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: Open University

Culture and Belief in Europe: The Faust Legend

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Ponchielll Il
Convegno: Divertimento for two clarinets
7.20 William Lawes
Fantasia-Suite No 2 in G
7.50 Bach OJesu Christ , meine Lebens Licht
8.05 Prokoflev
Overture on Hebrew
Themes, Op 34
8.22 Rimsky-Korsakov Prince Ivan 's Aria
(Kashchei the Immortal)
8.30 Hovhaness
Symphony No 22 (City of Light). Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Clarinets: William Lawes
Unknown: Bach Ojesu Christ
Unknown: Lebens Licht
Unknown: Rimsky-Korsakov Prince Ivan

: Composer of the Week: Lassus

(died 14 June 1594) 2: Requiem for the New Orpheus
To mark the anniversary day, Mark Brown conducts Pro Cantione Antiqua in Lassus's Requiem for four voices. The movements are interspersed with readings from eulogies and memorials to the composer, and with instrumental elaborations of his much-admired setting of the chanson Susanne un Jour by composers from all over Europe.
Presented by Hugh Keyte.


Unknown: Mark Brown
Unknown: Cantione Antiqua
Presented By: Hugh Keyte.

: Musical Encounters

with Chris de Souza.
10.05 Orff Die SSnger der Vorwelt
BBC Singers
London Sinfonietta, conductor Simon Joly
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Nikolai Demidenko (piano) Medtner Piano Concerto
No 2 in C minor
BBC Scottish SO, conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk
11.00 Bush Symphony No 2 (Guildford)
LSO/Nicholas Braithwaite
11.25 Chopin Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
11.35 John Adams The
Wound Dresser
David Wilson-Johnson (bar) BBC SO/Andrew Mogrelia


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Conductor: Simon Joly
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Piano: Nikolai Demidenko
Piano: John Adams

: Music Restored

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor Adrian Leaper Michael Thompson (horn) Strauss Prelude and Dance Scene (Ariadne auf Naxos)
Reger Scherzino for horn and strings; Romantic Suite Strauss
Horn Concerto No 1 in E flat


Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Horn: Michael Thompson
Unknown: Reger Scherzino

: Schools

2.00 First Steps in Drama

2.15 Letterbox

2.25 Time to Move

2.45 Le Club

: Schumann and Burrell

The first of two programmes featuring two recent chamber works by Diana Burrell.
Lowri Blake (cello)
Caroline Palmer (piano) Schumann, arr Gendron
Three Romances, Op 94 Burrell
Heron (first broadcast) Busoni Serenata; Kulta Selle (Variations on a Finnish Theme)


Unknown: Diana Burrell.
Cello: Lowri Blake
Piano: Caroline Palmer
Unknown: Kulta Selle

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic conductor Enrique Barrios Leonidas Kavakos (violin) Lutoslawski Fanfare for
Lancaster University Beethoven Overture:
Leonora No 3
Violin Concerto No 1
Adagio in E (K261) Stravinsky Suite: The
Firebird (1919 version) (Given at Lancaster University and sponsored by Barclay's Bank)


Conductor: Enrique Barrios
Violin: Leonidas Kavakos

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson discovers some musical instruments that not only sound good but also look stunning. He visits Birmingham
Conservatoire to talk to Mark Lockett about its
Javanese gamelan complete with carved dragons, and to Andrew Garlick who elaborately decorates the harpsichords he makes.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Mark Lockett
Unknown: Andrew Garlick

: In Tune

Music, news and arts stories with Mairi Nicolson from Manchester. Including at approximately
5.20 Schubert
Die schone Mullerin (excerpts)
6.03 Dvorak
Carnival Overture
7.02 Sandy Wilson , arr Maxwell Davies
Suite: The Boyfriend Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson
Unknown: Sandy Wilson
Unknown: Maxwell Davies
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: Playing Away

The first broadcast performance of a new opera with music by Benedict Mason and text by Howard Brenton , given by Opera North at the Grand Theatre, Leeds. Playing Away is a livid, vicious travesty of the Faust legend, and its target is the football scene, with its stars, officials, hooligans and wheeler-dealers. Presented by Piers Burton-Page . (tenor) (soprano) (mezzo)(bantone) (bass) (bar) (mezzo)(bass) (mezzo) (countertenor) (sop)
Opera North Chorus English Northern
Philharmonia/Paul Daniel


Music By: Benedict Mason
Unknown: Howard Brenton
Presented By: Piers Burton-Page
Unknown: Paul Daniel
Terry Bond: Philip Sheffield
LA Lola: Rebecca Caine
Cynthia: Pamela Helen Stephen
Stan Stock: Richard Suart
Great Referee: Clive Bayley
Jack Spot: Adrian Clarke
April Showers: Margaret McDonald
Mick: John Hall
Mr Y: Julie Unwin
Magister Aggrojunk: Nicholas Clapton
Ball: Nicola Sharkey

: Where Are They Now?

Kenneth Shenton reflects on the languishing reputations of five English composers. 2: Thomas Attwood
Mozart's favourite pupil and one of Mendelssohn's best friends, Attwood was organist at St Paul's and composer to the Chapel Royal.
(Next programme tomorrow 9.55pml


Unknown: Kenneth Shenton
Unknown: Thomas Attwood

: Vanbrugh String Quartet

with Nicholas Daniel (oboe) Moeran
String Quartet in E flat
Britten Six Metamorphoses after Ovid
Bax Oboe Quintet


Oboe: Nicholas Daniel

: Night Waves

Christopher Cook discusses a major exhibition of the work of R B Kitaj at the Tate Gallery in London. Producer Erika Wnght


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: B Kitaj
Producer: Erika Wnght

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Grant Llewellyn Rebecca Evans (soprano) Schubert
Overture in D (D556)
Mozart Vado , ma dove?
(K583); Voi avete un cor fedele (K217)
Haydn Symphony No 101 in D (Clock)


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Soprano: Rebecca Evans
Unknown: Mozart Vado

: Night School

1.00 As broadcast 2.00-3.00pm
2.00 Word Games 2.10
Something to Think About: Infant Assemblies

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