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: Open University

Humour in Classical Music

: Morning Concert

Rossini Overture: The
Italian Girl in Algiers
National PO/
Riccardo Chailly
7.09 Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 12
Jorge Bolet (piano)
7.20 Bax Symphonic Scherzo
RPO/Vernon Handley
7.30am News
7.35 Dukas The
Sorcerer's Apprentice
Berlin PO/James Levine
7.46 Falla Ritual Fire j Dance (El amor brujo)
Montreal SO/Dutoit
7.51 Françaix Danses exotiques
Mainz Wind Ensemble
8.02 Chopin Polonaise in A flat, Op 53 (Heroic)
I Malcolm Frager (piano)
! 8.09 Gounod Ballet music from Faust
Rotterdam PO/
David Zinman. Records j 8.30am News


Unknown: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: Chopin Polonaise
Piano: Malcolm Frager
Unknown: David Zinman.

: Bournemouth Sinfonietta

conductor Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano)
Poulenc Sinfonietta
Mozart Piano Concerto
No 11 in F (K 413) (R)

: Record Release

from 10.55 Gombert Lugebat David Absalon Hilliard Ensemble
9.41 Boyce Solomon : Part Bronwen Mills (soprano) Howard Crook (tenor) Parley of Instruments and Choir/Roy Goodman
10.21 Mozart Quartet in B flat (K 589) Endellion String Quartet
10.45 Mehul Symphony No 2 in D: Les Musiciens ' du Louvre/Minkowski
11.10 Shostakovich ; Violin Concerto No Boris Belkin RPO/Ashkenazy. Records


Unknown: David Absalon
Unknown: Boyce Solomon
Tenor: Howard Crook

: Test Match Special

England v India:
Third day of the First
Cornhill Test at Lord's.
1.05pm News
1.10 A View from the Boundary: with guest the Rt Hon John Major , MP.
1.30 County Scoreboard
1.40-6.30 Commentary Producer Peter Baxter


Unknown: John Major
Producer: Peter Baxter

: Jill Gomez and Graham Johnson

(soprano and piano) Schubert Im Fruhling; Die Mainacht; Erntelied; Herbst; Winterlied; An mein Hen; Frohlingsglaube Britten The Poet's Echo Roberto Gerhard Cancionero (1957) (R)


Unknown: Roberto Gerhard

: News

: Words

Four reflections on the public understanding of science by Professor John Durant.
3: Where Scientific Terms Come From


Unknown: Professor John Durant.

: The Classical Guitar at Esztergom

Martin Myslivecek Peter Eben Toccata Urban Three Spanish Pieces Petr Fiala Sonatina Milan Tesar Four Childhood Moods

: Mozart

Sonata in A minor (K310) and Sonata in A (K 331) played by Christopher Kite on a Viennese fortepiano made by Johann Fritz 1813. (R)


Played By: Christopher Kite
Unknown: Johann Fritz

: Seventies Sondheim on Broadway

Six programmes. 2: Follies Mark Steyn features performances from Follies in Concert, recorded at the Lincoln Center, with Barbara Cook , Lee Remick , Mandy Patinkin , George Hearn and Elaine Stritch.


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Barbara Cook
Unknown: Lee Remick
Unknown: Mandy Patinkin
Unknown: George Hearn
Unknown: Elaine Stritch.

: Music from Bologna

Late-17th-century concertos and sonatas by Torelli, Giovan Battista Vitali , Cazzati and the young Corelli, played by London Baroque . (R)


Unknown: Giovan Battista Vitali
Played By: London Baroque

: Interpretations on Record

Schumann's Cello Concerto has been recorded over 30 times, yet it is hardly a popular crowd-puller. Leo Black looks at changes in approach to the work over half a century and considers the relationship between soloist and conductor. Producer Arthur Johnson


Unknown: Leo Black
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: A Pause of Thought

Piano music by William Baines (1899-1922) played by Eric Parkin. Coloured Leaves;
Silverpoints; Nocturne (Piano Sonata No 2);
Twilight Pieces; The Chimes


Music By: William Baines
Played By: Eric Parkin.

: Proms 1990

Colin Parr (clarinet) CBSO Chorus
Simon Halsey Singers City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra conductor Simon Rattle live from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Brahms Symphony No 4
8.10 Peter Paul Nash talks with American composer John Adams about his growing reputation as a conductor. Producer Ray Abbott (R)
8.30 Debussy Rhapsody for clarinet and orchestra John Adams Harmonium


Clarinet: Colin Parr
Singers: Simon Halsey
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Albert Hall
Talks: Peter Paul Nash
Unknown: John Adams
Producer: Ray Abbott
Unknown: John Adams Harmonium

: Three Alhambra Tales

In 1829 Washington Irving travelled to
Granada where, staying at the old Moorish
Palace of Alhambra, he soon fell under the spell of its exotic tales.
1: The Legend of the Arabian Astrologer
Reader Neville Jason. Producer John Theocharis
Mono (R)


Reader: Neville Jason.
Producer: John Theocharis

: Medici String Quartet

Mathias Quartet No 3
10.15 Interval Reading
10.20 Schubert Quartet in A minor (D 804) (R)

: A Sequence of Nocturnes

played by the pianist Paul Crossley. Records


Pianist: Paul Crossley.

: Music from South India

Prapancham Sitaram (flute);
Anoor Ramkrishna (violin); Vidwan Rajagopal (mrdangam)


Flute: Anoor Ramkrishna

: News

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