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: On Air

with Chris de Souza.
Music, news and the arts, including Sullivan
Overture: Princess Ida
Scottish CO/
Alexander Faris
7.15 Arnold
Flute Concerto No 1
Edward Beckett (flute) London Festival
Orchestra/Ross Pople
7.30 Beethoven
Piano Trio in C minor, Op4
Beaux Arts Trio
8.30 Brahms Scherzo in Eflat minor, Op 4
Julius Katchen (piano)
8.40 Arensky Violin
Concerto in A minor, Op 54 Aaron Rosand (violin) Orchestra of Radio
Louis de Froment. Records


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: Alexander Faris
Flute: Edward Beckett

: Composers of the Week

Alfven and Stenhammar Alfven
Swedish Rhapsody No 3 Stockholm PO/ Neemejarvi
Romance in F minor, Op 28 No
Ame Tellefsen (violin) Swedish Radio SO/ Stig Westerberg
Piano Concerto No 2 in D minor
Cristina Ortiz (piano) Gothenburg SO/
Neemejarvi. Records


Unknown: Stenhammar Alfven
Piano: Stig Westerberg
Piano: Cristina Ortiz

: Morning Sequence

Piano Trio in G (K496) London Piano Trio
10.26 Britten
Our Hunting Fathers
Elisabeth Soderstrom (sop) Orchestra of the Welsh
National Opera/
Richard Armstrong
Dowland Earle of Essex Galliard; Lachrimae Tristes
Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall
11.05 Nyman
String Quartet No 2 Balanescu Quartet
11.27 Dvorak
Piano Trio in E minor, Op90(Dumky)
London Piano Trio


Unknown: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Unknown: Dowland Earle

: Arias for Aloysia

The second of two programmes including the arias Mozart composed for Aloysia Weber.
Akandro, lo confesso ...
Non so d'onde viene (K294, ornamented version)
Julie Kaufmann (soprano) Munich Radio Orchestra/ Jorg-Peter Weigle
Six variations on Paisiello aria "Salve tu, Domine" Walter Gieseking (piano) (Mono)
Ah! spiegarti, oh Dio, vorrei Julie Kaufmann (soprano) Munich Radio Orchestra/ Jorg-Peter Weigle
Vorrei spiegarvi, Oh Dio!; No, che non sei capace
Edita Gruberova (soprano) Chamber Orchestra of Europe/
Nikolaus Hamoncourt
Eight variations on Gretry's chorus "Dieu d' amour"
Walter Gieseking (piano) (Mono)
Da schlagt die
Abschiedsstunde (Der Schauspieldirektor)
Edita Gruberova (soprano) Vienna PO/John Pritchard Ah, se in ciel, benigne stelk Edita Gruberova (soprano) Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Nikolaus
Hamoncourt. Records


Unknown: Aloysia Weber.
Soprano: Julie Kaufmann
Piano: Walter Gieseking
Soprano: Julie Kaufmann
Unknown: Jorg-Peter Weigle
Soprano: Edita Gruberova
Unknown: Nikolaus Hamoncourt
Piano: Walter Gieseking
Soprano: Edita Gruberova
Soprano: Edita Gruberova

: News

: Bristol Lunchtime Concert

Margaret Fingerhut (piano) Herbert Howells Three
Pieces, Op 14; Slow Dance Kenneth Leighton Four Romantic Pieces


Piano: Herbert Howells
Unknown: Kenneth Leighton

: Mining the Archive

Stephen Johnson introduces a concert from the 1966 Proms.
Heather Harper (soprano) Marga Hoffgen (alto)
Alexander Young (tenor) Ernst Wiemann (bass) BBC Chorus and Choral
Society BBC SO/ Antat Dorati
Mozart Masonic Funeral
Music (K477)
Ave Verum Corpus (K618) Kyrie in D minor (K341)
2.25 Antal Dorati talks about conducting, in an interview recorded in 1986. 2.35 Beethoven
Missa Solemnis


Introduces: Stephen Johnson
Soprano: Heather Harper
Soprano: Marga Hoffgen
Tenor: Alexander Young
Talks: Antal Dorati

: Unaccompanied Bach

Sonata No 2 in A minor
(BWV 1003)
Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)


Violin: Elizabeth Wallfisch

: Traditional Music from Ireland

The second of two programmes presented by Catherine Ennis.
Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Catherine Ennis.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: In Tune

Richard Baker 's choice of music. With news, weather, arts news and conversation with the harpist Sidonie Goossens. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker
Harpist: Sidonie Goossens.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Tender Is the North

The first of three concerts featuring the symphonies of Nielsen, live from the Barbican Hall, London. City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conductor Simon Rattle
Solveig Kringlebotn (sop) Olaf Bar (baritone)
Nielsen Symphony No 1 in G minor
Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
8.05 Robert Layton looks at the way Nielsen's musical personality was formed and contrasts his early development with that of his contemporaries.
8.25 Nielsen
Symphony No 3 (Sinfonia Espansiva)
(In association with Carlsberg)


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Solveig Kringlebotn
Unknown: Robert Layton

: In a Word....

The final programme of David Huckvale 's guide to basic musical terms.
5: Musical Sound Effects


Unknown: David Huckvale

: Melvyn Tan

Mozart Rondo in D (K485) Haydn Sonata in F (H XVI 23) Mozart
Sonata in C (K309)
Rondo in A minor (K51 1)
Beethoven Sonata in C, Op 2 No 3 Mozart Fantasia in D minor (K397)


Unknown: Mozart Rondo
Unknown: Beethoven Sonata

: The Travels of Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta (1304-1369) was the greatest medieval Arab travel writer. His celebrated book The
Rihlah offers lively and tantalising glimpses of the rich and poor in the vast Islamic world of his time.
Reader Lee Montague. Producer John Theocharis


Unknown: Ibn Battuta
Reader: Lee Montague.
Producer: John Theocharis

: Midnight Oil

with Philip Tagney.
In a blood-chilling mood tonight, from the sinister movement of David Sawer 's Byman Wood a 1992 Proms commission to the grotesque dream-world of Maurizio Kagel 's Finale, featuring the death of the conductor. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Philip Tagney.
Unknown: David Sawer
Unknown: Maurizio Kagel
Producer: Alan Hall

: News

: Night School

Except In Scotland.
As broadcast this morning on R5

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