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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including
Ireland, arr Bush A Downland Suite City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
7.05 Rossini String Sonata No 3 in C Members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
7.32 Rachmaninov Dances from
Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi
8.05 Allegri Miserere
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, director Richard Marlow
8.18 Aubert Concerto in E minor for
Four Violins, Cello and Basso
Continuo, Op 26 No 4 (Carillon) Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
8.46 Debussy Estampes Zoltan Kocsis (piano)


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Director: Richard Marlow
Unknown: Collegium Musicum
Director: Simon Standage
Director: Debussy Estampes
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Rameau Overture: Pygmalion Les Talens Lyriques, director Christophe Rousset
9.05 Mozart flute Quartet in C, K285b Members of Collegium Aureum, Barthold Kuijken (flute)
9.21 Musorgsky The Spirit of Heaven Sergei Leiferkus (baritone),
Semion Skigin (piano)
9.24 Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Director: Christophe Rousset
Piano: Semion Skigin
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Weill Suite: Threepenny Opera
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
10.24 Bach Orchestral Suite No 3 in D, BWV1068 Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Frans Bruggen
10.44 Proms Artist of the Week:
Louis Lortie (piano)
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (Juliet's Girlhood; Montagues and Capulets; Romeo and Juliet Parting)
11.01 Brahms Zigeunerlieder , Op 103 Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), Bengt Forsberg (piano)
11.13 Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No 1 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
11.35 Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Louis Lortie (piano)
11.50 Shostakovich Jazz Suite No 1
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group


Director: Frans Bruggen
Piano: Louis Lortie
Piano: Prokofiev Romeo
Unknown: Brahms Zigeunerlieder
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Unknown: Gershwin Rhapsody

: Proms Composer of the Week: Schubert

With Misha Donat.
Variations on a French Song, D624 Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano duet)
Sehnsucht: Die Nacht
Arnold Schoenberg Choir, conductor Erwin Ortner
Standchen, D920
Helen Watts (contralto), Elizabethan Singers, Viola Tunnard (piano), director Louis Halsey
Fantasy in F minor, D940
Radu Lupu and Murray Perahia (piano duet)
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Unknown: Yaara Tal
Piano: Andreas Groethuysen
Conductor: Erwin Ortner
Contralto: Helen Watts
Singers: Viola Tunnard
Director: Louis Halsey
Unknown: Radu Lupu
Piano: Murray Perahia

: 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 last of the series,
Peter Conrad looks at the tragedies -
Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet and King Lear- and finds versions by Verdi,
Rossini, Ambroise Thomas , Strauss, Wolfgang Rihm , Aribert Reimann and Shostakovich.
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Peter Conrad
Unknown: Ambroise Thomas
Unknown: Wolfgang Rihm
Unknown: Aribert Reimann
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Tuesday's concert.
Ken Hakii (viola), Godfried Hoogeveen (cello), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Strauss Guntram (Prelude to Act 1); Death and Transfiguration; Don Quixote


Viola: Ken Hakii
Cello: Godfried Hoogeveen
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Schubert Song Cycles

The second of three concert performances from London's
Wigmore Hall featuring Schubert's three great song cycles. This performance was given last February. Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Andreas Staier (piano) Schubert Winterreise
Final programme Tuesday 3.40pm


Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Piano: Andreas Staier

: Music Machine

Music and Drama
Tommy Pearson talks about opera with the celebrated Italian mezzo
Cecilia Bartoli. Repeat


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli.

: In Tune

With John Toal , including
5.30 Albinoni Oboe Concerto in C,
Op 9 No 4
Han de Vries,
Alma Musica Amsterdam , director
Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)
5.50 Ravel Alborada del Gracioso
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
6.05 Beethoven Piano Sonata in F,
Op 54
Alfredo Perl
Producer David Byers


Unknown: John Toal
Unknown: Alma Musica Amsterdam
Harpsichord: Bob van Asperen
Harpsichord: Ravel Alborada
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Unknown: Alfredo Perl
Producer: David Byers

: BBC Proms 97

One of the finest of all French ballet scores, in its full version with chorus, is conducted at the Royal Albert Hall tonight by Yan Pascal Tortelier. Ravel's pastoral love story, with its sensuous and evocative score, finds a foil in one of Mozart's late piano concertos. Alfredo Perl (piano), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Philharmonia Chorus, BBC Singers and Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503
7.30 Monsieur Ravel
Manuel Rosenthal , Ravel's only pupil, describes the man behind the music, revealing his personality, his unique integrity and his lighter side.
7.50 Ravel Ballet music: Daphnis et Chloe
Repeated next Tuesday 2pm


Piano: Alfredo Perl
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Talk: Manuel Rosenthal

: To Bahia and Beyond

Poets Simon Armitage and Glyn Maxwell continue their thousand-mile journey from Salvador on the east coast of Brazil to the Amazon rainforest. They also share some poetry inspired by the experience.
4: Fishing the Sky. At the Xixuau reserve, on the banks of the river, thoughts turn to food. A night-fishing trip under the southern stars hauls in piranha and rainbow bass, and a foray through the reserve's plantation to gather bananas and manioc leads to a nest of fire ants.


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Glyn Maxwell

: Beecham Conducts Mozart

Mozart Symphony No 29 in A, K201 BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham


Conductor: Thomas Beecham

: BBC Proms 97

The gypsy-inspired swirlings of the slow movement of Brahms's Clarinet Quintet are a wonderful instance of a composer transforming folk music into classical form. The autumnal glow of this great chamber work will be ideally suited to the period instruments of the outstanding ensemble Hausmusik and will contrast with the bubbling high spirits and infectious enthusiasm of Mendelssohn's String Octet in this late-night Prom from the Royal Albert Hall. Hausmusik
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115
Mendelssohn String Octet in E flat, Op 20

: 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 from last Thursday


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

: Jazz Notes

BBC Big Band
Richard Niles presents a week of programmes with the BBC Big Band who are joined tonight by alto and soprano saxophonist Bobby Watson.


Unknown: Richard Niles
Unknown: Bobby Watson.

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Choral Evensong from St
Bride's Church, Fleet Street. London. Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 South German RSOAIadislav Czarnecki , Viktoria Mullova (violin)
Ireland Concertino Pastorale Mozart
Violin Concerto No 3 in G, K218
Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat
3.20 Finzi By Footpath and Stile David Wilson-Johnson (baritone), Allegri Quartet 3.45 Loewe Duet in A for Fortepiano and Violin; Schottische Bilder for
Clarinet and Piano; Grosses Trio in G minor, Op 12 Odeon Trio
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Unknown: Rsoaiadislav Czarnecki
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson

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