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: Record Review

with Anthony Burton. Dvorak Symphonic Variations, Op 78
London Philharmonic/ Charles Mackerras
7.25 Bach Three New
Year Chorale Preludes
Anton Heiller (organ)
7.33 Agnus Dei (Mass in B minor)
Alfred Deller (countertenor) Leonhardt Ensemble
7.40 Busoni Turandot
Suite, Op 41
Orchestra Filarmonica della
Scala/Riccardo Muti
8.07 Vivaldi Violin
Concerto in G (RV308) Stanley Ritchie (violin)
Academy of Ancient Music, conductor Christopher Hogwood
8.20 Rachmaninov
Symphony No 3 in A minor St Petersburg PO/ Mariss Jansons


Unknown: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Anton Heiller
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Busoni Turandot

: Building a Library

Purcell's The Fairy
Queen by Graham Sadler. Peter Paul Nash looks at some of the latest recordings of music by Stravinsky.


Unknown: Graham Sadler.
Unknown: Peter Paul Nash

: Record Release

Stravinsky Capriccio Geoffrey Tozer (piano) Suisse Romande
Orchestra, conductor
Neeme Jarvi
10.29 Circus Polka
Suisse Romande
Orchestra, conductor
Neeme Jarvi
10.34 Orpheus
Philharmonia, conductor
Esa-Pekka Salonen
11.06 Movements
Olli Mustonen (piano)
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Vladimir Ashkenazy
11.15 Reissues
Robert Cowan has been listening to recent reissues of Wilhelm Furtwangler and makes some library recommendations.
11.37 Beethoven Fidelio
(Act 2, excerpt)
VPO, conductor
Wilhelm Furtwangler Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert. Discs


Unknown: Stravinsky Capriccio
Piano: Geoffrey Tozer
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Piano: Olli Mustonen
Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Robert Cowan
Unknown: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Unknown: Beethoven Fidelio
Conductor: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert.
Leonore: Kirsten Flagstad (sop)
Fhrestan: Julius Patzak (tenor)
Rocco: Josef Greindl (bass)

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt visits Derek Adlam, maker and restorer of early keyboard instruments, at work in his studio.


Presenter: George Pratt
Unknown: Derek Adlam
Producer: Lindsay Kemp

: News

: Selected Poets

I Peter Porter introduces poetry from the BBC Sound Archives.
Today, John Betjeman reads a selection from his
Collected Poems, in a programme first broadcast in 1958. Producer Fiona McLean


Introduces: Peter Porter
Unknown: John Betjeman
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Fine Song

In the first of six programmes, Robert Tear traces the development of British solo vocal music over the last 40 years. Producer Nick Freeth
A Rewind production


Unknown: Robert Tear
Producer: Nick Freeth

: Chamber Music from Bristol

The first of six concerts.
Weber Flute Trio in G minor, Op 63
Brahms Piano Trio No 2 in C, Op 87

: Vintage Years

David Mellor explores the recorded legacy of great artists of the past in conversation with distinguished figures from the musical world today.
1: Richard Hickox recalls the conducting of his mentor Adrian Boult.
Hoist Suite: The Planets
BBC Symphony Orchestra (1945 mono recording) Parry Symphonic Variations
London Philharmonic
Elgar The Sun Goeth
Down (The Kingdom) Margaret Price (soprano) London Philharmonic
Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor (K550) (2nd mvt)
Vienna State Opera Orchestra Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Kirsten Flagstad (soprano) Vienna PO
Brahms Symphony No 3 inF
London Symphony Orchestra Producer Nick Morgan. Discs


Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Adrian Boult.
Soprano: Kirsten Flagstad
Producer: Nick Morgan.

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thome.

: Music Matters

This week, Ivan Hewett looks at the particular problems of tinnitus for musicians. Also, what the intimate letters of Leos Janacek to
Kamila Stosslova reveal about the composer's creative life. Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: Leos Janacek
Unknown: Kamila Stosslova
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Live from the Met

Puccini's Japanese tragedy based on the drama by David Belasco , with a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. Sung in Italian.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor Thomas Fulton
7.25 Texaco Opera Quiz with Johanna Fiedler , Albert Innaurato and Patrick Smith.
7.50 Act 2
(In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU)


Unknown: David Belasco
Unknown: Giuseppe Giacosa
Conductor: Thomas Fulton
Unknown: Johanna Fiedler
Unknown: Albert Innaurato
Unknown: Patrick Smith.
Cio-Cio-San (Madama Butterfly): Diana Soviero (sop)
Lt B F Pinkerton: Richard Leech (tenor)
Sharpless: Thomas Allen (bar)
Suzuki: Yung Den (mezzo)
Goro: Anthony Laciura (tenor)
The Bonze: James Courtney (bass)
Prince Yamadori: Christopher Schaldenbrand (bar)
Imperial Commissioner: Raymond Aceto (bass)
Official Registrar: Dennis Williams (bass)
Kate Pinkerton: Wendy Hoffman (mezzo)

: Studio Three: Bar Valentino

Girl meets boy. Boy meets barman. Barman meets
Artaud. Communication has broken down and analysis clouds the issue. Devised by Scala Revue Fantasia
Director Alison Hindell


Director: Alison Hindell
Jo: Jack James
Chris: Chris Rowbury
Ri: Ri Richards

: All the Music's a Stage

Graham Fawcett looks at aspects of Shakespeare through musical settings. 3: Foreboding Excerpts from lbert Suite: Macbeth
Thomas Hamlet


Unknown: Graham Fawcett

: Outside In Festival

Nod Knowles introduces the first of three programmes of music recorded at the 1993 festival in Crawley. Including the Moscow Art Trio, made up of Sergei Starostin
(vocals and flutes), Arkady Shilkloper (French horn and trumpet) and Mikhail Alperin (piano), who play a unique blend of folk, jazz, rock and classical music; and Colin Towns who formed his 15-piece Mask Orchestra to play his series of pieces for big band. It features
Guy Barker and Gerard Presencer
(trumpets), Mark Nightingale (trombone), Peter King and Alan Skidmore (saxophones), Steve Melling (piano) and Clark Tracey (drums).


Unknown: Sergei Starostin
Flutes: Arkady Shilkloper
Flutes: Mikhail Alperin
Flutes: Colin Towns
Unknown: Mask Orchestra
Unknown: Guy Barker
Unknown: Gerard Presencer
Unknown: Mark Nightingale
Unknown: Peter King
Unknown: Alan Skidmore
Piano: Steve Melling
Piano: Clark Tracey

: News

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