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The Political Imagery of Queen Elizabeth I

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: Record Review

Anthony Burton introduces two hours of new releases. Wagner Overture and Bacchanal (Tannhduser) The Met Orchestra, conductor James Levine


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Conductor: James Levine

: Boccherlnl Cello

Concerto in D (G476) Anner Bylsma (cello)
Tafelmusik, director Jeanne Lamon (violin)


Cello: Anner Bylsma
Violin: Jeanne Lamon

: Britten

Movement for Clarinet and Orchestra
Thea King (clarinet)
English Chamber Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth


Conductor: Barry Wordsworth

: Dussek Piano

Sonata in C, Op 9 No 2
Geoffrey Govier (fortepiano)

: Wolf-Ferrari

Suite: The Jewels of the Madonna
Royal Philharmonic
Orchestra, conductor Jose Serebrier


Conductor: Jose Serebrier

: Schumann Piano

Concerto in A minor
Yevgeny Kissin (piano) Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor
Carlo Maria Giulini


Piano: Yevgeny Kissin
Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini

: Building a Library

Presented by Anthony Burton. Julian Budden on Rossini's La Cenerentola, and Stephen Johnson on new releases of chamber music.
(Revised 2.00pm)


Presented By: Anthony Burton.
Presented By: Julian Budden
Presented By: Stephen Johnson

: Record Release

Mozart Kegelstatt Trio in E flat (K498)
Wolfgang Meyer (basset horn), Anita Mitterer (viola), Patrick Cohen (fortepiano)


Basset: Wolfgang Meyer
Viola: Patrick Cohen

: Alwyn

Suite for
Oboe and Harp
Nicholas Daniel (oboe) leuan Jones (harp)


Oboe: Nicholas Daniel

: Dellus String

Quartet, "Late Swallows" Brodsky Quartet
11.20 Anthony Burton is joined by Rob Cowan , who has been listening to some legendary performers in new reissues on the VoxBox label, including Jascha Horenstein ,
Lili Kraus , Louis Kentner and Ivry Gitlis.
(Revised 2.00pm)


Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Rob Cowan
Unknown: Jascha Horenstein
Unknown: Lili Kraus
Unknown: Louis Kentner
Unknown: Ivry Gitlis.

: Beethoven Sonata

in E, Op 109
Mieczyslaw Horszowski (piano)
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert. Discs


Piano: Mieczyslaw Horszowski
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert.

: Spirit of theAge

Christopher Page and Harry
Christophers visit Eton
College to look at one of England's finest musical treasures, the Eton Choirbook.
Producer Kate Bolton


Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: Replay

Philip French quarries gems from the BBC Sound Archives. This week,
Sir Alfred Munnings speaks at the 1949 Royal Academy
Dinner. It was a speech which made front page news the following morning. Producer Louise Purslow


Unknown: Sir Alfred Munnings
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Shostakovich:The String Quartets

The sixth of seven programmes in a complete cycle performed by the Borodin Quartet.
String Quartets: No 4 in D, Op 83; No 13 in B flat minor, Op 138
2.18 Brett Usher reads extracts from Testimony, the memoirs of Shostakovich.
2.23 String Quartet No 5 in B flat, Op 92


Unknown: Brett Usher

: Vintage Years

Reiner in Chicago
The Hungarian-born conductor Fritz Reiner was Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1953 to 1962.
Jonathan Swain , with the help of those who knew and worked with Reiner, presents a selection of recordings made during the 1950s and 1960s, and finds out more about this controversial figure.
Rossini Overture: Il Signor Bruschino
Mozart Symphony No 41 in C (Jupiter) (K551)
Brahms Symphony No 3 inF
Strauss Ein Heldenleben


Conductor: Fritz Reiner
Unknown: Jonathan Swain

: Jazz RecordRequests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: The King'sConsort

director Robert King James Bowman
Lute songs, consort songs and airs by John Dowland , Henry Purcell and their contemporaries.


Director: Robert King
Director: James Bowman
Unknown: John Dowland
Unknown: Henry Purcell

: LeedsInternational PianoCompetition

The Finals.
In the second of two concerts from Leeds
Town Hall, the three remaining finalists play their choice of concerto with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conductor Simon Rattle , to decide the winner of the coveted Edward Boyle Prize and the Princess Mary Gold Medal. Introduced by Michael Berkeley , with expert comment from Paul Crossley. Following the jury's deliberations, the result will be announced on BBC2 at 11.00pm and on Radio 3 at 12.30am (after the Gil Evans concert).


Conductor: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Edward Boyle Prize
Introduced By: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: Paul Crossley.
Unknown: Gil Evans

: Of Coffins andBicycles

Nineteenth-century Vienna demanded new tunes weekly, and a young man fresh from Eastern Europe was ready to oblige. His name, Francesco Ezechiele Ermenegildo Cavallier , read like a guest list, so he naturally changed it to
Franz Suppe. Graeme Fife presents a profile of this little-known composer. Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Francesco Ezechiele
Unknown: Ermenegildo Cavallier
Unknown: Franz Suppe.
Unknown: Graeme Fife
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Blue Interlude

Gershwin, orch Grofe Rhapsody in Blue (original version)
Peter Donohoe (piano) London Sinfonietta, conductor Simon Rattie Discs


Piano: Peter Donohoe
Conductor: Simon Rattie

: Gil Evans

This Canadian composer and arranger celebrated his 75th birthday on 13 May
1987 by giving a concert at the Hammersmith Odeon with his New York
Orchestra. Max Harrison introduces the recording of that concert, which also featured other musicians who had worked with Evans, including
Palle Mikkelborg and Lew Soloff (trumpets), Steve Lacy and John Surman (saxophones), Dave Bargeron (trombone) and Airto Moreira
Mingus Boogie stop shuffle; Orange was the colour of her dress
Parker Bird feathers
Hendrix Up from the skies Mingus Goodbye pork pie hat
Evans/Davis Eleven
During the interval, part of conversations Gii Evans had with Charles Fox in 1978 and 1983. Hendrix Stone free
D Brown Sometimes
Sting Murder by numbers; Synchronicity


Introduces: Max Harrison
Unknown: Palle Mikkelborg
Unknown: Lew Soloff
Unknown: Steve Lacy
Unknown: John Surman
Unknown: Dave Bargeron
Unknown: Airto Moreira
Unknown: Mingus Boogie
Unknown: Gii Evans
Unknown: Charles Fox
Unknown: Hendrix Stone

: News

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