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: Open University

Modern Art: Pissarro and the Politics of Perception

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor , including at approximately
7.05 Dvorak
Nocturne in B, Op 40 Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.12 Bach
Partita No 5 in G
(BWV 829)
Glenn Gould (piano)
7.44 Shostakovich
Ballet Suite No 3
Scottish National
Orchestra, conductor
Neeme Jarvi
8.05 Mendelssohn, transcr Liszt
Wedding March (A
Midsummer Night's Dream) Georges Cziffra (piano)
8.25 Puccini
Un bel di (Madama Butterfly)
Victoria de los Angeles (soprano)
Rome Opera House Orchestra, conductor
Gabriele Santini
8.32 Quartet Collection: Haydn
String Quartet in F, Op 74 No 2
Dartington Quartet Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Glenn Gould
Piano: Georges Cziffra
Conductor: Gabriele Santini

: Composer of the Week: Wagner

Kappellmeister in Dresden (1843-1848)
Barry Millington explores
Wagner's short-lived career as a court musician, ending with the revolution of 1848 and exile.
Cantata: Der Tag erscheint Bamberg Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Karl Anton Rickenbacher
BBC SO, conductor John Pritchard
An Webers Grabe
Bamberg Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Das Liebesmahl der
Westminster Choir
New York Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor
Pierre Boulez


Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Conductor: John Pritchard
Conductor: Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Conductor: Das Liebesmahl
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

: Midweek Choice (of Choices)

with Susan Sharpe. Every item in this morning's programme has an alternative. You choose which gets played.
Ring [number removed]and pledge enough Comic Relief to guarantee your preference, or have a red nose!
Producer Chris de Souza Discs Request for future programmes to: Midweek Choice, BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA or telephone [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Repeated from yesterday

: Concert Hall

from the Wigmore Hall, London.
Todd Crow (piano) Haydn Piano Sonata in C minor (H XVI 20)
Schumann Humoreske in B flat, Op 20


Piano: Todd Crow
Unknown: Schumann Humoreske

: Schools

Together: An Assembly for Schools 2.20 Time and Tune: Music Course 2 - Dig It 2.40 Drama Workshop

: Record Review

with Richard Osborne.
Building a Library
Handel's Concerti grossi, Op 6 by Lionel Salter.
Revised repeat from Saturday


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Lionel Salter.

: Choral Evensong

from Southwell
Introit: Richard de Castre's
Prayer to Jesus (Terry) Responses: McCree
Psalm 78 (Goss, Barnby)
First Lesson: Jeremiah 20, w 7-end
Canticles: Collegium
Magdalenae Oxoniense (Leighton)
Second Lesson: John 8, w 12-20
Anthem: Thee will I love
Organ Voluntary: Rhapsody No 3 in C sharp minor (Howells)
Rector Chori Paul Hale
Assistant Organist Philip Rushforth


Organist: Philip Rushforth

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson finds out why some composers decided to stay in Germany while the Second World War was raging and talks to Dr Thomas Gayda.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Dr Thomas Gayda.
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Natalie Wheen with arts news, interviews and music, including
Schubert Overture in F for piano duet (D675)
6.03 Delibes Les fleurs me paraissent plus belles (Lakme)
6.30 Falla En el Generalife
(Nights in the Gardens of Spain)
7.03 Weill Pride (The Seven Deadly Sins)
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Delibes Les
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Edward Elgan the Music Maker

from the Royal Festival Hall,
Antonio Meneses (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Andrew Davis
Handel, arr Elgar Overture in D minor
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor
8.10 Interval
When his Second
Symphony was premiered, Elgar made his famous comment about the audience: "What is the matter with them....? They sit there like a lot of stuffed pigs." To discuss the piece and its significance in the composer's output, biographers Jerrold Northrop Moore and Michael Kennedy are joined by lecturer Robert Meikle and Stephen Banfield , Elgar Professor of Music at
Birmingham University. Rpt
8.30 Elgar Symphony No 2 Sponsored by Land Rover


Cello: Antonio Meneses
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Jerrold Northrop Moore
Unknown: Michael Kennedy
Unknown: Robert Meikle
Unknown: Stephen Banfield

: Britain in Pictures

Michael Carney introduces and reads from Battlefields in Britain by C V Wedgwood, first published in 1944. Final programme Friday 9.30pm


Introduces: Michael Carney

: Byrd and Purcell

Phantasm perform a selection of Byrd In Nomines and Purcell
Fantasies on period instruments. Presented by the group's director, Laurence Dreyfus.
A Floating Earth production


Director: Laurence Dreyfus.

: Night Waves

Lisa Jardine investigates the new edition of the Arden Shakespeare - billed as state-of-the-art and definitive - with editor
David Scott Kastan. Plus the first-night verdict on a new production of Mozart's Don Giovanni at English National Opera.
Producer Louise Swan


Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Arden Shakespeare
Editor: David Scott Kastan.
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Producer: Louise Swan

: Ensemble

Jill Anderson presents unusual chamber music performed by the Fibonacci Sequence.
Saint-Sains Septet in E flat, Op 65
Nielsen Serenato in vano
Damase Trio for flute, cello and harp
Martinu La revue de cuisine Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Unknown: Jill Anderson
Unknown: Nielsen Serenato

: Night School

Triple Bill - The Haunting. 3
1.30 Come and Praise
Special 2.00 German 12-14: Radio Aktiv

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