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: Open University

Humour in Classical Music

: j Morning Concert

Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
LPO/Bernard Haitink
7.17 Tallis Spem in Alium The Sixteen/Christophers
7.30am News
7.35 Rossini Sonata for Strings No 2 in A Berlin PO/Karajan j 7.48 Beethoven j Symphony No 3 (Eroica) i London Classical Players/ Roger Norrington. Records


Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: News

: Composers of the Week

i Sir Arthur Bliss
: (1891-1975)
Hymn to Apollo
LSO/The Composer
Toccata Kathron Sturrock (piano) Oboe Quintet
Nash Ensemble
The Enchantress:
Linda Finnie (mezzo); Ulster Orch/Handley. Records


Unknown: Sir Arthur Bliss
Piano: Toccata Kathron Sturrock
Unknown: Linda Finnie

: Morning Sequence

Beethoven Sonata in D, Op 12 No 1 Yuzuko Horigome (violin) Roger Vignoles (piano)
9.57 Shostakovich Hamlet: Musical Fragments, Op 32 Leningrad CO/Serov
10.13 Menotti Moans, Groans, Cries and Sighs The King's Singers
10.25 Bach Partita No 2 in D minor (BWV 1004) Yuzuko Horigome (violin)
10.55 Brahms Symphony No 3 in F (arr for two pianos): Martin Roscoe , Ronan O'Hora
11.26 Elgar Organ Sonata in G: Roger Fisher


Piano: Roger Vignoles
Pianos: Martin Roscoe
Pianos: Ronan O'Hora
Unknown: Roger Fisher

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies The Fourth Cornhill Test
Commentary on the fifth and final day at Edgbaston.
1.05 pm News
1.10 Your Letters Answered
1.30 County Scoreboard
1.40-6.30 Commentary

: BBC Welsh SO

conductor Odaline de la Martinez Gerardo Gandini (piano) Gerhard Suite: Alegrias Gandini Imaginary Landscape Ginastera Suite. Estancia


Conductor: Odaline de la Martinez
Piano: Gerardo Gandini

: News

: Mozart Summer

Mozart String Quintets Third of six programmes, including the set of string quartets which Mozart composed in Vienna in 1773, aged 17. Salomon Quartet String Quartet in D minor (K 173); String Quintet in D (K 593) Jan Schlapp (viola)

: Prom Talk

: Schumann

Paradise and the Peri With readings by Robert Eddison from the poem by Thomas Moore. For his 'oratorio for happy people' Schumann set an episode from Moore's popular romance Lalla Rookh, with its exotic descriptions of India and the Middle-East. The Peri, a beautiful spirit of nature, must find 'the gift that is most dear to heaven' to gain entry to Paradise. With Edith Wiens (soprano) as the Peri; soloists; Chambre Romand and Lausanne Pro Arte Choirs Suisse Romande Orchestra/ Armin Jordan (sung in German). Records


Unknown: Robert Eddison
Unknown: Thomas Moore.
Soprano: Edith Wiens
Unknown: Armin Jordan

: Hungarian Duos

Timothy Hugh (cello) Kathron Sturrock (piano) Bartok Rhapsody No 1 Dohnanyi Sonata in Bflat minor, Op 8


Cello: Timothy Hugh
Piano: Kathron Sturrock

: Oundle International Organ Week

Kimberley Marshall (organ) Anon Agincourt Carol Attaignant Pavenne ; Galliard; Basse danse; Branle gay Janequin La Guerre Marchand Plein jeu; Trio; Tierce en taille-, Fond d'orgue; Dialogue


Unknown: Carol Attaignant Pavenne

: Mainly for Pleasure

Janet Alexander presents a Rossini Rondo. Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Rossini Rondo.
Producer: Michael Emery

: News

: Pat Hobby's Hollywood

Scott Fitzgerald 's autobiographical hack-hero reflects the author's own tussle with Tinseltown in the 1940s.
Ed Bishop reads four stories from the Hobby Collection.
1: Pat Hobby's Secret
'Distress in Hollywood is endemic and acute. That's how pictures are made.' Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Proms 1991

live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Jadwiga Rappe (mezzo)
Christopher van Kampen (cello), Paul Crossley (piano) London Sinfonietta conductor Lothar Zagrosek Webem Five Pieces for orchestra, Op 10 Mahler, arr
Schoenberg Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
H K Gruber Cello Concerto
8.15 A Night in the Day of Karl Kraus
With Ronald Herdman as Kraus. Translated and adapted by Anthony Vivis.
8.35 York Holler
Improvisation sur le nom de Pierre Boulez
Mahler, arr Reinbert de Leeuw
Schnittke Concerto for piano and strings


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Cello: Paul Crossley
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Unknown: Karl Kraus
Unknown: Ronald Herdman
Adapted By: Anthony Vivis.
Unknown: Pierre Boulez

: Woman's Brief Season

From Medea to Lysistrata - from Persephone to Andromache.
Texts selected and translated by Leo Aylen who reads the verse with Maxine Audley.
Producer John Theocharis


Translated By: Leo Aylen
Unknown: Maxine Audley.
Producer: John Theocharis

: Mfeczyslaw Horszowski

Bach French Suite No 6 in E (BWV 817)
Beethoven Sonata in F, Op 10 No
10.35 Interval Reading
Schumann Papillons , Op
Chopin Nocturne in Eflat, Op 9 No 2;
Impromptu in F sharp,
Op 36; Waltz in C sharp minor, Op 64 No 2;
Scherzo No 1 in B minor


Unknown: Schumann Papillons

: News

: Composers of the Week

Vivaldi Concerto in B minor for four violins, Op 3 No 10; Trio Sonata in G minor, Op 1 No 1;
Introduzione al Gloria
(RV642); Gloria (RV589)

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