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: Open University

Maths: Maxima and Minima

: Morning Concert

Mozart Divertimento in B flat (K 137): Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Koopman
7.13 Grainger Molly on the Shore; Irish Tune from County Derry; Handel in the Strand: Light Music
Society Orch/Vivian Dunn


Unknown: Grainger Molly

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7.35 Schütz Auf dem
Gebirge: Ashley Stafford , Michael Chance (countertenors); His Majesties Cornetts and Sagbutts
7.41 Beethoven Trio in E flat (WoO 38)
Itzhak Perlman (violin) Lynn Harrell (cello)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
7.55 Mahler Blumine
Bamberg SO/Rickenbacher
8.03 Stravinsky Danses concertantes: ECO/
Colin Davis. Records


Unknown: Ashley Stafford
Unknown: Michael Chance
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Cello: Lynn Harrell
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Stravinsky Danses
Unknown: Colin Davis.

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: Composers of the Week

Schubert: The Final Year
Der Hirt aufdem
Felsen Kathleen Battle (soprano) Karl Leister (clarinet) James Levine (piano)
Sonata in C minor (D 958) Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Offertorium: Intende voci (D 963): Peter Schreier (ten) Berlin Radio Choir and SO/Dietrich Knothe. Records


Soprano: Felsen Kathleen Battle
Clarinet: Karl Leister
Piano: James Levine
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Unknown: Peter Schreier

: From Divertimento to Diablerie

Vienna Philharmonic
Chamber Ensemble
Leslie Howard (piano) LSO/Claudio Abbado
Two works by Beethoven from 1800: the Septet, Op 20 and Piano Sonata, Op 22, and second thoughts from Prokofiev: the revised version of his Piano Sonata No 5, and his Symphony No 3 using music from his supernatural opera The Fiery Angel.
Liszt's Mephisto Waltz
No 2 and Saint-Saens's
Danse macabre complete the programme.
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Haydn and Dvorak

BBC PO/Albert
Rosen Haydn Symphony No 81 Dvorak Symphony No 4 in D minor


Unknown: Rosen Haydn

: News

: The Fairer Sax

Dubois Quartet for saxophones
Rivier Grave et presto Desenclos Quartet
Francaix Petit quatuor Pierne Introduction et variations sur une ronde populaire (R)

: Thomas Wilson

The second of four programmes.
Edinburgh Quartet
Wilson Quartet No 3 Mozart Quartet in D minor (K 421)
2.50 Interval Reading
2.55 Wilson Quartet No 4

: Four Hands

John and Kathryn Lenehan (pianos)
Schubert Variations on a Theme from Harold's opera 'Marie'
Debussy Petite Suite Casella Pupazzetti
Liszt Grand Fantasy on Themes from Bellini's 'La sonnambula' (R)


Pianos: Kathryn Lenehan

: Mining the Archive

From 1948: Constant
Lambert talks on the relationship between musicality and cats, and then conducts:
Rawsthorne Fantasy overture: Cortèges Haydn Symphony No 101 in D (Clock) Lambert Music for Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra

: Cambrian Brass Quintet

John McCabe Rounds for brass quintet
Stephen Oliver Ricercare No 5 for brass quintet


Unknown: John McCabe
Unknown: Stephen Oliver Ricercare

: Heinrich Schutz

Andrew Parrott directs the Taverner Consort and Players in works by Monteverdi, Rovetta and Grandi which Schutz probably heard in Venice on his visit in the late 1620s, plus music by Schutz himself . (R)


Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Music By: Schutz Himself

: Long Tall Dexter

In the second of four programmes on the late saxophonist Dexter Gordon, Charles Fox concentrates on the late
40s, including excerpts from a previously unbroadcast interview.


Unknown: Charles Fox

: News

: Other Minds

First of six conversations with Lewis Wolpert. Gerald Holton is the holder of chairs in both physics and the history of science at Harvard
University. He talks to
Lewis Wolpert about the insights this has given him into the workings of his own and other scientific minds.
Producer Alison Richards


Unknown: Lewis Wolpert.
Unknown: Gerald Holton
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Producer: Alison Richards

: Proms 1990

Howard Shelley (piano) Hilary MacNamara (piano) Christine Cairns (mezzo) BBC Singers
BBC Concert Orchestra leader Martin Loveday conductor
Barry Wordsworth live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Prokofiev Suite: Love for Three Oranges
Bemers Wedding Bouquet
8.25 Camille Saint-Saens : A Lack of Inexperience Roger Nichols looks at the career of a composer who knew too much for his own good. (R) revised
8.45 Saint-Saens
Carnival of the Animals
Lambert The Rio Grande


Piano: Howard Shelley
Piano: Hilary MacNamara
Piano: Christine Cairns
Leader: Martin Loveday
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Royal Albert
Unknown: Camille Saint-Saens
Unknown: Roger Nichols

: The Friday Play

The Rocking Chair With Alec McCowen
Martin Jarvis.
Language and progress, power and success are explored in this drama, when an older man calls uninvited on a younger man, who is expecting the visit of an even younger man. Written by Jean Claude Brisville.
Translated and adapted by Vernon Dobtcheff
Director Graham Gauld (R)


Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.
Written By: Jean Claude Brisville.
Adapted By: Vernon Dobtcheff
Director: Graham Gauld
Jerome: Alec McCowen
Oswald: Martin Jarvis
Sean: Peter Acre

: The Voices of Sirens

Monteverdi /o son pur Trabaci Gagliarda
Monteverdi Lamento d'Arianna
Jill Feldman and Judith Nelson (sopranos) Konrad Junghanel
(theorbo); Erin Headley (viola da gamba/lirone) Andrew Lawrence-King (triple harp) (R)


Unknown: Trabaci Gagliarda
Unknown: Monteverdi Lamento
Unknown: Jill Feldman
Sopranos: Judith Nelson
Sopranos: Konrad Junghanel
Viola: Erin Headley

: Composers of the Week

Richard Strauss
Oboe Concerto in D; Metamorphosen


Oboe: Richard Strauss

: News

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