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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Elgar Great Is the Lord
Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, conductor John Scott
6.15 Mozart Kegelstatt Trio , K498 Karl Leister (clarinet), Wolfram Christ (viola), James Levine (piano)
7.04 Dvorak Slavonic Dances Op 72 Nos 1 and 2 Russian National Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev
7.32 Ravel Sonatine
Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano)
8.05 Elgar, arr Martin Imperial March
Christopher Herrick (organ)
8.40 Mendelssohn Elijah (excerpts) Renee Fleming (soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Bryn Terfel (baritone),
Edinburgh Festival Chorus,
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Paul Daniel


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: John Scott
Conductor: Mozart Kegelstatt Trio
Clarinet: Karl Leister
Viola: Wolfram Christ
Piano: James Levine
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Unknown: Christopher Herrick
Unknown: Mendelssohn Elijah
Soprano: Renee Fleming
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Baritone: Bryn Terfel
Conductor: Paul Daniel

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Glazunov Summer (The Seasons) Minnesota Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart
9.14 Mendelssohn Capriccio Brillant, Op 22
London Mozart Players, director Howard Shelley (piano)
9.26 Schubert Octet in F, D803
Members of the Vienna Octet and the Vienna Wind Soloists


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Piano: Howard Shelley

: Artist of the Week

Robert Tear
Joan Bakewell finds out about Robert Tear's
love-hate relationships with certain pieces of music, including Elgar's Dream of Gerontius.


Unknown: Robert Tear
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Robert Tear'S

: Sound Stories

Richard Baker tells the stories behind 1,000 years of great music. Gustav Mahler and Alma Schindler met and married in turn-of-the-century Vienna. He discouraged her from composing, and they were together for only nine years. Over the score of his final symphony (No 10), Mahler scrawled impassioned messages to Alma, who survived him by more than half a century.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Alma Schindler

: Composers of the Week Mozart and the English Mozarts

With Roderick Swanston.
4: The Secret Paths of Early Genius to Explore ... Remote from Eyes Profane
Mozart String Quartet in D, K155 Festetics Quartet
Unley Violin Sonata in A
Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin), Locatelli Trio
Wesley String Quartet in E flat Salomon Quartet
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roderick Swanston.
Violin: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Violin: Locatelli Trio

: Smaller Stages

The third of five programmes in which Piers Burton-Page explores the wealth of smaller-scale operas created by 20th-century composers. Today's work was composed in 1927. Kurt Weill Mahagonny
London Sinfonietta, conductor David Atherton


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: David Atherton
Jessie: Meriel Dickinson (mezzo)
Bessie: Mary Thomas (soprano)
Billy: Philip Langridge (tenor)
Bobby: Ian Partridge (tenor)
Charlie: Benjamin Luxon (baritone)
Jimmy: Michael Rippon (bass)

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Conductors Jerzy Maksymiuk and Markus Stenz
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
Schumann Symphony No 3 in E flat (Rhenish)
Medtner Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor
Sibelius Symphony No 4


Conductors: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductors: Markus Stenz
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital by Alma Petchersky (piano).
Tchaikovsky The Seasons (excerpts) Scrlabln Piano Sonata No 3, Op 23 Repeated from yesterday 10pm


Introduces: Penny Gore
Piano: Alma Petchersky

: Music Machine

Tommy Pearson meets young
Norwegians and discovers what sort of music they study, listen to, dance to and perform. Among them are members of an all-male choir called
Gli Scapoli (the Bachelors).


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Gli Scapoli

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty introduces music from Bach, Bizet, Suppe and Szymanowski and marks 30 years of the London Sinfonietta with music on the theme of whales. Including 6.35 Elgar Sea Pictures Janet Baker (mezzo), London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli


Introduces: Sean Rafferty
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: Performance on 3

Martlnu: Out of Exile
The guest orchestra in last Saturday night's concert from London's Barbican Centre was the BBC
Philharmonic. Martinu was a great football fan and supported the Prague team Sparta. This wilder
Martinu comes to life in Half-Time, a work evoking the excitement of the football terraces. On holiday in Italy in 1954, Martinu travelled to Arezzo and was deeply moved by the frescoes at the Church of San
Francisco and his more contemplative side shines through in The Frescos of Piero della Francesca.
Boris Berezovsky (piano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Vassily Sinaisky
Martinu Frescos of Piero delta
Francesca; Piano Concerto No 3;
Half-Time; Symphony No 5


Piano: Boris Berezovsky
Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Conductor: Martinu Frescos

: Postscript

Word Pictures
Five writers each choose a picture in the National Gallery and use it as a basis to develop a short imaginative narrative.
4: Peter Levi on Claude's
Landscape with Aeneas at Delos. Using Claude's beautiful neoclassical representation of a scene from the Aeneid as a starting point, Peter Levi develops a narrative of astonishing fecundity which takes in Bardsey in North Wales, Naxos and Syria, to create a remarkable synthesis of fiction and myth.


Unknown: Peter Levi
Unknown: Peter Levi

: Imogen Cooper

Piano music by Brahms, including his Op 116 set.

: Music Restored

Anthony Rooley introduces an exotic programme of Sephardic music. Songs of the Spanish Jews are performed by the international ensemble Sarband in their concert last year given in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London. Producer Kate Bolton
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Night Waves

Physical theatre has become one of the most successful of all performance arts, attracting an audience more at home in clubs than traditional theatres. But does its appeal rely unduly on spectacle? Patrick Wright investigates.
And as Art Treasures of England opens at the Royal Academy, he asks how far Britain's regional museums can hope to keep up the great tradition of collecting. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Patrick Wright
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: 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-Frangois Heisser and Alain Planes (pianos), French National
Orchestra, conductor James Conlon Rhapsody-Concerto Milan Telecky (viola),
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Otakar Trhlik
Piano Concerto No 4 (Incantations) Klara Havlikova , Slovak Radio
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ondrej Lenard Repeated from last Thursday


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

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather looks back at the ground-breaking concerts in Birmingham's Town Hall over 50 years ago.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Polish National Philharmonic
Orchestra, conducted by Kazimierz Kord , Piotr Paleczny (piano) Stanislav Fairy Tale Overture Paderewskl Piano Concerto
Szymanowski Symphony No 3 (Song of the Night)
2.30 Telemann Overture in B flat
Combattimento Consort Amsterdam
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
Including music by Shostakovich, Bridge and Sibelius, plus Stamitz
Concerto in B John Engels (clarinet), Capella Coloniensis , director Hans-Martin Linde
5.30 Jeney Bird-Tempting Gyor Girls' Choir, conducted by Niklos Szabo
5.40 Leopold Mozart Symphony in G Slovenicum Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Uros Lajovic


Conducted By: Kazimierz Kord
Piano: Piotr Paleczny
Clarinet: Capella Coloniensis
Unknown: Martin Linde
Conducted By: Niklos Szabo
Conducted By: Uros Lajovic

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