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: Morning Concert

Handel Sinfonia (Saul, Act 2)
ENGLISH CONCERT/TREVOR PINNOCK
7.04* Brahms Sonata No 2 in A JOSEF SUK (violin)
JULIUS KATCHEN (piano)
7.30 News
7.35 Beethoven Symphony No 8 in F
PHILHARMONIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
LONDON/HERMANN SCHERCHEN
7.58* Christian Sinding Rustle of Spring
Grieg Scherzo-Impromptu, Op 73 No 2; The Butterfly, Op 43 No 1
Dohnanyi Rhapsody in c, Op 11 No 3
EILEEN JOYCE (piano)
8.09* Gershwin, arr Robert Russell Bennett
Suite: Porgy and Bess
LSO/ANDRÉ PREVIN. Records

: News

: Composers of the Week

Schumann Carnaval
CLAUDIO ARRAU (piano)
String Quartet in A minor TAKACS QUARTET. Records

Contributors

Unknown: Schumann Carnaval
Piano: Claudio Arrau

: The Victorious Nightingale

Francois Couperin 's famous pieces Le Rossignol-en-amour and Le Rossignol vainqueur, performed in the context of flute music by Hotteterre and Boismortier.
JANET SEE (baroque flute) WENDY GILLESPIE (bass viol) LUCY CAROLAN (harpsichord)

Contributors

Unknown: Francois Couperin
Bass: Wendy Gillespie
Harpsichord: Lucy Carolan

: Cello and Piano

played by RAPHAEL AND PETER WALLFISCH Janacek Pohadka
Schubert Arpeggione Sonata Bartok First Rhapsody BBC Pebble Mill (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Wallfisch
Unknown: Janacek Pohadka
Unknown: Schubert Arpeggione

: The Romantic Motet

THOMAS TROTTER (organ) BBC SINGERS conducted by JOHN POOLE
Bruckner Tantum ergo in D; Asperge me No 1 in A minor
Brahms Geistliches Lied, Op 30 Bruckner Zwei Totenlieder Rachmaninov Hymn of the Cherubim
Stanford Two Motets, Op 135: Glorious and Powerful God; Ye Holy Angels Bright BBC Pebble Mill (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Conducted By: John Poole

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

led by JAMES CLARK conducted by CHARLES GROVES GYORGY PAUK (violin)
Tchaikovsky Fantasy-overture: Romeo and Juliet
Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor
Elgar Variations on an original theme (Enigma) (R)

Contributors

Unknown: James Clark
Conducted By: Charles Groves
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk

: News

: Summer Music

from the University of Wales PETER DONOHOE (piano) Debussy Images: Set 2
Messiaen Canteyodjaya Ravel Sonatine
1.45* Wild Wales
J. 0. Roberts reads from
GEORGE BORROW BBC Wales
1.50* Schubert
Sonata in A (D 959)
(In association with University College, Bangor) BBC Wales

Contributors

Piano: Peter Donohoe

: Vaclav Talich

I have come to know your excellent method of rehearsal, your sure perception of shortcomings, your kind, calm, and endless corrections and the certainty with which you draw a work out into the sun, where it shines. JANACEK to Talich, 1924 The fifth of six programmes presented by Patrick Lambert. Smetana Symphonic poem: Tabor
(1954 recording)
Mozart Symphony No 39 in E flat (K 543) (1955 recording)
Dvorak Symphonic poem: The Wood Dove (1951 recording)
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
With MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH (1952 recording) preceded by a rehearsal of the opening section
Janacek Rhapsody: Taras Bulba (1954 recording)
CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Mono records

: Mainly for Pleasure

Presented by Graham Fawcett Producer ANTHONY SELLORS

Contributors

Presented By: Graham Fawcett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Music from South India

The second of three programmes
PROF R. VISWESWARAN (vina) ANOOR RAMAKRISHNA (violin)
VIDW AN RAJAGOPAL (mrdangam) BBC Northern Ireland

Contributors

Unknown: Prof R. Visweswaran
Violin: Anoor Ramakrishna

: News

: The Darwinian Brain

Four conversations on a new approach to understanding the human brain.
A decade ago, scientists saw the brain as a vast computer, with millions of fixed connections. Now some believe that this model is wrong, and that the brain must be adaptable and flexible to account for our ability to learn from, and survive in, an ever-changing world. 1: First to the Target or You're Dead
Georgina Ferry talks to
Dale Purves of Washington
University, St Louis, about how Darwin's ideas on the survival of the fittest have influenced his work on the development of the nervous system.
Producer DEBORAH COHEN

Contributors

Talks: Georgina Ferry
Unknown: Dale Purves
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Proms 88

live from the Royal Albert Hall , London
ANN MURRAY
(mezzo-soprano)
ELIZABETH LAURENCE (mezzo-soprano)
BBC SINGERS (women s voices) chorusmaster SIMON JOLY BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ledbyBELADEKANY conducted by LOTHAR ZAGROSEK Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht Debussy La Damoiselle élue
8.25* Lynne Williams presents a profile of Michael Finnissy , with contributions from
JUDITH WEIR. CHRISTOPHER REDGATE ROGER WRIGHT and the composer himself.
8.45* Michael Finnissy
Red Earth (BBC commission; first performance)
Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy

Contributors

Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Mezzo-Soprano: Elizabeth Laurence
Unknown: Simon Joly
Conducted By: Lothar Zagrosek
Unknown: Lynne Williams
Unknown: Michael Finnissy
Unknown: Judith Weir.
Unknown: Christopher Redgate
Unknown: Roger Wright

: The Art of Cabaret

During the 1920s and 30s
'serious' composers were drawn to the medium of the cabaret song, JILL GOMEZ (soprano) sings a selection, accompanied by JOHN CONSTABLE (piano). Records

Contributors

Soprano: Jill Gomez
Accompanied By: John Constable

: Whose Is the Kingdom?

Nine plays by JOHN ARDEN and MARGARETTA D'ARCY with son of Constantine
4: Letters, Discreet and Indiscreet
'I had a great vision, the sunrise of my day of victory. You can't question visions. But, by God, you can question the men into whose hands they deliver you!'
With JONATHAN TAFLER
STEVE HODSON , ANTHONY JACKSON VICTORIA C ARUNG. SHEILA GRANT and DIANA OLSSON
Music composed and conducted by STEPHEN BOXER
Directed by PENNY LEICESTER (R)

Contributors

Unknown: John Arden
Unknown: Margaretta D'Arcy
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Victoria C Arung.
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Diana Olsson
Conducted By: Stephen Boxer
Directed By: Penny Leicester
Kybele: Elizabeth Spriggs
Constantine: Michael N Harbour
Hosius: Timothy West
Fausta: Samantha Bond
Crispus,: And Nicholas Geeks
Semiramis: Souad Faress
Mary: Angela Pleasence
Helen: Mary Wimbush
Jaxartes: Sam Dastor
Physcon: David Buck
Bishop of Nicomedia: Ronald Herdman

: Composers of the Week

Frank Bridge
Poem No 1: Solitude (Three Poems) Tone poem: Summer (1915)
Lament (1915); 'Tis but a Week; Goldenhair; Journey's End Piano Sonata (1924)

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