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with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Mozart Symphony No 26 in E flat
7.13 Chopin Mazurkas: in B flat, Op 7 No 1; in A minor, Op 7 No 2
7.32 Quartet Collection:
Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 54 No 2
8.05 Lemare Marche héroïque in D, Op 74
8.24 Songbook Series: Wolf Italienisches
Liederbuch Nos 1-4
8.39 Vaughan Williams
Oboe Concerto in A minor
Editor Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Editor: Andrew Lyle Discs

: Composer of the Week: John Tavemer

Taverner lived and worked at a time of religious turmoil in England, and his minor administrative involvement in the dissolution of the monasteries has resulted in some fantastic constructions - including a 20th-century opera - on his life. Christopher Page reacquaints us with the music, starting today with the early Missa: 0 Michaell performed by the Sixteen under Harry Christophers Producer Lindsay Kemp Discs


Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Musical Encounters

with Piers Burton-Page . Geoffrey Bush
Overture: Yorick
9.55 C P E Bach Symphony in B minor (Wql82 No 5)
10.15 Louis Aubert
10.30 Artist of the Week:
Jacques Thibaud (violin) Franck Sonata in A
11.10 Sirmen String Quartet in F minor
11.20 Haydn Adagio for wind instruments (Seven Last Words)
11.25 Rubbra
Symphony No 1
Interspersed with settings of Housman's A Shropshire Lad. Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Geoffrey Bush
Unknown: Louis Aubert
Violin: Jacques Thibaud
Violin: Franck Sonata
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Britannia at the Opera

Presented by Roderic Dunnett.
2: Michael William Balfe
The Bohemian Girl
This was arguably the most popular British opera of the 19th century, a tale of true love and jealousy among the colourful characters of Austrian nobility and gypsy life.
(bass) Radio Telefis Eireann
Philharmonic Choir,
National SO of Ireland, conductor Richard Bonynge Producer Tim Thorne Discs


Presented By: Roderic Dunnett.
Presented By: Michael William Balfe
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Producer: Tim Thorne
Arline: Nova Thomas (soprano)
Thaddeus: Patrick Power (tenor)
Count Amheim: Jonathan Summers (bar)
Queen of the Gipsies: Bernadette Cullen (soprano)
Devilshoof: John Del Carlo

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's,
Smith Square.
Michael Collins (clarinet) Lindsay Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in D minor, Op 42 Mozart
Clarinet Quintet in A (K581) Repeated next Sunday 6.30pm


Unknown: St John
Clarinet: Michael Collins

: Schools

Soundbites 2.15 Storybox
2.25 Let's Move 2.45 First
Steps in Drama

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Alun Francis
Piers Lane (piano)
Eugen d'Albert Piano
Concerto No 1 in B minor


Conductor: Alun Francis
Piano: Piers Lane
Piano: Eugen D'Albert

: Bull Virginal Music

Robert Woolley plays organ music by John Bull , including the Walsingham Variations, on the Thomas White Virginal of 1642.


Unknown: Robert Woolley
Music By: John Bull
Unknown: Thomas White Virginal

: Oster's Blues

In 1955 Professor Harry Oster. of Iowa State
University began what was to become a unique series of field recordings of black singers and musicians. In the first of five programmes, he tells
Francis Wilford-Smith about his travels, which included state penitentiaries where he discovered a wealth of untapped talent, and he introduces his recordings of Roosevelt Charles, Guitar Welch and Otis Webster.
Producer Derek Drescher
Rptd Wednesday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Harry Oster.
Unknown: Francis Wilford-Smith
Unknown: Otis Webster.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson visits the Ircam centre for electronic classical music in Paris to ask "what is sound?"
Producer Caroline Swinburne


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Caroline Swinburne

: In Tune

with Richard Baker.
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Music for a While

Michael Berkeley presents the last in the series of invitation concerts to celebrate the 90th birthday of Sir Michael Tippett and to mark the 300th anniversary of Purcell's death.
Susan Gritton (soprano) James Bowman
Rogers Covey-Crump and Mark Milhofer (tenors) Michael George and Colin Campbell (basses)
Choir of the King's Consort King's Consort
New London Children's Choir
New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
Michael Finnissy Glad Day (BBC commission, first performance)
Tippett Crown of the Year
8.10 A portrait of Sir
Michael Tippett 's years at Morley College.
8.30 Purcell Hail, bright
Cecilia (Ode for St Cecilia's Day, 1692)


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Soprano: Susan Gritton
Soprano: James Bowman
Tenors: Mark Milhofer
Tenors: Michael George
Basses: Colin Campbell
Unknown: Michael Tippett

: Novelties

The first of five programmes this week exploring the ideas, inventions and ingredients that made life in Henry Purcell 's Britain so exciting. Chris Nicholson talks to historian Professor
James Walvin about tea.
Next programme tomorrow 9.25pm


Unknown: Henry Purcell
Talks: Chris Nicholson
Unknown: James Walvin

: BBC Philharmonic in Morocco

conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Symphony No 1 in C minor

: The John Field Nocturnes

The first of eight short programmes in which Daniel Adni plays the complete nocturnes of the composer who was such an influence on Chopin.
John Field Nocturnes: No 1 in E flat; No 6 in F
Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Daniel Adni

: Mixing tt

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell.
Producer Philip Tagney


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

: Music Restored

The Song of the Angels "Not Angles, but Angels" was the witty response of St Gregory the Great to the sight of blond English slaves for sale in a Roman marketplace. Chris de Souza presents five concerts of vocal music from pre-Reformation England, beginning with Bedyngham's Missa sine nomine and motets by Plummer and Hothby sung by the Hilliard Ensemble.
Producer Anthony Pitts
Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon


Unknown: St Gregory
Unknown: Chris de Souza
Producer: Anthony Pitts

: Night School

Letterbox 1.20 Singing Together

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