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: Open University

New Curiosity Shop: Verges

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and arts reports with Chris de Souza , including at approximately
7.00 Strauss Festmarch in E flat, Op 1
Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Klauspeter Seibel
7.40 Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins
Monica Huggett and Alison Bury (violins)
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, director
Ton Koopman
8.00 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52
Nikita Magaloff (piano)
8.30 Haydn Symphony No 104 in D (London)
Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor Nikolaus
Harnoncourt. Discs


Unknown: Chris de Souza
Conductor: Klauspeter Seibel
Unknown: Monica Huggett
Violins: Alison Bury
Unknown: Ton Koopman
Piano: Nikita Magaloff

: Composer of the Week: Mendelssohn

"The most natural of all music is that which comes from the heart."
Michael Oliver presents Mendelssohn's chamber music.
String Quartet in E flat, Op44No3
String Quartet in E minor, Op 44 No 2 Melos Quartet Discs


Unknown: Michael Oliver

: Morning Sequence

Rameau Les Sauvages (Les Indes galantes)
Kenneth Gilbert (h'chord)
10.02 Artist of the Week:
Andrew Davis
Durufle Danse Lente
New Philharmonia
10.12 Faure Ballade
Kristen Merscher (piano) BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Laurent
10.29 Messlaen
0 Sacrum Convivium
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, conductor Richard Marlow
10.34 Stravinsky Octet Columbia Chamber
10.50 Francalx Concertino
Kristen Merscher (piano), BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Laurent
11.00 Lord Berners
Trois Morceaux
Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth
11.09 Stravinsky Piano Sonata
Charles Rosen (piano)
11.21 Debussy, orch
Molinari LIslejoyeuse Philharmonia, conductor Geoffrey Simon
Francalx Les Bosquets de Cythere BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor
Laurent Petitgirard
11.46 Strauss
Symphonic Fragment (The Love ofDanae) Toronto Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis


Unknown: Kenneth Gilbert
Unknown: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Faure Ballade
Piano: Kristen Merscher
Conductor: Richard Marlow
Piano: Kristen Merscher
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Piano: Charles Rosen
Conductor: Geoffrey Simon
Conductor: Francalx Les Bosquets
Conductor: Laurent Petitgirard
Conductor: Andrew Davis

: News

: Ruth Geiger

Mozart Piano Sonata in C
Schumann Papillons, Op 2 Debussy Suite: Children's Corner

: Mining the Archive

Stephen Johnson introduces a 1970 BBC recording of the violinist Alfredo Campoli , with Valerie Tryon (piano).
Turina Violin Sonata No 2
Respighi Violin Sonata in B minor
Debussy Violin Sonata in G minor


Introduces: Stephen Johnson
Violinist: Alfredo Campoli
Piano: Valerie Tryon

: Berin Philharmonic Orchestra

conductor Bernard Haitink
Philip Moll (piano)
Heinrich Vogler (timpani)
Tabea Zimmermann (viola) Martinu Concerto for two string orchestras, piano and timpani
Bartok, compl Serly Viola Concerto
Dvorak Symphony No 7 in D minor


Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Piano: Philip Moll
Piano: Heinrich Vogler
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann

: Traditional Music from Ireland

The second of two programmes presented by Catherine Ennis.


Presented By: Catherine Ennis.

: In Tune

Music, news, arts events and interviews, presented by Jeremy Nicholas. Producer Tim Thome


Presented By: Jeremy Nicholas.
Producer: Tim Thome

: The First Night of the Proms

from the Royal
Albert Hall, London.
Opera in one act by Richard Strauss.
The 99th season of the Proms opens with a concert performance of Strauss's vivid portrayal of classical tragedy - a gripping tale of passion and revenge, performed by an internationally acclaimed cast. Sung in German. (sop) (mezzo) (bass-bar) (sop) (tenor) (tenor)
BBC Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers, conductor Andrew Davis.
PROMS page 18


Unknown: Richard Strauss.
Conductor: Andrew Davis.
Elektra: Marilyn Zschau
Clytemnestra: Eva Randova
Oesfes: Willard White
Chrysothemis: Deborah Voight
Aegisthus: William Cochran
Tutor: Peter Sidhom (baritone)
old servant: Peter Sidhom (baritone)
Confidante: Gillian Webster (sop)
fourth maid: Gillian Webster (sop)
Overseer: Phyllis Cannan (sop)
train-bearer: Phyllis Cannan (sop)
Young servant: Robert Burt
Maids: Judith Howarth (sop)
Maids: Ann Howard
Maids: Anne Mason
Maids: Gillian Knight (mezzos)

: The Reith Lectures: Representations of the Intellectual

4: Professionals and Amateurs. Professor Edward Said examines the possibility of amateur intellectuals still being able to influence society.


Unknown: Professor Edward Said

: The Silver Duo

Noreen Silver (cello) Phillip Silver (piano)
Moscheles Cello Sonata in E, Op
Stemdale Bennett
Duo Sonata, Op 32


Cello: Noreen Silver
Piano: Phillip Silver
Unknown: Stemdale Bennett

: Mind, Body and Soul

Dr Roy Porter talks to two remarkable men,
Dr Oliver Sacks and Nobel Prizewinner
Prof Gerald Edelman , about different ways of putting our mind back into nature. Producer Matt Thompson


Talks: Dr Roy Porter
Unknown: Dr Oliver Sacks
Unknown: Prof Gerald Edelman
Producer: Matt Thompson

: Oil

Solemn music rituals tonight: in Ferneyhough's
Funérailles for ensemble, a focus on tiny details leads to frenzy, or a sense of looking through the wrong end of a telescope; in Kancheli's Vom Winde beweint, an orchestral
"liturgy" is led by the dark tones of a solo viola.
Presented by Sarah Walker. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Vom Winde
Presented By: Sarah Walker.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
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