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: Open University

A Power on the Ground:
Adult Education in Ireland

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Humperdlnck
Overture: Hansel and Gretel
7.16 Geminlanl
Concerto Grosso in D minor (La Follia)
7.32 Brahms Hungarian Dances: No 5 in F sharp minor; No 6 in D flat
8.05 Purcell Overture in B flat (Staircase)
8.23 Dohnanyl Pastorale
8.32 Satle, orch Mllhaud Cinq grimaces pour "Le songe d'une nuit d'ete" Producer Andrew Lyle. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Mllhaud Cinq
Producer: Andrew Lyle.

: Composer of the Week: Cesar Franck

1: The Pushy Pater
This week's programmes feature church and chamber music by one of the most influential teachers of his day. Richard Langham Smith of the Cfty University probes beyond the D minor Symphony to discover the character of Franck and some of his less familiar music.
Panis Angelicus
Piano Trio No 1, Op 1 (lst movement); First Duo on "God Save the King"
Kyrie; Gloria; Agnus Dei (Mass in A)
Producer Tim Thome


Unknown: Richard Langham Smith
Unknown: Agnus Dei
Producer: Tim Thome

: Musical Encounters

from Manchester with Mairi Nicolson.
Artists of the Week:
Grimethorpe Colliery Band Malcolm Arnold Fantasy conductor Elgar Howarth
10.20 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 13 in C (K415) Murray Perahia (piano)
English Chamber Orchestra
10.47 Debussy Rapsodie Gerard McChrystal (alto sax) Kathryn Page (piano)
11.00 Hoist
A Moorside Suite
Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conductor Frank Renton
Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor (D703)
Melos Quartet
11.30 Hlndemlth Suite: Nobilissima Visione
BBC Philharmonic/ Yan Pascal Tortelier Producer Paul Hindmarsh


Artists: Mairi Nicolson.
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Conductor: Elgar Howarth
Piano: Murray Perahia
Unknown: Debussy Rapsodie
Unknown: Gerard McChrystal
Conductor: Frank Renton
Conductor: Schubert Quartettsatz
Producer: Paul Hindmarsh

: In Repertory

Anthony Rolfe Johnson talks to Rodney Milnes about the role of Peter Grimes in Britten's opera.


Talks: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Unknown: Peter Grimes

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's, Smith
Square, London.
Melinda Maxwell (oboe) John Lenehan (piano) Richard Benjafield (percussion)
Simon Bainbridge Music for Mel and Nora
Nlccolo Castlgllonl Gruezi : Romanzetta for oboe
Melinda Maxwell New piece for oboe and piano (first performance) Berlo Sequenza VII
Lutoslawskl Epitaph
Simon Holt Banshee in the House (first performance)


Unknown: St John
Oboe: Melinda Maxwell
Piano: John Lenehan
Piano: Richard Benjafield
Unknown: Simon Bainbridge
Unknown: Nlccolo Castlgllonl Gruezi
Oboe: Melinda Maxwell
Unknown: Simon Holt

: Schools

2.00 Tales from Europe 2.15 Storybox 2.25 Let's Move
2.45 The Song Tree: Music Course 1 Remember This

: Paa Vidderne

One of Dellus's earliest orchestral works is a melodrama setting Ibsen's text in Lionel Carley 's modern English translation. Simon Ward (speaker)
BBC SO/Vernon Handley


Unknown: Lionel Carley

: Parthenia

NEWthe Maydenhead of the first musicke that ever was printed for the Virginalls, composed by three famous Masters:
William Byrd , Dr John Bull , and Orlando Gibbons
In the first of three programmes, Robert Woolley plays Byrd's contributions to this important keyboard collection. He is joined by Richard Boothby (bass viol) in a selection of dances from its sister volume, Parthenia In-violata.
Producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Newthe Maydenhead
Composed By: Three Famous
Unknown: William Byrd
Unknown: Dr John Bull
Unknown: Orlando Gibbons
Unknown: Robert Woolley
Bass: Richard Boothby
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: Norman's Conquest

In this penultimate programme on American impresario Norman Granz , Mel Hill looks at his fight against racial prejudice - for the right of black musicians to stay in the same hotels and eat in the same restaurants as their white colleagues - and for non-segregated concert halls. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Norman Granz
Unknown: Mel Hill
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson finds out what it's like to be a professional singer when he talks to Christopher Dee and Carys Lloyd Roberts about the varying demands that are made on them. Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Christopher Dee
Unknown: Carys Lloyd Roberts
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Arts news and music with Andrew Green.
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: I Fiamminghi

conductor Rudolf Werthern
France Springuel
(cello/piccolo cello)
Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet) Handel Concerto Grosso in B flat, Op 6 No 7
Boccherlni Cello Concerto
No 6 in D (G479)
Grieg Holberg Suite Purcell
Suite: The Indian Queen; Suite in C (Bonduca) Bruch KolNidrei
Shostakovich String Quartet No 8


Conductor: Rudolf Werthern
Cello: France Springuel
Unknown: Grieg Holberg

: PORTUGAL An Armenian in Portugal

In the first of five
I programmes on Lisbon past and present, Julian Hale examines the legacy of Calouste Gulbenkian. Is his foundation out of touch with modern Portugal? Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Julian Hale
Producer: Julian Hale

: Aldeburgh Festival 1994

Susan Bickley (soprano) Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
David Wilson-Johnson (bar) Michael Thompson (horn)
New London Chamber Choir
Britten-Pears Orchestra, conductor Oliver Knussen
Britten Serenade for tenor, horn and strings
Stravinsky Abraham and Isaac; Requiem Canticles (Sponsored by Eastern Electricity)


Soprano: Susan Bickley
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Tenor: David Wilson-Johnson
Horn: Michael Thompson
Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Britten Serenade
Unknown: Stravinsky Abraham

: Mixing It

Robert Sandall and Mark
Russell present a unique mix of musical styles and influences, including an interview with leading Dutch composer Louis Andriessen about his jazz roots, his minimalist tendencies and his collaboration with Peter
Greenaway on a new opera. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Louis Andriessen
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Music Restored

Rob Wegman introduces the Orlando Consort in sacred music by Jacob Obrecht , including the mass he wrote in honour of Saint Donatian, who was honoured in Bruges, where the composer worked.
Missa de Sancto Donatiano ; Inter Preclarissimas


Introduces: Rob Wegman
Music By: Jacob Obrecht
Unknown: Missa de Sancto Donatiano

: Night School

1.00 As broadcast 2.00-3.00pm
2.00 History 7-9
2.20 Maths 9-11

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