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: Open University

Voltaire and the Calas Affair

: Morning Concert

Purcell Sonnata in C minor: Purcell Quartet
7.07 Simpson Division on a Ground in E minor
Wieland and Sigiswald
Kuijken (viola da gamba) Robert Kohnen (h'chord)
7.14 Elgar Serenade in E minor: City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox
7.30 am News
7.35 Dvorak Hussite Overture: Czech PO/ Vaclav Neumann
7.49 Boyce Symphony No 5 in D: English
Concert/Trevor Pinnock
7.57 Handel Concerto
No 6 in B flat
Simon Preston (organ)
English Concert/Pinnock
8.06 Strauss Macbeth
Vienna Philharmonic/ Lorin Maazel. Records


Unknown: Robert Kohnen
Unknown: Vaclav Neumann
Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Lorin Maazel.

: News

: Composers of the Week

Polish Romantics
Paderewski Minuet celebreinG, Op 14 No 1 Rinko Kobayashi (piano) Wieniawski Polonaise
No 1 in D, Op 4
Konstanty Kulka (violin)
Jerzy Marchwiriski (piano) Zelenski In the Tatras,
Op 27: Warsaw PO/Rowicki Karlowicz Violin
Concerto in A, Op 8
Konstanty Kulka ; Warsaw PO/Witold Rowicki
Records. Producer Adrian Thomas


Piano: Rinko Kobayashi
Violin: Konstanty Kulka
Piano: Jerzy Marchwiriski
Unknown: Konstanty Kulka
Producer: Adrian Thomas

: Double Figures

Dialogues for 1-10 people. Debussy Syrinx
Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
9.37 Soler Concerto No 4 in F: Kenneth Gilbert ,
Trevor Pinnock (h'chords)
9.46 Britten Canticle II:
Abraham and Isaac John Hahessy (alto) Peter Pears (tenor)
The Composer (piano)
10.01 Alan Bush
Dialectic Medici String Quartet
10.15 Zelenka 'Trio'
Sonata No 5 in F:
Paul Dombrecht , Ku Ebbinge (oboes), Danny Bond
(bassoon), Richte van der Meer (cello), Robert Kohnen (harpsichord)
10.32 P D Q Bach Echo Sonata: Wind and brass ensemble
10.34 Warlock The Curlew: Ian Partridge
(tenor), David Butt (flute), Janet Craxton (cor anglais) Music Group of London
10.56 Spohr Double
Quartet No 1 in D minor Academy of St Martin Chamber Ensemble
11.17 Villa-Lobos
Bachianas Brasileiras
No 5: Jill Gomez (soprano) Pleeth Cello Octet
11.27 Enescu Dixtuor for wind: Lausanne CO Members/Foster


Flute: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Unknown: Kenneth Gilbert
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Isaac John Hahessy
Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Alan Bush
Piano: Dialectic Medici
Unknown: Paul Dombrecht
Oboes: Danny Bond
Cello: Robert Kohnen
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Tenor: David Butt
Flute: Janet Craxton
Soprano: Jill Gomez
Unknown: Enescu Dixtuor

: BBC Scottish SO

Owain Arwel Hughes
William Wallace Villon
Sibelius Symphony No 5 in Eflat, Op 82


Conductor: Owain Arwel Hughes
Conductor: William Wallace Villon

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

Radu Lupu (piano) live from St John 's, Smith Square, London.
Schumann Kinderszenen, Op 15; Etudes symphoniques, Op 13 and Op Posth


Piano: Radu Lupu
Unknown: St John

: Third Opinion

: Carnegie Archive

Third of four programmes.
Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (original version)
The Composer (piano roll) Columbia Jazz Band/
Michael Tilson Thomas
Brahms 'Haydn' Variations Rossini Overture:
NY Philharmonic
SO/Toscanini (Mono;
Beethoven Sonata in E flat, Op 81 a (Les Adieux) Rudolf Serkin (piano)
Ellington Worksong ; The Blues
Duke Ellington Orchestra Stravinsky Ebony
Concerto: Columbia Jazz Band/The Composer Bartdk Sonata No 1 Yehudi and Hephzibah Menuhin (violin and piano) Copland Piano Concerto The Composer (piano)
LSO/Leonard Bernstein


Unknown: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: Beethoven Sonata
Piano: Rudolf Serkin
Piano: Ellington Worksong
Piano: Hephzibah Menuhin

: The Italian Side of Bach

Gillian Weir (organ)
Bach Concerto No 4 in C
(BWV 595); Prelude and Fugue in E flat
(St Anne) (BWV 552)


Unknown: Gillian Weir

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Roger Nichols. Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: Roger Nichols.
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: News

: Four Runyon Rogues

Four short stories by Damon Runyon , read by Kerry Shale .
1: The Old Doll's House


Stories By: Damon Runyon
Read By: Kerry Shale

: Elegy for Young Lovers

To mark Hans Werner
Henze's 65th birthday today, a repeat of Henze conducting his opera to a text by W H Auden and Chester Kallman.
London Sinfonietta


Unknown: Hans Werner
Unknown: H Auden
Unknown: Chester Kallman.
Gregor Mittenhofer, a poet: Stephen Roberts (baritone)
Dr Wilhelm Reischmann: Norman Welsby (bass-Baritone)
Tout, his son: Philip Langridge (ten)
Elizabeth Zimmer: Teresa Cahill (soprano)
Carolina, Grafin von Kirchstetten.: Linda Hirst (mezzo)
Hilda Mack, a widow: Penelope Walmsley-Clark (sop)
Josef Mauer, an Alpine guide: Neil Cunningham (spoken Role)

: Poet of the Month

Peter Scupham 's collection Watching the Perseids was published last year. At its heart are sequences for his mother and his father, who died two Christmases apart. Scupham talks about his work to Clive Wilmer.
Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Peter Scupham
Unknown: Clive Wilmer.
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Camden Jazz Festival

Second of three recordings: the 17-piece London Jazz Composers Orchestra in concert at the Shaw Theatre.
Brian Morton introduces
Harmos by Barry Guy , the orchestra's director and bass-player.


Introduces: Brian Morton
Unknown: Barry Guy

: News

: Composers of the Week

Music from the Reign of Henry VIII
Robert Fayrfax
Aeternae laudis
Lilium Cavazzoni Ricercar
Anon And I War a Maydn attrib Henry VIII Helas Madame
Anon King Henry VIII Pavyn; Romanesca; Galliard
Van Wilder Arthur 's
Dump; Fantasia con e senza pause Anon Hey Trolly Lolly Lo
Cornysh Salve Regina


Unknown: Lilium Cavazzoni Ricercar
Unknown: Henry Viii Helas
Unknown: van Wilder Arthur

: Night School

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