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: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Kurt Nikkanen (violin) Mendelssohn
Overture: Ruy Bias Tchaikovsky
Violin Concerto in D
Quiet City Elgar
Enigma Variations


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Violin: Kurt Nikkanen

: Mozart Sonatas

Piano Sonatas: in C (K545); in D (K576) Jean-Bernard Pommier
(piano) Discs

: Brian Kay'sSunday Morning

Artist of the Week:
BBC Philharmonic
Overture: Vanda, Op 25 conductor Stephen Gunzenhauser
9.15 Mozart, arr
Michael Haydn Romance in A flat
9.21 Composer of the Week: Puccini
0 soave fanciulla (La Boheme)
9.26 Bach
Oboe Concerto in D minor (BWV 35,156)
Brahms Waltzes , Op 39
9.48 Harty
A John Field Suite
10.09 Chopin
Variations on a Theme from Rossini's "La Cenerentola"
10.14 Strauss
Sextet (Capriccio)
10.25 Bax Tintagel
10.41 Giovanni Gabriell Magnificat a 14
10.48 Schubert
Symphony No 8 (Unfinished)
11.12 Tchalkovsky
Theme and Variations in F, Op 19 No
11.24 Puccini
Intermezzo (Manon Lescaut)
11.30 Handel
Arias from The Triumph of Time and Truth
11.42 Musorgsky, orch Ravel
Pictures at an Exhibition


Conductor: Stephen Gunzenhauser
Unknown: Michael Haydn
Unknown: Brahms Waltzes
Unknown: Giovanni Gabriell

: Alain:Father and Son

1: Albert Alain (1880-1971) Pupil of Guilmant and Vierne, organist, composer and fanatical organ builder. By the time he was 90, he had built a 39-stop organ inside the family home.
Marie-Claire Alain (organ) Scherzo; Carillon de Bougival
Messe en I'honneur de St-Louis
Ensemble Vocal de
Lausanne, conductor Michel Corboz
Andre Luy (organ)
Toccata sur "Cantemus Domino"
Producer Tim Thome


Unknown: Albert Alain
Unknown: Marie-Claire Alain
Conductor: Michel Corboz
Conductor: Andre Luy
Producer: Tim Thome

: News

: The SundayConcert

BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alexander
Lazarev Nikolai Demidenko (piano) Tchaikovsky
Marche Slave
Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathetique)


Piano: Lazarev Nikolai Demidenko

: Songs of theChinese

Henry Herford (baritone) Robin Bowman (piano) Martin Dalby
Eight Songs from the Chinese
David Blake
The Bones of Chuang Tzu


Baritone: Henry Herford
Piano: Robin Bowman
Piano: Martin Dalby
Unknown: David Blake
Unknown: Chuang Tzu

: Shostakovich:the String Quartets

The last of seven programmes in a complete cycle performed by the Borodin Quartet in concerts recorded on the South Bank in 1986. String Quartet No 14 in F sharp, Op 142
3.40 Brett Usher reads extracts from Testimony, the memoirs of Shostakovich.
3.45 String Quartet
No 15 in E flat minor, Op 144


Unknown: Brett Usher

: South GermanRadio SymphonyOrchestra

conductor Gianluigi Gelmetti Varese
Symphony No 1 in C Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring


Conductor: Gianluigi Gelmetti

: The GoldbergVariations

Bach's monumental keyboard work, played by Tessa Uys (piano).


Piano: Tessa Uys

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic, conductor Richard Hickox
Alison Hargan (soprano), Keith Lewis (tenor), David Wilson-Johnson (baritone) Leeds Philharmonic Chorus Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Choir
Choristers of Leeds Parish
Church and Liverpool Cathedral
Britten War Requiem


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Soprano: Alison Hargan
Tenor: Keith Lewis
Tenor: David Wilson-Johnson

: Music in OurTime

A tribute to
Stephen Oliver
(1952-1992). Symphony
Cantata: The Vessel
Helen Miles (soprano)
Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor) Brindley Sherratt (bass) BBC Singers
London Mozart Players
Jane Glover introduces and conducts this BBC
Invitation Concert which launched the Stephen Oliver Trust earlier this year.
Between the works,
Michael Finnissy presents a portrait of his friend and colleague. And, to follow, a recording of Character Pieces derived from Metastasio's "La Clemenza di Tito"
Members of the London
Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Andrew Parrott Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Stephen Oliver
Soprano: Helen Miles
Tenor: Andrew Murgatroyd
Bass: Brindley Sherratt
Introduces: Jane Glover
Unknown: Stephen Oliver
Unknown: Michael Finnissy
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Producer: Michael Emery

: Sunday Play:Blue

written and directed by Derek Jarman.
"You say to the boy open your eyes. When he opens his eyes and sees the light You make him cry out.
Saying 0 Blue come forth...." A unique collaboration between Channel 4 and Radio 3, this is a simultaneous broadcast of Derek Jarman 's latest film on Tv and radio. Blue is an account of the author's own experiences confronting HIV and Aids.
With the voices of John Quentin ,
Nigel Terry , Derek Jarman and Tilda Swinton
Music composed by Simon Fisher Turner
Sound design by Marvin Black A Basilisk production
SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST with Channel 4 television


Directed By: Derek Jarman.
Unknown: Derek Jarman
Unknown: John Quentin
Unknown: Nigel Terry
Unknown: Derek Jarman
Unknown: Tilda Swinton
Composed By: Simon Fisher
Unknown: Marvin Black

: Late BaroqueViolin Sonatas

Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin) Richard Tunnicliffe (cello) Paul Nicholson
Corelll Violin Sonata in F, Op 5 No 10
Locatelli Sonata da camera in G, Op 6 No 10


Violin: Elizabeth Wallfisch
Cello: Richard Tunnicliffe
Harpsichord: Paul Nicholson

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