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Verdi Overture: La forza del destino
Berlin PO/Karajan
7.08 Refice Ombra di
Nube (Mono): Claudia Muzio (sop); Orch/Composer
7.12 Roussel
Divertissement for wind quintet and piano: Groupe Instrumental de Paris
7.19 Ravel Menuet antique: LSO/Abbado


Unknown: Claudia Muzio

: News

7.35 William Croft
Suite-.The Twin Rivals
Parley of Instruments/ Roy Goodman
7.52 Lehar Waltz: Gold and Silver: Vienna
PO/Willi Boskovsky
8.00 Astor Piazzolla, arr Benitez Tango: Verano Porteno
John Williams (guitar)
8.05 Copland Suite: The Tender Land: Boston SO/ The Composer. Records


Unknown: William Croft
Unknown: Roy Goodman

: News

: Cantatas In Contrast

Last of eight programmes. Bach Cantata No 65: Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen: Ernst Haefliger (ten), Theo Adam (bass), Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra/Karl Richter Cantata No 111: Was mein Gott will, das g'sheh allzeit: Edith Mathis (sop) Anna Reynolds (alto)
Peter Schreier (tenor)
Theo Adam (bass). Records


Unknown: Ernst Haefliger
Bass: Theo Adam
Unknown: Edith Mathis
Unknown: Anna Reynolds
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Bass: Theo Adam

: A Serious Matter

The final programme celebrating Dinu Lipatti. Liszt, arr Busoni
Petrarch Sonnett No 104
(A nees de pélérinage: 2) Scarlatti Sonatas in E and D minor (Kk 380/9) Chopin Waltz in C sharp minor, Op 64 No 2 Schumann Piano
Concerto in A minor
Suisse Romande Orchestra/ Ernest Ansermet. Records


Unknown: Dinu Lipatti.
Unknown: Chopin Waltz
Unknown: Ernest Ansermet.

: Music Weekly

reflects the Henze
Festival, with Peter Paul Nash.


Unknown: Peter Paul

: From the Proms 1990

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello); Saito Kinen
Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa Mozart Divertimento in D (K 136)
Haydn Cello Concerto in C
11.35 Interval Reading
11.40 Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor


Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Cello: Saito Kinen

: Schubert Songs

Der Einsame (D 800) Herbst (D 945)
Nacht und Traume (D 827) Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(bar), Alfred Brendel (piano)


Piano: Alfred Brendel

: Replay

Philip French in the BBC Sound Archives. This week: Julian Huxley 's talk about Dr Spooner, first broadcast in 1942. Producer Tim Suter


Unknown: Julian Huxley
Producer: Tim Suter

: News

: Your Concert Choice

with Paul Guinery. Chaminade Concertino for flute and orchestra Karl-Bernhard Sebon
Berlin RSO/Lajovic
M Haydn Quintet in F
Vienna Philharmonia Quintet Stravinsky No Word (The Rake's Progress) Dawn Upshaw (sop)
Orch of St Luke's/Zinman Bach Sonata in D (BWV 1028):
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (gamba)
Herbert Tachezi (h'chord) Telemann Magnificat in G Soloists; Lausanne Youth Choir; Munich Pro Arte Orch/Kurt Redel
Records. Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Zinman Bach Sonata
Unknown: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Unknown: Herbert Tachezi
Producer: Michael Emery

: Chamber Music from Birmingham

Lindsay String Quartet
Haydn Quartet in Eftat, Op 64 No 6
Bart6k Quartet No 2
3.15 Interval Reading
3.20 Dvorak Quartet No 10 in Eflat, Op 51

: Northern Slnfonla

conductor Steuart Bedford Stravinsky Danses concertantes
Martin Concerto for seven wind instruments and percussion
Milhaud L 'Apotheose de Moliere (R)


Conductor: Steuart Bedford
Conductor: Stravinsky Danses

: Soundings

(Details on Friday at 2.05pm)

: Beauty for Ashes

When Luftwaffe bombs hit
St Bride's Fleet St 50 years ago they revealed the church's Celtic roots.
Canon John Oates tells the church's story and meditates on the faith handed down through the centuries.
Galliard (Byrd); Teach Me My God and King; Hodie Christus natus est
(Plainchant); Gloria in excelsis Deo (Weelkes);
Te deum (Purcell); Psalm 84 (Bairstow); Jubilate
(Sumsion); In Our Day of Thanksgiving
Organ Sonata in G (Elgar) Choir of St Bride's conductor Robert Jones Organist Peter Bennett


Unknown: Canon John Oates
Unknown: Hodie Christus
Conductor: Robert Jones
Organist: Peter Bennett

: Roman Cantatas

First of two programmes of cantatas which Handel may have heard when in Rome around 1707.
Mancini Ardea Dorilla
Francesco Gasparini Quanto sei penosa
Fregiotti Fille , negl'occchi tuoi: Emma Kirkby (sop)
London Baroque/Medlam (r;


Unknown: Mancini Ardea Dorilla
Unknown: Francesco Gasparini
Unknown: Fregiotti Fille
Unknown: Emma Kirkby

: Henze at the Barbican

The Raft of the Frigate Medusa
An oratorio in two parts (1968) on a true story of 154 sailors left to die by their officers. (Sung in Desmond Clayton 's English version).
La Mort.... Beverty Morgan (soprano) Jean-Charles, a mulatto sailor
David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
Charon..................... lain McDiarmid
Finchley Children's Music Group/Ronald Corp BBC Singers chorusmaster Simon Joly BBC SO/Ulf Schirmer
1: Embarkation for Disaster
8.10 Julian Barnes discusses the celebrated painting by Gericault immortalising the events in Henze's oratorio, adapted from his book A History of the World in Ten Chapters.
8.30 2: The Ninth Night and the Morning


Unknown: Desmond Clayton
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Unknown: Simon Joly
Unknown: Julian Barnes

: Sunday Play

The Basset Table by Susanna Centlivre.
Adapted by Fidelis Morgan Director Penny Gold (R)


Unknown: Susanna Centlivre.
Adapted By: Fidelis Morgan
Lady Reveller: Eleanor Bron
Lord Worthy: Michael Cochrane
Sir James Courtly: Jonathan Cullen
Lady Lucy: Amanda Murray
Sir Richard: John Rye
Ensign Lovely: Simon Treves
Valeria: Danielle Allan
Captain Hearty: Sean Barrett
Alpiew: Jenny Howe
Buckle: Nicholas Gilbrook
Mrs Sago: Tessa Worsley
Mr Sago: Danny Schiller
Banker/Servant: Christopher Good

: York Early Music Festival

Ensemble Organum
Mass of Tournai in the context of the Pontifical
Mass from Avignon.

: News

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