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: Morning Concert

Purcell Fantasia No 8
Amsterdam Loeki
Stardust Quartet
7.05 Wilbye Sweet Honey-sucking Bees Hilliard Ensemble
7.10 Strauss Serenade , Op 7: Netherlands Wind Ensemble
7.19 Mendelssohn
String Symphony No 10 in B minor: English String Orchestra/Boughton


Unknown: Strauss Serenade

: News

7.35 Lyadov Kikimora LSO/Neeme Jarvi
7.43 Stravinsky Suite Italienne
Itzhak Perlman (violin) Bruno Canino (piano)
8.00 Quantz Horn
Concerto No 3 in E flat Barry Tuckwell (horn) Academy of St Martin / lona Brown
8.08 Tchaikovsky
Variations on a Rococo
Theme: Mstislav
Rostropovich (cello)
Berlin PO/Karajan. Records


Unknown: Lyadov Kikimora
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Bruno Canino
Horn: Barry Tuckwell
Unknown: St Martin

: News

: Composers of the Week

Steve Reich
Sextet Steve Reich (percussion) Members of Nexus
Different trains, for string quartet and electronics Kronos Quartet. Records


Unknown: Steve Reich
Unknown: Sextet Steve Reich

: A Flight through Time

Ornithology in music from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Girolamo Frescobaldi Cappricio sopra il Cucho Gustav Leonhardt (organ) Haydn Symphony No 83 (The Hen): Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/ Sigiswald Kuijken
Schubert Die Nachtigall Utrecht Vocal Soloists
Ronald Brautigam (piano) Schubert An die Nachtigall; Der Wachtelschlag; Die Vogel: Dietrich
Fischer-Dieskau (bar) Gerald Moore (piano) Delius Late Swallows
Brodsky String Quartet
Bernart de Ventadorn
When / See the Lark
Sinfonye/Stevie Wishart Takemitsu A Flock descends into the Pentagonal Garden Boston SO/Ozawa
Handel Organ concerto No 13: Peter Hurford
(organ) Concertgebouw CO/Joshua Rifkin
Liszt St Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds Alfred Brendel (piano) Messiaen Le merle noir Susan Milan (flute)
Clifford Benson (piano) Stravinsky The Firebird
(complete): Columbia SO/ The Composer


Unknown: Girolamo Frescobaldi
Piano: Gerald Moore
Unknown: Wishart Takemitsu
Unknown: Peter Hurford
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Clifford Benson

: BBC Scottish SO

Takuo Yuasa Berlioz Overture: Beatrice and Benedict
Beethoven Symphony No


Conductor: Takuo Yuasa Berlioz

: News

: Chamber Music from Manchester

live from Studio 7.
Ingrid Haebler (piano) Mozart Fantasia in D minor (K 397)
Mozart Sonata in C
(K 330)
Schumann Waldscenen , Op 82


Piano: Ingrid Haebler
Unknown: Schumann Waldscenen

: Listening to ... Stravinsky

Michael Hall examines a key late Stravinsky work - Movements for piano and orchestra - and introduces a performance by Charles Rosen with the Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer.


Unknown: Michael Hall
Unknown: Charles Rosen

: Mining the Archive

From 1964.
Leopold Stokowski introduces and conducts the LSO.
Musorgsky Night on the Bare Mountain
Novaeek Perpetuum Mobile
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherezade


Introduces: Leopold Stokowski

: Nash Ensemble

Philippa Davies (flute)
Christopher van Kampen (cello)
Susan Tomes (piano) with Martyn Hill (tenor) Haydn Trio for flute, cello and piano No 28 in D (Hob XV 16)
Debussy Cello Sonata Patrick Piggott Candles (R)


Flute: Philippa Davies
Cello: Christopher van Kampen
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Tenor: Haydn Trio
Unknown: Patrick Piggott

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Rodney Slatford Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Dr Jazz

American pianist and composer Jelly Roll
Morton was born in New
Orleans 100 years ago.
Charles Fox presents the first of four programmes, including such numbers as The Chant, The Pearls and Black Bottom Stomp, recorded by Morton's Red Hot Peppers.
Series producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Jelly Roll
Unknown: Charles Fox
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

: Third Ear

American 'colourfield' painter Jules Olitski talks to Andrew Graham-Dixon about his new work on show at the Francis Graham-Dixon Gallery in London.
Producer Judith Bumpus


Talks: Jules Olitski
Unknown: Andrew Graham-Dixon
Unknown: Francis Graham-Dixon
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: King's Lynn Festival 1990

Steven Isserlis (cello)
Orchestra of St John 's, Smith Square leader Jessica O'Leary conductor Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich
Mozart Symphony No 27 in G (K 199)
Anthony Powers Cello
Concerto (first performance) Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F, Op 68
(In association with the Borough Council of King 's Lynn and West Norfolk)


Cello: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: St John
Leader: Jessica O'Leary
Conductor: Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich

: The TLS Lecture

Nobel Prize-winning Russian poet
Joseph Brodsky gives the first of an annual series of lectures sponsored by the Times Literary Supplement.


Unknown: Joseph Brodsky

: Clementi

Toccata, Op 11 No 2 in B flat; Sonatas: Op 33 No 1 in A and Op 40 No 2 in B minor: Melvyn Tan (fortepiano) (R)


Unknown: Melvyn Tan

: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

conductor Paul Daniel
Ernst Kovacic (violin) Nigel Osborne Violin concerto (first performance) John Cage Etcetera One


Conductor: Paul Daniel
Violin: Ernst Kovacic
Violin: Nigel Osborne

: Composers of the Week

Monteverdi Ohime , dov'i il mio ben? Parlo, misero, o taccio? Come dolce hoggi
I'auretta; Volgendo il ciel (ballo); L'incoronazione di Poppea: Act 3, Scenes 5-8


Unknown: Monteverdi Ohime

: News

: Night School

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