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: Open University

Hamlet and its European Reception

: Weather

: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Bach Concerto in the Italian Style (BWV 971)
7.25 Gounod Venise
7.32 Part Symphony No 3
8.05 Handel Handbook:
Handel Trio Sonata in B flat, Op 5 No 7
8.22 Brahms Geistliches
Wiegenlied, Op 91 No 2
8.30 Sibelius Violin Concerto


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Brahms Geistliches

: Composers of the Week: Henry and William Lawes

Introduced by Kate Bolton. 3: Music for Private
Entertainment and Devotion
Including a pastoral dialogue and psalm paraphrases by Henry and airs for three lyra viols and the Consort Sett a 6 in C minor by William.


Introduced By: Kate Bolton.

: Musical Encounters

with Piers Burton-Page .
9.45 Artist of the week:
Clara Haskil (piano)
Beethoven Violin Sonata in C minor, Op 30 No 2
Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
10.10 Quantz
Flute Sonata in D
Leipzig Rameau Trio
10.20 Mendelssohn Three
Psalms, Op 78
BBC Singers, conductor James O'Donnell
10.40 Havergal Brian Symphony No 16
LPO/Myer Fredman
10.55 Mozart Piano
Concerto No 23 in A (K488) Clara Haskil (piano)
Vienna SO/Paul Sacher
11.25 Francis Grier Elegy Colin Carr (cello)
11.40 Bruckner
Christus factus est
BBC Singers, conductor James O'Donnell
11.45 Liszt Symphonic Poem: Orpheus
BBC SO/Jan Latham-Koenig


Artist: Piers Burton-Page
Conductor: James O'Donnell
Conductor: Havergal Brian
Piano: Clara Haskil
Unknown: Francis Grier Elegy
Cello: Colin Carr
Conductor: James O'Donnell

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday

: The Afternoon on Three

with Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Concert Hall from the Wigmore Hall, London.
Steven Osborne (piano)
Ravel Miroirs
Rachmaninov Preludes, Op 23: No 6 in E flat; No 5 in G minor: No 3 in D minor; No 4 in D; No 2 in B flat
2.00 Schools
Together: An Assembly for Schools 2.20 Time and Tune: Music Course 2
2.40 Drama Workshop
3.00 Midweek Choice with Susan Sharpe. (0171) [number removed]Also including
Schubert The Shepherd on the Rock (D965)
Felicity Lott (soprano)
Michael Collins (clarinet) f Ian Brown (piano)
Bach, arr Wilhelm Kempff Siciliano
Gordon Fergus-Thompson (piano)
Kern Portrait for orchestra:
Mark Twain
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, conductor Erich Kunzel
Producer Susan Kenyon Discs
4.00 Choral Evensong from Birmingham Cathedral.
Introit: Ubi caritas (Durufle) Responses: Sanders Psalm 89, v 37-end (Hopkins)
First Lesson:
Micah 3, w 1-8
Office Hymn: Come Holy Ghost (Veni Creator)
Second Lesson: Matthew
11, w 25-end
Canticles: Wakefield
Service (Carter)
Anthem: Come Holy Ghost (Carter, first broadcast)
Hymn: Come Down, 0 Love Divine (Down Ampney)
Organ Voluntary: Dieu parmi nous (La nativite du
Seigneur) (Messiaen)
Organist and Master of the Choristers Marcus Huxley Assistant Organist Rupert Jeffcoat


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Soprano: Felicity Lott
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Piano: Ian Brown
Unknown: Wilhelm Kempff
Piano: Gordon Fergus-Thompson
Conductor: Erich Kunzel
Producer: Susan Kenyon
Unknown: Marcus Huxley
Organist: Rupert Jeffcoat

: The Music Machine

World Music in London
Dirk Campbell meets musicians from the Albanian community in London, displaced by the conflict in former Yugoslavia.


Unknown: Dirk Campbell

: In Tune

with Natalie Wheen.
Scarlatti Sonata in G (Kkl24)
6.03 Chopin, arr
James Booker Black Minute Waltz
6.50 Faure Piano Quartet in C minor, Op 15 (4th mvt) Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Unknown: James Booker
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Peter Grimes

Humphrey Carpenter introduces a performance of Britten's first and best-known serious opera, which was first staged 50 years ago today when it launched the new Sadler's Wells Opera after the Second World War.
Elijah Moshinsky 's powerful production, revived by the Royal Opera House to mark this occasion, vividly captures the dramatic tension between the tormented fisherman and the Suffolk village folk whose double standards drive Grimes to his fate.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House,

Covent Garden
Conductor Arturo Tamayo
Act 1
8.00 Aspects of Britten Into the Hut with Peter
In the third of four programmes, Jeremy J Beadle is joined by a forensic psychiatrist as he profiles the tortured mind of Peter Grimes.
8.15 Act 2
9.05 Aspects of Britten The Private and Public
Worlds of Benjamin Britten In the last of four programmes, Jeremy J Beadle looks at Britten himself: his passions, his foibles and, not least, his sense of community.
9.20 Act 3


Introduces: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Elijah Moshinsky
Conductor: Arturo Tamayo
Unknown: Jeremy J Beadle
Unknown: Peter Grimes.
Unknown: Jeremy J Beadle
Peter Gnmes: Ben Heppner (tenor)
Captain Balstrode: Bryn Terfel (bar)
Ellen Orford: Josephine Barstow (soprano)
Auntie: Claire Powell (mezzo)
Nieces: Anne Dawson,
Nieces: Rosalind Sutherland (sops)
Mrs Sedley: Catherine Wyn-Rogers (contralto)
Bob Boles: Robin Leggate (tenor)
Ned Keene: Peter Savidge (bar)
Swallow: Eric Garrett (bass-Bar)
The Rector: Barry Ryan (tenor)
Hobson: Roderick Earle (bass)

: Shades of Gray

Spaldlng Gray Talks to Himself
Spalding Gray probes himself about his upbringing in New England, his label as a "slow, backward child" and the discovery of himself as an act. "I lived to act in plays; I felt most alive when I was on stage and pretty dead in my life."
Next programme tomorrow 9.10pm


Unknown: Spalding Gray

: Unauthorised Haydn

Paul Badura Skoda
(fortepiano) plays two of the piano sonatas contained in a manuscript that surfaced last year, first attributed to Haydn but later found to be the work of a master forger. Discs


Unknown: Paul Badura Skoda

: Night Waves

Tony Palmer reports on the "rape of Europe": is our culture being swamped by America? Plus the latest from nonconformist British playwright, Ken Campbell. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Ken Campbell.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Voices

The Desire for Hermitage
A revelation through song of some diverse approaches to religious order.
Presented by lain Burnside . Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon


Presented By: Lain Burnside
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

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