Today's programme includes music by Alessandro Marcello (1684-1750). He was a man of wide-ranging interests, from poetry and painting to mathematics and philosophy.
Vivaldi Sinfonia in B minor ' al Santo Sepolcro ' (RV 169) LUCERNE FESTIVAL STRINGS conducted by RUDOLF BAUMGARTNER
8.10. Vivaldi Violin and Cello Concerto in B flat (RV 547) SOLOISTS
SLOVAK CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by BOHDAN WARCHAL
8.20* Benedetto Marcello Psalm 8: Oh! di che lode di
ADRIANA LAZZARINI (contralto)
MILAN POLYPHONIC CHOIR and INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE directed by GIULIO BERTOLA
8.34* Alessandro Marcello Concerto No 2, in E ' La Cetra ' MEMBERS OF I SOLISTI VENETI conducted by CLAUDIO SCIMONE
8.43. Vivaldi Viola d'Amore Concerto in A major (RV 396) ULRICH KOCH (viola d'amore)
SOUTH-WEST GERMAN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, conducted by PAUL ANGERER : records
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Rossini Ballet Music from Guillaume Tell: MONTE CARLO NATIONAL OPERA ORCHESTRA AND chorus, conducted by ANTONIO DE ALMEIDA
9.24* Khachaturyan Piano Concerto in D flat
ALICIA DE LARROCHA LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by RAFAEL FROhBECK DE BURGOS
14.2* Elgar Suite: The Starlight Express: CYNTHIA CLOVER (sop) JOHN LAWRENSON (baritone) BOURNEMOUTH SINFONIETTA conducted by GEORGE HURST
Introduced by Michael Oliver
Was Satie a good thing? A question pondered by ROGER NICHOLS.
A conversation with JESSYE NORMAN.
The last of the romantic pianists: a 75th birthday tribute to ERVIN NYIREGYHAZI from JEREMY NICHOLAS.
Producer CHRISTINE HARDWICK
leader jose-luis GARCIA conducted bv MARK ELDER
A recent work for chamber orchestra by Michael Berkeley , commissioned as a result of his winning the 1977 Guinness Prize for Composition; framed by string Serenades by his father Lennox Berkeley and by Tchaikovsky.
Lennox Berkeley Serenade for strings
Michael Berkeley Fantasia Coneertante (first broadcast performance)
Tchaikovsky Serenade for strings
International Amateur Choral Competition: 2
Large Choir Class, Part 2 UK: READING PHOENIX CHOIR
Bulgaria: ' GUSLA ' MALE voici
Belgium: ROYAL CERCLE CHORAL JUPILLE ST-AMAND
Finland: FLORAKOREN AND BRAHE DJAKNAR
Canada: VANCOUVER BACH CHOIR Bernard Keeffe introduces the choirs, summarises the adjudicators' comments and announces the results.
This year's International Jurors are: NIKI VASKOLA (Finland) Chairman of the Jury; CHARLES BEARDSALL , BBC; WILFRIED BREN-NECKE, West Germany; nam-su LEE, South Korea; GEORGI MINchev, Bulgaria; DRAGISA SAVIC, Yugoslavia; FRANÇOIS VERCKEN, France
(Let The Peoples Sing is organised by the BBC in association with the EBU)
Denis Donoghue BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thursday 11.50 am)
JENNY ABEL (violin)
ROBERTO SZIDON (piano)
Bach Sonata in G minor, for violin (bwv 1001)
Bernd Alois Zimmermann Sonata
Turina Sonata No 1, in D, Op 51
(Repeated: Monday 10.5 am)
IDA HAENDEL (violin)
RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, FRANKFURT conducted by ELIAHU INBAL
Part 1 Webern PassacaglU, Op 1; Symphony, Op 21
Debussy, arr and orch Allende-BMn La chute de la maison Usher (first broadcast in this country)
During the last ten years of his life Debussy worked fitfully on a scheme for an opera based on Edgar Allan Poe's short storv The Fall of the House of Usher. At his death in 1918 Debussy left only a collection of sketches. The composer Juan Allende-Blin has prepared this performing edition of these fragments. 3.20* Edgar Allan Poe in France
Harold Beaver, Reader in American Literature at the University of Warwick and editor of Penguin English Library editions of Poe, examines the peculiar attraction that the American author has had for the French, from Baudelaire, whotranslatedhim,upthrough
Verne and Valiry to the younger writers of today,
3.40. Webern. Brahms and a Debussy Premiere Part 2 Brahms
Violin Concerto in D
(Hess Radio recording)
String Quintet in c (D 956) ISAAC STERN and ALEXANDER SCHNEIDER (ViOlim) MILTON KATIMS (viola) PABLO CASALS and PAÚL TORTELIER (cellos): records
A portrait of the celebrated pianist, who was 75 earlier this year, in which he speaks about his life and career to Robert Layton.
ROHAN DE SARAM (cello) YIKIN SEOW (piano)
Alfred Nieman Meditation on Paradise Regained, for cello and piano with antique cymbals Jonathan Harvey Meditation , for cello and tape
(first broadcast performances)
An extravaganza by IAN DOUGALL with ' Garrison ' and ' Halibut ' are the first and last words in a volume of one edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and Garrison Halibut also happens to be the name of the place where Ian Dougall 's everyman acquires his experience. The play is an allegorical journey through a Hollywood-style Wild West, a free-form satire on some aspects of the Western, but also a disguised attack against the value of formal specialised knowledge when the student may in many respepts turn out to be a ' social imbecile '.
Musicians: JUDD LANDER , KEVIN PEEK , DAVE LINDSAY , COLIN BILHAM , MICHAEL LAIRD. Title music written by MIKE STEER Radiophonics
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY
Shades Rafferty/Scoobie Maha rishi:
LOIS MCDONALL (soprano) BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA guest leader RAYMOND COHEN conducted by DAVID ATHERTON
Part 1 Haydn Symphony No 35, in B flat lain Hamilton Scena: Cleopatra (Cheltenham Festival Commission: world premiere)
lain Hamilton examines the role of the music critic.
Part 2 Schubert
Symphony No 7, in E major (Realised by BRIAN NEWBOULD , first broadcast performance)
(A public concert recorded earlier this evening from the Town Hall, Cheltenham)
The Prince is in the Audience by ARTHUR SCHNITZLER translated by DAVID HEALD Read by Gavin Campbell
1 Florian Wendelmeyer blew his flute as he had done every day for 17 years ... only today turned out to be very different.
HAMISH MILNE (piano)
Three Hymns, Op 49 (In Praise of Toil); Meditation, Op 39 No 1; Primavera, Op 39 No 3; Sonata in D minor, Op 11 No 2; Dithyramb in E flat major. Op 10 No 2
Die gefangenen Sanger
DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU (bar) GERALD MOORE (piano) (gramophone record)