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: Open University

Patterns of Consumption: The Affluent and the Poor

: Weather

: Sunday Morning Concert

Symphony No 32 in G BBC Philharmonic/
Jean-Claude Casadesus
7.09 Korngold
Symphonic Serenade BBC Philharmonic/ Gyorgy Lehel
7.41 Debussy Iberia (Images)
8.03 Respighi Pines of Rome
BBC SO/Andrew Davis
8.25 Suk A Fairy Tab Suite (Raduz and Mahulena)
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Jiri Starek


Unknown: Jean-Claude Casadesus
Unknown: Gyorgy Lehel

: News

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Grieg Prelude, Sarabande andRigaudon (Holberg Suite)
9.16 Nielsen
Helios Overture
9.27 Artist of the Week:
Mstislav Rostropovich
Tchaikovsky Andante cantabile
9.35 Bach, arr Swingle Fugue in C minor (Well-Tempered Clavier, Bk I)
9.41 Marcello
Oboe Concerto in C minor
9.52 Borodin Polovtsian
Dances (Prince Igor)
10.04 Mozart Andante and Variations (K501)
10.13 Bruch Violin
Concerto No 1 in G minor
10.36 Handel
Ballet music: II Pastor Fido
10.47 Glinka Cradle Song
10.54 Ives
Variations on 'America'
11.03 Byrd iMudibus in Sanctis
11.09 Lefebure-Wely Sortie in Eflat
11.14 Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor (From the New World). Records


Unknown: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Andante
Unknown: Mozart Andante

: Spirit of the Age

Handel and Opera Seria What to Handel was his most important music is the least performed. Donald Burrows and George Pratt discuss the paradox.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Opera Seria
Unknown: Donald Burrows
Unknown: George Pratt
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: 20s SEASON Replay

Philip French quarries gems from the BBC Sound
Archives. This week, a talk about Marcel Proust by his friend
Prince Antoine Bibesco.


Unknown: Marcel Proust
Unknown: Prince Antoine Bibesco.

: From the Proms 1992

Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) Richard Stoltzman (clarinet) BBC Welsh SO conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Stravinsky Fireworks Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 3 in D minor
2.10 Interval Reading
Takemitsu Fantasma / Cantos
Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird


Clarinet: Richard Stoltzman
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Unknown: Takemitsu Fantasma

: Edington Music Festival

A choral sequence for Lent on the theme of martyrdom recorded last summer in the Priory Church, Edington, Wiltshire. Readings from The Martyrdom of Polycarp and Dietrich Bonhoeffer 's poem
Stations on the Road to
Constitues eos principes (plainsong); He wants not friends (Bow Brickhill); Ne irascaris, Domine (Byrd); Effuderunt sanguinem sanctorum (plainsong); Disposer supreme (Old 104th); Civitas sancti tui (Byrd); Salvator mundi (I) (Tallis); In felix ego (Byrd); 0 God, thy soldier's crown (Gonfalon Royal); Jesus tombe sous Ie poids de sa croix (Dupre).
Directors of Music
Peter McCrystal , David Trendell and Jeremy Summerly. Organist Jeremy Filsell.


Unknown: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Unknown: Peter McCrystal
Unknown: David Trendell
Organist: Jeremy Summerly.
Organist: Jeremy Filsell.

: 20s SEASON Towards the Millennium

Peter Donohoe (piano) Busoni Toccata
Prokofiev Sonata No 5, Op 38
Bartok Sonata
4.45 Kiki - Queen of Montpamasse George Melly revisits the haunts of this muse, mistress and toast of artists and writers, who personified the bohemian life of 1920s Paris.
5.05 Ives
Preludes Nos 4 and 6 Schoenberg
Five Pieces, Op 23
Gershwin Song Book


Piano: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: Montpamasse George Melly

: Hennit Songs

Dowland's songs to poetry by Sir Henry Lea on his retirement from the court of Elizabeth I performed by Emma Kirkby (soprano) and Anthony Rooley (lute). Record


Unknown: Sir Henry Lea
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Anthony Rooley

: Gyorgy Pauk and Ralph Kirshbaum

(violin and cello)
Prokofiev Sonata for solo violin, Op
Bach Cello Suite No 1 in G
(BWV 1007)
Ravel Sonata for violin and cello

: Sunday Play

The Butcher of Baghdad by John Spurting. In a bunker under
Baghdad, the president's beautiful mistress soothes him with stories of a legendary Arabian Nights caliph and the poet who denounced his regime.
Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: John Spurting.
Director: Richard Wortley
The President: Brian Glover
Caliph: Edward de Souza
Shahrazad: Jenny Funnell
Ishak: David Thorpe
Jafar: John Church
Masrur: Colin McFarlane
President's Wife: Jill Graham
Queen Zobeidah: Kate Binchy
Al-Zalamah: Steve Hodson
Al-Hadi: David Holt
Hairvili: Gordon Reid
Mizr Wadi Hathi: John Baddeley
Hassan: Keith Drinkel
Pervaneh: Federay Holmes
Rafi: James Telfer

: Rostropovich conducts Britten

A concert from the LSO's
Festival of Britten given earlier this evening in the Barbican Hall, London. Lynda Russell (soprano) Barry Douglas (piano)
LSO/Mstislav Rostropovich Simple Symphony Piano Concerto
10.05 Interval Reading
10.10 Les Illuminations
Sinfonia da Requiem


Soprano: Lynda Russell
Piano: Barry Douglas

: Teares and Passionate Pavans

The Consort of Musicke directed by Anthony Rooley plays music from Dowland's collection of instrumental music Lachrymae, published in 1604. Record


Directed By: Anthony Rooley

: Music in Our Time

As a prelude to the 50th birthday of the Society for the Promotion of New Music, Michael Gorodecki speaks to SPNM administrator
Richard Steele and introduces three works from Dutch group Het Trio: Andrew Keeling 's Distant Skies, David Kosviner 's Trio
1992 and Robin Gosnall 's Deteriorated Image. Plus works for two pianos by Dutchmen Huib Emmer and Diderik Wagenaar played by Cees van Zeeland and Gerard Bouwhuis. Producer Andrew Kurowski
(SPNM birthday concert next Sunday)


Music: Michael Gorodecki
Unknown: Richard Steele
Unknown: Andrew Keeling
Unknown: David Kosviner
Unknown: Robin Gosnall
Unknown: Diderik Wagenaar
Played By: Cees van Zeeland
Played By: Gerard Bouwhuis.
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

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