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: Sunday Morning Concert

Mozart Overture: Don Giovanni
7.07 Geoffrey Bush
Five Songs for high voice and orchestra
Philip Doghan (tenor)
7.21 Telemann
Viola Concerto in G
Simon Rowland-Jones (viola)
7.36 Peter Hodgson Concert Piece for light orchestra
7.48 George Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow BBC Concert Orchestra/ Ashley Lawrence
7.55 Dvorak
Slavonic Dance in Aflat, Op 72 No 8
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Jiri Starek
8.02 Wilfred Josephs
Concerto for light orchestra
8.15 Maurice Johnston
Tarn Hows (A Cumbrian Rhapsody)
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Ashley Lawrence
8.29 Schubert
Symphony No 5 in Bflat BBC Philharmonic/
Jean-Claude Casadesus


Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Geoffrey Bush
Tenor: Philip Doghan
Viola: Simon Rowland-Jones
Viola: Peter Hodgson
Unknown: George Butterworth
Unknown: Ashley Lawrence
Unknown: Jiri Starek
Unknown: Maurice Johnston
Unknown: Ashley Lawrence
Unknown: Jean-Claude Casadesus

: News

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Handel Concerto grosso in Bflat, Op 3 No 1
9.16 Grieg
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
9.23 Herold, arr Lanchbery La fille malgardee (excerpts)
9.38 Musorgsky
A Night on the Bare Mountain
9.51 Composer of the Week preview:
Monteverdi Deus in Adiutorium; Dixit Dominus (Vespers of 1610)
10.00 Rachmaninov
Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5
10.06 Artist of the Week:
Jack Brymer (clarinet) Mozart
Clarinet Concerto in A
10.38 Berlioz
Overture: IÆs Francs-juges
10.52 Bach, transcr Busoni Ich ruf zu dir (BWV 639)
Howells Take Him , Earth, for Cherishing
11.07 Auric
Trio for oboe, clarinet and bassoon
11.18 Rachmaninov
Symphonic Dances


Unknown: Monteverdi Deus
Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Unknown: Busoni Ich
Unknown: Howells Take Him

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page and Andrew Lawrence-King take a look at the broad and fascinating repertory for the harp in early music, including a taste of the Paraguayan harp. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Andrew Lawrence-King
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: Selected Poets

Peter Porter introduces poetry from the BBC Sound Archives.
Today, a Stevie Smith programme first broadcast in 1963.


Introduces: Peter Porter
Unknown: Stevie Smith

: From the Proms 1992

Cleveland Orchestra conductor
Christoph von Dohnanyi Jose van Dam (baritone) Schumann
Symphony No 4 in D minor
Mahler Rückert-Lieder
2.10 Interval Reading
2.15 Beethoven
Symphony No 5 in C minor


Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Baritone: Jose van Dam

: Boulez in Birmingham

A recital of 20th-century classics for two pianos given in Studio One,
Pebble Mill, by Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Florent Boffard.
Stravinsky Agon Ligeti Monument,
Selbstporträt, Bewegung
3.50 A reading from
Pierre Boulez 's collected writings, Orientations.
3.55 Debussy En blanc et noir
Structures (Book II)


Unknown: Laurent Aimard
Unknown: Florent Boffard.
Unknown: Pierre Boulez

: Maggini Quartet

String Quartet in G, Op 33 No 5
String Quartet No 1 Haydn
String Quartet in B minor, Op 33 No 1

: A Taste for the New

As the London Sinfonietta celebrates its 25th birthday, Ivan Hewett looks at its work and that of similar European ensembles - the Ensemble
Modern of Frankfurt and the Ensemble
Intercontemporain of Paris.
With contributions from
Pierre Boulez ,
Walter Zimmermann ,
Nicholas Snowman , Paul Crossley , Gavin Bryars , David Robertson and others.


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Walter Zimmermann
Unknown: Nicholas Snowman
Unknown: Paul Crossley
Unknown: Gavin Bryars
Unknown: David Robertson

: Tatiana Nikolaeva

Bach Ricercar a 3 (The Musical Offering)
Partita No2 in C minor
(BWV 826)
Beethoven Sonata in D, Op 28 (Pastoral)


Piano: Bach Ricercar
Unknown: Beethoven Sonata

: Sunday Play

Mr Wroe 's Virgins
"The Lord has instructed me to take of your number seven virgins for comfort and succour." In Jane Rogers 's novel, set in Ashton-under-Lyne in 1830, seven women tell their story as The Prophet prepares for the end of the world.
Adapted by Mike Harris
Musicians: the William Byrd Singers conductor Stephen Wilkinson Music composed by Paddy Cunneen
Director Michael Fox


Unknown: Mr Wroe
Unknown: Jane Rogers
Adapted By: Mike Harris
Singers: William Byrd
Conductor: Stephen Wilkinson
Composed By: Paddy Cunneen
Director: Michael Fox
Mr Wroe: Alun Armstrong
Joanna: Melanie Thaw
Hannah: Barbara Marten
Leah: Victoria Finney
Martha: Jane Hazlegrove
Dinah: Diane Whitley
Rebeccah: Rebecca Callard
Rachel: Claire Quigley
Moses: John Branwell
Tobias: Stuart Richman

: Mozart

Bassoon Concerto in Bflat (K191)
Serenade in D (K320) (Posthom)
Eberhard Marschall (bassoon)
Bavarian Radio SO conductor Colin Davis


Bassoon: Eberhard Marschall
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Music in Our Time

London Sinfonietta at 25 Anthony Burton and Robert Saxton introduce the orchestra's 25th anniversary concert, given yesterday in the Barbican Hall, London. London Sinfonietta conductors
Lothar Zagrosek and Elgar Howarth (Varese)
Paul Crossley (piano)
Felicity Palmer (mezzo) John Wallace (trumpet) Varese Integrates
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Berio Folk Songs
Saxton Psalm: A Song of Ascents (first performance - London Sinfonietta commission)
Knussen Songs without Voices
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No 1, Op .9


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Robert Saxton
Conductors: Lothar Zagrosek
Conductors: Elgar Howarth
Piano: Paul Crossley
Piano: Felicity Palmer
Unknown: John Wallace

: News

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