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: Open University

The Metaphysical Poets

: Weather

followed by News Headlines

: Morning Concert

Mussorgsky Prelude:
Khovanshchina (Dawn over the Moscow River)
LSO/CLAUDIO ABBADO
7.06* Mahler Rheinlegendchen ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF (SOpranO) LSO'GEORGE SZELL
7.09* Bizet L'Arlésienne: Suite No 1
RPO/THOMAS BEECHAM
7.30 News
7.35 Biber Mystery Sonata No 7 in F (The Scourging of Jesus) FRANZJOSEF MAIER (baroque violin)
MAX ENGEL (baroque cello)
KONRAD JUNGHANEL (theorbo) FRANZ LEHRNDORFER (Organ)
7.45* Finzi Let Us Garlands Bring (Five Shakespeare Settings)
JOHN CAROL CASE (baritone) NEW PHILHARMONIA/
VERNON HANDLEY
8.00* Pizzetti Suite: La Pisanella
SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA/
LAMBERTO G ARDELLI
8.14* Beethoven An die feme Geliebte
DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU (baritone)
HARTMUT HOLL (piano) Records

: News

: Composers of the Week

Alkan
Trois etudes de bravoure, Op 16; Grand Duo Concertant, Op 21 (both first UK broadcasts) Marche funèbre, Op 26;
Marche triomphale, Op 27 JAMES CLARK (violin) RONALD SMITH (piano) Records

Contributors

Violin: James Clark
Piano: Ronald Smith

: Bach

Suite No 2 in B minor
ENGLISH BAROQUE SOLOISTS/
JOHN ELIOT GARDINER Record

Contributors

Soloists: John Eliot Gardiner

: Lamentations

BBC SINGERS conducted by SIMON JOLY Ginastera Lamentations of Jeremiah
Brian Chapple
Lamentations of Jeremiah (first performance)

Contributors

Conducted By: Simon Joly
Conducted By: Ginastera Lamentations
Unknown: Brian Chapple

: John Clegg

(piano)
Faure Theme and Variations in c sharp minor, Op 73; Nocturne No 7 in c sharp minor, Op 74; Huit pieces breves, Op 84 BBC Bristol (R)

: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

led by DENNIS SIMONS conducted by GÜNTHER HERBIG GYORGY PAUK (violin) STEVEN ISSERLIS (cello)
Haydn Symphony No 102 in B flat
Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht Brahms Concerto in A minor, for violin, cello and orchestra (Given on 16 January in Lancaster University) BBC Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Günther Herbig
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Cello: Steven Isserlis

: News

: Schubert

The first of two programmes containing songs to poems by JOHANN MAYRHOFER. ROBERT HOLL (bass)
KONRAD RICHTER (piano)
Sehnsucht (D 516); Am Strome; Beim Winde ; Memnon; Atys; Nachtviolen; Augenlied; Fahrt zum Hades;
Der zurnenden Diana
(Austrian Radio recording from the 1987 Hohenems Schubertiade)

Contributors

Unknown: Johann Mayrhofer.
Bass: Robert Holl
Piano: Konrad Richter
Unknown: Beim Winde

: Music in Dresden

The first of two programmes celebrating the city's musical life, from medieval Minnesingers to the destruction of the Semper Opera House in 1945. Walter von der Vogelweide Unter der Linden
ROSEMARY HARRISON (soprano)
ST GEORGE 'S CANZONA
Vivaldi Concerto in G minor (RV 576) (For the King of Saxony) PETER MIRRING (violin) KURT MAHN (oboe)
DRESDEN STATE ORCHESTRA/
VITTORIO NEGRI
Schiitz Psalm 137: By the Waters of Babylon
KREUZCHOR OF DRESDEN
CAPELLA FIDICINIA/MARTIN FLAMIG Weber Wolfs Glen Scene (Der Freischutz)
LEIPZIG RADIO CHORUS. DRESDEN
STATE ORCHESTRA/CARLOS KLEIBER Wagner Tannhauser Act 2 (excerpts):
Elisabeth's aria (mono)
ELISABETH RETHBERG (soprano) with orchestra
Entry of the Guests
NEW YORK PO/BERNSTEIN Final Scene
DEUTSCHE OPER, BERLIN/OTTO GERDES Schumann Marches: in G minor; in B flat (Op 76): KARL ENGEL (piano) Piano Trio No 1 in D minor
ALEXANDER SCHNEIDER (violin) PABLO CASALS (cello)
MiECZYSLAW HORSzowsKi (piano) Strauss Serenade in E flat, Op 7 NETHERLANDS WIND ENSEMBLE; EDO DE WAART Records (R)

