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: Open University

Forster: Indian Views

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Handel Handbook:
Handel Violin Sonata in G minor, Op 1 No 10
7.25 Gibbons The Cryes of London (Part 1)
7.32 Bax In the Faery Hills
8.05 Scarlatti Sonata in E
8.10 Arnold Three Shanties, for wind quintet, Op 4
8.42 Monteverdi Magnificat a 7 (Vespers 1610) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Monteverdi Magnificat

: Composers of the Week: Widor and Vieme

4: Travels and Troubles
Both Widor and Vierne delighted in capturing scenes from life outside busy Paris. But a series of personal tragedies made life increasingly tortured for Vierne. Richard Langham Smith finds out how this darker sentiment pervaded his music.
Widor Chansons de mer
Anne-Marie Rodde
Noël Lee (piano)
Vierne Suite bourgignonne (excerpts)
Olivier Gardon (piano) Spleens et détresses
Yva Barthelemy (soprano) French Radio Orchestra, conductor Georges Tzipine Cello Sonata (Molto largamento)
Yvan Choffoleau (cello) Olivier Gardon (piano) Feux follets; Hymne au soleil (Pieces de fantaisie) Olivier Latry (organ)


Soprano: Anne-Marie Rodde
Soprano: Yva Barthelemy
Conductor: Georges Tzipine
Cello: Yvan Choffoleau

: Musical Encounters

from Birmingham with Chris Wines , including
10.00 Artists of the Week:
City of Birmingham SO Shostakovich
Suite: Hypothetically Murdered (excerpts)
10.09 Paganini Moses Fantasy
10.22 Van Dieren
Song of the Cenci
11.04 Havergal Brian Symphony No 10
11.25 Tchaikovsky
Adagio molto in E flat
11.30 Schumann
Midnight Scene (Scenes from Goethe's Faust)


Unknown: Chris Wines
Unknown: Paganini Moses
Unknown: Havergal Brian

: Voices

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: The Afternoon on Three

with Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Ulster Orchestra conductor Roy Goodman Malcolm Binns (piano) Beethoven
Overture: Namensfeir
Weber Piano Concerto No 2 in E flat
Schubert Symphony No 3 in D
2.00 Schools
Radio Q & A 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About 2.40 Music
3.00 A Singers' Celebration
The second of four BBC
Singers 70th anniversary concerts, recorded recently at St John's, Smith Square, London.
Conductor John Poole
Bruckner Christus factus est: Locus iste; Virga Jesse David Bedford A Charm of Grace (BBC commission, first performance) Sibelius Rakastava
3.40 Singers Talking.... Anthony Burton talks to members of the BBC
Singers past and present and uncovers some of the secrets of life on the road.
3.50 Grace Williams
Ave maris Stella
David Bedford A Charm of Grace (repeat performance) Elgar
Two Choral Songs, Op 71 Britten Five Flower Songs
4.35 New series The British Touch
The first of five programmes in which harpsichordists play and introduce music from the first 200 years of British keyboard music. This week, Nicholas Parle selects:
Hugh Aston Homepype Thomas Tallis Fantasy
Andrew Newman A Pavan
William Inglot
The Leaves bee greene
Thomas Tomkins Ground Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Conductor: Roy Goodman
Piano: Malcolm Binns
Conductor: John Poole
Conductor: Bruckner Christus
Unknown: Virga Jesse
Singers: Sibelius Rakastava
Talks: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Nicholas Parle
Unknown: Hugh Aston Homepype
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Unknown: Andrew Newman
Unknown: William Inglot
Unknown: Thomas Tomkins
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson talks to John Harle , one of the musicians behind a special Music Live 95 event called
Banding Together. It will be broadcast simultaneously on Radios 1, 2 and 3 and includes Jools Holland and his band, Cleo Laine , John Dankworth and the BBC Big Band.
Producer Christina Pritchard


Talks: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: John Harle
Unknown: Jools Holland
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: John Dankworth
Producer: Christina Pritchard

: In Tune

Live from Studio One,
Pebble Mill in Birmingham, with guests Peter Donohoe and James Galway.
For details of free admission, ring (0121) [number removed].
Producer Jeremy Hayes


Unknown: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: James Galway.
Producer: Jeremy Hayes

: Nash Ensemble

from St John 's, Smith Square, London.
Conductor Lionel Friend
Patricia Rozario (soprano) Introduced by Stephen Plaistow.
Oliver Knussen Songs without Voices (Book I) Simon Holt .. .era madrugada
Anthony Payne Empty Landscape - Heart's Ease (BBC commission, first broadcast)
8.15 English Eccentrics Dr Roy Strong is a champion of museums, gardens and fashion. He is perhaps best known as the unorthodox curator of the National Portrait Gallery, cutting a figure as a dandy, dressing in elaborate waistcoats and a felt hat.
We all enjoy attention now and again, but isn't that a bit eccentric?
8.35 Tim Souster Le souvenir de Maurice Ravel
Nicholas Maw La Vita Nuova


Unknown: St John
Conductor: Lionel Friend
Soprano: Patricia Rozario
Introduced By: Stephen Plaistow.
Introduced By: Oliver Knussen
Unknown: Simon Holt
Unknown: Dr Roy Strong

: The Golden Demon - Adolphe Sax

The fourth of five plays by Neil Cargill. The saxophone does not exist. She never has existed, she could not exist. The instrument is nothing more than the concoction of a charlatan ...
For details see Monday
Final play tomorrow 9.30pm


Unknown: Neil Cargill.

: How to Make a Musical

6: Putting It Together
In the final programme,
Cameron Mackintosh talks about the role of the producer, John Cameron explains why musicals need a musical director, and guests from earlier in the series return to discuss how all the parties work together to create the finished product.
A Heavy Entertainment production Rpt


Talks: Cameron MacKintosh
Producer: John Cameron

: Night Waves

Robert Lepage , the most talked-about director of the 1990s, brings his latest production to Glasgow.
Christopher Cook reports on the opening night. He also investigates the strange life of Ed Wood , creator of some of Hollywood's best-loved turkeys.
Producer Jackie Christie


Unknown: Robert Lepage
Unknown: Ed Wood
Producer: Jackie Christie

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Richard Bernas
Dvorak Overture: In
Nature's Realm
Ives Symphony No 2
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Conductor: Richard Bernas

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