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: On Air

Piers Burton-Page 's choice of music, with news, weather, travel and a glance at the weekend ahead.


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page

: Composer of the Week

Mass in A (Coronation)
Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra/Riccardo Muti Record

: Morning Sequence

Symphony No 82 in C (The Bear)
Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
10.28 Debussy Petite Pièce
Rapsodie Stephen Bennett (clarinet) Joyce Riddell (piano)
10.38 Rossini
Petite Caprice (Style Offenbach)
Leslie Howard (piano)
10.41 Poulenc
Litanies a la vierge noire Lyons National Choir and Orchestra/Serge Baudo
10.48 Debussy Mandoline
Jessye Norman (soprano) James Levine (piano)
10.50 Henri Sauguet
Sonatine en deux cliants et un intermède
Stephen Bennett (clarinet) Joyce Riddell (piano)
Rossini Domine Deus
(Petite Messe solonnelle)
Luciano Pavarotti (tenor) Leone Magiera (piano)
11.12 Stravinsky Suite: Pulcinella
Academy of St Martin, Neville Marriner
11.35 Sauguet Le chat Felicity Lott (soprano)
Graham Johnson (piano)
11.39 Poulenc
Clarinet Sonata
Stephen Bennett (clarinet) Joyce Riddell (piano)


Clarinet: Rapsodie Stephen Bennett
Piano: Joyce Riddell
Piano: Leslie Howard
Soprano: Jessye Norman
Piano: James Levine
Piano: Henri Sauguet
Clarinet: Stephen Bennett
Piano: Joyce Riddell
Piano: Rossini Domine Deus
Tenor: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Neville Marriner
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Piano: Graham Johnson
Clarinet: Stephen Bennett
Piano: Joyce Riddell

: Elisabeth Soderstrom


: News

: Chamber Music from Manchester

The first of six recitals live from the Concert Hall of New
Broadcasting House.
Andrew Wilde (piano)
Bach, transcr Busoni Chaconne in D minor
Liszt Petrarch Sonnet 104
(Années de Pelerinage)
Beethoven Sonata in F minor. Op 57 (Appassionato)


Piano: Andrew Wilde
Unknown: Busoni Chaconne

: Mining the Archive

Stephen Johnson presents the first in a new series featuring
BBC archive recordings of British festivals from the 1960s. Today, Sir Malcolm Sargent conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the 1964 Proms.
Mendelssohn Overture:
The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) Debussy Prelude a l'après-midi d'unfaune
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A (K622)
Jack Brymer (clarinet)
2.50 Stephen Johnson explores the history of the BBC's Sound Archives.
3.00 Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 4 in F minor Series producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Clarinet: Stephen Johnson
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Philip Dukes

Sophie Rahman (piano)
Hugh Wood Variations, Op 1
Paul Patterson The
Tides ofMananan for solo viola
Britten Lachrymae


Piano: Sophie Rahman
Piano: Hugh Wood
Unknown: Paul Patterson
Viola: Britten Lachrymae

: The Hills of Nepal

Carol Tingey presents music recorded in Nepalese mountain villages among wandering minstrels, blacksmiths and the Damai caste of tailor-musicians, with wedding bands, rice-transplanting songs and music for the gods.
Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Carol Tingey
Producer: John Thornley

: In Tune

Michael Berkeley presents an edition from Wales at the start of this year's Cardiff Festival.
Producer John Jones


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Cardiff Festival.
Producer: John Jones

: Cardiff Festival 1992

live from St David 's Hall.
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra conductor Tadaaki Otaka Nikolai Demidenko (piano) Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a them of Paganini
7.55 Preserving Prague
In the three years since the Velvet Revolution, the city of Prague has been considering urgently how to preserve what remains of its architectural splendour. Martin Burt reports on the efforts being made by British and Czech architects as they work on the churches and palaces, the Tyl Theatre and the townhouse facades of the old quarter.
8.15 SmetanaMa vlast


Unknown: St David
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Unknown: Martin Burt

: Young Americans

The Death of Amantacha In the penultimate programme, William T Vollman reads from his new novel Fatliers and Crows, a narrative of the Jesuits in Quebec and the third volume of his "symbolic history" of America.


Unknown: William T Vollman

: Scribes and Scholars

Music from the monasteries of medieval
Europe, performed by the New London Consort directed by Philip Pickett (symphony)
Anon Hebet Sidus
Philip the Chancellor Pater Sancte Dictus
Lotharius Walter of Chatillon
Licet Eger Cum Egrotis Philip the Chancellor Ad Cor Tuum Revertere
Anon Sic Mea Fata
Samson Dux Fortissime


Directed By: Philip Pickett
Unknown: Anon Hebet Sidus
Unknown: Pater Sancte Dictus
Unknown: Lotharius Walter
Unknown: Cor Tuum Revertere
Unknown: Anon Sic Mea Fata
Unknown: Samson Dux Fortissime

: A Bus Named Desire

Which famous American dramatist wore a mink coat when he went to his swimming pool? What did Tennessee Williams do for New Orleans? How many streetcars have survived? Why should unarmed tourists steer clear of the Desire Housing Project?
Did the owner of a funeral parlour water the plants of his conservatory with human blood? Biographer Ronald Hayman and producer Piers Plowright savour the mysteries and the rich gumbo of the Vieux Carre. Recorded on location in New Orleans.


Unknown: Ronald Hayman
Producer: Piers Plowright
Unknown: Vieux Carre.

: Midnight Oil

Sarah Walker presents the first of a new series of late-night listening, featuring contemporary classics and lending an ear to what's new. Tonight, a tribute to the late John Cage featuring some of his most innovative sounds from the 30s and 40s.
John Tilbury plays pieces for prepared piano, and the Ensemble Bash reconstruct the Three
Producers Alan Hall and Philip Tagney


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: John Cage
Unknown: John Tilbury
Producers: Alan Hall
Producers: Philip Tagney

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