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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 Byrd Quomodo Cantabimus
The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
7.40 Martinu La revue de cuisine
Saint Paul Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Christopher Hogwood
8.00 Shostakovich
Incidental Music to
Hamlet, Op 32
Leningrad Chamber Orchestra, conductor Eduard Serov
8.30 Malcolm Arnold
Guitar Concerto, Op 67 Julian Bream (guitar) City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle Discs


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Eduard Serov
Guitar: Malcolm Arnold
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Composer of the Week: Tippett

Anthony Burton talks to
Michael Tippett about his life and music.
The singing will never be done Triple Concerto (2nd mvt)
Ernst Kovacic (violin) Gerard Causse (viola)
Alexander Baillie (cello) BBC Philharmonic
Orchestra, conducted by the composer
The Blue Guitar
(2nd and 3rd mvts) Norbert Kraft (guitar) String Quartet No 5 Lindsay Quartet
The Mask of Time (conclusion)
Faye Robinson (soprano) Sarah Walker (mezzo) Robert Tear (tenor) John Cheek (bass) BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis. Discs


Talks: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Violin: Ernst Kovacic
Viola: Gerard Causse
Cello: Alexander Baillie
Guitar: Norbert Kraft
Soprano: Faye Robinson
Soprano: Sarah Walker
Bass: John Cheek
Conductor: Andrew Davis.

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)
Thomas Trotter (organ)
Strauss Don Juan , Op 20 Mozart
Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat (K595)
Salnt.Saëns Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op 78 (Organ)


Conductor: Jean-Bernard Pommier
Piano: Thomas Trotter
Unknown: Strauss Don Juan

: Prom Artist of the Week

Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Prokofiev Piano Sonata No Discs


Piano: Maurizio Pollini

: Des Knaben Wunderhom

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


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

: News

: Edinburgh Quartet

Robert Crawford String Quartet No 2
Dvorak String Quartet No 14 in A flat


Unknown: Robert Crawford

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Bedfordshire County Youth Orchestra, conductor Michael Rose
Kathleen Livingstone (soprano)
Margaret Cable (mezzo) Bedfordshire Combined
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture
Mahler Symphony No 2 (Resurrection)


Conductor: Michael Rose
Soprano: Kathleen Livingstone

: Lawes and Jenkins

Wendy Gillespie
Richard Campbell Julia Hodgson Susanna Pell
Richard Boothby William Hunt
Nicholas Parle (organ) Jenkins
Fantasias: No 3 in C minor; No 4 in D minor William Lawes Consort Suite No 4 in G minor
Jenkins Fantasy No 8 in A minor
In Nomine No 1


Unknown: Wendy Gillespie
Unknown: Richard Campbell
Unknown: Julia Hodgson
Unknown: Susanna Pell
Unknown: Richard Boothby
Unknown: William Hunt
Unknown: Nicholas Parle
Unknown: William Lawes

: The Hassidic World of Music

Alex Knapp presents songs and dances of the exuberant and controversial Hassidic traditions which grew up in the Jewish ghettos and villages of Eastern Europe - including the habbad and niggun, melodic expressions of the yearning for divine bliss; and a re-creation of a Jewish wedding feast. Producer John Thomley


Unknown: Alex Knapp
Producer: John Thomley

: In Tune

Music, news, interviews and arts reports with Edward Greenfield. Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: Edward Greenfield.
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: BBC Proms

from the Royal Albert Hall ,
•London Baroque, conductors Charles Mediam and Stephen Cleobury
Lynne Dawson (soprano) Derek Lee Ragin and Timothy Wilson (countertenors)
Stephen Varcoe (bass) Choir of King's College, Cambridge Byrd
Laetentur coeli Tribue Domine
Attolite portas
0 lux beata Trinitas Laudatepueri
8.10 Mr Handel of Brook Street, Wl
"George Frederick Handel , you are charged with having bewitched us for 20 years". Michael Oliver conjures up some of Handel's closest friends and most ardent supporters, who enjoyed the music and company of this "portly and humorous man".
8.30 Handel
Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op 6 No 6 Silete Venti Purcell
Come ye Sons of Art


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Conductors: Charles Mediam
Conductors: Stephen Cleobury
Soprano: Lynne Dawson
Soprano: Derek Lee Ragin
Soprano: Timothy Wilson
Bass: Stephen Varcoe
Unknown: Trinitas Laudatepueri
Unknown: Mr Handel
Unknown: George Frederick Handel
Unknown: Michael Oliver

: Mirooo

Cats, cauliflowers, clowns and celestial longings - an exploration in sound and music of the artist Joan Mirõ's Harlequin's
Carnival (1924), with music by Richard Attree.
Producer Piers Plowright


Music By: Richard Attree.
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Berg and Brahms

Janet Hilton (clarinet) Ronan O'Hora (piano) Berg
Four Pieces, Op 5 Brahms
Clarinet Sonata in E flat, Op 120 No


Clarinet: Janet Hilton
Piano: Ronan O'Hora

: Poems of Earth and Ether

Mlro's Dream of Creation
Richard Calvocoressi celebrates the centenary of Joan Miro 's birth by looking again at the career and achievements of a man with the unconscious simplicity of a peasant, but who possessed one of the most fertile imaginations of any artist this century. Producer Judith Bumpus


Unknown: Richard Calvocoressi
Unknown: Joan Miro
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Oil

Alan Hall introduces an atmospheric open-air performance of a late work by the late John Cage : Fifty Eight for concert band.
Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Alan Hall
Unknown: John Cage
Producer: Philip Tagney

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