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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto in C, K299 Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Pierre Langlamet (harp),
Berlin PO, conductor Claudio Abbado
6.31 Bach Partita No 1 in B flat,
BWV825 Angela Hewitt (piano)
7.05 Saint-Saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Ulf Hoelscher (violin), New Philharmonia conductor Pierre Devaux
7.32 Chopin Scherzo in E, Op 54 Elisabeth Leonskaya (piano)
8.05 Gounod Ave Maria
Barbara Hendricks (soprano), Erik Lundkvist (piano)
8.38 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
(excerpts) Royal Philharmonic, conductor Yuri Simonov
Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Flute: Emmanuel Pahud
Harp: Pierre Langlamet
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Piano: Angela Hewitt
Conductor: Pierre Devaux
Piano: Elisabeth Leonskaya
Unknown: Ave Maria
Soprano: Barbara Hendricks
Piano: Erik Lundkvist
Conductor: Yuri Simonov
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

Penny Gore begins a sequence of Grieg's Lyric Pieces.
Grieg Lyric Pieces, Op 12 Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
9.12 Brahms Serenade No 1 in D
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Musical Encounters

With Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Walton Overture: Portsmouth Point
BBC NOW, conductor David Atherton
10.05 Artist of the Week:
Karita Mattila (soprano)
Mozart Mi Tradi Quell' Alma Ingrata (Don Giovanni ) Philharmonia, conductor John Pritchard
10.15 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 4 in C minor Concerto Koln
10.25 Sallinen Four Dream Songs Karita Mattila (soprano),
Lahti Symphony Orchestra , conductor Ulf Soderblom
10.45 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique)
BBC NOW, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
11.50 Kiami Ragtime and Blues Lahti Chamber Ensemble, conductor Osmo Vanska
Producer Lyndon Jones


Unknown: Nicola Heywood Thomas.
Conductor: David Atherton
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Conductor: John Pritchard
Conductor: Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Ulf Soderblom
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Kiami Ragtime
Producer: Lyndon Jones

: Composer of the Week: lldebrando Pizzetti

"Without doubt the greatest musician in Italy today" was one
Italian critic's assessment of Pizzetti in 1921, three years before the death of Puccini. Susan Sharpe explores the music of a man who transformed Italian music in the first quarter of this century and has been almost forgotten since his death. With contributions from Pizzetti expert John Waterhouse. 1: The Ship
On the Quay at Famagusta (La Pisanella)
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Lamberto Gardelli
Oedipus Rex: Three Symphonic Preludes
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Francesco Mander
Morning Hymn (La Nave) (first UK performance)
New London Children's Choir,
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly I Pastori
Fedra (Prelude to Act 1)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrea Quinn Fedra (Prelude to Act 3) Jacqueline Fox (mezzo),
New London Children's Choir,
BBC Singers, conductor Simon Joly The Death of Fedra
Regine Crespin (soprano), Orchestra of La Scala , conductor Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Producer David Gallagher
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm See also 7.30pm


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Conductor: Francesco Mander
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Andrea Quinn
Unknown: Jacqueline Fox
Conductor: Simon Joly
Soprano: Regine Crespin
Conductor: La Scala
Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Producer: David Gallagher

: From St John's

An extra programme in the series of concerts given at St John's,
Smith Square, London. This concert was given last year.
Michala Petri (recorder),
Lars Hannibal (guitar/lute)
Bach Sonata in F, BWV1033
Telemann Fantasies: No 3 in B minor; No 7 in D
Koppel Nele's Dance
Scheindienst Variations on an Austrian Folk Tune
Greig Five pieces for recorder and guitar Repeat


Guitar: Lars Hannibal

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andrew Davis ,
Heinrich Schiff (cello)
Berlioz Overture: Beatrice and Benedict
Maw Variations for Orchestra
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Cello: Heinrich Schiff

