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: Open University

The Jewish Enigma: The Jewish Woman

: On Air

With Andrew McGregor.
Anon Sarum chant: A solis ortus cardine
6.08 Brahms Piano
Concerto No 2 in B flat
7.05 Scarlatti Sonata in C,
7.32 Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor
8.05 Verdi Overture: The
Force of Destiny
8.48 Handel The Lord our enemy has slain (Esther)


Unknown: Andrew McGregor.

: Morning Collection with Paul Gambaccini

Virgil Thomson Suite : The Plow that Broke the Plains
9.14 Verdi Surta e la notte; Ernani, involami (Ernani)
9.20 Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 4 in G Discs


Unknown: Virgil Thomson Suite
Unknown: Verdi Surta

: Musical Encounters

Stephanie Hughes celebrates Turandot's 70th birthday.
Bertioz March to the Scaffold
(Symphonie fantastique)
10.15 Satie Parade
10.30 Fanny Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor
11.00 Spohr Seven Songs, Op 154
11.15 Artists of the Week:
The Sixteen, conductor Harry Christophers
Frank Martin Mass for double choir
11.40 Mozart Fantasia in D minor, K397
11.50 Puccini Turandot


Unknown: Stephanie Hughes
Piano: Fanny Mendelssohn
Conductor: Harry Christophers
Conductor: Frank Martin Mass
Unknown: Mozart Fantasia
Unknown: Puccini Turandot

: Composer of the Week: Szymanowski

With Paul Guinery.
The Shepherd and the Brigand
Szymanowski's two major stage works of the twenties. arr Kochanski Roxana 's
Song (King Roger)
Kaja Danczowska (violin)
Krystian Zimerman (piano) Szymanowski King Roger (excerpts)
Chorus and Orchestra of Warsaw Wiekl Theatre, conductor Robert Satanowsi
Andrzej Bachleda (tenor) Polish Radio Chorus
Cracow RSO/Antoni Wit
Repeated next Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Kochanski Roxana
Violin: Kaja Danczowska
Piano: Krystian Zimerman
Conductor: Robert Satanowsi
Tenor: Andrzej Bachleda
Archbishop: Jerzy Ostapiuk (bass)
Deacones: Ryszarda Racewicz (mezzo)
King Roger: Florian Skulski (baritone)

: The Afternoon on Three

Presented by Susan Sharpe.
1.00 We Must Get
Together Some Time
The last of three selections of music for operatic ensembles of all shapes, sizes, concords and discords, presented by Gordon Stewart. Today, every silver lining has a cloud, but you can find a funny side to the solemnest circumstance: artists, artistes, artisans, gypsies, gentry, bootlickers and birdcatchers learn to live together in works such as Cosi fan tutte, Carmen and Candide.
2.00 Schools
Radio Showcase 2.05 In the News 2.25 Something to Think About 2.40 Music
3.00 The BBC
BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor Barry Wordsworth John Carlisle (speaker) Paul Reade Byron (first performance)
4.30 French Lute Suites
Jakob Lindberg plays music by Jacques Gallot , the most prominent member of a distinguished family of 17th-century lutenists.
Next programme Tuesday 4.35pm


Presented By: Susan Sharpe.
Presented By: Gordon Stewart.
Conductor: Barry Wordsworth
Conductor: John Carlisle
Unknown: Paul Reade Byron
Unknown: Jakob Lindberg
Music By: Jacques Gallot

: The Music Machine

Tommy Pearson spends this week with the BBC Big Band. Today, the Band, conducted by Richard Niles , performs pieces composed especially for the programme by students from the Bishop Walsh and Shenley Court schools in Birmingham.


Unknown: Tommy Pearson
Conducted By: Richard Niles
Unknown: Bishop Walsh

: In Tune

Geoffrey Baskerville with news, weather and music including
Prokofiev Les Ridicules (The Love for Three Oranges)
6.03 Haydn Piano Trio in D minor, HXV23
Producer David McGuinness


Unknown: Geoffrey Baskerville
Producer: David McGuinness

: BBC Symphony Orchestra European Tour

Another concert from the Orchestra's current tour. given at Konzerthaus, Vienna.
Conductor Andrew Davis Heinrich Schiff (cello)
Introduced by Paul Guinery. Berlioz Overture: Beatrice et Benedict
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor
7.20 Anthony Burton and David Matthews discuss
Tippett the symphonist.
7.40 Tippett Symphony No


Conductor: Andrew Davis
Cello: Heinrich Schiff
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: David Matthews

: Distant Contemporaries

Elgar's Quintet and Ravel's Sonata for violin and cello were written within years of each other, yet they belong to different worlds.
Ruth Crouch (violin) Ursula Smith (cello)
Peter Donohoe (piano) James Clark (violin)
Catherine Marwood (viola)


Violin: Ruth Crouch
Cello: Ursula Smith
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Violin: James Clark
Viola: Catherine Marwood

: Epics of Everyday Life .

Susan Richards's award-winning account of her travels in Russia during the break-up of the Soviet Union. Reader Elaine Claxton.


Reader: Elaine Claxton.

: Music Restored

Early Music Network
A final concert from the 1995-6 series introduced by Helen Garrison. This week, the Orlando Consort performs polyphony from 12th- and 13th-century
France in a concert recorded last month at the Michael Tippett
Centre, Bath. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Introduced By: Helen Garrison.
Unknown: Michael Tippett
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Night Waves

Valentine Cunningham reports from Oradea in Romania on a unique meeting between Romanian and British writers organised by the British Council. But what sort of image does the council promote and how far do such events serve the interests of the taxpayer?
Humphrey Carpenter chairs a debate on the subtle relationship between art and foreign policy.
Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Composer of the Week: Debussy

With Derek Jacobi.
Suisse Romande Orchestra, conductor Ernest Ansermet
La Puerta del Vino; Les Terrasses des audiences
(Preludes, Bk II) Arturo Benedetti
Michelangeli (piano)
Les Parfums de la nuit;
Le Matin d'unjour de fete (Images)
City of Birmingham SO, conductor Simon Rattle Repeated from last Thursday


Unknown: Derek Jacobi.
Conductor: Ernest Ansermet
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti
Conductor: Simon Rattle

: Jazz Notes in New York

Digby Fairweather with his final jazz portrait of the week. Lorraine Gordon of the Village Vanguard and Ron Sturm of Iridium support the theory of thriving jazz clubs; musicians Keith Ingham and Warren Vache almost agree.


Unknown: Digby Fairweather
Unknown: Lorraine Gordon
Unknown: Ron Sturm
Musicians: Keith Ingham
Musicians: Warren Vache

: Night School

Together Stories
1.30 Music for Dance

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