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: Open University

Talking about the Enlightenment

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news, weather and arts news presented this week by Piers Burton -Page. Including:
Lambert Valse and Bacchanale
English Northern Philharmonia/
David Lloyd-Jones
Milhaud Le Boeuf sur le toit New London
Orchestra/Ronald Corp
8.05 Telemann
Overture in D (Tafelmusik) King's Consort/ Robert King
Walton Capriccio burlesco
London Philharmonic/ Bryden Thomson. Discs


Unknown: Piers Burton
Unknown: Lambert Valse
Unknown: David Lloyd-Jones
Unknown: Milhaud Le Boeuf
Unknown: Walton Capriccio
Unknown: Bryden Thomson.

: Composer of the Week

Presented by John Thomley. This week's programmes are devoted to music from the last year's of Beethoven's life, including the late string quartets. Overture: The
Consecration of the House Berlin Philharmonic/ Herbert von Karajan Resignation
Fritz Wunderlich (tenor) Hubert Giesen (piano)
String Quartet in Eflat, Op
Busch Quartet (1936 recording) Producer John Thornley. Discs


Presented By: John Thomley.
Unknown: Herbert von Karajan
Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich
Piano: Hubert Giesen
Producer: John Thornley.

: Morning Sequence

Russell Smith
BBC Concert Orchestra/ Lionel Friend
10.13 Arensky
Trio No 1 in D minor
Borodin Trio
10.44 Dyson
Nocturne (Quo Vadis) Osian Ellis (harp) Neil Mackie (tenor)
Royal College of Music Chamber Choir
RPO/David Willcocks
10.56 Ethel Smythe
Concerto for violin, horn and orchestra
Sophie Langdon (violin) Claire Briggs (horn) BBC Philharmonic/
Odaline de la Martinez
11.26 Mendelssohn
Symphony No 5 in D (Reformation)
Leipzig Gewandhuas Orchestra/Kurt Masur


Harp: Osian Ellis
Tenor: Neil MacKie
Unknown: Ethel Smythe
Violin: Sophie Langdon
Horn: Claire Briggs

: Vintage Years

John Amis offers a Young and Older Person's Guide to the music and person that was the composer, pianist, conductor and festival organiser Benjamin Britten.
Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

live from St John 's, Smith Square, London.
Quatuor Mosaiques:
Erich Hobarth and Andrea Bischof (violins)
Anita Mitterer (viola) Christophe Coin (cello) Haydn
String Quartet in C, Op 20 No
String Quartet in A, Op 18 No
●TICKETS £5 available from
10.00am today or in advance from the box office. tel [number removed]


Unknown: St John
Unknown: Erich Hobarth
Violins: Andrea Bischof
Cello: Christophe Coin

: Opera News

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Northern Sinfonia

conductor Heinrich Schiff
Mozart Symphony No 31 in D (Paris)
Cello Concerto No 1 Schubert
Symphony No 8 in B minor (Unfinished)


Conductor: Heinrich Schiff

: A New Symphony for Organ

by David Gow , played on the organ of Peterborough Cathedral by Martin Souter.
Introduced by Ian Carson.


Unknown: David Gow
Unknown: Martin Souter.
Introduced By: Ian Carson.

: In Tune

Music, news, weather and arts news with Stephen Johnson.
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Stephen Johnson.
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Lazarev
Tabea Zimmermann (viola)
Giya Kancheli
Symphony No 4 (In memoriam Michelangelo) Walton
Viola Concerto
Symphony No 7 in A


Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann

: 20s SEASON Out of the Shadows

The first of three I nightly programmes in which Ian Christie of the British Film
Institute explores the flourishing of European cinema in the 1920s.
Armistice and After
With fresh competition from across the Atlantic after 1918, Europe's film-makers retaliate with new techniques and a new mission.
Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Ian Christie
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Henry Purcell's Fantasias

The first of three programmes in which the complete repertoire for consort is performed by Fretwork:
Wendy Gillespie and Richard Campbell (treble viols)
Julia Hodgson and Elizabeth Liddle (tenor viols)
William Hunt (alto and tenor viols)
Richard Boothby (bass viol)


Unknown: Wendy Gillespie
Unknown: Richard Campbell
Unknown: Julia Hodgson
Tenor: Elizabeth Liddle
Unknown: William Hunt
Bass: Richard Boothby

: Trumpet and Piano

played by Hakan Hardenberger and John Constable.
Ibert Impromptu Antheil Sonata Clergue
Sarabande et Rigaudon Berio Sequenza X Virgil Thomson At the Beach


Played By: Hakan Hardenberger
Played By: John Constable.
Unknown: Rigaudon Berio
Unknown: Virgil Thomson

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell present a selection of music mixing styles and influences.
Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: Ave Eva

Medieval English music in honour of the Virgin is performed by the ensemble Sinfonye:
Vivien Ellis and Fiona Baines (vocal)
Stevie Wishart (medieval fiddle/sinfonye/hurdy gurdy) Jim Denley (frame drums)


Unknown: Vivien Ellis
Unknown: Fiona Baines
Unknown: Stevie Wishart
Unknown: Jim Denley

: New*

: Night School

Except in Scotland. As broadcast this afternoon on R5

: Night School Extra

German 12-14:
Der Besuch (1-4)

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