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: Open University

Indian Views of E M Forster

: Weather

: On Air

Andrew Lyle with music, news, weather and arts news, including at approximately
7.00 Stravinsky Scherzo fantastique New York PO/ Pierre Boulez
7.30 Mozart
Divertimento in Eflat (K166)
Netherlands Wind Ensemble/Edo de Waart
8.00 Milhaud
Suite: Scaramouche
Marcelle Meyer and The Composer (pianos)
8.30 Haydn
Symphony No 76 in Eflat Hanover Band/
Roy Goodman. Discs


Unknown: Andrew Lyle
Unknown: Pierre Boulez

: Composers of the Week

The Mighty Handful presented by Roderick Swanston.
2: National Themes.
Rimsky-Korsakov Sinfonietta in A minor USSR Academic SO/ Yevgeny Svetlanov Musorgsky
On the Southern Coast of Crimea
Victoria Postnikova (piano) Cui
Suite: In modo populari Hong Kong PO/
Kenneth Schermerhorn Discs


Presented By: Roderick Swanston.
Unknown: Rimsky-Korsakov Sinfonietta
Unknown: Yevgeny Svetlanov

: Morning Sequence

featuring Russian sacred music performed last month by the Roussland
Male Voice Choir, director Alexander Govorov , on their visit to Manchester, which is twinned with their native city, St Petersburg. Also, at approximately
10.00 Shostakovich
Festival Overture
USSR National Orchestra/ Yevgeny Svetlanov
Musorgsky Dawn on the Moscow River (Khovanshchina)
Leningrad PO/
Yevgeny Mravinsky
10.27 Artist of the Week: Murray Perahia (piano) Mendelssohn Piano Sonata in E, Op 6
11.16 Elgar
Symphonic Study: Falstaff Halle Orchestra/ John Barbirolli


Director: Alexander Govorov
Unknown: Yevgeny Svetlanov
Unknown: Musorgsky Dawn
Artist: Yevgeny Mravinsky
Piano: Murray Perahia
Unknown: John Barbirolli

: John Dowland

: News

: BBC Welsh SO

Mark Wigglesworth
Peter Donohoe (piano) Brahms
Piano Concerto No 1 in D minor
Symphony No 5


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Piano: Peter Donohoe

: BBC Festival of Brass

Paul Hindmarsh presents the fourth of eight concerts. John Foster Black Dyke Mills Band conductor James Watson Eric Ball Festival Music
David Sawer
Hellnoise (BBC commission - first performance) Goffin
My Strength, My Tower Bantock
Prelude: Prometheus
Wilfred Heaton
Contest Music


Unknown: Paul Hindmarsh
Conductor: James Watson
Conductor: Eric Ball
Unknown: David Sawer
Unknown: Wilfred Heaton

: Debut

Mi-Kyung Lee (violin) Philip Moll (piano)
Prokofiev Sonata for solo violin, Op Debussy
Violin Sonata in G minor
Carmen Fantasy


Violin: Mi-Kyung Lee
Piano: Philip Moll

: Groovin' High

Alyn Shipton presents a six-part tribute to the American trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie , who died in January.
3: The First Big Bands With arrangers and composers like
Tad Dameron and Gil Fuller and musicians like John Lewis , Milt Jackson and Kenny Clarke , Dizzy found it easier to achieve artistic than financial success. Then there was
Afro-Cuban music with conga drummer Chano Pozo.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Tad Dameron
Unknown: Gil Fuller
Unknown: John Lewis
Unknown: Milt Jackson
Unknown: Kenny Clarke
Unknown: Chano Pozo.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: In Tune

Music, news and arts events from Birmingham with Andrew Green , whose guest is the pianist Kathryn Stott.
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Andrew Green
Pianist: Kathryn Stott.
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Der Gewaltige Hahnrei

(The Magnificent Cuckold) Berthold Goldschmidt 's operatic tragicomedy, which was banned by the Nazis, performed for the first time in 60 years to mark the composer's 90th birthday. Stella loves her husband, Bruno, and is completely faithful. But that's not good enough for Bruno: he'd rather believe she is making a cuckold of him.
Berlin Radio Chorus
Berlin RSO/Lothar Zagrosek
Act 1
8.05 During the interval, the composer talks about the opera to Bernard Keeffe.
8.10 Acts 2 and 3


Unknown: Berthold Goldschmidt
Unknown: Lothar Zagrosek
Unknown: Bernard Keeffe.
Stella: Roberta Alexander (sop)
Bruno: Robert Worle (tenor)
Petrus: Michael Krauss (bar)
Menu: Helen Lawrence (sop)
Estrugo: Martin Petzold (tenor)
Cornelia: Christiane Oelze (mezzo)
Oxherd: Claudio Otell (bass)
Policeman: Franz Josef Kapellmann (bar)
Florence: Christiane Berggold (mezzo)
Young man: Endrik Wottrich (tenor)

: Three Score Miles and Ten

The third of six
Graham Greene travel sketches.
Two Capitals
The writer is bemused by the differences between
Oslo and Stockholm.
Reader David Horovitch.


Unknown: Graham Greene
Reader: David Horovitch.

: Lindsay Quartet

Peter Cropper and Ronald Birks (violins)
Robin Ireland (viola)
Bernard Gregor-Smith (cello) Haydn String Quartet in Eflat, Op 20 No 1
Geoff Poole String
Quartet No 2 (first UK broadcast)


Unknown: Peter Cropper
Violins: Ronald Birks
Viola: Robin Ireland
Cello: Bernard Gregor-Smith
Unknown: Geoff Poole

: The Balkan Connection

A sequence of Sephardic romances performed by Esther Lamandier (voice and medieval harp). Disc


Unknown: Esther Lamandier

: Night Waves

Robert Hewison talks to black American writer
John Edgar Wideman.
Plus music from double bass virtuoso Gary Carr. Producer Noah Richler


Talks: Robert Hewison
Unknown: John Edgar Wideman.
Unknown: Gary Carr.
Producer: Noah Richler

: Dukas

Overture: Polyeucte Symphony in C
BBC Philharmonic/ Yan Pascal Tortelier

: News

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