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: Open University

Patterns of Consumption: The Affluent and the Poor

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Vivaldi Violin
Concerto in A (RV348)
7.23 Poulenc Three
7.32 Strauss Zueignung , OplONol
8.05 Bantock Symphonic Prelude: Prometheus
Enescu Konzertstiick (1906)
8.44 Prokofiev Suite: The
Love for Three Oranges Producer Andrew Lyle. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Strauss Zueignung
Unknown: Enescu Konzertstiick
Producer: Andrew Lyle.

: Composer of the Week: Alexander Scriabin

(1872-1915). Presented by Stephen Plaistow.
"Where does he come from?
And who are his forebears?"
(Igor Stravinsky )
Piano Sonata No 1, Op 6 Roberto Szidon (piano)
Piano Concerto, Op 20
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano) LPO/Lorin Maazel
Producer Simon Lord. Discs


Presented By: Stephen Plaistow.
Piano: Igor Stravinsky
Piano: Roberto Szidon
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Producer: Simon Lord.

: Musical Encounters

with Chris Wines from
Birmingham. This week's programmes celebrate the 60th birthday of the conductor Bernard Haitink , with recordings reflecting a distinguished career in the concert hall and the opera house. Also, music for the instrument Mendelssohn regarded as "too sacred for frequent use" -the trombone. Including at
10.00 Bruckner Ecce
Sacerdos Magnus
Bavarian Radio Chorus/ Wolfgang Schubert
Martinez Sonata in A
Virginia Black (harpsichord)
10.22 Dvorak String
Quartet in E flat, Op 51 Lindsay Quartet
11.25 Martinez Sonata in E
Virginia Black (harpsichord)
11.32 Artist of the Week: Bernard Haitink
Bruckner Te Deum in C
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Vienna Philharmonic
Producer Chris Wines


Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Wolfgang Schubert
Unknown: Martinez Sonata
Unknown: Martinez Sonata
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Bruckner Te Deum

: Modern Times

John Thornley presents the second of six programmes of cabaret songs.
2: Revolt against the Machine Some 20th-century inventions in songs by Boris Vian , Jeanne Moreau ,
Helmut Qualtinger and others - including Harry Klynn , with a digital folksong from Athens.


Unknown: John Thornley
Songs By: Boris Vian
Songs By: Jeanne Moreau
Songs By: Helmut Qualtinger
Unknown: Harry Klynn

: News

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's, Smith
Square, London
. Joanna MacGregor (piano) Bach French Suite No 5 in G (BWV816)
Nancarrow Prelude and Blues
Satie Sports et divertissements
Debussy Six Etudes


Unknown: St John
Piano: . Joanna MacGregor

: A Dutch Retrospect

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Charles Dutoit
Chantal Juillet (violin)
Stravinsky Symphonies of wind instruments;
Violin Concerto in D; The Firebird


Musicians: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Violin: Chantal Juillet

: Shining Star

The motet Stella
Splendens and other songs from the 14th-century Llibre Vermeil of Montserrat, performed by Sonus. uses


Unknown: Llibre Vermeil

: The First Piano Music

Melvyn Tan plays a selection of Lodovico Glustini's 1732 sonatas, the first published music for the fortepiano.
Sonatas: No 12 in G; No 2 in C minor; No 9 in C; No 11 in E


Unknown: Melvyn Tan

: Unsquare Dances

The popular pianist and composer Dave Brubeck is still touring the world at the age of 73. In the first of an eight-part conversation with Geoffrey Smith, he recalls his upbringing on a ranch in California in the 20s, with a cowboy father and a pianist mother. "My dad would not go to a symphony concert, saying it hurt his feet to walk on cement." Early influences were Fats Waller, Stan Kenton and Art Tatum. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Dave Brubeck
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Fats Waller
Unknown: Stan Kenton
Unknown: Art Tatum.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson finds out why so many young people are rediscovering folk music. He talks to Kathryn Tickell and to Radio 2
Young Tradition award-winners Luke Daniels and Carlene Anglim.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Kathryn Tickell
Unknown: Luke Daniels
Unknown: Carlene Anglim.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Andrew Green presents this evening's programme of interviews, assesses whether the 94 vintage has generally been a good one for music, and plays a selection of music.
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: THE 30s Towards the Millennium

Radio 3's coverage of the festival of arts in the 1930s in Birmingham, Cardiff and London continues with the first of six concerts from
Studio One, Pebble Mill.
Peter Donohoe and Martin Roscoe (pianos)
Huw Ceredig and Peter Hill (percussion)
Britten Introduction and Rondo alia burlesca
Hindemith Piano Duet
Stravinsky Concerto for two pianos
Grainger A Lincolnshire Posy
Bartok Sonata for two pianos and percussion


Unknown: Pebble Mill.
Unknown: Peter Donohoe
Pianos: Martin Roscoe
Pianos: Huw Ceredig
Pianos: Peter Hill

: The 30s: Documenting Ourselves: 1: Facing the Camera

In the 1930s Britain invented a new kind of cinema, the documentary. In the first of four programmes, Christopher Cook considers the way in which John Grierson 's documentary film-makers showed ordinary Britons another image of themselves.


Presenter: Christopher Cook
Producer: Fiona McLean

: David Blake

Cello Concerto
Moray Welsh (cello)
BBC SO/Alexander Lazarev

: Nikolaeva Plays Bach's "48"

Bach Well- Tempered
Klavier, Book 2: Preludes and Fugues Nos 7-12
Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano)


Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Music Restored

The Winged lion
Helen Garrison introduces music reflecting the flourishing musical life of Baroque Venice, performed by the Palladian Ensemble at the Wigmore Hall, London.


Introduces: Helen Garrison

: News

: Night School

Except in Scotland.
As broadcast 9.00-10.25am on R5

: Night School Extra

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