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: On Air

presented this week by Andrew Lyle , who begins a cycle of Haydn symphonies. With news, weather and a look at the arts stories of the day.
Haydn Symphony No 1 in D Hanover Band/ Roy Goodman


Unknown: Andrew Lyle
Unknown: Roy Goodman

: Debussy

Sonata for flute, viola and harp Michel Debost (flute)
Yehudi Menuhin (viola) Lily Laskine (harp)


Flute: Michel Debost
Viola: Yehudi Menuhin

: Pergolesi

Regina Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood


Soprano: Regina Emma Kirkby
Music: Christopher Hogwood

: Brahms

Piano Trio in C minor. Op 101
Trio Fontenay. Records

: Composerof the Week

Richard Strauss
In the first of this week's programmes focusing on Strauss's music from the musician's perspective, orchestral leader Hugh Bean talks to Stephen Johnson about the sympathetic if demanding way Strauss wrote for stringed instruments. Suite: Le bourgeois gentilhomme (excerpts) Philharmonia/
Wolfgang Sawallisch Violin Sonata in Eflat Jascha Heifetz (violin) Brooks Smith (piano)
Don Juan Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner Records
Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Leader: Hugh Bean
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Violin: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Piano: Brooks Smith
Piano: Don Juan Chicago
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: Morning Sequence

Mozart Sonata in D (K381) Dezso Ranki and Zoltan Kocsis (piano duet)


Unknown: Dezso Ranki
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis

: Dodgson

Essay No 3
BBC Philharmonic/
Nicholas Braithwaite


Unknown: Nicholas Braithwaite

: Jacob

Suite for recorder and strings
Michala Petri (recorder) Academy of St
Martin/Kenneth Sillito

: Vivaldi

Motetto per la Solennitd di San
Antonio (RV634)
Cecilia Gasdia (soprano) I Solisti Veneti/ Claudio Scimone


Soprano: Cecilia Gasdia
Unknown: Claudio Scimone

: Poulenc

Piano Concerto
Cecile Ousset (piano) Bournemouth SO/ Rudolf Barshai


Piano: Cecile Ousset
Unknown: Rudolf Barshai

: Tchaikovsky

Fantasy: Francesca da Rimini
BBC Philharmonic/ Edward Downes


Unknown: Edward Downes

: Vintage Years

Pioneers of the Early Music Movement
The modem interest in period instruments and "Early Music" began to gather pace in the 1950s. But, long before that, musicians were making recordings on harpsichords and viols and exploring music generally known only from the history books.
Robert Philip introduces recordings by some of these pioneers, including Nadia Boulanger , Arnold Dolmetsch and his family, and the harpsichordists
Violet Gordon Woodhouse and Wanda Landowska. Producer Patrick Lambert


Introduces: Robert Philip
Unknown: Nadia Boulanger
Unknown: Arnold Dolmetsch
Harpsichordists: Violet Gordon Woodhouse
Harpsichordists: Wanda Landowska.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: News

: BBCLunchtime Concert

live from St John 's, Smith Square, London.
Thomas Zehetmair (violin) Lisa Smimova (piano)
Mozart Sonata in F (K377)
Schonberg Phantasy , Op 47 Beethoven
Sonata in C minor, Op 30 No
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Unknown: St John
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair
Piano: Lisa Smimova
Piano: Mozart Sonata
Unknown: Schonberg Phantasy

: Opera News

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: BBCPhilharmonic in York

conductor Howard Williams Garrick Ohlsson (piano) Takemitsu
A Flock descends into the pen tagonal garden Rachmaninov
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Part
Cantus in memoriam Benjamin Britten Sibelius
Symphony No 5 in Eflat


Conductor: Howard Williams
Piano: Garrick Ohlsson
Unknown: Benjamin Britten

: Bach for Organ

Kevin Bowyer plays the Marcussen organ of Set Hans Kirke , Odense, Denmark.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor (BWV 565)
Pastorale in F (BWV 590) Prelude and Fugue in A (BWV 536)
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (BWV 720)
Fugue in G (BWV 577) Records


Unknown: Kevin Bowyer
Unknown: Hans Kirke

: In Tune

In the first edition of the New Year,
Edward Greenfield 's guest is the violinist Viktoria Mullova. With music, news, weather and arts news.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Violinist: Viktoria Mullova.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: NetherlandsRadio Philharmonic Orchestra

conductor Jean Foumet Nobuko Imai (viola)
Hendrik Andriessen
Variations and fugue on a theme of Kuhnau
Matthijs Vermeulen Symphony No 1
(Symphonia Carminum) Berlioz Harold in Italy, Op 16


Conductor: Jean Foumet
Viola: Nobuko Imai
Viola: Hendrik Andriessen

: Seneca's Letters

Paul Scofield reads from C D N
Costa's new translation of Seneca's letters to Lucilius in five nightly programmes. Lucius Annaeus Seneca - orator, playwright, statesman and Nero's tutor
- was the leading intellectual figure in first-century Rome. The lively, humorous philosophical letters he wrote to Lucilius at the end of his life are his crowning achievement. 1: Avoid the Crowds; Befriend Your Slaves Director John Theocharis


Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Director: John Theocharis

: SpanishPiano Music

Albeniz Navarra
Artur Rubinstein (piano) Granados Danzas espanolas (Set 1)
Alicia de Larrocha (piano) Records


Unknown: Albeniz Navarra
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Piano: Granados Danzas
Piano: Alicia de Larrocha

: A Boy Was Born

BBC Singers; New London Children's Choir conductor Jane Glover Britten Sacred and Profane, Op 91
Warlock A Cornish
Christmas Carol; Corpus Christi; Bethlehem Down; Benedicamus Domino
Britten A Boy Was Born, Op


Conductor: Jane Glover
Conductor: Britten Sacred

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present more music mixing styles and influences and visit 808 State in their
Manchester studio. Producer Sarah Devonald


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

: The Art of the Violin

Two violin concertos from Locatelli's collection
L'Arte del Violino: No 2 in F and No 3 in C minor
Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin) Raglan Baroque
Players/Nicholas Kraemer


Violin: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Violin: Raglan Baroque

: New*

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