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: Open University

Language in Hard Times

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Vivaldi Sopranino Recorder Concerto in C
7.15 Grieg
Peer Gynt: Suite No 1
7.43 Enescu
Violin Sonata (Torso)
8.05 Beethoven Overture:
The Creatures of Prometheus
8.20 Songbook Series: Wolf Italienisches
Liederbuch Nos 33-35
8.32 Koechlin
Les Bandar-Log
Producer Andrew Lyle


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Producer: Andrew Lyle

: Composer of the Week: Robert Carver

Carver and the Court
John Purser and Isobel Preece present sacred and secular music of the early
16th-century Scottish court, setting the scene for a week of music by its greatest composer, Robert Carver. Including the motets 0 bone Jesu for 19 voices and Gaude flore virginale for 5 voices, performed by the Taverner Choir/Andrew Parrott Producer Svend Brown


Unknown: John Purser
Unknown: Isobel Preece
Unknown: Robert Carver.

: Musical Encounters

with Edward Blakeman , featuring this week five legends, four trio sonatas, three birthdays, two romantic symphonies and the king of instruments. Dvorak Legend No 4 in C ECO/Charles Mackerras
10.00 Artist of the Week:
Marie-Claire Alain (organ) Poulenc Organ Concerto French National Radio
Orchestra/Jean Martinon
10.20 Voices and Viols:
Music by Gibbons,
Tomkins, Carter and Stroman
BBC Singers/Bo Holten Rose Consort of Viols
10.45 An 80th birthday tribute to pianist Sviatoslav Richter
11.25 C P E Bach
Trio Sonata in B flat
(Wql61 No 2)
Nancy Hadden (flute)
Catherine Mackintosh (violin) Lucy Carolan (harpsichord) Erin Headley (viola da gamba)
11.40 Boccherini
Symphony No 4 in D minor (La casa del diavolo)
London Festival Orchestra, conductor Ross Pople


Unknown: Edward Blakeman
Unknown: Marie-Claire Alain
Pianist: Sviatoslav Richter
Flute: Nancy Hadden
Violin: Catherine MacKintosh
Harpsichord: Lucy Carolan
Viola: Erin Headley
Conductor: Ross Pople

: Singing in the Ruins

The second of three programmes in which
Richard Osborne traces the fortunes of the Vienna
State Opera company in the decade following the bombing of its home theatre in 1945, with reminiscences from
Sena Jurinac. Music by Mozart, Smetana, Verdi and Strauss is sung by Erich Kunz , Anton Dermota ,
Wilma Lipp ,
Walther Ludwig , Sena Jurinac , Ljuba Welitsch , Ludwig Weber and Hilde Rossel-Majdan .


Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: Sena Jurinac.
Sung By: Erich Kunz
Sung By: Anton Dermota
Sung By: Wilma Lipp
Sung By: Walther Ludwig
Sung By: Sena Jurinac
Sung By: Ljuba Welitsch
Unknown: Ludwig Weber
Unknown: Hilde Rossel-Majdan

: BBC Lunchtime Concert

from St John 's, Smith Square.
Barbara Bonney (soprano) Thomas Schuback (piano) Mozart Ridente la calma
(K152); Der Zauberer
(K472); Die Verschweigung (K518); Sei du mein Trost (K391); Das Kinderspiel (K598); An Chloe (K524) Mendelssohn Neue Liebe; Der Mond; Pagenlied;
Nachtlied; Fruhlingslied Grieg Varen , Op 33 No 2 Stenhammar I skogen
Sjogran Jag giver min dikt till varen
Alfven Skogen sover
Sibelius Var det en drom,
Op 37 No 4
Repeated next Sunday 6.30pm


Unknown: St John
Soprano: Barbara Bonney
Piano: Thomas Schuback
Piano: Mozart Ridente
Unknown: Das Kinderspiel
Unknown: Fruhlingslied Grieg Varen
Unknown: Sibelius Var

: Schools

20th-century Soundbites
2.15 Storybox 2.25 Let's Move 2.45 First Steps in Drama

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Concert Orchestra conductor Martin Handley Lorraine McAslan (violin) Franck Symphonic Poem: Les Eolides
Rimsky-Korsakov Fantasy on Two Russian Themes,
Op 33
Smetana Symphonic Poem: Hakon Jarl


Conductor: Martin Handley
Violin: Lorraine McAslan
Unknown: Hakon Jarl

: Music for Organ

Naji Hakim (organ)
Hakim Mariales (first performance)
Langlais Trio (Mosaïques) Hakim Variations on two themes; Improvisation


Unknown: Naji Hakim
Unknown: Hakim Mariales

: Time and Changes

In the third of eight programmes, pianist and composer Stan Tracey talks to Geoffrey Smith about becoming house pianist at Ronnie Scott 's in 1960 and accompanying visiting
American stars like Zoot
Sims and Sonny Rollins. Producer Derek Drescher
Repeated Thursday 10.15pm


Talks: Stan Tracey
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Ronnie Scott
Unknown: Sonny Rollins.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson finds out how composers combine lines of music into interesting and often complicated textures.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Andrew Green with arts news and music, including
5.25 Beethoven Overture:
6.03 Ravel Trois chansons
6.35 Schubert Fantasy in C (D760) (Wanderer)
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Edward Hgar: the Music Maker

BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Andrew Davis
Ida Haendel (violin)
Bach, arr Elgar Fantasia and Fugue in C minor Hugh Wood Symphony Elgar Violin Concerto in B minor


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Violin: Ida Haendel

: Catalysts

As part of Science Week
Radio 3 presents five views of the most important scientific developments of the 1940s. 1: Biologist
Lewis Wolpert on the work proving that genes are made of DNA.
Producer Toby Murcott
Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Producer: Toby Murcott

: Goyescas

Granados's colourful
Spanish piano cycle, played by Alma Petchersky .
Los Requiebros; Coloquio en la reja; El fandango de Candil; Quejas 6 la maja y el ruisenor; El amor y la muerte; Epilogo


Played By: Alma Petchersky

: Mixing It

With Mark Russell and Robert Sandall , including a studio session from Pere
Ubu vocalist David Thomas and the 2 Pale Boys:
.wracked, folkily avantgarde neo-theatrics."
Time Out
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: David Thomas
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Music Restored

Presented by Alison Wray. Salomon Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in B flat, Op 33 No 4
Mozart String Quartet in B flat (K458) (Hunt)
Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon


Presented By: Alison Wray.

: Night School

Scene on Radio - Dear
Nobody by Berlie Doherty : Drama 1.30 German 16+:


Unknown: Berlie Doherty

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