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: Record Review

Presented by Susan Sharpe and, from 9.05am, Anthony Burton. First, Susan Sharpe introduces two hours of new releases.
Handel Overture in D
Keith Puddy and Gary Brodie (clarinets), Susan Dent (horn)
7.12 Mysllvecek
Cello Concerto in D
Ofra Harnoy (cello)
Solisti Veneti , conductor Claudio Scimone
7.32 Dohnanyl
Three Pieces, Op 23 Martin Roscoe (piano)
7.45 Romberg The Lay of the Bell (excerpt) Peter Lika (bass)
Chorus Musicus, Cologne Das Neue Orchester, conductor Christoph Spering
7.58 Haydn Piano Trio in E flat (H XV 30) Vera Beths (violin)
Anner Bylsma (cello) Robert Levin (piano)
8.20 Janacek
Suite for Strings
London Jupiter Orchestra, conductor Gregory Rose
8.44 Pino de Vittorio (tenor) sings a shepherd's song and a cantata from 17th-century Naples.
Capella della Pieta de'
Turchini directed by Antonio Florio (cello)
9.00 News
9.05 BuiMing a Library Anthony Burton chairs a discussion of Schumann's four symphonies with Edward Greenfield , Stephen Johnson and Jonathan
10.35 Record Release
An Ode on the Fairies, Aerial Beings and Witches of Shakespeare Lorna Anderson and Julia
Gooding (sopranos)
Richard Wistreich (bass)
Parley of Instruments Choir and Baroque Orchestra, director Paul Nicholson
11.37 Debussy Preludes Bk Nos 6-12: Des pas sur la neige; Ce qu'a vu le vent d'Ouest; La fille aux cheveux de lin; La serenade interrompue; La cathédrale engloutie; La danse de Puck; Minstrels Paul Crossley (piano)
12.00 Biber
Requiem in F minor
Soloists, Netherlands Bach Society Chorus and Baroque Orchestra, conductor Gustav Leonhardt
12.28 Gilbert Kaplan 's latest venture is a loving re-creation of the only recordings Mahler ever made: four piano rolls.
Michael Oliver reviews this
Pickwick CD and ends with 12.44 Mahler Funeral
March (Symphony No 5) The Composer (
Welte-Mignon piano roll) Producers Nick Morgan and Clive Portbury


Presented By: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Introduces: Susan Sharpe
Unknown: Keith Puddy
Clarinets: Gary Brodie
Clarinets: Susan Dent
Cello: Ofra Harnoy
Conductor: Solisti Veneti
Conductor: Claudio Scimone
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Conductor: Christoph Spering
Violin: Vera Beths
Cello: Anner Bylsma
Piano: Robert Levin
Conductor: Gregory Rose
Directed By: Antonio Florio
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Shakespeare Lorna Anderson
Bass: Richard Wistreich
Director: Paul Nicholson
Piano: Paul Crossley
Conductor: Gustav Leonhardt
Conductor: Gilbert Kaplan
Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producers: Nick Morgan
Producers: Clive Portbury

: News

: Schumann

Violin Concerto in D minor Symphony No 2 in C
Frank Peter Zimmermann (violin)
French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Marek Janowski


Violin: Frank Peter Zimmermann
Conductor: Marek Janowski

: Beethoven and Uszt by Arrangement

Two-piano transcriptions by Liszt (of his own works) and Balakirev introduced by Leslie Howard , who plays them with Stephen Coombs. Liszt Orpheus (first UK performance)
Beethoven, arr Balakirev
Quartet in F minor, Op 95 (first UK performance) Uszt Prometheus


Introduced By: Leslie Howard
Unknown: Stephen Coombs.

: Leonard Bernstein

Songs from the Shows In the last of ten programmes, Christopher Marshall introduces songs from all Bernstein's
Broadway shows and a variety of interpretations of numbers from West Side
Story. Discs
Series producer Christopher Marshall


Introduces: Christopher Marshall
Producer: Christopher Marshall

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Third Opinion

The new Chinese season at the National Film Theatre, Red Rock at the ICA, and new art from China in Oxford.
Christopher Cook relishes an unprecedented Chinese cultural banquet. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Julian May

: Die Aegyptische Helena

Richard Strauss s opera, his fifth with a libretto by Hofmannsthal, conjures up a magical and mythical world. Jealousy, forgiveness, resentment and reconciliation are the emotions that dominate, as Helen and Menelaus try to patch up their marriage.
Sung in German in a concert performance given in Paris in May.
(sop) (mezzo) (alto)
Radio France Chorus
Radio France Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Marek Janowski


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Conductor: Marek Janowski
Helena: Anna Tomowa-Sintow (sop)
Menelas: Heikki Siukola (tenor)
Hermione: Agnes Pate
Aithra: Inge Nielsen (sop)
Altair: Siegmund Nimsgern (bar)
Da-Ud: David Rendall (tenor)
Servants of Aithra: Annegeer Stumphius
Servants of Aithra: Camilla Ueberschaer
The Omniscient Seashell: Anne Gjevang

: Berlioz

The Royal Hunt and Storm; Ballet music (The Trojans, Act 4)
Orchestra of Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conductor Colin Davis


Conductor: Colin Davis

: Tea at the Palace

Pioneering TV and film director Dallas Bower takes tea at Alexandra Palace, lunch with John Betjeman and supper at Sadler's Wells in the company of Carole Rosen.
Producer Piers Plowright


Director: Dallas Bower
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Carole Rosen.
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Sleep On

Alexander Baillie (cello) Martin Roscoe (piano)
Richard Rodney Bennett Cello Sonata
Colin Matthews
Palinode for solo cello
Mark-Anthony Tumage Sleep On (all first broadcast performances)


Cello: Alexander Baillie
Piano: Martin Roscoe
Cello: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: Colin Matthews

: Jazz at the Bath Festival

Miles Kington introduces the first of three programmes. Recorded in the Guildhall, it features Human Chain with pianist Joanna MacGregor in specially commissioned music by Django Bates and solos by MacGregor. Bates And a golden pear; underfelt
Nancarrow Prelude
Bates Sequential circuits; Potato picker Cowell Aeolian harp Bates Hyphen
During the interval, Miles Kington talks to Joanna MacGregor about her venture into jazz and improvised music.
Bates The loneliness of being; Freely
Ugeti Autumn in Warsaw Bates Kookaburra laughed
Rzewski Winnsboro ' cotton mill blues
Bates Bon ; Food for plankton (in detail) Producer Derek Drescher


Pianist: Joanna MacGregor
Music By: Django Bates
Harp: Cowell Aeolian
Harp: Bates Hyphen
Unknown: Joanna MacGregor
Unknown: Rzewski Winnsboro
Unknown: Bates Bon
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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