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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 77 No 1 L'Archibudelli
6.25 Dohnanyl Violin Concerto No 2 in C minor
Mark Kaplan ,
Catalan National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lawrence Foster
7.05 Chopin Three Nocturnes, Op 9 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
7.40 Shostakovich Suite: Moscow-
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
8.05 Sarasate Carmen Fantasy Sarah Chang (violin), Sandra Rivers (piano)
8.45 Mozart Exsultate Jubilate, K165
Cecilia Bartoli (soprano),
Vienna Chamber Orchestra, conductor Gyorgy Fischer


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Mark Kaplan
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Sarasate Carmen
Violin: Sarah Chang
Piano: Sandra Rivers
Soprano: Cecilia Bartoli
Conductor: Gyorgy Fischer

: Morning Collection

With Penny Gore.
Dvorak Carnival Overture
Czech Philharmonic, conductor Karel Ancerl
9.10 Grieg Lyric Pieces, Op 68 Daniel Adni (piano)
9.25 Ravel Trois Chansons
Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.33 Copland The Red Pony New Philharmonia, conducted by the Composer Discs


Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Piano: Daniel Adni
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowlinson , including Artists of the Week:
Choir of New College, Oxford Byrd Haec Dies
Director Edward Higginbottom
10.03 Nicolai Overture: The Merry Wives of Windsor
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Carlos Kleiber
10.13 Mozart Piano Trio in E, K542
Florestan Trio
10.33 Tallis In Jejunio et Fletu
10.38 Wesley Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace
10.43 Howells A Sequence for St
Michael Choir of New College, Oxford, director Edward Higginbottom
11.00 Handel Suite No 7 in G minor
John McCabe (piano)
11.37 Prokofiev Suite: Lieutenant
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor André Previn


Unknown: Mark Rowlinson
Director: Edward Higginbottom
Conductor: Carlos Kleiber
Director: Edward Higginbottom
Piano: John McCabe
Conductor: André Previn

: Composers of the Week: Schoenberg, Berg and Webern

With Christopher Cook.
4: Hollywood and Vienna. Robert Craft talks about his pioneering recordings of the music of Anton Webern made during the 1950s with musicians employed at the Hollywood film studios.
Schoenberg Piano Concerto Glenn Gould , CBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Robert Craft
Webern Concerto, Op 24
Hollywood Film Studios' Orchestra, conductor Robert Craft
Berg Der Wein
Sabine Hass (soprano), Vienna SO , conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Schoenberg A Survivor from Warsaw Gottfried Hornik (narrator),
Vienna State Opera Male Chorus,
Vienna PO , conductor Claudio Abbado Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Talks: Robert Craft
Unknown: Anton Webern
Unknown: Glenn Gould
Conductor: Robert Craft
Conductor: Robert Craft
Soprano: Sabine Hass
Soprano: Vienna So
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Narrator: Gottfried Hornik
Conductor: Vienna Po
Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: In Repertory

The third of six programmes in which singers talk to Rodney Milnes about their interpretations of particular operatic roles. Italian soprano
Graziella Sciutti talks about the role of Norina in Donizetti's Don
Pasquale. The programme features a recording of the opera she made in 1964 with conductor Istvan Kertesz.


Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Talks: Graziella Sciutti
Conductor: Istvan Kertesz.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Stravinsky Fireworks
Conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Britten Lachrymae
Tavener The Protecting Veil Conductor Martyn Brabbins , Steven Burnard (viola),
Christopher van Kampen (cello)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique)
Conductor David Atherton


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Viola: Steven Burnard
Cello: Christopher van Kampen
Conductor: David Atherton

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Scottish Traditional Music
Scottish folk music falls naturally into two traditions - Gaelic and Scots. Singers Sheena Wellington and Ishbel Mackaskill specialise in each but also form a duo that fuses the two. They talk to Verity Sharp about what is complementary and contrasting about the styles.


Singers: Sheena Wellington
Singers: Ishbel MacKaskill
Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

John Eliot Gardiner talks to Sean
Rafferty today as he prepares for a three-concert series called
Schumann Revealed at the Barbican
Centre at the weekend. And what are the mysteries behind the writing of a composer's greatest work? That is what the Natural Theatre Company are exploring in Bath this week with the opening of their musical show
William Tell - How a Humble Bramley Saved the World. Sean Rafferty talks to director John Abulafia , and Rossini's Overture is featured in his choice of music for today, alongside Chopin nocturnes, a Handel concerto grosso and Janacek's wind sextet Mladi. Deborah Warner is the third director this week to encapsulate an opera in one piece as her production of Britten's Turn of the Screw opens. And there is news of the Dimensions
Festival of Russian Music.


Talks: John Eliot Gardiner
Talks: Sean Rafferty
Director: John Abulafia

: Performance on 3

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Chris Wines introduces the first performance of Thomas Ades 's new work for orchestra, Asyla, commissioned by the Feeney Trust, and Mahler's Symphony No 3, in a concert given last night at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham. Conductor Simon Rattle ,
Birgit Remmert (mezzo), City of Birmingham Youth Chorus, Ladies of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus Ades Asyla (first performance) Mahler Symphony No 3


Unknown: Thomas Ades
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Birgit Remmert
Unknown: Ades Asyla

: Postscript

"The uses of realism are not now much in favour, but I have never renounced them. Watchfulness and attention to forms of actual speech, and of silence, are what anatomical knowledge is to drawing and painting."
4: Frederic Raphael , known for his screenplays as well as such novels as A Double Life, introduces and reads from his next novel,
Coast to Coast, drawing on his Hollywood experience and his American childhood.
Final programme tomorrow 8.50pm


Unknown: Frederic Raphael

: Music Restored

Celebrating the Glory of the Voice The third of eight programmes from the York Early Music Festival introduced by George Pratt. This concert was given last July in the Holy Trinity Church , Micklegate. Barbara Schlick (soprano), Peter Seymour (fortepiano)
Mozart Sei Du Mein Trost. K391;
Sehnsucht nach dem Fruhling, K596 Reichardt Rhapsodie; Erwin und
Elmire; Neue Liebe, Neues Leben;
Zelter Kennst Du das Land: Erster
Verlust; Rastlose Liebe; Wand'rers
Weber Ich Denke Dein; Das Madchen an das Erste;
Schneeglockchen: Die Gefangenen Sanger: Die Freien Sanger
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduced By: George Pratt.
Unknown: Holy Trinity Church
Soprano: Micklegate. Barbara Schlick
Soprano: Peter Seymour

: Night Waves

Opera might not seem an obvious form of expression for political radicalism, but in his new book,
Opera and Politics, political scientist John Bokina examines the many ways opera expresses the political culture of its day. Tony Palmer considers whether a grounding in politics and economics might serve the opera-goer better than musicology.
Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: John Bokina
Unknown: Tony Palmer
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Composer of the Week Pizzetti

With Susan Sharpe.
4: Songs of the High Season
The Palace of the King of Cyprus (La Pisanella): My Cry (first performance); De Profundis; Canti della Stagione Alta
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather concludes the week-long celebration of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim with the final part of the concert by the Jobim/Morelenbaum quartet.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Antonio Carlos Jobim

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from York Minster
Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Radio France Philharmonic, conductor Marek Janowski ,
Alicia de Larrocha (piano) Beethoven Grosse Fugue Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K466
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's Move
3.40 Words Alive! 3.55 First Steps in Drama 4.10 Listen and Write 4.30
Alphabet Time 4.40 Facal a Leabhar
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha

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