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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny presents a review of the first of a series of concerts by the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group inaugurating their new, purpose-built venue. Music includes at 6.40 Weber's Bassoon Concerto in F played by Klaus Thunemann and the ASMF, conductor Neville Marriner ; at 7.30 Walton's
Johannesburg Festival Overture performed by the LPO; and at 8.00 Scarlatti's Sonata in A, Kk212, played by pianist Murray Perahia.


Played By: Klaus Thunemann
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Pianist: Murray Perahia.

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring Brahms symphonies and concertos and performances by violinist Jascha Heifetz. Holst Ballet music: The Perfect Fool
LSO, conductor Andre Previn
9.11 Brahms Violin Concerto in D
Jascha Heifetz , Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Fritz Reiner
9.47 Chopin Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 Martha Argerich
10.11 Purcell Chacony in G minor, Z730 Members of the Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood (organ)
10.15 Purcell 0 Sing unto the Lord, Z44 Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Violinist: Jascha Heifetz.
Conductor: Andre Previn
Unknown: Jascha Heifetz
Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Unknown: Purcell Chacony
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Director: Paul McCreesh
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: Artist of the Week

Julian Bream
Julian Bream fell in love with the sound of the guitar at the age of 11, having heard a recording of Segovia. The classical guitar was virtually unknown in this country, and he was only allowed to enter the Royal
College of Music on condition that he study piano and composition. But
Bream's determination won through, and he has done more than anyone to popularise the classical guitar. In today's programme, he talks to Joan Bakewell about his early career. Music includes:
Tarrega Recuerdos de la Alhambra Dowland Fantasie
Morley Joyne Hands
Sor Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Mozart, Op 9


Unknown: Julian Bream
Unknown: Julian Bream
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: Sound Stories

Double Lives
With Richard Baker.
1: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov came from a distinguished naval family, so it seemed natural that he would follow them to sea. During his years at naval college he met Balakirev and, later, Musorgsky, Cui and Borodin, with whom he became part of the Russian Five or Mighty Handful. For a while he played both roles until, when he was nearly 30, he hung up his uniform for good. Including: Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
(excerpt) Bastille Opera Orchestra, conductor Myung-Whun Chung
Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla
Kirov Orchestra , conductor Valery Gergiev Balakirev Mazurka No 2
Joseph Banowetz (piano)
Rimsky-Korsakov Sadko Russian
State SO, conductor Yevgeni Svetlanov Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor: Myung-Whun Chung
Conductor: Kirov Orchestra
Conductor: Yevgeni Svetlanov
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Composer of the Week: Alfred Schnittke

Gerard McBurney and Anthony Burton assess the life and career of Alfred Schnittke , who died in August. 1: Finding a Voice
String Quartet No 1 Tale Quartet Film music: Sport, Sport, Sport
USSR Cinema Symphony Orchestra, conductor Emin Khachaturian
Violin Concerto No 2 Gidon Kremer ,
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Christoph Eschenbach Producer David Stevens
Repeated next Monday 12 midnight


Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Alfred Schnittke
Conductor: Emin Khachaturian
Unknown: Gidon Kremer
Conductor: Christoph Eschenbach
Producer: David Stevens

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

From the Wigmore Hall,
London, music by the two piano giants of the 19th century. Peter Jablonski (piano)
Liszt Ballade No 2 in B minor
Chopin Mazurkas: in C sharp minor. Op 6 No 2; in C, Op 56 No 2; in A minor, Op 17 No 4; in C, Op 24 No 2; in A minor, Op 68 No 2
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies: No 11 in A minor; No 3 in B flat; No 15 in A minor
Repeated Saturday lpm


Piano: Peter Jablonski
Piano: Liszt Ballade

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra This week's programmes feature Tchaikovsky symphonies. Conductor Alexander Titov ,
Anne Queffelec (piano)
Haydn Symphony No 92 in G (Oxford) Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4 in G
Tchalkovsky Symphony No 1 in G minor (Winter Daydreams)


Conductor: Alexander Titov
Piano: Anne Queffelec

: Opera in Action

Ruth Mackenzie , general director of the Scottish Opera, introduces a selection of operatic highlights.
Love (Part 1). Love, in all its forms, is always present in opera stories.
Including music by Mozart and Puccini. Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Ruth MacKenzie
Music By: Mozart
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Music Machine

The Music of Switzerland Switzerland is alive with music, and many composers have been drawn to it over the years. Verity Sharp talks to Francis Travis about the country's musical history.
Producer Verity Sharp
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/music_macriine/


Talks: Verity Sharp
Unknown: Francis Travis
Producer: Verity Sharp

: In Tune

In the week of the opening of Peter Hall 's new production of Amadeus, Sean Rafferty talks to actors who have played composers and musicians. Music includes
Rachmanlnov's The Isle of the Dead and Haydn's Cello Concerto in C.


