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The Jewish Enigma: Exodus

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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Telemann Canonic
7.14 Myaskovsky
Serenade in E flat for chamber orchestra
7.32 Mendelssohn
Capriccio Brillant in B minor, Op 22
8.05 Marcello Concerti di flauti in G
8.10 J Strauss (son) Komm mit tnirzum
Souper (Die Fledermaus)
8.32 Keyboard Compendium: Bach French Suite No 5 in G (BWV814)
Producer Andrew Lyle. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Producer: Andrew Lyle.

: Composer of the Week: Antonin Dvorak

Dvorak set words throughout his career, and this week's programmes, introduced by Mark Elder , blend song with chamber, orchestral and choral music.
1: The Experimental Dvorak Cypresses (excerpts) Philip Langridge (tenor) Radoslav Kvapil (piano) Tragic Overture
Slovak Philharmonic
Orchestra/Libor Pesek Cypresses (excerpts) Prague String Quartet
Hymnus: The Heirs of the White Mountain, Op 30 Prague Philharmonic Chorus Czech Philharmonic
Orchestra/Vaclav Neumann Producer Gwawr Owen


Introduced By: Mark Elder
Tenor: Philip Langridge
Piano: Radoslav Kvapil
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Musical Encounters

with Mairi Nicolson including
10.01 Artist of the Week: Philip Pickett (director) Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 1 in F
New London Consort
10.22 Liszt Prelude and Fugue on BACH
Christopher Herrick (organ)
10.35 Kodaly Variations on a Hungarian Folksong (The Peacock)
Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra/Adam Fischer Producer Mark Rowlinson


Unknown: Mairi Nicolson
Unknown: Philip Pickett
Director: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Christopher Herrick
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: In Repertory

John Mark Ainsley talks to Rodney Milnes about the role of Acis in the story of Acis and Galatea, as set by Handel and arranged by Mozart. With arias from his recordings conducted by Robert King and Christopher Hogwood. Producer Clive Bennett


Talks: John Mark Ainsley
Unknown: Rodney Milnes
Conducted By: Robert King
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood.
Producer: Clive Bennett

: British Quartets

Third of five programmes featuring the 20th-century British string quartet repertoire.
Britten Quartet No 3
Maconchy Quartet No 11 English Quartet

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic conductor
Peter Maxwell Davies
Tasmin Little (violin)
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Maxwell Davies
Symphony No 3


Conductor: Peter Maxwell Davies
Violin: Tasmin Little

: The Italian Renaissance Organ

In the first of three programmes,
Christopher Stembridge plays the 1534 organ of Arezzo Cathedral in Tuscany and introduces his performances of music by Marc Antonio Cavazzoni and Girolamo Cavazzoni , featuring the first Italian publication of organ music.


Unknown: Christopher Stembridge
Music By: Marc Antonio Cavazzoni
Music By: Girolamo Cavazzoni

: The Trail-Blazer

In this fifth programme on the music of American composer George Russell , Ian Carr begins with a piece recorded in 1960 which caused Gunther Schuller to exclaim: "Stratusphunk! My God, it's a masterpiece."
Moving on to 1962 and the album The Outer View, singer Sheila Jordan describes how Russell came to make an extended arrangement of "You are my sunshine".


Unknown: George Russell
Unknown: Ian Carr
Unknown: Gunther Schuller
Singer: Sheila Jordan

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson jigs away to the fiddle and pipes as he finds out why so many young people are rediscovering the traditions of folk music. He talks to
Kathryn Tickell and to Luke Daniels and Carlene Anglim , both winners of the Radio 3 Young Tradition award.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Kathryn Tickell
Unknown: Luke Daniels
Unknown: Carlene Anglim

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
5.15 Abram Chasins Rush
Hour in Hong Kong
6.04 Lehar Girls were made to love and kiss
6.30 Webem Im
7.25 Smetana Polka (The Two Widows)
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: BBC Proms 1994

from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
The first Prom performance of one of Dvorak's major choral works, written for the Birmingham Festival in 1891. Lynda Russell (soprano) Hilary Summers (mezzo) Jozef Kundlak (tenor) Peter Mikulas (bass)
Chester Festival Chorus
Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra/Libor Pesek
Dvorak Requiem: Part 1
8.30 Dvorak's Summer
An hour's drive south west of Prague lies the small village of Vysoka. Julian Duplain and Dvorak's grand-daughter visit the house where the composer worked in peaceful rural surroundings and find a treasure trove of memorabilia, from Dvorak's piano to his pigeon-loft.
8.50 Dvorak Requiem: Part 2


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Soprano: Lynda Russell
Soprano: Hilary Summers
Tenor: Jozef Kundlak
Bass: Peter Mikulas

: Inherit the Truth

Each evening this week, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch , cellist in the orchestra at
Auschwitz, recalls her persecution by the Nazis. 1: Breslau
"Our activities certainly did not conform to the general passivity of the few people who had so far escaped deportation."
Pretending to be French factory girls, Anita and her sister Renate tried to make a run for it. Renate had already boarded the train when the Gestapo arrested Anita.


Unknown: Anita Lasker-Wallfisch

: Smith Quartet

Volans White Man Sleeps (1st mvt)
Reich After the War
(Different Trains)
Vine String Quartet No 2 Gorecki String Quartet No 1 (Already It Is Dusk)

: Book, Music and Lyrics

3: Underdogs and Outsiders Robert Cushman presents a personal view of musicals with songs from original cast recordings. A BML production


Unknown: Robert Cushman

: Music Restored

York Early Music Festival David Fallows introduces five- and six-part viol consort setts to the organ by William Lawes and John Hingeston , performed by the Rose Consort of Viols with Timothy Roberts (organ).
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Introduces: David Fallows
Unknown: William Lawes
Unknown: John Hingeston
Unknown: Timothy Roberts
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

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