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: On Air

With Edward Seckerson.
Victoria Missa Laetatus Sum a 12 The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
7.28 Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A, K488 English Chamber Orchestra, director Murray Perahia (piano)
7.50 Arnold Four Scottish Dances
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson
8.15 Saint-Saens Havanaise
Yehudi Menuhin (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Eugene Goossens MUSIC LIVE


Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Piano: Murray Perahia
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Conductor: Saint-Saens Havanaise
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Conductor: Eugene Goossens

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Brian Kay visits the BBC Music Live festival in Glasgow, where he presents the programme from the Borders book store. Guests providing live music are cellist Julian Lloyd Webber with pianist Rebecca Woolcock , who play Rachmaninov, Faure, Bridge, Britten and Lloyd Webber; the Brass
Company in music for brass quintet by Rossini and John Lanchbery ; and traditional music from the folk group Dochas. Music on disc includes:
Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Schumann Toccata in C, Op 7 Freddy Kempf (piano)
MacKenzie Benedictus
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Martyn Brabbins Mozart Te Deum , K141
Arnold Schoenberg Choir,
Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Alwyn Suite of Scottish Dances Royal Ballet Sinfonia, conductor Gavin Sutherland
Producer Andrew Lyle
E-MAIL: [address removed]


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Pianist: Rebecca Woolcock
Unknown: John Lanchbery
Unknown: Maxwell Davies
Piano: Freddy Kempf
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Mozart Te Deum
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Conductor: Alwyn Suite
Conductor: Gavin Sutherland
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett with news and views from the musical world, including an interview with doyen of musicologists HC Robbins Landon , who talks about his discoveries and adventures in music.
Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Robbins Landon
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Celebrity Recital

Viola da gamba player Jordi Savall , who captivated audiences in the film Tous les Matins du Monde, gives a solo recital in the atmospheric setting of St Aloysius's Church in Glasgow. Introduced by Kirsteen McCue.
Hume A Souldiers March; Captaine Hume's Pavin
Anon What if a Day
Hume Captaine Hume 's Galliard; My Hope Is Decayed; Loves Farewell Anon Whoope Doe Me No Harme Hume Good Againe
Hume A Pavin - Life; The Duke of Holstone's Almaine; Beecus an Hungarian Lord His Delight; A Souldiers Resolution
Ferrabosco Corante
Ford Why Not Here Playford La Cloche
Anon A Pointe or Preludium; The
Lanca-shire Pipes; Pipes of Rumsey; Kate of Bardie; A Toye


Unknown: Jordi Savall
Introduced By: Kirsteen McCue.
Unknown: Hume Captaine Hume
Unknown: Harme Hume

: Monteverdi

Madrigals including Zefiro Torno sung by Douglas Nasrawi and John Potter.


Sung By: Douglas Nasrawi
Sung By: John Potter.

: The Orchestras of North America

5: Boston Music Party. Natalie Wheen continues her series celebrating five of the major North American orchestras. In the first of two programmes on the Boston
Symphony, she visits Symphony Hall for the annual open-house event, when the doors are opened to the public. Featuring recordings by the Boston Symphony and the Boston
Pops under conductors including Karl Muck , Serge Koussevitzky , John Williams and Colin Davis. SOUNDING THE CENTURY


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Karl Muck
Unknown: Serge Koussevitzky
Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Colin Davis.

: 100 Great Singers

The Earl of Harewood talks about
Italian baritone Mariano Stabile.
Producer Mark Rowlinson SOUNDING THE CENTURY


Baritone: Mariano Stabile.
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Centurions

72: The Tin Drum. Giinter Grass's child hero Oskar Matzerath remains one of the most potent fictional creations of our time.


Unknown: Oskar Matzerath
Producer: Tim Dee

: The Year

Natalie Wheen introduces music first performed in 1917 - a year of political and musical madness. Satie Parade
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson
Busoni Arlecchino (excerpt)
Lyon Opera Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
Bartok The Wooden Prince (excerpt) Philharmonia, conductor Neeme Jarvi Zemlinsky A Florentine Tragedy (closing scene)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly Debussy Violin Sonata Ginette Neveu (violin), Jean Neveu (piano)
Producer Edward Blakeman PUSHKIN AND ST PETERSBURG


