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: Open University

5.55 Maths: Complex Numbers and Cayley Tables
6.15 Modern Art: Kitsch and the Avant-Garde
6.35 Europe of the Regions

: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery.
Tomkins Hexachord Fantasia: Ut re mi
Rose Consort of Viols
7.10 Bridge Suite: The Sea
BBC PO, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
7.33 Bach Church Cantatas:
Bach Cantata No 105: Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht
Barbara Schlick (soprano), Gerard Lesne (alto), Howard Crook (tenor), Peter Kooy (bass), Chorus and Orchestra of Ghent Collegium Vocale, conductor Philippe Herreweghe
7.56 Eigar Overture: Cockaigne
BBC PO, conductor Yan Pascal Tortelier
8.12 Plainsong for the Feast of the Transfiguration Monks of Pluscarden Paul Guinery talks to Fr Benedict Hardy.
8.46 Tomkins Pavan and Almain in F
Rose Consort of Viols
Producer Mark Rowlinson


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Soprano: Barbara Schlick
Soprano: Gerard Lesne
Tenor: Howard Crook
Bass: Peter Kooy
Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
Talks: Pluscarden Paul Guinery
Unknown: Fr Benedict Hardy.
Unknown: Tomkins Pavan
Unknown: Rose Consort
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Choice of Three

With conductor Paul Daniel.


Conductor: Paul Daniel.

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Presented by Aled Jones. Chabrier Joyeuse marche
9.08 Schubert, arr Liszt Die Forelle, S564; Erlkonig, S558 No 4
9.16 Mendelssohn Hear ye, Israel; Be not afraid (Elijah)
9.27 Corelli Concerto Grosso in F,
Op 6 No 2
9.38 Bach, arr Gounod Ave Maria
9.41 Proms Artist of the Week:
Simon Preston (organ)
Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
9.50 Lully Marche pour la cérémonie des turcs
9.53 Faure, arr Isserlis Après un reve
9.57 Tchaikovsky Lensky 's aria (Eugene Onegin )
10.04 Composer of the Week: Stravinsky Scherzo a la russe
10.09 Byrd Sanctus (Mass for Four Voices)
10.15 Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat, Op 44
10.45 Haydn Te Deum in C, H XXIIIc 2
10.54 Wagner Tannhauser: Prelude to Act 3
11.04 J Strauss (son), arr Schoenberg Kaiserwalzer
11.18 Morales Parce mihi Domine
(Officium defunctorum)
11.25 Britten Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
11.43 Proms Artist of the Week:
Simon Preston (organ)
Mozart Fantasia in F minor, K608
11.56 Brahms FAE Sonata (3rd mvt)
12.02 Delibes Flower Duet (Lakme)
12.09 Shostakovich Piano Concerto
No 2
Producer Gwawr Owen


Presented By: Aled Jones.
Presented By: Chabrier Joyeuse
Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Bach Toccata
Unknown: Tchaikovsky Lensky
Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: Stravinsky Scherzo
Unknown: Haydn Te Deum
Unknown: Schoenberg Kaiserwalzer
Unknown: Morales Parce
Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Brahms Fae Sonata
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Full Score

The lighthearted classical music quiz that tests the knowledge and ingenuity of experts and celebrity guests.
Joining chairman Guy Woolfenden at this year's Spitalfields Festival are team captains David Owen Norris and Daryl Runswick and this week's guests, actress Harriet Walter and Australian-born publisher Carmen Callil.


Unknown: Guy Woolfenden
Unknown: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Daryl Runswick
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Carmen Callil.

: New for Old: Myths Retold

Eight myths retold, written by Michelene Wandor.
3: Prometheus and Pandora
Myths of creation, with music by Beethoven.
Prometheus......................................JOE DUNLOP
Pandora......FIONA SHAW


Written By: Michelene Wandor.
Unknown: Fiona Shaw

: Cheltenham Festival

The closing concert from this year's Festival.
Joan Rodgers (soprano), Halle Orchestra, conductor Paul Daniel
Ravel Bolero
Varese Intégrales
Ravel Sheherazade
Stravinsky Circus Polka
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances


Soprano: Joan Rodgers
Conductor: Paul Daniel

: Spirit of the Age

Christopher Wilson and George Pratt investigate what Vermeer's paintings reveal about music-making in the 17th century. Repeat


