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Maths: Matrices and Transformations

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: On Air

with Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Rachmaninov Prelude in D, Op 23 No 4
7.13 Arnold Clarinet
Concerto No 1
7.32 Handel Handbook:
Handel Trio Sonata in D
(HWV 385)
8.05 Pachelbel Canon and Gigue in D
8.25 Berg Im Zimmer ;
Liebesode; Sommertage (Seven Early Songs)
8.32 Bach Toccata , Adagio and Fugue in C (BWV 564) Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Berg Im Zimmer
Songs: Bach Toccata

: Composers of the Week: Sousa and Joplin

Marching Onward Presented by Fiona Talkington. "A good march should make a man with a wooden leg want to step out". (Sousa)
John Wallace conducts the Wallace Collection in Sousa's Salvation Army March, and Eileen Hulse
(soprano) and Simon Wright (piano) perform a less frequently heard version of The Stars and Stripes Forever.
The featured Sousa operetta is The Bride Elect, which includes the unlikely combination of a goat and a washing powder salesman. Norwegian pianist Morten Gunnar Larsen plays music by Joplin, including today's version of the Maple Leaf Rag.


Presented By: Fiona Talkington.
Unknown: John Wallace
Soprano: Eileen Hulse
Soprano: Simon Wright
Pianist: Morten Gunnar

: Musical Encounters

from Birmingham with Chris Wines , including at approximately
10.01 Debussy Danse sacree et danse profane
10.12 Rawsthome Violin
10.27 Bach Two- and Three-Part inventions:
No 6 in E; No 5 in E flat;
No 3 in D; No 2 in C minor
10.42 Artist of the Week:
Lotte Lenya (soprano) Weill Mandelay Song (Happy End)
10.50 Parry Symphony No 5 (Symphonic fantasia)
11.17 Bax Violin Sonata
No 1 in E
11.17 Weill Bilbao-Song (Happy End)


Unknown: Chris Wines
Soprano: Lotte Lenya

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Repeated from yesterday

: The Afternoon on Three

with Susan Sharpe.
1.00 Friday Chamber Music from St Olave's
York. Catherine Bott (soprano) John Holloway (violin) Nigel North (archlute/ theorbo/guitar)
John Toll (harpsichord) Schmelzer Sonata IV
Carissimi Ferma lascia ch'io parli (Lamento di Maria di Scozia)
Muffat Violin Sonata No 1 in D (Armonico tributo)
Cesti Cara e dolce liberta
Rossi Non m'affligete piu Matteis it dolce contento
Froberger Suite No 30 in A minor (Plainte faite a Londres pour passer la melancholie)
Purcell 0 let me weep (The Fairy Queen)
For tickets ring: [number removed]
2.00 The BBC
BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Grant Llewellyn BBC Welsh Chorus
(women's voices)
Hoist Suite: The Planets
3.00 Mining the Archive Time Regained
Stephen Plaistow presents the second of three programmes celebrating 30 years of varied activity by the Nash Ensemble.
Glinka Trio pathétique Elena Firsova Cantata:
Earthly Life
Stravinsky Three pieces for string quartet
Schnittke Three Madrigals Balakirev Octet, Op 3 A Cavendish production
4.20 Turns of the Century
An audio lexicon of the great English comedy performers. Robert Cushman presents
Flanders and Swann.
4.30 Penillion
Gwyn L Williams presents the last of three programmes on the traditional music of Wales.
Osian Ellis demonstrates the art of penillion singing. Producer Gwyn L Williams


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.
Soprano: York. Catherine Bott
Violin: John Holloway
Violin: Nigel North
Harpsichord: John Toll
Conductor: Grant Llewellyn
Unknown: Stephen Plaistow
Unknown: Elena Firsova
Unknown: Robert Cushman
Unknown: Gwyn L Williams
Producer: Gwyn L Williams

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson meets the composer Javier Alvarez , whose compositions are a fusion of contemporary western styles and the music of his native Mexico.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Javier Alvarez

: In Tune

with Richard Baker.
Grainger March: Over the Hills and Far Away
6.03 Chopin Introduction and Variations on 'Der
6.30 Mahler Quartet Movement in A minor Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Royal Opera Verdi Festival

The first of five broadcasts this month from the ambitious festival in which, between 1995 and the centenary of the composer's death in 2001, the Royal Opera is performing all Verdi's operas.
Simon Boccanegra (revised 1881 version)
Presented by Andrew Lyle with Michael Oliver. Sung in Italian.
Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Bernard Haitink
8.50 Interval
Rodney Milnes talks to critic Andrew Porter about
Simon Boccanegra.
9.15 Acts 2 and 3 Stiffelio tomorrow at 7.55pm


Unknown: Simon Boccanegra
Presented By: Andrew Lyle
Unknown: Michael Oliver.
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Talks: Rodney Milnes
Unknown: Andrew Porter
Unknown: Simon Boccanegra.
Simon Boccanegra: Alexandru Agache (bar)
Maria Boccanegra (Amelia Grimaldi): Renee Fleming (sop)
Jacopo Resco: Roberto Scandiuzzi (bass)
Gabriele Adomo: Michael Sylvester (tenor)
Paolo Albiani: Vasily Gerello (bar)
Pietro: Michael Druiett (bass)
Captain of the Crossbowmen: Rodney Gibson (bar)
Amelia's maidservant: Elizabeth Sikora (mezzo)

: Intellectual Islands

The last of five programmes. Professor Roy Porter examines whether there is a distinctively British approach to the study of history.
Series producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Professor Roy Porter

: Hear and Now

Tonight, a studio session by the ensemble Psappha, conductor Christopher Gayford. Stephen Pratt introduces the first performance of a BBC commission. Piers
Hellawell's Sound Carvings from the Ice Wall, followed by Paul Max Edlin 's Five Fantastic Islands and Anthony Powers ' Another Part of the Island. Tommy Pearson reports from the Cheltenham Festival, and at
11.45, a vintage recording of Xenakis's Psappha, performed by the work's dedicatee Sylvio Gualda (percussion).
Producer Alan Hall


Conductor: Christopher Gayford.
Introduces: Stephen Pratt
Unknown: Paul Max Edlin
Unknown: Anthony Powers
Unknown: Sylvio Gualda
Producer: Alan Hall

: Gretry to Gershwin

Repeated fom Monday 12noon

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