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: Open University

Chinese Nuclear Policies

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: Bach's 48: Book 2

Bach Preludes and Fugues Nos 5 and 6: Ton Koopman (harpsichord) anon Aria: Willst du dein
Hen mir schenken (Anna Magdalena 's Notebook) Elly Ameling (soprano) Gustav Leonhardt
Bach Preludes and Fugues Nos 7 and 8. Records


Unknown: Willst du Dein
Unknown: Anna Magdalena
Soprano: Elly Ameling
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Harpsichord: Bach Preludes

: News

: The Broadside Ballad

The last programme, featuring settings of Dowland's Lachrimae,
Go from My Window and songs associated with Shakespeare: Dowland Consort and others. Records
Series producer Judith Roles


Producer: Judith Roles

: News

: Your Concert Choice

Bantock Fifine at the Fair (Mono)
RPO/Thomas Beecham
9.08 Bridge Cello Sonata in D minor: Raphael Wallfisch (cello)
Peter Wallfisch (piano)
9.31 Sibelius Suite champStre: Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi
9.39 Vaughan Williams Silent Noon: Linda
Finnie (mezzo-soprano) Anthony Legge (piano)
9.44 Rubinstein
Symphony No 2 (Ocean) SO of the Ministry of Culture/Mansurov. Records


Unknown: Bantock Fifine

: Music Weekly

with Michael Oliver.
From Barricades to
Leanne Langley reads between the lines of early-19th-century musical journalism. A Harvest of Composers: June Emerson visits
Albania for the May Concerts.
Musical Landscapes: John McCabe scans the far horizons.
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Michael Oliver.
Unknown: Leanne Langley
Unknown: John McCabe
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: BBC Welsh SO

conductor Elgar Howarth lona Brown (violin)
Vivaldi The Four Seasons


Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Violin: Lona Brown

: Tippett Fantasia

Concertante on a Theme ofCorelli; Symphony No 2

: Beethoven and Schumann

Benjamin Luxon (bar) David Willison (piano)
Beethoven An die feme Geliebte, Op 98
Schumann Dichterliebe, Op 48


Piano: David Willison

: English Concert

director Trevor Pinnock
Simon Standage (violin) Paul Goodwin (oboe)
Haydn Symphony No 26 (Lamentatione)
Mozart Rondo for violin and orchestra in C (K 373) Haydn Symphony No 39 in G minor
2.45 Interval Reading
2.50 Mozart Oboe
Concerto in C (K 314)
Haydn Symphony No 47 in G (Joke) (R)


Harpsichord: Trevor Pinnock
Violin: Simon Standage
Oboe: Paul Goodwin
Unknown: Mozart Rondo

: Boats Come Back to Harbour

A poem by Patrick Howarth. Music Peter Cork.
Readers Zelah Clarke and Anthony Quayle. (R)


Unknown: Patrick Howarth.
Readers: Peter Cork.
Readers: Zelah Clarke
Readers: Anthony Quayle.

: Alfred Schnittke

Five programmes celebrating his music in the context of significant Soviet and European works, introduced by Gerard McBurney.
Borodin String Quartet Ludmilla Berlinsky (piano) Shostakovich Quartet No 7 in F sharp minor
Mahler, compl Schnittke Piano Quartet in A minor Schnittke Quartet No 3 Shostakovich Quartet No 8 in C minor


Introduced By: Gerard McBurney.
Piano: Ludmilla Berlinsky

: New Zealand Week

Celebrity recital with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
(soprano) and Roger Vignoles (piano). Liszt Die Lorelei
Oh, quandje dors Pace non trovo
Ravel Cinq mélodies grecques
Rachmaninov Vocalise
Granados La maja y el ruisehor
Obradors Cinco candones clasicas espaholas. Records


Soprano: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Soprano: Roger Vignoles

: Opera News

with James Naughtie Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Haydn and Bridge

Haydn Trio in E flat (H XV 10)
Bridge Phantasie Trio Barbican Piano Trio (R)

: The Lady from the Sea

Henrik Ibsen 's classic drama of Ellida, who after a torrid affair with a sailor has settled for marriage to a kind, elderly doctor. But the sailor returns....
With Cheryl Campbell Michael Gough.
Translator Robert Ferguson Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Henrik Ibsen
Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Michael Gough.
Unknown: Robert Ferguson
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Ellida: Cheryl Campbell
Wangel: Michael Gough
Bolette: Saskia Reeves
Arnholm: Niall Buggy
Lyngstrand: Simon Treves
Hilde: Jane Slavin
Stranger: Vincent Brimble
Ballested: James Greene

: Ensemble 415

G B Sammartini Quintet in G
Schubert Trio in F,
Op 16 No 4: Luciano Sgrizzi (fortepiano)
Chiara Banchini (violin) Philipp Bosbach (cello) Records


Unknown: Luciano Sgrizzi
Violin: Chiara Banchini
Cello: Philipp Bosbach

: Third Ear

Robert Hewison discusses the arts and local government with Malcolm Thornton , MP, and Simon Mundy.


Unknown: Robert Hewison
Unknown: Malcolm Thornton
Unknown: Simon Mundy.

: Meditation for St Peterstide

from Wells Cathedral with the choir.
Readers Brian Gear and John Touhey
With Golden Splendour (Mode i); Jesus Calls Us (Herald); The Call (G Herbert , arr R V
Williams); God You Are Clothed with Light (Harewood);Tues
Petrus (Palestrina); 0
Lord Increase Our Faith
(Loosemore); In Monte Oliveti (Ingegneri);
Drop, Drop, Slow Tears (Walton); Organ
Voluntary: Tu es Petrus (Mulet); Readings from Mark 1 and 2; Matthew 16, 17 and 26; Luke 22 and John 21.
Choirmaster/Organist Anthony Crossland Assistant Organist Christopher Brayne


Readers: Brian Gear
Readers: John Touhey
Unknown: G Herbert
Organist: Anthony Crossland
Organist: Christopher Brayne

: Debussy and Ravel

Tom Plaunt (piano) Debussy Estampes
Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales (R)

: News

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