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: Open University

A Calculus of Fields

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: Morning Concert

MacCunn Overture: The Land of the Mountain and the Flood
SNO/ALEXANDER GIBSON
7.15* Grainger Hill Song No I RONALD STEVENSON (piano)
7.35* trad, arr Maxwell Davies Renaissance Scottish Dances
FIRES OF LONDONI
PETER MAXWELL DAVIES
7.45* Bizet Suite: The Fair Maid of Perth
PARIS ORCHESTRA/ DANIEL BARENBOIM
8.0 World Service News
8.10 Jacob Oboe Quartet SARAH FRANCIS (Oboe)
MEMBERS OF THE
ENGLISH STRING QUARTET
8.32* Josef Strauss The Dragonfly
VIENNA PO/LORIN MAAZEL
8.37* Johann Strauss (son), arr Tausig The Moth JORGE BOLET (piano)
8.43* Elgar Polonia
LPO/ADRIAN BOULT. Records

Contributors

Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Oboe: Sarah Francis
Unknown: Josef Strauss
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Piano: Elgar Polonia

: News

: Release

Mozart Rondo in A (K 386)
MALCOLM BILSON (fortepiano) ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS/
JOHN EUOT GARDINER
Symphony No 41 in c (K 551) (Jupiter)
PRAGUE CO/CHARLES MACKERRAS Records

Contributors

Unknown: Mozart Rondo
Unknown: Malcolm Bilson

: Music from Mantua

Mass for the Feast of the Assumption as it might have been heard in the 1580s.
Duke Guglielmo Gonzaga was intimately involved with the details of the court chapel of Santa Barbara, which he founded.
The liturgy and chant of the basilica were specially devised under the supervision of the Duke himself. Music was commissioned to meet the basic requirements of the basilica.
Palestrina Missa Beatae Mariae Virginis III
Wert Virgo Maria hodie ad caelum
TAVERNER CHOIR directed by ANDREW PARROTT (Vespers for the Feast of the Assumption tonight at 10.0pm)

Contributors

Directed By: Andrew Parrott

: Edinburgh International Festival 1987

direct from the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh MELOSQUARTET
Part 1 Beethoven
Quartet in F, Op 18 No 1
Quartet in E flat, Op 74 (Harp)

: * Musical Times Past

Fritz Spiegl delves into some of the lighter manifestations of Victorian music making, with extracts from contemporary newspapers and journals. Reader GARARD GREEN

Contributors

Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: *pm Edinburgh Festival

Part 2 Beethoven
Quartet in B flat, Op 130
(In association with the Bank of Scotland)

: News

: Brahms Piano Music

played by MARGARET FINGERHUT Rhapsodies, Op 79: in B minor; in G minor; Eight Pieces, Op 76 BBC Pebble Milt(R)

Contributors

Played By: Margaret Fingerhut

: Maria Callas

Continuing the series marking the tenth anniversary of the soprano's death. This week's opera is the work which, in 1947, introduced Callas to Italian audiences.
La Gioconda
Opera in four acts
Libretto by ARRIGO BOITO , after VICTOR HUGO 'S play
Angelo, Tyran de Padoue
Music by Amilcare Ponchielli (sung in Italian) Mono records: 1952
CETRA CHORUS
TURIN RADIO ORCHESTRA/ ANTONINO VOTTO Acts 1 and 2 3.35* Interval Reading
3.40* Acts 3 and 4

Contributors

Unknown: Arrigo Boito
Unknown: Victor Hugo
Music By: Amilcare Ponchielli

: Jazz Record Requests

Introduced by Peter Clayton 'Jazz Classics in Digital Stereo albums, cassettes and compact discs available from retailers

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Clayton

: A Start In Life

Some scientists believe the first life-forms were fashioned of clay; others plump for organic molecules like those on earth today. Some say that life originally appeared in a glacier on a volcanic island; others claim that the site was a vent on the sea bed.
Colin Tudge discusses these and other theories about the first stirrings of life on planet Earth, with scientists who attended the 1986 meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life. Producer DEBORAH COHEN (R)

Contributors

Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Aaron Copland

Sonata; In Evening Air;
Midsummer Nocturne; Fantasy PHILIP MARTIN (piano) (R)

: Proms 87

direct from the Royal Albert Hall, London DONGSUK KANG (violin)
LINDA FINNIE (mezzo-soprano) DAVID FIELDSEND (tenor)
DAVID BARRELL (baritone) SCOTTISH NATIONAL
ORCHESTRA CHORUS chorusmaster
ROGER BEVEN WILLIAMS
SCOTTISH NATIONAL ORCHESTRA led by EDWIN PALING conducted by NEEME JARVI Parti
Glinka A Life for the Tsar: Act 2
Glazunov Violin Concerto in A minor

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Linda Finnie
Unknown: Roger Beven Williams
Conducted By: Neeme Jarvi

: * PRKFV

The collaboration between Eisenstein and Prokofiev in the making of the 1938 film Alexander Nevsky was a landmark in the history of the cinema. Some years later, Eisenstein recalled the experience.
Written and produced by ARTHUR JOHNSON

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander Nevsky
Produced By: Arthur Johnson
Eisenstein: John Moffatt
Prokofiev: Anthony Jackson
Horn player/Sound engineer: Steven Harrold

: * Proms 87

Part 2 Prokofiev
Cantata: Alexander Nevsky (The appearance of the Scottish
National Orchestra has been made possible by support from Whyte and Mackay Distillers)

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander Nevsky

: The Road to Canterbury

The last of seven selections from DAVID WRIGHT 'S verse translation of CHAUCER'S Canterbury Tales
Music composed by MICHAEL BALL and directed by TIMOTHY REYNISH STEPHEN VARCOE (baritone) JANET FISHER (viola)
RICHARD SCOATES (trombone) JOHN TURNER (recorder)
PAUL PATRICK (percussion) Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester (R)

Contributors

Unknown: David Wright
Composed By: Michael Ball
Directed By: Timothy Reynish
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Viola: Janet Fisher
Viola: Richard Scoates
Unknown: John Turner
Unknown: Paul Patrick
Producer: Fraser Steel
Summoner: Bert Parnaby
narrator: John Franklyn-Robbins

: Music from Mantua

Vespers for the Feast of the Assumption as it might have been heard in Mantua around 1609.
Monteverdi's Vespers of the Virgin was published in 1610, shortly before the composer left his position in the Gonzaga household. First performed in Mantua, though not necessarily at court, these lavish settings of the Vespers texts are here interspersed with two sonatas by Cima and with Chant for the Office of Vespers EMMA KIRKBY (soprano) NIGEL ROGERS (tenor) TAVERNER CONSORT
TAVERNER PLAYERS
TAVERNER CHOIR directed by ANDREW PARROTT (Records)

Contributors

Tenor: Nigel Rogers
Directed By: Andrew Parrott

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