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with Andrew Lyle , including
7.00 Stradella Sonata for two string choirs and trumpet
Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet)
Parley of Instruments
7.35 Debussy Cello Sonata Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) Benjamin Britten (piano)
8.00 Haydn Symphony No 30 in C (Alleluja) Vienna Akademie/ Martin Haselbock
8.30 Beethoven Sonata in E, Op
Myra Hess (piano). Records


Unknown: Andrew Lyle
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Martin Haselbock
Piano: Myra Hess

: Composers of the Week

J C Bach and his
London Contemporaries Presented by Susan Sharpe. J C Bach Overture: La calamitd de cuori
Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood
Misero me ... Nelpartir, bell' idio mio (La Clemema di Scipione)
Aris Christofellis (male sop) Laure Morabito (harpsichord) Charles Dibdin
The Brickdust Man
Opera Restor'd/Peter Holman Storace Ah, se Poro mai vede ... Digit che son fedele Aris Christofellis (male sop) Laure Morabito (harpsichord) J C Bach Sextet for oboe, two horns, violin, cello and keyboard
The English Concert. Records


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Music: Christopher Hogwood
Harpsichord: Laure Morabito
Harpsichord: Charles Dibdin
Unknown: Peter Holman
Unknown: Aris Christofellis
Harpsichord: Laure Morabito

: Morning Sequence

Janacek Opening scene:
How Sharp-Ears Was Caught (The Cunning Little Vixen) Thomas Allen (baritone) Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Simon Rattle
10.14 Dvorak
Cypresses (excerpts) English Quartet
10.20 Suk
About Mother, Op 28
Margaret Fingerhut (piano)
10.42 Klement Slavicky Psalmi
Milan Slavicky Beatus vir BBC Singers/Ronald Corp Margaret Phillips (organ)
11.24 Martinu
Oboe Concerto
John Anderson (oboe) Philharmonia
Orchestra/Simon Wright
11.42 Janacek Finale: The
Young Sharp-Ears is the spitting image of her mother (The Cunning Little Vixen) Thomas Allen (baritone) Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Simon Rattle


Baritone: Thomas Allen
Oboe: John Anderson
Unknown: Young Sharp-Ears
Baritone: Thomas Allen

: Late Brahms

: News

: Three French Operas

Les amours de Ragonde Music by Jean-Joseph Mouret. Words by Nericault. A rural comedy from 1714 about a young shepherd tricked into marrying a 60-year-old crone.
Les Musiciens du Louvre conductor
Marc Minkowski. Records
Joseph Music by Mehul. Words by Duval. A setting from 1807 of the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers in Egypt.
Netherlands Radio Chamber
Orchestra and Choir/
Kenneth Montgomery
3.10 La Colombe
Gounod's operetta from
1860 is a simple tale of how a servant's devotion and quick thinking overcome his prejudice and save his master's romance.
BBC Concert Orchestra conductor Anthony Hose


Music By: Jean-Joseph Mouret.
Conductor: Marc Minkowski.
Unknown: Joseph Music
Unknown: Kenneth Montgomery
Conductor: Anthony Hose
Ragonde: Michel Verschaeve (baritone)
Colin: Jean-Paul Fouchecourt
SOPHIE: Marin-Degor (alto)
Lucas: Jean-Louis Bindi (bass)
Joseph: John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Benjamin: Katherine Steffan (mezzo)
Jacob: Bruno Laplante(bar)
Utobal: Marc Barrard(baritone)
Simeon: Didier Henry (bar)
Silvie: Nan Christie(soprano)
Mazet: Claire Powell(mezzo)
Horace: Gary Bennett(tenor)
Maitre Jean: Malcolm Donnelly(bar)

: In Tune

Music, news, weather and arts news with Natalie Wheen , whose guest is the soprano Jane Manning. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Soprano: Jane Manning.
Producer: Alan Hall

: London Symphony Orchestra

Elena Prokina (soprano) Mikhail Krutikov (bass) conductor
Mstislav Rostropovich The first concert in the LSO's Festival of Britten, live from the Barbican
Hall, London.
Mahler, arr Britten
What the wild flowers tell me (Symphony No 3: 2nd mvt)
Colin Matthews
(LSO commission - world premiere)
8.05 Marking the Graves Gerard McBumey discusses the personal and political significance of the poems that Shostakovich set in his Fourteenth
Symphony (dedicated to Britten).
8.25 Shostakovich
Symphony No 14


Soprano: Elena Prokina
Bass: Mikhail Krutikov
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Colin Matthews
Unknown: Graves Gerard McBumey

: 20s SEASON Hits of the 20s

Professor Jerry Smith on the music scene in post-revolutionary Russia. He plays Over Hills, Over Valleys.
(Final programme tomorrow


Unknown: Professor Jerry Smith

: Baroque Violin Sonatas

Corelli Sonata in F, Op 5 No 4 Locatelli
Sonata da camera in F minor, Op 6 No 7 Elizabeth Wallfisch
Suki Towb (cello) Paul Nicholson
(harpsichord/chamber organ)


Unknown: Corelli Sonata
Violin: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Cello: Suki Towb
Harpsichord: Paul Nicholson

: The Myth Maker

: Night Waves

Waldemar Januszczak presents tonight's arts magazine with reviews, interviews and cultural debate.
Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Waldemar Januszczak
Producer: Paul Quinn

: French Impressions

Four programmes of French orchestral music leading up to the Impressionists and beyond.
Presented by Richard Langham Smith.
Saint-Saens Phaeton
Philharmonia/ Charles Dutoit
Chabrier Suite pastorale Ulster Orchestra/
Yan Pascal Tortelier Faur6 Pavane
Academy of St
Martin/Neville Marriner Massenet Cigale: Act 2 Enid Hartle (mezzo) National PO/Richard Bonynge. Records
Producer Adam Gatehouse


Presented By: Richard Langham Smith.
Unknown: Charles Dutoit
Unknown: Enid Hartle
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: New*

: Night School

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