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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including Berlioz Tristia
Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre
Revolutionnaire et Romantique, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
7.05 Copland Quiet City City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
1.32 Spohr Waltz in A, Op 89 lEnnnerung an Marienbad)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, ;onductor Neville Marriner
8.05 Enescu Romanian Rhapsody Vo 2
Romanian National Radio Orchestra, conductor Horia Andreescu
8.21 Glazunov Wedding Procession Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.45 Beethoven Sonata in F. Op 17 Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Eric Le Sage (piano)


Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Spohr Waltz
Unknown: St Martin
Unknown: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Horia Andreescu

: Morning Collection

Nith Catriona Young.
Mozart Flute Quartet in G, K285a Members of Collegium Aureum, Barthold Kuijken (flute)
9.10 Humperdinck Dream
Pantomime (Hansel and Gretel) Philharmonia,
.onductor Otto Klemperer
9.19 Elgar Love's Tempest; Serendde: Zut, Zut, Zut
Donald Hunt Singers , conductor Donald Hunt
9.27 Shostakovich Cello Concerto
Vo I Paul Tortelier ,
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, ;onouctor Paavo Berglund Discs


Unknown: Nith Catriona Young.
Unknown: Otto Klemperer
Conductor: Donald Hunt Singers
Conductor: Donald Hunt
Unknown: Paul Tortelier
Unknown: Paavo Berglund

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Bach Orchestral Suite No 2 in B flat,
BWV 1067 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Frans Bruggen
10.22 Proms Artist of the Week: louis Lortie (piano)
Ravel Introduction and Allegro Helene Mercier (piano)
10.34 Mahler Revelge (Des Knaben t/vunderhorn) Thomas Hampson baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
10.42 Bartok Contrasts
.jndon Music Group
11.02 Faure Ballade in F sharp Louis Lortie (piano),
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
11.17 Mahler Das Himmlische Leben fhomas Hampson (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
11.26 Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 2 in F. Op 22 Endellion Quartet


Director: Frans Bruggen
Piano: Allegro Helene Mercier
Piano: Mahler Revelge
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Baritone: Geoffrey Parsons
Unknown: Faure Ballade
Piano: Louis Lortie
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons

: Proms Composer of the Week: Schubert

With Misha Donat.
Nachtgesang im Walde, D913
Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Hector H McDonald. Sandor Enrody , Michel Gasciarino , Alois Schlor and Wolfgang Vladar (horns), conductor Erwin Ortner
Sonata in C. 0812 (Grand Duo)
Daniel Barenboim and Radu Lupu (piano duet)
Repeated next Wednesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Unknown: Hector H McDonald.
Unknown: Sandor Enrody
Unknown: Michel Gasciarino
Unknown: Alois Schlor
Horns: Wolfgang Vladar
Conductor: Erwin Ortner
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Piano: Radu Lupu

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

Another chance to hear a concert from 1996.
Endellion Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 76 No 4 (Sunrise)
Shostakovich String Quartet No 7
Hindemith The Overture to 'The Flying Dutchman" as Played at Sight by a Bad Spa Band at 7am at the Spring Repeat

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Sunday's concert.
Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Anders Hillborg Liquid Marble
Sibelius Symphony No 3
Britten Les Illuminations
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements


Soprano: Dawn Upshaw Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen

: Choral Evensong

From St Bride's Church,
Fleet Street, London, sung by the BBC Singers.
Introit: Ubi Caritas (Durufle) Responses (Gregorian) Psalm 19 (tone 3)
First Lesson: Job 40
Magnificat (Vivanco, tone 8)
Second Lesson: Mark 9, wl4-29
Nunc Dimittis (Stanford, tone 3) Anthem: Come Holy Ghost (Jonathan Harvey )
Hymn: Ave Maris Stella (plainsong/Dupre)
Organ Voluntary: Prelude sur le
Theme du "Veni Creator" (Durufle) Conductor James Whitbourn.
Organist David Goode. Repeated tomorrow lam


Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Unknown: Maris Stella
Conductor: James Whitbourn.
Organist: David Goode.

