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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Handel Coronation Anthem No 1:
Zadok the Priest
Choir of King's College, Cambridge, English Chamber Orchestra, conductor David Willcocks
6.09 Faure Theme and Variations,
Op 73
Kathryn Stott (piano)
7.05 Albenlz, arr Stokowski Festival in Seville
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Matthias Bamert
7.32 Vivaldi Cello Sonata in B flat,
David Watkin (cello), members of the King's Consort
8.05 Puccini Vissi d'Arte (Tosca) Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano), London Philharmonic, conductor John Pritchard
8.26 Mozart Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter)
Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: David Willcocks
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Cello: David Watkin
Unknown: Puccini Vissi
Soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa
Conductor: John Pritchard
Conductor: Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
CPE Bach Concerto in E flat, Wq47 Ton Koopman (harpsichord), Tini Mathot (fortepiano),
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director Ton Koopman
9.18 Berlioz La Belle Voyageuse, Op 2 No 4
Sheila Armstrong (soprano), London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
9.24 Bliss A Colour Symphony Royal Philharmonic, conductor Charles Groves


Harpsichord: Ton Koopman
Harpsichord: Tini Mathot
Director: Ton Koopman
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Charles Groves

: Musical Encounters

With Stephanie Hughes. Suk Towards a New Life
Prague Symphony Orchestra, conductor Petr Altrichter
10.06 Dvorak Violin Sonatina in G
Josef Suk , Josef Hala (piano)
10.26 Smetana Vltava (Ma Vlast) Czech Philharmonic , conductor Jiri Belohlavek
10.40 Artist of the Week:
Palladian Ensemble
Handel Sonata in B minor, Op 2 No 1
10.50 Koechlin Seven Stars'
Symphony (7th mvt: Charlie Chaplin ) German Symphony Orchestra, conductor James Judd
11.05 Surinach Hollywood Carnival Bronx Arts Ensemble, conductor Pablo Zinger
11.23 Mozart Ah, Lo Previdi ! K272
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano),
Vienna Chamber Orchestra, conductor Gyorgy Fischer
11.39 Martlnu The Frescoes of Piero
della Francesca
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Mackerras


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Petr Altrichter
Unknown: Josef Suk
Piano: Josef Hala
Conductor: Czech Philharmonic
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Conductor: James Judd
Conductor: Pablo Zinger
Unknown: Lo Previdi
Conductor: Gyorgy Fischer
Unknown: Della Francesca
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Composer of the Week: Clementi

In his last years, Clementi hoped that posterity might remember him for his symphonies - but a servant burned the parcels of manuscripts after his death. Presented by David Byers in conversation with Malcolm Binns. Reader Anthony Finigan.
Gradus ad Pamassum (Bk 1, selection) Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
Symphony No 4 in D Philharmonia, conductor Francesco d'Avalos
Piano Sonata in B minor, Op 40 No 2 Nikolai Demidenko
Repeated next Friday 11.30pm


Presented By: David Byers
Reader: Malcolm Binns.
Reader: Anthony Finigan.
Piano: Vladimir Horowitz
Conductor: Francesco D'Avalos
Unknown: Nikolai Demidenko

: Pisendel at the Court of Dresden

Nicholas Anderson presents the last of three programmes featuring music by Johann Georg Pisendel and his contemporaries.
Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage
Vivaldi Violin Sonata in D minor, RV15
Benedetto Marcello Concerto in F for Two Violins
Vivaldi Violin Sonata in G minor, RV26
Pisendel Concerto in E flat for Two
Oboes and Bassoon; Sonata in A minor for Solo Violin; Violin Concerto in D Repeat


Unknown: Nicholas Anderson
Music By: Johann Georg Pisendel
Director: Simon Standage
Unknown: Benedetto Marcello

: The BBC Archive

Half a million recordings spanning 75 years of radio broadcasts are kept in the BBC Sound Archive. As an introduction to the series,
Paul Guinery ventures into the depths of Broadcasting House to explore this historic collection with senior librarian Simon Rooks and archive selector Lawson Cook. Including
Vivaldi Concerto in B minor for Four
Ida Haendel , Henryk Szeryng ,
Bronislav Gimpel and Max Rostal (violins), string orchestra, conductor Yehudi Menuhin
Dvorak Songs My Mother Taught Me Beatrice Harrison (cello)
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34
Griller Quartet, Myra Hess (piano) Litolff Concerto Symphonique (2nd mvt) Eileen Joyce (piano), Royal Philharmonic, conductor Eric Robinson
Producer Vicky Whitaker
REQUESTS to hear a memorable broadcast from the archive should be sent to:
Paul Guinery. Room 4005. Broadcasting House Extension. London W1A 1AA
* See John Peel : page 9


