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: Open University

The Enlightenment: Fielding's Tom Jones


Unknown: Tom Jones

: Morning Concert

Stalder Symphony No 5 in G: ECO/Griffiths
7.10 Kabalevsky Piano Concerto No 3 Robert Preston Westphalian SO/Freeman


Unknown: Robert Preston

: News

: Berlioz Overture:

Benvenuto Cellini
BBC SO/Colin Davis
7.45 Barber Violin
Concerto: Anne Akiko Meyers; RPO/Seaman
8.07 Hoist Beni mora
BBC SO/Malcolm Sargent
8.21 Triebensee Allegro (Echo Partita)
Reinecke Scherzo (Wind Octet): ECO Wind Ensemble. Records


Unknown: Benvenuto Cellini

: News

: Composersof the Week

Witold Lutoslawski Concerto for orchestra Warsaw National Philharmonic SO/Rowicki Grave (Metamorphoses) Ansi Karthunen (cello) Tuija Hakkila (piano) Les Espaces du sommeil Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) Berlin PO/The Composer Variations on a Theme by Paganini Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire (pianos) Records. Producer Alan Hall


Cello: Ansi Karthunen
Piano: Tuija Hakkila
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: Martha Argerich
Pianos: Nelson Freire
Producer: Alan Hall

: Aesop to Archduke

Beethoven Overture: The Creatures of Prometheus, Op 43 Vienna PO/Karl Bohm
9.40 Alkan Le Festin d'Esope, Op 39 No 12 Anthony Goldstone (piano)
10.00 Franck Piano Trio in F sharp minor, Op 1 No 1 Musicians of the Royal Exchange
10.35 Debussy String Quartet in G minor Quartetto Italiano
11.00 Roussel Le Festin de l'araignée, Op 17 French NO/Pretre
11.15 Beethoven Piano Trio in B flat, Op 97 (Archduke) Kirshbaum Trio Producer Ian Carson


Piano: Anthony Goldstone
Producer: Ian Carson


conductor Edward Downes
Mendelssohn Overture:
A Midsummer Night's Dream
David Matthews
Chaconne for orchestra Sibelius Tapiola


Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: David Matthews

: News

: BBCLunchtime Concert

Ton Koopman (h'chord) live from St John 's,
Smith Square, London. Forqueray Suite No 5 in C minor
Froberger Tombeau pour M de Blancherocher; Toccata No 2 in D minor
Bach Prelude and Fugue in D (Well-Tempered Keyboard, Book 2) Purcell Ground in C minor
Bernardo Storace
Chaconne in C


Unknown: St John
Unknown: Froberger Tombeau

: Third Opinion

: A ConsummateConductor

Herbert von Karajan (1908-89)
Seven programmes presented by Richard Osbome , with contributions from musicians, producers and critics.
1: The Early Years
Mozart Overture: Die
Staatskapelle Berlin Smetana Vltava
Berlin PO
Brahms Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit; Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende
Statt (Ein Deutsches Requiem)
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (sop) Hans Hotter (baritone) Vienna Singverein and PO
Britten Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge Beethoven Symphony No 6: Philharmonia
Mono records
Producer Nicholas Morgan (R)


Unknown: Herbert von Karajan
Presented By: Richard Osbome
Unknown: Brahms Ihr
Unknown: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Baritone: Hans Hotter
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: BBC ScottishBrass Ensemble

Anthony Swainson Gunther Schuller
Symphony for brass and percussion, Op 16
John Heame The Four


Conductor: Anthony Swainson
Conductor: Gunther Schuller
Unknown: John Heame

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Fiona Talkington Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Fiona Talkington
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: News

: Third Ear

John Drummond talks to the choreographer
Sir Kenneth MacMillan , whose latest work Winter
Dreams is premiered by the Royal Ballet this Thursday. Producer Richard Bannerman


Talks: John Drummond
Unknown: Sir Kenneth MacMillan
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Mozartacross Europe

As part of the EBU's Mozart festivities, a concert from Salzburg given in the house where the composer was born, and using his own piano.
Patrick Cohen (fortepiano) Mosaiques Quartet
Divertimento in F (K138) Piano Trio in E (K 542)
8.05 'We have just seen Mozart's widow - oh, what a world of sensations this interview excited!'
An extract from the travel diaries for 1829 of Vincent and Mary Novello.
8.25 Piano Sonata in F (K 332); String Quartet in G (K 387)


Piano: Patrick Cohen
Piano: Mary Novello.

: Poet of the Month

Tony Harrison has been described as 'the best theatre poet in English'. The author of Vand The
School of Eloquence talks to Clive Wilmer about his work, including The
Trackers of Oxyrynchus which reopens at the National Theatre in London next week.
Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Tony Harrison
Unknown: Clive Wilmer
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor Proinnsias O'Duinn
Vaughan Williams Overture: The Poisoned Kiss
Boyle The Magic Harp
Gardner Lapis Lazuli
Tippett Suite for the Birthday of Prince Charles


Conductor: Proinnsías Ó Duinn

: Mixing It

with Mark Russell and Robert Sandall. Including an interview with American composer Steve Reich. Producer Anthony Cheevers


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall.
Unknown: Steve Reich.
Producer: Anthony Cheevers

: News

: Composersof the Week

Mozart in 1789-90 Clarinet Quintet in A (K 581); Cosi fan tutte
(K 588): Scenes from Act 1

: Night School

As broadcast this morning on R5

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