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: Sunday Morning Concert

A London Overture
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Ashley Lawrence
7.12 Arthur Butterworth
Green Wind
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Ashley Lawrence
7.19 Arnold
Larch Trees
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Malcolm Arnold
7.33 Mozart
Symphony (Overture) No 32 in G (K318)
BBC Philharmonic Orch/ Jean-Cladue Casadesus
7.42 Stravinsky
Suite: The Firebird (1919) BBC Philharmonic Orch/ Jerzy Maksymiuk
8.03 Bourgeois Variations and Commentaries for String Orchestra
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Ashley Lawrence
8.18 Kelly Divertissement BBC Concert Orchestra/ Ashley Lawrence
8.30 Respighi Pines of Rome
BBC Philharmonic Orch/ Sir Edward Downes


Unknown: Ashley Lawrence
Unknown: Ashley Lawrence
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Jean-Cladue Casadesus
Unknown: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Unknown: Ashley Lawrence
Unknown: Ashley Lawrence
Unknown: Sir Edward Downes

: News

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Delius Sleigh Ride
9.12 Artist of the Week:
Andrew Parrott
John Foster While
Shepherds Watched
9.18 Eric Coates
Cinderella Fantasy
9.34 Liszt Weihnachtsbaum
9.43 Gossec
Christmas Suite
9.49 Beethoven Three
Marches for military band
9.58 MacCunn
The Land of the Mountain and the Flood
10.08 Britten
A Hymn to the Virgin
10.13 John Tavener
The Lamb
10.17 Haydn
Sinfonia Concertante in Bflat (H 105)
10.39 Composer of the Week preview:
Ravel Menuet sur le nom de Haydn
A la manière de Borodin
A la manière de Chabrier
10.45 Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia
10.53 Handel
Italian Duet No 19:
Fronda leggiera e mobile
11.00 Waldteufel
Waltz: Roses de Noel
11.10 Darke
In the Bleak Midwinter
Cornelius The Three Kings
11.18 Bach Prelude and Fugue No I in C BWV 846)
Pachelbel Canon and Gigue in D
11.29 Suk
A Fairy Tale Suite


Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: John Foster
Unknown: Eric Coates
Unknown: Liszt Weihnachtsbaum
Unknown: John Tavener
Unknown: Bach Prelude
Unknown: Pachelbel Canon

: Spirit of the Age

with George Pratt.
Andrew Parrott and Hugh Keyte talk about the New Oxford Book of Carols and introduce a selection of Christmas music.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt.
Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Hugh Keyte
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: Table Talk's History of the World

To celebrate the 19th century, Fritz Spiegl cooks some of Beethoven's favourite dishes for
Leslie Forbes and invites her to eavesdrop on his dinner conversations.


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Leslie Forbes

: Howells Centenary Concert

introduced by Christopher Palmer.
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra conductor Stephen Jackson Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor) Stanford
Magnificat in Bflat
Howells Concerto for Strings: Stabat Mater


Introduced By: Christopher Palmer.
Conductor: Stephen Jackson
Tenor: Andrew Murgatroyd
Unknown: Stabat Mater

: Britannia Triumphans

The second of 12 programmes. Towards the end of the 16th century, a number of expatriate musicians took a style of English consort music to the continent. One of the most influential was the Catholic composer Peter Philips. Pieces composed and arranged by Philips are played by the Parley of Instruments directed by Peter Holman and Mark Caudle.


Unknown: Peter Philips.
Directed By: Peter Holman
Directed By: Mark Caudle.

: Berg

Sonata, Op 1
Peter Donohoe (piano) String Quartet, Op 3 Lyric Suite
Lindsay Quartet


Piano: Peter Donohoe

: Haydn before and after Paris

The first of two programmes of Haydn symphonies from opposite ends of the 1780s.
Symphony No 77 in Bflat Symphony No 91 in Eflat Hanover Band/
Roy Goodman. Records


Unknown: Roy Goodman.

: The Hunting of the Snark

Michael Bakewell examines the various interpretations of Lewis Carroll 's nonsense verse about "an impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature" and introduces a dramatised reading.
Music: Steven Faux


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Music: Steven Faux
Narrator: Alan Bennett
Bellman: Paul Daneman
Baker: David Collings
Butcher: David King
Snark: Peter Penry Jones

: Joaquin Achucarro

Variations in F, Op 34 Sonata in E. Op 109 Brahms
Four Pieces, Op 119

: Sunday Play

Design for Living
Noel Coward 's subversive comedy of sexual manners in which three people design a relationship that flouts society's rules.
Piano: Jimmy Hardwick
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Noel Coward
Piano: Jimmy Hardwick
Director: Ned Chaillet
Gilda: Cheryl Campbell
Otto: Alex Jennings
Leo: Michael Kitchen
Ernest Friedman: James Laurenson
Grace Torrence: Linda Marlowe
Miss Hodge, Helen: Joanna Myers
Henry Carver: Bradley Lavelle
Mr Birbeck: Alan Barker

: Beethoven

Incidental music: Egmont All! Perfido; Overture: Leonora No 3; Choral Fantasy in C minor
Cheryl Studer (soprano) Yevgeni Kissin (piano) RIAS Chamber Choir
Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra/Claudio Abbado


Soprano: Cheryl Studer
Piano: Yevgeni Kissin

: Music in Our Time

Tom Morgan introduces the third of four programmes from the Huddersfield
Contemporary Music
Festival, which features a concert by the Australian ensemble Alpha Centauri directed by Roger Woodward , withjacopo
Scalfi (cello). Their concert celebrates the 70th birthday year of Iannis Xenakis with a line-up of key works: Echange, Mists; Akea;
Waarg, Dikthas; Epicycles. Producer Andrew Kurowski


Directed By: Roger Woodward
Unknown: Iannis Xenakis
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: News

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