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: Morning Concert

Handel Sonata in G minor, Op 2 No 8 Roger Birnstingl
Kim Walker (bassoons) Darryl Nixon (h'chord) Ciena Stein (dble bass)
7.12 Wiren Serenade for Strings, Op 11: Stockholm Serenade/Salonen


Unknown: Roger Birnstingl
Bassoons: Kim Walker
Bassoons: Darryl Nixon
Unknown: Ciena Stein
Bass: Wiren Serenade

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7.35 Czerny Brilliant
Variations on an air from Bellini's 7 Capuletti ed i Montecchi', Op 295 Isabel Beyer , Harvey Dagul and Guy Dagul
(six hands on one piano)
7.52 Debussy, orch Grainger Pagodes
7.59 Schubert Symphony No 8 (Unfinished)
Dresden State Orchestra/
Sawallisch. Records


Unknown: Isabel Beyer
Unknown: Harvey Dagul
Unknown: Guy Dagul
Unknown: Grainger Pagodes

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: Cantatas in Contrast

Telemann Concerto in A
Gunther Passin , Rolf Julius Koch (oboes d'amore)
Cologne CO/Mutter-Bruhl Bach Cantata No 36:
Schwingt freudig euch empor (Mono)
Elisabeth Meinel-Asbahr
(sop), Rolf Apreck (ten), Johannes Oettel (bass) Choir of St Thomas 's
Church, Leipzig
Leipzig Gewandhaus/ Gunther Ramin. Records


Unknown: Gunther Passin
Oboes: Rolf Julius Koch
Unknown: Elisabeth Meinel-Asbahr
Unknown: Rolf Apreck
Bass: Johannes Oettel
Unknown: St Thomas
Unknown: Gunther Ramin.

: A Serious Matter

Five programmes celebrating the short life and prodigious talent of the Romanian pianist and composer Dinu Upatti , who died in December 1950. Bach, arr Myra Hess Jesu, Joy of Man's
Desiring (Cantata 147) Georges Enesco Piano Sonata in D, Op 24
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor: Philharmonia/
Alceo Galliera. Records
Series producer Andrew Kurowski


Unknown: Dinu Upatti
Unknown: Myra Hess
Unknown: Alceo Galliera.
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: Music Weekly

: Missa Solemnis

One of Beethoven's final piano works,
Six Bagatelles, Op 126, played by Wilhelm Kempff , serves as a preface to the Mass in D, Op 123.
Elisabeth Soderstrom (sop) Marga Hoffgen (alto)
Waldemar Kmentt (tenor) Martti Talvela (bass) Philharmonia Chorus
New Philharmonia/
Otto Klemperer. Records


Played By: Wilhelm Kempff
Unknown: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Unknown: Marga Hoffgen
Tenor: Waldemar Kmentt
Bass: Martti Talvela
Unknown: Otto Klemperer.

: Table Talk

The First Banana in England: Jonathan Treitel 's short story celebrates the banana.
Read by Stephen Moore.


Unknown: Jonathan Treitel
Read By: Stephen Moore.

: News

: Your Concert Choice

with Paul Guinery.
Shostakovich Ballet Suite No 4: SNO/Jarvi
Mozart Quintet in E flat
(K 452): Vladimir Ashkenazy London Wind Soloists
Thomas Chilcot Suite the Fifth
Gerald Gifford (h'chord) Horn, arr Mackerras Cherry Ripe
Elizabeth Harwood (sop) Pro Arte Orch/Mackerras
Stanford Concert
Variations upon an English Theme, Op 71
Margaret Fingerhut (piano) Ulster Orchestra/
Vernon Handley. Records


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Soloists: Thomas Chilcot Suite
Unknown: Gerald Gifford
Unknown: Elizabeth Harwood
Unknown: Vernon Handley.

: Chamber Music from Birmingham

Taverner Choir, Consort and Players/Parrott.
Canzonas, sonatas and motets by G Gabrieli , with organ introductions. Audite; Sonata a 14; Miserere/Gloria; Canzon in echo; Hic est; Sonata a 22; 0 Jesu; Jubilate Deo; Dulcis Jesu


Unknown: G Gabrieli
Unknown: Dulcis Jesu

: Poet of the Month

P J Kavanagh reads a selection of his work.


conductor Rudolf Barshai Tchaikovsky Fantasy-overture: Romeo and Juliet
Prokofiev Symphony No 5 in B flat


Conductor: Rudolf Barshai

: Listening to ...

Maxwell Davies
Michael Hall examines a particular aspect of Peter Maxwell Davies 's early work: his interest in and use of medieval techniques as the basis of his composition.
With the String Quartet of 1961 played by the Alberni Quartet.
Producer Andrew Kurowski


Unknown: Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Michael Hall
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: Sequence for Advent

recorded in the Chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford.
Introit: Veni Emmanuel
Psalms: 42 (1-7), 122, 121, 130 (Harper) Hymns: Plainsong
(arr Harper); Conditor alme siderum; Verbum supernum prodiens; Veni redemptor gentium. The Lord's Prayer (Maxwell Davies);
Magnificat (Collegium Regale); Like as the Hart (Howells)
Informator Choristarum
Dr John Harper Organ Scholar
Nicholas O' Neill


Unknown: Dr John Harper

: Strains from Moravia

Novak String Quartet in G, Op 22
Suk Quartet. Record

: Sunday Play

Critics' Choice
Benefactors by Michael Frayn
'I gather David's landed one of these great slum clearance jobs. Changing the face of London.
So he's on his way to the Rolls-Royce and the knighthood.'
Director Matthew Walters (R)


Unknown: Michael Frayn
Director: Matthew Walters
David: Michael Kitchen
Jane: Barbara Flynn
Sheila: Harriet Walter
Colin: Clive Francis

: LSO at the Barbican

conductor Colin Davis
Andras Schiff (piano)
Karita Mattila (soprano) Alfreda Hodgson (mezzo-soprano)
Keith Lewis (tenor)
Gwynne Howell (bass) Roderick Elms (organ)
Given earlier this evening in the Barbican Hall, London.
Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 4 in G
9.50 Sir Victor Pritchett
To mark his birthday, the author was invited to choose a favourite story for broadcast from his own celebrated collections.
John Moffatt reads The
Oedipus Complex.
10.05 Bruckner Mass
No 3 in F minor
(In association with Rank Xerox)


Conductor: Colin Davis
Piano: Andras Schiff
Mezzo-Soprano: Alfreda Hodgson
Tenor: Keith Lewis
Bass: Gwynne Howell
Bass: Roderick Elms
Unknown: Sir Victor Pritchett
Unknown: John Moffatt

: Schumann and Chopin

Peter Frankl (piano)
Chopin Four Mazurkas, Op 6
Schumann Waldszenen , Op 82
Chopin Four Mazurkas, Op 17


Piano: Peter Frankl
Unknown: Schumann Waldszenen

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