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: Open University

Maths: Complex Numbers and Caylay Tables

: Morning Concert

Reicha Concerto in E flat Radoslav Kvapil (piano)
BRNO State PO/Vronsky
7.30 am News
7.35 Wagner Prelude: Tristan und Isolde
Welsh National Opera Orchestra/Goodall
7.46 Handel Chandos
Anthem No 1: 0 Be
Joyful in the Lord
Lynne Dawson (soprano) Ian Partridge (tenor)
Michael George (bass) The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra/Christophers
8.06 Janacek Suite: The
Cunning Little Vixen Vienna PO/Charles
Mackerras. Records


Piano: Radoslav Kvapil
Soprano: Lynne Dawson
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Bass: Michael George

: News

: Composers of the Week

Piano Rag Music
Dezso Ranki (piano)
Piano Concerto:
Mazios Papadopoulos ; RPO Renard: London
Sinfonietta/Chailly Requiem Canticles Columbia SO/Craft


Piano: Dezso Ranki
Unknown: Mazios Papadopoulos

: A Channel Crossing

Elgar Serenade for Strings, Op 20 Orpheus CO
9.48 Poulenc Elegy Alan Civil (horn)
Jacques Fevrier (piano)
9.59 Leclair Sonata in A, Op 3 No 2
Chiara Banchini
John Holloway (violins)
10.10 Leighton Prelude ,
Hymn and Toccata, Op 96 (first broadcast)
David Nettle and Richard Markham (piano duo)
10.30 Poulenc Sonata for two clarinets: Michel Portal; Maurice Gabai
10.36 Elgar Elegy for Strings, Op 58 Orpheus CO
10.41 Poulenc Le bal masqué: Thomas Allen (baritone); Nash
Ensemble/Lionel Friend


Unknown: Elgar Serenade
Piano: Jacques Fevrier
Unknown: Chiara Banchini
Violins: John Holloway
Violins: Leighton Prelude
Unknown: David Nettle
Piano: Richard Markham
Unknown: Poulenc Sonata
Unknown: Maurice Gabai
Baritone: Thomas Allen

: Edinburgh International Festival

Suk Quartet of Prague live from the Queen's Hall. Beethoven Quartet in A, Op 18 No 5
Martinu Quartet No 6
11.50 Third Ear in Edinburgh:
Christopher Cook visits the Edinburgh Fringe and talks to performers Kerry Shale and Alan Cumming. Producer Fiona McLean
12.10 Suk Quartet No 2, Op 31 (1911)


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Alan Cumming.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: News

: Mozart

Serenade in B flat (K 361) London Mozart Players Wind Ensemble director Jane Glover (R)


Director: Jane Glover

: Thomas Wilson

Final programme. St Kentigern Suite; Viola Concerto (first performance); Introit BBC Scottish SO conductor
Jerzy Maksymiuk
James Durrant (viola) Producer Hugh Macdonald


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Viola: James Durrant
Producer: Hugh MacDonald

: Dang Thai Son

Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor Rondo in E flat
Three Mazurkas: in G minor, Op 24 No 1; in F minor, Op 7 No 3; in C sharp minor, Op 50 No 3 Debussy Images, Book I Prokofiev Sonata No 6 in A minor, Op 82 (R)

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Eight programmes.
National Youth Orchestra of Canada/Ole Schmidt
Alexina Louie The
Ringing Earth
(Festive Overture)
Debussy Iberia (Images) Nielsen Andante lamentoso (At the Bier of a Young Artist) Symphony No 4

: Heinrich Schutz

Continuing his Funeral Music, elegies for patrons, friends and a member of his family.
Grimmige Gruft ; Ich hab mein Sach Gott heimgestellt; Gutes und Barmherzigkeit; Das istje gewisslich wahr; O meine Seel; Herr nun lassest du deinen
Diener Charles Medlam
(viola da gamba) John Toll (organ) Hilliard Ensemble director Paul Hillier (R)


Viola da gamba: Charles Medlam
Organ: John Toll
Unknown: Hilliard Ensemble
Director: Paul Hillier

: Long Tall Dexter

In this final programme on the saxophonist
Dexter Gordon, Charles Fox looks at his last years. In them, he played with fellow saxophonist Johnny Griffin , collaborated on albums with trombonist/ arranger Slide Hampton , and acted in the film
Round Midnight.
Series producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Charles Fox
Unknown: Johnny Griffin
Unknown: Slide Hampton
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Proms 1990

Radoslav Kvapil (piano) Tasmin Little (violin)
Orchestra of the Welsh
National Opera leader Malcolm Stewart conductor
Charles Mackerras , live from the Royal Albert Hall , London Mozart Symphony No 38 in D (Prague)
Martinu Piano Concerto
No 4 (Incantations)
Sir Charles Mackerras talks with Nicholas Kenyon.
8.15 Janacek Violin
Concerto (Pilgrimage of the Soul)
Dvorak Symphonic Variations


Piano: Radoslav Kvapil
Violin: Tasmin Little
Leader: Malcolm Stewart
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Talks: Sir Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Nicholas Kenyon.

: The Friday Play

Anton Chekhov 's
The Proposal.
Ivan Lomov wishes to marry
Natasha Chubukov. He wants her.
She wants him. They have her father's blessing. But the course of true love ...
Director Clive Brill (R)


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: Ivan Lomov
Unknown: Natasha Chubukov.
Director: Clive Brill
Natasha: Marcella Riordan
Lomov: Stephen Brennan
: Stephen Chubukov
: Michael Duffy

: Scriabin

Sonata No 2 in G sharp minor, Op 19 (Fantasy) Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano). Records


Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Proms 1990

Gillian Fisher (soprano)
David James (counter-ten) Ian Partridge (tenor)
Michael George (bass) The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, director Harry Christophers live from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Bach Cantata No 50: Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft
Cantata No 147: Herz und
Mund und Tat und Leben
Poulenc Figure humaine


Soprano: Gillian Fisher
Soprano: David James
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Bass: Michael George
Director: Harry Christophers
Unknown: Albert Hall

: Composers of the Week

Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat, Op 55

: News

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