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: Open University

Information Technology in the City

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Purcell Thy word is a lantern unto my feet Soloists
King's Consort/Robert King
Grieg LemminMinen and the Maidens of Saari
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi
7.32 Debussy Marche Ecossaise
Jean-Philippe Collard and Michel Beroff (pianos)
8.05 Ives Country Band March
Orchestra New England, conductor James Sinclair
8.26 Dvorak Slavonic
Dance in A, Op 46 No 5 Cezch Philharmonic
Orchestra/Vaclav Talich
8.35 Boccherini Quintet in A (G275)
Smithsonian Chamber
Players. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Grieg Lemminminen
Unknown: Jean-Philippe Collard
Pianos: Michel Beroff
Conductor: James Sinclair
Conductor: Dvorak Slavonic

: Composer of the Week: Rachmaninov

Presented by Peter Franklin. Elegiac Trio No 1 in G minor
Borodin Trio
Symphonic Dances, Op 45 BBC Philharmonic, conductor Edward Downes
Polka de VR
The Composer (piano)


Presented By: Peter Franklin.
Conductor: Edward Downes

: Musical Encounters

with Nicola Heywood Thomas from Cardiff.
Artist of the Week:
Sabine Meyer (clarinet)
Schumann Marchenerzahlungen , Op 132 No 1
Tabea Zimmermann (viola) Hartmut Höll (piano)
10.05 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52
Krystian Zimerman (piano)
10.25 Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op 115
Sabine Meyer (clarinet) Erich Hobarth and Peter Matzka (violins) Thomas Riebl (viola) Susanne Ehn (cello)
Walton Belshazzar 's Feast
Bryn Terfel (baritone) BBC Welsh Chorus
Brighton Festival Chorus
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Jan Latham-Koenig
11.50 Johann Strauss
(son) An der schonen, blauen Donau
Sabine Meyer (clarinet) The King's Singers


Unknown: Nicola Heywood
Clarinet: Sabine Meyer
Clarinet: Schumann Marchenerzahlungen
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann
Piano: Chopin Ballade
Clarinet: Sabine Meyer
Clarinet: Erich Hobarth
Violins: Peter Matzka
Viola: Thomas Riebl
Cello: Susanne Ehn
Cello: Walton Belshazzar
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Clarinet: Sabine Meyer

: Voices

Liszt songs performed by Susan Bullock (soprano) Adrian Thompson (tenor) with lain Burnside (piano), who also presents the programme.
Im Rhein, im schonen Strome; Vergiftet sind meine Lieder; Du bist wie eine Blume; Uber alien Gipfeln ist Ruh; Kennst du das Land?;
Der du von dem Himmel bist; Comment, disaientils; Oh! quandje dors; Go not, happy day; Three Petrarch Sonnets


Soprano: Susan Bullock
Tenor: Adrian Thompson

: St David's Hall Lunchtime Recital

Michael George (baritone) Graham Johnson (piano)
Schubert Schwanengesang


Baritone: Michael George
Piano: Graham Johnson

: Schools

2.00 Listen and Read

2.10 Music Box: Shapes and Colours

2.25 Playtime

2.40 Music Workshop: Music Course: 3: Down at the End of the Pier

: Ring Voices

In the second of four programmes, Roderick Swanston looks at the separate parts of Wagner's Ring and listens to some of the great interpreters, spanning nearly a century of recordings.
2: Die Walkiire: The Power of Love


Unknown: Roderick Swanston

: Yearning for the Homeland

Music from Armenia recorded by Sef Townsend on his visit there last year, including wedding bands, solo song and an "ancient music" ensemble.
Producer Philip Tagney


Producer: Philip Tagney

: The Music Machine

In Our Own Time ...
In January, during Radio 3's Tavener Festival at the Barbican, there was a performance of a new piece by composers Paul Griffiths and Sean Gregory and students from schools in Waltham Forest, helped by members of the BBC
Symphony Orchestra.
Tommy Pearson was there and talked to some of the musicians involved.


Unknown: Tavener Festival
Unknown: Paul Griffiths
Unknown: Sean Gregory
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

with Natalie Wheen.
5.15 Praetorius Branles
6.03 Martinu Le Revue de
6.30 Tchaikovsky String Quartet Movement in Bflat
7.03 Poulenc Improvisation No 15 in C minor
Producer Gwen Hughes


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Unknown: Praetorius Branles
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: BBC National Orchestra of Wales

conductor David Atherton
John Lill (piano)
Lyadov Kikimora Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 2 in G
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring


Conductor: David Atherton
Piano: John Lill
Piano: Lyadov Kikimora

: Dancing Ledge

Concluding Derek Jarman 's autobiographical account of his life and career.
Read by John Quentin.


Unknown: Derek Jarman
Read By: John Quentin.

: Brahms

String Quintet in F, Op 88 Raphael Ensemble.

: Messiaen

A complete cycle of his organ music specially recorded by Gillian Weir in Aarhus Cathedral,
Denmark, to mark the anniversary of his death. Livre d'Orgue


Unknown: Gillian Weir

: Friday Feature: L'Homme Arme

"L'Homme Arme" was one of the most popular songs of the Middle Ages. It started life as a crusader's song, but found its way into church music as the basis of masses by Josquin,
Dufay, Palestrina, Carissimi and others. It was still going at the time of Bach and its appeal has lasted right up to the present day. Jeremy J Beadle traces the history of the song, discussing its political significance in the medieval period and showing how it was subsequently taken up and used by later composers. Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Jeremy J Beadle
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Midnight Oil

Alternating acoustic and electric currents,
Sarah Walker presents music linking Brighton and Princeton.
Jonathan Harvey Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco
Martin Butler Bluegrass Variations
Ruth Crouch (violin)
Frances White Still Life with Piano
Andrew Mllburn
Elmore Martin Butler On the Rocks
The Composer (piano) Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey Mortuos
Violin: Ruth Crouch
Piano: Andrew Mllburn
Unknown: Martin Butler
Producer: Alan Hall

: Night School

1.00 As broadcast 2.00-3.00pm
2.00 Ghostwriter 2.10

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