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Presented by Anthony Burton. Bach Orchestral Suite
No 4 in D (B WV 1069)
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra/ Thomas Hengelbrock
7.22 Debussy, orch Koechlln Khamma
Finnish Radio SO, conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste
7.44 Handel Laudate Pueri
Sylvia McNair (soprano) Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner
8.04 Prokofiev Violin
Concerto No 1 in D
Joshua Bell (violin)
Montreal SO/Charles Dutoit
8.28 Telemann Alster
Overture (Suite in F) Collegium Musicum 90/ Simon Standage
9.00 Building a Library Mahler's Symphony No 9 by Bernard Keeffe. Lionel Sawkins reviews new releases of mainly baroque music.
10.10 Record Release
Boccherinl Cello Sonata in B flat
Anner Bylsma and Kenneth Slowik (cellos)
Bob van Asperen (fortepiano)
10.28 Clerambaurt L'Amour pique par une abeille
Nancy Argenta (soprano) Sarah Cunningham (viola da gamba)
Mitzi Meyerson (harpsichord)
10.45 Couperln Douzième Concert a deux violes
(Les Goûts Reunis) Wieland Kuijken and Kaori Uemura (gambas)
10.55 Rameau Suite: Platee
Raglan Baroque Players, director Nicholas Kraemer
11.15 Reissues
Lyndon Jenkins has been listening to historic reissues of English music, including scenes from Britten's
Peter Grimes conducted by Reginald Goodall and Elgar's Dream of Gerontius with the tenor Heddle Nash.
11.40 Britten Folk-song arrangements
Peter Pears (tenor)
Benjamin Britten (piano)
Producers Clive Portbury and Patrick Lambert . Discs


Presented By: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: Thomas Hengelbrock
Conductor: Jukka-Pekka Saraste
Soprano: Sylvia McNair
Soloists: John Eliot Gardiner
Violin: Joshua Bell
Unknown: Anner Bylsma
Cellos: Kenneth Slowik
Cellos: Bob van Asperen
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Viola: Sarah Cunningham
Harpsichord: Mitzi Meyerson
Unknown: Wieland Kuijken
Unknown: Kaori Uemura
Director: Nicholas Kraemer
Conducted By: Reginald Goodall
Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Producers: Clive Portbury
Producers: Patrick Lambert

: Spirit of the Age

In a second programme on the art and science of instrument-making, George Pratt visits a firm of organ builders in their
Nottinghamshire workshop. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: Selected Poets

Peter Porter introduces poetry from the BBC Sound Archives. Today, T S Eliot reading Gerontion, Journey of the Magi and Fragment of an Agon at Harvard University in 1933. Producer Fiona McLean


Introduces: Peter Porter
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Vintage Years

David Mellor explores the recorded legacy of great artists of the past. Leopold Stokowski
Between 1912 and 1941, Stokowski turned the Philadelphia into the first world-class orchestra, leaving classic, pioneering recordings of Romantic and 20th-century music. But his years in Philadelphia were not at all easy.
Producer Nick Morgan. Discs


Unknown: David Mellor
Producer: Nick Morgan.

: Ikons

A concert continuing the BBC festival of music by John Tavener , from St Giles in the Barbican, London.
BBC Singers conductor Simon Joly Christopher Bowers -Broadbent (organ) lain Simcock (handbells) John Tavener Thunder
Entered Her; The Lamb; The Tyger; Mandelion; Responsorium in memory ofAnnon Lee Silver ; Song for Athene (BBC commission - world premiere); God Is with Us


Music By: John Tavener
Conductor: Simon Joly
Conductor: Christopher Bowers
Unknown: John Tavener
Unknown: Lee Silver

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thome.

: Music Matters

This week Ivan Hewett talks to David Fallows about the importance of the 15th-century composer Josquin Desprez and takes a look at John Tavener , whose 50th birthday is celebrated in the current BBC festival Ikons. Producer Fiona Sheimerdine


Talks: Ivan Hewett
Unknown: David Fallows
Unknown: Josquin Desprez
Unknown: John Tavener
Producer: Fiona Sheimerdine

: Crusell

Concertino in B flat
Laszlo Hara (bassoon)
Tapiola Sinfonietta, conductor Osmo Vanska. discs


Bassoon: Laszlo Hara
Conductor: Osmo Vanska.

: Live from the Met

Elektra, an opera in one act by Richard Strauss to a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal after Sophocles.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
James Levine


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
Conductor: James Levine
Elektra: Hildegard Behrens (sop)
Chrysothemis: Deborah Voigt (sop)
Clytemnestra: Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo)
Aegisth: James King (tenor)
Orestes: Donald McIntyre (bar)
Overseer: Janet Hopkins (sop)
Serving women: Ellen Rabiner
Serving women: Jane Shaulis (mezzos)
Serving women: Kaaren Erickson
Serving women: Elizabeth Byrne
Serving women: Theresa Cincione (sops)
Guardian: Herbert Perry (bass-Bar)
Trainbearer: Jean Rawn (sop)
Confidante: Judith Goldberg (sop)
Young servant: Philip Creech (tenor)
Old servant: Richard Vernon (bass)

: Studio Three: Poonsh

by Snoo Wilson.
Doctor Johnson is only up to the letters A and B in his dictionary, his wife's demands for opium and punch are exhausting him, and drops in his ears have set an orchestra jangling in his head ...
Music by Lou Glandfield , sung by the Raoul Goby Consort with Martin Nelson (baritone)
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Snoo Wilson.
Music By: Lou Glandfield
Unknown: Raoul Goby Consort
Baritone: Martin Nelson
Director: Ned Chaillet
Dr Johnson: Simon Callow
David Garrick: John Sessions
Tetty: Linda Marlowe
Irene: Sally Kinghorn
Dr Stope: James Taylor
Mrs Vere: Jillie Meers
Vendor: Dominic Letts
Hooker: Rachel Atkins

: Ikons

Continuing the BBC's festival of music by John Tavener. Eileen Hulse and Patricia Rozario (sopranos)
Thomas Randle (tenor) Rolf Hind (piano)
New London Children's Choir
Hoist Singers
City of London Sinfonia, conductor Martyn Brabbins John Tavener Sixteen Haiku ofSeferis; Palintropos;
Celtic Requiem


Music By: John Tavener.
Music By: Eileen Hulse
Sopranos: Patricia Rozario
Tenor: Thomas Randle
Piano: Rolf Hind
Conductor: Martyn Brabbins
Conductor: John Tavener

: Outside In Festival

Nod Knowles introduces the second of three programmes of music recorded at the 1993 festival in Crawley. To pay tribute to the great
Eric Dolphy , David Jean Baptiste (alto sax and bass clarinet) assembled a nine-piece band. Joining him are Orphy Robinson (vibes), Rowland Sutherland (flute), Ed Jones (tenor and soprano sax), Tony Kofi (alto sax), Byron Wallen (trumpet), Nicky Yeoh (piano),
Mario Castronari (bass) and Winston Clifford (drums). Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Eric Dolphy
Unknown: David Jean Baptiste
Unknown: Orphy Robinson
Flute: Rowland Sutherland
Flute: Ed Jones
Unknown: Tony Kofi
Unknown: Byron Wallen
Piano: Nicky Yeoh
Piano: Mario Castronari
Piano: Winston Clifford
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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