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: Morning Concert

Saint-Saens Havanaise , Op 83: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (violin) New York Chamber
7.30am News
7.35 Copland Danzon Cubano: Dallas SO/Mata
7.43 Francaix Trio in C (Mono)
Jascha Heifetz (violin) Joseph de Pasquale (viola);
Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
7.53 trad, arr
Perez-Freire Creole Song (Mono)
Tito Schipa (tenor) with orchestra
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Academy of St Martin/
Neville Marriner. Records
8.30am News


Unknown: Saint-Saens Havanaise
Violin: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Viola: Gregor Piatigorsky
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Serenade
Unknown: Neville Marriner.

: Composers of the Week

Chopin Four Studies, OplONosl -4: Louis Lortie
Ballade No 1 in G minor Alfred Cortot
Four Waltzes: in F. Op
34 No 3; Aflat. Op 42; D flat. Op 64 No 1; Aflat,
Op 69 No 1: Dinu Lipatti Barcarolle in F sharp Murray Perahia
Polonaise in Aflat, Op 53 Ignacy Paderewski
Three Studies, Op 25 Nos 10-12: Tamas Vasary. Records


Unknown: Louis Lortie
Unknown: Alfred Cortot
Unknown: Dinu Lipatti
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Tamas Vasary.

: Songs of Russia

The first broadcast performances of Prokofiev's Sonata for cello solo and Rachmaninov's own arrangement for piano duet of his Symphony No 1 with Shostakovich's String
Quartet No I and Piano Quintet, Britten's Cello Suite No 3 and Rachmaninov's Three
Russian Songs.
Steven Isserlis (cello) Martin Jones. Richard McMahon (piano duet) Coull Quartet
Chilingirian Quartet with Clifford Benson (piano) Concertgebouw Chorus and Orch/Ashkenazy Producer Jeremy Hayes BBC Pebble Mill


Cello: Steven Isserlis
Cello: Martin Jones.
Piano: Richard McMahon
Piano: Clifford Benson
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Bournemouth Sinfonietta

leader Richard Studt conductor
Tomasz Bugaj
Qian Zhou (violin)
Mozart Violin Concerto
No 3 in G (K 216)
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence. BBC Bristol (R)


Leader: Richard Studt
Conductor: Tomasz Bugaj
Violin: Qian Zhou

: News

: Stuttgart Piano Trio

Beethoven Trio in E flat, Op 1 No 1 Debussy Trio in G Brahms Trio in C minor, Op 101. BBC North

: Ulster Orchestra

leader Paul Willey conductor David Jones Hugh Tinney (piano) Glinka Spanish
Overture No 1 (Jota aragonesa)
Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain


Leader: Paul Willey
Conductor: David Jones
Piano: Hugh Tinney

: Myths and Pastorals

Ileana Ruhemann (flute/alto flute)
Julius Drake (piano)
Taffanel: Andante Pastoral and Scherzetttino
Tavener: Song for Ileana
Reinecke: Sonata (Undine)


Flute: Ileana Ruhemann
Piano: Julius Drake

: Mining the Archive

On 7 January 1960 the BBC's Third Programme launched its Thursday
Invitation Concerts. The original billing claims the programmes were built 'on the principle that equal importance should be given to past and present.'This inaugural concert, which married Mozart and Boulez, is repeated today with its original announcements.
Mozart Quintet in Eflat (K 614): Amadeus String Quartet and Cecil Aronowitz (viola)
Boulez Le Marteau sans maitre: New Music
Ensemble/John Carewe Mozart Quintet in C (K 515): Amadeus String Quartet and Cecil Aronowitz (viola)


Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Viola: Boulez Le Marteau
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz

: Couperin

Skip Sempe
(harpsichord) plays four preludes from the third ordre of L'Art de toucher le clavecin.

: Meaning in the Blues

In this ninth programme, Paul Oliver shows how singers like Red Nelson and Willie Blackwell wrote poetic blues about personal relationships, love, sex and desertion. Mono


Unknown: Paul Oliver
Unknown: Red Nelson
Unknown: Willie Blackwell

: The Works

'It is a damned, and a bloody Workes.'
(Shakespeare) with David Owen Norris


Unknown: David Owen Norris

: News

: Third Ear

Robin Holloway talks with Michael Hall.
Producer Arthur Johnson


Talks: Robin Holloway
Unknown: Michael Hall.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Clarissa

live from the London Coliseum,
Robin Holloway 's opera based on the 18th-century novel by Richardson in its world premiere production by David Pountney. (soprano) (tenor) (soprano) (soprano) (sop) (mezzo) (tenor) (sop) (bar) (bar) (treble) (mezzo)
ENO Orchestra leader Barry Griffiths conductor
Oliver Knussen
8.50 Sean French considers how suitable the seven volumes of Clarissa are for an operatic transformation 250 years later.
Producer Elizabeth Burke
9.10 Act 2


Unknown: Robin Holloway
Production By: David Pountney.
Leader: Barry Griffiths
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Producer: Elizabeth Burke
Clarissa: Vivian Tierney
Lovelace: Graeme Matheson-Bruce
Anna: Rosa Mannion
Cousin: Penelope Walmsley-Clark
Aunt: Shelagh Squires
Voice offather: Peter Sidhom (bass)
Uncle: Peter Sidhom (bass)
Mother: Jill Pert
Brother: Justin Lavender
Sister: Claire Primrose
Screwtape: Eric Shilling
Doctor: Paul Napier-Burrows
Boy: Charley Henderson
Nursing woman: Ann Gall

: The Friday Play

Potestad by Eduardo Pavlovsky. Translated and adapted for radio by David Graham - Young. Performed by Tom Watson.
An exploration, set in Buenos Aires, of a man's state of mind after his daughter has apparently been abducted by agents of an oppressive regime. Producer Stewart Conn BBC Scotland (R)


Unknown: Eduardo Pavlovsky.
Unknown: David Graham
Unknown: Tom Watson.
Producer: Stewart Conn

: Composers of the Week

Holderlin Settings:
Sonnenuntergang; An die Parzen; Sonata for clarinet and piano; Symphony: Mathis derMaler

: News

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