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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor. including at approximately
7.05 Rossini Overture: The
Thieving Magpie
7.15 Telemann Concert polonois in G
7.32 Komgold Violin Concerto
8.05 Brahms Academic
Festival Overture
8.15 Songbook Series: Wolf Italienisches
Liederbuch Nos 43-46
8.44 Prokofiev Suite: The
Love for Three Oranges Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Composer of the Week: Carver

Missa Pater Creator
The Scottish Reformation was well under way at the time that Carver wrote this work, his shortest and plainest mass, performed here by Capella Nova , director Alan Tavener. John v
and Isobel Preece put the piece in the context of the changing musical world of the Scottish church at this time.


Unknown: Capella Nova
Director: Alan Tavener.
Director: John V
Director: Isobel Preece

: Musical Encounters

with Edward Blakeman.
Dvorak Legends: Nos 7 in A; No 9 in D
10.00 Artist of the Week:
Marie-Claire Alain (organ) Nicolas de Grigny Veni Creator
10.15 Voices and Viols:
Music by Gibbons, Weelkes and Chilcott
10.35 Schumann
Arabeske, Op 18 Brahms
Three Intermezzi, Op 117 7
11.15 Handel Trio Sonata in B minor, Op 2 No 1
11.30 Clementi
Symphony No 1 in C


Unknown: Edward Blakeman.
Unknown: Marie-Claire Alain

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday

: St David's Hall Lunchtime Recital

Presented by Nicola Heywood-Thomas .
Yehuda Hanani (cello) Julius Drake (piano)
Grieg Cello Sonata in A minor, Op 36 Bach
Suite No 3 in C (BWV 1009) Ginastera Pampeana No 2


Presented By: Nicola Heywood-Thomas
Cello: Yehuda Hanani
Piano: Julius Drake
Unknown: Ginastera Pampeana

: 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

Sir Malcolm Sargent (1895-1967)
In a six-part series,
Lyndon Jenkins talks to people who knew the celebrated conductor and introduces a selection of commercial and archive recordings.
1: Elgar, Friend and Supporter
Sargent conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven's overture
Egmont, songs by Brahms sung by Kathleen Ferrier (Royal Albert Hall , 1949) and a Sargent speciality: Elgar's Symphony No 2 (Colston Hall, Bristol, 1964).
Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Talks: Lyndon Jenkins
Sung By: Kathleen Ferrier
Unknown: Albert Hall
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Hits of the 40s

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah came out of the Walt Disney studios in 1946. Russell Davies puts its happy-go-lucky feel in the context of postwar America.
Producer Richard Bannerman


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Music of the Silk Road

In the seventh of eight programmes of music from the great trade route across Central Asia, Sara Nuttall presents sitar music and a love song from Badakhshan in the Pamirs and throat-singing from the Altai mountains.
Colin Huehns introduces some of the exuberant music and sounds he heard recently in the Chinese province of Xinjiang, with Islamic-influenced makam as well as erhu karaoke and mouth-organ busking.


Unknown: Sara Nuttall
Introduces: Colin Huehns

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson finds out why tempo rubato (literally "stolen time") is so important in music. Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

Natalie Wheen presents this afternoon's edition of arts news and interviews and plays a selection of music, including
Couperin Concert No 1 in 6.03 Ravel
Le tombeau de Couperin
6.30 Frank Martin
Petite symphonie concertante
7.03 Ligeti Continuum Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Frank Martin
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Towards the Millennium

from Studio 1, Birmingham.
Rolf Hind (piano)
Boulez Sonata No 2
Dutilleux Sonata
8.25 Catching the Eye
In the final programme of the series, writer and critic Andrew Sinclair examines how the 1940s marked a sea change in the arts in Britain and looks at the period through the poets of the time - the voice of a lost decade.
8.45 Jean Baroque Sonata


Piano: Rolf Hind
Unknown: Andrew Sinclair

: Catalysts

The last of the series on key scientific developments of the 1940s focuses on the rise of psychology. Producer Anne McNaught


Producer: Anne McNaught

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Paavo Jarvi
Tubin Symphony No 11 Sibelius
Symphony No 3 in C


Conductor: Paavo Jarvi

: Friday Feature: The Great Leviathan

The British State, 1945-1995
The battleground between Churchill and Attlee, between "individual liberty and state domination", anticipated the political debate of today. Yet there are large differences between what the Conservatives promised and what they delivered 30 years later, as well as significant changes in the notions of welfare and social justice that have guided the Labour Party over the years. Daniel Johnson of The Times reflects on the blurring of the distinctions between the parties and attempts to discover the character of current political philosophy. With contributions from
Frank Field MP; Lord
Hailsham; Oliver Letwin , prospective Conservative candidate for West Dorset; historian Conrad Russell , the Liberal Democrats' spokesman on social security in the House of Lords; and political economist Lord Skidelsky. Producer Louise Greenberg


Unknown: Daniel Johnson
Unknown: Oliver Letwin
Unknown: Conrad Russell
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: Midnight Oil

Sarah Walker returns to the origin of American minimalism, Terry Riley 's In C. It is preceded by one of Riley's manipulated organ works of the late 70s, Desert of Ice. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Sarah Walker
Unknown: Terry Riley
Producer: Alan Hall

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