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: Open University

Art: Paolozzi and Atkinson

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Piers Burton-Page , including at approximately
7.00 Bach Prelude and Fugue in A minor (BWV894)
Kenneth Gilbert (harpsichord)
7.40 Strauss
Till Eulenspiel
Chicago Symphony
Orchestra/Georg Solti
8.10 Francaix
L 'horloge de flore
John de Lancie (oboe) London Symphony
Orchestra/André Previn
8.30 Mozart
Bassoon Concerto in B flat (K191)
Danny Bond (bassoon)
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood Discs


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Harpsichord: Kenneth Gilbert
Oboe: John de Lancie
Andr==>: André Previn
Bassoon: Danny Bond
Director: Christopher Hogwood

: Composer of the Week: Tippett

Michael Tippett , in conversation with Anthony Burton , looks back at a creative life spanning 60 years, and talks about some of the ideas and themes underlying his work as a composer.
I would know my shadow and my light ...
Fanfare for Brass
Locke Brass Consort, conductor James Stobart
Concerto for Double
String Orchestra (1st mvt)
Scottish Chamber
Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
String Quartet No 2 (2nd and 3rd mvts) Lindsay Quartet
Fantasia on a Theme of Handel
Margaret Kitchin (piano) London Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
A Child of Our Time
(Part 3)
Faye Robinson (soprano) Sarah Walker (mezzo) Jon Garrison (tenor) John Cheek (bass) City of Birmingham
Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by the Composer
Producer Michael Emery Discs


Unknown: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Conductor: James Stobart
Piano: Margaret Kitchin
Soprano: Faye Robinson
Soprano: Sarah Walker
Tenor: Jon Garrison
Bass: John Cheek
Producer: Michael Emery

: BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra

conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Gwyneth Jones (soprano) Rachmaninov Symphony No 1 in D minor
Wagner Dich , teure Halle (Tannhduser);
Wesendonk Lieder;
Prelude and Liebestod (Tristan und Isolde) (Given last year in the Concertgebouw. Amsterdam)


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Soprano: Gwyneth Jones
Unknown: Wagner Dich

: Prom Artist of the Week

Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Schubert Piano Sonata in C minor
Chopin Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor
Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor Paul Kletzki Producer Hugh Warwick


Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Conductor: Paul Kletzki
Producer: Hugh Warwick

: News

: The Chilingirian Quartet

Mozart String Quartet in E flat (K428)
Britten String Quartet No 1 in D, Op 25

: Opera News

with James Naughtie. Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Producer: David Gallagher

: Swedish Symphony Orchestra

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Hakan Hardenberger (trumpet)

Jan Sandstrom: Trumpet Concerto
Bruckner: Symphony No 3 in D minor


Musicians: Swedish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Trumpeter: Hakan Hardenberger

: Organ Recital

Huw Lewis (organ)
Bruhns Prelude and Fugue in E minor
Balbastre au s'en vent ces gais bergers
Brahms O Traurigkeit, O Herzelied
Bach Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C (BWV564)


Unknown: Huw Lewis

: In Tune

Music, news and arts events, from Manchester with Rodney Slatford. Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Rodney Slatford.
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: BBC Proms

from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle
Maurizio Pollini (piano) Ann Murray (soprano) Philip Langridge (tenor) David Wilson-Johnson
Chamber Symphony No 1 Mozart
Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor (K491)
8.35 The Offended 18th
Denis McCaldin unravels the curious history of Stravinsky's PulcineUa.
8.55 Stravinsky
Ballet: Pulcinella


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Soprano: Ann Murray
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Baritone: David Wilson-Johnson
Unknown: Denis McCaldin

: Pink

"My mother found
Nicodemus laughing in the kitchen. She called me because she said she needed a witness ..."
A two-part tale of small-town intrigue, taken from the new collection of stories written by Christopher Hope. Producer Duncan Minshull
(Part 2 tomorrow at the same time)


Written By: Christopher Hope.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Violin Sonatas

Vilmos Szabadi (violin) Marta Gulyas (piano)
Beethoven Violin Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring)
Mozart Sonata in E flat


Piano: Marta Gulyas

: All Those Vile Bodies

A profile of the novelist Aldous Huxley. Bright satirist of the brittle 20s turned prophetic critic of twentieth-century progress, Huxley spanned the period from First World War despair to mid-century mystic salvationism.
Dr Valentine Cunningham , Fellow in English Literature at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, considers some of the contradictions in a man whose interests covered literature, science, religion and politics. With contributions from Sybille Bedford, Lord Jenkins, Sir Stephen Spender , Gavin Ewart , Julian Symons and Professor Lewis Wolpert , and archive recordings of Huxley, his brother Julian and contemporaries.


Unknown: Aldous Huxley.
Unknown: Dr Valentine Cunningham
Unknown: Stephen Spender
Unknown: Gavin Ewart
Unknown: Julian Symons
Unknown: Professor Lewis Wolpert

: Music Restored

York Early Music Festival David Fallows introduces the first of ten programmes from this year's festival.
Pavel Klikar directs Musica
Antiqua Praha in a programme based on a festal vespers service of the mid-17th century, with vocal and instrumental music from the Liechtenstein Collection in Kromeriz Castle, much of it heard for the first time in this country.


Introduces: David Fallows
Unknown: Pavel Klikar

: News

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