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Simon Rooks
Unknown: Lawson Cook.
Violins: Ida Haendel
Violins: Henryk Szeryng
Violins: Bronislav Gimpel
Violins: Max Rostal
Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Cello: Beatrice Harrison
Piano: Myra Hess
Piano: Eileen Joyce
Conductor: Eric Robinson
Producer: Vicky Whitaker
Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: John Peel

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson looks at the ways musical instruments are used across the world. 4: Flutes Repeat


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty chooses German cabaret music by Kurt Weill , Italian opera by Verdi and two French classics with composer
Jean Francaix performing his own Piano Concertino at 6pm, and Milhaud conducting his own Le Boeufsur le Toit at 6.40pm. Rafferty investigates the contradictions of a great genius in a new biography of Glenn Gould , and Julian Joseph is the final guest of the week celebrating the 200th birthday of Henry E Steinway.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Music By: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Jean Francaix
Unknown: Glenn Gould
Unknown: Julian Joseph

: Performance on 3

A concert given at the Church of Our Most Holy Redeemer,
Clerkenwell, as part of the 1995 Clerkenwell Series.
Margaret Feaviour (soprano),
Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor), Gordon Hunt
(oboe), Michael Berkeley (narrator),
BBC Singers, New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
Delius Summer Night on the River;
On Hearing the Rrst Cuckoo in Spring Anthony Milner Roman Spring Marcel Wengler Oboe Concerto
Vaughan Williams An Oxford Elegy


Soprano: Margaret Feaviour
Soprano: Andrew Murgatroyd
Tenor: Gordon Hunt
Oboe: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Anthony Milner
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Postscript

The Landscapes of Man
Concluding the series examining the history of thinking about landscape. 5: The Landscape Reclaimed Amid the current interest in the environment, this programme investigates schemes to repair industrial scars and a new flowering of landscape design talent. Repeat

: Music for Organ

Graham Barber plays music by Max Reger on the Walker organ in Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral.
Prelude and Fugue in E, Op 56 No 1; Chorale Fantasia on 'WachetAuf,
Op 52 No 2


Unknown: Graham Barber
Music By: Max Reger

: Hear and Now

Andrew Sparling visits the 1997 Vale of Glamorgan Festival, talks to the featured composers and samples some of their music, including the first performance of Max Richter 's A House Made of Cloud,
Eleanor Alberga 's Wild Blue Yonder, Charles Barber 's Kantilan Karangan and the first performance of a new work by Graham Fltkin. The performers include several of the composers themselves, plus the Smith Quartet and a percussion quartet led by Chris Brannick.
Producer Martm Cotton


Unknown: Andrew Sparling
Unknown: Max Richter
Unknown: Eleanor Alberga
Unknown: Charles Barber
Unknown: Kantilan Karangan
Unknown: Graham Fltkin.
Unknown: Chris Brannick.

: Composer of the Week Verdi

In each programme this week,
Humphrey Burton takes an opera by Verdi and looks at it from the point of view of a different practitioner in the opera world. Today he talks to the distinguished Verdian tenor
Dennis O'Neill about the personal drama in Verdi's late opera Aida. Repeated from last Friday


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Tenor: Dennis O'Neill

: Songs from Saturn

Repeated from Saturday 6pm

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Mozart Idomeneo
Riga Radio and TV Choir, Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon PO/ Friedemann Layer
3.55 BBC NOW/Tadaaki Otaka Elgar Enigma Variations Tchalkovsky Overture: Romeo and Juliet
4.45 Baroque Music from Venice Sonatori de la Gioisa Marca
Tarquinio Merula Ruggiero (Ballo detto Pollico); Ciaconna (Ballo detto Eccardo) Biagio Marini Passacaglia a 4; Sonata sopra la Monica Vltali Capriccio detto il Molza Frescobaldi Ruggiero a 4; Romanesca a 4 Uccelini Bergamasca Vivaldi Concertos: in D minor, RV128; G minor, RV153; in G, RV413: in D. RV123
6.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Biagio Marini Passacaglia
Unknown: Monica Vltali
Unknown: Molza Frescobaldi
Idomeneo: Thomas Moser (tenor)
Idamante: Jeanne Piland (soprano)
Ilia: F1onnuala McCarthy (soprano)
Electra: Kathleen Cassello (soprano)
Arbace: Stuart Kale (tenor)
Grand Priest of Neptune: Lennart Stregard
Oracle: Reinharo Hagen (bass)

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