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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including A Scarlatti Salve
Regina Veronique Gens (soprano), Gerard Lesne (alto), II Seminario Musicale
7.05 Ravel Introduction and Allegro James Galway (flute),
Richard Stoltzman (clarinet), Heidi Lehwalder (harp), Tokyo Quartet
7.32 Handel Flute Sonata in A minor, HWV374 (Hallenser No 1)
Lisa Beznosiuk , Richard Tunnicliffe
(cello), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord)
8.05 Tchaikovsky Marche Slave Royal Philharmonic, conductor Yuri Temirkanov
8.18 Glazunov Alia Spagnuola; Orientale (Novelettes, Op 15) Lyric Quartet
8.43 Weber Konzertstuck in F minor
Nikolai Demidenko (piano),
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras


Soprano: Regina Veronique Gens
Soprano: Gerard Lesne
Unknown: Seminario Musicale
Flute: Allegro James Galway
Clarinet: Richard Stoltzman
Clarinet: Heidi Lehwalder
Unknown: Lisa Beznosiuk
Cello: Richard Tunnicliffe
Cello: Paul Nicholson
Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
Unknown: Weber Konzertstuck
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Bernstein Overture; Candide
New York Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
9.06 Bach Trio Sonata in C, BWV530 Palladian Ensemble
9.22 Debussy Images
City of Birmingham Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Scriabln Prelude in G sharp minor, Op 16 No 2
Noemy Belinkaya (piano)
10.02 Strauss Der Abend
BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
10.14 Proms Artist of the Week:
Maxim Vengerov (violin)
Prokofiev Violin Sonata No 1, Op 80 Itamar Golan (piano)
10.43 Strauss Schlachtgesang , Op 45 No 1
BBC Singers men's voices, conductor Stephen Cleobury
10.46 Jadln String Quartet, Op 3 No 1 Quatuor Mosaiques
11.14 Berg Piano Sonata, Op 1 Mihaela Ursuleasa
11.22 Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor
Maxim Vengerov ,
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Piano: Noemy Belinkaya
Piano: Strauss Der Abend
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Piano: Strauss Schlachtgesang
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: Proms Composer of the Week: Verdi

In each programme this week,
Humphrey Burton takes a different opera by Verdi and looks at it from the point of view of a different practitioner from the opera world. Today he talks to composer Julian Philips about Verdi's first
Shakespearean opera, Macbeth, and introduces excerpts from it starring
Sherill Milnes and Fiorenza Cossotto.
Repeated next Tuesday 11.30pm


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Julian Philips
Unknown: Sherill Milnes

: Summer Ensemble

Coull Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in G minor, Op 20 No
Borodin String Quartet No 2 in D Repeat

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear last
Thursday's concert. Alfredo Perl (piano),
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Philharmonia Chorus, BBC Singers,
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C, K503
Ravel Ballet: Daphnis et Chloe


Piano: Alfredo Perl
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier

: Schubert Song Cycles

The last of three concert performances from London's
Wigmore Hall featuring Schubert's three great song cycles. This performance was given last January. Matthias Gorne (baritone), Eric Schneider (piano)
Schubert Sehnsucht , D636; Gruppe aus dem Tartarus; An Emma; Der
Pilgrim; Schwanengesang


Baritone: Matthias Gorne
Piano: Eric Schneider
Piano: Schubert Sehnsucht

: Music Machine

From the Lake District
In the second of five programmes from the Queen Katherine School in Kendal, Tommy Pearson explores music from the time of Henry VIII.
With the help of the City Waites , he finds out the kinds of music and instruments that would have been played at the court of the king and his last queen. Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Henry Viii.
Unknown: City Waites

: In Tune

Presented by Petroc Trelawney who previews the Sounds Like
Manchester exhibition which traces music-making in the city from the Gentlemen's Glee Club to Inspiral Carpets. Including
Dvorak Carnival Overture
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa
5.45 Lennox Berkeley Serenade for Strings
London Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
6.30 Ravel La Valse
Louis Lortie and Helene Mercier
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Presented By: Petroc Trelawney
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Conductor: Lennox Berkeley Serenade
Pianos: Helene Mercier
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: BBC Proms 97

Bernard Haitink is renowned for the lyrical strength of his performances, and at the Royal
Albert Hall tonight he conducts one of the greatest Bruckner symphonies with the young musicians of the EUYO. The concert opens with a breathtaking musical moment - a single piano chord that ushered in a whole new world for the concerto.
Emanuel Ax (piano),
European Union Youth Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
8.05 To the Greater Glory of God
Was Bruckner a visionary simpleton or a subtle musical architect?
Stephen Johnson investigates the recollections of Bruckner's friends and colleagues for an insight into the mind that created these extraordinary musical structures. Repeat
8.25 Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E


Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Stephen Johnson

: Lost in London

A five-part series in which Andrew Green re-creates the life of musical venues which have long since disappeared from the London landscape.
2: The Argyll Rooms. On the site of today's Oxford Circus Tube station, the celebrated soprano
Angelica Catalani once earned fantastic fees to pay off her husband's gambling debts, and Beethoven's Choral
Symphony received its first performance in England.


Unknown: Andrew Green
Soprano: Angelica Catalani

: Alfredo Casella

Serenata, Op 46
Music Group of London

: The Authority of Failure

A celebration of the life and work of the great American novelist F Scott Fitzgerald , author of The Great
Gatsby, Tender Is the Night and The Last Tycoon. Julian Evans retraces three decisive journeys made by the author, whose fantastic creativity depended so fatally on his own perceived failures: his disastrous marriage to Zelda, his difficult relationship with Hemingway, and his turbulent last days in Hollywood. With contributions from Harold
Bloom, Jay Mcinerney , Alfred Kazin , George Plimpton , Brendan Gill , and the author's friends Budd Schulberg and Frances Ring. Repeat


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Julian Evans
Unknown: Jay McInerney
Unknown: Alfred Kazin
Unknown: George Plimpton
Unknown: Brendan Gill
Unknown: Budd Schulberg

: 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, D947; Rondo in A, D951
Duo Crommelynck (piano duet) Nachthelle
Robert Tear (tenor), Elizabethan Singers, Viola Tunnard (piano), director Louis Halsey
Repeated from last Tuesday


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

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather introduces a session from cornettist Cuff Billett's
New Europa Jazz Band.


Introduces: Digby Fairweather

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.00 Northern Encounters Toronto
Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Jukka-Pekka Saraste , Polytech Male Choir, Jacques Israelievitch (violin), Mari Anne Haggander (soprano), Esa Ruuttunen (baritone)
Sibelius Fmlandia (choral version)
Raymond Murray Schafer The Darkly Splendid Earth: The Lonely Traveller Sibelius Kullervo
2.50 Northern Encounters
Traditional music from Denmark,
Sweden and Canada, performed by Nordic Five, Vasen. Oliver Schroer and Simon Keenianik
3.35 German Trio Schubert String Trio No 1 in B flat, D471 (Allegro)
Schoenberg String Trio, Op 45 Wolf-Ferrari String Trio, Op 32 Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op 9 No 3
4.45 Britten Four Sea Interludes
Radio France Philharmonic, conductor Marek Janowski
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Violin: Jacques Israelievitch
Soprano: Mari Anne Haggander
Baritone: Esa Ruuttunen
Baritone: Sibelius Fmlandia
Unknown: Raymond Murray Schafer
Unknown: Traveller Sibelius Kullervo
Unknown: Simon Keenianik
Conductor: Marek Janowski

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