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: Morning Concert

Verdi Overture: Joan of Arc: National PO/Chailly
7.08 Liszt Apres une lecture de
Dante Barry Douglas (piano)


Piano: Dante Barry Douglas

: News

7.35 Vivaldi Concerto per la Solennita di S Lorenzo (RV 556) Taverner Players/ Andrew Parrott
7.49 Buxtehude Ach herr. mich armen
Sunder (Bux WV 178)
Robert Noehren (organ)
7.53 Orlando Gibbons , arr Howarth In nomine a 5: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
7.58 Respighi Vetrate di chiesa: Philharmonia/
Geoffrey Simon. Records


Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Robert Noehren
Unknown: Orlando Gibbons
Unknown: Geoffrey Simon.

: News

: Composers of the Week

Mozart: The Path to the Requiem
Kyrie in D minor (K
341): Monteverdi Choir English Baroque Soloists/Gardiner Davidde penitente (K 469); Ave verum corpus (K 618): Soloists; Netherlands Chamber Choir; La Petite
Bande/S Kuijken. Records

: Transatlantic Harmony

Barber Ballade , Op 46 Philip Martin (piano)
9.43 Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet
Medici Quartet; Simon Rowland-Jones (viola)
10.00 Barber Despite and Still Op 41
Penelope Price-Jones
(sop); Philip Martin (piano)
10.13 Elgar Symphony No 1: LPO/Handley
11.08 Barber Nuvoletta. Op 25 for sop and piano
11.15 Elgar Three
Characteristic Pieces, Op 10: LPO/Handley
11.30 Finzi Romance for string orchestra: English String Orch/Boughton
11.39 Barber Violin
Concerto, Op 14
Anne Akiko Meyers RPO/Seaman
Producer Paul Spicer BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Barber Ballade
Viola: Simon Rowland-Jones
Unknown: Penelope Price-Jones
Piano: Philip Martin
Unknown: Barber Nuvoletta.
Unknown: Anne Akiko Meyers
Producer: Paul Spicer

: Warsaw PO

conductor Karol Stryja Mieczyslaw Karlowicz Eternal Songs, Op 10 Paderewski Fantaisie
Polonaise, Op 19
Ryszard Bakst (piano) (Polish Radio recording)


Conductor: Karol Stryja
Conductor: Mieczyslaw Karlowicz
Unknown: Paderewski Fantaisie
Piano: Ryszard Bakst

: News

: Mikhail Pletnev

Grieg Lyric Pieces: Bell Ringing; Homesickness; Berceuse; Butterfly;
Grandmother's Minuet; Vanished Days; March of the Trolls
Tchaikovsky Children's Album, Op 39 (R)

: Almost off the Record

Second programme. Lyndon Jenkins with last-side fillers from 78 sets, including this week records of Koussevitzky and Albert Coates. Records


Unknown: Lyndon Jenkins
Unknown: Albert Coates.

: Seven Last Words

Christ's seven 'Words'or sayings - from the Cross have long been a focus for Good Friday meditations.
In 1786 Haydn was commissioned to compose, for Cadiz
Cathedral, a series of musical interludes. In this programme the meditations, recorded in Westminster Cathedral, are given by Cardinal
Basil Hume. The Medici Quartet play Haydn's
Seven Last Words from the Cross, Op 5
Readings by Christine Channer


Unknown: Christine Channer

: Ulster Orchestra

leader Richard Howarth conductor
Robert Houlihan ; Christopher Blake (horn)
Franck Les Eolides Pierne Serenade
Chabrier Larghetto Poulenc Sinfonietta BBC Northern Ireland


Leader: Richard Howarth
Conductor: Robert Houlihan
Horn: Christopher Blake
Horn: Franck Les Eolides
Horn: Pierne Serenade
Unknown: Chabrier Larghetto
Unknown: Poulenc Sinfonietta

: An Early Evening Cabaret

Feinstein Quartet Edward Shipley Cabaret
Claude Boiling Jazz Suite. BBC North

: Meaning in the Blues

Second programme.
Poverty in the Southern States of America until the middle of this century forced blacks to seek work in the North. Paul Oliver talks about these recurring blues themes with Wade Walton , Robert Smith , Blind Arvella Gray and Speckled Red. Mono


Talks: Paul Oliver
Unknown: Wade Walton
Unknown: Robert Smith

: Classical Blues

Copland Four Piano Blues
P Dickinson Sonatas for piano with two channels of tape playback
Barber Excursions BBC Bristol (R)

: News

: Third Ear

To mark his 75th birthday exhibition at
Mayor Gallery, London, the artist Terry Frost talks to William Feaver about his association with the St Ives School and the inspiration for his abstract painting. Producer Judith Bumpus


Artist: Terry Frost
Unknown: William Feaver
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: St James's Baroque Players

St James 's Consort of Singers/Ivor Bolton
Schiitz Seven Last Words
8.15 Interval Reading
8.20 Luigi Rossi Oratorio per la septimana Santa with Donna Deam (soprano) Un peccator pentito BBC North


Unknown: St James
Soprano: Donna Deam

: Britten

Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia (
Peter Grimes ): RLPO/Pesek BBC North


Unknown: Peter Grimes

: The Sea Voyage

by Carey Harrison. With Philip Voss John McAndrew Norman Rodway.
Of five proud ships that set forth from the Dock of Mules but one remained ... 3: Candigar
(Full cast on page 65)
Director Jane Morgan (R)


Unknown: Carey Harrison.
Unknown: Philip Voss
Unknown: John McAndrew
Unknown: Norman Rodway.
Director: Jane Morgan

: Composers of the Week

Scandinavian Season Sibelius The Origin of Fire; Two Songs, Op 35; Autrefois, Op 96b; Symphony No 6

: News

: Psalms of Penitence

Final programme. A Gabrieli Domini exaudi orationem meam
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers
Reader Peter Barker


Unknown: Gabrieli Domini
Reader: Peter Barker

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