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: On Air

Music, news, weather and arts news with Piers Burton-Page , including at approximately
7.10 Handel Concerto grosso in G, Op 3 No 3 Brandenburg Consort/ Roy Goodman
7.35 Haydn Symphony No 53 in D (L'Imperiale) La Petite Bande/
Sigiswald Kuijken
8.00 Ravel Violin Sonata
Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)
Jacques Rouvier (piano)
8.45 Boccherini String Quintet in Bflat (G337) Ensemble 415. Discs


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Roy Goodman
Violin: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Piano: Jacques Rouvier

: Composer of the Week

The feast of Pentecost completes the season of Eastertide, and this setting is one of Palestrina's most substantial contributions to the music of this solemn occasion.
Mass and Motet: Dutn complerentur dies Pentecostes
Christ Church Cathedral
Choir/Stephen Darlington Discs

: Morning Sequence

Rachmaninov Prelude in E flat, Op 23 No 6; Etude-Tableau in Eflat minor, Op 39 No 5; Pnelude in D minor, Op 23 No 3; Etude-Tableau in D, Op 39 No 9 Gordon Fergus-Thompson (piano)
10.04 Nielsen
Symphony No 5 New York PO/
Leonard Bernstein
10.38 Bach, transcr Rachmaninov
Prelude, Gavotte, Gigue
(Partita in EBWV 1006) Gordon Fergus-Thompson (piano)
10.48 Stravinsky Renard
George Shirley and Loren Driscoll (tenors)
William Murphy (baritone) Donald Gramm (bass) Toni Koves (cimbalom) Columbia Chamber
Ensemble/The Composer
Rachmaninov Humoresque in G, Op 10 No
Gordon Fergus-Thompson (piano)
11.09 Tchaikovsky
The Cuckoo, Op 54 No 8 Joan Rodgers (soprano) Roger Vignoles (piano)
11.12 Mendelssohn, transcr Rachmaninov
Scherzo (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Gordon Fergus-Thomson (piano)
11.18 Tchaikovsky
Cradle Song, Op 16 No 1 Joan Rodgers (soprano) Roger Vignoles (piano)
11.23 Kreisler, transcr
Rachmaninov Liebesfreud
Gordon Fergus-Thompson (piano)
11.31 Rachmaninov
The Isle of the Dead BBC Scottish SO/ Jerzy Maksymiuk


Piano: Gordon Fergus-Thompson
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Piano: Gordon Fergus-Thompson
Piano: Stravinsky Renard
Piano: George Shirley
Tenors: Loren Driscoll
Baritone: William Murphy
Bass: Donald Gramm
Bass: Toni Koves
Unknown: Rachmaninov Humoresque
Piano: Gordon Fergus-Thompson
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Piano: Gordon Fergus-Thomson
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Rachmaninov Liebesfreud
Piano: Gordon Fergus-Thompson
Unknown: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: News

: BBC Welsh SO

Steven Isserlis (cello) Bryn Terfel (baritone) BBC Welsh Chorus
Brighton Festival Chorus conductor
Jan Latham-Koenig
Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor
Walton Belshazzar 's Feast (Given in St David's Hall, Cardiff, in association with Schroder Investment)


Cello: Steven Isserlis
Conductor: Jan Latham-Koenig
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: Walton Belshazzar

: Debut

Andrew West (piano) Berg Sonata, Op 1
Schoenberg Three Piano Pieces, Op 11
Ives Three-Page Sonata

: Academy of Ancient Music Trio

Paul Goodwin (oboe)
Susan Sheppard (cello) John Toll (harpsichord)
Bach Organ Sonata No 3 in D minor (BWV 527) Telemann Sonata in Eflat (Essercizii Musici)
Boismortier Trio Sonata in D, Op 50 No 6
Quantz Trio Sonata in G


Oboe: Paul Goodwin
Cello: Susan Sheppard

: Portraits in Brass

In the second of three programmes,
John McCabe introduces some of his brass and wind music in conversation with David Hoult , beginning with a piece for massed bands.
Desert II - Horizon
Britannia Building Society Band
Cory Band
CWS (Glasgow) Band Grimethorpe Colliery Band/Howard Snell Canyons
Guildhall School of Music
Wind Ensemble/ Peter Gane
Cloudcatcher Fells
John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band/Peter Parkes


Introduces: John McCabe
Unknown: David Hoult

: In Tune

Music, news and arts news with Natalie Wheen. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Producer: Alan Hall

: BBC Philharmonic

conductor Yehudi Menuhin
Arnaldo Cohen (piano)
Benno Schollum (baritone) Beethoven
Overture: Coriolan
Piano Concerto No 5 in Eflat (Emperor)
8.20 Robert Ponsonby talks about the work of the Musicians' Benevolent
8.40 Dorati Herbst
Elgar Enigma Variations (Given in aid of the Musicians' Benevolent Fund)


Conductor: Yehudi Menuhin
Piano: Arnaldo Cohen
Baritone: Benno Schollum
Talks: Robert Ponsonby

: Screening History

"Rumours spread. They had attacked the White
House; they had fired the Capitol; and, most horribly, they were looting the Piggly Wiggly grocery stores." In the second of three programmes, Gore Vidal recalls a childhood steeped in movie-going. (Final programme tomorrow


Unknown: Gore Vidal

: Bach

Fugue in A minor (BWV 944)
Toccata in D (BWV 912) Gustav Leonhardt
(harpsichord). Disc


Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt

: Bluebird Blues

: Night Waves

Tony Palmer reviews the history of the Nuremberg Trials and asks: how do you try war criminals? Plus two very different ways of being subversive and surviving.
Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Falla and Turina

Falla Seven Popular Spanish Songs
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano)
Gerald Moore (piano)
Turina Canto a Sevilla Victoria de I os Angeles (soprano)
LSO/Anatole Fistoulari Discs


Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Turina Canto
Unknown: Sevilla Victoria

: News

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