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: Open University

American Conversations:
Gloria Steinem


Unknown: Gloria Steinem

: Weather

: Sacred and Profane

Paul Guinery introduces a programme of sumptuous orchestral music and contrasts motets by Brahms and Byrd.
7.10 Schubert String Quartet in G minor (D173)
Kodaly Quartet
7.30 Purcell My Beloved Spake Soloists
King's Consort, conductor Robert King
7.45 Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Lothar Zagrosek
8.15 Byrd
Civitas Sancti Tui
Hilliard Ensemble
8.35 Debussy Jeux
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Producer Gautam Rangarajan


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Conductor: Robert King
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Producer: Gautam Rangarajan

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Lalo Overture: Le Roi d'Ys
Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Yondani Butt
9.15 Mozart Epistle
Sonatas: in C (K329); in G (K274)
King's Consort/Robert King
9.23 Composer of the Week: Rachmaninov Symphonic Dance No 2
Dmitri Alexeev and Nikolai
Demidenko (pianos)
9.31 Artist of the Week: Sabine Meyer (clarinet) Krommer Octet
Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble
9.50 Delius To be sung of a summer night on the water
Cambridge Singers, conductor John Rutter
9.55 Malcolm Arnold
Scottish Dances
London Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor The Composer
10.06 Mendelssohn String Symphony No 2 in D New Amsterdam
Sinfonietta/Lev Markiz
10.18 Anon The Lovely Northern Lasse
Ellen Hargis (soprano) King's Noyse
10.26 Poulenc Piano
Cristina Ortiz (piano) City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra, conductor Louis Fremaux
10.45 Puccini La Boheme (Act 4 excerpt)
Placido Domingo (tenor) Thomas Allen (baritone) Royal Opera House
Orchestra, conductor
John Barker
10.51 Couperin
Cinquieme Concert Ensemble Couperin
11.01 Bartok Romanian
Folk Dances
St Paul Chamber Orchestra, conductor Hugh Wolff
11.08 Ravel Suite: Ma
Mère l'oye
Duo Crommelynck
11.27 Beethoven
Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral)
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, conductor Kurt Masur
Producer Edward Blakeman. Discs


Unknown: Dmitri Alexeev
Clarinet: Sabine Meyer
Unknown: Sabine Meyer
Conductor: John Rutter
Soprano: Ellen Hargis
Piano: Cristina Ortiz
Conductor: Louis Fremaux
Baritone: Thomas Allen
Conductor: John Barker
Conductor: Hugh Wolff
Conductor: Kurt Masur
Producer: Edward Blakeman.

: Music Matters

Presented by Ivan Hewett. What makes a good performance of a Viennese waltz? Also, a look at bad behaviour in opera houses and the symphonies of Benjamin Frankel.


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Unknown: Benjamin Frankel.

: Brighton 94

The opening concert of this year's Brighton Festival, recorded last Friday in the Dome.
Russian National
Orchestra, conductor
Mikhail Pletnev (piano) Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Weber Konzertstuck in F minor
1.45 During the interval, Gavin Henderson , artistic director of the Brighton Festival, talks about the themes of this year's event.
1.50 Tchaikovsky
Symphony No 4 in F minor
(Concert sponsored by Brighton CoOperative Society)


Piano: Mikhail Pletnev
Artistic: Gavin Henderson

: Lindsay Quartet

Beethoven String Quartet in C minor, Op 18 No 4 John Casken String Quartet No (world premiere)
Debussy String Quartet in G minor

: Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

conductor Bernard Haitink
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 in B minor
Stravinsky Ballet: Le Baiser de la fee


Conductor: Bernard Haitink

: Making Waves

Lisa Jardine presents a live programme from Glasgow's Mayfest.
Producer Clare McGinn


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Producer: Clare McGinn

: Peter Donohoe

Beethoven Piano Sonata in G, Op 14 No
Brahms Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 5

: Sunday Play: Blue

by Derek Jarman.
"You say to the boy open your eyes
When he opens his eyes and sees the light
You make him cry out. Saying,
0 Blue come forth ..."
As a tribute to Derek
Jarman, who died in February, there's a second chance to hear this collaboration between
Channel 4 and Radio 3, nominated for Best
Production at last month's
Sony Awards. Blue is
Jarman's moving account of his experiences confronting HIV and Aids. With the voices of John Quentin ,
Nigel Terry , Derek Jarman and Tilda Swinton.
Music by Simon Fisher Turner A Basilisk production
(A five-part adaptation of Derek Jarman 's autobiographical Dancing Ledge, read by John Quentin. begins tomorrow at 9.00pm)


Unknown: Derek Jarman.
Unknown: John Quentin
Unknown: Nigel Terry
Unknown: Derek Jarman
Unknown: Tilda Swinton.
Music By: Simon Fisher Turner
Unknown: Derek Jarman
Read By: John Quentin.

: Music in Our Time

Presented by Michael Finnissy and David Osmond-Smith .
For the first time in its 70-year history, the ISCM World Music Days took place in Mexico in September last year.
Michael Rnnissy , the ISCM chair, gave a multi-national recital of piano works there, and in this programme he plays a selection of those pieces, interspersed with quartets and percussion music by Conlon Nancarrow , James Wood and Xenakis.
Producer Andrew Kurowski


Presented By: Michael Finnissy
Presented By: David Osmond-Smith
Unknown: Michael Rnnissy
Music By: Conlon Nancarrow
Music By: James Wood
Producer: Andrew Kurowski

: Choir Works

Haydn's evergreen oratorio was composed as a follow-up to his enormously successful Creation.
Brian Wright introduces a performance recorded at last year's Proms, and talks to its conductor, Roger Norrington.
Haydn The Seasons Christiane Oelze (soprano) John Mark Ainsley (tenor) Gerald Finley (bass). Schutz Choir
London Classical Players


Introduced by: Brian Wright
Conductor: Roger Norrington.
Soprano: Christiane Oelze
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Bass: Gerald Finley

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