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: The English Baroque

Arne Overture No 1, in E minor: ACADEMY OF
ANCIENT music, directed by CHRISTOPHER HOGWOOD
8.13* Arne Blow , blow thou winter wind; Under the greenwood tree: APRIL CANTELO (SOp), ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, directed by RAYMOND LEPPARD
8.17* Robert Woodcock Oboe Concerto in E flat NEIL BLACK, THAMES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, conducted by MICHAEL DOBSON
8.26* Handel Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne SOLOISTS
CHOIR OF CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL, OXFORD, ACADEMY OF ANCIENT Music, directed by SIMON PRESTON : records

Contributors

Directed By: Christopher Hogwood
Directed By: Arne Blow
Directed By: Raymond Leppard
Oboe: Robert Woodcock
Conducted By: Michael Dobson
Conducted By: Handel Ode
Directed By: Simon Preston

: News

: Your Concert Choice

Listeners' record requests Gustav Holst St Paul 's Suite
ENGLISH CHAMBERORCHESTRA conducted by IMOGEN HOLST
9.19* trad, arr Currie Corn Rigs: SCOTTISH NATIONAL CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA conducted by SIR ALEXANDER GIBSON
9.23* Wieniawski Violin Concerto No 1, in F sharp minor: ITZHAK PERLMAN LONDON PHILHARMONIC orchestra, conducted by SEIJI OZAWA
9.51* Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 54 No 1 AMADEUS QUARTET
10.11* Johann Strauss. transc Berg Waltz : Wine, Woman and Song: BOSTON SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS

Contributors

Unknown: Gustav Holst St Paul
Conducted By: Imogen Holst
Conducted By: Sir Alexander Gibson
Conducted By: Seiji Ozawa
Unknown: Johann Strauss.
Unknown: Berg Waltz

: Music Weekly

Introduced by Michael Oliver
Symphony? Of a thousand? Some thoughts on Mahler's Eighth, by MICHAEL KENNEDY.
Max Bruch and the Liver-pool Philharmonic Society, by FRITZ SPIEGL.

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Michael Kennedy.
Unknown: Max Bruch
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl.

: Chicago Symphony Orchestra

conducted by Daniel Barenbolm with Jean-
Bernard Pommier (piano) Schumann Symphony No 4, in D minor
11.50* Interval Reading
12.0* Concert, Part 2
Bartok Piano Concerto No 1 Lutoslawski Mi-parti (WFMT recording)

Contributors

Conducted By: Daniel Barenbolm
Piano: Bernard Pommier

: Let the Peoples Sing

Tenth of 15 programmes Chamber Choirs (3)
Finland: JUBILATE; Netherlands: PAVANE; Norway: NORWEGIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION STUDIO CHOIR; Hungary: CHAMBER CHOIR OF THE TEACHERS' CENTRE, PECS. Introduced by Bernard Keeffe
(In association with EBU)

Contributors

Introduced By: Bernard Keeffe

: Cello and Piano

RADU ALDULESCU
JULIAN DAWSON-LYELL
Beethoven Sonata in i major. Op 69
Shostakovich Sonata in D minor, Op 40

Contributors

Unknown: Radu Aldulescu

: Parsifal

A sacred music drama in three acts: words and music by Richard Wagner (sung in German)
An Austrian Radio recording from the Salzburg Easter Festival
SALZBURG CHAMBER CHOIR
VIENNA STATE OPERA CHORUS VIENNA SINGVEREIN TOLZ BOYS' CHOIR
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC
ORCHESTRA, conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN. Act 1

Contributors

Music By: Richard Wagner
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan.

: * George Eliot

A Musical Memoir
Extracts about music from George Eliot 's letters, journals and fiction.
Introduced and read by Margaret Wolfit

Contributors

Unknown: George Eliot
Read By: Margaret Wolfit

: Parsifal

Act 2

: * Faith in Words

Translation it is that openeth the window, to let in the light; that breaketh the shell, that we may eat the kernel, that putteth aside the curtain that we may look into the most holy place.
The translators of the King James Bible had faith in the power of their words to illuminate, but supporters of the modern versions of the Bible claim that time has pulled the curtain back again.
James Fenton talks to those who want a clear window onto scripture and those who want stained glass.
Producer TOM SUTCLIFFE

Contributors

Unknown: King James Bible
Talks: James Fenton
Producer: Tom Sutcliffe

: Parsifal

Act 3

: One Pair of Ears

Felix Aprahamian

Contributors

Unknown: Felix Aprahamian

: Outside The Jeweller's

by KAROL WOJTYLA (POPE JOHN PAUL II), translated by BOLESLAW TABORSKI with Maureen O'Brien Barbara Jefford Nigel Hawthorne
Written in the late 1950s. this play is described as ' a meditation on the Sacrament of Matrimony, passing on occasion into a drama '. Three stories of the love of three couples are interrelated. In the case of the first couple, love triumphs over death. In the second couple, love somehow dies. The two children (the boy who never knew his father, the girl whose parents are two strangers) suffer from their inner wounds, but their love helps them to rise above their fears and create their own life together.
With PATRICK BARR , DIANA BISHOP, BRIAN CARROLL , JOHN CHURCH, LOLLY COCKERELL, ALEXANDER JOHN , MICHAEL MCSTAY and AMANDA MURRAY Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Karol Wojtyla
Unknown: John Paul
Translated By: Boleslaw Taborski
Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: Barbara Jefford
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Patrick Barr
Unknown: Brian Carroll
Unknown: Alexander John
Unknown: Michael McStay
Unknown: Amanda Murray
Directed By: John Theocharis
The couples:Teresa: Maureen O'Brien
Andrew: David Timson
Anna: Barbara Jefford
Stephan: Denys Hawthorne
Monica: Janet Maw
Christopher: Michael Maloney
Adam: Nigel Hawthorne
Jeweller: Godfrey Kenton

: BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra

conducted by RAYMOND LEPPARD
Britten Suite on English folk tunes: A time there was....
Delius A song before sunrise
Vaughan Williams Norfolk Rhapsody No 1, in E minor
Warlock Serenade (to Frederick Delius on his 60th birthday)
Grainger A Lincolnshire Posey

Contributors

Conducted By: Raymond Leppard
Unknown: Frederick Delius

: Round Tower Tales

by COLIN MCLAREN
3: The Man Who Knew Not Fear
Read by Michael Hordern

Contributors

Unknown: Colin McLaren
Read By: Michael Hordern

: News

: Schubert

Raste, Krieger (Ellen's first song from The Lady of the Lake)
JESSYE NORMAN (soprano) IRWIN GAGE (piano): record

Contributors

Soprano: Jessye Norman








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