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Information Technology: Skills

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Monteverdi Altri canti d'amor
Red Byrd
Parley of Instruments
7.15 Dag Wiren
Serenade, Op 11
Academy of St Martin/ Neville Marriner
7.32 Poulenc Three
Mouvements perpétuels Paul Crossley (piano)
8.05 Copland Cuban Dance
New World SO/
Michael Tilson Thomas
8.24 Joplin Magnetic Rag Joshua Rifkin (piano)
8.41 Beethoven Violin
Sonata No 4 in A minor
Jascha Heifetz (violin)
Emanuel Bay (piano). Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Monteverdi Altri
Unknown: Dag Wiren
Unknown: Neville Marriner
Piano: Paul Crossley
Unknown: Michael Tilson Thomas
Piano: Joshua Rifkin
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Piano: Emanuel Bay

: Composer of the Week: Schumann and....

Presented by Gillean McDougall.
Schumann, orch Saint-
Saens Abendlied , Op 107 No
Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi Schumann Fantasy Pieces, Op 88 Borodin Trio
Schumann, orch
Shostakovich Cello
Concerto, Op 129
Alexander Baillie (cello)
BBC Scottish SO, conductor Markus Stenz


Presented By: Gillean McDougall.
Unknown: Saens Abendlied
Cello: Alexander Baillie
Conductor: Markus Stenz

: Musical Encounters

with Piers Burton-Page .
Federico Mompou Musica Callada, vol 4
Josep Colom (piano)
10.22 Artist of the Week: Erich Kleiber
Schubert Symphony No 8 (Unfinished)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
10.45 Joachim Variations, Op 10
Roger Chase (viola) Ian Brown (piano)
11.08 Three Icelandic
Hamrahlid Choir, conductor Thorgerdur Ingolfsdottir
11.25 Poulenc Sinfonietta
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Jan Latham-Koenig


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Federico Mompou Musica
Unknown: Erich Kleiber
Viola: Roger Chase
Piano: Ian Brown
Conductor: Thorgerdur Ingolfsdottir
Conductor: Jan Latham-Koenig

: Voices

: Chamber Music from Manchester

Wyneke Jordans and Leo van Doeselaar
George Hendrik Witte Five Waltzes, Op 7
Schumann Bdrentanz; Gartenmelodie; Beim Kränzwinden;
Kroatenmarsch; Trauer; Reigen; Am Springbrunnen; Versteckens; Gespenstermarchen; Abendlied (Album for the Young, Op 85)
Schubert Duo in A minor, (D947)
Dvorak Slavonic Dances , Op 46: Nos 2 and 8


Pianos: Leo van Doeselaar
Pianos: George Hendrik Witte
Unknown: Dvorak Slavonic Dances

: Schools

2.00 Listen and Read 2.10
Music Box: Shapes and Colours 2.25 Playtime 2.40 Music Workshop: Music
Course 3 Down at the End of the Pier

: Youth Orchestras of the World

The first of 12 programmes featuring young performers from Britain and around the world. Today Sarah Beck presents an assortment of works from orchestras featured later in the series.
Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture
Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra
Strauss Duett-Concertino
Chetham's SO
Pavel Haas Scherzo
RIAS Youth Orchestra
Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra
Norwegian Youth SO Sibelius Finlandia
Sibelius Academy SO Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Unknown: Sarah Beck
Unknown: Strauss Duett-Concertino
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Love, War and Exile

In the second of two programmes, Ruth Davis presents traditional music of the Kurds, featuring the group Koma Shirvan from Turkey, Nazir Rezazi from Iran, and Hassan Zyrak , who made his name in Baghdad in the 1930s.


Unknown: Ruth Davis
Unknown: Koma Shirvan
Unknown: Nazir Rezazi
Unknown: Hassan Zyrak

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson is given a tour of Aldeburgh during its famous festival. He finds out how the town and area around are affected by and involved in the range of events within the festival.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

with Richard Baker.
5.15Johann Strauss (son) Accelerations Waltz
6.03 Respighi Italiana (Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No 3)
6.30 Strauss Suite: Der
7.03 Grainger Children's March: Over the Hills and Far Away Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker.

: BBC Philharmonic

conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Grigory Sokolov (piano) Elena Firsova
Stanzas, Op 13
Rachmaninov Piano
Concerto No 3 in D minor
Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Piano: Grigory Sokolov
Piano: Elena Firsova

: Curtain Up - Lohengrin

Most people know the famous Bridal Chorus. while the preludes to Acts 1 and 3 are often performed as concert pieces. But
Wagner's most lyrical opera also contains a wealth of almost Italianate solos and ensembles - all in the service of a story steeped in Germanic legend. Aled Jones introduces
Wagner's early masterpiece, plays highlights, and with the help of experts, sketches the story of the opera and its composition. Producer Daniel Snowman
(Lohengrin: tomorrow 6.30pm)


Introduces: Aled Jones
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Messiaen

Messiaen never got round to adding a second volume to his Catalogue d'oiseaux, but in 1970 he composed this 30-minute appendix. La Fauvette desjardins Peter Hill (piano)


Piano: Peter Hill

: Friday Feature: The Invisible Guru

George Russell , now 71, is arguably jazz music's only major theorist, and he is a great inspirational figure. His life has been full of drama, from the extraordinary circumstances of his birth and early life, to his long periods in hospital. Ian Carr investigates the man and his music with the help of fellow musicians. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: George Russell
Unknown: Ian Carr
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Midnight Oil

Sarah Walker introduces
The Dream of Infinite
Rooms by Roger Reynolds , a composer whose ears have absorbed much from the East. Tonight's studio recording by Rohan de
Saram (cello), and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor David Robertson , is framed by works for biwa and shakuhachi by Takemitsu Producer
Alan Hall


Introduces: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Roger Reynolds
Conductor: David Robertson
Producer: Alan Hall

: Night School

1.00 As broadcast 2.00-3.00pm

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