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Learning through Life: Widden Family Centre

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: On Air '

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Balakirev Islamey Julius Katchen (piano)
7.20 BiberBalletti in C
Friedmann Immer Trumpet Consort
7.32 Dvorak Za stihlou gazelou (Armida) Lucia Popp (soprano)
Munich Radio Orchestra/ Stefan Soltesz
8.05 Verdi Overture:
La forza del destino
Philharmonia Orchestra/ Jacek Kaspszyk
8.32 Strauss Die Heiligen drei Konigen aus Morgenland, Op 56 No 6
Elisabeth Schumann (sop) Vienna State Opera Orchestra/Karl Alwin
8.44 Gershwin
Second Rhapsody
Los Angeles PO/Michael Tilson Thomas (piano) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Julius Katchen
Soprano: Lucia Popp
Unknown: Stefan Soltesz
Unknown: Jacek Kaspszyk
Unknown: Strauss Die Heiligen
Unknown: Elisabeth Schumann
Piano: Tilson Thomas

: Composer of the Week: Berg

The Last Romantic with Jeremy J Beadle. Violin Concerto
Anne Sofie Mutter (violin) Chicago SO/James Levine Five Symphonic Pieces from Lulu
Margaret Price (soprano) London Symphony
Orchestra/Claudio Abbado Discs


Violin: Jeremy J Beadle.
Violin: Anne Sofie Mutter

: Musical Encounters

Presented by Mairi Nicolson. Gershwin
Catfish Row
Howard Shelley (piano) BBC Philharmonic/ Yan Pascal Tortelier
10.37 Artist of the Week: Stephen Wilkinson (conductor) Finzi
Seven Partsongs, Op 17 BBC Northern Singers
11.05 Barber
Piano Sonata
Peter Lawson (piano)
11.27 Ravel, orch Tortelier Trio in A minor
BBC Philharmonic/ Yan Pascal Tortelier


Presented By: Mairi Nicolson.
Conductor: Stephen Wilkinson
Piano: Peter Lawson

: Voices

: St David's Hall Recital

Raphael Ensemble
Martinu String Sextet Tchaikovsky
Souvenir de Florence for string sextet, Op 70

: Northern Lights

The BBC Singers, conducted by Simon Joly , perform music associated with Manchester.
Gordon Crosse A May Song Birtwlstle
Geoffrey Poole
Because It's Spring John Casken
A Gathering;
The Land of Spices John McCabe


Conducted By: Simon Joly
Unknown: Gordon Crosse
Unknown: Geoffrey Poole
Unknown: John Casken

: Mining the Archive

Norman Del Mar (1919-94) Drawing on vintage broadcasts,
Edward Greenfield presents a tribute to the English conductor who died in February. The music is interspersed with excerpts from a talk about conducting and from a Christmas music quiz in which he took part. Including Strauss
Oboe Concerto
John Anderson (oboe)
BBC Symphony Orchestra Britten
Symphonic Suite: Gloriana
BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra


Unknown: Norman Del Mar
Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Oboe: John Anderson

: By the Sacred River Jumna

From the annual music festival held in the town of Vrindaban, 90 miles south of Delhi, Richard Widdess presents Dhrupad, the contemplative, highly ornamented classical style of northern India, perfected at the court of the Mogul emperor Akbar. Featuring the pakhavaj drum and the rudra vina - an ancestor of the sitar, with a duet addressed to the god
Krishna sung by members of the Mallik family, who were court musicians for generations.
Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Richard Widdess
Producer: John Thornley

: The Music Machine

Last of the portraits of student musicians.
5: Martin Owen (horn).


Horn: Martin Owen

: In Tune

Richard Baker looks forward to events this weekend and plays a selection of music.
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: BBC Philharmonic

Matthias Bamert
Tasmin Little (violin) Weber
Overture: Der Freischiitz
Violin Concerto No 3 in G (K216) Bruckner
Symphony No 6 in A (Concert recorded in the Victoria Hall, Hanley. and sponsored by Stoke Community Partnership and British Rail)


Conductor: Matthias Bamert
Violin: Tasmin Little

: Shakespeare's Sonnets

Last of the series of readings by Simon Callow.


Unknown: Simon Callow.

: Biber

Mystery Sonatas: No 3 in B minor (The Nativity); No 4 in D minor (The Presentation) performed by John Holloway (violin) Davitt Moroney (organ) Tragicomedia Discs


Violin: John Holloway
Violin: Davitt Moroney

: Messiaen

Gillian Weir continues her complete survey of Messiaen's organ music, recorded in Aarhus Cathedral, Denmark, for the anniversary of the composer's death, with the cycle of nine meditations on the birth of Christ, composed in 1935. La Nativite du Seigneur


Unknown: Gillian Weir

: Friday Feature: Bloody Well Compose!

"If you're a composer, bloody well sit down and compose!" - Elisabeth Lutyens was typically down-to-earth in her view of her own profession.
In conversation with her friends, family and colleagues,
Anthony Burton presents a portrait and assessment of this maverick composer who died in 1983. Producer Michael Emery
(Postponed from 10 Dec 1993)


Unknown: Elisabeth Lutyens
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Producer: Michael Emery

: Midnight Oil

Sarah Walker introduces recordings from last month's third In Tune?
Festival of Microtonal
Music at St Giles,
Cripplegate, featuring traditional music from
Iran performed by Hossein 'Omoumi and Madjid Khaladj; Head by Andrew Toovey - a new work for Judith Mitchell
(cello) and Richard
Benjafield (percussion); and a cello solo in a 19-note scale by Henri Pousseur.
Producer Alan Hall


Introduces: Sarah Walker

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