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: Open University

The Strategic Defence Initiative

: Morning Concert

Harty A Comedy Overture
Ulster Orchestra/ Bryden Thomson
7.15 Haydn Piano
Sonata in C (H XVI 48) Andras Schiff (piano)
7.30 am News
7.35 Britten Simple Symphony, Op 4
ECO/The Composer
7.52 Gershwin Suite
Porgy and Bess (arrfor brass) Canadian Brass
8.17 Villa-Lobos
Bachiana Brasileira No 9
Orchestre de Paris/
Paul CapolongO. Records


Unknown: Bryden Thomson
Piano: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Paul Capolongo.

: News

: Composers of the Week

Ravel Menuet antique Paul Crossley (piano)
Piano Trio in A minor
Maria de la Pau (piano) Yan Pascal Tortelier
(violin); Paul Tortelier (cello). Records


Piano: Paul Crossley
Piano: Maria de la Pau
Violin: Paul Tortelier

: Morning Sequence

Janet Craxton
Music highlighting the career of the oboist who died ten years ago today. With sonatas, concertos, symphonic, operatic, vocal and chamber works by Sibelius, Ravel, Bach, Vaughan Williams ,
Handel, Schoenberg, Mozart, Rainier,
Richardson, Britten and Poulenc. Besides
Janet Craxton herself, performers include the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , London Mozart Players,
Jacqueline Delman , Wilfred Brown , Ian Partridge , London
Sinfonietta, London Oboe Quartet, Alan Richardson , Helen Donath , Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Ian Brown.


Unknown: Janet Craxton
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Janet Craxton
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Jacqueline Delman
Unknown: Wilfred Brown
Unknown: Ian Partridge
Unknown: Alan Richardson
Unknown: Helen Donath
Unknown: Ian Brown.

: Concert from Bradford

BBC Philharmonic leader Dennis Simons conductor
Edward Downes
Balakirev, arr Casella Oriental fantasy: Islamey Prokofiev Symphony No 4 in C
(revised version: 1947)
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor


Leader: Dennis Simons
Conductor: Edward Downes

: News

: Cesar Franck

Prelude, fugue and variation (transc Bauer); Prelude, aria and finale; Prelude, choral and fugue Leslie Howard (piano)


Piano: Leslie Howard

: Adriana Lecouvreur

Francesco Cilea 's opera in four acts to a text by Arturo Colautti. (sung in Italian)
Orchestra and Chorus of the Welsh National Opera/ Richard Bonynge. Records


Unknown: Francesco Cilea
Unknown: Arturo Colautti.
Unknown: Richard Bonynge.
Adriana Lecouvreur, an actress: Joan Sutherland (soprano)
Maurizio, Count of Saxony: Carlo Bergonzi (tenol)
Prince of Bouillon: Francesco Ellero D'Artegna
Princess of Bouillon: Cleopatra Ciurca (mezzo)
Michonnet, stage manager: Leo Nucci (bantone)
Abbé of Chazeuil: Michel Sénéchal (tenor)
Jouvenot: Frances Ginzer (soprano)
Dangeville: Deborah Stuart-Roberts
Quinault: Bryn Terfel (baritone)
Poisson: Peter Bronder (tenor)
Major-Domo: Colin Cue (tenor)

: Debut

Nilla Pierrou (violin) John Lenehan (piano)
Grieg Sonata No 1 in F, Op
Tor Aulin Idyll; Humoresque


Violin: Nilla Pierrou
Piano: John Lenehan

: Swiss Poetry

Honegger Pastorale dite Willy Burkhard Violin Concerto No 2
Patrick Genet (violin)
Swiss Romande Orchestra conductor Armin Jordan


Violin: Patrick Genet
Conductor: Armin Jordan

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Fiona Talkington. Producer Andrew Kurowski


Unknown: Fiona Talkington.
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: News

: New Voices

A series of eight readings by poets beginning their careers, recorded with an audience in the Voice Box at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
2: Pat Boran , from
Portlaoise in Ireland, reads from his first collection The Unwound
Clock, which won the Patrick Kavanagh award; from History and Promise and from his new work.


Unknown: Pat Boran
Unknown: Patrick Kavanagh

: Bournemouth Sinfonietta

Thomas Zehetmair (violin)
Mozart Violin Concerto
No in B flat (K 207) Schubert Symphony No 5 in B flat (D 485)
Mozart Violin Concerto
No 5 in A (K 219)


Violin: Thomas Zehetmair

: Three Cruel Tales

Ian Holm reads the first of three chilling stories by Guy de Maupassant. 1: Who Knows?
Translated by Storm Jameson


Stories By: Guy de Maupassant
Translated By: Storm Jameson

: Tchalkovsky

Trio in A minor, Op 50 Chung Trio:
Myung Whun Chung (piano)
Kyung Wha Chung (violin) Myung Wha Chung (cello)


Piano: Myung Whun Chung
Violin: Kyung Wha Chung

: Music In Our Time

Jane's Minstrels with Jane Manning (soprano)
Presented by Judith Weir.
Christian Banasik
Poetry I and II
Albert Lianas Quintet Paul Kellett Song of Numbers
David Bedford
The OCD Band and the Minotaur
Judith Weir Don't Let
That Horse
(all first UK broadcasts)


Presented By: Judith Weir.
Presented By: Christian Banasik
Unknown: Albert Lianas Quintet
Unknown: Paul Kellett
Unknown: Judith Weir

: Bird Lives

The late Charles Fox presents the fourth of six programmes on the saxophonist
Charlie Parker , with recollections from Dizzy Gillespie ,
Barney Kessel and Milt Jackson. In the winter of 1945-6, Parker and Gillespie took bebop to America's West Coast, where Parker embarked on a series of important recordings.


Unknown: Charles Fox
Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Barney Kessel
Unknown: Milt Jackson.

: News

: Composers of the Week

Beethoven Serenade , Op 25; Rondo in G
(WoO 41); String Trio in D, Op 9 No 2


Unknown: Beethoven Serenade

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