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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including
Elgar Wand of Youth: Suite No 2 Welsh National Opera Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
7.05 Enescu Romanian Rhapsody No
Romanian National Radio Orchestra, conductor Horia Andreescu
7.32 Handel Comus
Patrizia Kwella (soprano), Margaret
Cable (mezzo), David Thomas (bass), Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
8.05 Rachmaninov, arr Sanderling Vocalise, Op 34 No 14
St Petersburg Philharmonic, conductor Yuri Temirkanov
8.18 Benjamin Godard Two Pieces, Op 61
Mats Lindstrom (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano)
8.49 Vivaldi Flute Concerto in D,
RV428 (Goldfinch)
Janet See , Philharmonia Baroque
Orchestra, director Nicholas McGegan


Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Horia Andreescu
Soprano: Patrizia Kwella
Bass: David Thomas
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
Conductor: Benjamin Godard
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Unknown: Janet See
Director: Nicholas McGegan

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Bach Oboe Concerto in D minor, BWV1059
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, director Douglas Boyd (oboe)
9.12 Sibelius Lemminkainen 's
Return (Legends)
Los Angeles Philharmonic, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
9.19 Shostakovich Violin Concerto
David Oistrakh ,
Leningrad Philharmonic, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Oboe: Douglas Boyd
Oboe: Sibelius Lemminkainen
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Unknown: David Oistrakh
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Bliss Suite: Christopher Columbus BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Carl Davis
10.10 Proms Artist of the Week:
Roger Norrington (conductor) Monteverdi 0 Ciechi,
Ciechi Felicity Palmer (soprano), Wyn Evans and John Elwes (tenors), Schutz Choir
10.17 Shostakovich Piano Quintet, Op 57
Borodin Quartet,
Elizabeth Leonskaya (piano)
10.52 Monteverdi Questi Vaghi Concenti
Hazel Holt (soprano), Wyn Evans and John Elwes (tenors), Schutz Choir , conductor Roger Norrington
11.00 Mozart Clarinet Concerto in B flat, K622
Colin Lawson , London Classical
Players, conductor Roger Norrington
11.35 Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Tapiola Chamber Choir,
Finnish Chamber Singers and Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen


Conductor: Carl Davis
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Soprano: Ciechi Felicity Palmer
Soprano: Wyn Evans
Soprano: John Elwes
Piano: Elizabeth Leonskaya
Piano: Monteverdi Questi Vaghi
Soprano: Hazel Holt
Soprano: Wyn Evans
Tenors: John Elwes
Tenors: Schutz Choir
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Colin Lawson
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen

: 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. Elijah (excerpts)
Rosalind Plowright (soprano), Linda Finnie (contralto), Arthur Davies (tenor), Willard White (baritone), London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox Repeated next Friday 11.45pm


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Soprano: Rosalind Plowright
Soprano: Linda Finnie
Contralto: Arthur Davies
Tenor: Willard White
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: From Handel to Gershwin

Nicola Heywood Thomas introduces a recital given by Rebecca Evans
(soprano), Neal Davies (baritone) and Carlo Rizzi (piano).
Handel Giu Nel Tartarei
Purcell Sweeter Than Roses
(Pausanias); When Myra Sings (real
Britten); Ye Twice Ten Hundred Deities Schumann Liebeslied, Op 51 No 5 Schubert Der Wanderer , D489
Mendelssohn Abendlied
Strauss Zueignung , Op 10 No 1;
Allerseelen, Op 10 No 8; Breit uber Mein Haupt , Op 19 No 2
Bellini Malinconia , Ninfa Gentile ;
Almen Se Non Poss'lo; Per Pieta,
Bell' Idol Mio; Ma Rendi pur Contento Gershwin Bess, You Is My Woman Now (Porgy and Bess) Repeat


Introduces: Nicola Heywood Thomas
Soprano: Rebecca Evans
Soprano: Neal Davies
Piano: Carlo Rizzi
Unknown: Schubert Der Wanderer
Unknown: Mendelssohn Abendlied
Unknown: Strauss Zueignung
Unknown: Mein Haupt
Unknown: Bellini Malinconia
Unknown: Ninfa Gentile

