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: Morning Concert

7.20* Coste Le Montagnard,
Op 34: SIMON WYNBERG (guitar) JOHN ANDERSON (oboe)
7.31* Litolff Scherzo (Concerto Symphonique No 4, Op 102) CLIFFORD CURZON (piano) LPO/BOULT
7.39* Wolf Suite: Der Corregidor
8.0 News
8.5 C. P. E. Bach Trio-Sonata in B minor (wQ 143)
ROLF JUNGHANNS (harpsichord) PHOEBE CARRAI (cello)
8.14* Torelli Trumpet Concerto in D
8.21* Monteverdi Laudate Dominum
8.25* Rameau Orchestral Suite (Dardanus, Acts 1-3) ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS/GARDINER records


Guitar: Simon Wynberg
Oboe: John Anderson
Piano: Clifford Curzon
Cello: Phoebe Carrai
Directed By: Jaap Schroder

: News

: This Week's Composer: William Mathias

Divertimento for Strings, Op 7 Eco/Atherton
Wind Quintet, Op 22
William Bennett (flute)
Anthony Camden (oboe)
Harp Concerto, Op 50
Osian Ellis (harp)
LSO/Atherton records


Flute: William Bennett
Harp: Osian Ellis
Oboe: Anthony Camden

: Barber and Copland

Barber Adagio for Strings
Second Essay for Orchestra: NEW YORK PO/SCWPPERS
Copland Ballet Suite: Billy the Kid: NEW YORK po/bernstein records

: Flute Trios

played by DAVID BUTT (flute) Ross POPLE (cello)
ROSEMARIE WRIGHT (piano) Haydn Trio in D (H xv 16)
Hnmmel Adagio, Variations and Rondo in A, Op 78 BBC Birmingham


Played By: David Butt
Cello: Ross Pople
Piano: Rosemarie Wright
Piano: Haydn Trio

: The English Concert

director TREVOR pinnock (harpsichord) patrizia KWELLA (soprano) Parti
Avison Concerto Grosso No 9 after
Scarlatti Handel Motet , Silete venti Arne Harpsichord Concerto No 5 in G minor


Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Scarlatti Handel Motet

: * The English Concert

Part 2
Arne Three Shakespeare Songs: The Cuckoo Song (Love's Labours Lost) Dirge (Cymbeline)
Ariel's Song (The Tempest)
Handel Concerto Grosso in B flat Op 3 No 2
BBC Birmingham

: News

: Levon Chilingirian and Clifford Benson

(violin and piano) direct from the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London
Komitas Shoushigy; Akh Maral Chan- Gakavig; Keler Tsoler Khachaturian Ouzoun-Tara (Gayaneh)
Oror (Gayaneh) Bar
Babajanian Exprompt;
Prelude; Vagharshabadi Bar
Ludwig Bazil Variations on a Tigranian Theme
Ghazaros Sarian Aria and Toccata


Unknown: Akh Maral
Unknown: Keler Tsoler
Unknown: Khachaturian Ouzoun-Tara
Unknown: Ghazaros Sarian Aria

: The Two Widows

Opera in two acts
Libretto by EMMANUEL ZONGEL Music by Smetana
(sung in Czech); records

: Chopin on a Contemporary Piano

played by ALAN CUCKSTON on a Pleyel grand piano of circa 1855 Three Mazurkas, Op 59
Nocturne in D flat, Op 27 No 2 Polonaise in F sharp minor


Played By: Alan Cuckston

: News

: Mainly for Pleasure

Presented by Michael Berkeley Producer IAN CARSON


Presented By: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Ian Carson

: Bandstand

FAIREY ENGINEERING BAND conductor GEOFFREY BRAND Eric Ball Sunset Rhapsody Phyllis Tate Illustrations BBC Manchester

: Roots Writ Large

"My two unfulfilled dreams were to play center field for the Yankees and to sing Wotan at the Met. Not being endowed with skills in either of those directions I had to do other things."
Lewis Wolpert of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, talks to Stephen Jay Gould of Harvard University who was not deflected from an even earlier ambition to become a palaeontologist instead.


Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Stephen Jay Gould
Producer: Alison Richards

: Scottish Season

A Memorial of Old Edinburgh By the mid-18th century the Musical Society of Edinburgh had grown prosperous enough to build its own hall.
Radio 3's Scottish Season begins with a concert from
St Cecilia's Hall reconstructed from the accounts of the Society circa 1780. NEIL MACKIE (tenor)
MELVYN TAN (harpsichord) CHRISTOPHE COIN (cello) TAVERNER PLAYERS leader JOHN holloway conductor ANDREW parrott Act 1
Handel Overture in Alexander's Feast
Tommaso Giordani Mi sento in mezzo al core (La Marchesa Giardiniera, 1775) trad, arr Robert Bremner The Birks of Endermay; Bessy Bell and Mary Gray
Thomas Erskine , Earl of Kelly Sonata No 1 in A for two violins and a bass
Thomas Arne Behold on Lethe's Dismal Strand (Artaxerxes, 1762)
8.5* Interval Reading
8.10* Act 2
The Earl of Kelly Overture in The Maid of the Mill
Johann Schetky Solo for the violincello in E flat (1776) J. C. Bach Concerto for harpsichord in D, Op 13 No 2
8.50* Interval Reading
8.M* Act 3
Corelli Grand Concerto, Op 6 No 4 (with trumpets, horns and kettledrums) trad, arr Bremner Gilderoy ;
Hooly and Fairly; Pinky House Haydn Favourite Overture in D


Leader: John Holloway
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Tommaso Giordani
Unknown: Robert Bremner
Unknown: Mary Gray
Unknown: Thomas Erskine
Bass: Thomas Arne Behold
Unknown: Johann Schetky
Unknown: Bremner Gilderoy

: Scottish Season

Music in Our Time
The first of five programmes reflecting 1984 Musica Nova ,
Glasgow's sixth International Festival of Contemporary Music.
Introduced by Roger Wright in conversation with some ot the composers and performers. SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA leader EDWIN paling conducted by Matthias BAMERT URSULA OPPENS (piano)
Per Norgaard Illumination (first performance)
Elliott Carter Piano Concerto Bruno Madema Juilliard Serenade
John Casken Orion over Fame (BBC commission: first performance) BBC Scotland


Unknown: Musica Nova
Introduced By: Roger Wright
Leader: Edwin Paling
Conducted By: Matthias Bamert
Piano: Ursula Oppens

: Faure

Piano Quintet No 2 in c minor, Op 115

: News

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