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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Bach, transcr Busoni Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV565 Gianluca Cascioli (piano)
6.12 Veracini Overture No 5 in B flat
Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel
7.03 Kreisler, orch McAlister Three Old Viennese Dances Gil Shaham
(violin), Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 7.32 Tallis Ave Rosa Sine Spinis
Chapelle du Roi, director Alistair Dixon
8.05 Rachmaninov Vocalise
Inessa Galante (soprano),
Latvian National Opera Orchestra, conductor Alexander Vilumanis
8.30 Mozart Violin Concerto No 5 in A, K219 Mayumi Fujikawa , RPO, conductor Walter Weller


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Gianluca Cascioli
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Director: Reinhard Goebel
Violin: Gil Shaham
Director: Alistair Dixon
Conductor: Alexander Vilumanis
Unknown: Mayumi Fujikawa
Conductor: Walter Weller

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Handel Concerto Grosso in C
(Alexander's Feast) English Baroque Soloists, director John Eliot Gardiner
9.13 Schumann Nachtstucke , Op 23 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.32 Janacek Violin Concerto
(Pilgrimage of the Soul)
Thomas Zehetmair , Philharmonia, conductor Heinz Holliger
9.44 Johann Strauss (son), transcr Berg Waltz: Wine, Women and Song Berlin Soloists, Philip Moll (harmonium),
Elisabeth Leonskaya (piano) Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Director: John Eliot Gardiner
Director: Schumann Nachtstucke
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Thomas Zehetmair
Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Soloists: Philip Moll
Piano: Elisabeth Leonskaya

: Musical Encounters

Stephanie Hughes talks to
Masterprize semi-finalist Carl Vine. Today's programme also includes music by CPE Bach, Kirnberger, Schultz, Weyse and Brahms. Artists of the Week:
Chilingirian Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 71 No 2
10.19 Dussek Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat, Op 22
Andreas Staier , Concerto Koln
11.05 Gade Overture: Hamlet
Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic, conductor Ole Schmidt
11.18 Carl Vine Descent
(Metropolis: the Workers' View)
BBC NOW, conductor Lionel Friend
11.36 Schoenberg Friede auf Erden Danish National Radio Chamber
Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
11.46 Berg Schleisse Mir die Augen Beide Jessye Norman (soprano), Ann Schein (piano)
11.49 Britten Canticle IV:
The Journey of the Magi
James Bowman (countertenor), Peter Pears (tenor), John Shirley-Quirk (baritone), the Composer (piano)


Talks: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Carl Vine.
Unknown: Andreas Staier
Conductor: Ole Schmidt
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Piano: Ann Schein
Unknown: James Bowman
Tenor: Peter Pears
Tenor: John Shirley-Quirk

: Composer of the Week Dussek

Dussek's solo piano style was ahead of its time and left its mark on many around him. Geoffrey Baskerville traces his influence on Cramer, Clementi and, most tellingly, Beethoven.
Fantasia and Fugue, Op 55 Andreas Staier (fortepiano)
Sonata in G minor, Op 10 No 2 Geoffrey Govier (fortepiano)
Sonata in C minor, Op 35 No 3 Andreas Staier (fortepiano) Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville
Unknown: Andreas Staier
Unknown: Andreas Staier

: Verismo Voices

Grand Guignol or High Drama? Gordon Stewart presents four programmes which take the lid off the hotpot of Italian verismo - its seething passions, heart-throbbing emotions and lurid violence, as expressed through some of the hottest sets of vocal cords in the business.
1: Singers, Poets, Clowns and Revolutionaries. Featuring excerpts from Tosca, La Gioconda, La
Boheme, I Pagliacci and Andrea Chenier , with singers including Caruso, Del Monaco, Pavarotti,
Bergonzi, Gobbi, Callas and Tebaldi. Repeat


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Andrea Chenier

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Vasili Sinaisky , Barry Douglas (piano)
Brahms Overture: Academic Festival
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor)
Schubert Symphony No 9 in C (Great)


Conductor: Vasili Sinaisky
Piano: Barry Douglas

: Ensemble

The Rogeri Trio performs music by Mozart and Rachmaninov.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Counting Aloud
3: My Triplets Are a Bit of a Handful Verity Sharp finds that getting Baroque and jazz rhythms right is as hard as cutting a cake into three equal slices.


