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When NASA realized that the Voyager space probes being launched in 1977 would eventually travel beyond the edge of our solar system, they decided to include messages to any intelligent aliens who might one day find them. Steve Danby tells the story. Audio


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Wednesday 17 July

Noon Upbeat

Keeping you in tune with music and the arts, with David Morriss

BLOCH: Baal Shem (3) - Joshua Bell (vln), Baltimore SO/David Zinman (Decca 452 851)

POULENC: Mélancolie - Charles Owen (pno) (SOMM SOMMCD 035)

PARSONS: Ave Maria - Choir of Christ's College, Cambridge/David Rowland (Christ's College Cambridge CCC-CD007)

BRAHMS: String Quintet No 2 in G Op 111 (4) - New Zealand String Quartet, Maria Lambros (vla) (Naxos 8.573455)

BELLINI: Tre Ariette (3) - Anna Leese (sop), Stephen De Pledge (pno) (Champs Hill CHRCD 050)

SIBELIUS: Scènes historiques, Suite No 2 Op 66 - New Zealand SO/Pietari Inkinen (Naxos 8.570068)


Pianist Charles Owen is in New Zealand to judge the Wallace National Piano Competition in Auckland. He talks with David Morriss

BRAHMS: Capriccio in F# minor, from Piano Pieces Op 76 - Charles Owen (pno) (Avie AV2397)

POULENC: Three Novelettes (1) - Charles Owen (pno) (SOMM SOMMCD 035)

FAURÉ: Barcarolle No 7 in D minor Op 90,(1) - Charles Owen (pno) (Avie AV 2240)

HANDEL: Water Music Suite No 1 in F (3) - ASMF/Neville Marriner (Philips 416 447)

MAGNARD: Hymne à la Justice Op 14 - Toulouse Capitole Orch/Michel Plasson (EMI CDC 7 49080)

HANDEL: Solomon - Overture - English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner (Philips 432 193)

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