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Schnittke Week at BBC London with Five Broadcasts

After the successful Schnittke Festival of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in November 2009 on the occasion of the 75th birthday of the composer Alfred Schnittke, there will now be musical portraits of him presented by the BBC as "Composer of the Week" in five broadcasts in words and music from 11 to 15 January 2010.

The programmes are on BBC Radio 3, broadcast twice on their respective days; the titles are:

11 January 2010, 12.00 - 1 PM
BBC Radio 3 Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Episode 1
Donald Macleod explores Schnittke's early career, culminating in his oratorio Nagasaki.

11 January 2010, 10 PM – 11 PM
BBC Radio 3 Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Episode 1
Donald Macleod explores Schnittke's early career, culminating in his oratorio Nagasaki.

12 January 2010, 12.00 - 1 PM
BBC Radio 3 Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Episode 2
Presented by Donald Macleod. Schnittke's polystylism and extraordinary First Symphony.

12 January 2010, 10 PM – 11 PM
BBC Radio 3 Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Episode 2
Presented by Donald Macleod. Schnittke's polystylism and extraordinary First Symphony.

13. Januar 2010, 12.00 – 1 PM
BBC Radio 3 Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Episode 3
Donald Macleod explores three key Schnittke works from the mid-1970s.

13. Januar 2010, 10 PM - 11 PM
BBC Radio 3 Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Episode 3
Donald Macleod explores three key Schnittke works from the mid-1970s.

14. Januar 2010, 12.00 – 1 PM
BBC Radio 3 Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Episode 4
Donald Macleod on Schnittke's battles with ill-health. With the disturbing Faust Cantata.

14. Januar 2010, 10 PM – 11 PM
BBC Radio 3 Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Episode 4
Donald Macleod on Schnittke's battles with ill-health. With the disturbing Faust Cantata.

15. Januar 2010, 12.00 – 1 PM
BBC Radio 3 Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Episode 5
Donald Macleod explores Schnittke's last works, including the Ninth Symphony.

15. Januar 2010, 10 PM – 11 PM
BBC Radio 3 Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)
Episode 5
Donald Macleod explores Schnittke's last works, including the Ninth Symphony.

 

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