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: Composer of the Week

Symphony in D
Radio Orchestra of Tuscany/Donato Renzetti String Quartet No 6 in A minor
Melos Quartet of Stuttgart Records

: Morning Sequence

Fantasiestucke, Op 111 Bernard d'Ascoli (piano)
10.12 Caplet
Conte Fantastique
Vanessa McKeand (harp) Allegri Quartet
10.30 Flotow
M'appari tutt'amor (Martha)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) New Philharmonia
Richard Bonynge
10.34 Strauss, transcr Godowsky
Wine, Women and Song Shura Cherkassky (piano)
10.44 Poulenc
Figure humaine
Danish National Radio
Chamber Choir/ Stefan Parkman
11.04 Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique Bournemouth SO/ Marissjansons


Harp: Vanessa McKeand
Tenor: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Richard Bonynge
Piano: Shura Cherkassky

: Bartok and Beethoven Quartets

Endellion Quartet Beethoven
String Quartet in D, Op 18 No
Bartok String Quartet No 2

: News

: Rossini - The Forgotten Romantic

The first of four operas written for Naples between 1816 and 1820. In
Armida, Rossini makes a rare visit to the realms of magic and the supernatural.
Ambrosian Opera Chorus I Solisti Veneti / Claudio Scimone


Unknown: Solisti Veneti
Unknown: Claudio Scimone
Armida: Cecilia Gasdia(sop)
Goffredo/Carlo: William Matteuzzi(tenor)
UbaldolGernando: Bruce Ford(tenor)
Rinaldo: Chris Merritt (tenor)
Eustazio: Charles Workman(bar)
Idraote/Astarolle: Ferruccio Furlanetto(bass)

: Armida's Ancestors

Lully, arr d'Angelbert Passacaille d'Armide
(Suite No 2 in G minor) Kenneth Gilbert
(harpsichord) Handel
In Tanti affanni miei
(Armida abbandonata) Emma Kirkby (soprano) London Baroque/ Charles Medlam
Suite de danses (Tancrede) Ensemble Instrumental de
Provence/Clement Zaffini Records


Harpsichord: Kenneth Gilbert
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Unknown: Charles Medlam

: Milhaud

Suite: Paris
Carnaval de Londres
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Barry Wordsworth


Unknown: Barry Wordsworth

: In Tune

with Richard Baker.
Music, news, weather and travel, with an eye on forthcoming events in the music world.
Producer Hugh Warwick


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Hugh Warwick

: London Philharmonic

conductor Franz Weber-Most
Maurizio Pollini (piano) live from the Royal
Festival Hall, London, in the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent. The concert marks the beginning of the London Philharmonic's residency at the Royal Festival Hall.
Rainer Kuisma
Three Galaxies
(first UK performance) Beethoven
Piano Concerto No 4 in G
7.15 The London
Philharmonic at 60
Jon Tolansky looks back on 60 years of music-making with contributions from artists past and present
7.35 Schumann
Svmphonv No 2 in C
The Wandering Tower Gabrielle Drake reads a recently published short story by Prokofiev.
Stravinsky Symphonies of wind instruments
Britten Prelude and Fugue for strings
Prokofiev Suite: The love for Three Oranges
(Concert sponsored by the Bemerd Foundation)


Conductor: Franz Weber-Most
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Unknown: Rainer Kuisma
Unknown: Jon Tolansky
Unknown: Gabrielle Drake
Unknown: Stravinsky Symphonies

: Young Americans

Ray Evans and Marsha Hunt read from
Trey Ellis 's hilarious satire of black American posturing.


Unknown: Ray Evans
Unknown: Marsha Hunt
Unknown: Trey Ellis

: Bright as Fire

In the seventh of eight programmes, composer and pianist
Mike Westbrook tells Geoffrey Smith about reworking
Rossini for brass band in Westbrook-Rossini, and about writing for a chamber orchestra for the first time in London Bridge is Broken Down.


Pianist: Mike Westbrook
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Night Waves

In tonight's edition, Peggy Reynolds explores the art and politics of the Royal
Academy's exhibition The Sacred Art of Tibet, and talks to Misha Glenny about his new account of The Fall of Yugoslavia.
Plus a first night review of the British premiere of Roberto Gerhard 's opera La Duenna in Leeds.
Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Misha Glenny
Unknown: Roberto Gerhard
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Elisabeth Soderstrom

Martin Isepp (piano)
Liszt S'il est un clmrmant gazon; Oh! quandje dors: Comment, disaient-ils
Emil Sjogren Klinge , klinge, mein Pandero;
Jahrlang mocht ich so Dich halten; In dem Schatten meiner Locken
Wolf In dem Schatten meiner Locken: Bedeckt mich nut Blumen; Geh,
Geliebter, gehjetzt; Mogen alle bosen Zungen
(Spanisches Liederbuch) Musorgsky Song-cycle: The Nursery
(First broadcast in 1979)


Piano: Martin Isepp
Unknown: Emil Sjogren Klinge

: News

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