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with Chris de Souza , including:
7.00 Pfitzner Scherzo
Bamberg SO/Wemer Andreas Albert
7.40 Bruckner Helgoland Ambrosian Male Voice
Chorus; Symphonica of London/Wyn Morris
8.00 Debussy Rhapsodie Jean-Marie Londeix (saxophone); French
National Radio Orchestra/ Jean Martinon
8.30 Brahms Piano
Sonata No I in C
Julius Katchen. Records


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Andreas Albert
Unknown: Jean-Marie Londeix
Unknown: Jean Martinon
Unknown: Julius Katchen.

: Composer of the Week

Saint-Saens' Years at the Madeleine
5: Crises and Farewells
In the 1870s, Saint-Saens suffered personal tragedies but also entered a period of remarkably fruitful composition. With Richard Langham Smith and Jean-Michel Nictoux.
Cello Sonata No I in C
Lowri Blake (cello)
Caroline Palmer (piano) Requiem: Soloists; Choir and Orchestra of the He de
France/Jacques Mercier. Records
Series producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Richard Langham Smith
Cello: Jean-Michel Nictoux.
Cello: Lowri Blake
Piano: Caroline Palmer
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Morning Sequence

Purcell The Fairy Queen: Act 4 Symphony: Les Arts Florissants/William Christie Mendelssohn
Overture: The Hebrides
(Fingal's Cave)
SNO/Alexander Gibson Maxwell Davies
Image Reflection Shadow Fires of London
Music of the Night (The Fairy Queen): Les Arts Florissants/Christie Debussy Nocturnes
French National Radio Chorus and Orchestra/ Jean Martinon
Purcell Music of the Seasons (The Fairy Queen) Les Arts Florissants/ William Christie


Unknown: Jean Martinon
Unknown: Purcell Music
Unknown: William Christie

: News

: Chamber Music from Manchester

live from the Concert Hall, New Broadcasting House. Bernard Roberts (piano)
Beethoven Bagatelles , Op Schubert
Sonata in C minor (D958)


Piano: Bernard Roberts
Piano: Beethoven Bagatelles

: Youth Orchestras of the World

at the 1992 Aberdeen
International Youth Festival. The Strasbourg Conservatoire Chamber Orchestra and their conductor
Etienne Bardon introduce and play music by Lutoslawski, Prokofiev, Debussy and Shostakovich.


Conductor: Etienne Bardon

: Reykjavik Wind Quintet

Quintet in A, Op 68 No 1 Milhaud
La cheminée du roi René Thorkell
Sigurdbjornsson Icelandic Folk Songs
Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik


Unknown: Hindemith Kleine Kammermusik

: Takemitsu

Folios Nos 1, 2 and 3 KazuhitoYamashita

: From Lake Victoria to the Great Rift Valley

John Low presents traditional music of western Kenya, from the Luo people of Siaya
District to the Pokot cattleherders of the arid north, featuring the many kinds of lyre still to be heard in the area.
Producer John Thornley


Unknown: John Low
Producer: John Thornley

: In Tune

Music, news, interviews and a look forward to the weekend with Richard Baker , whose guest is
Dame Ninette de Valois. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Dame Ninette de Valois.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Lutoslawski Live

I The first of 17 three concerts celebrating the 80th birthday of Witold
Lutoslawski, live from the Free Trade Hall, Manchester.
BBC Philharmonic conductor
Yan Pascal Tortelier
Jon Kimura Parker (piano) Lutoslawski
Piano Concerto No 4 in G
8.30 Stalin, Stalin and Stalin by Jonathan Treitel. The infamous Russian leader had many doubles, and after his death they would meet once every five years. Champagne was drunk, caviar consumed and stories exchanged ...
Reader John Moffatt.
8.50 Shostakovich
Symphony No 10


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Jon Kimura Parker
Unknown: Jonathan Treitel.
Reader: John Moffatt.

: The Big Thicket

Edward Swift tells the last of five stories of his childhood in the Texan
Big Thicket.
Uncle Frank's Trouble with the Law
Series producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: Edward Swift
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Chromatic Madrigals

Anthony Rooley explores experimental music of Renaissance Italy in a selection of madrigals by Gesualdo, d'India,
Marenzio. Nenna and other equally unconventional composers. Consort of Musicke/ Anthony Rooley


Unknown: Anthony Rooley
Musicke: Anthony Rooley

: A Future for Their Past?

"We, as writers, played a part in liberating this country, because we were liberating thought.
Therefore we have to be taken seriously when it comes to deciding on a political future."
(Nadine Gordimer )
Christopher Hope returns to his native country to find out how South African novelists, poets and playwrights are adjusting to their altered state. Contributors include
Nobel Prize winner
Nadine Gordimer , Booker Prize winner J M Coetzee, Andre Brink , Mike Nicol , Elsa Joubert ,
Dalene Matthee , Ellen Kuzwayo , Maishe Maponya , Sipho Sepamla , Ian Steadman and Njabulo Ndebele. Producer Rosemary Hart


Unknown: Nadine Gordimer
Unknown: Christopher Hope
Unknown: Nadine Gordimer
Unknown: Andre Brink
Unknown: Mike Nicol
Unknown: Elsa Joubert
Unknown: Dalene Matthee
Unknown: Ellen Kuzwayo
Unknown: Maishe Maponya
Unknown: Sipho Sepamla
Unknown: Ian Steadman
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Midnight Oil

Tonight, Sarah Walker walks on the wild side with John Zom , who applies rock guitar and cut-up techniques to the film music of Ennio Morricone , and wanders in the dream landscape of Mauricio Kagel 's Vox humana.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: John Zom
Unknown: Ennio Morricone
Unknown: Mauricio Kagel
Producer: Philip Tagney

: News

: Night School

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