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: Morning Concert

Brahms Variations on a theme of Haydn (Mono) Philharmonia/Karajan
7.18 Ravel La Valse
Louis Lortie (piano)
7.30am News
7.35 Mozart Church
Sonatas in C (K 336/263) Amsterdam Mozart Players Peter Hurford (organ)
7.45 Faure Piano Quintet No 1 in D minor:
Jean Hubeau ; Via Nova Quartet
8.14 Sibelius The Origin of Fire (Tulen synty)
Sauli Tiilikainen (baritone) Laulun Ystavat Male Choir
Gothenburg SO/Jarvi Records


Unknown: Peter Hurford
Unknown: Jean Hubeau
Baritone: Sauli Tiilikainen

: News

: Composers of the Week

Delibes and Massenet
Massenet 'II est doux, il est bon' (Herodiade)
Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) Orch of the ROH, Covent Garden/Jeffrey
Tate Amadis , Act 2 (excerpts) Helene Perraguin (sop)
Soloists; Chorus and Orch of the Paris Opera/Fouraillier Delibes Coppelia, Act 1
Suisse Romande Orchestra/ Richard Bonynge. Records


Soprano: Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Tate Amadis
Unknown: Helene Perraguin
Unknown: Richard Bonynge.

: Midweek Choice

with Susan Sharpe.
Salomon Romance for violin and orchestra in D
Simon Standage (violin) English Concert/Pinnock Britten Piano Concerto, Op 13: Sviatoslav Richter ECO/The Composer
Granados La Maja e il ruiseñor: Victoria de los Angeles (soprano) Intermezzo (Goyescas)
New Philharmonia/Raphael Fruhbeck de Burgos
Pachelbel Hexachordum
Apollinis, Partita No 2
Marga Scheurich (h'chord) Rachmaninov The Isle of the Dead: LSO/Previn Beethoven Piano Trio in E flat (WoO 38)
Istomin Stern Rose Trio
Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue in D minor: Peter Hurford (organ). Records


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Violin: Simon Standage
Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Granados La Maja


Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (ten) conductor Andrew Davis
Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge
Elgar Symphony No 2 in E flat, Op 63 (R)


Unknown: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Vaughan Williams

: News

: Concert Hall

live from Broadcasting House,London.
Fiona Dobie (soprano) Peter Evans (piano)
Wolf Auch kleine Dinge; Wie lange schbn; Schweig einmal still; Nun lass uns Frieden schliessen; Mir ward gesagt du reisest in die Feme; Ich hab in Penna (Italian Lieder Book);
Die Sprode; Die Bekehrte; Fruhling ubersjahr
Liszt Comment, disaientils; Enfant, si j'étais roi; Oh! Quandje dors;
Paraphrase on themes from Verdi's Rigoletto
Strauss Schlechtes Wetter-, Die Zeitlose; Morgen; Hat gesagt - bleib's nicht dabei


Piano: Peter Evans

: Record Review

: Vintage Years

Marguerite Long (piano) Faure Nocturne No 4 in Eflat, Op 36; Piano
Quartet No 2 in G minor, Op 45
Jacques Thibaud (violin) Maurice Vieux (viola) Pierre Fournier (cello) Mono records: 1937140


Violin: Jacques Thibaud
Viola: Maurice Vieux
Cello: Pierre Fournier

: Choral Evensong

live from Manchester
Cathedral. Inroit: 0
Praise the Lord (Batten) Responses: Leighton
Office Hymn: Hail, Thou Source of Every Blessing (Readhead); Psalms: 84, 85 (Soaper, Wesley) Readings (RSV): Jonah 3 and 4; I Corinthians 10, w 1-13 Canticles: A Manchester
Service (Ball)
Anthem: Verbum caro factum est (Hassler) Hymn: 0 Worship the Lord in the Beauty of Holiness (Was Lebet) Organ Voluntary:
'Laudes' (Trois Hymnes , Op 58 No 3: Dupre) Master of the Choir
Stuart Beer
Organist Gordon Stewart


Unknown: Trois Hymnes
Organist: Gordon Stewart

: Eastern Approaches

Four programmes of traditional music with Graham Fawcett.
3: Poland, including wedding music from the Tatra mountains. Records (R)


Unknown: Graham Fawcett.

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Anthony Burton Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: News

: Third Ear

A discussion on an issue of the moment.
Producer Mark Savage

: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

conductor Vernon Handley Peter Donohoe (piano) live from the Philharmonic
Hall, Liverpool.
Sibelius The Bard, Op 64 Simpson Symphony
No 10 (first performance)
8.30 Gerald Lamer takes a look backstage and talks to members of the orchestra and the local community about plans to refurbish the building.
8.50 Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No 3 in D minor, Op 30


Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: Gerald Lamer

: Footsteps from the Finland Station

Five landmarks in the collapse of communism, with Michael Charlton.
2: Nation -
The First Gravedigger The claim of Marxism-
Leninism that the class struggle would transcend nationalism has been proved wrong. How did national feeling conquer ideology and what are the consequences for the future? With Lech Walesa ; Gomulka's private secretary Walery Namiotkiewicz ; former head of the Polish
Secret Police
Franciszek Szlachc ; and Milovan Djilas. Readers
Sandor Eles , Bogdan Kominowski , Christopher Rozycki and Daniel Wozniak.
Producer Louise Purslow


Unknown: Michael Charlton.
Unknown: Lech Walesa
Unknown: Walery Namiotkiewicz
Unknown: Franciszek Szlachc
Readers: Milovan Djilas.
Readers: Sandor Eles
Readers: Bogdan Kominowski
Readers: Christopher Rozycki
Readers: Daniel Wozniak.
Producer: Louise Purslow

: BBC Singers on Tour

First of ten programmes. David Byers introduces a concert given in Belfast with John Poole conducting choral settings of Irish and English poets. Samuel Barber
Reincarnations Dominick Argento A Nation of Cowslips Nicholas Maw Five
Irish Songs
Series producer John Evans


Introduces: David Byers
Unknown: John Poole
Unknown: Samuel Barber
Unknown: Reincarnations Dominick Argento
Producer: John Evans

: News

: Composers of the Week

Kodaly Minuetto serio; Norwegian Girls; Sonata for solo cello; Jesus and the Traders; Dances of Marosszek


Unknown: Kodaly Minuetto

: Night School

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