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: On Air

with Adrian Edwards.
Radio 3's new morning music programme with news, weather and arts world headlines.


Unknown: Adrian Edwards.

: Composers of the Week

The Court of Frederick the Great
Frederick the Great
Flute Concerto in C
Manfred Friedrich (flute) CPE Bach CO/
Hartmut Haenchen
Suite piu belle piante (11 re pastore)
Jochen Kowalski (counter-tenor)
Berlin CO/Max Pommer Bach Ricercar a 6 Henk Bouman (h'chord)
CPE Bach Trio Sonata in C minor (Wq 161 No 1) (Sanguineus and Melancholicus) Purcell Quartet
Symplwm in Eflat (Wq 179) CPE Bach CO/Haenchen Records


Flute: Manfred Friedrich
Unknown: Hartmut Haenchen
Unknown: Jochen Kowalski
Unknown: Henk Bouman

: Morning Sequence

Berlioz Overture: Waverley LSO/Colin Davis
10.11 Gesualdo, arr Stravinsky
Tres Sacrae Lantiones
BBC Singers/Simon Joly
10.23 Handel
Organ Concerto in A, Op 7 No
Peter Hurford (organ) Concertgebouw CO/ Joshua Rifkin
10.39 Holst
Wind Quintet in A flat Vega Wind Quintet
10.54 Andrea Gabrieli
BBC Singers/Simon Joly
11.02 Chopin
Ballade in G minor, Op 23 Jorge Bolet (piano)
11.16 Haydn
Symphony No 82 in C (The Bear): Royal Amsterdam
Concertgebouw Orchestra/ Colin Davis

: Beethoven

12Contredanses, WoO14 Symphony No 3 in Eflat (Eroica)
BBC Scottish SO/ Takuo Yuasa


Unknown: Takuo Yuasa

: News

: Britten String Quartet

Peter Manning and Keith Pascoe (violins) Peter Lale (viola)
Andrew Shulman (cello)
Mozart Quartet in D (K 575) Schnittke Quartet No 1 Prokofiev Quartet No 2 in F, Op 92 (On
Kabardinian Themes)


Unknown: Peter Manning
Violins: Keith Pascoe
Viola: Peter Lale
Cello: Andrew Shulman

: Callas: Summer of 55

Madama Butterfly In the second of five programmes, Callas sings the title role in Puccini's opera. Sung in Italian. (tenor) (tenor) (bass) (bass) (sop)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala,
Milan/Herbert von Karajan. Act
3.15 The Earl of Harewood reflects on Callas's performance as Butterfly.
3.20 Act 2


Unknown: Herbert von Karajan.
Go-Go-San: Maria Callas (sop)
Suzuki: Lucia Danieli (mezzo)
Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton: Nicolai Gedda
Sharpless: Mario Borriello (bar)
Goro: Renato Ercolani (tenor)
Prime Yamadori: Mario Carlin
The Bonze: Plinio Clabassi
The Imperial Commissioner: Enrico Campi
Kate: Luisa Villa

: In Tune

Richard Baker with his choice of music for the early evening, with news, weather, previews and an interview with the Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe. Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Spirit of the Earth

A concert live from the Adrian Boult Hall in the Birmingham Conservatoire, celebrating the "People of the Book" - a chance to hear the variety and virtuosity of the holy songs of the Middle East.
7.00 Sister Marie Keyrouz from the Lebanon sings the beautiful chant of the Maronite Christian community, accompanied by four singers, zither and percussion.
7.45 The Jewish Yemenite Diwan Ensemble from Tel Aviv performs songs from the poetry collection called the "diwan". Some of the poetry comes from the long period when there was an isolated Jewish community in the Yemen; other material is from the golden age of poetry in southern Spain.
8.30 During the interval, David Melling surveys music in the spiritual culture of the closely interwoven network of racial and cultural groupings which have contributed to the development of the Middle East. This area derives its special importance from its role as the heartland of the three monotheistic religions, whose music is represented in this evening's concert.
8.50 Ali Reza Eftekhari, with the Aref Ensemble, performs songs using the spiritual poetry which is such an important part of Iranian classical music.
9.25 The Rustavi Choir returns us to the Christian sphere with music from the Orthodox tradition. both solo and choral.
(A BBC/South Bank Centre/Sounds Like Birmingham co-promotion in association with BT)


Unknown: Marie Keyrouz
Unknown: David Melling

: Andre Tchaikowsky

The first of three programmes featuring the music and the playing of the Polish-bom pianist and composer who died ten years ago this month. Chopin Nocturne in E flat. Op 55 No 2
Schumann Kreisleriana, Op 16
Andre Tchaikowsky String Quartet No 2 Lindsay Quartet


Unknown: Andre Tchaikowsky

: Before the Blues

An eight-part series in which Paul Oliver looks at blues music.
6: Doctor Medicine
The medicine shows of the southern "doctors" and other travelling shows provided work for many "songsters" and blues singers.


Unknown: Paul Oliver

: News

: Composers of the Week

Weber Piano Concerto No
2 in Eflat; Euryanthe (excerpts)

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