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: On Air

Andrew McGregor with news, weather, travel and music including Vivaldi Gloria in D, RV589
Judith Nelson and Emma Kirkby
(sopranos), Carolyn Watkinson (alto), Choir of Christ Church Cathedral,
Oxford, Academy of Ancient Music, director Simon Preston
6.33 Godowsky Concert Paraphrase on "Die Fledermaus"
Piers Lane (piano)
7.03 Strauss Hymn to Love Felicity Lott (soprano),
Scottish NO, conductor Neeme Jarvi
7.32 Warlock Capriol Suite
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
8.05 Sibelius Finlandia
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, conductor Andrew Davis
8.42 Respighi Fountains of Rome London Philharmonic, conductor Carlo Rizzi


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Vivaldi Gloria
Unknown: Judith Nelson
Sopranos: Emma Kirkby
Sopranos: Carolyn Watkinson
Director: Simon Preston
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi

: Masterworks

Peter Hobday continues his Vaughan Williams symphony cycle and introduces more works conducted by Leopold Stokowski.
Rlmsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Festival Overture
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
9.15 Beethoven Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 (Fur Elise) Alfred Brendel (piano)
9.19 Bloch Schelomo
Lynn Harrell (cello),
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
9.41 Handel Suite in D minor, HWV452
Keith Jarrett (piano)
9.50 Trad, arr Britten 0 Waly, Waly; The Minstrel Boy
Peter Pears (tenor),
Benjamin Britten (piano)
9.56 Vaughan Williams Symphony No 8 London Philharmonic, conductor Adrian Boult


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conducted By: Leopold Stokowski.
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Conductor: Beethoven Bagatelle
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Bloch Schelomo
Cello: Lynn Harrell
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Piano: Keith Jarrett
Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Adrian Boult

: Artist of the Week

Christa Ludwlg
With Joan Bakewell. Mezzo Christa
Ludwig talks about her decision to sing more dramatic roles and why she decided the big Wagnerian roles were ultimately not for her. Music includes Verdi, Wagner and an excerpt from her classic recording as Judith in Bartok's Bluebeard's
Castle, which she recorded with her then husband, Walter Berry.


Unknown: Christa Ludwlg
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Unknown: Walter Berry.

: Sound Stories

Peggy Reynolds continues a week focusing on the Orpheus myth.
The gods of the underworld were so impressed by Orpheus's music that they allowed Eurydice to be restored to the land of the living. But there was one condition - he should not look back until they were both safely returned. He did, and so he lost her for ever.

: Composer of the Week: Lalo

Edward Blakeman explores the music of this neglected composer, with contributions from Joel-Marie Fauquet.
Wens, a Celle Qui Part; Chanson de I'Alouette (Cinq Lieder)
Teresa Zylis-Gara (soprano), Christian Ivaldi (piano)
Piano Trio No 3 in A minor (2nd mvt) Barbican Trio
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
Philippe Graffin (violin),
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Paul Murphy Namouna (excerpts)
French National Radio Orchestra, conductor Jean Martinon
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Edward Blakeman
Unknown: Joel-Marie Fauquet.
Soprano: Teresa Zylis-Gara
Piano: Christian Ivaldi
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Violin: Philippe Graffin
Conductor: Paul Murphy
Conductor: Jean Martinon

: Smaller Stages

The last of five programmes exploring the wealth of small-scale operas written by composers in the 20th century.
The story is brought up to date with a look at the work of Birtwlstle, Maxwell Davies , Glass and Feldman, and a performance of a grand opera in three acts for solo soprano by Weir - King Harald's Saga. Jane Manning (soprano) Producer Peter Tanner


Unknown: Maxwell Davies
Soprano: Jane Manning
Producer: Peter Tanner

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Tadaaki Otaka ,
Mark Wigglesworth
Leon McCawley (piano), Susan Bickley (mezzo), Nigel Robson (tenor) Strauss Don Juan
Mozart Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat,
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde


Conductors: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductors: Mark Wigglesworth
Piano: Leon McCawley
Piano: Susan Bickley
Tenor: Nigel Robson
Tenor: Strauss Don Juan

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Mechanical Music
Verity Sharp visits the St Albans Organ Museum to take a look at mechanical organs.

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty with the drivetime music programme. Today he talks to cellist Yo-Yo Ma about how his new recording of the Bach cello suites has inspired a bizarre mixture of films. Music tonight includes Sibelius's En Saga, plus new releases at 7.00.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

London Symphony Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly
Britten Sinfonia da Requiem
Mahler, compl Cooke Symphony No 10


Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Conductor: Britten Sinfonia

: Postscript

Bedtime Stories
A five-part cultural history of sexuality. 4: Bisexuality
While some believe we are all bisexual, others deny its very existence. Is bisexuality a third kind of gender or a new way to look at all our desires?

: Scherzi Musicali

Music composed and inspired by Claudio Monteverdi , including
Monteverdi Zefiro Tomi - Ciacona
(Scherzi Musicali , 1632) Tragicomedia
John Woolrich Ulysses Awakes Guildhall String Ensemble, director Robert Salter
Schutz Es Steh Gott Auf, SWV356 La Capella Ducale, Musica Fiata


Unknown: Claudio Monteverdi
Unknown: Monteverdi Zefiro Tomi
Unknown: Scherzi Musicali
Director: Robert Salter

: Music Restored

The unusual combination of harp and piano was popular in the first half of the 19th century but is rarely heard today. Andrew Manze introduces duets by Mendelssohn and Marie-
Martin Marcel Marin , together with solos by Field and Glinka, specially performed by harpist Frances Kelly and fortepianist Timothy Roberts. Producer Lindsay Kemp Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Introduces: Andrew Manze
Unknown: Martin Marcel Marin
Harpist: Frances Kelly
Unknown: Timothy Roberts.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Reviews and criticism straight from the stalls in the arts series after dark. Argument is crucial to the relationship between men and women, but the two sexes interpret and remember disputes very differently. Patrick Wright talks to Elisabeth Mapstone about her book War of Words: Men and Women Arguing.
Wright also looks at Stewart Laing's new production of Cosi Fan Tutte. Producer Fiona Bailey


Talks: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Elisabeth Mapstone
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: 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
Milhaud 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 from last Thursday


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Unknown: Guillaume Apollinaire
Baritone: Gerard Souzay
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Conductor: Marcel Cariven
Violin: Yvonne Astruc
Baritone: Jean-Christoph Benoit
Piano: Maryse Charpentier
Conductor: Georges Pretre

: Jan Notes

Digby Fairweather recalls the great Fats Waller.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Fats Waller.

: Through the Night

With Penny Gore.
1.00 Shostakovich Symphony No 15 Irish NSO, conductor Kaspar de Roo
1.50 Schubert String Quartet in D minor, D810 (Death and the Maiden) Tartini Quartet
2.30 Schumann Faschingsschwank aus Wien Angela Cheng (piano)
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 Higher History
5.00 Sequence Including music by Joseph San Juan , Messlaen, JC Pez and Rachmaninov, and at 5.25
Weber Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra Kari Krikku , Finnish Radio
SO/Sakari Oramo 5.40 Sibelius Rakastava (The Lover) CBC
Vancouver Orchestra/Mario Bernardi
5.50 Stravinsky Ragtime
Canadian CO/Raffi Armenian


Unknown: Schumann Faschingsschwank
Piano: Wien Angela Cheng
Music By: Joseph San Juan
Unknown: Kari Krikku

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