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: Morning Concert

Greene Lord , Let Me Know Mine End
Winchester Cathedral
Martin Neary
7.07 Arne Symphony No 4 in C minor
Adrian Shepherd
7.22 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves
Sinfonia of London/ John Barbirolli
7.30am News
7.35Smetana Scherzo
(Festive Symphony)
Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra/
Lothar Zagrosek
7.45 Schubert 16 6
German Dances (D 783) Alfred Brendel (piano)
7.57 Strauss Horn
Concerto No I in Eflat Dennis Brain (horn)
Philharmonia Orchestra/ Wolfgang Sawallisch
8.13 Dvorak Scherzo capriccioso
Berlin Philharmonic
Rafael Kubelik


Unknown: Greene Lord
Unknown: Martin Neary
Unknown: John Barbirolli

: News

: Composers of the Week

Five programmes featuring W F Bach and JCBach.
Flute Duet in Eflat (F55) Barthold Kuijken and Marc Hantai
Polonaise in Fminor
Guy Penson (fortepiano) Concerto in Ffor two harpsichords
Andreas Staier and Robert Hill
Musica Antiqua , Koln/ Reinhard Goebel
Fantasia in E minor
Huguette Dreyfus (harpsichord)
Adagio and Fugue in D minor
Concerto Koln
Producer Jane Walker


Unknown: Marc Hantai
Harpsichords: Andreas Staier
Harpsichords: Musica Antiqua
Unknown: Reinhard Goebel
Harpsichord: Huguette Dreyfus
Producer: Jane Walker

: Morning Sequence

Myaskovsky Cello
Sonata No 1 in D, Op 12 Raphael and Peter Wallfisch (cello and piano)
9.54 Borodin Symphony No2inBminor
Ulster Orchestra/ TomaszBugaj
10.25 Stravinsky Sonata for two pianos
Robert Bridge and Jonathan Higgins (pianos)
10.37 Schnittke Violin
Concerto No 3
Sophie Langdon (violin) London Chamber
Odaline de la Martinez
11.05 Arensky Piano Trio No in F minor Borodin Trio


Cello: Peter Wallfisch
Pianos: Robert Bridge
Pianos: Jonathan Higgins
Violin: Sophie Langdon

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra's Tour of Japan

leader David Juritz conductor Tadaaki Otaka Hoddinott StarChildren
Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor
(In association with Hitachi Ltd and Maxell Ltd;


Leader: David Juritz
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: News

: BBCLunchtime Concert

Sylvia Rosenberg (violin) Roger Vignoles (piano) live from Stjohn's,
Smith Square, London. Beethoven Sonata in A minor, Op23
Bartok Sonata No 1
●TICKETS£4.50, available from 1 1.00am today or in advance from the box office, tel: [number removed]


Violin: Sylvia Rosenberg
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: Third Opinion

A week in the arts with Christopher Cook , including a review of Robert Saxton 's new opera Caritaszt Opera North.


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Robert Saxton

: The Virtuoso Viola

The fifth of eight programmes of recordings by some of the viola's greatest exponents. This week,
Cecil Aronowitz in BBC archive recordings.
Shostakovich Viola
Sonata with Nicola Grunberg (piano)
Schumann Mdrchenerzahlungen , Op 132 with Thea King (clarinet) Nicola Grunberg (piano)
Rubbra Viola Concerto, Op 75 with the BBC Northern
Symphony Orchestra conductor Vernon Handley


Unknown: Cecil Aronowitz
Piano: Nicola Grunberg
Piano: Schumann Mdrchenerzahlungen
Piano: Nicola Grunberg
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Piano Trio of Berlin

Schubert Piano Trio in Eflat (D 929)
Marcussen Organ atHelsingborg
The first of four programmes played by the organist Christopher Herrick .
Buxtehude Passacaglia in D minor (BuxWV 161) Shostakovich
Passacaglia (Entracte from Katerina Izmailova ) Bach Passacaglia in C minor (BWV 582)


Organist: Christopher Herrick
Unknown: Katerina Izmailova

: Mainly for Pleasure

Presented by Richard Baker.
Producer Alan Hall


Presented By: Richard Baker.
Producer: Alan Hall

: News

: Samson

Handel's tenth oratorio in a performance recorded at this year's Lufthansa
Festival of Baroque Music.
St James's Baroque Players and Singers director
Ivor Brown
Parti 8.10 Interval Reading
8.15 Part 2
9.30 Interval Reading
9.35 Part 3


Unknown: Ivor Brown
Samson: Martyn Hill (tenor)
Mkah: Christopher Robson
Manoah: Michael George (bass)
Dalila: Lorna Anderson (soprano)
Harapha: Stephen Gadd (bass)

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present another selection of music mixing styles and influences. This week's edition includes a feature on the ensemble Icebreaker who combine elements of new music, rock and jazz.
Producer Anthony Cheevers
(Nextprogramme 9 December)


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Producer: Anthony Cheevers

: News

: Composers of the Week

Charles Ives
"Let me admonish you.... to go alone; to refuse the good models, even those which are sacred to the imaginations of men ..."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson )
Psalm 90; Calcium Light Night; Symphony No2


Unknown: Charles Ives
Unknown: Ralph Waldo Emerson

: Night School

As broadcast this morning on R5 Plus at 2.30-3.10am Night School Extra (also in Scotland)
2.30 Working French 1: 1
2.50 Working in French 1:2

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