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: Open University

5.55 Re-viewing the Family
6.15 Brecht's Songs
6.35 The Second Reform Act

: Sacred and Profane

With Paul Guinery. Bruckner Aequale I
London Brass, conductor John Scott
7.15 Bruckner Locus Iste
Winchester Cathedral Choir, conductor David Hill
7.09 Britten Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell
BBC Philharmonic, conductor Van Pascal Tortelier
7.30 Bach Cantata No 35: Geist und
Seele Wird Verwirret
Jard van Nes (contralto),
Leo Van Doeselaar (organ), Amsterdam Bach Soloists
7.59 Tomkins Fantasia a 6 Rose Consort of Viols
8.06 Faure Pavane
8.13 Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Stephen Hough (piano), BBC Philharmonic, conductor Van Pascal Tortelier ,
8.39 Bruckner Christus Factus Est
Winchester Cathedral Choir, conductor David Hill
8.45 Bruckner Ecce Sacerdos
Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, London Brass, conductor John Scott Producer Mark Rowlinson


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Bruckner Aequale
Conductor: John Scott
Conductor: David Hill
Conductor: van Pascal Tortelier
Contralto: Leo van Doeselaar
Soloists: Tomkins Fantasia
Piano: Paganini Stephen Hough
Conductor: van Pascal Tortelier
Conductor: David Hill
Conductor: Bruckner Ecce Sacerdos
Conductor: John Scott
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Choice of Three

With composer James Dillon.


Unknown: James Dillon.

: Brian Kay's Sunday Morning

Brian Kay presents a bank holiday special from the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building at St Hilda's College, Oxford, with live contributions from participants in the annual convention of the Association of British Choral Directors, and featuring composers and musicians closely associated with Oxford. Including
Walton March for the History of the English Speaking Peoples
Faure Elegie (played by Jacqueline du Pre and Gerald Moore )
Handel Concerto Grosso in C
(Alexander's Feast)
Parry Blest Pair of Sirens
The programme will also include
Dohnanyi's Symphonic Minutes and Eric Fenby 's Rossini on Ilkla Moor. Producer Piers Burton-Page E-MAIL: bksm@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Faure Elegie
Played By: Jacqueline du Pre
Unknown: Gerald Moore
Unknown: Eric Fenby
Producer: Piers Burton-Page

: Full Score

Guy Woolfenden chairs another edition of the classical music quiz. Joining regular team captains David Owen Norris and Daryl Runswick at this year's Cheltenham Festival are actors John Bird and Denis Quilley. Producer Sarah Devonald


Unknown: Guy Woolfenden
Unknown: David Owen
Unknown: Daryl Runswick
Unknown: Denis Quilley.
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: New for Old: Myths Retold

Eight myths rewritten by Michelene Wandor.
6: Hercules
A struggle for heroism. Read by Nicholas Farrell , with music by Handel.


Unknown: Michelene Wandor.
Read By: Nicholas Farrell

: Edinburgh International Festival

Schoenberg Gurrelieder
Arnold Schoenberg's magnificent and magical musings on love, death and transfiguration. His setting of Jens Peter Jacobsen 's powerful verse tells of King Waldemar's love for Tove and of his blasphemy after her death.
Presented by Brian Morton. Sung in German.
Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Edinburgh
Festival Chorus, Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado Given last Wednesday in the Usher Hall


Unknown: Jens Peter Jacobsen
Presented By: Brian Morton.
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Tove: Jane Eaglen(soprano)
Wood Dove: Marjana Lipovsek(mezzo)
King Waldemar: Thomas Moser(tenor)
Klaus: Philip Langridge(tenor)
Farmer: Franz Grundheber(bass)
Narrator: Hans Hotter

: Spirit of the Age

Allegri's now famous Miserere was for centuries a closely-guarded secret of the Sistine Chapel. Christopher Page and guests Hugh Keyte and Martin Neary look at the mysteries that surround the work and at the tradition within which it was written and performed. Repeat


Unknown: Hugh Keyte
Unknown: Martin Neary

: Christoph Pregardien Sings Schubert

A recital of Schubert settings of Schiller and Goethe given last year in the Wigmore Hall, London.
Christoph Pregardien (tenor), Andreas Staier (piano)
Schubert Die Burgschaft;
Hektors Abschied ; An Emma; Des Madchens
Klage; Gruppe aus dem Tartarus; Sehnsucht, D123; An Schwager
Kronos: Der Konig in Thule;
Meeres Stille , D216; An den Mond, D259; Wer Sich der Einsamkeit Ergibt
(Harfenspieler I); Rastlose Liebe ; Erster Verlust ; Ganymed


Piano: Andreas Staier
Unknown: Hektors Abschied
Unknown: Des Madchens
Unknown: Meeres Stille
Unknown: Rastlose Liebe
Unknown: Erster Verlust

