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: Open University

Hamlet and Its European Reception

: Weather

: Morning Concert

Malcolm Arnold Four
Cornish Dances
7.09 Schubert Moments musicaux, No 1 in C (D 780) Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Rhapsody - A Shropshire Lad: Halle/Barbirolli


Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Piano: Daniel Barenboim

: News

7.35 Sibelius Finlandia
SNO/Alexander Gibson
7.43 Frank Martin
Ballade for flute, piano and string orchestra Susan Milan,
Michael Dussek ; City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox
7.51 Elgar Suite: The Spanish Lady: Guildhall String Ensemble/Salter
8.03 Saint-Saens
Carnival of the Animals Pascal Roge , Cristina Ortiz (pianos); London
Sinfonietta/Dutoit. Records


Unknown: Frank Martin
Unknown: Michael Dussek
Unknown: Pascal Roge
Pianos: Cristina Ortiz

: News

: Ayres for the Theatre

Fifth of eight programmes. James Bowman (counter-ten) Catherine Bott (soprano)
Timothy Roberts (h'chord) Parley of Instruments/ Peter Holman and Roy Goodman ; King's Consort Purcell Suite: The
Virtuous Wife; Ah! How Sweet It Is to Love
John Eccles Suite: The
Mad Lover; Cease of Cupid to Complain
John Weldon Reason What Art Thou?
Eccles / Burn, I Burn


Unknown: James Bowman
Soprano: Catherine Bott
Soprano: Timothy Roberts
Unknown: Peter Holman
Unknown: Roy Goodman
Unknown: John Eccles
Unknown: John Weldon

: Dennis Brain

Second of six programmes. Mozart Horn Concerto in E flat (K 417), with Philharmonia/Karajan
Beethoven Horn Sonata in F, Op 17, 7, with Denis Matthews (piano)
Handel Arias Nos 1 and 2 for two horns with oboes and bassoons: with London
Baroque Ensemble/Haas Strauss Horn Concerto in E flat, Op 11: Philharmonia/ Sawallisch. Records

: Music Weekly

with Peter Paul Nash.


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash.

: Boston SO

conductor Seiji Ozawa Peter Serkin (piano) Giovanni Gabrieli Canzona septimi toni Schoenberg Piano Concerto, Op 42
Beethoven Symphony No 3, Op 55 (Eroica)


Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Piano: Peter Serkin
Piano: Giovanni Gabrieli

: Clement Janequin Ensemble

perform a selection of French chansons, including works by Arcadelt and Compere.

: Table Talk

Sugar and Spice.
A new short story by Helen Simpson.
Reader John Moffatt. Producer Elizabeth Burke


Reader: Helen Simpson.
Reader: John Moffatt.
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: News

: Your Concert Choice

with Paul Guinery.
Janacek Sinfonietta Philharmonia/Rattle de Falla Concerto for harpsichord and five instruments:
Robert Veyron-Lacroix (h'chord); Ensemble/Dutoit
Gluck Divinités du Styx (Alceste): Maria Callas ; Orch National de la
Corelli Concerto Grosso in C, Op 6 No 10: 1 Musici Corrette Laudate
Dominum: Soloists; Ensemble Vocal et
Instrumental de Lyon/ Guy Cornut. Records


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Robert Veyron-Lacroix
Unknown: Maria Callas

: Chamber Music from Birmingham

Henry Herford (baritone) Robin Bowman (piano) Faure L'Horizon chimérique, Op 118
Finzi Let Us Garlands
Debussy Trois ballades de Francois Villon
Butterworth Six Songs (A Shropshire Lad)
Ravel Histoires naturelles
Ives Six Songs


Baritone: Henry Herford
Piano: Robin Bowman
Unknown: Francois Villon
Unknown: Ravel Histoires

: Poet of the Month

Les Murray introduces and reads a selection of poems by Kenneth Slessor , the author of Five Bells.


Unknown: Kenneth Slessor

: Bournemouth Sinfonietta

conductor Tamas Vasary Rossini Overture:
The Silken Ladder
Colin Matthews
Night Music
Schubert Symphony No 3 in D (D 200)


Conductor: Tamas Vasary
Unknown: Colin Matthews

: Soundings

Michael Oliver explores the world of Schubert's songs with Ian Partridge , Sarah Walker , Martin Isepp and Eric Sams. Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Ian Partridge
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Martin Isepp
Unknown: Eric Sams.
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Evensong for Trinity Sunday

from Chichester Cathedral. Organ: Gloria tibi Trinitas (Byrd); Responses (Bertalot) Office hymn (NEH 144): Father Most Holy; Psalm: 145 (Naylor); Readings (RSV): Isaiah 40, w
12-13; Mark 1, vv 1-13; Canticles: Hawes in D; Anthem: Where Thou
Reignest (Schubert);
Hymn (NEH 343): Bright the Vision; Anthem: Hail, Gladdening Light (Wood); Organ voluntary: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor (BWV 542, Bach)
Organist/Chorusmaster Alan Thurlow ; Assistant organist Jeremy Suter


Unknown: Alan Thurlow
Organist: Jeremy Suter

: Schumann

Fantasie, Op 1 7: Martha Argerich (piano). Record


Piano: Martha Argerich

: Sunday Play

Quartermaine's Terms by Simon Gray.
Blissfully unaware of the emotional crises that disrupt the lives of his fellow teachers, St John
Quartermaine is the still - almost comatose - centre of the Cull-Loomis School of English for foreigners.
Quartermaine.... MICHAEL WILLIAMS Henry Windscape... PETER JEFFREY
Adapted by Richard Wigmore Director Gordon House (First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Simon Gray.
Unknown: St John
Adapted By: Richard Wigmore
Director: Gordon House
Eddie Loomis: Robin Bailey
Melanie Garth: Marcia Warren
Mark Sackling: Nigel Anthony
Anita Manchip: Helena Breck
Derek Meadle: Jon Strickland

: A Mozart Festival

Wind Soloists of the CO of Europe Gyorgy Pauk (violin)
Nobuko Imai (viola)
Thomas Demenga (cello) Harmonie music (Don Giovanni ) (arr
Triebensee); Serenade in C minor (K 388)


Viola: Nobuko Imai
Cello: Thomas Demenga
Music: Don Giovanni

: Interval Reading

9.50 Divertimento in E flat for string trio (K 563) (Final concert tomorrow 7.30pm)

: Morton Feldman

Voices and Instruments; For Stefan Wolpe
BBC Singers; Endymion Ensemble;
Gregory Knowles , Terence Emery (vibraphones) conductor Simon Joly


Unknown: Stefan Wolpe
Unknown: Gregory Knowles
Unknown: Terence Emery
Conductor: Simon Joly

: Debussy

Pour le piano
Ivan Moravec. Record


Piano: Ivan Moravec.

: News

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