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: Morning Concert

Grieg Four Lyric Pieces:
Once upon a Time; Scherzo; At Your Feet; Homewards Emil Gilels (piano)
7.13 Hoist Dances
The Morning of the Year LSO/David Atherton


Piano: Emil Gilels

: News

7.35 lbert Tropismes pour des amours imaginaires French National Radio
7.59 Janequin Sur
I'aubepine qui est en fleurs; La Chasse: Clement
Janequin Ensemble
8.08 Kodaly Theatre
Overture: Budapest PO/ Arpad JOO. Records

: News

: Cantatas in Contrast

Five programmes reflecting on different styles in Bach cantata performances.
Vivaldi Concerto in B flat, Op 4 No 1
Simon Standage (violin) English Concert/Pinnock Bach Cantata No 140:
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
Julianne Baird (soprano) Jeffrey Thomas (tenor) Jan Opalach (bass)
Bach Ensemble/Rifkin Records
Producer Nicholas Anderson


Soprano: Julianne Baird
Tenor: Jeffrey Thomas
Bass: Jan Opalach
Producer: Nicholas Anderson

: Busch Quartet

Schubert Quartet in B flat (D 112)
Beethoven Quartet in C, Op 59 No 3. Records

: Music Weekly

(Details on Tuesday at 2.00pm)

: Decade by Decade

9: 1880-90
Mahler Blumine
Bamberg SO/Rickenbacher Strauss Horn Concerto
No 1 in E flat, Op 11
Hermann Baumann (horn) Leipzig Gewandhaus/ Kurt Masur
Saint-Saens Septet in E flat, Op 65: Paul Archibald (trumpet); Ian Brown
(piano); Nash Ensemble Debussy Deux arabesques (1888): Kathryn Stott (piano) Bruckner Motets: Ecce sacerdos magnus; Tota pulchra; Virga Jesse floruit Philip Salmon (tenor) Corydon Singers/Best Glazunov Symphony
No 1 in E, Op 5: Bavarian RSO/Neeme Jarvi. Records


Horn: Hermann Baumann
Unknown: Kurt Masur
Unknown: Paul Archibald
Piano: Ian Brown
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Virga Jesse

: Table Talk

Leslie Forbes meets
Oxford don Oswyn
Murray, who ponders Plato's drinking habits. Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: News

: Your Concert Choice

with Paul Guinery.
Delius String Quartet Brodsky Quartet
Schubert Piano Sonata in C (D 840): Alfred Brendel Rachmaninov Dissonance , Op 34 No 13: Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) Massenet Le Cid (ballet music): CBSO/Fremaux Records


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Rachmaninov Dissonance
Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Piano: Massenet Le Cid

: Celebrity Recital

Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Beethoven Sonatas quasi una Fantasia: in E flat, Op 27 No 1; in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight) Berg Sonata , Op 1
Webern Variations, Op 27 Stravinsky Three
Movements from Petruschka


Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Piano: Beethoven Sonatas
Unknown: Berg Sonata

: Poet of the Month

Michael Ondaatje reads from the works of some of his favourite poets.


Unknown: Michael Ondaatje

: English CO

conductor Heinz Holliger (oboe)
Ursula Holliger (harp)
Jose-Louis Garcia (violin) Joanna MacGregor (piano) Philip Ledger (h'chord)
Haydn Symphony No 47 in G (H / 47)
Martinu Concerto for oboe and chamber orchestra Martin Petite symphonie concertante (R)


Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Harp: Ursula Holliger
Violin: Jose-Louis Garcia
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Piano: Philip Ledger

: Soundings

For the 150th wedding anniversary of Robert and Clara Schumann , Michael Oliver visits the Schumann-
Haus at Zwickau.
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Clara Schumann
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: The Evening Watch

A celebration of the life of Nicholas Ferrar ,
Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, in the 17th century and founder of the Anglican community at Little Gidding.
Recorded in the Chapel of Clare College, with the Chapel Choir.
Berkeley Mass for Five Voices, Op 64
Hoist The Evening Watch Weelkes Voluntary in a T C Brown Love Bade
Me Welcome; Teach Me, My God and King; The Call Stravinsky The Dove Descending
Tomkins Voluntary in a Director of Music
Timothy Brown ; Organ
Scholar Dominic Wheeler ;
Readers John Newton-
Weiss, Andrew Green


Unknown: Nicholas Ferrar
Unknown: Timothy Brown
Readers: Dominic Wheeler
Unknown: Andrew Green

: Damnable Life

... and Everlasting Bliss. Wagner Faust Overture
Gounod Ballet Music (Faust) Schumann Final Scene
(Goethe's Faust). Records

: Sunday Play

The Tragical History of Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe. With andWith
Music composed and conducted by Humphrey Searle , played by the Sinfonia of London. Director John Tydeman (R)


Unknown: Christopher Marlowe.
Conducted By: Humphrey Searle
Director: John Tydeman
Dr Faustus: Alec McCowen
Mephistophilis.: Peter Woodthorpe
Mephistophilis.: Sean Barrett
Mephistophilis.: Sara Coward
Mephistophilis.: Gerald Cross
Mephistophilis.: Patricia Gallimore
Mephistophilis.: Richard Griffiths
Mephistophilis.: Anthony Hall
Mephistophilis.: Leslie Heritage
Mephistophilis.: Fraser Kerr
Mephistophilis.: Rolf Lefebvre
Mephistophilis.: Clifford Norgate
Mephistophilis.: Neville Phillips
Mephistophilis.: Elizabeth Proud
Mephistophilis.: John Rye
Mephistophilis.: Jonathan Scott
Mephistophilis.: Douglas Storm
Mephistophilis.: James Thomason
Mephistophilis.: Hugh Walters
Mephistophilis.: John Westbrook

: Schnittke at Huddersfield

Huddersfield Choral
Society; English Northern Philharmonia, conductor Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Gyorgy Pauk (violin) Fiona Kimm (mezzo)
Paul Esswood (counter-ten) Justin Lavender (tenor) John Tomlinson (bass)
Mahler Symphonic Prelude Schnittke Ritual (UK premiere); Violin Concerto No 4; Cantata: Faust (UK premiere)
(In association with Hoyer (UK) Ltd)


Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Violin: Fiona Kimm
Unknown: Paul Esswood
Tenor: Justin Lavender
Bass: John Tomlinson

: Opus 130

from 11.55 The third of four public lectures by Hans Keller on Beethoven's late quartet, first broadcast in 1975. With musical illustrations by the Aeolian Quartet. (R)


Unknown: Hans Keller

: Test Match Special England v Australia

Fourth day, First Test.

: News

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