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: Open University

Culture and Belief in Europe: Mystery Plays

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Moeran Rhapsody No 2 in E
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Vernon Handley
7.25 Strauss Ruhe , meine Seele, Op 27 No 1
Janet Baker (mezzo) London Philharmonic
Orchestra/Adrian Boult
7.32 Mayerl Three
Dances in Syncopation, Op 73
Eric Parkin (piano)
8.05 Purcell Symphony and Chorus (Welcome Glorious Morn)
Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor) King's Consort/Robert King
8.21 Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia Saint Louis Symphony
Orchestra/Leonard Slatkin
8.31 Franck Violin
Sonata in A
David Oistrakh (violin)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Vernon Handley
Conductor: Strauss Ruhe
Unknown: Janet Baker

: Composer of the Week: Scriabin

Presented by Stephen Plaistow in conversation with Gerard McBurney. Rêverie, Op 24 Scottish National
Orchestra, conductor
Neeme Jarvi
Symphony No 3, Op 43 (The Divine Poem)
Philadelphia Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Muti


Presented By: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Gerard McBurney.
Conductor: Riccardo Muti

: Musical Encounters

From Birmingham with Chris Wines , including at
10.04 Beethoven Piano
Trio in E flat, Op 1 No 1 Stuttgart Piano Trio
10.34 Debussy La chambre magique (Le martyre de Saint Sebastian)
Sylvia McNair (soprano) Leslie Caron (narrator) London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas
10.46 Artist of the Week: Bernard Haitink
Brahms Serenade No 2 in A
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra


Unknown: Chris Wines
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Narrator: Leslie Caron
Artist: Michael Tilson Thomas
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Brahms Serenade

: Beethoven Three

Equale Gabrieli Brass Ensemble


Unknown: Equale Gabrieli

: Shostakovich

Piano Trio No 2 in E minor, Op 67
Stuttgart Piano Trio

: 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: Lion Helen Garrison

: News

: Homage to Grieg

A concert given at the Grieg Hall, Bergen, Norway, on the 100th anniversary of Grieg's birth.
Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz (soprano)
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano) Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Dmitri Kitayenko Grieg
Peer Gynt Suite No 1 Schnittke Hommage a Grieg (world premiere) Grieg Last Spring; A
Swan; Fra Monte Pincio; Solveig's Song;
Piano Concerto in A minor


Soprano: Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz
Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes
Conductor: Dmitri Kitayenko

: The Lindsays and Friends

Lindsay Quartet
Isabelle Moretti (harp)
Michel Lethiec (clarinet) Guy Cottin (flute)
Debussy Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Bridge Three Idylls Bacri Divertimento
Ravel Introduction and Allegro


Harp: Isabelle Moretti
Clarinet: Michel Lethiec
Flute: Guy Cottin

: The American Symphony

Peter Paul Nash continues his pursuit of an elusive art form.
Fine Toccata Concertante
Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Erich Leinsdorf
David Diamond Symphony No 4 (1945)
Seattle Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Gerard Schwarz
Sessions Symphony No 8 (1968)
New Philharmonia Orchestra, conductor
Frederick Prausnitz
Roy Harris Symphony
No 6 (Gettysburg) (1944) Pacific Symphony Orchestra, conductor Keith Clark


Unknown: Peter Paul Nash
Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf
Conductor: David Diamond
Conductor: Gerard Schwarz
Conductor: Frederick Prausnitz
Conductor: Roy Harris
Conductor: Keith Clark

: The Music Machine

Stop press: Tommy Pearson mingles with folk in Ireland, where he finds a rich and exciting musical heritage. Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

A celebration of St David 's
Day, with music and arts events from Cardiff, presented by Beti George. Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: St David
Presented By: Beti George.
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

conductor Yuri Temirkanov
Antje Weithaas (violin)
Rlmsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Festival Overture
Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor
Shostakovich Symphony No 6 in B minor


Conductor: Yuri Temirkanov
Violin: Antje Weithaas

: The 30s: Documenting Ourselves: 2: Observing the Masses

In 1937, Charles Madge and Tom Harrison set about creating "a new science of ourselves". Christopher Cook investigates the origins of Mass Observation.


Presenter: Christopher Cook
Producer: Sally Ratman

: Mozart

Flute Quartet in A (K298) Robert Bick (flute)
Richard Roberts (violin)
Douglas McNabney (viola) Patrick Binford (cello) Discs


Flute: Robert Bick
Violin: Richard Roberts
Viola: Douglas McNabney
Cello: Patrick Binford

: Nikolaeva Plays Bach's "48"

Bach Well-Tempered
Klavier, Book 2: Preludes and Fugues Nos 13-18 Tatiana Nikolaeva (piano) (Final programme tomorrow


Piano: Tatiana Nikolaeva

: Unsquare Dances

First of an eight-part series featuring the pianist and composer Dave Brubeck talking to
Geoffrey Smith about his life and career.


Unknown: Dave Brubeck
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Night Waves

Humphrey Carpenter reviews Robert Altman 's film Short Cuts, and Nigel Andrews talks to the director.
And Paul Bailey reports on the arts in Romania. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Robert Altman
Talks: Nigel Andrews
Talks: Paul Bailey
Producer: Tim Dee

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor
Guido Ajmone-Marsan
Mendelssohn Overture:
The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave)
Dvorak Symphony No 4 in D minor


Conductor: Guido Ajmone-Marsan

: News

: Night School

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

: Night School Extra

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