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: Record Review

Paul Guinery introduces two hours of new releases.
Four Pieces (originally Op 1) Beate Berthold (piano)
7.15 Molter Trumpet Concerto No 2 in D
Guy Touvron (trumpet) Wurttemberg CO/ Jorg Faerber
7.28 Dvorak
Five Bagatelles, Op 47 Domus
7.47 Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No 1
Peter Jablonski (piano) Raymond Simmons (trumpet)
RPO/Vladimir Ashkenazy
8.12 Diepenbrock Lydische Nacht
Hague Residentie
Orchestra/Ed Spanjaard
8.32 Krommer
Flute Quintet in E minor, Op 55
Bruno Meier (flute) Stamitz Quartet


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Piano: Beate Berthold
Unknown: Jorg Faerber
Piano: Peter Jablonski
Piano: Raymond Simmons
Flute: Bruno Meier

: News

9.05 Record Review continues with Anthony Burton.
Building a Library: Rachmaninov's Piano
Concerto No 4 by Bryce Morrison.
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood reviews Paul McCreesh 's Venetian Vespers, the follow-up to his successful Venetian
Coronation. With Edward Greenfield on British orchestral and vocal music.
10.35 Record Release Vaughan Williams Pilgrim Progress (Act 1, sc 2) Soloists
Royal Northern College of Music Chorus and Orchestra/Igor Kennaway
10.50 Havergal Brian Symphony No 32
National SO of Ireland/ Adrian Leaper
11.12 Opening sequence from the Vespers of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin as it might have been performed at St Mark's, Venice in 1643, including music by Rigatti and Grandi.
Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh
11.34 Bantock Two
Heroic Ballads
RPO/Vemon Handley
11.44 Tippett Byzantium Faye Robinson (soprano) Chicago SO/Georg Solti
12.12 Patrick O'Connor reviews EMI's Le Théâtre Parisien, a five-CD survey of French acting from Sarah Bernhardt to
Sacha Guitry.
12.42 Paris also produced one of the first classics of early music, Nadia Boulanger's recordings of madrigals by Monteverdi. This selection includes the tenors Hugues Cuenod and Paul Derenne. Discs
Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury
(9.05-10.35 repeated Wednesday 2.00pm)


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: Bryce Morrison.
Unknown: Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Unknown: Paul McCreesh
Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Unknown: Havergal Brian
Unknown: Adrian Leaper
Soprano: Faye Robinson

: News

: Scotland's Music

The Scottish Virtuoso The last of five concerts from the 1992 Edinburgh International Festival presented by John Purser. Evelyn Glennie (percussion)
Barry Tuckwell (horn) Steven Osborne (piano) George Macllwham (bagpipes)
Scottish Chamber
Orchestra conductors
Alexander Gibson and Jukka-Pekka Saraste William Wallace
Symphonic poem: The Passing of Beatrice
James MacMillan Veni, veni Emmanuel (Concerto for percussion)
Thea Musgrave Horn Concerto Mackenzie
Piano Concerto (Scottish) Whyte Finale (Ballet:
Donald of the Burthens) (Given in association with Famous Grouse Scotch Whisky)


Presented By: John Purser.
Presented By: Evelyn Glennie
Horn: Barry Tuckwell
Piano: Steven Osborne
Piano: George MacLlwham
Conductors: Alexander Gibson
Conductors: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Conductors: William Wallace
Horn: Thea Musgrave

: The Koussevitzky Legacy

7: BSO Anniversary Season 1930-31 (3) Humphrey Burton continues his 12-part series with a final programme of music from the Boston Symphony's 50th anniversary season. Including the reminiscences of Koussevitzky's one-time secretary, Nicholas Slonimski.
Bach, orch Schoenberg Prelude and Fugue in E flat (St Anne)
Boston SO/Seiji Ozawa
Ravel Piano Concerto in G Columbia SO/Leonard Bernstein (piano) Copland
Symphonic Ode
LSO/The Composer. Discs


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Nicholas Slonimski.

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Tristan und Isolde

Wagner's opera in the new production by Yannis Kokkos for Welsh
National Opera, live from the New Theatre, Cardiff. Sung in German.
Welsh National Opera Chorus and Orchestra/ Charles Mackerras
Presented by Gordon Stewart.
6.20 Jeremy Beadle talks about the symbolism of night and day in the opera.
6.50 Act 2
8.10 Opera News with James Naughtie. Producer David Gallagher
9.10 Act 3
(A co-production with Scottish Opera)


Production By: Yannis Kokkos
Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Presented By: Gordon Stewart.
Talks: Jeremy Beadle
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Producer: David Gallagher
Tristan: Jeffrey Lawton (tenor)
Isolde: Anne Evans (soprano)
Brangane: Della Jones (mezzo)
King Marke: Peter Rose (bass)
Kurwenal: Richard Paul Fink (bar)
Melot: John Harris (tenor)
Young sailor / Helmsman: Philip Lloyd-Evans (baritone)
Shepherd: Peter Hoare (tenor)

: 20s SEASON Body Politics: Sex in the 1920s

Christopher Cook examines changing attitudes to sex in the 20s with Roy Porter , Lesley Hall , June Rose and Cate Haste.
Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Roy Porter
Unknown: Lesley Hall
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Impressions

Brian Morton reviews albums by, among others, guitarist John Scofield , trombonist
Albert Mangelsdorff and bass player Jaco Pastorius.
Alyn Shipton talks about new biographies of Louis Jordan, Omette Coleman and Andy Razaf.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Guitarist: John Scofield
Unknown: Albert Mangelsdorff
Unknown: Jaco Pastorius.
Talks: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Omette Coleman
Unknown: Andy Razaf.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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