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: On Air

Penny Gore with news, weather, travel and music including
Dvorak String Quartet in F, Op 96 (American)
Keller Quartet
7.05 Balakirev Islamey Boris Berezovsky (piano)
7.32 Monteverdi Mentre Vaga
Angioletta Paul Elliott and Andrew King (tenors), Anthony Rooley (lute)
8.05 Warlock Capriol Suite Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
8.18 Chopin Rondo a la Mazur in F, Op 5 Frederic Chiu (piano)
8.48 Dukas The Sorcerer's
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson


Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Piano: Monteverdi Mentre Vaga
Piano: Angioletta Paul Elliott
Tenors: Anthony Rooley
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Chopin Rondo
Piano: Frederic Chiu
Conductor: Michel Plasson

: Morning Collection

Catriona Young continues her selection of Shostakovich concertos.
Rameau Overture: Dardanus
Les Talens Lyriques, director Christophe Rousset
9.05 Mozart Flute Quartet in A, K298 Members of Collegium Aureum, Barthold Kuijken (flute)
9.17 Hoist Psalm 86
Hoist Singers and Orchestra, John Birch (organ), conductor Hilary Davan Wetton
9.25 Shostakovich Cello Concerto
No 2
Mstislav Rostropovich ,
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young
Director: Christophe Rousset
Unknown: John Birch
Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Proms Artist of the Week:
Louis Lortie (piano)
Beethoven Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 (Fur Elise)
10.05 Tchaikovsky String Quartet No 3 in E flat minor, Op 30 Endellion Quartet
10.41 Bach Orchestral Suite No 4 in D, BWV1069
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, director Frans Bruggen
11.03 Beethoven Rondo in G, Op 51 No
Louis Lortie (piano)
11.14 Vaughan Williams Job BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis


Piano: Louis Lortie
Piano: Beethoven Bagatelle
Director: Frans Bruggen
Director: Beethoven Rondo
Piano: Louis Lortie
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Proms Composer of the Week: Schubert

With Misha Donat.
Gesang der Geister uber den Wassern , D538
Arnold Schoenberg Choir, conductor Erwin Ortner
Divertissement a la Française
Yaara Tal and Andreas Groethuysen (piano duet)
Gesang der Geister uber den Wassern , D714
Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Use Wincor and Tobias Lea (violas),
Raphael Flieder and Franz Bartolomey (cellos), Joseph Niederhammer (double bass), conductor Erwin Ortner Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Misha Donat.
Unknown: Gesang Der Geister
Unknown: Den Wassern
Conductor: Erwin Ortner
Unknown: Yaara Tal
Piano: Andreas Groethuysen
Unknown: Gesang Der Geister
Unknown: Den Wassern
Violas: Tobias Lea
Violas: Raphael Flieder
Violas: Franz Bartolomey
Cellos: Joseph Niederhammer
Conductor: Erwin Ortner

: Pisendel at the Court of Dresden

Nicholas Anderson presents the first of three programmes featuring music by German violinist and composer Johann Georg Pisendel and his contemporaries.
Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
Telemann Violin Concerto in B flat
(Per il Signor Pisendel)
Pisendel Violin Concerto No 1 in E flat
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D minor,
RV237; Violin Sonata in C, RV2
Pisendel Violin Concerto No 2 in E flat Repeat


Unknown: Nicholas Anderson
Unknown: Johann Georg Pisendel

: BBC Proms 97

Arkady Volodos (piano),
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Tristan Keuris Three Preludes (first UK performance)
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor
Bartok The Miraculous Mandarin
Strauss Dance of the Seven Veils


Piano: Arkady Volodos
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Tristan Keuris
Unknown: Strauss Dance

: Mining the Archive

Bernard Haitink
The Royal Opera House may be homeless but it certainly is not leaderless. Music director Bernard
Haitink made his debut with the company almost 20 years ago. Edward Seckerson introduces highlights from the conductor's first Wagner production at Covent Garden, in 1977. Wagner Lohengrin (excerpts)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Bernard Haitink
Producer Vicky Whitaker


Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Introduces: Edward Seckerson
Unknown: Wagner Lohengrin
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Producer: Vicky Whitaker
Royal Herald: Jonathan Summers (baritone)
Henry the Fowler: Robert Lloyd (bass)
Frederick: Donald McIntyre (bass)
Elsa: Anna Tomowa Sintow (soprano)
Lohengrin: Rene Kollo (tenor)
Ortrud: Eva Randova (mezzo)

