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: Open University

A Portrait of Adam Smith


Unknown: Adam Smith

: Morning Concert

Wagner Prelude: Parsifal Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Haitink
7.12 Rachmaninov Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5 Andrei Gavrilov (piano)
7.16 Vaughan Williams Five Variants on Dives and Lazarus: Northern
Sinfonia/Richard Hickox


Piano: Andrei Gavrilov

: News

7.35 Franck Symphonic Variations:
Alexis Weissenberg (piano) Berlin PO/Karajan
7.51 Francaix Hommage a I'ami Papageno
Mainz Wind Ensemble/
The Composer (piano)
8.00 Grainger Blithe Bells: Bournemouth
8.04 Gershwin Preludes
Nos 2 and 3: Dag Achatz
8.09 Liszt Les Préludes
Berlin PO/Karajan. Records


Piano: Alexis Weissenberg

: News

: Her Majesty's Choice

Music chosen by HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother for her Patron's Choice Concert at the Aldeburgh Festival in 1975. Britten A Time There Was
CBSO/Simon Rattle
Mozart Sinfonia concertante in E flat (KV 364)
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Kim Kashkashian (viola) Vienna Philharmoniker/
Harnoncourt. Records


Violin: Gidon Kremer
Viola: Kim Kashkashian

: Record Release

Bach Trio Sonata in G (BWV530): Christopher Herrick (organ)
9.43 Mozart Concerto for three pianos (K 242) Katia and Marielle Labeque ; Berlin PO/
Semyon Bychkov (piano)
10.10 Schubert Three Songs from 1815
Elly Ameling (soprano)
Graham Johnson (piano)
10.18 Berlioz Symphonie fantastique: Toulouse Capitole/Plasson
11.10 Smetana Quartet No 1: Emerson Quartet
11.38 Walton Music for 'As You Like It'
Catherine Bott (soprano) Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner
11.50 Durufle Four
Motets: Choir of Trinity,
Cambridge/Richard Mariow


Unknown: Christopher Herrick
Unknown: Marielle Labeque
Piano: Semyon Bychkov
Soprano: Elly Ameling
Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Walton Music
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Unknown: Neville Marriner

: Haydn and the Piano

Five programmes in which Alfred Brendel talks with Stephen Plaistow about Haydn's solo piano music and plays his own recordings. Haydn Sonatas: in E minor (H XV1 34); in B minor
(H XVI 32); in D (H XVI 37)


Talks: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Stephen Plaistow

: News

: Words

A final reflection by Professor John Durant.
4: Breaking the Scientific Language Barrier


Unknown: Professor John Durant.

: Classical Guitar at Esztergom

Krzysztof Pelech (guitar) arr Bach Lute Suite in E minor
Astor Piazzola Verano porteno; Milonga del Angel; La muerta del
Angel; Primavera portena


Unknown: Astor Piazzola Verano

: Newbury Spring Festival 1990

Dorian Wind Quintet of New York Vivaldi Sonata for recorder, oboe and bassoon in G minor
Adolphe Night Journey (first UK broadcast) Taffanel Quintet in G minor
(In association with Quantel Ud)

: Seventies Sondheim on Broadway

Six programmes.
3: A Little Night Music Mark Steyn looks at one of Sondheim's most popular shows, inspired by Ingmar Bergman 's film Smiles of a Summer Night.


Music: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Ingmar Bergman

: Schubert

Fantasy in F minor Rainer Keuschnig
Mari Nomura (pianos) (R)


Unknown: Rainer Keuschnig
Pianos: Mari Nomura

: Giles Swayne and Jonathan Harvey

Swayne Quartet No 2 Harvey Quartet No 1
Arditti String Quartet (R)
(Giles Swayne 's rPentecost Music' is in tomorrow's Prom, 7.30pm)


Unknown: Giles Swayne

: Jazz Record Requests

with Charles Fox


Unknown: Charles Fox

: Interpretations on Record

Roger Nichols looks at performances of Debussy's Images.


Unknown: Roger Nichols

: Schumann Songs

Margaret Field (soprano) Paul Hamburger (piano) Liederkreis, Op 39;
Die Sennin; Singet nicht in TrauertOnen; Geisternihe; Die Kartenlegerin (R)


Piano: Paul Hamburger

: Proms 1990

Stephen Hough (piano) Bournemouth SO leader Bela Dekany conductor Andrew Davis live from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Nielsen Overture: Helios
Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 3 in D minor
8.25 A Union of Like
Minds? Journalist
Erkki Toivanen considers the Scandinavian identity. (R)
8.45 Sibelius Symphony No 2 in D


Piano: Stephen Hough
Leader: Bela Dekany
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Erkki Toivanen

: Dean Swift and Mrs Pilkington

Three readings from the memoirs of Letitia Pilkington , a leading figure of literary Dublin and a close friend of Jonathan Swift.
Reader Samantha Bond. Compiled by Donald Bancroft
Series producer Penny Gold. Mono


Unknown: Letitia Pilkington
Reader: Jonathan Swift.
Reader: Samantha Bond.
Unknown: Donald Bancroft

: Venetian Virtuosi

Riccio Canzona a quattro Cima Canzona No 6 a quattro
Fontana Sonata for violin and continuo
Castello Sonata a tre
Monica Huggett (violin) Bruce Dickey (cornet)
Sarah Cunningham (cello) Charlet Toet (trombone) Paul Nicholson
Nigel North (chitarrone) (R)


Unknown: Riccio Canzona
Violin: Monica Huggett
Violin: Bruce Dickey
Cello: Sarah Cunningham
Harpsichord: Paul Nicholson
Unknown: Nigel North

: Ulster Orchestra

leader Richard Howarth conductor James Lockhart
Sarah Leonard (soprano) Berlioz, arr Matthews Serenade , Hymn and Toccata
Colin Matthews Night Music, Op 10
Hoist, arr Matthews The Dream City
(Colin Matthews 's Chiaroscuro is in Wednesday's Prom at 7.30pm)


Leader: Richard Howarth
Conductor: James Lockhart
Soprano: Sarah Leonard
Unknown: Matthews Serenade
Unknown: Colin Matthews

: Saturday's Child

Richard Rodney Bennett 's seven-movement suite, Jazz Calendar, based on the children's rhyme.
London Jazz Ensemble/
John Lanchbery


Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: John Lanchbery

: News

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