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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including
Vaughan Williams Suite: The Wasps London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult
7.05 Grieg Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Lyric Pieces) Roland Pontinen (piano)
7.32 Cherubini In Paradisum Chorus
Musicus Koln , Das Neue Orchester , conductor Christoph Spering
8.05 Weber, arr Berlioz Invitation to the Dance Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner
8.20 Geminlani, after Corelll
Concerto Grosso No 12 in D minor
(La Folia) Purcell Quartet and Band
8.49 Bizet Carmen: Suite No 1
Paris Orchestra, conductor Semyon Bychkov


Conductor: Adrian Boult
Piano: Roland Pontinen
Unknown: Musicus Koln
Conductor: Das Neue Orchester
Conductor: Christoph Spering
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Conductor: Semyon Bychkov

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Rameau Overture: Le Temple de la Gloire Les Talens Lyriques, director Christophe Rousset
9.04 Mozart Flute Quartet in D, K285 Members of Collegium Aureum, Barthold Kuijken (flute)
9.18 Poulenc Suite: Les Soirées de
Nazelles Gabriel Tacchino (piano)
9.36 Humperdlnck Suite: Konigskinder
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Director: Christophe Rousset
Piano: Nazelles Gabriel Tacchino
Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Proms Artist of the Week:
Louis Lortie (piano)
Schumann Drei Stucklein (Bunte Blatter)
10.04 Bach Orchestral Suite No 1 in C, BWV1066
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Frans Bruggen
10.32 Stravinsky Octet London Sinfonietta, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
10.47 Schumann Albumblatter
(Bunte Blatter) Louis Lortie (piano)
10.55 Fossa Trio Concertante in G minor, Op 18 No 2 Galina Solodchin (violin), Jonathan Williams (cello), Jukka Savijoki (guitar)
11.20 Schumann Novellette ;
Praeludium; Marsch (Bunte Blatter) Louis Lortie (piano)
11.31 Bainbridge My Eyes in Love with All Beautiful Things Composers Ensemble
11.34 Stravinsky Concerto in E flat (Dumbarton Oaks)
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
11.50 Schumann Abendmusik ;
Scherzo; Geschwindmarsch (Bunte Blatter) Louis Lortie (piano)


Piano: Louis Lortie
Piano: Schumann Drei Stucklein
Director: Frans Bruggen
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Conductor: Schumann Albumblatter
Piano: Louis Lortie
Violin: Galina Solodchin
Violin: Jonathan Williams
Guitar: Jukka Savijoki
Guitar: Schumann Novellette
Piano: Louis Lortie
Unknown: Schumann Abendmusik
Piano: Louis Lortie

: Proms Composer of the Week: Schubert

With Misha Donat.
Zwei Landler in E, D618; Marche Caractéristique No 1, D886
Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano duet)
Cantata on My Father's Name Day Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Konrad Ragossnig (guitar), conductor Erwin Ortner
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), London Schubert Chorale, Graham Johnson (piano), conductor Stephen Layton
Allegro in A minor, 0947; Rondo in A, D951 Duo Crommelynck (piano duet) Nachthelle
Robert Tear (tenor), Elizabethan Singers. Viola Tunnard (piano), director Louis Halsey
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Unknown: Zwei Landler
Unknown: Yaara Tal
Piano: Andreas Groethuysen
Guitar: Konrad Ragossnig
Conductor: Erwin Ortner
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Piano: Graham Johnson
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Singers: Viola Tunnard
Director: Louis Halsey

: Summer Ensemble

Krzysztof Smietana (violin), John Blakely (piano)
Poulenc Violin Sonata
Faure Berceuse, Op 16
Franck Violin Sonata in A Repeat


Violin: Krzysztof Smietana
Piano: John Blakely

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Saturday's concert.
Paul Watkins (cello), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Dvorak Carnival Overture
Lutoslawski Cello Concerto
Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor


Cello: Paul Watkins
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Schubert Song Cycles

The first of three concert performances from London's Wigmore Hall featuring Schubert's three great song cycles.
This performance was given in March. Ian Bostridge (tenor), Julius Drake (piano)
Schubert Die Schone Mullerin Next programme Thursday 3.40pm


Tenor: Ian Bostridge
Piano: Julius Drake

: Music Machine

Music and Drama
Tommy Pearson meets composer Richard Mitchell to compare music for stage and television. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Richard Mitchell

