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: Open University

Generals of the Revolution:
Thomas Telford


Unknown: Thomas Telford

: Weather

: On Air

with Catriona Young , including at approximately
7.00 Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No 1, Op 46 Bamberg Symphony
Orchestra/Richard Kraus
7.40 Eigar Introduction and Allegro, Op 47
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
8.00 Prince Ernst of Saxe-Weimar
Violin Concerto in B flat, Op 1 No 1
Bach Ensemble, director Joshua Rifkin
8.30 Prokofiev Piano
Concerto No 3 in C
Terence Judd (piano) Moscow Philharmonic
Orchestra/Lazarev. Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Director: Joshua Rifkin
Piano: Terence Judd

: Composer of the Week: Schumann

The writers behind today's music are all foreigners:
Byron, Burns, Shakespeare, Andersen and some anonymous Spanish poets. Presented by Jeremy Siepmann.
Overture: Manfred
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Carlo Maria Giulini
Unterm Fenster , Op 34 No 2; Liebhabers
Ständchen, Op 34 No Jan DeGaetani (soprano) Leslie Guinn (baritone) Gilbert Kalish (piano)
Novelette, Op 21 No 3 Claudio Arrau (piano)
Overture: Julius Caesar
Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra/Georg Solti FunfLieder, Op 40
Thomas Hampson (baritone) Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
Intermezzo; Liebesgram; In der Nacht (Spanisches Liederspiel, Op 74) Peter Schreier (tenor) Julia Varady (soprano)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Christoph Eschenbach (piano), Discs


Presented By: Jeremy Siepmann.
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini
Conductor: Unterm Fenster
Soprano: Jan Degaetani
Baritone: Leslie Guinn
Piano: Gilbert Kalish
Piano: Claudio Arrau
Unknown: Julius Caesar
Unknown: Vienna Philharmonic

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

conductor Andrew Davis
Kyoko Takezawa (violin) Berg Violin Concerto
Mahler Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Violin: Kyoko Takezawa

: Prom Artist of the Week

Barbara Bonney (soprano) Zemlinsky Der Himmel hat keine Sterne, Op 2 No 2; Um Mitternacht, Op 2 No 4; Waltz-Songs on Tuscan Folk lyrics by Ferdinand Gregorovius , Op6
Anne Sofie von Otter
Cord Garben (piano)


Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Soprano: Zemlinsky Der Himmel
Unknown: Ferdinand Gregorovius

: News

: Haydn's Operas: II mondo della luna

(The World on the Moon)
The last programme in the series is Haydn's comedy, after the play by Carlo Goldoni.
A fake astrologer persuades a rich and gullible old man that he has made a journey to the moon - an elaborate ruse designed to allow the old man's daughters to marry the men of their choice.
Sung in Italian.
Suisse Romande Radio
Lausanne Chamber
Orchestra, conductor
Antal Dorati


Play By: Carlo Goldoni.
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Buonafede: Domenico Trimarchi (bar)
Clarice: Edith Mathis (sop)
Flaminia: Arleen Auger (sop)
Lisetta: Frederica von Stade (mezzo)
Ecclitico: Luigi Alva (tenor)
Ernesto: Lucia Valentini Terrani (mezzo)
Cecco: Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)

: Angela Brownridge

C P E Bach Prussian Sonata No 6 in A
Brahms Three Pieces, Op 116 Nos 3, 6 and Beethoven Piano Sonata in E, Op

: In Tune

Music, news, interviews and arts stories with Richard Baker. Producer Tim Thome


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Tim Thome

: BBC Proms

LIVE the Royal Albert Hall ,
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, conductor Grant Llewellyn
Young Uck Kim (violin) Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op 52
Mendelssohn Violin
Concerto in E minor


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Violin: Young Uck Kim

: The Freezing Coachman

Does good art influence public life, or improve private morality? Professor Raymond Tallis of Manchester University finds such claims philosophically and empirically untenable, and argues that the distinctions often made between sentimental and true art are deceptions.
8.10 William Mathias
Requiescat Beethoven
Symphony No 7 in A


Unknown: Raymond Tallis
Unknown: William Mathias
Unknown: Requiescat Beethoven

: SOUTH AFRICA South African Snapshots

Christopher Hope introduces a series of conversations with contemporary writers in his native country.
4: Sandile Dikene
"My first poetry performance was for a group of drunkards and drug addicts who were with me in prison".
In his small apartment overlooking Table Bay in Capetown, the young poet who spent three months in solitary confinement for his activities with the student movement at university, talks about his love of poetry and his performances at poltical rallies, and recites some of his own work and that of a Xhosa "poet of the people".


Introduces: Christopher Hope
Unknown: Sandile Dikene

: Soiree Musicale

A mid-evening musical interlude.

: BBC Proms

I from the Royal I Albert Hall , London.
Asko Ensemble, conductor
Jonathan Nott
Irvine Arditti (violin)
Roland Pontinen (piano) Luca Francesconi
Riti neurali
Llgeti Piano Concerto Ferneyhough Terrain Varese Intégrales


Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Jonathan Nott
Piano: Roland Pontinen
Piano: Luca Francesconi

: Schubert Songs

Peter Schreier (tenor) Die Allmacht
Walter Olbertz (piano)
Das Heimweh (D851); Auf der Bruck;
Um Mitternacht;
Der liebliche Stern;
Im Janner 1817 (Tiefes Leid); Im Walde (D834); Im Fruhling; Lebensmut; Uber Wildemann ; An mein Herz
Graham Johnson (piano) Discs


Tenor: Peter Schreier
Piano: Walter Olbertz
Piano: Das Heimweh
Unknown: Uber Wildemann
Piano: Graham Johnson

: News

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