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: Open University

Community History: Sex, Marriage and Population

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Keyboard Compendium: Bach Goldberg Variations 19-22 (BWV988) Glenn Gould (piano)
7.20 Hovhaness Return and rebuild the desolate places
Chris Gekker (trumpet) Manhattan Chamber
Orchestra, conductor Richard Auldon Clark
7.32 Lotti Pur dicesti, o bocca bella
Cecilia Bartoli (soprano) Gyorgy Fischer (piano)
8.05 Langlais Incantation pour un jour saint
James Lancelot (organ)
8.28 Takemitsu Will tomorrow, I wonder, be cloudy or clear? . Shin-Yu Kai Choir , director Shin Sekiya
8.32 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 27 in B flat
Melvyn Tan (fortepiano)
New Mozart Ensemble. Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Unknown: Bach Goldberg
Piano: Glenn Gould
Unknown: Chris Gekker
Conductor: Richard Auldon Clark
Soprano: Cecilia Bartoli
Piano: Gyorgy Fischer
Unknown: James Lancelot
Unknown: Takemitsu Will
Unknown: Shin-Yu Kai Choir
Unknown: Melvyn Tan

: Composer of the Week: Dvorak

4: A Return to Bohemia
Introduced by Mark Elder Love Songs, Op 83
Edita Gruberova (soprano) Erika Werba (piano)
Symphony No 8 in G, 0p88
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka


Introduced By: Mark Elder
Soprano: Edita Gruberova
Piano: Erika Werba
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka

: Musical Encounters

introduced by Mairi Nicolson , including at approximately:
10.01 Artist of the Week: Philip Pickett (director) Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G
New London Consort
10.17 Victor Herbert Hero and Leander, Op 33 Pittsburgh Symphony
Orchestra/Lorin Maazel
11.22 Dukas Overture:
BBC Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
11.38 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D
New London Consort, director Philip Pickett


Introduced By: Mairi Nicolson
Unknown: Philip Pickett
Director: Bach Brandenburg
Unknown: Victor Herbert Hero
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: Bach Brandenburg
Director: Philip Pickett

: Ensemble

Jill Anderson introduces a recital by Tessa Uys (piano)
Schubert Three Piano
Pieces (D946)
Mozart Adagio in B minor (K540)
Beethoven Variations and Fugue in E flat (Eroica), Op 35


Introduces: Jill Anderson
Piano: Tessa Uys

: Opera Matinee

Semiramide, the last opera written in Italy by Rossini, is broadcast in a new recording with Cheryl Studer in the title role of the Queen of Babylon who murdered her husband King Nino to win his throne, and then tried to murder her son.
Presented by Clive Bennett.
Mitrane...OCTAVIO AREVALO (tenor)
Ambrosian Opera Chorus, London Symphony
Orchestra, conductor
Ion Marin. Discs


Unknown: Cheryl Studer
Presented By: Clive Bennett.
Tenor: Octavio Arevalo
Semiramide: Cheryl Studer (soprano)
Assur: Samuel Ramey (bass)
Arsace: Jennifer Larmore (mezzo)
ldreno: Frank Lopardo (tenor)
Azema: Julia Faulkner (soprano)
JANHENDRIK: Rootering (bass)
Ghosl of King Nino: Romuald Tesarowicz (bass)

: The Music Machine

Mike's on the flute,
Katherine the fiddle and the affable and sociable Tommy Pearson takes a bodhran to a party - where someone asks him to play.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

from Manchester, presented by Rodney Slatford. Including
5.15 William Duckworth
Southern Harmony
(Hebrew Children, Bk I)
6.02 Komgold Cello Concerto
7.00 Ravel Daphnis et Chlcho: Suite No
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Presented By: Rodney Slatford.
Unknown: William Duckworth
Unknown: Ravel Daphnis
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: BBC Proms 1994

from the Royal
- Albert Hall , London. Nobuko Imai (viola)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
Daniel Jones Dance
Dellus The Walk to the Paradise Garden (A Village Romeo and Juliet)
Walton Viola Concerto


Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Daniel Jones
Unknown: Walton Viola

: Elgar's First Symphony

When Elgar's Symphony No 1 was premiered in 1908, the audience demanded the presence of the composer on the platform between movements and people stood on their chairs to catch a glimpse of him. Biographers Jerrold Northrop Moore and Michael Kennedy , along with Birmingham's Elgar Professor of Music,
Stephen Banfield , and lecturer Robert Meikle , comment on the significance and success of the piece.


Unknown: Jerrold Northrop Moore
Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Unknown: Stephen Banfield
Unknown: Robert Meikle

: Inherit the Truth

A memoir by Anita Lasker -Wallfisch, cellist in the orchestra at Auschwitz.
4: Belsen
"It was hard to come to terms with the fact that we had come so far yet still might die".
Many inmates of Belsen knew that the war was ending and waited, sick and weak, for British troops to reach the camp, with its piles of rotting corpses, and liberate it.
(Final programme tomorrow 9.20pm)


Unknown: Anita Lasker

: William Wordsworth

Peter Wallfisch (piano)


Piano: Peter Wallfisch

: The Trail-Blazer

Continuing the series on the music of American composer George Russell


Unknown: George Russell

: The Sound of Time Passing Slowly

Daybreak in Darjeeling "Sun rises higher.... Whiter the peaks, Deeper the relief - A cock crows."
Morning in a Himalayan town in sounds, music and prose by Stephen Henry Gill, with Sudha Bhuchar and Jim Norton.


Unknown: Stephen Henry
Unknown: Sudha Bhuchar
Unknown: Jim Norton.

: Voices

First the Words, then the Music!
Susan Sharpe goes to a Swabian village in search of the poet Morike, who unlocked Wolf's creative imagination and inspired him to write 50 songs in one year.
Wolf Er ist's; Der
Gartner; Gesang Weylas ; Peregrina I; Erstes Liebeslied eines
Mddchen; An die
Geliebte; Jdgerlied; Die Geister am Mummelsee; Auf eine Christblume II; Schlafendes Jesuskind ; Der Genesene an die
Hoffnung; Der Knabe und das Immlein;An eine Aeolsharfe; Rat einer Alten; Denk'es, 0 Seele (Morike Lieder) Producer Adam Gatehouse


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Gesang Weylas
Unknown: Schlafendes Jesuskind
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

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