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Maths: Curve Sketching

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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Debussy La cathédrale engloutie (Preludes, Bk II)
7.11 Handel Handbook:
Handel Trio Sonata in E minor, Op 5 No 3
7.32 Stainer / Saw the Lord
8.05 Purcell Portfolio:
Purcell A selection of songs
8.22 Messiaen Louange a I'immortalite de Jesus
(Quatuor pour la fin du temps)
8.39 Liszt Piano Concerto
No 2 in A Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Songs: Messiaen Louange

: Composers of the Week: Widor and Vierne

5: Hidden Depths
Richard Langham Smith looks below the surface of Vierne's music to find a dark passion stirred up by his unhappy personal life. And even Widor's famous
Toccata reveals a greater complexity and considerably more revisions than are apparent.
Vierne Piano Quintet (Poco lento moderato)
Jean Hubeau (piano) Quatuor Viotti Les Angelus
Anne Richards (soprano) Colin Walsh (organ) Marche triomphale
Patrick Delabre (organ) Guy Touvron Brass
Ensemble/Francis Bardot Au splendide mois de mai; Ainsi parlait Zarathoustra Olivier Gardon (piano) Widor
Toccata (Symphony No 5) The Composer (organ)


Unknown: Richard Langham Smith
Piano: Jean Hubeau
Piano: Quatuor Viotti
Soprano: Anne Richards
Soprano: Colin Walsh
Unknown: Patrick Delabre
Unknown: Guy Touvron Brass

: Musical Encounters

from Birmingham with Chris Wines. Including
Mendelssohn Overture: A
Midsummer Night's Dream
10.14 Artists of the Week:
City of Birmingham SO Takemitsu
To the Edge of Dream
10.32 Bartok Suite, Op 14
11.07 Mozart
Adagio in E (K261)
11.14 Berg Piano Sonata
11.25 Tartini Sonata in G minor (Didone abbandonata)
11.37 Liszt Mephistopheles (A Faust Symphony)


Unknown: Chris Wines.
Piano: Berg Piano Sonata
Unknown: Tartini Sonata

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: The Afternoon on Three

with Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Joan Rodgers Sings
Schubert Joan Rodgers (soprano)
Malcolm Martineau (piano) Presented by lain Burnside . Kennst du das Land
(D321); Heiss mich nicht reden (D877 No 2); So lasst mich scheinen (D877 7 No 3); Suleika I (0720); Suleika II (0717); An den Mond (D296); Die abgebluhte Linde (D514); Im Fruhling (D882);
Heimliches Lieben (D922); Am Grabe Anselmos
(D504a); Diejunge Nonne (D828); Die Forelle (D550); Die Rose (D745); An die Musik (D547)R Pt
2.00 Schools
The Song Tree: Music Course 1
2.15 Together Stories 2.30
Dance Workshop 2.50 Poetry Corner
3.00 Mining the Archive The second of two programmes paying tribute to former artistic director of Musica Reservata, Michael Morrow. Susan Sharpe introduces his re-creation of the Medici wedding festivities of 1539: a fanfare to welcome the couple at the city gate; songs to accompany the wedding breakfast; and the intermedii to a comedy performed the following day. In this recording from 1975, contemporary descriptions of the events are read by Leo McKern and Musica Reservata is directed by Andrew Parrott. Producer Susan Kenyon
4.20 Turns of the Century
An audio lexicon of the great English comedy performers. Russell Davies introduces Tommy Cooper.
4.30 Songs of South East Asia
John Thornley presents the fourth of seven programmes. This week, lullabies and folk songs of work and ritual from north, south and central Vietnam.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Joan Rodgers
Soprano: Schubert Joan Rodgers
Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Presented By: Lain Burnside
Unknown: Michael Morrow.
Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Read By: Leo McKern
Read By: Musica Reservata
Directed By: Andrew Parrott.
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Introduces: Russell Davies
Unknown: Tommy Cooper.
Unknown: John Thornley

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson and some teenage reporters speak to the men behind Music Live
95 - Nicholas Kenyon and Johnny Beerling - to find out how the idea for the festival came about and how they coped with the huge task of organising it.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Nicholas Kenyon
Unknown: Johnny Beerling

: In Tune

with Richard Baker.
Bach Concerto in A minor for four keyboards and strings (BWV 1065)
6.03 Chopin Trois nouvelles études, Op posth
6.30 Schubert Erlkonig (D328)
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Chopin Trois
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Gala Concert

from Birmingham Town Hall.
David Owen Norris
Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Arnold Ostman
Overture: William Tell
Mendelssohn Piano
Concerto No 2 in D minor
8.10 Visitors to Birmingham A look at Birmingham's musical tradition.
8.30 Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral) For tickets ring:
(0121) [number removed]


Unknown: David Owen Norris

: The Golden Demon - Adolphe Sax

The last of five plays by Neil Cargill. The enemy drag away their spoils as the inventor of the saxophone is left bankrupt - and dying. For details see Monday A KDMH production


Unknown: Neil Cargill.

: Hear and Now

from the Boult Hall ,
Vic Hoyland at 50 Rolf Hind (piano)
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group/Stefan Asbury Hoyland Of Fantasy, of Dreams and Ceremonies; The Other Side of the Air; Chamber Concerto
For free tickets ring: (0121) [number removed]
11.15 Web
Sarah Walker unravels the musical, visual and technical threads that have been interwoven by artist Lome Christie and the composers of BEAST (the Birmingham Electro-
Acoustic Sound Theatre): Mathew Adkins , Joseph Anderson , Rose Dodd , Jonty Harrison ,
Joseph Hyde , Alistair MacDonald and Mario Verandi.
11.45pm-1.00am Hear and Now in Concert
I from Birmingham's
Rep Studio Theatre.
Sarah Walker presents pianist Philip Mead and percussionist Simon Limbrick with BEAST.
Joseph Hyde Nightfalling III: BURNT OUT (ends) (BBC commission)
Gabriela Ortiz Cymbals Reminiscence
Javier Alvarez Shekere
The Insects Atlantic Drift
(BBC commission)
Christopher Fox More
Things In The Air Than Are Visible
Producers Jeremy Hayes and Alan Hall


Unknown: Boult Hall
Unknown: Asbury Hoyland
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Artist: Lome Christie
Unknown: Mathew Adkins
Unknown: Joseph Anderson
Unknown: Rose Dodd
Unknown: Jonty Harrison
Unknown: Joseph Hyde
Unknown: Alistair MacDonald
Unknown: Mario Verandi.
Unknown: Sarah Walker
Pianist: Philip Mead
Unknown: Simon Limbrick
Unknown: Joseph Hyde Nightfalling
Unknown: Javier Alvarez
Unknown: Christopher Fox
Producers: Jeremy Hayes
Producers: Alan Hall

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