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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including Grainger In a Nutshell BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
7.05 Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia
Philharmonia, conductor Geoffrey Simon
7.32 Haydn Motet: 0 Coelitum Bati Anne Monoyios (soprano),
Members of the Tblz Boys' Choir, Tafelmusik, director Bruno Weil
8.05 Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
8.19 Arnold Three Shanties, Op 4 Bergen Wind Quintet
8.51 Turina La Procesion del Rocio
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antonio De Almeida


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
Unknown: Coelitum Bati
Soprano: Anne Monoyios
Director: Bruno Weil
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Antonio de Almeida

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela
Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
9.10 Beethoven Piano Sonata in F minor, WoO 47 No 2
Emil Gilels
9.26 Poulenc Stabat Mater
Barbara Hendricks (soprano), Choir of Radio France,
French National Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Unknown: Emil Gilels
Unknown: Poulenc Stabat Mater
Soprano: Barbara Hendricks
Conductor: Georges Pretre

: 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. Six Children's Pieces, Op 72 Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Die Erste Walpurgisnacht (excerpt) Robert Tear (tenor),
Anthony Michaels-Moore (baritone), Richard van Allan (bass),
Philharmonia Choir and Orchestra, conductor Francesco d'Avalos
Overture: Ruy Bias
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado
Plus songs with and without words performed by Susan Gritton
(soprano), Caroline Dowdle (piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Stephen Ridgley-Whitehouse (piano) and Daniel Barenboim (piano). Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Baritone: Anthony Michaels-Moore
Bass: Richard van Allan
Conductor: Francesco D'Avalos
Unknown: Ruy Bias
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Soprano: Susan Gritton
Soprano: Caroline Dowdle
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Stephen Ridgley-Whitehouse
Piano: Daniel Barenboim

: Edinburgh International Festival

From the Queen's Hall, introduced by Brian Morton. i ne last of Radio 3's live recitals from the Edinburgh Festival features music for wind by two masters of the genre - Strauss and Mozart.
Mozart Divertimento in B flat, K240;
Serenade in E flat, K375; Adagio in B flat, K411
11.50 Northern Lights
The last of five programmes capturing some of the highlights of the Edinburgh Festival on its 50th anniversary. Colin Bell remembers how audiences were stunned when
Japanese director Yukio Ninagawa brought productions of Macbeth and Medea to the 1985 and 1986 festivals.
12.10pm Strauss Wind Sonatina No 1 (Aus der Werkstatt eines Invaliden)


Introduced By: Brian Morton.
Unknown: Colin Bell
Director: Yukio Ninagawa

: Shakespeare's Opera

A four-part survey of some of the many ways composers have taken
Shakespeare's plays as the basis for music. In the third programme, Peter Conrad goes in search of Shakespearean comedy and introduces versions of the Falstaff story as found in the Henry plays and The Merry Wives of Windsor by Salieri, Nicolai, Verdi, Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Hoist.


Unknown: Peter Conrad
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Sunday's concert.
Joshua Bell (violin), Dallas Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Litton
Roy Harris Symphony No 3 Barber Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 in E minor


Violin: Joshua Bell
Conductor: Andrew Litton
Conductor: Roy Harris

: Mozart and Schubert Quintets

Nash Ensemble,
Michael Collins (clarinet), Ian Brown (piano)
Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A, K581 Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout) Repeat


Clarinet: Michael Collins
Piano: Ian Brown

: Music Machine

Jazz. Tommy Pearson talks to Mike Westbrook about jazz composition. Repeat


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Mike Westbrook

: In Tune

With Humphrey Carpenter , including
Rameau Overture: Les Boreades
Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Bruggen
5.35 Liszt it Lamento
Claudio Arrau (piano)
6.05 Tlppett Symphony No 2 (1st mvt) London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
6.30 Beethoven Piano Sonata in A flat, Op 26 Emil Gilels Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Conductor: Colin Davis
Unknown: Emil Gilels
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: BBC Proms 97

A concert in the grand tradition tonight at the Royal Albert Hall with Wagner's famous overture to Die Meistersinger, Schumann's lyrical Piano Concerto in A minor, written for his wife Clara, and Mendelssohn's Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish), inspired by the rugged and beautiful Scottish landscape. The Leipzig Orchestra is joined by the seasoned partnership of Neville Marriner and Alfred Brendel.
Alfred Brendel (piano), Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Neville Marriner
Wagner Overture: Die Meistersinger
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
7.50 He's an Excellent Lad
In his new book, Mendelssohn Remembered, Roger Nichols draws on the correspondence of Mendelssohn's friends, family and colleagues to give an insight into this complex character. Penny Gore presents readings from Mendelssohn's contemporaries, including Berlioz, Cherubini and Robert and Clara Schumann.
8.10 Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)
Repeated next Monday 2pm


Piano: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Talk: Roger Nichols
Talk: Penny Gore

: Young Indians

4: The View from Abroad. In the last of his conversations with young
Indian authors, Noah Richler talks to the Commonwealth Prize-winning novelist Shashi Tharoor in New York
(where he is also the special assistant to the Director General of the United Nations) about his fiction and his upcoming history of India since independence. Repeat


Talks: Noah Richler
Unknown: Shashi Tharoor

: Schumann's Childhood

In the last of three programmes exploring Robert Schumann 's reflections on childhood, pianist
Peter Franki plays a selection from his Piano Sonatas for the Young.


Unknown: Robert Schumann
Pianist: Peter Franki

: BBC Proms 97

The BBC Singers show the range of their virtuosity in this concert at the Royal Albert Hall of German choral works. Brahms was fascinated by early music - he edited and conducted some of these pieces - and his dramatic, declamatory motet forms the centrepiece of the programme.
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten
Schutz Saul , Saul: Selig Sind die Toten; Wie Lieblich Sind deine Wohnungen Scheidt Zion Spricht
Bach Motet: Furchte Dich Nicht , BWV228
Mendelssohn Three Sacred Pieces
Brahms Warum ist das Licht Gegeben?
Schoenberg Friede auf Erden


Conductor: Bo Holten

: Proms Composer of the Week: Britten

With Michael Oliver.
4: Music for Friends
Night Piece Michael Dussek (piano) Solo Cello Suite No 3 Robert Cohen
Nocturnal after John Dowland
Julian Bream (guitar)
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Michael Oliver.
Piano: Michael Dussek
Unknown: Robert Cohen
Unknown: John Dowland
Guitar: Julian Bream

: Jazz Notes

A Week with a Latin Legend With Campbell Burnap. The concluding part of the concert given by Tito Puente and his Latin Jazz Ensemble at the Glasgow Jazz Festival.


Unknown: Tito Puente

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Yuri Ahronovitch , Boris Berezovsky (piano) Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 1 Paderewski Polish Fantasy
Shostakovich Symphony No 5
3.35 Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca , director Giuliano Carmignola (violin) Vivaldi Sinfonia in B minor, RV169 (Al Santo Sepolcro): Violin Concerto in F, RV286 (Per fa Solennita di St Lorenzo); Concerto in D minor,
RV128: Violin Concerto in D. RV212a (Fatto per la Solennita): Violin
Concerto in D, RV582 (Per la SS Assontione); Sonata a 4 in E flat,
RV130: Violin Concerto in C, RV581
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Yuri Ahronovitch
Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Unknown: Gioiosa Marca
Violin: Giuliano Carmignola

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