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: Morning Concert

Offenbach Overture: Die
Rheinnixen: Gulbenkian
7.06 Reger Ballet suite, Op 130: Bavarian RSO/ Colin Davis
7.30 am News
7.35 Weber Overture:
Der Freischiitz
7.47 Castelnuovo-
Tedesco ConcertoNo2
(The Prophets)
Jascha Heifetz (violin)
Los Angeles Philharmonic/ Alfred Wallenstein
8.18 Dvorak Slavonic
Dances, Op46Nos2and3, Czech PO/Neumann. Records


Unknown: Colin Davis
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Unknown: Alfred Wallenstein
Unknown: Dvorak Slavonic

: News

: Mozart Masses

Last of seven programmes. Missa brevis in F (K 192) Soloists; Istvan Ella (organ) Jeunesses Musicales Budapest PO/Fischer. Records
Series producer Graham Dixon


Soloists: Istvan Ella
Producer: Graham Dixon

: Moura Lympany

Last of six programmes. Saint-Saens Piano
Concerto No2 in G minor
LPO/Jean Martinon
Debussy Reflets dans l'eau (Images, Book 1) Ravel Jeux d'eau
Franck Symphonic Variations
RPO/Silvestri. Records
Series producer Hugh Warwick


Producer: Hugh Warwick

: Music Weekly

with Peter Paul Nash.


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash.

: A Dutch Retrospect

Ninth of 12 programmes.
Mozart - the Apotheosis of His Art as a Symphonist
Symphony No 39 in Eflat (K 543); Symphony No 40 in G minor (K 550)
A sequence of aphoristic statements by Busoni on the nature of Mozart's genius.
Symphony No 41 in C (K551) (Jupiter)
Royal Concertgebouw/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt


Musicians: Royal Concertgebouw
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt

: Table Talk

Old, Mouldy and Rotten Right Through
Charles Perry , arabist and restaurant critic, cooks a typical midnight snack suitable for a ninth-century sultan, involving disgustingly rotten barley. With Leslie Forbes.
Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Charles Perry
Unknown: Leslie Forbes.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: News

: Your Concert Choice

with Paul Guinery.
Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps LPO/Vernon Handley
Strauss Oboe Concerto
Heinz Holliger (oboe) Cincinnati SO/ Michael Gielen
Lalo Scherzo in D minor
RPO/Yondani Butt
Mozart Exsultate jubilate (K 165)
Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood MacMillan Piano
Sonata: Rolf Hind (piano) Sibelius Karelia Suite
Finnish RSO/
Jukka-Pekka Saraste Records


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Unknown: Michael Gielen
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Music: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Rolf Hind
Unknown: Jukka-Pekka Saraste

: Mozart's Violin Sonatas

The third of four concerts.
Gyorgy Pauk (violin) Peter Frankl (piano) Sonata in F (K 377) Sonata in G (K379)
3.20 Peter Barker reads an extract from the new edition of the Letters of DrBurney.
3.25 Sonata in C (K303) Sonata in Eflat (K 481)
(Final concert Tuesday 7.30pm)


Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Piano: Peter Frankl
Unknown: Peter Barker

: Poet of the Month

Soviet poet
Andrei Voznesensky talks to poet and translator
Richard McKane about his recent work and the new struggles that face Soviet society. Producer Piers Plowright


Talks: Andrei Voznesensky
Unknown: Richard McKane
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor Colman Pearce
Virgil Thomson Fugues and Cantilenas
Barber Essay No 1, Op 12 Walter Piston


Conductor: Colman Pearce
Conductor: Virgil Thomson Fugues

: Opera News

withjames Naughtie.

: A Service for Advent with Carols

live from the Chapel of St
John's College, Cambridge. RorateCoeli(Byrd);
Processional hymn: Lo, He Comes with Clouds
Descending (desc Robinson); Lessons: Isaiah 40, w 1-10; Ezekiel 36, vv 22-28;
Romans 13, w 8-14; Isaiah
31-38; Luke 12, w 32-40; John 1, vv 19-29: John 3, vv 1-8; This Is the Truth (arr Vaughan Williams); The Holly and the Ivy (arr
Robinson); There Is No Rose (Joubert);
Virga Jesse (Bruckner); Out of Your Sleep (
Richard Rodney Bennett ); Zion, at Thy Shining Gates (arr
Guest); Hymn: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Cross of Jesus); Saviour of the Nations (Hoddinot); I Sing of a Maiden (Berkeley); People Look East (arr
Barry Rose ); Hymn: Of the Father's Heart Begotten
(arr Willcocks); The Angel Gabriel (arr Pettman);
Hymn to the Mother of God (Tavener); Magnificat:
Dyson in F; Hodie Christus natus est (Poulenc); Hymn: 0 Little Town of Bethlehem
(desc Armstrong). Organ voluntary: March on a Theme by Handel (Guilmant).
Organ Scholar Philip Scriven. Director of Music
Christopher Robinson.


Unknown: Virga Jesse
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: Barry Rose
Unknown: Philip Scriven.
Unknown: Christopher Robinson.

: Sunday Play

Amadeus by Peter Shaffer. As part of the Mozart bicentenary celebrations, the radio version, made in 1983, of the National Theatre production. Producer David Spenser
Director Peter Hall


Unknown: Peter Shaffer.
Producer: David Spenser
Director: Peter Hall
Antonio Salieri: Paul Scofield
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Simon Callow
Constanze Mozart: Felicity Kenoal
Joseph II: John Normington
Gottfried, Baron Van Sweilen: Nicholas Selby
Count Franz Orsini Rosenberg: Willoughby Goddard
Johann Kilian Von Strack: Basil Henson
Venticelli: Donald Gee
Venticelli: Dermot Crowley
Citizens of Vienna: Nigel Bellairs
Citizens of Vienna: Susan Gilmore.
Citizens of Vienna: Peggy Marshall
Citizens of Vienna: Robin Meredith
Citizens of Vienna: Anne Sedgwick
Citizens of Vienna: William Sleigh.
Citizens of Vienna: Glenn Williams


conductor Matthias Bamert
Philip Martin (piano)
Robert Saxton In the Beginning
Barber Piano Concerto, Op 38
Brahms Symphony No 4 in E minor


Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Piano: Philip Martin
Piano: Robert Saxton

: Messe en I'honneur du Saint-Sacrament

by Joseph Jongen (first UK broadcast)
Alison Wells (soprano) Judith Harris (mezzo)
Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor) Geoffrey Davidson (bar)
BBC Singers; London Brass John Scott (organ) conductor John Poole


Unknown: Joseph Jongen
Soprano: Alison Wells
Soprano: Judith Harris
Tenor: Andrew Murgatroyd
Tenor: Geoffrey Davidson
Unknown: John Scott
Conductor: John Poole

: News

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