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with Piers Burton-Page .
Including at approximately
7.00 Beethoven
Overture: Fidelio
NBC SO/Arturo Toscanini
7.15 Charpentier
Incidental music: Andromede Les Arts Florissants/ William Christie
8.00 Haydn Symphony No 54 in G
Hungarica/Antal Dorati
8.45 Dvorak
Scherzo capriccioso
Cleveland Orchestra/
Christoph von Dohnanyi Discs


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: William Christie
Unknown: Christoph von Dohnanyi

: Composer of the Week

After four programmes devoted to music for
Eastertide, today's pieces show some unexpected aspects of Palestrina's music: instrumental arrangements, vocal ornamentation and music for Mantua and for the service of Vespers.
0 beata et benedicta et gloriosa Trinitas
Taverner Consort/ Andrew Parrott
Tota pulchra es
Concertino Palatino
Motet: Gaude Barbara
The Sixteen/Harry Christophers Benedicta sit
Concertino Palatino
Magnificat primi toni La Chapelle Royale
Ensemble Organum/ Philippe Herreweghe
Anerio Salve Regina III Westminster Cathedral
Choir/James O'Donnell Discs
Producer Graham Dixon


Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: Gaude Barbara
Unknown: Philippe Herreweghe
Unknown: Anerio Salve Regina
Producer: Graham Dixon

: Morning Sequence

Bernstein Slava !
Israel Philharmonic
Orchestra/The Composer
9.50 Haydn
Cello Concerto in C
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) English Chamber
Orchestra/Benjamin Britten
10.15 Shostakovich
Piano Quintet in G minor Brodsky Quartet lain Burnside (piano)
10.47 Bernstein Three
Meditations (Mass)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Israel PO/The Composer
11.05 Haydn
Symphony No 92 (Oxford) Vienna PO/Bemstein
11.33 Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No 1
Andre Previn (piano) William Vacchiano
New York Philharmonic/ Leonard Bernstein


Unknown: Bernstein Slava
Unknown: Israel Philharmonic
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Andre Previn
Piano: William Vacchiano
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein

: News

: St David's Hall Lunchtime Recital

Bernard Roberts (piano)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in E minor, Op 90
Six Fairy Tales, Op 51 Hindemith
Piano Sonata No 3


Piano: Bernard Roberts

: The Virtuoso Chamber Orchestra

Seven programmes following the development of the chamber orchestra in the 20th century. 3: The 1950s presented by Dennis McCaldin , with contributions from Harry Blech and Rudolf Barshai and recordings of the London Mozart Players, the Prague Chamber
Orchestra and the Moscow
Chamber Orchestra.
Mozart Piano Concerto
No 24 in C minor (K491)
Zelenka Capriccio No 4 in A
Martinu Serenade (1930) Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins (BWV 1043)
The Nose (excerpts)
Tippett Concerto for
Double String Orchestra


Presented By: Dennis McCaldin
Unknown: Harry Blech
Unknown: Rudolf Barshai
Unknown: Zelenka Capriccio

: Telemann

Trio Sonata in D minor Duetto Sonata in Bflat (from Der Getreue Musikmeister)
Trio Sonata in A minor Ross Winters (recorder) Catherine Mackintosh
Mark Caudle (cello)
Alan Wilson (harpsichord)


Unknown: Ross Winters
Violin: Catherine MacKintosh
Cello: Mark Caudle
Harpsichord: Alan Wilson

: Love, War and Exile

Ruth Davis presents traditional music of the Kurds, featuring the singers Aziz Sharoukh from Iran and Shivan Pairwair from eastern
Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Ruth Davis
Singers: Aziz Sharoukh
Singers: Shivan Pairwair
Producer: John Thornley

: In Tune

Music, news and a look forward to the weekend with Richard Baker.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Live from the Royal
Festival Hall, London.
Conductor Gunter Wand
Schubert Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)
8.00 Why are the great "unfinisheds" so fascinating? And can they ever be finished? Stephen Johnson attempts to tie up a few loose ends.
8.20 Bruckner
Symphony No 9 in D minor


Conductor: Gunter Wand
Unknown: Stephen Johnson

: Screening History

"Errol Flynn was the star of The Prince and the Pauper. He was a swashbuckling actor at the height of his beauty, if not fame." The last of Gore Vidal 's ruminations on movies from childhood.
Thoughts on twinship, death and the un-
American point of view ... Series producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Errol Flynn
Unknown: Gore Vidal
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Dutilleux

Ainsi la Nuit Rosamonde Quartet. Disc

: Settings of George Herbert

The second of two programmes in which settings of George Herbert from his own time are heard in the context of readings from his devotional verse. Music by John Playford , John Wilson , Purcell and George Jeffreys. Consort of Musicke/ Anthony Rooley


Unknown: George Herbert
Music By: John Playford
Music By: John Wilson
Music By: George Jeffreys.
Musicke: Anthony Rooley

: A Stranger in a Strange Land

A Journey through
Imaginary Landscapes In the second of two programmes on black
American women writers, Ingrid Lewis explores the work of Gloria Naylor , Octavia Butler and Ntozake Shange. With
Beverley Andrews , Buffy Davies , Alibe Parsons ,
Clarke Peters , Ricco Ross and Richard D Sharp.


Unknown: Ingrid Lewis
Unknown: Gloria Naylor
Unknown: Octavia Butler
Unknown: Ntozake Shange.
Unknown: Beverley Andrews
Unknown: Buffy Davies
Unknown: Alibe Parsons
Unknown: Clarke Peters
Unknown: Ricco Ross
Unknown: Richard D Sharp.

: Midnight Oil

;No Pasaran!
The Happy End, a street band with roots in folk and jazz, captures the spirit of political protest, the sounds of struggle, in a sequence of songs from Spain recorded on the South Bank in London last
February. Introduced by Alan Hall.


Introduced By: Alan Hall.

: News

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