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presented this week by Piers Burton-Page . Music, news, weather and arts news, including:
7.00 Stanley Concerto in A, Op 2 No
Parley of Instruments/ Roy Goodman
7.35 Haydn Symphony No 16 in B flat
Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra/Adam Fischer
8.00 Brahms Theme with Variations (arrfrom String Sextet, Op 18) Alfred Brendel (piano)
8.45 Beethoven
Overture: Leonora No 3
NBC SO/Toscanini. Records


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Roy Goodman

: Composer of the Week

Monteverdi and the Poets:
Guarini Monteverdi 's settings of poems by Guarini performed by the Consort of Musicke. Records
Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Guarini Monteverdi
Producer: Svend Brown

: Morning Sequence

Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Barry Wordsworth
9.55 Britten
Young Apollo
Peter Evans (piano)
Scottish CO/Jose Serebrier
10.04 Schubert
Symphony No 3 in D Hanover Band/ Roy Goodman
10.28 Glanville-Hicks
Etruscan Concerto
Penelope Thwaites (piano) BBC Concert Orchestra/ Barry Wordsworth
10.42 Grainger Green Bushes
English CO/
Steuart Bedford
10.51 Mendelssohn
String Quartet in F minor, Op 80
Melos Quartet
11.16 Coates Saxo-Rhapsody Jack Brymer (alto saxophone)
Royal Liverpool
PO/Charles Groves
11.27 Arthur Benjamin Suite: Cotillon
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Barry Wordsworth


Unknown: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Roy Goodman
Piano: Penelope Thwaites
Unknown: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Coates Saxo-Rhapsody
Unknown: Jack Brymer
Unknown: Arthur Benjamin
Unknown: Barry Wordsworth

: Vintage Years

"To me his singing remains unequalled."
(Victoria de los Angeles) David Mellor introduces recordings of the great Swedish tenor
Jussi Bjorling , who died at the height of his powers in 1960. Producer Patrick Lambert


Introduces: David Mellor
Tenor: Jussi Bjorling
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

live from St John 's, Smith Square. London.
A concert of music by Witold Lutoslawski on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Christopher van Kampen (cello)
London Sinfonietta conductor Elgar Howarth Grave for cello and strings Sacher Variation for solo cello
Preludes and Fugue for 13 strings
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Unknown: St John
Music By: Witold Lutoslawski
Cello: Christopher van Kampen
Conductor: Elgar Howarth

: Third Opinion

: BBC Welsh SO

conductor Tadaaki Otaka Dong-Suk Kang (violin) Mozart Overture: Le
Nozze di Figaro
Beethoven Violin
Concerto in D
Smetana Vysehrad;
Tabor, Blanik (Ma Vlast)


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Violin: Dong-Suk Kang

: Bach and Hindemith

played by Peter Hurford on the Drake organ in St John's Church,
Bridgetown, Totnes.
Bach Prelude and Fugue in C (BWV 545)
Four 'Neumeister' Chorale
Hindemith Organ Sonata No
Bach Canonic Variations on Von Himmel Hoch
(BWV 769).


Played By: Peter Hurford

: In Tune

Music, news. interviews and arts news with Andrew Green.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Boulez in Birmingham

Sarah Leonard (soprano) Robert Hayward (bass) BBC Singers
City of Birmingham SO conductor Pierre Boulez
Schoenberg Five
Orchestral Pieces, Op 16 Webern Cantata No 1, Op 29; Variations for
Orchestra, Op 30, Cantata No 2, Op 31
8.25 A reading from Boulez's collected writings, Orientations.
8.30 Stravinsky Ballet: Petrushka


Soprano: Sarah Leonard
Bass: Robert Hayward
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Latin Loves

The first of five nightly stories for
Europe written and narrated by Frederic Raphael.
The Wife of My Friend
Remember Athens and the colonels' revolt? Well, it had strange consequences for two sets of friends ...
Series producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Frederic Raphael.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Bach's French Suites

The six suites played in three recitals during the week by pianist Andras Schiff. Suite No 1 in D minor
(BWV 812); Suite No 5 in G (BWV 816)


Pianist: Andras Schiff.

: Florent Schmitt

Suite sans esprit de suite Rhenish State PO/
James Lockhart. Record


Unknown: James Lockhart.

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present music mixing styles and influences.
Producer Sarah Devonald


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

: Birmingham Early Music Festival

The first of two programmes.
Tallis Scholars director Peter Phillips Philips Ecce licit Leo Dering Factum est silentium
Dowland I shame at mine unworthiness
Morley Laboravi in gemitu meo
Philips Ave Jesu Christe ; Ascendit Deus
Palestrina Missa Ut re mi fa so la


Director: Peter Phillips
Director: Philips Ecce
Unknown: Morley Laboravi
Unknown: Jesu Christe

: News

: Night School

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