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: Open University

Countdown to Graphs

: Sacred and Profane

Presented by Paul Guinery.
7.02 Anonymous Corsican chant Kyrie
7.09 Berlioz L'Enfance du
Christ (Part 1: Herod's Dream)
7.56 Brahms Motet:
Warum ist das Licht gegeben
8.07 Purcell Thy word is a lantern (Z61)
8.16 Faure Suite: Masques et bergamasques
8.32 Purcell Come ye sons of art away (Z323) Producer Antony Pitts


Presented By: Paul Guinery.
Producer: Antony Pitts

: Choice of Three

John Morton previews the Radio 3 week.


Unknown: John Morton

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Bax Overture to a Picaresque Comedy
9.15 Sousa Under the Cuban Flag
9.21 Beethoven Piano
Sonata in C sharp minor, Op 27 No 2 (Moonlight)
9.37 Waldteufel Skaters'
9.45 Veraclnl Overture
No 1 in B flat
10.00 Gabriell Sonata XIX; Canzon noni toni a 12 10.07 Artist of the Week:
Andre Previn (conductor) Sinding Suite, Op 10
10.20 Uszt Reminiscences de Lucia di Lammermoor
10.25 Wolf-Ferrari Suite:
The Jewels of the Madonna
10.41 Composer of the Week:
Elgar Five Partsongs from the Greek Anthology, Op 45
10.50 Granados Piano
Quintet in G minor
11.05 Leoncavallo
Prologue: I Pagliacci
11.13 Bach Christmas
Chorales (Orgel-Buchlein)
11.25 Finzl Nocturne (New Year Music)
11.38 Rachmaninov The
Bells, Op 35 (1st mvt)
11.52 Rautavaara Cantus
Producer Piers Burton-Page Discs


Conductor: Andre Previn
Unknown: Rautavaara Cantus

: The Quintessential Paul Tortelier

Tortelier disciple Raphael Sommer presents a reminiscence of a musician who was such a huge personality that he became a household name in this country. Rpt


Unknown: Raphael Sommer

: Fairest Isle Songbook

Be British
In this final programme, lain Burnside leafs back through his songbook to see what characterises Britishness.
Series producer Adam Gatehouse


Producer: Adam Gatehouse

: Fairest Isle

Setting the Agenda
What would happen if someone interviewed George Bernard Shaw on the early-music revival? Michelene
Wandor speculates. With John Shrapnel as Shaw. Producer Jessica Isaacs


Unknown: George Bernard Shaw
Producer: Jessica Isaacs

: Amsterdam Mahler Festival

New Sinfonietta, Amsterdam, conductor Lev Markiz
Beethoven, an Mahler
String Quartet in F minor, Op 95
Schubert, arr Mahler String Quartet in D minor (D810) (Death and the Maiden)
Next programme tomorrow 7.30pm


Conductor: Lev Markiz

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt and Roger Savage look behind the masks of the Commedia dell'Arte.


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Roger Savage

: Dvorak

Yuuko Shiokawa and Anna Kandinskaya (violins) Boris Faust (viola)
Boris Pergamenschikov (cello)
Andras Schiff (piano) Terzetto in C, Op 74
Piano Trio No 3 in F, Op 65 Piano Quintet in A, Op 81 Given at the 1995 Edinburgh Festival


Unknown: Yuuko Shiokawa
Violins: Anna Kandinskaya
Viola: Boris Faust
Cello: Boris Pergamenschikov
Piano: Andras Schiff

: Remembering and Forgetting

An evening on the theme of memory, presented by composer Nigel Osborne with guests poet Jo Shapcott and psychologist Professor John Morton. The evening includes Themes and Variations on the Blue Danube by Rex Brough.

5.45 Without Our Memories Who Are We?

5.50 Twinkle, Twinkle....
A collage of music and readings capturing the memory of childhood.

6.05 Now Remember
Writer Christopher Hope knows how remembering is a way of getting your own back. Sean Barratt reads from Vladimir Nabokov's Speak, Memory.

6.25 Messages....
is the subtitle of composer Andrzej Panufnik's second string quartet.

6.45 Garcia's Resurrection
In 1986, The Grateful Dead's guitarist, the late Jerry Garcia, fell into a coma. When he came round, he had forgotten how to play. Men Saunders talks about how he taught Jerry to play again.

7.10 So What Is Memory?
Biologist Professor Stephen Rose teaches chicks how to avoid a blue bead and measures chemical changes in their brains. Has he found memory in a neurotransmitter? Professor John Morton asks children if they are sure it was Mickey Mouse that they saw. Two completely different approaches, and yet they largely agree about what memory is.

8.05 Knoxville: Summer of 1915
James Agee's vivid reflections of his Southern childhood set to music by Samuel Barber.

8.25 Harold Pinter: the Proust Screenplay
Written in collaboration with Joseph Losey and Barbara Bray, Pinter's dramatisation of Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past - intended as a film for Losey - is realised for the first time in a production starring Harold Pinter as the voice of the screenplay.
Music Stephen Warbeck
Adapted for radio by Michael Bakewell. Director Ned Chaillet

10.35 Vinteuil: la Petite Phrase
The music from Proust's fictional composer is recreated by Nigel Osborne.

10.40 Miserere
The ornamental passages of Allegri's chant were closely guarded until along came the 14-year-old Mozart, who could transcribe the music from memory.

10.55 They're Coming to Take You Away
About once a month, a person in Britain reports that they have been abducted by aliens. In America, Budd Hopkins believes we are part of a universe-wide genetic experiment perpetrated by aliens. He talks to David Gale about the possibility of false memory and plays a disturbing recording of a woman recalling her abduction by aliens.

11.35 Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier
The tick-tock slows, the clocks come to a halt.

Remembering and Forgetting producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Nigel Osborne
Unknown: Jo Shapcott
Unknown: Professor John Morton.
Unknown: Christopher Hope
Unknown: Sean Barratt
Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov
Unknown: Andrzej Panufnik
Unknown: Jerry Garcia
Unknown: Professor Stephen Rose
Unknown: Mickey Mouse
Unknown: James Agee
Music By: Samuel Barber.
Music By: Harold Pinter
Unknown: Joseph Losey
Unknown: Barbara Bray
Unknown: Marcel Proust
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Music: Stephen Warbeck
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Unknown: Nigel Osborne.
Unknown: Budd Hopkins
Unknown: David Gale
Producer: Matt Thompson
Marcel: Douglas Hodge
Charlus: John Wood
Albertine: Emma Fielding
Grandmother: Eve Pearce
Duchesse: Linda Marlowe
MmeVerdurin: Sheila Allen
Swann: Edward de Souza

: A Jazz New Year

See in the New
Year with John Dankworth
and Cleo Laine at the Stables, Wavendon, where they are joined by musician friends including John Horler (piano),
Malcolm Creese (bass) and Allan Ganley (drums). Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: John Dankworth
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Piano: John Horler
Bass: Malcolm Creese
Bass: Allan Ganley
Producer: Derek Drescher

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