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: Open University

Professor Sir Ernst Gombrich
on Art History


Unknown: Sir Ernst Gombrich

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Vivaldi
Concerto in C (RV1 17) Tafelmusik, conductor
Jeanne Lamon
7.13 Ravel Le tombeau de
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
7.32 Dvorak Romance in F minor
Thomas Zehetmair (violin) Philharmonia, conductor Eliahu Inbal
8.05 Bartok Six
Romanian Folk Dances
Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
8.32 Strauss Ruckkehr in die Heimat, Op 71 No 2 Felicity Lott (soprano) Scottish National
Orchestra, conductor
Neeme Jarvi
8.41 Stanford Irish
Rhapsody No 4
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Vernon Handley Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Jeanne Lamon
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair
Conductor: Eliahu Inbal
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Piano: Strauss Ruckkehr
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Conductor: Vernon Handley

: Composer of the Week: Messiaen

2: Love Suffers Long
Songs of love and death from Harawi, and music for six ondes Martenots.
Presented by Antony Pitts.


Presented By: Antony Pitts.

: Musical Encounters

with Chris Wines from
10.05 Moncayo Huapango Mexico City Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Enrique Batiz
10.35 Artist of the Week: Simon Rattle (conductor) Mozart Piano Concerto
No 27 in B flat (K595) Lars Vogt (piano)
City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra
11.09 Purcell
Trio Sonata No 1 in B minor
Purcell Quartet
11.16 Amy Beach
Variations on a Balkan
Stephen Coombs (piano)
11.45 Sibelius
The Oceanides, Op 73 City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle


Artist: Enrique Batiz
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Piano: Lars Vogt
Piano: Stephen Coombs
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Music Restored

Andrew Manze introduces his group Scaramouche, with German soprano Nele Gramss , in a concert 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.

: BBC Festival of Brass

Paul Hindmarsh introduces the second of eight concerts of brass band music.
2: Sun Life Band, conductors Roy Newsome and Bryan Hurdley James MacMillan
Festival Fanfare (first broadcast)
Derek Bourgeois Diversions
Thomas Wilson
Refrains and Cadenzas Ireland
A Downland Suite


Introduces: Paul Hindmarsh
Conductors: Roy Newsome
Conductors: Bryan Hurdley
Unknown: James MacMillan
Unknown: Derek Bourgeois
Unknown: Thomas Wilson

: Schools

2.00 First Steps in Drama
2.15 Letterbox 2.25 Time to Move 2.45 Le Club

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Fedor Glushchenko
Jennifer Smith (soprano) Grieg
Overture: In Autumn
Ase Hedstrom
Cantos (BBC commission - first broadcast) Grieg
Six Songs; Symphonic Dances


Conductor: Fedor Glushchenko
Soprano: Jennifer Smith

: Cello and Piano

Louise Hopkins (cello) Caroline Palmer (piano) Janacek Pohadka
Liszt La lugubre gondola
Falla, arr Maréchal Suite populaire espagnole


Cello: Louise Hopkins
Piano: Caroline Palmer
Piano: Janacek Pohadka

: The Music Machine

Is it the tune, is it the rhythm .. ? Tommy Pearson continues his investigation of melody and finds out what it takes to write a hit pop song.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Music, news and arts events with Rodney Slatford from Manchester, and guests from the Manchester International
Ceilo Festival.
5.20 Marcello Oboe
Concerto in D minor
6.10 Brahms Cello Sonata
No 2 in F, Op 99
6.50 Berg Piano Sonata, Opl
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

from Symphony
Hall, Birmingham.
Conductor Simon Rattle
Dances (Les Boreades) Debussy La mer
8.20 Something Missing In a shortened version of this year's Peter Fuller Memorial Lecture, given earlier this month, modernist abstract sculptor William Tucker reflects on the fate of contemporary sculpture since artists have turned their attention away from the human form.
8.40 Haydn Symphony No86inD
Bartok Suite: The
Miraculous Mandarin


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Peter Fuller
Unknown: William Tucker


Sea Changes by Graeme Rfe , performed by Anna Massey. In which Nemesis speaks scathingly of Fortune, sees a kingfisher and stills a tempest at sea.


Unknown: Graeme Rfe
Unknown: Anna Massey.

: Songs for the Virgin

David Angus conducts the BBC Singers in four pieces celebrating the life of the Virgin Mary.
Olav Thommessen Stabat
Mater speciosa
Panufnik Song to the Virgin Mary
Britten A Hymn to the Virgin John Burge Magnificat


Unknown: David Angus
Unknown: Virgin Mary.
Unknown: Olav Thommessen Stabat
Unknown: Virgin Mary
Unknown: John Burge

: Night Waves

The Venetian painter
Jacopo Tintoretto died 400 years ago.
Waldemar Januszczak visits the city and churches that house his under-rated masterpieces. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Jacopo Tintoretto
Unknown: Waldemar Januszczak
Producer: Tim Dee

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic conductor Edward Downes
Geoffrey Tozer (piano)
First of two programmes featuring Respighi's complete music for piano and orchestra.
Respighi Overture: BeVogor; Fantasia Slava (first broadcast performances)
Bach, orch Respighi Three Chorales
Respighi Toccata


Conductor: Edward Downes
Piano: Geoffrey Tozer
Unknown: Fantasia Slava

: Night School

1.00 As broadcast 2.00-3.00pm
2.00 Word Games 2.10
Something to Think About: Infant Assemblies

: Night School Extra

Spanish 12-14: El fantasma

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