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: Open University

Pre-Modern Societies

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news, weather and arts news with Andrew Lyle , including:
7.00 Dittersdorf
Symphony No 1 in C (The Four Ages)
Vienna Sinfonietta/ Kurt Rapf
Rossetti Parthia in F
Paul Dombrecht
8.00 Sibelius
Scene with Cranes
City of Birmingham SO/Simon Rattle
8.35 Strauss
Duet Concertino
Richard Hosford (clarinet) Matthew Wilkie (bassoon) Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Thiery Fischer Records


Unknown: Andrew Lyle
Unknown: Kurt Rapf
Unknown: Rossetti Parthia
Unknown: Paul Dombrecht
Clarinet: Richard Hosford
Bassoon: Matthew Wilkie

: Composers of the Week

J C Bach and his
London Contemporaries Presented by Susan Sharpe. J C Bach Sinfonia Concertante in F
Jiirg Schaftlein (oboe) Anner Bylsma (cello)
Leonhardt Consort Vienna Concentus Musicus/ Gustav
Leonhardt Samuel Arnold
Overture No 4 in D
Gerald Gifford (h'chord) Arnold Elegy
Storace The Curfew
William Shield Ye balmy breezes blow
Emma Kirkby (soprano) Rufus Miiller (tenor) Frances Kelly (harp)
Abel Sonata in A, Op 9 No 1 London Baroque
J C Bach Concerto in Eflat, Op 7 No 5
Lars-Ulrik Mortensen
London Baroque. Records


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Cello: Anner Bylsma
Cello: Leonhardt Consort
Unknown: Leonhardt Samuel Arnold
Unknown: Gerald Gifford
Unknown: William Shield
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Tenor: Rufus Miiller
Harp: Frances Kelly
Harp: Abel Sonata
Harpsichord: Lars-Ulrik Mortensen

: Midweek Choice

Presented by Susan Sharpe. Prokofiev Suite:
Lieutenant Kije
London Philharmonic/ Klaus Tennstedt
10.23 Handel
Trio Sonata in G minor
L'Ecole d'Orphee
10.35 Weber Piano
Concerto No 2 in E flat Peter Rosel (piano)
Dresden Staatskapelle/ Herbert Blomstedt
11.00 Mozart Vado , ma dove?(K583)
Janet Baker (mezzo)
Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ Raymond Leppard
11.05 Whitlock Folk Tune
Philip Ledger (organ)
11.10 Haydn
Symphony No 81 in G Philharmonia
Hungarica/Antal Dorati
11.35 Shostakovich
String Quartet No 7 Brodsky Quartet
11.50 Anon Alpha Bom; Dum pater familias New London
Consort/Philip Pickett Records
0 REQUESTS to Midweek Choice. BBC Radio 3,
Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA, or phone [number removed]


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Klaus Tennstedt
Piano: Peter Rosel
Unknown: Herbert Blomstedt
Unknown: Mozart Vado
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Raymond Leppard

: News

: Concert Hall

Roy Howat (piano) live from the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London. Bartok Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm (Mikrokosmos)
Debussy Images oubliées Gershwin Three Preludes
Ravel Gaspard de la nuit


Piano: Roy Howat

: Record Review

with Richard Osborne.
Building a Library: Berg's opera Lulu by Stephen Walsh. Richard Wigmore on new recordings of Classical and Romantic chamber music.


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Stephen Walsh.
Unknown: Richard Wigmore

: From Death to Life

Moeran Cello Concerto Raphael Wallfisch (cello) Bournemouth Sinfonietta/
Norman Del Mar. Record


Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Unknown: Norman Del Mar.

: Choral Evensong

for Ash Wednesday, live from the Chapel of St
John's College, Cambridge. Responses (Ebdon); Psalm 51: Miserere mei Deus (Allegri); First Lesson:
Isaiah 1, w 11-20; Antiphon: Non in solo pane;
Canticles: The Short
Service (Tallis); Second Lesson: Matthew 16, vv
21-end; Anthem: Injejunio et fletu (Tallis); Hymn:
Sinful, sighing to be blest (Tunbridge); Organ voluntary: Fantasia in four parts (Gibbons). Director of Music
Christopher Robinson.
Organ student James Martin.


Unknown: Christopher Robinson.
Unknown: James Martin.

: In Tune

Music, news and arts events with Stephen Johnson , who also talks to members of the Alban Berg Quartet.
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Alban Berg
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: 20s SEASON Towards the Millennium

Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano) Florence Quivar (mezzo) John Connell (bass) CBSO Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conductor Simon Rattle live from Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
Szymanowski Litany to the Virgin Mary
Bartok Ballet: The
Miraculous Mandarin
8.15 Watering Flowers in a House on Fire
Dorota Kwiatkowska explores the literary world of Karol Szymanowski.
8.35 Sibelius
Symphony No 7 in C Szymanowski Stabat Mater (Given in association with British
Gas West Midlands)


Soprano: Elzbieta Szmytka
Bass: John Connell
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Unknown: Dorota Kwiatkowska
Unknown: Karol Szymanowski.

: 20s SEASON Hits of the 20s

Singer Adelaide Hall introduces Ladv Be Good, written and sung by Ella Fitzgerald.


Sung By: Ella Fitzgerald.

: Bona Dies, Bona Sera!

Songs by the Renaissance composer
Marchetto Cara performed by Circa 1500. Record


Unknown: Marchetto Cara

: Liszt

In the first of two programmes,
Leslie Howard and Ian Munro give the first broadcast performances of Liszt's Grosses Konzertstuck on themes from Mendelssohn's 'Songs without Words' for two pianos and the original version of the Concerto pathétique. Introduced by Leslie Howard.


Unknown: Leslie Howard
Unknown: Ian Munro
Introduced By: Leslie Howard.

: Night Waves

John Tusa investigates the diverse cultural identies of the various peoples currently claiming
Macedonia as their own. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Late Brahms

Three Intermezzos, Op
Wilhelm Kempff (piano) Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op
Fiona Cross (clarinet) Vanbrugh Quartet


Piano: Wilhelm Kempff

: New*

: Night School

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