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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including
John Stanley Organ Concerto No 4 in C minor
Northern Sinfonia, director Gerald Gifford (organ)
7.05 Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending
Hagai Shaham (violin),
New Queen's Hall Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
7.32 Bellini Eccomi in Lieta Vesta Capuleti ed I Moniecchi)
Kathleen Battle (soprano),
LPO, conductor Bruno Campanella
8.05 Liszt Mephisto Waltz No 1 New York Philharmonic, conductor Kurt Masur
8.19 Gesualdo Ave Dulcissima Maria
Monteverdi Choir , English Baroque
Soloists, director John Eliot Gardiner
8.47 Copland Old American Songs
(1st set) Thomas Hampson (baritone), St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff


Director: Gerald Gifford
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Violin: Hagai Shaham
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Bellini Eccomi
Unknown: Lieta Vesta Capuleti
Soprano: Kathleen Battle
Conductor: Bruno Campanella
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Unknown: Dulcissima Maria
Unknown: Monteverdi Choir
Director: John Eliot Gardiner
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Conductor: Hugh Wolff

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Mozart Serenade in G, K525 (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) Salzburg Camerata , conductor Sandor Vegh
9.18 Dowland Cleare or Cloudie Sweet
Emma Kirkby (soprano), Consort of Musicke, director Anthony Rooley
9.22 Dvorak Four Romantic Pieces,
Op 75 Gil Shaham (violin), Orli Shaham (piano)
9.36 Poulenc Piano Concerto
Jean-Bernard Pommier ,
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Unknown: Mozart Serenade
Unknown: Eine Kleine
Conductor: Salzburg Camerata
Conductor: Sandor Vegh
Conductor: Dowland Cleare
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Director: Anthony Rooley
Violin: Gil Shaham
Piano: Orli Shaham
Unknown: Jean-Bernard Pommier
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Proms Composer of the Week: Britten

With Michael Oliver.
5: The Last Years
Overture: The Building of the House
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Suite for Solo Harp Osian Ellis
String Quartet No 3 Amadeus Quartet
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael Oliver.
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Edinburgh International Festival

From the Queen's Hall, introduced by Brian Morton.
Two world-famous soloists team up to contrast the romantic flavour of two Schumann sonatas with the pungent brilliance of Bartok. Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Boris Berezovsky (piano)
Schumann Violin Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op 105
Bartok Violin Sonata No 2
11.40 Northern Lights
In the fourth of five programmes, Colin Bell remembers the 1983 festival, which focused on the great explosion of cultural activity in Vienna at the turn of the century.
12.00 Bietti Three Pieces
Schumann Violin Sonata No 2 in D minor, Op 121


Introduced By: Brian Morton.
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair
Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Unknown: Colin Bell

: St David's Hall Lunchtime Recital

Nicola Heywood Thomas presents the last of six recitals from Cardiff, given last April.
Barry Douglas (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in C, Op 53 (Waldstein)
Uszt Piano Sonata in B minor


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Piano: Barry Douglas
Piano: Beethoven Piano Sonata

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Monday's concert. Edward McGuire 's new tone poem is coupled with the folk-song inspiration of Glinka, Tchaikovsky's concerto and Shostakovich's 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
McGuire Calgacus (first London performance)
Shostakovich Symphony No 1


Bagpipe: Robert Wallace
Piano: Grigory Sokolov
Conductor: Osmo Vanska

: Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet

Baroque recorder concertos performed by the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet with the Academy of Ancient Music, director
Christopher Hogwood. Discs


Director: Christopher Hogwood.

: Mining the Archive

Edinburgh International Festival In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Edinburgh
International Festival,
Sir John Drummond introduces the second of three outstanding recitals from the BBC archives. In a concert from
1983, Lucia Popp (soprano) and Geoffrey Parsons (piano) perform folk song arrangements from five nations by Dvorak, Prokofiev and Kodaly.


Introduces: Sir John Drummond
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson talks to Roderick Swanston about how composers have used introductions in their symphonies. Repeat


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Roderick Swanston

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including
Chopin Mazurka in B flat. Op 7 No 1 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
6.03 Beethoven Overture: Egmont London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
6.30 Ireland Greater Love Hath No Man
Paula Bott (soprano), Bryn Terfel (baritone),
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Andrew Green
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Soprano: Paula Bott
Baritone: Bryn Terfel
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Producer: Nick Morgan

: BBC Proms 97

From the Royal Albert Hall, London. Songs lie at the heart of this concert with two powerful arias by Beethoven and Mozart. Before that, Schubert's tenderest symphony - poignantly left incomplete - and to end, Hindemith's imaginative portrait of the Renaissance artist Mathias Grunewald.
Amanda Roocroft (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano), Royal Philharmonic, conductor Daniele Gatti
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
Beethoven Ah! Perfido
8.10 The Flesh Made Word
The last of five interval talks on religion and language. Poet and novelist Michele Roberts laments the way male-dominated religions have tried to stifle and control important parts of our humanity - imagination, creation, passion and sex.
8.30 Mozart Ch'io Mi Scordi di Te? K505
Hindemith Symphony Mathis der Maler


Soprano: Amanda Roocroft
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Conductor: Daniele Gatti
Talk: Michele Roberts

: Still Life with Kazin

Veteran New York writer and critic
Alfred Kazin remembers the New
Deal and the trials of the McCarthy era and discusses with presenter Russell Davies the dangerous new fundamentalism in American political life. Repeat


Unknown: Alfred Kazin
Presenter: Russell Davies

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker introduces a selection of electronic music, with recent soundscapes and dance pieces commissioned by Sonic Arts
Network. She talks to the composers about their influences, which range from Stockhausen to techno.
Peter Green/Mike Dred RASP
Erik Mikael Karlsson Hôtel d'un
Robert Worby The Entropy Catalogue Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Sarah Walker

: Edinburgh International Festival

Introduced by Kirsteen McCue.
Andrew Parrott directs the Taverner
Consort in the second of two late-night concerts of music by Robert Carver. Tonight his Missa Cantate Domino with interpolations on the wire-strung clarsach played by William Taylor.


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

: Proms Composer of the Week: Bartok

With John Thornley.
5: To Bartok, i 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 from last Friday


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

: Hard Bop, Soft Focus

Repeated from Monday 4.30pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Donizetti Rosmonda d'lnghilterra
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir ,
Philharmonia/David Parry
3.40 Cherubini Quartet, Juliette Banse (soprano)
Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 77 No 1 Mendelssohn, arr Riemann Oder Soil Es Tod Bedeuten? Janacek String Quartet No 2 (Intimate Letters)
5.05 Mendelssohn Incidental music:
A Midsummer Night's Dream Sao Carlos National Theatre Chorus,
Portuguese SO/George Pehlivanian
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Donizetti Rosmonda
Unknown: Geoffrey Mitchell Choir
Rosmonda: Renee Fleming(soprano)
Eleanor of Acquitaine: Nelly Miricioiu(soprano)
Henry II: Bruce Ford(tenor)
Clifford: Alastair Miles(bass)
Arturo: Diana Montague(mezzo)

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