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: Morning Concert

Handel Concerto a due cori No 2 in F
English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock
7.17 Arne Cantata:
The Morning
Emma Kirkby (soprano) i Parley of Instruments/
Roy Goodman
7.30am News
7.35 Ravel La Vallée des cloches
Artur Rubinstein (piano)
7.41 Dvorak Scherzo capriccioso, Op 66
Cleveland Orchestra/
Christoph von Dohnanyi
7.54 Rachmaninov
Three Russian Songs, Op 41
Royal Concertgebouw/ Vladimir Ashkenazy
8.08 Grieg Lyric Suite, Op 54
Gothenburg SO/ Neeme Jarvi Records


Unknown: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Roy Goodman
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Unknown: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: News

: Composers of the Week

Fanfare for the Common Man
Philadelphia Orchestra/ i Eugene Ormandy
Four Dance Episodes (Rodeo)
English SO/
William Boughton
Old American Songs: Set 1
Peter Pears (tenor)
Benjamin Britten (piano) Lincoln Portrait
Adlai Stevenson
(narrator) Philadelphia Orchestra/
Eugene Ormandy Records


Unknown: Eugene Ormandy
Unknown: William Boughton
Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Narrator: Adlai Stevenson
Unknown: Eugene Ormandy

: Devices and Desires

A sequence exploring the art that conceals art, interspersed with miscellaneous musical erotica.
With music by Strauss, Bach, Janacek, Haydn, Mahler, Reicha, Blacher, Schubert,
Brahms, Webern and Monteverdi. Records Producer Andrew Lyle


Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Cardiff Festival 1990

BBC Welsh
Symphony Orchestra leader
Alexander Skwartsow conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Howard Shelley (piano)
Strauss Don Juan , Op 20 Mozart Piano Concerto
No 24 in C minor (K 491)
12.10 Interval Reading
12.15 Beethoven
Symphony No 7 in A, Op 92
(In association with Lloyds Bank)


Conductor: Alexander Skwartsow
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Howard Shelley
Piano: Strauss Don Juan

: News

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

Nikolai Demidenko
(piano) live from Studio 1, Pebble Mill.
Bach, arr Busoni and Listz Organ Preludes Gluck, arr Sgambati Dance from 'Orphee et Eurydice'
Prokofiev Visions fugitives, Op 22
Franck Prelude , Chorale and Fugue


Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Unknown: Pebble Mill.
Unknown: Franck Prelude

: The Opening of the Wells

Jan Smaczny explores Martinu's Czech roots.
Musical illustrations include the Czech Dances for two pianos, some of the Partsongs, the second movement of the Second Symphony, and the folk cantata Kytice.


Unknown: Jan SmacZny

: Vermeer Quartet

Haydn Quartet in E flat, Op 33 No 2 (Joke) Berg Lyric Suite (R)

: Pieces héroïques

The second programme of organ music by Cesar Franck played by French organists on instruments in the Cavaille-Coll tradition.
Choral No 2 in B minor played by Jean Guillou (St Eustache, Paris) Pastorale, Op 19
Jeanne Demessieux
(Madeleine Church, Paris) Fantaisie in A
Marcel Dupre
(St Sulpice, Paris) Final, Op 21
Jeanne Demessieux
(Madeleine Church, Paris) Records (Final programme next Monday at 4.35pm)


Music By: Cesar Franck
Played By: Jean Guillou
Unknown: Jeanne Demessieux
Unknown: Marcel Dupre
Unknown: Jeanne Demessieux

: Mainly for Pleasure

Lyndon Jenkins explores the world of opera, opera-comique and operetta.
Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Lyndon Jenkins
Producer: Michael Emery

: News

: Third Ear

The young Finnish conductor
Esa-Pekka Salonen talks to
Michael Hall.
Producer Arthur Johnson


Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Unknown: Michael Hall.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

conductor Gustav Kuhn
Bruckner Symphony No 8 in C minor


Conductor: Gustav Kuhn

: Derek Lee Ragin Sings Schubert

with Julius Drake (piano) Meeres Stille P 216) Nahe des Geliebten
(D 162)
Dem Unendlichen(D 291) An die Laute (D 905) Die Sterne (D 939)
Rastlose Liebe (D 138) Der Jungling und der Tod (D 545)
Nachtstuck (D 672)


Piano: Julius Drake
Piano: Meeres Stille

: In the Shadow of Versailles

The final part of the memoirs of the Due de
Saint-Simon, translated by Michel Petheram.
3: The Death of a Prince Saint-Simon recalls the death of Louis XIV's brother,the Due d'Orleans.
Reader Garard Green Producer Paul Schlesinger (R)


Translated By: Michel Petheram.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Music in Our Time

The first of three programmes about the 1990 ISCM Festival in Oslo, introduced by Justin Connolly.
Martin Butler Piano
Simon Holt Danger of the Disappearance of Things
Oliver Knussen Four
Late Poems and an Epigram of Rainer Maria Rilke
Andrew Toovey Ate
(all first UK broadcasts) Andrew Ball and Julian Jacobson (pianos) Cuarteto Latinamericano Sifi Torjesen (soprano) Endymion Ensemble conductor Paul Webster


Introduced By: Justin Connolly.
Piano: Martin Butler
Piano: Simon Holt Danger
Unknown: Oliver Knussen
Unknown: Rainer Maria Rilke
Unknown: Andrew Toovey
Unknown: Andrew Ball
Pianos: Julian Jacobson
Pianos: Cuarteto Latinamericano
Soprano: Sifi Torjesen
Conductor: Paul Webster

: pm Dr Jazz

: Composers of the Week

Cesar Franck
Ce qu'on entend sur la montagne; S'il est un charmant gazon; Violin Sonata in A


Unknown: Cesar Franck

: News

: Night School

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