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: Open University

Managing Schools

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
Brandenburg Consort, conductor Roy Goodman
7.17 Glazunov
Spring, Op 34
Scottish National
Orchestra, conductor
Neeme Jarvi
7.46 Dvorak Slavonic
Rhapsody in A flat, Op 45 No 3
Slovak Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Zdenek Kosler
8.05 Howells Jubilate
(Collegium Regale)
Christopher Dearnley (organ)
Choir of St Paul 's
Cathedral, conductor
John Scott
8.08 Telemann Concerto in A minor
Daniel Bruggen and Bertho Driever (recorders)
Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
8.43 Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
London Symphony
Orchestra, conducted by The Composer Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Conductor: Zdenek Kosler
Unknown: Christopher Dearnley
Unknown: St Paul
Conductor: John Scott
Unknown: Daniel Bruggen
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood

: Composer of the Week: Wagner

The Paris Years (1839-1842)
Barry Millington traces the developing mastery of the young composer in an alien environment, leading to his first operatic success.
Descendons gaiement la courtille
Bamberg SO, conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher
L'attente; Tout n'est qu'images fugitives Nathalie Stutzmann
Gerhard Oppitz (piano) A Faust Overture
San Francisco SO, conductor Edo de Waart
Rienzi (Act 5)
Dresden State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Heinrich Hollreiser


Unknown: Barry Millington
Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Contralto: Nathalie Stutzmann
Piano: Gerhard Oppitz
Conductor: Heinrich Hollreiser
Rienzi: Rene Kollo (tenor)
Irene: Siv Wennberg (soprano)
Adriano: Janis Martin (soprano)
Baroncelli: Peter Schreier (tenor)
Cecco: Gunther Leib (bass)

: Musical Encounters

from Manchester with Mairi
Nicholson, including at
10.00 Artist of the Week:
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)
Verdi Di Provenza il mar (La Traviata)
Rotterdam Philharmonic, conductor Valery Gergiev
10.05 Moeran Suite:
BBC Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Adrian Leaper
10.20 Brahms Violin
Sonata No 3 in D minor,
Op 108
Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano)
10.42 Musorgsky Songs and Dances of Death
Dmitri Hvorostovsky (baritone)
Kirov Orchestra, conductor
Valery Gergiev
11.08 Beethoven
Bagatelles, Op 126 (excerpts)
Eric le Sage (piano)
11.22 Bax Symphony No 1 London Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Bryden Thomson


Baritone: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Baritone: Verdi Di Provenza
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Piano: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Baritone: Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Conductor: Valery Gergiev
Conductor: Bryden Thomson

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday

: Wartime at the National Gallery

Robert Philip continues his series on Myra Hess 's famous chamber music concerts. In 1942, many famous violinists appeared, including Ida Haendel , May Harrison, Max Rostal and Sidney Griller , and young singers such as Peter Pears and Kathleen Ferrier made notable debuts.


Unknown: Myra Hess
Unknown: Ida Haendel
Unknown: Max Rostal
Unknown: Sidney Griller
Unknown: Peter Pears
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier

: Schools

Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!

: Britain in the 1940s

Michael Berkeley explores the musical scene in Britain during the war-torn decade of the 40s, with recollections from
Felix Aprahamian and Howard Ferguson and musical excerpts from Britten's opera Peter Grimes ,
Tippett's Symphony No 1, Vaughan Williams 's
Symphony No 6, Watton's music for Olivier's film of Henry y and the wit of Noel Coward.
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Felix Aprahamian
Unknown: Howard Ferguson
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Noel Coward.
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson takes a look at some of the music written in the concentration camps during the war. Producer Helena Momssey


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Helena Momssey

: In Tune

with Nicola Heywood -
Thomas. A special edition from Cardiff with live contributions from Alwyn Mellor (soprano) and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales/Mark Wigglesworth
Mozart Overture: Fiordiligi's arias (Cosi fan tutte)
6.20 Mozart Symphony No 41 in C (Jupiter)
Producers Gwawr Owen and Mike George


Unknown: Nicola Heywood

: The Tippett Operas

New Year
Michael Tippett 's latest opera presented by Natalie Wheen. Another chance to hear the European premiere production from 1990, directed by Peter Hall for
Glyndeboume Festival Opera. New Year's Eve in the inner city. Jo Ann , a young woman and an orphan, faces a personal crisis: she can only escape with the help of visitors from another time, another universe.
Glyndeboume Chorus LPO/Andrew Davis


Unknown: Michael Tippett
Presented By: Natalie Wheen.
Directed By: Peter Hall
Unknown: Jo Ann
Jo Ann: Helen Field (soprano)
Donny KRISTER: St Hill (bar)
Nan: Jane Shaulis (mezzo)
Merlin: James Maddalena (bar)
Pelegrin: Philip Langridge (tenor)
Regan: Richetta Manager (sop)
The Presenter: Nigel Robson (tenor)

: Britain in Pictures

Michael Carney introduces and reads from British Polar
Explorers by Admiral Sir Edward Evans , first published in 1943. Next programme tomorrow 9.30pm


Introduces: Michael Carney
Unknown: Edward Evans

: The Art of Fugue

Phantasm perform a selection from Bach's The
Art of Fugue on period instruments. Presented by the group's director, Laurence Dreyfus.
A Roating Earth production See also tomorrow 9.50pm


Director: Laurence Dreyfus.

: Night Waves

Sid Vicious was his first major cinema role: now
Gary Oldman plays Ludwig van Beethoven in a new film, Immortal Beloved. Peggy Reynolds ponders the screen portrayal of great composers.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Sid Vicious
Unknown: Gary Oldman
Unknown: Ludwig van Beethoven
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Martyn Brabbins Gyorgy Pauk (violin) Berg Violin Concerto Britten
Symphonic Suite: Gloriana Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Violin: Gyorgy Pauk

: Night School

Triple Bill - The Haunting. 2
1.30 Come and Praise
Special 2.00 French 14-16: Radio Relax

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