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: Open University

Justice and Power in King Lear

: Morning Concert

Caucasian Sketches
Vladimir Fedoseyev


Unknown: Vladimir Fedoseyev

: News

7.35 Debussy, orch Biisser Petite suite
French National
Radio Orchestra/
Jean Martinon
7.48 Bach French Suite in G (BWV816)
Glenn Gould (piano)
7.58 Chopin, arr
Douglas Les Sylphides Berlin PO/
Herbert von Karajan Records


Unknown: Jean Martinon
Piano: Glenn Gould
Unknown: Herbert von Karajan

: News

: Composers of the Week

Richard Strauss
Orchestral music: 1886-9.
Symphonic fantasy in G: Aus Italien, Op 16 SNO/Neeme Jarvi
Tone poem: Don Juan , Op 20: Chicago SO/ Fritz Reiner. Records


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Don Juan
Unknown: Fritz Reiner.

: Alwyn and Martinu

Christopher Hyde-Smith (flute)
Andrew Schulman (cello) Jane Dodd (piano) Alwyn Flute Sonata Martinu Trio in F
Alwyn Trio


Flute: Christopher Hyde-Smith
Cello: Andrew Schulman
Piano: Jane Dodd

: The Age of Chivalry

A Vision of Medieval English Music
David Fallows introduces music that shows the close connection between English and French culture during the Middle Ages. Sequentia:
Barbara Thornton
(voice/organetto) Laura Jeppesen (fiddle/vielle)
Edmund Brownless (voice) Benjamin Bagby
(voice/harp/symphony) (R)


Introduces: David Fallows
Unknown: Barbara Thornton
Unknown: Laura Jeppesen
Unknown: Edmund Brownless
Unknown: Benjamin Bagby

: Malvern Festival 1990

Moray Welsh (cello) BBC Welsh SO leader Cynthia Fleming conductor Grant Llewellyn Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps
Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Britten Symphony for cello and orchestra, Op 68
12.10 Interval Reading
12.15 Sibelius Symphony No 1 in E minor
(In association with Morgan Motor Co Ltd)


Leader: Cynthia Fleming
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Conductor: Vaughan Williams

: News

: Innovator and Visionary

Ten programmes surveying Beethoven's piano music.
Ronan 0' Hora (piano) Sonata in A, Op 2 No 2 Bagatelles, Op 33

: A Beat in Time

The second of six weekly programmes looking at the development of the art of conducting over the years. Today's programme includes:
Weber Overture: Oberon conductor Arthur Nikisch
Midsummer Night's Dream (excerpts) conductor
Charles Mackerras
Beethoven Symphony No 4 in B flat conductor
Roger Norrington


Conductor: Arthur Nikisch
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Conductor: Roger Norrington

: Summer Music

from the University of Wales, Bangor. Capricorn:
Ileana Ruhemann (flute) Christopher O'Neal (oboe) Anthony Lamb (clarinet) Stephen Stirling (horn)
Catherine Edwards (piano) Norbert Blume (viola) Timothy Mason (cello)
Enno Senft (double-bass) Mozart Trio in E flat for clarinet, viola and piano (K 498) (Kegelstatt)
Elliott Carter Sonata for flute, oboe, cello and harpsichord
4.35 Interval Reading
4.40 Anders Nordentoft
The Nervous Saurian
(first UK performance) Hummel Septet in D minor, Op 74


Flute: Ileana Ruhemann
Oboe: Christopher O'Neal
Clarinet: Anthony Lamb
Horn: Stephen Stirling
Piano: Catherine Edwards
Viola: Norbert Blume
Cello: Timothy Mason
Double-Bass: Enno Senft
Unknown: Elliott Carter Sonata

: Mainly for Pleasure

Presented by Roger Nichols Producer Nick Morgan


Presented By: Roger Nichols
Producer: Nick Morgan

: News

: Three Japanese Miniatures

1: Rain
The early summer rain - water laps and frogs are swimming at our very doors.
Thoughts on Japanese rainfall, devised and compiled from eastern and western sources by Stephen Henry Gill with his own translation of haiku poetry.
Readers Togo Igawa,
John Moffatt , Jim Norton and Megumi Shimanuki. Producer Piers Plowright (R)


Unknown: Stephen Henry Gill
Unknown: John Moffatt
Unknown: Jim Norton
Unknown: Megumi Shimanuki.
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Proms 1990

Dmitry Sitkovetsky (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra leader Bela Dekany conductor Andrew Davis live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Beethoven Symphony No 2 in D
Anthony Payne 77me's Arrow (BBC commission: first performance)
8.30 Anthony Payne gives his own immediate reactions on hearing his Time's Arrow in performance for the first time. And Michael Hall chairs a discussion with Diana Burrell ,
Calum MacDonald and Gerard McBurney about their impressions of the work.
8.50 Elgar Violin
Concerto in B minor


Violin: Dmitry Sitkovetsky
Leader: Bela Dekany
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Royal Albert
Unknown: Anthony Payne
Unknown: Anthony Payne
Unknown: Michael Hall
Unknown: Diana Burrell
Unknown: Calum MacDonald
Unknown: Gerard McBurney

: Drama Now

The Stalin Sonata
David Zane Mairowitz 's play, winner of a Giles Cooper Award.
'Secretary Stalin' gives the Moscow radio station
24 hours to make a recording of his favourite pianist playing Mozart. But she is in prison with her fingers smashed.
With Mary Nash (piano) Director Richard Wortley (R)


Unknown: David Zane Mairowitz
Unknown: Giles Cooper
Piano: Mary Nash
Director: Richard Wortley
Maria Lvovna Dzerinsky: Barbara Jefford
Semyon Pavlovitch: Clive Merrison
Mikhail Karlovitch: Philip Voss
Pavel llytch: Ian Targett
Doctor: Jane Leonard
Jailer: Brian Miller
State Prosecutor: Donald Gee

: Composers of the Week

Rameau Zafs : pastorale héroïque in a prologue and four acts (excerpts)


Unknown: Rameau Zafs

: News

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