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Dvorak Overture: In Nature's
7.14 Unek Organ Concerto in C
7.30 am News
7.35 Martlnii Overture
7.42 Herbert Cello Concerto
No 2 in E minor
8.05 Dvorak Te Deum. Records


Unknown: Dvorak Te Deum.

: News

: Ayres for the Theatre

Parley of Instruments/ Holman and Goodman Jeremiah Clarke Suite: All for the Better
Purcell Suite: The Double
Palslble Suite: She Wou'd and She Wou'd Not


Unknown: Goodman Jeremiah Clarke

: Dennis Brain

(horn). Fourth programme. Mozart Concerto No 3 in E flat (K 447)
Beethoven Quintet for piano and wind. Op 16
Schumann Adagio and Allegro, Op 70
Ibert Trois pieces breves for wind quintet


Unknown: Ibert Trois

: The Performer and Mozart

10:15 Music Weekly
Peter Paul Nash begins the day exploring Mozart's own views on performance, and the circumstances surrounding his music during the century after his death. Producers Jane Walker and Philip Tagney

11:00 Views from the BBC Archives
Sir Thomas Beecham, in a speech to the Library of Congress in 1956. Mozart Overture: Don Giovanni
London Philharmonic Orchestra/ Thomas Beecham
Mozart Piano Concerto
No 23 in A (K 488)
Artur Rubinstein (piano) RCA Victor SO/ Alfred Wellenstein.
Sir John Pritchard on Mozart's Symphony No 40, then conducting it with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

12:30 The Piano and Wind Quintet in E Flat (K 452)
The essay on this piece by Sir Donald Tovey is a classic discussion of what genius is: it is read by Nicholas Anderson and followed by a performance by the Haffner Wind Ensemble:
Joy Farrall (clarinet)
Nicholas Daniel (oboe)
Julie Andrews (bassoon) Stephen Bell (horn)
Angela Hewitt (piano).

14:00 Don Giovanni: A Singer's View
Thomas Allen discusses the role of Mozart's libertine with Rodney Milnes.
Producer Peter Tanner

14:45 Mozart on Period Instruments
Peter Paul Nash is joined in the studio by members of the Salomon Quartet.
Quartet in F (K 590) Salomon Quartet
Rondo in D (K 382)
Malcolm Bilson (piano)
English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner Records

16:00 The Concert Aria
Paul Hamburger and Peter Paul Nash look back over the recordings of Mozart's separate arias and trace the path to the modern performing style. Records

16:45 The Impresario (Der Schauspieldirektor)
Mozart's one-act comic opera.
Dresden Staatskapelle conductor Karl Bohm
Madame Herz RERI GRIST (soprano)
Mademoiselle Silberklang ARLEEN AUGER (soprano)
Monsieur Vogelsang PETER SCHREIER (tenor)
KURT MOLL (bass)

17:15 A Conductor's View
Wolfgang Sawallisch talks to Peter Paul Nash about conducting familiar repertoire and the 'long line' which is so essential in Mozart.
Eine kleine Nachtmusik (K 525) NHK SO/ Wolfgang Sawallisch (by kind permission of NHK, Tokyo)
Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat (K 482)
Annie Fischer (piano)
Philharmonia Orchestra/ Wolfgang Sawallisch

18:15 Mozart and the Church Today
Marin Haselbock, conductor and organist in Vienna, talks about the place of Mozart's music in present liturgy.
Grabmusik (K 42)
Edith Wiens (soprano)
Thomas Hampson (bass) Concentus Vocalis
Wiener Akademie/ Martin Haselbock
Church Sonatas in F (K 244) and in C (K 329)

19:00-21:00 Alfred Brendel introduces his Wigmore Hall recital for this Mozart year.
Sonata in E flat
(K 282); Rondo in A minor (K 511);
Sonata in F (K 533/494);
Fantasy in C minor (K 475);
Adagio in B minor (K 540);
Sonata in C minor (K 457)

: Russian Song

Ludmilla Andrew (mezzo) Phillip Thomas (piano)
Tchalkovsky Spring; My Little Garden; The Cuckoo (Op 54 Nos 9, 4, 8)
Prokofiev Five Poems of Anna Akhmatova , Op 27
Rachmanlnov Christ Is Risen, Op 26 No 6: Sorrow in Springtime, Op 21 No 12; The Water Lily, Op 8 No 1; Did you Hiccough, Natasha?
Four Gypsy Folk Songs


Unknown: Ludmilla Andrew
Piano: Phillip Thomas
Unknown: Anna Akhmatova

: A Family Affair

Set in Moscow in 1850. this cynical comedy looks at the business ethics, social climbing and family loyalties of the rising Russian middle classes. Written by Alexander Ostrovsky.
Adapted by Nick Dear
Director Richard Buckham


Written By: Alexander Ostrovsky.
Adapted By: Nick Dear
Director: Richard Buckham
Bolshov: Stratford Johns
Lazar: Michael Maloney
Lipochka: Amanda Root
Agrafena: Maggie Steed
Fominishna: Jo Kendall
Ustinya: Pauline Letts
Rispolozhensky: Julian Curry


conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Debussy Danse ; Iberia


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Conductor: Debussy Danse

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