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: Open University

Women's Studies: Sisters in Crime

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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Catriona Young , including at approximately
7.05 Mendelssohn
Overture: Athalia
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Claus Peter Flor
7.15 Hoist
Nunc dimittis
Hoist Singers, director Hilary Davan Wetton
7.30 Keyboard Compendium: Bach
Goldberg Variations: Nos2X26
Glenn Gould (piano)
Morceau de concert, Op 94 Hermann Baumann (horn) Leipzig Gewandhaus
Orchestra/Kurt Masur
8.20 Schubert
Sonata movement in B flat (D28) Trio Zingara
8.47 Strauss
Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Christoph von Dohnanyi Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Director: Hilary Davan Wetton
Piano: Glenn Gould
Horn: Hermann Baumann

: Composer of the Week: Hugo Wolf

4: Angels, Demons and Persons Is the misogyny which was rife in fin-de-siècle Vienna reflected in the texts Wolf chose to set to music? In fact, he was often drawn to poems that offered a more progressive view of women, and his opera Der
Corregidor has at its centre a supremely enterprising and engaging heroine.
Presented by Leo Black.


Presented By: Leo Black.

: Musical Encounters

Introduced by Piers Burton -Page, including at approximately
10.05 Arnold
Overture: The Fair Field
London Philharmonic, conducted by the Composer
10.17 Poulenc
Flute Sonata
Paige Brook (flute)
Robert Levin (piano)
10.30 Mozart
Piano Concerto No 9 in E flat (K271)
Robert Levin (fortepiano)
Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood
11.02 Hoist
Six Choral Folksongs Holst Singers, conductor Stephen Layton
11.12 Lyadov
The Enchanted Lake
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Alexander Lazarev
11.30 Prom Artist of the Week: lona Brown (violin) David Blake
Violin Concerto
Philharmonia Orchestra , conductor Norman Del Mar


Introduced By: Piers Burton
Piano: Robert Levin
Unknown: Robert Levin
Music: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Stephen Layton
Conductor: Alexander Lazarev
Violin: Lona Brown
Violin: David Blake
Conductor: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Norman Del Mar

: Ensemble

Jill Anderson introduces music by Grieg.
Wedding Day at
Troldhaugen, Op 65 No 6 (Lyric Pieces); Ballade in G minor, Op 24; Violin
Sonata No 1 in F, Op 8; At the Cradle, Op 68 No 5; To Spring, Op 43 No 6;
Elegie, Op 38 No 6; Little Brook, Op 62 No 4 (Lyric Pieces)


Introduces: Jill Anderson

: Opera Matinee

Clive Bennett presents a recording of Hans Pfitzner 's opera Palestrina. (tenor) (soprano) (mezzo) (baritone) (bass) (bass) (bar) (tenor)
Pope Pius IV
Berlin State Opera Chorus Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conductor
Otmar Suitner


Unknown: Clive Bennett
Unknown: Hans Pfitzner
Bass: Herman Christian Polster
Conductor: Otmar Suitner
Palestrina: Peter Schreier
Ighino: Carola Nossek
Silla: Rosemarie Lang
Cardinal Borromeo: Siegfried Lorenz
Bishop Severolus: Ekkehard Wlaschinha
Cardinal Madruscht: Fritz Hubner
Cardinal Morone: Hans-Joachim Ketelsen
Cardinal Novagerio: Peter-Jurgen Schmidt

: The Music Machine

Today, Tommy Pearson explores music inspired by cathedrals. He talks to composer Judith Bingham about how stopping off in Chartres during a rainstorm led to a huge orchestral work, and discovers how a cathedral became the stimulus for an exciting children's composition project in Manchester.

: In Tune

From Cardiff, with Nicola
Heywood Thomas.
5.15 Offenbach
Overture: La Belle Hélène
6.30 Mendelssohn Piano -
Concerto No 1 in G minor
7.00 Stanford
The Bluebird
Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Heywood Thomas.
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: BBC Proms

from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, director lona Brown
Mozart Symphony No 25 in G minor
Verklarte Nacht
8.25 The Englishness of English Music
Sir Thomas Armstrong , former Principal of the Royal Academy of Music, died six weeks ago. Bom in 1898. he was taught by Hoist and Vaughan Williams and retained into old age affectionate memories of Arnold Bax , Rachmaninov,
Lord Bemers and the young Malcolm Sargent. Shortly before his death, Sir Thomas shared his reminiscences with Daniel Snowman.
8.45 Tippett
Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli
Symphony No 1 in C


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Sir Thomas Armstrong
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Arnold Bax
Unknown: Malcolm Sargent.
Unknown: Daniel Snowman.

: Documenting Ourselves

3: The Microphone at Large With the advent of portable recording equipment in the 1930s, radio escaped from the studio and into the streets. Christopher Cook explores how radio programmes moved closer to the real lives of ordinary listeners.
(Final programme tomorrow 9. 10pm;


Unknown: Christopher Cook

: A Long Way from Home

Ferdinand Dennis chronicles the odyssey of Claude McKay. the Jamaican-born poet, novelist and pioneer of black literature, whose best-selling novel Home to Harlem won him few friends among the integrationist black leaders of the Harlem
Renaissance. In a decade of travels through Europe, he became a celebrity at the Fourth Congress in Leningrad in 1922 and worked with Sylvia Pankhurst in London. Reader Hugh Quarshie.


Unknown: Ferdinand Dennis
Unknown: Claude McKay.
Unknown: Sylvia Pankhurst
Reader: Hugh Quarshie.

: Voices

Hopkins and Bridges
The poets Gerard Manley
Hopkins and Robert Bridges were friends, both born years ago. In the first of two programmes,
Graham Fawcett introduces solo and choral settings of their poetry, including music by Bliss, Hoist, Tippett,
Moeran and Richard Orton.
Producer Nigel Wilkinson


Unknown: Gerard Manley
Unknown: Robert Bridges
Introduces: Graham Fawcett
Introduces: Richard Orton.
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

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