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: Open University

Modem Art: Roger Fry


Unknown: Roger Fry

: Morning Concert

Rimsky-Korsakov The Flight of the Bumble Bee Philharmbnia/Ashkenazy
7.02 Gershwin Suite:
Catfish Row (Porgy and Bess): Cincinnati Pops
Orchestra/Erich Kunzel
7.30am News
7.35Arensky Violin Concerto in A minor
Sergei Stadler; Leningrad PO/Chernushenko
8.00 Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: The Legend of Tsar Saltan
8.21 Rachmaninov
Vocalise, Op 34 No 14
Suzanne Murphy (soprano) SNO/Neeme Jarvi. Records

: News

: Composers of the Week

Bliss Clarinet Quintet Gervase de Peyer
Melos Ensemble of London
Interlude No 1
Kathron Sturrock (piano) Cello Concerto
Raphael Wallfisch (cello)
Ulster Orchestra/Handley Records


Piano: Kathron Sturrock
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch

: Morning Sequence

Beethoven Overture:
Leonora No 3
Chicago SO/Georg Solti
9.49 Robin Holloway
Serenade for string sextet and double bass, Op 64 Academy of St Martin Chamber Ensemble
10.04 Liszt Rigoletto - Concert Paraphrase Jorg Bolet (piano)
10.11 Tchaikovsky
Variations on a Rococo
Theme, Op 33 (orig vers): Raphael Wallfisch (cello); ECO/Simon
10.30 Paul Patterson
Propositions for nine players and solo harmonica: Tommy Reilly Academy of St Martin Chamber Ensemble
10.47 Grainger
Lincolnshire Posy: Cleveland Symphonic Winds/Fennell


Unknown: Robin Holloway
Unknown: Liszt Rigoletto
Piano: Jorg Bolet
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Unknown: Paul Patterson

: Mozart Adagio

and Rondo for glass harmonica (K 617) Dennis James ;
Marc Grauwels (flute); Members of the Brussels Virtuosi
11.15 Kenneth Leighton Fantasy Octet (Homage to Percy Grainger )
Academy of St Martin Chamber Ensemble
11.37 Hindemith
Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes of Weber Philharmonia/
Neeme Jarvi. Records


Unknown: Dennis James
Flute: Marc Grauwels
Unknown: Kenneth Leighton
Unknown: Percy Grainger


conductor Gary Bertini Margaret Marshall (sop) Ann Murray (mezzo)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson ,
Adrian Thompson (tenors) Richard Jackson (bass) BBC Singers chorusmaster Simon Joly Schubert Mass No 6 in Eflat (D 950)


Conductor: Gary Bertini
Conductor: Margaret Marshall
Unknown: Ann Murray
Unknown: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Tenors: Adrian Thompson
Bass: Richard Jackson
Unknown: Simon Joly

: News

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Symphonic Wind Ensemble conductor Rob Wiffin Vincent Persichetti
Symphony No 6
Joseph Horovitz Elegy 'Ad Astra '
John Barnes Chance
Symphony No 2


Conductor: Rob Wiffin
Conductor: Vincent Persichetti
Unknown: Joseph Horovitz
Unknown: John Barnes

: Baroque Symphonies

G B Sammartini
Symphony in G: Ensemble 415/Chiara
Banchini William Boyce Symphony No 5 in D: English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock. Records


Unknown: Banchini William Boyce
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock.

: Bliss Remembered

Sir Arthur Bliss was born
100 years ago today. With music and voices from the archives, John Amis presents a portrait of the composer and his life, evoking Bliss's distinctive voice - as both a man and a creator.


Unknown: Sir Arthur Bliss
Unknown: John Amis

: Mainly for Pleasure

Roger Nichols explores the Prom season of 1951. Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: Roger Nichols
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: Six's Gift

NEW A six-part series in which Mel Hill analyses the talent and undoubted influence of the American comet player
Bix Beiderbecke , who died in 1931 when only 28. This week he compares and contrasts Bix's style with that of the other great cornettist of the period, Louis Armstrong. Series producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Mel Hill
Unknown: Bix Beiderbecke
Unknown: Louis Armstrong.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

: A Stroll In Vienna

Architect Carl Aubock visits the Belvedere, the Baroque palace built by Eugene of Savoy as his summer residence, and talks to Judith Bumpus about the prince's taste as a patron of the arts.


Unknown: Carl Aubock
Unknown: Judith Bumpus

: Proms 1991

live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. Peter Donohoe (piano) BBC Welsh SO conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Mozart Symphony No 32 in G (K 318)
Tippett Piano Concerto
8.15 Neroism in the Air
Diana Bishop reads an account of Richard Strauss 's chaotic composition of Ein Heldenleben from
The Proud Tower by Barbara Tuchman.
Strauss Ein Heldenleben


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Barbara Tuchman.
Unknown: Strauss Ein Heldenleben

: Trieste

The Berlitz School and the Paint Factory The former Habsburg port of Trieste in the north-east of Italy is closer to Vienna than
Rome. Its cosmopolitan and culturally ambiguous atmosphere attracted political exiles and writers, like James Joyce who eked out a living teaching English at the local Berlitz School. When
Joyce met Ettore Schmidt , the cynical owner of a Trieste factory, the local man did his best to hide that he was a disappointed novelist of genius who wrote under the name of Italo Svevo. Written and presented by Paul Bailey. Producer David Perry


Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Ettore Schmidt
Unknown: Italo Svevo.
Presented By: Paul Bailey.
Producer: David Perry

: Trio Sonnerie

Couperin Concert No 9 in E (Ritratto dell' amore) Leclair Sonata in C minor, Op 5 No 6 (Le Tombeau)


Unknown: Leclair Sonata

: Kristin Merscher

Mozart Sonata in C
(K 330)
Chopin Nocturne, Op 32 No
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 12

: News

: Composers of the Week

Vivaldi Motet: Lauda
Jerusalem (R V 609); Violin Concerto in G minor, Op 12 No 1;
Dixit Dominus (RV 594)

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