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: On Air

With Penny Gore, including Poulenc Suite: Les Biches
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
7.05 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 10 in B minor
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.17 Debussy Rhapsody for Alto
Saxophone Gerard McChrystal , Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
7.32 Granados Danzas Espanolas (excerpts)
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
8.05 Brahms Overture: Academic
New Philharmonia, conductor Leopold Stokowski
8.48 Telemann Partita No 2 in G
(Kleine Kammermusik)
Paul Goodwin (Baroque oboe), Nigel North (archlute), Susan Sheppard
(Baroque cello), John Toll (harpsichord)


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Unknown: Saxophone Gerard McChrystal
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Granados Danzas Espanolas
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Unknown: Paul Goodwin
Oboe: Nigel North
Unknown: Susan Sheppard
Cello: John Toll

: Morning Collection

With Catriona Young.
Honegger Pastorale d'Ete
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
9.10 Villa-Lobos Bachiana Brasiliera
No 5
Barbara Hendricks (soprano),
Members of the Royal Philharmonic, conductor Enrique Batiz
9.22 Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat, Op 61
Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
9.36 Debussy La Mer
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Soprano: Barbara Hendricks
Conductor: Enrique Batiz
Conductor: Chopin Polonaise-Fantaisie
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Conductor: Michel Plasson

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Scriabln Prelude in C sharp minor, Op 16 No 5
Noemy Belinkaya (piano)
10.02 Strauss Deutsche Motette
Alison Smart (soprano), Jacqueline Fox (mezzo), Eugene Ginty (tenor), Brindley Sherratt (baritone), BBC
Singers, conductor Stephen Cleobury
10.21 Proms Artist of the Week:
Maxim Vengerov (violin)
Brahms Violin Sonata No 1 in G, Op 78 Itamar Golan (piano)
10.48 Bernstein Concerto for
Orchestra (Jubilee Games)
Jose Eduardo Chama (baritone), Israel Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
11.19 Chopin Nocturne in C minor, Op 48 No 1
Mihaela Ursuleasa (piano)
11.25 Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Maxim Vengerov ,
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Piano: Strauss Deutsche Motette
Soprano: Alison Smart
Soprano: Jacqueline Fox
Tenor: Eugene Ginty
Baritone: Brindley Sherratt
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Baritone: Jose Eduardo Chama
Unknown: Chopin Nocturne
Piano: Mihaela Ursuleasa
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 the distinguished Verdian tenor Dennis O'Neill about the personal drama in Verdi's late grand opera Aida and introduces excerpts from it starring
Maria Callas , Carlo Bergonzi , Leontyne Price and Jon Vickers.
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Tenor: Dennis O'Neill
Unknown: Maria Callas
Unknown: Carlo Bergonzi
Unknown: Jon Vickers.

: Pisendel at the Court of Dresden

Nicholas Anderson presents the second of three programmes featuring music by Johann Georg Pisendel and his contemporaries. Collegium Musicum 90. director Simon Standage
Vivaldi Sinfonia in F. RV140
Albinoni Violin Concerto in A
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in G minor, RV319
Pisendel Violin Concerto in G
Valentini Concerto in A, Op 9 No 9 Vivaldi Sinfonia in F. RV135
Pisendel Concerto in D


Music By: Johann Georg
Director: Simon Standage
Director: Vivaldi Sinfonia

: BBC Proms 97

Another chance to hear Tuesday's concert.
Emanuel Ax (piano),
European Union Youth Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E


Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Mining the Archive

Georg Solti
When Georg Solti was appointed music director of the Royal Opera in 1961, he intended to turn it into "the best house in the world". From this progressive and vital decade of Covent Garden's history came Solti's 1966 production of Der
Rosenkavalier by Strauss. Edward Seckerson introduces highlights from a of that production.
Royal Opera House Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti Producer Vicky Whitaker


Unknown: Georg Solti
Unknown: Georg Solti
Introduces: Edward Seckerson
Conductor: Georg Solti
Producer: Vicky Whitaker
Octavian: Josephine Veasey (soprano)
Marschallin: Sena Jurinac (soprano)
Sophie: Joan Carlyle (soprano)