Unknown: Christopher Wilson
Unknown: George Pratt

: BBC Proms 1996

A Proms debut, from the Royal Albert Hall , London, for the winner of last year's Sainsbury's Choir of the Year competition. The ensemble is renowned for gospel singing of great fervour, and today they present spirituals and sacred songs, plus the first performance of a work commissioned for this event as part of the competition prize.
London Adventist Chorale/Ken Burton A selection of spirituals of struggle: Hold on; Deep river: Nobody knows; King Jesus is a-listening
Randall Thompson The Peaceable Kingdom (excerpts)
More spirituals of struggle:
Soon all will be done: All my trials; Joshua
4.35 Scott Stroman talks to
Ken Burton about the work of the choir and about the gospel music scene in this country and the United States.
4.55 Shelton E Kilby III Who Has Set Thy Glory (first performance)
A selection of spirituals of freedom:
Every time I feel the spirit; Oh, what a beautiful city; Song of Moses and the Lamb; Ride on, King Jesus; Way over in Beulah Ian '; Poor mo'ner's got a home at last; Swing down. sweet chariot


Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Unknown: Ken Burton
Unknown: Randall Thompson
Talks: Scott Stroman
Unknown: Ken Burton
Unknown: Beulah Ian

: The Sunday Feature: Who Shall Bind the Infinite?

Poet and visionary William Blake conversed with angels as readily as with his wife and friends. Simon Rae 's compilation explores the inner life of a man considered insane by many in his own lifetime but who is now recognised as a great poet. Jack Shepherd portrays the poet of Jerusalem and The Tiger, with Mary Rutherford as Mrs Kate Blake and Anthony Hyde as Mr Butts and Mr Phillips.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4


Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Jack Shepherd
Unknown: Mary Rutherford
Unknown: Mrs Kate Blake
Unknown: Anthony Hyde
Unknown: Mr Butts
Unknown: Mr Phillips.

: Amy Beach

Piano Quintet in F sharp, Op 67
Martin Roscoe (piano), Endellion Quartet Discs


Piano: Martin Roscoe

: Proms News

Repeated from yesterday 9.00am

: BBC Proms 1996

A panorama of pioneering
American music of this century, from Charles Ives 's shockers - with the rules of American football explained to the audience by tonight's conductor - to John Adams 's prize-winning concerto.
From the Royal Albert Hall , London.
Simon Preston (organ), Ernst Kovacic (violin), BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Leonard Slatkin
Ives, orch Schuman Variations on "America"
Ives, orch Schuller General Slocum; Yale-Princeton Football Game
Copland Organ Symphony
8.15 Pure Gravy
American writer Raymond Carver was a reformed alcoholic, and his poem Pure Gravy refers to the ten successful years he had before his death at the age of 56. His widow Tess Gallagher recounts their final year together, and Kerry Shale reads from Carver's last collection of poetry.
8.35 Adams Violin Concerto
Duke Ellington Harlem


Unknown: Charles Ives
Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Albert Hall
Violin: Ernst Kovacic
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Raymond Carver
Unknown: Tess Gallagher

: The Sunday Play: The Death of Alexander Scriabin

Written and directed by Ken Russell. In 1914. two men with more than a passing interest in the occult meet in St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow: the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin and the notorious English mystic Aleister Crowley.
Pianist Dmitri Sladkowski Repeat


Directed By: Ken Russell.
Unknown: Alexander Scriabin
Unknown: Aleister Crowley.
Pianist: Dmitri Sladkowski
Aleister Crowley: Oliver Reed
Alexander Scriabin: James Wilby
Olga: Hetty Baynes
Police Sergeant: Brian Murphy
Headman: Don Warrington
Tanya Schloezer: Kristin Milward
Professor R J Stone: Ken Russell
Ernie Gross: Joshua Towb
Arensky: Gavin Muir
Rimsky-Korsakov: Don MacCorkindale
Announcer: Donald MacLeod

: Russian Music for Two Pianos

Scriabin Fantasy in A minor Katia and Marielle Labeque Arensky Suite in F, Op 15
Stephen Coombs and Ian Munro Rachmaninov Russian
Rhapsody Dmitri Alexeev and Nikolai Demidenko


Unknown: Stephen Coombs
Unknown: Ian Munro
Unknown: Rhapsody Dmitri Alexeev
Unknown: Nikolai Demidenko

: Traditional Music

A Day in the Life of the Kathmandu Valley
Carol Tingey explores a village of the Newar people. Repeat

: Interpretations on Record

Richard Wigmore looks back over the long history of recordings of Handel's vocal music, with musical contributions from Kathleen Ferrier ,
Kenneth McKellar and Emma Kirkby. Producer Lindsay Kemp


Unknown: Richard Wigmore
Unknown: Kathleen Ferrier
Unknown: Kenneth McKellar
Unknown: Emma Kirkby.
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Antonio Cesti Orontea
Baroque Instrumental Ens/
René Jacobs
4.00 François Kerdoncuff (piano), Arpeggione Quartet Faure String
Quartet in E minor, Op 121 Vieme Piano Quintet, Op 42
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: René Jacobs
Piano: François Kerdoncuff
Philosphy: Andrea Bierbaum (contralto)
Love: Cettina Cadelo (sop)

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