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Talking about the Enlightenment

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: Saturday Morning Concert Bernstein

Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Suite en trio No 1 in C
7.34 Britten Young Apollo
7.43 Haydn, arr Salomon Symphony No 100 in G (Military)
8.09 Tavener
The Repentant Thief
8.30 Charpentier Pour la
Passion de notre Seigneur
8.35 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in B flat, Op 22 Producer Antony Pitts. Discs


Producer: Antony Pitts.

: Prom News

Jeremy J Beadle looks forward to the week's concerts in the centenary season of Henry Wood Proms. Elvis Costello previews John Eliot Gardiner 's Wednesday Prom, and John Drummond and Richard
Hickox show how John
Tavener's Proms commission
Tlie Apocalypse uses the vast spaces of the Royal Albert Hall.


Unknown: Jeremy J Beadle
Unknown: Elvis Costello
Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: John Drummond
Unknown: Albert Hall.

: Record Release

with Richard Osborne.
Walton Overture: Scapino Chicago Symphony
Orchestra/Frederick Stock
9.41 Carl Stamitz
Cello Concerto No 1 in G
Prague Chamber Orchestra, director Christian Benda (cello)
Weber Der Freisch ütz (Act 2)
Bavarian Radio Chorus and Orchestra/Eugen Jochum Discs
10.48 Mozart String
Quartet in D minor (K421) Emerson Quartet
11.17 Cerha
Aria buff a fiirNali
H K Gruber (chansonnier) Martin Jones (piano)
Robin McGee (double-bass) James Holland (percussion)
11.23 HKGruber
Revue for chamber orchestra, Op 22 (Der rote Teppich wirdausgerollt) London Sinfonietta, conducted by the Composer
11.31 Honegger Symphony No (Lilurgique) Oslo Philharmonic
Orchestra/Mariss Jansons Producer Clive Portbury Discs


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Cello: Carl Stamitz
Cello: Christian Benda
Cello: Weber Der Freisch
Piano: Martin Jones
Double-Bass: Robin McGee
Double-Bass: James Holland
Producer: Clive Portbury
Agathe: Irmgard Seefried (soprano)
Ännchen: Rita Streich (soprano)
Max: Richard Holm (tenor)
Kaspar: Kurt Bohme (bass)
Samiel: Ernst Ginsberg (spoken)

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt and his guests Peter Czornyj and Nicholas Anderson look back at some of the pioneering work done in the field of baroque music by Nadia Boulanger , Anthony Lewis , Karl Richter and the Boyd Neel Orchestra.


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Peter Czornyj
Unknown: Nicholas Anderson
Music By: Nadia Boulanger
Music By: Anthony Lewis
Music By: Karl Richter

: Into the Garden

The actor Hugh Walters meets the Oxford sociologist A H Halsey in the garden of the Manor House, Upton Grey, Surrey, which was designed and planted by Gertrude Jekyll and, over the last ten years, restored from her plans.
Producer Louise Greenberg


Unknown: Hugh Walters
Unknown: Gertrude Jekyll
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: Mirella Freni

The fifth of nine operatic performances by the great soprano. Today, Verdi's opera La Traviata, in which Freni enjoyed one of her greatest triumphs in the "black-and-white" Visconti production at Covent Garden. Sung in Italian. Presented by Gordon Stewart who talks with Mirella Freni. Berlin State Opera Chorus
Berlin Staatskapelle , conductor Lamberto Gardelli


Presented By: Gordon Stewart
Conductor: Berlin Staatskapelle
Violelta Valery: Mirella Freni (soprano)
Alfredo Germont: Franco Bonisolli (tenor)
Giorgio Germont: Sesto Bruscantini (baritone)
Baron Douphol: Rudolf Jedlicka (bantone)
Flora Bervoix: Hania Kovicz (mezzo-Soprano)
Marchese D'Obigny: Heinz Reeh (bass)
Gastone: Peter Bindszus (tenor)
Doctor Grenvil: Hans-Joachim Lukat (bass)
Annina: Gudrun Schäfer (soprano)

: Murray McLachlan

Prokofiev Sonata No 5 in C
Debussy Etudes: No 1 (Pour les cinq doigts);
No 8 (Pour les agrements); No 7 (Pour les degrés chromatiques);
Noll (Pour les arpèges composes);
No 5 (Pour les octaves) Busoni Sonatina No 3 (ad usum infantis)
Stravinsky Circus Polka Stravinsky Petrushka (3 mvts for piano)


Unknown: Stravinsky Petrushka

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Key Questions

Tonight. Howard Goodall 's guests are Nigel Kennedy , Richard Rodney Bennett , and Annette Moreau.
A Ladbroke Radio production


Unknown: Howard Goodall
Unknown: Nigel Kennedy
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: Annette Moreau.

: Alfreda Hodgson

The first of two recitals in tribute to the contralto who died earlier this year. With Keith Swallow (piano). Vaughan Williams The House of Life
Barber Hermit Songs, Op29

: BBC Proms 1994

from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
London Philharmonic , conductor Libor Pesek
Sinfonia da Requiem
7.55 Beethoven on Mount Olympus
Pianist Stephen Pruslin explores Beethoven's symphonic writing and identifies a mythological strand running through Symphonies Nos 3 to 8 which he likens to a classical cycle in Greek tragedy. fRpW
8.15 Beethoven
Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: London Philharmonic
Pianist: Stephen Pruslin

: Studio 3: Frank Pig Says Hello

A psychological thriller charting the fragmentation of young Frank Brady's mind. In the abbatoir where he works, Frank discovers that his life is completely at odds with those around him.
Dramatised from the novel
The Butcher Boy by Patrick McCabe.
Music John Eacott
Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Patrick McCabe.
Music: John Eacott
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Frank Brady/Piglet: Adrian Dunbar
Joe/Joe's Da: Robert Patterson
Phillip Nugent: Priest: Peter Kenny
Mrs Nugent: Frances Tomelty
Joe's Ma: Marcella Riordan
Frank's Ma: Maggie Shelvin
Frank's Da: Dermot Crowley
Sergeant/Man with black bike: Denys Hawthorne
Alo/Leddy: Jim Norton

: Illinois Jacquet

The tenor saxophonist from Louisiana brought his big band to play at the Birmingham Jazz Festival in July, 1992. Alyn Shipton introduces a recording of their concert in the Grand Hotel and talks to Jacquet about his long career, in which he has worked for Count Basie, Cab Calloway and Lionel Hampton. The band's repertoire includes Basie's "One O'Clock Jump", "Moten Swing" and Lionel Hampton's "Flying Home".


Presenter: Alyn Shipton
Interviewee: Illinois Jacquet

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