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: Open University

The Feminist Spectator: Women in the Cinema

: Weather

: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
7.05 Rachmaninov Prelude in C minor, Op 23 No 7
7.08 Handel Handbook:
Handel Flute Sonata in E flat (HWV 375)
7.32 Schubert Gloria
(Mass in E flat, 0950)
8.05 Trad Georgian Folk Song: Orovela
8.23 Marini Echo Sonata
8.32 Albeniz Rapsodia espanola Discs


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.
Unknown: Schubert Gloria

: Composer of the Week: Handel

Simon Heighes 's exploration of Handel the Englishman continues with a look at his settings of Milton.
L 'allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato (excerpts) Soloists
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner
Academy of Ancient Music, director
Christopher Hogwood
Samson (Act 1, Scene 2)
Roberta Alexander (soprano) Jochen Kowalski
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Vienna Concentus Musicus/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Prophetic visions strike my eye (The Occasional Oratorio)
Susan Gritton (soprano)
King's Consort/Robert King


Unknown: Simon Heighes
Soloists: John Eliot Gardiner
Director: Christopher Hogwood
Soprano: Roberta Alexander
Soprano: Jochen Kowalski
Tenor: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Musicus: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Soprano: Susan Gritton

: Musical Encounters

Chris de Souza with more music from down under.
10.00 Artist of the Week:
Charles Mackerras
Handel, arr Mozart The people who walked in darkness (Messiah) Theo Adam (bass) Austrian RSO
10.05 Nicola LeFanu
Dawn's Dove
John Turner (recorder)
10.10 Mozart Symphony No 28 in C (K200)
Prague Chamber Orchestra/ Charles Mackerras
10.30 David Lumsdaine A
Norfolk Songbook
Tracey Chadwell (soprano) Pamela Lidiard (piano)
10.35 Grainger I'm
Seventeen Come Sunday;
Irish Tune from County Derry BBC Singers and Concert Orchestra/Bo Holten
10.50 Haydn Symphony No 31 in D
Orchestra of St Luke's/ Charles Mackerras
11.45 Sullivan, arr
Mackerras Pineapple Poll (excerpt)
RPO/Charles Mackerras


Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Bass: Theo Adam
Unknown: Nicola Lefanu
Unknown: John Turner
Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: David Lumsdaine
Soprano: Tracey Chadwell
Piano: Pamela Lidiard
Unknown: Charles MacKerras

: Music Restored

Repeated from yesterday 11.30pm

: The Afternoon on Three

With Susan Sharpe.


Unknown: Susan Sharpe.

: Manchester Summer Recitals

Rodney Slatford presents the first of ten programmes featuring English fantasies, fantasias and fancies.
Raphael Ensemble
Britten Phantasy Quintet in F minor
Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet
Dvorak String Sextet in A, Op 48

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Scottish Symphony
Orchestra conductor
Fedor Glushchenko
Franck Les Eolides
Dvorak Symphony No 6 in D


Conductor: Fedor Glushchenko
Conductor: Franck Les Eolides

: Midweek choice

With Susan Sharpe.
[number removed] Ring in before 2.00pm to have a chance of hearing your request today.
Scarlatti Sonata in E (Kk380)
Joanna MacGregor (piano) Avison Concerto grosso No 5 in D minor (after Scarlatti) Brandenburg Consort, director Roy Goodman Saint-Saens Phaeton
Philharmonia Orchestra , conductor Charles Dutoit
Producer Susan Kenyon Discs WRITTEN REQUESTS: Midweek Choice. BBC Radio 3. London W1A 1AA. Fax: [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Sharpe
Piano: Joanna MacGregor
Director: Roy Goodman
Director: Saint-Saens Phaeton
Conductor: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Producer: Susan Kenyon

: Choral Evensong

From the Chapel of Clare College, Cambridge.
Introit: Expectans expectavi (Wood)
Responses: Radcliffe Psalms 65, 66 (Cooke, Smart, Brown, Alcock)
First Lesson: Genesis 49, vv 1-28
Magnificat (Finzi)
Nunc Dimittis (Wood in B flat)
Second Lesson: Revelation 21, vv 9-27
Anthem: The Twelve (Walton)
Organ Voluntary: Dies resurrectionis (McCabe)
Director of Music Timothy Brown
Organ Scholar Jonathan Brown


Director of Music: Timothy Brown
Organ Scholar: Jonathan Brown

: The Music Machine

A Bit of Birtwistle
Do composers listen to music in the same way as other people? Vic Hoyland explains how he tunes in to Harrison Birtwistle 's Ritual


Unknown: Vic Hoyland
Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle

: In Tune

With Natalie Wheen.
Purcell Dances (The Fairy Queen)
6.03 Chopin Four Mazurkas, Op 30
7.03 Poulenc Suite:
Les Biches
Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Cheltenham Festival 1995

From the Pittville
Pump Room
Piotr Anderszewski (piano) Bach Partita No 6 in E minor (BWV 830)
Webern Variations, Op 27


Piano: Piotr Anderszewski

: Interval

An interview with tonight's recitalist Piotr

: Mozart Sonata in F

Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor, Op 52; Three Mazurkas, Op 59
Concert sponsored by GR Lane Health Products Ltd
Next programme Friday 8.00pm


Unknown: Chopin Ballade

: Flavours of Eden

Joan Morgan tells the story of fruits grown in Britain. 3: The Gooseberry
Next programme tomorrow 9.15pm


Unknown: Joan Morgan

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC Symphony Orchestra conductor
Mark Wigglesworth
Howard Skempton Lento Dominic Muldowney Three Pieces


Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Conductor: Howard Skempton Lento
Conductor: Dominic Muldowney

: Night Waves

Antony Sher takes the title role in Shakespeare's bloodiest tragedy,
Titus Andronicus. Richard Coles reports from Leeds on the first night of a unique collaboration between the Market Theatre of Johannesburg and the National Theatre in London. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Antony Sher
Unknown: Titus Andronicus.
Unknown: Richard Coles
Producer: Erika Wright

: Voices

Spotlight on Sally Burgess lain Burnside talks to the English mezzo-soprano, who performs songs by Duparc and Ravel and then lets her hair down with a selection of jazz songs. Sally Burgess (mezzo) lain Burnside (piano) Nina Thompson (flute) Matthew Barley (cello)
Neal Thornton (jazz piano) Mario Castronari (double bass)
Mark Fletcher (drums) Producer Adam Gatehouse
Repeated tomorrow at 12 noon


Unknown: Sally Burgess
Songs: Sally Burgess
Flute: Nina Thompson
Cello: Matthew Barley
Cello: Neal Thornton
Piano: Mario Castronari
Bass: Mark Fletcher

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