And The Band Played On

A new six-part series in which former Radio 3 controller John Drummond takes a searching look at the state of orchestral provision in Britain.

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Programme Catalogue - Details: 19 November 199119911119

Producer: M.

CLARKE

Next in series: PROGRAMME 1

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19 Nov 1991 21:02-22:00 (RADIO 2)

Recorded on 1991-11-11.

01The Isle Is Full Of Noises20000513

1: `The Isle Is Full of Noises'.

Drummond begins with an overview of the current situation in conversation with composer Peter Maxwell Davies, trumpeter John Wallace and conductor Simon Rattle

02The London Problem20000520

A six-part series in which former Radio 3 controller John Drummond takes a searching look at the state of orchestral provision in Britain.

2: `The LONDON Problem'.

John Drummond examines questions about orchestras, halls and conductors in LONDON, in conversation with Clive Gillinson, manager of the LSO, Karsten Witt, director of the South Bank, and Kurt Masur, new music director of the LPO.

03Covering The Country20000603

A six-part series in which former Radio 3 controller John Drummond takes a searching look at the state of orchestral provision in Britain.

3: `Covering the Country'.

John Drummond looks at the valuable contribution made by regional orchestras and at the problems they face, in conversation with four people closely involved with their management and programming over the years - David Richardson, Edward Smith, John Summers and Hugh Macdonald

04Small Forces, Big Impact20000610

A six-part series in which former Radio 3 controller John Drummond takes a searching look at the state of orchestral provision in Britain.

4: `Small Forces, Big Impact'.

The early-music movement and the proliferation of chamber orchestras have had a profound effect on the musical scene.

John Drummond discusses their impact with conductor Roger Norrington, director of the Proms Nicholas Kenyon and Stephen Carpenter, manager of the City of LONDON Sinfonia.

05Toward A Wider Repertoire20000617

A six-part series in which former Radio 3 controller John Drummond takes a searching look at the state of orchestral provision in Britain.

5: `Toward a Wider Repertoire'.

John Drummond looks at ways in which orchestras can increase the range of music they play, in conversation with the composer and festival director Michael Berkeley, conductor Martyn Brabbins and the artistic director of the LONDON Sinfonietta, GillIan Moore

06 LASTStrategies Or Solutions20000624

The final programme of a series in which former Radio 3 controller John Drummond takes a searching look at the state of orchestral provision in Britain.

6: `Strategies or Solutions'.

John Drummond talks to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Chris Smith about the prospects for orchestras in the future, and to Libby MacNamara of the Association of British Orchestras, as well as previous contributors to the series about last autumn's financial statement from the Arts Council.