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: On Air

Adrian Edwards with music, news, weather and travel, including at
7.03 Mozart
Overture: Le Nozze di Figaro BBC Symphony
Orchestra/Colin Davis
8.03 Schumann
Overture, Scherzo and Finale Berlin Philharmonic/ Herbert von Karajan
8.45 Schubert Rondo in A (I) 951)
Maria-Joao Pires and Huseyet Sennet (piano duet)


Unknown: Adrian Edwards
Unknown: Maria-Joao Pires
Piano: Huseyet Sennet

: Composer of the Week

Britten in America
The Ash Grove
Peter Pears (tenor)
The Composer (piano)
Diversions for piano lefthand and orchestra
Julius Katchen (piano) London Symphony
Orchestra/The Composer String Quartet No 1 Endellion Quartet Records


Piano: Julius Katchen

: Morning Sequence

Schumann Kreisleriana
Olli Mustonen (piano)
10.35 Franck
Piano Quintet in F minor Clifford Curzon (piano) Vienna Philharmonic
11.10 Saint-Saens
Cello Concerto No 1 in A minor
Alexander Michejew (cello) London Symphony Orchestra/
William Boughton
Dvorak Rondo in G minor. Op 94 Evzen Rattay (cello)
Stanislav Bogunia (piano)
Schubert Impromptu in A Hat (I) 935 No 2)
Clifford Curzon (piano)
11.46 Beethoven
Variations on a Russian
Dance in A (Wo071) (Das Waldmadchen)
Olli Mustonen (piano)


Unknown: Schumann Kreisleriana
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Piano: Clifford Curzon
Cello: Alexander Michejew
Unknown: William Boughton
Unknown: Dvorak Rondo
Piano: Stanislav Bogunia
Piano: Schubert Impromptu
Piano: Clifford Curzon
Piano: Olli Mustonen

: News

: Rossini - The Forgotten Romantic

La donna del lago The second of four programmes for Rossini's bicentenary featuring operas he wrote for Naples between 1816 and 1820. La donna del lago, based on The Lady of the Lake, started a Romantic trend of setting works by Sir Walter Scott. (sop) (mezzo) (tenor) (tenor) (bass) (mezzo) (mezzo) (tenor)
Prague Philharmonic Chorus
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Maurizio Pollini


Unknown: Walter Scott.
Elena: Katia Ricciarelli
Malcolm: Lucia Valentini Terrani
Uberto: DalmacIo Gonzales
Giacomo (fames V): DalmacIo Gonzales
Rodrigo di Dhu: Dano Raffanti
Douglas d'Angus: Samuel Ramey
Albina: Cecilia Valdenassi
Serano: Oslavio Di Credico
Bertram: Antonio D'Uva

: Brighton Festival 1992

Second of two programmes including quartets by Milhaud. Brindisi Quartet Brodsky Quartet
Milhaud String Quartet No 15
Octet for strings

: Piers Lane

Albeniz ElAlbaicin ; Triana (Iberia)
Scriabin Three Studies, Op 65
Stravinsky Three Movements from Petrushka


Piano: Albeniz Elalbaicin

: In Tune

Richard Baker presents this afternoon's edition from The Classical Music
Show at London's
Barbican Centre.
Producer Hugh Warwick


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Hugh Warwick

: Kent Nagano and the Halle

The Halle and their new music director perform one of the great symphonies from the turn of the century, live from the Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Mahler Symphony No 9
(Given in association with Brother International (Europe) Ltd)

: In Memoriam

In the third archive programme marking the centenary of Tennyson's death, Sir John Gielgud reads the final part of his epic poem In Memoriam, Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Messiaen

Visions de l'amen
Martha Argerich and Alexandre Rabinovitch


Unknown: Martha Argerich
Piano: Alexandre Rabinovitch

: Bright as Fire

In this last of eight programmes, composer and pianist Mike Westbrook talks to Geoffrey Smith about his arrangements of songs by the Beatles, and a saxophone concerto for John Harle.


Pianist: Mike Westbrook
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: John Harle.

: Night Waves

Roy Porter discusses the state of the British press with William Shawcross , author of a new biography of Rupert Murdoch , and Michael Leapman , who has written about the press post-Fleet Street.
The first-night review is of the London Symphony Orchestra's premiere performance of a work by Colin Matthews called
Hidden Variables. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Roy Porter
Unknown: William Shawcross
Unknown: Rupert Murdoch
Unknown: Michael Leapman
Unknown: Colin Matthews
Producer: Tim Dee

: South American Discoveries

The second of four programmes of colourful orchestral music from
South America, introduced by Odaline de la Martinez , who also conducts the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra.
Galindo Dimas
Sones de Mariachi
Cancan ties Aguas Claras Anne Dawson (soprano) Orbon
Tres Versiones sinfonicas


Introduced By: Odaline de la Martinez
Unknown: Galindo Dimas
Unknown: Aguas Claras
Soprano: Anne Dawson
Unknown: Tres Versiones

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland. As broadcast this morning on R5

: Night School Extra

English study texts: Lamb (3)

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