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: Overture

Scheidt Battle Suite
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
7.13* Rameau Seven Dances from Zoroastre
Eduard Melkus Ensemble directed by Eduard Melkus
7.27* W.F. Bach Sonata in G (F 7) (mono)
Nadia Tagrine (piano)
7.37* Couperin Le Parnasse (The Apotheosis of Corelli) Sigiswald Kuijken (baroque violin)
Locy Van Dael (baroque violin)
Wieland Kuijken (viola da gamba)
Robert Kohnen (harpsichord)

(gramophone records)
(Stereo)

Contributors

Musicians: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Musicians: Eduard Melkus Ensemble
Music Director: Eduard Melkus
Pianist: Nadia Tagrine
Baroque violinist: Sigiswald Kuijken
Baroque violinist: Lucy van Dael
Viola da gamba player: Wieland Kuijken
Harpsichordist: Robert Kohnen

: News

: Morning Concert

Britten Gemini Variations, Op 73
ZOLTAN JENEY (flute, piano)
GABRIEL JENEY (violin, piano)
8.20* Patrick Hadley The Hills FELICITY PALMER (Soprano) ROBERT TEAR (tenor) ROBERT LLOYD (bass)
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL
SOCIETY CHORUS
LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by PHILIP LEDGER gramophone records

Contributors

Flute: Zoltan Jeney
Violin: Gabriel Jeney
Piano: Patrick Hadley
Conducted By: Philip Ledger

: News

: This Week's Composers

Finzi and Moeran Moeran Overture for a Masque LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR ADRIAN BOULT Moeran Stalham River The White Mountain ERIC PARKIN (piano)
Gerald Finzi Cantata: Dies natalis
WILFRED BROWN (tenor)
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by CHRISTOPHER FINZI gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Moeran Moeran
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Conducted By: Moeran Stalham
Piano: Gerald Finzi
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Conducted By: Christopher Finzi

: Piano Recital

by PHILIP MARTIN
Gerhard Dances from Don Quixote
David Gow Variations on a theme of Roberto Gerhard (La Edad de Oro) (first broadcast performance) BBC Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Martin
Unknown: Gerhard Dances
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: David Gow
Unknown: Roberto Gerhard

: BBC Concert Orchestra

led by ARTHUR PRICE conducted by VILEM TAUSKY
A programme emphasising the work of living British composers.
William Alwyn Overture: Derby Day
George Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow
Elgar The Wand of Youth: Suite No 2
David Morgan Overture for a Festive Occasion
Adrian Cruft Meditation on the Passion Chorale
Vilem Tausky Suite: From our Village

Contributors

Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: George Butterworth
Unknown: Adrian Cruft

: Russian Song Recital

ELENA OBRAZTSOVA (mezzo-soprano)
ALEXANDER YEROKHIN (pianO) in works by Tchaikovsky, Prokoflev and Rachmaninov.
(Hungarian Radio recording)

: Midday Concert

SIMON STANDAGE (violin) SIMON JOLY
(harpsichord continuo)
BBC WELSH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA led by BARRY HASKEY conducted by JÖRG FAERBER Part 1
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No
12.41' Violin Concerto in A minor (Bwv 1041)

Contributors

Harpsichord: Simon Joly

: News

: Playbill

A personal preview by DONALD PRICE of some of the plays and features on Radio 3 and Radio 4 in the week ahead.

: Midday Concert

Part 2
Bach Violin Concerto in I (BWV 1042)
1.38* Hindemith Symphony: Mathis der Maler BBC Wales

: Gabrieli String Quartet

Kenneth Sillito (violin)
Brendan O'Reilly (violin) Ian Jewel (viola)
Keith Harvey (ceHo) with HANNAH FRANCIS (soprano) KEITH PUDDY (clarinet) RONALD HARRIS (horn)
Gordon Crosse Studies for string quartet. Set 1; Corpus Christi Carol (directed by the composer)
Janacek Quartet No 2
BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Violin: Kenneth Sillito
Violin: Brendan O'Reilly
Viola: Keith Harvey
Soprano: Hannah Francis
Clarinet: Keith Puddy
Horn: Gordon Crosse

