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: Open University

The Romantic Poets

: Morning Concert

Van Bree Allegro for Four String Quartets
Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner
7.10 Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks Columbia CO/
The Composer
7.30am News
7.35 Nielsen Overture:
Maskarade: Gothenburg SO/Myung-Whun Chung
7.40 Wagner, transcr Gould Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Fantasy Glenn Gould (piano)
7.53 Krommer Partita in F, Op 57: Netherlands Wind Ensemble
8.11 Bach Concerto in D for three harpsichords and strings (BWV 1063) Kenneth Gilbert Trevor Pinnock
Lars Ulrik Mortensen
English Concert. Records


Unknown: Bree Allegro

: News

: Composers of the Week

Quintet in B flat, Op 34 Benny Goodman (clarinet)
Berkshire String Quartet Euryanthe: Overture and excerpts with Tom Krause (baritone) as Lysiart. Leipzig Radio Chorus
Staatskapelle Dresden/ Marek Janowski
Huit Pièces, Op 60 March No 7:
Lucia Marrucci , Maurizio Galli (piano duet). Records


Clarinet: Benny Goodman
Baritone: Tom Krause
Unknown: Lucia Marrucci
Piano: Maurizio Galli

: Sterndale Bennett

The last of three programmes of his piano music played by Malcolm Binns.
Sonata in F minor, Op 13


Played By: Malcolm Binns.

: Bruckner

from 10.45 Mass in E minor Corydon Singers John Scott (organ) ECO Wind Ensemble/ Matthew Best. Records


Singers: John Scott

: Test Match Special

England v India
The first day of the third Cornhill Test at the Oval.
Brian Johnston , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Henry Blofeld. With
Trevor Bailey , Farokh
Engineer and Vic Marks. Scorer Bill Frindall.
1.05pm News
1.10 A Passage to India: England's last tour of India in 1984/5. 1.35 County Scoreboard
1.40-6.30 Commentary
3.45 County Talk


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Henry Blofeld.
Unknown: Trevor Bailey
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Unknown: Bill Frindall.

: Edinburgh International Festival

Panocha String Quartet live from the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 76 No 5 Martinu String Quartet No 7 (Concerto da Camera)
11.50 Third Ear in Edinburgh: Roger Savage picks up another cross-cultural theme from the Festival. Producer Julian Hale
12.10 Janacek String Quartet No 2


Producer: Julian Hale

: News

: Innovator and Visionary

Last of ten programmes. Paul Berkowitz (piano) Beethoven Fantasia in G minor, Op 77; Sonatas in F sharp, Op 78 and C minor, Op 111


Piano: Paul Berkowitz

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor Hilary Davan Wetton Malcolm Binns (piano) Saint-Saens Overture: Princesse Jaune César Franck Symphonic Variations Mehul Symphony No 2 in D (R)


Conductor: Hilary Davan Wetton
Piano: Malcolm Binns

: The Tender Land

Aaron Copland 's only full-length opera (1953) explores the isolated world of a 1930s rural family in the American Midwest. (sop) (sop) (mezzo) (bass) (ten) (bar) Chorus and Orchestra of the Plymouth Music Series, Minnesota/ Philip Brunelle. Records


Unknown: Aaron Copland
Unknown: Philip Brunelle.
Laurie Moss: Elisabeth Comeaux
Beth: Maria Jette
Ma Moss: Janis Hardy
Grandpa Moss: Le Roy Lehr
Martin: Dan Dressen
Top: James Bohn

: Flute, Clarinet and Piano

Judith Pearce (flute) Anton Weinberg (clarinet/alto-saxophone) Susan Bradshaw (piano) Koechlin Fourteen pieces Kfenek Sonatina Milhaud Duo concertant Villa-Lobos Choros No 2 Koechlin Epitaphe de Jean Harlow (R)


Flute: Judith Pearce
Clarinet: Anton Weinberg
Piano: Susan Bradshaw
Unknown: Kfenek Sonatina
Unknown: Jean Harlow

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Rodney Slatford Producer James Langley


Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Producer: James Langley

: News

: Young Benjamin Franklin

Three extracts from
Franklin's autobiography. Read by Sam Wanamaker. 1: Childhood
Adapted by Alan Bell
Producer Sally Avens (R)


Read By: Sam Wanamaker.
Adapted By: Alan Bell
Producer: Sally Avens

: Proms 1990

Imogen Cooper (piano) National Youth CO, conductor Colin Davis , live from the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Tippett Divertimento on Sellinger's Round
Mozart Piano concerto
No 24 in C minor (K 491)
8.20 An Introductory to Southern Italy: Augustus Hare 's Italian tour.
Read by Peter Jeffrey.
Producer Duncan Mmshull. Mono
8.40 Mendelssohn
Symphony No 4 (Italian)


Piano: Imogen Cooper
Conductor: Colin Davis
Unknown: Royal Albert
Unknown: Augustus Hare
Read By: Peter Jeffrey.
Producer: Duncan Mmshull.

: Four Dreadful Tales

by Anton Chekhov. 1: A Dreadful Night
Read by Alec McCowen. Translators Patrick Miles and Harvey Pitcher (R)


Unknown: Anton Chekhov.
Read By: Alec McCowen.
Unknown: Patrick Miles
Unknown: Harvey Pitcher

: A Viennese Pot-Pourri

Lisa Beznosiuk (flute) Nigel North (guitar)
M Giuliani: Gran Duetto Concertante, Op 52
Schubert, arr Diabelli Waltzes (Op 9)
Beethoven, arr Diabelli Pot Pourri


Flute: Lisa Beznosiuk
Guitar: Nigel North

: Mother and Daughter

The second of three programmes.
Nicola Lefanu A Penny for a Song
Elizabeth Maconchy Three Songs 1985 (first broadcast)
Lefanu / am Bread
(first broadcast)
Maconchy Sun, Moon and Stars
Tracey Chadwell (sop) Pamela Lidiard (piano)


Unknown: Nicola Lefanu
Unknown: Elizabeth MacOnchy
Piano: Pamela Lidiard

: Composers of the Week

Stravinsky The Fairy's Kiss; Movements

: News

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