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: Open University

Studying the History of the Family

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Faure, arr Isserlis Après un rêve
7.08 Dvorak Overture: In
Nature's Realm
7.33 Mendelssohn
Concerto in A minor for piano and strings (1822)
8.05 Hoist Ave Maria
8.24 Songbook Series: Wolf Italienisches
Liederbuch Nos 29-32
8.40 Bantock Celtic
Symphony Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Composers of the Week: Wales since the War

Presented by Geraint Lewis. John Metcalf (bl940) Harp Scrapbook
Elinor Bennett (harp)
Rhlan Samuel (bl944) The White
Amaryllis Jane Manning (soprano)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Andrew Mogrelia Pwyll ap Slon (bl968) Divertimento
Vega Wind Quintet


Presented By: Geraint Lewis.
Presented By: John Metcalf
Harp: Elinor Bennett
Harp: Rhlan Samuel
Soprano: Amaryllis Jane Manning

: Musical Encounters

from Cardiff with Nicola
Heywood-Thomas, including Verdi Le rube, gli stupri (I Masnadieri)
Chorus and Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, conductor Richard Bonynge
10.05 Artist of the Week:
Della Jones (mezzo)
Mozart Mi tradi quell' alma (Don Giovanni )
Drottningholm Court Theatre Orchestra, conductor Arnold Ostman
10.20 Montsalvatge Canciones negras
Delia Jones (mezzo)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, conductor Tadaaki Otaka
10.55 Faure Impromptu No 6 in D flat, Op 86 Kathryn Stott (piano)
11.05 Bliss The Pigeon Song (Pastoral)
Della Jones (mezzo) Northern Sinfonia, conductor Richard Hickox
11.10 Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor
Dong-Suk Kang (violin)
BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Tadaaki Otaka


Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Unknown: Della Jones
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Delia Jones
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Piano: Kathryn Stott
Unknown: Della Jones
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday

: Chamber Music from Manchester

from the Concert
Hall of New
Broadcasting House. Lindsay Quartet Mozart
String Quartet in D (K575) Elgar
String Quartet in E minor

: Schools

The Song Tree: Music
Course 1 - The Vanishing Hole 2.15 Together Stories
2.30 Dance Workshop 2.50 Poetry Corner

: Mining the Archive

Time Regained The fourth of six programmes celebrating the careers of great musicians. Alfreda Hodgson had one of the most beautiful voices of recent years. With the help of her accompanist Keith Swallow and her colleague and close friend Sheila
Armstrong, Gordon Stewart recalls her life and her achievements in repertoire from Bach and Handel to
Mahler's Das Lied von der
Erde and the Four Serious
Songs by Brahms. A Cavendish production


Musicians: Alfreda Hodgson
Accompanist: Keith Swallow
Unknown: Gordon Stewart

: Hits of the 40s

That Lovely Weekend. Trumpeter Gracie Cole looks back to the war-time hit That Lovely Weekend. Producer Sarah O'Mahony


Unknown: Gracie Cole
Producer: Sarah O'Mahony

: Music of the Silk Road

Journeying from west to east across Central Asia,
Sara Nuttall visits the ancient cities of Bokhara and Samarkand in Uzbekistan and hears a range of muisc including shash-maqam - the court music of the emir - and folk music performed by one of the country's leading young artists, Monajat Yulchieva.


Unknown: Sara Nuttall
Artists: Monajat Yulchieva.

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson looks at the traditional pop line-up and asks Colin Larkin ,
Editor of the Guinness
Who's Who in Music why a formula pioneered by, among others, The Beatles is still popular with many of today's major bands.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Colin Larkin

: In Tune

with Jeremy Nicholas. Handel
Overture: Acis and Galatea
6.03 Busoni Sonatina No 6
(Chamber Fantasy on Carmen)
6.30 Spohr Violin Concerto No 8 in A minor
7.03 Bach Prelude and Fugue in G (BWV 541) Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Towards the Millennium

from Studio 1, Birmingham.
Peter Donohoe (piano) Prokofiev Sonata No 6
Howard Ferguson Bagatelles
Prokofiev Sonata No 7
8.25 Catching the Eye
Deyan Sudjic presents the second of five programmes tracing the development of art and design in the 1940s, the age of official good taste.
8.45 Martinu Etudes and Polkas (Book 1)
Prokofiev Sonata No 8


Piano: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: Deyan Sudjic

: What I Remember

Robert Wistrich introduces a final reading from the unpublished autobiography of his father, a Polish
Jewish doctor who in August 1939 fled with his family to the Soviet Union to escape the Germans. Reader Lee Montague. Adapted by Colin McLaren
Series producer Louise Greenberg


Introduces: Robert Wistrich
Reader: Lee Montague.
Adapted By: Colin McLaren
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: John Dunstable

Dunstable's music, an enduring monument from 15th-century England, reflects his interest in mathematics and astronomy. Margaret Bent reviews his achievements in his sacred music, with performances by the Orlando Consort.


Presenter: Margaret Bent
Musicians: The Orlando Consort

: The Forties: Friday Feature: Building a New Britain

Andrew Saint looks at building and construction during the 1940s and talks to architects and historians about the dreams and ideals that shaped Britain's postwar cities and communities. He visits the former May and Baker factory in Dagenham:
Essendon village school; the Spa Green housing estate in Islington; pre-fabs in Moseley, near Birmingham; the Houses of Parliament; and Coventry.


Presenter: Andrew Saint
Reader: Peter Yapp
Reader: Michael Tudor-Barnes
Reader: David Collings
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Midnight Oil

Alwynne Pritchard presents a landmark work in the use of electronics with live instrumentalists - the late
Tim Souster 's Equalisation, played by the Equale Brass Quintet. On a recent CD, the Cambridge New Music Players offer Fantasia and Lanterns by Edward Dudley Hughes. Plus from the 60s, Roberto Gerhard 's vivid
Concerto for Orchestra. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Unknown: Tim Souster
Unknown: Edward Dudley
Unknown: Roberto Gerhard
Producer: Alan Hall

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