: Music Machine

From the Lake District
The composition skills of the students at the Queen Katherine
School in Kendal are put to the test when they are challenged to put together a dance track using sounds recorded in and around the town.
With the help of composer and recording engineer Pete Nash , the students set to work. Tommy Pearson follows their progress. Repeat


Unknown: Pete Nash
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Jeremy Nicholas.
Parry My Soul There Is a Country (Songs of Farewell)
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, conductor Richard Marlow
6.05 Herrmann Aria from Salammbo
(Citizen Kane)
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), National Philharmonic/Charles Gerhardt
6.30 Haydn Symphony No 45 in F sharp minor (Farewell)
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, conductor Adam Fischer
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.
Conductor: Richard Marlow
Soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa
Conductor: Adam Fischer
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: BBC Proms 97

After his triumphant direction of Beethoven's Choral
Symphony at last year's Proms, Georg Solti returns to conduct another towering classic of the choral repertoire - Verdi's Requiem. It provides a culmination to this season's settings of the mass with its extrovert and vivid response to the ancient texts of the liturgy. Michele Crider (soprano),
Olga Borodina (mezzo), Frank Lopardo (tenor), Rene Pape (bass), London Voices, Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Georg Solti Verdi Requiem
+ Brian Kay 's Prom of the Week: p40; Sir Georg Solti 's Kind of Day: pl32


Unknown: Georg Solti
Soprano: Michele Crider
Soprano: Olga Borodina
Tenor: Frank Lopardo
Tenor: Rene Pape
Conductor: Georg Solti
Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Sir Georg Solti

: Lost in London

Last of a five-part series in which
Andrew Green re-creates the life of musical venues which have long since disappeared.
5: Queen's Hall. The first home to the Proms and famed for its acoustics, Queen's Hall was destroyed by the Luftwaffe in 1941 and has been mourned ever since.


Unknown: Andrew Green

: Dietrich Hscher-Dieskau

The great German baritone sings lieder by Schubert, with Benjamin Britten and Sviatoslav Richter at the piano.


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter

: Hear and Now

Germaine Greer introduces a concert given last July at the West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge, of Australian music from the last three decades. She also talks to conductor
Nicholas Cleobury.
Britten Sinfonia/Nicholas Cleobury Nigel Butterley Laudes (first UK performance)
Richard Meale Incredible Floridas
Barry Conyngham Dwellings (first UK performance)
Julian Yu First Australian Suite
(first UK performance) Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Germaine Greer
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Proms Composer of the Week: Schubert

With Misha Donat.
Gesang der Geister uber den Wassem, D538; Divertissement a la
Française; Gesang der Geister uber den Wassem, D714 Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Misha Donat.

: Songs from Saturn

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Debussy Pelleas et Melisande
Choeur Regional Nord, Lille National Orchestra, conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus
3.45 RTVE Symphony Orchestra, conductor Edmon Colomer , Los
Romeros Copland Outdoor Overture Gould Troubador Music Chavez
Symphony No 2 (Sinfonia India)
4.40 Northern Encounters Trio Nordica
Hallgrimsson Andante con Moto Berwald Piano Trio No 1 in E flat
5.10 Toronto Symphony Orchestra. conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste ,
Olli Mustonen (piano)
Poul Ruders Tundra Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor
Raymond Leudeke Suite: Tales of the Netsilik
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Jean-Claude Casadesus
Conductor: Edmon Colomer
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Piano: Poul Ruders
Unknown: Raymond Leudeke
Melisande: Mireille Delunsch (soprano)
Pelleas: Gerard Theruel (baritone)
Golaud: Armand Arapian (baritone)
Arkel: Gabriel Bacquier (bass)
Genevieve: Helene Jossoud (mezzo)
Yniold: Francoise Golfier (soprano)
Physician: Jean-Jacques Doumene (bass)
Shepherd: Jean-Jacques Doumene (bass)

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