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: Record Review

with Richard Ogborne. Delius Paris: The Song of a Great City
BBC SO/ Andrew Davis
7.27 Johann Strauss (son) Waltz: Memories of Covent Garden
Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra/Willi Boskovsky
7.36 ToreW Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op 8 No I Musici
7.52 Haydn Symphony No 92 in G (Oxford)
Vienna PO/Andre Previn
8.21 Copland Clarinet Concerto
Richard Stoltzman (clarinet) LSO/Michael Tilson Thomas
8.40 Respighl The Fountains of Rome
New York PO/Giuseppe Sinopoli


Unknown: Andrew Davis
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Vienna Philharmonic

: Building a Ubrary

Schubert's Piano Trio in B flat (D898) by Michael Hall. Stephen Dodgson reviews new releases of choral music, including a new recording of Britten's War Requiem from John Eliot Gardiner.


Unknown: Michael Hall.
Unknown: Stephen Dodgson
Unknown: John Eliot Gardiner.

: Record Release

Haydn Missa Sancti Nicolai Nancy Argenta (soprano)
Catherine Robbin (contralto) Michael Schade (tenor) Alastair Miles (bass)
English Concert Choir, English Concert/Trevor Pinnock


Contralto: Catherine Robbin
Tenor: Michael Schade
Bass: Alastair Miles

: Verdi Sanctus;

Agnus Dei ; Lux Aeterna; Libera Me (Requiem) Cheryl Studer (soprano)
Marjana Lipovsek (mezzo) Jose Carreras (tenor)
Ruggero Raimondi (bass)
Vienna State Opera Chorus Vienna PO/Claudio Abbado


Unknown: Agnus Dei
Soprano: Cheryl Studer
Bass: Ruggero Raimondi

: Reissues

Edward Greenfield on Sony Classical's new British
Pageant series.


Unknown: Edward Greenfield

: Elgar Overture: In the South (Alassio)

LPO/Daniel Barenboim. ascs Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert

: Spirit of the Age

The Early Music Network
Competition is a prestigious forum for young artists.
George Pratt talks to finalists and introduces highlights from the last night concert. Producer Kate Bolton


Talks: George Pratt
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: Table Talk

2: Milksops. Leslie Forbes talks to cookery expert
Barbara Sobey and actressfoodie Damaris Hayman about bread and milk in children's literature.


Talks: Leslie Forbes
Unknown: Barbara Sobey
Unknown: Damaris Hayman

: Ulster Orchestra

conductor Igor Kennaway Sibelius Lemminkdinen


Conductor: Igor Kennaway
Conductor: Sibelius Lemminkdinen

: German Suites

Timothy Roberts (h'chord) introduces and plays music by two German composers who were both important influences on Bach.
Bohm Suite No 5 in E flat
Buxtehude Praeludium in G minor


Unknown: Timothy Roberts

: Monteverdi's Madrigals

Anthony Rooley continues his survey of Monteverdi's madrigals with the fifth book, published in 1605. Performed by the Consort of Musicke.


Unknown: Anthony Rooley

: Vintage Years

Strauss in Weimar
In 1889 the young Richard Strauss became assistant conductor at the Weimar Opera. By the time he left five years later, he had transformed Weimar into "the centre of the musical life of Germany".
Kenneth Birkin presents the first of six programmes looking at Strauss's achievement and its effect on his career, beginning with a reconstruction of a concert Strauss conducted in Weimar 100 years ago today. Berlioz Overture: King Lear LSO/Colin Davis
Brahms Violin Concerto inD
Arthur Grumiaux (violin) New Philharmonia
Orchestra/Colin Davis Berlioz Seul pour lutter ... Sur les monts (Benvenuto Cellini) Nicolai Gedda (tenor)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Colin Davis
Strauss Wozu noch,
Mddchen, Op 19 No Alfred Poell (baritone) The Composer (piano) (1943 mono recording)
Breit' uber mein Haupt, Op 19 No
Robert Hutt (tenor)
The Composer (piano) (1921 mono recording)
Schdn sind, doch kalt, die Himmelssterne, Op 19 No 3 Lorenz Fehenberger (tenor) Michael Raucheisen (piano) (1944 mono recording)
Wte sollten wirgeheim sie halten, Op 19 No Peter Schreier (tenor)
Norman Shetler (piano)
Beethoven Symphony No 7inA
Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conductor Richard Strauss
(1926 mono recording)
Producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Kenneth Birkin

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thome

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett turns the spotlight on arrangers and orchestrators who often play a much more vital role in a composer's life than is imagined. Also, 20 years of the Sydney Opera House. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Mozart

Piano Trio in C (K548)
London Fortepiano Trio

: Live from Covent Garden

from the Royal Opera House, London.
Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky's lyric scenes in three acts, after Pushkin.
James Naughtie presents John Cox's Royal Opera production. Sung in Russian. Tatyana loves Onegin, but he coolly rejects her. Years later, he returns her love, but by then much has changed.
Royal Opera Chorus Royal Opera House
Orchestra/Mark Ermler Act


Unknown: Eugene Onegin
Unknown: James Naughtie
Tatyana: Catherine Malfltano(sop)
Olga: Eirian James(contralto)
Madame Larina: Gillian Knight(mezzo)
Filipyevna: Sarah Walker(mezzo)
Monsieur Triquet: Ian Thompson(tenor)
Lensky: Giuseppe Sabbatini(tenor)
Onegin: Dmitri Hvorostovsky(bar)
Prince Gremin: Gwynne Howell(bar)
Zaretsky: Roderick Earle(bass)

: The James Naughtie Interview

James Naughtie talks to the Director of the Royal Opera, Nicholas Payne.


Talks: James Naughtie
Unknown: Nicholas Payne.

: Act 2

: Superfluous Man from Onegin to Yettsin

John Klier , of University
College, London, reflects on the plight of Pushkin's alienated hero in the Russia of the Tsars and in the Russia of Boris Yeltsin.


Unknown: John Klier
Unknown: Boris Yeltsin.

: Act 3

: Impressions

Brian Morton reviews a batch of reissues from the French Vogue label by Martial Solal, Thelonius
Monk and Joe Turner , and talks to trumpeter Lester Bowie. There is also an improvised session recorded last year by Dick Heckstall-Smith (sax), Jack Bruce (bass) and John Stevens (drums).
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Brian Morton
Unknown: Joe Turner
Unknown: Lester Bowie.
Unknown: Dick Heckstall-Smith
Bass: Jack Bruce
Bass: John Stevens
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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