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Bach Suite No 4 in D (BWV 1069) ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS/
JOHN ELIOT GARDINER
7.30 News
7.35 Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps
BOURNEMOUTH SO/
CONSTANTIN SILVESTRI
7.43* Walton Five Bagatelles CARLOS BONELL (guitar)
7.57* Bridge Go Not, Happy Day PETER PEARS (tenor)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN (piano)
7.59* Tippett Concerto for double string orchestra
SCOTTISH CO/THE COMPOSER. Records

Contributors

Soloists: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Constantin Silvestri
Guitar: Carlos Bonell
Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Benjamin Britten

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: Composers of the Week

At the Court of Mannheim Franz Richter Symphony in B flat for strings
SLOVAK CO/BOHDAN WARCHAL Carlo Toeschi Violin Concerto in D
GEORG FRIEDRICH HENDEL (violin) SAAR RADIO CO/KARL RISTENPART Christian Cannabich Oboe
Quartet in B flat: FEIT CONCERTINO Mozart Andante, un poco adagio (Sonata in c) (K 309) MITSUKO ucmDA (piano)
Ignaz Holzbauer Symphony in E flat (La tempesta del mare) CAMERATA BERN/THOMAS FURI Records

Contributors

Unknown: Franz Richter
Unknown: Bohdan Warchal
Violin: Georg Friedrich Hendel
Unknown: Karl Ristenpart
Unknown: Thomas Furi

: Langham Chamber Orchestra

led by HUGH BEAN conducted by CHARLES GROVES Haydn Symphony No 49 in F minor (La Passione)
Percy Grainger My Robin Is to the Greenwood Gone Wagner Siegfried Idyll

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Bean
Conducted By: Charles Groves
Unknown: Percy Grainger

: The Frankfurt Five

The first of two programmes. ANTHONY RODEN (tenor)
GEOFFREY PARSONS (piano)
Percy Grainger Willow , Willow; Dedication; Song of Autumn; Power of Love
Norman O'Neill Home of Mine; Jewels
Cyril Scott Serenade ; Requiem Henry Balfour Gardiner When I Was One and Twenty; Music When Soft Voices Die (Two Lyrics)
Roger Quilter Music (1948); Music and Moonlight (1935);
Fair House of Joy (Elizabethan Lyrics, Op 12)

Contributors

Tenor: Anthony Roden
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Piano: Percy Grainger Willow
Unknown: Cyril Scott Serenade

: Midweek Choice

Presented by Susan Sharpe. Berlioz Adieu des bergers (L'Enfance du Christ)
STRASBOURG CATHEDRAL CHOIR
WITH ORCHESTRA directed by ABBE ALPHONSE HOCH
11.04* Fasch Concerto in E JOHN WALLACE (trumpet)
JOHN ANDERSON (oboe d'amore) PETER THOMAS (violin)
PHILHARMONIA/SMON WRIGHT Records
11.18* Franck Grande piece symphonique
GILLIAN weir (organ) (R)
11.44* Beethoven Septet in E flat, Op 20
(arranged for small orchestra) NBC SOl ARTURO TOSCANINI
12.19* Coleridge-Taylor
Hiawatha's Wedding Feast RICHARD LEWIS (tenor) ROYAL CHORAL SOCIETY
PHILHARMONIA/MALCOLM SARGENT Records

Contributors

Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Directed By: Abbe Alphonse Hoch
Unknown: John Wallace
Oboe: John Anderson
Unknown: Franck Grande
Unknown: Arturo Toscanini
Tenor: Richard Lewis

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: Concert Hall

live from the BBC Concert Hall, London. CHRISTIAN BLACKSHAW (piano) Mozart Sonatas in F (K 332); in B flat (K 333)
(Tickets available from the Ticket Unit, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW)

Contributors

Piano: Christian Blackshaw

: Record Review

: Vintage Years

Beethoven Quartet in A minor, Op 132 BUSCH QUARTET
Mono record: 1937

: Choral Evensong

live from the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick.
Introit: The Journey (Lole) Responses (Ayleward)
Psalms 59, 60, 61 (Lang, Stewart, Hervey, Bairstow)
Lessons (rsv): Jonah 3 and 4; 1 Corinthians 10, w 1-13
Office hymn (EH 40): Bethlehem of noblest cities
Canticles: Rubbra in A flat
Anthem: Give unto the Lord (Elgar)
Organ voluntary: Toccata (Charles Spinks )
Director of Music SIMON LOLE Organist CHARLES Matthews BBC Pebble Mill

