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: Open University

Culture and Belief in Europe: Sermons

: Weather

: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Rachmanlnov Prelude in G minor, Op 23 No 5
7.09 Martinu Sinfonietta
(La Jolla)
7.40 Pleyel Sextet in E flat
8.05 Cavalli Lauda Jerusalem
8.20 Handel Handbook:
Handel flute Sonata in A minor (HWV 374)
8.40 Weber Symphony No 2in Editor Andrew Lyte Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Editor: Andrew Lyte

: Composer of the Week: George Frideric Handel

Simon Heighes explores the extent to which Handel can be counted as an English composer, and starts with his contributions to the London stage.
'Twas when the seas were roaring from the what d'ye call it (The Alchymist)
Patrizia Kwella (soprano)
Academy of Ancient Music, director Christopher Hogwood Or la tromba (Rinaldo) James Bowman
King's Consort/ Robert King
Let us take the road (The Beggar's Opera)
Roger Bryson (bass)
Broadside Band, director
Jeremy Barlow
/ rage, / melt, I burn;
0 ruddier than the cherry (Acis and Galatea) Willard White (bass)
English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner
Concerto grosso in B flat, Op 6 No 7
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
Alceste (excerpts)
Soloists, Academy of Ancient Music, director
Christopher Hogwood Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Simon Heighes
Soprano: Patrizia Kwella
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: James Bowman
Unknown: Robert King
Bass: Roger Bryson
Director: Jeremy Barlow
Bass: Willard White
Soloists: John Eliot Gardiner
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza. Artist of the Week
Charles Mackerras heads a cast of distinguished antipodeans.
10.05 Ross Edwards
10.10 John Antill Welcome
Ceremony (Corroboree)
10.20 Roy Agnew Dance of the Wild Men
10.25 Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry; Under a Bridge; Father and Daughter
10.35 Agnew
Fantasy Sonata
10.45 David Farquhar Young Maid 's Lament;
Spring and Fall; My True Love Hath My Heart
(Six Songs for Women)
10.55 Artist of the Week:
Charles Mackerras
Mozart Symphony No 8 in D
11.05 David Farquhar Rosalind's Madrigal; Lullaby; Epilogue
(Six Songs for Women)
11.10 Sullivan, arr
Mackerras Pineapple Poll (excerpts)
11.35 Ross Edwards
Piano Concerto
Producer Chris de Souza


Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Ross Edwards
Unknown: John Antill
Unknown: Roy Agnew Dance
Unknown: David Farquhar
Unknown: Young Maid
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: David Farquhar
Piano: Ross Edwards

: Music Hall

Wink the Other Eye
Four programmes in which
Patrick O'Connor celebrates the legacy of the music hall. 1: Up West and Down East Music hall was born in the taverns of London: the city was itself the star of many songs, heard today from 78s of the Edwardian era and in forgotten Victorian songs specially recorded for this series.
Producer Nick Morgan
Repeated Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Patrick O'Connor
Producer: Nick Morgan

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.

: Bach and Brahms

Lowri Blake (cello)
Iwan Llewellyn-Jones (piano) Bach Cello Suite No 3 in C
(BWV 1009)
Brahms Cello Sonata No 2 in F, Op 99


Cello: Lowri Blake
Piano: Iwan Llewellyn-Jones

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic conductor Vassily Sinaisky Sophia Larson (soprano) Poul Elming (tenor) Arthur Korn (bass)
Wagner Die Walkure (Act 1) Siegfried's Rhine Journey; Siegfried's Funeral March; Immolation Scene


Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Soprano: Sophia Larson
Bass: Arthur Korn

: An english Craftsman in Brittany

Robert Woolley plays works by two of England's foremost keyboard virtuosos. John Bull and Orlando Gibbons on the 1680 Dallam instrument at
Ergue-Gaberic in Brittany.


Unknown: Orlando Gibbons

: The Hi-de-ho Man

In the first of six programmes, Alyn Shipton traces the progress of the king of Hi-de-ho, Cab Calloway , the most commercially successful black bandleader in America during the 30s and 40s. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Cab Calloway
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Music Machine

A Bit of Birtwistle
Tommy Pearson takes a short work by Harrison Birtwistle and asks students from the Coventry Centre for Performing Arts what they listen for in a piece of contemporary music.
Birtwistle Ritual Fragment London Sinfonietta, conductor Oliver Knussen Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Conductor: Oliver Knussen

: In Tune

With Andrew Green.
5.30 Bach Fantasia in G
6.03 Chopin Nocturne in D flat, Op 27 No 2
6.30 Verdi Stabat Mater
(Four Sacred Pieces) Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Andrew Green.
Unknown: Verdi Stabat Mater
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Yevgeni Kissin

The Royal Festival Hall recital debut by the young Russian pianist, recorded live in April this year.
Chopin Fantasy in F minor, Op 49; Mazurkas: in G, Op 50 No 1; in C sharp minor, Op 50 No 3; in D, Op 33 No 2; in F minor, Op 68 No 4; in F sharp minor, Op 59 No 3; in A minor, Op 17 No 4; in B, Op 63 No 1; Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31 Franck Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
Brahms Variations on a Theme by Paganini Chopin Waltz in C sharp minor, Op 64 No 2; Grand Waltz in A flat. Op 34 No 1
7.31 Brahms Hungarian Dances: No 7 in A;
No 6 in D flat
A Floating Earth production


Unknown: Paganini Chopin Waltz

: Flavours of Eden

In five programmes this week, Joan Morgan presents an unusual slice of history by telling the story of five different fruits grown in Britain. 1: The Apple
A Perryscope production
Next programme tomorrow 9.05pm


Unknown: Joan Morgan

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor Adrian Leaper Piers Lane (piano)
Moszkowski Prelude and Fugue: Piano Concerto in E


Conductor: Adrian Leaper
Piano: Piers Lane

: Mixing H

Mark Russell and Robert Sandall
talk to
Django Bates about the range of his music, from Loose
Tubes to a string quartet and from harpsichord to a piano concerto.
Producer Philip Tagney


Unknown: Mark Russell
Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Django Bates
Producer: Philip Tagney

: EnsemMe

Penny Gore introduces a recital by the Vega Wind Quintet.
Hlndemrth Kleine
Francalx Wind Quartet Nielsen Wind Quintet
Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon


Unknown: Hlndemrth Kleine

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