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: On Air

Petroc Trelawny with arts news, music, and a review of Notorious, a new exhibition celebrating Alfred Hitchcock 's enduring influence on contemporary art. Music includes before 7.00 Beethoven's Cello
Sonata in C, Op 102 No 1, performed by Yo-Yo Ma and Emanuel Ax (piano); after the 7.00 news Saint-Saens's
Caprice for piano and wind, Op 79; and after 8.00 a Scarlatti sonata performed by Scott Ross (harpsichord).


Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Unknown: Yo-Yo Ma
Piano: Emanuel Ax
Harpsichord: Scott Ross

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday , featuring Grieg's chamber music and vintage recordings by Czech conductor Karel Ancerl. Rosetti Symphony in D London Mozart Players, conductor Matthias Bamert
9.20 Dupre 0 Salutaris Hostia (Four Motets, Op 9) Choir of Westminster
Cathedral, conductor James O'Donnell
9.25 Suk Ripening Czech Philharmonic, conductor Karel Ancerl
10.03 Grieg Violin Sonata No 1 in F, Op 8 Augustin Dumay ,
Mario Joao Pires (piano) Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Conductor: Karel Ancerl.
Conductor: Rosetti Symphony
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Conductor: James O'Donnell
Conductor: Karel Ancerl
Unknown: Augustin Dumay
Piano: Mario Joao Pires
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Artist of the Week

Andrew Davis
Andrew Davis is today regarded as one of this country's finest and most versatile conductors. In the first of his conversations with Joan Bakewell this week he talks about his early career as an instrumentalist, focusing on his experiences as organ scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Music includes works by Bach, Messiaen and Richard Strauss.
Producer Gareth Williams


Unknown: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Richard Strauss.
Producer: Gareth Williams

: 1999 Cheltenham Festival

Chris de Souza introduces the first in a second week of morning concerts from the Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham.
Dante Quartet, Asdis Valdimarsdottir (viola), Mark van de Wiel (clarinet)
Elgar String Quartet in E minor, Op 83 Tumage An Invention on Solitude
11.35 Two Degrees West
Samuel West reads five extracts from Nicholas Crane 's new book
Two Degrees West, which charts his eventful walk along a line that runs through the heart of England. 1: Berwick to the Cheviots
11.55 Britten String Quartet No 3, Op 94 Mozart String Quintet in C minor, K406


Viola: Asdis Valdimarsdottir
Viola: Mark van De Wiel
Unknown: Nicholas Crane

: Composer of the Week: Tippett

William Mival explores the music of Michael Tippett who died in January last year at the age of 93. Ritual Dances (The Midsummer
Marriage) BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
The Heart's Assurance Martin Hill
(tenor), Andrew Ball (piano) Repeat


Unknown: William Mival
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Tenor: Martin Hill
Tenor: Andrew Ball

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra This week featuring Tchaikovsky symphonies.
Berlioz Overture: Beatrice et Benedict
Conductor Yoav Talmi
Schumann Symphony No 2 in C Conductor Yoav Talmi
Brull Andante and Allegro Martin Roscoe (piano), conductor Martyn Brabbins
Tchalkovsky Symphony No 1 in G minor (Winter Daydreams) Conductor Alexander Titov


Conductor: Yoav Talmi
Conductor: Yoav Talmi
Conductor: Brull Andante
Piano: Allegro Martin Roscoe
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Alexander Titov

: Opera in Action

Martin Handley continues his series with a look at opera's elitist image, its high production costs and its expensive seat prices. Producer Paul Evans


Unknown: Martin Handley
Producer: Paul Evans

: In Tune

Sean Rafferty 's guests this evening include South African composer Kevin Volans , who celebrates his
50th birthday this month. Music in the programme includes before 6.00 Kodaty's Dances of Galanta performed by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, conductor Charles Dutoit , and after
6.30 Mozart's Rute Concerto No 2 in D, K314 played by Emmanuel Pahud with the Berlin Philharmonic, conductor Claudio Abbado.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Kevin Volans
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Played By: Emmanuel Pahud
Conductor: Claudio Abbado.

: Landmarks of the Proms

An evening celebrating some of the memorable moments through the years at "the world's greatest music festival". As the First Night of the 105th season approaches,
Andrew McGregor presents some great Proms performances from the BBC archives, and some vivid recollections - from tradition to innovation, from debuts to farewells. Including: 1: The Original Vision
Elgar Overture: Cockaigne BBC
Symphony Orchestra/Malcolm Sargent
8.00 Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat, Op 19 Myra Hess , BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Malcolm Sargent
8.30 Brahms, arr Sargent Four
Serious Songs (excerpt) Kathleen Ferrier (soprano), BBC Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Malcolm Sargent 2: The Great Opening Out
8.55 Britten Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leopold Stokowski
9.30 John Tavener In Alium
June Barton (soprano),
BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Norman del Mar
10.00 An improvisation by the rock group Soft Machine.
3: The Continuing Story
10.15 Mahler Symphony No 5 (Adagietto) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Leonard Bernstein
10.35 Henry Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs (excerpt) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
10.45 Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music Nancy Argenta , Heather Harper , Yvonne Kenny and Joan Rodgers
(sopranos), Felicity Palmer , Jean Rigby and Catherine Wyn-Rogers (mezzos), Kim Begley , John Mitchinson ,
Anthony Rolfe-Johnson and Robert Tear (tenors), Thomas Allen , John Tomlinson , Willard White and David Wilson-Johnson
(basses), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Producers Edward Blakeman and Andrew Kurowski


