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: Open University

The Civil Defence Controversy

: Morning Concert

Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in C (RV476)
Daniel Smith (bassoon) ECO/Philip Ledger
7.08 Bax The Garden of Fand: Ulster Orchestra/ Bryden Thomson
7.30am News
Milhaud Scaramouche
John Ogden and Brenda Lucas (pianos)
7.45 Mozart 'Zeffiretti lusinghieri' (Idomeneo) Lucia Popp (soprano)
Munich Radio Orchestra/ Leonard Slatkin
7.52 Bizet
Symphony in C
Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner


Bassoon: Daniel Smith
Unknown: Bryden Thomson
Unknown: Milhaud Scaramouche
Unknown: John Ogden
Pianos: Brenda Lucas
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin

: News

: Composers of the Week

Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
Itzhak Perlman (violin) Lynn Harrell (cello)
Does the Day Reign?,
Op 47 No 6; Spring Song, Op 54 No 13; Simple Words, Op 60 No 12 Elisabeth Soderstrom
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano). Records


Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Cello: Lynn Harrell
Soprano: Elisabeth Soderstrom
Soprano: Vladimir Ashkenazy

: Storm, Stress and Gentler Pursuits

Haydn String Quartet in F minor, Op 20 No 5
9.55 Robert Simpson
Quartet No 10 (For Peace) Coull String Quartet
10.22 Haydn Andante and Variations in F minor (H XVII 6)
Beethoven Sonata in D, Op 28 (Pastoral)
Alfred Brendel (piano)
11.03 Haydn Symphony No 49 in F minor (La Passione)
The English Concert/
Trevor Pinnock (h'chord)


Unknown: Robert Simpson
Unknown: Haydn Andante
Unknown: Beethoven Sonata
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock

: Royal Liverpool PO

Philip Langridge (tenor) Liverpool Philharmonic Choir chorusmaster Ian Tracey conductor Richard Hickox
Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps Elgar
Enigma Variations
Finzi Intimations of Immortality, Op 29


Tenor: Philip Langridge
Conductor: Ian Tracey
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Vaughan Williams

: News

: St David's Hall Lunchtime Recital

Iwan Llewelyn Jones (piano)
Bartok Suite, Op 14
Liszt Vallée d'Obermann
Scriabin Sonata No 9 in F, Op 68 Rachmaninov
Preludes, Op 23: No 4 in D, No 6 in E flat, No 7 in C minor
Chopin Ballade in F minor, Op 52 No 4


Piano: Iwan Llewelyn Jones
Unknown: Chopin Ballade

: Music Weekly

: Don Quixote of the Cello

Paul Tortelier
The final programme commemorating the French cellist, with Lyndon Jenkins.
Valentini Sonata in E minor, with Shuku Iwasaki (piano) Mendelssohn Cello
Sonata, Op 58, with Maria de la Pau (piano)
Lyndon Jenkins talks to Paul Tortelier.
Strauss Don Quixote
With the RPO/Beecham Series producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Paul Tortelier
Unknown: Lyndon Jenkins.
Piano: Shuku Iwasaki
Talks: Lyndon Jenkins
Unknown: Paul Tortelier.
Unknown: Strauss Don Quixote
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Brahms

Seven Fantasies, Op 116
Emil Gilels (piano) Record


Piano: Emil Gilels

: New Music for Brass

The final programme with James Langley.
Michael Ball Hammer of the North
Williams Fairey
Engineering Band/ Roy Newsome
Richard Rodney
Bennett The Flowers of the Forest
Arthur Butterworth
Odin, From the Land of Fire and Ice: Desford
Colliery Caterpillar Band/James Watson
Series producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: James Langley.
Unknown: Roy Newsome
Unknown: Richard Rodney
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Fritz Spiegl.
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: News

: Third Ear

Cinema historian
Kevin Brownlow discusses with film critic Philip French how silent films of the early 20th century in America documented contemporary social problems and political unrest, the subject of his new book, Behind the Mask of Innocence. Producer Vivien Devlin


Unknown: Kevin Brownlow
Unknown: Philip French
Producer: Vivien Devlin


conductor Lothar Zagrosek Maurice Bourgue (oboe) Brahms Symphony No 3 Mozart Oboe Concerto in C (K 314)
Schubert Symphony No 4 (Tragic)


Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Oboe: Maurice Bourgue

: Drama Now

Seize the Fire
When Prometheus seizes the fire of ideas and threatens to give it to the humans, Zeus, fearing the loss of power, binds him for all eternity.
Written by Tom Paulin.
Niall Keatley (boy soprano) Music written and performed by David Byers. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Written By: Tom Paulin.
Unknown: David Byers.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Prometheus: Gerard Murphy
Oceanus: Liam O'Callaghan
Hermes: Des Cave
Hephaestus: Louis Rolston
Violence: Lalor Roddy
Power: Mark Mulholland
Chorus: Eileen Pollock
Chorus: Brigid Erin Bates
Io: Zara Turner

: Membra Jesu Nostri

Surge arnica mea
The fourth Holy Week cantata by Buxtehude.

: Variations, Blues and Concord

The first of two recitals of American piano music by Joanna MacGregor.
Nancarrow Prelude and Blues
Ives Varied Air and Variations
Erroll Gamer , transc
MacGregor Blues; Bounce Copland Variations


Music By: Joanna MacGregor.
Unknown: Erroll Gamer

: Music in Our Time

Robert Saxton
The Ring of Eternity Concerto for orchestra The Sentinel of the Rainbow: BBC SO
London Sinfonietta conductor Oliver Knussen
Introduced by Arnold Whittall. Records


Unknown: Robert Saxton
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Introduced By: Arnold Whittall.

: News

: Composers of the Week

Respighi Concerto gregoriano
Metamorphoseon in Twelve Variations

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