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: On Air

Piers Burton-Page with music, news, weather and arts news, including:
7.00 Bach Suite No 4 in D
(BWV 1069)
Boston Early Music Festival Players/ William Malloch
7.20 Beethoven
Romance in G, Op 40 Gidon Kremer (violin) LSO/Emil Tchakarov
7.40 Falla Interlude; Dance (La vida breve) Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet
8.30 Monteverdi Sonata sopra Sancta Maria (Vespers)
Salisbury Cathedral Boys' Choir
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Monteverdi Orchestra/ John Eliot Gardiner Records


Unknown: William Malloch
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Unknown: Ernest Ansermet
Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner

: Composer of the Week

Reinventing the Past
(1920-1951) 1: The Ballets
Presented by Richard Alston. Suite: Pulcinella
Pas de deux (Le Baiser de la Fee)
Columbia SO/ The Composer Jeu de Cartes Cleveland SO/
The Composer. Records


Presented By: Richard Alston.

: Morning Sequence

Dohnanyi Suite in F sharp minor, Op 19 RPO/Malcolm Sargent
Schubert Sei mirgegrusst, Du bist die Ruh; Heidnrös/ein
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Gerald Moore (piano)
10.43 Schubert
Fantasia in C (D934) Isaac Stem (violin)
Daniel Barenboim (piano)
11.07 Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis
Academy of St
Martin/Neville Marriner
11.25 Schumann
Symphony No 4 in D minor
BBC SO/Gunter Wand


Unknown: Schubert Sei
Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Daniel Barenboim

: Vintage Years

The Early Recordings of Toscanini
The bulk of Toscanini's recordings date from the end of his long career, when he was conductor of the NBC Orchestra. But according to many people, he was in his prime in the 1920s and 1930s.
Robert Philip introduces recordings from this period, in which Toscanini conducts the orchestra of La Scala, Milan, the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Producer Patrick Lambert


Introduces: Robert Philip
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

live from St John 's, Smith Square, London.
Endellion Quartet:
Andrew Watkinson and Ralph de Souza (violins) Garfield Jackson (viola) David Waterman (cello) Beethoven Quartet in F minor, Op 95
Mendelssohn Quartet in Eflat, Op 12
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Unknown: St John
Unknown: Andrew Watkinson
Viola: Garfield Jackson
Cello: David Waterman

: Opera News

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Daniel Jones - 80 Today

Daniel Jones String Quartet No 7(1988) Delme Quartet Beethoven
Violin Concerto in D
Igor Oistrakh (violin) BBC Welsh SO/ Richard Hickox
Daniel Jones
Symphony in memory of John Fussell (Director,
Swansea Festival 1972-90) BBC Welsh SO/ Richard Hickox
(Orchestral works recorded at 1992 Swansea Festival in association with Esso)


Unknown: Daniel Jones
Violin: Igor Oistrakh
Unknown: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Daniel Jones
Unknown: John Fussell
Unknown: Richard Hickox

: Dietrich Buxtehude

In the second of two recitals, Nicholas Danby plays the Schnitger organ at St Laurents, Alkmaar. Praeludium in D (BuxWV 139); Passacagha in D minor (BuxWV 161); Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist (Bux WV 208);
Mensch, willt du Leben seliglich (Bux WV 206); Toccata in G (BuxWV 164); Praeludium in G minor (Bux WV 148); In dulcijubib (BuxWV 197); Puer natus in Bethlehem
(BuxWV 127): Canzonetta in A minor (BuxWV 225); Praeludium in A minor (BuxWV 153) Records


Unknown: Nicholas Danby

: In Tune

with Rodney Slatford , whose guest is the conductor John Mauceri. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Conductor: John Mauceri.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Tender Is the North

A rare performance in this country of Nielsen's opera Saul and David, live from the Scandinavian arts festival at the Barbican Hall, London. Sung in Danish.
BBC Symphony Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Andrew Davis Acts 1 and 2 8.40 Roderick Swanston considers the Old
Testament background to Nielsen's opera.
9.00 Acts 3 and 4


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Conductor: Roderick Swanston
Saul: Ulrik Cold(bar)
David: Kurt Westi(tenor)
Mikal: Eva Johansson(sop)
Jonathan: John Mark Ainsley(tenor)
Samuel: Christian Christiansen(bass)
Witch o/Endor: Anne Gjevang(contralto)
Aimer: Peter Suhom(bass)
Abisaji/Young maiden: Tracey Chadwell(sop)

: Bridget Riley

Five Dialogues on Art
1: The Art of the Past
In the first of five nightly programmes,
Neil MacGregor , Director of the National Gallery, talks to Bridget Riley about what she derives from great paintings in the western tradition and about the role of public collections such as the National Gallery.


Unknown: Neil MacGregor
Unknown: Bridget Riley

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present their weekly selection of music. Producer Sarah Devonald


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

: Bach from Utrecht

Nicholas Anderson presents the last of four programmes featuring
Bach cantatas recorded at the 1991 Utrecht Festival.
Bach Cantata No 1 7: Wer
Dank opfert, derpreiset mich Bach-Collegium
Stockholm/Heinz Meyer Concerto in D minor
Amsterdam Baroque Orch/ Ton Koopman (organ)
Cantata No 78:Jesu, der du meine Seele
Stockholm/Heinz Meyer


Unknown: Nicholas Anderson

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
As broadcast this morning on R5

: Night School Extra

English Resources: The Poetry of War (World War I)

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