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with Andrew Lyle. Including at:
7.03 Corelli Concerto
GrossoinF, Op 6 No 2 Bath Festival Orchestra/ Yehudi Menuhin
7.34 Tippett Concertofor Double String Orchestra Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner
8.31 Haydn Piano trio in E Beaux Arts Trio


Unknown: Andrew Lyle.
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Neville Marriner

: Composer of the Week

Britten in America
The trees they grow so high Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Graham Johnson (piano)
Sonatina Romantica (1940) Anthony Goldstone (piano) Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo
Peter Pears (tenor)
The Composer (piano) (Mono) Sinfonia da Requiem New Philharmonia
Orchestra/The Composer


Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Piano: Graham Johnson
Piano: Anthony Goldstone
Tenor: Peter Pears

: Midweek Choice

with Susan Sharpe.
Bach, arr Hess Adagio (Toccata, Adagio and Fugue BWV 564) Myra Hess (piano)
10.05 Respighi Ancient
Airs and Dances: Suite No 2
Philharmonia Hungarica/ Antal Dorati
10.25 Mozart Chi sa, chi sa, qual sia (K 582)
Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo)
Vienna CO/Gyorgy Fischer
10.30 Dittersdorf
Harp Concerto
Marisa Robles (harp)
Academy of St Martin/ Iona Brown
10.50 Alwyn
Autumn Legend
Geoffrey Browne (cor anglais) London PO/The Composer
11.02 Wolf
Benedeit, die sel'ge Mutter Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Erik Werba (piano)
11.08 Rossini String Sonata No 4 in Bfkt
Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner
11.20 Clara Schumann
Sonata in G minor
Josef de Beenhouwer (piano)


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Piano: Myra Hess
Unknown: Antal Dorati
Unknown: Cecilia Bartoli
Harp: Marisa Robles
Unknown: Geoffrey Browne
Piano: Erik Werba
Unknown: Clara Schumann

: Scarlatti, arr

Tommasini The Good-
Humoured Ladies
English Concert Orchestra/ Richard Bonynge
Herrmann Aria from Salammbo National PO/
Charles Gerhardt. Records


Unknown: Richard Bonynge
Unknown: Herrmann Aria
Unknown: Charles Gerhardt.

: Schwanengesang

Schubert's song-cycle performed by Bryn Terfel (bass-baritone)
Malcolm Martineau (piano) Record


Piano: Malcolm Martineau

: News

: Birmingham Lunchtime Concert

live from Pebble Mill.
Lindsay Quartet
Schubert Quartet in B flat (D 112)
Tippett Quartet No 5


Unknown: Pebble Mill.

: Record Review

with Anthony Burton.


Unknown: Anthony Burton.

: A Third Look Back

Peter Barker presents the second programme looking at the history of some of the BBC's orchestras.
Brahms, arr Sargent 0 thou Death, how bitter art thou (Four Serious Songs) Kathleen Ferrier (contralto) BBC SO/Malcolm Sargent Vaughan Williams Suite: Coast of Command (5th mot) BBC Northern Orchestra/ Muir Mathieson Berlioz
Overture: Roman Carnival
BBC SO/Rudolf Schwarz Producer Sile O'Modhrain


Unknown: Peter Barker
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Unknown: Sargent Vaughan Williams
Producer: Sile O'Modhrain

: Choral Evensong

live from Guildford
Introit: 0 Hearken Thou
(Elgar); Responses:
(Bawden); Psalms 114, 115 (Doveton); First Lesson: Ezekiel 34, vv 11-16;
Canticles: Kelly in C; Second Lesson: I Peter 1, v 22b to 2, v 10; Anthem: Cantique de Jean Racine (Faure);
Hymn: Who would true valour see (Monks Gate);
Organ Voluntary: Imperial March (Elgar). Organist and Master of the Choristers
Andrew Millington.


Unknown: Andrew Millington.

: In Tune

with Natalie Wheen , from Birmingham. Her guest is Simon Rattle.
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Simon Rattle.
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Jard van Nes (mezzo)
CBSO Chorus (Women's voices); Children of Shrewsbury School and the School of St Mary and St Anne, Abbots Bromley conductor Simon Rattle
Boulez Notations I-IV
7.45 Vienna: City of Nostalgia and Revolution Professor Peter Pulzer examines the artistic flowering that counterpointed political turmoil in late 18th-century Vienna.
8.05 Mahler Symphony No 3 in D minor


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Professor Peter Pulzer

: In Memoriam

In the second of three archive programmes, Sir John Gielgud reads from In Memoriam.
(Third programme tomorrow at


Unknown: John Gielgud

: Donaueschingen Festival

Heinz Holliger (oboe) Baden-Baden RSO/ Michael Gielen
Bernd Alois
Oboe Concerto


Oboe: Heinz Holliger

: Night Waves

Robert Hewison interviews film maker Leni Riefenstahl.
Conor Cruise O'Brien discusses his biography of Edmund Burke. And a review of a new opera by Andrew Toovey - Ubu. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Robert Hewison
Unknown: Leni Riefenstahl.
Unknown: Conor Cruise O'Brien
Unknown: Edmund Burke.
Unknown: Andrew Toovey
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Beethoven and Bartok Quartets

The second programme pairing Bartok's quartets with Beethoven's Op 18 set. Endellion Quartet
Beethoven Quartet in G, Op 18 No 2
Bartok Quartet No 4

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland. As broadcast this morning on R5

: Night School Extra

English study texts: Lamb (2)

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