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: Open University

Maths: Transforming Graphs

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Mozart Fantasia in C minor (K475)
7.21 Simpson Padiian ,
Galliard and Pasameza
7.32 Falla, arr Pujol La vida breve
8.05 Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry
8.25 Strauss Befreit , Op 39 No 4
8.32 Takemitsu A flock descends into the pentagonal garden. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Simpson Padiian
Unknown: Strauss Befreit

: THE 30s Composer of the Week: Schmidt

Presented by Leo Black.
5: A varied look at the 30s, including a rarity from the end of Schmidt's career.
Hussar Variations
Lower Austrian Musicians'
Orchestra/Alfred Eschwe Fuga Solemnis
Lower Austrian Musicians'
Orchestra/Werner Hackle Rudolf Scholz (organ)
Variations (Quintet in A) Peter Wallfisch (piano)
Thea King (clarinet). Members of the Allegri Quartet


Presented By: Leo Black.
Unknown: Rudolf Scholz
Piano: Peter Wallfisch

: Musical Encounters

with Andrew Lyle.
10.05 Artists of the Week: London Wind Soloists, director Jack Brymer Beethoven Rondino
10.10 Bach, arr Brahms Chaconne
Leon Fleisher (piano)
10.25 Judith Weir Thread
Nick Herrett (reciter)
Parke Ensemble/Dunlop
10.40 Schubert Grazer
Fantasie (D605a) Ronald Brautigam (piano)
10.50 Mozart Wind
Serenade in B flat (K361) (excerpts)
London Wind Soloists, director Jack Brymer
11.20 Mahler Adagio (Symphony No 10) BBC SO/Gary Bertini


Artists: Andrew Lyle.
Director: Jack Brymer
Director: Beethoven Rondino
Unknown: Brahms Chaconne
Piano: Leon Fleisher
Piano: Judith Weir
Unknown: Nick Herrett
Piano: Ronald Brautigam
Director: Jack Brymer

: Voices

: News

: Boris Beresovsky

Medtner Song of the Morning, Op 39 No 4; Sonata Tragica in C minor, Op 39 No 5
Strauss Five Pieces, Op 3 Ravel La valse

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Richard Bernas
Rolf Hind (piano)
Smalley Piano Concerto Colin Matthews Cortege


Conductor: Richard Bernas
Piano: Rolf Hind
Unknown: Colin Matthews Cortege

: Mining the Archive

Clifford Curzon
Robert Philip introduces recordings of this great English pianist, together with excerpts from interviews in which Curzon talked about his career.
Andante and Variations in F minor (H XVII 6) Schubert Moments musicaux (D780) Brahms
Piano Quintet in F minor Amadeus Quartet


Unknown: Clifford Curzon
Introduces: Robert Philip

: THE 30s Hits of the 30s

4: Revered veteran of the House Barbara Castle recalls life "On the Sunny Side of the Street".
Producer Fiona Couper


Producer: Fiona Couper

: The Lament

The late A H Lloyd's classic examination of the music of mourning. 1: Laments from Transylvania, Tanzania,
Thrace, Bulgaria, Albania, Romania, Ireland, the Australian Aborigines and the Vlachs of northern
Greece. Readers Nicolette
Bernard and Diana Robson. (first broadcast in 1971)


Readers: Readers Nicolette
Unknown: Diana Robson.

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson talks to composer Edward Gregson about what makes a good orchestration.


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Edward Gregson

: In Tune

with Richard Baker.
5.15 Mendelssohn
Overture (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
6.03 Waldteufel Waltz:
6.30 Weber Clarinet
Concerto No 2 in E flat
7.03 Chopin Ballade No 1 in G minor (Op 23) Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: THE 30s Inventions

4: Medical journalist
Bernard Dixon tells the story of antibiotics.


Unknown: Bernard Dixon

: BBC Philharmonic

from the Free Trade
Hall, Manchester. conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
Peter Donohoe and Martin Roscoe (pianos) Busoni Tanzwaltzer
Berio Concerto for hvo pianos
8.10 When in Rome ...
Michael Oliver seeks to disprove the popular notion of Respighi as a purveyor of "picture postcard" music.
8.30 Respighi Pines of Rome; Fountains of Rome; Feste Romane


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Peter Donohoe
Pianos: Martin Roscoe
Pianos: Busoni Tanzwaltzer
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Unknown: Feste Romane

: Curtain Up: La Boheme

Puccini's La Boheme, with its poignant evocation of student lives and loves, remains one of the most popular of all operas nearly a century after its composition. Aled Jones tells the story of the opera and its composition and, with the help of performers and experts, plays some of the musical highlights. Producer Daniel Snowman
(La Bohème tomorrow night from the New York Met)


Unknown: Aled Jones
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Songs and Duets of Benjamin Britten

Derek Lee Ragin (countertenor) Ian Partridge (tenor) Julius Drake (piano)
Purcell, arr Britten Sound the trumpet, beat the drum; Lost is my quiet for ever; No, resistance is but vain; Shepherd, leave decoying
Britten Tit for Tat; Six Holderlin Fragments, Op 61


Unknown: Derek Lee Ragin
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Piano: Julius Drake

: Friday Feature: Vaughan Williams and America

.4 Special Relationship
Vaughan Williams made three lengthy visits to the USA, the last when he was
82. which took him across the continent and uncovered a number of common causes with American composers and their music. Alain Frogley explores this little-known aspect of the composer, with contributions from Ursula Vaughan
Williams, Leonard Slatkin ,
Karel Husa and others.
Producer Gwen Hughes


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Music: Alain Frogley
Unknown: Ursula Vaughan
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Karel Husa
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: Oil

Alwynne Pritchard ascends the twin peaks of 50s compositional chic: John Cage 's Aria, performed simultaneously with the tape collage Fontana Mix in two versions, with Lore
Lixenberg (mezzo) and Martin Lindsay (baritone); and Aloys Kontarsky plays Stockhausen's
Klavierstucke IX and X.
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Unknown: John Cage
Baritone: Martin Lindsay
Baritone: Aloys Kontarsky
Producer: Alan Hall

: News

: Night School

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