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Talking about the Enlightenment

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: On Air

Andrew Lyle with music, news, weather and arts news, including at approximately
7.00 Dvorak Scherzo capriccioso
Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Libor Pesek
7.35 Mozart, arr Brooke Concerto in G (K216)
Gwydion Brooke (bassoon) Serenata of London, conductor Emmanuel
8.00 Walter Leigh Concertino for harpsichord and strings Trevor Pinnock
London Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Nicholas Braithwaite
8.35 Haydn Symphony No 88 in G (Letter V) Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bruno Walter


Unknown: Andrew Lyle
Conductor: Libor Pesek
Bassoon: Gwydion Brooke
Unknown: Walter Leigh
Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
Conductor: Bruno Walter

: Composer of the Week: Jonathan Harvey

2: " ... it can do other things than just be a nineteenth-century romantic voice ..." Jonathan Harvey introduces some of his music involving his own instrument, the cello, and a colourful poem for vast orchestra. He also talks to
Ian Dearden about his new opera, Inquest of Love, and how it has influenced his other music.
Cello Concerto
Frances Marie Uitti (cello) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lothar Zagrosek Lauds for chorus and cello
Felix Schmidt (cello)
Winchester Cathedral Choir, conductor Martin Neary Philia's Dream
Frances Marie Uitti (cello)
The Composer (electronics) Persephone Dream
Halle Orchestra, conductor
Charles Groves


Introduces: Jonathan Harvey
Unknown: Ian Dearden
Cello: Frances Marie Uitti
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Cello: Felix Schmidt
Conductor: Martin Neary
Cello: Frances Marie Uitti
Conductor: Charles Groves

: Charles Toumemire

Music by the French organist who died in 1939, much of it only recently revived.
Toumemire, transcr Durufle Improvisation on Victimae Paschali
Jane Watts (organ)
Toumemire Sonata-Poeme , Op 65 Devy Erlih (violin)
Henriette Puig-Roget (piano)
10.40 Symphony No 3 (Moscow)
Liege Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Pierre Bartholomew
11.25 Musique orante ORTF Quartet


Unknown: Victimae Paschali
Unknown: Jane Watts
Unknown: Toumemire Sonata-Poeme
Piano: Henriette Puig-Roget
Conductor: Pierre Bartholomew

: News

: BBC Philharmonic

conductor Gunther Herbig Jutta Czapski (piano)
Wagner Overture: Der Meistersinger
Lutoslawski Variations on a theme ofPaganini
Francaix Concertino in G for piano and orchestra Beethoven
Symphony No 8 in F


Conductor: Gunther Herbig
Piano: Jutta Czapski

: Third Opinion

: BBC Festival of Brass

Paul Hindmarsh presents the seventh of eight concerts of brass band music.
Manger Musikklag, conductors David King and Kim Lofthouse
Torstein Aaggaard-Nilsen Introduction
Stephen Bulla Firestorm Aagaard-Nilsen Abstractions
John Golland Concerto for
George Lloyd Diversions on a Bass Theme


Unknown: Paul Hindmarsh
Conductors: David King
Conductors: Kim Lofthouse
Unknown: Stephen Bulla
Unknown: John Golland

: Joaqum Achucarro

Ravel Prélude in A minor Alborada delgracioso (Miroirs)
Debussy Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque)
La cathédrale engloutie (Preludes, Bk I)
La soiree dans Grenade (Estampes)
Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales


Unknown: Debussy Clair

: Groovin' High

Alyn Shipton presents the last of six programmes in tribute to the American trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie , who died in January. With contributions from bass players Milt Hinton and Bob Cunningham , trumpeter
Benny Bailey and drummers Art Blakey and Max Roach. Roach played with Dizzy in a concert of free improvisation in Paris in 1989. Series producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Milt Hinton
Unknown: Bob Cunningham
Unknown: Benny Bailey
Unknown: Art Blakey
Unknown: Max Roach.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

with Stephen Johnson. Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Stephen Johnson.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Inquest of Love

Jonathan Harvey 's new opera, commissioned by English National Opera and broadcast from the London
Coliseum in the production by David Pountney.
Ann and John's marriage ceremony is torn apart by violent death. Only by coming to terms with the past can they hope to discover a lasting peace.
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Mark Elder
Act 1
8.30 Aspects of Harvey Jonathan Harvey , librettist David Rudkin and director
David Pountney discuss tonight's production with Piers Burton-Page .
8.50 Act 2
(In association with KPMG Management Consulting)


Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Production By: David Pountney.
Conductor: Mark Elder
Unknown: Harvey Jonathan Harvey
Unknown: David Rudkin
Unknown: David Pountney
Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Ann: Linda McLeod (soprano)
John: Peter Coleman-Wright (bar)
Elspeth: Helen Field (soprano)
Abbott: Richard Van Allan (bass)
Psyhcopomp: Nan Christie (sop)
Pllilia: Ethna Robinson (mezzo)
Josh: Barry Banks (tenor)

: Bach

Concerto in the Italian
Style (BWV971)
Overture in the French Style (BWV831)
Andras Schiff (piano)


Piano: Andras Schiff

: Night Waves

Humphrey Carpenter looks at the relationship between creativity and intimacy in the partnerships of Rodin and Claudel, Frieda Karlo and Diego Rivera and Anais Nin and Henry Miller , as discussed in the book
Significant Others. Plus a first-night review of Black Pigs Dyke by the Druid Theatre Company. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Frieda Karlo
Unknown: Diego Rivera
Unknown: Henry Miller
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Poet and Purist

Jonathan Swain presents seven programmes tracing the parallel development of symphony and symphonic poem.
2: Russia c.
Balaklrev Symphonic poem: Tamara
USSR Academic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Yevgeny Svetianov
Borodin Symphony No 2 in B minor
Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor
Kirill Kondrashin. Discs


Unknown: Jonathan Swain
Conductor: Yevgeny Svetianov
Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin.

: News

: Night School

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