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: On Air

With Fiona Talkington. Faure Masques et bergamasques
6.35 Clementi Sonata in B flat, Op 24 No 2
7.03 Mozart Symphony
No 31 in D (K297) (Paris)
8.03 Nicolai Overture: The
Merry Wives of Windsor
8.33 Vivaldi Concerto in F,
Op 4 No 9 (La Stravaganza)


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: Faure Masques
Unknown: Clementi Sonata

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Rebel Les Elemens
9.25 Schubert String
Quartet No 10 in E flat (D87)
9.47 Turina La Oracion del torero
9.54 Glazunov Waltz in D,
Op 42 No 3 Discs

: Musical Encounters

With Piers Burton-Page . Artist of the Week:
Janet Baker (mezzo)
Armstrong Gibbs By a Bierside
10.03 Nielsen Overture:
10.08 Alfven Three choral songs
10.13 Sallinen String
Quartet No 5 (Mosaic Pieces)
10.38 Bononcini Cello
Sonata in A minor
10.47 Elgar Sea Pictures
11.14 Edlund Gloria
Back Bedfen och eder skall varda givet
11.25 Haydn Symphony No 43 in E flat (Mercury)
11.51 Brahms Cradle Song


Artist: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Armstrong Gibbs
Unknown: Edlund Gloria
Unknown: Back Bedfen

: Composers of the Week: Delibes and Massenet

With Edward Blakeman.
5: Myth and Legend
Delibes Les Riles de Cadiz
Sylvia (excerpts)
Massenet Don Quichotte (excerpts)
Delibes, orch Massenet Trepak (Kassya)


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Unknown: Delibes Les Riles

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Chamber Music from Manchester
Martin Roscoe (piano). Haydn Sonata in E flat (H XVI 52)
Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op 111
Given last January in the Concert Hall, New Broadcasting House
2.00 Schools
Let's Make a Story 2.15 Music Box 2.30 Dance
Workshop 2.50 Poetry Corner
3.00 Mining the Archive Time Remembered
The third of four programmes recalling performances from 25 years ago. In conversation with Gordon Stewart , clarinettist Thea King recalls her work and some of the performances she has given. Recordings from the BBC archives include
Mozart's Piano Trio No 2 in E flat (K498) (Kegelstatt) and what was the first broadcast performance in this country of Spohr's
Clarinet Concerto No 4 in E minor, with the English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Steuart Bedford.
A Cavendish production
4.20 New series
Hits of the Fifties
A four-part series exploring music from the fifties that evokes memories for people in the public eye.
Marvin Rainwaters 's 1958 classic Whole Lotta Woman reminds Tony Banks , MP for Newham North West,
London, of a misspent youth kicking around in Kennington in South London.
Producer Jane Ray
4.30 The Sailor's Piano
The first of two programmes in which Janet Topp Fargion plays African and Latin American music for the accordion.
1: Africa


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Beethoven Sonata
Clarinettist: Gordon Stewart
Clarinettist: Thea King
Unknown: Marvin Rainwaters
Unknown: Tony Banks
Producer: Jane Ray
Unknown: Janet Topp Fargion

: The Music Machine in Nashville

To end her week in the Music City, Sarah Walker takes a tour of the celebrated country music Hall of Fame to discover the city's rich musical history. Plus some of the gossip and stories behind the lives of the stars.


Unknown: Sarah Walker

: In Tune

Presented on International Women's Day by Natalie Wheen, including
Beatritz de Romans Na Maria
6.03 Grace Williams Sea Sketches
6.30 Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Concerto Grosso
Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Towards the Millennium

From Studio One,
Pebble Mill, the first of four recitals of chamber music from the fifties.
Adrian Thompson (tenor) Jonathan Kelly (oboe) Claire Briggs (horn) lain Burnside (piano)
Lennox Berkeley Three Greek Songs
Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid
Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain


Tenor: Adrian Thompson
Oboe: Jonathan Kelly
Horn: Claire Briggs

: Focus on the Fifties

The first of four programmes in which distinguished musicians look back to the start of their international careers.
Humphrey Burton meets conductor Colin Davis , who began the decade as an unknown clarinettist conducting an amateur orchestra and ended in a blaze of glory at the Royal Festival Hall.
8.20 Vaughan Williams Ten Blake Songs
Poulenc Elegie for horn and piano
Tippett The Heart's Assurance


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Conductor: Colin Davis

: The Quatermass Memoirs: Part 5

The conclusion of a five-part drama-documentary by Nigel Kneale, mixing interview, archive and adventure.
Race riots grip the 1950s and Quatermass confronts an evil more ancient than man himself...
For cast see Monday


Writer: Nigel Kneale

: Hear and Now The Series

The Birmingham
Contemporary Music Group's current concert season is under way again. Andrew Sparling introduces this concert, recorded last month in the Adrian Boult Hall.
Conductor Stefan Asbury Sally Beamish A Book of Seasons (first performance) Judith Weir Musicians
Wrestle Everywhere
Stravinsky Two Poems of Balmont
Three Japanese Lyrics Pierre Boulez Derive I
Jonathan Harvey One Evening
Composefs' Platform
Stephen Pratt introduces highlights from last autumn's Composers'
Platform, including works by Guy Newbury. Marc Yeats and Alex Hills.
Producer Alan Hall


Introduces: Andrew Sparling
Conductor: Adrian Boult Hall.
Conductor: Stefan Asbury
Conductor: Sally Beamish
Unknown: Judith Weir
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Introduces: Stephen Pratt
Unknown: Marc Yeats
Unknown: Alex Hills.
Producer: Alan Hall

: An American in London

In the last programme of the series, John McGlinn introduces music from the shows that American songwriter Cole Porter composed for the West End stage. The programme includes the complete set of 78rpm recordings from Nymph Errant recorded by Gertrude Lawrence and Elisabeth Welch with Hay Noble and his band.
Douglas Byng sings a Porter party speciality - Miss Otis Regrets , and dashing matinee idol
George Metaxa sings What is this thing called love?
A Unique Broadcasting production


Introduces: John McGlinn
Songwriter: Cole Porter
Unknown: Gertrude Lawrence
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Unknown: Hay Noble
Unknown: Douglas Byng
Unknown: Miss Otis Regrets

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