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: Open University

Creativity in Management

: Weather

: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Boyce Symphony No 1 in B flat
Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood
7.10 Byrd Fantasia in C Martin Souter (organ)
7.18 William Dawson
Negro Folk Symphony Detroit Symphony
Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi
7.51 Schubert Piano
Sonata in D (D850) Emil Gilels (piano)
8.34 Stravinsky Suite: The Firebird (1919)
Bastille Opera Orchestra/ Myung-Whun Chung


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Music: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Martin Souter
Unknown: William Dawson
Piano: Emil Gilels
Unknown: Myung-Whun Chung

: Building a Library

Palestrina's masses by David Fallows. Robert Cowan
reviews new releases of chamber music including music by Pavel Haas , Hans Krasa and Ravel.


Unknown: David Fallows.
Unknown: Robert Cowan
Music By: Pavel Haas
Music By: Hans Krasa

: Record Release

Dohnanyi Serenade for string trio, Op 10
Joseph Silverstein (violin) Paul Neubauer (violin) Gary Hoffman (cello)
10.32 Schumann Three
Romances, Op 94
Michel Portal (clarinet) Mikhail Rudy (piano)
10.47 Debussy String
Quartet in G minor, Op 10 Juilliard Opera Quartet


Unknown: Dohnanyi Serenade
Violin: Joseph Silverstein
Violin: Paul Neubauer
Cello: Gary Hoffman
Piano: Mikhail Rudy

: Reissues

John Steane has been listening to some of the singers featured in historic reissues from EMI and RCA recorded at La Scala and the Metropolitan Opera.
11.40 Verdi Ella giammai m'amo! (Don Carlos ) Tancredi Pasero (bass)
Barber Give me my robe (Anthony and Cleopatra) Leontyne Price (soprano) New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor
Thomas Schippers
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs


Unknown: John Steane
Unknown: Don Carlos
Bass: Tancredi Pasero
Conductor: Thomas Schippers
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury.

: Spirit of the Age

Introduced by George Pratt. Baroque violinist
John Holloway demonstrates how the spoken language can influence violin technique and expression, focusing on the exploratory Rosary Sonatas by Heinrich Biber. Producer Kate Bolton


Introduced By: George Pratt.
Violinist: John Holloway
Unknown: Heinrich Biber.
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: Selected Poets

Peter Porter introduces poetry from the BBC Sound Archives. Today, in the last of the series, a Poetry Prom from 1973 introduced by John Betjeman. It features Philip Larkin 's only recorded public reading, a rendition of The Whitsun
Series producer Fiona McLean


Introduces: Peter Porter
Introduced By: John Betjeman.
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Fine Song

In the final programme of his series on English song, Robert Tear looks at the profound changes that have affected the genre since the First World War, with works by some of the most influential composers of the past 70 years, in recordings by Peter Pears ,
Stephen Roberts , Felicity Lott , Janet Baker and Robert Tear himself. Discs
A Rewind production


Song: Robert Tear
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Stephen Roberts
Unknown: Felicity Lott
Unknown: Janet Baker
Unknown: Robert Tear

: Chamber Music from Bristol

Presented by Tony Staveacre. Philip Martin (piano)
Haydn Piano Sonata in A flat (H XVI 46)
Liszt Ballade No 2 in B minor
Debussy L'isle joyeuse Gottschalk Romance
(Little Book); Union-Paraphrase, Op 48
A Classic Arts production


Presented By: Tony Staveacre.
Piano: Philip Martin
Piano: Haydn Piano Sonata
Unknown: Liszt Ballade

: Vintage Years

David Mellor explores the recorded legacy of great artists of the past in conversation with distinguished figures from the musical world today. 7: From Beethoven to
Maurizio Pollini 's approach to his eclectic repertoire has been shaped by the teaching of Arturo Benedetti
Michelangeli, as well as older pianists such as Alfred Cortot.
Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Maurizio Pollini
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti
Unknown: Alfred Cortot.
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thome.

: Music Matters

This week, Ivan Hewett talks to
Mark-Anthony Turnage about his latest commission. Plus a report from St Petersburg about the premiere there of a previously banned opera. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Mark-Anthony Turnage
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Live from the Met

La Fille du Régiment
Donizetti's effervescent comedy, his first French opera, with a text by Vemoy de Saint-Georges and Bayard. MarieMAROLYN BLACKWELL (sop)
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Edoardo Muller
7.45 The Opera Quiz
William Livingstone puts listeners' questions to this week's panel of opera buffs: Stephen Brown ,
David Hamilton and Richard Woitach.
8.15 Act 2
(In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU)


Unknown: Vemoy de Saint-Georges
Conductor: Edoardo Muller
Unknown: William Livingstone
Unknown: Stephen Brown
Unknown: David Hamilton
Unknown: Richard Woitach.
Tonio: Frank Lopardo(tenor)
La Marquise de Berkenfeld: Rosalind Elias(mezzo)
Sulpice Pingot: Bruno Pratico(bass)
La Duchesse de Crackentorp: Bea Arthur(speaking Part)
Hortensius: Michel Senechal(tenor)
Corporal: Jeffrey Wells(bass)
Peasant: Marty Singleton(speaking Part)
Dancing master: Ralph Di Rienzo(speaking Part)

: The Reith Lectures: Managing Monsters

Six Myths of Our Time Marina Warner gives the fourth of six talks using themes from mythology to present a critique of modern Britain.
4: Beautiful Beasts: The Call of the Wild. From King Kong to the teddy bear - the changing value of the animal.
Readers Robert Stephens , Nigel Carrington and Rachel Atkins.


Readers: Robert Stephens
Readers: Nigel Carrington
Readers: Rachel Atkins.

: Nikolaeva Plays Bach's "48"

The Russian pianist Tatiana Nikolaeva , renowned for her interpretations of Bach and Shostakovich, died last November. Her final performance of Bach's
Well- Tempered Klavier was recorded in the Wigmore Hall, London, in January 1993. The four recitals are being broadcast in eight programmes over the next two weeks.
Book 1: Preludes and Fugues Nos 1-6 Producer Misha Donat


Pianist: Tatiana Nikolaeva
Unknown: Tempered Klavier
Producer: Misha Donat

: London Jazz Orchestra

Alyn Shipton introduces a concert given by this 18-piece orchestra last June as part of the Highbury Festival. It includes Noel
Langley and Ian Carr
(trumpets), Stan Sulzmann and Tim Garland (saxes), Phil Lee (guitar),
Peter Saberton (piano) and Norma Winstone (vocals). In the interval, Alyn Shipton talks to the group's director, trombonist Scott Stroman. Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Ian Carr
Unknown: Stan Sulzmann
Unknown: Tim Garland
Guitar: Phil Lee
Guitar: Peter Saberton
Guitar: Norma Winstone
Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Scott Stroman.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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