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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Telemann Overture burlesque (Suite in B flat)
7.23 Grieg Three Lyric
Pieces: Arietta, Op 12 No 1; Berceuse, Op 38 No 1: Schmetterling, Op 43 No 1
7.37 Respighi Pini di Roma
8.05 Rameau Overture;
Entree des quatres nations (Les Indes galantes)
8.24 Kabalevsky Four Preludes, Op 5
8.42 Vaughan Williams
Violin Concerto (Concerto Accademico)
Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Composer of the Week: Carl Maria von Weber

Presented by William Mival. "His breakfast was brought to him by the ducal lackeys and he was always a welcome guest at the palace. Theatrical rehearsals and performances occupied much of his time. But the greatest charm of this delightful court lay in the evenings, when charm, wit, female fascination, amiability and fine feeling all combined under the guidance of that clever, excellent, friendly worshipper of art, the Duke Eugen" - Max Maria Weber on Weber's life at the court of Carlsruhe, where he wrote the First Symphony. Overture: Peter Schmoll
Berlin Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Herbert von Karajan Konzertstiick, Op 79 Alfred Brendel (piano) LSO/Claudio Abbado Symphony No 1 in C Bavarian Radio
SO/Wolfgang Sawallisch Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: William Mival.
Unknown: Max Maria Weber
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Musical Encounters

from Manchester with Mairi Nicolson.
10.00 Artist of the Week:
John Barbirolli (conductor) Elgar Overture: Cockaigne
10.15 Gines de Morata
Pues que me tienes Miguel
10.20 William Young Sonata in A minor for four violins
10.30 Butterworth
A Shropshire Lad
10.42 Antonio Lauro Vals
Venezolano No 3
10.43 Jorge Morel Dansa Brasilera
10.45 Bennett
Morning Music
11.00 Berlioz Le Matin ,
Op 13 No 1
11.08 Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 42
11.30 Vaughan Williams
Symphony No 8 in D minor Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Artist: Mairi Nicolson.
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Unknown: William Young
Unknown: Jorge Morel
Unknown: Dansa Brasilera
Music: Berlioz Le Matin
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Drivel They Paid to Hear

This alarming headline greeted the 21-year-old William Walton and his collaborators Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell on the morning after the first public performance of Façade in June 1923. How disaster was turned into success; the mysteries of the "Sengerphone"; the true identity of Hernia
Whittlebot - all is revealed.
Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: William Walton
Unknown: Sacheverell Sitwell
Producer: David Gallagher

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's.
Smith Square.
Louis Lortie (piano)
The Canadian pianist plays an all-Beethoven programme. Beethoven Rondo in C, Op 51; Sonata in E minor, Op 90; Sonata in A, Op 101 Repeated next Sunday 6.00pm


Unknown: St John
Piano: Louis Lortie

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Tadaaki Otaka
BBC Welsh Chorus
Tchaikovsky Fantasy
Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Britten Four Sea Interludes
(Peter Grimes )
Debussy Nocturnes
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947) Sponsored by Midland Bank pic Recorded at last year's Cheltenham Festival


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: Bach's Orgelbiichlein

The second of three programmes.
Peter Hurford on the organs of Knox Grammar School and Woolongong Town Hall. Chorale Preludes (BWV 615-24)


Unknown: Peter Hurford

: The Guitar in Jazz

This week Charles Alexander looks at the role of the acoustic guitar in contemporary jazz. With recordings by John McLaughlin , Ralph Towner and Al Di Meola , and interviews with Joe Pass and Martin Taylor. A Gleneagle production
Repeated Thursday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Charles Alexander
Unknown: John McLaughlin
Unknown: Ralph Towner
Unknown: Al Di Meola
Unknown: Joe Pass
Unknown: Martin Taylor.

: The Music Machine

Occupation? Composer! During the week, Sarah Walker experiences the working days of a breed of people whose strongest compulsion is to compose music. Today she visits Barrington Pheloung , composer of the Inspector Morse theme.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Barrington Pheloung
Producer: Alan Hall

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.


Unknown: Andrew Green.

: Reinventing the Orchestra: Hector Berlioz

BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Andrew Davis
Nobuko Imai (viola)
BBC Symphony Chorus
Schumann Manfred (in a new concert version by Jeremy Sams )
Berlioz Harold in Italy Sponsored by Land Rover


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Viola: Nobuko Imai
Unknown: Schumann Manfred
Unknown: Jeremy Sams

: The Road to Volokolamsk

This sequence of five short plays by Heiner Milller explores the contradictions of socialism before the collapse of the Berlin Wall through a series of vivid encounters between opposites.
Translated and narrated by Hugh Rorrison.
1: Russian Overture
A Second World War
Russian commander faces the onslaught of German tanks with a company demoralised by deserters.
Director Michael Fox
Next programme tomorrow 9.35pm


Unknown: Heiner Milller
Unknown: Hugh Rorrison.
Director: Michael Fox
Commander: Ian McDiarmid
Sergeant: Martin Oldfield
Soldier 1: Peter Kerry
Soldier 2: Ian Mercer
Lieutenant: John Griffin

: The Schoenberg Quartets

A new recording of the complete set by the Arditti Quartet.
Schoenberg Quartet No 2, Op 10
Dawn Upshaw (soprano) Next programme Wed 9.30pm

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Helen Field (soprano) David Rendall (tenor)
Donald Maxwell (baritone) BBC Welsh Chorus
BBC Symphony Chorus, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
The Bells, Op 35


Tenor: David Rendall
Baritone: Donald Maxwell
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell.
Producer Philip Tagney


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

: Music Restored

Lufthansa 94
In the second programme from this summer's Festival of Baroque Music, Cantus Colin are directed by their founder Konrad Junghanel in a programme of German music from Lassus to Schutz.
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Unknown: Konrad Junghanel

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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