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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including
Prokofiev Suite: Lieutenant Kije Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.05 Bruckner Psalm 112
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher
7.32 Albinoni Sonata in G minor, Op 4 No 5 (Sonata da Chiesa) Locatelli Trio
8.05 Bach, transcr Busoni Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
8.19 Charpentier Magdalena Lugens Concerto Vocale, director Rene Jacobs
8.48 Rimsky-Korsakov Sadko
Russian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov


Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Conductor: Albinoni Sonata
Unknown: Busoni Toccata
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Piano: Charpentier Magdalena Lugens
Director: Rene Jacobs
Director: Rimsky-Korsakov Sadko
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
CPE Bach Symphony in G, Wql83 No
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Gustav Leonhardt
9.14 Beethoven Choral Fantasia in C minor
Maurizio Pollini (piano), Vienna State Opera Chorus and Vienna
Philharmonic/Claudio Abbado
9.33 Debussy Nocturnes Paris Choir and Orchestra, conductor Daniel Barenboim Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
Piano: Maurizio Pollini

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Bach, orch Elgar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV537
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
10.09 Scriabin Prelude in E flat minor, Op 16 No 4
Noemy Belinkaya (piano)
10.11 Proms Artist of the Week:
Maxim Vengerov (violin) Saint-Saens Havanaise
Israel Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta
10.21 Strauss Der Brauttanz , Op 45 No 3
BBC Singers men's voices, conductor Stephen Cleobury
10.24 Mendelssohn Violin Sonata in F
Maxim Vengerov ,
Alexander Markovich (piano)
10.48 Strauss Die Gottin im
BBC Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
10.55 Chopin Piano Sonata in B minor, Op 58
Mihaela Ursuleasa
11.20 Paganini Violin Concerto No 1 in D
Maxim Vengerov , Israel Philharmonic, conductor Zubin Mehta


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Conductor: Strauss Der Brauttanz
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Piano: Alexander Markovich
Piano: Strauss Die Gottin
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Zubin Mehta

: 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 in the opera world. Today he talks to conductor Sir Georg Solti about Simon Boccanegra , a work which underwent extensive revision 25 years after its premiere, and introduces excerpts from Solti's own recording starring Kiri Te Kanawa and Leo Nucci.
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Unknown: Simon Boccanegra
Unknown: Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Leo Nucci.

: In Repertory

As a curtain-raiser to a new series in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles, another chance to hear baritone Thomas
Hampson talking about Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte. He discusses the characters of Guglielmo and Don Alfonso , with recordings conducted by James Levine and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.


Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Unknown: Don Alfonso
Conducted By: James Levine
Conducted By: Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Sunday's concert.
Stig Andersen (tenor), Kurt Nikkanen (violin), Orphei Drangar ,
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
Brahms Rinaldo
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1
Sibelius Symphony No 5


Tenor: Stig Andersen
Tenor: Kurt Nikkanen
Violin: Orphei Drangar

: Gaspar Cassado

(born 30 September 1897)
Robert Cohen (cello) and Elizabeth Burley (piano) with a programme to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Gaspar Cassado.
Cassado Sonata Nello Stile Antico
Spagnuolo; Suite for Solo Cello Falla Suite Populaire Espagnole Casals Songs of the Birds Cassado Requiebros


Cello: Robert Cohen
Cello: Elizabeth Burley
Unknown: Gaspar Cassado.
Unknown: Nello Stile Antico

: Music Machine

From the Lake District
Today the students from Queen
Katherine School in Kendal get the chance to put their own questions to soprano Emma Kirkby.
Tommy Pearson chairs the proceedings. Repeat


Soprano: Emma Kirkby.
Soprano: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter visits a violin-making school in Nottinghamshire. Including
Beethoven Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus
Orchestra of the 18th Century, conductor Frans Bruggen
6.03 Bach Double Violin Concerto in D minor, BWV1043
David and Igor Oistrakh , Royal Philharmonic, conductor Eugene Goosens
7.13 Blber Passacaglia in G minor Reinhard Goebel (violin) Producer Chris Wines


Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Unknown: Igor Oistrakh
Conductor: Eugene Goosens
Violin: Reinhard Goebel

: BBC Proms 97

The City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra and Simon Rattle bring music they excel in to the Proms and the Royal Albert Hall. Mahler's massive Symphony No 5 has at its heart the popular and timeless Adagietto. Before that, an intense and powerful Shostakovich concerto played by the current Proms Artist of the Week.
Maxim Vengerov (violin), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Shostakovich Violin Concerto No 1
8.10 Maxim Vengerov
Robert Cowan profiles violinist Maxim Vengerov , soloist in tonight's Prom.
8.30 Mahler Symphony No 5


Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Maxim Vengerov
Unknown: Robert Cowan
Soloist: Maxim Vengerov

: 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.
4: Hickford's Room. Concerts began in 1697 at "Mr Hickford's Dancing
School in St James 's St over against the Tennis-Court, just by the Blue-
Posts". Seventy years later, the eight-year-old Mozart staggered audiences there with his keyboard skills.


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: St James

: Louis Kentner

Mozart Piano Sonata in D, K576
Louis Kentner (piano)


Piano: Louis Kentner

: A Hustlin' Woman

The Life and Music of Memphis Minnie
Russell Davies presents an appreciation of the great blueswoman Memphis Minnie. He travels to
Chicago, Memphis and Mississippi and talks to relatives and colleagues about the pioneering singer and guitarist who, in her 1930s heyday, "played like a man" in the rough world of South Side Chicago bars and Mississippi juke joints. Repeat


Unknown: Russell Davies

: 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 from last Thursday


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

: Jazz Notes

Ray Bryant has had a distinguished solo career, a chart-topping disc and a list of collaborations which mark him out as one of the great pianists. He talks tonight to Digby Fairweather.


Unknown: Ray Bryant
Unknown: Digby Fairweather.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Vespers from Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral
Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Saarbrucken RSO/Michael Stern, Barnabus Kelemen (violin),
Ingrid Kertesi (soprano). A concert of music with a strong central European flavour, including pieces by Johann Strauss (son), Bartok, Sarasate, Lehar and Ravel
3.10 Northern Encounters
Contemporary music from Denmark and Canada Bent Sorensen Birds of Lament Northern Encounters Festival
Orchestra brass section/Gary
Kulesha Harry Somers Magic Flute
Robert Cram (flute), Rod Crocker and Charles Gray (electronics) Brian Chemey Die Klingende Zeit Bent
Sorensen Shadowlands Robert Cram
(flute), Northern Encounters Festival Chamber Ensemble/Gary Kulesha
4.20 Estonian Philharmonic Chamber
Choir/Tonu Kaljuste Knut Nystedt
Miserere Bach Komm, Jesu, Komm!
BWV229 Urmas Sisask Glory to Mary Bach Singet dem Herrn, BWV225 Cyrillius Kreek Onnis On Ininne
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.

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