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: On Air

with Andrew Lyle. News, weather and a look at the arts stories in the papers. Including: Wagner
Overture: Tannhauser
Berlin PO/
Klaus Tennstedt
8.00 Mozart
Piano Sonata in C (K545) Maria Joao Pires
Strauss Suite for Wind, Op 4
Wind Section of Minnesota
Orchestra/Edo de Waart


Unknown: Andrew Lyle.
Unknown: Klaus Tennstedt
Unknown: Maria Joao Pires
Unknown: Strauss Suite

: Composer of the Week

Stephen Sondheim In the week that
Sondheim's latest show, Assassins, opens in London, Mark Steyn presents five programmes that reflect the work of this original and innovative writer for the musical stage. Today, he looks at the differences between writing for the Broadway stage and the writing of opera or popular song, and includes excerpts from the original Broadway cast recordings of West Side Story, Gypsy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, A Little Night Music,
Pacific Overtures, Sunday in the Park with George and Assassins, featuring Ethel Merman , Zero Mostel and Mandy Patinkin. Records Producer John Evans


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Ethel Merman
Unknown: Mandy Patinkin.
Producer: John Evans

: Mourning Sequence

Variations on a Theme of Schumann, Op 23 Andras Schiff and Georg Solti (piano duet)
10.17 Haydn
Piano Trio in F sharp minor (H XV 26)
Peter Frankl (piano) Gyorgy Pauk (violin)
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello)
10.36 Bach
Cantata No 198: Lass, Fiirstin, lass noch einen Strahl (Mourning Ode) Rohtraud Hansmann
Helen Watts (alto)
Kurt Equiluz (tenor)
Max van Egmond (bass) Monteverdi Choir,
Concerto Amsterdam conductor
Jürgen Jürgens
11.15 Haydn
Piano Trio in Eflat (HXV30)
11.36 Schoenberg
Variations for Orchestra, Op 31
Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Georg Solti


Unknown: Andras Schiff
Piano: Georg Solti
Piano: Peter Frankl
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Soprano: Rohtraud Hansmann
Soprano: Helen Watts
Tenor: Kurt Equiluz
Conductor: Georg Solti

: Vintage Years

John Amis presents a musical portrait of Serge Prokofiev.
Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Serge Prokofiev.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

live from St John 's Smith Square, London.
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Catherine Edwards (piano) Settings of poems by A E Housman by C W Orr , Ireland, Moeran, George Butterworth and Holder.
Schumann Dichterliebe
•TICKETS £5.00, available from 10.00am today or in advance from the box office. tel [number removed]


Unknown: St John
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Piano: Catherine Edwards
Unknown: C W Orr
Unknown: George Butterworth

: Third Opinion

: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

conductor Ivan Fischer.
Symphony No 31 in D (Hornsignal)
Beethoven Romance in G, Op 40
Monica Huggett (violin)
3.20 Interval Reading
3.30 Beethoven
Romance in F, Op 50 Haydn
Symphony No 103 in Eflat (Drumroll)
(Concert sponsored by Charterhouse pic)


Conductor: Ivan Fischer.
Hornsignal: Beethoven Romance
Violin: Monica Huggett

: Herbert Howells Organ Music

In the last of three programmes,
Stephen Cleobury plays the organ of King's College,
Cambridge, and talks to Ian Carson.
Partita; But the meek spirited (Psalm Preludes) Paean


Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Ian Carson.

: In Tune

Rodney Slatford presents music, news and interviews. Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: BBC Philharmonic

conductor Vernon Handley Christian Blackshaw
Alison Barlow (soprano) Elgar
Overture: Froissart
Vaughan Williams Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No 3) Beethoven
Piano Concerto No 5 in Eflat (Emperor)


Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Christian Blackshaw
Soprano: Alison Barlow

: George Macbeth

Poet, novelist, bon viveur and former poetry editor for the BBC,
George Macbeth died recently of motor neurone disease.
Anthony Thwaite presents an affectionate portrait of the man and his work. Producer Alec Reid


Unknown: George MacBeth
Unknown: Anthony Thwaite
Producer: Alec Reid

: Messiaen: Catalogue d'Oiseaux

Peter Hill performs Books 2 and 3 of the Catalogue: Le Traquet stapazin La Chouette hulotte L'Alouette lulu
(Book 4 tomorrow at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Peter Hill

: Mozart

Quintet in C (K515) Endellion Quartet
Roger Chase (viola)


Viola: Roger Chase

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present their weekly selection of music mixing styles and influences, plus an interview with maverick re-mixer Youth.
Producer Sarah Devonald


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

: York Early Music Festival 1992

The last of five programmes introduced by David Fallows.
New London Consort director Philip Pickett
Music for Isabella d'Este including pieces by Tromboncino and Cara. (In association with Northern Electricity)


Introduced By: David Fallows.

: News

: Night School

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