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with Chris de Souza.
Corelli Trio Sonata in F, Op 1 No 1
English Concert
7.40 JC Bach Sinfonia concertante in Eflat Alan Hacker and Anthony Pike (clarinets)
Geoffrey Gambold (bassoon) London Festival
Orchestra/Ross Pople
8.00 Nikolai Overture:
The Merry Wwes of Windsor Bamberg SO/
Karl Anton Rickenbacher
8.45 Maxwell Davies
An Orkney Wedding with Sunrise
George Mcllwham (highland bagpipes)
Scottish CO/The Composer Records


Unknown: Eflat Alan Hacker
Clarinets: Anthony Pike
Bassoon: Geoffrey Gambold

: Composer of the Week

Purcell - The Theatre
Nymphs and Shepherds (The Libertine)
Judith Nelson (soprano) Academy of Ancient
Music/Christopher Hogwood Music for a while (Oedipus) James Bowman (countertenor) King's Consort/Robert King King Arthur (Acts 3 and 5) Soloists
English Concert/
Trevor Pinnock. Records


Soprano: Judith Nelson

: Midweek Choice

presented by Susan Sharpe. Stravinsky Les cinq doigts
10.08 Rimsky-Korsakov Song of India (Sadko)
10.12 Rossini, arr Respighi La boutique fantasque
10.32 Debussy Arabesque No 1
10.37 Mozart
Divertimento in C (K187)
10.48 Telemann Funeral music for a sweet singing canary
11.07 Poulenc Sonata for horn, trombone and trumpet
11.15 Tchaikovsky
Concert Fantasy, Op 56
11.43 Faure Nell ; Les roses d'Isphahan; Soir
11.55 Gliere Russian
Sailors'Dance (The Red Poppy)
11.58 Stravinsky Valse pour les enfants. Records


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Poulenc Sonata
Unknown: Faure Nell
Unknown: Stravinsky Valse

: News

: Concert Hall

live from Broadcasting House, London.
Piers Lane (piano)
Musorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Preludes, Op 23: No 4 in D; No 10 in G flat
Balakirev Islamey


Piano: Musorgsky Pictures

: Record Review

: Cori Spezzati

Music by Giovanni Gabrieli , including his
Sonata a 22, played by the Taverner Players directed by Andrew Parrott. Record


Music By: Giovanni Gabrieli
Directed By: Andrew Parrott.

: Choral Evensong

live from Rochester Cathedral. Introit: A Hymn for St Cecilia (Howells);
Responses (Ferguson);
Psalm 119, w 73-104; First Lesson: Isaiah 40, v 27 to 41, v 7; Canticles:
Collegium Magdalenae Oxoniense (Leighton);
Second Lesson: Revelation 20; Anthem: Te Deum for the Empress Maria Theresa (Haydn); Hymn: How Shall I Sing That Majesty? (Coe Fen); Organ Voluntary: Finale from Symphony No 6 (Widor).
Organist and Master of the Choristers Barry Ferguson. Assistant organist Roger Sayer


Unknown: Te Deum
Unknown: Maria Theresa
Unknown: Barry Ferguson.
Organist: Roger Sayer

: In Tune

Music, news, and weather with Andrew Green , who talks to trombonist Christian Lindberg. Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Christian Lindberg.
Producer: Svend Brown

: The Royal Concert

live from the Royal
Festival Hall, London, in the presence of HRH Princess Margaret. Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Libor Pesek Ida Haendel (violin) Gillian Weir (organ)
Musicians of the Royal Military School conductor
Lt Col Tomlinson
Festive Prelude
Violin Concerto in A minor
8.20 Peter Stead , Reader in History at the University College of Swansea, Wales, reflects on the history and tradition of royal patronage of the arts.
8.45 Liszt
Prelude and Fugue on BACH
Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
Dvorak Slavonic Dances , Op 72 Nos 12 and 9 (In association with Merseyside Development Corporation)


Conductor: Libor Pesek
Violin: Ida Haendel
Violin: Gillian Weir
Conductor: Lt Col Tomlinson
Reader: Peter Stead
Unknown: Dvorak Slavonic Dances

: Words

The historian
Conrad Russell reflects on some of the things we say and write.


Unknown: Conrad Russell

: Songs from Vienna

Mark Tucker (tenor) Nigel North (guitar) Ferrari A Giorgina Brambilla
Se vivare no poss'io Ferrari A Carolina
Giuliani Standchen; Lied aus der
Feme; Abschied; An das
Schicksal (Sechs Lieder, Op 89); La Rose, Op 46 No 9; Giocoso, Op 148 No 4 Weber
Tre canzonette, Op 29


Tenor: Mark Tucker
Guitar: Nigel North

: Messiaen

"Plainchant Alleluias,
Greek and Hindu rhythms, permutations of duration, bird-song from various countries: all these accumulated materials are placed in the service of colour...." Messiaen's own note to his 1963 score of Couleurs de la cite celeste Ueli Wiget (piano) Ensemble Modem/ Hans Zender


Piano: Ueli Wiget
Unknown: Hans Zender

: Night Waves

Lisa Jardine talks to the Brazilian singer-songwriter Chico Braque about his singing career and his first novel, published in English this month. This evening's first-night review, from Glasgow, is of Peter Maxwell Davies 's new piece for double bass and orchestra.
Producer Nigel Acheson


Talks: Lisa Jardine
Songwriter: Chico Braque
Unknown: Peter Maxwell Davies
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Beethoven Piano Trios

Peter Frankl (piano) Gyorgy Pauk (violin)
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello) Variations on 'Ich bin der
Schneider Kakadu', Op 121a Tno in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)


Piano: Peter Frankl
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
As broadcast this morning on R5

: Night School Extra

Rebranchez-vous! (1 and 2)

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