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: Record Review

Anthony Burton introduces two hours of new releases.
Rimsky-Korsakov Suite: Tsar Saltan Chicago SO/
Daniel Barenboim
7.23 De Grigny Sanctus (Livre d'Orgue) Andre Isoir (organ)
Ensemble Vocal Sagittarius
7.35 Glazunov Violin
Concerto in A minor
Frank Peter Zimmermann
London Philharmonic/Franz Welser-Most
7.56 Purcell My heart is fixed, 0 God
Rogers Covey-Crump and Charles Daniels (tenors) Michael George (bass)
New College Choir, Oxford
King's Consort/Robert King
8.07 Stravinsky Four Etudes
Chicago SO/Pierre Poulez
8.18 Chopin Ballade No 4 in F minor
Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
8.32 Haydn Symphony No 91 in E flat
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra


Introduces: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Daniel Barenboim
Unknown: Grigny Sanctus
Unknown: Andre Isoir
Violin: Frank Peter Zimmermann

: Building a Library

Bach's Cello Suites by George Pratt.
David Nice on new releases of orchestral music.


Unknown: George Pratt.
Unknown: David Nice

: Record Release -

Live from the Classic
Music Show
Korngold Songs of Farewell
Linda Finnie (contralto) BBC Philharmonic/Sir Edward Downes
10.38 Brahms Symphony No2inD
Saito Kinen Orchestra/ Seiji Ozawa
11.15 Are CDs absurdly overpriced or have record buffs never had it so good? Anthony Burton discusses the issues involved with a retailer, a record company representative, journalist Michael White and Alan Howarth
, MP.
11.35 Bartok Piano
Concerto No 1
Peter Donohoe (piano) CBSO/Simon Rattle
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury Discs


Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: Seiji Ozawa
Unknown: Anthony Burton
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Alan Howarth
Piano: Peter Donohoe
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury

: Spirit of the Age

In the second programme exploring Russian Orthodox Church music, Christopher Page and his guests
Michael Fortunatto and Yelyena Kolyada look at polyphony, from its origins in the 16th century to the 19th century, when composers broke loose from the Italian influence.
Producer Kate Bolton


Music: Christopher Page
Unknown: Michael Fortunatto
Unknown: Yelyena Kolyada
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: Replay

Philip French quarries gems from the BBC Sound
Archives. This week, in the last of the series, Vita
Sackville-West on "Walking through Leaves".
Series producer Louise Basch Greenberg


Producer: Louise Basch Greenberg

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales conductor Tadaaki Otaka Hu Kun (violin)
David Cowley (oboe) Rosalie Armstrong (harpsichord)
Alun Hoddinott Passagio, Op94
The Heaventree of Stars, Op
Doubles, Op Star Children


Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Violin: Hu Kun
Oboe: David Cowley
Harpsichord: Rosalie Armstrong
Harpsichord: Alun Hoddinott

: Monteverdi's Madrigals

Anthony Rooley continues his survey of Monteverdi's madrigals with the third book, published in 1592. Performed by the Consort of Musicke.


Unknown: Anthony Rooley

: Vintage Years

Reiner in Chicago Continuing the series featuring recordings Fritz Reiner made as Music
Director of the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra, with contributions from those who knew and worked with him, including the violinist Isaac Stern. Presented by Jonathan Swain.
Richard Strauss Don Juan
Stravinsky The Fairy's Kiss Richard Strauss Burleske
Byron Janis (piano)
Johann Strauss (son) Roses from the South
Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F (Pastoral). Discs ADavid Papp production


Unknown: Fritz Reiner
Violinist: Isaac Stern.
Presented By: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: Richard Strauss Burleske
Piano: Byron Janis
Piano: Johann Strauss

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thome

: Music Matters

Presented by Ivan Hewett. This week, the American conductor David Robertson talks about his first season as music director of the Ensemble InterContemporain in Paris; Talking Notes - a new series for blind and partially sighted opera and concert-goers; and a debate about the validity of "musical magpies" -the composers who borrow from the past. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Conductor: David Robertson
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Beatrice di Tenda

Bellini's penultimate opera, and his last collaboration with librettist Felice
Romani, in a performance given at La Scala, Milan. Sung in Italian. Chorus and Orchestra of La
Scala, Milan, conductor Marcello Viotti


Filippo Maria Visconti: Roberto Frontali (bar)
Beatrice di Tenda: Cecilia Gasdia (sop)
Agnese del Maino: Josella Ugi (mezzo)
Orombello: Vincenzo La Scola (tenor)
Anichino: Ernesto Gavazzi (tenor)
Rizzardo del Maino: Umberto Scalavlno (tenor)

: The Artist and the Hack

In 1833, the year of Beatrice di Tenda , Bellini was a conscious, highly paid artist, who wrote far less than his colleagues. His favourite librettist, Felice Romani , was a conscious and well-regarded poet, but he was ill paid and wrote some 90 librettos in just 20 years. John Roselli asks what it was about the Italian opera business that caused the two to fall out.
8.15 Act 2


Unknown: Beatrice Di Tenda
Unknown: Felice Romani
Unknown: John Roselli

: Studio Three: The Funeral

In Tamara Griffiths 's bizarre black comedy, Judy - Bob's long-time mistress - is spared the rigours of the burial journey by being conveyed to his funeral inside the coffin.On arrival, the expectation is that she will join Bob in death.
Music Mark Vibrans
Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Tamara Griffiths
Director: Kate Rowland
Judy: Margaret Robertson
Louis: Peter Marinker
Larry: Robert Whelan
Steve: Martin Marquez
Bill: Christopher Campbell

: Debut

Louise Hopkins (cello) Caroline Palmer (piano) Janacek Pohadka Uszt La Lugubre Gondola Falla, arr Maréchal Suite populaire espagnole


Cello: Louise Hopkins
Piano: Caroline Palmer

: Impressions

Fortnightly jazz magazine. Brian Morton talks to bass player Danny Thompson about his new record label, which features guitarists John Etheridge and Dylan Fowler , and composer Colin Towns , and he is joined by Alyn Shipton , who reviews new biographies of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.
Producer Derek Drescher


Talks: Brian Morton
Unknown: Danny Thompson
Guitarists: John Etheridge
Guitarists: Dylan Fowler
Unknown: Colin Towns
Unknown: Alyn Shipton
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Sarah Vaughan.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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