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: Open University

Maths: Complex Numbers and Cayley Tables

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Catriona Young , including at approximately
7.05 Locatelli Concerto
Grosso in D, Op 1 No 9 Academy of St Martin, conductor Neville Marriner
7.15 Smetana Two
Characteristic Pieces
Peter Schmalfuss (piano)
7.40 Massenet Fantaisie
Sophie Rolland (cello) BBC Philharmonic, conductor Gilbert Varga
8.05 Schumann Overture, Scherzo and Finale
London Symphony
Orchestra/Neeme Jarvi
8.25 Pearsall
Lay a Garland Cambridge Singers, conductor John Rutter
8.35 Keyboard Compendium: Bach English Suite No 6 in Dminor(BWV811) Gustav Leonhardt
(harpsichord) Discs


Unknown: Catriona Young
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Piano: Peter Schmalfuss
Cello: Sophie Rolland
Conductor: Gilbert Varga
Conductor: John Rutter
Harpsichord: Gustav Leonhardt

: Composer of the Week: Wolf

5: The Bruckner Influence
In Wolf's Vienna, the music and presence of Anton Bruckner were a unique influence. As a student and later as a critic, Wolf supported Bruckner against the scepticism of the local establishment. In some of Wolf's songs, and at times in his opera Der Corregidor, the echoes of Bruckner are as strong as the echoes of the man who inspired them both - Wagner.


Unknown: Anton Bruckner

: Musical Encounters

with Piers Burton-Page including Alwyn
Overture: Derby Day
10.12 Prom Artist of the Week: lona Brown (director/violin) Telemann
Violin Concerto in E
10.24 Rachmanlnov
Quartet Movements
10.36 Lyadov Kikimora
10.44 Francalx Sonatine
11.05 Malcolm Hawkins
Vanity Suite
11.40 Lyadov
Eight Russian Folk Songs


Unknown: Lona Brown
Unknown: Lyadov Kikimora
Unknown: Francalx Sonatine
Unknown: Malcolm Hawkins

: Voices

: Peter Lawson

Alan Rawsthome
Ballade Anthony Gilbert Little Piano Pieces, Op 20b (first broadcast)
Geoffrey Poole Ten Paul Robinson
The Faraday Wheel
(Given in February as part of the Northern Lights Festival)


Piano: Alan Rawsthome
Unknown: Anthony Gilbert
Unknown: Geoffrey Poole Ten
Unknown: Paul Robinson

: Youth Orchestras of the World

Young Musicians
Symphony Orchestra conductor James Blair
Sarah Beck goes to the seaside to meet members of the orchestra, who perform a water-influenced programme.
Overture: The Hebrides
(Fingal's Cave)
Elgar Sea Pictures
Penelope Walker (soprano) Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony
Alison Hargan (soprano)
David Wilson-Johnson (bar) London Philharmonic Choir


Conductor: James Blair
Conductor: Sarah Beck
Soprano: Penelope Walker
Soprano: Vaughan Williams
Soprano: Alison Hargan
Soprano: David Wilson-Johnson

: Debut

Liam Abramson (cello) Charles Whiffen (piano)
Martinu Variations on a Slovak Theme
Bloch Prayer (From Jewish Life)
Beethoven Cello Sonata in C, Op 102 No 1


Cello: Liam Abramson
Piano: Charles Whiffen

: Mowing and Marrying

Lela Sisauri presents the Rustavi Men's Choir in a selection of Georgian folk songs from the Caucasus to the Black Sea. Featuring the stark harmonies of mountainous Svanety, village songs of love and marriage - and a musical mowing competition. Producer John Thornley


Unknown: Lela Sisauri
Producer: John Thornley

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson enlists the help of year 10 and 11 students from the Arthur
Terry School in Sutton
Coldfield to explore Vivaldi's Gloria in D (RV589).
Why was it written, when was it written and what is it all about?


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Richard Baker looks forward to events this weekend and plays a selection of music.
5.15 Schubert
Ballet Music No 1
6.03 Traditional, arr
Two Scottish Folk Songs: Polly Steuart ; The
Sweetest Lad Was Jamie
6.30 lbert
Hommage a Mozart Producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Richard Baker
Songs: Polly Steuart
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: BBC Proms

from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
A tribute to Constant
Lambert, who conducted many new works at the Proms in the 1940s and 50s.
Piers Lane and Kathron
Sturrock (pianos)
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth Sibelius Suite: Karelia
Constant Lambert Four
Dances (Horoscope) Rawsthome
Concerto for Two Pianos
8.05 Lambert Ho!
Lewis Foreman takes a look at the many-sided youthful brilliance of Constant Lambert.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice Warlock Capriol Suite Ravel La Valse


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Unknown: Lewis Foreman

: Documenting Ourselves

4: Ordinary Joes
In the 1930s in the United States, radio and film came together in a unique way.
In the last of a series of four programmes, Christopher Cook examines how the March of Time series, together with relief legislation in the form of the Federal Arts Project. changed the USA's perception of itself.


Unknown: Christopher Cook

: Bartok Plays Bartok

Historic recordings of the composer as pianist.
Including Suite, Op 14 Discs

: BBC Proms

from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
A late-night, four-hour Indian Prom continues a tradition which began more than 20 years ago.
Kadri Gopalnath (saxophone).
Bidur Mallik (Dhrupad singer) with Ramkumar and Premkmar Mallik (singers) Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (guitar) Tarun Bhattacharya (santoor) Daya Shankar (shehnai)
11.50 The Charanas
Dr Shepherd presents a history of Gharanas, a system of passing down specialist knowledge through generations of Indian families. The performers of the evening's concert have inherited their musical profession.
12.10 Part 2
Rajan and Sajan Misra (singers)
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (sarod)
Sukhvinder Singh (tabla)


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Singers: Premkmar Mallik
Guitar: Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
Guitar: Tarun Bhattacharya
Unknown: Daya Shankar
Unknown: Sukhvinder Singh

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