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Spinks
Organist: Charles Matthews

: Messiaen: Catalogue d'oiseaux

The fourth of five programmes. Book 5: L'Alouette calandrelle (short-toed lark); La Bouscarle (Cetti's warbler)
Book 6: Le Merle de roche (rock thrush)
(Book 7 tomorrow 4. 55pm)

: Mainly for Pleasure

Presented by Michael Berkeley Producer MURRAY KHOURI

Contributors

Presented By: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Murray Khouri

: News

: Third Ear

Issues at the meeting point of politics and the arts are raised in a discussion chaired by Jonathan Steinberg. Producer JULIAN HALE

Contributors

Unknown: Jonathan Steinberg.
Producer: Julian Hale

: Britannia Triumphans

The last of 12 programmes.
Thomas Simpson was one of the leading figures among the English expatriate musicians active on the Continent in the early 1600s. He compiled his 'Taffel-Consort', a collection of instrumental music by Simpson, Dowland, Ferrabosco and others, in 1621, when the hardships of the 30 Years War were having a serious effect on the publication of music in Germany.
PARLEY OF INSTRUMENTS directed by PETER ROLMAN and MARK CAUDLE
Series producer CHRIS SAYERS

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Simpson
Directed By: Peter Rolman
Producer: Chris Sayers

: A Voyage of Sighs

Dante's La vita nuova, adapted by NICHOLAS RENTON, in a new translation by GRAHAM FAWCETT.
With Mike Gwilym and David Marrick as the older and the Younger Dante Alighieri and Philip Sully as Love.
La vita nuova (c.1249) is a collection of 31 poems arranged within an autobiographical Prose framework. Dante relates his own youthful love story: how, aged 9, he first saw the 9-year-old Beatrice Portinari; now, nine years later, she greeted him and he fell desperately in love with her; how he concealed that love; how, on her death at the age of 24, he found consolation and how he saw in her the ultimate Perfection of womanhood.
With GWEN CHERRELL. DAVID GARTH. JANE LEONARD. JAMES MACPHERSON. NATASHA PYNE, MELINDA WALKER and TESSA WORSLEY.
Italian voices GIAN CARLO ciccone. EMMA DINVERNO and GIGI GATTI.
Music by ILONA SEKACZ sung by NICOLE TIBBELS (soprano).
With the views of PETER LEVI , Professor of Poetry at Oxford, and DR PAMELA WILLIAMS. Dante scholar at Hull University.
Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS

Contributors

Adapted By: Nicholas Renton
Translation By: Graham Fawcett
Unknown: Mike Gwilym
Unknown: David Marrick
Unknown: Philip Sully
Unknown: Beatrice Portinari
Unknown: Gwen Cherrell.
Unknown: David Garth.
Unknown: Jane Leonard.
Unknown: Melinda Walker
Unknown: Tessa Worsley.
Unknown: Gian Carlo Ciccone.
Unknown: Emma Dinverno
Unknown: Gigi Gatti.
Music By: Ilona Sekacz
Sung By: Nicole Tibbels
Unknown: Peter Levi
Unknown: Dr Pamela Williams.
Directed By: John Theocharis

: Paul Rutherford's Iskrastra

Trombonist
Paul Rutherford thinks that the two most vital ingredients in music are composition and improvisation, and he is fascinated by the apparent contradictions which rnusicians encounter between them.
To try out his theories, in the autumn of 1987 he wrote
Autumn Initiatives as the basis for a 19-piece orchestra including two pianos, two
French horns and two basses. Charles Fox introduces a recording of the work that the orchestra performed in Islington Town Hall, London. Between the two halves of the work he talks to Paul Rutherford.

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Rutherford
Introduces: Charles Fox
Unknown: Paul Rutherford.

: Composers of the Week

Debussy: Au printemps
Salut printemps; Printemps; Images: Gigues, Iberia, Rondes de printemps

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