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: Open University

Open Forum: News and Features

: Morning Concert

Bach Brandenburg
Concerto No 6 in B flat (BWV 1051): ECO/
Leppard (harpsichord) Weber Concertino:
Emma Johnson (clarinet) ECO/Charles Groves


Clarinet: Emma Johnson

: News

7.35 Brahms Academic
Festival Overture
Berlin PO/Abbado
7.45 Rossini La serenata
June Anderson (soprano) Raul Gimenez (tenor) Nina Walker (piano)
7.49 Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto in F minor
Patrick Harrild (tuba) LSO/Bryden Thomas
8.02 Respighi The Pines
. of Rome: Berlin PO/
Karajan. Records


Tenor: Raul Gimenez
Piano: Nina Walker
Unknown: Patrick Harrild

: News

: Composers of the Week

3: Life's Dance
A Mass of Life: Part 2
Nos 2, 3 (The Song of the Lyre; The Dance-Song) Soloists; London
Philharmonic Choir;
LPO/Groves; Requiem Heather Harper (sop) John Shirley-Quirk (bar) Royal Choral Society RPO/Meredith Davies


Unknown: Heather Harper
Unknown: John Shirley-Quirk

: Piano Trios

The first of two programmes: York Trio Mozart Trio in C (K 548) Buxton Orr Trio No 1
Beethoven Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)

: Handel

Water Music Suite
English Concert/
Trevor Pinnock. Records


Unknown: Trevor Pinnock.

: Midweek Choice

with Susan Sharpe.
Walter Leigh Music for String Orchestra: LPO/ Nicholas Braithwaite
Pleyel Symphonie Concertante
Instrumental Ensemble
Koln CO/Muller-Bruhl
Hindemith Harp Sonata Osian Ellis (harp)
Mendelssohn Symphony No 1: Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Kurt
Masur Britten A Midsummer
Night's Dream: Act 3 (extracts): Soloists
LSO/Benjamin Britten Schmidt Toccata in C
Andreas Juffinger (organ) Haydn, arr Swann Surprise Symphony: Andante
Soloists of BBC Music Division; Hoffnung SO/ Lawrence Leonard. Records


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Walter Leigh Music
Harp: Osian Ellis
Unknown: Masur Britten
Unknown: Britten Schmidt Toccata
Unknown: Andreas Juffinger
Unknown: Lawrence Leonard.

: News

: Concert Hall

live from the BBC, London. Sherban Lupu (violin) Ian Hobson (piano)
Schubert Fantasy Paganini, arr Liszt La Chasse; La Campanella Wieniawski Russian
Ernst Hungarian Airs


Violin: Sherban Lupu
Piano: Ian Hobson
Piano: Schubert Fantasy

: To Get a Little Closer to the Truth

Another chance to hear
John Lucas 's portrait of Dame Myra Hess (1890-1965) with contributions from those who knew her and archive material of Dame
Myra herself. And at 2.45 a record of Dame Myra playing Beethoven's Sonata in E, Op 109.


Unknown: John Lucas
Unknown: Dame Myra Hess

: Vintage Years

Frank Martin conducts his own music.
Overture and Epilogue (The Tempest)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(baritone); Berlin PO Harpsichord Concerto Christiane Jaccottet
(harpsichord); Lausanne CO ; Three Monologues from
Jedermann Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Berlin PO. Records


Unknown: Frank Martin
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Harpsichord: Christiane Jaccottet
Harpsichord: Lausanne Co
Unknown: Jedermann Dietrich

: Choral Evensong

live from Exeter Cathedral.
Introit: Lord, for Thy Tender Mercy's Sake (anon);Responses: Humphrey Clucas ; Psalms: 59, 60, 61
(Barnby, Parratt, Kelway, Stewart, Lloyd); Lessons (RSV): I Samuel 3, vv
1-19; Luke 13, vv 22-35; Canticles: Westminster
Service (Howells);
Anthem: Cantique de Jean Racine (Faure);
Hymn: Father, Lord of All Creation (Abbot's Leigh) Organ voluntary: Piece heroTque (Franck)
Organist and Master of the Choristers
Lucian Nethsinga Assistant Organist Paul Morgan


Unknown: Humphrey Clucas
Unknown: Lucian Nethsinga
Organist: Paul Morgan

: Carolan's Concerto

David Byers introduces the first of two programmes of music by the Irish harper Turlough Carolan. Records


Introduces: David Byers
Harper: Turlough Carolan.

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Fiona Talkington Producer Hugh Warwick


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Producer: Hugh Warwick

: News

: A World Dense with Promise

The second of six talks by novelist and scholar
Rachel Trickett about her childhood, providing a record of a Lancashire family from 1900 until the outbreak of the Second World War.


Unknown: Rachel Trickett

: Alfred Schnittke

with Gerard McBurney. Gidon Kremer (violin)
Veronika Hagen (viola) Clemens Hagen (cello) Schubert Trio in B flat (D 471) (fragment)
Schnittke Stille Music for violin and cello (first UK broadcast) String Trio (1985)
Mozart Divertimento in E flat (K 563)
(Final programme Sunday 2.55pm)


Unknown: Gerard McBurney.
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Viola: Veronika Hagen
Cello: Clemens Hagen
Cello: Schubert Trio
Unknown: Schnittke Stille Music

: Signposts and Souvenirs

A City in Transit
Philip Brady explores the changing landscape of Berlin, travelling against the tide from West to East: from the capitalist present to a grander, older Berlin, east of the Wall.
Artists, writers, theatre people and passers-by remember their city's past and talk about what Berlin means now.
Producer Elizabeth Burke (R)


Unknown: Philip Brady
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: The Eye of Silence

Rosemary Furniss (violin) Duke Dobing and Deborah Davis (flutes)
City of London Sinfonia/ Richard Hickox
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4
Barry Guy The Eye of Silence


Violin: Rosemary Furniss
Violin: Duke Dobing
Flutes: Deborah Davis
Unknown: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Barry Guy

: Composers of the Week

Overture: Husitski, Op 67; Larghetto (Quintet in E flat, Op 97);
Oratorio: Saint Ludmilla
(Part 3), Op 71

: News

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