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: Open University

Is There a Text in This
Programme? Meaning and Interpretation

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Catriona Young, including at approximately
7.05 Chopin Scherzo No 4 in E, Op 54
Maurizio Pollini (piano)

7.15 Rossini Sinfonia:
L'inganno felice
Bolzano Haydn Orchestra, conductor Alun Francis

7.45 Holst Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda Osian Ellis (harp)
Royal College of Music
Chamber Choir, conductor David Willcocks

8.05 Borodin
Overture: Prince Igor Russian National
Orchestra, conductor Mikhail Pletnev

8.15 Mendelssohn
Capriccio in E minor, Op 81 No 3
Melos Quartet

8.35 Nielsen Suite: Aladdin
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, conductor Herbert Blomstedt


Piano: Maurizio Pollini
Conductor: Alun Francis
Harp: Osian Ellis
Conductor: David Willcocks
Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev
Conductor: Herbert Blomstedt

: Composer of the Week: Haydn in England

"Haydn's benefit was on Friday last at the Hanover Square Rooms. His grand and most admirable military movement produces its full effect, and every auditor seemed delighted to do honour to this great man". (Morning Chronicle, 5 May 1794)
Presented by Susan Sharpe with Denys Hawthorne as Haydn.
Symphony No 100 in G (Military) English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Jeffrey Tate
London Trio No in C (H IV 1) Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute) Isaac Stern (violin) Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Piano Sonata in C (H XVI 50) Andras Schiff (piano) Rpt


Presented By: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Conductor: Jeffrey Tate
Flute: Jean-Pierre Rampal
Cello: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Andras Schiff

: Musical Encounters

with Chris de Souza.
Bach Duet No 3 in G
(BWV 804)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
10.04 Artists of the Week:
BBC Symphony Chorus
Rutti 0 magnum mysterium conductor Stephen Jackson
10.10 Handel Suite No 2 in F (HWV 427)
Martin Souter (harpsichord)
10.20 Bernard Stevens
Symphony No 2
BBC PO/Edward Downes
10.50 Rachmaninov
Trio élégiaque in G minor Bekova Sisters
11.05 Delius Sea Drift
Thomas Allen (baritone)
BBC Symphony Chorus and Orchestra/Andrew Davis
11.30 Spohr
Duet in G, Op 67
David Oistrakh (violin) Igor Oistrakh (viola)
11.45 Mozart Divertimento in B flat (K270)
Orpheus Ensemble


Unknown: Chris de Souza.
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter
Conductor: Stephen Jackson
Harpsichord: Martin Souter
Harpsichord: Bernard Stevens
Baritone: Thomas Allen

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday

: Opera Matinee

Telemann's Orpheus, first performed in 1726, includes an additional character not usually found in tellings of the myth - Queen Orasia; she loves Orpheus, but her love is unrequited and in her fury she lets loose the vipers that kill her rival Eurydice. The opera, sung in a mixture of German, French and Italian, was recently rediscovered, having been lost since Telemann's time.
This performance was given last autumn in Berlin.
Academy of Early Music,
Berlin, director Rene Jacob


Director: Rene Jacob
Orasia: Janet Williams (soprano)
Orpheus: Roman Trekel (baritone)
Eurydice: Efrat Ben-Nun (soprano)
Ismene: Carola Hohn (soprano)
Eurimedes: Mathias Zachariassen (tenor)
Cephira: Brigitte Eisenfeld (sop)
Pluto: Grant Dickson (bass)
Ascalax: Axel Kohler (countertenor)
Priesterin: Carola Nossek (sop)

: Alkan

Symphony, Op 39
Hamish Milne (piano) Rpt


Piano: Hamish Milne

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor Oliver Knussen
Mahler Totenfeier
Stravinsky Ode


Conductor: Oliver Knussen
Conductor: Mahler Totenfeier

: The Music Machine

Supertunes 2 4: Techno
Lord Onslow takes a trip through Techno, the one form of youth music specifically inspired and made by machines. DJ Carl Cox and others explain why it is as worthwhile as opera and why DJs are the new pop stars of the 90s.


Unknown: Carl Cox

: In Tune

Presented by Sean Rafferty. A special edition from
Belfast, one of a series of evenings celebrating the musical life, past and present, of each of the BBC regional centres as part of Radio 3's Year of British
Music and Culture.
5.25 Handel II primo amor (Ariodante, Act 1)
6.15 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in E minor, Op 90
7.00 Howard Ferguson
Partita, Op 5 (mvts 3 and 4) FAIREST ISLE


Presented By: Sean Rafferty.
Unknown: Howard Ferguson

: Belfast Night

Ulster Orchestra conductor
Nicholas Braithwaite
Bernadette Greevy (mezzo) Malcolm Arnold Comedy Overture: Beckus the Dandipratt
Elgar Sea Pictures
Stanford Symphony No 5 in D (L'allegro ed il penseroso)
8.55 Brown's Musical
Roy Johnston looks at the crusading 20s in Belfast when the conductor Godfrey Brown was able to exploit the munificence of his faraway masters in the BBC and provide concertgoers with a wealth of orchestral music. Reader Anthony Finigan.
9.25 Tenebrae Responses The poet Michael Longley introduces music written during the past six years by some of the younger generation of Northern Irish composers.
Kevin O'Connell
Tenebrae Sequenza
Ian Wilson Big
The Composer (piano) Philip Flood
Spindle and Shuttle Nicola Walker-Smith
Michael Alcom Making a Song and Dance.... Sequenza
10.15 Joan Trimble
Two works by the Ulster-born composer and pianist who celebrates her 80th birthday this year. The County Mayo Brian Rayner Cook (baritone)
Philip Hammond and Michael McGuffin (pianos) Three Diversions
Belfast Wind Quintet
10.45 Night Waves in Belfast
Will the ceasefire produce a new kind of writing about Belfast? Roisin McAuley gathers playwrights and poets for late-night conversation.
Evening producer David Byers


Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite
Conductor: Bernadette Greevy
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Roy Johnston
Conductor: Godfrey Brown
Reader: Anthony Finigan.
Introduces: Michael Longley
Unknown: Kevin O'Connell
Unknown: Ian Wilson
Piano: Philip Flood
Unknown: Nicola Walker-Smith
Unknown: Michael Alcom
Unknown: Joan Trimble
Baritone: Brian Rayner Cook
Baritone: Philip Hammond
Pianos: Michael McGuffin
Unknown: Roisin McAuley
Producer: David Byers

: Voices

Des Knaben Wunderhom lain Bumside presents a programme of songs from Mahler's song-cycle, drawing on recordings by some of the great Mahler singers.
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon

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