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: Open University

Maths: Formula Iteration

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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
Including at approximately:
Turina Danzas Fantasticas , Op 22 London Philharmonic/ Enrique Batiz
7.40 Beethoven
Two Romances
Yehudi Menuhin (violin) Philharmonia/ John Pritchard
8.20 Debussy
Trots Chansons de Charles d'Orléans
Groupe Vocal de
France/John Alldis
8.40 Gliere
The Zaporozhy Cossacks BBC Philharmonic/ Edward Downes


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Turina Danzas Fantasticas
Unknown: Enrique Batiz
Violin: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: John Pritchard
Unknown: Edward Downes

: Composer of the Week

Respighi Orgiastic Dance (Belkis, Queen ofSheba)
Philharmonia/Geoffrey Simon Lauda per la nativita del signore
Patricia Rosario (soprano) Louise Winter (mezzo)
Lynton Atkinson (tenor) Richard Hickox Singers City of London
Sinfonia/Richard Hickox Concerto a cinque Neil Black (oboe)
Graham Ashton (trumpet) Ingolf Turban (violin)
Stephen Williams (double-bass)
Ian Watson (piano). Discs

: Morning Sequence

Rameau Castor et Pollux
Orchestra of the 18th
Century/Frans Bruggen
Cherubini Dei tuoifigli (Medea)
Maria Callas (soprano) Orchestra of La Scala , Milan/Tullio Serafin
10.39 Szymanowski Mythes
Sherban Lupu (violin) Peter Pettinger (piano)
11.01 Clerambault
Rachel Yakar (soprano) Reinhard Goebel (violin) Wilbert Hazelzet (flute) Charles Medlam
(viola da gamba)
Alan Curtis (harpsichord)
11.22 Saint-Saens
Philharmonia/ Charles Dutoit
11.32 Roussel Joueurs de flûte
Ileana Ruhemann (flute)
Catherine Edwards (piano)
11.44 Gluck
0 malheureuse Iphigenie (Iphigenie en Tauride) Maria Callas (soprano) Paris Conservatoire
Orchestra/Georges Pretre
11.49 Berlioz
Royal Hunt and Storm (The Trojans)
Beecham Choral Society RPO/Thomas Beecham Discs


Unknown: Cherubini Dei
Soprano: Maria Callas
Unknown: La Scala

: Haydn's Late Chamber Works

The fourth of six programmes exploring the solo piano, piano trio and string quartet repertoire. Piano Trio in E flat (HXV29)
Andras Schiff (piano)
Yuuko Shiokawa (violin) Steven Isserlis (cello)
Andante with Variations in F minor (H XVII 6) Radu Lupu (piano)
String Quartet in Eflat, Op 76 No
Takacs Quartet


Piano: Andras Schiff
Violin: Yuuko Shiokawa
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Radu Lupu

: News

: Saar Radio SO

conductor Marcello Viotti Lazar Berman (piano) Schubert
Overture: Die Zauberharfe Schnittke
Concerto for piano and strings
Symphony No 1 in Bflat (Spring)


Conductor: Marcello Viotti
Piano: Lazar Berman
Unknown: Zauberharfe Schnittke

: Britten Singers

conductor Simon Wright George McPhee (organ) Stanford Magnificat Howells Requiem Michael Ball
Hymne to God, my God


Conductor: Simon Wright
Conductor: George McPhee

: Zelenka Sonatas

The second of two programmes.
Sonata No 5 in F
Sonata No 2 in G minor Malcolm Messiter and Christopher O'Neal (oboes) Gavin McNaughton (bassoon)
John Lenehan (piano)
Robin McGee (double-bass)


Unknown: Malcolm Messiter
Oboes: Christopher O'Neal
Bassoon: Gavin McNaughton
Piano: John Lenehan
Double-Bass: Robin McGee

: Portraits in Brass

In the last of three programmes, David Hoult talks to Howard Snell about the brass band composer
Wilfred Heaton (b. 1918) and introduces his music.
March: Praise
International Staff Band of the Salvation
Army/Robert Redhead
Trombone Concerto (first performance)
Nicholas Hudson
Britannia Building Society Band/Howard Snell
Festival Arrangement: Victory for Me
Enfield Citadel Band/ James Williams Partita
Britannia Building Society Band/Howard Snell


Talks: David Hoult
Unknown: Howard Snell
Unknown: Wilfred Heaton
Unknown: Nicholas Hudson

: In Tune

Music, news and arts news with Natalie Wheen.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Jephtha

Handel's oratorio setting of words by Thomas Morell. For 18 years, the Israelites have suffered under the rule of the tyrannical Ammonites. In a desperate battle to regain their freedom, they elect as their leader Jephtha, who vows that if God gives him victory he will sacrifice
"whoever shall first salute mine eyes". At his victory celebration this proves to be his daughter Iphis. (bass) (tenor) (alto) (countertenor)
RIAS Chamber Choir
Berlin Academy of Ancient Music/Marcus Creed


Unknown: Thomas Morell.
Zebul: Michael George
Jephtha: John Mark Ainsley
Storge: Catherine Denley
Hamor: Alex Kohler
Iphis: Christiane Celze (sop)
An Angel: Julia Gooding (sop)

: Bluebird Blues

In the seventh of ten programmes tracing the development of the blues in the thirties and forties on the historic Bluebird label, Francis Wilford-Smith includes tracks by Jazz Gillum (harmonica),
Washboard Sam , pianist
Speckled Red and guitarists Bo Carter and Yank Rachel.


Unknown: Francis Wilford-Smith
Pianist: Washboard Sam
Guitarists: Bo Carter
Guitarists: Yank Rachel.

: Night Waves

Michele Roberts talks to leading Irish poet
Paul Durcan , who reads from his latest collection of poems A Snail in My Prime. Producer Nicki Paxman


Talks: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Paul Durcan
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Phyllis Bryn-Julson

As a curtain-raiser to next week's broadcasts of Dallapiccola's operas
Ulisse and IlPrigioniero, the soprano Phyllis Bryn -Julson, with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard , performs music by Dallapiccola, Webem, Schoenberg and Berg.


Soprano: Phyllis Bryn
Unknown: Laurent Aimard

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