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: Weather

followed by News Headlines

: Morning Concert

Haydn Divertimento in G (H iv 7) BARTHOLD KUIJKEN (flute) SIGISWALD KUIJKEN (violin) WIELAND KUIJKEN (cello)
7.11* Prokofiev Symphony No 1 in D (Classical)
7.30 News
7.35 Dvorak Overture: Carnival
7.44* Soler Sonata in D flat (R 88) GILBERT ROWLAND (harpsichord)
7.49* Berners Fantaisie espagnole
7.57* Falla Jota (Siete canciones populares espanolas) JILL GOMEZ (soprano)
8.00* Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain

: News

: Composers of the Week

Britten in America
A discouraged young composer - muddled, fed up and looking for work, longing to be used. BRITTEN In May 1939, Britten visited
America, planning to stay for three months. Three years later he returned to England, much enriched by the experience. The Salley Gardens (Mono) PETER PEARS (tenor)
THE COMPOSER (piano) Young Apollo, Op 16 PETER DONOHOE (piano) CBSO/SIMON RATTLE Calypso (1939)
SARAH WALKER (mezzo-soprano) ROGER VIGNOLES (piano) Records A.M.D.G. - Seven settings of Gerard Manley Hopkins (1939) LONDON SINFONIETTA VOICES/ TERRY EDWARDS (R)
Les Illuminations, Op 18 PETER PEARS (tenor)


Mezzo-Soprano: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Terry Edwards
Producer: John Evans

: The Bohemian Tradition

The first of three programmes played by LAN LAKE (piano)
Benda Sonatina No 18 in E flat Tomasek Eclogue in G, Op 35 No 6
Suk Suite: About Mother, Op 28 Janacek In the Mists
Series producer RICHARD BUTT
BBC Pebble Mill


Played By: Lan Lake

: Delme String Quartet

Haydn Quartet in B flat, Op 71 No 1
Robert Walker Quartet No 1 BBC Pebble Mill (R)

: Halle Orchestra

led by PAN HON LEE conducted by MARC SOUSTROT PASCAL ROGÉ (piano)
Brahms Tragic Overture
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor)
Dutilleux Symphony No 1
(Given on 5 November in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester) BBC Manchester


Conducted By: Marc Soustrot

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

direct from St John 's, Smith Square, London HEINRICH SCHIFF (Cello) ROGER VIGNOLES (piano)
Bach Suite No 2 in D minor (BWV 1008), for solo cello Lutoslawski Grave
Nadia Boulanger Three Pieces Debussy Sonata in D minor (Re-broadcast next Sunday)
(Tickets £2.50, availablefrom 11.00am today, or in advance from the Box Office - Tel: [number removed])


Unknown: St John

: Music Weekly

: Karajan Conducts the Philharmonia

The second of six programmes Handel, arr Harty Suite: Water Music
Sibelius Symphony No 6 in D minor, Op 104
Bartok Concerto for Orchestra Mono records

: Hans Gal's Quartets

The first of four programmes introduced by Hugh Macdonald ARDITTl STRING QUARTET
Webern Langsamer Satz Gal Quartet No 1, Op 16
Series producer HUGH MACDONALD BBC Scotland


Introduced By: Hugh MacDonald
Unknown: Webern Langsamer Satz
Producer: Hugh MacDonald

: Mainly for Pleasure

Lyndon Jenkins presents a selection of music which includes MAGGIE TEYTE 'S recording of Ravel's Sheherazade.
Producer JEREMY HAYES BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Lyndon Jenkins
Unknown: Maggie Teyte
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Music for Organ

The second of three recitals live from St Marylebone Parish Church, London played by RICHARD COULSON Buxtehude Toccata in F,
(Bux wv 157); Chorale prelude: Nun bitten wir den heilgen Geist(Buxwv209)
J.S. Bach Prelude and Fugue in E flat (bwv 552)
J. Ernst Bach Fantasia and Fugue in F
Tippett Preludio al vespro di
Monteverdi Britten Prelude and Fugue on a theme of Vittoria
Ginastera Toccata, Villancico and Fugue on B.A.C.H.
(Tickets availablefrom: [address removed]. Please send sae)


Played By: Richard Coulson
Unknown: Tippett Preludio
Unknown: Monteverdi Britten Prelude

: News

: Third Ear

Weekly conversations about the visual arts conducted by Julian Spalding , Director of the City Art Gallery, Manchester. Producer HANS PIETSCH


Conducted By: Julian Spalding
Producer: Hans Pietsch

: EBU 20th Anniversary Season

The 15th in the series of concerts featuring the radio orchestras of the European Broadcasting Union
ORCHESTRA conducted by ODON ALONSO live from the Royal Theatre, Madrid Parti
Ramon Carnicer Overture for
Rossini's 'The Barber of Seville' Igor Markevitch Ballet: Icarus Claudio Prieto Soler 's Fandango


Conducted By: Odon Alonso
Unknown: Ramon Carnicer
Unknown: Igor Markevitch
Unknown: Claudio Prieto Soler

: * Madrid's Improbable Renaissance

Under regional government, Madrid no longer sees itself responsible for setting cultural standards for the nation.
Felipe Fernandez - Armesto,
Research Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, considers that the once chaste character of Madrid's cultural life has been lost in a liberated atmosphere of art for art's sake.


Unknown: Felipe Fernandez

: * EBU 20th Anniversary Season

Part 2
Roberto Gerhard Dances from Don Quixote
Ravel Alborada del gracioso


Unknown: Roberto Gerhard Dances
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Ravel Alborada

: Federico's Ghost

A monologue by JERZY I'ETERKIEWICZ performed by Kenneth Haigh Ricardo was bending over his cup of coffee, the cigar still behind his hairy ear. I heard him whisper: "Senor, I saw
Federico's ghost after.... On the same spot where they had.... you know.... Yes,
Federico Garcia Lorca showed himself to me as a woman, a bare-footed woman. Beautiful. No shoes. Ghosts don't wear shoes, do they, Senor?'


Unknown: Kenneth Haigh
Unknown: Federico Garcia Lorca
Directed By: John Theocharis

: Barcelona Mass

A 14th-century mass preserved in a manuscript in Barcelona.
The work is probably of Spanish origin, and in this performance the ENSEMBLE ORGANUM have placed it in the context of the liturgy for the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist. (West German Radio recording from the 1987 Cologne Rhine Music Festival)

: Composers of the Week

Clementi (1752-1832) and Hummel (1778-1837)
Clementi Toccata in B flat, Op 11 Hummel Sonata in E flat, Op5No3
Clementi Sonatina in G, Op 36 No 3
Hummel Fantasy in G minor (Potpourri)
Clementi Sonata in B flat, Op 24 No 2


Unknown: Clementi Toccata
Unknown: Clementi Sonatina
Unknown: Clementi Sonata

: News

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