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: On Air

Chris de Souza presents the first music of the day, with news, weather and travel, including at
7.14 Schumann Concert
Piece for Piano and Orchestra in G
Rudolph Serkin (piano) Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy
Saint-Saens Danse Macabre , Op 40 SNO, Alexander Gibson
8.42 Bach
Violin Concerto (BWV 1042) Monica Huggett (violin) Amsterdam Baroque
Orchestra 'Ton Koopman


Piano: Rudolph Serkin
Unknown: Eugene Ormandy
Unknown: Saint-Saens Danse MacAbre
Unknown: Alexander Gibson
Violin: Monica Huggett

: Composer of the Week

Britten in America:
In May 1939 Britten visited America, planning to stay for three months. Three years later he returned to England much enriched by the experience. The Salley Gardens Peter Pears (tenor)
Benjamin Britten (piano) (Mono)
Young Apollo, Op 16 Peter Donohoe (piano) City of Birmingham SO Simon Rattle
Calypso (1939)
Sarah Walker (mezzo) Roger Vignoles (piano)
AMDG - 7 settings of Gerard Mauley Hopkins (1939) London Sinfonietta
Voices/Terry Edwards
Les Illuminations, Op 18 Peter Pears (tenor)
English CO/The Composer Producer John Evans


Piano: Benjamin Britten
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Gerard Mauley Hopkins
Producer: John Evans

: Morning Sequence

Three Pieces for string quartet
Orlando Quartet
10.08 Beethoven orch.
Klemperer Grosse Fuge , Op 133 Philharmonia/
Otto Klemperer
10.25 Schnittke
String Quartet No 3
10.47 Lassus
Magnificat super Aurora Lucis Rutilat
Pro Cantione Antiqua/ Bruno Turner
10.56 Stravinsky Double Canon
Schumann Liedcrkreis , Op 24
Michael George (baritone) Antony Saunders (piano)
Brahms Intermezzos : in Eflat, Op
117 No 1; in C, Op 119 No 3 Clifford Curzon (piano)
11.26 Janacek
String Quartet No 2 (Intimate letters)
Stravinsky Concertino for string quartet


Unknown: Klemperer Grosse Fuge
Unknown: Otto Klemperer
Unknown: Aurora Lucis Rutilat
Unknown: Bruno Turner
Unknown: Stravinsky Double Canon
Unknown: Schumann Liedcrkreis
Baritone: Michael George
Piano: Antony Saunders
Piano: Brahms Intermezzos
Unknown: Stravinsky Concertino

: Vintage Years

John Amis presents a musical portrait of Paul Tortelier.
Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Paul Tortelier.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: News

: Music for Two Pianos

played by Martha Argerich and Alexandre Rabinovitch.
Brahms Variations on a theme by Haydn
Saint-Saens Variations on a theme of Beethoven Rachmaninov
Suite No 1, Op 5


Played By: Martha Argerich
Played By: Alexandre Rabinovitch.

: Third Opinion

: Bournemouth Sinfonietta

conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Alexander Baillie (cello) Haydn Symphony No 85 in Bflat (La Reine)
Tchaikovksy Variations on a Rococo Theme
Gruber Cello Concerto
Haydn Symphony No 94 in G (Surprise)


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Cello: Alexander Baillie

: An Organist's Debut

The American organist Janette Fishell plays the Rieger instrument at St
Marylebone parish church and talks to Ian Carson.
Prelude and Fugue in E minor (BWV 548) (Wedge) Vieme Adagio and Final (Symphony No 4 in F sharp minor)
Peter Eben Moto ostinato (Sunday Music)


Organist: Janette Fishell
Unknown: Ian Carson.
Unknown: Peter Eben Moto

: In Tune

with Jeremy Nicholas. Music, news, weather, travel and a look at what's on in the music world. Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: BBC Welsh SO

Mark Wigglesworth Raphael Oleg (violin) Brahms
Violin Concerto in D
Symphony No 2 in E minor


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Violin: Raphael Oleg

: Portrait of a Poet

In the first of three programmes from the archives, marking the centenary of Tennyson's death, Sir John Betjeman introduces a selection of poems by Tennyson, including
Dame Peggy Ashcroft reading The Ladv of Shalott.


Introduces: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Dame Peggy Ashcroft

: Piano Trios

First of two programmes including piano trios by Buxton Orr and Beethoven's Op 70 played by the York Trio:
Jeremy Williams (violin) Andrew Fuller (cello) John York (piano)
Mozart Trio in C (K 548) Buxton Orr Trio No 1
Trio in D. Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)


Unknown: Buxton Orr
Violin: Jeremy Williams
Cello: Andrew Fuller
Piano: John York

: Mixing It

with Mark Russell and Robert Sandall. Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall.
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: York Early Music Festival 1992

I The first of five programmes introduced by David Fallows.
Bruce Dickey (comet) John Holloway (violin) Susan Sheppard (cello) Nigel North (theorbo) John Toll
(harpsichord and organ) Giuseppe Scarini Sonata a 3 (Sonate concertate)
Giovanni Paolo Cima Sonata a 3 (Concerti ecclesiastici)
Francesco Rognoni
Taeggio Canzon 2 (Flores praestantissimorum virorum)
Cavalli Sonata a 3 (Musiche sacre)
Giovanni Battista
Bovicelli Passagi on "Angelus adpastores ait" Marco Antonio Ferro Sonata a 3 Giovanni Battista Buonamente
Sonata a 3 (Libro sesto) Matthias Weckmann
Sonata a 3 Biber Mystery Sonata No 1 in D minor (The Annunciation)
Nicolaus a Kempis Symphonia a 3 Dario Castello Sonata a 3 (Libro secondo)


Introduced By: David Fallows.
Introduced By: Bruce Dickey
Violin: John Holloway
Cello: Susan Sheppard
Cello: Nigel North
Unknown: Giuseppe Scarini
Unknown: Giovanni Paolo Cima
Unknown: Francesco Rognoni
Unknown: Cavalli Sonata
Unknown: Giovanni Battista
Unknown: Bovicelli Passagi
Unknown: Marco Antonio Ferro
Unknown: Matthias Weckmann
Unknown: Kempis Symphonia

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland. As broadcast this morning on R5

: Night School Extra

English study texts: Lamb (introductory programme)

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