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: Open University

Open Forum: News and Features

: Morning Concert

Offenbach Overture:
I Orpheus in the Underworld ; Philharmonia/Karajan
7.09 Schubert Lied des
Orpheus: Dietrich
Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) Gerald Moore (piano)
7.14 Liszt Symphonic Poem: Orpheus: RPO/ Thomas Beecham
7.30am News
7.35 Bach Suite No 4 in D: English Baroque Solists/Gardiner
7.59 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 23 in A
(K 488): Malcolm Bilson (fortepiano). Records


Piano: Gerald Moore
Unknown: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Malcolm Bilson

: News

: Composers of the Week

The King of the Stars
Berlin RSO and Chorus/
Riccardo Chailly Violin Concerto Itzhak
Perlman Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa Four Norwegian Moods Cleveland Orch/Chailly Mass: English Bach
Festival Orchestra and Chorus/Bernstein. Records


Violin: Riccardo Chailly
Unknown: Perlman Boston

: Midweek Choice

from 10.30 with Susan Sharpe. Weber Horn Concertino Anthony Halstead (horn) Hanover Band/Goodman
9.50 Vaughan Williams Rhosymedre (Three Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes) Philip Ledger (organ)
9.55 Dohnanyi Concerto No 2 in B minor, Op 42 Ernst von Dohnanyi (piano); RPO/Boult
10.25 Rimsky-Korsakov Quintet in B flat Julian Jacobson (piano) Philippa Davies (flute) Anthony Lamb (clarinet) Johnathan Williams (horn) Felix Warnock (bassoon)
10.55 Satie La Diva de l'empire: Elly Ameling (sop); Rudolf Jansen (piano). Records


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Horn: Anthony Halstead
Unknown: Philip Ledger
Unknown: Rimsky-Korsakov Quintet
Piano: Julian Jacobson
Flute: Philippa Davies
Clarinet: Anthony Lamb
Horn: Johnathan Williams
Bassoon: Felix Warnock
Unknown: Elly Ameling
Piano: Rudolf Jansen

: Cricket Special

The NatWest Trophy semi-finals: commentary and reports on both matches, including at:
12.50 1.00 News

: Edinburgh International Festival

Suk Quartet of Prague Josef Suk (viola) live from the Queen's Hall. Schumann Quartet in A minor, Op 41 No 1 Martinii Quartet No 4
11.45 Third Ear in Edinburgh: Professor Martin Kemp discusses the exhibition Cezanne and Poussin: The Classical Vision of Landscape at the National Gallery of Scotland, with Professor Sir Lawrence Gowing and Denis Coutange , Director of the Musee Granet , Aix-en-Provence. Producer Judith Bumpus
12.05 Mozart Quintet in G minor (K 516) (In association with Tate and Lyle)


Viola: Josef Suk
Unknown: Martin Kemp
Unknown: Sir Lawrence Gowing
Unknown: Denis Coutange
Unknown: Musee Granet
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: News


conductor Edward Downes Michael Collins (clarinet) Rossini Overture: William Tell Finzi Clarinet Concerto Dvorak Scherzo capriccioso (R)


Conductor: Edward Downes
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Unknown: William Tell
Clarinet: Finzi Clarinet

: Vintage Years

Act 3 of Smetana's The Bartered Bride, recorded by the Prague National Theatre, under its director Otakar Ostrcil. Mono record: 1933


Director: Otakar Ostrcil.

: Choral Evensong

with Benediction. Live from All Saints' Church, Margaret Street. Introit: I Beheld Her Beautiful as a Dove (Healey Willan ); Responses and Psalm 147: Plainsong; Lessons (RSV): Isaiah 61, v 10, to 62, v 5; Ephesians 1, v 16, to 2, v 10; Office Hymn (NEH 180): Hail 0 Star; Canticles: The Gloucester Service (Howells); Anthem: Assumpta est Maria (Palestrina); Hymn (NEH 18): Her Virgin Eyes Saw God Incarnate Born; Motets: 0 Salutaris, Tantum Ergo (Faure), Salve Regina (Poulenc); Organ Voluntary: Ave Maria (Reger) Director of Music Harry Bramma ; Assistant Organist Nicholas Luff


Unknown: Healey Willan
Unknown: Salve Regina
Music: Harry Bramma
Organist: Nicholas Luff

: The Sparrow-Hawk and the Pigeon

Lucy Duran presents songs and dances from Mexico. Records (R)


Unknown: Lucy Duran

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Richard Baker Producer David Papp


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: David Papp

: News

: As We Were

Sir John Gielgud reads five monologues from E F Benson's Victorian peepshow. In As We Were, along with personal reminiscences of his gifted parents, Benson presents a charming, witty and indiscreet gallery of Victorian eccentrics.
1: Lincoln- Truro Compiler Donald Bancroft Director John Theocharis (R)


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Director: John Theocharis

: Proms 1990

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists leader Alison Bury conductor
John Eliot Gardiner live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Gluck Orfeo ed Euriduce (sung in Italian) (counter-tenor)(soprano) (soprano)
Acts 1 and 2 8.20 Other Kingdoms
Jeremy Beadle considers the Orpheus myth.
8.40 Act 3
(Berlioz version of Gluck 's opera tomorrow at 2. 00pm)


Leader: Alison Bury
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Royal Albert
Unknown: Jeremy Beadle
Orfeo: Derek Lee Ragin
Euridice: Sylvia McNair
Amore: Cyndia Sieden

: The Collected Works

with David Owen Norris (R)


Unknown: David Owen Norris

: Oboe and Piano

Thomas Indermuhle with Wolfgang Watzinger Bach Sonata in A
(BWV 1032)
Dutilleux Sonata
Jolivet Serenade (R)


Unknown: Thomas Indermuhle
Unknown: Wolfgang Watzinger
Unknown: Bach Sonata

: Composers of the Week

Elgar Concert Allegro, Op 46; In the South, Op 50;
Evening Scene; Introduction and Allegro, Op 47

: News

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