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: On Air

Music, news, arts news and weather with Chris de Souza , including:
Howard Ferguson
Overture for an occasion London Symphony
Orchestra/Richard Hickox
7.45 Boccherini
Symphony No 14 in G London Festival
Orchestra/Ross Pople
8.00 Britten
Matinees musicales (after Rossini)
National PO/
Richard Bonynge
8.40 Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
Howard Shelley (piano) Scottish National
Bryden Thomson Records


Unknown: Chris De Souza
Unknown: Howard Ferguson

: Composer of the Week

Reinventing the Past (1920-1951) 4: Sacred Music
Presented by John Tavener.
Symphony of Psalms Festival Singers of Toronto
CBC Symphony
Orchestra/Elmer Iseler Pater noster, Credo; Ave Maria
Festival Singers of Toronto/Elmer Iseler Gregg Smith
Singers/Gregg Smith Babel
John Calicos (narrator) Festival Singers of Toronto
CBC SO/The Composer Mass
Gregg Smith Singers Columbia Symphony Winds and Brass/ The Composer Records


Presented By: John Tavener.
Singers: Gregg Smith

: Morning Sequence

Overture: Julius Caesar LSO/Neeme Jarvi
10.09 Saint Saens
Introduction and Rondo Caprkcioso
Isaac Stem (violin)
Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy
10.20 Mozart
Piano Concerto No 26 in D
(K537) (Coronation) John McCabe (piano) BBC Philharmonic/ Patrick Thomas
10.54 Delius
Brigg Fair Royal PO/
Thomas Beecham
11.10 Haydn
Symphony No 98 in Bflat Philharmonia
Hungarica/Antal Dorati
Roussel Bacchus and Ariadne:
Suite No 2
Lamoureux Orchestra/ Igor Markevitch


Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Rondo Caprkcioso
Violin: Isaac Stem
Violin: Philadelphia Orchestra
Violin: Eugene Ormandy
Piano: John McCabe
Unknown: Patrick Thomas
Unknown: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Bflat Philharmonia
Unknown: Roussel Bacchus
Unknown: Igor Markevitch

: News

: Saul

Handel's oratorio, to a libretto by Charles Jennens , recounts a story of genocide, witchcraft, decapitation, hatred and envy, but also of valour, loyalty, conciliation and optimism.
Lynne Dawson and Rosa Mannion (sopranos) Michael Chance
Rufus Muller and Angus Smith (tenors)
Michael George and Jonathan Best (basses) Scottish Chamber
Orchestra and Chorus conductor
Nicholas Kraemer


Unknown: Charles Jennens
Unknown: Lynne Dawson
Sopranos: Rosa Mannion
Unknown: Rufus Muller
Tenors: Angus Smith
Tenors: Michael George
Conductor: Nicholas Kraemer

: Flute and Piano

Ileana Ruhemann (flute and alto flute)
Julius Drake (piano) Taffanel Andante pastoral et Scherzettino
John Tavener Songfor
Ileana Reinecke Sonata in E minor, Op 167 (Undine)


Flute: Ileana Ruhemann
Piano: Julius Drake
Unknown: John Tavener Songfor
Unknown: Ileana Reinecke Sonata

: BBC Concert Orchestra

conductor Barry Wordsworth
Penelope Thwaites (piano) Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps
Peggy Glanville-Hicks Piano Concerto
Arthur Benjamin Suite: Cotillon


Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Piano: Penelope Thwaites
Piano: Vaughan Williams

: In Tune

Music, news, weather and arts news with David Owen Norris.
Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: David Owen Norris.
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Tender Is the North

live from the Barbican
Hall, London.
The Scandinavian arts festival continues with another concert in the LSO's Sibelius cycle. Gidon Kremer (violin) London Symphony Orchestra conductor Colin Davis
Sibelius Pohjola 's Daughter
Violin Concerto in D minor
8.20 Robert Layton examines the genesis of the late Sibelius symphonies.
8.40 Sibelius
The Swan of Tuonela Symphony No 7 in C
(In association with Sema Group pic)


Violin: Gidon Kremer
Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Sibelius Pohjola
Unknown: Robert Layton

: Bridget Riley

Five Dialogues on Art 4: Travel and Recreation
Bryan Robertson , former Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, talks to Bridget Riley about the inspiration she derives from visits to places in Britain and overseas and from her reading.


Unknown: Bryan Robertson
Unknown: Bridget Riley

: Britten

Suite No 3 for solo cello Timothy Hugh (cello)


Cello: Timothy Hugh

: Night Waves

Tony Payne discusses the first major London staging of a great Rodgers and Hammerstein musical from 1945, Carousel, directed by Nicholas Hytner at the Royal
National Theatre. And Paul Bailey talks to the distinguished Spanish novelist Juan Goytisolo. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Tony Payne
Directed By: Nicholas Hytner
Talks: Paul Bailey
Unknown: Juan Goytisolo.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Settings of Gottfried Keller

Wolf Alte Weisen
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)
Gerald Moore (piano) Schoeck Lebendig begraben
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Berlin RSO/Fritz Rieger Records


Unknown: Wolf Alte Weisen
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Schoeck Lebendig
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
As broadcast this morning on R5 9. 00-1 00am

: Night School Extra

English Resources: The Poetry of War (War in our time)

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