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Victorian Religion: Dale and the Civic Gospel

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: Saturday Morning Concert

Vaughan Williams
Overture: The Wasps BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
7.10 Ives, orch Schuman
Variations on "America"
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Mogrelia
7.18 Beethoven
Violin Concerto in D
Dong-Suk Kang (violin) BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
8.02 Respighl
Fountains of Rome
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
8.18 Dvorak
Symphony No 8 in G BBC Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Andras Ligeti


Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Andras Ligeti

: News

: Record Release

Introduced by Richard Osborne.
Overture: Cockaigne
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by The Composer
(1932/3 mono recording)
9.21 Telemann
Concerto in E minor for flute and violin
Jed Wentz (flute)
Manfred Kraemer (violin) Musica ad Rhenum
9.32 Schubert 3
Klavierstiicke (D946)
Lambert Orkis (fortepiano)
9.59 Ruders
Capricorn, conductor Oliver Knussen
10.10 Brahms
A German Requiem (Nos 4-6)
Elisabeth Griimmer
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
St Hedwig's Cathedral Choir, Berlin
Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Rudolf Kempe
10.37 Sainte Colombo (le flls) Le Tombeau de M de Sainte Colombe le père Philippe Pierlot (viola da gamba)
10.51 Bruckner
Symphony No 7
Dresden Staatskapelle, conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli
Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury Discs


Introduced By: Richard Osborne.
Flute: Jed Wentz
Violin: Manfred Kraemer
Unknown: Lambert Orkis
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Soprano: Elisabeth Griimmer
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Viola: Philippe Pierlot
Conductor: Giuseppe Sinopoli
Producers: Nick Morgan

: Spirit of the Age

Presented by Christopher Page. Andrew Parrott looks back over 20 years as director of the Taverner
Choir and Players, and introduces a selection of their recordings, including music by Bach, Machaut, Monteverdi and Purcell.


Presented By: Christopher Page.
Presented By: Andrew Parrott

: News

: William Howard

Dvorak Three Waltzes , Op 54 Miloslav Istvan
Piano Sonata No 3
About Mother, Op 28


Piano: Dvorak Three Waltzes
Piano: Miloslav Istvan

: Cosi fan tutte

Mozart's comic opera of love, wiles and female ways, in a performance given at this year's Salzburg Festival.
Two young men are so convinced of their sweethearts' devotion that they agree to don disguises and try to tempt the girls away. To their horror, first one gives way and then the other. But as their old friend Don Alfonso says, "Cosi fan tutte" - all women behave like that!
Sung in Italian.
Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi


Unknown: Don Alfonso
Conductor: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Fiordiligi: Solveig Kringelborn (sop)
Dorabella: Jennifer Larmore (mezzo)
Despina: Elzbieta Szmytka (sop)
Ferrando: Bruce Ford (tenor)
Guglielmo: Jeffrey Black (bar)
Don Alfonso: Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass)

: Jazz Record Requests

More listeners' popular requests presented by Geoffrey Smith. Producer Ray Abbott


Presented By: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Piano Trios

Augustin Dumay (violin) Jean-Philippe Collard (piano)
Gary Hoffmann (cello)
Mozart Divertimento in B flat
(K254) Ravel
Piano Trio in A minor
Piano Trio in B flat, Op 97 (Archduke)
(Given at last year's Bath Festival)


Cello: Gary Hoffmann
Cello: Mozart Divertimento

: Last Night of the Proms

from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Michael Collins (clarinet) Della Jones (mezzo) Kathryn Stott (piano)
John Tomlinson (bass) BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Chorus
Hoist The Perfect Fool, Ballet Music
Malcolm Arnold Clarinet
Concerto No 2
Dellus Dance Rhapsody No
Lord Bemers The
Triumph of Neptune (excerpts)
Lambert The Rio Grande
8.45 Kit and the Widow look back at some of the goings-on in this year's season.
9.05 Walton, arr Mathieson
A Shakespeare Suite (Richard III)
Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel (excerpts)
Richard Rodney Bennett Waltz: The Orient Express
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March NolinD
Henry Wood
Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Ame Rule, Britannia! Parry, orch Elgar Jerusalem


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Clarinet: Della Jones
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Bass: John Tomlinson
Clarinet: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Rodney Bennett

: Porter's Return

Last year, Observer music critic Andrew Porter returned to Britain after 20 years on The New Yorker. In the first of five talks he compares orchestral life on both sides of the Atlantic.


Unknown: Andrew Porter

: George Russell Orchestra

George Russell was composer-in-residence at the 1990 Glasgow Jazz Festival, and was commissioned to write a new work for his orchestra to perform at their concert in the Theatre Royal, called An American Trilogy. Ian Carr introduces the recording of that concert by this mainly American group, which included Dave Bargeron ( trombone), Tiger Okoshi (trumpet) and Brad Hatfield (keyboards), as well as British saxophonist Andy Sheppard.
During the interval, George Russell talks to Ian Carr about his long career.


Unknown: George Russell
Introduces: Ian Carr
Unknown: Dave Bargeron (
Unknown: Brad Hatfield
Unknown: Andy Sheppard.
Talks: George Russell
Unknown: Ian Carr

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