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: Open University

The Cosmos

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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Humperdinck
Prelude: Sleeping Beauty Czechoslovak RSO/Martin Fischer-Dieskau
7.14 Bloch Baal Shem
Leonard Friedman (violin) Allan Schiller (piano)
7.32 Haydn Baryton Trio in A (H XI 71)
John Hsu (baryton) David Miller (viola)
Fortunato Arico (cello)
8.05 Cowell Hymn and Fuguing Tune No 10 Celia Nicklin (oboe) Academy of St
Martin/Neville Marriner
8.32 Mendelssohn Song without Words (Book 7 No 38) (Adieu)
Glenn Gould (piano)
8.44 Delibes Coppelia (Act 1, excerpt) Suisse Romande
Orchestra/Richard Bonynge Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Violin: Leonard Friedman
Piano: Allan Schiller
Unknown: John Hsu
Viola: David Miller
Cello: Fortunato Arico
Oboe: Celia Nicklin
Unknown: Neville Marriner
Piano: Glenn Gould

: Composers of the Week: Rawsthome and Ireland

John Amis introduces music composed during the Second World War.
Ireland Scherzo and Cortège (Julius Caesar) London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor
Richard Hickox
Rawsthome Piano
Concerto No 1
Geoffrey Tozer (piano) London Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Matthias Bamert
Sarnia - an Island
Daniel Adni (piano)
Rawsthome Fantasy Overture: Cortèges
Philharmonia, conductor Constant Lambert


Introduces: John Amis
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Piano: Geoffrey Tozer
Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Piano: Daniel Adni

: Musical Encounters

with Mairi Nicolson from
Philip Wilby
Partita on the Krakov
Fine Arts Brass
10.10 Larsson Pastoral
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Jun'ichi Hirokami 10.24 Walton Violin
Jascha Heifetz (violin) Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by The Composer
10.55 Artist of the Week John Ogdon (piano)
Messiaen Le baiser de Venfant-Jesus (Vingt
Busoni Sonatina No 6
(Carmen Fantasy)
11.15 John Foulds Mantra of Bliss, Op 61 No 2 London Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Barry Wordsworth
11.30 Tim Souster
La Marche
Fine Arts Brass


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Piano: John Ogdon
Unknown: John Foulds
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

: Music Restored

: News

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Fedor Glushchenko Bernard Roberts (piano)
Mendelssohn Overture:
The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 5 in E flat
Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 in A minor


Conductor: Fedor Glushchenko
Piano: Bernard Roberts

: Steven Isserlis

Leslie Howard (piano) Bach, arr Busoni
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor (BWV903) Rubinstein Cello Sonata
No 2 in G, Op 39.


Piano: Leslie Howard

: The American Symphony

Peter Paul Nash continues his pursuit of an elusive art form.
Ives The Unanswered
Question (1906)
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Lukas Foss
Thomson Symphony on a Hymn Tune (1928)
Monadnock Symphony Orchestra, conductor
James Bolle
Copland Short Symphony (1933)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra William Schuman
Symphony No 3 (1941) New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Leonard Bernstein


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash
Conductor: Lukas Foss
Conductor: Thomson Symphony
Conductor: James Bolle
Unknown: William Schuman
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein

: The Music Machine

Byte the Music
Live performance has been revolutionised by digital technology. Today
Mike Edwards takes us behind the scenes with his group Jesus Jones to show how samplers, sequencers and vocal recordings are used for live performances.
FACTSHEET/COMPETITION: see Friday for details


Unknown: Mike Edwards
Unknown: Jesus Jones

: In Tune

Music, news and arts stories with Beti George from Cardiff, including at approximately
6.30 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2 in F Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Beti George
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Der Prinz von Homburg

Opera in three acts by Hans Werner Henze , to a libretto arranged by Ingeborg Bachmann from the play by Heinrich von Kleist. Sung in German, with English narrations by Derek Jacobi from Jonathan Griffin 's translation of Kleist's play. Fehrbellin, 1675: the poet-general Prince of Homburg faces the death sentence for a heroic foray that defied the battle orders of the Elector.
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Ronald Zollman.


Unknown: Hans Werner Henze
Arranged By: Ingeborg Bachmann
Play By: Heinrich von Kleist.
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Jonathan Griffin
Conductor: Ronald Zollman.
Friedrich Wilhelm: William Cochran (tenor)
Princess: Anne Collins (contralto)
Princess Natalie of Orange: Carol Smith (soprano)
Count Hohenzollern: Howard Haskin (tenor)
Prince Friedrich Artur of Homburg: Roland Hermann (bar)
Field-Marshal DorfHng: Alan Opie (baritone)
Colonel Kottwitz: Brian Rayner Cook (bastbar)
Ladies-in-waiting, officers and footmen: John Currie Singers

: One Man's Meat....

David Owen Norris talks to organist Gillian Weir about a 20th-century composer whose music she finds
"formless" and "decadent".


Talks: David Owen Norris
Organist: Gillian Weir

: Coull Quartet

Verdi String Quartet in E minor
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 76 No 5.

: Night Waves

Roy Porter discusses the rise and rise of the news media as a biography of the chief of CNN, Ted Turner , is published.
Producer Razia Iqbal


Unknown: Roy Porter
Unknown: Ted Turner
Producer: Razia Iqbal

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Concert Orchestra conductor Christopher Adey Rebecca Hirsch (violin) Chausson Poème
Martinu Symphony No 3


Conductor: Christopher Adey
Violin: Rebecca Hirsch

: News

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