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: Open University

Running the Country: The Loss of British Power

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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor
7.05 Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music
7.16 Vivaldi Concerto in D
(RV95) (La pastorella)
7.32 Shostakovich
Suite: The Age of Gold
8.05 Stravinsky Fireworks, Op 4
8.20 Copland
Suite: Our Town
8.32 Quartet Collection:
Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 76 No 3 (Emperor) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor

: Composer of the Week: Pierre Boulez at 70

Presented by Peter-Paul Nash. 2: Le vierge, le vivace, et le bel aujourd'hui ... Sonatine
Sophie Cherrier (flute)
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano) Improvisation sur Mallarme I (Pli selon pli)
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano) BBC SO/The Composer Structures (Bk II)
Psi-Hsien Chen and Bernhard Wambach (pianos) Le soleil des eaux
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano) BBC Singers
BBC SO/The Composer Memoriale
Sophie Cherrier (flute) Ensemble
InterContemporain/ The Composer


Presented By: Peter-Paul Nash.
Flute: Sophie Cherrier
Piano: Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Unknown: Psi-Hsien Chen
Pianos: Bernhard Wambach
Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Flute: Sophie Cherrier

: Musical Encounters

with Chris Wines , including Bizet Carmen: Suite No 1
10.14 Hoist
/ love my love (Six Choral Folksongs, Op 36b)
10.19 Mozart
Flute Quartet in C (K285b)
10.26 Vaughan Williams Three Shakespeare Songs
10.35 Falla
Harpsichord Concerto
11.07 Haydn String Quartet in C, Op 20 No 2
11.39 Artist of the Week:
Dinu Lipatti (piano)
Ravel Alborado del gracioso (Miroirs)
11.46 Finzi
Nightingales, Op 17 No 5; My spirit sang all day, Op 17 No 3
11.56 Falla Ritual Fire
Dance (El Amor Brujo)


Unknown: Chris Wines
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Piano: Dinu Lipatti
Piano: Ravel Alborado

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: Wartime at the National Gallery

The last of the series tracing the story of Myra Hess 's famous chamber concerts, presented by Robert Philip. As the Second World War drew to a close, Hess's concerts played host to visitors from Free France, including
Poulenc and Bernac and violinists Thibaud and Neveu. But the end of hostilities also meant the demise of the series after six-and-a-half years of daily concerts.
Series producer Nigel Wilkinson


Unknown: Myra Hess
Presented By: Robert Philip.
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Schools

Playtime 2.15 Time to Move 2.35 Listen!

: Music for the British Movies

Carl Davis introduces music composed between the 1930s and 50s for films made in Britain.
Including works by Alwyn, Ron Goodwin ,
Bernard Stevens , Brian Easdale , John Addison , Arnold,
Ireland and Lambert, with several recordings made specially for the programme of scores that have not been performed since they were commissioned.
Carl Davis also talks to some of the composers or those closely associated with them about the films and the technique of writing film music.
Producer Andrew Mussett


Introduces: Carl Davis
Unknown: Ron Goodwin
Unknown: Bernard Stevens
Unknown: Brian Easdale
Unknown: John Addison
Unknown: Carl Davis
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: The Music Machine

The pupils of Toothill
School consider interesting ways of writing music for a Balinese gamelan orchestra.

: In Tune

from Glasgow with Linda Ormiston.
Suppe Overture: The Beautiful Galatea
6.03 Weber Invitation to the Dance
Producer Simon Lord


Unknown: Linda Ormiston.
Producer: Simon Lord

: The Rising of the Moon

A comic opera in three acts by Nicholas Maw , with a libretto by Beverley Cross, in a new BBC studio recording made specially for Fairest Isle. First performed in 1970, this colourful, inventive score with a cast of wittily drawn characters is set in the Irish village of Ballinvourney in 1875 and charts the efforts of a group of local stalwarts to get rid of the 31st Royal Lancers regiment, who have been billetted on them.
Presented by Gordon Stewart , with contributions from the composer.
Men's voices of the Scottish Opera Chorus BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Steuart Bedford


Unknown: Nicholas Maw
Presented By: Gordon Stewart
Conductor: Steuart Bedford
Brother Timothy: Justin Lavender (tenor)
Cathleen Sweeney: Pamela Helen Stephen (mezzo)
Donal 0'Dowd: Richard Suart (baritone)
Colonel Lord Jowler: Stephen Richardson (bass)
Major Max von Zastrow: Peter Savidge (baritone)
Captain Lillywhite: Nicholas Sears (tenor)
Lady Eugenie Jowler: Alison Pearce (soprano)
Atalanta Lillywhite: Yvonne Barclay (soprano)
Elizabeth von Zastrow: Anne Howells (mezzo)
Corporal Haywood: Geoffrey Moses (bass)
Gaveston: Fraser Simpson (tenor)
John Stephen Beaumont: Julian Gavin (tenor)
The Widow Sweeney: Frances McCafferty (mezzo)
Lynch: Arwel Huw Morgan (bass Bar)
Willoughby: John Prince (tenor)

: Diary of a Composition

Simon Bainbridge continues his diary about the composing of Ad Ora Incerta - Four
Orchestral Songs from
Primo Levi with insights into the problems of proportion and structure.
Ad Ora Incerta tomorrow 7.30pm Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Simon Bainbridge
Unknown: Primo Levi
Unknown: Ora Incerta

: Gyorgy Cziffra

The legendary Hungarian pianist plays arrangements from Mendelssohn's incidental music for A
Midsummer Night's Dream. Mendelssohn, transcr Rachmaninov Scherzo
Mendelssohn, transcr Uszt Wedding March Discs

: Night Waves in New York

This week's programmes investigate whether New York is still the centre of the modern world.
Tonight, as Newt Gingrich attempts to neuter funding for the arts, how is the artistic community fighting back? Christopher Cook reports.
Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Newt Gingrich
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor Grant Llewellyn Suk Scherzo fantastique Janacek Suite for strings Dvorak The Wood Dove Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Conductor: Suk Scherzo
Unknown: Janacek Suite

: Night School

Scene on Radio - Exploring Nature of the Beast Author and Ideas

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