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: Overture

Glinka Chernomor 's March (Ruslan and Ludmilla) USSR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by EVRENY SVETLANOV
7.9' Rimsky-Korsakoy Piano Concerto in c sharp minor IGOR ZHUKOV MOSCOW RADIO SYMPHONY
7.24* Rachmaninov Aieko 't Cavatina (Aleko)
7.31' Tchaikovsky Fantasy: Francesca da Rimini
NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by LORIN MAAZEL gramophone record*


Unknown: Glinka Chernomor
Conducted By: Evreny Svetlanov
Conducted By: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Conducted By: Rachmaninov Aieko
Bass: Nicolai Ghiaurov
Conducted By: Edward Downes
Conducted By: Lorin Maazel

: News

: Morning Concert

Locke Music for His Majesty's sackbutts and cornetts
8.13* Handel Where shall I fly? (Hercules)
JANET BAKER (mezzo-soprano) ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conductedbyRaymondleppard
8.20* Vivaldi Winter (The Seasons)
8.30* Telemann Suite In A minor
DAVID MUNROW (treble recorder) ACADEMY or ST MARTIN IN-THE-FIELDS, directed by NEVILLE MARRINER : records


Unknown: Locke Music
Unknown: Philip Jones
Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Baker
Violin: Pinchas Zukerman
Unknown: St Martin In-Thl
Directed By: Neville Marriner

: News

: This Week's Composer: Faure

Indian Summer
Violin Sonata No 2, In I minor, Op 108: RAYMOND GALLOIS-MONTBRUN (violin)

9.30* Le Jardin clos, Op 108 (song-cycle to poems by Charles van Lerberghe ) ELLY AMELING (soprano)


: Vienna Wind Quintet

Gottfried Hechtl (flute) Manfred Kautzky (oboe)
Siegfried Schenner (clarinet) Robert Lorenzi (horn) Karl Dvorak (bassoon)
Stephen Dodgson Sonata for Wind Quintet
Graham Whettam Trio (1975), for oboe, clarinet and bassoon Gottfried von Einem Wind Quintet. Op 49
BBC Birmingham


Oboe: Manfred Kautzky
Horn: Robert Lorenzi
Bassoon: Karl Dvorak
Bassoon: Stephen Dodgson Sonata

: Piano Recital

Bartok Suite, Op 14
Liszt Grande Etude de Paganini No 2. in E flat major
Weber Sonata No 1, In c major

: Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

conducted by LEIF SEGERSTAM ROBERT HOLL (bass)
Leif Segerstam Patria
Mussorgsky Songs and Dances of Death
12.5* Interval Reading
12.10* Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra Part 2 Sibelius
Symphony No 2. In D major
(Netherlands Radio recording)


Conducted By: Leif Segerstam
Bass: Robert Holl
Bass: Leif Segerstam Patria

: News

: Manchester Midday Concert

direct from the Royal Exchange Theatre Howard Shelley (piano)
Clementi Sonata in F sharp minor, Op 26 No 2
Debussy Pour le piano
Chopin Sonata in B flat minor
(The second of 12 concerts promoted by the Manchester Midday Concerts Society in association with the BBC) BBC Manchester


Piano: Clementi Sonata

: Maskarade

A comic opera in three acts Music by Carl Nielsen
Libretto by VILHELM ANDERSEN , after the play by LUDWIG HOLBERG
(sung in Danish: records)
The action takes place In Copenhagen, In 1723, Acts 1 and 2


Music By: Carl Nielsen
Unknown: Vilhelm Andersen
Play By: Ludwig Holberg
Unknown: John Frandsen

: * Words

: Maskarade

Act 3

: Harpsichord Recital

Third in a series of seven programmes featuring music from Italy, France, Germany and England
STANISLAV HELLER (harpsichord) Froberger Lamentation faite sur la mort très douloureuse de Sa Majesté Imperiale Ferdinand Ie troisieme; Suite No 29, in A minor
Louis Couperin Suite No 8, In D; Passacaille in c; Pavane in r sharp minor d'Anglebert Deuxleme Suite In o minor; Chaconne Rondeau in D


Harpsichord: Stanislav Heller
Unknown: Imperiale Ferdinand

: Homeward Bound

A sequence of music for the early evening

: News

: At Home

Presented by Jack Brymer
The Sound of the Harmonica Tommy Reilly is soloist with the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA, conductor ASHLEY LAWRENCE.
James Moody Toledo : Spanish Fantasy
Hoist St Paul's Suite
Gordon Jacob Five pieces for harmonica and strings Ibert Divertissement
(From a concert recorded ot the Hippodrome. Golders Green, last year) BBC Bristol.


Presented By: Jack Brymer
Unknown: Harmonica Tommy Reilly
Conductor: Ashley Lawrence.
Conductor: James Moody Toledo

: King Lear

Donald Wolfit as King Lear by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
World Theatre presents another chance to hear Sir Donald's historic 1949 radio performance with Sonia Dresdel , Robert Eddlson Harry Andrews
Arranged for radio by M. R. RIDLEY
Directed by HOWARD rosi
(First broadcast 26 April 1949)


Unknown: Donald Wolfit
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Sonia Dresdel
Unknown: Robert Eddlson
Unknown: Harry Andrews
Unknown: M. R. Ridley
Directed By: Howard Rosi
Earl of Kent: Ralph Truman
Earl of Gloucester: John Ruddock
Edmund, son to Gloucester: Roderick Lovell
Lear, King of Britain: Donald Wolrtt
Daughters to Lear:Goneril: Sonia Dresdel
Cordelia: Rosallnd Iden
Regan: Barbara Couper
Duke of Burgundy: Philip Morant
King of France: Denis McCarthy
Edgar, son to Gloucester: Harry Andrews
Oswald, steward to Goneril: Arnold Diamond
A messenger: Adrian Thomas
Fool: Robert Eddison
Duke of Albany: Douglas Jefferies
First Gentleman: Richard West
Curan: John Boxer
Duke of Cornwall: Andrew Cruickshank
A gentleman: Ian Cooper
An old man: Lance George
Narrator: Duncan Carse

: The Trio-Sonata

' The birthplace of all the major musical forms of the baroque was Italy ... Its good fortune was to possess all the ingredients of successful music-making, hotly cultivated in a large number of Independent city-states.'
In the second of this series of 15 programmes, Christopher Hogwood traces the emergence and early development of the Trio-Sonata in early 17th-century Italy. This is illustrated In an excerpt from Monte-verdi's Scherzi Musicalt , Sonatas by Salamone Rossi , Giovanni Battista Buonamente , Giovanni Paolo Cima. Biaglo Marini and Francesco Turini , and a Canzona by Cavalli. ACADEMY OF ANCIENT MUSIC Michael Laird (cornett) Monica Huggett (violin) Eleanor Sloan (violin) Anthony Pleeth (cello) Nigel North (theorbo) director CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD (organ)


Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Scherzi Musicalt
Unknown: Salamone Rossi
Unknown: Giovanni Battista Buonamente
Unknown: Giovanni Paolo Cima.
Unknown: Biaglo Marini
Unknown: Francesco Turini
Music: Michael Laird
Violin: Monica Huggett
Violin: Eleanor Sloan
Cello: Anthony Pleeth
Cello: Nigel North
Director: Christopher Hogwood

: News

: Tonight's Schubert Song

Irdisches Glück (Refrain-
GERALD MOORE (piano) gramophone record


Unknown: Lieden Dietrich
Piano: Gerald Moore

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