with Chris de Souza.
7.46 Bridge Fantasy
Quartet in F sharp minor
Serenade, Op 1
8.35 Haydn Symphony No 13 in D. Records
Nedbal Overture: Modest
Barbara Dvorak CO/Vladimir Valek Janacek Two male choruses
(dedicated to Dvorak) Czech Philharmonic
Veselka Novak Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 12 (3rd mvt) Pavel Stepan (piano) Suk Quartet
Suk Asrael Symphony (4th mvt)
Czech PO/Jiri Belohlavek Novak Symphonic Poem: Eternal Longing, Op 33 Czech PO/Karel Sejna Novak Twelve White
Falcons (On Home Soil, Op 44)
presented by Susan Sharpe. Faure Suite: Masques et Bergamasques
Suisse Romande Orchestra/ Ernest Ansermet
Carulli Nocturne de Salon
Robin Hill and Peter Wiltschinsky (guitars)
Nocturne No 8 in A
Miceal O'Rourke (piano)
Faure Cantique de jean Racine Cambridge Singers City of London
Piano Concerto No 5 in F
Pascal Roge (piano)
Royal PO/Charles Dutoit
Juditha Triumphans (opening section)
Gloria Banditelli, Judit Nemeth and Annette
Savaria Vocal Ensemble
Concerto Grosso No 2
Introduction; Choeur danse: 'Ah hurrah' (Le Roi malgre lui)
French Radio Choir and PO/Charles Dutoit. Records 9 REQUESTS for future programmes to: Midweek Choice, BBC Radio 3. Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA or phone [number removed]
live from the Adrian Boult
Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire.
Gamelan Kyai Pranaja perform traditional music from central Java.
* Complimentary tickets from [number removed]
Towards the end of 1933, Elgar fell ill and was taken into a nursing home in Worcester. Many thought he would never recover, but on New Year's Day,
1934, he was declared well enough to return home.
Then his daughter Carice and his friend
Fred Gaisberg devised a plan: "Ignorant, biased prudes tried to knock out the idea as being morbid and scandalous. I only know it gave Elgar two full weeks of diversion and anticipation." Malcolm Ruthven explains in the last of eight programmes. Series producer Sile O'Modhrain
live from Southwark
Introit: The Three Kings (Cornelius): Responses: (Clucas); Psalm
(Hopkins, Ley, Bamby):
First Lesson: Joel 3, vv 1-3 and 9-end; Office Hymn: Why, impious Herod, shouldst thou fear (Veni redemptor); Canticles: The Fifth Service (Tomkins); Second Lesson:
Corinthians 13; Anthem: The Spirit of the Lord
(Elgar); Hymn: Disposer
Supreme (Hanover); Organ Voluntary: Introduction from Concert Fantasia on "Hanover" (Lemare). Director of Music
Peter Wright. Assistant
Organist Stephen Layton.
Andrew Green 's guest is the tenor Anthony Rolfe Johnson.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine
Handel's opera live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in the new production by Stephen Wadsworth. Sung in Italian.
The animals, plants, rocks and waves of Alcina's enchanted island were once her human lovers: when she grew tired of them, she imprisoned them by her spells. But has she met her match in her latest conquest, Ruggiero, and his fiancee Bradamante?
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House/John Fisher
7.55 Mr Severs of Folgate Street, E
In a side street in London's Spitalfields lives Dennis Severs of 18, Folgate Street. Inside, as Michael Oliver found out, you step back in time through different centuries. There are no electric lights, no gas fires. In a room furnished and victualled for the 18th century, Handel would have felt quite at home.
8.15 Act 2
9.15 Mr Handel of Brook Street, Wl
"George Frederick Handel, you are charged with having bewitched us for 20 years." Michael Oliver introduces some of Handel's London friends as they enjoy the music and company of this "portly and humorous man".
9.35 Act 3
Michele Roberts presents the arts magazine, including a first-night review, interview and discussion.
Producer Belinda Sample
Norbert Brainin (violin) Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)
Beethoven Trio in Eflat, Op
Mozart Duo in Cfor violin and viola (K423)
Except in Scotland. As broadcast this afternoon on R5
English Study Texts: Come to Mecca (Part 2)