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Popular Theatre in 16thcentury London

: Weather

: Saturday Morning Concert

Mozart Oboe Concerto in C (K314)
Nicholas Daniel (oboe)
BBC Scottish SO, conductor Owain Arwel Hughes
7.23 Busonl, arr Adams Berceuse Elegiaque BBC Welsh Symphony, conductor Andrew Mogrelia
Svendsen Romeo and Juliet
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Jiri Starek
7.47 Smetana Blanik
(Ma Mast)
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
8.01 Bridge Oration (Concerto Elegiaco) Moray Welsh (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Atherton
8.30 Dvorak
Symphonic Variations, Op 78
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Jiri Starek


Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Conductor: Svendsen Romeo
Conductor: Jiri Starek
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: David Atherton
Conductor: Jiri Starek

: News

: Prom News

Charles Hazlewood presents the last of this season's programmes. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Charles Hazlewood
Producer: Alan Hall

: Record Release

Introduced by Richard Osborne.
Haydn Concerto for
Violin and Harpsichord in F (H XVIII 6)
Rainer Kussmaul (violin) Robert Hill (harpsichord)
Amsterdam Bach Soloists
9.40 Handel
Semele (Act 2 sc 4) John Aler (tenor)
Kathleen Battle (soprano) Marilyn Home (mezzo)
Ambrosian Opera Chorus
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor John Nelson
9.55 Brahms Piano
Quintet in F minor, Op 34 Rudolf Serkin (piano) Busch Quartet
(1938 mono recording)
10.35 Falla Atlàntida:
Prologue and Part 1 Simon Estes (bass)
Teresa Berganza (mezzo) Chorus, Spanish National
Youth Orchestra, conductor
Edmon Colomer
11.04 Bo Linde Pensieri sopra un cantico vecchio Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jun'ichi Hirokami
11.15 Sibelius Symphony No 2 in D
Olso Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Mariss Jansons. Discs Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury


Introduced By: Richard Osborne.
Violin: Rainer Kussmaul
Harpsichord: Robert Hill
Tenor: John Aler
Soprano: Kathleen Battle
Conductor: John Nelson
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Bass: Simon Estes
Bass: Teresa Berganza
Conductor: Edmon Colomer
Conductor: Bo Linde Pensieri
Conductor: Mariss Jansons.
Conductor: Clive Portbury

: Spirit of the Age

Period Portrait
The bass David Thomas talks to George Pratt about his career, and introduces his own selection of music.


Bass: David Thomas
Unknown: George Pratt

: News

: Shostakovich: the String Quartets

The third of seven programmes in a complete cycle performed by the Borodin Quartet, in concerts recorded on the South Bank in 1986. String Quartet No 2 in A, Op 68
1.45 Brett Usher reads extracts from Testimony, the memoirs of Shostakovich.
1.50 String Quartet No 12 in D flat, Op 133
Elegy and Polka


Unknown: Brett Usher

: For a Temple of the Night

Salieri Armonia per un tempio delta notte; Serenata in G
II Gruppo di Roma Discs


Unknown: Salieri Armonia

: Falstaff

Verdi's last opera, a comic swan-song written at the age of eighty, in a performance given at this summer's Salzburg Festival. The central character is the loveable buffoon of Shakespeare's plays, who tries his luck with both Mistress Ford and Mistress Page - to no avail. Sung in Italian.
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Georg Solti


Conductor: Georg Solti
Falstaff: Jose van Dam (bass Bar)
Ford: Vladimir Chernov (bar)
Alice Ford: Luciana Serra (sop)
Nanetta: Elizabeth Norberg Schultz (sop)
Mistress Quickly: Marjana Lipovsek (contralto)
Mistress Meg Page: Susan Graham (mezzo)
Fenton: Luca Canonici (tenor)
Dr Cajus: Kim Begley (tenor)
Pistola: Mario Lupperi (tenor)
Bardolfo: Pierre Lefevre (tenor)

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Opera News

with James Naughtie. Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Producer: David Gallagher

: Liszt

The first of two programmes in which the pianist Leslie Howard introduces and plays rarities by Liszt. Today he is joined by pianist
Ian Munroe in Liszt's Concert
Piece on Mendelssohn's
Song Without Words, and his Concerto Pathétique


Pianist: Leslie Howard
Pianist: Ian Munroe

: Prom News

: BBC Proms

from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gunter Wand
Schumann Symphony No 4 in D minor
8.00 A profile of Gunter Wand by Stephen Johnson.
8.20 Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: Gunter Wand
Unknown: Stephen Johnson.

: 1 Was Lucky: the Life of Eugene Powell

Mississippi bluesman
Eugene Powell, aka Sonny Boy Nelson , has been playing his guitar since the 1920s. Russell Davies went to meet "the luckiest negro you ever seen" in his two-room shack in Greenville, Mississippi. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Sonny Boy Nelson
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Noah Richler

: Three for Two and One for Six

Isabelle van Keulen , Rainer Kussmaul ,
Thomas Zehetmair (violins and violas), Barbara Duven (violin) Tabea Zimmermann (viola) Thomas Demenga and Boris Pergamenshikov (cellos) Ervin Schulhoff Duo for violin and cello
Lubos Flser Duo for viola and cello
Martlnu Three Madrigals for violin and viola
Hans Werner Henze
Fantasia for String Sextet "Derjunge Torless"


Unknown: Isabelle van Keulen
Unknown: Rainer Kussmaul
Violins: Thomas Zehetmair
Violas: Barbara Duven
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann
Viola: Thomas Demenga
Viola: Boris Pergamenshikov
Cellos: Ervin Schulhoff Duo
Cello: Lubos Flser Duo
Viola: Hans Werner Henze

: Maynard Ferguson's Big Bop Nouveau Band

The trumpeter Maynard Ferguson , now in his sixties, is still capable of producing the screaming high notes which made him famous, as he showed in this concert at the 1990 Glasgow Festival with his talented American band.
They played Ellington's In a Mellow Tone,
Joe Zawlnul 's Birdland, and Sonny Rollins 's St Thomas , as well as specially composed pieces. The concert is introduced by Geoffrey Smith , who talks to
Maynard Ferguson in the interval.


Unknown: Maynard Ferguson
Unknown: Joe Zawlnul
Unknown: Sonny Rollins
Unknown: St Thomas
Introduced By: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Maynard Ferguson

: News

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