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: Open University

Beware: Gender at Work

: Weather

: Sacred and Profane

with Paul Guinery.
7.03 Dvorak
The Noonday Witch
7.15 Purcell It is a good thing to give thanks (118)
7.30 Saint-Saens Cello
Concerto No I in A minor
8.00 The Great Thanksgiving The Rev Alan Walker continues his survey of music for the Mass as it moves from the sanctuary into the concert hall.
8.40 Strauss Festliches
Praludium, Op 61
Producer Piers Burton-Page


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Alan Walker
Unknown: Strauss Festliches
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Choice of Three

Michael Longley , poet and contributor to this
Thursday's Belfast Night, previews the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: Michael Longley

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Overture: Rosamunde
Leipzig Gewandhaus
Orchestra/Kurt Masur
9.13 J C Bach
Wind Symphony No 4 in B flat (T285)
Consortium Classicum
9.21 Elgar Chanson de matin; Chanson de nuit
Bournemouth Sinfonietta, conductor Norman Del Mar
9.30 Joachim Raff
Reminiscence No 4 on Wagner's "Die Meistersinger" Cyprien Katsaris (piano)
9.41 Handel Concerto grosso in B flat, Op 6 No 7 Orchestre des Arts
Florissants/William Christie
10.00 Artists of the Week:
BBC Symphony Chorus Messlaen
0 sacrum convivium! conductor Stephen Jackson
10.06 Composer of the Week:
Haydn Symphony No 50 in C Tafelmusik/Bruno Weil
10.29 Bax Tintagel
Ulster Orchestra, conductor
Bryden Thomson
10.45 Mozart arr Weigelt Adagio in B flat (K411) Stadler Trio
10.52 Tippett A Child of Our Time (excerpt)
Cynthia Haymon (soprano) Damon Evans (tenor) LSO and Chorus/ Richard Hickox
11.02 Franck
Symphonic Variations Rudolf Firkusny (piano) RPO/Claus Peter Ror
11.19 Bach Ricercar a 6 (A Musical Offering)
Academy of St Martin, conductor Neville Marriner
11.27 Schubert Eight
Variations on a Theme from
Herold's "Marie"
Yaara Tal and Andreas
Groethuysen (piano duet)
11.40 Matyas Seiber Concertino
Thea King (clarinet) ECO/Andrew Litton
12.00 Mendelssohn Calm
Sea and Prosperous Voyage LSO/Claudio Abbado
Producer Edward Blakeman


Unknown: Elgar Chanson
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Piano: Cyprien Katsaris
Conductor: Stephen Jackson
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Soprano: Cynthia Haymon
Tenor: Damon Evans
Unknown: Richard Hickox
Piano: Rudolf Firkusny

: Music Matters

Repeated from yesterday 5.45pm

: Fairest Isle Songbook

lain Burnside presents songs by Bridge and Britten, and a new song written specially for the programme by Julian Philips.


Programme By: Julian Philips.

: Fairest Isle

"Sometime wanton, sometime drooping, sometime grave and staid" Roderick Swanston presents the fourth in his monthly series chronicling the history of British music. The end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th century saw Morley,
Weelkes and Wilbye make the imported Italian madrigal and its idyllic pastoralism truly their own, while the more private joys and sorrows of the age were captured by Thomas Campion and John Dowland in the intimate medium of the ayre.
Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Thomas Campion
Unknown: John Dowland
Producer: Antony Pitts

: From the Proms 1994

BBC Symphony Chorus
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, conductor
Mark Wigglesworth
Ravel Daphnis et Chloe Stravinsky Petrushka (1911)


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductor: Ravel Daphnis
Unknown: Chloe Stravinsky Petrushka

: Christophe Rousset

Chambonnieres Pavanne in D minor
Louis Couperin Suite in G minor
Suite No 2 in G minor


Harpsichord: Chambonnieres Pavanne
Unknown: Louis Couperin

: BBC Symphony Orchestra in Paris

Recorded in the new hall of the Cite de la Musique in February, including a rare performance of Stockhausen's Carre which requires four choruses, four orchestras and four conductors.
Central Park in the Dark
Canticum Sacrum
Andrew Murgatroyd (tenor) Brindley Sherratt (bass) BBC Singers conductor David Robertson
BBC Singers conductors David
Robertson,Pascal Rophe , Richard Bernas and Robert Ziegler


Tenor: Andrew Murgatroyd
Bass: Brindley Sherratt
Conductor: David Robertson
Unknown: Pascal Rophe
Unknown: Richard Bernas
Unknown: Robert Ziegler

: Making Waves

Billed as " 'Carry On' meets Grand Guignol", Schnittke's violent opera Life with an Idiot received its British premiere last night. Richard Coles reports. Plus a visit to a former aluminium foil factory, now transformed into a maze filled with unexpected sights and sounds, courtesy of Brian Eno and Laurie Anderson. Producer Louise Swan


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Brian Eno
Unknown: Laurie Anderson.
Producer: Louise Swan

: Britten and Schubert

Vellinger Quartet
Britten Three Divertimenti
String Quartet in A minor (D804)
Last Monday's Lunchtime Concert

: The Sunday Play: The Duchess of Malfi

John Webster 's classic tragedy of forbidden love, murder and revenge in a radio production recorded on location at Liancaiach
Fawr Manor House.
Music by Tim Riley
Musicians: Vicky Higginson , Lyn Plowman and James Mainwaring Director Alison Hindell Rpt


Unknown: John Webster
Music By: Tim Riley
Musicians: Vicky Higginson
Musicians: Lyn Plowman
Musicians: James Mainwaring
Director: Alison Hindell
The Duchess: Fiona Shaw
Bosola: Roger Allam
Ferdinand: Adrian Dunbar
The Cardinal: John Shrapnel
Antonio: Patrick Brennan
Delio: Simon Harris
Julia: Helen Griffin
Pescara: John Webb
Cariola: Manon Edwards
Roderigo: Peter Gunn
Silvio: Robert David
Old Lady: Lawmary Champion

: Music in Our Time

Two unconventional symphonies for massed electric guitars by the maverick American composer Glen Branca. Mark Russell talks to the man and introduces
Symphony No 10 and Symphony No 8.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Glen Branca.
Talks: Mark Russell
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Choir Works

Brian Wright introduces a sacred masterpiece by one of the 16th century's foremost madrigal composers.
Cipriano de Rore St John Passion
Huelgas Ensemble, director Paul van Nevel
Producer Gwen Hughes Discs


Introduces: Brian Wright
Director: Paul van Nevel
Producer: Gwen Hughes

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