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Literature and Ideology

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: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Ame Overture No 8 in G minor
Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
7.23 Songbook Series: Wolf Italienisches
Liederbuch Nos 21-24
Felicity Lott (soprano) Peter Schreier (tenor)
Graham Johnson (piano)
7.45 Debussy Images (Book I)
Arturo Benedetti
Michelangeli (piano)
8.05 Arnold Overture: The
Fair Field
LPO, conducted by The Composer
8.21 Lili Boulanger Soir sur la plaine
Amanda Pitt (soprano) Martyn Hill (tenor)
Peter Johnson (baritone) Andrew Ball (piano)
New London Chamber
Choir, conductor
James Wood
8.32 Quartet Collection: Haydn String Quartet in E flat, Op 64 No 6 New Italian Quartet Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Piano: Graham Johnson
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti
Soprano: Amanda Pitt
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Baritone: Peter Johnson
Piano: Andrew Ball
Conductor: James Wood

: Fairest Isle: Composers of the Week: Wales since the War

Presented by Geraint Lewis. 2: Daniel Jones (1912-1993)
Orpheus and Bacchus
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Nicholas Cleobury
String Quartet (1975) Delme Quartet Symphony No 7
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Nicholas Cleobury


Presented By: Geraint Lewis.
Presented By: Daniel Jones
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury

: Musical Encounters

from Cardiff with Nicola
Heywood-Thomas, including Walton Overture:
Portsmouth Point
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor
David Atherton
10.10 Artist of the Week:
Delia Jones (mezzo) Chausson Poeme de
I'amour et de la mer
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
11.05 Arriaga Symphony in D
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor
Adrian Leaper
11.40 Faure Valse-Caprice No 4 in A flat, Op 62 Kathryn Stott (piano)
11.50 Tchaikovsky
Entr'acte; Waltz; Chorus (Eugene Onegin )
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, conductor Charles


Conductor: David Atherton
Unknown: Delia Jones
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Conductor: Arriaga Symphony
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Eugene Onegin

: 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.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Christopher Page

: The Forties: Wartime at the National Gallery

In October 1939, Myra Hess began a series of daily chamber-music concerts at the National Gallery which continued throughout the War. In this five-part series, Robert Philip traces the history of the concerts, and plays recordings of those that took part.
Today's progarmme includes Myra Hess playing the first movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata in F minor, Op 57 (Appassionata) and the Scherzo from Brahms's Piano Quintet in F minor, Op 34 with the Griller Quartet. With the voices of Howard Ferguson, Sir Kenneth Clark and Myra Hess herself.


Unknown: Myra Hess
Unknown: Robert Philip
Unknown: Howard Ferguson
Unknown: Kenneth Clark

: Schools

Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!

: The Forties: The USA in the 1940s

Appalachian Spring and Music for the Movies rubbed shoulders with musicals like Rogers and Hammerstein's South Pacific.
The influence of the European avant-garde on a group of musical theorists armed with computers contrasted sharply with the home-grown modernism of Elliott Carter. Sue Knussen talks to Elliott Carter and Milton Babbitt - two of the major players in the musical world of 1940s America - and introduces music from across the entire spectrum.


Presenter: Sue Knussen
Interviewee: Elliott Carter
Interviewee: Milton Babbitt
Producer: Christopher Marshall

: The Music Machine

Jeremy Siepmann talks to Tommy Pearson about the tradition of performing Chopin's music.
Producer Chris Wines


Talks: Jeremy Siepmann
Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Music and arts events from Cardiff with Nicola Heywood-Thomas, whose studio guest is the Artist of the Week, mezzo-soprano Delia Jones.


Unknown: Nicola Heywood-Thomas
Mezzo-Soprano: Delia Jones.
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Fairest Isle: Purcell: The Prophetess

or The History of Dioclesian
A production which includes some of the best-known singers in the early music field.
Catherine Bott and Yvonne Seymour (sopranos) Rogers Covey-Crump and Joseph Cornwell (tenors) Stephen Varcoe, Peter Harvey and Martin Robson (baritones)
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, director Peter Seymour (harpsichord)


Unknown: Catherine Bott
Sopranos: Yvonne Seymour
Tenors: Joseph Cornwell
Tenors: Stephen Varcoe
Tenors: Peter Harvey
Baritones: Martin Robson
Harpsichord: Peter Seymour
Charinus: Rennie Krupinski
Diocles: Andrew Livingston
Maximinian: John Griffin
Corsoe/Camurius: Burt Caesar
Aper/Niger: Geoffrey Banks
Geta: Kenneth Ore
Aurelia: Kathryn Apanowicz
Cassana: Nina Wadia
Delphia: Ann Rye
Drusilla: Judy Brooke
Countrymen/guards: Justin Ellery
Countrymen/guards: Richard Hollick

: Night Waves

Schindler's List star Ralph Rennes takes the title role in a new production of Hamlet - Roy Porter gets the first-night verdict on one of the hottest tickets of the year.
Plus critical response to Tom Stoppard 's new play, Indian Ink, which stars Felicity Kendal.
Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Ralph Rennes
Unknown: Roy Porter
Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Producer: John Goudie

: Ulster Orchestra

Adrian Leaper
Alexander Baillie (cello) Milhaud Suite française Saint-Sains Allegro appassionato
Sibelius Incidental music: Pelleas et
Milhaud Cello Concerto
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Cello: Alexander Baillie
Cello: Milhaud Suite
Unknown: Saint-Sains Allegro

: Night School

Triple Bill - Treasure Island by R L Stevenson: Part 2
1.30 GNVQ: Making
Contacts 2.00 French 16+:
Nouveaux Horizons/Voix de France

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