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: Open University

Organic Chemistry

: Handel

A series featuring the Concerti grossi, Op 6 Overture: Teseo
English Concert/Pinnock Oboe Sonata in B flat (HWV357)
Paul Goodwin (oboe) St James 's Baroque Players/Ivor Bolton Concerto grosso in Bflat, Op 6 No 7 Vienna Concentus Musicus/Nikolaus
Harnoncourt. Records


Oboe: Paul Goodwin
Oboe: St James

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: Moiseiwitsch

Rachmaninov Prelude No 21 in B minor (Mono) Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor
Beethoven Concerto No 3 in C minor (Mono) Records


Unknown: Chopin Ballade

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: Your Concert Choice

Copland El salon Mexico: New
8.46 Reizenstein
Variations on The
Lambeth Walk
Philip Martin (piano)
8.59 Milhaud Le Boeuf sur la toit: National
Orch, France/Bernstein
9.19 Schickele Quodlibet for Small Orchestra CO/Jorge Mester
9.28 Boildieu Concerto
Claudia Antonelli (harp) Innsbruck Chamber
9.52 Delius A Late Lark Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor): RPO/Eric Fenby
9.59 Respighi Suite: Rossiniana: RPO/
Antal Dorati. Records


Piano: Philip Martin
Piano: Milhaud Le Boeuf
Unknown: Schickele Quodlibet
Harp: Claudia Antonelli
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Unknown: Eric Fenby
Unknown: Antal Dorati.

: Music Weekly

Scandinavian Season In search of the elusive
Danish character,
Michael Oliver talks with a number of Denmark's composers, musicologists, critics and commentators.
Producer Andrew Kurowski (RJlRpt tomorrow 2.00vm)


Talks: Michael Oliver
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: BBC Concert Orchestra

leader Martin Loveday conductor JiM Starek
Musorgsky Night on the Bare Mountain
Svendsen Zorahayda , Op 11
Smetana Wallenstein's


Leader: Martin Loveday
Conductor: Jim Starek
Unknown: Svendsen Zorahayda

: Haydn and Bartok

Emerson Quartet
Haydn Quartet in C, Op 33 No 3 (Bird)
Bartok Quartet No 2

: Venetian Virtuosi

Riccio Canzona a quattro
Cima Canzona No 6 a quattro
Fontana Sonata for violin and continuo
Castello Sonata a tre
Monica Huggett (violin) Bruce Dickey (cornett) Sarah Cunningham (cello); Charles Toet (trombone) Paul Nicholson
(harpsichord and organ) Nigel North (chitarrone)


Unknown: Riccio Canzona
Violin: Monica Huggett
Violin: Bruce Dickey
Cello: Sarah Cunningham
Cello: Charles Toet
Harpsichord: Paul Nicholson
Unknown: Nigel North

: Rubinstein on Record

The final programme with Graham Sheffield.
Artur Rubinstein (piano)
Schumann Traumeswirren
(Fantasiestilcke, Op 12) Schubert Wanderer
Fantasy (D 760)
Debussy La Fille aux cheveux de lin (Preludes Book 1: 8) Poissons d'or (Images Book 2: 3)
La Cathédrale engloutie (Preludes Book 1: 10)
Brahms Piano trio in B, Op 8, with Henryk Szeryng (violin) Pierre Fournier (cello) Chopin Nocturnes , Op 62. Records (R)


Unknown: Graham Sheffield.
Piano: Artur Rubinstein
Piano: Schumann Traumeswirren
Unknown: Brahms Piano
Violin: Henryk Szeryng
Cello: Pierre Fournier
Cello: Chopin Nocturnes

: Norrington Conducts the CBSO

leader Robert Heard with Maldwyn Davies (tenor);
Michael Thompson (horn) Weber Overture:
Britten Serenade, Op 31
3.30 Roger Norrington talks to Jeremy Hayes.
3.35 Beethoven
Symphony No 3 in Eflat,Op55 (Eroica) In association with 1MI) BBC Pebble Mill


Leader: Robert Heard
Tenor: Maldwyn Davies
Tenor: Michael Thompson
Talks: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Jeremy Hayes.

