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: Morning Concert

Bach Concerto in A for oboe d'amore and strings (BWV 1055)
David Reichenberg (oboe d'amore)
English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock
7.15 Mendelssohn
Scherzo; Intermezzo; Clowns'Dance (A
Midsummer Night's Dream)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/
Charles Mackerras


Oboe: David Reichenberg
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Charles MacKerras

: News

7.35 Brahms
Academic Festival Overture
Berlin PO/Abbado
7.45 Chopin
Mazurka in A minor, Op 17 No 4
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
7.49 Ibert
Flute Concerto
Susan Milan (flute)
City of London Sinfonia/ Richard Hickox
Sarasate Zigeunerweisen , Op 20 Isaac Stern (violin)
Orchestra/Franz Waxman
8.17 Gershwin, arr Rose Overture: Girl Crazy Buffalo PO/Thomas Records


Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes
Unknown: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Sarasate Zigeunerweisen
Violin: Isaac Stern

: News

: Composers of the Week

Weber Sylvana Variations , Op 33 Colin Bradbury (clarinet) Oliver Davies (piano) Kampfund Sieg
Leipzig Radio SO and Chorus/Herbert Kegel
Bassoon Concerto in F, Op 75 Klaus Thunemann (bassoon) Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner
Oberon (excerpts)
Placido Domingo (tenor)
Bavarian Radio Choir and SO/Rafael Kubelik. Records


Unknown: Weber Sylvana Variations
Clarinet: Colin Bradbury
Piano: Oliver Davies
Bassoon: Klaus Thunemann

: Morning Sequence

Poulenc Concerto in G minor for organ, timpani and strings
Marie-Claire Alain (organ) French National Radio
Orchestra/Jean Martinon
9.57 Britten
Hymn to St Cecilia
BBC Singers/John Poole
10.07 Martinu
Fantasy and Toccata
Rudolf Firkusny (piano)
Britten Chorale after an Old French Carol; A Shepherd's Carol
BBC Singers/John Poole
10.28 Webem Variations, Op 30: LSO/Pierre Boulez
10.36 Carter
To Music; Heart not so heavy as mine; Musicians wrestle everywhere
BBC Singers/John Poole
10.52 Bartok Divertimento
Chicago Symphony
Orchestra/Georg Solti Records


Unknown: Marie-Claire Alain
Piano: Rudolf Firkusny
Piano: Britten Chorale

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

conductor Grant Llewellyn Robert Cohen (cello)
Tchaikovsky Fantasy-overture: Romeo and Juliet Shostakovich Cello
Concerto No 1 in Eflat
Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Cello: Robert Cohen

: News

: Manchester Summer Recital 1992

Eric le Sage (piano) live from the Concert Hall, New Broadcasting House. Debussy Arabesque No 1 Suite: Children Corner
Schumann Carnaval

: Opera News

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Mining the Archive

Sir Malcolm Sargent , who died 25 years ago, conducts Delius's A Mass of Life in a performance recorded at the 1966 Proms, and talks to John Amis.
Heather Harper (soprano) Yvonne Minton (mezzo) Ronald Dowd (tenor)
John Cameron (baritone) BBC Chorus; Choirs
BBC Symphony Orchestra


Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: John Amis.
Soprano: Heather Harper
Soprano: Yvonne Minton
Tenor: Ronald Dowd
Baritone: John Cameron

: Rimsky-Korsakov

Suite: The Golden Cockerel
Scottish National
Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi Record

: Mainly for Pleasure

Rodney Slatford presents Mainly for Pleasure's farewell.
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Nordic Syncopations

In the third programme on jazz in Scandinavia,
John Surman concentrates on Sweden. Including Sven Hasselgard ,
Bengt Hallberg , and Lars Gullin.


Unknown: John Surman
Unknown: Sven Hasselgard
Unknown: Bengt Hallberg
Unknown: Lars Gullin.

: News

: Third Ear

The artist Lucian Freud , grandson of Sigmund Freud , talks to William Feaver about his unconventional upbringing, his formative years as a painter and the searching realism of his portraits and nude studies. Producer Judith Bumpus


Artist: Lucian Freud
Talks: Sigmund Freud
Unknown: William Feaver
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Susan Milan

Mozart Flute Quartet in A (K 298)
Chilingirian Quartet
Gaubert Flute Sonata No 2
Ian Brown (piano). Records


Piano: Ian Brown

: Live from Cheltenham

The first of six programmes from this year's festival, live from the town hall.
Levon Chilingirian (violin) Louise Williams (viola) Philip de Groote (cello) conductor Andrew Davis
Tippett Divertimento on Sellinger's Round Triple Concerto
9.05 Scenes from An
Immaculate Mistake
Novelist Paul Bailey reads from his autobiography.
9.25 Vaughan Williams A London Symphony (Symphony No 2)


Violin: Levon Chilingirian
Viola: Louise Williams
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Tippett Divertimento
Unknown: Paul Bailey
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: A Study in Contrast

The Story of Andre Tchaikowsky
Ten years ago, the composer and pianist
Andre Tchaikowsky died at the age of 46 from cancer. In his will he left his own skull to the Royal Shakespeare Company to be used in productions of Hamlet. It was a typical gesture from a man who had lived an extraordinary life. David Owen Norris looks back on the life and career of this brilliant pianist and major composing talent, and reappraises his legacy. Producer Emma Kingsley (The first of three concerts featuring Andre Tchaikowsky next Thursday at 10.00pm)


Unknown: Andre Tchaikowsky
Pianist: Andre Tchaikowsky
Unknown: David Owen Norris
Producer: Emma Kingsley
Unknown: Andre Tchaikowsky

: Faure

Quartet in E minor, Op 121 Brindisi Quartet

: News

: Composers of the Week

Musorgsky Forgotten; Song of Mephistopheles;
Sorochintsy Fair (excerpts); Songs and Dances of Death

: Night School

Except in Scotland. As broadcast this morning on R5

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