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: Open University

Measure for Measure:
Some Questions

: Weather

: On Air

with Stewart Collins , including at approximately
7.00 Glinka Overture:
Ruslan and Ludmilla
7.45 Tartini Pastorale, Op 1
8.20 Prokofiev Three
Dances (Evgeny Onegin )
8.30 Haydn Symphony No 90 in C. Discs


Unknown: Stewart Collins
Unknown: Evgeny Onegin

: Composer of the Week: Bach in Leipzig

This week's programmes explore Bach's connections with Leipzig and Saxony and include cantatas for civic and state occasions as well as music for private entertainment. Presented by John Thornley.
Cantata No 29: Wir danken dir Gott, wir danken dir (written on the election of a new city council, August 1731) Paul Esswood (alto) Kurt Equiluz (tenor)
Max van Egmond (bass) Vienna Boys' Choir Chorus Viennensis
Vienna Concentus Musicus , director Nikolaus Hamoncourt
Chorale Prelude: Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr
Helmut Walcha (organ)
Lass, Furstin, lass noch einen Strahl (BWV198) (Ode of Mourning on the Death of the Electress of Saxony) (Part 1)
Ingrid Schmithiisen (soprano) Charles Brett (alto)
Howard Crook (tenor)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Chapelle Royale , director Philippe Herreweghe. Discs


Presented By: John Thornley.
Unknown: Paul Esswood
Tenor: Kurt Equiluz
Unknown: Vienna Concentus Musicus
Director: Nikolaus Hamoncourt
Unknown: Allein Gott
Unknown: Helmut Walcha
Soprano: Ingrid Schmithiisen
Soprano: Charles Brett
Tenor: Howard Crook
Unknown: Chapelle Royale
Director: Philippe Herreweghe.

: Morning Sequence

Overture: Le corsaire
LSO, conductor Colin Davis
10.09 Schubert Nachthelle ; Mondenschein
Andrew Murgatroyd and Vernon Kirk (tenors),
Imogen Cooper (piano), BBC Singers, conductor Sian Edwards
Schubert Nachtgesang im Walde Julian Baker , Susan Dent ,
Simon Rayner and Christian Rutherford (horns),
BBC Singers, conductor Sian Edwards
10.27 Haydn Baryton Trio No 71 in A
John Hsu (baryton) David Miller (viola)
Fortunato Arico (cello)
10.37 Schubert Gesang der Geister
Levon Chilingirian and Simon Rowland-Jones
(violas), Philip De Groote and Melissa Phelps
(cellos), Peter Buckoke
(double bass), BBC Singers, conductor Sian Edwards
10.49 Spohr Notturno in C, Op 34
Consortium Classicum
Schubert Psalm 23; Stdndchen Jacqueline Fox (mezzo) Imogen Cooper (piano) BBC Singers, conductor Sian Edwards
11.29 Artist of the Week: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Mozart Piano Concerto No 23 in A (K488)
Alessandro Scarlatti , conductor Franco Caracciolo


Conductor: Colin Davis
Conductor: Schubert Nachthelle
Unknown: Andrew Murgatroyd
Tenors: Vernon Kirk
Piano: Imogen Cooper
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Conductor: Schubert Nachtgesang
Unknown: Walde Julian Baker
Unknown: Susan Dent
Unknown: Simon Rayner
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Unknown: John Hsu
Viola: David Miller
Cello: Fortunato Arico
Unknown: Levon Chilingirian
Violas: Simon Rowland-Jones
Violas: Philip de Groote
Violas: Melissa Phelps
Cellos: Peter Buckoke
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Unknown: Schubert Psalm
Unknown: Stdndchen Jacqueline Fox
Piano: Imogen Cooper
Artist: Sian Edwards
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Conductor: Alessandro Scarlatti
Conductor: Franco Caracciolo

: Vintage Years

Lyndon Jenkins explores the recorded legacy of the celebrated Wolverhamptonborn soprano Maggie Teyte (1888-1976) and discovers some French opera rarities that were never published in England.
Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Lyndon Jenkins
Soprano: Maggie Teyte
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

Ars Subtilior
A programme of virtuoso 14th-century music associated with the Papal Court of Avignon, performed by the New London Consort, director Philip Pickett , from St John 's, Smith Square, London.


Director: Philip Pickett
Unknown: St John

: Third Opinion

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

conductor Rudolf Barshai Brahms Symphony No 2 inD


Conductor: Rudolf Barshai

: Debut

Yvonne Howard (mezzo) David Lloyd (piano) Granados El majo discreto; El tra la la y el punteado; El majo timido; La maja dolorosa Bizet Chanson d'avril; Pastorale; Vieille chanson; Adieux de l'hotesse arabe
Montsalvatge Cinquo canciones negras


Unknown: Yvonne Howard
Piano: David Lloyd
Unknown: Montsalvatge Cinquo

: Auld Alliance

The second of two programmes.
George McPhee plays the organ of Paisley Abbey.
Peter Inness Four Pieces
Franck Cantabile in B
Tournemire Improvisation sur le Te Deum
Wilson Toccata
Vieme Clair de lune;
Carillon de Westminster


Unknown: George McPhee
Unknown: Peter Inness
Unknown: Franck Cantabile

: In Tune

with Rodney Slatford. Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Rodney Slatford.
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Aldeburgh Festival 93

Thomas Allen (baritone)
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Steuart Bedford
Holberg Suite, Op 40
Three songs: Varen, Op
33 No 2; En Svane, Op 25 No 2; Den Bergtekne , Op 32 Joonas Kokkonen
II Paesaggio (1986-7) Grainger Hill Song No 1 Five folk song settings: Early One Morning; Six Dukes Wenta-Fishin'; Bold William Taylor ; Willow, Willow; Lord Maxwell's Goodnight Green Bushes:
Passacaglia on an English Folk Song
(Given earlier this month in the Snape Maltings Concert Hall)


Baritone: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Den Bergtekne
Unknown: Joonas Kokkonen
Unknown: William Taylor

: Ritual Suicide

In the first of three talks by poet
James kirKup , who has lived in Japan for over 30 years, he visits the kabuki theatre in Kyoto to see his idol
Utaemon, an actor famous for his playing of female roles.
Producer Fiona Mclean


Unknown: James Kirkup
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Spirit of the Earth

In this concert from the festival given last July in Birmingham and London, the group Beugue Fallou from Senegal perform Baye Fall music to honour their religion.
(A BBC/South Bank Centre/ Sounds Like Birminhgam co-promotion in association with BT)


Unknown: Beugue Fallou

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark Russell introduce studio guest Eugene Chadbourne , the American guitarist. Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Eugene Chadbourne
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: Utrecht 92

A concert given at last year's Holland Festival of Early Music by the Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra, director Ton Koopman.
Biber Sonata Sancti
Polycarpi; Requiem; In festo trium regium


Director: Ton Koopman.

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
As broadcast 9.00-10.25am on R5

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