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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Wagner Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Gotterdammerung) Vienna Philharmonic , conductor Hans Knappertsbusch
6.16 Debussy Estampes Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
7.05 Gabrieli Dulcis Jesu a 20 Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
7.32 Prokofiev Violin Concerto No 1
Joshua Bell , Montreal Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
8.05 Grainger Handel in the Strand City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
8.43 Beethoven Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Editor Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Vienna Philharmonic
Conductor: Hans Knappertsbusch
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Director: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Joshua Bell
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Editor: Andrew Lyle

: Morning Collection

Penny Gore continues the sequence of Grieg's Lyric Pieces.
Grieg Lyric Pieces, Op 57 Daniel Adni (piano)
9.24 Mozart Der Vogeif anger Bin Ich Ja (Die Zauberflote)
Gerhard Husch (baritone), Berlin PO, conductor Thomas Beecham
9.27 Glazunov Poeme Lyrique Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi
9.37 Chabrier Suite Pastorale
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor John Eliot Gardiner Producer Tony Cheevers Discs


Piano: Daniel Adni
Piano: Mozart Der Vogeif
Baritone: Gerhard Husch
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowlinson , including
Purcell Rejoice in the Lord Alway James Bowman (alto),
Charles Daniels (tenor),
Michael George (bass), the King's Consort, conductor Robert King
10.09 Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vasili Sinaisky
10.15 Schumann Piano Trio No 1 in D minor, Op 63 Florestan Trio
10.45 Artist of the Week:
Choir of New College, Oxford Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer Director Edward Higginbottom
10.57 Byrd Hugh Ashton 's 's Ground John McCabe (piano)
11.05 Robert Saxton Chacony for Left Hand John McCabe (piano)
11.15 Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade BBC Philharmonic/Vasili Sinaisky Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson
Unknown: James Bowman
Tenor: Charles Daniels
Tenor: Michael George
Conductor: Robert King
Conductor: Vasili Sinaisky
Director: Edward Higginbottom
Director: Byrd Hugh Ashton
Piano: John McCabe
Piano: Robert Saxton Chacony
Piano: John McCabe
Piano: Rimsky-Korsakov Sheherazade

: Composers of the Week: Schoenberg, Berg and Webem

Christopher Cook explores the extraordinary variety of music written by the so-called Second Viennese
School of composers in Vienna and Hollywood during the first half of this century. 1: Imaginary Landscapes
Alexander Goehr and Anthony Payne talk about the powerful expressiveness of this music.
Schoenberg Accompaniment to a Film Scene Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Heinz Holliger
Berg Piano Sonata, Op 1 Alfred Brendel
Webern Three Little Pieces, Op 11 Siegfried Palm (cello),
Aloys Kontarsky (piano)
Schoenberg Die Gluckliche Hande Siegmund Nimsgern (bass), BBC Singers and Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
Producer Gwyn L Williams
Repeated next Monday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Alexander Goehr
Unknown: Anthony Payne
Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Cello: Siegfried Palm
Piano: Aloys Kontarsky
Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Producer: Gwyn L Williams

: From St John's

This performance was given at
St John's, Smith Square, London in 1996 by Felicity Lott (soprano) and Roger Vignoles (piano). Britten On This Island
Poulenc Airs Chantes; La
Grenouillere; La Courte Paille
Britten Oft in the Stilly Night; The Last Rose of Summer; Le Roi S'En
Va-t'En Chasse; La Belle Est au
Jardin damour, Fileuse; Quand J'Etais chez Mon Père


Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Tippett Ritual Dances (The
Midsummer Marriage); Piano Concerto Conductor George Hurst , Benjamin Frith (piano)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor Sibelius Valse Triste
Conductor Ole Schmidt


Conductor: George Hurst
Piano: Benjamin Frith
Conductor: Ole Schmidt

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 12.15pm

: Music Machine

Scottish Traditional Music
A series about Scottish folk music must inevitably start with the bagpipes. Verity Sharp visits the Piping Centre in Glasgow where the director of piping, Roddy Macleod , introduces her to the instrument's history and the students who flock there today to master the playing technique.
Producer Christina Pritchard
E-MAIL: music.machine@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Verity Sharp
Introduces: Roddy MacLeod
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

