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: Morning Concert

Haydn Symphony No 48, in c major
L'ESTROARMONICO directed by DEREK SOLOMONS
7.39* Dvorak Bagatelles, Op 47 MEMBERS OF THE BERLIN
PHILHARMONIC OCTET
8.0 News
8.5 Vaughan Williams
Three Portraits (The England of Elizabeth)
LSO/ANDRE PREVIN
8.22* Ravel Introduction and Allegro
MARISA ROBLES (harp)
CHRISTOPHER HYDE-SMITH (flute) THEA KING (clarinet)
ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET
8.33* Janacek Slavonic Rhapsody: Taras Bulba
PHILHARMONIA/SIMON RATTLE records

Contributors

Directed By: Derek Solomons

: News

: This Week's Composer

Rachmaninov
Études-tableaux, Op 39: No 4, in B minor; No 6, in A minor THE COMPOSER (piano roll)
Vespers, Op 37: No 5, Nunc dimittis; No 9, Blessed be the Lord
KONSTANTiN OGNEVOI (tenor)
RSFSR ACADEMIC RUSSIAN CHOIR/
ALEXANDER SVESHNIKOV
Symphonic Dances, Op 45 AMSTERDAM CONCERTGEBOUW
ORCHESTRA/VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY records

Contributors

Tenor: Konstantin Ognevoi

: Haydn and Bartok

TAKACS QUARTET
Gabor Takacs-Nagy (violin) Karoly Schranz (violin) Gabor Ormai (viola) Andras Fejer (cello)
Haydn Quartet in F, Op 77 No 2 Bartok Quartet No 2 BBC Birmingham (R)

Contributors

Violin: Karoly Schranz
Viola: Gabor Ormai
Cello: Andras Fejer

: Langham Chamber Orchestra

directed by Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)
Schubert Rondo in A (D 438)
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in D minor

Contributors

Directed By: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Violin: Schubert Rondo

: Mahler Songs

Scheiden und Meiden;
Erinnerung; Hans und Grethe;
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
BRIGITTE FASSBAENDER (mezzo-soprano) IRWIN GAGE (piano)
(Norwegian Radio recording from the 1985 Bergen International Festival)

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Brigitte Fassbaender
Piano: Irwin Gage

: Midday Concert

direct from the Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow John Ogdon (piano)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra leader GEOFFREY TRABICHOFF conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
Parti Tchaikovsky Overture-fantasia: Romeo and Juliet
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 1, in F sharp minor, Op 1

Contributors

Piano: Glasgow John Ogdon
Leader: Geoffrey Trabichoff
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Parti Tchaikovsky

: News

: Musical Times Past

The third of six occasional programmes in which
Fritz Spiegl delves into some of the lighter manifestations of late-Victorian music-making, with extracts from contemporary newspapers and journals. Reader JOHN WESTBROOK

Contributors

Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Reader: John Westbrook

: Midday Concert

Part 2 Borodin
Overture: Prince Igor
Symphony No 2, in B minor

: Gershwin and Mayerl

SUSAN TOMES (piano)
Gershwin I'll build a stairway to Paradise; Do it again; Fascinating rhythm
Billy Mayerl The harp of the winds; Look lively; Jazzaristrix;
Marigold Gershwin Oh lady be good; I got rhythm

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Unknown: Marigold Gershwin

: Hindemith: The Composer Conducts and Plays

Last of ten programmes featuring Paul Hindemith in recordings of his own compositions
Symphony for Concert Band PHILHARMONIA/THE COMPOSER Symphony: Die Harmonie derWelt
BERLIN PO/THE COMPOSER records

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Hindemith

: Bach and Scarlatti

VIRGINIA BLACK (harpsichord) Bach Fantasia and Fugue in A minor (BWV 944)
Scarlatti Essercizi (Sonatas) in F sharp major (Kk 318, and 319) Bach Toccata in D (BWV 912) BBC Bristol (R)

: Thy Kingdom Come

Introit: Veni Domine (Mendelssohn)
Plainsong: 0 Sapientia; 0 Clavis David Psalm 53 (Vann)
Reading: Corruption (Henry Vaughan)
Motet: Christe qui lux es (Machaut)
Reading: Mark 1, w 1-8 (Rsv) Hymn: Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes (A&MR 53)
Motet: Canite tuba (Palestrina) Plainsong: Excita Domine
Reading: The Annunciation (John Donne)
Motet: Salutatio angelica (Phillip Moore) (first performance)
Antiphon: Ave Maria; Hail blessed flower
Hymn: Come, thou long expected Jesus (A&MR 54)
Organ Voluntary: Fuga sopra il Magnificat (Bach) (bwv 733)
Conductors PETER WRIGHT ,
JEREMY SUMMERLY. PETER MCCRYSTAL Organist ANDREW LUMSDEN
(Given at the 1985 Edington Festival) BBC Bristol

Contributors

Conductors: Peter Wright
Conductors: Jeremy Summerly.
Organist: Peter McCrystal
Organist: Andrew Lumsden

: News

: Mainly for Pleasure

Roger Nichols presents the last edition before Christmas, including Brother Heinrich 's Christmas, a fable with music by John Rutter.
Producer PAUL SPICER BBC Birmingham

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Nichols
Unknown: Brother Heinrich
Music By: John Rutter.
Producer: Paul Spicer

: Music for Guitar

VLADIMIR MIKULKA
Jan Antonin Logy Partita in A minor
Weiss Tombeau sur la mort de Monsieur Ie Compte de Logy Castelnuovo-Tedesco Capriccio diabolico
(Given in association with the Chesterfield Guitar Society)

Contributors

Unknown: Vladimir Mikulka
Unknown: Jan Antonin Logy
Unknown: Weiss Tombeau

: Bach on Record

The Orchestral Suites Last of 12 programmes
Suite No 4, in D (BWV 1069) ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS/
JOHN EUOT GARDINER record (1983)

: New London Consort

director Philip Pickett direct from the Broadcasting Centre, Birmingham
'Sing We to This Merry Cumpanye' Parti
Medieval music for Christmas

Contributors

Director: Philip Pickett

: Rational History: Irrational Past

British historians betray a profound unwillingness to accept Nazism at face value. Indeed there is an important continuity here with the statesmen of the 1930s.
Dr Richard Overy , lecturer at King's College, London, considers different interpretations of the origins of the Second World War and reflects on the inability of British historians to come to terms with the power of idealism.

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Richard Overy

: * New London Consort

Part 2
The Feast of Fools
We do not mean it in earnest, but ... to give folly a chance to let off steam once a year.... we play the buffoon in order that we may then return with greater zeal to our religious duties.
(THEOLOGICAL FACULTY OF PARIS , 1444) BBC Birmingham

: Tchaikowsky

Manfred Symphony , Op 58 PHILHARMONIA/RICCARDO MUTI record

Contributors

Unknown: Manfred Symphony

: New Premises

A sceptical review of new ideas and old orthodoxies in the arts presented by Stephen Games

Contributors

Presenter: Stephen Games

: Emil Gilels (1916-85)

Fourth of ten programmes in tribute to the Russian pianist who died in October
Schubert Sonata in A minor (D784)
Liszt Sonata in B minor records

: News









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