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Countdown to Algebra

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: Record Review

Presented by Richard Osborne.
Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus (Finale)
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
7.11 Wassenaer Concerto
Armonico No 1 in G
Brandenburg Consort, director Roy Goodman
7.23 Coates Reuben Ranzo
Brian Rayner Cook (bar) Raphael Terroni (piano)
7.27 Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker (Act 1)
L'école FACE Children's Choir
Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit
8.16 Faure Cello Sonata
No 1 in D minor
Steven Doane (cello) Barry Snyder (piano)
8.35 Beethoven Piano Sonata in A, Op
Alfred Brendel (piano)


Presented By: Richard Osborne.
Director: Roy Goodman
Unknown: Coates Reuben Ranzo
Unknown: Brian Rayner Cook
Piano: Raphael Terroni
Cello: Steven Doane
Piano: Barry Snyder
Piano: Alfred Brendel

: An Advent Calendar

Introduced by Hugh Keyte. Vasari Singers, conductor Jeremy Backhouse
Anon Swete was the song Trad Veinticinco de diciembre


Introduced By: Hugh Keyte.
Conductor: Jeremy Backhouse
Conductor: Anon Swete

: Record Review

Building a Library
Weill's Seven Deadly Sins by John Deathridge.
Bernard Keeffe reviews new releases of orchestral music.
10.20 Record Release
Borodin, ed Glazunov
Symphony No 3 in A minor State Symphony Orchestra of Russia/Evgeny Svetlanov
10.40 Saint-Sains
Parysatis: Airs de Ballet London Philharmonic, conductor Geoffrey Simon
10.50 Danse Macabre
Anthony Roden (tenor) London Philharmonic, conductor Geoffrey Simon
10.55 Musorgsky, orch
Shostakovich Songs and Dances of Death
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo) Gothenburg SO/Neeme Jarvi
11.15 Reissues
Roderick Swanston explores some of the recent historical reissues of Grieg, especially the vocal and chamber music.
11.35 Grieg Violin
Sonata No 2 in G, Op 13 Oscar Shumsky (violin) Seymour Lipkin (piano)
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs


Unknown: John Deathridge.
Unknown: Bernard Keeffe

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt 's guest Lionel Sawkins unearths some little-known gems of the French Baroque by Delalande, Du Mont,
Marais and Royer. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Unknown: Lionel Sawkins
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: Table Talk

Boiling - the Peasant's Cuisine
Leslie Forbes dips into the stock-pot and pulls out some surprises.
Producer Kim Normanton


Unknown: Leslie Forbes
Producer: Kim Normanton

: Friendly Masters

Cyndia Sieden (soprano) Orchestra of the 18th
Century, conductor Frans Bruggen
Mozart Vorrei spiegarvi oh Dio; Vado, ma dove?; No, no, che non sei capace
Haydn Symphony No 98 in B flat


Conductor: Frans Bruggen
Conductor: Mozart Vorrei

: Enoch Arden

Ronan O'Hora (piano) John Rowe (narrator)
Strauss Enoch Arden


Narrator: John Rowe
Narrator: Strauss Enoch Arden

: Vintage Years

Strauss in Weimar
Kenneth Birkin ends his series by reconstructing the concert Strauss conducted in Weimar on 15 December
1893, and draws together the threads of what Strauss learned there.
Felix Draeseke
Symphonic Prelude to Calderon's "Life is a Dream"
BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Simon Joly Antonio Bazzlni
Konzertstuck Rudolf Metzmacher (cello) North German Radio
Orchestra, conductor Hans Herbert Joris
Weber Wo berg'ich mich? (Euryanthe) Bernd Weikl (baritone)
Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Heinz Wallberg Locatelli, arr Plattl
Minuetto (Sonata in D) Robert Cohen (cello)
Geoffrey Parsons (piano) Hans Sommer Des
Mdnches Nachtlied ; Wandern am Rhein
Adrian Thompson (tenor) lain Burnside (piano)
Schumann Wanderlied
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Christoph Eschenbach (piano)
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat (Eroica) Vienna Philharmonic
Orchestra/Karl Bohm
Series producer David Gallagher


Unknown: Kenneth Birkin
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Antonio Bazzlni
Cello: Konzertstuck Rudolf MetzmacHer
Conductor: Hans Herbert Joris
Baritone: Bernd Weikl
Conductor: Heinz Wallberg
Cello: Robert Cohen
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Piano: Hans Sommer Des
Piano: Mdnches Nachtlied
Tenor: Adrian Thompson
Piano: Schumann Wanderlied
Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Piano: Christoph Eschenbach
Producer: David Gallagher

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thome

: Music Matters

This week, Ivan Hewett discovers forgotten women musicians of the 16th and 17th centuries; and Composers at the Movies looks at the changing role of film music.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Live from the Met

Dvorak's three-act fairy-tale opera
Rusalka, in a new production by Otto Schenk , is the first of this season's broadcasts direct from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. and Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra/John Fiore Act
7.30 John Rockwell talks about the history of opera in America.
7.55 Act 2
8.35 Edward Downes puts listeners' questions to opera buffs John Ardoin , Terrence McNally and Richard Woitach in the Texaco Opera Quiz.
9.05 Act 3
(In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU)


Production By: Otto Schenk
Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: John Ardoin
Unknown: Terrence McNally
Unknown: Richard Woitach
Rusalka: Gabriela Benackova (sop)
Prince: Ben Heppner (tenor)
Foreign princess: Jams Martin (sop)
Vodnik: Sergei Koptchak (bass)
Jezibaba: Stefania Toczyska (mezzo)
Hunter: Christopher Schaldenbrand (bar)
Wood nymphs: Korliss Uecker (sop)
Wood nymphs: Kathryn Krasovec
Wood nymphs: Kitt Reuter-Foss (mezzos)

: Randy Weston

This American pianist has spent several years in Morocco studying the different musics, particularly that of the Gnaoua. Earlier this year, the Contemporary Music
Network brought the Randy Weston Quintet and Gnaoua musicians to this country for a series of concerts, in which they played the hajouj, the karkba and the tambours.
Geoffrey Smith introduces a recording of their concert at the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham, which included two solo piano pieces by Weston - Night in Mbari and High Flying.
During the interval, Randy Weston talks to Geoffrey Smith about his musical education and the influence of George Russell ,
Thelonius Monk and Africa.
Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Randy Weston Quintet
Introduces: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Adrian Boult Hall
Talks: Randy Weston
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: George Russell
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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