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Witness to Change: A New Era

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: Record Review

Presented by Anthony Burton. Hoist St Paul 's Suite
Saint Paul CO , conductor Christopher Hogwood
7.16 Beethoven Wind
Sextet in E flat, Op 71 Academy of St Martin Chamber Ensemble
7.37 McEwan Grey Galloway
London Philharmonic, conductor Alasdair Mitchell
7.54 Spohr String Sextet in C, Op 140 L'Archibudelli
Smithsonian Chamber Players
8.20 Strauss Hymne , Op 34 No 2
Danish National Radio
Choir/Stefan Parkman
8.32 Schubert Symphony No 3 in D
North German RSO, conductor Giinter Wand


Presented By: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: St Paul
Conductor: Paul Co
Conductor: Christopher Hogwood
Conductor: Alasdair Mitchell
Unknown: Strauss Hymne
Conductor: Giinter Wand

: Building a Library

Verdi's Otello by Richard Osborne. David Nice reviews new releases of early 20th-century orchestral music, including Bartok, Hindemrth and Busonl.


Unknown: Richard Osborne.

: Record Release

Dohnanyl Piano Concerto No 2 in B minor
Martin Roscoe (piano)
BBC Scottish SO, conductor Fedor Glushchenko
10.41 Busoni Lustspiel -Ouverture, Op 38
NDR Symphony Orchestra, conductor Werner Albert
10.50 Bartok Four
Orchestral Pieces, Op 12 Chicago SO/Pierre Boulez


Piano: Martin Roscoe
Conductor: Fedor Glushchenko
Conductor: Busoni Lustspiel
Conductor: Werner Albert

: Reissues

Robert Philip has been listening to recent historical reissues of chamber music, including the Kolisch
Quartet and the Hollywood Quartet playing Schoenberg and Szigeti playing Elgar.
11.35 Elgar
String Quartet in E minor, Op 83 Stratton Quartet
Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs
(Revised 2.00pm)


Unknown: Robert Philip
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury.

: Spirit of the Age

George Pratt explores the ingenious way in which
Baroque composers used musical constraints, like the ground bass, to challenge their resourcefulness.
Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: George Pratt
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: Selected Poets

Peter Porter introduces poetry from the BBC Sound Archives. Today, Siegfried Sassoon reads from his collection, Sequences, in a programme first heard in 1956. Producer Fiona McLean


Introduces: Peter Porter
Unknown: Siegfried Sassoon
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Fine Song

In the fourth programme of his series on English song, Robert Tear looks at the 18th century, and introduces arias from operas by Handel and Gay and songs by Weldon, Dlbdln, Arne and Hook. Discs
A Rewind production


Song: Robert Tear

: Chamber Music from Bristol

Recorded at St George's, Brandon Hill , presented by Tony Staveacre.
Christoph Huntgeburth (flute/recorder)
Mitzi Meyerson (h'chord) attrib Bach
Flute Sonata in G minor
Hotteterre Preludes
Boismortier Flute Sonata
No 1 in D, Op 91
Rameau Harpsichord Suite in A minor attrib Bach Flute Sonata in C (B WV 1033)
A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Brandon Hill
Presented By: Tony Staveacre.
Flute: Christoph Huntgeburth
Unknown: Mitzi Meyerson

: Vintage Years

David Mellor explores the recorded legacy of great artists of the past.
5: There was more to
Constant Lambert than The
Rio Grande and Music Ho! - he was a notable conductor and helped put British ballet on the map.
Lambert The Rio Grande
Albert Whitehead (alto) Hamilton Harty (piano) St Michael 's Singers Halle Orchestra
Walton Facade (excerpts) Constant Lambert (reciter) Ensemble conducted by The Composer
Liszt, arr Jacob Galop Chabrier, arr Lambert Ballabile
Philharmonia Orchestra Tchalkovsky Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
City of Birmingham Orchestra Dellus Intermezzo
(Hassan); La Calinda Halle Orchestra
Piano Concerto
Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano) Philharmonia Orchestra
Lambert Suite: Horoscope Liverpool PO
Philharmonia Orchestra Producer Nick Morgan. Discs


Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Albert Whitehead
Piano: Hamilton Harty
Piano: St Michael
Unknown: Jacob Galop
Unknown: Lambert Ballabile
Unknown: Philharmonia Orchestra
Piano: Benno Moiseiwitsch
Producer: Nick Morgan.

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thome.

: Music Matters

Presented by Ivan Hewett.
Lighting design, amplification, period costume - has concert presentation become too gimmicky? And there's a look at a scheme where the business and arts worlds can exchange skills to their mutual benefit.
Producer Fiona Shelmerdine


Presented By: Ivan Hewett.
Producer: Fiona Shelmerdine

: Live from the Met

Aida Verdi's
spectacular opera set in ancient Egypt, to a libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra/John Fiore Act
7.15 David Nice looks at the origins of Verdi's 'final word on grand opera".
7.40 Act 2
8.25 The Opera Quiz Edward Downes puts listeners' questions to a team of opera buffs: Speight Jenkins , William Livingstone and Charles Osborne.
8.50 Act 3
9.25 Birgit Nilsson
The great Swedish soprano recalls special moments and colleagues from her long career at the Metropolitan Opera in conversation with George Jellinek.
9.50 Act 4
(In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU)


Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Antonio Ghislanzoni.
Unknown: David Nice
Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: Speight Jenkins
Unknown: William Livingstone
Unknown: Charles Osborne.
Unknown: Birgit Nilsson
Unknown: George Jellinek.
Aida: Sharon Sweet (soprano)
Amneris: Dolora Zajick (mezzo)
Radames: Michael Sylvester (tenor)
Amonasro: Juan Pons (baritone)
Ramfis: Paul Plishka (bass)
King of Egypt: Hao Jiang Tian (bass)
Priestess: Camellia Johnson (soprano)
Messenger: John Horton Murray (tenor)

: The Reith Lectures: Managing Monsters

Six Myths of Our Time
Marina Warner gives a series of talks using themes from mythology to present a critique of modern Britain.
2: Boys Will Be Boys: The Making of the Male.
From Frankenstein to Bladerunner, survival is getting tougher.

: Impressions

Brian Morton talks to
Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira and reviews new and recently reissued jazz CDs. Plus a session featuring two trios led by saxophonist Ntshuks Bonga and trumpeter Jim Dvorak. Producer Derek Drescher


Talks: Brian Morton
Unknown: Airto Moreira
Unknown: Ntshuks Bonga
Unknown: Jim Dvorak.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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