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: Open University

Talking about the Enlightenment

: Weather

: On Air

Piers Burton-Page with music, news, weather and arts news, including:
7.00 Howells
Lady Radnor's Suite LSO/Adrian Boult
7.35 Poulenc
Suite: Les Animaux modeks
South West German
RSO/Marcello Viotti
8.15 Elgar
Three Bavarian Dances, Op 27
Bournemouth Sinfonietta/ Norman Del Mar
Gazzaniga Don Giovanni : Finale
Stuttgart Chamber Choir Tafelmusik Baroque
Orchestra/Bruno Weil Records


Unknown: Norman Del Mar
Unknown: Gazzaniga Don Giovanni

: Composer of the Week

Witold Lutoslawski presented by Adrian Thomas
2: The 1950s
Little Suite
Pomeranian PO/ Takuo Ukigaya Five Songs
Halina Lukomska
Polish National RSO/ The Composer Three Postludes
BBC Philharmonic/ Oliver Knussen
Venetian Games
Polish National RSO/ The Composer


Presented By: Adrian Thomas
Soprano: Halina Lukomska
Unknown: Oliver Knussen

: Morning Sequence

Including performances by Artist of the Week
Heinz Holliger and music by the American composer
Stephen Albert , who died recently.
Oboe Concerto in C minor
Heinz Holliger (oboe) Academy of St
Martin/Iona Brown
10.10 Britten Lachrymae Moscow Soloists/Yuri Bashmet (viola)
10.27 Purcell Incidental music: Oedipus (excerpts)
James Bowman (countertenor)
Martyn Hill (tenor)
David Thomas (bass) Academy of Ancient Music/
Christopher Hogwood
10.37 Copland
Our Town (excerpts) Eric Parkin (piano)
10.46 Stephen Albert Into Eclipse
Peter Hall (tenor) Lontano/
Odaline de la Martinez
11.19 Pasculli
Concerto on themes from Donizetti's opera 'La Favorita'
Heinz Holliger (oboe)
Gabriel Burgin (piano)
11.33 Schoenberg
Chamber Symphony No 1 Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Heinz Holliger


Unknown: Heinz Holliger
Unknown: Stephen Albert
Oboe: Heinz Holliger

: News

: Berlin Philharmonic

conductor Claudio Abbado
Symphony No 5 in C minor Schubert
Symphony No 4 in C minor (Tragic)


Conductor: Claudio Abbado

: Dvorak

Piano Trio in F minor, Op 65
Borodin Trio

: BBC Philharmonic

Peter Maxwell Davies
Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps Maxwell Davies
Ballet suite: Caroline
Vaughan Williams
Symphony No 6 in E minor


Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Conductor: Vaughan Williams

: The Myth Maker

In the sixth of eight programmes about
American record producer George Avakian , he talks to Ian Carr about his work with the trumpeter Miles Davis and in particular how he brought Davis and composer Gil Evans together, resulting in several classic albums using a 19-piece orchestra, including Miles Ahead and Sketches of Spain.
Producer Derek Drescher


Producer: George Avakian
Unknown: Ian Carr
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Gil Evans
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

Music, news, weather and arts news with Anthony Burton , whose guest is Paul Robertson of the Medici Quartet. Producer Tim Thome


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Paul Robertson
Producer: Tim Thome

: Pebble Mill

live from Studio 1,
Birmingham. Steven Isserlis (cello) Olli Mustonen (piano) Beethoven
Variations on 'Bet
Mannern welche Liebe fühlen' (WoO 46)
Sonata in C, Op 102 No 1 Shostakovich
Cello Sonata, Op 40
8.20 Agonies and Ecstasies
David Huckvale contemplates the life of the composer on film, from The Great Mr Handel to
Tous les matins du monde.
8.40 Sibelius Malinconia, Op 20
Sonata in F, Op 99


Cello: Birmingham. Steven Isserlis
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Unknown: David Huckvale

: South African Snapshots

In the second of five conversations with contemporary writers in his native South Africa,
Christopher Hope talks to Douglas Livingstone. Acclaimed as the elder statesman of South African poetry,
Livingstone works as a microbiologist, testing for pollution in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Durban. He talks about his childhood in Malaya and recites poems about the flora and fauna of South Africa.


Talks: Christopher Hope
Unknown: Douglas Livingstone.

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Lazarev Shchedrin Stihira
Komdorff Sempre tutti


Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Conductor: Shchedrin Stihira
Conductor: Komdorff Sempre

: Night Waves

Peggy Reynolds talks to Karen Armstrong about her new book, A History of God. The London Gabrieli
Brass Ensemble, who this year celebrate their thirtieth anniversary, perform live in the studio. Producer Sally Flatman


Talks: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Karen Armstrong
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Rachmaninov and Chopin

Arturo Pizzaro (piano) BBC Scottish SO/ Jerzy Maksymiuk Rachmaninov
The Isle of the Dead Chopin
Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor


Piano: Arturo Pizzaro
Unknown: Jerzy Maksymiuk

: News

: Night School

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