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: Sunday Morning Concert

BBC Concert Orchestra
Smetana Overture: The
Bartered Bride conductor JiriStarek
7.07 Johann Strauss (son) Kaiser Waltz conductor Maurice Handford
7.19 Bliss Ballet for
Children; Reconstruction;
Theme and Reconstruction
(Things to Come)
7.29 Grieg The Last Spring conductor
Christopher Phelps
7.35 Gershwin
Rhapsody No 2
Howard Shelley (piano) conductor
Maurice Handford
7.52 Hoist
A Fugal Overture conductor
Christopher Page
7.57 Balfour Gardiner
Shepherd Fennel's Dance
8.04 Robert Farnon
A la Claire Fontaine conductor
Maurice Handford
8.13 Koper
The Swan ofPesaro
Geoffrey Browne (oboe) conductor
Christopher Phelps
8.27 Novak
Slovak Suite conductor Jiri Starek


Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conductor: Kaiser Waltz
Conductor: Maurice Handford
Conductor: Maurice Handford
Unknown: Robert Farnon
Conductor: Claire Fontaine
Conductor: Maurice Handford
Oboe: Geoffrey Browne
Conductor: Christopher Phelps
Conductor: Jiri Starek

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: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

J Strauss (son) Tales from the Vienna Woods
9.18 J C Bach Wind
Symphony No 1 in Eflat
9.30 Artist of the Week:
Joshua Bell (violin)
Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
9.41 Sor, arr Segovia
Variations on a theme of Mozart
9.49 Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
10.05 Adolfo Berio
Waltz; Mazurka
10.14 Hummel
Trumpet Concerto in Eflat
10.33 Composer of the Week preview:
Brahms Alto Rhapsody
10.47 Vivaldi
Concerto in D (La Pastorella) (RV95)
Tallis Spem in ahum
Poulenc Suite française
11.20 Massenet
Meditation (Thais)
11.26 Elgar
Enigma Variations


Unknown: Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
Unknown: Adolfo Berio
Unknown: Tallis Spem
Unknown: Poulenc Suite

: Spirit of the Age

Bach Concertos That
Might Have Been
George Pratt unearths some little-known concertos hidden within Bach's music.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: Selected Poets

Peter Porter introduces poetry from the BBC Sound Archives. Today, Dreams and Destinations, poems introduced and read by C. Day Lewis in 1972.


Presenter: Peter Porter
Presenter/Reader (Dreams and Destinations): C. Day Lewis
Producer: Fiona McLean

: From the Proms 1992

BBC Philharmonic conductor Edward Downes Leif Ove Andsnes (piano) Rossini
Overture: WilMam Tell
Piano Concerto
2.05 Interval Reading
2.10 Shostakovich
Symphony No 15


Conductor: Edward Downes
Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes

: A Play of Passion

What is our life? A play of passion, our mirth the music of division.
A programme of consort and theatre songs, pavans and galliards by Byrd,
Holbome, Ferrabosco, Gibbons and others. Michael Chance (countertenor)
Jeremy Budd (treble)
Fretwork Viol Consort


Unknown: Jeremy Budd

: Mozart

String Quintet in D (K593) Endellion Quartet
Roger Chase (viola)


Viola: Roger Chase

: Shura Cherkassky

Bach, transcr Busoni Chaconne in D minor
Schumann Etudes symphoniques, Op 13
5.25 Interval Reading
5.30 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52,
Nocturne in F minor, Op 55 No 1; Scherzo No 4 in E, Op 54
Ives Three-page Sonata
Pabst Concert Paraphrase on Tchaikovsky's 'Eugene Onegin '


Unknown: Eugene Onegin

: Lutoslawski

Last Monday's BBC
Lunchtime Concert given on the occasion of the composer's 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


Cello: Christopher van Kampen
Conductor: Elgar Howarth

: Sunday Play

Return to Kmov by Peter Tegel.
A Sudetan German family escapes from the growing Nazi threat in Czechoslovakia in 1938. Fifty years later Anton returns there in search of his past, the father who died when he was three, and the legends about his relatives frequently touched on by his demanding old mother.
Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Peter Tegel.
Director: Richard Wortley
Anton: Hugh Dickson
Mother: Pauline Letts
Josef: Sean Barrett
Jan: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Zdena: Jo Kendall
Bozena: Katherine Parr
Ladizhv: Garard Green
Antona as a boy: Luke Marcel
Registrar: Barbara Atkinson
Robert: Adam Lewis
Father: David Holt
Czechgypsies: Melanie Hudson
Czechgypsies: Nicholas Murchie

: London Symphony Orchestra

conductor Richard Hickox Beethoven Piano Concerto No 5 in Eflat (Emperor) Soloist not known at time of going to press
9.30 Interval Reading
9.35 Elgar Oratorio: The Light of Life
Judith Howarth (soprano) Linda Finnie (mezzo) Arthur Davies (tenor)
John Shirley-Quirk (bar)
London Symphony Chorus (Given earlier this evening in the Barbican Hail, London)


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Soprano: Judith Howarth
Soprano: Linda Finnie
Tenor: Arthur Davies
Tenor: John Shirley-Quirk

: The Cuckoo and the Nightingale

Simon Preston is soloist in the organ concerto by Handel which has earned this nickname.
Trevor Pinnock directs the English Concert, who also perform one of Handel's Concerti Grossi , Op 3. Records


Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Concerti Grossi

: Music in our Time

The Dutch street band Orkest de Volharding celebrate 20 years of front-line performance with a concert recorded last
Thursday at their home in the Ijsbreker Hall,
Amsterdam. Christopher Fox presents the programme which features the world premiere of Gerald Barry 's Hard D, commissioned for the occasion by the BBC, and new works by Gordon McPherson , Julia Wolfe and Hanna Kulenty. (Another Barry premiere next Sunday at 11.15pm)


Unknown: Gerald Barry
Unknown: Gordon McPherson
Unknown: Julia Wolfe
Unknown: Hanna Kulenty.

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