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: BBC Symphony Orchestra in Japan

Live from the Festival
Hall, Osaka.
Conductor Andrew Davis Michie Koyama (piano) Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 2 in C minor
Uta Alison Waley reads and discusses the Japanese Uta poems translated by her husband, Arthur Waley.
With readings in Japanese by Mariko Ihara.
8.00 Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique (Given in association with Komatsu)


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Michie Koyama
Unknown: Uta Alison Waley
Unknown: Arthur Waley.
Unknown: Mariko Ihara.

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: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Albinoni Adagio in G minor
9.25 Sullivan
Overture di Ballo
9.43 Bach, orch Elgar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor
9.52 Trad Svatba (The Wedding); Polegnala e Todora (Love chant)
9.58 Bach
Oboe Concerto in F
10.19 Artists of the week:
The Songmakers' Almanac
Balfe Trust Her Not
Sullivan Coming Home
10.28 Strauss
Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche
10.46 Composer of the Week preview:
Liszt Tarantelles napolitaines (Venezia e Napoli)
10.56 Mozart
A Musical Joke (K522)
11.15 Schumann Unterm
Fenster, Op 34 No 3
Brahms Abendlied , Op 92 No
11.23 Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty: Prologue. Discs


Unknown: Eulenspiegels Lustige
Unknown: Liszt Tarantelles
Unknown: Schumann Unterm
Unknown: Brahms Abendlied

: Spirit of the Age

Staging Baroque Opera Can operas written three centuries ago still appeal to modem audiences? Directors, musicians, academics and historians offer some insights and opinions. Presented by George Pratt.
Producer Svend Brown


Presented By: George Pratt.
Producer: Svend Brown

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: 1968 SEASON Table Talk in the 60s

Butty Talk
Armed with a recipe for chip butties, Leslie Forbes meets Mike McCartney and Adrian Henri in the latter's Liverpool kitchen to find out what really fed Britain's most "gear" and "happening" city.
Including the world premiere of a 60s food poem by Adrian Henri.


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Unknown: Mike McCartney
Unknown: Adrian Henri
Unknown: Adrian Henri.

: BBC Welsh SO

conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Dmitri Alexeev (piano) Sibelius Finlandia
Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat
(Given in the Brangwyn Hall as part of last year's Swansea Festival in association with South Wales Electricity)


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Dmitri Alexeev

: Emerson Quartet

Schubert String Quartet in A minor (D804) Haydn
String Quartet in D, Op 64 No 5 (The Lark) Bartok
String Quartet No 5

: Early Music from Regensburg

Bach Solo Cantatas
Cantatas No 199: Mein
Herze schwimmt im Blut, No 55: Ich armer Mensch, ich Sundenknecht
5.05 Interval Reading
5.10 No 54: Widerstehe doch der Siinde;
No 82: Ich habe genug Judith Nelson (soprano) Jennifer Lane (alto)
Jeffrey Thomas (tenor) James Weaver (bass)
American Bach Soloists of San Francisco


Soprano: Judith Nelson
Soprano: Jennifer Lane
Tenor: Jeffrey Thomas
Bass: James Weaver

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Jerzy Maksymiuk
Paul Crossley (piano) Szymanski
A Study of Shade Lutoslawski
Piano Concerto


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Piano: Paul Crossley

: Piano Trios

Golub Kaplan Carr Trio Haydn Piano Trio in C (HXV27)
Nicholas Maw Piano Trio


Unknown: Golub Kaplan Carr

: 1968 SEASON Sunday Play

Early Morning
Disraeli and Prince Albert are planning a revolution. Queen Victoria is seducing Florence Nightingale. The heir to the throne is a Siamese Win. Edward Bond 's notorious play, adapted for radio by the author, rises again, its voltage undiminished. As described by John Russell Taylor , Early
Morning depicts "a world of arbitrary, institutionalised cruelty, where cannibalism, metaphorical and later literal, is the order of the day, and ... people 'don't just hate their own life - they hate life itself. It's a matter of conscience, like duty in the blood.'"
This was the last play to be banned by the Lord Chamberlain before the abolition of his office in 1968. Director David Benedictus


Unknown: Edward Bond
Unknown: John Russell Taylor
Director: David Benedictus
Prince Arthur: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Prince George: Stephen Tredre
Albert: Frederick Jaeger
Disraeli: James Villiers
Gladstone: Ben Thomas
Lord Chamberlain: Moray Watson
Lord Mennings: John Baddeley
Len: Paterson Joseph
Corporal Jones/Officer: David Thorpe
Private Griss: James Telfer
Doctor: Jonathan Adams
Ned: David Holt
Queen Victoria: Margaret Courtenay
Florence Nightingale: Lucy Tregear
Joyce: Joan Sims

: MAHLER CYCLE London Symphony Orchestra

A concert given earlier this evening in the Barbican Hall, London. Conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (violin)
Violin Concerto in D minor
10.05 Interval Reading
10.10 Mahler
Symphony No 1
(Mahler's Eighth next Saturday


Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Violin: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

: 1968 SEASON Music in Our Time

The improvising group
AMM, formed in 1965, still includes two of its founding members -
Eddie Prevost (percussion) and Keith Rowe (guitar and electronics) - now joined by John Tilbury (piano) and Rohan de Saram (cello).
Brian Morton introduces a recording of an invitation concert which they gave earlier this year.


Unknown: Eddie Prevost
Guitar: Keith Rowe
Piano: John Tilbury
Piano: Rohan De Saram
Introduces: Brian Morton

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