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Paul Guinery introduces two hours of new releases.

Telemann Concerto in G for oboe d'amore and strings London Harpsichord Ensemble/Sarah Francis (oboe d'amore)

7.16 Fibich Sonata in B flat, Op 28 Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (piano duet)

7.34 Boccherini Sextet in F minor Mayumi Seiler and Iris Juda (violins) Diemut Poppen and Werner Dickel (violas) Richard Lester and Howard Penny (cellos)

7.50 Villa-Lobos Bachianas brasileiras No 9
BBC Singers/Odaline de la Martinez

8.00 Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
Orchestre d'Auvergne/Jean-Jacques Kantorow

8.36 Bach Mass in B minor (excerpt)
Soloists Collegium Musicum 90/Richard Hickox


Presenter: Paul Guinery
Musicians: London Harpsichord Ensemble
Oboeist: Sarah Francis
Pianist: Anthony Goldstone
Pianist: Caroline Clemmow
Violinist: Mayumi Seiler
Violinist: Iris Juda
Viola Player: Diemut Poppen
Viola Player: Werner Dickel
Cellist: Richard Lester
Cellist: Howard Penny
Singers: BBC Singers
Singer: Odaline de la Martinez
Musicians: Orchestre d'Auvergne
Conductor: Jean-Jacques Kantorow
Musicians: Collegium Musicum 90
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: News

9.05 Record Review continues with Richard Osbome.
Building a Library: The lieder of Hugo Wolf , by Alan Blyth.
Jonathan Swain on new records of classical and romantic orchestral music.
10.35 Record Release
Bruckner Symphony No 5 in B flat: Berlin PO/ Daniel Barenboim
11.46 Last year, Pearl issued a 12-CD award-winning history of pre-war Covent Garden. Now they have done the same for the singers of pre-1917 Russia. John Steane reviews that and other reissues of Slav singers.
12.37 Brahms Vier ernste Gesänge, Op
Alexander Kipnis (bass) Gerald Moore (piano) (1936, Mono). Records
Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury
(9.05-10.35am repeated Wed


Unknown: Richard Osbome.
Unknown: Hugo Wolf
Unknown: Alan Blyth.
Unknown: Jonathan Swain
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Singers: Brahms Vier
Bass: Alexander Kipnis
Piano: Gerald Moore
Piano: Clive Portbury

: News

: Australia Ensemble

Serenade in D for flute, violin and viola, Op 25 Bartok
Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano Carl Vine
Cafe Concertino Beethoven
String Trio in G, Op 9 No 1


Piano: Carl Vine

: Bryn Terfel

Malcolm Martineau (piano)
Schubert Der Atlas ; Ihr Bild; Das Fischermädchen; Die Taubenpost
Ibert Quatre Chansons de Don Quichotte
Dilys Elwyn Edwards The Cloths of Heaven Bradwen Jones


Piano: Malcolm Martineau
Piano: Schubert Der Atlas
Unknown: Dilys Elwyn Edwards
Unknown: Bradwen Jones

: The Koussevitzky Legacy

The first of 12 programmes, written and presented by Humphrey Burton , reflecting the legacy of the Russian-bom double-bass virtuoso, music publisher and conductor
Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951), with reminiscences from harpist Maria Korchinska and violinist Harry Ellis Dickson.
1: Mother Russia Koussevitzky, orch
Meyer-Tormin Double Bass Concerto, Op 3
Gary Karr (double bass) Berlin RSO/Uros Lajovic Koussevitzky
Valse miniature; Chanson triste
The Composer (double bass) Pierre Luboschutz (piano) Musorgsky
Prelude: Khovanshchina
Le Poème de l'extase
Symphony No 6 in B minor (Pathétique)
Boston Symphony Orchestra/
Serge Koussevitzky Producer John Evans


Presented By: Humphrey Burton
Conductor: Serge Koussevitzky
Harpist: Maria Korchinska
Violinist: Harry Ellis
Unknown: Gary Karr
Unknown: Lajovic Koussevitzky
Piano: Pierre Luboschutz
Unknown: Serge Koussevitzky
Producer: John Evans

: Live from the Met: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Otto Schenk 's new production of Wagner's opera, live from the Metropolitan Opera, New York, conducted by the Met's Artistic Director, James Levine.
Metropolitan Opera
Chorus and Orchestra conductor James Levine Act
6.25 The Metropolitan Opera Quiz
Listeners challenge three opera experts.
* Questions for future quizzes can be sent to: Texaco Opera Quiz, 101 Park Avenue, Suite 1812, New York 10178-1897
6.55 Act 2
7.55 Architects and Critics: An American View
Is architecture today in a healthy state? Architect Cesar Pelli , who has received severe criticism in Britain for his buildings in Canary Wharf, defends his design and discusses his architectural principles with Joe Mordaunt Crook , Professor of Architectural
History at the University of London.
8.20 Act 3
(An EBU presentation in association with the Texaco
Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network)


Unknown: Otto Schenk
Director: James Levine.
Conductor: James Levine
Unknown: Cesar Pelli
Unknown: Joe Mordaunt Crook
Eva: Karita Mattila (soprano)
Walther: Francisco Araiza (tenor)
David: Lars Magnussen (tenor)
Hans Sachs: Donald McIntyre (bass)
Beckmesser: Hermann Prey (bar)
Beckmesser: Jan-Hendrik Rootering (bass)
Magdalena: Birgitta Svenden (soprano)
Kothner: John Del Carlo (bass)
Night watchman: Julien Robbins (bass)
Vogelgesang: Paul Groves (tenor)
Zorn: Robert Brubaker (tenor)
Eisslinger: Charles Anthony (tenor)
Moser: John Horton Murray (tenor)
Nachtigall: Kim Josephson (bass)
Ortel: Philip Cokorinos (bass)
Schwarz: Leroy Lehr (bass)
Foltz: Richard Vernon (bass)

: Third Opinion

William Feaver discusses sculpture at the Hayward Gallery, the Contemporary Art Fair in London and Chicano art in Manchester with Richard Cork , Sarah Kent and Waldemar Januszczak
. Also, a look at the Tate Gallery's plans for a separate Museum of Modem Art.
Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: William Feaver
Unknown: Richard Cork
Unknown: Sarah Kent
Unknown: Waldemar Januszczak
Producer: Julian Hale

: Impressions

Brian Morton talks to singer Karen Krog about the recently reissued 10-CD set of Billie Holiday recordings and to singer Vanessa Mackness about new discs by Vocal
Summit and singer Patricia Barker. Plus music by trumpeter Ian Carr and saxophonists Gary Bartz and Elton Dean.
Producer Derek Drescher


Talks: Brian Morton
Singer: Karen Krog
Singer: Vanessa MacKness
Singer: Patricia Barker.
Unknown: Ian Carr
Unknown: Gary Bartz
Unknown: Elton Dean.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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