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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including Haydn Mass in G (Missa Rorate Coeli Desuper)
Choir of Christ Church Cathedral,
Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music, director Simon Preston
6.39 Brahms Violin Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108 Yehudi Menuhin , Hephzibah Menuhin (piano)
7.04 Grieg How Fair Thou Art, Op 74 No
David Wilson-Johnson (baritone),
Polyphony, conductor Stephen Layton
7.47 lbert Trio in C
Jascha Heifetz (violin),
Joseph de Pasquelle (harp), Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
8.05 Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner
8.51 Nielsen Pan and Syrinx Danish National Radio SO, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Director: Simon Preston
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Piano: Hephzibah Menuhin
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Harp: Joseph de Pasquelle
Cello: Gregor Piatigorsky
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

: Morning Collection

With Peter Hobday.
Dvorak Serenade in D minor, Op 44 English Chamber Orchestra Wind Ensemble
9.26 Josquin Benedicta Es, Celorum Regina Early Music Consort of London, conductor David Munrow
9.33 Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dvorak Serenade
Unknown: Celorum Regina
Conductor: David Munrow
Conductor: Neville Marriner

: Musical Encounters

With Mary Miller.
Neruda Trumpet Concerto in E flat Ole Edvard Antonsen , ECO/Geoffrey Tate
10.17 Artist of the Week:
Sena Jurinac (soprano)
Beethoven 0 War'lch Schon mit Dir
Vereint (Fidelio)
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler
10.22 Haydn Symphony No 96 in D (Miracle)
BBC Scottish SO/Martyn Brabbins
10.48 Ravel Gaspard de la Nuit Boris Berezovsky (piano)
11.10 Niles Black Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair
Jennifer Larmore (mezzo), Antoine Palloc (piano)
11.15 Masterprize:
Gerald Levinson Five Fires
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, director Alexander Titov (piano)
11.25 Shostakovich Festival
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, conductor Christopher Seaman
11.32 Beethoven Mir 1st So
Wunderbar (Fidelio)
Sena Jurinac (soprano), Vienna
Philharmonic/Wilhelm Furtwangler
11.43 Schumann Marchenbilder,
Op 113 Paul Coletti (viola), Leslie Howard (piano)


Unknown: Mary Miller.
Unknown: Ole Edvard Antonsen

: Composer of the Week: Prokofiev

4: Music for the Theatre
Edward Downes conducted the first performance in this country of Prokofiev's epic opera War and Peacein the 1960s. He introduces a substantial excerpt from the recent Kirov Opera production and talks to Humphrey Carpenter about the composer's transformation of ballet music, The Prodigal Son, into a symphony.
War and Peace (Scene 1)
Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of the Kirov Opera, conductor Valery Gergiev Symphony No 4
BBCPO, conductor Edward Downes Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Conductor: Edward Downes

: The Operatic Year

The fourth of five programmes in which Hugh Canning and Andrew Clements discuss some of the outstanding new CD opera issues of the year with Michael Oliver , who introduces excerpts from the recordings. This week two of the recordings under consideration are conducted by Marc Minkowski , with Annick Massis in the principal soprano role: Boieldieu's La Dame Blanche, also featuring Rockwell Blake , and Rossini's L'lnganno
Felice, featuring Raul Gimenez and Rodney Gilfrey. The other opera is
Bellini's La Sonnambula , conducted by Alberto Zedda , with Luba Orgonasowa and Raul Gimenez.


Unknown: Hugh Canning
Unknown: Andrew Clements
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Conducted By: Marc Minkowski
Unknown: Annick Massis
Unknown: Rockwell Blake
Unknown: Raul Gimenez
Unknown: Rodney Gilfrey.
Unknown: La Sonnambula
Conducted By: Alberto Zedda
Unknown: Luba Orgonasowa
Unknown: Raul Gimenez.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andrew Davis ,
John Lill (piano)
Wagner Overture: Die Meistersinger Conductor Andrew Davis
Hindemith Symphonic Metamorphoses
Conductor Giinther Herbig
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3
Shostakovich Symphony No 5


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: John Lill
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Giinther Herbig

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine Bells

Tommy Pearson discovers the ways in which bells feature in music and culture around the world, with the help of David Fanshawe.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: David Fanshawe.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty brings wayfarers, wanderers, swans, circuses, sunrises and sunsets to life in music by Butterworth, Satie, Schubert and Tchaikovsky. The music selection also includes Corelli's Christmas
Concerto, performed by I Musici at
5.40. Sean Rafferty also attempts a flamenco dance and looks at
Frederick Ashton 's relationship with Beatrix Potter.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Frederick Ashton
Unknown: Beatrix Potter.

