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: Sunday Morning Concert

featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Sir Charles Groves.
Sullivan Overture: Di Bah
7.14 Coates Ballet Suite: The Jester at the Wedding
7.40 Stemdale Bennett
Piano Concerto No 4 in F minor
Malcolm Binns (piano)
8.12 German Symphonic Suite: The Seasons


Conducted By: Sir Charles Groves.
Unknown: Di Bah
Piano: Malcolm Binns

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: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Cherubini Overture: Eliza
9.13 Bax Mediterranean
9.17 Elgar Four Dances for wind quintet
9.29 Dvorak
Slavonic Dance, Op 72 No 2
9.36 Artist of the Week:
Melvyn Tan (fortepiano) Beethoven Andante favori (Wo057)
Paganini Moto Perpetuo , Op 11
9.50 Chausson
Chanson perpetuelk, Op 37
9.58 Mozart Serenade in D
(Serenata Notturna) (K239)
10.12 Composer of the Week preview: Bruckner Osfusti Meditabur
10.17 Havergal Brian The Tinker 's Wedding
10.25 Marin Marais
Variations on 'Les Folies d'Espagne'
10.34 Berlioz
Sara la Baigneuse
10.42 Sousa
Under the Cuban Flag
10.47 Grieg
Piano Concerto in A minor
11.17 Delius, arr Fenby Late Swallows
11.27 J Strauss (son) Mein Herr Marquis ; Spiel ich die Unschuld (Die Fledermaus)
11.36 Schubert Moments Musicaux (D780 Nos 3, 4)
11.43 John Adams
The Chairman Dances
(Nixon in China)
Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: Melvyn Tan
Unknown: Paganini Moto Perpetuo
Unknown: Mozart Serenade
Unknown: Bruckner Osfusti Meditabur
Unknown: Havergal Brian
Unknown: The Tinker
Unknown: Mein Herr Marquis
Unknown: John Adams
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: Spirit of the Age

Period Portrait
Oboist Paul Goodwin talks to George Pratt about his career and introduces his own selection of music.
Producer Kate Bolton


Talks: Paul Goodwin
Unknown: George Pratt
Producer: Kate Bolton

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: Replay

Philip French quarries gems from the archives. This week: a rare talk, given in 1950, by the reclusive novelist
Henry Green.
Producer Louise Purslow


Unknown: Henry Green.
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Herbig Conducts Brahms

BBC Philharmonic conductor Gunther Herbig Tragic Overture
Symphony No 2 in D


Conductor: Gunther Herbig

: Brindisi Quartet

Mozart: String Quartet in D minor (K421)
Mark-Anthony Turnage: "Are You Sure?" (first performance)
Janacek: String Quartet No 2 ("Intimate Letters")

: Vespers

for the feast of the martyr St Demetrios.
Greek Byzantine Choir director Lycourgos Angelopoulos.


Director: Lycourgos Angelopoulos.

: Noriko Ogawa

Mozart Variations on "Ah, Vous dirai-je, Maman" (K265)
Takemitsu Closed Eyes II Liszt Sonata in B minor

: The Mystery of the Rosary

The final programme of Heinrich Biber 's
Mystery Sonatas set in a devotional context by Fr Cormac Rigby.
Sonatas XIV and XV (The Assumption and the Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary )
Passacaglia for solo violin Micaela Comberti (violin) Paula Chateauneuf (theorbo/archlute)
Jennifer Ward-Clarke (cello) David Ponsford (organ)
Kathryn Hurlbutt (reader) Series producer Shirley Scott


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

: Housman and Heine

Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Catherine Edwards (piano) Settings from Housman by CW Orr , Ireland,
Moeran, Butterworth and Holder.
Schumann Dichterliebe


Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Piano: Catherine Edwards
Unknown: Cw Orr
Unknown: Schumann Dichterliebe

: Elgar's Caractacus

live from the Barbican
Hall, London.
Dedicated to Queen
Victoria, Elgar's cantata tells of Caractacus's valiant last stand against the conquering Roman army.
London Symphony
Orchestra and Chorus conductor Richard Hickox
Scenes 1 and 2 8.20 Caractacus's Last
Where precisely did the Romans defeat the Britons in AD 50?
Professor Barri Jones fights it out with Mark Hassall at Llanymynech.
8.40 Scenes 3-6


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Professor Barri Jones
Unknown: Mark Hassall
Eigm: Judith Howarth(sop)
Orbin: Arthur Davies(tenor)
Caractacus: David Wilson-Johnson(bar)
Claudius: Alistair Miles(bass)
Arch-DruidlA Bard: Stephen Roberts(bass)

: Sunday Play

Armstrong's Last Goodnight by John Arden , adapted by Bennett Maxwell.
"To seek hot water beneath cauld ice
Surely it is a great follie;
I have socht for grace at a graceless face
Where there is none for my men and me."
Music arranged by Cedric Thorpe Davie
Director Stewart Conn
(First broadcast on the Third Programme in 1965)


Unknown: John Arden
Adapted By: Bennett Maxwell.
Arranged By: Cedric Thorpe Davie
Director: Stewart Conn
Sir David Lindsay: Leonard Maguire
English Commissioners: Malcolm Terris, Hector Ross
Scots Commissioners: John Graham, Michael Deacon
English Clerk: William Fox
Scots Clerk: Arthur Lawrence
Johnstone of Wamphray: Ronald Baddiley
1st Armstrong: Alex McAvoy
2nd Armstrong: James Grant
John Armstrong of Gilnockie: Moultrie Kelsall
Gilbert Eliot of Stobs: Jack Stewart
Young Stobs: Maitland Chandler
McGlass: Leo Maguire
Gibiockie's wife: Gudrun Ure

: Music in Our Time

Pupils of Messiaen ... and new works by young composers.
Olivier Messiaen , who died in April, was one of the most respected teachers of his generation. His influence on contemporary music continues to be felt through composers who as students attended his popular classes at the Paris Conservatoire.
Antony Pitts introduces the first of two programmes based on a series of concerts given in the Purcell Room, London, by the ensemble Capricorn.
Tristan Murail Vues aeriennes
Gilbert Amy En Trio
Betsy Jolas Piano Trio Andrew Toovey Splice (for Bridget Riley ) Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Olivier Messiaen
Introduces: Antony Pitts
Unknown: Tristan Murail Vues
Unknown: Bridget Riley
Producer: Tim Thorne

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