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Renaissance Music

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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Borodin
Overture: Prince Igor Sofia Festival Orchestra, conductor Emil Tchakarov
7.15 Schumann
ABEGG Variations
Evgeny Kissin (piano)
7.32 Strauss
Hymne an die Liebe, Op 71 No 1
Felicity Lott (soprano) SNO/Neeme Jarvi
8.05 Bach Violin Concerto in E (B WV 1043)
Monica Huggett (violin) Amsterdam Baroque
Orchestra/Ton Koopman
8.32 Martinu
Concerto Grosso
Czech PO, conductor
Jiri Belohlavek
8.53 Ame
Overture No 6 in B flat
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood Producer Andrew Lyle. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Emil Tchakarov
Piano: Evgeny Kissin
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Violin: Monica Huggett
Conductor: Jiri Belohlavek
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Producer: Andrew Lyle.

: Composer of the Week: Olivier Messiaen

1: From tlw Canyons ...
All his life Messiaen dared to write tunes and express his Christian faith, to the embarrassment of the musical world. Antony Pitts introduces music inspired by the sights and sounds of nature, including Reveildes oiseaux, and resonances of the Creation itself from
Visions de I'amen.
Producer Antony Pitts


Introduces: Antony Pitts
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Musical Encounters

with Chris Wines from
Birmingham. This week, sonatas by Purcell, piano music by Mozart and Artist of the Week Simon Rattle.
10.10 Bach Brandenburg Concerto
No 5 in D (BWV 1050)
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
10.32 Dett In the Bottoms
Stephen Coombs (piano)
10.55 Artist of the Week Simon Rattle (conductor) Debussy Jeux
City of Birmingham SO
11.14 Purcell Trio Sonata in F (Golden Sonata) Purcell Quartet Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Simon Rattle.
Piano: Stephen Coombs
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Producer: Chris Wines

: Virtual Reality

Last of the series in which
Roderick Swanston explores opera's relationship with the worlds it portrays. 4: Magic
Series producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Producer: David Gallagher

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John's, Smith
Square, London.
Dmitry Sitkovetsky (violin) Roger Vignoles (piano)
Bach Violin Sonata No 4 in C minor (BWV 1017) Prokofiev Violin Sonata
No 1 in F minor, Op 80


Violin: Dmitry Sitkovetsky
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: Schools

2.00 Tales from Europe
2.15 Infant History 2.25
Let's Move 2.45 The Song Tree: Music Course 1
Remember This

: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

conductor Heinz Wallberg Martha Argerich (piano) Rossini Overture: La gazza ladra
Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 1 in C


Conductor: Heinz Wallberg
Piano: Martha Argerich

: New English Organs

Peter Hurford visits the Royal Academy of Music to hear the new Van den Heuvel organ. Built in the style of the great French romantics, it is played by David Titterington.
Franck Andantino in E
Guilmant Marche Funèbre et Chant Séraphique
Tournemire Sei fioretti, Op 60 Nos land 3 Jacques Charpentier
L'Ange a la Trompette


Unknown: Peter Hurford
Played By: David Titterington.
Played By: Franck Andantino
Unknown: Jacques Charpentier

: Norman's Conquest

Mel Hill presents a ten-part profile of Norman Granz , the man responsible for Jazz at the Philharmonic.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Mel Hill
Unknown: Norman Granz
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson sets out to answer the tricky question "What is melody and does music need it?", with the help of composers Graham Fitkin and Thomas Ades. Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Graham Fitkin
Unknown: Thomas Ades.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Andrew Green presents arts news, talks to cellist
Julian Lloyd Webber , and plays music including:
5.15 Granados Zapateado (Six pieces on popular Spanish Songs)
6.04 Vaughan Williams Overture: The Wasps
6.33 Handel Cantata:
7.04 Elgar 0 Wild West Wind (Four Choral Songs, Op 53)
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green
Unknown: Julian Lloyd Webber
Unknown: Granados Zapateado
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Gawain

The eagerly awaited return of Harrison Birtwistle 's
Royal Opera commission, to David Harsent 's libretto based on the English medieval romance Sir
Gawain and the Green
Knight. Presented by Piers Burton-Page in conversation with Di Trevis , director of this production.
Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Elgar Howarth Act


Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Unknown: David Harsent
Presented By: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Di Trevis
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Gawain: Francois Le Roux (bar)
Lady de Hautdesert: Anne Howells (mezzo)
Morgan Le Fay: Marie Angel (soprano)
Green Knight: John Tomlinson (bass)
King Arthur: Richard Greager (tenor)
Guinevere: Penelope Walmsley-Clark (sop)
Bishop Baldwin: Kevin Smith (countertenor)
Fool: Omar Ebrahim (baritone)
Ywain: John Marsden
Agravain: Alan Ewing

: Gawain

Conceived 600 years ago, Sir Gawain and the Green
Knight is one of the greatest poems ever written. Graham Fawcett and guests, including A S Byatt, discuss the work that provides the basis of Birtwistle's opera.
9.00 Act 2


Unknown: Graham Fawcett

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell , including a session from a group combining English jazz and Zimbabwean thumb-piano players. They perform music from a new show currently touring Britain, Strong Winds and Soft Earth
Landings by Will Menter and Musaemura Zimunya. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Will Menter
Unknown: Musaemura Zimunya.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Music Restored

Andrew Manze introduces his group Scaramouche, with German soprano Nele Gramss. in a concert from last year's Holland Festival of Early Music festival in Utrecht, including vocal and instrumental music by Francesco Turin ! and Giovanni Paolo Cima.


Introduces: Andrew Manze
Soprano: Nele Gramss.
Music By: Francesco Turin
Music By: Giovanni Paolo Cima.

: Night School

1.00 As broadcast 2.00-3.00pm
2.00 English 9-112.20 Maths 9-11

: Night School Extra

Spanish 12-14: El fantasma

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