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: Morning Concert

Mendelssohn String Symphony No 6 in E flat
LEIPZIG GEWANDHAUS ORCHESTRA/
KURTMASUR
7.17* Mozart, arr Frans Vester Andante fur eine Orgelwalze (K 616)
ALBiION ENSEMBLE
7.20* Schumann Widmung ; Der Nussbaum (Myrthen, Op 25) (Mono)
RICHARD TAUBER (tenor) PERCY KAHN (piano)
7.25* Faure Piano Quartet No 1 in c minor: DOMUS
8.00 News
8.05 Françaix Six danses exotiques: GENEVlÈVE joy and JACQUELINE ROBIN-BONNEAU (pianos)
8.12* Paganini Terzetto in D JOHN WILLIAMS (guitar) ALAN LOVEDAY (violin)
AMARYLLIS FLEMING (cello)
8.31* Walton Suite: Facade CBSO/LOUIS FREMAUX Records

Contributors

Unknown: Frans Vester
Unknown: Schumann Widmung
Piano: Percy Kahn
Pianos: Jacqueline Robin-Bonneau
Pianos: Paganini Terzetto
Guitar: John Williams
Violin: Alan Loveday

: This Week's Composer

Maurice Ravel
My music is always in a state of evolution, not revolution.
The Introduction and Allegro, the Violin Sonata, and the Mallarme settings for voice and chamber group. Records

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Ravel

: The Octave of the Nativity

9: The Pontifical High Mass of St Sylvester as it might have been celebrated in the Sistine Chapel, Rome, in 1613. Plainchant from the Tridentine rite with polyphony by Soriano, based on Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli.
WILLIAM BYRD CHOIR/ GAVIN TURNER (R)
Record, 'Mass of St Sylvester' (REGLiCD 572) from retailers

Contributors

Unknown: Missa Papae Marcelli.
Unknown: William Byrd
Unknown: Gavin Turner

: Taneyev

Piano Trio in D major, Op 22
BORODIN TRIO

: Robert Mayer Concert

for young people
LONDON CHAMBER SYMPHONY led by SOPHIE LANGDON conducted by Odaline de la Martinez, who also introduces the programme with Michael Berkeley
Copland Estribillo (Three Latin-American Sketches) Ginastera Variaciones concertantes
Villa-Lobos Bachiana Brasileira No 2
(Presented by the BBC on SDecember at the Royal Festival Hall, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Sophie Langdon
Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Copland Estribillo
Unknown: Ginastera Variaciones

: News

: Balakirev Piano Music

Sonata in B flat minor (1856/7); Intermezzo; Scherzo in B minor The first of two programmes played by ANGELA BROWNRIDGE

Contributors

Played By: Angela Brownridge

: The Merry Widow

Operetta in three acts
Text by VICTOR LEON and LEO STEIN Music by Franz Lehar
(sung in German): Records
PHILHARMONIA CHORUS AND
ORCHESTRA/LOVRO VON MATACIC

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Leon
Unknown: Leo Stein
Music By: Franz Lehar

: A Man, a Woman and a Double-Bass

LOWRI BLAKE (cello)
PETER BUCKOKE (double-bass)
Pleyel Theme and Variations David Collins Three Fantasias Rossini Duetto (R)

Contributors

Cello: Lowri Blake
Unknown: David Collins

: The Price of Perfection

Herbert von Karajan's role in musical centres from La Scala to Vienna, Berlin and Salzburg, has earned him the nickname General Music Director of Europe.
David Wheeler assesses his career with the help of Hugh Bean, James Galway ,
Elizabeth Harwood , Gareth Morris ,
Michel Schwalbe ,
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf , Basil Tschaikov and Karajan himself.
Producer CATHY WEARING (R)

Contributors

Unknown: James Galway
Unknown: Elizabeth Harwood
Unknown: Gareth Morris
Unknown: Michel Schwalbe
Unknown: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Unknown: Basil Tschaikov

: Karajan Conducts the Berlin Philharmonic

Wagner Overture:
Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg. Record
Brahms Variations on the St Anthony Chorale, Op 56a; Symphony No 1 in c minor, Op 68
(RIAS Berlin recording)

: Bandstand

NATIONAL YOUTH WIND ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN conducted by HARRY LEGGE
Dominic Muldowney Suite: 1984 Nigel Hess East Coast Pictures BBC Manchester (R)

Contributors

Conducted By: Harry Legge
Conducted By: Dominic Muldowney
Unknown: Nigel Hess

: News

: Nuovo Quartetto

Schubert Quartet-Movement in c minor (d 703)
Verdi Quartet in E minor
Beethoven Quartet in E flat, Op 127. BBC Bristol (R)

: Maurice Ravel

Songs (4):
Simplicity and Sophistication
Melodies hebraiques; Trois chansons;
Ronsard a son ame;
Chansons madécasses; Reves; Don Quichotte a Dulcinee
ANJA VAN WIJK (mezzo-soprano) RUUD VAN DER MEER (baritone) RUDOLF JANSEN (piano) GRAHAM MAYGER (flute) UONEL HANDY (cello)

Contributors

Unknown: Don Quichotte
Mezzo-Soprano: Van Wijk
Baritone: van Der Meer
Piano: Rudolf Jansen

: Pleasure Garden

A portrait of the Montparnasse brasserie La Closerie des Lilas in words and music, researched and compiled by SANDA MILLER
Translations from the French by MARIE AGATHE ROGERS read by Victoria Carling
Simon Cuff , Michael Deacon and Brian Hewlett , with the voices of those who eat, drink and work in the brasserie today.
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Agathe Rogers
Read By: Victoria Carling
Read By: Simon Cuff
Read By: Michael Deacon
Read By: Brian Hewlett
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Le Boeuf sur le toit

Darius Milhaud 's ballet, which the composer considered a 'merry, unpretentious divertissement', was sensationalised by Cocteau and gave its name to the most chic night club in Paris.
CHAMPS ELYSEES THEATRE ORCHESTRA, THE COMPOSER. Record

Contributors

Unknown: Darius Milhaud

: Peter Katin Plays Chopin Nocturnes

Op 37: No 1 in G minor; No 2 in G Op 48: No 1 in C minor; No 2 in F sharp minor

Contributors

Piano: Peter Katin

: The Feast of Fools

A musical reconstruction of the medieval festivities, performed by the NEW LONDON CONSORT directed by PHILIP PICKETT with ROBERT STEPHENS (narrator) A degree of licence was tolerated by the church authorities, and the minor orders, abetted by the townsfolk, sought relief from the year's onerous duties in a burlesque of the familiar sacred rituals.
(Given in October 1986 in the Queen Elizabeth Hall , London)

Contributors

Directed By: Philip Pickett
Narrator: Robert Stephens
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall

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