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: Morning Concert

Telemann Quartet in D minor
Concentus Musicus , Vienna/Harnoncourt
7.18 Berlioz Royal Hunt and Storm (The Trojans) CBSO/Fremaux
7.30am News
7.35 J Strauss (son) Tales from the Vienna
Woods: J Strauss Orch of Vienna/Boskovsky
7.47 Tailleferre
Nicanor Zabaleta (harp) French National Radio
Orchestra/Jean Martinon
8.05 Haydn Symphony No 78 in C minor
Orpheus CO. Records


Unknown: Concentus Musicus
Unknown: Strauss Orch

: News

: Composers of the Week

Vivaldi Concerto in D minor (RV 565)
English Concert/Pinnock Sonata in F (RV 70)
Catherine MacKintosh , Elizabeth Wallfisch
Sonata in D minor (RV 63) London Baroque
Cantata: Amor hai vinto
(RV 683)
Gerard Lesne (counter-ten) II Seminario Musicale
Concerto in D (RV 95)
Taverner Players/Parrott Records


Unknown: Catherine MacKintosh
Violins: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Unknown: Gerard Lesne

: Morning Sequence

Gabrieli Canzon per sonar a 4: Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
9.37 Bernstein Ballet:
Fancy Free
BBC SO/Sian Edwards
10.00 Purcell Fantasia on One Note: London Baroque
10.05 Jakob Handl
0 Magnum Mysterium
The Sixteen/Christophers
10.08 Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra
10.32 Gabrieli Jubilate
Deo: Choir of King's College, Cambridge/ Stephen Cleobury
10.38 Shostakovich
Symphony No 9 in E flat
11.07 Gabrieli Canzon per sonar a 8 for brass ensemble


Unknown: Purcell Fantasia
Unknown: Jakob Handl
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Gabrieli Canzon

: Lichfield Festival Concert

Raphael Oleg (violin) BBC PO, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Musorgsky Prelude: Khovanshchina
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
Symphony No 5
(In association with Marling Industries pic)


Violin: Raphael Oleg
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier

: News

: Sweet Woods

Rufus Miiller (tenor) and Christopher Wilson (lute) perform Elizabethan courtly music associated with the Earls of Leicester and Essex, including works to texts by Sir Philip Sidney.


Tenor: Rufus Miiller
Tenor: Christopher Wilson
Unknown: Sir Philip Sidney.

: Music Weekly

: La Bande a Franck

Fifth of six programmes. Today's music includes Magnard's Hymne a Venus; d'lndy's Thème varie, fugue et chanso; part of Chausson's opera Le Roi Arthus; and Serenata playing piano quartets by Lekeu and Chausson. (R)

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor Lionel Friend
Kodaly Dances from Galanta
Lutoslawski Little Suite
Szymanski Partita IV (R)


Conductor: Lionel Friend

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Janet Alexander Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Janet Alexander
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: News

: Third Ear

Michael Schmidt talks to the Mexican poet and philosopher Octavio Paz , who was recently awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Producer John Boundy


Talks: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Octavio Paz
Producer: John Boundy

: Krenek Triple Bill

Three one-act operas written in 1926-7. The Dictator
(A tragic opera)
The wife of an officer blinded by poison-gas decides to kill the dictator responsible for the war.


Dictator: Karl-Friedrich Durr
Charlotte, his wife: Marcela Holzapfel
Officer: Jerrold van Der Schaaf
Maria, his wife: Ulrike Sonntag

: John Willett

discusses the cultural climate of the Weimar Republic.

: The Secret Kingdom

(A fairytale opera)
A weak king, overthrown by his people, finds his true kingdom in a magic forest.
9.00 'Krenek: The man who wanted new conventions'.
A talk by Dick Witts.
9.05 Heavyweight, or The Honour of the Nation
(A burlesque operetta) A 'training-room' farce.
Stuttgart State Orchestra conductor
Manfred Schreier
Producer Christopher Pope


Talk By: Dick Witts.
Conductor: Manfred Schreier
Producer: Christopher Pope
King: Raymond Wolansky
Queen: Marcela Holzapfel
Fool: Jorn W Wilsing
Rebel: Guy Renard
Ochsenschwanz, the boxer: Karl-Friedrich Durr
Evelyne, his wife: Marja-Leena Varpio
Gaston, the dance instructor: Jerrold van Der Schaff
Prof Himmelhuber: Raymond Wolansky
Anna Maria Himmelhuber, his daughter: Helene Schneiderman
Journalist: Roderic Keating

: Drama Now

Lost Souls
Patrick is sent to man a data-buoy moored off the English coast.
His isolation ends when he rescues a lone yachtsman. Written by Manny Draycott-Lai .
Director Cherry Cookson


Written By: Manny Draycott-Lai
Director: Cherry Cookson
Patrick: John Castle
Bill: Michael Cochrane
Miriam: Frances Jeater
Kelly: Patience Tomlinson
Doug: Vincent Brimble
Mother: Auriol Smith
Officer: James Greene

: The Delights of Music

John Whenham presents a selection from the 1609 song-book of Jacopo Peri , performed by Mark Tucker (tenor) and Nigel North (lute). (R)


Unknown: John Whenham
Unknown: Jacopo Peri
Tenor: Mark Tucker
Tenor: Nigel North

: Brahms

The four symphonies arranged for two pianos, played by Martin Roscoe and Ronan O'Hora.
Symphony No 2 in D, Op 73
(Third programme next Saturday at 6.30pm)


Played By: Martin Roscoe
Played By: Ronan O'Hora.

: Composers of the Week

Steve Reich
Music for mallet instruments, voices and organ; Octet; Six Marimbas


Unknown: Steve Reich

: News

: Night School

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