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: Open University

Generals of the Revolution:
Henry Maudslay


Unknown: Henry Maudslay

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Monteverdi Toccata and Prologue (L 'Orfeo) Emma Kirkby (soprano)
London Baroque, conductor Charles Medlam
7.15 Sibelius Night Ride and Sunrise, Op 55
Finnish Radio Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
7.40 Milhaud Le Boeuf sur le toit
New London Orchestra, conductor Ronald Corp
8.05 Weber Overture:
Ruler of the Spirits
Philharmonia/Neeme Jarvi
8.30 Mozart
Piano Concerto No 1 in F
Murray Perahia (piano)
English Chamber Orchestra
8.50 Telemann Paris
Quartet No 1 in G
Wilbert Hazelzet (flute) Trio Sonnerie. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Monteverdi Toccata
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Conductor: Charles Medlam
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductor: Milhaud Le Boeuf
Conductor: Ronald Corp
Piano: Murray Perahia

: Composers of the Week: Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti

Introduced by Kate Bolton. Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in D minor
Andreas Staier (h'chord)
Sonata in G major (Kkl4) llona Eibenschutz (piano) (1903 mono recording)
Domenico Scarlatti , arr
Tausig Pastorale (Sonata in D minor, Kk9)
Sergei Rachmaninov (piano) Alessandro Scarlatti
Son tutto duolo;
Rugiadose, odorose Tito Schipa (tenor)
Orchestra conducted by Doni Olivieri
(1919 mono recording)
Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in D (Kk490) Ralph Kirkpatrick (harpsichord)
Sonatas in C (Kk308 and 309) Gustav Leonhardt (h'chord) Alessandro Scarlatti
Dixit Dominus
Nancy Argenta and Ingrid Attrot (sopranos)
Catherine Denley and Ashley Stafford (altos) Stephen Varcoe (bass)
English Concert and Choir, conductor Trevor Pinnock
10.00 Morning Sequence
Mendelssohn Overture: A
Midsummer Night's Dream
10.13 Janacek Pohadka
Sibelius TaPiola , Op
10.46 Artist of the Week:
Janet Baker (mezzo)
Schoenberg Two Songs, Op 14
10.53 Brahms Cello
Sonata in F, Op 99
11.23 Schoenberg Three Songs, Op 48
11.29 Strauss Der
Rosenkavalier, Waltz Sequence No 2
11.38 Webern Three Little Pieces, Op 11
11.42 Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Geselien
Halle Orchestra , conductor John Barbirolli


Introduced By: Kate Bolton.
Introduced By: Domenico Scarlatti
Unknown: Andreas Staier
Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti
Piano: Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano: Alessandro Scarlatti
Conducted By: Doni Olivieri
Unknown: Domenico Scarlatti
Harpsichord: Ralph Kirkpatrick
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt
Unknown: Alessandro Scarlatti
Unknown: Dixit Dominus
Unknown: Nancy Argenta
Sopranos: Ingrid Attrot
Sopranos: Catherine Denley
Sopranos: Ashley Stafford
Bass: Stephen Varcoe
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Unknown: Janacek Pohadka
Unknown: Sibelius Tapiola
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Strauss Der
Unknown: Mahler Lieder
Conductor: Halle Orchestra
Conductor: John Barbirolli

: The Violinist as Composer

Since Corelli and Vivaldi, the great violinists have rarely been considered as composers of major importance. Yet, until modem times, they continued to write extensively for their own performance. Duncan Druce explores the output of violinists of the past 200 years and finds a surprising range of music.
The first of four programmes examines the legacy of Giovanni Battista.
Producer Stephen Plaistow


Unknown: Duncan Druce
Unknown: Giovanni Battista.
Producer: Stephen Plaistow

: News

: Schubert Piano Music

The first of three programmes including some of Schubert's lesser-known piano sonatas. Impromptu in B flat (D935 No 3)
Piano Sonata in D (D850) Allan Schiller (piano)


Piano: Allan Schiller

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
Sibelius Finlandia , Op 26 Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor
(Recorded at last year's Cardiff Festival}


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Dmitri Alexeev
Piano: Sibelius Finlandia

: Quintus

Allan Schiller (piano) Tess Miller (oboe)
Julia Rayson (clarinet)
John McDougall (bassoon) David Cox (horn)
Carl Stamrtz , arr Weigett
Quartet in E flat, Op 8 No 2 Schumann Arabeske in C, Op 18
Mozart Quintet in E flat for Piano and Wind
(Rpt. Recorded at last year's Great Elm Music Festival)


Piano: Allan Schiller
Oboe: Tess Miller
Clarinet: Julia Rayson
Bassoon: John McDougall
Horn: David Cox
Horn: Carl Stamrtz

: French Organ Music

played by Christopher Nickol on the organ of Paisley Abbey.
Clerambault Suite de deuxième ton
Franck Choral No 2
Jongen Chant de Mai Mulet Carillon-Sortie


Played By: Christopher Nickol

: In Tune

Charles Hazlewood talks to the Artistic Director of Travelling Opera Peter Knapp. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Talks: Charles Hazlewood
Unknown: Peter Knapp.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Edinburgh International Festival

A Janacek/Schubert operatic double-bill, presented by Gordon Stewart.
In his very first opera,
Janacek tackles the sort of feminist subject which appealed to him thoughout his life. When King Premysl removes women from all positions of political influence, Sarka swears revenge on all men. Die Freunde von Only the musical numbers of Schubert's singspiel have survived, so for this concert performance
Jeremy Sams has written a new narration for the amorous adventures of three friends from
Salamanca, Don Alonso, Don Diego and Rdelio
Chorus of Scottish Opera BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra/David Robertson


Presented By: Gordon Stewart.
Sarka: Helen Kaupova (sop)
Clirad: William Kendall (tenor)
Premsyl: Neal Davies (bar)
Lumir: Christopher Ventris (tenor)
Eusebta: Alwyn Mellor (sop)
Countess Olivia: Anne Dawson (sop)
Laura: Rebecca Evans (sop)
Alonso: Rufus Muller (tenor)
Diego: Christopher Ventris (tenor)
Fidelio/ 1st guerrilla: Neal Davies (bar)
Magistrate/2nd guerrilla: Peter Sidhom (bar)
Count Tormes: Richard Coxon (tenor)
Manuel: Jonathan Best (bass)
Narrator: Juliet Stevenson

: Lennox Berkeley

Peter Dickinson traces the life of the composer who died in 1989.


Unknown: Peter Dickinson

: Music Restored

York Early Music Festival
David Fallows introduces the second often programmes from this year's festival.
The Rose Consort plays In Nomine settings by English composers from Tavemer to Purcell.


Introduces: David Fallows

: News

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