: The Sunday Feature: Ashes in the Ganges

Sixty years after his late father left
India, theatre director Jatinder Verma journeys back to the holy city of Allahabad to scatter his ashes in the Ganges at the point where it meets the River Yamuna and the mythical
River Saraswati. From there, he travels by train into the heart of the Punjab to try to find the house of his father's birth. It is a pilgrimage rich with literary encounters in which he explores his own sense of displacement, his relationship with his father, and that between their respective Indias. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Director: Jatinder Verma
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Billy Mayerl

In the first of two programmes of music by the popular musician (1902-59), Peter Dickinson introduces records of the pianist Mayerl playing his own compositions, including Railroad Rhythms, The Jazz Mistress and Sweet William , as well as his piano transcription of Limehouse Blues. Repeat See also tomorrow 11.00am


Introduces: Peter Dickinson
Introduces: Sweet William

: Proms News

This week, a preview of the Proms Family Concert featuring composer Geoffrey Burgon and percussionist Evelyn Glennie. Conductors Richard Bernas and Stephen Layton discuss their late-night Prom of music both ancient and modern. And Detlev Glanert
unveils his new symphony. Repeated from yesterday 9.00am


Unknown: Geoffrey Burgon
Conductors: Evelyn Glennie.
Conductors: Richard Bernas
Conductors: Stephen Layton
Conductors: Detlev Glanert

: BBC Proms 1996

Tonight, a brilliant overture, a much-loved concerto, and one of the most celebrated of all symphonies from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their new chief conductor. And the young
German composer Detlev Glanert forges links between past and present in a new symphony which explores "the power of old symbols". Truls Mork (cello),
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Osmo Vanska
Nielsen Overture: Maskarade Detlev Glanert Symphony No 3 (BBC commission; world premiere)
Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor
8.35 Ivan Hewett chairs a live discussion about Detlev Glanert 's new symphony, with Georgina Born , Adrian Thomas and Steve Martland.
8.55 Beethoven Symphony No 5 in C minor


Unknown: Detlev Glanert
Cello: Truls Mork
Unknown: Detlev Glanert
Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Detlev Glanert
Unknown: Georgina Born
Unknown: Adrian Thomas
Unknown: Steve Martland.

: The Sunday Play: Oh What a Lovely War

Malcolm McKee 's adaptation of the theatrical entertainment which originated at the Theatre Workshop in Stratford East. Set in a fictional playhouse at the end of the pier in Scarborough, this theatrical chronicle of the First World War is told through songs, sketches and documents of the period. With Judy Cornwell ,
Kim Durham , Chris Emmett , Peter Jeffrey , Mary Lincoln , Malcolm McKee ,
Michael Mears , Michael Onslow , Norman Rodway , Cathy Sara ,
Christopher Scott , Jan Shand , Rob Swinton , John Webb and Rebecca Wright.
Arrangements and musical direction by Malcolm McKee. Research by Gerry Raffles and Charles Chilton. Director Sue Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Malcolm McKee
Unknown: Judy Cornwell
Unknown: Kim Durham
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Mary Lincoln
Unknown: Malcolm McKee
Unknown: Michael Mears
Unknown: Michael Onslow
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Cathy Sara
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Jan Shand
Unknown: Rob Swinton
Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Rebecca Wright.
Unknown: Malcolm McKee.
Unknown: Gerry Raffles
Unknown: Charles Chilton.
Director: Sue Wilson

: Traditional Music

World Tour
In her second programme exploring the music of six varied countries, Jo Shinner focuses on the Cuban group Sierra Maestra, formed in the mid-seventies when a number of music students at Havana University began playing Cuba's traditional son rhythms. The unusual spectacle of hip students in bell-bottoms playing roots music was an instant success among both young and old. Repeat


Unknown: Jo Shinner

: Interpretations on Record

It is difficult to imagine a time when Vivaldi's Four Seasons were not as hugely popular as they are today. Their time came with the advent of the LP in the late 1940s: before that, the earlier Concerti Grossi , Op 3 were more often heard. Harry Haskell , historian of the early music revival, charts the rise and rise of Vivaldi's concertos. Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: Concerti Grossi
Unknown: Harry Haskell
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Through the Night

With David Cornet.
1.20 Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Eliahu Inbal
Brahms Symphony No 3 in F
Schoenberg Pelleas and Melisande
2.45 Chamber Music
3.45 Early Music Concerto Palatino, conductors Bruce Dickey and Charles Toet. From Venice to Vienna: works in the style of Gabrieli at the imperial court circa 1620.
5.00 Sequence


Unknown: David Cornet.
Conductor: Eliahu Inbal
Conductors: Bruce Dickey
Conductors: Charles Toet.

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