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Wednesday's concert.
Leila Josefowicz (violin), Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Neville Marriner
Henze Sonata for Strings No 2 (first UK performance)
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great)


Violin: Leila Josefowicz
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Mining the Archive

Edinburgh International Festival
Sir John Drummond takes a last look into the archives of the Edinburgh International Festival with a recital given by pianist Krystian Zimerman in 1980. Brahms Piano Sonata No 2 in F sharp minor, Op 2
Chopin Piano Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58


Unknown: Sir John Drummond
Pianist: Krystian Zimerman

: Music Machine

Jazz. Tommy Pearson talks to
Marcus Stenz and Guy Barker about the London Sinfonietta's project featuring the music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans.


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Marcus Stenz
Unknown: Guy Barker
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Gil Evans.

: In Tune

With Andrew Green , including
Elgar The Swimmer (Sea Pictures) Janet Baker (mezzo),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
6.15 Sibelius Pohjola 's Daughter
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Paavo Berglund
6.40 Beethoven Variations on "Bei Mannern , Welche Liebe Fuhlen" Jacqueline du Pre (cello), Daniel Barenboim (piano) Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Sibelius Pohjola
Conductor: Paavo Berglund
Unknown: Bei Mannern
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: BBC Proms 97

Jazz at the Proms and the Royal Albert Hall with a joint 70th birthday tribute to two of the greatest British entertainers - Cleo Laine and John Dankworth.
Cleo Laine (singer), Members of the Dankworth Sextet , BBC Big Band and Concert Orchestra, conductor John Dankworth
Gershwin Overture: Strike Up the Band; Belleville Blue
John Dankworth Shakespeare Songs; Willow Weep for Me; Fine and Mellow; Suite: What the Dickens (excerpts)
Duke Ellington Caravan
8.15 Laine and Dankworth
When Clementine Campbell auditioned for the John Dankworth Septet in 1951, she found herself with a new name, a new career and a future husband. Now famous as Cleo Laine , she and John Dankworth look back over the years of marriage and music-making.
8.35 John Dankworth New work (first performance); Zodiac Variations (excerpts)
Gershwin St Louis Blues; Biding My Time; Fascinating Rhythm; I've Got a Crush on You
Duke Ellington I'm Beginning to See the Light; I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart; Solitude; Don't Get Around Much Anymore; Squeeze Me; Sophisticated Lady
* Andrew Duncan interviews Cleo Laine: page 14; Brian Kay 's Prom of the Week: page 36


Singer: Cleo Laine
Band: Dankworth Sextet
Conductor: John Dankworth

: Hear and Now

Sarah Walker presents a 60thbirthday tribute to David Bedford and talks to him about his varied career, from rock keyboardist and arranger to "post-minimal" symphonist. Alleluia Timpanis
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jacques van Steen The Golden Wine Is Drunk
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly Twelve Hours of Sunset
Crouch End Festival Chorus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jacques van Steen
Of Stars, Dreams and Cymbals
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly Symphony No 1
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jacques van Steen Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Conductor: Jacques van Steen
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Jacques van Steen
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Jacques van Steen
Producer: Philip Tagney

: 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 from last Friday


Unknown: Michael Oliver.
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Hard Bop, Soft Focus

Repeated from Monday 4.30pm

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Vivaldi Ottone in Villa
Ensemble Seicentonovenecento, conductor Flavio Collusso
3.50 Manfred Quartet,
Bertrand Raynaud (cello), Marc Desmons (viola) Arnaud Petit String Quartet No 1 (Fictions) Lutoslawski Bucoliques Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht
5.00 Dvorak Czech Suite BBC Concert
Orchestra, conductor Lionel Friend
5.25 Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor Torlief Thedeen, Slovak RSO, conductor Bystrak Rezuchka
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: Vivaldi Ottone
Conductor: Flavio Collusso
Cello: Bertrand Raynaud
Cello: Marc Desmons
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Conductor: Bystrak Rezuchka
Ottone: Jean Nirouet (countertenor)
Cleonilla: Patrizia Pace (soprano)
Tullia: Anna Maria Ferrante (soprano)
Caio: Aris Christofellis (treble)
Decio: Luigi Petroni (tenor)

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