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: On Air

With Andrew McGregor , including Strauss Der Abend , Op 34 No 1 Danish National Radio Choir, conductor Stefan Parkman
6.14 Debussy Suite: Printemps Cleveland Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
7.04 Verdi Overture: The Force of Destiny
La Scala Philharmonic, conductor Riccardo Muti
7.32 Gabriell Dulcis Jesu a 20 Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
8.05 Ponchlelll Dance of the Hours
(La Gioconda)
Halle Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
8.45 Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso Czech Philharmonic, conductor Jiri Belohlavek


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Strauss Der Abend
Conductor: Stefan Parkman
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Conductor: Gabriell Dulcis Jesu
Director: Paul McCreesh
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Elgar Overture: Cockaigne (In London Town)
Philharmonia, conductor John Barbirolli
9.15 Bartok Three Rondos on Folk
Peter Frankl (piano)
9.24 Tallis The Lamentations of Jeremiah II
Winchester Cathedral Choir, director David Hill
9.38 Vaughan Williams Job: a Masque for Dancing London Philharmonic, conductor Vernon Handley


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Piano: Peter Frankl
Director: David Hill
Director: Vaughan Williams
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Artist of the Week

Jack Brymer
Joan Bakewell hears the stories behind all the exposed and difficult clarinet solos as played by Jack Brymer under eminent conductors such as Andre Previn ,
Claudio Abbado and Leopold Stokowski.


Unknown: Jack Brymer
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Played By: Jack Brymer
Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Leopold Stokowski.

: Sound Stories

Presented by Richard Baker.
Herbert von Karajan conducted the inaugural concert of the Berlin
Philharmonic in 1963. The architect
Hans Scharoun sat proudly in the front row. Ever since, the Berlin
Philharmonic have loved playing in this hall with its fine acoustics and modern facilities. However, disaster struck in 1988 when part of the hall collapsed. While repairs were made, the orchestra was forced to find a new home for several years. Richard Baker talks about some of the major musical events in the Berlin Philharmonic's 35-year history.


Presented By: Richard Baker.
Presented By: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Hans Scharoun
Talks: Richard Baker

: Composers of the Week: Les Six

Roger Nichols looks at music written by Les Six in the late 1930s, including
Poulenc Quatre Poemes de Guillaume Apollinaire
Gerard Souzay (baritone), Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Honegger Sonata for Violin and Cello Dong-Suk Kang (violin),
Raphael Wallfisch (cello)
Auric Printemps de Ronsard Yvonne Printemps (soprano), orchestra, conductor Marcel Cariven
Mllhaud Concertino de Printemps Yvonne Astruc (violin), orchestra, conducted by the Composer Poulenc Le Bal Masque
Jean-Christoph Benoit (baritone), Maryse Charpentier (piano),
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Georges Pretre
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Written By: Les Six
Unknown: Guillaume Apollinaire
Baritone: Gerard Souzay
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Violin: Dong-Suk Kang
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Soprano: Yvonne Printemps
Conductor: Marcel Cariven
Violin: Yvonne Astruc
Baritone: Jean-Christoph Benoit
Piano: Maryse Charpentier
Conductor: Georges Pretre

: Smaller Stages

The fourth of five programmes in which Piers Burton-Page explores the wealth of small-scale operas written by composers in the 20th century. Today's selection takes the story into the postwar period, and as well as looking at examples by Menotti and Walton, also includes a complete performance of Barber's A Hand of Bridge.
Symphony of the Air, conducted by Vladimir Golschmann


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conducted By: Vladimir Golschmann
David: Philip Maero (baritone)
Geraldine: Patricia Neway (soprano)
Bill: William Lewis (tenor)
Sally: Eunice Alberts (mezzo)

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic
Conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier,
Alfredo Perl (piano)
Chausson Soir de Fête
Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C,
Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No 1 Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique


Piano: Alfredo Perl
Unknown: Ravel Daphnis

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Harpsichords and Virginals
No one has written a piece for the virginals for centuries, so why has composer William Mival decided it is a good idea now? Sophie Yates plays through the new piece, The Siege of Chester, and discovers what, if anything, it has taken from the instrument's English tradition.


Unknown: William Mival
Unknown: Sophie Yates

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's studio guest is double bass player Edgar Meyer.
Music includes works by Bach and Mozart, and, at 7.00, Rafferty selects some of the best current new releases.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Edgar Meyer.

: Performance on 3

BBC Symphony Orchestra
From the Royal Festival Hall in London, presented by Penny Gore, a concert featuring two classics from this century.
"When I wrote Amériques I was still under the spell of my first impressions of New York - not only New York seen, but more especially New York heard," said Edgard Varese about his imposing orchestral masterpiece.
The momentous fifth symphony by Gustav Mahler is recognised as one of the cornerstones of the symphonic genre.
Conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti Varese Ameriques
7.55 Fantasia on a Favourite Waltz
A new tale by novelist William Boyd. Hamburg in the 1840s. She walks in the streets and he plays the piano. One day he gives her a musical score - a sign of greatness to come? Read by Haydn Gwynne.
8.15 Mahler Symphony No 5


Unknown: Edgard Varese
Conductor: Gianluigi Gelmetti
Conductor: Varese Ameriques
Unknown: William Boyd.
Read By: Haydn Gwynne.

: Postscript

Chapters of Madness
When Toni Morrison wrote Beloved, she created one of the most disturbing portraits of motherhood in modern literature. Sethe is the slavewoman who kills her own daughter to save her from a lifetime of slavery. Today, Juliet Mitchell discusses Morrison's creation with psychoanalyst Sara Flanders and journalist Melba Wilson.


Unknown: Toni Morrison
Unknown: Juliet Mitchell
Unknown: Sara Flanders
Unknown: Melba Wilson.

: Music Restored

Andrew Manze introduces a studio session by the Palladian Ensemble, including trio sonatas by Leclair,
Handel and Fux, and a Scottish song arranged by the 18th-century composer Francesco Barsanti. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduces: Andrew Manze
Unknown: Francesco Barsanti.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Hermione Lee discusses John
Updike's latest novel, Towards the End of Time, set in the year 2020 when America has been at war with China, gangs have taken over the major cities, but the rich live on much as before.
Meanwhile, David Rudkin 's play Afore Night Come looks back at Britain just a few years after the Second World War, when the arrival of an Irish tramp evokes fear and suspense amid a group of Black Country workers. Night Waves reviews the new production at Theatr Clwyd.
Producer Rona Bailey


Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: David Rudkin
Producer: Rona Bailey

: 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 from last Thursday


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

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents part 2 of the Peter King Quintet concert.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Polish Grand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski Mozart
Symphony No 34 in C, K338 Bruckner Symphony No 3
2.45 Henri Sauget La Nuit CBC
Vancouver Orchestra/David Swift
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 Wiren, Hubay, Schubert and Vivaldi, plus at 5.10 Esterhazy Harmonia Caelestis Maria Zadori and Marta
Fera (sopranos), Katalin Karohyi (contralto), Capella Savaria, Savaria Vocal Ensemble, conducted by Pal Nemeth
5.35 Antonio Lauro Suite:
Venezolana Enno Voorhorst (guitar)


Conducted By: Stanislaw Skrowaczewski Mozart
Sopranos: Katalin Karohyi
Conducted By: Pal Nemeth

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