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: Open University

The Enlightenment: Batty Langley


Unknown: Batty Langley

: Morning Concert

Wagenaar Overture: The Taming of the Shrew: Royal Concertgebouw Orch/Chailly
7.07 Faure Impromptus: No 2 in F minor, No 3 in A flat: Pascal Roge (piano)
7.15 Musorgsky
Coronation Scene (
Boris Godunov ): Joseph Rouleau (bass), John Lanigan
(tenor); ROH Chorus and Orch/Edward Downes
7.30 am News
7.35 Dvorak Overture:
Othello: Czech PO/Gregor
7.51 Puccini 0 mio babbino caro (
Gianni Schicchi ): Leontyne Price (soprano); LSO/Downes
7.54 Elgar 'Enigma' Variations, Op 36
BBC PO/Downes. Records


Piano: Pascal Roge
Unknown: Boris Godunov
Bass: Joseph Rouleau
Bass: John Lanigan
Unknown: Gianni Schicchi

: News

: Composers of the Week

Ballet music: Idomeneo
English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner
Rondo in C (K 373): Berlin PO/David Oistrakh (violin) Recit. and aria: A questo seno deh vieni ... Or che il cielo a me ti rende
(K 374): Edita Gruberova (sop); Vienna CO/Fischer Violin Sonata in G (K 379) Szymon Goldberg Radu Lupu (piano)
Rondo in E flat (K 371) Timothy Brown (natural horn); Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/
Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)
Records. Producer Peter Tanner


Soloists: John Eliot Gardiner
Unknown: Edita Gruberova
Unknown: Szymon Goldberg
Piano: Radu Lupu
Unknown: Timothy Brown
Producer: Peter Tanner

: Morning Sequence

Wagner Overture: Das
Liebesverbot: Philharmonia/ Francesco d'Avalos
9.45 Purcell The Fairy Queen (Act 2 - Masque) Soloists; Les Arts
10.10 Ellington/ Strayhorn
Three Pieces from Such Sweet Thunder: Duke
Ellington and His Orch
10.20 Grainger Willow , Willow
Britten Fancie
Poulenc Fancy
Horder Under the Greenwood Tree
Rubbra Take, 0 Take Those Lips Away
Bush It Was a Lover and His Lass
Sarah Walker (mezzo)
Graham Johnson (piano)
10.32 Bridge There Is a Willow Grows Aslant a Brook: Bournemouth
Sinfonietta/del Mar
10.42 Berlioz Les
Troyens (end of Act 4)
Regine Crespin (soprano) Guy Chauvet (tenor) Orchestre, Fanfare et Choeurs du Theatre
National de I'Opéra de Paris/Georges Pretre
11.02 Bernstein, arr
Irwin Kostal Four Songs (West Side Story) Katia and Marielle Labeque (pianos)
11.15 Tchaikovsky
Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet: Vienna PO/ Karajan. Records


Unknown: Grainger Willow
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Berlioz Les
Soprano: Regine Crespin
Soprano: Marielle Labeque

: Murray McLachlan

Prokofiev Sonata No 5 in C (revised version)
Debussy Etudes: Nos 1, 8, 7, 11 and Busoni Sonatina No 3
Stravinsky Circus Polka; Three Movements from Petruschka

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

Orchestra of St John's conductor John Lubbock live from St John 's,
Smith Square, London. Ravel Pavane pour une infante defunte
Faure Suite: Pelleas et
Haydn Symphony No 70 in D


Unknown: St John

: Third Opinion

: Carnegie Archive

The first of four programmes highlighting the musical landmarks in Carnegie Hall's 100-year history. Beethoven Leonora
Overture No 3 (Mono)
New York PO/Bruno Walter Chopin Berceuse , Op 57 Paganini, arr Liszt La Campanella (Mono)
Ignace Paderewski (piano) Strauss Don Juan , Op 20 Chicago SO/Fritz Reiner Schubert Duo in A (D
574): Fritz Kreisler (violin) Serge Rachmaninov (piano) Saint-Saens Piano
Concerto No 2 in G minor
Artur Rubinstein Philadelphia Orch/Ormandy
Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World): Cleveland Orchestra/Szell. Records Series producer Judith Roles


Unknown: Walter Chopin Berceuse
Piano: Ignace Paderewski
Piano: Strauss Don Juan
Unknown: Reiner Schubert Duo
Violin: Fritz Kreisler
Piano: Serge Rachmaninov

: The Italian Side of Bach

Second of six programmes with David Sanger (organ). Bach Concerto No 2 in A minor (BWV593); Trio Sonata No 5 (BWV 529)


Unknown: David Sanger

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Janet Alexander. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Janet Alexander.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: News

: Third Ear

Philip Prowse , whose production of The White Devil opened at the National Theatre last week, talks to Paul Allen. Producer John Boundy


Unknown: Philip Prowse
Unknown: Paul Allen.
Producer: John Boundy

: Berlin RSO

conductor Hans Zender
Christian Zacharias (piano) Dieter Schnebel
Composition (Versuche IV) Mozart Piano Concerto
No 15 in B flat (K 450) Schnebel Re-visionen II
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3, Op 56 (Scottish)


Conductor: Hans Zender
Piano: Christian Zacharias
Piano: Dieter Schnebel

: Poet of the Month

Michael Longley reads a selection of his poems.


Unknown: Michael Longley

: Serenade to Music

by Vaughan Williams. Sixteen Soloists
LPO/Adrian Boult. Record


Unknown: Vaughan Williams.

: Bach

Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor
(BWV 903); Sonata in G minor (BWV 1029) Laurence Dreyfus
(viola da gamba), Ketil Haugsand (harpsichord)


Viola: Laurence Dreyfus
Harpsichord: Ketil Haugsand

: Camden Jazz Festival

The first of three recordings from this year's festival features an American trio at the Jazz Cafe who have recently re-formed:
Jimmy Guiffre (saxophones/ clarinet), Paul Bley (piano), Steve Swallow (bass).
Introduced by Brian Morton , who talks to Jimmy Guiffre during the interval.


Unknown: Jimmy Guiffre
Clarinet: Paul Bley
Piano: Steve Swallow
Introduced By: Brian Morton
Unknown: Jimmy Guiffre

: News

: Composers of the Week

Bartok Rhapsody, OP 1; Two Portraits, Op 5; Two Elegies, Op 8b; Evening in Transylvania; Bear Dance (Ten Easy Pieces for piano)

: Night School

(not Scotland) As R5 this morning Plus at 2.30-3.10 Night School Extra (also in Scotland)

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