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: Open University

Talking about the Enlightenment

: Weather

: Record Review

Presented by Anthony Burton.
Plchel Symphony in D (Mars)
Oradea PO/Romeo Rimbu
7.22 Bach Trio Sonata No
6 in G (BWV 530)
Simon Preston (organ)
7.36 Weber Andante e rondo ungarese
Gerard Causse (viola) Les Solistes de Montpellier-
8.02 Mendelssohn Piano
Concerto No 2 in D minor
Howard Shelley (piano) London Mozart Players
8.27 Locke and Smith
Curtain Tune; Act
Tunes; Conclusion (The Tempest)
Parley of Instruments, director Peter Holman
8.39 Britten Four Sea
Interludes (Peter Grimes )
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, conductor
Richard Hickox


Presented By: Anthony Burton.
Unknown: Simon Preston
Unknown: Weber Andante
Viola: Gerard Causse
Director: Peter Holman
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Building a Library

Bartok's The Miraculous
Mandarin by Jonathan Swain. George Pratt reviews new releases of late baroque and early classical choral music, including Handel's Deborah and Gluck's Orfeo.


Unknown: Jonathan Swain.
Unknown: George Pratt

: Record Release

Hasse Piramo e Tisbe
Barbara Schlick and Suzanne Gari (sopranos) Michel Lecocq (tenor) Capella Clementina , conductor
Helmut Muller-Bruhl


Unknown: Hasse Piramo
Unknown: Barbara Schlick
Sopranos: Suzanne Gari
Tenor: Michel Lecocq
Conductor: Capella Clementina
Conductor: Helmut Muller-Bruhl

: Telemann Die

Patrizia Kwella (soprano) Catherine Denley (alto) Mark Tucker (tenor)
Stephen Roberts and Michael George (basses) Collegium Musicum 90, conductor Richard Hickox


Soprano: Patrizia Kwella
Soprano: Catherine Denley
Tenor: Mark Tucker
Tenor: Stephen Roberts
Basses: Michael George
Conductor: Collegium Musicum
Conductor: Richard Hickox

: Reissues

Sony Classical have brought out a Pablo Casals Edition - mid-price reissues of recordings made in the early 1950s which show the great cellist conducting and playing. Michael Hall has been listening to the set.
11.38 Schumann Five
Pieces in Folk Style, Op 102
Pablo Casals (cello)
Leopold Mannes (piano) Producers Patrick Lambert and Clive Portbury. Discs


Unknown: Michael Hall
Cello: Pablo Casals
Producers: Patrick Lambert
Producers: Clive Portbury.

: Spirit of the Age

"A house in a place of horror, an infinite solitude":
Christopher Page and Henrietta Leyser reflect on the plainsong of the 13th-century Cistercians in their lonely monasteries. Producer Kate Bolton


Unknown: Henrietta Leyser
Producer: Kate Bolton

: News

: Selected Poets

Peter Porter introduces poetry from the BBC Sound Archives. Today, a rare interview with Philip Larkin , first heard in 1961. Producer Fiona McLean


Introduces: Peter Porter
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Producer: Fiona McLean

: The Fine Song

In the fifth programme of his series on English song, Robert Tear looks at the 19th and early 20th centuries, with performances by Felicity Lott , Joan Sutherland , Ian Partridge , Benjamin Luxon and others. Dfscs
A Rewind production


Song: Robert Tear
Unknown: Felicity Lott
Unknown: Joan Sutherland
Unknown: Ian Partridge
Unknown: Benjamin Luxon

: Chamber Music from Bristol

Recorded at St George's, Brandon Hill.
Vellinger Quartet
Haydn String Quartet in D, Op 71 No
Elgar String Quartet in E minor
A Classic Arts production


Unknown: Brandon Hill.

: Vintage Years

David Mellor explores the recorded legacy of great artists of the past in conversation with distinguished figures from the musical world today. 6: For 25 years Bernard Haitink presided over the world's most sheerly beautiful orchestra in one of the world's greatest halls, Amsterdam's
Concertgebouw. Today, he traces a century of the orchestra's excellence under Willem Mengelberg , Eduard van Beinum ,
Erich Kleiber and Otto Klemperer. Producer Nick Morgan


Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Willem Mengelberg
Unknown: Eduard van Beinum
Unknown: Erich Kleiber
Unknown: Otto Klemperer.
Producer: Nick Morgan

: Jazz Record Requests

with Geoffrey Smith. Producer Tim Thome. Discs
REQUESTS: write to Jazz Record
Requests. BBC Radio 3, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA.


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith.
Producer: Tim Thome.

: Music Matters

Ivan Hewett looks at the role of the orchestral leader. Also, was Strauss a modernist? And how much of a gypsy was Brahms? Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Ivan Hewett
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Live from the Met

Le nozze di Figaro Mozart and da
Ponte's multi-layered opera, based on the play by Beaumarchais.
Sung in Italian.
Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra, conductor
Julius Rudel
7.20 Da Ponte in New York
In 1805, at the age of 56, Lorenzo da Ponte fled imprisonment by emigrating to New York. Nobody there knew him as Mozart's great librettist: he ran a deli.
David Owen Norris talks to his biographer April FitzLyon about da Ponte the American.
7.45 Act 2
8.35 The Opera Quiz Edward Downes puts listeners' questions to this week's team of opera buffs: Alison Ames ,
Will Crutchfield and Cori Ellison.
9.00 Acts 3 and 4 (In association with the Texaco Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network and the EBU)


Conductor: Julius Rudel
Talks: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Edward Downes
Unknown: Alison Ames
Unknown: Will Crutchfield
Unknown: Cori Ellison.
Figaro: James Morris (bass)
Susanna: Marie McLaughlin (sop)
Count Almaviva: Dwayne Croft (baritone)
Countess Almaviva: Renee Fleming (soprano)
Cherubino: Susan Quittmeyer (mezzo)
Marcellina: Judith Christin (mezzo)
Dr Bartolo: François Loup (bass)
Don Basilio: Michel Senechal (tenor)
Don Curzio: Andrea Velis (tenor)
Antonio: James Courtney (bass)
Barbarina: Korliss Uecker (sop)

: The Reith Lectures: Managing Monsters

Six Myths of Our Time Marina Warner gives the third of six talks using themes from mythology to present a critique of modern Britain.
Little Angels, Little Devils:
Keeping Childhood Innocent. From Peter Pan to
Poltergeist, the burden of dreams that children bear.


Unknown: Peter Pan

: Impressions

Brian Morton talks to guitarist Tony Remy and reviews new albums by Bob Ostertag (electronics),
Johan Norberg (guitar) and others. He is joined by Paul Oliver to discuss recent blues books, including Mance Lipscomb 's autobiography, Lawrence Cohn 's Nothing but the Blues, Alan Lomax 's The Land Where the Blues
Began and a biography of Leadbelly.
Producer Derek Drescher


Talks: Brian Morton
Guitarist: Tony Remy
Unknown: Bob Ostertag
Guitar: Johan Norberg
Unknown: Paul Oliver
Unknown: Mance Lipscomb
Unknown: Lawrence Cohn
Unknown: Alan Lomax
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

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