: Performance on 3 Macbeth

Verdi's operatic version of Shakespeare's play, to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave , in a new production by Graham Vick. The performance opened the season at La Scala, Milan, earlier this month.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro alia Scala, conductor Riccardo Muti
Acts 1 and 2 8.20 Directing
Verdi Daniel Snowman considers changing styles of Verdi production from the composer's own time to the present and talks to directors David Pountney and Elijah Moshinsky and music historian Roger Parker about the best and worst ways of staging the operas of Verdi.
8.40 Acts 3 and 4


Unknown: Francesco Maria Piave
Production By: Graham Vick.
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Unknown: Verdi Daniel Snowman
Directors: David Pountney
Directors: Elijah Moshinsky
Unknown: Roger Parker
Macbeth: Renato Bruson (baritone)
Lady Macbeth: Maria Guleghina (soprano)
Macduff: Roberto Alagna (tenor)
Banquo: Carlo Colobara (bass)
Malcolm: Fabio Sartori (tenor)
Lady-in-waiting: Marcella Polidori(mezzo)
Doctor: Enrico Turco (bass)
Servant: Danilo Serraiocco (bass)
Herald: Aldo Bramante (bass)

: Spanish Love Songs

Robert Schumann 's
Spanische Liebeslieder , intermingling songs for vocal quartet with pieces for piano duet. Eiddwen Harrhy (soprano),
Janet Baker (mezzo), Dale Lawrence (tenor), Thomas Allen (baritone), Geoffrey Parsons and Christopher Middleton (piano)


Unknown: Robert Schumann
Unknown: Spanische Liebeslieder
Soprano: Janet Baker
Tenor: Dale Lawrence
Tenor: Thomas Allen
Baritone: Geoffrey Parsons
Baritone: Christopher Middleton

: Night Waves

Live from New York
Humphrey Carpenter meets
Don DeLillo , one of the masters of modern
American fiction, whose work draws on the subcultural codes of American life. His new novel is likely to prove the publishing event of the New Year. From ethereal, lyrical photos of women to a vat of voice-activated bubbling mud, the work of Robert Rauschenberg is some of the most inventive in contemporary art.
Humphrey Carpenter and guests discuss his major retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum.
Plus news from Broadway, where EL Doctorow 's great novel Ragtime has just opened as a musical and Paul Simon 's The Capeman is in preview. Producer Fiona Bailey


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Don Delillo
Unknown: Robert Rauschenberg
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: El Doctorow
Unknown: Paul Simon
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Composer of the Week Goehr

With Piers Burton-Page . 4: Modelled on the Past
Metamorphosis Dance
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, conductor David Atherton
Piano Concerto (2nd mvt)
Peter Serkin , London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen
The Death of Moses (excerpts)
Soloists, Sawston Village College
Chamber Choir, Cambridge University Musical Society Chorus, instrumental ensemble, conductor Stephen Cleobury Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: David Atherton
Unknown: Peter Serkin
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather continues the Fletcher Henderson retrospective.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Fletcher Henderson

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Choral Evensong from St
Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London Repeated from yesterday 4pm
2.00 Piano Music by Mozart,
Schubert and Liszt Barbara Moser
3.25 Dance Music for Orchestra St
Christopher CO/Donatas Katkus.
Including waltzes by Dvorak, a dance suite by Lithuanian composer
Osvaldas Balakauskas , and Johan Helmich Roman 's Golovin Music
4.20 Haydn Heligmesse.
Desiree Rancatore (soprano), Etsuko Kanoh (mezzo), Lothar Odinius (tenor), Detlef Roth (bass), Salzburg Bach Choir, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra/ Hubert Soudant
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Liszt Barbara Moser
Unknown: Osvaldas Balakauskas
Unknown: Johan Helmich Roman
Music: Haydn Heligmesse.
Soprano: Desiree Rancatore
Soprano: Etsuko Kanoh
Tenor: Lothar Odinius
Tenor: Detlef Roth
Unknown: Hubert Soudant

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