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: Open University

Literature: Sweeney Agonistes

: Weather

: On Air

Andrew McGregor with music, news, weather and arts news, including:
7.00 J C Bach
Quintet in D, Op 11 No 6 English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock
7.40 Borodin, compl Glazunov Symphony No 3 in A minor
USSR State Academy SO/ Yevgeny Svetlanov
8.00 Prokofiev
Two Pushkin Waltzes
Scottish National
Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi
8.30 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 23 in A (K488) English CO/Murray
Perahia (piano). Records


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Yevgeny Svetlanov

: 20s SEASON Composer of the Week

Hindemith in the 20s
Presented by Andrew Lyle. "We've done it at last!
German music has finally succeeded in reflecting modem life at its most frivolous and vulgar!"
(Zeitschrift fiir Musik on Hindemith's Kammermusik
No 1)
"Good kitsch is hard to come by." (Hindemith) Rag Time (Well-tempered) (1921)
Berlin RSO/Gerd Albrecht Des Todes Tod (1922)
Gabriele Schreckenbach
Berlin RSO/Gerd Albrecht Kammermusik No 1, Op 24 No 1 (1922)
Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra/Riccardo Chailly Suite: 1922, Op 26
Jan Marcol (piano). Records


Presented By: Andrew Lyle.
Contralto: Gabriele Schreckenbach
Unknown: Albrecht Kammermusik

: Morning Sequence

Glazunov Triumphal March RPO/Yondani Butt
10.08 JCF Bach
The American Girl
Jozik Koc (baritone)
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Winston Dan Vogel
10.21 Stravinsky Concerto in Eflat (Dumbarton Oaks) St Paul CO/
Christopher Hogwood
10.37 WFE Bach
Columbus, or The
Discovery of America
Simon Berridge (tenor) Christopher Foster (bar) BBC Concert Orchestra/ Winston Dan Vogel
10.55 Bernstein
Three Meditations (Mass) Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Israel PO/The Composer
11.12 Copland Our Town LSO/The Composer
11.25 Donizetti Cantata:
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Foster (bar) BBC Concert Orchestra/ Winston Dan Vogel
11.45 Britten
An American Overture
CBSO/Simon Rattle


Baritone: Jozik Koc
Unknown: Winston Dan Vogel
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Tenor: Simon Berridge
Tenor: Christopher Foster
Unknown: Winston Dan Vogel
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Unknown: Winston Dan Vogel

: News

: Ulster Orchestra

Oliver von Dohnanyi
Dvorak Legends (Book I) Janacek
The Fiddler's Child
Suk Serenade in Eflat


Conductor: Oliver von Dohnanyi

: Lessons for the Lyra Viol

Fancies and dances by Alfonso Ferrabosco II , Coprario, Corkine and William Lawes performed by William Hunt , Richard Boothby and Julia Hodgson.


Unknown: Alfonso Ferrabosco Ii
Unknown: William Lawes
Unknown: William Hunt
Unknown: Richard Boothby
Unknown: Julia Hodgson.

: 20s SEASON Paris in the 1920s

In the 20s, the French capital held an irresistible attraction for musicians from all over the world, resulting in a very heady musical cocktail.
Basil Deane introduces a selection of music ranging from Ravel's LEnfant et les sortileges and Satie's La belle excentrique to Les mariés de la Tour Eiffel by Les Six, Honegger's Pacific 231 and Stravinsky's s Oedipus
Rex. With recollections by Darius Milhaud.


Introduces: Basil Deane
Unknown: Darius Milhaud.

: The Myth Maker

In the last of eight programmes about
American record producer George Avakian , he talks to Ian Carr about how he made a name for the Charles Lloyd Quartet before it became a working group. It was the Quartet that launched drummer
Jack Dejohnette and pianist Keith Jarrett , whom Avakian went on to manage for several years. Series producer Derek Drescher


Producer: George Avakian
Unknown: Ian Carr
Unknown: Charles Lloyd Quartet
Unknown: Jack Dejohnette
Pianist: Keith Jarrett
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

Music, news, weather and arts news with Andrew Green , whose guest is the conductor Leonard Slatkin. Producer Hugh Warwick


Unknown: Andrew Green
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin.
Producer: Hugh Warwick

: Pebble Mill

Live from Studio 1, Birmingham.
Michael Collins (clarinet) Christopher van Kampen (cello)
Noriko Ogawa (piano)
Beethoven Trio in B flat. Op 11
Brahms Clarinet Sonata in Eflat, Op 120 No
8.10 Ivan Moody talks about composer
Alfred Schnittke , focusing on his use of 'polystylistics'.
8.30 Schnittke
Cello Sonata
Brahms Trio in A minor, Op


Clarinet: Michael Collins
Cello: Christopher van Kampen
Piano: Noriko Ogawa
Piano: Beethoven Trio
Talks: Ivan Moody
Unknown: Alfred Schnittke

: 20s SEASON Aldous Huxley

The second of five short stories set in the 20s, read by Edward Petherbridge. The Bookshop
The bookshop was a haven from the busy squalor of the world, a necessary place, where literature was a luxury.


Read By: Edward Petherbridge.

: Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Magnus Lindberg Marea Jukka Tiensuu MXPZKL
Stravinsky Symphony in three movements


Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Magnus Lindberg Marea
Conductor: Jukka Tiensuu Mxpzkl
Unknown: Stravinsky Symphony

: Night Waves

Tony Palmer reviews the first night of Athol
Fugard's new production, Playland, and, in the week that Spike Lee 's Malcolm
X is released, examines the nature of the biopic. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Spike Lee
Producer: Paul Quinn

: French Impressions

Richard Langham Smith presents the second of four programmes of French orchestral music leading up to the Impressionists and beyond.
Franck Psyché
Berlin RSO/Ashkenazy
Magnard Hymne la justice Toulouse Capitole
Orchestra/Michel Plasson D'Indy
Dyptique mediterranien Monte Carlo PO/ Georges Pretre


Unknown: Richard Langham Smith
Unknown: Magnard Hymne
Unknown: Georges Pretre

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland. As broadcast this afternoon on R5

: Night School Extra

History Resources: Medieval Realms The mystery of the stolen bones

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