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: Open University

Culture and Belief in Europe: Luther and Music

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Puccini Symphonic Prelude
Berlin RSO/Riccardo Chailly
7.26 Delius Two French
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) Sarah Walker (mezzo) Eric Fenby (piano)
7.32 Bax Overture to a Picaresque Comedy LPO/Bryden Thomson
8.05 Liszt Prelude and Fugue on BACH
Thomas Trotter (organ) 8.24 Brahms Rhapsody in G minor, Op 79 No 2
Stephen Kovacevich (piano)
8.40 Janacek Suite for strings
Prague CO. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Tenor: Sarah Walker
Piano: Eric Fenby
Unknown: Thomas Trotter
Piano: Stephen Kovacevich

: Composer of the Week: Nielsen

Presented by Michael Oliver. 2: Like a Water-Lily on a Deep Lake
The Danish Song (Ten Little Danish Songs) Kurt Westi (tenor)
Henrik Metz (piano)
Pan and Syrinx, Op 49 CBSO/Simon Rattle Commotio, Op 58
Elizabeth Westenholz (organ) Springtime in Funen, Op42
Inga Nielsen (soprano) Kim von Binzer (tenor) Jorgen Klint (bass) St Klemens School
Children's Choir
Lille Muko University Choir Odense SO/Tamas Veto Discs


Presented By: Michael Oliver.
Tenor: Kurt Westi
Piano: Henrik Metz
Unknown: Elizabeth Westenholz
Soprano: Inga Nielsen
Tenor: Kim von Binzer
Bass: Jorgen Klint
Unknown: Tamas Veto

: Musical Encounters

Chris de Souza introduces another British concerto and more British choral music. Including at approximately
10.05 Artist of the Week Gidon Kremer (violin)
Beethoven Violin Sonata in A, Op 12 No 2
Martha Argerich (piano)
10.20 Anthony Milner Improperia BBC Singers
Musicians of London, conductor Simon Joly Thomas Trotter (organ)
10.40 Schubert Polonaise in B flat (D850)
Gidon Kremer (violin) LSO/Emil Tchakarov
10.50 Flnzl Cello Concerto
Raphael Sommer (cello) BBC Scottish SO/ conductor Brian Wright
Schubert Konzertstuck in D (D345) Gidon Kremer (violin) LSO/Emil Tchakarov


Introduces: Chris de Souza
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Piano: Martha Argerich
Piano: Anthony Milner
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Thomas Trotter
Unknown: Schubert Polonaise
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Cello: Raphael Sommer
Conductor: Brian Wright
Conductor: Schubert Konzertstuck
Violin: Gidon Kremer

: Music Restored

: BBC Festival of Brass

with Paul Hindmarsh.
Grlmethorpe Colliery Band, guest conductor Frank Renton.
George Allen March: Knight Templar
Robin Walker Miners
(first performance)
Michael Ball Sonata for brass
Elgar Severn Suite


Unknown: Paul Hindmarsh.
Conductor: Frank Renton.
Conductor: George Allen
Unknown: Michael Ball Sonata

: Schools

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

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Tadaaki Otaka
David Pyatt (horn)
Mozart Overture: Le
Nozze di Figaro Strauss Horn Concerto
No 1 in E flat
Bruckner Symphony No 7 inE


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Horn: David Pyatt

: Dallapiccola

Rohan de Saram (cello) plays Ciaconna,
Intermezzo and Adagio

: The Music Machine

Tickling the ivories ...
Tommy Pearson examines the role the piano has played in social life, and talks to historian David Grover
and Dan Wilson of the Player Piano Group. Producer Christina Pntchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: David Grover
Unknown: Dan Wilson
Producer: Christina Pntchard

: In Tune

Music and arts stories with Rodney Slatford in Manchester, whose guests include architect Nicholas Thompson
, with a progress report on Manchester's new concert hall. Including 5.16 Mozart Cosi fan tutte
6.05 Lekeu Violin Sonata
7.03 Buxtehude Sonata in D minor
Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Rodney Slatford
Unknown: Nicholas Thompson
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

The opening concert from the Anvil, the new concert hall at Basingstoke, Hampshire. Conductor Richard Hickox
Julian Lloyd Webber (cello)
Eigar Cello Concerto in E minor
8.10 Forging
Unks Nick Thompson talks to Hugh Pearman about his design for the Anvil, Basingstoke.
8.30 John Tavener
Theophany (first performance)
8.55 Forging Links John Botteley , chief executive of the Anvil,
Roger Watson of Traditional Arts Projects, and Andrew Burn , education and community director,
Bournemouth Orchestras, talk to Susan Sharpe about their plans for outreach work from the new arts facility in Basingstoke.
9.15 Eigar
Enigma Variations


Conductor: Richard Hickox
Cello: Julian Lloyd Webber
Talks: Unks Nick Thompson
Unknown: Hugh Pearman
Unknown: John Tavener
Unknown: John Botteley
Unknown: Roger Watson
Unknown: Andrew Burn
Unknown: Susan Sharpe

: GREEK EASTER First Philosophers

Greek Thinkers before
2: Pythagoras Introduced by Edward Hussey.
"Stop, do not beat the puppy; for it is the soul of a dear friend - I recognised it when I heard the voice".
Readers Harry Towb and Neville Jason.


Introduced By: Edward Hussey.
Readers: Harry Towb
Readers: Neville Jason.

: Chopin

Waltz in F, Op 34 No 3; Mazurka in F minor, Op 68 No 4; Berceuse in D flat, Op 57; Fantasy in F minor, Op 49; Mazurka in G sharp minor, Op 33 No 1; Polonaise-Fantasy in A flat, Op 61
Caroline Palmer (piano)


Piano: Caroline Palmer

: Night Waves

Harriet Gilbert marks World
Press Freedom Day and reviews the premiere of a new dance work by Siobhan Davies , Glass Blew In. Producer Razia Iqbal


Unknown: Harriet Gilbert
Unknown: Siobhan Davies
Producer: Razia Iqbal

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor
Fedor Glushchenko
Grieg Old Norwegian Romance with Variations
Ase Hedstrom
Saisir (first broadcast)
Grieg Norwegian Dances


Conductor: Fedor Glushchenko
Unknown: Ase Hedstrom

: 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 16-18:
Ademas/Voces de Espana

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