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: Open University

Maths: Maxima and Minima

: Morning Concert

Schubert Overture:
Die Zauberharfe
London Classical
Players/Roger Norrington
7.10 Schumann Toccata
Howard Shelley (piano)
7.18 Tchaikovsky Dances from the Oprichnk Orch of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/Colin Davis

: News

7.35 Boccherini
Symphony in B flat
Tafelmusik/Jean Lamon
7.52 Dvorak
Serenade for strings LPO/Christopher Hogwood. Records

: News

: Composers of the Week

The Final Year
Schwanengesang (Rellstab songs):
No 1 Liebesbotschaft; No 4 StSndchen
Olaf Bar (baritone) Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Symphony No 10 in D (realised by Brian Newbould )
Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner
Notturno in E flat (D 897) Music Group of London Schwanengesang
(Heine songs): No 8 Der Atlas; No 9 Ihr Bild;
No 13 Der Doppelganger Dietrich Fischer -
Dieskau (baritone)
Gerald Moore (piano) Records


Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Unknown: Brian Newbould
Unknown: Neville Marriner
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer
Piano: Gerald Moore

: Petersen String Quartet

Ulrike Petersen (violin)
Gernot Sussmuth (violin) Friedemann Weigle (viola) Hans-Jacob Eschenburg (cello)
Mozart Quartet in B flat (K 458) (Hunt)
Shostakovich Quartet No 8 in C minor, Op 110


Violin: Ulrike Petersen
Violin: Gernot Sussmuth
Viola: Friedemann Weigle

: Dvorak and Martinu

Martinu Three Czech
BBC Singers/John Poole Dvorak Cypresses Nos 1,2,5, 9, 11
Hagen Quartet. Record Martinu
Five Czech Madrigals
BBC Singers/John Poole Sonata for flute and piano
Richard Adeney (flute) David Johns (piano)
Dvorak Songs of Nature BBC Singers/John Poole


Flute: Richard Adeney
Piano: David Johns

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

leader Michael Davis conductor
Mariss Jansons
Arve Tellefsen
Beethoven Overture:
Leonora No 3
Sibelius Violin Concerto in 0 minor, Op 47
Stravinsky Petrushka (1947)
(In association with British Gas, Wales)


Leader: Michael Davis
Conductor: Mariss Jansons
Violin: Arve Tellefsen

: News

: Innovator and Visionary

The fourth of ten programmes.
Kathryn Stott (piano) Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op 13 (Pathttique)
Eroica Variations, Op 35


Piano: Kathryn Stott
Piano: Beethoven Sonata

: Der Rosenkavalier

Erich Kleiber 's 1954 recording of Strauss's three-act opera. Introduced by Brian Wright.
The action takes place in Vienna at the time of Maria Theresa.
Annina, his partner
..Hilde Rossi-Majdan (alto) Vienna State Opera Chorus Vienna Philharmonic
3.10 Act 2
4.15 Act 3


Unknown: Erich Kleiber
Introduced By: Brian Wright.
Unknown: Maria Theresa.
Unknown: Hilde Rossi-Majdan
Princess von Werdenberg, the Feldmarschallin: Maria Reining (soprano)
Baron Ochs von Lerchenau: Ludwig Weber (bass)
Sena: Jurinac (soprano)
Herr von Faninal, a wealthy: Alfred Poell (baritone)
Sophie, his daughter: Hilde Gueden (soprano)
Marianne, her duenna: Judith Hellwig (soprano)
Valzacchi, an Italian: Peter Klein (tenor)

: Mainly for Pleasure

David Hoult presents music for high summer, from The Lark Ascending to A Midsummer Night's 's Dream.
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: David Hoult
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: Proms 1990

Joshua Bell (violin) Philharmonia leader Bradley Creswick conductor
Claus Peter Flor live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Beethoven Violin
Concerto in D
(To be broadcast on 'Omnibus at the Proms, Friday 1 0.20pm on BBC1)
7.45 The Breath of a Symphonist: David Fanning explores the structure and possible meanings - hidden and overt - of Shostakovich's tenth symphony, which the composer 'signed' with his musical monogram DSCH. (R)
8.05 Shostakovich Symphony No 10


Leader: Bradley Creswick
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Unknown: Royal Albert
Unknown: David Fanning

: The Voyage of St Brendan

A sea journey past devils, rocks,
Judas Iscariot and the Paschal Lamb , to the Promised Land of the Saints.
Robert Eddison reads a translation by Charles Bland of part of the tenth-century Latin manuscript.
Producer Piers Plowright (R)


Unknown: Judas Iscariot
Unknown: Paschal Lamb
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Translation By: Charles Bland
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Faure

Nocturnes: in E flat minor, Op 33 No 1; in B, Op 33 No 2; in E minor, Op 107
Jean-Philippe Collard (piano) Records


Piano: Jean-Philippe Collard

: Proms 1990

Hilliard Ensemble
Western Wind Chamber
Choir director Paul Hillier live from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Tallis The Lamentations of Jeremiah Arvo Part Miserere


Director: Paul Hillier
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Jeremiah Arvo

: Composers of the Week

Richard Strauss
Tanzsuite after keyboard pieces by Couperin;
Parergon zur Symphonia domestica, Op 73


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Parergon Zur Symphonia

: News

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