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: On Air

Adrian Edwards with the morning programme of music, news, weather and arts headlines.


Unknown: Adrian Edwards

: Composers of the Week

About Mother
Margaret Fingerhut (piano) The Ripening
Czech Philharmonic
Chorus and Orchestra/ Vaclav Talich
(Mono, 1954) Records


Piano: Margaret Fingerhut
Unknown: Vaclav Talich

: Morning Sequence

Haydn Symphony No 15 inD
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra conductor Adam Fischer
Mozart Adagio and Fugue in F minor after WF Bach L'Archibudelli
10.26 Mendelssohn
The Evening Bell Osian Ellis (harp)
Anthony Goldstone (piano)
10.30 Anon
The Sally Gardens
The Tailor and the Mouse
Alfred Deller
Desmond Dupre (guitar)
10.35 Osian Ellis
Three Diversions
The Composer (harp)
Anthony Goldstone (piano)
10.42 Honegger
Prelude, Arioso et Fughette sur le nom de BACH
Lausanne CO conductor Jesus Lopez -Cobos
10.48 JoaquinTurina Cicio Plateresco
Osian Ellis (harp)
Anthony Goldstone (piano)
10.57 Anon
The Three Ravens
Black is the Colour of my True Love's Hair
Alfred Deller
Desmond Dupre (lute)
11.02 Chabrier Suite Pastorale
Toulouse Capitole Orchestra conductor Michel Plasson


Conductor: Adam Fischer
Conductor: Mozart Adagio
Harp: Osian Ellis
Piano: Anthony Goldstone
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Guitar: Desmond Dupre
Guitar: Osian Ellis
Piano: Anthony Goldstone
Conductor: Jesus Lopez
Unknown: Joaquinturina Cicio Plateresco
Harp: Osian Ellis
Piano: Anthony Goldstone
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Desmond Dupre
Conductor: Michel Plasson

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

conductor Ronald Zollman
Shura Cherkassky (piano) Ravel
Suite: Ma mère I'Oye Gershwin
Piano Concerto in F
Suite: The Firebird (1945)


Conductor: Ronald Zollman
Piano: Shura Cherkassky

: News

: Radio Goes to Town in Plymouth

live from the Guildhall.
Penny Gore introduces a recital by Gerard McChrystal (saxophone) and Kathryn Lenehan (piano).
Bach Sonata in Eflat (BWV 1031)
Ravel Pièce en forme de habanera
Debussy Syrinx Villa-Lobos
The Black Swan
Bartok Six Romanian
Chick Corea Children's
Songs for piano
Eugene Bozza Aria Jean Absil Fantasie
Ned Rorem Bal Musette
(Picnic on the Marne) Milhaud Braziliera
0 Complimentary tickets from [address removed]


Introduces: Penny Gore
Unknown: Gerard McChrystal
Piano: Kathryn Lenehan
Unknown: Milhaud Braziliera

: Callas: Summer of 55

In the third of five performances from a memorable period in her career, Callas sings the title role in Verdi's opera. (In Italian)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala, Milan conductor Tullio Serafin.
Acts 1 and 2 3.25 The Earl of Harewood reflects on Callas's performances as Aida.
3.30 Acts 3 and 4 Records


Conductor: Tullio Serafin.
Aida: Maria Callas (sop)
Radamès: Richard Tucker (tenor)
Amneris: Fedora Barbieri (mezzo)
Amonasro: Tito Gobbi (bar)
Ramfis: Giuseppe Modesti (bass)
King of Egypt: Nicola Zaccaria (bass)
Priestess: Elvira Galassi (sop)
Messenger: Franco Ricciardi (tenor)

: Luigini

Suite: Ballet Egyptien Royal PO/
Anatole Fistoulari. Record


Unknown: Anatole Fistoulari.

: In Tune

Michael Berkeley 's guest is Lars Vogt , prize-winner in the 1990 Leeds Piano
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Lars Vogt
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Proms 1992

live from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Gabrieli Consort and Players conductor Paul McCreesh
Warum toben die Heiden; Wie lieblich sind deine
Wohnunge; Nicht uns
Herr; An den Wassern zu Babel; Alleluia, lobet den Herren (Psalms of David)
Edward de Souza reads
An Italian Dream by Charles Dickens , reminiscences of a mysterious city.
Music for a Venetian coronation in 1595, including
Andrea Gabrieli
Mass for four choirs; 0 sacrum convivium
Giovanni Gabrieli
Deus qui beatum Marcum; Omnes gentes; Canzonas 13, 16 and


Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Andrea Gabrieli
Unknown: Giovanni Gabrieli

: Delius

Prelude: Margot la Rouge The Walk to the Paradise
Garden (A Village Romeo andjuliet)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Meredith Davies


Conductor: Meredith Davies

: Andre Tchaikowsky

The last of three programmes of his piano playing and his music. Tchaikowsky Trio Notturno
Peter Frankl (piano) Gyorgy Pauk (violin)
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello) Schubert Sonata in B flat (D 960)


Piano: Peter Frankl
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum

: Before the Blues

In the final programme of his series on the origins of blues music, Paul Oliver includes records by Joe Calicott , Blind Willie
McTell, Tommy Johnson , Mamie Smith and Son
Series producer Derek Drescher


Music: Paul Oliver
Unknown: Joe Calicott
Unknown: Blind Willie
Unknown: Tommy Johnson
Unknown: Mamie Smith
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

: Composers of the Week

Suite: The Wise Virgins;
Canzonetta and Scherzetto; Symphony No 2

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