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: Les Nations

Couperin La Francoise (First Suite): MUSICA ANTIQUA COLOGNE. Record

: News

: Morning Concert

Mehul Overture:
La Chasse dujeune Henri: Lisbon
GULBENKIAN ORCHESTRA/
MICHEL SWIERCZEWSKI
7.46 Gossec Symphonie militaire: WALLACE
COLLECTION/WALLACE
7.52 Haydn Symphony No 84 in E flat
ORCH OF THE AGE OF
ENLIGHTENMENT/KUIJKEN
8.17 Cherubini Hymn to Victory: WALLACE COLLECTION. Records

Contributors

Unknown: Michel Swierczewski

: News

: Composers of the Week

Berlioz Overture: Les Francs-juges, Op 3;
Legende irlandaise: La Belle Voyageuse, Op 2
No 4; Lelio, ou Le Retour a la vie, Op 14b SOLOISTS
JOHN CONSTABLE (piano) JOHN ALLDIS CHOIR
LSO/COLIN DAVIS. Records

: Tippett Day

for Sir Michael Tippett 's 85th birthday. Presented by Chris de Souza , with an introduction from John Drummond ,
Controller of Radio 3.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Presented By: Chris de Souza
Unknown: John Drummond

: A Morley College Concert

As Director of Music at Morley College in the 1940s, Tippett promoted regular series of adventurous and wide-ranging concerts. In this re-creation there are works by Gibbons, Bartok and Seiber;
ALFRED DELLER Singing Purcell; and Tippett conducting Tallis's motet Spem in alium; together with works by Tippett himself - the Concerto for double string orchestra
(SCO/THE COMPOSER) and Boyhood's End (With PETER PEARS).
Tippett also talks about his early career
and his experiences as a wartime conscientious objector (in 1973).

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Deller

: The Composers' Composer

Introduced by Robert Saxton , including contributions from David Matthews ,
Nigel Osborne and Anthony Payne.

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Saxton
Unknown: David Matthews
Unknown: Nigel Osborne
Unknown: Anthony Payne.

: The Beethoven Obsession (1)

Beethoven Overture:
Egmont: BAVARIAN RSO/ COLIN DAVIS
Tippett discusses his Third Symphony and its relationship to
Beethoven with Colin Davis (in 1973) and Michael Hall (in 1988). Tippett Symphony No 3 FAYE ROBINSON (sop)
BBC SO/JOHN PRITCHARD

Contributors

Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Colin Davis
Unknown: Michael Hall
Unknown: Faye Robinson

: News

: Concert Hall

live from the BBC
Concert Hall, London. CLIVE SWANSBOURNE (piano)
Chopin Ballade No 3; Mazurkas: Op 7 No 2; Op 24 No 4
Schubert Impromptu in F minor (D 935 No 4) Tippett Sonata No 3
Rachmaninov Prelude, Op 32 No 12

Contributors

Piano: London. Clive Swansbourne
Piano: Chopin Ballade

: The Beethoven Obsession (2)

Beethoven Quartet in C sharp minor, Op 131 Tippett Quartet No 2 LINDSAY QUARTET with a tribute from their leader, Peter Cropper.

Contributors

Leader: Peter Cropper.

: Aquarius's Master-Gardener

Natalie Wheen gathers tributes to Tippett the operatic innovator from Sir Colin Davis , Andrew Davis , Sam Wanamaker , Nicholas Hytner and Robert Tear.

Contributors

Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Sir Colin Davis
Unknown: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Sam Wanamaker
Unknown: Nicholas Hytner
Unknown: Robert Tear.

: The Mask of Time

Tippett's celebration of the universe and of human survival.
FAYE ROBINSON (soprano) SARAH WALKER (mezzo) ROBERT TEAR (tenor)
DAVID WILSON-JOHNSON (baritone)
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
CHOIR; CHORISTERS OF
ST GEORGE 'S CHAPEL,
WINDSOR; CBSO/
CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON

Contributors

Soprano: Faye Robinson
Soprano: Sarah Walker
Unknown: St George
Unknown: Christopher Robinson

: Musical Renewal

Tippett often draws on blues, jazz, blue grass or pop music as sources of renewal. Michael Hall introduces a selection of these'source'records.
5.45pm
Mainly for Pleasure Tenth Anniversary Sir Michael Tippett introduces his own choices, in conversation with Michael Berkeley.

Contributors

Introduces: Michael Hall
Introduces: Sir Michael Tippett
Unknown: Michael Berkeley.

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: A Man of Our Time

Paul Crossley with birthday tributes to Tippett from friends within and without the world of music.

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Crossley

: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

conducted by NICHOLAS CLEOBURY and MICHAEL TIPPETT NIGEL ROBSON (tenor)
Purcell Music from The i Fairy Queen
Tippett Songs for Ariel; Corelli Fantasia
8.00 Nicholas Cleobury i discusses the formative influence of Sir Michael on his career.
8.10
Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks
Tippett Songs for Dov
(In association with Mobil North Sea Ltd)
9.00pm
New Year, New World America has been 'an emotional home' for Tippett since his first visit there in the 60s.
I New Year, his fifth opera, was premiered at Houston Grand Opera on 27 October. During rehearsals American friends, Sir Peter Hall and members of the cast describe the birth of the production, and Sir
Michael talks about how New Year and other works reflect his
'discovery of the New World' late in life. Producer JANE WALKER

Contributors

Conducted By: Nicholas Cleobury
Conducted By: Michael Tippett
Tenor: Nigel Robson
Unknown: Nicholas Cleobury
Unknown: Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Producer: Jane Walker

: Paul Crossley

plays Tippett's
Piano Sonata No 2

: Envol

Tippett Magnificat and Nunc dimittis
BRIAN RUNNETT (organ)
CHOIR OF ST JOHN 'S
COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE/
GEORGE GUEST
Five Negro Spirituals (A Child of Our Time) SCHOLA CANTORUM OF
OXFORD/N. CLEOBURY Tippett Day producer NIGEL WILKINSON

Contributors

Unknown: St John
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: The Ring and the Book

7: The Pope
Read by PETER Williams Mono (R)

Contributors

Read By: Peter Williams

: Composers of the Week

Schubert
(Details as Boxing Day 8.35am)

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