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: Open University

The Dreaming of the Bones by W B Yeats


Unknown: B Yeats

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Bartok Romanian Folk
Dances (Sz68)
7.11 Mozart Fantasia in F minor (K608)
Octet in E, Op 32
8.05 Mendelssohn, arr W Best War March of the Priests (Athalie)
8.11 Purcell Porfolio:
Purcell A selection of songs
8.40 Poulenc Piano
Concerto Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Composers of the Week: Swedish Romantics

Curt Carlsson presents music by Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871-1927), including
Symphony in G minor, Op 34 Stockholm Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Stig Westerberg In the Seraglio Garden Eric Ericson 's Chamber
Choir/Eric Ericson
Fantasia No 3 in B minor, Op 11
The Composer (piano)


Unknown: Curt Carlsson
Music By: Wilhelm Stenhammar
Conductor: Stig Westerberg
Unknown: Eric Ericson

: Musical Encounters

with Piers Burton-Page .
Handel Concerto grosso in D minor, Op 3 No 5
Brandenburg Consort, director Roy Goodman
10.10 Artist of the Week:
Steven Isserlis (cello) Boccherini
Cello Sonata No 5 in G
Maggie Cole (harpsichord)
10.15 Bach Motet: Lobet den Herrn (BWV 230)
Richard Coulson (organ) BBC Singers, conductor Jane Glover
10.20 Weber Piano Sonata
No 3 in D minor
Martin Roscoe (piano)
10.45 Sullivan, arr
Robinson Savoy Dances Pro Arte Orchestra/ Stanford Robinson
Tchaikovsky Andante cantabile, Op 11 Steven Isserlis (cello) Chamber Orchestra of Europe/John Eliot Gardiner
11.10 Bax Northern Ballad
No 3
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Vernon Handley
11.30 Tallis Mass: Puer natus est nobis
BBC Singers, conductor Bo Holten


Unknown: Piers Burton-Page
Artist: Roy Goodman
Cello: Steven Isserlis
Unknown: Richard Coulson
Conductor: Jane Glover
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Andante
Cello: Steven Isserlis

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: The Boston Romantics

Margaret Juntwait presents four programmes exploring music in Boston between the end of the American
Civil War and the First World
War, the period in which American music gradually shook off European influences and found a voice of its own. The father figure of the Boston school was John Knowles Paine
(1839-1906), the first professor of music at
Harvard University, where he taught many of the Boston composers. Today's programme sets the scene and traces Paine's career, with contributions from
Steven Ledbetter , Murray Forbes Sommerville ,
Elliot Forbes and Virginia Eskin and musical illustrations from
Paine's own compositions: Symphony No 1 in C minor (1st mvt)
Larghetto and Humoreske, Op 23
Agnus Dei; Dona nobis pacem (Mass in D)
A Hester Furman production


Unknown: John Knowles Paine
Unknown: Steven Ledbetter
Unknown: Murray Forbes Sommerville
Unknown: Elliot Forbes
Unknown: Virginia Eskin

: Schools

Radio Q & A 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About: Infant
Assemblies 2.40 Music
Workshop: Music Course 3 Orpheus

: The Tippett Operas

The Ice Break
Natalie Wheen introduces
Tippett's fourth opera, which is steeped in American politics and tackles head-on racial tensions between the black and white communities.
and SARAH WALKER (mezzo)
London Sinfonietta Chorus, London Sinfonietta, conductor David Atherton Discs


Introduces: Natalie Wheen
Introduces: Sarah Walker
Conductor: David Atherton
Lev: David Wilson-Johnson (bar)
Nadia: Heather Harper (soprano)
Yun: Sanford Sylvan (baritone)
Gayle: Carolann Page (sop)
Hannah: Cynthia Clarey (meno)
Olympion: Thomas Randle (tenor)
Luke: Bonaventura Bottone (tenor)
Lieutenant: Donald Maxwell (bar)
Astron: Christopher Robson (countertenor)

: The Cann Twins Play Brahms

Waltzes, Op 39 (excerpts); Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op 56b
Claire and Antoinette Cann
(pianos) Discs


Pianos: Antoinette Cann

: The Music Machine

A group of GCSE pupils try out their composition with the London Gabrieli Brass

: In Tune

presented by Linda Ormiston. Gershwin
Overture: Of Thee I Sing
6.00 Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
6.40 Gershwin An
American in Paris Chicago SO/James Levine
7.00 Verdi Bella figliadeir amore (Rigoletto) Producer Svend Brown


Presented By: Linda Ormiston.
Unknown: Vaughan Williams

: BBC Singers Invitation Concert

from St James 's Church, Piccadilly. baran uonnony (contralto) Paul Agnew (tenor)
Stephen Gadd (baritone) BBC Singers
St James's Baroque Players/Ivor Bolton
William Boyce David's
Lamentation over Saul and Jonathan
8.20 The Devil's
Grasshoppers Jennifer Thorp explores the role of the dancing master in 18th-century London, with choreographer Ken Pierce and kit fiddler
Terence Pamplin.
8.40 Maurice Greene The
Song of Deborah and Barak


Unknown: St James
Tenor: Paul Agnew
Baritone: Stephen Gadd
Unknown: Grasshoppers Jennifer Thorp
Unknown: Ken Pierce
Unknown: Terence Pamplin.
Unknown: Maurice Greene

: Music at War

Stephen Johnson continues his examination of music written in Britain during the Second World War.
Final programme tomorrow 9.30pm


Unknown: Stephen Johnson

: Frederica von Stade

The mezzo-soprano sings a selection of the Songs of the Auvergne arranged by Joseph Canteloube.
RPO/Antonio de Almeida. Discs


Arranged By: Joseph Canteloube.

: Time and Changes

Repeated from Monday 4.30pm

: Night Waves

Humphrey Carpenter talks to playwright, novelist and essayist Ariel Dorfman , whose play Death and the Maiden has now been made into a film by Roman Polanski and whose new novel Konfidanz has just been published in Britain. Producer Abigail Appleton


Talks: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Ariel Dorfman
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Voices

Roger Vignoles presents a selection of songs from Hugo Wolf 's Spanisches Liederbuch.
Louise Winter (mezzo) Gerald Finlay (baritone) Roger Vignoles (piano)
Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon


Unknown: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Hugo Wolf
Unknown: Louise Winter
Baritone: Gerald Finlay
Piano: Roger Vignoles

: Night School

Poetry of Passion 2.00
Dance Resource for PE: City Life 2

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