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: Morning Concert

Copland Jubilee Variations CINCINNATI POPS ORCHESTRA/
7.02* Dvorak Czech Suite
7.30 News
7.35 Copland An Outdoor Overture
7.44* Bernstein Maria (West Side Story)
ED THIGPEN (drums)
7.49* J. Lewis A Day in Dubrovnik
8.06* Liszt Symphonic poem: Tasso, lamento e trionfo


Unknown: Erich Kunzel
Unknown: Erich Kunzel
Piano: Oscar Peterson
Bass: Ray Brown
Bass: Ed Thigpen
Unknown: J. Lewis
Piano: John Lewis

: News

: Composers of the Week

"You will receive the piano at the latest in a fortnight. The instrument is by Schantz, from whom I also have one." (Beethoven, letter to a friend, 1815)
Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1 Linda Nicholson (Schantz fortepiano, c 1797)
Symphony No 2 in D
Hanove Band directed by Monica Huggett (violin)

: Little Russians

In the first of two programmes, ROSEMARIE WRIGHT (piano) plays a sequence of Russian miniatures by Lyapunov,
Tchaikovsky and Arensky.


Piano: Rosemarie Wright

: Syrinx

Pierne Voyage au pays du tendre, for flute, string trio and harp
Françaix Quintet for flute, violin, viola, cello and harp
Debussy Syrinx for solo flute
Toumier Suite for flute, violin, viola, cello and harp, Op 34 BBC Bristol (R)

: Pedalboard Harpsichord

In the first of two programmes, DAVID ROBLOU plays music by Frescobaldi, Buxtehude and Bach, on a recent reconstruction of this rare instrument. (R)


Unknown: David Roblou

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

led by JAMES CLARK conducted by JAMES LOUGHRAN Mozart Symphony No 39 in E flat (K 543)
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (D759) (Unfinished) Beethoven Symphony No 5 in c minor, Op 67
(Given on 24 September in St David's Hall, Cardiff)


Unknown: James Clark
Conducted By: James Loughran

: News

: Glasgow Lunchtime Recital

live from the Scottish
Symphony Orchestra Centre BRIAN RAYNER COOK (baritone) ANTONY SAUNDERS (piano)
Purcell Music for a While
Elizabeth Poston Three songs from Re-creations (Henry Lawes )
Trevor Hold Song at Night (Music for a While)
Donald Francis Tovey There Be None of Beauty's Daughters; I Fear Thy Kisses; When the Lamp Is Shatter'd; Weep You No More, Sad Fountains
Ronald Stevenson Lines from Buchanan's Epithalamium; The Moon; The Mesquita
Duparc Elegie; Le Manoir de
Rosemonde; La Vie anterieure
Ravel Don Quichotte a Dulcinee


Baritone: Brian Rayner Cook
Piano: Antony Saunders
Unknown: Elizabeth Poston
Unknown: Henry Lawes
Unknown: Donald Francis Tovey
Unknown: Ronald Stevenson

: Symbols of a High Romance

The first of two programmes of German Romantic music, including Lortzing's overtures to Undine and Der Pole und sein Kind, Liszt's symphonic poems Hamlet and Hungaria,
Humperdinck's string quartet and songs by Liszt and Loewe sung by ANNE COLLINS (contralto) with PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)


Sung By: Anne Collins
Piano: Paul Hamburger

: Music for Organ

Played by JANE WATTS on the organ of the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Mozart Fantasia in F minor (K608)
Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue No 1 in c minor, Op 37 No 1
Parry Fantasia and Fugue in G
BBC Wales


Played By: Jane Watts

: Chandos Baroque Players

Vivaldi Sonata in A minor (RV 86), for treble recorder, bassoon and continuo
Boismortier Sonata in A minor, Op 37 No 5, for oboe, bassoon and continuo
Vivaldi Concerto in D (RV 94) for recorder, oboe, violin, bassoon and basso continuo (R)

: Mainly for Pleasure

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer ANDREW KUROWSKI


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: News

: Third Ear

Writers Talking
Have English novelists ceased to write meaningful books about the society they inhabit? D. J. Taylor defends this charge against the novelist and critic Allan Massie.
Nicholas Shakespeare , one of the judges of the Whitbread Literary Awards, presides.


Unknown: D. J. Taylor
Unknown: Allan Massie.
Unknown: Nicholas Shakespeare
Producer: Noah Richler

: Bartok

live from the Royal Festival Hall, London
The first of three concerts given by the LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA led by DAVID NOLAN conducted by GEORG SOLTI ZOLTAN kocsis (piano) Piano Concerto No 1
Dream of the Blue Chamber
Marina Warner reflects on the Bluebeard fairy tale as a morality tale on the dangers of female curiosity and disobedience, and considers its symbolic use of wealth, beards and blood.
8.15* Duke Bluebeard's Castle Opera in one act
Libretto by BELA BALAZS (sung in Hungarian)


Unknown: David Nolan
Conducted By: Georg Solti
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Unknown: Bela Balazs
Duke Bluebeard: Aage Haugland (bass)
Judith: Klara Takacs (mezzo-Soprano)

: Drama Now: The Messenger

by N.J. Warburton.

In the Summer of 1911, Albert comes to Quinn and Lundy, Publishers, in search of a position. He discovers a monumental palace spread across half a London street: a garner of wisdom and knowledge, strangely peopled. 'Always be curious, Albert', Mr Drummer advises him.
So, seeking out obscure rooms and delivering messages, Albert finds himself on a quest of his own.


Writer: N.J. Warburton
Director: Stuart Owen
Miss Quinn: Juliet Stevenson
Mr Tooth: Alec McCowen
Mr Drummer: Don Henderson
Albert: Antony Howes

: Lachrimae

or Seven Tears in Seven Passionate Pavans byjOHN DOWLAND played by FRETWORK BBC Manchester(R)


Unknown: John Dowland

: Composers of the Week

Sulle piume dell amore (Don Procopio: Act 2)
Symphonic suite:
Roma Les pecheurs de perles: Act 1 (excerpts)
Broadcast last Tuesday)


Unknown: Roma Les

: News

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