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Poetry: The Romantic Hero

: Weather

: Morning Concert

Handel arr Beecham
The Gods Go abegging RPO/Thomas Beecham
7.20 Nielsen Pan and Syrinx, Op 49
SNO/AJexander Gibson
7.30 am News
7.35 Stenhammar
Excelsior, Op 13
Gothenburg SO/Jarvi
7.51 Mozart Serenade in D (K 185/167a) Academy of St Martin/
Neville Marriner. Records


Unknown: Neville Marriner.

: News

: Maestro de' Concerti

Sonata and Sinfonia
Vivaldi Trio Sonata in A minor (RV 86)
Chandos Baroque Players Sinfonia in G (R V 146)
Capella Savaria/McGegan Quartet Sonata in C (RV Anh 66): Camerata Koln
Concerto ripieno in A (R V 158): Concerto Koln. Records

: Walter Kilen

Third of four programmes drawn from the pianist's recorded legacy.
Beethoven Waltz in B
Mozart Variations on a Minuet by Duport (K 573) Schubert Piano Sonata in F minor (D 625) (Unfinished)
Schumann Arabesque, Op 18
Brahms Waltzes, Op 39 (selection). Records

: Prom Talk

A magazine series
highlighting some of the music and musicians in this year's Proms.
This week: Andrew Parrott talks about Monteverdi's
Vespers; Nicholas Maw previews his new piece American Games; a conversation with horn player Barry Tuckwell ; and Andrew Litton anticipates a performance of Bernstein's Second Symphony.
Presenter Anthony Burton. Producers Ray Abbott and Alan Hall


Talks: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Nicholas Maw
Unknown: Barry Tuckwell
Unknown: Andrew Litton
Presenter: Anthony Burton.
Producers: Ray Abbott
Producers: Alan Hall

: A Modest Profession

Fifth of 12 programmes following conductor Antal Dorati 's recording career. Bartok Dance Suite
Haydn Symphony No 94 (The Surprise)
Philharmonia Hungarica Liszt Christmas Oratorio
(Christus, part 1) Veronica Kineses
Janos Nagy (tenor)
Hungarian Radio and Television Chorus;
Hungarian State Orchestra Records


Conductor: Antal Dorati
Soprano: Veronica Kineses
Tenor: Janos Nagy

: Replay

NEWPhilip French
NEW quarries gems from the BBC Sound
Archives. This week:
W H Auden reflects on Huckleberry Finn.
(First broadcast in 1953)


Unknown: H Auden
Unknown: Huckleberry Finn.

: News

: Your Concert Choice

with Paul Guinery.
Mozart Symphony No 36 in C (K 425)
ECO/Jeffrey Tate
Berkeley Clarinet Quintet
Michael Collins
Nash Ensemble
Trad, arr Jackman Early One Morning King's Singers
Panufnik Invocation for Peace
King's House School Choir Thames Youth Ensemble/ Michael Stuckey
Poulenc Organ Concerto Marie-Claire Alain
ORTF Orchestra/
Jean Martinon. Records


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Michael Collins
Unknown: Nash Ensemble
Unknown: Jean Martinon.

: Joshua Bell

(violin) with Roger Vignoles (piano)
Mozart Sonata in Bflat (K 454)
Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op 30 No 2
Ysaye Sonata in D minor for violin solo, Op 27 No 3 Saint-Saens Sonata
No 1 in D minor, Op 75


Piano: Roger Vignoles

: Two Late Symphonies

Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor (K 550)
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98
Munich PO/Giinter Wand

: Listening to ... Boulez

Taking a movement of Pli selon Pli as his example,
Michael Hall explores the way Pierre Boulez uses the elusive poetry of Mallarme to create highly structured but equally elusive music.
Reader Laura Jackson. Producer Andrew Kurowski


Unknown: Michael Hall
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Reader: Laura Jackson.
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: Charpentier

Church music for voices and instruments.
Emily van Evera ,
Gillian Fisher (sopranos) Jacqueline Connell (alto) Richard Wistreich (bass) London Baroque/ Charles Medlam
Symphonies pour un reposoir; Quam dilecta; Jubilate Deo; Sonate a 8 6.50 A comparison of French and Italian
Baroque music by the contemporary French writer Francois Raguenet.
6. 55 Miserere met; Ouverture pour le sacre d'un Eveque; Omnesgentes


Unknown: Emily van Evera
Sopranos: Gillian Fisher
Sopranos: Jacqueline Connell
Bass: Richard Wistreich
Unknown: Charles Medlam
Unknown: Francois Raguenet.

: Proms 1991

live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Cynthia Clarey (mezzo) Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conductor Bernard Haitink
Britten Four Sea
Interludes (Peter Grimes )
Mark-Anthony Turnage Some Days (first performance)
8.05 Elgar and the Academe
Meirion Hughes examines Elgar's mistrust of the musical establishment and the controversy which surrounded his only academic appointment. Reader Brett Usher.
8.25 Etgar Symphony No in A flat


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Mark-Anthony Turnage
Reader: Brett Usher.

: Critics' Choice

The Art of Success
The life, scabrous times and scatalogical imagination of the newly wed 18th-century artist and engraver
William Hogarth , as he mingles with playwrights, prostitutes, powerful politicians and a condemned murderess.
First presented by the RSC in 1986 - winner of the John Whiting Award . Written by Nick Dear.
Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: William Hogarth
Unknown: John Whiting Award
Written By: Nick Dear.
Director: Richard Wortley
William Hogarth: Michael Kitchen
Jane Hogarth: Robin Weaver
Harry Fielding: Linus Roache
Frank: Brett Usher
Gaoler: Brett Usher
Oliver: Simon Russell Beale
Mrs Needham: Irene Sutcliffe
Louisa: Sally Dexter
Sarah Sprackling: Penny Downie
Sir Robert Walpole: Ronald Herdman
Queen Caroline: Ann Windsor
Drummer girl: Jane Whittenshaw

: Tippett

String Quartet No 3 Chilingirian String Quartet

: News

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