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Piers Burton-Page with music, news, weather and arts news, including at approximately
7.20 Ibert Trois Pièces
Brèves: Athena Ensemble
7.35 Schubert Fantasy in C (D760) (Wanderer)
8.00 Albinoni Trumpet Concerto in C
Mark Bennett (trumpet)
King's Consort/Robert King
8.30 Haydn Symphonv
No 51 in Bflat: Tafelmusik/ Jeanne Lamon. Discs


Unknown: Mark Bennett
Unknown: Haydn Symphonv
Unknown: Jeanne Lamon.

: Composer of the Week

Music written for the feast of the Ascension.
Motet: 0 Rex Gloriae Mass: 0 Rex Gloriae Motet: Viri Galilaei
Westminster Cathedral
Choir/James O'Donnell Discs

: Morning Sequence

Pfitzner Palestrina :
Prelude to Act 1: Bavarian RSO/ Wolfgang Sawallisch
9.51 Schubert Quartet fragment in C minor (D103) Melos Quartet
10.00 Glazunov Spring, Op 34: BBC Concert
Orchestra/Gregory Rose
10.10 Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No 2 in F New York PO/
Leonard Bernstein (piano)
10.30 Lyapunov Symphonic poem: Zhelyazova Volya
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Gregory Rose
10.45 Chopin Three Preludes from Op 28
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
10.50 Clementi Symphony No 2 in D: Philharmonia/ Francesco D'Avalos
11.20 Danzi Wind Quintet m G, Op 67No 1
Berlin PO Wind Quintet
11.40 Khachaturian Suite:
Masquerade: BBC Concert Orchestra/Edward Warren


Unknown: Pfitzner Palestrina
Unknown: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Piano: Leonard Bernstein
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Francesco D'Avalos

: Romanesca

Andrew Manze (violin) John Toll (harpsichord) Nigel North (lute)
Virtuoso music for the violin from Cima, Castello and Mealli, culminating in the so-called Devil's Trill sonata by Tartini.


Violin: Andrew Manze
Harpsichord: Nigel North

: News

: Berlin RadioSO

conductor Paavo Berglund Richard Stolzman (clarinet) Busoni Clarinet
Concertino, Op 48
Mendelssohn Overture:
A Midsummer Night's Dream Copland Clarinet Concerto Sibelius Symphony No 4 in A minor


Conductor: Paavo Berglund
Clarinet: Richard Stolzman

: 1991 Esztergom International Guitar Festival

The third of five programmes introduced by Gareth Walters. Earl Klugh Jalanta Larry Cooperman Walking on Water Bruce Shavers
Concert Music
Dale Cavanagh (guitar) Giuliani Rossiniana
Alexander Swete (guitar) Berkeley Sonatina
Dale Cavanagh (guitar)


Introduced By: Gareth Walters.
Unknown: Klugh Jalanta
Unknown: Larry Cooperman
Guitar: Dale Cavanagh
Guitar: Giuliani Rossiniana
Guitar: Alexander Swete
Guitar: Dale Cavanagh

: Andrew Wilde

Bach, transcr
Busoni Ich rufzu dir (BWV 639) Beethoven
Piano Sonata in F, Op 54 Bach, transcr Busoni Cliaconne in D minor
(Partita, BWV 1004)


Unknown: Busoni Ich
Unknown: Busoni Cliaconne

: Myaskovsky

Symphony No 9 in E minor BBC Philharmonic/ Edward Downes


Unknown: Edward Downes

: Bluebird Blues

Francis Wilford-Smith traces the development of the blues as reflected by the Bluebird record label.
6: 1937, The stars begin to shine
Commercial success for pianist Walter Davis and guitarist Tampa Red leads to further recordings, and Sonny Boy Williamson cuts his first disc.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Francis Wilford-Smith
Pianist: Walter Davis
Pianist: Sonny Boy Williamson
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

With Stephen Johnson , whose guest is pianist Earl Wild.
Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Pianist: Earl Wild.
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: Pebble Mill

Live from Studio 1,
Birmingham. Isabelle van Keulen (violin),
Ronald Brautigam (piano)
Faure Violin Sonata No 1 in A, Op 13
Satie Choses vues a droite et a gauche
8.05 Colette and Music A window on French musical life.
Colette the Critic
Written and presented by Richard Langham Smith , with Sheila Hancock as . Colette.
8.25 Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor
Poulenc Violin Sonata


Violin: Ronald Brautigam
Unknown: Satie Choses
Presented By: Richard Langham Smith
Unknown: Sheila Hancock

: Screening History

Gore Vidal 's life is steeped in writing and politics, yet his fondest memories are of his childhood and the cinema, as he reflects this week in three programmes. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Gore Vidal
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor John Lubbock Philip Fowke (piano) Britten
Courtly Dances (Gloriana) Bridge Summer Ireland Piano Concerto in Eflat.


Conductor: John Lubbock
Piano: Philip Fowke

: Settings of George Herbert

First of two programmes. Settings of George Herbert from his own time heard in the context of readings from his devotional verse.
Music by Henry Lawes , Jenkins and Blow.
Consort of Musicke/ Anthony Rooley.


Unknown: George Herbert
Music By: Henry Lawes
Musicke: Anthony Rooley.

: Night Waves

Roy Porter reviews the first night of Tom Stoppard 's new play Arcadia at the National Theatre and enters the debate on the origins and importance of Neanderthal man.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Roy Porter
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Great Masters Restored

The second of six programmes of 19th-century music in performances by period-instrument orchestras.
Weber Konzertstuck in F minor. Op 79
Christopher Kite (piano) Hanover Band/ Roy Goodman
Schubert, compl
Newbould Symphony No 8 in B minor
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Charles Mackerras. Discs


Unknown: Weber Konzertstuck
Unknown: Roy Goodman

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