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: Open University

Lord Briggs on History

: Weather

: Record Review

with Paul Guinery.
Borodin Piano Trio in D
(Unfinished) Moscow Trio
7.23 Schtitz Two sacred concertos: Wohl dem, der ein tugendsam Weib hat,
Domini est terra
Cantus Colin
Hanover Boys' Choir Musica Fiata
7.38 Strauss Symphonic Fantasy from 'Die Frau ohne Schatten'
Rotterdam PO/Jeffrey Tate
8.02 Bach Chromatic
Fantasy and Fugue in D minor (BWV 903)
Trevor Pinnock (h'chord)
8.15 Dittersdorf String Quartet No 6
Franz Schubert Quartet
8.32 William Grant Still
Symphony No 1 (Afro-American)
Detroit SO/Neeme Jarvi


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Trevor Pinnock

: News

9.05 Record Review continues with Richard Osborne.
Building a Library: Berg's opera Lulu by Stephen Walsh. Richard Wigmore on new recordings of Classical and Romantic chamber music.
10.35 Record Release
Mozart String Quartet in F (K158)
Eder Quartet
10.53 Mendelssohn Cello
Sonata No 2 in D, Op 58 Christophe Coin (cello) Patrick Cohen (fortepiano)
11.23 Lekeu Méditation
Camerata Quartet
11.35 The old Soviet state label Melodiya is now a private company with a rich back catalogue to draw on, issuing its own CDs for the first time rather than through western licensees. Stephen Johnson assesses its strengths and plays a classic recording.
Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury
(9.05-10.35 repeated Wednesday at 2.00pm)


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Stephen Walsh.
Unknown: Richard Wigmore
Cello: Patrick Cohen
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Producers: Nick Morgan
Producers: Clive Portbury

: News

: Scotland's Music

Thistles, Kisses and Crescendos
John Purser presents the third of five concerts of Scottish music from the 1992 Edinburgh
International Festival.
Patricia McMahon (sop)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor) Scottish Chamber Orchestra/ James Clark (violin) Ursula Smith (cello)
David McGuinness (h'chord) Songs, dances and sonatas of the mid-18th century, including:
James Oswald Flower
Sonatas (The Seasons) Colin 's Kisses; Dustcart and Wheelbarrow Cantatas William McGibbon Sonata No 3 in G
Earl of Kelly Minuets Aria: Death is Now My Only Treasure
Overture: The Maid of the Mill; Symphony in C


Unknown: John Purser
Unknown: Patricia McMahon
Tenor: John Mark Ainsley
Violin: James Clark
Cello: Ursula Smith
Cello: David McGuinness
Unknown: James Oswald

: The Koussevitzky Legacy

5: BSO AnniversarySeason 1930-31 (1) Humphrey Burton continues his 12-part series with the first of three programmes devoted to Koussevitzky's commissions for the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchhestra.
Musorgsky, orch Ravel Pictures from an Exhibition Boston SO/
Serge Koussevitzky
Roussel Symphony No 3 in G minor
Orchestra/Charles Munch Respighi
Metamorphoseon modi dodeci
Philharmonia/ Geoffrey Simon
Prokofiev Symphony No 4 (original version)
Scottish National Orchestra/ Neemejarvi. Records


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Serge Koussevitzky
Unknown: Geoffrey Simon

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Third Opinion

Presented by Philip Dodd from the 43rd Berlin
International Film Festival.
New films being showcased in the festival are reviewed with the help of an international panel of film critics. Plus a look at the German film industry. Producer Belinda Sample


Presented By: Philip Dodd

: The Bartered Bride

Comic opera in three acts by Bedrich Smetana to a libretto by Karel Sabina. Sung in Czech.
Prague National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra conductor Bohumil Gregor
Preserving Prague In the years since the Velvet Revolution, the city of Prague has been considering how to preserve its architectural splendour. Martin Burt reports on the efforts by British and Czech architects working on the churches and palaces, the Tyl theatre and the town houses of the old quarter.


Unknown: Bedrich Smetana
Unknown: Karel Sabina.
Conductor: Bohumil Gregor
Unknown: Martin Burt
Krusina JINDRICH: Jin Drak (bar)
Ludmila: Daniela Sounova(sop)
Marenka: Jirina Markova(sop)
Micha: Antonin Svorc(bar)
Hata: Libuse Marova(mezzo)
Vasek: Vladimir Dolezal (tenor)
Jenik JAN: Mark Vart (tenor)
Kecal: Bohuslav Marsik(bass)
Ringmaster: Jiri Cee(tenor)
Esmeralda: Jitka Sobehartova(soprano)
An Indian: Zdenek Harvanek(bass)

: 20s SEASON Main Street, USA

To tie in with Birmingham's festival of music written in the 1920s - Towards the Millennium - Radio 3 is presenting a month of programmes looking at the cultural life of the decade, of which Main Street, USA is the first.
Its subject is the Nobel laureate Sinclair Lewis , the most renowned American novelist of the 1920s. The author of Main Street, Babbitt and It Can't
Happen Here, his titles are mainstays in the American language, yet his work is little known today. Russell Davies travels to
Minnesota and New York to assess the reputation and legacy of a forgotten literary figure.
Producer Noah Richler
(More 20s Season programmes tomorrow and throughout the week)


Unknown: Sinclair Lewis
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Noah Richler

: St Magnus Festival

A chamber music recital from the 1992 festival given by Chameleon with David James (alto).
Poul Ruders Vox in Rama Gerard McBurney My
Gipsy Life (first performance) Arvo Part Es sang vor langenjahren
Shostakovich Piano Quintet, Op 57


Unknown: David James
Unknown: Rama Gerard McBurney

: Impressions

Brian Morton with news, reviews and a specially recorded set by the Spontaneous Music
Ensemble, with John Stevens (trumpet/percussion), John Butcher (saxophones), Neil Metcalf (flute) and Roger Smith (guitar). Plus a conversation with John Stevens about the work of the group he founded some 15 years ago.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: John Stevens
Flute: Neil Metcalf
Flute: Roger Smith
Unknown: John Stevens
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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