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: On Air

With Stephanie Hughes , including
Eccles Suite: Made for the Queen's Coronation
Mark Bennett (trumpet), Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
6.54 Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, conductor Neville Marriner
7.03 Bach Concerto in A minor for
Four Harpsichords, BWV1065 Kenneth Gilbert , Lars Ulrik
Mortensen and Nicholas Kraemer
(harpsichords), English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)
7.54 Mozart Kyrie in D minor, K341 La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale, Orchestre des Champs Elysees. director Philippe Herreweghe
8.05 Martinu Le Jazz
Lubomir Panek Singers,
Prague Symphony Orchestra/Vostrak
8.40 Beethoven Piano Sonata in E flat. Op 27 No 1 (Quasi una Fantasia) Alfred Brendel


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Unknown: Mark Bennett
Director: Peter Holman
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Kenneth Gilbert
Unknown: Lars Ulrik
Harpsichords: Nicholas Kraemer
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Harpsichord: Mozart Kyrie
Director: Philippe Herreweghe
Director: Martinu Le Jazz
Singers: Lubomir Panek
Unknown: Alfred Brendel

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Mozart Symphony No 23 in D. K181 Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood
9.09 Tippett String Quartet No 2 Lindsay Quartet
9.31 Strauss An Alpine Symphony Leningrad Philharmonic, conductor Yevgeni Mravinsky


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Yevgeni Mravinsky

: Artist of the Week

James Galway
Married for the third time, with four children from the first two marriages, flautist James Galway now lives in Switzerland and has a new vision of life. He discusses with Joan Bakewell
how his diet and approach to health matters have changed over the years, and how a roadside accident put him in a wheelchair for three months.


Unknown: James Galway
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

The Red Priest
Peggy Reynolds tells the story of Antonio Vivaldi , a tirelessly prolific composer, violin virtuoso, teacher at one of the famed Venetian orphanages and a profound influence across Europe, who died in poverty.


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Antonio Vivaldi

: Composer of the Week:Liszt

David Huckvale follows Liszt's travels around Europe. In Venice, Liszt heard the gondoliers singing the verses of Tasso. In the same city, 50 years later, he had a premonition of Wagner's death as he saw black-draped funeral gondolas on the Grand Canal. Benedetto sia 7 Giorno (Petrarch Sonnet No 2)
Margaret Price (soprano), Cyprien Katsaris (piano) Tasso Prague RSO, conductor Stanislav Macura
Missa Choralis (Kyrie)
St John 's College Cambridge Choir, conductor George Guest
Jeux d'Eau a la Villa d'Este (Annees de Pelerinage) Jorge Bolet (piano) La Lugubre Gondola Leslie Howard (piano)
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: David Huckvale
Piano: Cyprien Katsaris
Conductor: Stanislav MacUra
Unknown: St John
Conductor: George Guest
Piano: Jorge Bolet
Piano: Leslie Howard

: Exits and Entrances

Three programmes in which Gordon Stewart follows the comings and goings of opera characters as singers move on and off the stage. 1: Making an Entrance. First impressions from Gluck to Wagner and from Fidelio to Der Rosenkavalier, beginning with the arrival of the travelling theatre in I Pagliacci. Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Gordon Stewart
Producer: David Gallagher

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors George Hurst and Richard Hickox , Paul Watkins (cello) Mozart Overture: Cosi Fan Tutte;
Symphony No 41 in C, K551 (Jupiter) Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor
Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor


Conductors: George Hurst
Conductors: Richard Hickox
Cello: Paul Watkins

: Ensemble

Penny Gore introduces a recital inspired by song.
Raphael Wallfisch (cello), John York (piano)
Beethoven Variations on "Ein
Madchen Oder Weibchen ", Op 66
Ravel, arr Wallfisch Kaddisch (Deux Mélodies Hébraïques) Chausson Le Colibri
Debussy, arr Gretchaninov Beau Soir Nin Chants d'Espagne
Beethoven Variations on "Bei Mannem ,
Welche Liebe Fuhlen", WoO 46 Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Introduces: Penny Gore
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Piano: John York
Unknown: Wallfisch Kaddisch
Unknown: Gretchaninov Beau Soir
Unknown: Bei Mannem
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Music Machine

In Conversation with ... Loyd Grossman
Tommy Pearson talks to
Loyd Grossman about Led Zeppelin IV.


Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Loyd Grossman

: In Tune

As a new production of Ariadne auf Naxos opens in Glasgow,
Sean Rafferty 's guest Anne Evans sings especially for the programme.
Composer Sally Beamish reveals her obsession with the sea as her second symphony receives its world premiere. Including works by Debussy and Mozart, and Prokoffev's Piano Concerto No 1.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Anne Evans
Unknown: Sally Beamish

: Masterprize Finalists

James Naughtie introduces the last of the six finalists of Masterprize. Stephen Hartke The Ascent of the Equestrian in a Balloon LSO, conductor Daniel Harding
VOTE on the Web at http://www.bbcwor1dwide.com/musicmagazine


Introduces: James Naughtie
Unknown: Stephen Hartke
Conductor: Daniel Harding

: SOUNDING THE CENTURY Performance on 3

Tippett: A Child of Our Time Susan Sharpe introduces a performance given earlier this month in the Royal Festival Hall, London, of the work which established Tippett's reputation and reflected his pacifist views. Tippett made use of several spirituals, which are included in the concert in their original guise.
Trad I'm Gonna Sing; Deep River; Wade in de Water; Steal Away;
Joshua; Nobody Knows; Go Down
Moses; By and By; Jesus Is a Rock London Adventist Chorale, conductor Ken Burton
Tippett A Child of Our Time
Michele Crider , Michelle DeYoung (sopranos), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor), Gerald Finley (bass),
London Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, conductor Roger Norrington


Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Conductor: Ken Burton
Unknown: Michele Crider
Sopranos: Michelle Deyoung
Sopranos: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Tenor: Gerald Finley
Conductor: Roger Norrington

: Postscript

A Poem for Ireland
Michael Longley reads new works: love poems, elegies remembering a small child and an Irish poet, memories of County Mayo, and a sequence of poems linked by two world wars.


Unknown: Michael Longley

: Music Restored

Chris de Souza introduces the third of four concerts given last month at the Royal Academy of Music in London, in which Bach's Musical
Offering is put in context. This week, Sonnerie perform music reflecting the musical environment at
Frederick's court.
Graun Flute Concerto in E minor
JCF Bach Sonata in E minor
JS Bach Trio Sonata in C minor
(Musical Offering)
Repeated tomorrow 4pm

: Night Waves

Patrick Wright talks to
Robbie Robertson , founding member of The Band, one of the most influential groups in the history of American rock. But in his recent albums he has turned back to the music of his own Native American heritage. "If it's possible to share this sound, I have to find a way.
That's why I'm doing what I'm doing. Because the sound is fading."
Plus first-night news of David Hare 's new play The Judas Kiss , in which Liam Neeson takes on the role of Oscar Wilde.
Producer Julian May


Talks: Patrick Wright
Unknown: Robbie Robertson
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Judas Kiss
Unknown: Liam Neeson
Unknown: Oscar Wilde.

: Composers of theWeek: MacDowell andHanson

With Bill Lloyd.
4: Columbia and the Eastman School of Music
Peter Dickinson Blue Rose Variations
MacDowell Forest Spirits (Suite No 1): With Sweet Lavender; From a Log Cabin (New England Idylls, Op 62)
Hanson Serenade for Flute, Harp and Strings
MacDowell Concert Study, Op 36; Witches' Dance, Op 17 No 2; Wild
Chase; March Wind (Virtuoso Etudes) Hanson Symphony No 4 Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Bill Lloyd.
Unknown: Hanson Serenade

: Jazz Notes

Digby Fairweather presents part 2 of the Andy Hamilton Band concert.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Irish NSO, conducted by Stefan Sanderling , Steven Isserlis (cello) Mozart Overture: The Marriage of Figaro Dvorak Cello Concerto in B Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor
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 Counting Time 4.40 Modern Studies
5.00 Mozart Serenade in G. K525
(Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) (2nd mvt) Slovenian RSO, conducted by Alexander von Pitamic
5.10 Dvorak String Quartet in F, Op 96 (American) Raphael Quartet
5.35 Arensky Suite No 4. Op 62
James Anagnoson and Leslie Kinton (pianos)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Conducted By: Stefan Sanderling
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Eine Kleine
Unknown: James Anagnoson
Pianos: Leslie Kinton

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