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On The Waterfront19980906With Edward Seckerson. 9.02 Puccini: Drinking Song (La rondine). 9.06 Bartok: Concerto for orchestra (3rd mvt). 9.15 Purcell: Come ye sons of art. 9.21 Brahms: Horn Trio in E flat, Op 40 (1st mvt). 9.31 Song selection. 9.39 Rachmaninov: Symphony No 2 in E minor (2nd mvt). 9.56 Schumann: Fantasy in C, Op 17 (1st mvt). 10.10 Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. 10.22 Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op 84 (2nd mvt). 10.34 Bernstein: Suite `On the Waterfront'. 11.00 Blind Tasting. Gavin Bryars and Jean Rigby listen to recordings of Dukas's `The Sorcerer's Apprentice'. 11.30 Mahler: Symphony No 9 (4th mvt).
198CLa Valse19980725Edward Seckerson plays excerpts from acclaimed discs.|Chabrier: Joyeuse marche.|9.06 Poulenc: Novelette in C.|9.10 Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli (Kyrie).|9.16 Walton: Symphony No 1 (1st mvt).|9.31 Mendelssohn: Octet.|10.06 Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No 2 (exc).|10.18 Strauss: Four Last Songs.|10.41 Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.|11.00: Blind Tasting: Fiona Talkington invites Jeremy Sams and Deborah Bull to compare three performances of Ravel's `La valse' without knowing who the performers are.|11.30 Mahler: Symphony No 3 (finale).|New York PO/Leonard Bernstein
198CLa Valse19980822Edward Seckerson presents a summer season of acclaimed recordings.|Glinka: Overture `Ruslan and Ludmilla'.|9.08 Haydn: Nelson Mass (Kyrie).|9.13 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 5 in E minor (second movement).|9.26 Faure: Piano Quintet No 1 in D minor (first movement).|9.37 Tippett: Concerto for Double String Orchestra.|10.00: Tchaikovsky, arr Pletnev: Sleeping Beauty (Adagio).|10.06 Elgar: Sea Pictures.|10.36 Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe (Part 3).|11.00 Blind Tasting: Fiona Talkington invites guests to compare notes on three recordings of the same piece.|11.30 Barber: Violin Concerto.
198C01Exsultate, Jubilate19980801Grainger: I'm Seventeen Come Sunday.|Monteverdi Choir, English Country Gardiner Orchestra.|9.04 Borodin: String Quartet No 2 (Notturno).|Borodin Quartet.|9.13 Faure: Requiem (exc).|Cambridge Singers, City of London Sinfonia.|9.20 Korngold: Violin Concerto.|Jascha Heifetz, Los Angeles PO.|9.42 Britten: Folk songs.|Philip Langridge (tenor).|9.51 Haydn: Symphony No 88 in G.|Berlin PO.|10.13 Machaut: Rose, Liz.|10.19 Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy.|Richter (piano).|10.41 Puccini: Turandot (exc).|11.00 Blind Tasting.|Steve Martland and Ruth Padel listen to Mozart's `Exsultate, jubilate'.|11.30 Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini.
198C01Exsultate, Jubilate19980829Edward Seckerson plays acclaimed recordings.|Addinsell: Goodbye, Mr Chips.|9.06 Finzi: Come away.|9.11 Vaughan Williams: Symphony No 5 (3rd mvt).|9.22 Mozart: Serenade in B flat, K361 (6th mvt).|9.35 Elgar: Introduction and Allegro.|9.50 Bach: Cello Suite No 1 in G, BWV1007 (excs).|9.57 Hummel: Piano Concerto.|10.14 Szymanowski: Stabat mater.|10.20 Beethoven: Symphony No 5 in C minor.|11.00 Blind Tasting: Fiona Talkington invites her guests to listen to three recordings of Chopin's Scherzo No 1 without knowing who the performers are.|11.30 Korngold: Marietta's Lute Song (Die Tote Stadt).|11.37 Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue.
198C01In The South19980718Edward Seckerson plays excerpts from acclaimed discs.|Janacek: Sinfonietta.|9.05 Monteverdi: Laetatus sum.|9.12 Mozart: Piano Concerto No 19.|9.42 Mahler: Ruckert Lieder.|9.50 Stravinsky: Petrushka.|10.00 Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier.|10.14 Bach: Overture in C, BWV1066.|10.36 Brahms: Piano Quartet No 3.|10.53 Grainger: Colonial Song.|11.00 Blind Tasting.|Fiona Talkington invites her guests to compare three performances of the same piece without knowing who the performers are.|11.30 Bernstein: Candide.|11.35 Elgar: Overture `In the South' (Alassio).
198C0219980808Sullivan: Pineapple Poll (exc).|RPO/Mackerras.|9.07 Dvorak: Piano Quintet (3rd mvt).|Vienna Philharmonic Quartet, Clifford Curzon (piano).|9.22 Beethoven: Fidelio (excerpts).|Soloists, Philharmonia/Otto Klemperer.|9.35 Mozart: Piano Sonata in B flat, K520.|Mitsuko Uchida.|9.54 Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses (exc).|Cleveland Orchestra/Georg Szell.|10.02 Bach: Magnificat in D.|Soloists, English Baroque Soloists.|10.29 Bruckner: Symphony No 7 (exc).|Berlin PO.|11.00 Blind Tasting.|Julian Lloyd Webber and Tasmin Little listen to Elgar's Serenade for Strings.|11.30 Mahler: Symphony No 8.|Chicago SO/Georg Solti.
198C0319980815Korngold: The Sea Hawk.|9.08 Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata (4th mvt).|9.19 Handel: Giulio Cesare (exc).|9.29 Mozart: Clarinet Quintet (1st mvt).|9.40 Harris: Symphony No 3.|9.59 Chopin: Ballade No 4 in F minor.|10.10 Rodgers and Hart: I didn't know what time it was.|10.17 Tchaikovsky: Piano Trio (exc).|10.49 Elgar: The Kingdom (exc).|11.00 Blind Tasting: Fiona Talkington invites Sian Edwards and Andrew Davis to listen to three recordings of Bach's Italian Concerto.|11.30 Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in C, Op 87 No 1.|11.34 Wagner: Die Walkure (exc).