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: Open University

War and Peace in the Age of Reason

: Morning Concert

Glazunov Concert Waltz
No 1 in D: Philharmonia/ Yevgeny Svetlanov
7.10 Delius Brigg Fair RPO/Thomas Beecham


Unknown: Yevgeny Svetlanov
Unknown: Delius Brigg Fair

: News

7.35 Rossini Overture: Semiramide: National PO/Riccardo Chailly
7.48 Liszt Concert
Paraphrase on Themes from Rigoletto: Jorge Bolet
7.55 Sibelius Spring Song: SNO/Gibson
8.03 Debussy Nocturnes Suisse Romande Orch/
Ernest Ansermet. Records


Unknown: Jorge Bolet
Unknown: Ernest Ansermet.

: News

: Composers of the Week

Birtwistle Four
Interludes for a Tragedy
Alan Hacker (basset dannet) Ring a Dumb Carillon Alan Hacker (clarinet)
Mary Thomas (soprano) Barry Quinn (percussion) Punch and Judy (excerpts) Soloists; London
Secret Theatre: London
Sinfonietta/Howarth. Records Producer Christopher Marshall


Soprano: Mary Thomas
Soprano: Barry Quinn

: Morning Sequence

Scheidt Battle Suite Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
9.44 Monteverdi Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda Soloists; Musica Antiqua Koln/Reinhard Goebel
10.05 Delius Intermezzo (Fennimore and Gerda) RPO/Thomas Beecham
10.11 Bliss Dancesfrom Checkmate: Ulster Orchestra/Handley
10.30 Puccini Crisantemi Alberni Quartet
10.38 Haydn Missa in tempore belli: Soloists; Leipzig Radio Chorus Dresden Staatskapelle/ Neville Marriner
11.19 Beethoven Wellington's Victory, Op 91: Berlin PO/Karajan


Soloists: Musica Antiqua

: Cricket Special

England v West Indies Third One-Day Texaco
International from Lord's.
1.05 11.40 News
1.30 County Scoreboard
1.40-7.30 Commentary

: Northern Sinfonia

director Jean-Bernard Pommier (piano) Mendelssohn Nocturne and Scherzo (A Midsummer Night's Dream) Faure Ballade for piano and orchestra Schumann Introduction and Allegro, Op 92 Mendelssohn Symphony No 4 in A (Italian)


Piano: Mendelssohn Nocturne
Unknown: Faure Ballade

: News

: St David's Hall Recital

Martin Jones (piano) Lyadov Variations on a Polish Folk Theme in A flat, Op 51 Rachmaninov Etudes-tableaux: in C minor and in G minor (Op 33 Nos 3 and 8) ; in E flat minor, Op 39 No 5; in E flat, Op 33 No 7; in A minor and in D (Op 39 Nos 2 and 9) Lyapunov Barcarolle in G sharp minor, Op 46 Tchaikovsky, arr Grainger Flower Waltz - paraphrase for piano (The Nutcracker)


Piano: Martin Jones
Unknown: Grainger Flower Waltz

: Third Opinion

: An Alternative Beethoven Nine

Post-war recordings of Beethoven symphonies, with Lyndon Jenkins. 7: Symphony No 7 Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Franz Konwitschny, preceded by Leonora Overture No 3


Unknown: Lyndon Jenkins.

: Tlppett

Quartet No 2 Coull String Quartet

: Music for Organ

Kimberly Marshall (organ) Mendelssohn Sonata in A, Op 65 No Spohr, arr Best Andante with Variations (Notturno for Winds, Op 34) Neukomm Grand Dramatic Fantasia


Unknown: Kimberly Marshall
Unknown: Mendelssohn Sonata

: A Breath of Virtuosity

Second of three programmes. Michael Collins (clarinet) City of London Sinfonia/ Richard Hickox Weber Clarinet Concerto No 2 in Eflat R R Bennett Clarinet Concerto


Clarinet: Michael Collins
Unknown: Richard Hickox

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Fiona Talkington. Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: News

: Third Ear

The Ukrainian Galina Samsova took up the post of Artistic Director of the Scottish Ballet this January. She talks to Robert Dawson-Scott . Producer Mike Greenwood


Unknown: Galina Samsova
Unknown: Robert Dawson-Scott
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: A Mozart Festival

Arleen Auger (soprano)
Gyorgy Pauk (violin, viola) Ralf Gothoni (piano) Takacs Quartet
Mozart Ridente la calma (K 152); Oiseaux, si tous les ans (K 307); Dans un bois solitaire (K 308); Un moto di gioia (K 5 79);
Giunse alfin il momento - Deh vieni, non tardar (Le nozze di Figaro); Violin Sonata in G
(K 301); L'ameró, sard costante (II repastore); Non piu, tutto ascoltai - Non temer, amato bene (K 490) (Idomeneo)


Soprano: Arleen Auger
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk
Piano: Ralf Gothoni
Unknown: Mozart Ridente

: Interval Reading

8.25 String Quintet in C (K 515)

: 1829

Alison Brackenbury introduces her poem, 1829, written in the voices of Mozart and his widow, Constanze. Almost 40 years after Mozart's death, in 1829, an English couple, the Novellos, visited Constanze in Salzburg. She spoke to them about her husband, and the writing of the Requiem.
Producer Julian May


Introduces: Alison Brackenbury

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor John Lubbock Malcolm Binns (piano)
Poulenc Piano Concerto Stravinsky Symphony in C


Conductor: John Lubbock
Piano: Malcolm Binns
Unknown: Stravinsky Symphony

: Mixing It

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall present a film music edition.
Records. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Producer: Alan Hall

: News

: Composers of the Week

Haydn Symphony No 84 in E flat; Un cor si tenero (H XXI Vb 11); Sonata in C (H XVI 48); Sono Alcina (HXXIVb 9);
Il meglio mio carattere; Chi vive amante
(H XXIVb 17 and 13)


Unknown: Sono Alcina

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