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: Morning Concert

Weber Flute Sonata in D minor, Op 10 No 3
Aurele Nicolet (flute) Bruno Canino (piano)
7.05 Parry
From Death to Life
LPO/Matthias Bamert
7.22 Julius Benedict
The Gypsy and the Bird
Joan Sutherland (soprano) LSO/Richard Bonynge


Piano: Bruno Canino
Unknown: Julius Benedict
Soprano: Joan Sutherland

: News

: Gounod

Grand Waltz (Queen of Sheba)
LSO/Richard Bonynge
7.40 Gounod, arr Liszt Les Sabeennes (Queen of Sheba)
Malcolm Binns (piano)
7.45 Goldmark Ballet
Music (Queen of Sheba) Hungarian State Opera
Orchestra/Adam Fischer
7.58 Handel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon) St Paul CO/
Pinchas Zukerman
8.05 Respighi
Suite: Belkis, Queen of Sheba: Philharmonia
Orchestra/Geoffrey Simon Producer Andrew Mussett

: News

: Ulster Orchestra

Thomas Sanderling Rivka Golani (viola) Mahler Symphonic Prelude (1876)
Berlioz Harold in Italy


Conductor: Thomas Sanderling
Viola: Rivka Golani

: Saturday Review

with Richard Osborne.
Record Review
Building a Library:
Beethoven's Violin Sonata in A, Op 47(Kreutzer) by Lionel Salter.
Julian Budden reviews
Pearl's Covent Garden on Record 1870-1939.
10.40 Record Release
Excerpts from the CD reissue of EMI's A Record of Singing
10.49 Mozart
Symphony No 35 in D (K 385) (Haffner)
Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado
11.12 Jonathan Dove
Glyndebourne Serenade: Figures in the Garden
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/ The Composer
11.31 Rheinberger
Mass in E flat, Op 109 Netherlands Chamber
Choir/Uwe Gronostay
11.54 Beethoven
Septet in E flat. Op 20 Gaudier Ensemble
12.36 More historic voices from A Record of Singing
Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury
(Record Review is repeated on Wednesday at 2.00pm)


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Lionel Salter.
Unknown: Julian Budden
Unknown: Jonathan Dove
Producers: Nick Morgan
Producers: Clive Portbury

: Molecules

Scientists and mathematicians reveal how a favourite fact about the universe has for ever changed their view of it.
Margaret Boden , Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, talks about her childhood fascination with Hysterical Paralysis. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Margaret Boden
Producer: Matt Thompson

: News

: Bach

Arranged, prearranged and rearranged
Bach Flute Sonata in A
Albinoni Trio Sonata in Bflat, Op 1 No 12
Bach Double Concerto in C minor (BMV1060) The Bach Ensemble/ Joshua Rifkin


Unknown: Joshua Rifkin

: Prague Symphony Orchestra

conductorjiri Belohlavek Heinrich Schiff (cello)
Lubos Fiser Apocalypse after
Durer Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor, Op 104
2.30 Interval Reading
2.35 Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 5 in E minor, Op 64


Conductorjiri: Belohlavek Heinrich Schiff
Cello: Lubos Fiser Apocalypse
Cello: Durer Dvorak

: Schumann's Piano Sonatas

Sonata No 1 in F sharp minor
Emil Gilels
(Sonata No 2 tomorrow at 12.20pm)


Unknown: Emil Gilels

: James Bowman

A 20th-century Voice In the third of four programmes, Brian Kay talks to the counter-tenor about his work within the rich Baroque repertoire, with music by Purcell, Handel and Bach and comment from Robert
Sir Charles Mackerras and Michael Chance.


Talks: Brian Kay
Unknown: Sir Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Michael Chance.

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Third Opinion

with Christopher Cook. Reviews: The world premiere of John Buller 's opera BAKXAI at the Coliseum, Moliere's Le
Bourgeois Gentilhomme at the National Theatre, and, as part of the Brighton
Festival, Michael Clark 's new work, Rite Now.
Opinions: Kate McLusky , Stephen Walsh.
Features: How obscene is obscenity in literature? And, theatrical revivals: old favourites against new masterpieces.
Producers Nick Ware and Tim Dee


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: John Buller
Unknown: Michael Clark
Unknown: Kate McLusky
Unknown: Stephen Walsh.
Producers: Nick Ware
Producers: Tim Dee

: Rossini

Quartet No 3
Classicum Duetto in D
Rodney Slatford (double-bass); Kenneth Heath (cello) Records


Unknown: Classicum Duetto
Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Bass: Kenneth Heath

: The Thieving Magpie

Rossini's opera La Gazza Ladra in Opera North's new production, live from the Grand Theatre, Leeds. Sung in Jeremy Sams 's new English version. (sop)(tenor) (bass) (mezzo) (bass) (bass) (mezzo)
8.35pm Jeremy Sams talks about translations, theatre and The Thieving Magpie.
8.55 Act 2


Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Talks: Jeremy Sams
Ninette: Anne Dawson
Gianetto: Barry Banks
Fabrizio: Arwel Huw Morgan
Lucia: Christine Bryan
The Mayor: Andrew Shore
Fernando: Matthew Best
Pippo: Elizabeth McCormacK

: A Babble of Green Fields

"They sit side by side, the poacher and his mother, in the day room of the continuation ward, while the rattle, crash and bustle of hospital business passes them by." Henry Livings reads his own short story. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Henry Livings
Producer: Gillian Hush

: BBC Philharmonic

Yan Pascal Tortelier
Hindemith Overture
Neues Vom Tage
Hoist Oriental Suite, Beni Mora
Beethoven Symphony No 8m F


Unknown: Beni Mora

: Trio 1978/88

Helmut Lachenmann
Music for clarinet, cello and piano
Michael Riessler (clarinet) Wemer Taube (cello)
Yukiko Sugawara (piano)


Unknown: Helmut Lachenmann
Clarinet: Michael Riessler
Piano: Yukiko Sugawara

: News

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