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Free Will Discussed

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: Record Review

Paul Guinery introduces two hours of new releases. Wagner Symphony in E Tokyo Metropolitan SO/ Hiroshi Wakasugi
7.20 Haydn
String Quartet in Eflat, Op 71 No
Chilingirian Quartet
7.42 Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No 3
Vladimir Krainev (piano) Frankfurt RSO/
Dmitri Kitaenko
8.11 Mendelssohn
String Symphony No 9 in C Orpheus CO
8.37 Joseph Horovitz Concerto for Dancers Claire and Antoinette Cann (pianos)


Introduces: Paul Guinery
Unknown: Hiroshi Wakasugi
Piano: Vladimir Krainev
Unknown: Dmitri Kitaenko
Unknown: Joseph Horovitz
Pianos: Antoinette Cann

: News

9.05 Record Review continues with Anthony Burton.
Building a Library:
Rachmaninov's Symphony No 1 in D minor by Edward Seckerson.
Roger Nichols reviews new releases of Classical and Romantic chamber music, including two cycles of Mendelssohn's string quartets and Honegger's complete chamber works.
10.35 Record Release
Chamber Symphonies No 4, Op 74 and No 6, Op 79 Ensemble Villa Musica 10.50 Reicha
Clarinet Quintet in B flat Wolfhard Pencz (clarinet) Amati Quartet
11.19 Honegger Cello Sonata
Raphael Wallfisch (cello) Pascal Devoyon (piano)
11.34 In the beginning there was Sony's
Broadway, now there's Original Broadway Cast from EMI. Patrick O'Conor reels at the mid-price show-music treasures from which fans can choose, and ends with an extract from his own favourite album.
Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury
(9.05-10.35am repeated Wednesday 2.05pm)


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: Edward Seckerson.
Unknown: Roger Nichols
Cello: Raphael Wallfisch
Piano: Pascal Devoyon
Unknown: Patrick O'Conor
Producers: Nick Morgan
Producers: Clive Portbury

: News

: Schubert's Piano Sonatas

The last of six recitals by Andras Schiff.
Sonata in Eflat (D568)
Sonata in F minor (D625)
2.00 Interval Reading
2.05 Sonata in Bflat (D960)


Unknown: Andras Schiff.

: MAHLER CYCLE Leonard Bernstein

Bernstein and Mahler The sixth of ten programmes exploring Bernstein's legacy as composer, conductor and pianist.
Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden
Gesellen Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Ich atmet einen Linden Duft
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
Um Mitternacht (Ruckert-Lieder)
Jennie Tourel (mezzo)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Symphony No 8
Ema Spoorenberg , Gwyneth Jones and Gwenyth Annear (sopranos)
Anna Reynolds and Norma Procter (contraltos) John Mitchinson (tenor) Vladimir Ruzdjak (baritone)
Donald Mclntyre (bass) Leeds Festival Chorus London Symphony Orchestra. Discs
(Mahler's Seventh Monday


Baritone: Gesellen Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: Linden Duft
Unknown: Jennie Tourel
Unknown: Ema Spoorenberg
Unknown: Gwyneth Jones
Sopranos: Anna Reynolds
Contraltos: Norma Procter
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Baritone: Vladimir Ruzdjak
Bass: Donald McLntyre

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Third Opinion

Does art prosper when the mind is imprisoned?
Christopher Cook looks at the effect of gaol on the writer's craft in an edition examining life under oppression, via Rod
Williams's No Remission, Zhang Yiou 's The Story of Quifu and David Grossman 's investigation into Palestine Sleeping on a Wire.
Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Zhang Yiou
Unknown: David Grossman
Producer: Noah Richler

: Schumann and Beethoven

Ulrich Heinen (cello) Frank Wibaut (piano)
Schumann FunfStuckeim Volkston , Op 102
Cello Sonata in G minor, Op 5 No 2


Cello: Ulrich Heinen
Piano: Frank Wibaut
Piano: Schumann Funfstuckeim Volkston

: La Rondine

(The Swallow)
Opera in three acts by Puccini to a libretto by Giuseppe Adami. Sung in Italian.
Originally commissioned in 1913 as a German-language operetta,
La Rondine is set in Paris and on the French Riviera during the Second Empire. The narrative shows remarkable parallels with La Traviata, except that the heroine Magda, unlike Violetta, does not die in the end. Puccini described it as "a light sentimental opera with touches of comedy - but it's agreeable, limpid, easy to sing, with little waltz music and lively and fetching tunes - a sort of reaction against the repulsive music of today."
Leipzig Radio Chorus
Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra conductor
Gianluigi Gelmetti


Unknown: Giuseppe Adami.
Unknown: La Rondine
Unknown: French Riviera
Conductor: Gianluigi Gelmetti
Magda de Civry, Rambaldo: Nelly Miricioiu (soprano)
Lisette, her maid: Martina Musacchio (sop)
Ruggero Lastone, son of a friend of Rambaldo: Alberto Cupido (tenor)
Prunier, a poet: Peter Riberi (tenor)
Rambaldo Fernandez, a banker: Angelo Romero (baritone)
Friends of Magda: Yvette: Cristina Barbieri (soprano)
Bianca: Maria-Pia Jonata (soprano)
Suzy: Alessandra Zapparolli (mezzo)

: The Great Gate of Mehair

A story from the thousand-year-old
Armenian folk epic The
Saga of Sassou, translated and adapted by Mischa Kudian and read by John Rowe.


Adapted By: Mischa Kudian
Read By: John Rowe.

: Martinu

Daniel Adni (piano) plays the complete Studies and Polkas.


Piano: Daniel Adni

: London Jazz Festival

Geoffrey Smith introduces the first of three programmes recorded at this new festival.
Guitarists Joe Pass from America and Martin Taylor from Britain play solos and duos at the Union Chapel followed by the World Saxophone Quartet (Oliver Lake ,
David Murray , Hamiett Bluiett and James Spalding ) from America, recorded in concert at the Bloomsbury Theatre. Producer Derek Drescher


Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Introduces: Martin Taylor
Unknown: Oliver Lake
Unknown: David Murray
Unknown: James Spalding
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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