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The Romantic Poets

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: Morning Concert

Schumann Overture:
Scherzo and Finale
Dresden State Orchestra/ Wolfgang Sawallisch
7.18 Rachmaninov, trans Harrell Vocalise
Lynn Harrell (cello)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)


Unknown: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Unknown: Harrell Vocalise
Cello: Lynn Harrell
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: News

7.35 Telemann Sinfonia in F: Wallace Collection
English String Orchestra/ William Boughton
7.41 Rossini String
Sonata No 6 in D: I Solisti
Veneti/Claudio Scimone
7.56 Ravel Suite:
Mother Goose
LSO/Claudio Abbado Records


Unknown: Telemann Sinfonia
Unknown: William Boughton

: News

: Ayres for the Theatre

Fourth of eight programmes. Purcell Suite (The Fairy Queen)
John Blow Suite (Venus and Adonis)
Parley of Instruments/ Peter Holman and Roy Goodman


Unknown: Peter Holman
Unknown: Roy Goodman

: Dennis Brain

NEW Six programmes featuring the great horn player.
Mozart Horn Concerto in D (K 412)
Philharmonia/Karajan Brahms Horn Trio in Eflat, Op 40
Max Salpeter (violin) Cyril Preedy (piano)
Hindemith Horn Sonata
Noel Mewton-Wood (piano) Producer Alan Hall

: Music Weekly

with Peter Paul Nash.


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash.

: Boston SO

conductor Charles Dutoit
Joshua Bell (violin) Rossini Overture:
La gazza ladra
Lalo Symphonie espagnole, Op 21
Stravinsky Ballet: The Firebird


Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Violin: Joshua Bell

: Table Talk

from Bavaria.
Philip Brady visits the Andechs Monastery, famous for the spiritual qualities of its beer. Producer Elizabeth Burke


Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: News

: Your Concert Choice

with Paul Guinery.
Elgar Triumphal March (Caractacus)
RLPO/Charles Groves
Beethoven Sonata in G, Op 14 No
Alfred Brendel (piano) Delius La Calinda
LPO/Vernon Handley Brahms Sonata in F, Op 99
William Pleeth (cello)
Margaret Good (piano) Hasselmans Nocturne,
Op 43: Susan Drake (harp) Nielsen The Sleep, Op 18 Danish National Radio
Chamber Choir and RSO/ Leif Segerstam. Records


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Delius La Calinda
Unknown: Handley Brahms Sonata
Cello: William Pleeth
Harp: Susan Drake
Unknown: Leif Segerstam.

: Brighton Festival 1991

Shura Cherkassky 80th Birthday Concert.
Bach Partita No 6 in E minor
Schubert Four
Impromptus, Op 90:
C minor: E flat; G flat; A flat


Unknown: Shura Cherkassky

: Prokofiev Sonata No 7 in B flat, Op 83 Rachmaninov Elégie Copland / Bernstein

El salon Mexico
(In association with National Westminster Bank PLC)

: Poet of the Month

Australian Les Murray introduces and reads a selection of his work.

: BBC Scottish SO

conductor Leopold Hager Haydn Symphony No 100 (Military)


Conductor: Leopold Hager

: Listening to ...

With a number of works by Birtwistle due for broadcast in the coming weeks, Michael Hall discusses the music of this avant-garde composer who, paradoxically, thinks of himself as the inventor of an ancient world.
Producer Andrew Kurowski


Unknown: Michael Hall
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: In Festo Pentecostes

A devotion for Whit
Sunday, recorded in the Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge, with readings and prayers taken from the writings of St Augustine.
Introduced by John Bowker. Whitsun motets (Byrd): Veni Sancte Spiritus et emitte; Spiritus Domini ; Alleluia, emitte spiritum tuum; Veni Sancte
Spiritus, reple; Confirma hoc Deus; Factus est repente; Non vos relinquam Reader Garard Green
Choir of Trinity College,
Cambridge/Richard Marlow


Introduced By: John Bowker.
Unknown: Spiritus Domini
Unknown: Veni Sancte

: Sunday Play

Emperor and Galilean Henrik Ibsen 's two-part drama in which Julian seeks to embody in himself a kingdom combining Christian ethics with a joy of living. 1: Caesar's Apostasy
2: Emperor Julian
Music by Christos Pittas Choral direction
Blaise Compton
Adapted by Casper Wrede and Amund Hannlngstad
Translated by Michael Meyer Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Henrik Ibsen
Music By: Christos Pittas
Unknown: Blaise Compton
Adapted By: Casper Wrede
Translated By: Michael Meyer
Director: Martin Jenkins
Julian: Robert Glenister
Maximus, the mystic: Timothy West
Emperor Constantius: Keith Drinkel
Eusebia, his wife: Sue Broomfield
Helena, his sister: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Gallus, Julian's half-brother: Peter Gunn
Gregor: David Timson
Basilios: Paul Downing
Agathon: Charles Simpson
Sallust: Stephen Tompkinson
Eutherius: Garard Green
Oribases: Norman Bird
Libanius/Decentius: Hugh Dickson
Hekebolius/Florentius: Brett Usher
Eunapius/Severus: David King
Laipso/Fokion: Stephen Garlick
Sintula/Fruit seller: Dale Rapley
Memnon/Varro: Ben Onwukwe
Spirit voice: Tara Dominick
Myrrha: Marcia King
Christian woman: Elizabeth Mansfield
Dancing girl: Jane Whittenshaw
Publia: Margot Boyd
Bishop Maris: John Moffatt
Jovian: Nigel Anthony
Nevita: David King
Ammian: Joe Dunlop
Anatolus: Nicholas Gilbrook
Priskos: John Moffatt
Numa: Danny Schiller
Kytron: James Greene
Makrina: Helena Breck
Persian officer: John Bennett

: A Mozart Festival

Gyorgy Pauk (violin, viola) Nobuko Imai (viola)
Michael Collins (clarinet) Peter Frankl (piano) Takacs Quartet
Duo in B flat for violin and viola (K 424); Trio in E flat for clarinet, viola and piano (K 498)


Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Viola: Nobuko Imai
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Piano: Peter Frankl

: Interval Reading

11.15 String Quintet in G minor (K516)

: News

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