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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Bach French Suite No 6 in E,
BWV817 7 Angela Hewitt (piano)
6.20 Enescu Romanian Rhapsody
No 1 Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit
7.04 Massenet Cinderella (Waltz) RPO, conductor Thomas Beecham
7.32 Warlock Capriol Suite Nash Ensemble , director Martyn Brabbins
8.05 Sarasate Introduction and Tarantella Sarah Chang (violin), Charles Abramovic (piano)
8.32 Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 in C. K46 7 Stephen Kovacevich , LSO, conductor Colin Davis


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Angela Hewitt
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Warlock Capriol Suite
Conductor: Nash Ensemble
Director: Martyn Brabbins
Violin: Sarah Chang
Piano: Charles Abramovic
Unknown: Stephen Kovacevich
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Herold Overture: Zampa
NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini
9.09 Cherublnl Horn Sonata No 2 in F Barry Tuckwell ,
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
9.16 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.35 Dussek Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 61 (Elegie Harmonique)
Andras Staier (fortepiano)
9.52 Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat Columbia SO, conductor Bruno Walter Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Unknown: Barry Tuckwell
Unknown: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Bach Brandenburg
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Andras Staier
Conductor: Bruno Walter Discs

: Artist of the Week

Joan Sutherland
A daily series in which leading artists talk revealingly about their music-making and careers to Joan Bakewell. Today Dame Joan Sutherland talks about her association with Verdi, and, in particular, her interpretation of Gilda in Rigoletto and Violetta in La Traviata.


Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Talks: Dame Joan Sutherland

: Sound Stories

Pope Sixtus IV ordered the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican to be built to demonstrate his wealth and power, and Papal control was absolute, even extending to the musical repertoire that was sung in the chapel. Allegri's Miserere was jealously guarded until the young
Mozart transcribed it from memory. And although Palestrina was only employed at the Sistine Chapel for a few months, music such as his Missa
Papae Marcelli provided a respected model for centuries to come.


Unknown: Pope Sixtus
Unknown: Papae Marcelli

: Composer of the Week: Schiitz

Bruce Wood explores the music of Germany's first great composer. 4: The Caged Lion
The end of the Thirty Years' War brought a spate of new publications from Schutz, but the conditions of his everyday professional life often drove him to frustration and anger. Bruce Wood introduces works from three very different collections - his second and third books of Symphoniae Sacrae and his Sacred Choral Music, together with music by some of his pupils.
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Bruce Wood
Introduces: Bruce Wood
Unknown: Symphoniae Sacrae

: Smaller Stages

The first of six programmes in which Piers Burton-Page explores the wealth of smaller-scale operas created by 20th-century composers. 1: The Beginnings - England Hoist Savitri
Purcell Singers, English Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Imogen Holst
Vaughan Williams The Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains
Corydon Singers, City of London
Sinfonia, conductor Matthew Best Producer Peter Tanner


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Imogen Holst
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Producer: Peter Tanner
Savitri: Janet Baker(mezzo)
Satvayan, her husband: Robert Tear(tenor)
Death: Thomas Hemsley(baritone)
Pilgrim: Bryn Terfel(baritone)
First shepherd: Alan Opie(baritone)
Second shepherd: Adrian Thompson(tenor)
Third shepherd: Jonathan Best(bass)
Celestial messenger: John Mark Ainsley(tenor)
Voice of a bird: Linda Kitchen(soprano)

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Dvorak Overture: Carnival
Sibelius Karelia Suite
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Conductor Tadaaki Otaka , Mayumi Fujikawa (violin)
Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 1 Conductor David Atherton
Glazunov Symphony No 4 in E flat Conductor Tadaaki Otaka


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Violin: Mayumi Fujikawa
Conductor: David Atherton
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Norwegian violinist Per Enoksson , who, with pianist Kathryn Stott , includes the first performance of an early, unfinished sonata by Bridge. Bridge, compl Hindmarsh Violin Sonata (first performance) Ravel Violin Sonata in G Paganlni , arr Szymanowski Three Caprices
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Introduces: Penny Gore
Violinist: Per Enoksson
Pianist: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: G Paganlni
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Music Machine

These You Have Loathed
Verity Sharp talks to saxophonist John Harle.


