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: Record Review

Paul Guinery introduces two hours of new releases.
L'Horloge de Fbre Lajos Lencses (oboe)
Stuttgart RSO/Uri Segal
7.17 Brahms
Alto Rhapsody
Nathalie Stutzmann
Bavarian Radio Chorus and SO/Colin Davis
7.31 Haydn Symphony No 83 in G minor (Hen) Montreal Sinfonietta/ Charles Dutoit
7.56 Telemann 'Paris'
Quartet No 6 in E minor Ensemble Florilegium
8.16 Mendelssohn, compl Fanny
Mendelssohn Songs from Op 9
Barbara Bonney (soprano) Geoffrey Parsons (piano)
8.27 Schumann
Piano Concerto in A minor
Lars Vogt (piano)
CBSO/Simon Rattle


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Oboe: Lajos Lencses

: News

9.05 Record Review continues with Richard Osborne.
Building a Library: Strauss's Elektra by Michael Kennedy.
John Warrack investigates the record companies' sudden interest in the music of Clara Wieck , later Clara Schumann.
10.35 Record Release
Clara Schumann
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 7
Angela Cheng (piano)
Women's Philharmonic/ Jo Ann Falletta
10.59 Clara Schumann
Six Songs, Op 13
Isabel Lippitz (soprano)
Deborah Richards (piano)
11.13 Strauss
Violin Sonata, Op 18
Anne Akiko Meyers (violin) Rohan da Silva (piano)
11.42 William Shuman
Symphony No 10 (American Muse) St Louis SO/
Leonard Slatkin
12.12 Michael Fine is a one-man record factory for Koch International
Classics. As he explains to Anthony Burton , next to his office is an editing suite where he can do a few splices when he is not recording more rare repertoire, such as this best-selling modern concerto:
12.38 Ellen Taaffe
Zwilich Flute Concerto
Doriot Anthony Dwyer (flute)
LSO/James Sedares. Discs Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury
(9.05-10.35 repeated Wednesday at 2.00pm)


Unknown: Richard Osborne.
Unknown: Michael Kennedy.
Unknown: John Warrack
Unknown: Clara Wieck
Unknown: Clara Schumann.
Piano: Clara Schumann
Piano: Angela Cheng
Unknown: Jo Ann Falletta
Unknown: Clara Schumann
Piano: Deborah Richards
Violin: Anne Akiko Meyers
Piano: William Shuman
Unknown: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Michael Fine
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Ellen Taaffe
Flute: Doriot Anthony Dwyer

: Newt

: Borodin Quartet

Natalia Gutman (cello)
Beethoven Grosse Fuge , Op
Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor (D703)
String Quintet in C (D956)


Cello: Natalia Gutman
Cello: Beethoven Grosse Fuge

: Italian Interlude

Vivaldi Concerto in A minor, Op 3 No 5
Simon Standage and Miles Golding (violins) English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock
Piccolo Concerto per Muriel Couvreux
Bruno Canino (piano) Dallapiccola
Ensemble/Luigi Suvini Discs


Unknown: Simon Standage
Violins: Miles Golding
Unknown: Muriel Couvreux
Piano: Bruno Canino

: The Koussevitzky Legacy

Koussevitzky Foundation Commissions: 1945-51
Humphrey Burton presents the final programme of his 12-part series reflecting the legacy of the great Russian maestro and patron of 20th-century music Serge Koussevitzky (1874-1951). With contributions from
Harry Ellis Dickson and Leonard Bernstein.
Dallapiccola Tartiniana
Ruth Posselt (violin) Columbia SO/
Leonard Bernstein
Symphony No 7
Philadelphia Orchestra/ Eugene Ormandy Virgil Thomson
Five songs from the opera 'Lord Byron'
Martyn Hill (tenor)
Budapest SO/James Bolle Honegger
Symphony No 5 (Di tre re) Boston SO/Charles Munch Bernstein Serenade
(after Plato's Symposium) Gidon Kremer (violin)
Israel PO/The Composer Discs
Series Producer John Evans


Unknown: Humphrey Burton
Music: Serge Koussevitzky
Unknown: Harry Ellis Dickson
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein.
Unknown: Dallapiccola Tartiniana
Violin: Ruth Posselt
Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Eugene Ormandy
Unknown: Virgil Thomson
Tenor: Martyn Hill
Unknown: Munch Bernstein Serenade
Violin: Gidon Kremer
Producer: John Evans

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Live from the Met

The third opera in Wagner's epic Ring cycle. Broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. The young Siegfried kills the dragon Fafner and the dwarf Mime, who has brought him up, so as to recover the long-lost ring of the Nibelung. A true hero, he is also fated to rescue the Valkyrie
Brunnhilde, who was cast out from Valhalla.
Sung in German.
Brunnhilde.GWYNETH JONES (sop)
Metropolitan Opera House Orchestra conductor James Levine. Act
7.00 A Night Out at the Met Formed in 1883 by a group of millionaires unable to obtain boxes at the Academy of Music, the New York
Metropolitan Opera rapidly achieved international eminence. But, as well as attracting the world's most celebrated singers, the Met has always been a place for the audience to dress up, be seen and score social points off one another. Jerry Miller finds out what opera goers past and present have looked for in a night out at the Met.
7.30 Act 2
8.45 The Metropolitan Opera Quiz
Listeners challenge three opera experts.
0 QUESTIONS for future
Metropolitan Opera Quizzes to: Texaco Opera Quiz. 101 Park
Avenue. Suite 1812, New York, NY 10178 (by Air Mail)
9.30 Act 3
(An EBU presentation in association with the Texaco
Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network)
('Gdtterda'mmerung' next Saturday at 5.00pm)


Conductor: James Levine.
Unknown: Jerry Miller
Siegfried: William Johns(tenor)
Mime: Heinz Zednik(tenor)
Wanderer: James Morris(bass-Bar)
Erda: Anne Gjevang(contralto)
Alberich: Ekkehard Wlaschiha(bass-Bar)
Fafner: Matti Salminen(bass)
Forest Bird: Heidi Grant Murphy(sop)

: Bill Frisell Band

The innovative American guitarist Bill Frisell, with Kermit Driscoll (bass), Joey Baron (drums) and special guest Don Byron
(clarinets), recorded in concert at the Queen
Elizabeth Hall , London, in January during their tour for the Contemporary Music Network.
Introduced by Stuart Nicholson , who talks to Bill Frisell during the interval.


Bass: Kermit Driscoll
Bass: Joey Baron
Clarinets: Don Byron
Unknown: Elizabeth Hall
Introduced By: Stuart Nicholson
Unknown: Bill Frisell

: News

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