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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including
Brahms Trio in A minor, Op 114
Pierre Amoyal (violin), Michel Portal (clarinet), Michael Dalberto (piano)
7.05 Mozart Rondo in A minor, K511
Mitsuko Uchida (piano)
7.32 Gliere Overture on Slavonic
Themes BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vasili Sinaisky
8.05 Beethoven Romance No 1 in G
German Chamber Philharmonic, director Thomas Zehetmair (violin)
8.19 Boccherlnl Cello Concerto No 4 in C, G477 Anner Bylsma (cello),
Hermann Baumann and Adriaan van
Woudenberg (horns), Concerto
Amsterdam, director Jaap Schroder
8.47 Falla Three Dances (The Three-Cornered Hat) Montreal SO, conductor Charles Dutoit


Violin: Pierre Amoyal
Violin: Michel Portal
Clarinet: Michael Dalberto
Piano: Mozart Rondo
Piano: Mitsuko Uchida
Conductor: Vasili Sinaisky
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair
Cello: Anner Bylsma
Cello: Hermann Baumann
Director: Jaap Schroder
Conductor: Charles Dutoit

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Lully Overture; Air (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme)
La Petite Bande , director Gustav Leonhardt
9.07 Sibelius Lemminkainen in Tuonela (Legends)
Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
9.22 Strauss Suite: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Tate Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Unknown: La Petite Bande
Director: Gustav Leonhardt
Director: Sibelius Lemminkainen
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Arnold Overture: Roots of Heaven
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Carl Davis
10.06 Proms Artist of the Week:
Roger Norrington (conductor)
Mozart Per Questa Bella Mano , K612 Alastair Miles (bass),
Peter Buckoke (double bass), London Classical Players
10.13 Stravinsky Symphony in C
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
10.42 Monteverdi Movete al Mio bel
Schiitz Choir, conductor Roger Norrington
10.55 Petrassl Concerto for
Orchestra No 8
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Diego Masson
11.27 Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D
London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Conductor: Carl Davis
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Questa Bella Mano
Bass: Alastair Miles
Bass: Peter Buckoke
Unknown: Stravinsky Symphony
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Diego Masson
Conductor: Roger Norrington

: Proms Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

Roger Nichols traces Mendelssohn's relations with Britain through the ten visits he made here between 1829 and 1847. Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Charles Mackerras
Rondo Brillant in E flat
Benjamin Frith (piano),
Slovak State Philharmonic, conductor Robert Stankovsky Trumpet Overture
LSO, conductor Claudio Abbado Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Rondo Brillant
Piano: Benjamin Frith
Conductor: Robert Stankovsky
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Summer Ensemble

The second of two programmes in which the Audubon Quartet play quartets by Dohnanyi. Introduced by John Thornley.
Dohnanyl String Quartet No 3 in A, Op 33
Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 135 Repeat


Introduced By: John Thornley.

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear last Thursday's concert.
Thomas Allen (baritone), London Philharmonic, conductor Charles Mackerras
Schubert Symphony No 3 in D
Schubert, orch Brahms An Schwager Kronos; Geheimes; Gruppe aus dem Tartarus; Memnon
Schubert, orch Berlioz Erlkonig
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor


Baritone: Thomas Allen
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Fin de Siècle

Francois Leroux (baritone),
Nash Ensemble , conductor Lionel Friend
Zemlinsky Clarinet Trio in D minor
Mahler, arr Schoenberg Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen
Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht


Baritone: Francois Leroux
Baritone: Nash Ensemble
Conductor: Lionel Friend

: Music Machine

Jazz. Tommy Pearson looks at the integration of vocal styles in jazz. He talks to Maria Pio del Vito from Italy and Marjorie Whylie from Jamaica. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Maria Pio Del Vito
Unknown: Marjorie Whylie

