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: Open University

Open Forum: News and Features about studying with the OU

: Morning Concert

Verdi Overture: Nabucco
LSO/Claudio Abbado
7.08 Faure Barcarolle in F sharp minor, Op 66 Kathryn Stott (piano)
7.14 Vivaldi Concerto in D for strings (RV 210) Franz Liszt CO / Janos Rolla


Piano: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Franz Liszt Co
Unknown: Janos Rolla

: News

7.35 Rossini Overture:
NPO/Riccardo Chailly
7.43 Adam Ah, vous dirai-je maman
Edita Gruberova (sop) South German RSO/ Kurt Eichhorn
7.50 Sarasate, arr V
Mendelssohn Carmen Fantasy
Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)
Paganini Ensemble
8.02 Dvorak Symphonic Variations
LPO/Zdenek Macal
Records. Producer Hugh Warwick


Unknown: Edita Gruberova
Unknown: Kurt Eichhorn
Unknown: Mendelssohn Carmen Fantasy
Violin: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Producer: Hugh Warwick

: News

: Northern Sinf onia

conductor En
Shao Copland Quiet City
Anthony Cross (trumpet) Colin Kellett (cor anglais) Bliss Music for strings
Haydn Symphony No 22 (The Philosopher)


Unknown: Shao Copland
Unknown: Colin Kellett
Unknown: Bliss Music

: Saturday Review

with Richard Osborne.
Record Review
Building a Library:
Schubert's Piano Trio in E flat (D 929) by John Warrack.
Alan Blyth reviews new issues of opera and orchestral songs.
10.40 Record Release
Berlioz Five Orchestral
Songs: Howard Crook (ten) Catherine Robbin (mezzo) Gilles Cachemaille (bass) Brigitte Fournier (sop)
Diana Montague (mezzo) Lyon Opera Orchestra/ John Eliot Gardiner
11.04 Vanhal Symphony in G minor
Prague CO/
Oldrich Vlcek
Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor , Act 2 (Mono: 1955)
Maria Callas (soprano) Giuseppe di Stefano (tenor)
Rolando Panerai
Nicola Zaccaria (bass)
Chorus of La Scala , Milan RIAS Berlin RSO/
Herbert von Karajan
12.04 Schubert Grand
Rondo in A (D 951) Bracha Eden and Alexander Tamir
(piano duet)
12.17 Britten Violin
Lorraine McAslan
ECO/Steuart Bedford Records
Producers Nick Morgan and Kate Bolton
(Record Review' is repeated on Wednesday at 2.00pm)


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: John Warrack.
Unknown: Alan Blyth
Songs: Howard Crook
Unknown: Catherine Robbin
Bass: Gilles Cachemaille
Bass: Brigitte Fournier
Unknown: Diana Montague
Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Oldrich Vlcek
Unknown: Donizetti Lucia Di Lammermoor
Soprano: Maria Callas
Tenor: Giuseppe Di Stefano
Baritone: Rolando Panerai
Unknown: La Scala
Unknown: Herbert von Karajan
Unknown: Schubert Grand
Unknown: Bracha Eden
Piano: Alexander Tamir
Unknown: Lorraine McAslan
Unknown: Kate Bolton

: Words

A reflection on language by the barrister Helena Kennedy.
Producer Michel Petheram


Unknown: Helena Kennedy.
Producer: Michel Petheram

: News

: Ton Koopman

Forqueray Suite No 5 in C minor
Froberger Tombeau pour M. de Blancherocher Toccata No 2 in D minor
Bach Prelude and Fugue inD
Keyboard, Book 2) Purcell Ground in C minor
Bernardo Storace
Chaconne in C


Unknown: Froberger Tombeau

: Faure and Messiaen at La Madeleine

BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra leader David Juritz conductor
Yan Pascal Tortelier
Lillian Watson (soprano)
Stephen Varcoe (baritone) BBC Welsh Chorus chorusmaster
John Hugh Thomas
Messiaen L Ascension
Faure Requiem, Op 48


Leader: David Juritz
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Soprano: Lillian Watson
Baritone: Stephen Varcoe
Unknown: John Hugh Thomas

: Philip Mead

Dussek Piano Sonata in B flat, Op 45 No 1 Bart ok Fifteen
Hungarian Peasant Songs Smetana Furiant; The Little Onion (Cibulicka) (Czech Dances for piano, Set 2) (R)

: Tuning Up

Chi-Chi Nwanoku talks to
Chris de Souza about her surprisingly versatile career as a double-bass player. She also performs music-theatre works by Tom Johnson and Joelle Leandre , and duets by Rossini and Pleyel with cellist Richard Lester.
Producer Sarah Devonald


Talks: Chi-Chi Nwanoku
Unknown: Chris de Souza
Unknown: Tom Johnson
Unknown: Joelle Leandre
Unknown: Richard Lester.
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: Jazz Record Requests

with Charles Fox


Unknown: Charles Fox

: Third Opinion

with Christopher Cook. Reviews:
Kenneth MacMillan 's new ballet
Winter Dreams at the Royal Opera House;
Donald Barthelme 's last novel The King; and Kevin Costner 's film Dances with Wolves.
Opinions: Philip Dodd , Judith Mackrell.
Feature: 'Dancing for a Stranger' - choreography in and out of companies. Soapbox: Antonia Byatt on European literature.
Producers John Boundy. Tim Dee


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: Kenneth MacMillan
Unknown: Donald Barthelme
Unknown: Kevin Costner
Unknown: Philip Dodd
Unknown: Judith MacKrell.
Unknown: Antonia Byatt
Producers: John Boundy.
Producers: Tim Dee

: Rachmaninov and Franck

Fine Arts Quartet
Rachmaninov Quartet Movements
Franck Quartet (R)

: Lucio Silla

Mozart's opera in three acts, written when he was only 16. Libretto by Giovanni de Gammera. (tenor) (soprano) (mezzo-soprano) (soprano)
(soprano) (bantone)
Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Arnold Ostermann


Tenor: Giovanni de Gammera.
Conductor: Arnold Ostermann
Lucio Silla: Thomas Moser
Guinia: Edita Gruberova
Cecilio: Ann Murray
Lucio Cinna: Yvonne Kenny
Celia: Eva Lind
Aufidio: Bojidar Nikolov

: Act 2

: Act 3

: Issues

A discussion on an issue of the moment with Robert Hewison.


Unknown: Robert Hewison.

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

Jan Latham Koenig
John Hopkins Faustus (R)


Conductor: Jan Latham Koenig
Conductor: John Hopkins Faustus

: News

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