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: Bach and HisSons

The third of four programmes. J S Bach Der Geist hilft unsrer Schwachheit auf (BWV226)
The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
7.11 C P E Bach
Oboe Concerto in E flat
(Wq 165)
Paul Goodwin (oboe)
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
7.36 W F Bach
Duet in F minor
Barthold Kuijken and Marc Hantai (flutes)
7.47 J C F Bach
Symphony in E flat Concerto Cologne
8.00 J S Bach
Mass in F (B WV 233) Agnes Mellon (soprano)
Gerard Lesne (countertenor) Christoph Pregardien (tenor)
Peter Kooy (bass)
Ghent Collegium Vocale and Orchestra, conductor
Philippe Herreweghe
8.30 W F Bach Sonata in F for two harpsichords Andreas Staier and Robert
Hill (harpsichords)
8.49 J S Bach Furchte dich nicht (BWV228) The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers Discs


Unknown: Bach Der Geist
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Oboe: Paul Goodwin
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Flutes: Marc Hantai
Soprano: Gerard Lesne
Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Bass: Peter Kooy
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Harpsichords: Andreas Staier
Unknown: Bach Furchte
Conductor: Harry Christophers

: News

: Brian Kay'sSunday Morning

Handel Sinfonia and Opening Chorus (Acis and Galatea)
9.16 Prokofiev
A Summer Day
9.29 Composer of the Week preview: Faure
Le papillon et la fleur Les roses d'Ispahan
9.35 Artist of the Week:
Richard Hickox
German Three Dances
(Henry VIII )
9.44 Weelkes
When David Heard
9.49 Saint-Saens, transcr Liszt Danse macabre
10.00 Selim Palmgren
Pictures from Finland, Op 24
10.18 Susato Rondes
(The Danserye)
10.24 Tomkins
When David Heard
10.30 Rossini Introduction, Theme and Variations
10.44 Elgar Sea Pictures
11.09 R Strauss Serenade for 13 wind instruments
11.18 Britten Psalm 150
Satie Gymnopedies Nos 1-3
11.33 Debussy La mer


Unknown: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Liszt Danse
Unknown: Selim Palmgren
Unknown: Susato Rondes
Unknown: Strauss Serenade
Unknown: Satie Gymnopedies Nos

: Vintage Years

The Early Recordings of Toscanini
The bulk of Toscanini's recordings date from the end of his long career, when he was conductor of the NBC Orchestra. But according to many people, he was in his prime in the 1920s and 1930s. Robert
Philip introduces recordings from this period, in which Toscanini conducts the Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, and the BBC
Symphony Orchestra

: News

: Poetry in Action

The first of five programmes.
Bankers Are Just Like Anyone Else, Except Richer
A look at the world of money, from Ben Jonson to Caryl Churchill , and capitalism from boom times to bankruptcy. Compiled by Leo Aylen.
Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Ben Jonson
Unknown: Caryl Churchill
Unknown: Leo Aylen.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: CzechPhilharmonicOrchestra

conductor Jiri Belohlavek
Martinu Frescoes of Piero delta Francesca
Milan Slavicky Porta Coeli Dvorak
Symphony No 6 in D


Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Conductor: Martinu Frescoes

: Samuel Barber

Ballade, Op 46
Angela Brownridge (piano) Cello Sonata
Ralph Kirshbaum (cello) Roger Vignoles (piano)


Piano: Angela Brownridge
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: The ClassicalPiano

Robert D Levin introduces and plays two sonatas on a Viennese instrument by Johann Fritz built in 1825. Schubert Piano Sonata in D(D850)
Beethoven Piano Sonata in B flat, Op 106 (Hammerklavier)


Introduces: Robert D Levin
Unknown: Johann Fritz

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

conductor Richard Pittman
Lucy Shelton (soprano) Steven Stucky Dream waltzes
Joseph Schwantner Magabunda
Colin McPhee -


Conductor: Richard Pittman
Soprano: Lucy Shelton
Soprano: Steven Stucky
Unknown: Joseph Schwantner
Unknown: Colin McPhee

: Delme Quartet

Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 20 No Malcolm Lipkin
Bartok Variations


Unknown: Malcolm Lipkin

: BBC Proms

from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Robert King directs his period instrument forces in a performance of one of Handel's earliest and least-known oratorios.
Choir of New College, Oxford Salisbury Cathedral Choristers
King's Consort conductor Robert King Act 1
8.00 Roderick Swanston on the apocryphal story of Deborah.
8.20 Acts 2 and 3


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Deborah: Yvonne Kenny (sop)
Jael: Susan Gritton (sop)
Sisera: Catherine Denley (mezzo)
Barak: James Bowman (countertenor)
Abinoam: .Michael George (bass)

: The Golden Age: Sunday Play: King Oedipus

Sophocles's tragic masterpiece, in the version translated by W.B. Yeats.

The story of the mighty and much admired King of Thebes who tried to track down the cause of the plague that was ravaging the city. His relentless search revealed that he was himself the polluter: in ignorance he had killed his father, married his mother and had children by her.



Writer: Sophocles
Translator: W.B. Yeats
Adapter/Director: John Theocharis
Composer: Christos Pittas
Oedipus: Robert Lindsay
Jocasta: Dorothy Tutin
Creon: Paul Daneman
Tiresias: Peter Vaughan
Corinthian: David Ryall
Theban: Cyril Shaps
Messenger: Karl Johnson
Priest: Peter Penry Jones
Chorus Leader: Jonathan Adams
Chorus: John Church
Chorus: Keith Drinkel
Chorus: Peter Gunn
Chorus: David Learner
Chorus: Gordon Reid
Chorus: Matthew Sim
Chorus: Theresa Streatfeild
The children: Melanie Hudson
The children: Melinda Walker
Composer: Christos Pittas
Singers: Martyn Hill
Singers: Elizabeth Mansfield
Singers: Jozk Koc
Singers: Geoffrey Shaw
Keyboardist: Andrew Lynwood
Percussionist: Anne Collis

: FrenchLessons

Peter Hill (piano)
Judith Weir The art of touching the keyboard Debussy Images, Book 1 George Benjamin Study
No 1 (on iambic rhythm) Messiaen Six petites esquisses d'oiseaux (first broadcast)


Piano: Peter Hill
Piano: Judith Weir

: News

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