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Maths: Networks, Matrices and Functions

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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor ,
7.05 Anon Corsican chant:
Laete devote
7.12 Strauss Prelude:
7.32 Simply Satie:
Satie Gnossienne No 4
8.05 Smetana Sarka (Ma Vlast)
8.24 Handel Handbook:
Handel Trio Sonata in F
(HWV 405)
8.36 Bruch Violin Concerto
No 1 in G minor


Unknown: Andrew McGregor

: Composer of the Week: Offenbach

La belle Helene
Patrick O'Connor introduces one of Offenbach's finest comic creations. Helen,
Queen of Sparta and the most beautiful woman in the world, is bored with her husband. She is much more interested in the young shepherd Paris - who has been promised the most beautiful woman. Cue the Trojan War, launched by Paris and Helen in a burst of hilarity.
Choeurs Raymond Saint-Paul
Lamoureux Concerts
Orchestra, conductor
Jules Gressier


Introduces: Patrick O'Connor
Conductor: Jules Gressier
Paris: Claude Devos
Helen: Deva Dassy
Menelaus: Duv Aleix
Calchas: Michel Roux
Agamemnon: Willy Clement
Orestes: Liliane Berton

: Musical Encounters

with Edward Blakeman
Various composers
Variations on Sellinger's Round
10.15 Artist of the Week:
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
(baritone) Schubert
Auf dem Wasser zu singen (D774) and other songs from 1823
10.30 Schumann
Fantasy in C, Op 131
11.20 Mozart
Don Giovanni (excerpts)
11.35 Havergal Brian Symphony No 32


Unknown: Edward Blakeman
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Havergal Brian

: Music Restored

The Songs of Shostakovich Presented by Gerard McBurney
Repeated from yesterday


Presented By: Gerard McBurney

: The Afternoon on Three

with Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Concert Hall
I from the Wigmore
I Hall, London.
Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello) Andrew West (piano)
Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor
Dutilleux Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher, for solo cello
Schubert Sonata in A minor
(D821) (Arpeggione)
2.00 Schools
Together: An Assembly for Schools 2.20 Time and Tune: Music Course 2 -
Stop ... Danger.... Go!
2.40 Drama Workshop
3.00 Midsummer Choice
(0171) [number removed]
Susan Sharpe invites your requests to mark the summer solstice.
Also including
Nielsen Helios Overture
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conductor
Alexander Gibson
Schnittke (K)ein
Malmo SO/Leif Segerstam Producer Susan Kenyon Discs WRITTEN REQUESTS: Midweek Choice, BBC Radio 3,
Broadcasting House. London W1A1AA
Fax: (0171) [number removed]
4.00 Choral Evensong I from Canterbury I Cathedral.
Featuring a Purcell verse anthem with string accompaniment, marking the tercentenary of the composer's death.
Introit: I will sing unto the Lord (Purcell)
Responses (Reading)
Psalm 106 (Smart, Goss) First Lesson: 2 Chronicles
14, w 2-end
Canticles: Purcell in B flat
Second Lesson: James 3
Anthem: Unto Thee I will cry (Purcell)
Hymn: Christ is made the sure foundation
(Westminster Abbey)
Organ Voluntary: Voluntary in D minor (Z719) (Purcell) Organist and Master of the Choristers David Flood
Assistant Organist Michael Harris
Sponsored by the Arts Council of England


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Unknown: Dutilleux Trois
Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: The Music Machine

Lighting designer
Rick Fisher has worked with the country's top theatre groups and opera companies. He discusses his career with Tommy Pearson.


Designer: Rick Fisher
Unknown: Tommy Pearson.

: In Tune

Natalie Wheen presents this afternoon's edition and plays a selection of music including
Bartok Romanian Folk
6.03 Chopin Nocturne in E, Op 62 No 2
6.30 Dvorak Scherzo capriccioso, Op 66 Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Gesualdo

The world premiere production of a new opera by Russian composer
Alfred Schnittke , recorded last month at the Vienna
State Opera.
Carlo Gesualdo , Prince of Venosa, marries Maria d'Avalos, who has been married twice already.
When she is unfaithful to
Gesualdo he seeks solace in music, but his patience is eventually stretched to breaking point - and beyond.
Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Mstislav Rostropovich


Unknown: Alfred Schnittke
Unknown: Carlo Gesualdo
Conductor: Mstislav Rostropovich
Donna Maria: Graciela Araya (sop)
Donna Maddalena: Adrianne Pieczonka (sop)
Gesualdo: Peter Weber (bar)
Cardinal Alfonso: Walter Fink (bass)
Don Giulio: Gottfried Hornik (bar)
Don Garzia: Heinz Zednik (tenor)

: 1 Was There

3: Vilem Tausky
Richard Fawkes meets the conductor who was the vocal coach on the first performance of Janacek's opera From the House of the Dead. He also talks about conducting the bass Chaliapin in Boris Godunov. For details see Monday
Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: Richard Fawkes
Unknown: Boris Godunov.

: Sketches and Impressions

Annette Servadei plays some of Sibelius late piano music. Disc


Unknown: Annette Servadei

: Night Waves

Julian Clary stars in the British premiere of Jean Genet 's Splendid's, a police thriller which the author never wanted performed. Neil Bartlett directs his own translation.
Richard Coles reports from the opening night. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Jean Genet
Unknown: Neil Bartlett
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: John Goudie

: Voices

The Songs of Shostakovich Mikhail Kit (baritone)
Gyorgy Selezniev (bass) Larissa Gergieva (piano) 4: Through Laughter and Tears
Gerard McBurney concludes his exploration of songs by Shostakovich with a programme including the great Suite on Poems by Michelangelo.
All the performances have been specially recorded by star singers from the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg.
Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon


Bass: Gyorgy Selezniev
Piano: Larissa Gergieva
Unknown: Gerard McBurney
Producer: Adam Gatehouse

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