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: Open University

Charlotte Erickson : A
Historian of Emigration


Unknown: Charlotte Erickson

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Tchalkovsky, arr
Stravinsky Pas de deux: Bluebird (Sleeping Beauty)
Scottish National
Orchestra, conductor
Neeme Jarvi
7.24 Michael Haydn Romance in A flat
Hermann Baumann (horn) Gewandhaus Quartet
7.45 Bach Sonata No 1 in G minor (BWV 1001) Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
8.05 Dowland Come away, come sweet love Rufus Muller (tenor)
Christopher Wilson (lute)
8.22 Malcolm Arnold The
Sound Barrier, Op 38 Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Kenneth Alwyn
8.43 Messiaen Le traquet stapazin (Catalogue d'oiseaux)
Robert Sherlaw Johnson
(piano) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Michael Haydn
Horn: Hermann Baumann
Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Tenor: Rufus Muller
Tenor: Christopher Wilson
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn
Piano: Robert Sherlaw Johnson

: Composer of the Week: Franck

4: Champagne and Chips chez Proust Richard Langham Smith reveals fragments of Franck's only opera and Proust's passion for the composer's string quartet - a story illustrated by Alan Bennett in his screenplay 102 Boulevard Haussman.
Hulda (extracts)
Daniel Blumenthal and Jacob Bogart (pianos) String Quartet in D Fitzwilliam Quartet


Unknown: Richard Langham Smith
Illustrated By: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Daniel Blumenthal
Pianos: Jacob Bogart

: Musical Encounters

with Mairi Nicolson from
Artists of the Week:
Grimethorpe Colliery Band. German March: The
President conductor Frank Renton
10.15 Debussy Danse sacree et danse profane Royal Concertgebouw
Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
Hlndemrth Sonata for E flat horn
Gerard McChrystal (saxophone)
Kathryn Page (piano)
10.45 George Benjamin Altitude
10.55 Gary Carpenter Chi Grimethorpe Colliery Band, conductor Frank Renton
11.10 Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 4 in G
Jon Kimura Parker (piano) BBC Philharmonic/ Yan Pascal Tortelier
11.45 Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol BBC Philharmonic/ Yan Pascal Tortelier


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson
Conductor: Frank Renton
Unknown: Hlndemrth Sonata
Horn: Gerard McChrystal
Piano: George Benjamin
Unknown: Gary Carpenter
Conductor: Frank Renton
Piano: Jon Kimura Parker
Unknown: Yan Pascal

: Ensemble

York Piano Trio
Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A minor, Op 50

: Kurt Weill

Kleine Dreigroschenmusik ; Symphony No 2
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Robert Ziegler


Unknown: Kleine Dreigroschenmusik
Conductor: Robert Ziegler

: Schools

2.00 In the News 2.20
Dance Workshop 2.40
Singing Together: Change

: PORTUGAL Music from Portugal

Songs by the troubadour Martin Codax , the Seville Cathedral musician Pedro de Escobar and the Madrid-based composer
Manuel Machado , with anonymous pieces including a lament on the defeat of the Portuguese army by the Moroccans in 1578. Gerard Lesne (countertenor) Circa 1500:
Nancy Hadden (flute) Erin Headley
(viola da gamba)
Paula Chateauneuf
Andrew Lawrence-King (harp)


Unknown: Martin Codax
Unknown: Manuel MacHado
Unknown: Gerard Lesne
Flute: Nancy Hadden
Viola: Erin Headley
Guitar: Paula Chateauneuf

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor
Jerzy Maksymiuk
Leonidas Kavakos (violin) Haydn
Symphony No 85 in B flat (La Reine) Stravinsky
Violin Concerto in D
Lutoslawskl Livre pour orchestre


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Violin: Leonidas Kavakos
Unknown: Lutoslawskl Livre

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson interviews chart-topping Roachford about his music.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Music and arts events from
Cardiff with Nicola Heywood Thomas, including Vivaldi Recorder
Concerto in A minor
6.28 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 20 in D minor (K466)
Rimsky-Korsakov Notturno for four horns
Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Nicola Heywood
Unknown: Rimsky-Korsakov Notturno
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: The Fiery Angel

Prokofiev's highly charged five-act opera exposing obsession, passion, black magic and murder in 16th-century Cologne.
Tonight's performance comes from La Scala,
Milan, and is presented by Piers Burton-Page . Sung in Russian.
Chorus and Orchestra of La
Scala, Milan, conductor Riccardo Chailly


Presented By: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Renata: Gauna Gorchakova (soprano)
Ruprecht: Sergei Leiferkus (baritone)
Inquisitor: Paata Burchuladze (bass)
Mephistopheles/Agrippa: Konstantin Pluzhnikov (tenor)
Faust: Georg-Emil Crasnaru (bass)
Hostess: Jeannette Nikolai (mezzo)
Abbess: Ludmila ShemcHuk (mezzo)
Mathias: Ernesto Panariello (bass)
Jacob Glock: Sergio Bertocchi (tenor)
Doclor: Mario Bolognesi (bass)
Innkeeper: Silvestro Sammaritano (bass)

: PORTUGAL When Usbon Sings the Blues

Lucy Duran enters the strange, ritualised world of the fado, known as Portugal's "national song". Far from the tourist scene, she discovers the backstreet clubs where ordinary working people come every weekend to sing out their hearts. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Lucy Duran
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Night Waves

Michele Roberts talks to the black American writer
Ishmael Reed about his new book Japanese by Spring and reviews the first authorised biography of the late James Baldwin. Producer Enka Wright


Talks: Michele Roberts
Unknown: Ishmael Reed
Unknown: James Baldwin.
Producer: Enka Wright

: Voices

Family Values
Mums and dads, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, sons and daughters ... lain Burnside takes a look at how our nearest and dearest have been immortalised in song. Producer Adam Gatehouse


Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Night School

1.20 As broadcast 2.20-3.00pm
2.00 Infant Science

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