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Talking About the Enlightenment

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Andrew McGregor with music, news, weather and arts news, including at approximately:
7.00 Wagner
Overture: Tannhauser
Vienna PO/von Karajan
7.30 Geminiani
Sonata No 3
Purcell Quartet
8.00 Smetana
Vltava (Ma Vlast)
RPO/Malcolm Sargent
8.40 Korngold Violin Concerto
Jascha Heifetz (violin) Los Angeles PO/
Alfred Wallenstein. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Unknown: Alfred Wallenstein.

: Composer of the Week

Overture: Carnevaksca
Czecho-Slovak RSO/Adriano Fountains of Rome
NBC SO/Arturo Toscanini Deita Silvane
Robert Tear (tenor)
Argo CO/Laszlo Heltay Ancient Airs and Dances
Suite No 1
Philharmonia Hungarica/ Antal Dorati. Discs


Unknown: Toscanini Deita Silvane
Tenor: Robert Tear
Unknown: Antal Dorati.

: Greeks and Romans

Overture: Julius Caesar Vienna PO/Georg Solti
10.08 Bellini
Casta Diva (Norma)
Maria Callas (soprano)
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan/ Tullio Serafin
10.20 Purcell Bonduca, or The British Heroine:
Overture and excerpts
Christopher Keyte (bass) Elizabeth Lane (soprano)
James Bowman (countertenor) Martyn Hill (tenor) Taverner Choir
Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood
10.35 Constantinidis Eight Dances from Greek Islands Elena Mouzalas (piano)
10.45 Khachaturian
Spartacus: Suite No 2 SNO/NeemeJarvi
11.05 Theodorakis
Five Preludes, Op 8
Elena Mouzalas (piano)
11.15 Dvorak
Overture: Othello
Czech PO/Libor Pesek
11.30 Kalomiris Nocturne Aris Garoufalis (piano)
11.40 Verdi Mia madre aveva; Piangea antando; Ave Mana (Otello, Act 4) Maria Callas (soprano)
Orchestre de la Societe des Concerts du Conservatoire/ Nicola Rescigno. Discs


Unknown: Julius Caesar

: News

: BBC Welsh SO

conductor Grant Llewellyn Robert Cohen (cello)
Tchaikovsky Fantasy-
Overture: Romeo and Juliet Shostakovich Cello
Concerto No 1 in Eflat Beethoven
Symphony No 7 in A
(Given in the Pritchatd Jones Hall,
Bangor, in association with the Post Office Board Wales and the Matches)


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Cello: Robert Cohen

: 1991 Esztergom International Guitar Festival

The fourth of five programmes introduced by Gareth Walters.
Tarrega Introduction and Variations on 'The Carnival of Venice'
Maurice Ohana Tiento Nuccio d'Angelo Due canzoni lidie
Aniello Desiderio (guitar) Villa-Lobos Study No 12 in A minor
Bach Fugue in A minor (BWV1000)
Stravinsky, arr
Manangakis Soldier's March; Tango (The Soldier's Tale)
Vangelis Boudounis Cocktail
Elena Papandreou (guitar)


Introduced By: Gareth Walters.
Unknown: Maurice Ohana Tiento
Guitar: Aniello Desiderio
Unknown: Vangelis Boudounis
Guitar: Elena Papandreou

: Zelenka Sonatas

The first of two programmes devoted to the ambitious chamber works of this contemporary of Bach. Sonata No 1 in F
Sonata No 4 in G minor Malcolm Messiter and Christopher O'Neal (oboes) Gavin McNaughton (bassoon) John Lenehan (piano)
Robin McGee (double-bass)


Unknown: Malcolm Messiter
Oboes: Christopher O'Neal
Bassoon: Gavin McNaughton
Piano: John Lenehan
Double-Bass: Robin McGee

: Dutch Concert Rostrum

Strauss Symphonic
Fantasy from 'Die Frau ohne Schatten'
Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra/Erich Leinsdorf


Unknown: Erich Leinsdorf

: Bluebird Blues

In the seventh of ten programmes tracing the development of the blues in the thirties and forties on the historic Bluebird label, Francis Wilford-Smith includes tracks by Jazz Gillum (harmonica),
Washboard Sam , pianist
Speckled Red and guitarists Bo Carter and Yank Rachel. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Francis Wilford-Smith
Pianist: Washboard Sam
Guitarists: Bo Carter
Guitarists: Yank Rachel.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

with Anthony Burton. Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Tippett and Beethoven

The first of four concerts given last month in the Barbican Hall, London, in which the BBC Symphony Orchestra played the symphonies of Sir
Michael Tippett coupled with Beethoven piano concertos. Artur Pizarro (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Nicholas Cleobury
Tippett Fanfare No 2
(From the Four Corners) Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 2 in B flat
8.10 Interval Reading
8.15 Beethoven Overture: The Consecration of the House Tippett Symphony No 1


Unknown: Michael Tippett
Piano: Artur Pizarro
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury

: Mirooo

Cats, cauliflowers, clowns and celestial longings. An exploration in sound and music of Joan Miro 's
Harlequin's Carnival (Paris, 1924) a hundred years and ten minutes after Miro's birth. Compiled by Sanda Miller , with composer Richard Attree.
Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Joan Miro
Unknown: Sanda Miller
Unknown: Richard Attree.
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Secheresses

Poulenc's cantata for chorus and orchestra.
Chorus and New PO of French National
Radio/Georges Pretre. Disc

: Warsaw Autumn 91

Recordings from the 34th International Festival of Contemporary Music. Vera Beths (violin)
Reinbert de Leeuw (piano) Galina Ustvol 'skaya
Piano Sonata No 5 (1986) Duet (1964)


Violin: Vera Beths
Piano: Galina Ustvol

: Night Waves

Humphrey Carpenter 's studio guest is Irish writer Martin Mooney , whose debut collection of poetry is published this week. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Martin Mooney
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Great Masters Restored

The third of six programmes of 19th-century music in performances by period-instrument orchestras. Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique/
John Eliot Gardiner. Disc


Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner.

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