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: John Harle.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty tries out a new . interactive music course in association with Trinity College of Music, and introduces classic recordings by Thomas Beecham , Vladimir Ashkenazy and Maria Callas. There's also a legendary recording of Tchaikovsky's
Variations on a Rococco Theme, with cellist Mstislav Rostropovich and Gennadi Rozhdestvensky conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic at 6.40.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Maria Callas.
Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

: Performance on 3

A performance of Haydn's last oratorio, The Seasons, given in 1996 in Birmingham's Symphony Hall. Christiane Oeize (soprano),
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), David Thomas (baritone), City of Birmingham
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Haydn The Seasons


Soprano: Christiane Oeize
Soprano: John Mark Ainsley
Tenor: David Thomas
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Postscript

Novel Concerns
A five-part guide to contemporary English fiction. 4: Battler Britain
A return to the Second World War in the company of leading novelists who still find inspiration - and comfort - in Britain's finest hour.

: Music Restored

Anthony Rooley introduces highlights of a concert of early English polyphony and chant given at last year's Birmingham Early Music
Festival by the hugely successful
American ensemble Anonymous 4. Producer Lindsay Kemp Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Anthony Rooley
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

The work of Nobel Prize-winning writer Kenzaburo Oe was transformed in the sixties by a visit to Hiroshima, when its tone became more personal and engaged.
Humphrey Carpenter discusses his most recent work in the light of the British publication of A Quiet Life, a story of family relationships told through the voice of Ma-Chan. Her father is a famous novelist, her brother possesses a magical gift for music composition, but she is soon to lead the family. Night Waves 'tour of some of the world's more unusual arts festivals reaches Ghana.
And poet Sean O'Brien offers a personal view as Antony Gormley 's controversial sculpture Angel of the North finally gets its wings. Producer Fiona Bailey


Unknown: Kenzaburo Oe
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Sean O'Brien
Unknown: Antony Gormley
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Composers of the Week: 20th-century American Song

Brian Morton looks at animals, monsters, nursery rhymes and lullabies in his continuing exploration of 20th-century American art song. Copland Ching-a-Ring Chaw
Theodore Chanler The Children; Once upon a Time; Moo Is a Cow (The Children)
Lee Holby Jabberwocky
Meredith Monk Eva 's Song Cage Five Songs
Irving Fine The Duck and the Yak Ives , arr Adams Down East
Copland The Little Horses; The Golden Willow Tree; I Bought Me a Cat
Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Lee Holby Jabberwocky
Unknown: Meredith Monk Eva
Unknown: Yak Ives

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather talks to
Robert Gottlieb about his collection of jazz writings, Reading Jazz.


Talks: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Robert Gottlieb

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Rachmanlnov The Rock;
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Symphony No 2 in E minor
Irish National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alexander Anissimov , Hugh Tinney (piano)
2.45 Rautavaara Die Erste Elegie Finnish Radio Chamber Choir, conductor Eric-Olof Soderstrom
3.00 Grieg Piano Sonata in E minor, Op 7 Ilka Paananen
3.20 Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 2 Danish RSO/Michael Schonwandt
4.00 Kozeluth Sonata la Chasse
Gert Oost (organ)
4.20 Gerard Bunk Symphonic
Legend, Op 29 Pieter van Dijk (organ)
5.00 Sequence Music by Uadov,
Goldmark and Sor, plus 5.20 Bach
Cantata No 189: Meine Seele Ruhmt und Preist Guy de Mey (tenor), Accademia Daniel 5.40
Mendelssohn Organ Sonata in D minor, Op 65 No 6 Martti Miettinen


Conductor: Alexander Anissimov
Piano: Hugh Tinney
Conductor: Eric-Olof Soderstrom
Unknown: Meine Seele Ruhmt
Tenor: Accademia Daniel
Unknown: Martti Miettinen

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