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Literature: In a Free State

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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.00 Vivaldi Recorder Concerto in F (R V442) Peter Holtslag (recorder) Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
7.30 Mahler Movement for piano quartet Domus
8.00 Dukas The
Sorcerer's Apprentice Dutch Radio Philharmonic, conductor Jean Fournet
8.30 Brahms Four Duets, Op 61
Felicity Lott (soprano) Ann Murray (mezzo)
Graham Johnson (piano) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Peter Holtslag
Director: Peter Holman
Conductor: Jean Fournet
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Soprano: Ann Murray
Piano: Graham Johnson

: Composers of the Week: Vaughan Williams and Hoist

2: War in Heaven presented by Alain Frogley. Holst Hymn of Jesus, Op 37 London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Richard Hickox
Vaughan Williams Sancta Civitas
Ian Partridge (tenor)
John Shirley-Quirk (baritone) Choristers of King's College Cambridge Bach Choir
London Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Willcocks Discs


Presented By: Alain Frogley.
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Baritone: John Shirley-Quirk
Conductor: David Willcocks

: BBC Philharmonic

conductor Yan Pascal
Tortelier Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
George Mcllwham (bagpipes) Maxwell Davies An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise Dukas Symphony in C Rachmanlnov Piano
Concerto No 3 in D minor


Conductor: Yan Pascal
Piano: Tortelier Nikolai Demidenko
Piano: George McLlwham
Unknown: Maxwell Davies

: Prom Artist of the Week

The second of three programmes featuring soprano Karita Mattila.
Hlndemlth Geburt Maria
(Das Marienleben)
Lahti Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ulf Soderblom
Weber Wie nahte mir der Schlummer.... Leise, leise, fromme Weise! (Der Freischiitz)
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Colin Davis. Discs


Unknown: Hlndemlth Geburt Maria
Conductor: Ulf Soderblom
Conductor: Colin Davis.

: Music Restored

: News

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

conductor Takuo Yuasa
Yu Yasuraoka (violin) Reznicek
Overture: Donna Diana
Hlndemlth Kammermusik No 4
Symphony No 4 in D minor


Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Violin: Yu Yasuraoka
Unknown: Donna Diana
Unknown: Hlndemlth Kammermusik

: Domestic Mozart

Piano Concertos: No 11 in F (K413); No 12 in A (K414); No 13 in C (K415)
Peter Frankl (piano)
Members of the English
Chamber Orchestra: Jose-
Luis Garcia and Simon Lewis (violins)
Quintin Ballardie (viola) Olga Hegedus (cello)
Adrian Beers (double bass)


Piano: Peter Frankl
Unknown: Luis Garcia
Violins: Simon Lewis
Viola: Quintin Ballardie
Cello: Olga Hegedus

: Kraus Funeral Cantata for

Gustav III
Catrin Davies (soprano) Kathryn Turpin (mezzo)
Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor) Nigel Williams (bass) Swansea Bach Choir
Hanover Band, conductor
John Hugh Thomas


Soprano: Catrin Davies
Soprano: Kathryn Turpin
Tenor: Andrew Murgatroyd
Bass: Nigel Williams
Conductor: John Hugh Thomas

: Hawk Stalks

Ron Geesin presents the fifth of six programmes on the work of saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.
Hoisted and Hooked. Hawkins had a surprise hit in with his record Body and Soul, but, although he enjoyed being put on a pedestal, in the long term he found his artistic freedom was restricted.
This led to records ranging from soupy ballads with strings to lively bossanovas.
Producer Derek Drescher


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

: In Tune

Music, news and arts events with Anthony Burton. Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: BBC Proms

from the Royal Albert Hall ,
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Martin Roscoe (piano) Strauss Don Juan
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Piano: Strauss Don Juan

: The Orchestra Is Leaving the Platform ...

and the radio audience goes with them, finding out how orchestral players fill the 20-minute interval before the Albert Hall gong summons them back, whether from brushing up that tricky bar, propping up the players' bar or refuelling with a chocolate bar.
8.45 Watton
Symphony No 1


Unknown: Albert Hall

: AMERICA Young Americans

The Old Verities
In the second chapter of his literary journey across America, novelist Timothy O'Grady travels to New
Orleans to meet southern writer Nancy Lemann , once a Walter Percy protegee, now a comedienne of manners and a besieged upholder of "the old verities".


Unknown: Timothy O'Grady
Unknown: Nancy Lemann
Unknown: Walter Percy

: BBC Singers

conductor Simon Joly. Anthems by two British composers from the 1920s.
William Harris
Faire is the Heaven Bring us 0 Lord God
Thou, Lord, hast made me
William Gillies Whittaker
Psalm 139:0 Lord, Thou hast searched me out and known me


Conductor: Simon Joly.
Unknown: William Harris
Unknown: William Gillies Whittaker

: AMERICA A Bus Named Desire

Which famous American dramatist wore a mink coat when he went to his swimming-pool? Why should unarmed tourists steer clear of the Desire
Housing Project? Did the owner of a funeral parlour water the plants in his conservatory with human blood? Biographer
Ronald Hayman and producer Piers Plowright visit New Orleans to savour the mysteries and the rich gumbo of the Vieux Carre.
Recorded on location in New Orleans by Roger Dowling


Unknown: Ronald Hayman
Producer: Piers Plowright
Unknown: Vieux Carre.
Unknown: New Orleans
Unknown: Roger Dowling

: Poet and Purist

Jonathan Swain presents the final programme tracing the parallel development of symphony and symphonic poem.
7: Scandanavia in the 1920s
Symphony No 6 (Sinfonia semplice)
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson Sibelius
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Neeme Jarvi
Series producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Jonathan Swain
Producer: David Gallagher

: News

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