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: Open University

The Dreaming of the Bones by W B Yeats


Unknown: B Yeats

: Weather

: On Air

with Chris de Souza.
7.00 Rimsky-Korsakov Scherzo (Symphony No 1)
7.50 Mozart Concert
Rondo in A (K386)
8.00 Joachim
Overture: Hamlet
8.40 Lyapunov Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes. Discs


Unknown: Chris de Souza.

: Composerof the Week

Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Overture: Le malade imaginaire
Les Musiciens du
Louvre/Marc Minkowski Concert pour quatre parties de violes
London Baroque/ Charles Medlam
Agnes Mellon (soprano) Dominique Visse (countertenor)
Les Arts Florissants/ William Christie. Discs


Unknown: Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Soprano: Dominique Visse
Unknown: William Christie.

: Morning Sequence

Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat, Op 70 Barry Tuckwell (hom)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
10.10 Haydn Symphony
No 22 in Eflat (Philosopher) Orpheus CO
10.30 Mozart
Oboe Quartet in F (K370) Marwood Ensemble
10.46 Haydn
Horn Concerto No 1 in D
Barry Tuckwell (horn) Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner
11.04 Schnittke String Trio Marwood Ensemble
11.34 Schumann
Three Romances, Op 94 Heinz Holliger (oboe) Alfred Brendel (piano)
11.50 Mozart Horn Concerto No 1 in D (K412)
Barry Tuckwell (hom) LSO/Peter Maag


Unknown: Barry Tuckwell
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Horn: Barry Tuckwell
Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Piano: Alfred Brendel
Unknown: Barry Tuckwell

: News

: BBC Scottish SO

conductor J iri Starek Miriam Fried (violin) Smetana Overture:
The Bartered Bride
Schumann Violin
Concerto in D minor
Dvorak Overtures: In
Nature's Realm; Carnival; Othello

: 20s SEASON London in the1920s

Stephen Plaistow explores the musical life of London in the 1920s, with voices from the BBC archives and contemporary recordings by Nellie Melba ,
Eva Turner , Fritz Kreisler with John McCormack , Alfred Cortot , Jacques Thibaud and Pablo Casals.
Walton Facade
Edith Sitwell and Constant
Lambert (readers) Instrumental ensemble/The Composer Hoist Egdon Heath
London Philharmonic/ Adrian Boult
Vaughan Williams
Kyrie (Mass in G minor) Choir of King's College Cambridge/
David Willcocks
Bach Fugue (Sonata No3 in C for solo violin, BWV1005) Yehudi Menuhin
Varese Hyperprism
Members of the Columbia SO/Robert Craft
Bridge Enter Spring Royal Liverpool
PO/Charles Groves


Unknown: Nellie Melba
Unknown: Eva Turner
Unknown: Fritz Kreisler
Unknown: John McCormacK
Unknown: Alfred Cortot
Unknown: Jacques Thibaud
Unknown: Pablo Casals.
Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Unknown: Adrian Boult
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: David Willcocks
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Varese Hyperprism

: Bluebird Blues

The second of ten programmes in which Francis Wilford-Smith traces the development of the blues in the 30s and 40s as reflected by the Bluebird record label. 2: 1933 - St Louis
The first musicians specifically recorded for the Victor company's new cheap label were from St Louis, and included Stump Johnson , Elizabeth Washington ,
Roosevelt Sykes and the Sparks brothers.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Francis Wilford-Smith
Unknown: Stump Johnson
Unknown: Elizabeth Washington
Unknown: Roosevelt Sykes
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

Andrew Green 's guest is the psychiatrist Anthony Storr , author of Music in the Mind.
Producer Hugh Warwick


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Anthony Storr
Producer: Hugh Warwick

: Pebble Mill

live from Studio 1, Birmingham.
Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
Schumann Arabeske in C, Op 18; Symphonic
Studies, Op 13 and Op posth
8.15 Be My Baby
In Marina Warner's story, a young woman is desperate for a child. Read by Alice Arnold.
8.35 Scriabin Mazurkas: Op 3 Nos 7 and 9; Op 25 No 3 Rachmaninov Preludes:
Op 32 No 1 in C; Op 32 No 2 in B flat minor, Op 23 No 6 in Eflat Op 32 No 12 in G sharp minor, Op
32 No 5 in G; Op 23: No 7 in C minor, No 4 in D; No 3 in D minor, No 1 in F sharp minor, No 2 in Bflat


Piano: Dmitri Alexeev
Piano: Schumann Arabeske
Read By: Alice Arnold.

: Telling Stories

The second of five tales to coincide with the publication of the BBC's annual anthology of original radio stories. The Death of the Elms by Georgina Hammick. Read by Diana Bishop.


Unknown: Georgina Hammick.
Read By: Diana Bishop.

: James Dillon

Ignis noster
BBC SOl Alexander Lazarev


Unknown: Sol Alexander Lazarev

: HenryPurcell's Fantasias

The last of three programmes in which the complete repertoire for consort is performed by Fretwork.

: Night Waves

John Tusa talks to Booker Prize-winning novelist Ben Okri about his latest book
Songs of Enchantment.
Plus a review of Chatsky at London's Almeida Theatre. Producer Belinda Sample


Talks: John Tusa
Unknown: Ben Okri

: French Impressions

Richard Langham Smith presents the last of four programmes of French orchestral music leading up to the Impressionists and beyond.
Dukas La Péri
Ulster Orchestra/
Yan Pascal Tortelier
Debussy Jeux
French National Radio
Orchestra/Jean Martinon
Koechlin Les Bandar-Log BBC SO/Antal Dorati. Discs


Unknown: Richard Langham Smith

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland. As broadcast this afternoon on R5

: Night School Extra

German 16-18: Deutschlandspiegel Gunter Kunert - ein deutscher
Dichter Europa nach 92


Unknown: Deutschlandspiegel Gunter Kunert
Unknown: Dichter Europa

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