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: Morning Concert

Dvorak Serenade for wind, Op 44: Academy of St Martin/Marriner
7.30am News
Musorgsky Intermezzo in modo classico: Munich
Mendelssohn Kinderstucke , Op 72
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
7.59 Sibelius Symphony No 3: CBSO/Rattle. Records


Unknown: Musorgsky Intermezzo
Unknown: Mendelssohn Kinderstucke
Piano: Daniel Barenboim

: News

: Composers of the Week

Bohuslav Martinu
To mark the centenary of the birth of this versatile
Czech composer, a different aspect of his musical personality is highlighted each day.
'Debussy was the greatest revelation of my life....' Symphony No 1
Bamberg SO/Neeme Jarvi Estampes: Czech PO/ Jifí Belohlavek. Records Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Bohuslav Martinu
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: A Mention in Despatches

Two programmes reflecting some of Claude Debussy's enthusiasms for brightly scored, well-characterised works, plus a modern piece which might well have satisfied his criteria. Weber Overture: Oberon Philharmonia/Neeme Jarvi
9.45 Albeniz Navarra
LSO/Enrique Batiz
9.50 Debussy Images, Book 1: Reflets dans I'eau; Hommage A
Rameau; Mouvement Alan Gravill (piano)
10.05 Rameau Ballet: Les Indes galantes (excerpts) Orchestre de la Chapelle Royale/Herreweghe
10.32 Messiaen
Canteyodjaya: Alan Gravill
10.50 Strauss Suite in B flat, Op 4: Netherlands Wind Ensemble/de Waart
11.20 Mozart Symphony No 34 in C (K 338) Concertgebouw/
Nikolaus Harnoncourt


Unknown: Albeniz Navarra


leader Andrew Orton conductor
Yan Pascal Tortelier
Ravel Suite: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique


Leader: Andrew Orton

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

Raphael Trio live from St John 's,
Smith Square, London. Haydn Trio in E flat (HXV22)
Ravel Trio in A minor


Unknown: Raphael Trio
Unknown: St John

: Third Opinion

: Berlin PO

conductor Bernard Haitink Bruckner Symphony No 9 in D minor


Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Prokofiev and Glinka

Prokofiev Quintet in G minor, Op 39
Glinka Gran sestetto originale in E flat (1)

: Peter Hurford

Today the organist plays from Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall,
York University.
Bach Herr Christ , der ein'ge Gottes S6hn (BWV 698/601);
Nun komm, der heiden Heiland (BWV 699/599); Lob sei dem allmachtigen Gott (BWV 704/602);
Gottes Sohn ist kommen (BWV 703/600)
Fasch Trio in C minor
Bach Vom Himmel hoch (BWV 701/606);
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ (BWV 697/604); Christum wir sollen (BWV 696/611)
Krebs Three Trios, Nos
25, 17 and 21 Bach Prelude and Fugue in F minor (BWV 534)


Unknown: Sir Jack Lyons
Unknown: Bach Herr Christ
Unknown: Gottes Sohn
Unknown: Bach Vom Himmel
Unknown: Jesu Christ

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Valentine Cunningham Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: News

: Third Ear

Opera director Graham Vick talks to
Tom Sutcliffe about his nine-hour version of The Ring Cycle for City of Birmingham Touring Opera, and the wider issues confronting the staging of opera today. Producer Vivien Devlin


Talks: Graham Vick
Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe
Producer: Vivien Devlin

: Fidelio

Beethoven's opera in the new production by Adolf Dresen , live from the Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden. (bass) (tenor) (sop) (bar)(bass) (ten) (tenor) (baritone)
Royal Opera House Chorus director Robin Stapleton ROH Orchestra, leader
Hugh Maguire , conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi
8.30 Crime and Activity While Beethoven was writing Fidelio, belief in the positive power of the prison was fast gaining ground.
Roy Porter asks why.
9.10 Act 2


Production By: Adolf Dresen
Director: Robin Stapleton
Conductor: Hugh Maguire
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Unknown: Roy Porter
Rocco, prison jailer: Robert Lloyd
Marzelline, his daughter: Marie McLaughlin
Florestan, a nobleman and political prisoner: Josef Protschka
Leonore, his wife, disguised as Fidelio: Gabriela Benackova
Don Pizarro, governor of the prison: Monte Pederson
Don Fernando, Minister of State: Hans Tschammer
Jacquino, a porter at the prison: Neill Archer
First prisoner: Lynton Atkinson
Second prisoner: Mark Beesley

: The 1990 Reith Lectures

The Persistence of Faith
Six talks on religion and ethics in a secular society by Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.
4: Paradoxes of Pluralism


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present another selection of music mixing styles and influences, and an interview with jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek. Producer Anthony Cheevers


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Jan Garbarek.
Producer: Anthony Cheevers

: Composers of the Week

Saint-Saens Piano
Concerto No 1 in D, Op 17 Piano Trio No 1 in F, Op 18

: News

: Night School

As broadcast this morning on R5

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