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: Morning Concert

Stravinsky Four Norwegian Moods
Cleveland Orch/Chailly
7.09 Grieg Violin Sonata No 1, Op 8
Dmitry Sitkovetsky (violin) Bella Davidovich (piano)
7.30am News
7.35 Reicha Quintet, Op 88 No 2: Vega Quintet
8.00 Schubert
12 Waltzes (D 145)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
8.12 Prokofiev Symphony No 1 (Classical)
Orpheus CO. Records


Violin: Dmitry Sitkovetsky
Piano: Bella Davidovich
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: News

: Composers of the Week

'I can't deny the role of jazz in the general stream of life ...'
Shimmy Foxtrot (Who Is the Most Powerful in the World?)
Prague SO/Belohlavek
Concertino for cello, wind instruments, piano and percussion
Sasa Vectomov (cello) Collegium Musicum Pragense/Vajnar
Preludes (selection)
Emil Leichner (piano) Violin Sonata No 1
Antonín Moravec (violin) Otakar Vondrovic (piano) Jazz Suite: Kitchen Revue
Karel Diouhy (clarinet)
Jifí Formacek (bassoon) Vaclav Junek (trumpet) Bruno Belcik (violin) Milos Sadlo (cello)
Frantisek Rauch (piano) Records


Cello: Sasa Vectomov
Piano: Emil Leichner
Piano: Otakar Vondrovic
Clarinet: Karel Diouhy
Bassoon: Vaclav Junek
Violin: Bruno Belcik
Cello: Milos Sadlo
Piano: Frantisek Rauch

: A Mention in Despatches

(continuing yesterday's theme)
9.35 Lalo Namouna:
Rhapsody No 1 ORTF National
10.00 Debussy Images, Book 2: Alan Gravill
10.15 Balakirev
Symphonic poem: Tamara RPO/Thomas Beecham
10.37 Dutilleux Piano
Sonata: Alan Gravill
11.00 Albéniz Suite:
Iberia: LSO/Batiz
Producer Andrew Kurowski


Unknown: Alan Gravill

: BBC Scottish SO

Geoffrey Trabichoff conductor
Jerzy Maksymiuk
John Wallace (trumpet) Debussy Marche écossaise
Crosse Array
Tchaikovsky Symphony No


Conductor: Geoffrey Trabichoff
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: John Wallace

: News

: Four Hands

Arianna Goldina and Remy Loumbrozo (piano duo)
Schubert Variations on an Original Theme (D813) Duruf le Danse lente;
Tambourin for two pianos (Trois Danses, Op 6)
Liszt Concerto pathdtique for two pianos (R)


Unknown: Arianna Goldina
Piano: Remy Loumbrozo

: Music Weekly

with Peter Paul Nash.
Lawrence Hughes 's report from
Prague on composers in a changing society. Also music on Czech radio. Producer Jane Walker


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash.
Unknown: Lawrence Hughes
Producer: Jane Walker

: A View from the Tower

'I was sad looking at the photo; it was as though I were immediately at home - all those memories came back, roofs under the snow, and the tower with my youth, all that as if it were immediately before my eyes.'
Patrick Lambert presents four programmes on the life and times of the Czech composer
Bohuslav Martinu , born in a church tower 100 years ago.
4: The 1950s: New
Schonenberg Music by Martinu includes:
Rhapsody-Concerto (2nd movement); Fantaisies symphoniques (6th
Symphony); Incantation (Piano Concerto No 4) (1st movement); The Parable of the Garden (Parables); The Greek Passion (finale).
Interspersed with music by Jan Novak , Jindiich Feld , Oldfich Korte , Jan Hanus and Mozart. Records


Unknown: Patrick Lambert
Unknown: Bohuslav Martinu
Unknown: Schonenberg Music
Music By: Jan Novak
Music By: Jindiich Feld
Music By: Oldfich Korte
Music By: Jan Hanus

: Cello and Piano

Andrez Bauer (cello) Eva Bauer (piano) Lutoslawski Grave
Debussy Sonata
Brahms Sonata in E minor


Cello: Andrez Bauer
Piano: Eva Bauer

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Brian Wright
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Brian Wright
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: News

: Third Ear

V S Pritchett, who is celebrating his 90th birthday, talks about his writing and philosophy. Producer Fiona McLean


Producer: Fiona McLean

: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

conductor Simon Rattle Bartok Music for strings, percussion and celesta Rachmaninov
Symphony No 2


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Bartok Music

: Drama Now

Thinking of You
Julian Garner 's play is set in a sanatorium in Kent in 1923. Stephen has tuberculosis and is parted from Florence, his bride of three months - letters are their only form of communication.
Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Julian Garner
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Florence: Gillian Bevan
Stephen: Kilian McKenna
Nicholas: Pip Torrens
Alice: Maggie McCarthy
Nurse Moore: Auriol Smith
Doctor: James Greene
Waitress: Tara Dominick
Little Stephanie: Yolande Clark

: Imogen Cooper

Schubert Impromptu No 3 in B flat (D 935); Sonata in A (D 959) (posth) (R)

: Dona Paula

Norman Rodway reads the last of four short stories by Machado de Assis.
Dona Paula offers advice to her niece about fidelity in marriage, but is uncomfortably reminded of her own youthful feelings.
Translator Dr John Gledson Producer Judith Bumpus


Unknown: Norman Rodway
Stories By: MacHado de Assis.
Stories By: Dona Paula
Unknown: Dr John Gledson
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Composers of the Week

Saint-Saens Allegro appassionato,
Op 70; Etude en forme de valse, Op 52 No 6;
Rapsodie d'Auvergne, Op 73; Etudes, Op 111 Nos 1 and 6; Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 22


Unknown: Saint-Saens Allegro

: News

: Night School

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