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: Morning Concert

Praetorius Pavanne de Spaigne; Spagnoletta: New
London Consort/Pickett

: Faure Pavane

Academy and Chorus of St Martin/Marriner

: Britten Gloriana:

Courtly Dances: RPO/Previn

: News

: Beethoven Egmont

Overture: LPO/Tennsdedt

: Schubert Rondo

in A (D 438): St Paul 's CO/ Pinchas Zukerman (violin)


Unknown: St Paul
Violin: Pinchas Zukerman

: J Strauss (son)

Morning Papers Waltz Vienna Volksoper

: Grieg

Peer Gynt Suite
Berlin PO/Tennsdedt Records

: News

: Cantatas In Contrast

Bach Cantata No 153: Schau, lieber Gott, wie meine Feind
Elisabeth Wacker (alto), Karl Markus (tenor), Michael Schopper (bass), Schwabischer Singkreis, Stuttgart Bach Orchestra/Hans Grischkat

Cantata No 190: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied
Paul Esswood (counter-ten), Wynford Evans (tenor), John Noble (baritone), London Bach Society, Steinitz Bach Players/Paul Steinitz.


: A Serious Matter

Fourth programme of Dinu Lipatti 's recordings. Bach, arr
Busoni Chorale prelude: Nun komm' der
Heiden Heiland (BWV599)
Enesco Sonata No 3 for violin and piano, with Georges Enesco (violin) Chopin Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58. Records


Unknown: Dinu Lipatti
Unknown: Busoni Chorale
Unknown: Heiden Heiland

: Music Weekly

Peter Paul Nash looks at advertising music.


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash

: From theProms 1990

This new series begins with a performance by the BBC SO/Gunter Wand. Bruckner Symphony No 5 in B flat

: La donna ideale

Cathy Berberian (soprano) Juilliard Ensemble/Berio
Berio Folk Songs; Sequenza HI for female voice. Records


Soprano: Cathy Berberian

: Replay

In four programmes,
Philip French quarries gems from the BBC Sound Archives.
1: Rex Bellamy 's 1954 talk about the 1939 broadcast of Tutankhamun's trumpets from Cairo. Producer Tim Suter


Unknown: Rex Bellamy
Producer: Tim Suter

: News

: YourConcert Choice

with Paul Guinery.
Bliss Meditations on a Theme by John Blow CBSO/Hugo Rignold
Berlioz Adieu des bergers (L 'Enfance du Christ) Choir of Strasbourg
Cathedral/Abbe Alphonse Hoch (mono)
Liszt Impromptu
Paul Crossley (piano)
Britten Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo: Peter Pears (tenor); Composer (piano) Panufnik Bassoon
Concerto: Robert Thompson London Musici/
Stephenson. Records


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: John Blow
Unknown: Alphonse Hoch
Piano: Paul Crossley
Tenor: Peter Pears
Unknown: Robert Thompson

: Gillian Weir

playing the organ of the RFH, London, and introducing the music.
Jehan Alain Fantaisies
Nos 1 and 2; Phantasmagorie
Franck Priere ; Final (Six Pieces); Piece héroïque (Three Pieces) Alain Trois danses
Franck Choral III in A minor


Unknown: Franck Priere
Unknown: Alain Trois

: Stravinsky

Scherzo a la Russe;
Variations for orchestra; Concerto for piano and wind; Symphony in three movements
Paul Crossley (piano) BBC Scottish SO conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk


Piano: Paul Crossley
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: Opera News

with James Naughtie Producer Peter Tanner


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Evensong

for the Feast of the Epiphany, recorded in Worcester Cathedral.
Introit: Here Is the Little Door (Howells);
Responses (Hunt); Psalms 116 and 138 (Howells, A H Mann); Lessons (RSV): Ezekiel 37, w 1-14; Romans 10, w 11-18 Canticles: Collegium
Regale (Tavener)
Anthem: Illuminare,
Jerusalem (Judith Weir ) Hymn (AMNS 49): 0
Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness; Organ voluntary: Toccata giocosa (Mathias)
Director of Music
Donald Hunt. Assistant Organist Adrian Partington


Unknown: Judith Weir
Music: Donald Hunt.
Organist: Adrian Partington

: Mendelssohn

Quartet in Eflat. Op 12 Orlando Quartet. Record

: Sunday Play

Miss Lonelyhearts Nathanael West 's novella about a 1930s New York agony aunt.
Narrator Nigel Anthony
Dramatised by Vincent Mc Inerney
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Miss Lonelyhearts Nathanael West
Narrator: Nigel Anthony
Dramatised By: Vincent Mc Inerney
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Miss Lonelyhearts: William Hope
Shrike: Bill Wallis
Betty: Catherine Furshpan
Mary: Bonnie Hurren
Goldsmith: Bradley Lavelle
Fay: Maggie McCarthy
Jed: Stephen Garlick
Simpson: Nigel Carrington
Doyle: Ed Bishop

: BournemouthSlnfonietta

conductor Roger Norrington Angela Hewitt (piano) Beethoven Overture:
Coriolan, Op 62
Mozart Piano Concerto
No 23 in A (K 488)
Gow Music for a Mime (R)


Conductor: Roger Norrington
Piano: Angela Hewitt
Unknown: Gow Music

: Friendsand Confidants

Second of two programmes. Brahms Sonata in E minor, Op 38
Herzogenberg Sonata in D, Op 64


Unknown: Brahms Sonata

: Music from Zagorsk

The Russian musicologist Elena Kolyada introduces sacred works performed by the Trinity-St Sergei Monastery at Zagorsk.


Introduces: Elena Kolyada

: DebussyPiano Music

Marie-Paule Siruguet
Images: Books 1 and 2; Masques; D'un cahier d'esquisses; L'Isle joyeuse

: News

: Test Match Special

England v Australia Fourth day, Third Test

: Russian OrthodoxChristmas Service

from All Saints Russian
Orthodox Church,
Ennismore Gdns , London. Conductor Metropolitan Anthony of Sorozh.
Commentary Fr Sergei
Hackel. Choirmaster Rev
Fr Michael Fortounetto.


Unknown: Ennismore Gdns
Unknown: Fr Sergei
Unknown: Fr Michael Fortounetto.

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