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: Open University

Generals of the Revolution:
George Stephenson


Unknown: George Stephenson

: Weather

: On Air

with Catriona Young , including at approximately
7.00 Tippett Birthday
Suite for Prince Charles
7.45 Leclair Flute Sonata,
Op 1 No 6
8.00 Schubert Rondo in D
8.30 Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 2 in B flat


Unknown: Catriona Young
Unknown: Schubert Rondo

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

The writer behind today's music is Goethe. Presented by Jeremy Siepmann.
Overture: Hermann und
Philharmonia Orchestra/Muti Mignon, Op 79 No 29 Sarah Walker (mezzo) Roger Vignoles (piano) Mignon, Op 68 No 35
Angela Brownridge (piano) Requiem fur Mignon, Op 98b
Soloists, Vienna State Opera Chorus
COE/Claudio Abbado
Scenes from Goethe's
Faust: Overture and Part
Soloists, Aideburgh Festival Singers, ECO/Britten. Discs


Presented By: Jeremy Siepmann.
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Piano: Angela Brownridge

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

conductor Mark Wigglesworth Paul Watkins (cello) Haydn
Symphony No 1 in D
Cello Concerto No 1 in C
Symphony No 45 in F sharp minor (Farewell)


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Cello: Paul Watkins

: Prom Artist of the Week

Barbara Bonney (soprano) Wolf Bescheidene liebe; Auch kleine Dinge; In dem Schatten meiner
Brahms Ihr habt nun
Traurigkeit (German Requiem)
Strauss Schon sind, doch kalt die Himmnelsterne, Op 19 No 3; Ich wollt'ein Strdsslein binden, Op 68 No 2; Standchen, Op 17 No
Grieg Peer Gynt: Prelude (Act 1) and closing scene Producer Chris de Souza


Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Soprano: Wolf Bescheidene
Producer: Chris de Souza

: Music Restored

: News

: BBC Philharmonic

conductor Yan Pascal
Igor Oistrakh (violin) Boys of Manchester
Grammar School Choir
Hindemith Ragtime
Prokofiev Violin Concerto
No 2 in G minor
Philip Wilby Symphony No 2, "Voyaging" (BBC commission - first performance)


Conductor: Yan Pascal
Violin: Igor Oistrakh

: Debut

Adele Paxton (mezzo)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Barber The Desire for Hermitage; I Hear an Army
Debussy Chansons de Bilitis
Berg Four Songs, Op
Falla Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas


Mezzo: Adele Paxton
Pianist: Malcolm Martineau

: Dussek Piano Trio

Haydn Piano Trio in E (HXV28)
Warren Burnt Norton
Brahms Piano Trio in C minor, Op 101 No 3

: BBC Concert Orchestra

conductor Norman Del Mar
Albeniz, orch Arbos Suite: Iberia


Conductor: Norman Del Mar

: Changing Times: 4

A six-part series in which Max Easterman looks at developments that took place in jazz up to the 1940s.

Swing became an "era", epitomised by clarinettist Benny Goodman and pianist Teddy Wilson. The juke-box was a major force in entertainment, especially for black people, with music by the likes of Fats Waller and his Rhythm. The tenor saxophone, in the hands of Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster, began to outstrip the clarinet in popularity.


Presenter: Max Easterman

: In Tune

Music, news, interviews and arts reports with Charles Hazlewood. Producer Anthony Cheevers


Unknown: Charles Hazlewood.
Producer: Anthony Cheevers

: BBC Proms

from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
John Lill (piano)
Edith Wiens and Christine
Oertel (sopranos)
BBC Symphony Chorus
Brahms Piano Concerto
No 2 in B flat
8.20 Roger Nichols explores the background to one of Mendelssohn's most popular compositions, A Midsummer Night's Dream.
8.40 Mendelssohn
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Overture and Incidental Music


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Piano: John Lill
Piano: Edith Wiens
Unknown: Roger Nichols

: SOUTH AFRICA South African Snapshots

with Christopher Hope. 2: Douglas Livingstone
Acclaimed as the Elder
Statesman of South African poetry, Douglas Livingstone - who works as a microbiologist, testing for pollution in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Durban - talks about his childhood in Malaya and recites poems about the flora and fauna of South


Unknown: Christopher Hope.
Unknown: Douglas Livingstone

: Hungarian Piano Music

Peter Frankl (piano)
Kurtag Games, Book III (excerpts)
Bartok Three Rondos
Andras Szollosy Paesaggio con morti


Piano: Peter Frankl
Unknown: Andras Szollosy

: SOUTH AFRICA A Future for Their Past?

"We, as writers, played a part in liberating this country because we were liberating thought, therefore we have to be taken seriously when it comes to deciding on a political future". (Nadine Gordimer ) Christopher Hope returns to his native country to find out how South African novelists, poets and playwrights are adjusting to their altered state.
The contributors include
Nobel Prize-winner Nadine
Gordimer, Booker Prize-winner J M Coetzee,
Andre Brink , Mike Nicol , Elsa Joubert ,
Dalene Matthee , Ellen Kuzwayo , Maishe Maponya , Sipho Sepamla , Ian Steadman and Njabulo Ndebele.


Unknown: Nadine Gordimer
Unknown: Christopher Hope
Unknown: Andre Brink
Unknown: Mike Nicol
Unknown: Elsa Joubert
Unknown: Dalene Matthee
Unknown: Ellen Kuzwayo
Unknown: Maishe Maponya
Unknown: Sipho Sepamla
Unknown: Ian Steadman

: A Taste of Italy

The first of three programmes exploring Italy's music.
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Nicholas Daniel (oboe) Clmarosa Overture: R
Matrimonio Segreto Wolf-Ferrari Idillio -
Concertino in A, op 15 Dallapiccola Piccolo musica notturna
Berio Variazioni
Martucci Tarantella , Op44No6


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Oboe: Nicholas Daniel
Unknown: Matrimonio Segreto
Unknown: Wolf-Ferrari Idillio
Unknown: Berio Variazioni
Unknown: Martucci Tarantella

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