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: Morning Concert

Smetana Tabor (Ma vlast) ISRAEL PO/WALTER WELLER
7.16* Beethoven Variations in F, Op 34: LYDlA ARTYMIW (piano)
7.30* d'Indy Symphony on a French Mountain Song MICHEL BLOCK (piano) BERNE SO/PETER MAAG
8.00 News
8.05 Thomas Canning Fantasy on a hymn tune by Justin Morgan HOUSTON SO LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI
8.16* Haydn Quartet in c, Op 76 No 3 (Emperor) ALBAN BERG STRING QUARTET
8.39* Smetana Blanik (Ma vlast) ISRAEL PO/WALTER WELLER. Records

: This Week's Composer

Dufay Late songs, including works on the death of Binchois and recalling the fall of Constantinople. En triumphant de Cruel Dueil; Malheureulx cueur; Les douleurs, dont me sens; 0 tres piteulx; Seigneur Leon ; Mon chier amy; Se la face ay pale MEDIEVAL ENSEMBLE OF LONDON directed by PETER DAVIES AND TIMOTHY DAVIES . Records


Unknown: Seigneur Leon
Directed By: Peter Davies
Directed By: Timothy Davies

: Langham Chamber Orchestra

led by ROLF WILSON conducted by vilem TAUSKY Rossini Overture: La cambiale di matrimonio Dittersdorf Symphony in F: Andromeda's Deliverance by Perseus Strauss Overture and Dance Scene (Ariadne auf Naxos)


Unknown: Rolf Wilson
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky

: 20th-century Flute Music

played by JUDITH PEARCE With PETER PETTINGER (piano) Lennox Berkeley Sonatina Hindemith Echo Elisabeth Lutyens Variations, Op 38, for solo flute Hindemith Sonata (R)


Played By: Judith Pearce
Piano: Peter Pettinger

: Vaughan Williams

Mass in G minor; Te Deum in G MARY SEERS (soprano) MICHAEL CHANCE (counfer-tenor) PHILIP SALMON (tenor) JONATHAN BEST (bass) THOMAS TROTTER (organ) CORYDON SINGERS/MATTHEW BEST Records


Bass: Thomas Trotter

: Dvorak

Quartet in A flat, Op 105 EMERSON STRING QUARTET BBC Pebble Mill (R)

: Midday Prom

direct from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester MALCOLM BINNS (piano)
Parti Haydn Symphony No 77 in B flat
Poulenc Piano Concerto


Piano: Malcolm Binns
Unknown: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Patrick Thomas
Conducted By: Parti Haydn

: News

: Limits and Renewals

A sequence of poetry inspired by the title of one of Rudyard Kipling 's collections of short stories and compiled by PATRIC DICKINSON
Read by Elaine Claxton , Denys Hawthorne and Martin Jarvis Producer PIERS PLOWRlGHT (R)


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Patric Dickinson
Read By: Elaine Claxton
Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Read By: Martin Jarvis

: Midday Prom

Part 2
Shostakovich Symphony No 6 Rimsky-Korsakov Dance of the Tumblers (The Snow Maiden)

: University of Wales Recital

Janacek Vyhruzka (A threat); Orani (Ploughing); 0 lasko (Oh love); Coz ta nase briza (Our silver birch tree); Ach voyna (Oh war)
Szollosy Miserere; Phaedri Fabulae
Bardos Rapzodia
(Given on 1 May in association with University College, Swansea)


Singers: Janacek Vyhruzka
Unknown: Phaedri Fabulae
Unknown: Bardos Rapzodia

: Carl Maria Von Weber

Overture: Silvana; Piano
Concerto No 1 in c; Andante and Rondo all'Ongarese; Symphony No 1 in c PAUL CROSSLEY (piano)


Piano: Paul Crossley
Bassoon: Stephen Reay
Unknown: Harry Cawood
Conducted By: Jacek Kasprzyk

