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: Open University

Women's Studies: the Way She Tells 'Em

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Finzi Nocturne
(New Year Music)
Northern Sinfonia of England, conductor Richard Hickox
7.22 Milstein Paganiniana Nathan Milstein (violin) Georges Pludermacher (piano)
7.32 Mulet Carillon-sortie
Christopher Herrick (organ)
8.05 Bax
Northern Ballad No 1
London Philharmonic
Orchestra/Adrian Boult
8.25 Liszt Transcendental
Study No 10 (Appassionata) Yevgeni Kissin (piano)
8.35 Strauss
Oboe Concerto in D
Manfred Clement (oboe) Dresden Staatskapelle , conductor Rudolf Kempe Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Milstein Paganiniana
Violin: Nathan Milstein
Piano: Georges PludermacHer
Unknown: Christopher Herrick
Piano: Yevgeni Kissin
Oboe: Manfred Clement
Conductor: Dresden Staatskapelle
Conductor: Rudolf Kempe

: Composer of the Week: Walton

The 1950s. Walton's lyrical and delicate opera, Troilus and Cressida, took eight years to complete and the first performance in 1956 was plagued with difficulties. During that time he also composed the Coronation Te Deum - described as "lots of counter-tenors and little boys holy-holying, not to mention all the Queen's Trumpeters and side-drum." Coronation Te Deum
Choir of Winchester
Waynflete Singers Bournemouth SO, conductor David Hill
Partita for Orchestra
Cleveland Orchestra, conductor George Szell Troilus and Cressida
Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by the Composer Discs


Conductor: David Hill
Conductor: George Szell
Troilus: Richard Lewis (tenor)
Cressida: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (sop)
Pandarus: Peter Pears (tenor)

: Musical Encounters

from Belfast, with Stephanie Hughes.
Mozart Overture: Die
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Karl Bohm
10.05 Artist of the Week:
Joan Sutherland
Mozart 0 zitt're nicht, mein leiber sohn! (Die Zauberflote) New Symphony Orchestra of London, conductor Richard Bonynge
10.15 Michael Torke
Bright Blue Music
Baltimore SO, conductor
David Zinman
10.20 Glazunov Winter
(The Seasons)
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Takuo Yuasa
10.30 Francaix Petit quatuor pour saxophones The Rollin' Phones
10.40 David Gow
Saxophone Concerto Gerard McChrystal (saxophone)
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Takuo Yuasa
10.55 Medtner Knight Errant; Russian Round Dance
Nikolai Demidenko and Dimitri Alexeev (pianos)
11.30 Borodin Petite Suite
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Takuo Yuasa


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Conductor: Karl Bohm
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Conductor: Michael Torke
Conductor: David Zinman
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Unknown: David Gow
Unknown: Gerard McChrystal
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa
Unknown: Nikolai Demidenko
Pianos: Dimitri Alexeev
Conductor: Takuo Yuasa

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor Vernon Handley Anthony Goldstone (piano) Beethoven
Overture: Prometheus
Weber Konzertstuck
Hindemith Symphonic
Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber


Conductor: Vernon Handley
Piano: Anthony Goldstone

: Schools

Radio Q and A (Rpt from
Monday) 2.05 In the News.
2.25 Something to Think About: Infant Assemblies.
2.40 Music Workshop: Music Course 3 - Sherlock Holmes and the Rogues Gallery.


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic conductor Yan Pascal
Christian Blackshaw (piano) Respighi Fountains of Rome Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain Brahms
Symphony No 2 in D


Conductor: Yan Pascal
Piano: Christian Blackshaw

: The Grandeur of God

Stephen Cleobury conducts the BBC Singers in settings of verse by Gerard Manley Hopkins, with readings by Michael Maloney.
Leighton God 's Grandeur Berkeley The Windhover David Gow
Two Choral Songs
Matthias May Magnificat


Unknown: Stephen Cleobury
Unknown: Gerard Manley
Unknown: Michael Maloney.
Unknown: Leighton God
Unknown: David Gow

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson reveals the mysteries of the chord sequence and, with the help of musician
Steve Ajao , uncovers some of the most commonly used ones. Producer Helena Morrissey


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Steve Ajao
Producer: Helena Morrissey

: In Tune

David Owen Norris with music, interviews and arts stories from Birmingham, including news of the CBSO's new season, and at approximately
6.00 Berlioz Romeo Alone;
The Ball at the Capulets (Romeo and Juliet)
6.30 Telemann Overture in D
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Beethoven at Edinburgh

from this year's
International Festival.
Amanda Roocroft (soprano) Fiona Janes (mezzo)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor) Neal Davies (bass) The New Company
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, conductor Charles Mackerras
Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D (Choral)


Soprano: Amanda Roocroft
Soprano: Fiona Janes
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Bass: Neal Davies
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: The Meeting

The fourth of five talks by Israel Zamir about his relationship with his father, Isaac Bashevis Singer , from whom he was separated as a young boy.
In July 1991, Israel attends the great writer's funeral which is so small that it lacks even the prayer quorum of ten men.
"Gigi, what do you think? Maybe you should say 'Kaddish' after all?
It would be my small revenge to see my socialist son wearing a skullcap."
Final programme tomorrow 9.05pm


Unknown: Isaac Bashevis Singer

: Bartok

Gyorgy Pauk (violin) plays
Bartok's last chamber work.
Sonata for solo violin (1944)


Violin: Gyorgy Pauk

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Martyn Brabbins Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2 in C minor (Little Russian) Rpt


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

: The Guitar in Jazz

Repeated from Monday 4.30pm

: Night Waves

The National Theatre production of Lillian Hellman 's controversial play The Children's Hour, starring Harriet Walter and Claire Higgins , is reviewed on its first night and discussed by Peggy Reynolds and guests.


Unknown: Lillian Hellman
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Claire Higgins
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds

: Voices

Three's a Crowd. lain
Burnside looks at the cuckold in song.
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon

: Night School

Let's Make a Story
1.30 Music Box

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