: Schubert Sonatas

Tirimo (piano)
Sonata in F sharp minor (D 570) (completed by Tirimo) Sonata in A minor (D 537)

: The Avant-Garde Organ

Part of a recital given by Zsigmond Szathmary at last year's Royan International Festival of Contemporary Art

Henryk-Mikolai Gorecki Cantata for organ (first broadcast in this country)
Klaus Huber Cantus cancricans
Francois Bousch Ondes cristallisees IV, for organ and tape (first broadcast in this country)
(French Radio recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Zsigmond Szathmary
Unknown: Klaus Huber
Unknown: Francois Bousch

: The Young Idea

Devils and Angels
Does the Devil have all the best tunes? Is angelic music always as saccharine as harpists suggest? The rival musical claims of the two kingdoms are balanced by Christopher Hogwood in today's programme: Angels by Biber. Ruggles and Wagner versus Devils by Tartini, Dvorak and Schubert. And why does the Devil always play the violin ... ? Record requests from the under-20s

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Hogwood

: Homeward Bound

LONDON STUDIO STRINGS conducted by ASHLEY LAWRENCE BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA conducted by MARCUS DODS and HAVELOCK NELSON with artists on records

Contributors

Conducted By: Ashley Lawrence
Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Conducted By: Havelock Nelson

: News

: Homeward Bound

(continued)

: Lifelines

medium only
Leisure and Recreation
8.30 In Your Own Time
Things to Do - Places to Go
New, purposeful and perhaps profitable ways of enjoying your spare time.
Presented by PETER CLAYTON Producer INNA ASHE Editor GRAHAM TAYAR
7.0 Music In Principle
4: A Question of Timbre
BRUCE COLE discusses the sounds made by musical instruments and JOHN LEWIS talks about how electronics have widened the composer's choice of tone colours.

Contributors

Presented By: Peter Clayton
Producer: Inna Ashe
Editor: Graham Tayar
Unknown: Bruce Cole
Talks: John Lewis

: Scottish National Orchestra

* direct from the Usher Hall. Edinburgh
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Teresa Cahill (soprano)
SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA leader EDWIN PALING conducted by Gary Bertinl
Part 1 Webern Symphony for small orchestra. Op 21 Berg Lulu : suite

Contributors

Soprano: Teresa Cahill
Leader: Edwin Paling
Conducted By: Gary Bertinl
Unknown: Berg Lulu

: * The Philosophy of Composition

In this essay Edgar Allan Poe explains the details of how his most famous poem was written: why The Raven wasn't a parrot and why the end came first.
Prose reader DAVID BRIERLEY
Poetry reader DENYS HAWTHORN -

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Reader: David Brierley
Reader: Denys Hawthorn

: * SNO

Part 2 Beethoven
Piano Concerto No 5 (Emperor) (Presented in association with Gulf Oil Corporation) BBC Scotland

: The Basques: Anatomy of a Vision

The Basques are one of the most ancient, and yet least known, of the peoples of Europe. Their long-standing struggle for -autonomy was recognised by Madrid on New Year's day, after a campaign which had occasionally flared into violence.
Douglas Gilford , whose department at the University of St Andrews is one of the few where Basque History and Language are studied, examines the history of this people and discusses how their movement for autonomy compares with similar movements in Europe today.

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Gilford

: Sandor Vegh

(violin) and Peter Pettinger (piano)
Debussy Sonata in G minor Sandor Veress Sonata No 2
Bach Partita in E major, for unaccompanied violin

Contributors

Piano: Peter Pettinger

: Music Now

Priaulx Rainier at 75.
Jessye Norman talks to NATALIE WHEEN.
Introduced by John Amis Producer DENYS GUEROULT

Contributors

Unknown: Priaulx Rainier
Talks: Jessye Norman
Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Introduced By: John Amis
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: News

: And Tonight's Schubert Song

Fischerweise
BRUCE BOYCE (baritone) DOREL HANDMAN (piano) gramophone record

Contributors

Baritone: Bruce Boyce
Piano: Dorel Handman








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