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with Catriona Young.
7.05 Balfour Gardiner
Overture to a Comedy Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
7.15 Mendelssohn
Song without Words, Op 30 No 1
Livia Rev (piano)
7.30 J C Bach Symphony in E flat, Op 3 No
Academy of St Martin , conductor Neville Marriner
8.05 Bax Summer Music
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Bryden Thomson
8.15 Giovanni Gabriell
Canzona a 12 Taverner Players, conductor Andrew Parrott
8.30 Brahms String
Quintet No 1 in F, Op 88 Amadeus Quartet
Cecil Aronowitz (viola). Discs Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Catriona Young.
Unknown: Balfour Gardiner
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Conductor: Giovanni Gabriell
Conductor: Andrew Parrott
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Composer of the Week: Samuel Wesley

David Byers presents music by the man of whom Vincent Novello said it was "An eternal Disgrace to the pretended Patrons of Good Music in England who could have the contemptible bad taste to undervalue and neglect the masterly productions of such an extraordinary musician as Samuel Wesley. " With Anthony Finigan as the composer.
Air (Twelve Short Pieces, No 8)
Joseph Payne (organ)
0 Sing unto My Roundelay BBC Singers/John Lubbock Symphonies: in A, D and Eflat
Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra, conductor
Hilary Davan Wetton Producer David Byers


Unknown: David Byers
Unknown: Vincent Novello
Unknown: Samuel Wesley.
Unknown: Anthony Finigan
Unknown: Joseph Payne
Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Producer: David Byers

: Musical Encounters

with Piers Burton-Page , who this week explores the diverse musical activities of Artist of the Week
Yehudi Menuhin , in solos, duos and concertos. Also, music by Beethoven and excerpts from a recital by James Bowman (countertenor) and Robert Spencer (lute). Yehudi Menuhin (violin)
Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins (BWV 1043) Georges Enescu (violin)
Paris Symphony Orchestra, conductor Pierre Monteux
10.40 Beethoven Violin
Sonata in A (Kreutzer) Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
11.30 Bruch Violin
Concerto No 1 in G minor
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Walter Susskind
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: James Bowman
Unknown: Robert Spencer
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Violin: Georges Enescu
Conductor: Pierre Monteux
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Conductor: Walter Susskind
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Angles on Puccini

Jonathan Miller talks to
James Naughtie about Tosca and introduces excerpts from the opera sung by Maria Callas , Tito Gobbi and Giuseppe di Stefano. Discs


Talks: Jonathan Miller
Unknown: James Naughtie
Sung By: Maria Callas
Sung By: Tito Gobbi
Sung By: Giuseppe Di Stefano.

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

I from St John 's, Smith I Square, London. Nobuko Imai (viola)
Roger Vignoles (piano) Schubert Sonata in A minor (Arpeggione) Bach, arr Kodaly
Chromatic Fantasy
Brahms Viola Sonata in Eflat, Op 120 No 2


Unknown: St John
Viola: Nobuko Imai
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: A Dutch Retrospect

Second of 13 programmes of concerts recorded during the 1991-92 seasons of the Amsterdam and Rotterdam orchestras.
Rotterdam PO/Jeffrey Tate Emanuel Ax (piano)
Strauss Symphonic Interlude (Intermezzo)
Mozart Piano Concerto No 25 in C (K503)
Tristan Keuris Capriccio for 12 wind instruments and double bass
Strauss Symphonic Fantasy


Musicians: Rotterdam PO
Piano: Emanuel Ax
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate

: All the Music's a Stage

Graham Fawcett looks at aspects of Shakespeare through musical settings. 5: Time and Nature
Including music by Morley Rautavaara , and Berlioz.


Unknown: Graham Fawcett
Music By: Morley Rautavaara

: Elizabethan Words and Music

In the first of three programmes,
Paul Agnew (tenor) and Christopher Wilson (lute) perform musical settings of poetry by John Dunne.
Reader Michael Maloney. Producer Simon Lord


Tenor: Paul Agnew
Tenor: Christopher Wilson
Reader: John Dunne.
Reader: Michael Maloney.
Producer: Simon Lord

: A Different Rhythm

Alex Pascall presents the second of eight programmes on the impact of black music and musicians on the British music scene. A Sound Partnership production


Unknown: Alex Pascall

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson looks at the connection between music and literature this week. Today, Guy Woolfenden explains why, when it comes to music, the Bard knows best. Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Guy Woolfenden
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

with Andrew Green , including
5.15 Bazzini La ronde des lutins
6.15 Tchaikovsky The Voyevoda, Op 78
6.45 Handel Whither
Shall I Fly? (Hercules)
7.03 Howells Organ Rhapsody No 1
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: EBU Concert

LIVE from the BBC Maida Vale studios.
BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Ion Marin
Saschko Gawriloff (violin) Bartok Dance Suite
Ligeti Violin Concerto
8.25 Out of the Dance by Aileen Ireland.
An Irish artist meditates on her recent experiences in love.
Read by Sorcha Cusack.
8.45 Stravinsky Jeu de Cartes
Debussy Iberia


Conductor: Ion Marin
Violin: Saschko Gawriloff
Unknown: Aileen Ireland.
Read By: Sorcha Cusack.

: Why Bother?

A series of five interviews with Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling.
Renowned as a statesman, scholar and tycoon but also suspected of chicanery and gleeful inhumanity, Sir Arthur has agreed for the first time to try to make sense of his life and reveal why he recently bought the BBC Concert Orchestra. With Peter Cook and Christopher Morris. A TalkBack production


Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling: Peter Cook
Interviewer: Christopher Morris.

: Music from India

The singer Shobha Gurtu performs the song form called thumri, accompanied by Ashit Desai (harmonium) and Sanjay Jhalla (tabla).
Introduced by Viram Jasani.


Singer: Shobha Gurtu
Accompanied By: Ashit Desai
Accompanied By: Sanjay Jhalla
Introduced By: Viram Jasani.

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell , including a session with David Moss. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: David Moss.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Music Restored

Handel Aminta e Fillide
Julia Gooding and Lorna Anderson (sopranos)
London Baroque, director Charles Medlam


Unknown: Handel Aminta
Unknown: Julia Gooding
Sopranos: Lorna Anderson
Director: Charles Medlam

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
As broadcast 9.00-10.25am on R5

: Night School Extra

English Resources: The Poetry of Passion - Love is Old, Love is New

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