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: OpenUniversity

Maths: Formula Iteration

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Gabrieli Canzon a 10 Hesperion XX
7.25 Bellini Qui la voce (IPuritani)
Amelita Galli-Curci
(soprano) with orchestra
7.32 Liszt Liebestraum
No 3 in A flat
John Ogdon (piano)
8.05 Mozart Overture: Le
Nozze di Figaro
Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bruno Walter
8.25 Strauss Lied der
Frauen, Op 68 No 6 Rita Shane (soprano) Louisville Orchestra, conductor Jorge Mester
8.33 Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf
Michael Flanders (narrator) Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Charles Groves


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: John Ogdon
Conductor: Bruno Walter
Soprano: Rita Shane
Conductor: Jorge Mester
Conductor: Prokofiev Peter
Conductor: Charles Groves

: Composer of the Week: Bach

"Parrott's forces are slender - 11 voices in all."
(Gramophone, 1991)
Piers Burton-Page asks Andrew Parrott whether historical accuracy produces good performances.
Brandenburg Concertos: No 3 in G (BWV 1048); No 6 in B flat (BWV 1051);
The Burial of Jesus
(St John Passion)
Rogers Covey-Crump (Evangelist)
David Thomas (bass) Taverner Consort and Players, conductor Andrew Parrott


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Andrew Parrott
Bass: David Thomas
Bass: Taverner Consort
Conductor: Andrew Parrott

: Musical Encounters

with Edward Blakeman.
Ravel Pavane
St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
10.05 Artist of the Week: Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute) Devienne Flute Concerto
No 2 in D Musica Antiqua Orchestra, conductor Jacques Roussel
10.25 Ives Three Places in New England London Sinfonietta. conductor Simon Rattle
11.15 Martinu, Rathaus and A Benjamin Homage to Paderewski
John McCabe (piano)
11.25 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 19 in F
Richard Goode (piano) Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, conductor
George Cleve


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Flute: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Conductor: Jacques Roussel
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Piano: John McCabe
Piano: Richard Goode
Conductor: George Cleve

: Voices

The Sky at Night lain Burnside looks through the telescope and gives us an astronomer's view of song through the ages.

: Takacs String Quartet

Edward Dusinberre and Karoly Schranz (violins) Gabor Ormai (viola) Andras Fejer (cello) Haydn
String Quartet in F, Op 77 No Brahms
String Quartet in C minor, Op 51 No 1


Unknown: Edward Dusinberre
Violins: Karoly Schranz
Viola: Gabor Ormai
Cello: Andras Fejer

: 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 thePier

: Mining the Archive

Artur Rubinstein
Edward Greenfield presents pieces from two broadcast recitals given by the great Polish-born pianist in the late 1950s, with- excerpts from interviews in which he talks about his career.
Including music by Brahms, Schubert and Villa-Lobos, as well as group of Etudes from a Chopin recital.


Unknown: Artur Rubinstein
Unknown: Edward Greenfield

: The Land Between the Rivers

Two programmes of traditional music from Iraq, presented by Ruth Davis. 1: Songs of Baghdad - the "round city", celebrated in the Thousand and One
Nights, including the expansive, lyrical magam heard in the tea-houses of downtown Baghdad, and the sound of the tchalghi folk-music ensemble.


Presented By: Ruth Davis.

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson with a competition to identify different national styles of music.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Natalie Wheen looks forward to events this weekend and plays a selection of music.
Producer Gwen Hughes


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: Great Orchestras of the World

from the Barbican
Hall, London.
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conductor Kurt Masur
Sarah Chang (violin) Mendelssohn
Overture: Ruy Bias ; Violin Concerto in E minor
8.10 During the interval, Stephen Johnson talks to Kurt Masur.
8.30 Schubert
Symphony No 9 in C (Great)


Conductor: Kurt Masur
Violin: Sarah Chang
Violin: Ruy Bias
Talks: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Kurt Masur.

: Raymond Carver Stories

5: Intimacy
A writer visits his ex-wife while her new husband is not at home.
Reader Bob Sherman. Series producer Ned Chaillet


Reader: Bob Sherman.
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: 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.
Verset; Apparition;
Messe de la Pentecote


Unknown: Gillian Weir
Unknown: Aarhus Cathedral

: Friday Feature: Take Lenin from the Money

"There were a host of small museums in flats where
Lenin once resided; their multiplicity suggesting a man who seldom paid the rent."
A hundred years ago, when he was 24, Vladimir Ilich
Ulyanov moved to St Petersburg to begin a career which led, among other things, to the renaming of the city "where every stone knows Lenin" after him.
Historian John Klier scours what is once again St
Petersburg to find out what has become of the hundreds of marble plaques, memorials and museums, large and small, which expounded the official cult of Lenin.
Producer Louise Greenberg


Unknown: Vladimir Ilich
Unknown: John Klier
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: Midnight Oil

Acrobatic trombonist John Kenny
interacts with sound projectionist John Whiting in a session of improvised . and notated music. Alwynne Pritchard selects group improvisations from a recent CD by the European Chaos String Quartet. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: John Kenny
Unknown: John Whiting
Music: Alwynne Pritchard
Producer: Alan Hall

: Night School

1.00 As broadcast 2.00-3.00pm
2.00 Ghostwriter 2.10 Wordplay

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