Unknown: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

Humphrey Carpenter celebrates the birthday of Shostakovich's majestic Symphony No 11, premiered 40 years ago today. Music this evening includes Mozart's Bassoon Concerto in B flat. And Carpenter talks to saxophonist John Surman about his piece for the Salisbury Festival
Chorus, Proverbs and Songs, as the world premiere recording is released on disc.


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: John Surman

: Performance on 3

Petroc Trelawny introduces a concert from Studio 7 at
New Broadcasting House in Manchester featuring two of Walton's works from the thirties.
During the interval, he takes a short walk from Walton's birthplace in Oldham to the nearby Werneth Park Music Rooms and hears of an exciting future for this fading symbol of the town's former industrial wealth.
Rebecca Hirsch (violin), BBC Philharmonic. conductor George Hurst
Watton Violin Concerto: Symphony No 1 * Brian Kay 's concert of the week: p46


Violin: Rebecca Hirsch
Unknown: Brian Kay

: Postscript

Radio Poems
Five specially commissioned poems. 4: The Man Made of Rain
By Brendan Kennelly.


Unknown: Brendan Kennelly.

: Oxbridge Organs

In the third of four programmes, international recitalist Peter Hurford plays German Baroque music on the three-manual organ built by William Johnson for St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Of all the famous university instruments at his disposal, this is the one with which he chooses to teach.
Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV543
Buxtehude Komm, Heiliger Geist , Buxl99: Gott der Vater, Buxl90
Bach Sonata No 6 in G, BWV530 Final programme Wednesday 9.20pm


Unknown: Peter Hurford
Unknown: William Johnson
Unknown: Heiliger Geist

: Music Restored

Celebrating the Glory of the Voice The seventh of eight programmes from the York Early Music Festival introduced by George Pratt.
To the Unknown Goddess. A concert celebrating composer
Barbara Strozzi given in July at the Guildhall. Catherine Bott (soprano),
Paula Chateauneuf (chitarrone), Frances Kelly (harp),
Timothy Roberts (harpsichord) Ardo in Tacito Foco; L Amante
Segreto; Gite o Giorni Dolenti; Appresso ai Molli Argenti Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduced By: George Pratt.
Unknown: Barbara Strozzi
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Paula Chateauneuf
Harp: Frances Kelly
Harpsichord: Timothy Roberts

: Night Waves

Whatever explanations we bring to understanding the causes of war - be it territorial defence, religious zeal or liberation of the oppressed - no rational argument seems to explain fully its persistence. War still seems endowed with mystical legitimacy. In a provocative new book, Blood Rites, the acclaimed American writer
Barbara Ehrenreich tries to interpret this irrational appeal. Presenter Tony Palmer discusses her views and considers other attempts to produce a theory of conflict. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Barbara Ehrenreich
Presenter: Tony Palmer
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Composer of the Week: Walton

Behind the Facade With Sandy Burnett. Façade: Suite No 2
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conductor Louis Fremaux
String Quartet No 2 Britten Quartet
Speech: Battle of Agincourt (Henry V) Laurence Olivier (speaker). Philharmonia, conducted by the Composer Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Sandy Burnett.
Unknown: Laurence Olivier

: Jazz Notes

Continuing the week of jazz guitar music. Over two programmes,
Campbell Burnap presents a selection of great jazz guitarists on record. 2: The Electric Age. Featuring formidable men from the postbop years - Wes Montgomery , Joe Pass , Tal Farlon and Pat Martino.


Unknown: Wes Montgomery
Unknown: Joe Pass
Unknown: Tal Farlon
Unknown: Pat Martino.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.

1.00 Choral Evensong from Chelmsford Cathedral, repeated from yesterday 4 pm

2.00 Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Mariss Jansons , Frank-Peter Zimmermann (violin)
Weill: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (excerpts); Honegger: Symphony No 3 (Liturgique); Weill: Violin Concerto

3.35 Schubert: Octet in F, D803
Chilingirian Quartet. Roman Guyot (clarinet), Stephen Stirling and Julia Price (bassoons), Duncan McTier (double bass)

4.40 Liszt: En Reve; Mephisto Waltz No 3
Erno Szegedi (piano)

5.00 Sequence


Presenter: Donald MacLeod
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Violin: Frank-Peter Zimmermann
Clarinet: Stephen Stirling
Bassoons: Julia Price
Bassoons: Duncan McTier
Piano: Erno Szegedi

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