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: Open University

Science Matters: What's All the Fuss about Genetic

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
7.32 Thomas Chilcot
Harpsichord Concerto in A, Op 2 No 2
7.45 Schumann Fantasy in C, Op 131
8.05 Weber Overture: Der
8.32 Rachmaninov Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5
8.38 Haydn Summer (The Seasons) (excerpt) Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol
Harpsichord: Thomas Chilcot
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Composer of the Week: Max Bruch

Presented by Christopher Fifield.
Romance in A minor, Op 42 Salvatore Accardo (violin) Leipzig Gewandhaus
Orchestra/Kurt Masur
Motet: Herr, schicke was du willt
Cologne Kantorei, conductor Volker Hempfling Romance. Op 85
Gerard Causse (viola)
Lyons Opera Orchestra, conductor Kent Nagano Symphony No 1 in E flat Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
James Conlon
Producer Andrew Mussett. Discs


Presented By: Christopher Fifield.
Violin: Salvatore Accardo
Conductor: Volker Hempfling
Conductor: James Conlon
Producer: Andrew Mussett.

: Musical Encounters

from Cardiff where Nicola
Heywood-Thomas looks at the exciting musical developments as east encounters west. There's music from Japanese artists working in a western tradition and European composers who've been inspired by the Orient. Also a different setting of Arianna's lament each morning.
Artist of the Week Tadaaki
Otaka (conductor)
Delius The Walk to the Paradise Garden
BBC National Orchestra of Waies
10.10 Monteverdi Lamento d'Arianna a voce sola
Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Anthony Rooley (chitarrone)
10.20 Beethoven Quartet in F (arrangement of Piano Sonata, Op 14 No 1) Tokyo Quartet
10.40 Hoddinott
Lanterne des morts
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka
10.55 Debussy Pagodes
(Estampes); Poissons d'or (Images)
Zoltan Kocsis (piano)
11.00 Puccini Madama
Butterfly (excerpts)
Renata Scotto (soprano) Carlo Bergonzi (tenor)
Rome Opera Orchestra, conductor John Barbirolli
11.15 Respighi Toccata for piano and orchestra
Martin Roscoe (piano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Monteverdi Lamento
Soprano: Emma Kirkby
Soprano: Anthony Rooley
Piano: Zoltan Kocsis
Soprano: Renata Scotto
Tenor: Carlo Bergonzi
Conductor: John Barbirolli
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: How to Make a Musical

3: The Book
Mark Bramble and Alain Boublil
reveal the trials and tribulations of their craft to lyricist Don Black in a look at the elements that provide the framework of the musical: the idea, the story, the dialogue, the architecture, the book. A Heavy Entertainment production


Unknown: Mark Bramble
Unknown: Alain Boublil
Unknown: Don Black

: Romantic Fantasies

Lars Vogt (piano)
Liszt Ballade No 2 in B minor
Kreisleriana, Op 16 Rpt


Piano: Lars Vogt
Piano: Liszt Ballade

: Schools

Radio Q and A 2.05 Word
Games 2.15 Storybox 2.25 Let's Move 2.45 First Steps in Drama

: Benjamin Frankel

Overture: Mayday Symphony No 5
BBC SO/Igor Kennaway

: Biblical Sonatas

Paul Nicholson recounts the Old Testament narratives of Jacob's marriage and his death using Kuhnau's harpsichord music. There is also Bach.
Kuhnau's successor at
Leipzig, bidding farewell to a beloved friend. Narrated by Paul Guinery.


Unknown: Paul Nicholson
Unknown: Paul Guinery.

: The Guitar in Jazz

This week Charles Alexander talks to Tal Farlow , whose inventive approach to jazz harmony made him one of the most distinctive and influential guitarists of the 1940s and 50s. The programme also features music by two of Farlow's contemporaries,
Jimmy Raney and Johnny Smith. A Gleneagle production
Repeated Thursday 10.15pm


Talks: Charles Alexander
Unknown: Tal Farlow
Unknown: Jimmy Raney
Unknown: Johnny Smith.

: The Music Machine

America - the Megamix A musical journey up and down the continent of America.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: EBU International Concert Season

BBC Symphony Orchestra from the Warwick
Arts Centre conductor Andrew Davis
Peter Donohoe (piano)
Schoenberg Variations for Orchestra. Qp 31
Prokofiev ftano Concerto
No 3
8.25 A Vision of Destruction
Vaughan Williams's Sixth Symphony had over a hundred performances in its first two years. The critics immediately labelled it a political document.
Stephen Johnson looks at the 75-year-old composer's own attitude to this work.
8.45 Vaughan Williams Symphony No 6


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: Stephen Johnson

: Music Hall Memoirs

In the first of a five-part series this week,
Benny Green examines the history of the music hall accompanied by the penned reminiscences of leading literary figures and other personalities of the period. 1: Emergent Music Hall A Green Mann production
Next programme tomorrow 9.20pm


Unknown: Benny Green
Thackeray: Nigel Anthony
John Cordy Jeaffreson: ^ Denys Hawthorne
Herman Merivale: Terence Conoley
Christopher Pullmg: William Haden

: Gordon Fergus-Thompson

Scriabln Sonata No 2 in G sharp minor, Op 19; 12 Studies, Op 8

: Mixing It

Bay Area Report
In the first of two special editions, Mark Russell and Robert Sandall visit San
Francisco to check out the fertile alternative music scene. They discuss the experimental tradition with minimalist godfather Terry Riley. get an update from major recent figures including the Residents, Henry Kaiser and Negativland, and meet new groups including the Splatter Trio and Mr Bungle. Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Terry Riley.
Unknown: Henry Kaiser
Unknown: Mr Bungle.
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Music Restored

The Swedish Anacreon
Martin Best explores the continuing legacy of poet-composer Carl Michael Bellman (1740-95). and performs some of his songs. Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Unknown: Carl Michael

: Night School

Letterbox 1.20 Singing Together

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