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: Open University

George Eliot : The Search for Secular Answers


Unknown: George Eliot

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Saint-Sains
The Swan
(Carnival of the Animals)
Janos Starker (cello)
Shudu Iwasaki (piano)
7.08 Boyce Symphony
No 8 in D minor
Academy of St Martin , conductor Neville Marriner
7.32 Keyboard Compendium: Bach
Two-part Inventions Nos 1-4 (BWV 772-5)
Ton Koopman (harpsichord)
8.05 Gershwin
Promenade: Walking the Dog
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas
8.09 Schubert
DerMusensohn (D764); An die Nachtigall (D497)
Nancy Argenta (soprano) Melvyn Tan (fortepiano)
8.44 Hlndemith
Kammermusik No 1, Op 24 No 1
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor
Riccardo Chailly Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Cello: Janos Starker
Piano: Shudu Iwasaki
Conductor: St Martin
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Harpsichord: Ton Koopman
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Soprano: Melvyn Tan
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Composer of the Week: Vivaldi

2: The Square and Basilica of St Mark
Between the music,
Martin Jarvis reads from the journal of Edward Wright 's visit to Venice in the 1720s.
Trio Sonata in C (RV60) Variations on "La
Purcell Quartet
Gloria (RV589)
Ingrit Attrot and Nancy Argenta (sopranos) Catherine Denley (contralto)
English Concert Choir
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock


Music: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Edward Wright
Unknown: Ingrit Attrot
Sopranos: Nancy Argenta
Contralto: Catherine Denley
Director: Trevor Pinnock

: Musical Encounters

with Edward Blakeman , including:
Boccherinl Sonata No 4
Janos Starker (cello)
Alain Planes (piano)
10.10 Artist of the Week: Frederick Fennell
Vaughan Williams
English Folk Song Suite
Cleveland Symphonic Winds
10.40 Berlioz
Romeo and Juliet
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Atherton


Unknown: Edward Blakeman
Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Conductor: David Atherton

: Cheltenham Festival 1994

from the Pittville
Pump Room,
One of the features of this year's festival are the Beethoven Mornings - the complete cycle of Beethoven string quartets combined with British quartets that have been premiered at the festival over the last 50 years.
Today the Franz Schubert Quartet of Vienna play Rawsthorne's Second
Quartet, written for the Cheltenham Festival and first performed there in 1954, sandwiched between two Beethoven quartets. Beethoven
String Quartet in G, Opl8No2 Rawsthome
String Quartet No 2
11.50 Heroic Musicology Jan Smaczny takes a quizzical look at Beethoven and his three periods.
12.10pm Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 (Rasumovsky)
(Sponsored by Linneys Colour Print)


Unknown: Franz Schubert
Unknown: Musicology Jan SmacZny

: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

conductor Lorin Maazel with Lynn Harrell (cello)
Johann Strauss (son) Overture: Die
Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor
Richard Strauss
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche; Waltz sequence (Der Rosenkavalier)


Conductor: Lorin Maazel
Cello: Lynn Harrell
Cello: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Till Eulenspiegels

: An Entertainment

Capricorn with Eleanor Bron and John Amis (speakers) Schoenberg Suite , Op 29 Walton


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Schoenberg Suite

: Halle Orchestra

Oliver Knussen
Lucy Shelton (soprano) Watton Overture:
Portsmouth Point
The Triumph of Time
Knussen Whitman
Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements (Given the Free Trade Hall,
Manchester, last February and sponsored by Brother International (Europe) Ltd)


Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Soprano: Lucy Shelton

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson tries to find out why fashions in music are as fickle as the fashions on the Clothes
Show. He is helped out by Paul Gambaccini and Graham Sheffield , the director of music at the South Bank Centre.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Graham Sheffield

: In Tune

David Owen Norris presents today's edition direct from the Pittville
Pump Room, Cheltenham, with guests and musicians from the festival.
Producer Jeremy Hayes
(The BBC Symphony Orchestra at the Cheltenham Festival: Friday 7.30pm)


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Maometto Secondo

Rossini's ambitious tragic opera is set at the time of the wars between Turkey and Venice.
The heroine, daughter of the ruler of the Venetian city of Negroponte, is torn between her loyalty to her own people and her love for the leader of the Turks.
Sung in Italian.
Calbo ...GLORIA SCALCHI (contrato) Condulmiero ..JUAN LUQUE (tenor)
(tenor) Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, conductor Gabriele Ferro
8.45 In a Word
Gluttony, drinking to excess, riot, irreverence, abuse ... tonight Derek Alsop discusses the concept of the camavalesque in the arts.
9.05 Act 2
(Italian Radio recording)


Conductor: Gabriele Ferro
Unknown: Derek Alsop
Paolo Erisso: Bruce Ford (tenor)
Anna: Cecilia Gasdia (soprano)
Maometto Il: Samuel Ramey (bass)
Selimo: Ernesto Gavazzi

: Night Waves

Christopher Cook talks to the composer
Nicola LeFanu as she prepares to take up the post of Professor of Music at York
Producer Erika Wright


Talks: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Nicola Lefanu
Producer: Erika Wright

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic conductor Yan Pascal
Hungarian Sketches Brahms
Symphony No 2 in D


Conductor: Yan Pascal

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