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: On Air

Adrian Edwards presents music, news, travel, weather and the latest arts headlines.


Unknown: Adrian Edwards

: Composers of the Week

William Schuman and his Contemporaries
Schuman Carols of Death Choir of King's College, Cambridge/
Stephen Cleobury Copland Inscape New York PO/
Leonard Bernstein
Schuman Symphony No 9 (The Ardeatine Caves) Philadelphia Orchestra/ Eugene Ormandy Records


Unknown: William Schuman
Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Eugene Ormandy

: Morning Sequence

Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 15 Solomon (piano)
10.07 Dvorak, arr Ingman
Octet Serenade
Members of the Czech
Helena Hnykova (violin) Frantisek Kuda (piano)
Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings
Peter Schreier (tenor)
Peter Damm (natural horn) Slovak CO/
Bohdan Warchal
11.02 Bridge Meditation
Spring Song
Bernard Gregor-Smith (cello)
Yolande Wrigley (piano)
11.09 Liszt
Hungarian Fantasy Solomon (piano) Philharmonia/
Walter Susskind Records


Violin: Helena Hnykova
Piano: Frantisek Kuda
Piano: Britten Serenade
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Tenor: Peter Damm
Unknown: Bohdan Warchal
Cello: Bernard Gregor-Smith
Piano: Yolande Wrigley
Unknown: Walter Susskind

: Suisse Romande Orchestra

conductor Armin Jordan Radu Lupu (piano)
Edith Wiens (soprano) Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 3 in C minor
Mahler Symphony No 4 in G


Conductor: Armin Jordan
Piano: Radu Lupu
Soprano: Edith Wiens

: News

: Delme Quartet - 30th Anniversary

The second of two programmes introduced by Piers Burton-Page . Dvorak Cypress No 1
Martinu String Quartet No
Debussy String Quartet in G minor


Introduced By: Piers Burton-Page

: Callas: Summer of 55

The fourth of five programmes from a memorable period in her career features
Maria Callas in a recording of Verdi's opera made in September 1955. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro alia Scala, Milan/Tullio Serafin Act
3.05 The Earl of Harewood reflects on this recording of Rigoletto and on Callas's performance as Gilda.
3.10 Acts 2 and 3


Unknown: Maria Callas
Gilda: Maria Callas (sop)
Rigoktto: Tito Gobbi (bar)
The Duke of Mantua: Giuseppe Di Stefano (tenor)
Sparafucile: Nicola Zaccaria (bass)
Maddalena: Adriana Lazzarini (mezzo)
Giovanna: Giuse Gerbino (mezzo)
Count Monterone: Plinio Clabassi (bass)
Marullo: Willlam Dickie (bar)
Borsa: Renato Ercolani (tenor)
Count Ceprano: Carlo Forti (bass)
Countess Ceprano: Elvlra Galassi (sop)
An usher: Vittorio Tatozzi (bass)
A page: Luisa Mandelli (sop)

: British Piano Music

Margaret Fingerhut plays Bliss Masks
Elgar In Smyrna
Howard Ferguson Five Bagatelles, Op 9
John Ireland Three London Pieces


Unknown: John Ireland

: In Tune

Radio 3's early-evening programme of music with arts news, weather, travel and headlines. Presented by Richard Baker. Producer Ray Abbott


Presented By: Richard Baker.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Proms 1992

live from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Della Jones (mezzo)
David Wilson-Johnson (baritone)
Colin Carr (cello)
BBC Philharmonic conductor
Peter Maxwell Davies
Mozart is less prominent in this season of Proms.
Here one of his shorter works - a memorial piece composed in 1785 for two fellow masons - precedes conductor
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies 's own
Black Pentecost of 1982, commissioned by the Philharmonia and written in response to the threat of uranium mining in the Orkneys. It offers a bleak vision of a community destroyed for financial gain.
Masonic Funeral Music
Peter Maxwell Davies
Black Pentecost
8.25 Anthony Burton talks to Peter Maxwell
Davies about his approach to interpreting music and conducting, not just his own compositions, but the music of earlier great composers.
8.45 Tchaikovsky
Variations on a Rococo
Symphony No 8 in F


Unknown: Albert Hall
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Cello: Colin Carr
Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Black Pentecost
Talks: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Peter Maxwell

: Ulysses

by James Joyce.
The sixth instalment of a 16-part adaptation.
Readers Stephen Rea and James Greene.


Unknown: James Joyce.
Readers: Stephen Rea
Readers: James Greene.

: On Water

John Mark Ainsley (tenor) Julius Drake (piano) Schubert Aufdem
Wasser zu singen; Am
Strome; Aufdem See; Die Forelle; Des Fischers Uebesgluck; An eine
Quelle; Derjungling am
Bache; Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren; Erlafsee; Der Schiffer


Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Piano: Julius Drake
Piano: Schubert Aufdem

: Bright as Fire

Composer and pianist
Mike Westbrook talks to Geoffrey Norris in the second of eight programmes. Though he had a regular sextet in the late sixties, it was
Westbrook's Concert Band that his record company wanted to record. After the albums Release and Marching Song, he wrote the even more ambitious
Metropolis, which includes sections of collective improvisation.


Talks: Mike Westbrook
Unknown: Geoffrey Norris

: New*

: Composers of the Week

Donizetti PoUuto; La Fille du Régiment; La Favorita (excerpts)

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