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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Mozart Concertone in C for Two
Violins, K190 Isabelle van Keulen
(violins), Prague Chamber Orchestra
6.31 Webem Im Sommerwind
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
7.03 Chausson Chanson Perpétuelle Anne Sofie von Otter (mezzo), string quartet, Bengt Forsberg (piano)
7.32 Vivaldi Concerto in G for Two
Mandolins, RV532
Paul O'Dette and Robin Jeffrey , Parley of Instruments
8.05 Beethoven Overture: Fidelio
Philharmonia, conductor Otto Klemperer
8.40 Tchaikovsky Suite: Swan Lake Saito Kinen Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Mozart Concertone
Violins: Isabelle van Keulen
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: Anne Sofie von Otter
Piano: Bengt Forsberg
Unknown: Paul O'Dette
Unknown: Robin Jeffrey
Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Eigar Overture: Alassio (In the South) London Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti
9.20 Chopin Four Mazurkas. Op 30 Artur Rubinstein (piano)
9.30 Maurice Emmanuel
Chansons Bourguignonnes
Dawn Upshaw (soprano), Lyon Opera Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
9.46 Boyce Symphony No 8 in D minor English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Georg Solti
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Piano: Maurice Emmanuel
Soprano: Dawn Upshaw
Director: Trevor Pinnock

: Musical Encounters

With Mark Rowiinson.
Bridge Suite: The Sea BBC Philharmonic, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
10.20 Debussy Estampes Paul Janes (piano)
10.40 Masterprize:
John Luther Adams The Time of Drumming BBC Philharmonic, conductor Philip Ellis
11.05 Novak The Ball (Slovak Suite) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Libor Pesek
11.10 Sibelius Swim , Duck, Swim Tom Krause (baritone),
Gustav Djupsjobacka (piano)
11.13 Artists of the Week: Hausmusik
Schubert Piano Quintet in A, D667 (Trout)
11.50 Tallis Honor Virtus et Potestas
Taverner Choir , director Andrew Parrott


Unknown: Mark Rowiinson.
Unknown: Debussy Estampes
Piano: Paul Janes
Unknown: John Luther Adams
Conductor: Philip Ellis
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Conductor: Sibelius Swim
Baritone: Tom Krause
Piano: Gustav Djupsjobacka
Unknown: Taverner Choir
Director: Andrew Parrott

: Composer of the Week Vaughan Williams

With David Huckvale.
4: Film Music
49th Parallel (Main Title) Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
A Lake in the Mountains
Peter Jacobs (piano) Coastal Command Philharmonia, conductor Kenneth Alwyn
Three Portraits (The England of Elizabeth)
London Symphony Orchestra. conductor Andre Previn
The Shepherd: Ah, Sunflower: Cruelty Has a Human Heart: The Divine Image; Eternity (Blake Songs) Ian Partridge (tenor),
Music Group of London
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: David Huckvale.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Peter Jacobs
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Conductor: Andre Previn
Tenor: Ian Partridge

: 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.
2: Waifs, Courtesans and Viragos.
Today's programme concentrates on the women, with excerpts from La Bohème, Iris, Manon Lescaut ,
Lodoletta, Turandot and La Wally. The singers include Te Kanawa,
Tebaldi, De los Angeles, Eva Turner , Claudia Muzio. Freni, Callas, Di Stefano and Carreras.


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Manon Lescaut
Unknown: La Wally.
Unknown: Eva Turner
Unknown: Claudia Muzio.
Unknown: Di Stefano

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductor Osmo Vanska,
Tasmin Little (violin)
Sibelius The Wood Nymph
Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Sibelius Symphony No 5
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn


Violin: Tasmin Little

: Music Machine

Political Songs
3: 1 Have a Dream. Tommy Pearson seeks out the sounds of protest in the 20th-century folk revival and looks at music's part in the civil rights movements of America and Africa.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.
Today's studio guest is pianist
Mitsuko Uchida , and Sean Rafferty investigates the top ten classical recordings in Hong Kong. Music today includes more great recordings from Machaut to Michael Nyman , plus soprano Barbara Hendricks performing Villa-Lobos's famous Bachiana Brasileira No 5 with the Royal Philharmonic at 6.45.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Pianist: Mitsuko Uchida
Pianist: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Michael Nyman
Soprano: Barbara Hendricks

: Performance on 3

A concert of music by Stravinsky given in February at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome.
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
The Nightingale;
Le Roi des Etoiles
The Rite of Spring


Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Nightingale: Ewa Malas Godlewska (soprano)
Death: Helene Perraguin (mezzo)
Emperor: Jean-Luc Chaignaud (baritone)
Cook: Wendy Hoffman (soprano)
Bonze: Askar Abdrazakov (baritone)
Chamberlain: Neal Davies (bass)
Fisherman: Wolfgang Bunten (tenor)

: Postscript

Ulysses: Epiphanies
A celebration of the 75th anniversary of the publication of one of this century's great books, James Joyce 's Ulysses. All this week, distinguished writers, artists and scholars nominate a chapter from this magnum opus and describe its transforming effect on them.
4: Joyce scholar David Norris and American novelist Robert Coover on Joyce's experiments with form.


Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: David Norris
Unknown: Robert Coover

: Music Restored

Celebrating the Glory of the Voice The last of eight programmes from the York Early Music Festival introduced by George Pratt. A concert given in July in the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York.
I Fagiolini: Anna Crookes and Carys Lane (sopranos). Richard Wyn
Roberts (countertenor), Hugh Wilson and Nicholas Hurndall Smith
(tenors), Matthew Brook and Robert Hollingworth (basses)
William Cornysh Woefully Array'd Anon A la Fontaine du Pres
Adrian Willaert A la Fontaine du Pres
Clemens non Papa Missa a la
Fontaine du Pres (Kyrie; Sanctus) Mateo de Flecha El Fuego
Adrian Williams A Smile and Ashes Producer Mark Rowlinson
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduced By: George Pratt.
Unknown: Sir Jack Lyons
Unknown: Anna Crookes
Sopranos: Richard Wyn
Unknown: Hugh Wilson
Tenors: Nicholas Hurndall Smith
Tenors: Matthew Brook
Tenors: Robert Hollingworth
Basses: William Cornysh
Unknown: Adrian Williams
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Night Waves

Though it has long been known that Stalin manipulated photographs to further his political career, a new book, The Commissar Vanishes, uncovers the extraordinary sophistication and subtlety of his tactics. Humphrey Carpenter discusses David King 's study and asks how far our memory is dependent on visual images. Producer Rob Kettendge


Unknown: David King
Producer: Rob Kettendge

: 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 from last Thursday


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

: Jan Notes

The second of two programmes of highlights from a concert given by one of the country's best traditional bands, the Alan Elsdon All-Star Jazz
Band. With Digby Fairweather.


Unknown: Alan Elsdon
Unknown: Digby Fairweather.

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from Ripon Cathedral.
Introit: The Windows (Lloyd) Responses (Lloyd)
Office Hymn: Lead, Kindly Light (Alberta) Psalms 26 and 27 (Spicer. R Moore) First Lesson: Daniel 5. wl3-end Canticles: Bairstow in D
Second Lesson: Matthew 5. w 21-26
Anthem: When the Lord Turned Again (Marshall)
Organ Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue on a Theme of Vittoria (Britten) Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Music for Wind Quintet
Mozart Divertimento in F. K213
August Klughardt Wind Quintet, Op 79 Milhaud Suite: La Cheminée du
Roi Rene lbert Trois Pièces Breves
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.
Unknown: Roi Rene

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