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: Morning Concert

Berlioz, transc Liszt Pilgrim 's March (Harold in Italy)
Leslie Howard (piano)
7.09 Martinu Nonet
Ensemble Wien-Berlin
7.30am News
7.35 Vivaldi Concerto in G minor (RV 577)
Taverner Players/Parrott
7.46 Chopin Introduction and Polonaise brillante
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Martha Argerich (piano)
7.55 Mascagni Suzel , buon di! (Cherry Duet, Act 2: L'Amico Fritz) (Mono) Mafalda Favero
Tito Schipa (tenor)
Orchestra of La Scala Milan/Antonicelli
8.05 Bach Triple
Concerto (BWV 1044) Lisa Beznosiuk
(transverse flute)
Simon Standage (violin) English Concert/Pinnock (harpsichord). Records
8.30am News


Unknown: Liszt Pilgrim
Piano: Leslie Howard
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Martha Argerich
Piano: Mascagni Suzel
Soprano: Mafalda Favero
Unknown: La Scala
Unknown: Lisa Beznosiuk
Violin: Simon Standage

: Composers of the Week

Concerto in E (RV 265) English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock
Lauda Jerusalem (RV609) Margaret Marshall (sop) Ann Murray (mezzo-sop) John Alldis Choir
ECO/Vittorio Negri Trio in C (RV 82)
Paul O'Dette (lute)
The Parley of Instruments Magnificat (RV 610) Suzette Leblanc
Daniele Forget (sopranos)
Richard Cunningham (counter-tenor)
Henry Ingram (tenor) Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Choir/
Jean Lamon
Concerto in 0 minor
Jakob Lindberg (lute) Monica Huggett (viola d'amore); Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Records. Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Margaret Marshall
Unknown: Ann Murray
Unknown: John Alldis Choir
Unknown: Paul O'Dette
Unknown: Suzette Leblanc
Sopranos: Daniele Forget
Sopranos: Richard Cunningham
Tenor: Henry Ingram
Unknown: Jean Lamon
Unknown: Jakob Lindberg
Viola: Monica Huggett
Producer: Michael Emery

: Morning Sequence

Dvorak Scherzo capriccioso, Op 66 RLPO/Libor Pesek
9.49 Janacek OtienaS
Arthur Davies (tenor) Osian Ellis (harp)
Stephen Layton (organ) Choir of King's College, Cambridge/Cleobury Sonata in E flat minor
Radoslav Kvapil (piano)
10.17 Dvorak Symphony No 3 in E flat/ RLPO/Pešek
10.53 Stanford Piano
Quartet No 1 in F, Op 15 Matisse Piano Quartet
11.25 Handel Suite No 5 in E: Kenneth Gilbert
(harpsichord) 11.37 Satie La Diva de
Elly Ameling (soprano) Rudolf Jansen (piano)
11.40 William Bolcom
Three Ghost Rags
Paul Jacobs (piano) Producer Mark Rowlinson


Unknown: Dvorak Scherzo
Tenor: Arthur Davies
Harp: Osian Ellis
Harp: Stephen Layton
Piano: Radoslav Kvapil
Harpsichord: Kenneth Gilbert
Soprano: Elly Ameling
Piano: Rudolf Jansen
Piano: William Bolcom
Piano: Paul Jacobs
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: BBC Scottish SO

conductor George Hurst Tippett Ritual Dances Schumann Symphony No 3 (Rhenish)


Conductor: George Hurst

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

live from St John's,
Smith Square , London. Alexander Baillie (cello) Tamas Vasary (piano)
Brahms Sonata in F, Op 99 Beethoven Sonata in A, Op 69


Unknown: Smith Square
Cello: Alexander Baillie
Piano: Tamas Vasary

: Third Opinion

: Ashley Lawrence

The final programme of recordings made by the former principal conductor of the BBC
Concert Orchestra, who died last May.
With Michael George (baritone) and the BBC Singers. Cyril Scott La Belle Dame sans merci
Frank Bridge A Prayer


Baritone: Michael George
Singers: Cyril Scott
Unknown: Frank Bridge

: York Piano Trio

Haydn Trio in F sharp minor (H XV 26)
Mendelssohn Trio in C minor, Op 66 (R)

: Gloucester Cathedral 900th Anniversary

Mark Blatchly (organ) Vierne Carillon de
Westminster, Op 54 No 3 Schumann Canon in B minor, Op 56 No 5
Prokofiev, arr Blatchly March from 'The Love for Three Oranges'
Bach Prelude and Fugue in C (BWV 547)
Messiaen Diptyque , essai sur la vie terrestre et l'éternité
Gibbons Ground in A minor; Fantasia in A minor Franck Choral No 3 in A minor (In assoc. Richard Cound Lid (BMW) Gloucester)


Unknown: Messiaen Diptyque

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Natalie Wheen Producer Jane Walker


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Jane Walker

: News

: Third Ear

Michael Schmidt talks to
Robin Glendinning , whose new play, Donny Boy , opens this week at the Royal Exchange
Theatre in Manchester. Producer Noah Richler


Talks: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Robin Glendinning
Unknown: Donny Boy
Producer: Noah Richler


60th Anniversary Season conductor Andrew Davis
Stephen Hough (piano) David Wilson-Johnson
(baritone), live from the Royal Festival Hall.
Gerhard Concerto for Orchestra
Lutoslawski Les Espaces du sommeil
Bartok Concerto No 3
8.35 Messiaen and the BBC: The BBC declined to mark Messiaen's 50th birthday in 1958. This compilation of letters and internal memoranda shows how his music was neglected by the BBC in the post-war years (R)
8.55 Messiaen Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Stephen Hough
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson

: A Curious Smell of Sulphur

A short story about
Tartini by Graeme Fife , read by Edward de Souza. Producer Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Graeme Fife
Read By: Edward de Souza.
Producer: Cherry Cookson

: Tartini's Trill

The Devil's Trill Sonata and Sonata in G minor, Op 1, No 10
Pierre Amoyal (violin) Susan Moses (cello)
Edoardo Farina (h'chord) Records


Violin: Pierre Amoyal
Cello: Susan Moses
Cello: Edoardo Farina

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell.
Including an interview with Mari Boine Person , a musician fighting to preserve the Sdmi culture of Northern Scandinavia. Producer Anthony Cheevers


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell.
Unknown: Mari Boine Person
Producer: Anthony Cheevers

: Composers of the Week

Steve Reich
Electric Counterpoint; Clapping Music; Piano Phase; Violin Phase

: News

: Night School

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