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: Open University

Maths: Eigenvalues and Eigenlines

: Morning Concert

Mozart Symphony in D (K 297) (Paris)
Berlin PO/Karl Bohm
7.20 Chopin Polonaise in C minor, Op 40 No 2
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
7.30am News
7.35 Auber Overture:
The Bronze Horse
Boston Pops Orchestra/ John Williams
7.42 Saint-Saens
Cello Concerto No 2 in D minor: Lynn Harrell Berlin RSO/Chailly
8.00 d'lndy Symphony on a French Mountain Song Aldo Ciccolini (piano) Paris Orchestra /
Serge Baudo. Records


Unknown: Chopin Polonaise
Unknown: John Williams
Unknown: Lynn Harrell Berlin
Piano: Aldo Ciccolini
Piano: Paris Orchestra
Piano: Serge Baudo.

: News

: Composers of the Week

Rameau Zoroastre: tragédie en musique in five acts (excerpts) (tenor) (bass) (sop) (sop) (sop) (bass)
Collegium Vocale, Ghent
La Petite Bande/S Kuijken Records


Zoroastre, founder of the Magi: John Elwes
Abramane,priest ofAhriman: Gregory Reinhart
Ermice, princess of Bactria: Mieke van Der Sluis
Amélite, heiress apparent to the Bactrian throne: Greta de Reyghere
Cephie, her confidant: Agnès Mellon
La Vengeance: Philippe Cantor

: Music from Slovakia

Vladimir Godar Partita for 54 strings, harpsichord, timpani and tubular bells: Slovak PO/
Andrew Parrott. Record


Unknown: Vladimir Godar Partita
Unknown: Andrew Parrott.

: Cello and Piano Recital

Maria Kliegel (cello)
Kristin Merscher (piano) Mendelssohn Sonata in D
David Popper Hungarian Rhapsody


Piano: Kristin Merscher
Piano: Mendelssohn Sonata
Unknown: David Popper

: The Round Earth's Imagined Corners

The second of three programmes recorded on tour by the BBC Northern Singers, conductor Stephen Wilkinson
Elgar 0 Wild West Wind There Is Sweet Music
Go, Song of Mine
Britten Hymn to the Virgin; Hymn to St Cecilia Walton Cantico del sole
Holst This Have I Done for My True Love


Conductor: Stephen Wilkinson

: BBC Scottish SO

leader Ben Buurman conductor
Owain Arwel Hughes Ronan O'Hora (piano) William Wallace Villon
Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 3
Sibelius Symphony No 5 (In association with the Royal Bank of Scotland)


Leader: Ben Buurman
Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes
Piano: William Wallace Villon

: News

: John Lill

at the City of London Festival, live from the Bishopsgate Hall.
Chopin Two Nocturnes: in E minor, Op 72 No 1; in C minor, Op 48 No 1 Ballade in F minor, Op 52 No 4
Liszt Sonata in B minor

: The Tales of Hoffmann

Offenbach's opera, sung in French. (ten) (sop) (mezzo) (bar) (bass) (bass-bar) (bar) (tenor) (ten) (mezzo) (tenor)(bass) (bass) (bass)
French Radio Chorus
French National Orch/Seiji Ozawa.


Unknown: Seiji Ozawa.
Hoffmann, a poet: Placido Domingo
Olympia, a doll/Antonia, a singer/Giulietta, a Courtesan: Edita Gruberova
Nicklausse, Hoffmann's: Claudia Eder
Lindorf, a Nuremberg concillor: Andreas Schmidt
Coppelius, a scientist: Gabriel Bacquier
Miracle, a physician: James Morris
Dapertutto, a sorcerer: Justino Diaz
Andres, a servant: Robert Gambill
Cochenille Pitichinaccio: Paul Crook
Frantz, Crespel's servant: Michel Senechal
Voice of Antonia's mother: Christa Ludwig
Spalanzani, an inventor: Gerard Friedmann
Schlemil, Giulietta lover: Richard van Allan
Crespel, Antonia's father: Harald Stamm
Luther, an innkeeper: Kurt Rydl
Students: Nathanael: Robin Leggate
Hermann: Urban Malmberg (bass)

: Haydn and George Nicholson

Fairfield Quartet
Haydn Quartet in B flat, Op 33 No 4
Nicholson Quartet No 2

: Mainly for Pleasure

Presented by Fritz Spiegl
Producer David Gallagher


Presented By: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: David Gallagher

: News

: More Barnes's People

Five monologues by Peter Barnes.
2: Billy and Me
With Alan Rickman.
Jennings, Billy, the Major, Aunt Agnes and Uncle Pat - they are all of one mind!
Director Tracey Neale (R)


Unknown: Peter Barnes.
Unknown: Alan Rickman.
Director: Tracey Neale

: Brahms

Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 38; Violin Sonata in D minor, Op 108; Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in A minor, Op 114 Oleg Kagan (violin)
Natalia Gutman (cello)
Eduard Brunner (clarinet) Vasilii Lobanov (piano)


Violin: Oleg Kagan
Cello: Natalia Gutman
Clarinet: Eduard Brunner
Piano: Vasilii Lobanov

: Poet of the Month

Charles Causley introduces and reads a selection of his own poetry.


Introduces: Charles Causley

: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Steuart Bedford
Tatyana Nikolaeva (piano)
Purcell Two Fantasias in Bach Concerto in D minor (BWV 1052)
Purcell, ed Britten Chacony in G minor
Haydn Symphony No 22 in E flat (Philosopher) (R)


Conductor: Steuart Bedford
Piano: Tatyana Nikolaeva
Unknown: Britten Chacony

: Music in Our Time

Music by Steve Reich Vermont Counterpoint New York Counterpoint Sextet played by Steve Reich and musicians.
Introduced by Martin Cotton


Music By: Steve Reich Vermont
Played By: Steve Reich
Introduced By: Martin Cotton

: Composers of the Week

Brigg Fair; In a Summer Garden; A Mass of Life: Part 2 No 4 (At Noon in the Meadows); The Walk to the Paradise Garden

: News

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