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: On Air

Chris de Souza with music, news, weather and arts news, including:
Berlioz Overture: Waverley LSO/Colin Davis
7.30 Haydn
Cello Concerto in D
Paul Tortelier (cello) Wurttemberg CO/ Jorg Faerber
8.00 Bach Trio Sonata in G(BWV530)
Christopher Herrick (organ)
8.40 Dvorak
The Water Goblin
Bavarian RSO/
Rafael Kubelik. Records

: Composer of the Week

Reinventing the Past (1920-1951)
3: Orchestral Music
Presented by Gerard McBumey.
Concerto for piano and wind Philippe Entremont (piano) Columbia SO/ The Composer Ebony Concerto
Benny Goodman (clarinet) Columbia Jazz Combo/ The Composer
Scherzo a /a Russe
Symphony in three movements
Columbia SO/
The Composer. Records


Presented By: Gerard McBumey.
Clarinet: Benny Goodman

: Midweek Choice

Presented by Susan Sharpe. Purcell Sonata in Dfor trumpet and strings
John Wilbraham (trumpet) English CO/
Raymond Leppard
10.05 Lalo Puisqu ' on ne peutflechir (Le Roi d'Ys) Eduardo Villa (tenor) French Radio PO/ Armin Jordan
10.10 Paganini
Violin Concerto No 1 in D
Shmuel Ashkenasi (violin) Vienna SO/Heribert Esser
10.40 Palestrina
Sicut Cervus
Choir of Westminster
Cathedral/James O'Donnell
10.48 Handel Organ Concerto No 14 in A
Peter Hurford (organ) Concertgebouw CO/ Joshua Rifkin
Sullivan Sweethearts
Jeanne Ommerle (soprano) Sanford Sylvan (baritone) Gary Wedow (piano)
11.15 Sydney Smith Lejetd'eau
Allan Schiller (piano)
11.20 Schubert
Piano Trio in Bflat (D898) Beaux Arts Trio. Records


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: John Wilbraham
Unknown: Raymond Leppard
Unknown: Lalo Puisqu
Tenor: Eduardo Villa
Unknown: Armin Jordan
Violin: Shmuel Ashkenasi
Unknown: Peter Hurford
Unknown: Joshua Rifkin
Unknown: Sullivan Sweethearts
Soprano: Jeanne Ommerle
Baritone: Sanford Sylvan
Piano: Gary Wedow
Piano: Sydney Smith
Piano: Allan Schiller

: Stravinsky


: News

: Concert Hall

live from Broadcasting House,
London. Rufus Miiller (tenor)
Christopher Wilson (lute) John Dowland Come away, come sweet love;
Thinkst thou then by thy faining; All ye whom love or fortune hath betraide; My thoughts are winged with hopes
Thomas Morley Pavan ; Tlursis andMilla; She straight her light green silken coats; I saw my lady weeping. Love winged my hopes
John Dowland
Preludium; Lachrimae; Fine knacks for ladies; I saw my lady weep; Lady if you spite me; In darkness let me dwell


Tenor: London. Rufus Miiller
Tenor: Christopher Wilson
Unknown: Thomas Morley Pavan
Unknown: John Dowland

: Record Review

: Elgar and the Gramophone

The outbreak of war in 1914 affected Elgar deeply. At first, he wrote little music, but he was eventually persuaded to contribute to concerts raising money for various war funds. In the second of eight programmes, Malcolm Ruthven introduces the recordings of this music made by the Gramophone Company.


Introduces: Malcolm Ruthven

: Choral Evensong

live from Wells Cathedral. Responses: Smith; Psalms: 47, 48, 49 (William Crotch , S Matthews, T Attwood): Office Hymn: Creator of the stars of night
(Plainsong mode 4); First
Lesson: Isaiah 45, vv 15-25 (RSV); Canticles: Bairstow in D; Second Lesson: II Thessalonians 1
Anthem: The Wilderness (SS Wesley); Hymn: Come thou long expected Jesus; Organ Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in E minor (BWV 548) (Bach)
Organist and Master of the Choristers
Anthony Crossland. Assistant Organist
Andrew Nethsingha.


Unknown: William Crotch
Unknown: Anthony Crossland.
Organist: Andrew Nethsingha.

: In Tune

Natalie Wheen with music, news and arts stories and conversation with this afternoon's guest.
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Resurrection Symphony

Mahler Symphony No 2 in C minor
Edith Wiens (soprano) Christa Ludwig (mezzo) Bavarian Radio Chorus
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Semyon Bychkov


Soprano: Edith Wiens
Soprano: Christa Ludwig

: Bridget Riley

Five Dialogues on Art 3: The Pull of Abstraction
Artist Michael Craig-Martin talks to Bridget Riley about her commitment to making abstract art and about the rigour and consistency of her approach.


Artist: Michael Craig-Martin
Unknown: Bridget Riley

: Orlando Gibbons

The second of two programmes.
Consort music with the double bass viol performed by Fretwork with Paul Nicholson
(chamber organ)


Unknown: Paul Nicholson

: Messiaen

Radio 3's commemorative series of programmes ends with a performance by the composer and his wife, Yvonne Loriod , of the cycle of pieces for two pianos, Visions de iAmen, which they recorded in 1962. Records


Unknown: Yvonne Loriod

: Night Waves

Lisa Jardine chairs a discussion on the changing face of national literatures in the light of European unification. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Schumann: The Year 1842

The second of three programmes featuring the chamber music composed by Schumann during an extraordinarily intense period of discovery in the second part of 1842, with readings from Robert and Clara Schumann 's diaries and letters.
String Quartet in F, Op 41 No 2
Melos Quartet
Piano Quintet in Eflat, Op 44
Beaux Arts Trio
Dolf Bettelheim (violin) Samuel Rhodes (viola) Records


Unknown: Clara Schumann
Violin: Dolf Bettelheim
Viola: Samuel Rhodes

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
As broadcast this morning on R5

: Night School Extra

English Resources: The Poetry of War (Hiroshima and the nuclear age)

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