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: Open University

Caribbean and Asian Workers

: Weather

: Sacred and Profane

Paul Guinery introduces music of a nocturnal, romantic nature and continues the juxtaposition of Iberian polyphony with motets by Bruckner.
7.00 Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Simon Joly
7.15 Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 38
Jacqueline Du Pre (cello) Daniel Barenboim (piano)
7.50 Scriabin Poem of Ecstasy
BBC SO/Lothar Zagrosek
8.10 Messiaen
Le Banquet Céleste
Marie-Claire Alain (organ)
8.15 Bruckner Ecce
Sacerdos Magnus
Corydon Singers, conductor Matthew Best
8.30 Debussy Nocturnes BBC SO/Alexander Lazarev Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Simon Joly
Piano: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Marie-Claire Alain
Unknown: Bruckner Ecce
Unknown: Sacerdos Magnus
Unknown: Alexander Lazarev
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Shostakovich Suite: The
Gadfly (excerpts)
USSR Cinema SO, conductor
Emin Khachaturian
9.18 Trad arr Goff Richards
Le Baylere; A la campagne (Chants d'Auvergne) King's Singers
9.23 Artist of the Week Gidon Kremer (violin)
Bach Concerto for violin and oboe (BWV 1060) Heinz Holliger (oboe) Academy of St Martin
9.37 Gershwin Two song arrangements
The Composer (piano roll)
9.43 Composer of the Week Nielsen Little Suite for strings
Beethoven Academie , conductor Jan Caeyers
10.00 Palestrina Motet:
Assumpta es
Maria Tallis Scholars , conductor Peter Phillips
10.16 Don Gillis
Symphony No 5112
(A Symphony for Fun) New SO/The Composer
10.42 Purcell Birthday Ode for Queen Mary
(Come Ye Sons of Art) Soloists
Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, conductor John Eliot Gardiner
11.08 Vaughan Williams In the Fen Country New Queen's Hall
Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth
11.27 Beethoven
Romance in G, Op 40 Gidon Kremer (violin) LSO/Emil Tchakarov
11.35 Britten Spring Symphony: Finale
Elizabeth Gale (soprano)
Alfreda Hodgson (contralto) Martyn Hill (tenor)
Southend Boys' Choir
London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/Hickox
11.44 Copland
Appalachian Spring
Los Angeles PO, conductor Leonard Bernstein
Producer Edward Blakeman. Discs


Conductor: Emin Khachaturian
Unknown: Goff Richards
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Oboe: Heinz Holliger
Conductor: Beethoven Academie
Conductor: Jan Caeyers
Conductor: Maria Tallis Scholars
Conductor: Peter Phillips
Conductor: Don Gillis
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Soprano: Elizabeth Gale
Contralto: Alfreda Hodgson
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Producer: Edward Blakeman.

: Music Matters

: The Sunday Concert

London Philharmonic
Orchestra/Mariss Jansons Heinrich Schiff (cello) Schnittke K (ein)
Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor (K550)
Strauss Don Quixote


Cello: Mariss Jansons Heinrich Schiff
Cello: Schnittke K

: Debut

Leslie Newman (flute) Scott Mitchell (piano) Griffes Poem
Schubert Introduction and Variations on Trock'ne Blumen (D802) Jolivet Chant de Linos


Flute: Leslie Newman
Piano: Scott Mitchell

: The Peace of Dettingen

A concert from the 1993 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music marking the 250th anniversary of a crucial turning-point in the Austrian War of Succession.
Handel Sileti Venti ; The King Shall Rejoice
(Dettingen Anthem); Dettingen Te Deum
Lorna Anderson and Julia
Gooding (sopranos) Christopher Robson (countertenor)
Martyn Hill (tenor)
Michael George and Simon Grant (basses)
Volks-Chor Gross Welzheim
Liederbliite Dettingen St James 's Baroque
Players, conductors Franz-Peter Huber and Ivor Bolton


Unknown: Handel Sileti Venti
Unknown: Te Deum
Unknown: Lorna Anderson
Sopranos: Christopher Robson
Tenor: Michael George
Tenor: Simon Grant
Unknown: Liederbliite Dettingen
Unknown: St James
Unknown: Peter Huber
Unknown: Ivor Bolton

: GREEK EASTER Fire from Heaven

Aphrodite, so they say, was born there, Prometheus may have whizzed by, and Christ is triumphantly raised from the dead as spring breaks over the island of Kythera on the Orthodox Easter weekend.
This sound portrait of the island was recorded by Nigel Edwards.
Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Nigel Edwards.
Producer: Piers Plowright

: GREEK EASTER Heaven upon Earth

David Melling concludes his description of Holy Week at the Greek Orthodox
Patriarchate, Constantinople. In the Vespers of Love the faithful are called to embrace one anthem, exchanging the greeting "Christ is risen".


Unknown: David Melling

: Making Waves

Two days before the relaunch of Index on Censorship,
Roy Porter talks to its new editor Ursula Owen. Producer Nicki Paxman


Talks: Roy Porter
Editor: Ursula Owen.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Dmitry Sitkovetsky

Roger Vignoles (piano)
Bach Violin Sonata No 4 in C minor (BWV 1017) Prokofiev Violin Sonata
No 1 in F minor, Op 80


Piano: Roger Vignoles

: Sunday Play: The Hammer

Writer/director Jonathan Holloway has adapted his
Red Shift Theatre Company production. A Gothic thriller, the play follows the destinies of a clerk to
Henry VIII , a Jacobean architect and a modern interior designer. Their paths converge and intertwine through hidden passages, maps, murder, love and obsession in the supernatural atmosphere of an old house.
Music by Adrian Johnston An Essential production


Director: Jonathan Holloway
Unknown: Henry Viii
Music By: Adrian Johnston
Frederick: Martin Jarvis
Matthew: Tim McInnerny
Simon Skinner: Bill Nighy
Cobi Stockbridge: Trevor Nichols
Gregory Linton: Joseph Bennett
Michelle Robinson: Saira Todd
Elizabeth Chynworth: Deborah Andlay
Sara Carter: Melinda Walker
Lord Chynworth: Crawford Logan
William Cecil: Crawford Logan

: Music in Our Time

Nicolas Hodges introduces some new approaches to the traditional form of the string quartet. Arditti Quartet
Brenda Mitchell (soprano) Jonathan Harvey String Quartet No 2
James Dillon String Quartet No 2
Brian Femeyhough Quartet No 4 Producer Tim Thorne


Soprano: Brenda Mitchell
Soprano: Jonathan Harvey
Producer: Tim Thorne

: Choir Works

Introduced by Brian Wright. Handel Jephtha
Scottish Chamber Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Charles Mackerras.


Introduced By: Brian Wright.
Conductor: Charles MacKerras.
Jephtha: John Mark Ainsley
lphis: Lynne Oawson
Storge: Bernadette Cullen
Hamor: Michael Chance
Zebal: Stephen Varcoe

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