: Music Machine

Music and Drama
What are the key dramatic ingredients of a good musical?
Tommy Pearson looks at some great musicals to find out whether there is a pattern to success. Repeat


Musical: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen , including
Prokofiev Visions Fugitives, Op 22 (selection) Artur Rubinstein (piano)
6.05 Conlon Nancarrow , arr
Mikhashoff Study No 7 for Player Piano Ensemble Modern, conductor Ingo Matzmacher
6.30 Barber Violin Concerto
Joshua Bell , Baltimore Symphony
Orchestra, conductor David Zinman Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Piano: Conlon Nancarrow
Conductor: Ingo MatzmacHer
Unknown: Joshua Bell
Conductor: David Zinman
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: BBC Proms 97

Tonight at the Royal Albert Hall , a meeting of old and new linked by a common feeling of Italian warmth. Dramatic madrigals of love and war by Monteverdi set the stage for a bigger work - the sumptuous new opera by Henze, himself much inspired by Monteverdi. Monteverdi Vago Augelletto; Ardo, Awampo: Ardo e Scoprir; Lamento della Ninfa; 0 Sia TranquiU'il Mare; Hor Ch 'el Ciel e la
Terra Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
8.05 Venus and Adonis
Hans Werne Henze says that he has reached a third age of composing, one enriched by beautiful melodies. This is certainly true of his latest opera, Venus and Adonis. Piers
Burton-Page explores the fascinating world of Henze's new opera, talking to the composer and Markus Stenz , who conducts tonight's performance.
8.30 Henze Venus and Adonis (first UK performance)
Evelyn Herlitzius (soprano), Ekkehard Wlaschiha (baritone), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Markus Stenz


Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Terra Gabrieli Consort
Director: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Hans Werne Henze
Unknown: Markus Stenz
Unknown: Henze Venus
Soprano: Evelyn Herlitzius
Soprano: Ekkehard Wlaschiha
Conductor: Markus Stenz

: To Bahia and Beyond

Poets Simon Armitage and Glyn Maxwell conclude their journey from Salvador on the east coast of Brazil to the Amazon rainforest.
5: Goodbye to the Xixuau. After a wet night spent in hammocks under the rainforest canopy, the two writers set off with a guide on a walk which takes them to the furthest point in their journey, both physically and poetically. Homesickness and a nostalgia for bricks and mortar sets in. Repeat


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Glyn Maxwell

: Hear and Now

Andrew Sparling introduces a special invitation concert recorded last June at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.
Robin Canter (oboe), Music Projects London, conductor Richard Bernas
Brian Ferneyhough Allgebrah for Oboe and Nine Strings (first UK performance)
Barbara Monk Feldman Verses for
Five (first UK performance) Luigi Nono Canti per Tredici Cornelius Cardew Octet 61
Brian Ferneyhough Epicycle for 20 Solo Strings
Producer Andrew Kurowski


Introduces: Andrew Sparling
Oboe: Robin Canter
Conductor: Richard Bernas
Conductor: Brian Ferneyhough Allgebrah
Unknown: Barbara Monk Feldman
Unknown: Brian Ferneyhough Epicycle
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: 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 from last Friday


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

: Hard Bop, Soft Focus

Repeated from Monday 3.45pm

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.15 Perl Euridice
Concerto Vocale/Rene Jacobs
3.15 Mozart String Quintets: in C minor, K406; in G minor, K516
Turner Quartet, Catherine Puig (viola)
4.15 Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat Saar RSO/Oswald Sallaberger
4.50 Portuguese SO/Alvaro Cassuto, Eleuterio Dominguez (piano) Cassuto Paraphrase Halffter Portuguese
Rhapsody Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World)
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Viola: Catherine Puig
Euridice/Venere: Monica Bacelli (mezzo)
Orfeo: Victor Torres (baritone)
La Tragedia/Dafne/Proserpina: Bernarda Fink (contralto)
Tirsi: Roman Trekel (baritone)
Ninfe: Deborah York (soprano)
Plutone: Antonio Abete (bass)
Caronte: Kwangchul Youn (bass)

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