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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including
Albinonl Violin Concerto in 0, Op 9 No 7 Collegium Musicum 90, director Simon Standage (violin)
6.16 Grieg Peer Gynt: Suite No 2 Ulster Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
7.04 Purcell Three Parts upon a Ground, Z731
Taverner Players, director Andrew Parrott
7.32 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis English String Orchestra, conductor William Boughton
8.05 Beethoven Romance No 1 in G
Gil Shaham (violin),
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
8.49 Tallis Spem in Alium
Tallis Scholars, director Peter Phillips


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Violin: Simon Standage
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Director: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Conductor: William Boughton
Violin: Gil Shaham
Unknown: Tallis Spem
Director: Peter Phillips

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday continues the sequence of Beethoven symphonies and recordings by Leon Fleisher.
CPE Bach Symphony in C, Wql82 No 3
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.13 Brahms Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel, Op 24 Leon Fleisher (piano)
9.38 Grainger Handel in the Strand Penelope Thwaites (piano), City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
9.42 Mozart Se Ardire, e Speranza, K82 Teresa Berganza (mezzo),
Vienna Chamber Orchestra, conductor Gyorgy Fischer
9.50 Schubert String Trio in B flat, D28 Vienna Haydn Trio
9.58 Beethoven Symphony No 8 in F Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Paul van Kempen Discs


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Leon Fleisher.
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Leon Fleisher
Piano: Grainger Handel
Piano: Penelope Thwaites
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Teresa Berganza
Conductor: Gyorgy Fischer
Conductor: Paul van Kempen

: Artist of the Week Neville Marriner

Joan Bakewell talks to Sir Neville Marriner
about his association with European and American orchestras, including the Los Angeles
Philharmonic and the Minneapolis Symphony.


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Sir Neville Marriner

: Sound Stories

Richard Baker tells the stories behind 1,000 years of great music. Frederick the Great of Prussia had to practise the flute in secret during his spartan upbringing, but he made up for lost time afterwards by taking his flute on military campaigns together with a collapsible harpsichord. His flute teacher Quantz was the only court official allowed to comment on the king's playing, but only with an occasional bravo.


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Composer of the Week: Martinu

4: Martinu and the Concerto
Susan Sharpe selects three of Martinu's concertos and outlines their growth from Baroque-style concerto grosso to freestyle fantasia. Tre Ricercari
Jean-Francois Heisser and Alain Planes (pianos), French National
Orchestra, conductor James Conlon
Rhapsody-Concerto Milan Telecky (viola),
Slovak RSO, conductor Otakar Trhlik
Piano Concerto No 4 (Incantations) Klara Havlikova ,
Slovak RSO, conductor Ondrej Lenard Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Jean-Francois Heisser
Conductor: James Conlon
Conductor: Otakar Trhlik
Unknown: Klara Havlikova
Conductor: Ondrej Lenard

: Smaller Stages

The second of five programmes in which Piers Burton-Page explores the wealth of smaller-scale operas created by 20th-century composers. Today two of Darius Milhaud 's operas-minutes frame
Paul Hindemith 's Hin undZuruck, his
"sketch with music" from 1927, and - anticipating the forthcoming BBC Martinu weekend - a survey of Bohuslav Martinu 's extensive chamber-opera output.


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Darius Milhaud
Unknown: Paul Hindemith
Unknown: Bohuslav Martinu

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Jun'ichi Hirokami, and Yoav Talmi
Inger Dam-Jensen (soprano), Piers Lane (piano)
MacCunn Overture: Land of the Mountain and the Flood
Strauss Standchen , Op 17 No 2;
Wiegenlied, Op 41 No 1; Ich Wollt' ein Strausslein Binden , Op 68 No 2; Sausle, Liebe Myrthe , Op 68 No 3; Amor, Op 68 No 4
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor)
Rachmaninov Symphony No 3 in A minor


Unknown: Yoav Talmi
Soprano: Inger Dam-Jensen
Unknown: Strauss Standchen
Unknown: Strausslein Binden
Unknown: Liebe Myrthe

: Ensemble

Composer and teacher Sir Hubert Parry was born almost 150 years ago. Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Sorrel Quartet which includes the first broadcast performance of his String Quartet No 3. Bridge Three Idylls
Parry String Quartet No 3 in G Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Unknown: Sir Hubert Parry
Introduces: Penny Gore

: Music Machine

Jazz Plus
Verity Sharp sets out to answer the question "What is acid jazz?". She talks to Eddie Pillar, founder of Acid
Jazz Records.

: In Tune

The conductor of this weekend's
BBC Martinu festival at the Barbican,
Jiri Belohlavek , joins Sean Rafferty to discuss Martinu's relationship with the music of Dvorak and Smetana and the impact of exile from his beloved Czechoslovakia. Music tonight includes Elgar's Overture: Cockaigne and, to celebrate his birthday, music from Ivor Novello.


Unknown: Jiri Belohlavek
Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Ivor Novello.

: Performance on 3

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Tzimon Barto (piano) Walton Partita
Ravel Piano Concerto in G; Menuet
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1945)


Piano: Tzimon Barto

: Postscript

Living Ideas
A five-part series in which leading philosophers offer their appreciation of great thinkers.
4: Otto Neurath. Professor Nancy Cartwright talks about the little-known positivist Otto Neurath. She argues that Neurath combines a modernist commitment to science and progress with a postmodernist acceptance that there is no such thing as absolute and objective truth. even in the empirical sciences.


Talks: Professor Nancy Cartwright
Unknown: Otto Neurath.

: Hamelin and Lane

Marc-Andre Hamelin and Piers Lane
Brahms Sonata in F minor, Op 34b


Unknown: Marc-Andre Hamelin
Pianos: Brahms Sonata

: Music Restored

Andrew Manze introduces and plays music by Bach, Biber, Tartini and Telemann on the restored 1690
Stradivarius violin in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Producer Lindsay Kemp Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Andrew Manze
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

The nature of modern childhood has become one of the most contentious issues of the nineties. Extremes of both child abuse and child criminal behaviour fill the papers, and politicians talk of curfews and child protection. But how much is known of child psychology?
Humphrey Carpenter talks to Adam Phillips , whose new book, The Beast in the Nursery, considers childhood curiosity and appetite, and discusses the way childhood is represented and shaped by contemporary culture. And in the last of this week's Letters to Zola, Graham Robb accuses Zola of cynical opportunism. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Talks: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Adam Phillips
Unknown: Graham Robb
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Composer of the Week Schutz

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 from last Thursday


Unknown: Bruce Wood

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents part 2 of the concert by Harry Allen and the Terry Jenkins Trio.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Harry Allen
Unknown: Terry Jenkins Trio.

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Vancouver SO/Kazuyoshi
Akiyama Berlioz Overture: King Lear Glazunov The Seasons
Franck Symphony in D minor
2.40 Mozart Piano Sonata in A, K331 Young-Lan Han
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 English for S1/S2
5.00 Sequence: Franck Prelude , Fugue and Variations
Robert Silverman (piano) 5.10 Brahms Five Choral Songs, Op 104 Danish National Radio Choir/
Stefan Parkman 5.30 Mozart
Serenade in C minor, K388 Toronto
Chamber Winds


Unknown: Franck Symphony
Unknown: Young-Lan Han
Unknown: Franck Prelude
Piano: Robert Silverman
Unknown: Stefan Parkman

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