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: Open University

Modern Art: Impressionist Exhibition

: Morning Concert

Dvorak String Quartet in F, Op 96 (American) Hagen Quartet
7.30am News
7.35 Ravel Piano Concerto in G: Martha Argerich LSO/Claudio Abbado
7.58 Donaldson and Kahn Makin' Whoopee
Harvey and the WaUbangers
8.02 Gershwin Catfish Row (Porgy and Bess) Cincinnati Pops Orch/ Erich Kunzel. Records


Unknown: Martha Argerich

: News

: Composers of the Week

J S Bach
Sonata No 3 in G minor
(BWV 1029): Laurence Dreyfus (viola da gamba) Ketil Haugsand (h'chord) Cantata No 7: Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam (Feast of St John the Baptist 1724)
Paul Esswood (alto) Kurt Equiluz (tenor)
Max van Egmond (bass) King's College,
Cambridge; Leonhardt Consort/Leonhardt
Contrapuncti 10 and 13 (Art of Fugue): Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall. Records


Unknown: Ketil Haugsand
Unknown: Paul Esswood
Tenor: Kurt Equiluz
Bass: Max van Egmond

: Morning Sequence

Barber Summer Music
Reykjavik Wind Quintet
9.46 Bridge In Autumn Peter Jacobs (piano)
9.54 Schubert
Symphony No 3 in D
Northern Sinfonia/Groves
10.21 Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte: Dietrich
Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) Joerg Demus (piano)
10.36 Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge Northern Sinfonia/Groves
11.02 Kreisler, arr
Rachmaninov Liebslied
Rachmaninov (piano-roll)
11.12 Francaix Wind Quintet
Reykjavik Wind Quintet


Piano: Peter Jacobs
Piano: Joerg Demus


conductor Bryden Thomson Howard Shelley (piano)
Haydn Symphony No 83 in G minor (The Hen) Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 1
Martinu Fantaisies
(Symphony No 6)


Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Piano: Howard Shelley

: News

: Chamber Music from Manchester

Martin Roscoe (piano) live from Studio 7.
Liszt Three Petrarch
Schumann Kreisleriana, Op 16


Piano: Martin Roscoe

: Soundings

: Mining the Archive

Darius Milhaud visited
London in September 1969 to conduct performances of his own music by the BBC SO. Symphonic Suite No 2, Op 57
3.30 Darius Milhaud in conversation with John Amis (from 1969).
3.40 Concerto for two pianos, Op 228: Genevieve Joy , Jacqueline Robin
Symphony No 10, Op 382 Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Darius Milhaud
Unknown: Darius Milhaud
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Genevieve Joy
Unknown: Jacqueline Robin
Producer: Alan Hall

: Mendelssohn

String Quartet No 4 in E minor, Op 44 No 2 Endellion Quartet

: Mainly for Pleasure

Chris de Souza presents a special edition of listeners' requests for Comic Relief. Producer Anthony Sellors


Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Benny's Boys

In 1940 Benny Goodman lured trumpeter
Cootie Williams away from Duke Ellington. The result was a powerful addition to the Goodman band and a new seven-piece small group. In this fourth programme, Geoffrey Smith looks at the work of this septet which also included tenor saxophonist Georgie Auld.


Unknown: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Cootie Williams
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Georgie Auld.

: News

: Third Ear

On the occasion of a book of Essays on Art and Language and two London exhibitions at the ICA and Lisson Gallery, Andrew Graham-Dixon talks to
Michael Baldwin and Mel Ramsden about their sceptical view of art history, and the conceptual relationship between words and pictures. Producer Judith Bumpus


Talks: Andrew Graham-Dixon
Unknown: Michael Baldwin
Unknown: Mel Ramsden
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: BBC Philharmonic Concert

conductor Gunther Herbig Anthony Rolfe Johnson
(tenor), live from the Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Mozart Symphony No 31 in D (Paris) (K297) Britten Nocturne for tenor and small orchestra
8.20 Portraits, Catgut and Tootle-too
Thomas Gainsborough was as passionate about music as he was about painting; Fritz Spiegl presents this tribute to him, with contributions from Garard Green and Elizabeth Mansfield.
8.40 Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67


Conductor: Gunther Herbig
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Unknown: Thomas Gainsborough
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Elizabeth Mansfield.

: Upon Life

Three 17th-century trials compiled by Jack Emery from contemporary transcripts.
2: Man of the People
The trial of John Lilburne , Leveller, at the Guildhall, London in October 1649, for publishing treasonous pamphlets.
Director John Theocharis


Unknown: Jack Emery
Unknown: John Lilburne
Director: John Theocharis
John Lilburne: Karl Johnson
judge Keble: Robin Bailey
Judge Jermyn: David Neal
Attorney General Prideaux: Edward de Souza
Col Purefoy: David Bannerman
Lieutenant: Vincent Brimble
Mr NUtleigh: Christopher Good
Mr Newcombe: James Green
Thomas Lewis: David King
Mr Sprat: Brian Miller
MrDaffern: Danny Schiller
Clerk of the Court: Michael Kilgarriff
Reporter: Christian Rodska

: Distracted Tymes

Music from Cromwell's
England by Henry Lawes , Tomkins, Baltzar, Locke and Gibbons. Consort of Musicke/ Anthony Rooley
Christopher Kite (virginals) Parley of Instruments/ Peter Holman
Kenneth Gilbert (organ) Broadside Band/ Jeremy Barlow


Unknown: Henry Lawes
Musicke: Anthony Rooley
Unknown: Christopher Kite
Unknown: Peter Holman
Unknown: Kenneth Gilbert
Unknown: Jeremy Barlow

: News

: Composers of the Week Debussy Berceuse

héroïque; En blanc et noir ; Noel des enfants qui n 'ont plus de maison; Etudes, Bk 2, Nos 7-9; Pastorale (Sonata for flute, viola and harp); Violin Sonata

: Night School

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