: Poet of the Month

Kit Wright is best known as a writer of humerous verse for both adults and children. He talks to Clive Wilmer. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Clive Wilmer.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: American Music for Women's Voices

BBC Singers conductor John Poole
Andrew Ball (piano) Thompson Frostiana
Janice Hamer Daughter Awake with the Moon
(first performance)
Copland Simple Gifts; What Do We Plant?


Conductor: John Poole
Piano: Andrew Ball
Piano: Thompson Frostiana
Piano: Janice Hamer Daughter

: For Jackie

A concert given in St James's Palace in aid of the Jacqueline du Pre
Memorial Fund Appeal in the presence of HRH The Duchess of Kent.
Yo Yo Ma (cello) Kathryn Stott (piano)
Stravinsky Suite Italienne
Brahms Sonata No 1 in E minor
(In association with IBM UK Ltd)


Unknown: St James
Piano: Kathryn Stott

: Monklands ... the Musical

Last September, the composer Ian McQueen informed the music classes of St Patrick's High School, Coatbridge, that they would be performing their own compositions in Airdrie Town Hall in eight weeks' time. The project is typical of the outreach work being done by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, inspired by its Associate Conductor and Composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.

McQueen unfolds the story of the children's progress, and the Lanarkshire Youth Orchestra's work on his own specially commissioned piece, Fanfares and Nocturnes, as they prepared for the big event.


Unknown: Ian McQueen
Unknown: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies
Producer: Jane Walker

: Towards Bach

Lully Suite (Roland)
Bach Orchestral Suite
No 2 in B minor
7.35 Interval Reading
7.40 Georg Muffat Suite: Laeta Poesis in G
(Florilegium Secundum) Bach Orchestral Suite
No 4 in D: La Petite
Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken (In association with BMW Ltd)


Unknown: Georg Muffat
Unknown: Laeta Poesis

: Wagner and David Matthews

Bournemouth Sinfonietta leader Richard Studt conductor
Roger Norrington
Jill Gomez (soprano)
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Matthews Cantiga : Song Cycle for Voice and Orchestra. BBC Bristol (R)


Leader: Richard Studt
Conductor: Roger Norrington
Soprano: Jill Gomez
Soprano: Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Soprano: Matthews Cantiga

: Verses for Mourning

The first of three programmes.
Zelenka Lamentations of the Prophet Jeremiah: First and Second
Michael Chance (alto) Michael George (bass) The Chandos Baroque Players. With reader Michael Kilgarriff


Unknown: Zelenka Lamentations
Reader: Michael Kilgarriff

: Helen Krizos and Peter Noke

(two pianos)
Debussy, arr Ravel Nocturnes
Ravel La Valse BBC Pebble Mill

: Third Ear

Chair Robert Hewison


Unknown: Robert Hewison

: Dark Night

A Lenten devotion drawn from the Spanish culture of the 16th century, recorded in the Chapel of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Music from Victoria's
Tenebrae Responsories: Amicus meus; Iudas mercator pessimus;
Unus ex discipulis meis; Tamquam ad latronem; Tenebrae factae sunt; Animam meam dilectam; Recessit pastor noster; 0 vos omnes;
Ecce quomodo moritur. Readings from the works of St John of the Cross and St Teresa of Avila. Readers
Michael Kilgarriff and Elizabeth Mansfield. Director of Music
Dr Richard Marlow


Readers: Michael Kilgarriff
Readers: Elizabeth Mansfield.
Unknown: Dr Richard Marlow

: The Sacred Mysteries of Heinrich Biber

The final programme.
'Of all the violin players of the last century, Biber seems to have been the best, and his solos are the most difficult and the most fanciful of any music I have seen of the same period.'
(Dr Burney, 1789)
Sonatas: No 14 in D
(The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary) No 15 in C
(The Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary) Passacaglia in G minor Catherine Mackintosh (violin); Timothy Kraemer (cello)
Alastair Ross (organ) Jakob Lindberg (archlute)


Violin: Catherine MacKintosh
Violin: Timothy Kraemer
Cello: Alastair Ross
Unknown: Jakob Lindberg

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