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: Morning Concert

Weber Piano Concerto
No 2 in E flat, Op 32
Peter Rosel ; Dresden
7.30 am News
7.35 Tchaikovsky, orch Glazounov Meditation,
Op 42 No 1: Itzhak Perlman
I (violin); Israel PO/Mehta
7.45 Mozart Rondo in A minor (K 511) Andras Schiff (piano)
7.52 Bellini 'Qui la voce sua soave' (I Puritani, Act 2) Joan Sutherland (soprano) Royal Opera House Orch/ Molinari-Pradelli
8.00 Respighi Belkis, Queen of Sheba (ballet suite): Philharmonia/
Geoffrey Simon. Records


Unknown: Peter Rosel
Unknown: Itzhak Perlman

: News

: Composers of the Week

Schubert: 1824-6
Four Ldndler (D 814) Christoph Eschenbach Justus Frantz (pianos)
Diejunge Nonne ; Ave Maria An Silvia ; Fischerweise Elly Ameling (soprano) Dalton Baldwin (piano)
Piano Sonata in A minor
(D 845): Alfred Brendel Records. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Christoph Eschenbach
Pianos: Justus Frantz
Pianos: Diejunge Nonne
Unknown: Maria An Silvia
Soprano: Fischerweise Elly Ameling
Piano: Dalton Baldwin
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Those Magical Romantics

Hummel Trio in E flat. Op 93. Deakin Piano Trio
9.56 Schumann Scenes from Goethe's Faust:
Overture and Part 1
Elizabeth Harwood (sop), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(bar), John Shirley-Quirk (bar); Wandsworth School Choir, Aldeburgh Festival Singers, ECO/Britten
10.22 Mendelssohn
Symphony No 3 in A minor (Scottish): London Classical Players/Norrington
11.00 Spohr Trio in G minor, Op 142: Deakin Trio
11.25 Berlioz The
Damnation of Faust: Part 4 (excerpts)
Josephine Veasey (mezzo) LSO and Chorus/Davis
11.37 Wagner A Faust Overture: Philharmonia/ Francesco d'Avalos
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Elizabeth Harwood
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: John Shirley-Quirk
Unknown: Spohr Trio
Unknown: Josephine Veasey
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Bach and Rameau

Elizabeth Wallfisch
Catherine Mackintosh
Pavlo Beznosiuk (violins) Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Leonhardt Bach Concerto in Cfor three violins and strings Rameau Suite:
Les Paladins


Unknown: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Unknown: Catherine MacKintosh
Violins: Pavlo Beznosiuk

: News

: Semiramide

Rossini's opera seria in a performance given last Saturday at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. (Sung in Italian)
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra conductor James Conlon
(In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network)


Conductor: James Conlon
Semiramide, Queen of Babylon: June Anderson (soprano)
Arsace, an Assyrian commander: Marilyn Horne (mezzo)
Assur, a prince and descendant of the House of Baal: Samuel Ramey (bass)
Idreno, an Indian prince: Chris Merritt (tenor)
Azema, a princess: Young-Ok Shin (soprano)
Oroe, High Priest of Baal: Terry Cook (bass)
Mitrane, Captain of the Queen's Guard: Michael Forest (tenor)
Ghost of Nino, Semiramide's husband: Jeffrey Wells (bass)

: All the World's a Globe

Being the history of mankind from the first amoeba to the Second
World War, presented by the entire cast of the National Theatre of Brent
- Desmond Olivier Dingle and Wallace, aided by Mr Barker.
Episode 5
Written by Patrick Barlow with additional material by Jim Broadbent and Martin Duncan
Producer Lissa Evans (R)


Unknown: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: Mr Barker.
Written By: Patrick Barlow
Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Martin Duncan
Producer: Lissa Evans

: Leeds International Piano Competition

The first of four programmes from this year's semi-final recitals, presented by Paul Hindmarsh.
Eric Le Sage, third prize-winner, from France: Stockhausen Klavierstuck V
Schubert Sonata in B flat (D 960)
Schumann Carnaval
(Series in association with Harveys of Bristol)


Presented By: Paul Hindmarsh.
Unknown: Stockhausen Klavierstuck

: Czech Philharmonic

The horn section play Jacques Francois
Gallay's Grand Horn Quartet, Op 26. Records


Unknown: Jacques Francois

: News

: Wolpert Conversations

A Very Tidy Desk
Physical anthropologist David Pilbeam in conversation with Lewis Wolpert. (R)


Unknown: David Pilbeam
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert.

: Uchida Plays Beethoven

Mitsuko Uchida (piano) ECO/Jeffrey Tate leader Maciej Rakowski Henze Symphony No 1 for chamber orchestra Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 2 in B flat
8.20 Mitsuko Uchido talks to Michael Oliver about Beethoven's second
Piano Concerto.
8.30 Beethoven
Symphony No 4 in B flat


Piano: Mitsuko Uchida

: Four Runyon Rogues

2: Earthquake
A huge hit-man condemned to the electric chair finds a nobler way to die. (Third story Thursday 9.10pm)

: Schubert and Bartok

Krystyna Osostowicz (violin) Paul Coker (piano)
Schubert Sonata No 2 in A minor (D 385)
Bartok Rhapsody No 2 (R)


Violin: Krystyna Osostowicz
Piano: Paul Coker

: The Green Man Revisited

A follow-up ghost story to Kingsley Amis's novel
The Green Man, narrated by the author, in which he speculates about whether an author can be taken over by his own creation. Producer Rosemary Hart (R)


Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Te Deum

In many countries it was traditional to sing this ancient hymn at the close of the year. The tradition is revived using the famous setting by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. Ochestra and Chorus of Les Arts Florissants/
William Christie. Records


Unknown: Antoine Charpentier.
Unknown: William Christie.

: Composers of the Week

Offenbach Harmonies du soir, Op 68; Les
Larmes du Jacqueline; La Vie Parisienne:
Acts 3 and 4 (Broadcast last Monday 8.35am;

: News and

: A Jazz New Year

Clarinettist Ivo Papasov and his Bulgarian
Wedding Band live from London's newest jazz venue - the Jazz Cafe.


Clarinettist: Ivo Papasov

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