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: Record Review

Paul Guinery introduces two hours of new releases.
Sullivan Incidental music:
Henry VIII
Emmanuel Lawler (tenor) RTE Concert Orchestra/ Andrew Penny
7.20 Vivaldi Oboe
Concerto in C (RV450) Douglas Boyd (oboe) Chamber Orchestra of Europe
7.31 Fuchs Cello Sonata
No 2 in Eflat minor Nancy Green (cello)
Caroline Palmer (piano)
7.53 Martinu
Toccata e due canzoni
St Paul CO/
Christopher Hogwood
8.19 Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 3 in C minor
John Lill (piano)
City of Birmingham SO/Walter Weller


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Henry Viii
Tenor: Emmanuel Lawler
Oboe: Douglas Boyd
Piano: Caroline Palmer
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Piano: John Lill

: News

9.05 Record Review continues with Richard Osborne.
Building a Library:
Mahler's Symphony No 3 by Michael Kennedy. Duncan Druce on Chandos's premiere recording of Tavener's We Shall See Him As He Is.
Lionel Salter reviews new discs of harpsichord music.
10.35 Record Release
Soler Sonatas Nos 22 and 23 in B flat
Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)
10.50 Alfonso X "El
Sabio" Two Cantigas de Santa Maria
Bagby (voice) and Barbara Thornton (instrumental)
11.05 Balbastre
La Suzanne; La Genty; La Malesherbe
Ursula Deutschler
11.18 Even contemporary music can become historical: Stockhausen is publishing a huge CD retrospective of his music, and The Whale, the work that launched John
Tavener's career, has been reissued. Michael
Oliver assesses these and other.releases.
12.24 Tavener
The Whale
Anna Reynolds (mezzo) Raimund Herinckx (baritone)
Alvar Liddell (speaker) John Tavener
(organ/Hammond organ)
London Sinfonietta Chorus London Sinfonietta/
David Atherton. Records Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury
(9.05-10.35 repeated on Wednesday at 2.00pm)


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Michael Kennedy.
Unknown: Duncan Druce
Unknown: Lionel Salter
Unknown: Soler Sonatas
Unknown: Santa Maria

: News

: Scotland's Music

John Purser presents the first of five concerts of Scottish music from the Edinburgh International Festival.
From Columba to Carver A sequence including
Celtic chants in honour of St Columba and St
Kentigern; tropes and polyphony from St
Andrew's Music Book; motets by Robert Carver ; and readings from Celtic texts and the earliest translation of the Bible into Scots (1520). Cappella Nova/ Alan Tavener
Tom Fleming (reader)


Unknown: John Purser
Unknown: Robert Carver
Unknown: Alan Tavener
Reader: Tom Fleming

: Hummel

Octet-Partita in Eflat
Members of the Chamber
Orchestra of Europe. Record

: The Koussevitzky Legacy

Koussevitzky in Europe: 2 Humphrey Burton presents the third of 12 programmes reflecting the great legacy of recordings and commissions by the conductor
Serge Koussevitzky. With reminiscences from the violinist Isaac Stem.
Strauss Don Juan Brahms
Violin Concerto in D Jascha Heifetz (violin) Sibelius
Symphony No 2 in D Boston SO/Serge
Koussevitzky. Records


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Conductor: Serge Koussevitzky.
Violinist: Isaac Stem.
Unknown: Don Juan
Violin: Jascha Heifetz

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Opera News

with James Naughtie. Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Producer: David Gallagher

: Violin Sonatas

Vilmos Szabadi (violin) Marta Gulyas (piano)
Beethoven Sonata in F, Op 24 (Spring) Mozart Sonata in Eflat (K481)


Piano: Marta Gulyas
Piano: Beethoven Sonata

: Stiffelio

A new production of Verdi's opera live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Sung in Italian.
Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra conductor Edward Downes
8.30 Verdi and Religion Roger Parker considers the place of religion in Verdi's life and operas.
8.50 Acts 2 and 3 (In association with the Friends of Covent Garden)
0 MUSIC AND ARTS: page 13


Conductor: Edward Downes
Unknown: Roger Parker
Stiffelio: Jose Carreras (tenor)
Raffaele: Robin Leggate (tenor)
Stankar: Gregory Yurisch (bar)
Una: Catherine Malfitano (sop)
Jorg: Gwynne Howell (bass)
Federico: Lynton Atkinson (tenor)
Dorothea: Adele Paxton (mezzo)

: The Old Canoe Ramp at Tongariki

Last year, Paul Theroux made a trip to many of the islands in the Pacific.
Here, he ponders on the strangeness of Easter Island.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Paul Theroux
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: 20th-century Piano Sonatas

Janis Vakarelis (piano)
Prokofiev Sonata No 7, Op 83
Michel Philippot Sonata No 2


Piano: Janis Vakarelis

: Impressions

Brian Morton with news and reviews, including interviews with two guitarists from very different schools -
Martin Taylor , and Derek Bailey who also runs his own small record label, Incus. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Martin Taylor
Unknown: Derek Bailey
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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