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St John's, Smith Square , has been home to Radio 3's London lunchtime concerts since 1969. To celebrate the launch of the new season of concerts next Monday, Donald Macleod introduces some memorable performances from seasons past. Music includes:
Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 64 No 6 Amadeus Quartet
Bach Suite No 5 in C minor, BWV1011
Pierre Fournier (cello)
Mendelssohn Songs without Words, Op 19 Murray Perahia (piano)
Satie Three Melodies (1916); Je Te Veux Jessye Norman (soprano), Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Producer Vicky Whitaker
REQUESTS to hear a memorable broadcast from the archive should be sent to:
Paul Guinery , Room 4005, Broadcasting House Extension, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Smith Square
Introduces: Donald MacLeod
Cello: Pierre Fournier
Piano: Murray Perahia
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Producer: Vicky Whitaker
Unknown: Paul Guinery

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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