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: Morning Concert

Nielsen: Overture: Helios - Swedish RSO/Esa-Pekka Salonen

7.10 Bax: Morning Song - Margaret Fingerhut (piano), LPO/Bryden Thomson

7.19 Cowell: Hymn and Fuguing Tune No 10 - Celia Nicklin (oboe), Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner

7.30 News

7.35 Tchaikovsky: October, November and December (The Seasons) - Lydia Artymiw (piano)

7.48 Prokofiev: Autumnal, Op 8 - LSO/Vladimir Ashkenazy

7.57 Shostakovich: Three Violin Duos - Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman (violin), Samuel Sanders (piano)

8.04 Weill: Threepenny Opera Suite - London Sinfonietta/David Atherton


8.30 News

: Composers of the Week

Aaron Copland
(born a hundred years ago this week)
Ceremonial Fanfare Philip Jones Brass
Ensemble/Howard Snell
Music for a Great City LSO/Aaron Copland Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson
Adele Addison (soprano) Aaron Copland (piano) Records
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Aaron Copland
Unknown: Emily Dickinson
Soprano: Adele Addison
Piano: Aaron Copland
Producer: Alan Hall

: Russian Roll Call

A sequence of music by composers mentioned in the Ira Gershwin/Kurt
Weill song Tchaikovsky. They range from
Dimitri Bortnyansky (a contemporary of Mozart) to Shostakovich, and include several who made their careers in film music.
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Dimitri Bortnyansky
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Eigar

Symphony No 2 in E flat BBC Philharmonic
Orchestra leader Dennis Simons conductor
Edward Downes


Leader: Dennis Simons
Conductor: Edward Downes

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

live from St John 's,
Smith Square, London. Robert Levin (piano)
Monteverdi Choir conductor
John Eliot Gardiner
Schubert Nachtgesang im Walde (D 913)
Brahms Three Songs, Op 42; Four Songs for women's voices, Op 17; Four Quartets, Op 92
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Unknown: St John
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Schubert Nachtgesang

: Third Opinion from Newcastle

Presented by Christopher Cook


Presented By: Christopher Cook

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

leader J Evans-Jones conductor
Barry Wordsworth
Martin Jones (piano) Bliss Introduction and Allegro Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No 2 in F, Op 102
Bliss Metamorphic Variations


Leader: J Evans-Jones
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Piano: Martin Jones
Piano: Allegro Shostakovich

: Roman Jablonski

(cello), with Krystyna Borucinska (piano) Beethoven Sonata in 0, Op 102 No 2
Andrzej Krzanowski Relief V, for solo cello
Schumann Fantasiestucke , Op 73 (R)


Piano: Krystyna Borucinska
Cello: Schumann Fantasiestucke

: Pieces heroiques

Three programmes of organ music by Cesar Franck played by French organists on instruments in the Cavaille-Coll tradition.
Choral No 1 in E
Andre Marchal
(St Eustache, Paris)
Prélude, Fugue et Variation Marie-Claire Alain
(St Francois de Sales, Lyon)
Cantabile; Pièce héroïque Pierre Cochereau
(Notre Dame de Paris) Records
Series producer Ian Carson


Music By: Cesar Franck
Unknown: Andre Marchal
Unknown: Marie-Claire Alain
Unknown: Pierre Cochereau
Producer: Ian Carson

: Mainly for Pleasure

Presented by Brian Wright
Producer Christopher Pope


Presented By: Brian Wright
Producer: Christopher Pope

: News

: Third Ear

American film director
Paul Schrader talks to
David McGillivray about his forthcoming film The Comfort of Strangers. Producer Anthony Denselow


Talks: Paul Schrader
Unknown: David McGillivray
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: EBU Concert from Copenhagen

Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra conductor
Leif Segerstam live from the Radio Concert Hall.
Symphony No 4
8.10 Out of Denmark
Jane Slavin reads from
Letters from Africa by Isak Dinesen , the pen name of Danish author
Karen Blixen , who wrote Out of Africa.
Producer Beaty Rubens (R)
8.30 Nielsen
Flute Concerto
Paula Robison (flute)
Louis Glass Symphony No 5 (Svastica)


Conductor: Leif Segerstam
Unknown: Isak Dinesen
Unknown: Karen Blixen
Producer: Beaty Rubens
Flute: Paula Robison

: Songs for the Stage

Some arrangements of Handel's operatic arias by William Babell.
The arrangements, set for harpsichord, are played by Robert Woolley on the 1612 harpsichord by Joannes Ruckers from the Royal Collection. Babell First set
Handel Suite in E minor
Babell Second set (R)


Unknown: William Babell.
Played By: Robert Woolley
Unknown: Joannes Ruckers

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present another mixture of music, and an interview with the young American composer Michael Torke whose work is influenced by pop music.
Producer Anthony Cheevers


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Michael Torke
Producer: Anthony Cheevers

: Composers of the Week

Cesar Franck (1822-90) Le Chasseur maudit; Roses et papillons;
Le Manage des roses;
Piano Quintet in F minor


Unknown: Cesar Franck

: News

: Night School

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