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: Morning Concert

Offenbach Overture: Vert-
Vert: Berlin PO/Karajan
7.09 Crusell Clarinet
Quartet No 2 in C minor Thea King; Allegri Quartet
7.30am News
7.35 Handel Organ
Concerto in F (HWV292) Simon Preston
English Concert/Pinnock
7.49 Dargomizhky
Bolero: USSR Academic
SO/Yevgeny Svetlanov
7.56 Glazunov Poème lyrique: Bamberg SO/Jarvi
Tchaikovsky Kto mozhet (Iolanthe)
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (bar) Rotterdam PO/Gergiev
8.09 Prokofiev Symphony No 1 (Classical): Academy of St Martin/Marriner Records


Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Kto
Unknown: Dmitri Hvorostovsky

: News

: Composers of the Week

Overture: The Storm
LSO/Rozhdestvensky Legend: Christ Had a Garden, Op 54 No 5
Raphael Wallfisch (cello) ECO/Geoffrey Simon String Quartet No 3 in Eflat minor, Op 30 Gabrieli Quartet. Records Producer Anthony Sellors


Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Eastern Inflections

Granados Piano Quintet in G minor: Nash Ensemble
9.50 Raff Sous le saule du Levant, Op 82 No 11
Anthony Goldstone , Caroline Clemmow (piano duet) Gliere Orientale for piano duet, Op 38 No 17
9.59 Gaspar Sanz
Espanoletas; Clarinesy trompetas; Pavanas; Folia: Barry Mason (baroque guitar)
10.10 Georges Enesco
Konzertstuck for viola and piano (1906):
Yuri Bashmet , Mikhail Muntian
10.19 Schumann Bilder aus Osten for piano duet, Op 66
10.37 Wagner Siegfried Idyll: Bournemouth
10.55 Taneyev String Trio in D, Op 22
Jerusalem String Trio
11.20 John Mayer
Sangit alamkara for piano duet (first broadcast)
11.37 David Matthews
Song-cycle: Cantiga:
Jill Gomez (sop); Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Norrington


Unknown: Anthony Goldstone
Piano: Caroline Clemmow
Unknown: Gliere Orientale
Unknown: Gaspar Sanz
Unknown: Barry Mason
Guitar: Georges Enesco
Piano: Yuri Bashmet
Piano: Mikhail Muntian
Piano: Schumann Bilder
Unknown: John Mayer
Unknown: David Matthews
Unknown: Jill Gomez

: Gordon Fergus-Thompson

Bach, transc Busoni Chaconne in D minor
(BWV 1004)
Schumann Blumenstuck , Op 19
Chopin Barcarolle, Op 60 Scriabin Sonata No 3 in F sharp minor. Op 23


Unknown: Schumann Blumenstuck

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

Lynne Dawson , Gunnel Bohman (sopranos)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor) BBC Singers; BBC SO conductor Andrew Davis live from St John 's,
Smith Square, London. Mozart Davidde penitente (K 469)


Unknown: Lynne Dawson
Sopranos: Gunnel Bohman
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: St John

: Third Opinion

: Bach and Luther

Luther's Reformed
Canon Paul Oestreicher introduces the first of two programmes in which music from Bach's
Clavierubung III is played on the organ of Robinson College, Cambridge by Stephen Cleobury.
Bach Prelude in Eflat (BWV 552); Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit
(BWV 669); Christe, aller Welt Trost (BWV 670); Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist (BWV 671); Gloria:
Allein Gott in derHoh'sei


Introduces: Canon Paul Oestreicher
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury.
Unknown: Gott Vater
Unknown: Allein Gott

: Strauss

Violin Concerto: Four Symphonic Interludes (Intermezzo)
Isabelle van Keulen (violin); BBC PO conductor Gerard Schwarz


Violin: Isabelle van Keulen
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz

: Mass for the Annunciation

Adrian Willaert's Missa
Mittit ad virginem was intended as a tribute to the Duke of Ferrara. It is heard here set in the context of Mass for the Feast of the Annunciation as celebrated in 16th-century Italy. Tallis Scholars director Peter Phillips BBC Singers director James O'Donnell


Director: Peter Phillips
Director: James O'Donnell

: Mainly for Pleasure

Rodney Slatford presents a programme of the 'Greats' Unknowns'.
Producer Judith Roles


Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Producer: Judith Roles

: News

: Third Ear

Michael Cimino discusses his latest film Desperate Hours and his previous work including Heaven s Gate with Nigel Andrews. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Michael Cimino
Unknown: Nigel Andrews.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Heinrich Schiff

(cello) conducts the Northern Sinfonia
Paul Barritt , Lesley Hatfield (violins)
Haydn Cello Concerto in C Schnittke Concerto grosso No 1
Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D
(In assoc with English Estates)


Unknown: Paul Barritt
Violins: Lesley Hatfield

: Poet of the Month

David Constantine introduces and reads a selection of poetry by English lyric writers who use the language of ordinary speech to write 'a poetry of the present', and suggests that by telling local and particular truths poetry simultaneously warns and celebrates.
Producer Judith Bumpus


Introduces: David Constantine
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: War's Embers Ivor Gurney

Nocturne in B: Preludes in F sharp, A minor and Dflat; Nocturne in A flat Alan Gravill (piano). Records


Piano: Alan Gravill

: Membra Jesu Nostri

Quid sunt plagae istae The third of seven cantatas by Buxtehude.

: Oregon

This band, formed in 1971, was one of the first to combine ethnic, jazz and classical styles in their music. Three of the original members, Ralph Towner (piano, guitars), Paul McCandless (reeds), and Glen Moore (bass), remain with the group which also includes
Trilok Gurtu (tabla, percussion). Richard Cook introduces this recording from the Queen Elizabeth Hall , and during the interval talks to Ralph Towner.


Piano: Ralph Towner
Guitars: Paul McCandless
Guitars: Glen Moore
Unknown: Trilok Gurtu
Introduces: Richard Cook
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall
Unknown: Ralph Towner.

: News

: Composers of the Week

Ottorino Respighi
Ancient Airs and Dances:
Suite No 1; Pastorale for violin and strings; Ballad for the Lord's Nativity

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