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: On Air

Piers Burton-Page with music, news, weather and arts news.
7.00 Haydn
Symphony No 17 in F Ensemble 13/
Manfred Reichert
7.40 Britten
Young Person's GuidE to the Orchestra
London Symphony
Orchestra/The Composer
8.20 Honegger Pacific
Czech Philharmonic
Vaclav Neumann
8.30 Mozart
Fantasy in D minor (K397)
Walter Gieseking (piano) Records


Unknown: Manfred Reichert
Unknown: Vaclav Neumann
Piano: Walter Gieseking

: Composer of the Week

Monteverdi and the Poets: Rinuccini
Monteverdi's settings of poems by Rinuccini performed by the Consort of Musicke.

: Morning Sequence

Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op
Jack Brymer (clarinet) Prometheus Ensemble
10.25 Copland Sextet
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
10.42 Dvorak
American Suite, Op 98b Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra/ Libor Pesek
11.05 Copland Duo
Leone Buyse (flute)
Gilbert Kalish (piano)
11.20 Brahms
Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 60
Boston Symphony Chamber Players


Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Piano: Gilbert Kalish

: News

: Royal Scottish Orchestra

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Elena Prokina (soprano) Neal Davies
(bass-baritone) Tchaikovsky
Fantasy Overture: Hamlet Prokofiev
Incidental music: Hamlet Shostakovich, arr Rozhdestvensky
Concert scenario: Hamlet
(Given last August in the Usher Hall as part of the Edinburgh
International Festival in association with British Telecom pic)


Conductor: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
Soprano: Elena Prokina
Bass-Baritone: Neal Davies

: Castalian Band

Lorna Anderson (soprano) Richard Gwilt (violin)
Imogen Seth-Smith (cello) Lucy Carolan (harpsichord) The first of two programmes. Monteclair
Cantata: Europe F
Couperin Alkmande : La Raphaele Monteclair
Cantata: La mort de Didon


Soprano: Lorna Anderson
Violin: Richard Gwilt
Cello: Imogen Seth-Smith
Harpsichord: Lucy Carolan
Unknown: Couperin Alkmande

: Haydn and Early Beethoven

The first of two recitals by Paul Berkowitz (piano) Haydn Sonata in Eflat (H XVI 52)
Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No 1


Piano: Paul Berkowitz

: BBC Welsh SO

conductor Nicholas Cleobury
Haug Poeme patetica (first broadcast)
Sibelius Symphony No 3 in C


Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury

: The Myth Maker

In the third of eight programmes about American record producer George Avakian, he talks to Ian Carr about his work with composer, band leader and pianist Duke Ellington, whom he first recorded in the early 1950s, nearly 15 years after their first meeting. Studio sessions included the Liberian Suite, and The Mooche with Russell Procope and Jimmy Hamilton. Then, there was the tremendous Newport Jazz Festival.


Producer: George Avakian
Unknown: Ian Carr
Pianist: Duke Ellington
Unknown: Russell Procope
Unknown: Jimmy Hamilton
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

Music, news, weather and arts news with Anthony Burton , whose guest is the pianist Nikolai Demidenko. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Pianist: Nikolai Demidenko.
Producer: Alan Hall

: BBC Scottish SO

conductor Takuo Yuasa
Ameral Gunson (mezzo) Hindemith
Symphonic Metamorphosis on themes of Carl Maria von Weber
Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden
Symphony No 1


Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Conductor: Ameral Gunson
Unknown: Carl Maria

: Latin Loves

The second of five stories for Europe written and narrated by Frederic Raphael.
Stolen Property
A popular myth is re-enacted in Old Sevilla when a film crew comes to town. Life is stranger than art....


Unknown: Frederic Raphael.

: Scribes and Scholars

Music from the monasteries of medieval Europe performed by the New London Consort directed by Philip Pickett (symphony).
Anon Hebet sidus
Philip the Chancellor Pater Sancte Dictus
Lotharius Walter of Chatillon
Licet Eger Cum Egrotis Philip the Chancellor Ad Cor Tuum Revertere
Sic mea fata
Anon Samson Dux


Directed By: Philip Pickett
Unknown: Anon Hebet
Unknown: Pater Sancte Dictus
Unknown: Lotharius Walter
Unknown: Samson Dux

: Le Jardin de Monet

Iain Hamilton introduces his piano work inspired by the painter's garden at Givemy and played by Katherine Wolpe , for whom it was written.


Introduces: Iain Hamilton
Played By: Katherine Wolpe

: Night Waves

Robert Hewison presents tonight's edition of the arts magazine, including a first-night review, interviews and topical discussion.
Producer Sally Flatman


Unknown: Robert Hewison
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Prokofiev: The Ballets

The last of six programmes of Prokofiev's ballet music.
Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) Montreal SO/ Charles Dutoit


Unknown: Charles Dutoit

: News

: Night School

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