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: Morning Concert

Dvorak The Golden
Spinning Wheel
LSO/lstvan Kertesz

: News

7.35 Einar Englund
Introduction and Toccata
Ralf Gothoni (piano)
7.39 Finzi Let Us
Garlands Bring
John Carol Case (bar) New Philharmonia/
Vernon Handley
7.54 Giovanni Gabrieli
Canzon Septimi Toni ; Sonata Pian e Forte
London Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble/Parrott
8.02 Haydn String
Quartet in E, Op 54 No 3 Lindsay Quartet. Records


Unknown: Einar Englund
Piano: Ralf Gothoni
Unknown: John Carol Case
Unknown: Vernon Handley
Unknown: Giovanni Gabrieli
Unknown: Canzon Septimi Toni

: News

: Composers of the Week

Violin Concerto
Jasha Heifetz (violin) LSO
Coronation Te Deum
Choirs of Salisbury,
Winchester, Chichester Cathedrals
Ralph Downes (organ) LPO/Georg Solti
Partita: Philharmonia/
The Composer. Records


Violin: Jasha Heifetz
Unknown: Ralph Downes

: Looking East

Mozart Overture:
Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail
Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner
9.40 Balakirev Oriental
Fantasy: Islamey
Shura Cherkassky (piano)
9.49 Borodin Polovtsian
Dances (Prince Igor)
Hungarian State Opera
Chorus and Orch/Sandor
10.00 Holst Oriental
Suite: Beni Mora
BBC SO/Sargent
10.15 McPhee Balinese
Ceremonial Music
David Nettle
Richard Markham (pianos)
10.25 Britten The Prince of the Pagodas (Act 2 Scene 2)
London Sinfonietta/
Oliver Knussen
10.43 Mahler Von der
Schonheit (Das Lied von der Erde)
Kathleen Ferrier (alto) Vienna PO/Walter
10.50 Ravel, arr
Grainger La Vallee des cloches
Sydney SO/Hopkins
10.55 Stravinsky Japanese Lyrics
Phyllis Bryn-Julson Ensemble
10.58 Ravel Ma mere
Boston SO/Ozawa Producer John Evans


Unknown: Neville Marriner
Piano: Shura Cherkassky
Unknown: Beni Mora
Unknown: David Nettle
Pianos: Richard Markham
Unknown: Oliver Knussen
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier
Unknown: Grainger La Vallee
Unknown: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Producer: John Evans

: Concert from the Isle of Man

Lillian Watson (soprano) BBC PO, conductor Jacques van Steen Mozart Overture:
The Magic Flute
Mozart Aria: Ah! /o previdi (K 272)
Mahler Symphony No 4 in G


Soprano: Lillian Watson
Conductor: Jacques van Steen

: News

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

live from Studio 1, Pebble Mill.
Adrian Thompson (tenor) lain Burnside (piano)
Tippett Boyhood 's End Beethoven An die feme Geliebte, Op 98
Tippett The Heart's Assurance


Tenor: Adrian Thompson
Piano: Lain Burnside
Piano: Tippett Boyhood

: Envy, Hatred and Malice

Six programmes in which Rodney Milnes explores the sound of hatred.
2: How Love Turns to
Hatred (R)


Unknown: Rodney Milnes

: Music for Piano

Clifford Benson (piano) Williamson Sonata No 1
Schoenberg Six Little Pieces, Op 19
Malcolm Lipkin Sonata No


Piano: Clifford Benson
Unknown: Malcolm Lipkin

: Kings in Glasgow

Scottish National
King's College Choir,
Cambridge, conductor Stephen Cleobury
Patrizia Kwella (soprano) Ameral Gunson (mezzo) John Mark Ainsley (ten) Stephen Roberts (bar)
Handel Zadok the Priest
Haydn Mass in D minor 'Nelson Mass'
4.05 Interval Reading
4.10 Faure Requiem , Op 48 (In assooaton with Scottish Amicable)


Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Soprano: Patrizia Kwella
Soprano: Ameral Gunson
Unknown: John Mark Ainsley
Unknown: Stephen Roberts
Unknown: Handel Zadok
Unknown: Haydn Mass
Unknown: Faure Requiem

: Chilingirian Quartet

Khachaturian Double
Fugue 1932
Puccini /
Crisantemi Haydn Quartet in G, Op 76 No 1


Unknown: Crisantemi Haydn

: Mainly for Pleasure

Lyndon Jenkins introduces records of the BBC SO and of some of its principal players from the past 60 years. Producer Ray Abbott


Introduces: Lyndon Jenkins
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: Third Ear

The violinist Isaac Stern talks to Michael Hall. Producer Ray Abbott


Violinist: Isaac Stern
Unknown: Michael Hall.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Mozart

Six Variations on 'H6las, j'ai perdu mon amant' (K 360); Violin Sonata in D (K 306)
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) Walter Klien (piano). Records


Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Piano: Walter Klien

: The Vanishing Bridegroom

Judith Weir 's new opera in a Scottish Opera production live from the Theatre Royal, Glasgow. (soprano) (tenor) (baritone) (bar) (bar)(tenor)(bar) (mezzo)
Scottish Opera Chorus chorusmaster Stephen Harris Scottish Opera Orchestra conductor Justin Brown Producer Clive Bennett
(In association Amerada Hess Ltd)


Unknown: Judith Weir
Conductor: Justin Brown
Producer: Clive Bennett
Bride/Wife/Mother: Virginia Kerr
Bride's Lover/Husband's: Harry Nicoll
Bridegroom/Husband/Father: Peter Snipp
Doctor/Policeman/Stranger: Robert Poulton
Sons: Gordon Wilson
Sons: Lain Paton
Sons: Winton Thomson
Daughter: Elizabeth McCormacK

: On the Golden Porch

A short story by Tatyana Tolstaya , read by Sorcha Cusack. Producer Alison Hindell


Story By: Tatyana Tolstaya
Read By: Sorcha Cusack.
Producer: Alison Hindell

: Ingrid Haebler

Mozart Twelve Variations on 'La Belle Francoise' in E flat (K 353)
Schubert Sonata in A minor (D 537)
Schumann Scenes from Childhood (R)

: The Music Maker

: Composers of the Week

Paris Quartet No 5 in A; Grand Motet: Deus, judicium tuum (Psalm 72); Paris Quartet No 3 in G

: News

: Night School

As broadcast this morning on R5 Plus at 2.00 Junior Movement (INSET); 2.30-3.10 Deutsch fur dieOberstufe (1-2)

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