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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Quantz Flute Sonata No 273 in G Rachel Brown (flute), Mark Caudle (cello),
James Johnstone (harpsichord)
6.15 Handel Water Music: Suite in F
London Classical Players, conductor Roger Norrington
7.05 Weber Overture and March
Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.34 Strauss Suite: Der Rosenkavalier
Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli
8.05 Grainger Ramble on Themes from "Der Rosenkavalier"
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
8.35 Dohnanyl Variations on a Nursery Song
Mark Anderson (piano),
Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Adam Fischer


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Flute: Rachel Brown
Cello: Mark Caudle
Harpsichord: James Johnstone
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Grainger Ramble
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Piano: Mark Anderson
Conductor: Adam Fischer

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Handel Concerto Grosso in E minor,
Op 6 No 3
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
9.14 Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E flat. Op 120 No 2
Michel Portal, Mikhail Rudy (piano)
9.36 Debussy Trois Chansons de Charles d "Orleans
Monteverdi Choir, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
9.43 Glazunov The Sea
Scottish National Orchestra, conductor Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Piano: Mikhail Rudy
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines in Birmingham. Bizet Les Voici! (Carmen, Act 3) Bavarian State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli
10.11 Couperin Sonata
(L'Espagnole) (Les Nations) Amsterdam Quartet
10.19 Weber, transcr Liszt
Konzertstuck Hamish Milne (piano)
10.29 Artist of the Week:
Arleen Auger (soprano)
Strauss A selection of songs Irwin Gage (piano)
10.47 Szymanowski Violin Concerto No 2
Thomas Zehetmair ,
City of Birmingham SO, conductor Simon Rattle
11.09 Taffanel Fantasia on Themes from "Der Freischutz"
Leslie Newman (flute), John Lenehan (piano)
11.21 Grieg Lyric Suite Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
11.39 Wolf Morike Lieder (excerpts) Arleen Auger (soprano), Irwin Gage (piano)
11.51 Busoni Sonatina No 6 super Carmen
Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)


Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Piano: Irwin Gage
Unknown: Thomas Zehetmair
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Taffanel Fantasia
Flute: Leslie Newman
Piano: John Lenehan
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Piano: Irwin Gage
Piano: Marc-Andre Hamelin

: Composer of the Week Glinka

With Gerard McBurney.
Today's programme includes the second of Glinka's colourful Spanish postcards and excerpts from his fairy-tale opera about the improbable adventures of the knight Ruslan searching for his beloved Ludmilla.
Summer Night in Madrid (Spanish Overture No 2)
USSR Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov Do Not Sing to Me
Irina Arkhipova (soprano), Natalia Rassudova (piano)
Sergei Leiferkus (baritone), Semyon Skigin (piano)
Nocturne in F minor (La Separation) Olga Tverskaya (fortepiano)
Ruslan and Ludmilla (Acts 1 and 2, excerpts)
Anna Netrebko (soprano),
Konstantin Pluzhnikov (tenor), Vladimir Ognovienko (bass),
Kirov Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Valery Gergiev
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Gerard McBurney.
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Soprano: Irina Arkhipova
Piano: Natalia Rassudova
Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus
Piano: Semyon Skigin
Soprano: Anna Netrebko
Tenor: Konstantin Pluzhnikov
Bass: Vladimir Ognovienko
Conductor: Valery Gergiev

: In Repertory

Soprano Hildegard Behrens talks to Rodney Milnes about the title role of Richard Strauss 's Elektra, with excerpts from the recording of the opera she made in 1988 with Seiji Ozawa conducting and a cast including Christa Ludwig , Nadine Secunde and Jorma Hynninen.


Soprano: Hildegard Behrens
Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Seiji Ozawa
Unknown: Christa Ludwig
Unknown: Nadine Secunde
Unknown: Jorma Hynninen.

: The BBC Orchestras BBC Symphony Orchestra

Judith Howarth (soprano),
Ivan Kusnjer (baritone), Reiko Watanabe (violin), BBC Symphony Chorus
Wagner Overture: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
Conductor Andrew Davis
Dvorak Te Deum
Conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Dvorak Violin Concerto in A minor
Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (Symphony No 2) Conductor Andrew Davis


Soprano: Judith Howarth
Soprano: Ivan Kusnjer
Baritone: Reiko Watanabe
Conductor: Meistersinger von Nurnberg
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Dvorak Te Deum
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Skampa Quartet and the pianist Nikolai Demidenko.
Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor, (D703)
Shostakovich Piano Quintet in G minor, Op 57
Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Pianist: Nikolai Demidenko.