: Music Machine

Music and Drama
What exactly is a melodrama, who wrote them and what do they sound like? Tommy Pearson investigates with the help of musicologist and critic Jan Smaczny. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Jan SmacZny.

: In Tune

With Anthony Burton , including
Telemann Concerto in B flat for Three
Oboes, Three Violins and Continuo Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
6.05 Martinu Sinfonietta (La Jolla) St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood
6.45 Blow Venus and Adonis
(Overture; Prologue) Libby Crabtree (soprano), New London Consort, director Philip Pickett
7.20 Dvorak Slavonic Dance in A flat, Op 72 No 8
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Director: Simon Standage
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Soprano: Libby Crabtree
Director: Philip Pickett
Conductor: George Szell
Producer: Nick Morgan

: BBC Proms 97

A tribute to a leading Dutch composer who died last year opens the Royal Concertgebouw's second Prom at the Royal Albert Hall. From then on, it is all virtuosity and drama, with a popular piano concerto and darkly erotic music for the dance. Arkady Volodos (piano), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Tristan Keuris Three Preludes (first UK performance)
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor
8.20 Unpeeling the Mandarin
The Miraculous Mandarin is a dark, erotic tale of lust and murder. Simon Broughton explores the intricacies of Bartok's score, with Fenella Fielding as Mimi.
8.40 Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin
Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils (Salome)
Repeated Friday 2pm
* Brian Kay 's Prom of the Week: p38


Piano: Arkady Volodos
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Talk: Simon Broughton
Mimi: Fenella Fielding

: To Bahia and Beyond

Poets Simon Armitage and Glyn Maxwell travel across Brazil.
3: Upstream without a Paddle
A visit to the opera house in Manaus. And a two-day boat trip upstream which ends unexpectedly. Repeat


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Glyn Maxwell

: Francesco Landini

(died 2 September 1397)
About a quarter of all the surviving secular music of 14th-century Italy is by one composer - the Florentine organist and poet Francesco Landini. In the first of two programmes recorded to mark the 600th anniversary of his death, the vocal and instrumental quartet
Joglaresa offer their own distinctive celebration of his music.
Next programme Monday 10.10pm


Unknown: Francesco Landini.

: Night Waves in Israel

In the second of two programmes from Israel and the Palestinian territories, Sarah Dunant reports on the continuing struggle of the Palestinians to achieve a coherent identity, both cultural and territorial. How realistic is the prospect of a Palestinian state within Gaza and the West Bank, and what kind of society do Palestinians aspire to? Repeat


Unknown: Sarah Dunant

: Proms Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

With Roger Nichols.
St Paul (excerpt); Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor; Symphony No 2 in B flat (Hymn of Praise)
Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Roger Nichols.

: Jazz Notes

BBC Big Band
Richard Niles presents a week of programmes featuring the BBC Big Band. Tonight they are joined by trumpet soloist Guy Barker for a selection of Gil Evans arrangements for Miles Davis of music from
Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.


Unknown: Richard Niles
Soloist: Guy Barker
Unknown: Gil Evans
Unknown: Miles Davis

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Finnish RSO/Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Natalia Gutman (cello) Magnus Lindberg Corrente II
Lutoslawski Cello Concerto Sibelius
Symphony No 1
2.30 Georges Delvallee (organ)
Toumemire Offertoire de I'Epiphanie (Orgue Mystique) Messiaen Sixième Meditation sur le Mystere de la
Sainte Trinite Tournemire Clameurs e Chorale; Paraphrase et Double Choral Messiaen Huitième
Méditation sur le Mystere de la
Sainte Trinité Tournemire Offertoire de la Toussaint
Messiaen Joie et Clarté des Corps Glorieux (Les Corps Glorieux)
3.30 Mantua CO/Alexander Lonquich (piano) Mozart Piano Concerto No 17 in G, K453; Divertimento in D, K251; Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat, K595
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.

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