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: Morning Concert

Nielsen Overture:
Swedish RSO/
Esa Pekka Salonen
7.05 Respighi Pines of Rome: Berlin PO/Karajan


Unknown: Esa Pekka Salonen

: News

7.35 MacCunn The
Land of the Mountain and the Flood
SNO/Alexander Gibson
7.45 Moeran Lonely
Waters (Two Pieces for small orchestra)
Ann Murray (mezzo) ECO/Jeffrey Tate
7.55 Schubert, trans Liszt Die Forelk; Die Muller und der
Bach Jorge Bolet (piano)
8.05 Bridge Suite: The Sea
RLPO/Charles Groves Records


Unknown: Ann Murray
Piano: Bach Jorge Bolet

: News

: Composers of the Week

On the Sheer Threshold of the Night
Lynne Hirst (soprano) Ashley Stafford (counter-tenor)
Neil Mackenzie (tenor) Jonathan Robarts (bass)
BBC Singers/James Wood Nenia on The Death of Orpheus
Jane Manning (soprano) Colin Bradbury ,
Donald Watson , Anthony Jennings (clarinets)
John Alley (piano) James Holland (percussion) conductor Paul Daniel
Cantata for soprano and six players
Sarah Leonard (sop) Endymion Ensemble/ Simon Joly Tragoedia London Sinfonietta/
Peter Eotvos


Soprano: Lynne Hirst
Soprano: Ashley Stafford
Tenor: Neil MacKenzie
Bass: Jonathan Robarts
Unknown: Wood Nenia
Soprano: Jane Manning
Soprano: Colin Bradbury
Soprano: Donald Watson
Clarinets: Anthony Jennings
Piano: John Alley
Piano: James Holland
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Unknown: Sarah Leonard
Unknown: Peter Eotvos

: Angels

Schutz The Christmas
Story (excerpts)
Emma Kirkby (soprano) Nigel Rogers (tenor)
Taverner Consort , Choir and Players/
Andrew Parrott


Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Tenor: Nigel Rogers
Tenor: Taverner Consort
Unknown: Andrew Parrott

: Hindemith

Engelskonzert (Mathis der Maler)
Berlin PO/Karajan
9.55 Josquin Missa
L 'Homme arme sexti toni
The Tallis Scholars/ Peter Phillips
10.30 Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
(Orphée et Eurydice)
Lyon Opera Orchestra/ John Eliot Gardiner
10.40 Haydn
The Creation, Part 1
Arleen Auger (soprano) Philip Langridge (tenor) David Thomas (bass)
CBSO and Chorus/Rattle
11.15 Josef Strauss
Waltz: Spharenklange Vienna PO/Karajan
11.25 Berg Violin
Concerto: Kyung Wha Chung (violin)
Chicago SO/Georg Solti
11.55 Faure
In Paradisum (Requiem) Cambridge Singers
City of London Sinfonia/ John Rutter. Records


Unknown: Peter Phillips
Unknown: Gluck Dance
Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner
Soprano: Arleen Auger
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Bass: David Thomas
Unknown: Josef Strauss
Unknown: Kyung Wha
Unknown: John Rutter.

: Langham CO

Nicholas Cleobury
David Johnston (tenor)
Bridge There Is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook
Robert Walker
Song-cycle: The Sun Used to
Shine Parry English Suite


Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Tenor: David Johnston
Unknown: Shine Parry

: News

: Quintus

Carl Reinecke Trio in A minor for oboe, horn andpiano, Op 188
Beethoven Quintet in E flat for piano and wind, Op 16


Unknown: Carl Reinecke Trio

: Music Weekly

: American Cities Through Their Music

In the second of six programmes,
Alyn Shipton concentrates on New Orleans in the deep South. The city, which grew out of a French settlement, became the pre-eminent centre for French opera outside
Paris in the last century. It was the home of composer
Louis Gottschalk , pianist and bandleader Jelly Roll Morton, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band,
Cajun music, the New Orleans Symphony
Orchestra and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Pianist: Louis Gottschalk
Unknown: Wynton Marsalis.

: Margaret Fingerhut

Ravel Sonatine
Chopin Two Nocturnes, Op 32
Glazunov Theme and Variations, Op 72

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Valentine Cunningham. Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Valentine Cunningham.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: News

: Third Ear

Peruvian novelist
Mario Vargas Llosa talks to
Christopher Bigsby about his literary and political career.
Producer Sally Marmion


Talks: Mario Vargas Llosa
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Consort Music

The Consort of Musicke director Trevor Jones
John Jenkins Fantasia a 4 in D; Newark Siege and Galliard in D. Record


Director: Trevor Jones
Unknown: John Jenkins Fantasia
Unknown: Newark Siege

: English Chamber Orchestra

Mark Wigglesworth
Rosa Mannion (soprano) John Harle (saxophone) live from the Barbican Hall, London. Tippett Concerto for double string orchestra R Rodney Bennett Saxophone Concerto
8.25 Rimbaud - The
Rebel Angel:
Eric Crozier sheds some light on the poetry of Britten's Les Illuminations.
With Richard Pearce as Arthur Rimbaud and Malcolm Sinclair as Paul Verlaine.
8.45 Britten
Les Illuminations
David Matthews
Symphony No 4 (world premiere)


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Soprano: Rosa Mannion
Soprano: John Harle
Unknown: Rodney Bennett
Unknown: Eric Crozier
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Unknown: Arthur Rimbaud
Unknown: Malcolm Sinclair
Unknown: Paul Verlaine.
Unknown: David Matthews

: Drama Now

Show Me the Way, Ugly
Angels Jack , who has a crisis at work and at home, is also writing the polytechnic pantomime. Perhaps the 'Ugly Angels' in it will show him the way.
Written by Nigel Baldwin.
Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Angels Jack
Written By: Nigel Baldwin.
Director: Richard Wortley
Jack: Struan Rodger
Frances: Penny Downie
Sonia: Beverley Hills
Pinky: Shaun Prendergast
Perky: David King
Hypnotherapist: Brenda Kaye
Audience: Nicholas . Gilbrook
Audience: Simon Treves
Audience: Ben Onwukwe
Audience: Elizabeth Mansfield

: Morton Feldman

Extensions 3 (1952) Last Pieces (1959) Vertical Thoughts 4 (1963)
John Tilbury (piano)


Piano: John Tilbury

: News

: Composers of the Week

Haydn Piano Trio in D (H XV 16); Symphony
No 87 in A; Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5

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