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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Respighi Overture: Belfagor BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
6.16 Handel Cantata: Clori, Mia Bella Clori
Ann Murray (mezzo),
Symphony of Harmony and Invention, director Harry Christophers
7.03 Dvorak Slavonic Dances, Op 46: Nos 1 and 2 Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
7.32 Copland Four Dance Episodes (Rodeo) Detroit Symphony Orchestra, conductor Antal Dorati
8.05 Beethoven Overture: King
Stephen Berlin Philharmonic , conductor Herbert von Karajan
8.38 Weber Clarinet Concerto No 2 in E flat Charles Neidich ,
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: Mia Bella Clori
Unknown: Ann Murray
Director: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Conductor: Stephen Berlin Philharmonic
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Charles Neidich

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Morning Papers
Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Herbert von Karajan
9.11 Chopin Three Mazurkas, Op 63 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.18 Barber Adagio for Strings Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Ormandy
9.26 Chopin Four Mazurkas, Op 67 Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
9.33 Bernstein West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Conductor: Eugene Ormandy
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Musical Encounters

With Chris Wines.
Mozart Lucia Silla (excerpts)
Arleen Auger (soprano), Julia Varady (soprano), Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, conductor Leopold Hager
10.23 Handel Air and Variations
(Suite in E, Harmonious Blacksmith) Colin Tilney (harpsichord)
10.29 Brahms Variations on a Theme by Handel Marc-Andre Hamelin (piano)
10.57 Bartok String Quartet No 6 The Lindsays
11.29 Artist of the Week:
Andrew Manze (director/violin)
Bach Violin Concerto in E, BWV1042 Academy of Ancient Music
11.46 Masterprize:
Zhou Long Two Poems from T'ang Bingham Quartet, BBC Concert
Orchestra, conductor Richard Bernas


Unknown: Mozart Lucia Silla
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Soprano: Julia Varady
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Harpsichord: Colin Tilney
Piano: Handel Marc-Andre Hamelin
Unknown: Andrew Manze
Unknown: Zhou Long
Conductor: Richard Bernas

: Composer of the Week: Ligeti

Presented by Stephen Plaistow in conversation with the composer. "Somewhere underneath, very deeply, there's a common place in our spirit where the beauty of mathematics and the beauty of music meet."
Etudes Nos 11-14 (Book 2) Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) Violin Concerto
Sashko Gawriloff ,
Ensemble InterContemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Presented By: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Sashko Gawriloff
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Verismo Voices

Grand GuIgnol or High Drama? Gordon Stewart presents four programmes which take the lid off 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.
3: Fatal Passions. This programme looks at those characters with their fingers on the auto-destruct button, with excerpts from La Gioconda, Turandot, Madama Butterfly,
Mefistofele, L'Arlesiana and La
Fanciulla del West. The voices include
Gina Cigna , Scotto, Caballe, Simionato, Ponselle, Gigli, Siepi and Ruffo. Repeat


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Unknown: Gina Cigna

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Martyn Brabbins , Mark Wigglesworth and Mariss Jansons , Susan Bickley (mezzo), Nigel Robson (tenor) Michael Torke Green
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Brahms Symphony No 3 in F


Conductors: Martyn Brabbins
Conductors: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductors: Mariss Jansons
Unknown: Susan Bickley
Tenor: Nigel Robson
Tenor: Michael Torke Green

: Ensemble

Violin music by Prokoflev, Sibelius and Ravel.
Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Music and Trance
Indian classical music has hypnotic powers - if you know how to listen. Concentrate on the notes and the rhythm, leave aside all other preoccupations and try to become one with the artist. Tommy Pearson achieves inner tranquility by concentrating on one particularly powerful raga.


Artist: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

With Sean Rafferty.
Tonight's music includes works by Liszt and Mozart, and, at 6.35,
Slbelius's Tapiola. And Sean Rafferty looks at the current top ten in the Parisian classical CD chart.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Introduced by Petroc Trelawny . Robin Haggart (tuba),
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No 4 in G
Walton Symphony No 2
Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto; Symphony No 4


Introduced By: Petroc Trelawny
Introduced By: Robin Haggart
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Elgar Pomp

: Postscript

Friends Who Disagree
Five religious dialogues between representatives of the great world faiths, with Keith Ward , Regius professor of divinity at Oxford, in the chair. 4: Jesus - More than a Prophet? With fellow of Selwyn College,
Cambridge, Professor Akbar Ahmed and Bishop of Rochester the Rt Rev Dr Michael Nazir-Ali .


Unknown: Keith Ward
Unknown: Professor Akbar Ahmed
Unknown: Dr Michael Nazir-Ali

: Songs and Proverbs

Benjamin Britten was one of the many composers inspired by the art of German baritone Dietrich Fischer -
Dieskau. He wrote his Songs and Proverbs of William Blake specially for them to perform together at the Aldeburgh Festival.


Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer
Unknown: William Blake

: Music Restored

Anthony Rooley introduces an anniversary performance by the Gabrieli Consort and Players, conductor Paul McCreesh , of motets and instrumental canzonas from
Giovanni Gabrlell 's sumptuous
Sacrae Symphoniae , published 400 years ago.
Producer Lindsay Kemp Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Giovanni Gabrlell
Unknown: Sacrae Symphoniae
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

As a radical journalist in the sixties, through exile, return and acclaim, Czech writer Ivan Klima has chronicled and questioned the extraordinary cultural and political changes of his country. His new novel, The Ultimate Intimacy, is set against a backdrop of a modern
Prague beset by crime and growing racial intolerance and tells the story of a Protestant priest wracked by spiritual doubt. Hermione Lee talks to Ivan Klima about the novel and the recent history of Prague.
And medical historian Roy Porter discusses his new study entitled The Medical History of Humanity. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Ivan Klima
Talks: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Ivan Klima
Unknown: Roy Porter

: Composer of the Week: Vaughan Williams

With David Huckvale.
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), London Music Group
Repeated from last Thursday


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

: Jazz Notes

The second part of the concert given by the five-piece Annie Whitehead Band at the 1997 International
Jazz Festival in Kingston upon Hull in Humberside.


Unknown: Annie Whitehead

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong Another chance to hear yesterday's broadcast from Hereford Cathedral
Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Charles Koechlin
String Quartet, Op 72 Leonardo Quartet
Oboe Sonata, Op 58
Ingo Goritzki , Brigitte Engelhardt (piano)
Suite, Op 55
Thaddeus Watson (flute), Martin Janecke (violin), Gotthard Klohn (viola), Fritz Walther-Lindqvist (piano)
3.00 Schools
3.00 Music Workshop 3.20 Let's
Move! 3.40 Words Alive! 3.55 Rrst
Steps in Drama 4.10 Listen and Write 4.30 Alphabet Time 4.40 Facal a Leabhar
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Charles Koechlin
Unknown: Ingo Goritzki
Piano: Brigitte Engelhardt
Flute: Thaddeus Watson
Flute: Martin Janecke
Violin: Gotthard Klohn
Viola: Fritz Walther-Lindqvist

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