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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including
Francaix Suite: L 'Horloge de Rore Gregor Zubicky (oboe),
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
7.05 Dvorak Prague Waltzes Prague Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jiri Belohlavek
7.32 Bach Violin Sonata No 1 in B minor, BWV1014
Viktoria Mullova, Bruno Canino (piano)
8.05 Saint-Saens Havanaise
Itzhak Perlman (violin), New York
Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta
8.19 Buxtehude Sonata in F
John Holloway and Ursula Weiss (violins), Jaap ter Linden (viola da gamba), Lars Ulrik Mortensen (organ)
8.51 Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs Harmen de Boer (clarinet), Netherlands Wind Ensemble, conductor Richard Dufallo
Editor Andrew Lyle


Oboe: Rore Gregor Zubicky
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Piano: Bruno Canino
Piano: Saint-Saens Havanaise
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Unknown: John Holloway
Violins: Ursula Weiss
Unknown: Lars Ulrik Mortensen
Conductor: Richard Dufallo
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

Catriona Young features
Shostakovich concertos this week.
Rameau Overture: Nais Les Talens
Lyriques, director Christophe Rousset
9.04 Mendelssohn Variations
Sérieuses Murray Perahia (piano)
9.16 Tippett Five Spirituals (A Child of Our Time) Christ Church Cathedral Choir, director Stephen Darlington
9.27 Shostakovich Violin Concerto
No 2 David Oistrakh , Moscow PO, conductor Kyrill Kondrashin Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young
Unknown: Nais Les Talens
Director: Christophe Rousset
Piano: Murray Perahia
Director: Stephen Darlington
Unknown: David Oistrakh

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Locke Music for His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cometts
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
10.06 Mozart Notturno in D, K286
Orchestra of the 18th Century,
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Frans Bruiggen
10.22 Proms Artist of the Week:
Louis Lortie (piano)
Ravel Menuet Antique
10.29 Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music New York Philharmonic, conductor Leonard Bernstein
10.44 Barber Summer Music
Haffner Ensemble
10.57 Giuliani Serenade , Op 19
Galina Solodchin (violin),
Jonathan Williams (cello), Jukka Savijoki (guitar)
11.12 Tomkins A Sad Pavan for
These Distracted Times
Gustav Leonhardt (virginal)
11.19 Byrd Pavan and Galliard a 6 in C Fretwork
11.24 Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
Louis Lortie (piano)
11.30 Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 1 in D, Op 11 Endellion Quartet
11.57 Ravel Serenade Grotesque Louis Lortie (piano) Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Locke Music
Unknown: Mozart Notturno
Conductor: Frans Bruiggen
Piano: Louis Lortie
Unknown: Vaughan Williams Serenade
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Giuliani Serenade
Violin: Galina Solodchin
Violin: Jonathan Williams
Cello: Jukka Savijoki
Unknown: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Byrd Pavan
Unknown: Ravel Pavane
Piano: Louis Lortie
Piano: Louis Lortie
Producer: Chris Wines

: Proms Composer of the Week: Franz Schubert

Of all the great composers, none wrote more music for social occasions than Schubert. This week's programmes concentrate on two areas of his work intended for private gatherings - piano duets and choral songs. Introduced by Misha Donat. Liebe; Wehmut; Der Gondelfahrer
Arnold Schoenberg Choir ,
Andras Schiff (piano), conductor Erwin Ortner Four Polonaises, D599 Imogen Cooper and Anne Queffelec (piano duet) Ruhe, Schdnstes Gluck der Erde Arnold Schoenberg Choir , conductor Erwin Ortner
Variations on an Original Theme in A minor, D813 Imogen Cooper and Anne Queffelec (piano duet) Producer Misha Donat
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Introduced By: Misha Donat.
Unknown: Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Piano: Andras Schiff
Conductor: Erwin Ortner
Unknown: Imogen Cooper
Piano: Anne Queffelec
Unknown: Schdnstes Gluck Der Erde
Conductor: Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Conductor: Erwin Ortner
Unknown: Imogen Cooper
Piano: Anne Queffelec
Producer: Misha Donat

: Proms Chamber Music 97

From the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Two visiting players from the Royal
Concertgebouw Orchestra (who take part in Proms on Tuesday and Wednesday) join Catherine Beynon to explore the cool, silvery world of Debussy's Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp and works inspired by it. Introduced by Susan Sharpe.
Emily Beynon (flute), Michael Gieler (viola), Catherine Beynon (harp)
Jolivet Petite Suite; Incantation No 2 for Flute Solo
Bax Elegiac Trio
Debussy Syrinx for Flute Solo; Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp


Harp: Catherine Beynon
Viola: Michael Gieler
Flute: Emily Beynon
Introduced By: Susan Sharpe.

