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: Morning Concert

Bruch Swedish Dances,
Op 63: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Kurt Masur
7.12 Granados
The Beauty and the Nightingale Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
7.20 Josef Strauss
Waltz: Village Swallows from Austria
Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner


Piano: Nightingale Alicia de Larrocha
Piano: Josef Strauss

: News

7.35 Beethoven The
Consecration of the House Leipzig Gewandhaus
Orchestra/Kurt Masur
7.45 J L Krebs Concerto in B minor for oboe, harpsichord and strings
Heinz Holliger , Christiane Jaccottet ; Camerata Bern/ Alexander van Wijnkoop
8.06 Schubert Twelve German Dances (D 790) Imogen Cooper (piano)
8.17 Alfven Swedish
Rhapsody No 2: Stockholm PO/Neeme Jarvi. Records


Unknown: Heinz Holliger
Unknown: Christiane Jaccottet
Unknown: Alexander van Wijnkoop
Piano: Imogen Cooper

: News

: Composers of the Week

Mozart (1756-91)
Overture: The Marriage of Figaro: 18th-Century
Orchestra/Franz Bruggen Concert aria: Giunse alfin il momento ... Al desio di chi t'adora (K 577)
Teresa Berganza (soprano) Vienna CO/Gyorgy Fischer Piano Concerto No 25 in C (K 503)
Mitsuko Uchida (piano) ECO/Jeffrey Tate
Concert aria: Chio mi scordo di te (K 505) Teresa Berganza ,
Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Vienna CO/Gyorgy Fischer Records


Soprano: Teresa Berganza
Piano: Mitsuko Uchida
Unknown: Teresa Berganza
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons

: The German Baroque Telemann Ouverture

in C (Water Music)
Musica Antiqua , Koln/ Reinhard Goebel
10.00 Handel Cantata:
Alpestre monte
Emma Kirkby (soprano) Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher
Hogwood (harpsichord)
10.11 Zelenka Capriccio No 4 in A
Camerata Bern/Wijnkoop
10.38 J C F Bach
Cantata: The American
Girl: Barbara Schlick
(soprano); Das Kleine
Konzert/Hermann Max
10.49 Zelenka Trio
Sonata No 6 in C minor
Heinz Holliger, Maurice Bourgue (oboes), Klaus Thunemann (bassoon), Lucio Buccarella
(double-bass), Christiane Jaccottet (harpsichord)
11.05 Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/
Catherine Mackintosh
(violin piccolo). Records


Unknown: Musica Antiqua
Unknown: Reinhard Goebel
Soprano: Emma Kirkby

: BBC Scottish SO

conductor James de Preist Tatyana Nikolaeva (piano) Mozart Piano Concerto
No 27 in B flat (K 595) Rachmaninov
Symphony No 2


Conductor: James de Preist
Piano: Tatyana Nikolaeva

: News

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

Mary King (mezzo)
Kreutzer String Quartet live from Studio 1, Pebble Mill.
Foulds Aquarelles , Op 32 Schoenberg Quartet No 2, Op 10


Unknown: Pebble Mill.
Unknown: Foulds Aquarelles

: Souvenirs of Chabrier

'An intuitive but unfinished artist or a genius? A blustering extrovert or a truly original talent?' The first of five programmes in which
Roger Nichols considers the art, character and musical reputation of Emmanuel Chabrier
With Clive Swift as Chabrier.
Producer Graham Sheffield


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Unknown: Emmanuel Chabrier
Unknown: Clive Swift
Producer: Graham Sheffield

: Alcyone

Tragedie lyrique by Marin Marais in a prologue and five acts.
Text by Antoine Houdar de la Motte.
(Sung in French)
Les Musiciens du Louvre/ Marc Minkowski. Records


Unknown: Antoine Houdar
Unknown: Marc Minkowski.
Alcyone, daughter of Aeolus: Jennifer Smith (soprano)
Ceyx, King of Trachis: Gilles Ragon (tenor)
Pélée, friend of Ceyx: Philippe Huttenlocher (baritone)
Ismène, a sorceress/Sailor girl: Sophie Boulin (soprano)
Tmole, mountain God/High Priest of Hymen/Neptune: Bernard Delettré (bass)
Apollo/Sleep: Jean-Paul Fouchecourt (tenor)
Sailor girl/Priestess of Juno: Veronique Gens (soprano)

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Brian Wright. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Brian Wright.
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: Third Ear

For what instrument did
Mozart write his Clarinet
Concerto? Nicholas
Kenyon hears conflicting views from Colin Lawson and Anton Weinberg. Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Colin Lawson
Unknown: Anton Weinberg.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Towards the Millennium

Cecile Ousset (piano) City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conductor Simon Rattle live from the Town Hall, Birmingham.
Piano Concerto No in D minor. Op 30
8.15 Anthony Burton talks to Simon Rattle and Anthony Sargeant , the City of Birmingham's
Head of Arts, about the Millennium project.
8.35 Suk Symphony in C minor. Op 27 (Asrael)


Piano: Cecile Ousset
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Talks: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Anthony Sargeant

: Riding Pants

Dreams of horses and of escape from the blood and chicken feathers of his father's butcher's shop, fire Herm in this short story by Bernard Malamud.
Reader Harry Towb. Producer Sarah Kilgarnff


Reader: Bernard Malamud.
Reader: Harry Towb.
Producer: Sarah Kilgarnff

: Goehr and Beethoven

Hartley Piano Trio
Goehr Piano Trio, Op 20 Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 97
(The Archduke)

: Don't Shoot the Pianist

- He May Be a Guitar Player
Francis Wilford-Smith examines the work of some of the best known blues guitarists and discovers that many of them have not only been persuaded to play the piano, but are very good at it - men like Tampa Red. Lightnin' Hopkins,
Scrapper Blackwell and Leadbelly.


Unknown: Francis Wilford-Smith
Unknown: Scrapper Blackwell

: News

: Composers of the Week

Entr'acte: Dance of the Bohemians: Dance of the jesters and Jugglers
(The Maid of Orleans); Pimpinella, Op 38 No 6: Souvenir de Florence for string sextet. Op 70

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