Unknown: Peter Hall
Talks: Sean Rafferty

: Performance on 3

Spirit Garden
The third concert from the Spirit
Garden festival, given on Saturday at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Catherine Dubosc, Juanita Lascarro and Nicole Tibbels (sopranos).
Cynthia Clarey and Annie Vavrille (mezzos), Jean-Paul Fouchecourt
(tenor), Rene Schirrer and Neal Davis (baritones), Finchley Children 's Music Group, BBC Singers,
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Ravel Alborada del Gracioso Takemltsu Marginalia ; Wind Horse
Ravel La Valse; L' Enfant et les


Unknown: Juanita Lascarro
Sopranos: Nicole Tibbels
Sopranos: Cynthia Clarey
Sopranos: Annie Vavrille
Tenor: Jean-Paul Fouchecourt
Tenor: Rene Schirrer
Tenor: Neal Davis
Baritones: Finchley Children
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Takemltsu Marginalia

: Postscript

Conversations with Writers
In the first of five interviews with international writers, Hermione Lee talks to novelist Julian Barnes about the craft of writing and the themes he has pursued through his books, including the most recent - England, England, nominated for the Booker Prize. Producer Susan Roberts


Talks: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Julian Barnes
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Paganini

Variazioni di Bravura Peter-Lukas
Graf (flute), Ursula Holliger (harp)


Unknown: Variazioni Di Bravura Peter-Lukas
Flute: Ursula Holliger

: Voices

An Earful of Music. lain Burnside presents a collection of songs which take music as their subject. Composers range from Purcell to Duke Ellington via Schubert, Rachmaninov and Britten. Producer Peter Tanner
Repeated tomorrow 4pm


Producer: Peter Tanner

: Mixing It

Writer and musician James Young talks to Mark Russell and Robert Sandall about his recent trip to Russia. Producer Ekene Akalawu


Talks: James Young
Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Ekene Akalawu

: Jazz Notes

Alyn Shipton surveys some of the unique Ellington sidemen, including Jimmy Blanton and Johnny Hodges. And Echoes of Ellington trombonist Bob Hunt remembers Joe Nanton. Producer Terry Carter
E-MAIL: jaz2.notes@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Jimmy Blanton
Unknown: Johnny Hodges.
Unknown: Bob Hunt
Unknown: Joe Nanton.
Producer: Terry Carter

: Composer of the Week: Franz Joseph Haydn

What Can a Young Lassie Do?
Lorna Anderson (soprano), Christine Cairns (mezzo), Christopher Field (violin), Marjorie Rycroft (cello), John Kitchen (fortepiano)
The Creation (Representation of Chaos; In the Beginning; Now Vanish before the Holy Beams; And God Said , "Let the Earth Bring Forth
Grass"; With Vertue Clad ; By Thee with Bliss; Of Stars the Fairest) Arleen Auger (soprano),
Philip Langridge (tenor), David Thomas
(bass), City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Piano Sonata in E flat, H XVI 52 Garrick Ohisson
Repeated from last Monday


Soprano: Lorna Anderson
Soprano: Christine Cairns
Violin: Christopher Field
Violin: Marjorie Rycroft
Cello: John Kitchen
Cello: God Said
Unknown: Vertue Clad
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Soprano: Philip Langridge
Tenor: David Thomas
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Ilze Graubina (piano) Bach Partita No 3 in E minor, BWV880
Beethoven Six Bagatelles, Op 126 Albenlz Suite Espanola No 1, Op 47
2.15 Brahms Marienlieder Danish
National Radio Choir/Stefan Parkman
2.40 Ravel Violin Sonata in G Peter
Oundjian, William Tritt (piano)
3.00-5.00 Schools
3.00 Music Box 3.15 Something to Think About 3.30 The Song Tree
3.45 Stories and Rhymes 4.00
Primary Geography 4.15 Music for Dance 4.30 Hopscotch 4.45 Scottish Resources 7-9
5.20 Bach Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041 Musica Antiqua Koln / Reinhard Goebel (violin)


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Piano: Ilze Graubina
Piano: William Tritt
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Violin: Reinhard Goebel

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