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: Open University

Learning for Life: The Widden Family Centre

: Weather

: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Sibelius Rakastava
7.15 Kreisler Violin
Concerto in the Style of Vivaldi
7.28 Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpt)
8.13 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in A, Op 2 No 2
8.40 Elgar Overture:
Cockaigne (In London Town)


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Presented By: Sibelius Rakastava

: Building a Library

Walton's Violin Concerto by Stephen Johnson. Michael Oliver on his own selection of new releases, including John Eliot Gardiner 's new recording of Lehar's The Merry Widow.


Unknown: Stephen Johnson.
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner

: Record Release

Goldschmidt Retrospectrum Gaede Trio 10.31 Cornelius Trauer und
Trost, Op 3
Margaret Price (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)
10.46 Geoffrey Bush English Suite
Northern Chamber
Orchestra, conductor
Nicholas Ward


Soprano: Margaret Price
Piano: Graham Johnson
Piano: Geoffrey Bush
Conductor: Nicholas Ward

: Reissues

Jonathan Keates on a batch of mid-price opera reissues from Decca. These performances are available on CD for the first time and include Joan Sutherland in Verdi's Rigoletto ana Janine Micheau in Gounod's Romeo et Juliette.
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert Discs


Unknown: Jonathan Keates
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Janine Micheau
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Spirit of the Age

The poet-composer Thomas Campion said, "Heaven is music", encapsulating an association of music with the divine that was typical of his generation.
Christopher Page and his guests Gillian Beer and John Stevens continue their exploration of his work and compare it with that of George Herbert - poet, clergyman and musician. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Thomas Campion
Unknown: Gillian Beer
Unknown: John Stevens
Unknown: George Herbert
Producer: Kate Bolton

: Poetry in Action

Six anthologies of poetry, music and actuality, compiled by Leo Aylen.
1: Disjointed Palaces A look at theatre and entertainment from
Shakespeare to P
G Wodehouse 's The Audience at the Court Theatre. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Leo Aylen.
Unknown: G Wodehouse
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Celebrity Recital

A concert given last year in the Wigmore Hall by the distinguished young
German baritone
Andreas Schmidt , with Rudolf Jansen (piano).
Schubert Der Strom
(D565); Am Strome (D539); Am See (D746); Nachtstuck (D672); Nachtviolen
(D752); Im Walde (D834); Das Sehnen (D231); An die Leier (0727); Die Gotter Griechenlands (D677); Im
Walde (Waldesnacht) (D708) Wolf Der Genesene an die
Hoffnung; Fussreise;
Verborgenheit; Auf einer
Wanderung; Der Feuerreiter; Im Fruhling; Begegnung; Um Mittemacht; Zur Warnung ; Storchenbotschaft (Morike Lieder)


Baritone: Andreas Schmidt
Piano: Rudolf Jansen
Unknown: Das Sehnen
Unknown: Wolf Der Genesene
Unknown: Zur Warnung

: Conversations with Craft

Stephen Walsh talks to Robert Craft in six conversations about the American writer and conductor's relationship with the composer Igor Stravinsky.
3: A Creative Crisis? -
Schutz, Schoenberg and Stravinsky
After the premiere of The Rake's Progress in Europe in 1951 and his visit to
Paris the following year,
Stravinsky faced a creative dilemma: he was no longer at the "cutting edge of the avant-garde". During the next few years, he gradually altered his method of composition to introduce some of Schoenberg's serial procedures. Was this Craft's doing? Was this development natural for a composer in his 70s? Including excerpts from Stravinsky's Cantata,
Septet, In memoriam Dylan Thomas and Agon and Schoenberg's Orel Satiren , Op 28.
A Soundscape production


Talks: Stephen Walsh
Unknown: Robert Craft
Unknown: Igor Stravinsky.
Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Orel Satiren

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Alan Hall Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Alan Hall

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett talks to the renowned sitar player Ravi Shankar. Also, American
Originals - a new book which looks at current trends in American new music.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine Repeated tomorrow 12.15pm


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Ravi Shankar.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Leon McCawley

Beethoven Andante favori in F(WoO57); Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les adieux)
Scriabin Two Pieces, Op 57; Eight Etudes, Op 42
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 10 in E (Preludio)

: Live from the Met

"A shabby little shocker" was one critic's view of Tosca, but over the years audiences have proved this wrong and applauded it as one of Puccini's greatest operas. Sung in Italian. Presented by Peter Allen.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, conductor Daniel Oren
8.15 The Care and Feeding of Critics with Martin Bemheimer.
And Albert Innaurato talks about Tosca.
8.50 Act 2
9.35 The Opera Quiz
Martin Bernheimer ,
Albert Innaurato and Speight Jenkins are grilled by Edward Downes.
10.05 Act 3
Texaco supports the Metropolitan Opera Radio Network which is broadcast on R3 through the EBU


Presented By: Peter Allen.
Conductor: Daniel Oren
Unknown: Martin Bemheimer.
Talks: Albert Innaurato
Unknown: Martin Bernheimer
Unknown: Albert Innaurato
Unknown: Speight Jenkins
Unknown: Edward Downes.
Tosca: Elizabeth Holleque (sop)
Cavaradossi: Luciano Pavarotti (tenor)
Scarpia: Juan Pons (baritone)
Sacristan: Francois Loup (bar)
Angelotti: Herbert Perry (bass)
Spotetta: Charles Anthony (tenor)
Sciarone: Bradley Garvin (bass)

: Studio 3: Ron Koop's Last Roadshow

by James Stock. For the first in a new series of Studio 3, a live drive-in radio road movie, created with Industrial and Domestic Theatre
Contractors, who specialise in large-scale site-specific works. Ron, hero of Britain's underground car-owning movement, will be appearing for a once-in-a-lifetime gathering.
Music by James Mackie , sung by Sense of Sounds
Director Kate Rowland
Event supported by the Arts Council of Great Britain and Manchester Airport


Unknown: James Stock.
Music By: James MacKie
Director: Kate Rowland
Ron Koop: Stephen Frost
Butcher: Fred Pearson
James Dean: John Griffin
Joseph: Finetime Fontayne
Lindy Lou: Kate Hunt
The Hitcher: Lorraine Way

: Evan Parker

This British saxophonist celebrated his 50th birthday with a concert at Dingwalls in London last April. Brian Morton introduces highlights of the occasion, including a sextet led by vocalist
Francine Luce with Evan Parker and Alex Maguire (piano), and a trio consisting of Evan Parker , Barry Guy (bass) and Paul Lytton (drums). During the interval, Evan Parker talks to Brian Morton about his career.
Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Brian Morton
Unknown: Francine Luce
Unknown: Evan Parker
Piano: Alex Maguire
Unknown: Evan Parker
Bass: Barry Guy
Bass: Paul Lytton
Talks: Evan Parker
Unknown: Brian Morton
Producer: Derek Drescher

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