertant, Op 48 Michael Collins (clarinet), Ian Brown (piano) Repeat


Clarinet: Michael Collins
Piano: Ian Brown

: Edinburgh International Festival

From Greyfriars Kirk, introduced by Kirsteen McCue. Andrew Parrott directs the Taverner Consort in the first of two late-night concerts of music by the greatest and most audacious composer of the Scottish
Renaissance - Robert Carver.
Tonight his Missa Fera Pessima
Domino with interpolations on the bray harp played by William Taylor. Next concert Friday 10.45pm


Introduced By: Kirsteen McCue.
Introduced By: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Robert Carver.
Played By: William Taylor.

: Proms Composer of the Week: Bartok

With John Thornley. Cantata Profana
John Aler (tenor), John Tomlinson (baritone), Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Chicago SO, conductor Fritz Reiner Repeated from last Wednesday


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

: Jazz Notes

The International Set. Campbell
Burnap continues his week of jazz pianists with those who filled concert halls, reached the hit parade and even fronted TV shows in the fifties, sixties and seventies. Names like
Garner, Shearing, Cole, Peterson and Brubeck were big business.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Orchestra of the 18th Century/ Frans Bruggen , Stanley Hoogland (piano), Barbara Borden (soprano), Kathrin Pfeiffer (contralto), Robert Coupe (tenor), Jelle Draijer (bass)
Haydn Symphonies: No 87 in A; No 82 in C (The Bear); Five Vocal Quartets
2.10 Mahler Symphony No 6
German SO/Vladimir Ashkenazy
3.25 Pamela Frank (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola) Martlnu Three Madrigals Spohr Duo in E minor, Op 39 No 3 Mozart Duo in B flat, K424
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Frans Bruggen
Piano: Barbara Borden
Contralto: Kathrin Pfeiffer
Contralto: Robert Coupe
Tenor: Jelle Draijer
Violin: Pamela Frank
Violin: Tabea Zimmermann

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