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm

: Music Machine

In at the Deep End - the Big Mix
This week Tommy Pearson and Verity Sharp try their hands at recording and producing a CD called Hypothetically Speaking. Today Tommy Pearson joins the Sloane Square Syncopators to learn about performing in a studio. Producer Chris Wines
E-MAIL: music.machine@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty finds out who is listening to what in Sydney as he looks at their classical top ten.
Meanwhile, on home territory, he introduces his own favourites, including Satie, Vaughan Williams and a performance of Ravel's Piano Concerto in G by Arturo Benedetti
Michelangeli and the Philharmonia at
6.34. Plus an interview with conductor Charles Mackerras as he prepares for the opening of Mozart's La Clemenza di Tito with the Welsh
National Opera.
Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

: Performance on 3

Debora e Jaele lldebrando Pizzetti's remarkable opera came joint third when Italian critics voted in 1956 for "20th-century operas which most deserve to survive the holocaust". It was placed level with Strauss's Salome, behind only Berg's Wozzeck and Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande. But this performance, given in 1995 at Vredenburg Music Centre in Utrecht. seems to be the only one since
Pizzetti's death in 1968. Starting work as the First World War raged in 1915, Pizzetti based his libretto on the Old Testament story of the war between the Israelites - inspired by the prophetess Deborah - and their oppressors, the Canaanites, led by Sisera. But his opera shifts the battleground from a straightforward struggle between good and evil to the conflict between love and duty - between human and divine love, even - with Jael, the Israelite who loves Sisera, at the heart of the story. And the Israelite people, torn first one way then the other, spring to life in Pizzetti's choral writing. with Marion van den Akker. Romain Bischoff. Henk van Heijnsbergen, Henk Vonk , Nicolas Mansfield , Nanco de Vries, Wemer van
Mechelen, Julian Hartmann and Frans Fiselier
Leipzig Opera Chorus, Netherlands Radio Choir and Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Gabriel Chmura


Unknown: Romain Bischoff.
Unknown: Henk Vonk
Unknown: Nicolas Mansfield
Unknown: Julian Hartmann
Conductor: Gabriel Chmura
Deborah: Carol Sparrow (mezzo)
Jael: Izabela Klosinska (soprano)
Sisera: Daniel Galvez-Vallejo (tenor)

: Postscript

Tales from Yoknapatawpha County To mark 100 years since the birth of William Faulkner , Ron Berglas reads five short stories set in Faulkner's mythical Mississippi county. 1: The Courthouse
Abridged and produced by Paul Kent


Unknown: William Faulkner
Unknown: Ron Berglas
Produced By: Paul Kent

: Britten

Cello Sonata
Steven Doane , Barry Snyder (piano)


Unknown: Steven Doane
Piano: Barry Snyder

: Iconoclassics

The ninth of 11 programmes inviting musicians to introduce their favourite pieces. Peter Nelson explores the world of computer music with composer Trevor Wishart. Including music by voice-synthesis pioneer Charles Dodge , Paul Lansky ,
Jonathan Harvey , Jean-Claude Risset and Wishart's Vox5.
Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: Peter Nelson
Unknown: Trevor Wishart.
Unknown: Charles Dodge
Unknown: Paul Lansky
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Unknown: Jean-Claude Risset
Producer: David McGuinness

: Composer of the Week: Muzio Clementi

With David Byers and Malcolm Binns. Gradus ad Pamassum (Bk 3, selection); Symphony in B flat, Op 18 No 1; Piano Sonata in G minor, Op 50 No 3 (Didone Abbandonata) Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: David Byers
Unknown: Malcolm Binns.

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather celebrates Wynton Marsalis 's career as a composer. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Great Pianists An extra programme in the series exploring piano roll recordings. Tonight Ignace Paderewski plays music by Chopin, Mendelssohn and Debussy, and Liszt arrangements of Chopin, Schubert and Wagner
1.50 Prague RSO/Libor
Pesek Dvorak The Wild Dove Strauss Also
Sprach Zarathustra
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Radio Showcase 3.50 Stories and Rhymes 4.00 Together Stories
4.15 Music for Dance 4.30 Hopscotch
4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Ignace Paderewski
Unknown: Pesek Dvorak
Unknown: Dove Strauss

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