: In Tune

Edinburgh International Festival In this last week of the Edinburgh
Festival, Linda Ormiston dips into the archives for some performances and looks at what is on offer this year. Including Mackerras on Mozart,
Russian gypsy music from Dublin and authentic Neopolitan song.
5.40 Barber String Quartet (Adagio) Endellion Quartet
6.05 Wagner Lohengrin (Act 2. excerpts)
Edinburgh Festival Chorus,
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
7.00 Bach Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV553
Peter Hurford (organ) Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Linda Ormiston
Unknown: Wagner Lohengrin
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Peter Hurford
Producer: Svend Brown
Lohengrin: Siegfried Jerusalem (tenor)
Ortrud: Eva Randova (mezzo)
Herald: Siegfried Lorenz (baritone)
Henry: Robert Lloyd (bass)
Elsa: Rosalind Plowright (soprano)
Telramund: Hartmut Welker (baritone)

: BBC Proms 97

Tonight at the Royal Albert Hall, Proms premieres for new works by Elliott Carter and Mark-Anthony Turnage, both guaranteed to challenge and excite. Conductor Oliver Knussen places them in a stimulating mix of English and American folk and cowboy songs, beginning with Carter's festive overture and ending with Copland's invigorating ballet.
Hakan Hardenberger and John Wallace (trumpets), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen
Carter Holiday Overture
Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes (A Time There Was)
Tumage Dispelling the Fears (first London performance)
8.20 Doodling
Some arch-doodlers ponder the errant line, with original musical doodles by Steven Faux. Repeat
8.40 Carter Allegro Scorrevole (first European performance)
Ruth Crawford Seeger Andante; Rissolty Rossolty
Charles Seeger John Hardy
Copland John Henry; Suite: Billy the Kid


Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Trumpet: Hakan Hardenberger
Trumpet: John Wallace
Musical doodles: Steven Faux

: Young Indians

The Backwards-Forward View. In the second of his conversations with young Indian novelists, Noah Richler travels to Delhi and meets Mukul Kesavan
, whose novel Looking through Glass follows the fortunes of a photographer who falls from a train and through history to 1942, the time of the Quit India movement and India's struggle for independence. Repeat See also 10.45pm


Unknown: Noah Richler
Unknown: Mukul Kesavan

: Schumann's Childhood

In the second of three programmes exploring Robert Schumann 's reflections on childhood, pianist
Angela Brownridge plays a selection from his Album fur die Jugend. Next programme Thursday 9.35pm


Unknown: Robert Schumann
Pianist: Angela Brownridge

: The Nine Cities of Delhi

Delhi, city of ghosts and government, stretches back to the dawn of Indian civilisation. Time and again it has been overrun and rebuilt, each new city designed to surpass the last. Between them, the nine cities of Delhi tell the story of India. Jatinder Verma takes a personal voyage around Delhi's former glories and confronts modern Delhi, the ninth city, rapidly forgetting its past and in danger of having no future. Repeat

: Proms Composer of the Week: Britten

With Michael Oliver.
2: The American Years: 1939-42
Young Apollo
Peter Donohoe (piano), CBSO. conductor Simon Rattle
Mazurka Elegiaca Clifford Curzon and the Composer (pianos) Sinfonia da Requiem New Philharmonia, conducted by the Composer Scottish Ballad
Peter Donohoe and Philip Fowke (pianos), CBSO, conductor Simon Rattle
Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Michael Oliver.
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Peter Donohoe
Pianos: Philip Fowke
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Jazz Notes

A Week with a Latin Legend
Campbell Burnap concludes his conversation with Tito Puente.


Unknown: Campbell Burnap
Unknown: Tito Puente.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Szymanowski and His Time Szymanowski Demeter Britten
Phaedra Szymanowski Songs of the Infatuated Muezzim Kabelac
Eufemias Mysterion Ravel Trois Poems de Stephane Mallarme Martin Petite Symphonies Concertante
2.30 Traditional Polish Music Music from Suwalki, on Poland's eastern border. The performers are Suturas, the Pogranicze Ensemble, the Racis Family, Maria Krupowies , the Duja Band and the Maidens
3.55 Madrid Quartet Arriaga String Quartet No 2 in A Turina String Quartet No 4 (De la Guitarra)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Maria Krupowies

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