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: Morning Concert

Telemann Overture-Suite (Tafelmusick: III) Musica Antiqua Kbln / Reinhard Goebel
7.30am News
7.35 Strauss Zueignung , Op 10 No 1; Freundliche Vision, Op 48 No 1;
Die heiligen drei Könige, Op 56 No 6
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)
Berlin RSO/George Szell
Rachmaninov Polichinelle in F sharp minor; Melody in E
The Composer (piano roll)
7.55 Schumann Piano
Concerto in A minor,
Op 54: Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich (piano)
BBC SO/Colin Davis Records


Unknown: Musica Antiqua Kbln
Unknown: Reinhard Goebel
Unknown: Strauss Zueignung
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Unknown: Rachmaninov Polichinelle
Piano: Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich

: News

: Composers of the Week

Concerto in B flat, Op 3 No 1
English Concert/Pinnock Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline
Emily van Evera (soprano) Timothy Wilson (alto)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Nancy Argenta (soprano) David Thomas (bass) Jeremy White (bass) Taverner Choir and Players/Parrott. Records


Soprano: Emily van Evera
Soprano: Timothy Wilson
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Bass: David Thomas
Bass: Jeremy White
Bass: Taverner Choir

: Midweek Choice

Susan Sharpe presents a special Christmas edition with guest
Mitsuko Uchida. Records Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Mitsuko Uchida.
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: BBC Scottish SO

Geoffrey Trabichoff conductor
Alexander Rahbari
Gordon Fergus-Thompson (piano)
Barber Essay No 2 Von Einem Suite:
Dantons Tod
Liszt Piano Concerto
No 1


Conductor: Geoffrey Trabichoff
Conductor: Alexander Rahbari
Piano: Gordon Fergus-Thompson
Unknown: Von Einem

: News

: Concert Hall

Joanna MacGregor (piano) live from Broadcasting House,London.
Berg Sonata, Op 1
Schoenberg Six Little Pieces, Op 19
Four Broadway arrangements: Harold Arlen , arr Django Bates
It's Only a Paper Moon Cole Porter, arr Gary Carpenter Love for
Sale Jerome Kern , arr
Alasdair Nicholson
Can't Help Lovin' That Man
Al Dubin , arr Alasdair Nicholson
42nd Street


Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Unknown: Harold Arlen
Unknown: Django Bates
Unknown: Gary Carpenter
Unknown: Sale Jerome Kern
Unknown: Alasdair Nicholson
Unknown: Al Dubin
Unknown: Alasdair Nicholson

: Record Review

: Vintage Years

Mozart Divertimento in E flat (K 563)
Joseph Fuchs (violin) Lillian Fuchs (viola) Paul Tortelier (cello) Mono record: 1953


Violin: Joseph Fuchs
Viola: Lillian Fuchs
Cello: Paul Tortelier

: Choral Evensong

live from
Winchester Cathedral.
Introit: I Know a Flower
Responses (Neary) Office hymn:
Creator alme siderum
Psalms: 98-101
(Attwood, Morley,
Attwood, Nicholson) First Lesson (RSV): Isaiah 51, vv 1-8
Antiphon: 0 Clavis David Canticles: Bairstow in G Second Lesson (RSV): Luke 20, vv 27-44
Anthem: Tota pulchra es (Bruckner)
Hymn: Come, Thou
Long-Expected Jesus Organ voluntary: Rhapsody No 3 (Howells)
Organist and Master of the Choristers David Hill
Assistant Organist
Timothy Byram-Wigfield


Organist: Timothy Byram-Wigfield

: Winter in Switzerland

Bottles, bells, broomhandies - and the Schwafelpfyffli.
John Thornley presents traditional sounds and music from Appenzell, the Muota Valley, the Vaud, Ticino - and the Carnival of Basel.
Including pre-war recordings by the Swiss folk-clarinettist Kasi Geisser , and by the Alder family of Urnasch. Records (R)


Unknown: Kasi Geisser

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Natalie Wheen Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Alan Hall

: News

: Third Ear

A discussion on an issue of the moment, chaired by Robert Hewison. Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Robert Hewison.
Producer: Julian Hale

: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Choir leader Nicholas Wood conductor Libor Peiek
Rita Cullis (soprano)
Penelope Walker (alto) Boulez Notations
(I, IV, III, II)
Mahler Symphony No 2 in C minor (Resurrection) (In association with GP7)


Leader: Nicholas Wood
Conductor: Libor Peiek
Soprano: Rita Cullis
Soprano: Penelope Walker

: Chroniclers of Power

Anthony Howard considers the modern political diarist and the role he or she has played in recent political history. Are such diaries a valuable historical record or merely the partisan scribblings of a politician with an eye on publication?
With contributions from the Rt Hon Tony Benn , MP, the Rt Hon Lord
Carr of Hadley, Baroness Castle of Blackburn, the Hon Alan Clark , MP, Julian Critchley , MP, the Rt Hon Lord Jenkins of Hillhead and the Rt Hon Lord Marsh. Producer Mark Savage (R)


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Alan Clark
Unknown: Julian Critchley

: Christian Blackshaw

Beethoven Sonata in E minor, Op 90
Schumann Fantasie in C, Op 17 (R)


Piano: Beethoven Sonata

: pmSarangi Ka Sangit

John Mayer Violin
Concerto (first broadcast performance)
Erich Gruenberg (violin) BBC Concert Orchestra leader Cynthia Fleming conductor
James Lockhart


Violin: John Mayer
Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Leader: Cynthia Fleming
Conductor: James Lockhart

: Composers of the Week

Czech Dances
Nos 1 and 2 (BorovA); Spalitek Act 3, Scene 2; Serenade No 1 for clarinet, horn, three violins and viola;
The Nativity (Plays of Mary); Nonet

: News

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