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Brahms Academic Festival Overture LEIPZIG GEWANDHAUS ORCHESTRA conducted by KURT MASUR
7.14* Coste Le Montagnard, Op 34 SYMON WYNBERG (guitar) JOHN ANDERSON (oboe)
7.26* Haydn Symphony No 90, in c VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by KARL BÖHM
8.0 News
8.5 Martinu Memorial to Lidice (mono) CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by KAREL ANCERL
8.13* Strauss Morgen, Op 27 No 1 (mono) HERMANN PREY (baritone) GERALD MOORE (piano)
8.17* Nielsen Violin Concerto ARVE TELLEFSEN (violin) DANISH RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA conducted by HERBERT BLOMSTEDT gramophone records


Conducted By: Kurt Masur
Guitar: Symon Wynberg
Oboe: John Anderson
Conducted By: Karl Böhm
Conducted By: Karel Ancerl
Baritone: Hermann Prey
Piano: Gerald Moore
Violin: Arve Tellefsen
Conducted By: Herbert Blomstedt

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John Ireland and Alan Bush Ireland Piano music: Prelude in E flat (ALAN BUSH) Ballade (WILLIAM LANGFORD ) Moon-Glade (ALAN BUSH) Sarnia (WILLIAM LANGFORD) Columbine (original version) (ALAN BUSH) Alan Bush introduces the music, and talks about Ireland's performance stvle as a pianist.


Unknown: John Ireland
Unknown: William Langford
Introduces: Alan Bush

: Tchaikovsky

Symphony No 1, in G minor
ORCHESTRA, conducted by LORIN MAAZEL gramophone record


Conducted By: Lorin Maazel

: Pepusch, Barsanti and Bedford

FIONA DOBIE (soprano)
EVELYN NALLEN (recorder) MARGARET RICHARDS (viola da gamba) IAIN LEDINGHAM (harpsichord)
Pepusch Cantata: Myra Barsanti Trio-Sonata in c David Bedford The Juniper Tree (first broadcast)


Soprano: Fiona Dobie
Unknown: Evelyn Nallen
Viola: Margaret Richards
Harpsichord: Iain Ledingham

: Haydn Piano Trios

The first in a new series of six programmes including some of the trios Haydn wrote for Viennese and London publishers in the 1780s and 90s.
Trio in F major (H xv 6) Trio in D major (H xv 7) Trio in A major (H xv 9) OROMONTE PIANO TRIO (Repeats)

: 400 Years of Dutch Music

The second of eight programmes of recordings by the HAGUE
PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Benedictus Buns Sonata finalis, Op 5 No 15 (1678) directed by TON KOOPMAN
Alphons Diepenbrock In grossen Schweigen (1906/18)
(Netherlands Radio recordtnos)


Directed By: Ton Koopman
Unknown: Ruud van Der Meer
Conducted By: Ferdinand Leitner

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: Concert Hall

direct from Broadcasting House. London Trio Canello
Douglas Boyd (oboe) Mark Pledger
(oboe and cor anglais) Sarah-Jane Measures (oboe and cor anglais)
Simon Shewrlng (piano) Bolsmortier Sonata a Tre Op 7 No 5
Poulenc Thème varié
Peter Racine Fricker For Three (first performance) Liszt Ballade No 2 Nell Saunders
Introduction and Air:
Rondine (first broadcast)


Oboe: Douglas Boyd
Oboe: Mark Pledger
Oboe: Sarah-Jane Measures
Piano: Simon Shewrlng

: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

conducted by KLAUS TENNSTEDT
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 2, in B flat major
Bruckner Symphony No 4, in E flat major (Romantic) (RIAS Berlin recording)


Conducted By: Klaus Tennstedt
Piano: Bruno Leonard Gelber

: Choral Evensong

direct from the Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford Organ Prelude: Te lucis ante terminum (Duprg) Responses: Rose
Office Hymn: 0 light serene (Stanbrook Abbey) Psalm 135 (Stanford) First Lesson:
Ecclesiasticus 36, vv 1.17 Canticles: Ivor Keys
Second Lesson: John 10, vv 22-38
Anthem: 0 Lorde, the maker of al thing (Joubert)
Voluntary: Passacaglia, Op 41 (Leighton)
Informator Choristarum DR JOHN HARPER Organ scholar
Assisting organist GEOFFREY WEBBER


Unknown: Dr John Harper
Unknown: Michael Stoddart
Organist: Geoffrey Webber

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: Mainly for Pleasure

with Jeremy Siepmann Music by Corelll,
Schubert, Beethoven,
Chopin and Schumann and ending at 6.5* with Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Jillian White

: Jazz Today

Introduced by Charles Fox
The best of present-day jazz on records.


Introduced By: Charles Fox

: Confessions of a Lord Chancellor

Peter Pratt considers lolavnthe, the first Savoy opera to be performed at the Savoy Theatre, on 25 November 1882, and one of the few comic operas to be subject to censorship for its 'radical' views.
('lolanthe' will be broadcast on Radio 3 on 20 November)


Unknown: Peter Pratt

: Tippett and Berlioz

direct from the Barbican Concert Hall, London
London Symphony Orchestra leader MICHAEL DAVIS
Nobuko Imai (viola)
conducted by Sir Colin Davis Part 1
Tippett Concerto for orchestra


Leader: Michael Davis
Viola: Nobuko Imai
Conducted By: Sir Colin Davis

: * Six Continents

Ian McDougall. with the help of the BBC's
Monitoring Service, presents his weekly selection of foreign radio broadcasts.
(Repeated: Friday 1.5 pm)


Unknown: Ian McDougall.

: Berlioz

Part 2 Berlioz Harold in Italy

: The Enemy

A portrait of Wyndham Lewis
Percy Wyndham Lewis , born 100 years ago, was a painter, novelist, critic. editor, poet. philosopher and traveller.
Drawing upon the reminiscences of those who knew Lewis, Paul Bailey examines the reputation of one of the most controversial figures in modern English art and literature - a man whom T. S. Eliot described as ' the most fascinating personality of our time '


Unknown: Wyndham Lewis
Unknown: Percy Wyndham Lewis
Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Producer: John Knight

: Mozart

Overture: La Clemenza di Tito; Violin Concerto in A (K 219)
10.20* Interval Reading
10.25* Serenade in D (K 320) (Posthorn)
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by JAMES LEVINE (Austrian Radio recording from this year's Vienna Festival)


Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Conducted By: James Levine

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