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: Open University

Language and Authority

: Morning Concert

Mozart Symphony No 26 in E flat
Prague CO/Mackerras
7.09 Dvorak Cypresses Nos1,2,5,9, 11 Hagen Quartet
7.30am News
7.35 Chabrier Overture:
Gwendoline: French
National Orchestra/
Armin Jordan
7.46 Francaix Quintet No 1: Aulas Wind Quintet
8.05 Debussy Jeux Rotterdam PO/
James Conlon. Records


Unknown: Armin Jordan
Unknown: James Conlon.

: News

: Composers of the Week

Echoes of Songs Overture: My Home
Czech PO/Karel Ancerl
Moravian Duets, Op 32 Nos 1-7:
Stanislav Bogunia (piano)
Kiihn Mixed Chorus/
Pavel Kiihn
Bagatelles, Op 47
Juilliard Quartet Members Rudolf Firkusny (harmonium)
Slavonic Dances, Op 46
Nos 6 and 7: Artur Balsam
Gena Raps (pianos) Furiant (Czech Suite, Op 39): Czech PO/
Vaclav Neumann. Records


Piano: Stanislav Bogunia
Unknown: Pavel Kiihn
Unknown: Rudolf Firkusny
Unknown: Artur Balsam
Pianos: Gena Raps
Unknown: Vaclav Neumann.

: The French Flute Tradition

Four programmes. Michelle Lee (flute) Julius Drake (piano) Arrieu Sonatine
Jolivet Capers
Gaubert Nocturne et
Allegro Scherzando Bozza Image
Dutilleux Sonatine


Flute: Michelle Lee
Piano: Julius Drake
Piano: Arrieu Sonatine
Piano: Jolivet Capers

: Shostakovich

Ballet Suite No 3
SNO/Neeme Jarvi. Record

: Music from Portugal

The Florentine composer Lodovico Giustini composed the first published music for the fortepiano. Melvyn Tan plays a selection of his sonatas of 1732: No 1 in G minor; No 3 in F; No 10 in F minor; No 7 in G. (R)


Unknown: Lodovico Giustini
Unknown: Melvyn Tan

: College Concert

BBC PO, conductor Stephen Bishop -
Kovacevich (piano)
Webern Five Movements, Op 5
Mozart Piano Concerto
No 24 in C minor (K 491) Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica)


Conductor: Stephen Bishop

: News

: Cello and Piano

Raphael and Peter Wallfisch
Mozart, arr Busoni Andantino (from the Piano Concerto K 271) Dallapiccola Ciaconna , Intermezzo e Adagio for cello
Brahms Sonata in E minor, Op 38 (R)


Unknown: Peter Wallfisch
Unknown: Busoni Andantino
Unknown: Dallapiccola Ciaconna
Cello: Brahms Sonata

: The Pupils of Carl Flesch

4: Ginette Neveu
Ravel Tzigane
Philharmonic SO of New
York/Charles Munch Strauss Violin Sonata Gustaf Beck (piano) Falla, arr Kreisler Danse espagnole
Jean Neveu (piano) Chausson Poeme
Philharmonic SO of New
York/Charles Munch
Suk Four Pieces
Jean Neveu (piano)
Kreisler Variations on a Theme of Corelli
Gustaf Beck (piano) Sibelius Concerto in D minor: Philharmonia/
Walter SiiSSkind. Records


Violin: Munch Strauss
Piano: Gustaf Beck
Unknown: Kreisler Danse
Piano: Jean Neveu

: New Zealand Week

A sequence in which composer and conductor William Southgate introduces a personal selection of pieces featuring New Zealand artists: with Douglas Lilburn's Aotearoa
Donald Mclntyre (baritone) singing Wagner, ending with Southgate's own To the Man in the Hat: NZ Jazz Orchestra. Records Producer Andrew Kurowski


Introduces: William Southgate
Baritone: Donald McLntyre
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Val Cunningham Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: Val Cunningham
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: News

: A Day in Spring on a Distant Coast

A sound picture of the seascape of Japan, using poetry and prose by Japanese and foreign writers and actuality recordings. With Jim Norton as Lafcadio Hearn. Reader
Megumi Shimanuki. Compiled and translated by Stephen Henry Gill
Producer Piers Plowright (R)


Unknown: Jim Norton
Reader: Lafcadio Hearn.
Reader: Megumi Shimanuki.
Translated By: Stephen Henry Gill
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Alfred Schnittke

Borodin String Quartet
Ludmilla Berlinsky (piano) Mozart Quartet in D minor (K 421)
Shostakovich Quartet No 1 in C, Op 49
8.15 Gerard McBurney reveals how Schnittke's friendship with particular performers has affected his music. (R)
8.35 Schnittke
Piano Quintet (R)


Piano: Ludmilla Berlinsky
Unknown: Gerard McBurney

: Ravel

Piano Concerto in G
Anne Queffelec (piano) Strasbourg PO/
Alain Lombard. Records


Piano: Anne Queffelec
Unknown: Alain Lombard.

: Drama Now

Against the Grain
The wealthy aesthete,
Jean Floressas Due des
Esseintes indulges in strange diversions and perverse pleasures at his country retreat, in an attempt to escape 'this vile century of progress'. Written by Peter Tegel from the novel A Rebours by Joris Karl Huysmans. Director Richard Wortley (R)


Unknown: Jean Floressas
Written By: Peter Tegel
Unknown: Joris Karl Huysmans.
Director: Richard Wortley (r)
Jean One: John Rye
Jean Two: Brett Usher
Fernand: Alan Dudley
Yvette: Katherine Parr
Julie/Nina: Jenny Howe
Mother/Orchid: Elizabeth Kelly
Ringmaster/Novelist: Vincent Brimble
Priest/Painter: Simon Treves
Theo/Poet: Nigel Carrington
Urania: Fern Arfin
Porter/Doctor: Michael Kilgarriff
Assistant: Brian Miller

: Composers of the Week

Hanns Eisler
To Be Sung in the Streets; Song of the Cottonpickers;
Song of Supply and Demand; Oh Fallada,
There You Are Hanging; Songs from Die Mutter; Songs from Kampflieder; Music from the Film


Unknown: Hanns Eisler

: News

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