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with Piers Burton-Page , including at
7.00 Vivaldi Concerto in B flat (RV501) (La Notte)
Milan Turkovic (bassoon) I Solisti Italiani
7.45 Strauss
First Waltz Sequence (Der Rosenkavalier)
BBC Welsh Symphony
Orchestra/Tadaaki Otaka
8.10 Mozart Musical Dice-
Game (K516f)
Erik Smith , Neville Marriner (gamblers)
Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner
8.45 Bach Concerto in A
Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Douglas Boyd (oboe d'amore)


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Erik Smith
Unknown: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Neville Marriner
Oboe: Douglas Boyd

: Composer of the Week

Presented by Penny Gore . Mozart's letters read by John Webb.
Sonata (Trio) in Bflat (K266) Grumiaux Trio
Lasst mich eurer Gnade Schein (Die Schuldigkeit deserstenGebots)
Hans Peter Blochwitz (tenor) Margaret Marshall and Ann Murray (sopranos) Stuttgart RSO/Marriner Prelude and Fugue in F (K404a) Grumiaux Trio
Piano Trio in C (K548) London Fortepiano Trio


Presented By: Penny Gore
Read By: John Webb.
Tenor: Hans Peter Blochwitz
Tenor: Margaret Marshall
Sopranos: Ann Murray

: Midweek Choice

with Susan Sharpe.
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks (excerpt) Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner
10.20 Sibelius
The Origin of Fire
Jorma Hynninen (baritone) Helsinki University Male Choir
Academic Choral Society State Academic Male
Choir of the Estonian SSR
Helsinki PO/Paavo Berglund
10.30 Debussy
La Cathédrale Engloutie (Preludes, Bk I)
Claudio Arrau (piano)
10.38 Gounod Petite
Symphonic: Saint Paul CO/ Christopher Hogwood
11.00 Massenet Le dernier
Sommeil de la Vierge
English CO/Paul Tortelier (cello)
11.05 Rossini
Cum Sancto Spiritu (Petite Messe Solennelk)
Coro Polifonico del Teatro alia Scala
Leone Magiera (piano)
Vittorio Rosetta (harmonium) conductor Romano Gandolfi
11.12 Martucci
Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat minor (2nd mvt)
Francesco Caramiello (piano) Philharmonia/
Francesco d'Avalos
11.23 Walton
Varii Capricci
London Philharmonic/ Bryden Thomson
11.40 Vivaldi
Concerto in F(RV442} Michala Petri (recorder) I Solisti Veneti/ Claudio Scimone
11.45 Handel
Apollo e Daphne (excerpt) Judith Nelson (soprano) David Thomas (bass) Philharmonia Baroque
Orchestra/Nicholas McGegan


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Handel Music
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: Vittorio Rosetta
Conductor: Romano Gandolfi
Piano: Francesco Caramiello
Unknown: Bryden Thomson
Unknown: Claudio Scimone
Soprano: Judith Nelson
Bass: David Thomas

: News

: Concert Hall

live from Broadcasting House, London.
Bernard Roberts (piano) Beethoven Polonaise in C,Op 89
Variations and Fugue on a Theme from Prometheus, Op 35 (Eroica)
Brahms Four Pieces, Op 119


Piano: Bernard Roberts

: Record Review

: La Jeune France

In 1936, four young French composers issued a manifesto declaring that music should "stand free from revolutionary slogans or academic formulas". Of those four, Oliver Messiaen was to become the most influential, but what of the others? The first of three programmes exploring their work.
Yves Baudrier Le musicien dans la cite
(Poeme cinematographique) Strasbourg RSO/
Georges Tzipine. Record


Unknown: Oliver Messiaen
Unknown: Yves Baudrier
Unknown: Georges Tzipine.

: Choral Evensong

live from Chichester
Introit: Sunset and evening star (Westrup); Responses: Clucas; Psalms: 22, 23 (M Camidge, T A
Walmisley); First Lesson:
Ecclesiasticus 15, vv 11-end (RSV); Canticles: Smart in G; Second Lesson: Revelation 7
(RSV); Anthem: The souls of the righteous (Nares); Hymn: Ye holy angel bright (Darwall's 148th);
Organ Voluntary: Postlude in D (Smart)
Organist and Master of the Choristers Alan Thurlow.
Assistant organist James Thomas.


Unknown: Alan Thurlow.
Organist: James Thomas.

: In Tune

with Edward Greenfield , whose guest is the violinist Ida Haendel.
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Violinist: Ida Haendel.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Maurizio Pollini

(piano) live from the Royal
Festival Hall, London.
Beethoven Sonata in Efkt, Op 7; Sonata in E, Op 109
8.25 Out of the Dance by Aileen Ireland.
Read by Sorcha Cusack.
8.45 Schubert
Sonata in Bflat (D960)


Unknown: Aileen Ireland.
Read By: Sorcha Cusack.

: Four Score and Ten Remembered

2: Diaries
Frances Partridge is the author of three published volumes of diaries. In the second of four programmes, the oldest surviving member of the Bloomsbury group tells Christopher Cook about how she became a serious diarist at the beginning of World War II.


Unknown: Christopher Cook

: Haydn

Symphony No 38 in C The English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock. Record


Unknown: Trevor Pinnock.

: Messiaen: L'Ascension

Four symphonic meditations played by Gillian Weir on the organ in the National Shrine of the Immaculate
Conception, Washington DC.


Played By: Gillian Weir

: Night Waves

with Peter Holland.
A first-night review of Peter Whelan 's new play about
Christopher Marlowe , The School of Night, and an interview with Tom Phillips about the exhibition of his work at the Royal Academy. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Peter Holland.
Unknown: Peter Whelan
Unknown: Christopher Marlowe
Unknown: Tom Phillips
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Chopin - The Great Interpreters

Stephen Plaistow introduces the second of four programmes.
Alfred Cortot
24 Preludes, Op 28; Waltz in A minor. Op 34 No 2; Trois Nouvelles Etudes;
Tarantella, Op 43; Ballade No 3 in A flat, Op 47


Introduces: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Alfred Cortot

: News

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