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: On Air

Music, news, weather and arts news with Piers Burton-Page , including
7.10 Copland Piano Concerto
Noel Lee (piano) French National
Orchestra/The Composer
Rossini Valse antidansante
Bruno Mezzena (piano)
Turina Circulo , Op 91
Munich Piano Trio
8.50 Handel
Scene with Monsters (Teseo) Les Musiciens du
Louvre/Marc Minkowski Discs


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Piano: Noel Lee
Unknown: Rossini Valse
Piano: Bruno Mezzena
Piano: Turina Circulo

: Composer of the Week

Presented by John Thornley. Symphony No 9 in D minor (1st mvt)
NBCSO/ArturoToscanini (1952 recording)
String Quartet in C sharp minor, Op
Busch Quartet (1936 recording) Discs


Presented By: John Thornley.

: Midweek Choice

Susan Sharpe presents a special edition in aid of Comic Relief.
No Bruckner symphonies today, but as many requests as we can possibly fit in - the shorter (and sillier) the better. Just how many pieces can we get into two hours?
REQUESTS: Send your requests and donations (cheques, please. made payable to Comic Relief) to [address removed]. to arrive by Monday 8 March.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe

: French Impressions

Richard Langham Smith presents the third of four programmes of French orchestral music leading up to the Impressionists and beyond. Debussy
Prelude a Vapres-midi d'unfaune
Monteux Roussel
Symphony No 1 in D minor (Le poème de la font) Rheinland-Pfalz State
Philharmonic/ Leif Segerstam
Ravel Daphnis and Chloe: Suite No 2
Camerata Singers
New York PO/Pierre Boulez Discs


Unknown: Richard Langham Smith
Unknown: Monteux Roussel
Unknown: Leif Segerstam
Unknown: Ravel Daphnis

: News

: Concert Hall

Vanessa Latarche (piano) live from Broadcasting House, London.
Bach Four Preludes and Fugues (Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk I)
Beethoven Sonata in Fsliarp, Op 78
Bach, transcr Busoni Chaconne in D minor


Piano: Vanessa Latarche
Unknown: Beethoven Sonata

: Record Review

: From Death to Life

Rhapsody No 2 in E Ulster Orchestra/ Vernon Handley
Parry Lady Radnor's Suite English String Orchestra/ William Boughton. Discs


Unknown: Vernon Handley
Unknown: William Boughton.

: Choral Evensong

live from
Birmingham Cathedral. Introit: Hide Not Thou
Thy Face (Farrant);
Responses: Byrd; Psalms 53, 54, 55 (Stanford, G C Martin, P Marshall);
Lessons (REB): Jeremiah
20, vv 7-end: John 8, vv 12-20: Office Hymn: 0 Christ, Who Art the Light and Day (plainsong); Canticles: Second Service (Gibbons); Anthem: Lord, let me know mine end (Greene); Hymn: 0 Thou Who Dost Accord Us (Innsbruck);
Organ voluntary: Preludio in F minor (Sonata No 7) (Rheinberger).
Organist and Master of the Choristers Marcus Huxley. Assistant Organist Rosemary Field.


Unknown: Marcus Huxley.
Organist: Rosemary Field.

: In Tune

Music, news and arts events with Natalie Wheen , whose guest is the composer
Richard Rodney Bennett. Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett.
Producer: Tim Thorne

: English Chamber Orchestra

conductor Leopold Hager
Thomas Indermuhle (oboe) Jose-Luis Garcia (violin)
Strauss Metamorphosen for 23 solo strings Oboe Concerto
8.25 During the interval, Susan Sharpe talks to soloists Thomas Indermuhle and Jose-Luis Garcia.
8.35 Beethoven
Two Romances for violin and orchestra
Symphony No 4 in Bflat (Given last October in the Barbican Hall. London, in association with The American
Friends of Queen Elizabeth's
Foundation for Disabled People)


Conductor: Leopold Hager
Oboe: Thomas Indermuhle
Violin: Jose-Luis Garcia
Violin: Strauss Metamorphosen
Talks: Susan Sharpe
Soloists: Thomas Indermuhle
Soloists: Jose-Luis Garcia.

: 20s SEASON Out of the Shadows

The last of three programmes in which
Ian Christie explores the development of European cinema in the 1920s.
A Whole New Language
At the peak of their visual confidence. Europe's film-makers are challenged by the arrival of the talkies.


Unknown: Ian Christie

: Webem and Dvorak

Artis Quartet:
Peter Schuhmayer and Johannes Meissl (violins) Herbert Kefer (viola) Othmar Miiller (cello) Webem
String Quartet (1905)
Dvorak String Quartet in Aflat, Op Webem
Langsamer Satz (1905)


Unknown: Peter Schuhmayer
Violins: Johannes Meissl
Viola: Herbert Kefer
Cello: Othmar Miiller
Unknown: Langsamer Satz

: Night Waves

Michele Roberts dons her zip-up patent-leather boots and mini-skirt to celebrate a major exhibition on the sixties at the Barbican Centre, London.
Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Russian Cello Music

The first of two programmes.
Lowri Blake (cello)
Caroline Palmer (piano) Myaskovsky Sonata No 1
Sonata in G minor


Cello: Lowri Blake
Piano: Caroline Palmer

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland. As broadcast this afternoon on R5

: Night School Extra

German 14-16: Schalt mal ein! (1&2)

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