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: Open University

Women's Studies: Mothers and Daughters

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Allegri Miserere mei Tallis Scholars, conductor
Peter Phillips
7.21 Copland Outdoor Overture
London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor The Composer
7.32 Strauss Das
Bachlein, Op 88 No 1
Heather Harper (soprano) London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor
Richard Hickox
Couperin Venite exultemus
Michael Chance and James
Bowman (countertenors) Mark Caudle (bass viol) Robert King (organ)
Ravel Alborada del gracioso Dinu Lipatti (piano)
8.39 Beethoven Clarinet
Trio in B flat, Op 11 Nash Ensemble. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Unknown: Strauss Das
Soprano: Heather Harper
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Couperin Venite
Unknown: Michael Chance
Bass: Mark Caudle
Unknown: Ravel Alborada
Piano: Dinu Lipatti

: Composer of the Week: Messiaen

(died 28 April 1992) 4: The Colour of Love Messiaen described human love as a reflection of the Divine Love; in his music he painted the physical and spiritual longing of his own heart. Antony Pitts considers Cinq Rechants in the light of the Turangalila-Symphonie, and a recording of Messiaen playing the organ in the church where he worked for most of his life.


Unknown: Love Messiaen
Unknown: Antony Pitts
Unknown: Cinq Rechants

: Musical Encounters

with Chris Wines from
Birmingham, including
10.15 Lully
Marche pour la
Cérémonie des Turcs
Le Concert des Nations, director Jordi Savall
10.30 Artist of the Week: Simon Rattle (conductor) Mark-Anthony Turnage
Three Screaming Popes City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra
10.53 Purcell Trio Sonata
No 6 in C
Purcell Quartet
11.12 Prokofiev
Symphony No 5 in B flat City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle


Artist: Jordi Savall
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Mark-Anthony Turnage
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Ensemble

The first of two programmes including the string trios of Reger, performed by the Beethoven String Trio of London
Beethoven String Trio in C minor, Op 9 No 3
Reger Trio in A minor, Op 77b

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor
Takuo Yuasa Berlioz Overture: Le
Corsaire; Love Scene (Romeo and Juliet)
Weber Symphony No 1


Conductor: Takuo Yuasa

: Schools

2.00 In the News. 2.20
Dance Workshop. 2.40
Singing Together: Change

: International Recital Series

The first of four recitals recorded for the BBC World Service.
Today, the Palladian
Ensemble perform Baroque trio sonatas.
Handel Trio Sonata in C minor, Op 2 No la Leclair Deuxieme
Récréation de Musique Bach Trio Sonata in F
Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic conductor Edward Downes
Geoffrey Tozer (piano) The second of two programmes featuring
Respighi's complete music for piano and orchestra.
Resplghi Piano Concerto in A minor (UK premiere); Concerto in Modo Misolido


Conductor: Edward Downes
Piano: Geoffrey Tozer
Unknown: Modo Misolido

: The Music Machine

How do they shape a melody in Bombay or Calcutta? Tommy Pearson discovers the Song of India. Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Music, news and arts stories from Cardiff.
Today's guest is the Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel. Producer Gwawr Owen


Baritone: Bryn Terfel.
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Glimpses of Beyond

Messiaen's musical last will and testament, Eclairs sur I'Au-delà, was given its UK premiere last
November by Kent Nagano and the London Symphony
Orchestra. Adrian Jack was in the audience, and tonight he introduces a broadcast of this important occasion, to mark the second anniversary of the composer's death.


Unknown: Kent Nagano
Unknown: Adrian Jack


The Spider's Web by Graeme Fife , performed by Anna Massey. In which Athene muses on the cosmic algebra, looms, shuttles and "spiders".
(Final programme Saturday 10.00pm


Unknown: Graeme Fife
Unknown: Anna Massey.

: Bach

Lisa Beznosiuk plays the Partita in A minor for unaccompanied flute (BWV 1013).


Unknown: Lisa Beznosiuk

: GREEK EASTER Heaven upon Earth

David Melling continues his description of Holy Week at the Greek Orthodox
Patriarchate, Constantinople.


Unknown: David Melling

: Nonnan's Conquest

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


Unknown: Mel Hill
Unknown: Norman Granz

: Night Waves

Michele Roberts reviews
Playboy of the Western
World at the Bristol Old Vic.
Producer Mike Greenwood


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Voices

Duparc and Chausson lain Burnside presents orchestral songs by two
French composers, written under the influence of Wagner.
Duparc Phidyle;
L'Invitation au Voyage; La vie antérieure; Le manoir de Rosemonde; Au pays ou se fait la guerre
Janet Baker (mezzo) London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor Andre Previn
Chanson Triste
Elly Ameling (soprano) San Francisco SO , conductor Edo de Waart
Chausson Poeme de
I'amour et de la mer
Victoria de los Angeles (sop) Lamoureux Orchestra, conductor
Jean-Pierre Jacquillat Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Janet Baker
Conductor: Andre Previn
Conductor: Chanson Triste
Soprano: Elly Ameling
Conductor: San Francisco So
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Unknown: Victoria de Los Angeles
Conductor: Jean-Pierre Jacquillat
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Night School

1.00 As broadcast 2.00-3.00pm
2.00 Infant Science 2.10
Poetry Corner

: Night School Extra

Spanish 14-16: Radio Ondas

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