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: Open University

Arts: The Rational Amusement

: Morning Concert

Vaughan Williams
Suite for viola and small orchestra:
Frederick Riddle ; Bournemouth
Sinfonietta/Norman del Mar
7.30 am News
7.35 Albinoni Concerto in D minor, Op 9 No 2
David Reichenberg (oboe) English Concert/Pinnock
7.46 Debussy Sonata for flute, violin and harp Melos Ensemble
8.02 Haydn Symphony No 93 in D
Orchestra of the 18th
Century/Briiggen. Records


Unknown: Frederick Riddle
Oboe: David Reichenberg

: News

: Composers of the Week

Purcell Suite in G
London Baroque
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in Bflat
Choir of Christ Church
Cathedral, Oxford/ Simon Preston
My Beloved Spake
Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Academy of St Martin/Philip Ledger Pavan a 4 in G minor
London Baroque
Rejoice in the Lord Alway Choir of King's College, Cambridge; Academy of St Martin/Philip Ledger Three Parts on a Ground in D: London Baroque Blessed Are They That Fear the Lord: Choir of King's College; Academy of St Martin. Records


Unknown: Simon Preston

: Midweek Choice

with Susan Sharpe.
Haydn Symphony No 80 in D minor: Philharmonia
Hungarica/Antal Dorati
9.57 Satie Gnossiennes , Nos 1 and Pascal Roge (piano) 10.04 Vaughan
Williams Flos Campi Nobuko Imai (viola) Corydon Singers
ECO/Matthew Best
10.27 Satie Gnossiennes , Nos 3 and 4 10.34 Chopin Piano Trio in G minor, Op 8 Trio Fontenay
11.05 Gliere Ballet: The
Red Poppy: Bolshoi
Theatre Orch/Yuri Fayer
11.40 Gurney Sleep Martyn Hill (tenor)
Clifford Benson (piano)
11.45 Satie Gnossiennes , Nos 5 and 6. Records


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Satie Gnossiennes
Piano: Pascal Roge
Viola: Nobuko Imai
Unknown: Satie Gnossiennes
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Piano: Clifford Benson
Piano: Satie Gnossiennes

: Cricket Special

The Nat West Trophy
Semi-finals: Reports and commentary on both matches. including at
12.50pm News

: BBC Scottish SO

conductor Takuo Yuasa David Home (piano) Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3 in C Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1945 version)

: News

: To My Dear Friend Haydn

Second of six programmes. Haydn String Quartet in G, Op 33 No 5 Aeolian Quartet Mozart String Quartet in D minor (K 421) Alban Berg Quartet Records


Unknown: Alban Berg

: BBC Philharmonic

conductor David Atherton Walton Johannesburg Festival Overture Vaughan Williams A London Symphony


Conductor: David Atherton
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: Vintage Years

Igor Markevitch conducts: Stravinsky Suite: Pulcinella (excerpts) (mono) Divertimento (mono) French National Radio Orchestra Le Sacre du Printemps Philharmonia Orchestra Records: 1954/59


Unknown: Igor Markevitch

: Choral Evensong

recorded at St Paul's Cathedral, London. Responses: Holmes 'for Trebles'; Psalm 73 (Crotch, Ouseley); First Lesson: Job 16, v 1 to 17, v 2; Canticles: Service on Plainsong Tones (Wills); Second Lesson: Mark 4, w 1-20; Anthem: Ascribe unto the Lord (S S Wesley); Organ voluntary: Dankpsalm (Reger). Organist and Director of Music John Scott Sub organist Andrew Lucas


Music: John Scott
Organist: Andrew Lucas

: Music from Latvia

The first of two programmes of traditional Latvian dance tunes introduced, played and sung by the Jumprava Folk Band from Riga. Producer John Thomley


Producer: John Thomley

: Mainly for Pleasure

with Peter Paul Nash. Producer Clive Portbury


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash.
Producer: Clive Portbury

: News

: Proms 1991

live from the Royal Albert Hall London. , John Lill (piano) Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Libor Pesek Dutilleux Mystère de l'instant Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor
7.55 Tchaikovsky and Fate: John Warrack traces the course of an obsession which haunted the composer and his music. Reader Garard Green.
8.15 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathétique)


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Piano: John Lill
Unknown: John Warrack
Reader: Garard Green.

: Childhood in the Middle Ages

For some 30 years historians have taken the view that the Middle Ages had no concept of childhood. Professor
Jeffrey Richards suggests a new interpretation.
Producer Rosemary Hart


Unknown: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Telemann

Concerto in G for four violins, unaccompanied Simon Standage , Micaela Comberti , Miles Golding , Andrew Manze (violins) Oboe Concerto in E minor Hans-Peter Westermann Camerata Koln


Unknown: Simon Standage
Unknown: Micaela Comberti
Unknown: Miles Golding
Violins: Andrew Manze
Unknown: Hans-Peter Westermann
Unknown: Camerata Koln

: Proms 1991

live from the Royal Albert Hall , London. USSR Ministry of Culture Chamber Choir, conductor Valery Polyansky
Rachmaninov Vespers , Op 37


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: Valery Polyansky
Conductor: Rachmaninov Vespers

: Rossini

Sonata for Strings No 1 in G: Camerata Bem/ Thomas Furi. Record


Unknown: Thomas Furi.

: News

: Composers of the Week

Mendelssohn Overture:
Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage; Fugue, Op 81 No 4; Capriccio in F sharp minor, Op 5; String Quintet in A, Op 18

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