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: Open University

Englands of the Mind

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Keyboard Compendium: Bach English Suite No 3 in G minor (BWV 808) Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
7.32 Stravinsky Preludium
Columbia Jazz Ensemble
Concertino for 12 instruments
Columbia Chamber
Ensemble, conductor
The Composer
Mozart Ridente la calma (KI52) Cecilia Bartoli (soprano) Andras Schiff (piano)
8.05 Monteverdi Dixit
Dominus (secondo) a 8 Taverner Consort and Players/Andrew Parrott
8.23 Ravel
Menuet antique
Montreal SO, conductor
Charles Dutoit
8.39 Haydn String Quartet in A, Op 20 No 6 (Sun) Salomon Quartet. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Wilhelm Kempff
Unknown: Mozart Ridente
Soprano: Cecilia Bartoli
Piano: Andras Schiff

: Composers of the Week: Ruggles and Varese

The final phase for both composers. Ruggles composed one last big orchestral score and a little hymn in memory of his wife. Varese's burst of creativity was inspired largely by his interest in the developing medium of electronic music.
Varese Déserts
Intercontemporain, conductor Pierre Boulez
Ruggles Organum
Buffalo PO, conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas
Poème électronique; Nocturnal
Ariel Bybee (soprano)
Basses of the Union-Civic
Utah SO, conductor
Maurice Abravanel
Ruggles Exaltation Gregg Smith Singers Brass ensemble
Leonard Raver (organ)/ Michael Tilson Thomas


Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas
Soprano: Ariel Bybee
Unknown: Leonard Raver
Unknown: Michael Tilson Thomas

: Musical Encounters

from Birmingham with Chris Wines , including
10.00 Beethoven Overture: Fidelio
10.13 Janacek
Violin Sonata
10.42 Dowland Captaine Piper his Galiard
10.44 Britten Lachrymae
11.00 Artist of the Week: Heather Harper (soprano) Haydn Oh welcome now, ye shady groves; Oh how pleasing to the senses (The Seasons)
11.10 Elgar Piano Quintet


Unknown: Chris Wines
Unknown: Dowland Captaine
Artist: Britten Lachrymae
Soprano: Heather Harper

: Voices

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Asian Youth Orchestra
David Gallagher presents an orchestra never before heard in Europe.
Copland Suite: The Tender Land
Musorgsky, orch Ravel
Pictures at an Exhibition conductor Alexander Schneider
Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor conductor Samuel Wong


Unknown: David Gallagher
Conductor: Alexander Schneider
Conductor: Samuel Wong

: Daniel Adni

(piano) Kuhlau Four Sonatinas,
Op 88
Beethoven Six Variations in G (WoO 77)
Gade Folkedanse , Op 31 Mendelssohn Two
Musical Sketches


Unknown: Gade Folkedanse

: Zemlinsky

Lyric Symphony
Alessandra Marc (soprano) Hakan Hagegard (baritone) Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, conductor
Riccardo Chailly


Soprano: Alessandra Marc
Baritone: Hakan Hagegard
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly

: Two Indian Virtuosi

Girija Devi sings
Raga Desh , in the rapid tappa style, and sarod player Buddhadev Das Gupta performs the Raga Kedar, a night raga which is said to have healing and magical powers.
Produced and presented by John Thomley


Unknown: Girija Devi
Unknown: Raga Desh
Unknown: Buddhadev Das Gupta
Presented By: John Thomley

: The Music Machine

Get into the Groove: 5
"Drummer Trevor Sharpe was viciously attacked last week in Paris" - record company statement on the cancellation of Miranda Sex Garden's first gig after the release of their new CD.
And the Brodsky Quartet play the Jazz Cafe in London's Camden.


Unknown: Trevor Sharpe

: In Tune

Richard Baker looks forward to events this weekend and plays a selection of music.
5.15 Saint-Saens Caprice on Danish and Russian
Airs, Op 79
6.03 Wilfred Josephs Vivace Leggiero
(Pastoral Symphony)
7.03 Handel Overture:
Music for the Royal Fireworks
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: BBC Proms 1994

from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
The 100th season continues with a replica of the programme in which Bernard Haitink made his
Prom debut nearly 30 years ago.
Thomas Zehetmair (violin) Tabea Zimmermann (viola) BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Bernard Haitink
Overture: Coriolan
Sinfonia Concertante in E flat (K364)
8.15 The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony David Horovitch reads a second extract from Roberto
Calasso's reinterpretation of Greek mythology. Why did so many of those bold heroes come a cropper?
8.35 Bruckner Symphony No 7 in E


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Violin: Thomas Zehetmair
Viola: Tabea Zimmermann
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: David Horovitch

: Yesterday's Tomorrows

3: Invasion!
The 1930s saw British science fiction littered with images of invasion and destruction, as a generation haunted by the First World War prophesied the coming of war.

: Debut

Hannah Roberts (cello) Simon Parkin (piano) Rachmaninov Cello
Sonata in G minor, Op 19


Cello: Hannah Roberts
Piano: Simon Parkin

: Friday Feature: Mai

Paris. May, 1968. Dreams, revolution, tear gas and slogans scent the spring air. Recreated in sound, song and stories, le mois de mai still haunts the memory no less than the politics of France.

: Oil

Alwynne Pritchard presents music by two composers featured at the Proms in the coming week.
Mark-Anthony Tumage
Three Screaming Popes City of Birmingham SO, conductor Simon Rattle
Nicholas Maw Life Studies
Academy of St Martin, conductor Neville Marriner
Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Producer: Alan Hall

: Catalogue d'oiseaux

Le courlis cendre
Messiaen's evocation of the curlew - the final musical portrait from his catalogue of birds - is played by Rolf Hind (piano). Discs


Played By: Rolf Hind

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