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: Open University

One-one and Composite Functions

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news, weather and arts news with Piers Burton-Page , including:
7.00 Bartok
Romanian Folk Dances
Orpheus CO
7.35 Couperin
Concert Royal No 1 in G Trio Sonnerie
8.15 Janacek
Violin Concerto
Christian Tetzlaff (violin) Royal Liverpool PO/ Libor Pesek
8.35 Haydn
Symphony No 35 in Bflat L'Estro Armonico/
Derek Solomons. Discs


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Derek Solomons.

: Composer of the Week

Presented by John Thomley. Der Kuss
Fritz Wunderlich (tenor) Hubert Giesen (piano)
Three Bagatelles, Op Nos 9-11
Artur Schnabel (piano) (1938 recording)
String Quartet in A minor, Op
Budapest Quartet
Bagatelle in Eflat, Op No
Artur Schnabel (piano) (1937 recording). Discs


Presented By: John Thomley.
Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich
Piano: Hubert Giesen
Piano: Artur Schnabel
Piano: Artur Schnabel

: Morning Sequence

An American Overture
CBSO/Simon Rattle
10.12 Gershwin
The George Gershwin Song Book (Nos 1-8)
Angela Brownridge (piano)
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
James Bowman (countertenor)
Osian Ellis (harp)
David Corkhill (percussion) Choir of King's College
Cambridge/Philip Ledger
10.39 Barber
Adagio for Strings
Langham CO/Leo Brouwer
10.48 Padilla
Salve Regina
Westminster Cathedral
Choir/James O'Donnell
10.57 Cabanilles Batalla
No I in the 5th tone
Guy Bovet (organ)
11.04 Leo Brouwer
Retratos Catalans
Roberto Aussel (guitar) Langham CO/ Frank Shipway
11.23 Delius
Two Unaccompanied Part Songs
Cambridge Singers/ John Rutter
11.28 Gershwin
The George Gershwin Song Book (Nos 9-16) Angela Brownridge (piano)
11.38 Howard Brubeck Dialogues for jazz combo and orchestra
Dave Brubeck Quartet New York PO/
Leonard Bernstein


Unknown: George Gershwin
Piano: Angela Brownridge
Piano: Bernstein Chichester
Unknown: James Bowman
Harp: Osian Ellis
Harp: David Corkhill
Unknown: Cabanilles Batalla
Unknown: Guy Bovet
Unknown: Leo Brouwer
Unknown: Retratos Catalans
Guitar: Roberto Aussel
Unknown: Frank Shipway
Singers: John Rutter
Unknown: George Gershwin
Piano: Angela Brownridge
Piano: Howard Brubeck
Unknown: Dave Brubeck
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein

: News

: Brandenburg Concertos

Lyndon Jenkins introduces the second of two programmes featuring rediscovered recordings of the six concertos made in 1947 by the Boyd Neel Orchestra, and talks to some of the outstanding players involved. including Kathleen Long , Frederick Grinke and Gareth Morris.
Brandenburg Concertos:
No 3 in G; No 4 in G; No .5 in D. Discs


Introduces: Lyndon Jenkins
Unknown: Kathleen Long
Unknown: Frederick Grinke
Unknown: Gareth Morris.

: The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny

by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht.
"Do it!" is the motto of the city of Mahagonny, and there's only one capital offence poverty. Sung in German.
Chorus of the Grand
Theatre, Geneva
Suisse Romande Orchestra conductor Jeffrey Tate


Unknown: Kurt Weill
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Widow Begbick: Anne Howells (mezzo)
Fatty the bookkeeper: Ragnar Ulfung (tenor)
Trinity Moses: Harry Peeters (bass)
Jenny Smith: Marie McLaughun (soprano)
Jim Mahoney: Warren Ellsworth (tenor)
Jack O'Brien: Andreas Jaggi (tenor)
Bank-account Bill: Malcolm Walker (baritone)
Alaska-Wolf Joe: Hans Sisa (bass)
Toby Higgins: Gilles Ramade (tenor)

: In Tune

Music, news and arts news with Jeremy Nicholas. Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Danish National Radio SO

conductor Dmitri Kitaenko
Joshua Bell (violin)
Tchaikovsky Festival Overture on the Danish
National Anthem
Violin Concerto in D
Symphony No I in G minor (Winter Daydreams) (Given in the Usher Hall,
Edinburgh, during the Edinburgh International Festival in association with the Dunard
Fund and the Danish Institute)


Conductor: Dmitri Kitaenko
Violin: Joshua Bell

: 20s SEASON Return to Tin Pan Alley

In New York in the twenties, the Brill building and the surrounding area of 42nd Street was the place to go for budding writers of songs or lyrics. Here, the cacophony of honky-tonk pianos clattered out of open windows and won the area the nickname of Tin Pan Alley. Writers and publishers who were there at the time recall the excitement and the music of the era and its influence on the following decades. Producer Andrew Blackman


Producer: Andrew Blackman

: Colin Stone (piano)

Debussy Pour les octaves (Studies, Bk I)
Bartok Suite , Op 14
Chopin Sonata No 3 in B minor, Op 58


Unknown: Bartok Suite

: Bluebird Blues

: Night Waves

On the enduring lure of the pastoral. Somewhere, somehow, in distant pasts and futures lie golden ages. Dr Roy Porter muses with historians, tribalists and cyberpunks.
Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Dr Roy Porter
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Ravel's Songs

The second of three programmes.
Anja van Wijk (mezzo)
Ruud van der Meer (bar) Rudolf Jansen (piano)
Noel des jouets: Histoires naturelles; Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera; Les grands vents venus d'outremer, Sur I'herbe; Tripatos; Chants populaires; Trois poemes de Stéphane Mallarmé


Unknown: Anja van Wijk
Unknown: Ruud van Der Meer
Piano: Rudolf Jansen

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland. As broadcast today 9.15-9.35 am and 1.05-
1.45 pm on Radio 5

: Night School Extra

German 14-16:
Schalt mal em! (3 & 4)

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