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: Open University

Talking about the Enlightenment

: Weather

: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery , including at approximately
7.02 Plainchant Mass VIII
(De angelis)
7.17 Purcell Ayre , Minuet and Liliburlero (Musick's Hand-Maid, part 2)
7.23 Purcell In Guilty Night (Z134)
7.32 Trad Unejeune fillette
7.34 Borodin Polovtsian
Dances (Prince Igor)
7.49 Warlock, arr Mayor Capriol Suite
8.00 Dvorak Mass in D, Op 86
8.42 Durufle Prelude et
Fugue sur le nom d'Alain, Op 7
Producer Antony Pitts


Unknown: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Purcell Ayre
Unknown: Dvorak Mass
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of Three

Katie MacKintosh , principal oboist of the National Youth
Orchestra, previews the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: Katie MacKintosh

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Presented by Jane Glover. Mozart Divertimento in B flat (Kl37)
9.14 Prom Artist of the Week: Anne Sofie von Otter
Grieg En svane; Med en vandlilje
9.20 Britten Suite on English Folk Tunes: A Time There Was
9.36 Paganini Caprice No 24 in A minor
9.42 Composer of the Week: Glazunov Chopiniana (excerpts)
9.57 Handel Concerto grosso in A minor, Op 6 No 4
10.09 Brahms Variations on a Theme of Paganini
10.35 Bach Erbarm es Gott:
Kdnnen Tranen meiner
Wangen (St Matthew Passion)
10.44 Stravinsky Auction
Scene (The Rake's Progress)
11.00 Strauss Serenade ,
Op 7
11.11 Grieg Gruss ; Der verschwiegene Nachtigall;
To brune Ojne; Jeg elsker Deg
11.19 Blacher Paganini Variations, Op 26
11.34 Sondhelm Putting it Together (Sunday in the Park with George)
11.40 Walton Symphony Nol
Producer Edward Blakeman Discs


Presented By: Jane Glover.
Unknown: Bach Erbarm
Unknown: Kdnnen Tranen
Unknown: Strauss Serenade
Unknown: Grieg Gruss
Unknown: Blacher Paganini
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Full Score

From Stratford-upon-Avon. This week, chairman
Guy Woolfenden , Head of Music at the Royal Shakespeare Company, is on home ground as the programme visits Stratford's third auditorium, the Other Place. Team captains David Owen Norris and Daryl Runswick are joined by Denis Healey and actor Joe Melia.
A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Guy Woolfenden
Unknown: David Owen
Unknown: Daryl Runswick
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Joe Melia.

: Fairest Isle Songbook

Last Orders lain Burnside makes his lunchtime selection of drinking songs.

: Fairest Isle

The budding rose above the rose full blown
In part eight of his monthly history of British music, Roderick Swanston challenges the widespread disregard for British music written in the period between Handel's death and the begining of Queen Victoria's reign. He argues that Thomas Linley , Stephen Storace and George Frederick Pinto were cut off before their genius had a chance to flower, while John Field and William Sterndale
Bennett were properly appreciated only abroad. Producer Antony Pitts


Music: Roderick Swanston
Unknown: Thomas Linley
Unknown: Stephen Storace
Unknown: George Frederick Pinto
Unknown: John Field
Unknown: William Sterndale
Producer: Antony Pitts

: The Sunday Concert

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conductor Tomasz Bugaj
Moniuszko Overture: Bajka Dvorak Notturno in B,
Op 40: Symphony No 5 in F


Conductor: Tomasz Bugaj
Unknown: Bajka Dvorak Notturno

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Page and Bayan Northcott explore the use of bells in structuring life in the Middle Ages and how composers of later generations - including
Bach, Byrd and Stravinsky - have been inspired by their sound.


Unknown: Bayan Northcott

: Brendel's Beethoven

Alfred Brendel (piano)
Beethoven Sonata in E,
Op 14 No 1; Sonata in G, Op 14 No 2; Sonata in C minor, Op 13 (Pathetique) During the interval, Edwin Fischer on Beethoven's piano sonatas.
Sonata in B flat, Op 22: Sonata in E flat, Op 81a (Les Adieux)


Piano: Alfred Brendel
Piano: Beethoven Sonata
Unknown: Edwin Fischer

: Sunday Feature: Blue Pencil

Writer and editor Susannah Clapp talks to editors and authors, from Edwina Currie to Patrick McGrath , about the hidden relationships behind writing a book. Producer Lore Windemuth


Talks: Susannah Clapp
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Patrick McGrath

: Songs of Anna Akhmatova

Selections from a recital given as part of the 1991 Cheltenham Festival by Joan Rodgers (soprano) and Roger Vignoles (piano) including Prokofiev's Five Poems, Op 27, settings of the great Russian poet and victim of censorship and persecution, Anna Akhmatova.
Producer Chris de Souza


Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Piano: Roger Vignoles
Unknown: Anna Akhmatova.
Producer: Chris de Souza

: Prom News 1995

Repeated from yesterday 9.00am

: BBC Proms 1995

From the Royal
Albert Hall , London, continuing the Mahler cycle. Jard van Nes (mezzo) Choristers of Salisbury Cathedral
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain/Mark Elder Mahler Symphony No 3 National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain sponsored by Lexus


Unknown: Albert Hall

: The Sunday Play: H - a Hiroshima Story

Oda Makoto's novel weaves a web of relationships between the community surrounding the Nevada Desert Atomic Research
Centre and the people of Hiroshima. The desert is also the sanctuary of an Indian tribe whose legend talks of the creation and destruction of the world. In a society gripped by war, young Indian Ron tries to listen to the message of the Spiderwoman.
Dramatised by Tina Pepler
Music by Trevor Allan Davies Director Michael Fox


Dramatised By: Tina Pepler
Music By: Trevor Allan Davies
Director: Michael Fox
Ron: Matthew Dunster
Uncle Chuck: Burt Caesar
Joe: Paul Vaughan Evans
Will: Robert Whelan
Al: John Lloyd Fillingham
Mr Griggs: John Jardine
Peggy and Kyoko: Naomi Radcuffe
Susan and Kyoko: Kathryn Hunt
Tajiri: David Allister
Nakata and Sotuknang: Russel Dixon
Spiderwoman: Jennifer John
Larry: Martin Reeves
Laura: Saskia Downes
Kunie: Delia Corrie
Eul Sun: Carolyn Choi
Pok Cha: Heather Emanuel
KeiJi: Andrew Plumb
Tomio: Robert Crumpton

: Vanbrugh Quartet

Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op 59 No 1 (Rasumovsky) Rpt

: Interpretations on Record

Jeremy Summerly reviews English madrigals. Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Jeremy Summerly
Producer: Nick Morgan

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