In between preparations for his recital at the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday, guitarist John Williams joins Sean Rafferty to talk about the music of Leo Brouwer. There is news from Poole, where the Bournemouth
Symphony Orchestra present a full-scale dramatic production of the relationship between Haydn and Mozart in My Dear Mozart. Sean
Rafferty talks to director
Jonathan Alver and to the composer of a new operatic musical inspired by Oscar Wilde 's novel The Picture of Dorian
Gray. Music includes Elgar's
Introduction and Allegro and Thomas Tallls 's Spem in Alium, framing the news at 6.00, and Stravinsky's concerto Dumbarton Oaks , before
7.00, when Sean Rafferty picks the best of the current New Releases. Producer Nicki Paxman


Guitarist: John Williams
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Leo Brouwer.
Director: Jonathan Alver
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Thomas Tallls
Unknown: Dumbarton Oaks
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Solti Resounding

The great conductor Georg Solti died on 5 September 1997. Humphrey Carpenter presents an evening celebrating the man and his music, including the comments and recollections of Sir Georg's friends and musical collaborators from around the world.
7.35 Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla London Symphony Orchestra
7.40 Budapest and Back Again Humphrey Carpenter investigates the most significant achievements and milestones in Sir Georg Solti 's long career.
8.00 Mahler Symphony No 5 (2nd mvt) Chicago Symphony Orchestra
8.15 A Uon at the Opera
Solti was welcomed at opera houses the world over. Humphrey Burton surveys Solti's operatic work with the help of the singers, musicians and directors with whom he collaborated, including Birgit Nilsson , Kiri Te Kanawa and Sir Peter Hall.
8.45 Strauss Der Rosenkavalier
(Trio; closing duet)
Vienna Philharmonic
9.00 The Fastest Baton in the West
Recollections of Solti on and off the rostrum from, among others, Angela Gheorghiu , Murray Perahia and Bryn
Terfel - interspersed with comments from Georg Solti himself.
9.40 Bartok Concerto for Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
10.20 The Essential Solti
Richard Osborne chairs a discussion with Patrick O'Connor and Jonathan
Swain about the key recordings in Solti's vast legacy.
10.55 Wagner Immolation scene (Gotterdammerung)
Birgit Nilsson (soprano), Vienna Philharmonic
Editors Piers Burton-Page , John Goudie


Conductor: Georg Solti
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Sir Georg Solti
Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Birgit Nilsson
Unknown: Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall.
Unknown: Angela Gheorghiu
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Georg Solti
Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: Patrick O'Connor
Soprano: Birgit Nilsson
Editors: Piers Burton-Page
Editors: John Goudie
Sophie: Helen Donath (soprano)
Octavian: Yvonne Minton (mezzo)
Marschallin: Regine Crespin (soprano)

: Postscript

Lawrence Norfolk , author of Lempriere's Dictionary and The
Pope's Rhinoceros, introduces his next book, which is about a contemporary suicidal love affair and boar-hunting in ancient Greece. Producer Louise Greenberg


Unknown: Lawrence Norfolk
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: Composer of the Week lldebrando Pizzetti

Susan Sharpe explores the work of a man who transformed Italian music in the first quarter of this century and has been almost forgotten since his death. 1: The Ship on the Quay at
Famagusta (La Pisanella); Oedipus Rex: Three Symphonic Preludes; Morning Hymn (La Nave) (first UK performance); I Pastori; Fedra
(Preludes to Act 1 and Act 3); The Death of Fedra
Repeated from last Monday


Unknown: Susan Sharpe

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather begins a week-long celebration of Antonio Carlos Joblm with an interview with his son Paulo, who leads the Jobim/Morelenbaum Quartet in a special concert. Producer Terry Carter


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Antonio Carlos Joblm
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Songs by Carl Loewe Performed by Hermann Prey
(baritone) and Michael Endres (piano)
2.15 Mozart String Quartet in G minor, K516 Vanbrugh Quartet, Patrick Ireland (viola)
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.
Songs By: Carl Loewe
Baritone: Hermann Prey
Piano: Michael Endres
Viola: Patrick Ireland

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