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Generals of the Revolution:

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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Piers Burton-Page , including at approximately
7.00 Berlioz
Overture: King Lear London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
7.30 J C Bach
Symphony, Op 18 No 4
Academy of Ancient Music, director Simon Standage
7.40 Mllhaud
Cello Concerto, Op 136 Nol
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano
8.35 J S Bach
Violin Concerto in D minor (BWV 1052)
Simon Stand age (violin) Collegium Musicum 90 Discs


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Colin Davis
Director: Simon Standage
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Conductor: Kent Nagano

: Composer of the Week: Tippett

Anthony Burton talks to
Michael Tippett about his life and music.
A huge compassionate power to lieal, to love ...
Song No (Songs for Dov) Nigel Robson (tenor) Scottish Chamber
Orchestra, conducted by The Composer
The Ice Break (Act 2, conclusion)
Heather Harper (soprano) Cynthia Clarey (mezzo) Bonaventura Bottone
David Wilson-Johnson and Donald Maxwell (baritones) London Sinfonietta and Chorus/ David Atherton
Symphony No 3 (Part 2) Heather Harper (soprano) London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor
Colin Davis


Talks: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Tenor: Nigel Robson
Soprano: Heather Harper
Soprano: Cynthia Clarey
Tenor: Bonaventura Bottone
Tenor: David Wilson-Johnson
Baritones: Donald Maxwell
Unknown: David Atherton
Soprano: Heather Harper
Conductor: Colin Davis

: Cheltenham Festival

A concert given in the Town Hall, Cheltenham.
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Four Sea Interludes
(Peter Grimes )
Debussy Nocturnes Stravinsky
Petrushka (1947 version)


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: Prom Artist of the Week

Maurizio Pollini (piano) Chopin Etudes, Op 10 Nos 1-3,11-12. Discs


Piano: Maurizio Pollini

: Brahms and Schubert

The second of three programmes including the Brahms Violin Sonatas and the Schubert Sonatinas, together with piano duets by the same composers.
Krzysztof Smietana (violin) John Blakely (piano)
Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (piano duet)
Brahms Hungarian Dance No 11
Schubert Sonatina No 3 in G minor (D408)
Deutscher mit zuiei Trios in G (D618); Rondo in D (D608)
Brahms Violin Sonata No 2 in A, Op 100


Violin: Krzysztof Smietana
Piano: John Blakely
Piano: Anthony Goldstone
Piano: Caroline Clemmow

: News

: La Finta Giardiniera

Opera buffa in three acts by Mozart, with a libretto attributed to
Giuseppe Petrosellini. Sung in Italian.
Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus


Unknown: Giuseppe Petrosellini.
Don Anchise: Thomas Moser (tenor)
Sandrina: Edita Gruberova (soprano)
Count Belfiore: Uwe Heilmann (tenor)
Arminda: Charlotte Margiono (soprano)
Cavalier Ramiro: Monica Bacelli (mezzo)
Serpetta: Dawn Upshaw (sop)
Nardo: Anton Scharinger (bass)

: Calm and Storm

Honegger Pastorale d'été; Prelude: The Tempest Toulouse Capitole
Orchestra, conductor
Michel Plasson Discs


Conductor: Michel Plasson

: In Tune

The new Principal of the Royal Academy of Music, cellist Lynn Harrell , talks to Richard Baker. Producer Tim Thorne


Talks: Lynn Harrell
Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Tim Thorne

: BBC Proms

from the Royal Albert Hall,
BBC Philharmonic, conductor
Yan Pascal Tortelier
Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano) Julian Bream (guitar) Debussy Iberia Ravel
Piano Concerto in G


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Jean-Bernard Pommier
Guitar: Julian Bream

: Uncovering Muslim Spain

Until recently, Spain's Muslim past was concealed by the Christian writers of history. Eduardo Manzano takes Nick Rankin on a tour of Cordoba which reveals forgotten treasures.
8.40 Albeniz, arr Brouwer Evocacidn; El Puerto; El Albaicin (Iberia)
Lutoslawski Concerto for Orchestra


Unknown: Eduardo Manzano
Unknown: Nick Rankin
Unknown: Brouwer Evocacidn
Unknown: El Albaicin

: SOUTH AFRICA South African Snapshots

Christopher Hope introduces a sries of conversations with contemporary writers in his native country. 7: Orania
In an arid semi-desert in the Western Cape, a community of Afrikaaners are intent on preserving their language and culture away from the political unrest and change happening in the rest of the country.


Introduces: Christopher Hope

: Changing Times

5: 1937
The year in which many
American musicians went to Europe, where there was less racism and a greater appreciation of jazz.

: A Short Walk in a Fool's Paradise

A view of the artist Cecil Collins (1908-1989).
Cecil Collins 's images of the Fool, representing compassion and innocence, and the Angel, serving as guardian and messenger, were some of the most distinctive of our time.
Sir Stephen Spender , Alex Comfort and John Taverner contribute to a documentary appreciation by Bryan Robertson of an artist with a very contemporary vision. With the late artist, his wife Elisabeth, his biographer William Anderson ,
Canon Keith Walker , Sir Michael Culme-Seymour ,
Robin Baring , Judith Collins , John Lane , Professor Robin Orr and Patrick Reyntiens.


Artist: Cecil Collins
Artist: Cecil Collins
Unknown: Sir Stephen Spender
Unknown: John Taverner
Unknown: Bryan Robertson
Unknown: William Anderson
Unknown: Canon Keith Walker
Unknown: Sir Michael Culme-Seymour
Unknown: Robin Baring
Unknown: Judith Collins
Unknown: John Lane
Unknown: Professor Robin Orr
Unknown: Patrick Reyntiens.

: Des Knaben Wunderhom

Settings by Mahler of texts from the great collection of German folk poetry. Lucia Popp (soprano)
Andreas Schmidt (baritone) Concertgebouw Orchestra/ Leonard Bernstein


Soprano: Lucia Popp
Baritone: Andreas Schmidt
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein

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