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Europe and a Changing World: States of Mind

: Weather

: The Phoenix and the Oracle

The last of four programmes of music by Byrd, Monteverdi and their contemporaries.
Byrd Browning a 5 Fretwork
The Second Pavan and Galliard
Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Robinson The Spanish Pavan
Christopher Wilson (lute) Holbome The Night Watch;
Almaine Dowland Consort , director Jakob Lindberg
7.20 First Vespers of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin as it might have been celebrated in St
Mark's, Venice in 1643, with vocal music by Monteverdi, Grandi,
Rlgattl, Flnetti and Cavalll, and instrumental music by Giovanni Gabriel ),
Banchleri and Marini.
Gabrieli Consort and Players, director Paul McCreesh
Timothy Roberts (organ)


Unknown: Byrd Browning
Harpsichord: Davitt Moroney
Unknown: Christopher Wilson
Unknown: Almaine Dowland Consort
Director: Jakob Lindberg
Music By: Giovanni Gabriel
Unknown: Gabrieli Consort
Director: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Timothy Roberts

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: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Weber Overture:
Der Freischutz
9.15 Artist of the Week:
Janet Baker (mezzo)
Trad Bushes and Briars
9.18 Butterworth Two
English Idylls
9.30 C P E Bach
Symphony in B minor (Wq 182 No 5)
9.42 Harris Faire is the Heaven
9.48 Britten Matinées
10.02 Purcell Dido and Aeneas (excerpts)
10.11 Smetana
Two Czech Dances:
Sousedska; Skocna
10.20 Berlioz
Queen Mab Scherzo (Romeo and Juliet)
10.29 Composer of the Week preview:
Alessandro Scarlatti
Siciliano (Cantata Pastorale)
10.35 Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in E minor
11.06 Harris Bring Us, 0 Lord God
11.12 Schubert Scherzo
(Octet, D803)
11.17 Francaix Scherzo (Octet)
11.22 Composer of the Week preview:
Domenico Scarlatti
Sonatas: in E (Kk531); in A (Kk322)
11.30 Gllere Suite:
The Red Poppy


Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Harris Faire
Unknown: Purcell Dido
Unknown: Alessandro Scarlatti
Unknown: Schubert Scherzo
Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti

: Vintage Years

The Woodwind of Parts
The flautist Paul Taffanel and the oboist
Georges Gillet created the modern
French woodwind style through their teaching at the Paris Conservatoire.
Robert Philip introduces recordings of some of their pupils, including the flautist Marcel Moyse and the oboist Marcel Tabuteau , together with other Parisian woodwind players of their generation.


Unknown: Paul Taffanel
Unknown: Georges Gillet
Introduces: Robert Philip
Unknown: Marcel Moyse
Unknown: Marcel Tabuteau

: News

: Poetry in Action

The last of five programmes. Sit and Eat. The theme for the final programme is feast and famine, ranging from The Banquet to The Kwashiorkor Babies.
Readers Leo Aylen , Linda Bassett , John Guerrasio , Jonathan Hyde ,
Lesley Manville and Lesley Sharp.


Readers: Leo Aylen
Readers: Linda Bassett
Readers: John Guerrasio
Readers: Jonathan Hyde
Unknown: Lesley Manville
Unknown: Lesley Sharp.

: The Sunday Concert Beethoven Symphony No

6 in F (Pastoral)
Interval reading: Beethoven
Remembered by Louis Spohr. Symphony No 5 in C minor
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Gunter Wand


Unknown: Louis Spohr.
Conductor: Gunter Wand

: Shostakovich: the String Quartets

The fifth of seven programmes in a complete cycle performed by the Borodin Quartet.
String Quartets: No 6 in G, Op 101; No 7 in F sharp minor, Op
3.42 Brett Usher reads another selection of extracts from Testimony, the memoirs of Shostakovich.
3.47 String Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op


Unknown: Brett Usher

: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

conductor Howard Williams
Neil Mackie (tenor) Geoffrey King
Man Dancing (BBC commission - first performance)
Britten Nocturne
Tippett Symphony No 2


Conductor: Howard Williams
Tenor: Neil MacKie

: Daniel Barenboim

(piano) plays late Schubert Four Impromptus (D935) Piano Sonata in B flat

: Uroboros Ensemble

director Gwyn Pritchard Nancy Ruffer (flute) Lorna Osbon (violin)
Katie Wilkinson (viola) Jane Salmon (cello)
Sioned Williams (harp)
Roussel Serenade , Op 30 Julian Dale Concerto for flute, violin, viola, cello and harp
J C Bach, arr Watkins
Sinfonia Concertante in G for harp and string trio


Director: Gwyn Pritchard
Flute: Nancy Ruffer
Violin: Lorna Osbon
Viola: Katie Wilkinson
Harp: Roussel Serenade
Unknown: Julian Dale

: A Tribute to SirGeraint

A gala concert of operatic highlights from St David's Hall,
Cardiff, in aid of the Sir
Geraint Evans Scholarship Fund, in memory of the great Welsh baritone who died last year. Presented by Frank Lincoln.
A distinguished all-Welsh cast includes Margaret
Price, Della Jones , Dennis O'Neill , Bryn Terfel and Gwynne Howell.
Members of the Welsh
National Opera Chorus
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor John Pryce-Jones
8.35 Sir Geraint Evans
(1922-1992), in conversation about his life and career.
9.00 Part 2
(Given in association with Cardiff Bay Development Corporation and the Welsh College of Music and Dramal


Unknown: Geraint Evans
Presented By: Frank Lincoln.
Unknown: Della Jones
Unknown: Dennis O'Neill
Unknown: Gwynne Howell.
Conductor: John Pryce-Jones
Conductor: Sir Geraint Evans

: Sunday Play: Playland

by Athol Fugard, who talks to Christopher Venning about his life and work, and sets the background to his latest play.
At a small travelling fairground in the Eastern
Cape, an ex-soldier has an encounter with the African nightwatchman. with Leonie Hofmeyr. Dominic Letts.
Director Christopher Venning


Unknown: Christopher Venning
Unknown: Leonie Hofmeyr.
Unknown: Dominic Letts.
Director: Christopher Venning
Gideon Le Roux: Andrew Sachs
Martinus Zoeloe: Alton Kumalo
Baas Barney: David Thorpe

: French Motets

BBC Singers, conductor Nicholas Cleobury
Durufle Motets sur des themes gregoriens, Op 10 Poulenc Laudes de Saint
Antoine de Padoue
Mlgot Le petit evangeliaire
Poulenc Salve regina; Ave verum corpus; Exultate Deo


Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Conductor: Durufle Motets

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