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Renaissance Music

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Paul Guinery introduces two hours of new releases.
Wind Quintet in F, Op 95 Fodor Quintet
7.22 Ravel Alborada del gracioso; La vallèe des cloches (Miroirs)
Anne Queffelec (piano)
7.36 Haydn String Quartet in B minor, Op 33 No 1 Maggini Quartet
8.03 Lucie Skeaping and John Potter sing popular English national songs from Saydisc's new album with Jeremy Barlow 's Broadside Band.
8.14 Tchaikovsky Suite No 3 in G
USSR Ministry of Culture Orchestra/
Gennady Rozhdestvensky


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Ravel Alborada
Piano: Anne Queffelec
Piano: John Potter
Unknown: Jeremy Barlow

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: Record Review

continues with Anthony Burton.
Building a Library:
Tippett's A Child of Our Time by Michael Oliver.
Nicholas Anderson reviews chamber music by William Lawes , Rameau and others, rich in the sounds of the viol. Edward Seckerson hails Gerard Schwarz 's recording for Delos of the complete symphonies of Howard Hanson.
10.35 Record Release Rameau
Concert No 4 in B flat
(Pieces de clavecin en concerts) Ryo Terakado (violin) Kaori Uemura
(viola da gamba)
Christophe Rousset (h'chord)
10.47 Hanson
Symphony No 3
Seattle Symphony/ Gerard Schwarz
11.24 Lawes
Sett No 8 in D for 2 violins, bass viol and organ London Baroque
11.33 Rodney Milnes reviews opera reissues, including Philips's Opera Collector series; Debussy and Ravel from Ansermet; and Ferenc Fricsay 's classic early stereo operas for DG, ending with 12.35 Beethoven
Fidelio (excerpt) with Leonie Rysanek ,
Irmgard Seefried ,
Ernst Haefliger , Dietrich Fischer -Dieskau, Keith Engen and Gottlob Frick. Discs
Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury
(9. 05-10.35 repeated Wednesday 2.00pm)


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: Michael Oliver.
Unknown: Nicholas Anderson
Music By: William Lawes
Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Unknown: Gerard Schwarz
Unknown: Howard Hanson.
Violin: Ryo Terakado
Viola: Kaori Uemura
Unknown: Christophe Rousset
Unknown: Gerard Schwarz
Unknown: Ferenc Fricsay
Unknown: Leonie Rysanek
Unknown: Irmgard Seefried
Unknown: Ernst Haefliger
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer
Unknown: Keith Engen
Unknown: Gottlob Frick.
Producers: Nick Morgan
Producers: Clive Portbury

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: Peter SerkinPlays Bach

Partita No 6 in E minor
1.45 Interval Reading
1.50 Goldberg Variations (BWV988)

: Tailleferre

Piano Trio
Clementi Trio Cologne Discs

: TheKoussevitzky Legacy

Koussevitzky Foundation Commissions: 1942 The eighth of 12 programmes by Humphrey Burton surveying the legacy of the Russian-born conductor and patron
Serge Koussevitzky , with contributions from
Oliver Knussen and Sarah CaldwelL
Symphony No 1
Czech PO/Jiri Belohlavek Barber
Prayers of Kierkegaard Sarah Reese (soprano) Chicago SO/
Andrew Schenck
Britten Passacaglia ; Dawn; Sunday Morning (Peter Grimes ) Boston SO/Koussevitzky Peter Grimes (Act 3, sc 2) Joan Cross (soprano) Peter Pears (tenor)
Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra/
Reginald Goodall
Four Sea Interludes
(Peter Grimes ) New York PO/
Leonard Bernstein


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Unknown: Serge Koussevitzky
Unknown: Oliver Knussen
Soprano: Kierkegaard Sarah Reese
Unknown: Andrew Schenck
Unknown: Britten Passacaglia
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Soprano: Joan Cross
Tenor: Peter Pears
Unknown: Reginald Goodall
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein

: Jazz RecordRequests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Third Opinion

The discipline of Cultural Studies now embraces areas as diverse as comic-books and popular cinema. Christopher Cook and guests review some new studies in this genre. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Alceste

Gluck's opera to a libretto by Roullet after Calzabigi, sung in French in the revised version (Paris, 1776).
Virtue is rewarded as Alceste prepares to give her life to save her husband.
Members of the Netherlands Radio Chorus
Netherlands Radio
Chamber Orchestra conductor Arnold Ostman.
7.25 A reading from
Gluck's preface to Alceste, which made history with its manifesto for opera as music drama.
7.35 Acts 2 and 3


Conductor: Arnold Ostman.
Admete: Donald Litaker(tenor)
Alceste: Gabriele Lechner(sop)
High Priest of Apollo: Kristinn Sigmundsson(bass)
Evandre: Donald George(tenor)
Herald! Voice of Hades: Nicolas Cavallier(bass)
Hercuks: Didier Henry(baritone)
Voice of Apollo: George Mosley(baritone)
Oracle: Henk Vanheunsbergen(bass)

: 20s SEASON All Those VileBodies

A Profile of Aldous Huxley
Dr Valentine Cunningham , Senior Tutor in English Literature at Corpus
Christi College, Oxford, considers some of the contradictions in the satirist of the brittle 20s turned prophetic critic of 20th-century progress. He spanned the period from the despair of the First
World War to the mystic salvationism of the mid-century - a man whose interests covered literature, science, religion and politics. With Sybille Bedford, Lord Jenkins of Hillhead,
Sir Stephen Spender , Gavin Ewart ,
Julian Symons , Professor
Lewis Wolpert and archive recordings of Huxley, his brother Julian and contemporaries.
Producer Judith Bumpus


Unknown: Aldous Huxley
Unknown: Dr Valentine Cunningham
Unknown: Sir Stephen Spender
Unknown: Gavin Ewart
Unknown: Julian Symons
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Howells andLeighton

Margaret Fingerhut (piano)
Three Pieces, Op 14 Slow Dance
Kenneth Leighton Four Romantic Pieces.


Piano: Margaret Fingerhut
Unknown: Kenneth Leighton

: Don Pullen

The American pianist recorded in concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, last October during a Contemporary Music Network tour, with Hilliard Green (bass) and Cindy Blackman (drums).
Introduced by Brian Morton, who talks to Don Pullen during the interval.


Bass: Hilliard Green
Bass: Cindy Blackman
Introduced By: Brian Morton

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