: Choral Evensong

recorded in Westminster Abbey, sung by a choir of boys and men drawn from churches, colleges and schools affiliated to the ROYAL SCHOOL OF CHURCH MUSIC Introit: Thou knowest, Lord (PurceU)
Responses (Byrd)
Psalms: 126, 127, 128 (Turle, Goss, Goss) First lesson (av):
Ecclesiastes 3, vv 1-15
Canticles: Wood in E flat (No 2) Second lesson (AV): John 6, vv 52-71
Anthem: Blest pair of sirens (Parry)
Hymn (AMNS 180): Thou, whose almighty word
Organ voluntary: Chorale
Prelude on'St Thomas (Parry) Choir directed by MARTIN HOW Organist DAVID BRIGGS


Directed By: Martin How
Organist: David Briggs

: Mainly for Pleasure

Natalie Wheen presents a selection of music for the early evening.


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: News

: Lulu

Opera in three acts by Alban Berg
Text by THE COMPOSER after WEDEKIND'S Eartnsptnt and Pandora's Box
(sung in ARTHUR JACOBS' English version)
Orchestration of Act 3 completed by FRIEDRICH CERHA Derek Watson introduces Scottish Opera's new production direct from the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, in a discussion with the producer John Cox and the conductor John Mauceri.
7.15* Act 1
8.15* Sex and morality were all-absorbing topics of conversation in Vienna's cafes around 1900.
Frank Whitford , in conversation with George Steiner , Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Geneva University, discusses the theme of the 'femme fatale' and the appeal of Wedekind's controversial plays to the Viennese imagination.
8.30* Act 2
9.25* Berg and Wedekind were among those who shaped the intellectual and artistic character of fin de siècle
Vienna. In discussion with Martin Esslin , Professor of Drama, Stanford University, California, Frank Whitford asks what light Lulu sheds on the nature of this society.
9.40* Act 3
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Unknown: Alban Berg
Unknown: Friedrich Cerha
Introduces: Derek Watson
Producer: John Cox
Conductor: John Mauceri.
Unknown: Angus Anderson
Conducted By: John Mauceri
Unknown: Frank Whitford
Unknown: George Steiner
Unknown: Martin Esslin
Unknown: Frank Whitford
Showman: Roderick Kennedy (bass)
Lulu: Beverly Morgan (soprano)
Dr Schbn, a newspaper editor, Lulu's protector and lover, and in Act 3 her murderer, Jack the Ripper: Chester Ludgin (baritone)
Alwa, his son, a composer, who also loves her: Eduardo Alvares (tenor)
A Professor of Medicine, her first husband, and in Act 3 her first client: Ian McKinven (baritone)
A painter, her second husband, and in Act 3 her second client: Justin Lavender (tenor)
Countess Geschwitz, who also loves her: Delia Wallis (mezzo-Soprano)
Schigolch, an old man, who still loves her: Roger Bryson (baritone)
An African prince, who loves her/Marquis, a pimp, who blackmails her: Hugh Hetherington (tenor)
A strongman, who loves her: Roderick Kennedy
A schoolboy, who loves her: Fiona Kimm (mezzo-Soprano)
Theatre director/Banker: David Morrison (bass)
15-year-old girl: Jane Marie O'Brien (soprano)
Her mother: Jane Guy (mezzo-Soprano)
Lady artist: Carol Rowlands (mezzo-Soprano)
Journalist: Tom McVeigh (baritone)
Manservant: Graeme Danby (bass)
Police Inspector: Paul Anwyl (baritone)

: Gluck Trio-Sonatas

The last of four programmes including all of Gluck's trio-sonatas.
Gluck Trio-Sonata No 7 in E
Giovanni Battista Sammartini Trio-Sonata in A, Op 1 No 1 Gluck Trio-Sonata No 8 in f
Simon Standage (violin)
Micaela Comberti (violin) Anthony Pleeth (cello)
Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord) Producer JEREMY HAYES BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Giovanni Battista Sammartini
Violin: Simon Standage
Violin: Micaela Comberti
Cello: Anthony Pleeth
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: A Trio-Sonata Transcribed

Bach, transc
Bartok Trio-Sonata in G (Bwv 530) GYORGY SANDOR (piano) (R)


Unknown: Bartok Trio-Sonata
Piano: Gyorgy Sandor

: News

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