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: Sunday Morning Concert

Bizet Carmen Suite No 1 BBC Scottish SO/ Takuo Yuasa
7.11 Wilfred Josephs Monkchester Dances
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Ashley Lawrence
7.28 Bliss Hymn to Apollo BBC Welsh SO/ Grant Llewellyn
7.40 Liszt Piano Concerto
No 1 in Eflat
Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
BBC Welsh SO/Mark Elder
8.00 Kodaly
Dances of Galanta
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Ashley Lawrence
8.17 Sibelius
Symphony No 1 in E minor BBC Scottish SO/ James Loughran


Unknown: Takuo Yuasa
Unknown: Ashley Lawrence
Unknown: Grant Llewellyn
Piano: Dmitri Alexeev
Unknown: James Loughran

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: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning Strauss

Divertimento, Op 86
9.19 Artist of the Week:
William Bennett (flute) Vivaldi
Flute Concerto in C minor
9.30 Sibelius
The Swan of Tuonela
9.39 Dvorak
In the Spinning Rooms; In stormy times (From the Bohemian Forest)
9.47 Rossini, arr Respighi La boutique fantasque
Mozart Ruhe Sanft (Zalde)
Susato Dances from the Danserye
Byrd Miserere mei; Haec Dies
10.27 Composer of the Week preview:
Haydn Harpsichord
Concerto in D (H XVIII 2)
10.49 arr
Canteloube Chut Chut , Pastorale; Lou Coucut (Songs of the Auvergne)
Dvorak Scherzo capriccioso
Schumann Waldscenen (excerpts)
Walton Belshazzar 's Feast


Flute: William Bennett
Unknown: Mozart Ruhe Sanft
Unknown: Susato Dances
Unknown: Byrd Miserere
Unknown: Canteloube Chut Chut
Unknown: Lou Coucut
Unknown: Dvorak Scherzo
Unknown: Schumann Waldscenen
Unknown: Walton Belshazzar

: Spirit of the Age

In the first of three programmes celebrating the English choral tradition, Timothy Day and Christopher Page look back over a century of singing nurtured in English cathedrals and chapels.
Beginning with a recording of the Choirmen of Westminster Cathedral made in 1909, they trace the changes in musical styles and tastes and the effects of improved recording techniques on performance standards. Producer Kate Bolton


Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: 1968 SEASON Table Talk in the 60s

On 25 March 1965 the first of Peter Boizot 's chain of highly successful pizza restaurants opened in London's West End. Leslie Forbes joins him and restaurant designer Enzo Apicella to chew over a period pizza and recall the birth of the British pizzeria.


Unknown: Peter Boizot
Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Designer: Enzo Apicella

: BBC Philharmonic

Peter Maxwell Davies Marios Argiros (oboe) Sibelius
Prelude: The Tempest
Maxwell Davies Oboe Concerto (Strathclyde Concerto No 1)
Sir Charles - His Pavan
Sibelius Symphony No 6 in D minor


Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Oboe: Marios Argiros

: Amati Quartet

Willi Zimmerman and Barbara Suter (violins) Nicolas Corti (viola) Peter Horr (cello)
Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 77 No
Brahms String Quartet in A minor, Op 51 No 2


Unknown: Willi Zimmerman
Violins: Barbara Suter
Viola: Nicolas Corti
Cello: Peter Horr

: Tallis Scholars

director Peter Phillips
Tallis Loquebantur variis linguis; Lamentations I Sheppard/esa salvator seculi; Spiritus sanctus; Verbum caro
4.15 Interval Reading
Mundy Adoloscentulus sum ego; 0 Lord, the Maker of all things; 0 Lord, I bow the knee; Vox Patris caelestis
(Part of the British Library Stefan Zweig Series)


Director: Peter Phillips
Director: Tallis Loquebantur
Unknown: Mundy Adoloscentulus
Unknown: Stefan Zweig

: Bach

Partita No 6 in E minor
(B WV 830)
Andras Schiff (piano)


Piano: Andras Schiff

: Dying of the Light

The Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, 22 May 1953.
Igor Stravinsky and Dylan Thomas meet to discuss ideas for an opera.
Ron Woodley presents the story of what might have been one of the most exciting artistic collaborations of the century. With contributions from Robert Craft, James A Davis , Paul Ferris and Stephen Walsh. Readers Donald McBride and John Church.
Producer Andy Cartwright


Unknown: Igor Stravinsky
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Ron Woodley
Unknown: James A Davis
Unknown: Paul Ferris
Readers: Stephen Walsh.
Readers: Donald McBride
Producer: Andy Cartwright

: Stravinsky and Schumann

Krzysztof Smietana (violin) John Blakely (piano)
Stravinsky Suite itatienne Schumann Sonata in D minor, Op 121


Violin: Krzysztof Smietana
Piano: John Blakely
Piano: Stravinsky Suite

: 1968 SEASON Sunday Play

Total Eclipse by Christopher Hampton. Paris , 1871. Into the precarious peace of Verlaine's marriage bursts Rimbaud - 16, aggressive, uncouth and a poetic genius.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Christopher Hampton.
Director: Alison Hindell
Verlaine: David Haig
Rimbaud: Richard Lynch
Mathilde: Maggie O'Neill
Mnte Maute de Fleurville: Elizabeth Morgan
M Maute de Fleunile: Sion Probert
habelk: Sue Jones-Davies
Cros: Andrew Wincott
Carjat: Ric Jerrom
Cabaner: Simon Walter

: A Messiaen Tribute

Music by Olivier Messiaen and the two composers he most admired.
Joan Rodgers (soprano) Ameral Gunson (mezzo) BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Joly
Messiaen - Le tombeau resplendissant
Debussy - La damoiselle elue
Messiaen - L 'Ascension
Stravinsky - Canticum Sacrum


Music By: Olivier Messiaen
Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Mezzo: Ameral Gunson
Conductor: Simon Joly

: Rock's Music

A piece for speaking voice on two-track tape based on texts by Gertrude Stein , composed and performed by Leigh Landy.


Unknown: Gertrude Stein
Unknown: Leigh Landy.

: 1968 SEASON Music in Our Time

Nouritza Matossian introduces one of the most overpowering yet least known works from 1968.
Xenakis's ballet
Kraanerg is a cosmic vision encompassing a world population explosion.
Xenakis Kraanerg: ballet music for 4-channel tape and orchestra
Alpha Centauri Ensemble/ Roger Woodward


Introduces: Nouritza Matossian
Unknown: Roger Woodward

: News

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