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear last Thursday's concert.
Alfred Brendel (piano), Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Neville Marriner
Wagner Overture: Die Meistersinger Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish)


Piano: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Britten and Bridge

The third of four recitals given by the Maggini Quartet.
Britten String Quartet No 3, Op 94 Bridge Three Novelettes
Final programme Sunday 6.20pm

: Hard Bop, Soft Focus

A six-part series in which
Alyn Shipton looks at the history of the Blue Note record label.
5: The Blue Note revival in the 1980s prompted serious questioning, not just of the label's new recording policy but also of the huge back catalogue that was being managed by producer Michael Cuscuna. Alyn Shipton discusses the Blue Note renaissance.
Repeated Friday 12.45am


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Michael Cuscuna.
Producer: Alyn Shipton

: Music Machine

Music and Drama
Tommy Pearson talks to composer Dominic Muldowney about writing music for the Royal National Theatre's production of King Lear. Repeat


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Dominic Muldowney

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas , including CPE Bach Magnificat Anima Mea Dominum (Magnificat)
Hamburg Radio Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Adolf Detel
5.40 Dunhill Cornucopia (A Sheaf of Miniatures) Michael Thompson (horn), Philip Fowke (piano)
6.05 Corelli, arr Barbirolli Oboe Concerto
Evelyn Rothwell , Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Conductor: Adolf Detel
Horn: Michael Thompson
Horn: Philip Fowke
Unknown: Evelyn Rothwell
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Proms 97

A Proms first performance for Handel's moving final oratorio, Jephtha, whose composition was interrupted by his blindness.
Handel Jephtha
The New Company, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras
Act l
8.05 How Dark Are Thy Decrees?
Derek Alsop looks at the background to Thomas Morell 's libretto.
8.25 Acts 2 and 3


Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Iphis: Joan Rodgers (soprano)
Storge: Felicity Palmer (mezzo)
Hamor: Michael Chance (countertenor)
Jephtha: Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Zebul: Alastair Miles (bass)
Angel: Deborah York (soprano)
Talk: Derek Alsop

: To Bahia and Beyond

Five programmes in which poets Simon Armitage and Glyn Maxwell make a journey from Salvador on the coast of Brazil to the Amazon rainforest.
1: Candomble and Carnival
Salvador, capital of Bahia, has an African soul. The sound of the drum is never far away, as the two poets discover when they sample the music and dance of the city and the Candomble religion. Repeat


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Glyn Maxwell

: Iconoclassics

The sixth of 11 programmes inviting musicians to introduce their favourite pieces. Andrew Sparling 's guest is Alan Hacker , who introduces music written for him by two firebrands of the 1960s avant-garde.
Birtwistle Verses Alan Hacker
(clarinet), Karen Evans (piano)
Maxwell Davies Counterfeit (Eight
Songs for a Mad King) Julius Eastman (baritone), the Fires of London Maxwell Davies Hymnos Alan Hacker (clarinet), Stephen Pruslin (piano)
Birtwistle Melencolia 1 Alan Hacker
(clarinet), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Hans Zender Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: Alan Hacker
Clarinet: Karen Evans
Piano: Maxwell Davies
Baritone: Julius Eastman
Piano: Stephen Pruslin
Conductor: Hans Zender
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Proms Composer of the Week: Felix Mendelssohn

With Roger Nichols.
Symphony No 1 in C minor (1st mvt); Three Fantasies, Op 16; Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde (excerpts); Capriccio Brillant; Overture: The Hebrides Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Roger Nichols.

: Jazz Notes

BBC Big Band
Richard Niles presents a week featuring the BBC Big Band. Tonight they are joined by saxophonist James Moody. Producer Bob McDowall


Unknown: Richard Niles
Unknown: James Moody.
Producer: Bob McDowall

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Great Pianists The tenth of 12 programmes of piano-roll recordings. Tonight a selection of pieces performed by Alfred Cortot
2.00 Saar RSO/Eri Klas, Ralf Manno (clarinet) Grieg Holberg Suite Nielsen Clarinet Concerto Sibelius Symphony No
3.35 Bach English Suite No 2 in A minor, BWV807
Melvyn Tan (harpsichord)
4.05 Bellas Artes Quartet Canales String Quartet No 5 Chapi String Quartet No 1
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: Alfred Cortot

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