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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Tallis Te lucis ante terminum
Taverner Consort , director
Andrew Parrott
Janacek, orch Burghauser Suite: On an Overgrown Path
London Jupiter Orchestra, conductor Gregory Rose
7.32 Paganini Sonata in E minor, Op 3 No 6
Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Samuel Sanders (piano)
8.05 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 21 in C
Dinu Lipatti (piano)
Lucerne Festival Orchestra/ Herbert von Karajan
8.36 Weber Overture:
Abu Hassan
Philharmonia Orchestra/ Wolfgang Sawallisch
8.40 Boccherini String
Quintet in D, Op 11 No 6 Smithsonian Chamber
Players. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Taverner Consort
Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Conductor: Gregory Rose
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Samuel Sanders
Piano: Dinu Lipatti
Unknown: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Wolfgang Sawallisch

: An Advent Calendar

Introduced by Hugh Keyte. I Saw Three Ships
(English traditional); Out of the Forest (Czech traditional)
Scunthorpe Co-Op Junior Choir


Introduced By: Hugh Keyte.

: POLSKA! Composers of the Week: The Polish Romantics

Presented by Adrian Thomas.
Zarebskl Les roses et les
épines, Op 13
Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron (piano)
Karlowicz Najpiekniejsze ; Pod jaworem
Andrzej Hiolski (baritone) Jerzy Marchwinski (piano)
Noskowski Piano Quartet in D minor, Op 8
Polish Piano Quartet


Presented By: Adrian Thomas.
Presented By: Zarebskl Les
Piano: Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron
Piano: Karlowicz Najpiekniejsze
Baritone: Andrzej Hiolski
Piano: Jerzy Marchwinski

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Piers Burton -Page, including the first broadcast of a work by Malcolm Arnold written nearly 50 years ago, music by Byrd and Hoist and, at approximately
10.50 Schubert String Quartet in A minor (D804)
Coull Quartet
11.35 Artist of the Week:
Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Liszt Piano Concerto No 2 in A
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Seiji Ozawa


Presented By: Piers Burton
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa

: Ensemble

: News

: POLSKA! The Haunted Manor

Straszny Dwor
Opera in four acts by Stanislaw Moniuszko , to a libretto by Jan Checinski , set in Poland towards the end of the 18th century. Sung in Polish.
Polish Radio Chorus and Orchestra (Cracow), conductor Jan Krenz


Unknown: Stanislaw Moniuszko
Unknown: Jan Checinski
Conductor: Jan Krenz
Zbigniew, a young army officer: Leonard Mroz (bass)
Stefan, his brother: Wieslaw Ochman (tenor)
Macicj, their old servant: Florian Skulski (baritone)
Marta, their housekeeper: Anna Witkowska (soprano)
Grzes, a farmhand: Kazimierz Dluha (tenor)
Czesnikowa, the brothers' aunt: Aleksandra Imalska (mezzo)
Jadwiga, daughter of Miecznik: Wiera Baniewicz (mezzo)
Stara Niewiasta, an old servant: Anna Witkowska (soprano)
Hanna, daughter of Miecznik: Bozena Betley (soprano)
Damazy, legal adviser to Miecznik: Zdzislaw Nikodem(tenor)
Miecznik, a nobleman: Andrzej Hiolski (baritone)
Skoluba, his manservant: Andrzej Saciuk (bass)

: POLSKA! Chopin

Polonaise in E flat minor, Op 26 No 2; Waltz in A flat, Op 34 No 1; Waltz in A minor, Op 34 No 2;
Impromptu in G flat, Op 51; Piano Sonata No 2 in B flat minor, Op 35 John Bingham (piano)


Piano: John Bingham

: In Tune

Music, news, interviews and arts stories presented by Valentine Cunningham , including at approximately
5.03 Rameau Overture: Les Boreades
Orchestra of the 18th
Century, conductor Frans Bruggen
5.30 An interview with the conductor and recorder player Frans Bruggen
6.02 Mozart Symphony
No 36 in C (K425) (Linz) Orchestra of the 18th
Century/Frans Bruggen
7.02 Telemann Recorder
Concerto No 1 in C
Frans Bruggen (recorder)
Vienna Concentus Musicus, director Nikolaus
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Presented By: Valentine Cunningham
Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Unknown: Frans Bruggen
Unknown: Frans Bruggen
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: POLSKA! BBC Symphony Orchestra

from the Royal
Festival Hall, London. conductor Alexander Lazarev Janina Ralkowska (piano) Lorna Anderson (soprano) Szymanowskl Symphony No 4 (Sinfonia concertante)
8.00 POLSKA!
The Survival of Poetry Bitter Freedom
From 1968 Polish poetry took on the role of outspoken opponent of the Communist regime, but what is the role of poets and their work in Poland today? In the last programme, Donald Pirie talks to Jerzy Peterkiewicz.
8.20 Gorecki Symphony No


Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Piano: Janina Ralkowska
Soprano: Lorna Anderson
Talks: Donald Pirie
Unknown: Jerzy Peterkiewicz.

: POLSKA! Stories by Bruno Schub

The last of four programmes. Birds and Cockroaches

: Cello and Piano

Bernard Gregor-Smith (cello) Yolande Wrigley (piano) Koechlin Chansons bretonnes sur d'anciennes chansons populaires, Op
Hure Cello Sonata in F sharp minor


Cello: Bernard Gregor-Smith
Piano: Yolande Wrigley

: Night Waves

Robert Hewison reviews
Gypsy at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and discusses the implications for the arts of Tuesday's Budget. Producer Adrian Washboume


Unknown: Robert Hewison
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: POLSKA! Voices

Karlowicz Sometimes when I dream; Over the wide sea; In snow; Before the eternal night; The bewitched princess; Sadness
Szymanowski Songs, Op 32 Serocki Night/Sleigh (Heart of the Night)
Lutoslawski Five Songs to words by Illakowicz Gorecki Two Sacred Songs, Op 30 bis
Henry Herford (baritone) Robin Bowman (piano) Fiona Kimm (mezzo)
Stephen Wilder (piano) Gorecki Totus Tuus
Prague Philharmonic Choir, Czech PO/John Nelson


Unknown: Illakowicz Gorecki
Baritone: Henry Herford
Piano: Robin Bowman
Piano: Fiona Kimm
Piano: Stephen Wilder

: News

: Night School

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