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: Open University

Love and Wit in Twelfth Night

: Morning Concert

Tchaikovsky Polonaise (Eugene Onegin )
Royal Opera House Orchestra/
Colin Davis
7.05 Strauss Horn
Concerto No 2 in Eflat Peter Damm (hom) Dresden State
Rudolf Kempe


Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Colin Davis
Horn: Strauss Horn
Unknown: Peter Damm
Unknown: Rudolf Kempe

: News

7.35 Berlioz Overture: The Corsaire
Montreal SO/Dutoit
7.43 Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in A minor Tomas Sosnowski : Camerata Bern
7.54 Nazareth Two Tangos
Arthur Moreira Lima (piano)
8.00 Dvorak The Water Goblin: Czech PO/ Zdenck Chalabala Records


Unknown: Tomas Sosnowski
Unknown: Camerata Bern
Unknown: Zdenck Chalabala

: News

: Composers of the Week

Concert Royal No 3 in A Trio
Sonnerie Jucunda vox ecclesiae (Motet for St Augustin) Jill Feldman and Isabelle Poulenard (sopranos)
Jaap ter Linden (viola da gamba)
Davitt Moroney (organ) Les Nations: Suite No 2
(L'espagnole) Hesperion XX
Director Jordi Savall. Records


Unknown: Sonnerie Jucunda
Unknown: Jill Feldman
Sopranos: Isabelle Poulenard
Sopranos: Jaap Ter Linden
Unknown: Davitt Moroney
Director: Jordi Savall.

: Thomas Rajna

Rajna Preludes Nos 1, 4, 5 and 11 Rachmaninov Sonata No 2 in Bflat minor (revised version) (R)

: Weber

Trio in G minor, Op 63 Nash Ensemble Records

: Chansons de femme

New London Consort
Etienne de Meaux Trop est mes maris jalos anon Por coi me bait mes maris; Bele Yolanz Richart de Fournival
Onques n'amai tant con jefui amee anon Li debounaires Dieus m'a mis en sa prison
Audefroi le Bastart Bele Ysabiaus, pucele bien aprise. BBC North


Unknown: Bele Yolanz

: BBC Scottish SO in Nuremberg

Geoffrey Trabichoff conductor
Jerzy Maksymiuk
Robert Cohen (cello)
James MacMillan Tryst Shostakovich Cello Concerto No 1
Dvorak Symphony No 7 BBC Scotland


Conductor: Geoffrey Trabichoff
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Cello: Robert Cohen
Cello: James MacMillan

: News

: John Bingham

Szymanowski Metopes Chopin Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58 (R)

: Chicago SO

conductor Georg Solti Brahms Variations on the St Anthony Chorale Lutoslawski Symphony No 3
Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor (WFMT recording)


Conductor: Georg Solti

: Leipzig Radio Choir

conductor Professor Gurt Frischmut
Brahms Motet , Op 74: Warum ist das Licht gegeben den Muhseligen Reger Zwei geistliche Gesange aus Op 138: Unser leiben Frauen TraumNachtlied ;
Weismann Derr Herr ist neine Hirte (Ps 23) BBC Wales (R)


Unknown: Gurt Frischmut
Unknown: Brahms Motet
Unknown: Muhseligen Reger Zwei
Unknown: Weismann Derr Herr

: Gillian Weir

Plays the 1714 organ of St Michel en
Thierache, France.
Marchand Dialogue in C (Troisieme Livre) Dandrieu Pieces en
4 Mi La; Magnificat in A minor

: For a Later Age....

The fifth of nine Programmes.
Lindsay Quartet
Patrick Ireland (viola)
Beethoven Quartet in F (arr from Piano Sonata In E Op 14 No 1)
Quintet in C, Op 29 (R)


Viola: Patrick Ireland

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Fiona Talkington Producer Hugh Warwick


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Producer: Hugh Warwick

: News

: Third Ear

South African writer Rian Matan , a blood relative of the inventor of apartheid, whose extraordinary indictment of South Africa My Traitor's Heart has just been published, talks with fellow countryman Christopher Hope. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Rian Matan
Unknown: Christopher Hope.
Producer: Tim Dee

: The Composer Conducts

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra leader Dennis Simons Penderecki Threnody; Symphony No 2 BBC North


Leader: Dennis Simons

: Ben Venga Maggio!

A musical celebration of May Day, set in 16th-century Italy with echoes from the songs and masquerades of Carnival. The character of Colombina, written by Michelene Wandor and played by Fiona Shaw , weaves in and out of the revellers, a spectator and yet a participant.
Linda Hurst (mezzo) John Potter and Mark Padmore (tenors) Musica Antiqua ofLondon/
Philip Thorby
Producer Judith Roles


Written By: Michelene Wandor
Played By: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Linda Hurst
Unknown: John Potter
Tenors: Mark Padmore
Tenors: Musica Antiqua
Producer: Judith Roles

: Drama Now

Trouble Sleeping by Nick Ward.
Rosemary and her grown-up son have lived in prolonged self-absorbed rural isolation. The return of Rosemary's widowed sister is treated as a threat.
Director Nick Ward
Producer Penny Gold
(In association with the Royal
National Theatre Studio)


Unknown: Nick Ward.
Terence Daley: Jim Broadbent
Ursula: Constance Chapman
Rosemary Daley: Patricia Routledge
Angela: Miranda Foster

: Composers of the Week

Brahms: the 1880s
Hungarian Dancesfor Piano Duet Nos 14,15,
18,19,20,21; Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98

: News

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