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: Open University

Maths: Solving Inequalities

: Weather

: On Air

7.05 Locke Suite in F
(Consort of Fower Parts)
7.15 Saint-Sains Caprice in A flat (Wedding Cake)
7.40 Mozart
Symphony No 14 in A
8.05 Bossi Scherzo in G minor, Op 49 No 2
8.23 Part Festina lente
8.46 lbert Divertissement


Unknown: Locke Suite
Unknown: Bossi Scherzo

: Composer of the Week: Pierre Boulez at 70

Presented by Peter-Paul Nash.
5: Un peu profond ruisseau ...
Tombeau (Pli selon pli)
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano) BBC SO/The Composer Eclat/Multiples
Ensemble InterContemporain/ The Composer
Le visage nuptial
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano) Elizabeth Laurence (mezzo) BBC Singers
BBC SO/The Composer


Presented By: Peter-Paul Nash.
Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Soprano: Elizabeth Laurence

: Musical Encounters

with Chris Wines in Birmingham, including
10.10 Walton Set me as a seal upon thine heart
10.14 Mozart Flute Quartet in A (K298)
10.16 Artist of the Week:
Dinu Lipatti (piano)
Chopin A selection of waltzes
10.50 Britten The Evening Primrose; Ballad of Green Broom (Flower Songs)
11.00 Tippett The
Windhover; The Source
11.05 Beethoven Piano
Trio in D, Op 70 No 1 (Ghost)
11.33 Bingham The Past Is a Strange Land
11.55 Orff So brachte
Petrus (Der Mond)


Piano: Dinu Lipatti

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: St David's Hall Lunchtime Recital

Presented by Nicola Heywood-Thomas .
Martin Jones (piano)
Tchaikovsky, arr Pabst
Flower Song (The Nutcracker) Tchaikovsky Cradle Song, Op 16; Six Pieces Op 19 Tchaikovsky, arr
Rachmaninov Cradle Song Tchaikovsky, arr Pabst
Waltz (The Sleeping Beauty)


Presented By: Nicola Heywood-Thomas
Piano: Martin Jones

: 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 the second of six programmes marking the Sargent centenary, Lyndon Jenkins introduces further recordings made by Sargent and the BBC SO.
2: Roving Musical Ambassador
Delius Brigg Fair (1965 )
Martlnu The Epic of Gilgamesh (UK premiere, broadcast April 1959) April Cantelo (soprano) William Herbert (tenor)
John Cameron (baritone) Trevor Anthony (bass) Alvar Lidell (reciter) BBC Chorus


Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Introduces: Lyndon Jenkins
Tenor: William Herbert
Baritone: John Cameron
Bass: Trevor Anthony

: Hits of the 40s

Writer, broadcaster and Tory MP Julian Critchley remembers formative experiences with girls, the Hampstead Young
Conservatives and the 1946 hit song The Things We Did Last Summer.
Producer Hilary Dunn


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Music of the Silk Road

The final programme of music from the ancient trade route. Not only merchants and Buddhist teachers but also musical instruments made their way from Central Asia to China.
Today, Sara Nuttall presents an improvisation for the pipa - a pear-shaped lute whose strings were originally made of silk;
Buddhist and Taoist ritual music played on the shawm called guanzi; and a warlike ballet from the court of the T'ang dynasty, reconstructed by Laurence Picken.
Series producer John Thomley


Unknown: Sara Nuttall
Unknown: Laurence Picken.
Producer: John Thomley

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson and his band of student reporters uncover the secrets of musical life in Nottingham.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

with Andrew Green.
Scherzo in B minor, Op 20
6.15 Borodin Polovtsian
Dances (Prince Igor)
Franck Violin Sonata in A
Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Unknown: Franck Violin Sonata
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Salome

Richard Strauss s one-act opera based on Hedwig Lachmann 's German translation of Oscar Wilde's play is broadcast live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Catherine Malfitano , Bryn Terfel and Kenneth Riegel repeat their roles in Luc Bondy 's production, first seen at the 1992 Salzburg Festival, where Christoph von Dohnanyi was also the conductor. Presented by James Naughtie.
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden/ Christoph von Dohnanyi
Performance sponsored by the Friends of Covent Garden


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Hedwig Lachmann
Unknown: Catherine Malfitano
Unknown: Kenneth Riegel
Unknown: Luc Bondy
Unknown: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Presented By: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Christoph von Dohnanyi
Salome: Catherine Malfitano (soprano)
Jochanaan: Bryn Terfel (baritone)
Herod: Kenneth Riegel (tenor)
Herodias: Anja Siua (soprano)
Narraboth: Robin Leggate (tenor)
Page of Herodias: Ruth Peel (mezzo)
Jews: Peter Bronder (tenor)
Jews: Robin Leggate (tenor)
Jews: Ian Bostridge (tenor)
Jews: Rupert Oliver Forbes (tenor)
Jews: Jeremy White (bass)
Nazarenes: Gwynne Howell (bass)
Nazarenes: David Ellis (baritone)
Soldiers: Mark Beesley (bass)
Soldiers: Michael Druiett (bass)
Cappadocian: Paschal Allen (bass)
Slave: Andrea Hazell (mezzo)

: Diary of a Composition

Disaster strikes. Simon Bainbridge concludes his diary tracing the process of writing Ad Ora Incerta -
Four Orchestral Songs from Primo Levi with a composer's nightmare. A Morreau production


Unknown: Simon Bainbridge
Unknown: Primo Levi

: Ad Ora Incerta

Four Orchestral Songs from Primo Levi
A second chance to hear
Simon Bainbridge 's new piece which has been the subject of this week's Diary of a Composition.
Christine Cairns (mezzo) BBC SO/The Composer


Unknown: Primo Levi
Unknown: Simon Bainbridge
Unknown: Christine Cairns

: Friday Feature: The Voice of the Mall

There are over 39,000 shopping malls in North
America, where Main Street appears to be a thing of the past. Russell Davies travels to the mega-malls of Edmonton, Minneapolis and California to investigate these controversial enablers
- or impediments - to community. With David Rieff , Robin Phillips , the architect Robert Venturi and writers
Walter Kim and Terry Wall. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: David Rieff
Unknown: Robin Phillips
Unknown: Robert Venturi
Unknown: Walter Kim
Unknown: Terry Wall.
Producer: Noah Richler

: Midnight Oil

Alwynne Pritchard immerses herself in the cauldron of instrumental, electronic and environmental improvisations presented on the new CD by Morphogenesis. In session, pianist Suzanne Cheetham plays a selection of Preludes by Christopher Hobbs. Producer Alan Hall


Unknown: Alwynne Pritchard
Pianist: Suzanne Cheetham
Unknown: Christopher Hobbs.
Producer: Alan Hall

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