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: Open University

Feminist Debates:

: Weather

: On Air

Music, news and weather with Andrew McGregor, including at approximately
7.05 Rachmaninov Prelude in E flat, Op 23 No 6 Peter Donohoe (piano)
7.08 Haydn Divertimento (Cassation) in F (H II 20) Haydn Sinfonietta of Vienna, director Manfred Huss
7.32 Foss Three American Pieces
Itzhak Perlman (violin) Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa
8.05 Purcell Portfolio:
Purcell A selection of songs
8.22 Vivaldi Concerto in C for two trumpets (RV537) Mark Bennett and Michael
Harrison (trumpets)
English Concert, director Trevor Pinnock
8.40 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in F minor, Op 2 No
Murray Perahia (piano)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Unknown: Haydn Sinfonietta
Director: Manfred Huss
Violin: Itzhak Perlman
Unknown: Mark Bennett
Director: Trevor Pinnock
Piano: Murray Perahia

: Fairest Isle: Composer of the Week: Handel

Simon Heighes explores some of the music Handel wrote for the Anglican church.
Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest
Quiristers of Winchester College
Choir of New College, Oxford
King's Consort, conductor Robert King
Utrecht Te Deum
Choir of Christ Church
Cathedral, Oxford
Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Simon Preston
Chandos Anthem No 5:
I will magnify Thee
Lynne Dawson (soprano) Ian Partridge (tenor) Sixteen Choir and Orchestra, conductor Harry Christophers


Unknown: Simon Heighes
Conductor: Simon Preston
Soprano: Lynne Dawson
Tenor: Ian Partridge
Conductor: Harry Christophers

: Musical Encounters

With Chris de Souza.
Mozart meets Handel once again, and there's more from the tenor
Anthony Roden and the late Geoffrey Parsons.
10.00 Artist of the Week:
Charles Mackerras
Handel, arr Mozart 0 Thou that tellest (Messiah) Birgit Finnila (contralto)
Austrian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra
10.05 Mozart Symphony No 18 in F
Prague Chamber Orchestra/ Charles Mackerras
10.25 David Lumsdaine
Metamorphosis at Mullet Creek
John Turner (recorder)
10.30 Grainger Love
Verses; Near Woodstock Town: The Immovable Do
BBC Singers
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Bo Holten
10.45 Benjamin Frankel Symphony No 3
Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Werner Andreas Albert
11.05 Janacek Taras Bulba
Australian Youth Orchestra/ Charles Mackerras
11.30 Douglas Lilburn Three songs
Tracey Chadwell (soprano) Pamela Lidiard (piano)
11.35 Roy Agnew Sonata Legend
Larry Sitsky (piano)
11.45 Gluck Orfeo ed
Euridice (excerpts)
Maureen Forrester (alto)
Vienna State Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Charles Mackerras


Tenor: Anthony Roden
Artist: Geoffrey Parsons.
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Contralto: Birgit Finnila
Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: David Lumsdaine
Conductor: Bo Holten
Conductor: Benjamin Frankel
Conductor: Werner Andreas Albert
Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Soprano: Tracey Chadwell
Piano: Pamela Lidiard
Piano: Roy Agnew
Piano: Larry Sitsky
Piano: Gluck Orfeo
Unknown: Maureen Forrester
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: Ensemble

Repeated from yesterday

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk Leonid Gorokhov (cello)
Dvorak Overture: Carnival
Saint-Sains Cello Concerto
No 1 in A minor
Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 in E minor


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Cello: Leonid Gorokhov

: Purcell and Gibbsons

Music for voice and consort performed by Catherine Bott (soprano) and Fretwork.


Soprano: Catherine Bott

: An Outside view

Leading performers and composers from around the world voice their opinions on British music. Today, lutenist Jakob Lindberg. Producer Susan Kenyon


Unknown: Jakob Lindberg.
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Philharmonic conductor
Yan Pascal Tortelier
Timothy Hugh (cello) Wagner Overture: Die
Meistersinger von Niirnberg Brahms Symphony No 3 in Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
Concert sponsored by British Gas EandP


Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Cello: Timothy Hugh

: The Music Machine

A Bit of Birtwistle
What does a music critic listen out for in new music?
Newspaper critic Stephen Johnson takes us through Harrison Birtwistie 's Ritual


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistie

: In Tune

Music and news from
Glasgow with Geoffrey Baskerville , including
Glinka Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla
6.03 Chopin Nocturne in E flat, Op 55 No 2
6.30 Martlnu The Frescoes of Piero della Francesca Producer Simon Lord


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville
Producer: Simon Lord

: Cheltenham Festival 1995

BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Nicholas Cleobury Sibelius Finlandia
Debussy La Mer Boulez Rituel - in memoriam Bruno Maderna
Sibelius Symphony No 7 See also tomorrow 8.00pm


Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Conductor: Sibelius Finlandia
Conductor: Debussy La Mer
Conductor: Boulez Rituel
Unknown: Bruno Maderna

: Flavours of Eden

Joan Morgan continues her look at the story of fruits grown in Britain. 2: The Pear
Next programme tomorrow


Unknown: Joan Morgan

: The Tree of Life

The second of three programmes, presented by Mary Miller.
Yggdrasil Quartet
Robert Crawford String Quartet No 2
Beethoven String Quartet in E minor, Op 59 No 2 (Rasumovsky)
Final programme Thursday


Presented By: Mary Miller.

: Haydn

Piano Sonata in C minor
(H XVI 20)
Christopher Kite (fortepiano)


Unknown: Christopher Kite

: Night Waves

A game of two halves:
American writer Richard Ford reveals why his acclaimed novel The Sportswriter demanded a sequel, and Humphrey Carpenter tips some winners in the expanding world of sports writing in Britain.
Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Richard Ford
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: John Goudie

: Music Restored

Jonathan Freeman-Attwood introduces the final concert recorded at this year's Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music in London. This week, Al Ayre Espanol make their UK debut under director Eduardo Lopez Banzo in a programme of vocal and instrumental music from 18th-century Spain.
Repeated tomorrow 12 noon


Introduces: Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Director: Eduardo Lopez

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