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: Open University

American Conversations:
Walter Mosley


Unknown: Walter Mosley

: Weather

: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Sullivan Overture: HMS
Welsh National Opera
Orchestra/Charles Mackerras
7.07 Mozart Serenade in C minor (K388)
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
7.32 Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 33 No 6 Kodaly Quartet
7.52 Martinu Concerto for string quartet and orchestra Cleveland Orchestra/
Christoph von Dohnanyi
8.12 Beethoven Violin
Sonata in C minor, Op 30 No 2
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Martha Argerich (piano)
8.38 Sullivan HMS Pinafore
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera/ Charles Mackerras


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Piano: Martha Argerich
Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Rt Hon Sir Joseph Porter: Richard Suart (bass)
Captain Corcoran: Thomas Allen (bar)
Dick Deadeye: Donald Adams (bass)

: Building a Library

Shostakovich's Symphony No 15 by David Fanning. Peter Paul Nash on new releases of chamber music, including works by Brahms, Scharwenka and Friedrich Dotzauer


Unknown: David Fanning.
Unknown: Peter Paul Nash
Unknown: Friedrich Dotzauer

: Record Release

Mozart Divertimento in D
Hagen Quartet
10.29 Hindemith Viola
Sonata, Op 11 No 4
Paul Silverthorne (viola) John Constable (piano)
10.48 Dvorak String Quartet in F, Op 96 (American) Keller Quartet


Unknown: Hindemith Viola

: Reissues

Robert Cowan on recent reissues of American orchestras under the likes of Stokowski, Koussevitzky, Mengelberg and Toscanini. Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Robert Cowan
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Spirit of the Age

The Art of English Poesie In the third programme exploring musical settings of English poetry,
Christopher Page and his guests Gillian Beer and John Stevens read from and discuss the verse of John Donne , who is set by Ferrabosco, Coprario,
Henry Lawes and Pelham Humfrey ; and Thomas Campion , who himself
"coupled words and notes lovingly together". Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Christopher Page
Unknown: John Stevens
Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: Henry Lawes
Unknown: Pelham Humfrey
Unknown: Thomas Campion
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Film in the Forties

A five-part series exploring the legacy of the 1940s film industry.
2: Warner Bros Goes to War
From Confessions of a Nazi
Spy in 1939, Warner Bros was at the forefront of the cinematic battle for the hearts and minds of the American public.
Colin Shindler asks if there was more than just flag-waving behind films like Yankee
Doodle Dandy, Sergeant York and Casablanca.
Featuring the voices of Howard Koch , John Baxter , Thomas Doherty ,
Rudy Fehr , Robert Lord and Jack Warner Jr.


Unknown: Colin Shindler
Unknown: Howard Koch
Unknown: John Baxter
Unknown: Thomas Doherty
Unknown: Rudy Fehr
Unknown: Robert Lord
Unknown: Jack Warner Jr.

: Celebrity Recital

Simon Keenlyside (baritone)
Malcolm Martineau (piano) A programme of songs including Rachmaninov.
Brahms, Strauss, Barber, Ives and Rorem, given in the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh.


Baritone: Simon Keenlyside
Piano: Malcolm Martineau

: Spring into Summer

Unseasonal music by Rorem and Barber.
Rorem Bagatelle ; Presto (Spring Music)
Barber Summer Music

: Behind the Masque

with Roderick Swanston.
8: Christopher Hogwood once dreamed of becoming an archaeologist, and in his music-making he still tries to help the past come alive on its own terms. "I wouldn't want to impose something on the music that isn't implicit in it."
The Strange Case of John Bull
A radio talk by Thurston Dart (1961)
Bach Quia fecit mihi magna (Magnificat)
Landini Ecco la primavera Vivaldi Concerto in D for 4 violins, Op 3 No 1
Bach Concerto in D (BWV 1050a) (early version of Brandenburg Concerto No 5)
C P E Bach Fantasy
(Hamlet) (Wq63 No 6)
Mozart Symphony No 33 in B flat
Stravinsky Concerto in E flat (Dumbarton Oaks) Discs


Unknown: Roderick Swanston.
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Talk By: Thurston Dart

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith.
Address: Jazz Record Requests, [address removed]
Fax: [fax number removed]


Presenter: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week, a performance of Purcell's Funeral Music for Queen Mary at
Westminster Abbey, David Sawer on his new Trumpet Concerto, Sophie Yates on the art of playing the virginals and John Rockwell on New York's Lincoln Center.
Producer Anthony Sellors
See also tomorrow 7.40pm


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: David Sawer
Unknown: Sophie Yates
Unknown: John Rockwell
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met

Der Rosenkavalier
Strauss's enchanting opera is about love at first sight, the pain of nostalgic longings and the inevitability of growing older. Sung in German.
Presented by Peter Allen.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor James Levine
7 45 Bridget Paolucci explores the collaboration between composer Richard Strauss and the poet, playwright and librettist Hugo von Hofmannsthal
8 10 Act 2
9 05 The Opera Quiz
Edward Downes's guests this evening are Phillip
Gainsley, Speight Jenkins and William Weaver
9 35 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU


Presented By: Peter Allen.
Marschallin: Mechthild Gessendorf (sop)
Octavian: Anne Sofie Von Otter (mezzo)
Sophie: Heidi Grant Murphy (sop)
Singer: Stanford Olsen (tenor)
Faninal: Gottfried Hornik (bar)
Ochs: Franz Hawlata (bass)
Marianne: Susan Neves (sop)
Annina: Rosalind Elias (contralto)
ValzacchL: Michel Senechal (tenor)

: Why Bother?

Sir Arthur Streeb Greebling (aka Peter Cook ) discusses his recent experiment to produce a horizontal bubble. A TalkBack production


Unknown: Sir Arthur Streeb Greebling
Unknown: Peter Cook

: Inclassmcabte

Just three men - a Brazilian percussionist, a master keyboard player and a brilliant saxophonist - who go way beyond producing music, which goes way beyond jazz into some mysterious forest clearing. .. From the Arnolfini in Bristol, Miles Kington presents a rare opportunity to hear Andy Sheppard , Steve Lodder and Nana Vasconcelos
in concert as Inclassificable.
A Real Radio and Television production


Unknown: Andy Sheppard
Unknown: Steve Lodder
Unknown: Nana Vasconcelos

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