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: Morning Concert

Offenbach Overture:
Die Rheinnixen
Gulbenkian Orchestra/ Michel Swierczewski
7.07 Debussy
Suite: Children's Corner
Alexis Weissenberg (piano)
7.23 Emile Carrara
Mon amant de
Stjean Lucienne Delyle (singer) Orchestra/Aimé Barelli


Unknown: Michel Swierczewski
Piano: Alexis Weissenberg
Piano: Emile Carrara
Singer: Stjean Lucienne Delyle

: News

7.35 German
Three Dances (Nell Gwyn) Pro Arte Orchestra/ Malcolm Sargent
7.45 Bartok
Three Rondos on Folk
Tunes: Peter Frankl (piano)
Daquin Le Coucou : Virginia Black (harpsichord)
7.55 Brahms
Sextet in G, Op 36 Jascha Heifetz and Israel Baker (violins) William Primrose and Virginia Majewski (violas) Gregor Piatigorsky and Gabor Rejto (cellos) Producer John Thornley Records


Unknown: Malcolm Sargent
Piano: Peter Frankl
Piano: Daquin Le Coucou
Unknown: Jascha Heifetz
Violins: Israel Baker
Violins: William Primrose
Violas: Virginia Majewski
Violas: Gregor Piatigorsky
Cellos: Gabor Rejto
Producer: John Thornley

: News

: BBC Scottish SO

Matthias Bamert
Rossini Overture:
Dvorak Symphony No 8 in G, Op 88


Conductor: Matthias Bamert

: Saturday Review

with Richard Osborne.
Record Review
Building a Library: Elgar's Falstaff by Jerrold Northrop Moore. Ivan Hewett reviews new discs of contemporary music.
10.40 Record Release Vyacheslav Artyomov Star Wind: Moscow
Contemporary Music Ensemble/
Vladimir Ponkin
10.55 Scarlatti Sonatas: in F minor (Kk 69): in A (Kk 113)
Joanna MacGregor (piano)
11.05 Vaughan Williams Job: A Masque for Dancing Bournemouth SO/ Richard Hickox
11.56 Music by the American singing master William Billings (1746-1800)
His Majesties Clerkes/ Paul Hillier
12.06 Lutoslawski
Piano Concerto
Krystian Zimerman (piano)
BBC SO/The Composer
12.33 Bach
Sonata No 2 in A minor
(BWV 1003)
Thomas Zehetmair (violin) Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury
(Record Review is repeated on Wednesday at 2.00pm)


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Jerrold Northrop Moore.
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Vyacheslav Artyomov
Unknown: Vladimir Ponkin
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Piano: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Richard Hickox
Unknown: William Billings
Unknown: Paul Hillier
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair
Producers: Nick Morgan
Producers: Clive Portbury

: Molecules

Scientists and mathematicians reveal how a favourite fact about the universe has permanently changed their view of it.
Professor Sir Christopher Zeeman , mathematician, on predicting how war and peace break out.
Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Sir Christopher Zeeman
Producer: Matt Thompson

: News

: The Piary of OneWho Disappeared

Philip Langridge (tenor) Radoslav Kvapil (piano) Elizabeth Harley (mezzo) Alison Wells (soprano) Susan Flannery and Margaret Maguire (mezzo) Dvorak Poetic Tone
Pictures, Op 85 Nos 4, 6 and 12 Janacek The Diary of One Who Disappeared


Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: Radoslav Kvapil
Piano: Elizabeth Harley
Soprano: Alison Wells
Soprano: Susan Flannery
Soprano: Margaret Maguire

: Brahms

Piano Concerto No 2 in Bflat
Symphony No 4 in E minor Alfred Brendel (piano)
Berlin PO/Claudio Abbado


Piano: Alfred Brendel

: Mozart

Quintet in Eflat (K452) Nicholas Daniel (oboe) Joy Fan-all (clarinet)
Julie Andrews (bassoon) Stephen Bell (horn)
Angela Hewitt (piano)


Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Bassoon: Julie Andrews
Horn: Stephen Bell
Piano: Angela Hewitt

: Jazz RecordRequests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: The Trojan War

Les Troyens
A series of operas connected with the ten-year siege of Troy continues with Berlioz's five-act opera after Virgil, live from the Theatre
Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels.
Sung in French.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie conductor
Sylvain Cambreling Acts 1 and 2 (La Prise de Troie)
6.25 Michael Wood talks about Troy: its location, history and archaeology, particularly in the light of recent discoveries.
6.55 Acts 3 and 4 (Les Troyens a Carthage)
8.35 Kenneth McLeish examines the role of women in myth and legend.
9.05 Act 5
(Les Troyens a Carthage) (The Return of Ulysses is on Tuesday at 6.55pm)


Conductor: Sylvain Cambreling
Talks: Michael Wood
Cassandra: Francoise Pollet (sop)
Ascanius: Deborah Raymond (sop)
Aeneas: Ronald Hamilton (tenor)
Choroebus: William Stone (bar)
Dido: Kathryn Harries (mezzo)
Anna: Elzbieta Ardam (contralto)
Iopas: Barry Banks (tenor)
Hylas: Scot Weir (tenor)
Narbal: Reinhard Hagen (bass)
Pantheus: Stephen Rehm (bass)
Ghost of Hector: Wojciech Drabowicz (bass)
Priam: Georg Paucker (bass)

: Third Opinion

The week in the arts with Christopher Cook.
Reviews: Wagner's opera Der Fliegende Holländer at the Royal Opera House;
French company NADA in a production of Alfred Jarry 's Ubu; and the new novel from Aldo Busi ,
Sodomies in Elevenpoint. Opinions:
Gilbert Adair , Michelene Wandor. Features:
Image on the Edge, the margins of medieval art; and, 25 years on, is Belle dejour still considered
Luis Bunuel 's masterpiece? Producers Tim Dee and Nick Ware


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: Alfred Jarry
Unknown: Aldo Busi
Unknown: Gilbert Adair
Unknown: Michelene Wandor.
Unknown: Luis Bunuel
Producers: Tim Dee
Producers: Nick Ware

: Jazz at the BathFestival

The third of four programmes, introduced by Miles Kington , features Danny Thompson 's group Whatever, recorded in the Pavilion, Bath, with Danny Thompson (bass), Paul Dunmall
Tony Roberts (saxophones and pipes) and John Etheridge (guitar).


Introduced By: Miles Kington
Unknown: Danny Thompson
Bass: Danny Thompson
Bass: Paul Dunmall
Unknown: Tony Roberts
Guitar: John Etheridge

: News

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