Contributors

Soprano: Rosemary Harrison
Soprano: St George
Violin: Peter Mirring
Oboe: Kurt Mahn
Unknown: Vittorio Negri
Soprano: Elisabeth Rethberg
Piano: Karl Engel
Violin: Alexander Schneider
Cello: Pablo Casals
Piano: Strauss Serenade
Kaspar: Theo Adam (baritone)
Samiel: Gerhard Paul (spoken Role)
Max: Peter Schreier (tenor)

: Brahms

Trio in A, Op posth
MUSIC GROUP OF LONDON PIANO TRIO Hugh Bean (violin)
Eileen Croxford (cello)
David Parkhouse (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Hugh Bean
Piano: David Parkhouse

: Summa

Sacred music by Arvo Part Summa (Credo) Missa Sillabica
CHRISTOPHER BOWERS-BROADBENT (organ)
HILUARD ENSEMBLE directed by PAUL HILLIER
(More music by Arvo Pärt on Good Friday at 4.30pm)

Contributors

Music By: Arvo Part
Unknown: Missa Sillabica
Unknown: Christopher Bowers-Broadbent
Directed By: Paul Hillier
Music By: Arvo Pärt

: Mainly for Pleasure

Natalie Wheen presents a sequence of music for the early evening.
Producer ANDREW KUROWSKI

Contributors

Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: This Is Who We Are

The last of three programmes of Afro-American music presented by Christopher Small.
Music by MAZE. louis JORDAN ELVIS PRESLEY, LITTLE RICHARD and SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK

Contributors

Presented By: Christopher Small.

: News

: Third Ear

Writers Talking
Weekly conversations with writers, conducted by Paul Bailey.
This week Alan Bennett , writer for stage and screen. Producer NOAH RICHLER
(Re-broadcast on Easter Day)

Contributors

Conducted By: Paul Bailey.
Unknown: Alan Bennett

: St John Passion

by Bach
(sung in German) live from
Westminster Cathedral
ANNE DAWSON (soprano) CHRISTOPHER ROBSON (counter-tenor)
MARK TUCKER (tenor)
MICHAEL GEORGE (baSS)
CHOIR OF WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL
CITY OF LONDON SINFONlA directed by DAVID HILL
During the interval, The Rev Ronald Englund , Pastor of St Anne's Lutheran Church,
London, reads part of a sermon by MARTIN LUTHER :
The Meditation of Christ, His Passion.

Contributors

Soprano: Anne Dawson
Soprano: Christopher Robson
Tenor: Mark Tucker
Bass: Michael George
Directed By: David Hill
Unknown: Ronald Englund
Unknown: Martin Luther
Evangelist: Martyn Hill (tenor)
Christus: David Thomas (bass)

: North and South

The second of two talks taking the long view of divided Britain. Machine Finished
Michael Black , who recently retired as the Cambridge
University publisher, looks at the cultural poverty of modern Britain through the eyes of her greatest social critics.

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Black

: New-Found Liszt

Piano Piece in A flat (s 189)
Divertimento on a Cavatina by Pacini WILLIAM WRIGHT (piano)
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)

Contributors

Piano: Pacini William Wright

: Private Dreams and Public Nightmares

by FREDERICK BRADNUM The BBC Radiophonic
Workshop is 30 years old this week and this programme, broadcast in October 1957, was the final step on the road which led to its formation. This
Pioneering work was described then as 'an attempt to convey a new kind of emotional and intellectual experience by means of radiophonic effects'. With Joan Sanderson , Andrew Sachs and Frederick Treves Radiophonic realisation by DAPHNE ORAM and DESMOND BRISCOE
Producer DONALD MCWHINNIE (R)

Contributors

Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Joan Sanderson
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Desmond Briscoe
Producer: Donald McWhinnie

: The Seven Last Words

The third of six programmes
Fourth word: My God, why hast thou forsaken me? PRIMROSE QUARTET Mono record: 1941
(Fourth programme tomorrow at 10.50pm)

: Composers of the Week

Strauss
Sonatina No 1 in F (From an Invalid's Workshop), for wind Symphonic fantasy: Die Frau ohne Schatten
Records

: News

: Wolf 88

Frage und
Antwort BENJAMIN LUXON (baritone) DAVID WILLISON (piano) Record

Contributors

Baritone: Antwort Benjamin Luxon
Piano: David Willison








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