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: Open University

Maths: Curve Sketching

: Morning Concert

Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso Ulster Orchestra/Handley
7.15 Francaix
Divertissement: Aulos
Wind Quintet Members

: News

7.35 Berlioz Queen Mab Scherzo (Romeo and Juliet) Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa
7.43 Faure Nocturne
No 6 in Dflat
Kathryn Stott (piano)
7.52 Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring RPO/Thomas Beecham
8.00 Strauss Suite: Der
SNO/Neeme Jarvi. Records

: News

: Composers of the Week

Birtwistle Duets for Storab: Helen Keen ,
Jonathan Burgess (flutes) Still Movement
Earth Dances
BBC SO/Peter Eotvos


Unknown: Helen Keen
Flutes: Jonathan Burgess

: Reds, Revolution and Reaction

Alan Bush Lidice
BBC Singers/
Stephen Jackson
9.45 Britten Sinfonia da Requiem: CBSO/Rattle
10.06 Bush Toulon
Sarah Connolly (mezzo)
Catherine Edwards (piano) BBC Singers/Jackson
10.10 Bush During Music BBC Singers/Jackson
10.13 Myaskovsky Piano Sonata No 5
Murray McLachlan
10.33 Bush To the Men of England: BBC
Singers/Stephen Jackson
10.37 Shostakovich
Symphony No 12 (The Year 1917): USSR
Ministry of Culture SO/ Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
11.19 Bush The Great
Red Army
Judith Harris (mezzo) Roger Heath (bass)
Catherine Edwards (piano) BBC Singers/Jackson


Singers: Stephen Jackson
Unknown: Bush Toulon
Unknown: Sarah Connolly
Piano: Catherine Edwards
Bass: Roger Heath
Piano: Catherine Edwards

: Brahms

Alfred Brendel (piano) Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conductor Kurt Masur
Symphony No 3 in F, Op 90


Piano: Alfred Brendel
Conductor: Kurt Masur

: Interval Reading

12.10 Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor. Op 15

: News

: Bristol Lunchtime Concert

Endellion String Quartet live from St George 's, Brandon Hill , Bristol. Beethoven String Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4; String
Quartet in F, Op 59 No 1 (Rasumovsky)


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill

: Mozart on Record

Colin Lawson considers the more than 40 recordings of the Serenade in B flat
(K 361) covering 60 years - conducted and unconducted, by orchestral wind sections and expanded chamber groups, on period and modern instruments - as well as the curious musicological history of the piece, Mozart's largest-scale work for wind ensemble.


Unknown: Colin Lawson

: Paisley International Organ Festival

BBC Northern Singers conductor
Stephen Wilkinson
George McPhee (organ) Hans Gal Motette
Kenneth Leighton
Fantasy on St Columba;
Paean; What Love Is This of Thine?
Thea Musgrave Rorate Coeli


Conductor: Stephen Wilkinson
Conductor: George McPhee
Unknown: Hans Gal Motette
Unknown: Kenneth Leighton
Unknown: Thea Musgrave
Unknown: Rorate Coeli

: Interval Reading

3.45 Durufle Requiem (In association with Chivas Brothers Ltd)

: BBC Welsh SO

conductor Takuo Yuasa
Bartok Divertimento
Brahms Three
Hungarian Dances Kodaly Dances of Galanta


Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Conductor: Bartok Divertimento

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Fritz Spiegl.
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: News

: Third Ear

Before the live relay of his new opera, Stephen Oliver talks to Michael Hall.
Producer Philip Tagney


Talks: Stephen Oliver
Unknown: Michael Hall.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Timon of Athens

Stephen Oliver 's new opera, commissioned by English National Opera
Produced by Graham Vick , live from the London Coliseum. (baritone) (baritone) (bar)(tenor)(tenor)(tenor)(bass) (bar) (treble) (treble)
English National Opera Orchestra, conductor Graeme Jenkins
8.20 Graham Vick , Graeme Jenkins and Monte Jaffe talk with Andrew Lyle.
8.40 Act 2
(in association with Vanessa Bernstein and the Mercers'


Unknown: Stephen Oliver
Produced By: Graham Vick
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Conductor: Graham Vick
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Conductor: Monte Jaffe
Unknown: Andrew Lyle.
Unknown: Vanessa Bernstein
Timon: Monte Jaffe
Alcibiades: Gregory Yurisich
Apemantus: Keith Latham
Lucullus: Geoffrey Pogson
Varro: Paul Wilson
Philotus: Edward Byles
Sempronius: David Marsh
Mutius .: Nicholas Folwell
Flaminius: Quentin Hayes
Demetrius: Charley Henderson
Servilius: Nathan Watts

: Sound Fife and Clarion

Music by John Baston , Corelli and Purcell
David Staff
(natural trumpet)
New London Consort/
Philip Pickett (recorder)


Music By: John Baston
Unknown: Philip Pickett

: Music In Our Time

Ixion in concert. A selection of reflective and demonstrative pieces from their season in London, Brighton and Dartington introduced by Michael Finnissy.
Nicola Walker-Smith
Morton Feldman
De Kooning
Cornelius Cardew
(d 1981) Three Songs:
Voice from Thel's Grave; Soon; Our Joy
John Cage Piano Concert Andrew Toovey
String Quartet Music
(performed simultaneously, first broadcast)
Michael Finnissy
Warara (first broadcast)


Introduced By: Michael Finnissy.
Soprano: Morton Feldman
Soprano: De Kooning
Soprano: Cornelius Cardew
Unknown: Michael Finnissy

: Two's Company

In his last programme on partnerships in jazz,
Charles Melville looks at various big bands with two leaders.

: News

: Composers of the Week

Haydn Piano Trio in G (H XV 15); Cantata:
Miseri noi, misera patria; String Quartet in Eflat, Op 64 No 6; Six German Dances (H IX 9); Son pietosa, son bonina (HXXXIIbl)

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