The tercentenary of Antonio Vivaldi 's birth falls this year. In this morning's programme, the second in the series including music by Vivaldi and his Venetian contemporaries. there are two concertos by Vivaldi and also settings of the Crucifixus bv Lotti and Caldara, two pupils of Giovanni Legrenzi.
Vivaldi Sinfonia in B minor (RV 168) i SOLISTI VENETI conducted by CLAUDIO SCIMONE
8.11* Lotti Crucifixus a 8 CHOIR OF ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE directed by GEORGE GUEST
8.15* Vivaldi Concerto in A, for violin and two orchestras (RV 585)
I SOLISTI DI MILANO
LES SOLISTES DE BRUXELLES conducted by ANGELO EPHRIKIAN
8.27* Caldara Crucifixus
CHOIR OF ST JOHNS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE directed by GEORGE GUEST
3.31* Vivaldi Trio-Sonata In c major, for lute, violin and continuo (rv 82)
KONRAD RAGOSSNIG (lute) EDUARD MELKUS (violin)
LEONARD WALLISCH (cello)
VERA SCHWARZ (harpsichord)
8.42* Vivaldi Cello Concerto in G major (rv 415) ANNER BYLSMA
COLLEGIUM AUREUM gramophone records
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Brahms Concerto in A minor, Op 102
DAVID OISTRAKH (violin)
MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH (CellO) CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA conducted bv GEORGE SZELL
9.40* Ravel Rapsodie espagnole ALFONS AND ALOYS KONTARSKY (two pianos)
9.56* Douglas Lllburn Symphony No 2. in c
NEW ZEALAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by ASHLEY HEENAN
Introduced by Michael Oliver
The Fire Famine: WILLIAM MANN introduces Strauss's second opera.
The Sons of the Clergy: HUGH KEYTE examines the musical history of a 300-year-old charity.
Haydn's keyboards and their effect on his style by ALAN CUCKSTON.
Producer CHRISTINE HARDWICK
at the Holland Festival 1977
A recital of songs by Strauss and Liszt, accompanied by Irwin Gage Part 1
Strauss Heimkehr: Ich schwebe: Waldseligkeit: Morgen; Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten
Liszt Uber alien Gipfeln ist Ruh': Es rauschen die Winde: Ihr Glocken von Marling: 0 Lieb', so lang du lieben kannst
A Question of Colour: Lionel Salter reflects on new and unusual instruments.
Liszt Ich mochte hingeh'n; Blume und Duft: Die Lorelei
Strauss Standchen; Der Stern; Die Nacht: Wiegenlied; Befreit (Netherlands Radio recording) (Gundula Janotcitz sings in Slrauss's Feuersnot tomorrow:
Patricia Beer. poet and critic, reBects on some of the things we say and write. BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thursday 10.30 am)
The third of ten programmes in which 26 amateur choirs compete for the honour of representing the United Kingdom in the annual International Choral Competition Let the Peoples Sing.
3: Mixed Voice Choirs (1)
GREGORIAN SINGERS OF LONDON THE EXON SINGERS CANTORION ARDWYN
ST CECILIA SINGERS
Adjudicators CHARLES BEARDSALL NOEL cox and IAN CARSON
Bernard Keeffe introduces the programme, summarises the adjudicators' remarks. and announces the Class winners.
(Repeated: Monday 10.0 am)
Last of three weekly programmes, in each of which a Haydn Op 71 quartet and a modern work are played by the DARTINGTON STRING QUARTET
Haydn Quartet in k flat, Op 71 No 3
Roberto Gerhard Quartet No 2
Oratorio in three acts Music by Handel Libretto by THE REV THOMAS MORELL
WANDSWORTH SCHOOL CHOIR
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CHARLES MACKERRAS gramophone records. Act 1
3.50* Interval Reading
4.0* Judas Maccabaeus Act 2
First of two programmes
John Sparrow , who until last autumn was Warden of All Souls College. Oxford, introduces and reads some of his favourite dramatic poems.
KINSHI TSURUTA (biwa and reciter in Hon-Noh-Ji excerpt) with KATSUYA YOKOYAMA (shakuhachi) San-an. for shakuhachi Hon-Noh-Ji for biwa
Tamuke for shakuhachi
in A Delicate Balance by EDWARD ALBEE with When Edna and Harry, a married couple in late middle age, call on their best friends, Agnes and Tobias, they make a demand that endangers the delicate balance of life. Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
(Sheila Allen is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company)
Three First Performances played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra led by Wilfred Lehmann conducted by Stanley Pope
Havergal Brian...Symphony No 13 (1959)
Beethoven...Overture: The Ruins of Athens
Havergal Brian...Symphony No 15 (1960)
One of the liveliest features of contemporary Christianity is the charismatic renewal movement which has rediscovered and harnessed the enthusiasm of the first Pentecost.
Canon Rex Davis of Lincoln Cathedral examines the worldwide growth of the movement and looks at the questions it poses to itself as well as the churches.
Beethoven Overture: Leonora No 1
Havergal Brian Symphony No 17 (1960-61)
A panorama of people, places and things, factual and fictional, in the traditionalist French-speaking culture of 1850 to 1950.
A series of 13 talks by Richard Cobb, Professor of Modern History and Fellow of Worcester College. Oxford. 4: Death and the Family
This series might well have been subtitled in French: L'histoire des petites gens. For this is what it is. ' L'histoire - the historical witness of fiction as well as fact. ' Petites gens ' - this is a loving celebration of the old individualist French culture of the quartier, the café des habitues, the small shop, Jacques Tati country in fact; everything threatened by the New France of the technocrats.
(5: Military Service, part 1: 28 May)
both to poems by his friend Mayrhofer: the pianist is the late Viola Tunnard Die Einsamkeit
One of his longest songs: the poem traces a man's life-story through many stages ROBERT TEAR (tenor)
VIOLA TUNNARD (piano)
Fragment aus dem Aeschylus APRIL CANTELO (soprano) VIOLAi TUNNARD (piano)
BBC Music Guide: Schubert Songs by Maurice Brown , 75p from bookshops with at