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: Open University

Culture and Belief in Europe: Mystery Plays

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Delius On hearing the first cuckoo in spring
7.11 Boccherini Sinfonia in F, Op 35 No 4
7.32 Songbook Series: Wolf Italienisches
Liederbuch Nos 17-20
8.05 Weber Overture: Der
Freischutz 8.15 Martlnu Sextet
8.44 Ravel Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No 2
Producer Andrew Lyle Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Ravel Daphnis
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Composers of the Week: Wales since the War

Presented by Geraint Lewis. 1: Grace Williams (1906-1977)
Sea Sketches
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka Carillons
Anthony Camden (oboe) LSO/Charles Groves Fairest of Stars
Janet Price (soprano) LSO/Charles Groves Ave maris stella
Richard Hickox Singers, conductor Richard Hickox
Producer Gwawr Owen


Presented By: Geraint Lewis.
Singers: Richard Hickox
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Musical Encounters

from Cardiff with Nicola
Heywood-Thomas. A taste of Wales, with music by composers who visited the country, performances by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Welsh
National Opera and Delia Jones as Radio 3's Artist of the Week.
Verdi Gli arredi festivi
10.05 Glinka
Capriccio brillante
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Della Jones (mezzo)
Duparc Extase ; L'invitation au voyage; La vie antérieure
10.25 Mendelssohn Violin
Concerto in E minor
10.55 Mozart Non piu di fiori (La Clemenza di Tito)
11.05 Faure Nocturne No 7 in C sharp minor, Op 74
11.15 Arnold
Symphony No 3
11.50 Haydn Ho promesso oprar destrezza (L'lncontro Improviso)
Producer Gwawr Owen


Unknown: Delia Jones
Unknown: Verdi Gli
Unknown: Della Jones
Unknown: Duparc Extase
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Britannia at the Opera: 6: Hamish MacCunn: Jeannie Deans

with Roderic Dunnett.
The first opera by a Scotsman to be premiered in Scotland (in 1894) has been described as "the finest serious opera of the late Victorian period". This new studio recording of highlights reveals just how effectively MacCunn captured the spirit of Scotland in music.
Scottish Opera Chorus
BBC Scottish SO, conductor Martyn Brabbins


Presenter: Roderic Dunnett
Composer: Hamish MacCunn
Singers: Scottish Opera Chorus
Musicians: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Producer: Clive Bennett
Producer: Tim Thorne
Jeanie: Tinuke Olafimihan (sop)
Effie: Susan Bullock (sop)
Staunton/Argylle: Jamie MacDougall (tenor)
Davie Deans: Peter Sidhom (bar)
Dumbiedykes: David Ellis (bar)
Madge/The Queen: Linda McLeod (mezzo)
Lady Suffolk: Ann Hetherington (sop)
Constable: Graeme Danby (bass)

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's,
Smith Square.
Steven Isserlis (cello) Paul Coker (piano)
Brahms Cello Sonata in E minor, Op 38
Schumann, arr Isserlis Violin Sonata in A minor
Repeated next Sunday 6.40pm


Unknown: St John
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Piano: Paul Coker

: Schools

20th-century Soundbites
2.15 Storybox 2.25 Let's Move 2.45 First Steps in Drama

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish SO conductor Janos Furst
Symphony No 2 in C


Conductor: Janos Furst

: Alan Cuckston

Gibbons Pavan in G minor;
Galliard in D minor
Purcell Voluntary in A (on the Old 100th)
Correa de Arauxo Tiento de medio registro
Handel Overture: Semele
Howells Dalby's Fancy
Wesley Melody in C sharp minor; Andante in D; Vivace in E flat; Fantasy in F


Unknown: Gibbons Pavan

: Oster's Blues

In this last programme,
Professor Harry Oster talks to Francis Wilford-Smith about two more very significant bluesmen, Clyde Causey and Emmanuel Dunn.
Series producer Derek Drescher Repeated on Thursday at 10.15pm


Talks: Professor Harry Oster
Unknown: Francis Wilford-Smith
Unknown: Clyde Causey
Unknown: Emmanuel Dunn.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson finds out all about the changes that have taken place in string technique since 1830. Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
Sibelius Finlandia
6.03 Beethoven Variations on a theme from Handel's
"Judas Maccabaeus"
7.03 Vaughan Williams
Three Shakespeare Songs Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Tippett: Visions of Paradise

Anthony Burton presents the final concert in the series given at the Barbican Hall, London, to mark Sir
Michael Tippett 's 90th birthday.
Tippett The Mask of Time Faye Robinson (soprano) Maria Popescu (mezzo) Thomas Randle (tenor)
Stephen Richardson (bass) London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Colin Davis
During the interval, Natalie Wheen talks to Sir Michael about his creative journey through life and music.


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Soprano: Faye Robinson
Soprano: Maria Popescu
Tenor: Thomas Randle
Bass: Stephen Richardson
Conductor: Colin Davis
Talks: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Sir Michael

: What I Remember

Lee Montague gives the first of four readings this week from the unpublished autobiography of a Polish Jewish doctor who drove east with his family in August 1939 to escape the Germans.
Adapted by Colin McLaren
Next programme Wednesday


Unknown: Lee Montague
Adapted By: Colin McLaren

: New Waves

Louise Hopkins (cello) Carole Presland (piano)
Today's concert featuring composers working with young artists includes a piece for cello and piano by Diana Burrell. Introdgced by Chris de Souza.
Janacek Pohadka
Burrell Heron
Lutoslawskl Sacher
Variation for solo cello
Martlnu Cello Sonata No 1
A Classic Arts production


Cello: Louise Hopkins
Piano: Carole Presland
Unknown: Diana Burrell.
Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Unknown: Janacek Pohadka
Unknown: Burrell Heron
Unknown: Lutoslawskl Sacher

: Mixing It

with Robert Sandall and Mark Russell .
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Mark Russell
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Music Restored

The Song of the Angels
In the fifth and final concert of vocal music from pre-Reformation England,
Christopher Page and Gothic Voices look back to the fusion in song of Anglo-
Saxon and Norman cultures.
Producer Antony Pitts
Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon


Unknown: Christopher Page
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Night School

Triple Bill - Treasure Island by R L Stevenson: Part 1
1.30 GNVQ: Action Planning
2.00 French 16+: Nouveaux
Horizons/Voix de France


Unknown: Treasure Island

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