Introduces: Natalie Wheen
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Conductor: Busoni Arlecchino
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Piano: Jean Neveu
Producer: Edward Blakeman
Arlecchino: Ernst Theo Richter (baritone)
Matteo: Thomas Mohr (bass-Baritone)
Abbot: Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone)
Doctor: Philippe Huttenlocher (bass)
Guido: Albert Dohmen (tenor)
Simone: Heinz Kruse (baritone)
Bianca: Iris Vermillion (soprano)

: Sunday Feature: Alexander Pushkin - the Place of the Poet

Pushkin is the father of Russian literature and, arguably, the creator of modern literary Russian language. His poetry is still recited in Russian schools - but how relevant is his work to a nineties audience? To celebrate the bicentenary of Pushkin's birth, theatre composer Gary Yershon assesses his importance to poets and novelists in post-Communist
Russia and beyond, and explores the historical development of his literary reputation. With Vladimir Ashkenazy , Professor A Briggs, Ralph Fiennes ,
Elaine Feinstein , Natalia Rubinstein , Lev Loseff and Olga Segakova. Poetry read by Ralph Fiennes. Producer Susan Roberts
Pushkin evening Thursday 7.30pm


Unknown: Gary Yershon
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Ralph Fiennes
Unknown: Elaine Feinstein
Unknown: Natalia Rubinstein
Unknown: Lev Loseff
Unknown: Olga Segakova.
Read By: Ralph Fiennes.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Private Passions

Repeated from yesterday 12 noon MUSIC LIVE

: Choir Works

Brian Kay presents a special live programme of Mozart and Bach from the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Geraldine McGreevy (soprano), Louise Winter (mezzo), David Wilson Johnson (baritone), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), BBC
Singers, Scottish Chamber Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Joseph Swensen
Bach Singet dem Herrn , BWV225 Mozart Symphony No 41 in C (Jupiter), K551
8.20 From Bridgeton to the Brit Glaswegian songwriter and singer
Adam McNaughtan evokes life in the city's East End past and present as he walks from Bridgeton to the old Britannia Music Hall.
8.40 Mozart Requiem in D minor, K626


Unknown: Brian Kay
Soprano: Geraldine McGreevy
Soprano: Louise Winter
Baritone: David Wilson Johnson
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Conductor: Joseph Swensen
Conductor: Bach Singet Dem Herrn
Singer: Adam McNaughtan
Unknown: Britannia Music Hall.
Unknown: Mozart Requiem

: Sunday Play: Our Lady of Sligo

By Sebastian Barry. While seriously ill in a Dublin hospital, a woman is visited by her husband, her daughter - and her dead father. She struggles to come to terms with her life and, in particular, her volatile relationships with her husband and her country.
Director Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Sebastian Barry.
Director: Roland Jaquarello
Mai O'Hara: Fiona Shaw
Sister: Laura Hughes
Jack Mai's husband: Gerard McSorley
Joanie her daughter: Aisling O'Sullivan
Maria: Trudy Kelly
Dada: Kevin Flood

: BBC Concert Orchestra

Americans in Paris
Richard Pittman conducts the second of two programmes of music written by Americans for whom Paris was at some time home.
George Antheil The Capital of the World
Virgil Thompson Sea Piece with Birds; The Seine at Night; Wheat Field at Noon
David Diamond Incidental music:
Romeo and Juliet


Unknown: Richard Pittman
Unknown: George Antheil
Unknown: Virgil Thompson

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Nigel North (lute) plays Morley, Dowland, the Landgrave of Hessen, Robert Ballard , Ferrabosco and Bacheler.
1.50 Mozart Symphony No 38 in D, K504 (Prague)
2.15 Janacek Sonata 1 x 1905 in E flat minor (From the Street)
2.30 Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor, Op 129
2.55 Miklos Sugar Encounters
3.05 Szokolay Gregorian Variations
3.10 Liszt Années de Pèlerinage (Premiere Annee, Suisse)
3.55 Dvorak In Nature's Realm, Op 91
4.10 Janequin La Chasse
4.15 Machaut Le Lay de Bonne Esperence (Le Voir Dit)
4.35 Bruch Kol Nidrei
4.50 Kuhnau Sonata Quinta (Der Heyland Israelis: Gideon)
5.00 Barber Adagio for String Orchestra
5.05 Debussy Images I
5.20 Rameau Symphonies and Dances
5.35 Clerembault L'lsle de Delos


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Nigel North
Unknown: Robert Ballard
Unknown: Janequin La Chasse
Unknown: Bonne Esperence
Unknown: Bruch Kol Nidrei

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