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The Plays of Soyinka

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news, weather and arts news with Chris de Souza , including at approximately
7.00 Thomas Busby Piano Sonata in E
Ian Hobson (piano)
7.30 Haydn
Symphony No 101 in D (The Clock)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
7.50 Dvorak Psalm
Prague Philharmonic Choir, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Jiri Belohlavek
8.00 Chopin Allegro de Concert, Op 46
Michael Ponti (piano)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra, conductor Volker Schmidt -


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Piano: Thomas Busby
Piano: Ian Hobson
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Conductor: Chopin Allegro
Piano: Michael Ponti
Conductor: Volker Schmidt

: Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

The chamber music, presented by Michael Oliver.
String Quartet in E flat, Op 12
Coull Quartet
String Quintet in A, Op 18 Jaime Laredo and Ani Kavafian (violins),
Heiichiro Ohyama and Kim Kashkashian (violas),
Sharon Robinson (cello) Scherzo in A minor, Op 81 No 2
Coull Quartet. Discs


Presented By: Michael Oliver.
Unknown: Jaime Laredo
Violins: Ani Kavafian
Violins: Heiichiro Ohyama
Violins: Kim Kashkashian
Cello: Sharon Robinson

: Morning Sequence

Prelude: Capriccio
10.12 Schubert
Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished) Suisse Romande
Orchestra, conductor
Armin Jordan
10.37 Tchalkovsky
Theme and Variations, Op 19 No
Andrei Gavrilov (piano)
10.49 Ravel Trois poèmes de Stephane Mallarme Jill Gomez (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Boulez
11.03 Strauss
Oboe Concerto
Roland Perrenoud (oboe) Suisse Romande
Orchestra, conductor Armin Jordan
11.28 Artist of the Week:
Andrew Davis
Symphony No 3 in A minor (Unfinished) Toronto Symphony Orchestra


Conductor: Armin Jordan
Piano: Andrei Gavrilov
Unknown: Stephane Mallarme
Soprano: Jill Gomez
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Oboe: Roland Perrenoud
Artist: Armin Jordan
Unknown: Andrew Davis

: News

: BBC Philharmonic in York

conductor Yan Pascal
Kathryn Stott (piano) Berlioz
Overture: Roman Carnival
Piano Concerto No 5 in E flat (Emperor) Messiaen
Chabrier Espana


Conductor: Yan Pascal
Piano: Kathryn Stott

: Lundquist and Poulenc

David Aler (baritone)
Bengt Forsberg (piano)

David Aler's recital includes a song-cycle written for him by Torbjorn Lundquist setting words by Dag Hammarskjold transcribed by W H Auden.

Lundquist New Bearings
Poulenc Chansons gaillardes


Baritone: David Aler
Piano: Bengt Forsberg

: Salomon Quartet

Simon Standage and Micaela Comberti (violins) Trevor Jones (viola)
Jennifer Ward Clarke (cello)
Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor (D703)
Henry Bishop
String Quartet in C minor


Unknown: Simon Standage
Violins: Micaela Comberti
Viola: Trevor Jones
Cello: Jennifer Ward Clarke
Cello: Schubert Quartettsatz

: BBC Concert Orchestra

conductor Alfred Walter
Yu Yasuraoka (violin) Rusen Gunes (viola) Stamitz Sinfonia concertante in D
Symphony in D, Op 24


Conductor: Alfred Walter
Violin: Yu Yasuraoka
Viola: Rusen Gunes

: Hawk Stalks

Ron Geesin presents six programmes on the work of saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.
The first instrument
Hawkins learnt was the cello, and he greatly admired Pablo Casals.
Hawkins produced beautiful, intricate music on the tenor saxophone at a slow tempo, although it was thought by some to be too flowery.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Ron Geesin
Unknown: Coleman Hawkins.
Unknown: Pablo Casals.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

Music, news and arts events, presented by Andrew Green.
Producer Edward Blakeman


Presented By: Andrew Green.
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Cheltenham Festival 1993

From Cheltenham
Town Hall. The
Northern Sinfonia is conducted by Heinrich Schiff , who also plays the cello solo in the John
Casken world premiere.
Mozart Symphony No 1 in E flat (KI6)
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
John Casken
Darting the Skiff (first perfornwnce)
8.50 Chris Wines talks to
Heinrich Schiff.
9.10 Beethoven
Symphony No 2 in D (Given in association with ECC Construction Matehats Ltd)


Conducted By: Heinrich Schiff
Unknown: John Casken
Unknown: Heinrich Schiff.

: Before Thomas Cook

Ian Ousby continues his four-part exploration of the birth of tourism with the help of a determined lady traveller.
2: Caroline Powys with Gudrun Ure.


Unknown: Ian Ousby
Unknown: Gudrun Ure.

: Two Organs Soler

Concerto No 6 in D
Peter Hurford and Thomas Trotter (Epistle and Gospel organs of Salamanca Cathedral)


Unknown: Peter Hurford
Unknown: Thomas Trotter

: Night Waves

Peggy Reynolds reviews the first night of Eugene Onegin at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and looks at the decoration and design of the Edwardian house.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Poet and Purist

Jonathan Swain presents seven programmes tracing the parallel development of symphony and symphonic poem.
5: France, cDukas
The Sorcerer's
Suisse Romande
Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
Symphony No 2 in B flat Toulouse Capitole
Orchestra, conductor Michel Plasson O/scs


Unknown: Jonathan Swain
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Conductor: Michel Plasson

: News

: Night School

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