: Music Machine

Verity Sharp looks at Bach's monumental Goldberg Variations for keyboard.


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty talks to composer
Steve Reich as he prepares for the first UK performance of his new work, Hindenburg. The music in today's programme includes Janacek's
String Quartet No 1, performed at
6.40 by the Hagen Quartet.


Talks: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Steve Reich

: Performance on 3

Petroc Trelawny introduces the world premiere of the first version of Mahler's cantata Das Klagende Lied, given earlier this month in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. Pamela Coburn (soprano), Jadwiga Rappe (mezzo),
Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor), Hakan Hagegard (bass), Manchester Boys' Choir,
Halle Choir and Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
Mahler, ed Reinhold Kubik Das
Klagende Lied (first version) (first performance)


Unknown: Bridgewater Hall.
Soprano: Pamela Coburn
Soprano: Jadwiga Rappe
Tenor: Hans Peter Blochwitz
Bass: Hakan Hagegard
Unknown: Halle Choir
Unknown: Reinhold Kubik Das

: Postscript

Poets'Fan Mail
Five poets read a newly commissioned verse letter to a poet from the past they admire.
Tonight the Caribbean writer Olive Senior reads her letter to the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.


Unknown: Pablo Neruda.

: Impromptu Recital

Madeleine Mattar (piano) Mozart Sonata in F, K332
Chopin Impromptus: in A flat, Op 29; in F sharp, Op 36; in G flat, Op 51; Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op 66


Piano: Madeleine Mattar
Piano: Mozart Sonata

: Music Restored

Celebrating the Glory of the Voice The fifth of eight programmes from the York Early Music Festival is a Schubertiad given in July in the Assembly Rooms, York, by Barbara Schlick and Yvonne Seymour
(sopranos), Philip Daggett and Jason Darnell (tenors), Mark Rowlinson and Simon Carrington (baritones), Martin Robson (bass),
Peter Seymour (fortepiano) and the ladies of the Yorkshire Bach Choir.
Introduced by George Pratt. Schubert An die Musik; Das Dorfchen ; Trinklied; Erlkonig;
Ganymed; Psalm 23; Lacrimoso son to; Nachthelle; Der Tod und das Madchen; Standchen Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Unknown: Barbara Schlick
Sopranos: Yvonne Seymour
Sopranos: Philip Daggett
Sopranos: Jason Darnell
Tenors: Mark Rowlinson
Baritones: Simon Carrington
Bass: Martin Robson
Bass: Peter Seymour
Introduced By: George Pratt.
Unknown: Das Dorfchen

: Night Waves

Hermione Lee talks to Doris Lessing about the second volume of her autobiography, Walking in the Shade, and about the politics, passions and poverty of London in the fifties. Plus a report from the opening night of The Good Woman of Sharkville at the West Yorkshire Playhouse - Brecht set in the backstreets of an African township by Janet Suzman. Producer Fiona Bailey


Talks: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Janet Suzman.
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Composers of the Week: Dufay, Binchois and Their Contemporaries

With Christopher Page.
4: The Father of Joyfulness
Today's programme explores the chansons of Gilles Binchois and Hayne van Ghizeghem , including
Hayne's most celebrated work, De Tous Biens Plaine - an international success in its day - and music for 15th-century lute, so different from its much more famous Elizabethan descendant.
Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Gilles Binchois
Unknown: Hayne van Ghizeghem
Unknown: Tous Biens Plaine

: Jazz Notes

Cornettist Ruby Braff and Steve Voce consider two giants of jazz - Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong.


Unknown: Steve Voce
Unknown: Louis Armstrong.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Chichester Cathedral
Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Brahms Piano Quartet No 2 in A, Op 26 Eric Le Sage (piano), Kolja Bracher (violin), Harboii Schlichtig (viola), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello)
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
I 5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Kolja Bracher
Violin: Harboii Schlichtig

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