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Myra Hess
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Soprano: Kathleen Ferrier
Conductor: Malcolm Sargent
Conductor: Leopold Stokowski
Conductor: John Tavener
Soprano: June Barton
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Conductor: Henry Wood Fantasia
Unknown: Vaughan Williams Serenade
Music: Nancy Argenta
Music: Heather Harper
Music: Yvonne Kenny
Sopranos: Joan Rodgers
Sopranos: Felicity Palmer
Sopranos: Jean Rigby
Sopranos: Catherine Wyn-Rogers
Unknown: Kim Begley
Unknown: John Mitchinson
Unknown: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson
Tenors: Robert Tear
Tenors: Thomas Allen
Tenors: John Tomlinson
Tenors: Willard White
Basses: David Wilson-Johnson
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Producers: Edward Blakeman
Producers: Andrew Kurowski

: Night Waves

How did mankind's immediate ancestors see the world? What was the mind like before culture? These are the questions at the heart of Marek Kohn 's ambitious new book As
We Know It. He talks to Lynda Nead about his attempt to offer an evolutionary explanation for the origins of culture. Plus a look at the weird genius of Edgar Allan Poe as the National Film Theatre marks the 150th anniversary of his death with a season of film adaptations. Producer Tony O'Shaughnessy


Unknown: Marek Kohn
Unknown: Lynda Nead
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Producer: Tony O'Shaughnessy

: Jazz Notes

Clarinettist Dave Shepherd pays tribute to Benny Goodman in a concert recorded at this year's Bath International Music Festival. His quintet plays favourites from the Goodman repertoire, and Shepherd talks to Alyn Shipton about his career. Producer Terry Carter


Clarinettist: Dave Shepherd
Unknown: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Producer: Terry Carter

: Through the Night

With Susan Sharpe.
12.05am Juon Fairy Tale in A minor, Op 8 Esther Nyffenegger (cello), Desmond Wright (piano)
12.10 Brahms Wie Bist Du, Meine Konigin ; Von Ewiger Liebe Urszula Kryger (mezzo),
Katarzyna Jankowska (piano)
12.20 Strauss Hom Concerto No 1 in E flat Ferenc Tarjani (horn), Hungarian Radio Orchestra, conductor Antal Jancsovics
12.35 Rinck Variations on "Hen
Jesu" Aart Bergwerff (organ)
12.45 Albicastro Motet : Coelestes
Angelici Chori Guy de Mey (tenor), Ensemble 415, conductor Chiara Banchini
1.00 Beethoven Sonata in F, Op 54; Sonata in F minor, Op 57
(Appassionata); Bagatelle in D, Op 119 No 3 Jens Elvakaer (piano)
1.40 Dauvergne Concert de
Symphonies a Quatre Parties in F, Op 3 No 2 Capella Coloniensis, director William Christie (harpsichord)
2.00 Daniel-Lesur Suite Médiévale
Arpea Ensemble
2.15 Escher Arcana Suite
Ronald Brautigam (piano)
2.40 Schoeck Violin Concerto in B flat.Op 21 Bettina Boller , Swiss Youth Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andreas Delfs
3.20 Smetana Vltava (Ma Vlast) Quebec Conservatoire Orchestra, conductor Raffi Armenian
3.40 Brahms Piano Trio in C, Op 87 Trio Abegg
4.10 Abel Trio in F Karl Kaiser and Michael Schneider (flutes), Rainer Zipperling (cello)
4.20 Haydn Symphony No 92 in G (Oxford) Estonian State Symphony Orchestra, conductor Peeter Lilje
4.45 Bach Violin Concerto No 1 in A minor, BWV1041
Musica Antiqua Koln , director Reinhard Goebel (violin)
5.05 Vivaldi Cello Concerto in E minor,
RV409 Marius Villeruss , Latvian
Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, conductor Tovijs Lifsics
5.20 Mozart String Quartet in B flat, K458 (The Hunt) Orford Quartet
5.50 Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker) Slovenian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marko Munih


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Cello: Esther Nyffenegger
Piano: Desmond Wright
Unknown: Meine Konigin
Unknown: von Ewiger Liebe
Unknown: Urszula Kryger
Piano: Katarzyna Jankowska
Piano: Strauss Hom
Horn: Ferenc Tarjani
Conductor: Antal Jancsovics
Unknown: Aart Bergwerff
Unknown: Albicastro Motet
Conductor: Chiara Banchini
Piano: Jens Elvakaer
Harpsichord: William Christie
Piano: Ronald Brautigam
Unknown: Bettina Boller
Conductor: Andreas Delfs
Unknown: Abel Trio
Unknown: Karl Kaiser
Flutes: Michael Schneider
Cello: Rainer Zipperling
Conductor: Peeter Lilje
Unknown: Musica Antiqua Koln
Violin: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Marius Villeruss
Conductor: Tovijs Lifsics
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Waltz
Conductor: Marko Munih

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