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: Open University

Re-Viewing the Family

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Ibert Bostoniana
Montreal SO, conductor
Charles Dutoit
7.11 Villa-Lobos Prelude
No 4 in E minor
Eduardo Fernandez (guitar)
7.45 Bach Chaconne in D minor (Partita, BWV 1004)
Viktoria Mullova (violin)
8.05 Dupre Prelude and Fugue in B,
Jane Watts (organ)
8.12 Glass Hymn to the Sun (Akhnaten)
Paul Esswood
Stuttgart State Opera Chorus and Orchestra
8.32 Biber
Sonata a 8 No 1 in C
Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet)
Tafelmusik, director
Jeanne Lamon


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Guitar: Eduardo Fernandez
Unknown: Paul Esswood
Director: Jeanne Lamon

: Composer of the Week: Boccherini

Presented by Maurice Lindsay.
Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 56 No 3 Les Adieux
String Quartet in F, Op 64 No 1
Petersen Quartet
Symphony in D, Op 42 No
New Berlin Chamber
Orchestra, conductor
Michael Erxleben


Presented By: Maurice Lindsay.
Conductor: Michael Erxleben

: Musical Encounters

from Birmingham with Chris Wines.
10.10 Bach Italian
Concerto (BWV 971)
Maggie Cole (harpsichord)
10.18 Weber Leyer und Schwert (Book III) Ian Partridge (tenor)
Jennifer Partridge (piano)
10.29 Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell
10.45 Maxwell Davies
Missa super L'Homme arme
Vanessa Redgrave (reciter) Fires of London, conducted by the composer
10.54 Faure, arr Kulling Souvenirs de Bayreuth Members of Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, conductor Arthur Kulling
11.28 Prom Artist of the Week:
Emanuel Ax (piano)
Schumann Carnaval


Unknown: Chris Wines.
Harpsichord: Weber Leyer
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Piano: Jennifer Partridge
Conductor: George Szell
Conductor: Maxwell Davies
Unknown: Vanessa Redgrave
Conductor: Arthur Kulling
Piano: Schumann Carnaval

: Ensemble

Jill Anderson presents the first of two programmes of French music for piano duo, played this week by Claire and Antoinette Cann.
Poulenc L'Embarquement pour Cythere
Ravel Ma mère I'oye Poulenc
Sonata for piano duet Debussy Petite Suite
Ravel Rapsodie espagnole


Unknown: Jill Anderson
Unknown: Antoinette Cann.

: Opera Matinee

Clive Bennett presents one of the most popular operas of all time in a new starstudded recording. Sung in French. Gounod Faust
Welsh National Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Carlo Rizzi


Unknown: Clive Bennett
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
Faust: Jerry Hadley (tenor)
Marguerite: Cecilia Gasdia (soprano)
Mephistopheles: Samuel Ramey (bass)
Valentin: Alexandru Agache (bar)
Siebel: Susanne Mentzer (mezzo)
Marthe: Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo)
Wagner: Philippe Fourcade (bass)

: The Music Machine

The only radio magazine programme that shows you how to make instruments out of things you may find on a council rubbish tip. Today's programme is completely recyclable, with live music from the Drones played on car parts.

: In Tune

presented from the Edinburgh Festival by Geoffrey Baskerville. Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville.
Producer: Svend Brown

: BBC Proms 1994

from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen
Hindemith Symphony:
Mathis der Maler
7.30 From Heaven to Hell
Four Weeks in Afghanistan
"In blinding white heat to the Hotel de Kandahar.
Three beds in a sweltering room. The Coca-Cola was a fake...." An excerpt from the late Bruce Chatwin 's notebooks, describing one of his three trips to
Afghanistan. Read by Jeremy Northam.
7.50 Bruckner
Symphony No 3 in D minor


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Unknown: Mathis Der Maler
Unknown: Bruce Chatwin
Read By: Jeremy Northam.

: A Taste for Excellence

A four-part history of the Royal Philharmonic Society. 3: Crisis of Competition
By the turn of the century, the Philharmonic Society
(soon to acquire its "Royal" prefix) was sharing in the renaissance of British music.
Figures like Henry Wood , Thomas Beecham and Edward Elgar received helping hands through the medium of the society's concerts and commissions.
But, as Andrew Green discovers, this renaissance brought with it more and more rivals. Was the pioneer becoming merely another participant?
(Final programme tomorrow


Unknown: Henry Wood
Unknown: Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Edward Elgar
Unknown: Andrew Green

: Musica Antiqua Kbln

director Reinhard Goebel.
German chamber music before Bach's time.


Director: Reinhard Goebel.

: BBC Proms 1994

from the Royal Albert Hall , London.
The principal conductor elect of the London
Sinfonietta directs an intriguing programme exploring the spatial possibilities of London's Royal Albert Hall. Rolf Hind (piano)
London Sinfonietta, conductor Markus Stenz
Ives The Unanswered
Simon Holt Icarus
Xenakis Persephassa Kurtag The Answered Unanswered Question (Ligatura-Message to Frances-Marie);
... quasi una fantasia ...


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Albert Hall.
Piano: Rolf Hind
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Unknown: Simon Holt
Unknown: Persephassa Kurtag

: Voices

Vintage Schubert
In the last of the series devoted to Schubert songs, lain Burnside looks back at some of the great Schubert voices of the past, including
Elisabeth Schumann , Lotte Lehmann.
Julius Patzak , Peter Pears ,
Fritz Wunderlich and Hans
Hotter. Discs


Unknown: Elisabeth Schumann
Unknown: Lotte Lehmann.
Unknown: Julius Patzak
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Fritz Wunderlich

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