: In Tune

With Nicola Heywood Thomas , including
Tchalkovsky Polonaise (Eugene Onegin ) BBC NOW, conductor Guido Ajmone-Marsan
5.40 Strauss Hab ' Mir's Gelobt, Ihn Lieb zu Haben (Der Rosenkavalier) Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Teresa Stich-Randall (sopranos), Christa Ludwig (mezzo), Philharmonia, conductor Herbert von Karajan
6.05 Wolf-Ferrari Quattro Rispetti Rebecca Evans (soprano), Michael Pollock (piano)
6.30 Elgar Introduction and Allegro BBC NOW, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
7.00 A look ahead to the Vale of Glamorgan Festival with artistic director John Metcalf.
Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Heywood Thomas
Unknown: Tchalkovsky Polonaise
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Conductor: Guido Ajmone-Marsan
Conductor: Strauss Hab
Unknown: Ihn Lieb
Unknown: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Sopranos: Teresa Stich-Randall
Sopranos: Christa Ludwig
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Conductor: Wolf-Ferrari Quattro Rispetti
Soprano: Rebecca Evans
Piano: Michael Pollock
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Director: John Metcalf.
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: BBC Proms 97

The exciting and colourful music of Richard Strauss shows off one of the great world orchestras, a popular and regular visitor to the Proms. Music director
Riccardo Chailly is a renowned conductor of the lush late-Romantic repertoire.
Ken Hakii (viola), Godfried Hoogeveen (cello), Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Strauss Guntram (Prelude to Act 1); Death and Transfiguration
8.05 Nice People but Bad Musicians
With these words, Brahms left Amsterdam in 1879, only nine years before one of the world's great orchestras gave its first performance in the city's new concert hall. Andrew Green explores the history of the Concertgebouw and its orchestra.
8.25 Strauss Don Quixote


Viola: Ken Hakii
Cello: Godfried Hoogeveen
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Talk: Andrew Green

: To Bahia and Beyond

Poets Simon Armitage and Glyn Maxwell continue their journey across Brazil. 2: A City of Contrasts The Lacerda elevator, which connects the upper city with the lower city, has become a symbol of progress for Salvador, one of the fastest-growing cities in Brazil. As well as dancing in the streets during the festival of Bonfim, the two poets visit a centre for street children and meet writer Jorge Amado. Repeat


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Glyn Maxwell
Unknown: Jorge Amado.

: Music for Organ

In 1988, fire gutted the chapel at Tonbridge School in Kent. Today a new four-manual organ built by the Danish firm of Marcussen sits in the new chapel. Organist Simon Preston plays this exciting instrument which he helped design.
Kenneth Leighton Paean
Mozart Adagio and Allegro, K594 Durufle Suite, Op 5


Organist: Simon Preston
Design: Kenneth Leighton Paean
Design: Mozart Adagio

: Night Waves in Israel

In the first of two programmes from Israel and the Palestinian territories,
Sarah Dunant reports on the crisis within Israeli society. After 50 years of conflict, why does Israel find it so difficult to achieve peace with the Palestinians and its Arab neighbours? And what sort of country does Israel expect to become? For many Israelis, the continuing war with the outside world masks a more serious internal struggle which has yet to be realised - the showdown between Jewish orthodoxy and secular modernity which threatens to split the country in two.
Repeat See also tomorrow 10.45pm


Unknown: Sarah Dunant

: Proms Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

With Roger Nichols.
Symphony No 4 in A (Italian); Rondo Brillant ; Trumpet Overture Repeated from last Tuesday


Unknown: Roger Nichols.
Unknown: Rondo Brillant

: Jazz Notes

BBC Big Band
Richard Niles presents a week of programmes featuring the BBC Big Band. Tonight they are joined by composer Bill Russo for his Chicago Suite No 1.


Unknown: Richard Niles
Unknown: Bill Russo

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Szymanowski and His Time Kryzsztof Bakowski (violin),
Waldemar Malicki (piano),
Sylvia Greenberg (soprano), David Aronson (piano) Three Paganini Caprices for
Violin and Piano; Love Songs of Hafiz for Soprano and Piano; Myths for
Violin and Piano, Op 30; Zulejka for Soprano and Piano, Op 13 No 4;
Bestimmung for Soprano and Piano, Op 22 No 5; The Nightingale for
Soprano and Piano (Songs of a Fairy-Tale Princess); Nocturne and Tarantella for Violin and Piano, Op 28
2.15 Traditional Polish Music - Mall and the Highlanders A concert given by the Polish band Trebunie-Tutki and Mali musician Toumani Diabate
3.30 Volans 100 Frames Ulster
Orchestra/Yan Pascal Tortelier
3.50 Lausanne CO/Milan Horvath, Thomas Friedli (clarinet) Verdi La
Traviata (Prelude to Act 3) Zblnden Clarinet Concerto Beethoven
Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral)
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Violin: Kryzsztof Bakowski
Piano: Waldemar Malicki
Piano: Sylvia Greenberg
Soprano: David Aronson
Musician: Toumani Diabate
Clarinet: Thomas Friedli

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