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: Morning Concert

Rossini Quartet No 1 in F, for flute, clarinet, horn and bassoon
Consortium Classicum
7.10 Sibelius Night Ride and Sunrise
Gothenburg SO/Jarvi
7.30am News
7.35 Tchaikovsky
Fantasy-Overture: Hamlet New York Stadium SO/
Leopold Stokowski
7.54 Marco Uccellini
Sonata in B flat (Sonate over canzoni, Op 5)
Lucy van Dael (violin)
Ton Koopman (h'chord) Jaap ter Linden (cello)
7.59 Vaughan Williams String Quartet No 2
Music Group of London
8.20 Stavros Xarhakos
The Trains Which Left Agnes Baltsa (mezzo) Kostas Papadopoulos (bouzouki)
Athens Experimental
Orchestra/The Composer Records


Unknown: Leopold Stokowski
Unknown: Marco Uccellini
Unknown: Kostas Papadopoulos

: News

: Composers of the Week

Sinfonia Concertante Kathryn Stott (piano) RPO/Vernon Handley Belshazzar 's Feast
Gwynne Howell (bar) Philharmonia; Bach
Choir/Willcocks. Records


Piano: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Handley Belshazzar
Unknown: Gwynne Howell

: Americana

A sequence of music reflecting a traditional side of American life.
Piston Symphony No 2
Boston SO/Tilson Thomas
10.03 Amy Beach Dreaming
Alan Feinberg (piano)
10.11 Ives Variations on 'America'
Simon Preston (organ)
10.22 Henry Cowell
Hymn and Fuguing Tune No 10: Academy of St Martin/Marriner
10.30 John Adams
Christian Zeal and Activity San Francisco SO/
Edo de Waart
10.41 Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett (piano)
10.49 William Schuman
Symphony No 3
NYPO/Bernstein. Records Producer Anthony Cheevers


Piano: Alan Feinberg
Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Henry Cowell
Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Keith Jarrett
Piano: Keith Jarrett
Piano: William Schuman
Producer: Anthony Cheevers

: Concert from the Isle of Man

Maxim Vengerov (violin) BBC PO, conductor Jacques van Steen
Handel, arr Harty Suite: The Water Music
Gershwin An American in Paris
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D
Britten The Young
Person's Guide to the Orchestra


Violin: Maxim Vengerov
Conductor: Jacques van Steen

: News

: Beethoven

Seven Bagatelles, Op 33 Sonata in E flat, Op 31 No 3
Edith Vogel (piano) (R)


Piano: Edith Vogel

: Music Weekly

Peter Paul Nash surveys the French music scene with the participation of Pierre Boulez , Tristan Murail , Daniel Caux ,
Richard Langham-Smith , and representatives of France Musique.


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Tristan Murail
Unknown: Daniel Caux
Unknown: Richard Langham-Smith

: A View from the Tower

Patrick Lambert presents four programmes about the Czech composer Bohuslav Mallinu, born in a church tower 100 years ago. 2: The 1930s: Paris-Prague Schoenberg Music by Martinu includes: Serenade (i Albert Roussel); The Legend of St Dorothea (Spaliiek, Act 3); String Sextet (2nd movement); Harpsichord Concerto (1st movement); Michel's Rendezvous with Julietta; Cello Sonata No 1 (3rd movement); Fantaisie (Fantaisie et toccata); Double Concerto.
Interspersed with music by Stravinsky, Krejci, Borkovec, Rameau, Mihalovici, Harsanyi, Kapralova and Kfi'cke.

: Bournemouth Wind Quire

director Ian Lowes
Hoffmeister Serenade
Graham Whettam
Concerto; Fantasy (R)


Director: Ian Lowes
Unknown: Hoffmeister Serenade
Unknown: Graham Whettam

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Brian Wright
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Brian Wright
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: News

: Third Ear

Joe Farrell talks to
Scottish poet Norman MacCaig on the publication of his Collected Poems. Producer Sally Marmion


Talks: Joe Farrell
Unknown: Norman MacCaig
Producer: Sally Marmion


Oliver Knussen
Paul Crossley (piano) Kym Amps (soprano) Mary King (mezzo)
Hugh Hetherington (ten) Adrian Peacock (bass) David Home (piano)
John Whiting (electronics) live from the Town Hall, Birmingham.
Debussy Prélude a I'après-midi d'un faune
Mark-Anthony Turnage Night Dances
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
8.20 Anthony Burton introduces a discussion on Schnittke's music.
8.40 Schnittke
Symphony No 4
(In association with McDonalds)


Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Piano: Paul Crossley
Soprano: Mary King
Unknown: Hugh Hetherington
Bass: Adrian Peacock
Piano: John Whiting

: Drama Now

A Matter of the Soul by Ingmar Bergman. Anna Massey plays Viktoria, a wealthy dilettante who wrestles with her miserable marriage and many ghosts from her early life. Director Richard Wortley (R)


Unknown: Ingmar Bergman.
Unknown: Anna Massey
Director: Richard Wortley

: Songs of Travel

Stephen Roberts (bar) John Constable (piano) Mansel Thomas The
Secret ;People Love Lasts Longer; Breuddwyd Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel


Unknown: Stephen Roberts
Piano: John Constable
Piano: Mansel Thomas

: The Cane

Norman Rodway reads a short story by the Brazilian writer, Machado de Assfs.
A novice running away from a seminary begs sympathy and understanding from a family friend, but he is not prepared to stand up for her innocent servant. Translator Or John Gledson Producer Judith Bumpus


Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: MacHado de Assfs.
Unknown: John Gledson
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Composers of the Week

Suite in C
Cantata: 'Alles redet itzt und singet'

: News

: Night School

As broadcast this morning on R5 Plus at 2.30-3.10 Authentic Russian (5-8)

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