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: Open University

Maths: Curve Sketching

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
Including at approximately:
7.05 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in Bflat
7.45 Parry Fantasy Sonata in B
8.05 Stravinsky Three Dances (Petrushka)
8.30 Vivaldi Cello Concerto in G(RV414). Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Composer of the Week

Liszt introduced by Chris de Souza. 4: Weimar.
Hebestraum No 1 in A flat Jorge Bolet (piano)
Es muss ein Wunderbares sein; Wie singt die Lerche schon
Margaret Price (soprano) Cyprien Katsaris (piano) Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude (Harmonies poetiques et religieuses) Stephen Hough (piano) Chasse-neige
(Transcendental Study No 12) Vladimir Ovchinikov (piano) Uber alien Gipfeln ist Ruh
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo) Irwin Gage (piano)
Totentanz Krystian Zimerman (piano) Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa Discs


Introduced By: Chris de Souza.
Piano: Jorge Bolet
Soprano: Margaret Price
Piano: Cyprien Katsaris
Piano: Stephen Hough
Piano: Vladimir Ovchinikov
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Piano: Irwin Gage
Piano: Totentanz Krystian Zimerman

: 1968 SEASON Hits of the 60s

The novelist Marsha Hunt introduces songs from the Motown era.


Introduces: Marsha Hunt

: Morning Sequence

Paganini, arr Molinari Perpetuum mobile, Op 11 NBC SO/Arturo Toscanini
10.15 Tartini Sonata in G minor (Devil's Trill)
Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin) Anthea Gifford (guitar)
10.31 Beethoven
Canzonetta Veneziana
10.33 Schubert
Gondelfahrer (D808)
The Songmakers' Almanac
Giuliani Serenade , Op
Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)
Anthea Gifford (guitar)
10.52 Mendelssohn
Symphony No 4 in A (ItaHan) Orchestra of the 18th
Century/Frans Briiggen
11.21 Mayseder
Polonaise No 1 in A
Jean-Jacques Kantorow (violin)
Anthea Gifford (guitar)
11.30 Rossini
La Regata Veneziana
The Songmakers' Almanac
11.35 Paganini La Couvent du Mont St Bernard
Franco Mezzena (violin) Chorus and Chamber Orchestra of Genoa/Antonio Plotino


Unknown: Molinari Perpetuum
Unknown: Tartini Sonata
Violin: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Guitar: Anthea Gifford
Unknown: Giuliani Serenade
Violin: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Guitar: Anthea Gifford
Violin: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Guitar: Anthea Gifford

: News

: Bach on Ascension Day

Easter Oratorio (BWV 249) Sinfonia (Cantata No 42: Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbaths)
Cantata No 11: Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen
(Ascension Oratorio)
Monika Frimmer (soprano) Ralf Popken (countertenor) Christoph Pregardien (tenor) David Wilson-Johnson (bass) Choir of the Enlightenment Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/
Gustav Leonhardt


Unknown: Lobet Gott
Soprano: Monika Frimmer
Soprano: Ralf Popken
Tenor: Christoph Pregardien
Bass: David Wilson-Johnson
Unknown: Gustav Leonhardt

: Impromptu

The second of two programmes.
Ian Lake (piano)
Vorisek Impromptu in A, Op 7 No 4 Chopin
Impromptus in A flat,
Op 291, in F sharp, Op 36 Alkan Impromptus Bk 2,
Op 32 No 2: No 1 in A minor Liszt Valse-Impromptu
Faure Impromptu No 1 in Eflat, Op 25 Glazunov
Impromptu in Dflat, Op 54 No 1
Berkeley Three Impromptus


Piano: Ian Lake

: Ronde

A medieval and modem musical palindrome featuring compositions by Willem Wander van
Nieuwkerk and Jeff Hamburg performed by La Fontegara Amsterdam: Peter Holtslag , Han Tol and Saskia Coolen (recorders)


Unknown: Willem Wander Van
Unknown: Jeff Hamburg
Unknown: Peter Holtslag
Unknown: Han Tol
Unknown: Saskia Coolen

: BBC Scottish SO

conductor Martyn Brabbins Robert Saxton
In the Beginning
Nielsen Symphony No 5


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: Robert Saxton

: In Tune

Michael Berkeley in Birmingham with guest, pianist and harpsichordist Rosalyn Tureck.
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Harpsichordist: Rosalyn Tureck.
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Scottish Chamber Orchestra

conductor Simon Rattle
Pinchas Zukerman (violin) Ralph Kirshbaum (cello) Faure Elegie
Dvorak Romance in F minor, Op 11
Brahms Double Concerto in A minor
8.30 Interval Reading
8.35 Beethoven
Symphony No 7 in A
(In association with the John Tunnell Trust)


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Violin: Pinchas Zukerman
Cello: Ralph Kirshbaum
Cello: Faure Elegie

: 1968 SEASON In His Own Write

In 1968, the National
Theatre produced a stage version of John Lennon 's first book, In His Own Write-Cheshire-bom
Ronald Pickup played the central character, Me. Twenty-five years later, he reads poems and stories from the original book which, combined with music and actuality, give an evocative sound-picutre of 1968. Producer Marion Nancarrow
(Caryl Churchill 's 'Identical Twins' tomorrow 9.10pm)


Unknown: John Lennon
Unknown: Ronald Pickup
Producer: Marion Nancarrow
Unknown: Caryl Churchill

: Poul Ruders

Psalmodies for guitar and 9 instruments
David Starobin (guitar)
Capricom/Stefan Asbury


Guitar: David Starobin

: Groovin' High

: Night Waves

Roy Porter talks to cultural historian E P Thompson about the working class in 18th-century Britain, which features in his book
Customs in Common, and debates the fate of the Marxist intellectual since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Producer Nicki Paxman


Talks: Roy Porter
Unknown: Berlin Wall.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Wolf: Morike Lieder

Olaf Bar (baritone)
Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Gebet, Neue Liebe; Aufein altes Bild; Schlafendes Jesuskind ; Er ist's; Im Fruhling;
Aufeiner Wanderung ; Lied eines Verliebten; Auftrag;
Storchenbotschaft, Bei einer Trauung;
Selbstgeständnis; Jagerlied; Peregrina /and //; An die Geliebte; Verborgenheit,
Aufeine Christblume I and II; Zum neuenjahr.


Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Unknown: Schlafendes Jesuskind
Unknown: Aufeiner Wanderung
Unknown: Aufeine Christblume

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland. As broadcast
9.00-10.00am on R5

: Night School Extra

English Resources: Drama in English (2 & 3)

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