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: Open University

Can You Really Dissolve a Human Body in Acid?

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: On Air

Music, news, weather and arts news with Andrew Lyle , including at approximately
7.00 Torteller
Valse alla Maud
The Composer and Maud Martin Tortelier (cellos)
English Chamber Orchestra
7.10 Ravel
Valses nobles et sentimentales
Ulster Orchestra, conductor Yan-Pascal Tortelier
7.35 Haydn
Symphony No 89 in F Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Karl Bohm
8.30 Beethoven
Cello Sonata in A, Op 69 Pierre Fournier (cello) Friedrich Gulda (piano) Discs


Unknown: Andrew Lyle
Cellos: Martin Tortelier
Conductor: Karl Bohm
Cello: Pierre Fournier
Piano: Friedrich Gulda

: Composer of the Week: Jonathan Harvey

4: " ... It's a social thing - that's one of the great joys of music."
Ian Dearden introduces three contrasting works and talks to Jonathan Harvey about composing for a specific group of musicians - be they a choir, an ensemble featuring electronics, or a string quartet.
String Quartet No 2 (first UK broadcast) Arditti Quartet From Silence
Karol Bennett (soprano) Lucy Stoltzman (violin)
Marcus Thompson (viola) Dean Anderson
Kathleen Supove , John MacDonald and Diana Dabby (electronic keyboards)
David Atherton (sound)
Brent Koeppel , Ken Malsky and Philip Sohn (computers and sound) conductor Barry Vercoe Resurrection
Worcester Cathedral Choir, director Donald Hunt
Adrian Partington (organ)


Introduces: Ian Dearden
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey
Soprano: Karol Bennett
Violin: Lucy Stoltzman
Viola: Marcus Thompson
Viola: Dean Anderson
Unknown: Kathleen Supove
Unknown: John MacDonald
Unknown: Diana Dabby
Unknown: David Atherton
Unknown: Brent Koeppel
Unknown: Ken Malsky
Unknown: Philip Sohn
Conductor: Barry Vercoe
Director: Donald Hunt
Unknown: Adrian Partington

: Morning Sequence

Artists of the Week:
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Overture: II Barbiere di Siviglia
10.20 Schubert Sonatina in A minor (D385)
Krzysztof Smietana (violin) John Blakeley (piano)
10.39 Erwin Schulhoff Divertissement
Douglas Boyd (oboe)
Richard Hosford (clarinet) Matthew Wilkie (bassoon)
10.54 Bach
French Suite No 5 in G Glenn Gould (piano)
11.10 Vllla-Lobos Trio Douglas Boyd (oboe)
Richard Hosford (clarinet) Matthew Wilkie (bassoon)
11.29 Beethoven
Violin Sonata in A, Op 12 No
Krzysztof Smietana (violin) John Blakeley (piano)
11.45 Bartok
Romanian Folk Dances Orpheus Chamber Orchestra


Unknown: Schubert Sonatina
Violin: Krzysztof Smietana
Piano: John Blakeley
Piano: Erwin Schulhoff
Oboe: Douglas Boyd
Clarinet: Richard Hosford
Bassoon: Matthew Wilkie
Piano: Glenn Gould
Oboe: Douglas Boyd
Clarinet: Richard Hosford
Bassoon: Matthew Wilkie
Violin: Krzysztof Smietana
Piano: John Blakeley

: News

: Saar Radio Symphony Orchestra

conductor Marcello Viotti Mischa Maisky (cello)
Pfitzner Palestrina : Prelude to Act
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
Hlndemith Symphony: Mathis der Maler


Conductor: Marcello Viotti
Cello: Mischa Maisky
Cello: Pfitzner Palestrina
Unknown: Mathis Der Maler

: The Last Bachs

Chamber music by two generations of Bachs performed by London Baroque.
Trio Sonata in F
Andante (Sonata in F, Op I No 5)
Trio Sonata in B flat WFEBach
Trio in E flat

: Violin and Piano

Lorraine McAslan (violin) Nigel Clayton (piano)
Poulenc Violin Sonata Tchaikovsky Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op 42 Szymanowski Violin Sonata, Op 9


Violin: Lorraine McAslan
Piano: Nigel Clayton

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

conductor Feodor Glushchenko Glinka
Overture: A Life for the Tsar
The Rock, Op 7 Sibelius
Symphony No 1 in E minor


Conductor: Feodor Glushchenko

: In Tune

Music, news and arts news with Edward Greenfield , whose guest is the harpsichordist Bob van Asperen.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Harpsichordist: Bob Van
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Spirit of the Earth

In the fifth of a series of concerts from the festival given last July in Birmingham and London, the ensemble Bhakti
Bhajan Marga from South India performs temple music with the huge nadesvaram (oboes) with percussion, and Bhajan songs associated with the ceremony of the lamp.
(A BBC/South Bank Centre/Sounds Like Birmingham co-promotion in association with BT)

: Three Cruel Tales

Who Knows?
Ian Holm reads the last of three chilling tales by Guy de Maupassant.
Translated by Storm Jameson


Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Guy De Maupassant.
Translated By: Storm Jameson

: Early and Late

Miklos Perenyi (cello)
Camerata Academica of the Salzburg Mozarteum , conductor Sandor Vegh
Haydn Cello Concerto in C (H Vllb 1)
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C (K551) (Jupiter)


Cello: Miklos Perenyi
Conductor: Salzburg Mozarteum
Conductor: Sandor Vegh

: Groovin' High

: Night Waves

Lisa Jardine presents tonight's programme, which includes a feature on a new biography of Howard Laski , entitled A Life on the Left. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Howard Laski
Producer: Noah Richler

: Settings of Walt Whitman

Delius Idyll
Felicity Lott (soprano)
Thomas Allen (baritone) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Eric Fenby
Vaughan Williams Three Poems of Walt Whitman Ian Partridge (tenor)
Jennifer Partridge (piano) Dellus Sea Drift
Bruce Boyce (baritone) BBC Chorus
Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Thomas Beecham Discs
Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon)


Unknown: Dellus Idyll
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Conductor: Eric Fenby
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Walt Whitman
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Piano: Jennifer Partridge
Baritone: Bruce Boyce
Conductor: Thomas Beecham

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
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