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: Open University

The Loss of British Power

: Weather

: Record Review

Presented by Anthony Burton.
Overture: Die schone
Suisse Romande
Orchestra/Armin Jordan
7.15 Handel
Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op 3 No
Les Musiciens du Louvre/ Marc Minkowski
7.26 Myaskovsky
Serenade, Op 32 No 1 Moscow New Opera Orchestra, conductor Yevgeny Samoilov
7.43 William Lawes
Fantasia- Suite No 4 in C
Purcell Quartet
7.53 Henry Lawes
You are fair and lovely too; Dearest, do not now delay me; Go lovely rose; Come, lovely Phyllis Nigel Rogers (tenor)
Paul O'Dette (guitar/lute) Frances Kelly (harp)
8.02 Prokofiev, arr
Kabalevsky/Rostropovlch Cello Concertino
Lynn Harrell (cello)
RPO/Vladimir Ashkenazy
8.23 Liszt
Feuille d'album No 2; Two Hungarian
Recruiting Dances (Zum Andenken)
Leslie Howard (piano)
8.36 Kodaly
Dances from Galanta
St Paul CO/Hugh Wolff


Presented By: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: Marc Minkowski
Conductor: Yevgeny Samoilov
Conductor: William Lawes
Unknown: Henry Lawes
Tenor: Phyllis Nigel Rogers
Guitar: Paul O'Dette
Harp: Frances Kelly
Cello: Lynn Harrell
Piano: Leslie Howard
Unknown: St Paul

: Building a Library

Concerto for orchestra by Peter Paul Nash.
Hilary Finch reviews new releases of songs by Berlioz, Mahler and Barber from Thomas
Hampson, Cheryl Studer and Brigitte Fassbaender.


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash.
Unknown: Hilary Finch
Unknown: Cheryl Studer
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender.

: Record Release

Songs (selection)
Cheryl Studer (soprano)
Thomas Hampson (baritone) John Browning (piano)
10.39 Gounod Crepuscule;
Envoi de fleurs
Jose van Dam
Jean-Philippe Collard (piano;
10.47 Mahler
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo) Berlin Radio SO, conductor Riccardo Chailly


Soprano: Cheryl Studer
Baritone: Thomas Hampson
Piano: John Browning
Bass-Baritone: Jose van Dam
Piano: Jean-Philippe Collard
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Reissues

Bernard Keeffe has been listening to reissues of Evgeny Mravinsky conducting the Leningrad
Philharmonic Orchestra live in Beethoven, Prokofiev and Shostakovich.
Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini
Leningrad PO/Mravinsky Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs


Unknown: Bernard Keeffe
Unknown: Evgeny Mravinsky
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Francesca
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury.

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt visits the collection of early keyboard instruments at Finchcocks in Kent and talks to Richard Burnett
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Richard Burnett
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Table Talk

The poet Hugo Williams attempts to cook pancakes for Leslie Forbes and writes a poem about Sunday lunch.
Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: Hugo Williams
Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Brendel Plays Beethoven

Alfred Brendel (piano). Piano Sonatas: in G,
Op 31 No 1; in D minor, Op 31 No 2 (Tempest); in E flat, Op 31 No 3; in A, Op 101


Piano: Alfred Brendel

: Vaughan Williams and America

Alain Frogley presents six programmes exploring the composer's little-known transatlantic connections.
3: Paradise Lost
A nostalgia for the past and a search for a national identity led to the adoption of Vaughan Williams 's
"back to folksong" policy on both sides of the Atlantic.
Vaughan Williams
Norfolk Rhapsody; The Lover's Ghost (Five English Folk-Songs) Henry F Gilbert
Spiritual (Suite for chamber orchestra) Roy Harris
When Johnny Comes Marching Home;
American Ballads
Vaughan Williams Hugh the Drover (opening scene) Copland Suite:
Appalachian Spring Simple Gifts;
I Bought Me a Cat; At the River (Old American Songs)
Vaughan Williams , arr Mathieson
Three Portraits (The England of Elizabeth) Discs


Unknown: Alain Frogley
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Songs: Vaughan Williams

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thorne


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett reports from a festival of Jewish music taking place in London, and looks back 50 years to the first performance of Tippett's A Child of Our Time.
Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Shadows, Sun and Rain

Recent works by two women composers.
Hilary Tann Winter sun, Summer rain
Eleanor Alberga Suite :
Dancing with the shadow Members of Lontano, conductor
Odaline de la Martinez. Discs


Unknown: Hilary Tann Winter
Unknown: Eleanor Alberga Suite

: Live from the Met

Der Fliegende Hollander wagner's chilling tale of a Dutch sea captain, doomed to sail the seas forever, unless he is redeemed by a woman's love.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Hermann Michael


Conductor: Hermann Michael
Dutchman: James Morris (bass)
Donald: Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass)
Senta: Hildegard Behrens (soprano)
Erik: Klaus Koenig (tenor)
Steersman: Uwe Heilmann (tenor)
Mary: Sondra Kelly (mezzo)

: Shakespeare's Sonnets

NEW The first of six
7 programmes in which Simon Callow 's reading explores the hidden drama of the Sonnets by following a radical reordering by John Padel.
Believing that the mysterious W H is William Herbert , it suggests that the poems were initially commissioned to convince W H to marry. The later passions and anguish of the poems then reveal the Poet.
Series producer Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Simon Callow
Unknown: John Padel.
Unknown: William Herbert
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: String Quintets

Allegri String Quartet Iris Juda (viola)
Duncan Druce Quintet
(BBC commission - first performance)
Mozart String Quintet in G minor (K516)


Viola: Iris Juda
Viola: Duncan Druce

: Impressions

Brian Morton introduces an improvised set by Alex Maguire (piano) and Steve Noble (drums), recorded in the Adrian Boult Hall ,
Birmingham, and talks with them about some recently released CDs by Gerry Hemingway (drums), Marilyn Crispell (piano) and others. Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Brian Morton
Piano: Alex Maguire
Piano: Steve Noble
Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Unknown: Gerry Hemingway
Piano: Marilyn Crispell
Producer: Derek Drescher

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