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with Chris de Souza.
Music, news and the arts, including at
7.30 Ravel
Piano Concerto in G
Pasca] Roge (piano) Montreal SO/ Charles Dutoit
8.40 Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/
Paul van Kampen Records


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Paul van Kampen

: Composer of the Week

Stephen Sondheim
Mark Steyn looks at the recurring themes of Sondheim's work, with excerpts from Gypsy, FoUies, Sweeney Todd , Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods and Assassins, featuring Ethel Merman ,
George Heam , Len Cariou , Angela Lansbury and Barbra Streisand.


Unknown: Stephen Sondheim
Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Sweeney Todd
Unknown: Ethel Merman
Unknown: George Heam
Unknown: Len Cariou
Unknown: Angela Lansbury
Unknown: Barbra Streisand.

: Morning Sequence

Strauss Serenade , Op 7 Frankfurt RSO/ Erich Leinsdorf
10.10 Mozart
Sonata in B flat (K454) Georg Kulenkampff (violin)
Georg Solti (piano)
Brahms Serenade in A, Op 16 Frankfurt RSO/ Erich Leinsdorf
11.05 Brahms
Four Songs, Op 17
Frank Lloyd and Stephen Sterling (horns)
Rachel Masters (harp) London Symphony
Chorus/Richard Hickox
11.22 Stravinsky
Divertimento: Le baiser de la fee
Frankfurt RSO/ Erich Leinsdorf


Unknown: Strauss Serenade
Unknown: Erich Leinsdorf
Violin: Georg Kulenkampff
Piano: Georg Solti
Piano: Brahms Serenade
Unknown: Erich Leinsdorf
Unknown: Frank Lloyd
Horns: Stephen Sterling
Harp: Rachel Masters
Unknown: Erich Leinsdorf

: Samuel Barber

: News

: Chamber Music from Manchester

live from the Concert Hall, New Broadcasting House. Gerald Gifford
Handel, transcr Gifford Overture: Tolomeo
Overture: Judas Maccabaeus
Lascia chio pianga (Rinaldo)
Haydn, transcr Gifford Divertimento in C (HXTV 4) Rameau
Air tendre pour la rose; Air pour Boree et la rose (Les Indes galantes) Bach
Adagio in G (BWV 968)
Prince Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar, transcr Bach
Concerto in D minor


Harpsichord: Gerald Gifford
Unknown: Judas MacCabaeus
Unknown: Gifford Divertimento
Unknown: Prince Johann Ernst

: Mining the Archive

Stephen Johnson introduces music from two festival concerts.
Petrarch Sonnet No 104;
Berceuse; Valse oubliee No 1 Clifford Curzon (piano) and a selection of Liszt's
Goethe and Hugo settings sung by Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano) with Gerald Moore (piano).
Seven Romances, Op 127 Galina Vishnevskaya (soprano)
Emanuel Hurwitz (violin) Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Benjamin Britten (piano)
Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Stephen Johnson
Sung By: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Piano: Gerald Moore
Soprano: Galina Vishnevskaya
Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Brahms

Symphony No 4 in E minor BBC Philharmonic/ Alexander Rahbari


Unknown: Alexander Rahbari

: The Breadfruit Tree

Magical tales of creation and the spirit world fill the songs of the people of Rapa Iti, an island 1,000 miles south-east of Tahiti.
Pascal Nabet-meyer has made unique recordings of this bountiful tradition, and he describes the island and introduces its music to
Alan Hall.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Alan Hall.
Producer: Alan Hall

: In Tune

Edward Greenfield presents music and interviews the conductor
Sir Charles Mackerras.
With news and a look ahead to the weekend.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Conductor: Sir Charles MacKerras.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

conductor Yehudi Menuhin
Hu Kun (violin)
Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps
Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor
Ronald Stevenson
Violin Concerto (first performance)
(In association with Strathclyde Regional Council)


Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Violin: Hu Kun
Violin: Vaughan Williams
Violin: Ronald Stevenson

: John McGahern

The last of four stories from John McGahem 's collection.
Solace for a broken love affair is sought in Dublin. Reader Stephen Rea.
Series producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: John McGahem
Reader: Stephen Rea.

: Messiaen

La fauvette des jardins Peter Hill (piano)
(A Messiaen "Music in Our Time next Sunday 11.35 pm)


Piano: Peter Hill

: The Mystery of the Rosary

The third of four programmes in which Heinrich Biber 's
Mystery Sonatas are set in a devotional context by Fr Cormac Rigby.
3: The Resurrection,
Ascension and Descent of the Holy Ghost
Micaela Comberti (violin)
Paula Chateauneuf (theorbo) Jennifer Ward-Clarke (cello) David Ponsford
Kathryn Hurlbutt (reader)


Unknown: Heinrich Biber
Unknown: Fr Cormac Rigby.
Violin: Micaela Comberti
Violin: Paula Chateauneuf
Cello: Jennifer Ward-Clarke
Cello: David Ponsford
Reader: Kathryn Hurlbutt

: After Munrow

Anthony Burton surveys the Early Music scene in Britain as it is now and as it was before
David Munrow 's dazzling career ended in suicide in 1976. With James Bowman , David Fallows ,
Roy Goodman , Christopher Hogwood , Christopher Page and Philip Pickett. Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: David Munrow
Unknown: James Bowman
Unknown: David Fallows
Unknown: Roy Goodman
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Philip Pickett.
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: Midnight Oil

Alfred Schnittke 's
Sutartines weaves
Lithuanian folk tunes into an orchestral uprising.
Ivan Moody updates the medieval with his Cantigas do Mar sung by Sara Stowe accompanied by hurdy-gurdy. Morton Feldman stays cool as ivory in Piano Four Hands. Presented by Alan Hall. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Alfred Schnittke
Unknown: Ivan Moody
Sung By: Sara Stowe
Unknown: Morton Feldman
Presented By: Alan Hall.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: News

: Night School

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