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: am Open University

The State and Economic Intervention

: Morning Concert

Schubert, arr Sheen 16 German Dances (D 783) ECO Wind Ensemble
7.13 Arnold Concerto for two pianos (three hands) Cyril Smith ,
Phyllis Sellick (pianos) CBSO/The Composer
7.30 am News
7.35 Weber Horn
Concertino in E minor,
Op 45: Anthony Halstead Hanover Band/Goodman
7.48 Ravel Shéhérazade
Ulster Orchestra/
Yan Pascal Tortelier
8.03 Walton Henry V-film suite: RPO/Previn
8.20 Shostakovich
Prelude and Fugue No 23 Tatiana Nikolayeva (piano) Records


Unknown: Cyril Smith
Pianos: Phyllis Sellick
Unknown: Anthony Halstead

: News

: Composers of the Week

Bartok Sonatina
Andor Foldes (piano) String Quartet No 2, Op 17. Vegh Quartet Four Pieces, Op 12 Rotterdam PO/
James Conlon. Records


Unknown: James Conlon.

: Bath Festival 1991

Dezso Ranki (piano)
Schubert Sonata in A
(D 664)
Liszt Unstern (S 208); En reve (S 207);
Klavierstuck in F sharp (S 193); La Lugubre
Gondola No 2 (S 200); Wiegenlied; In festo transfiguration is Domini nostrijesu Christi;
Impromptu (Nocturne) in F sharp (S 191); Mephisto Waltz No 4 (S 696)
(compl Philip Challis );
Mephisto Polka; Mephisto Waltz No 1 (transc Busoni) (In association with HTV West)


Piano: Dezso Ranki
Piano: Schubert Sonata
Unknown: Philip Challis

: Morning Sequence

Grace Williams Fantasy on Welsh Nursery Tunes LSO/Charles Groves
10.50 Gordon Jacob
Saxophone Quartet
Phoenix Saxophone Quartet
11.10 Holst Suite No 2 in F, Op 28 No 2: London Wind Orchestra/Wick
11.28 Paul Patterson Diversions for saxophone quartet
11.40 Stanford Irish
Rhapsody No 4
Ulster Orchestra/Handley
James Rae Tyneside Folksong Suite for saxophone quartet
12.25 Bruch Scottish Fantasy: Jascha Heifetz (violin); New SO of London/Malcolm Sargent Interspersed with Beethoven folk song settings


Unknown: Gordon Jacob
Unknown: Paul Patterson
Unknown: James Rae Tyneside
Violin: Jascha Heifetz

: News

: Bristol Lunchtime Concert

Nash Ensemble live from St George 's, Brandon Hill , Bristol.
Prokofiev Overture on Hebrew Themes, Op 34 Shostakovich Piano
Quintet in G minor, Op 57


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Brandon Hill

: The Gates of the Underworld

A fantasia for radio based on the writings of E T A Hoffmann by Jeremy Beadle.
E TA Hoffmann/Kreisler/


Unknown: Jeremy Beadle.
Councillor Krespel: Angus Wright
Murr, the Tom cat: Simon Treves
Young Hoffmann/Studiosus: Nigel Carrington
Foreman: Andrew Wincott
Professor: Michael Turner
Society lady: Auriol Smith
Antonia: Emma Gregory
Coachman: James Simmons

: Die Entfiihrung aus dem Serall

Opera in three acts by Mozart to a text by Gottlieb Stephanie the younger. (Performed in German)
Leipzig Radio Chorus
Dresden Staatskapelle/ Karl Bohm. Records


Unknown: Gottlieb Stephanie
Unknown: Karl Bohm.
Belmonte, a Spanish nobleman: Peter Schreier (tenor)
Osmin, steward to Bassa Selim: Kurt Moll (bass)
Pedritto, Belmonte's servant: Harald Neukirch (tenor)
Bassa Selim: Otto Mellies (speaking Part)
Konstanze, Belmonte's betrothed: Arleen Auger (soprano)
Blonde, her English maid: Reri Grist (soprano)

: Mainly for Pleasure

Michael Berkeley feels the blues.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: Third Ear

Cellist Steven Isserlis talks to Michael Hall.
Producer Ray Abbott


Talks: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Michael Hall.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Welsh SO

conductor Carlo Rizzi
Peter Frankl (piano)
BBC Welsh Chorus, chorusmaster John Hugh Thomas Schubert Overture in the Italian style (D 590)
Mozart Piano Concerto
No 25 in C (K 503) Verdi Overture: The
Sicilian Vespers; Four Sacred Pieces


Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Piano: Peter Frankl
Chorus Master: John Hugh Thomas

: Free Spirit

The second of three readings from Jonathan Raban 's Hunting
Mr Heartbreak. The author's drive to America's Deep South continues.
Read by John Shrapnel.


Unknown: Jonathan Raban
Unknown: Mr Heartbreak.
Read By: John Shrapnel.

: French Piano Music

Kathryn Stott (piano)
Faure Barcarolle No 12
Nocturne No 7
Dukas Variations,
Interlude and Finale on a Theme of Rameau Chabrier Bourrée fantasque


Piano: Kathryn Stott

: Music in Our Time

Ben Watson introduces a series of improvisations in duo, trio and sextet formations by the group Company: Derek Bailey
(acoustic/electric guitars), John Butcher (soprano/ tenor saxophone), Philipp Wachsmann (violin),
Vanessa Mackness (vocal), Tebe Lipere (percussion) and Louis Moholo (drums)


Introduces: Ben Watson
Unknown: Derek Bailey
Soprano: John Butcher
Violin: Philipp Wachsmann
Violin: Vanessa MacKness
Unknown: Tebe Lipere
Unknown: Louis Moholo

: The Austin High School Gang

Paul Vaughan with the second of three programmes about this influential group of Chicago musicians, which included Jimmy McPartland , Bud Freeman ,
Frank Teschemacher and Jim Lannigan. During the 20s, they worked in groups from the Chicago Rhythm Kings to McKenzie and Condon's Chicagoans.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Jimmy McPartland
Unknown: Bud Freeman
Unknown: Frank TeschemacHer
Unknown: Jim Lannigan.

: News

: Composers of the Week

Chopin Three Waltzes: in D flat, Op 70 No 3 and Op 64 No 1; in A flat, Op 69 No 1; Etudes, Op 25 Nos 1-4; Scherzo in C sharp minor, Op 39;
Impromptu in F sharp. Op 36; Polonaise in C minor, Op 40 No 2; Sonata in B flat minor, Op 35

: Night School

As broadcast this morning on R5 Plus at 2.30-3.10 Night School Extra (also in Scotland)

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