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: On Air

with Piers Burton-Page . Including
Overture: Egmont NBC SO/Toscanini
8.00 Manfredini Concert in Dfor two trumpets
Helmut Hunger (trumpet) I Solisti Veneti/ Claudio Scimone
8.20 Handel Concerto
Grosso in Bflat, Op 3 No 1 City of London Sinfonia/ Richard Hickox
8.40 Vaughan
Williams Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Talks London Festival
Orchestra/Ross Pople Records


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Claudio Scimone
Unknown: Richard Hickox

: Composer of the Week

Purcell - The Theatre
Overture: Dido and Aeneas Taverner Players/ Andrew Parrott
Theodosius (Act 1, sc 1) Judith Nelson and Emma Kirkby (sopranos) James Bowman (countertenor)
Martyn Hill (tenor)
David Thomas (bass) Academy of Ancient
Music/Christopher Hogwood Blow, blow, Boreas, blow (Sir Barnaby Whigg)
Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor) David Thomas (bass)
Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood
I'll sail upon the Dog-Star (A Fool's Preferment)
Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)
Academy of Ancient
Music/Christopher Hogwood Dido and Aeneas (Acts 2 and 3) Judith Nelson and Emma Kirkby (sopranos)
Jantina Noorman (mezzo) David Thomas (bass) Taverner Players/
Andrew Parrott. Records
Presented and produced by Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Aeneas Taverner
Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Judith Nelson
Sopranos: Emma Kirkby
Sopranos: James Bowman
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Bass: David Thomas

: On Two Fronts

Tchaikovsky Overture: 1812
National SO/Rostropovich
10.15 Schumann Die beiden
Granadiere, Op 49 No 1 Richard Tauber (tenor) and orchestra
10.19 Debussy En blanc et noir
Alfons and Aloys Kontarsky (pianos)
Britten Libera me (War Requiem) Galina Vishnevskaya (sop) Peter Pears (tenor)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Highgate School and Bach Choirs ; Melos Ensemble
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/The Composer
10.58 Debussy Cello Sonata Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) Benjamin Britten (piano)
11.10 Prokofiev
Cantata: Alexander Nevsky Elena Obraztsova (mezzo) London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/
Claudio Abbado. Records


Tenor: Richard Tauber
Pianos: Aloys Kontarsky
Pianos: Britten Libera
Unknown: Galina Vishnevskaya
Tenor: Peter Pears
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Baritone: Bach Choirs
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Alexander Nevsky
Unknown: Elena Obraztsova
Unknown: Claudio Abbado.

: Vintage Years

John Amis presents a musical portrait of Julian Bream.
Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Julian Bream.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

live from St John 's, Smith Square, London.
Alexei Lubimov (piano) Glinka Variations on a Theme of Bellini Schubert Four
Impromptus (D935)


Unknown: St John
Piano: Alexei Lubimov

: Third Opinion

: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Frank Peter Zimmermann
Magnus Lindberg Marea Beethoven Violin
Concerto in D
Schumann Symphony No 2 in C


Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Violin: Frank Peter Zimmermann
Violin: Magnus Lindberg

: Roger Organ Music

The second of two recitals in which Nicolas Kynaston plays the organ of Mount St Mary's Chapel,
Spinkhill, Sheffield.
Reger Praludium in D minor, Op 65 No 7;
Scherzo in F sharp minor,
Op 80 No 7; Rhapsody in C sharp minor, Op 65 No 1; Ave Maria, Op 80 No 5; Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op 56 No 2


Unknown: Nicolas Kynaston

: In Tune

Edward Greenfield 's guest is the conductor
Andrew Parrott.
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Conductor: Andrew Parrott.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Kullervo

The story of Kullervo, tragic hero of the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, is told in Aulis Sallinen 's new opera to his own libretto, premiered in Los Angeles earlier this year.
Sung in Finnish. Presented by Rodney Milnes. (bar) (sop) (tenor) (sop) (mezzo) (bar) (alto) (bass)
Finnish National Opera Chorus and Orchestra conductor Ulf Soderblom


Unknown: Aulis Sallinen
Presented By: Rodney Milnes.
Conductor: Ulf Soderblom
Kullervo: Jorma Hynninen
Kullervo's Mother: Eeva-Liisa Saarinen
Kalervo: Matti Salminen (bass)
Kimmo: Jorma Silvasti
Kullervo's Sister: Satu Vihavainen
Smith's Young Wife: Anna-Lisa Jakobsson
Hunter: Pertti Makela (tenor)
Unto: Juha Kotilainen
Unto 's Wife: Paula Etelavuori
Tiera: Marko Putkonen

: Words

Each evening this week, the historian
Conrad Russell reflects on some of the things we say and write. Producer Louise Purslow


Unknown: Conrad Russell
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present another selection of music mixing styles and influences. Producer Sarah Devonald


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

: Bach from Utrecht

Nicholas Anderson presents the second of four programmes featuring
Bach cantatas recorded at the 1991 Utrecht Festival. Telemann Concerto in D
Wind Ensemble/ Bob van Asperen
Bach Cantata No 138:
Warum betrubst du dich, mein Hen?
Stockholm/Heinz Meyer
Overture to Cantata No 194
Taverner Players/Parrott Cantata No 99: Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan Bach-Collegium
Stockholm/Heinz Meyer


Unknown: Nicholas Anderson

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
As broadcast this morning on R5

: Night School Extra

French 12-14 (Parts 1-4)

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